Adeli’s Music Blog

On this day in 1956

Posted in music by adeli on January 30, 2009

On January 30, 1956, Elvis Presley recorded his version of Carl Perkins‘ “Blue Suede Shoes” for RCA Records. The success of his version unfortunately overshadowed Perkins’ own achievements for the rest of his career.

Let’s take a look at both. Then you can vote for your favorite of the two.

Carl Perkins

Elvis Presley

On this day in 1968

Posted in music by adeli on January 27, 2009

On January 27, 1968, The Bee Gees first perform in America at California’s Anaheim Convention Center. They make $50,000 for this gig.

Let’s take a look at the Bee Gees performing some of their classics:

Stayin’ Alive

I Started A Joke


Message To You

For more Bee Gees, click here for my Saturday Night Fever post.

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Happy Birthday, Elvis!

Posted in music by adeli on January 8, 2009

Today marks the 74th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s birth. Each year, at Graceland in Memphis, fans gather to celebrate with Elvis’ family – his daughter Lisa Marie and his ex-wife Priscilla.

Below, is an article on some of the Graceland events of the day.

Happy 74th Birthday, Elvis!

Some clips from today’s celebration at Graceland

And here, a few playful articles on Elvis and Graceland.

Celebrate Elvis’ Birthday With Peanut Butter!

Graceland: When will they open The Bedroom?