Thursday, 15 August 2019 14:59

Was Elvis Presley Scottish?

Elvis Presley visited UK soil (Prestwick Airport) for the first and only time on March 3rd, 1960. He was on a stop-over on the way back from his two-year military service in Germany.

Published in Music

William John Clifton Haley was born in 1925 in Highland Park. Michigan and grew up in Booth’s Corner near Chester. As a child, William lost the sight in his left eye which left him shy and conscientious.

Published in Music
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 12:56

Rocket 88: The first Rock'n'Roll record?

Rock’n’Roll, the genre, did not acquire its name until the mid 50s.
Published in Music
Monday, 08 February 2016 19:25

The Complete History of Blue Suede Shoes

The most famous shoes of the rock and roll era were Carl Perkins's Blue Suede shoes.
Published in Culture
Sunday, 15 January 2012 18:35

Willie Nelson – The Outlaw

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One song that has been making a welcome return on my iPod is Willie Nelson's '82 version of Always on my Mind. A beautiful and laconic reading of the song made famous by Elvis Presley, it reminded me of what an iconoclast Nelson still is. This decade has been an interesting one for him.
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