Following is an excerpt from History Retweets Itself: Rock & Roll Edition.
Available February, 2017. Watch for it!
JANUARY 8, 1935
On this day…
Elvis Presley, the King of Rock & Roll, was born in a two-room shack in Tupelo, Mississippi. He went on to become not only one of the biggest influences on Rock & Roll, but on popular culture, as well. In addition to his musical career, Elvis appeared in 31 movies. He had his first No. 1 hit single, “Heartbreak Hotel,” in 1956. Sixteen years later, in 1972, Elvis recorded his last major hit, “Burning Love.”
Turns out, “Burning Love” can now be easily treated with penicillin.
“Bill has been making me laugh for over twenty years!”
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