Elvis - That's All Right!

On the 5th of July, 1954, a spark ignited in the Sun recording studio in Memphis that would set the music world ablaze.

During a lull in the recording session, Elvis, with his acoustic guitar, alongside Scotty Moore’s electric twang and Bill Black’s rhythmic bass, began to belt out an impromptu rendition of That’s All Right, Mama written by blues singer Arthur Crudup.

Acetate copies were distributed to local disc jockeys, including Dewey Phillips at WHBQ. Two days later, he played the disc - attracting a huge response. Officially released on the 19th of July, the record sold around 20,000 copies and soared up the local music charts.

The record was to fuel the birth of rock 'n' roll.

To mark the 70th anniversary, we're assembling the Boom All Time Elvis Chart.  Let us know your first, second and third favourites below.

 

 

 

 

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