Tag: elvis presley

Gateway show takes you down a musical memory lane

Paul Sanders bought his first 45 as a 14-year-old. For a first record, he didn’t do too bad, walking home with Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel” to spin on his record player and drive his parents crazy. “It was one of the #1 songs of 1950, and many will say the entrance of rock-n-roll,” said Sanders, […]

Stop the Presses | Post-MJ music royalty

Elvis Presley was the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” when he passed in 1977. Michael Jackson was the “King of Pop” when he died last month. So who’s the new King, or, er, Queen, of, you know, Whatever, in music now that MJ has joined Elvis in leaving the building?

Jim Bishop | Deck the Halls and Climb the Walls With Rare Air Fare

jIt’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas – only earlier than ever. This year, area commercial radio station WSVO, Mix 93.1 FM,” went to an all-Christmas music format before Thanksgiving. WJDV, “Lite 96.1 FM,” followed suit on Thanksgiving Day. From Bing Crosby’s 1942 rendering of “White Christmas” to a street-corner harmony version from 1954 […]