To­day in Mu­sic His­tory

Winnipeg Free Press - Section D - - ARTS & LIFE -

In 1954, Elvis Pres­ley made his first and only ap­pear­ance on the Grand Ole Opry. Af­ter Pres­ley per­formed his rocked-up ver­sion of Bill Mon­roe’s Blue Moon of Ken­tucky, the Opry’s tal­ent co­or­di­na­tor is said to have ad­vised him to go back to driv­ing trucks. On the same day, Sun Records re­leased Pres­ley’s sec­ond sin­gle, Good Rockin’ Tonight backed with I Don’t Care If the Sun Don’t Shine.

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