REWIND : On This Day – Elvis Shakes It For The First Time

REWIND!

This first edition of AudioFuzz REWIND talks about a very important day in music history!

July 30th, 1954

Slim Whitman, Billy Walker, Sugarfoot Collins, Sonny Harvelle, Tinker Fry, Curly Harris and a young Elvis Presley, appeared at the Hillbilly Hoedown, Overton Park Shell, in Memphis Tennessee. Elvis was apparently so nervous he stood up on the balls of his feet and shook his leg in time with the music, when he came offstage he asked why people were yelling at him. Someone told him it was because he was shaking his leg, which (with the baggy pleated pants) created a wild gyrating effect in time with the music! WOW! And the game of rock n’ roll has been changed forever!

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– Kevin Charles Ross

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