The Story Of The Rock 'n' Roll King

Bonnie Christensen is the author of the book "Elvis: The Story Of The Rock And Roll King", published by Henry Holt And Co.

"An only child, a mama’s boy—Elvis was a shy kid who struggled to make friends and found comfort singing in church and learning guitar. While in high school, he continued his music but was often ridiculed by students. On a whim, he recorded a song for his mom’s birthday at Sun Record Studios as part of a customer promotion. The studio loved it so much that they sent it to local record stations . . . and the rest is history. Here is the story of how a poor kid from Tupelo, Mississippi, became an American legend."
 

Source: Elvis Club Berlin / Updated: May 28, 2014

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Jamie (profilecontact) wrote on May 29, 2014report abuse
Hello. The fragment about Sun getting excited about the recording Elvis made for his mom (sic) is simply untrue. If it's representative of the book, it's clearly unviable - one may as well read a biography on Wikipedia.
KingKreole (profilecontact) wrote on May 29, 2014report abuse
Yeah....I get the feeling this person has no idea what they are talking about and are just regurgitating some half remembered Elvis stories. I assume the song is That's All Right Mama and not My Happiness. Either way, it is incorrect, but I guess it would make for a more dramatic story if Elvis wandered into Sun, records That's All Right for his mother and then it becomes a surprise hit. Utterly inaccurate, but nice story.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on May 28, 2014report abuse
First time I ever heard of My Happiness being sent out. I dont quite buy that. You cant believe everything you read.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on May 28, 2014report abuse
Hi Gorse, exactly my thoughts when I read this ! Can't wait to have the book in my collection. LOL !!! Always El.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on May 28, 2014report abuse
Never knew ' My Happiness ' was sent to a local record station !!!!!!!! Could be a good read !!!!! ???

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