Elvis' first single turns 62

Elvis' first single turns 62

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The first rock n' roll record of all time is turning 62 years old.

On July 19, 1954, Elvis Presley released his first single. "That's All Right" would go on to become one of the most influential songs of all time.

That's All Right was recorded at Sun Studio on Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee.

Elvis Presley was doing a recording session at Sun Studio for owner Sam Phillips. The session was not going well, but during a break Presley started fooling around with an up-tempo version of Arthur Crudup's song "That's All Right, Mama."

Two days after the recording, Phillips gave copies of the song to Memphis disc jockey Dewey Phillips.

That night, Dewey Phillips played the song 14 times on his radio show "Red, Hot & Blue," because he kept receiving phone calls to play it again.

Rolling Stone Magazine named Presley's "That's All Right" as the first rock n' roll song, although the honor is often debated by rock historians.

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