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"Hound Dog"
Elvis Presley
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"Hound Dog" took 31 takes but 11 days later the single appeared in the shops resulting in Elvis's 4th American #1.
Elvis Presley
Song facts
Composers Jerry Lieber & Mike Stoller
Genre Blues, Rock
Album  Elvis (US Bonus Tracks 1956)
Year of Release  1956
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Eric Clapton
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Elvis Presley
66%
Eric Clapton
3%
Big Mama Thornton
15%
John Entwhistle
2%
Jimi Hendrix & Little Richard
2%
The Everley Brothers
2%
Jerry Lee Lewis
5%
John Lennon
3%
Royal Artillery Band
1%

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... an excellent representation of what Elvis meant in the '50s.


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