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... Sings Elvis

Performances of classic Elvis Presley songs by the likes of Cliff Richard, Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, Carl Perkins, Boy George, Alison Moyet, Pet Shop Boys and Robbie Williams.

2011 marked the 75th anniversary of Elvis Presley's birth and was celebrated by a host of performances by artists covering the King's classic songs culled from the BBC archives.

Some of Britain's biggest stars were introduced to rock n roll as teenagers via their idol Elvis, and Cliff Richard, Paul McCartney, Tom Jones and John Cale all pay their tribute. The original songwriters of some of Elvis's greatest hits perform their own versions of classic tracks, including Carl Perkins singing Blue Suede Shoes and Mac Davis doing In the Ghetto.

Other artists paying homage from across five decades include The Deep River Boys, the Stylistics, Boy George, Alison Moyet, Pet Shop Boys and Robbie Williams. There will be jumpsuits, pelvic thrusts, brilliant tunes ... and Glen Campbell's Elvis impersonation.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 29 Dec 2017 23:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Elvis Presley

    Hound Dog

  • Sir Cliff Richard

    Heartbreak Hotel

  • Boy George

    Down By the Riverside

  • The Deep River Boys

    Love Me Tender

  • Pet Shop Boys

    Always On My Mind

  • Paul McCartney

    All Shook Up

  • Carl Perkins

    Blue Suede Shoes

  • The Stylistics

    Can't Help Falling In Love

  • Alison Moyet

    Love Letters

  • Glen Campbell

    (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear

  • The Jordanaires

    Blue Suede Shoes

  • The Jordanaires

    All Shook Up

  • The Jordanaires

    Loving You

  • The Jordanaires

    Don't Be Cruel

  • The Jordanaires

    Hound Dog

  • Big Jim White

    The Wonder of You

  • Tom Jones

    Crazy Arms

  • Willie Nelson

    Always On My Mind

  • Cliff Richard & The Shadows

    Jailhouse Rock

  • Cast of Only In America

    Jailhouse Rock

  • Wyclef Jean & Jools Holland

    Jailhouse Rock

  • John Cale

    Heartbreak Hotel

  • Kirsty MacColl

    There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis

  • Mac Davis

    In the Ghetto

  • Candi Staton

    Take My Hand Precious Lord

  • Cowboy Junkies

    Blue Moon Revisited

  • Robbie Williams

    Suspicious Minds

  • 00:01

    Elvis Presley

    Hound Dog

  • 00:20

    Alison Moyet

    Love Letters

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BBC Music: Elvis Presley

BBC Music: Elvis Presley

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