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That's All Right: 60 Years On

To mark the 60th anniversary of Elvis's historic recording, Sam Palladio presents from Sun Studio in Memphis.

On 5th July 1954, a 19-year-old Elvis Presley walked into Sun Studio and recorded three tracks. To mark the anniversary of Elvis's historic recording, Hollywood actor and musician Sam Palladio hosts That's All Right: 60 Years On, live from Sun Studio in Memphis.

Having recorded Harbor Lights and I Love You Because, Elvis began an impromptu version of an Arthur Crudup song called That's All Right. Producer Sam Phillips instantly knew that he was onto something very different, as did bass player Bill Black who yelled: 'Damn, get that on the radio and they'll run us out of town!'. That's All Right would go on to make Elvis a star, and some argue it was the first ever rock and roll record.

Tonight, live from the now legendary Sun Studio, artists including The Pierces, Laura Bell Bundy and Candi Staton will be performing the songs Elvis recorded that night as well as other classic Elvis tracks. Performances will be broadcast live into the Dermot O'Leary Show (3-6pm) today; the celebration then continues in this programme as Palladio has interviews with those who knew Elvis, as well as further special performances and little-known anecdotes as the story of the first 19 years of Elvis's life and his obsession with music - from gospel, blues to rock and roll - is told.

The day will also be filmed for an hour long programme for broadcast on BBC Four in July.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Last on

Tue 30 Dec 2014 22:00

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Music Played

  • Jackie Brenston

    Rocket 88

  • Elvis Presley

    Good Rockin Tonight

    • 75 Jukebox Hits CD2.
    • KM.
    • 1.
  • Elvis Presley

    Hound Dog

    • Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits.
    • RCA.
  • Elvis Presley

    Return To Sender

    • 1962 British Hit Parade: Britain's Greatest Hits Volume 11 Part 3 CD3.
    • 19.
  • Elvis Presley

    The Wonder Of You

    • Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits.
    • RCA.
  • Elvis Presley

    Suspicious Minds

    • 25 Years Of Rock 'N' Roll 1966.
    • SONY ATV.
    • 1.
  • Elvis Presley

    Blue Suede Shoes

    • 1956 British Hit Parade: Britain's Greatest Hits Volume 5 Part 1 CD3.
    • 23.
  • Elvis Presley

    All Shook Up

    • Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits.
    • RCA.
  • Sister Rosetta Tharpe

    My Journey To The Sky

    • Global Roots: Gospel CD2.
    • 12.
  • Marty Wilde

    Bad Boy

    • 25 Years Of Rock 'N' Roll 1960.
    • Connouissuer Productions.
    • 19.

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