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Elvis: That's Alright Mama 60 Years On

Actor and musician Sam Palladio hosts a musical tribute to Elvis Presley, 60 years to the day from when he recorded his first single, That's All Right, at Sun Studio in Memphis on 5 July 1954. Sam traces Elvis's story from childhood poverty in Mississippi, where he had to make do with a broom for a guitar, to the moment when, by accident, he ended up recording the song that changed the history of popular music. There are performances of the finest Elvis tracks from the likes of soul legend Candi Staton, LA duo The Pierces and country star Laura Bell Bundy.

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1 hour

Last on

Sun 4 Feb 2018 00:10


Role Contributor
PresenterSam Palladio
ProducerJonathan Mayo
DirectorJonathan Mayo
Executive ProducerPhil Critchlow

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