Elvis Presley early days: The King was rejected by every record company 'His music STINKS'

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Elvis Presley early days: The King was rejected by every record company 'His music STINKS'

Scotty said: “All of a sudden, Elvis just started singing this song, jumping around and acting the fool, and then Bill picked up his bass, and he started acting the fool, too, and I started playing with them.

“Sam, I think, had the door to the control booth open … he stuck his head out and said, ‘What are you doing?’ And we said, ‘We don’t know.’ ‘Well, back up,’ he said, ‘try to find a place to start, and do it again.'”

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Sam was the producer and owner of Sun Records, Sam Phillips, who realised something special was happening. The track was recorded in one take and pressed as a single with Blue Moon of Kentucky on the B-side.

Philips promoted the single to local radio stations and it became a sensation in the Tennessee area, selling 20,000 copies.

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