I Forgot to Remember to Forget: Elvis Presley in Texas - 1955




Specht, Joe W.

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The Center for Texas Music History


A techno remix of Elvis Presley’s 1968 "A Little Less Conversation" reached #1 on the UK pop singles chart during the summer of 2002. A few months later in October, Elvis: 30 #1 Hits debuted at the top of the Billboard 200. The flood of official product from RCA, Elvis’s record company, continues unchecked. Books and articles, in both the tabloids and scholarly journals, roll off the presses with regularity. More than twenty-five years after his death, Elvis Presley’s popularity and influence live on. And while all aspects of his career remain open for discussion and speculation, it is the early years, the mid-to late 1950s, that retain a special fascination. The recent publication of Stanley Oberst and Lori Torrance’s Elvis in Texas: The Undiscovered King, 1954-1958 serves as a reminder, too, of what an important role the Lone Star State played in the initial stages of Presley’s phenomenal rise to the top.



Presley, Elvis, Texas, Music, History



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