Elvis Presley – Love me Tender – 1956
Posted by LOTGK on October 13, 2007
The King, Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley, the undisputed king of rock and roll, has had more hit records than any other artist. I found this one, the 1956 release of his number one single, Love Me Tender, piled in a stack of records I inherited from my aunt Libbs and Mary.
Love Me Tender, also the title of Presley’s first motion picture, was originally sung on the Ed Sullivan show September 9th, that at the time had a record viewing audience of 54 million people.
This record is not a 33 1/3, or LP, nor is it a 45 RPM, but a 7 inch vinyl single. The flip side song is, Anyway You Want Me.
RCA Victor is the brand label, the one with the little dog looking into the victrolo.
The record touts “New Orthophonic” high fidelity.
I wish I had a record player capable of playing it. Its in OK to good condition. No gouges, a few smudges, but if cleaned, should look and play pretty good.
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