Scrapbook In words, sound and images... The Golden Age of Top 40 Radio Enjoy the Aircheck of the Week
WINK MARTINDALE WHBQ Memphis August, 1956
Forty years ago this week we got the stunning news: The King was dead.
Elvis Presley died August 16,
1977 at his Graceland estate in Memphis. He was only 42. No solo artist had
more #1 hits in the rock era than Elvis, and he was unsurpassed in charted
records, Top 40 hits, Top 10 hits and most weeks at #1. But more than that
he was an icon - a musical artist whose appeal never seems to fade. This
week we have collection of interview tapes Wink Martindale presented to his
WHBQ audience in 1956 when Elvis was just emerging as a star. Enjoy!
Thanks again to Bill Dulmage for this great aircheck!
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