ELVIS THAT'S ALRIGHT:60 YEARS ON - BBC MUSIC DOCUMENTARY FILM (2014)
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 July 5th 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.
Having recorded "Harbor Lights" and "I Love You Because", Elvis began an impromptu version of an Arthur Crudup song called "That's All Right". Producer Sam Phillips instantly knew that he was onto something very different, as did bass player Bill Black who yelled: 'Damn, get that on the radio and they'll run us out of town!'. "That's All Right" would go on to make Elvis a star, and some argue it was the first ever rock and roll record.
From the now legendary Sun Studio, artists perform the songs Elvis recorded that night as well as other classic Elvis tracks. The celebration then continues in interviews with those who knew Elvis, as well as further special performances and little-known anecdotes as the story of the first 19 years of Elvis's life and his obsession with music - from gospel, blues to rock and roll - is told.
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