July 18th, 1953 An "Undiscovered" Elvis Presley Made his First Recording Ever

Jul 18, 2014

By Valerie Massie

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On July 18th, 1953, Truck driver Elvis Presley made his first ever recording when he paid $3.98 at the Memphis recording service singing two songs, ‘My Happiness’ and ‘That’s When Your Heartaches Begin’. The so-called vanity disc, was a gift for his mother. It would surface 37 years later as part of an RCA compilation called ‘Elvis – the Great Performances’. Source: This Day in Music

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