This Week in Music History - July 28th & 29th

Jul 28, 2015

By AM740 Staff

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Elvis sees his first press coverage and Bob Dylan is involved in a motorcycle accident This Weekend in Music History.

July 28, 1954

The Memphis Press Scimitar ran the first ever interview with 19-year-old Elvis Presley. In the article Mario Keisker of Sun Records is quoted as saying “This boy is something that seems to appeal to everybody.”

Elvis First Newspaper Article

July 29, 1966

Bob Dylan was involved in a motorcycle accident while riding on Albert Grossman’s property. After the accident, Dylan cancelled all future bookings for an indefinite period.  The details of his accident have never been fully disclosed although he did wear a neck brace afterward.

[Related: How bad was Bob Dylan’s motorcycle accident on July 29, 1966?]

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