Elvis Presley — The Truck Driver Who Dared to Rock

A little over two months after his May 1967 wedding to Priscilla Beaulieu, an elated 32-year-old Elvis Presley picks a Fender Coronado II Sunburst electric guitar while shooting “There Ain’t Nothing Like a Song” at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios in Hollywood. “Speedway” was Presley’s 27th film and culminated with this infectious duet with Nancy Sinatra. Image Credit: MGM Studios / Elvis Pictures [Facebook]

Since the advent of the twenty-tens I’ve chronicled the King of Rock ’n’ Roll’s often untold relationships with musicians, costars, confidants, and artists subsequently influenced by his groundbreaking oeuvre. “Jeremy’s Elvis Presley Notes” functioned as my column on Examiner for seven years before that Denver-based news website ceased activity. At last, all 54 of my Elvis-themed stories are accessible…

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