Elvis Presley records his first two songs on July 18th of 1953 at Memphis Recording Service

July 17, 2016

On July 18th of 1953

18-year-old Elvis Presley a truck driver by trade

stops into Memphis Recording Service later renamed Sun Studios  

pays $3.98 Sam Phillips to record two songs

 

"My Happiness"

"That's When Your Heartaches Begin" 

Presley reportedly gave the acetate to his mother as a much-belated extra birthday present  although many biographers suggest that Presley simply wanted to get noticed by Sun owner Sam Phillips

Returning to Sun Studios on January 4, 1954

Elvis recorded a second acetate

"I'll Never Stand in Your Way”

with “It Wouldn't Be the Same Without You” on the flipside

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