Elvis Presley's ‘Love Me Tender’ became the first single to sell a million copies before its release

September 25, 2016

Love Me Tender

was recorded by Elvis Presley

and published by Elvis Presley Music

from the eponymous 20th Century Fox film

The words and music

are credited to Ken Darby

under the pseudonym 'Vera Matson' (the name of his wife)

and Elvis Presley


This RCA Victor recording by Elvis Presley

hit Number 1 on both the Billboard

and Cashbox charts in 1956

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