Song of the day: Elvis Presley- Jailhouse Rock
It’s Elvis Monday again! It’s written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller and was released in 1957, when the movie Jailhouse Rock was released. In the US, it would be a number 1 hit. The people he refers to are both fictional and real: Shifty Henry was a musician (but not a criminal one), the Purple Gang a mob and Sad Sack a nickname for a loser. The song later inspired the Spider Murphy Gang to choose its name. Enjoy
Elvis Presley- Jailhouse Rock
Posted on February 9, 2015, in 1950-1959, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged 1958, elvis presley, fifties, FlinterFiles Song Archive, hit, jailhouse rock, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Music, number 1, purple gang, shifty henry. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.