Song of the day: Elvis Presley- Don’t Be Cruel
In 1956, Otis Blackwell wrote a song together with Elvis Presley. Well, Elvis sort of leaned back and Blackwell wrote the song. Probably Elvis made some changes, but the deal was like this: if Elvis was given a part of the song writing credits, he would record it and a sale of more than a million records was guaranteed. And it did: in 1961 it had already sold more than six million records. The song was a number 1 hit in 1956, too. Enjoy
Elvis Presley- Don’t Be Cruel
Posted on February 16, 2015, in 1950-1959, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged 1956, don't be cruel, elvis presley, fifties, FlinterFiles Song Archive, hit, Music, number 1, otis blackwell. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.