FlinterFile: Elvis Presley- Are You Lonesome Tonight
Roy Turk and Lou Handman wrote the song Are You Lonesome Tonight? in 1926. Already in 1927 it was a hit for some artists. Blue Barron, a band leader, recorded the song in 1950. The manager of Elvis, Colonel Parker, asked Elvis to record the song, as it was the favourite song of his wife Marie. The song was recorded and by mistake an echo was put on the song. As the producer thought it would be done again, he didn’t change it. However, that didn’t happen. In recording the song, Elvis knocked over a chair, as he did this in the dark. When you listen closely, you can still hear it. Eventually Elvis thought it wasn’t good enough and he wanted the song to be thrown away. That didn’t happen, and luckily, as it became a number 1 hit in both the US and the UK in 1960. Enjoy
Elvis Presley- Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Posted on April 30, 2017, in 1960-1969, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged 1960, are you lonesome tonight, blue baron, colonel parker, elvis presley, FlinterFiles Song Archive, hit, lou handman, Music, number 1, roy turk, sixties. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.