Hot Wax: Heartbreak Hotel

“Waallll sinze muh baby left me”

The Teenaged Lover lament, first love lost love

the heartache heartbreak

feeling like you could just die

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As it turns out, one can:

The Science Behind Heartbreak – Science 2.0 › Social Sciences › Psychology › Variety Tap

Nov 14, 2008 – Heartbreak is more than just an emotional defeat; to some the pain is very real. At one point or another, everyone must experience this mind …



Front page of El Paso Herald-Post, Aug. 25, 1955

The name who wrote the line “I walk a lonely street” was. Alvin Krolik

Mae Boren Axton (Mother of Hoyt Axton, country singer, Hee Haw performer) and Tommy Durden wrote the song inspired by the phrase and it became Elvis’ 1st million selling song.

A suicidal wail of despair only to be healed by true love.

It is little wonder that RCA hesitated to consider the message and the audience.

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Mae Boren Axton Interviews Elvis Presley : 1955 : Elvis Interviews … › Elvis Presley.News › Articles › Reviews › Interviews › Sitemap

Aug 1, 2012 – Mae Boren Axton interviews Elvis Presley, she promoted the Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree where Elvis appeared. It was the first time Elvis met …

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Carleton University professor solves a 60-year-old Elvis Presley

CTV NewsJul 19, 2016
It was Elvis Presley’s first number one pop hit, and is considered by many to … Written in 1955 by songwriters Tommy Durden and Mae Axton …
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Heartbreak Hotel History

KFVS16 hours ago
On January 10th, 1956 Elvis Presley recorded one of the biggest hits of his career. “Heartbreak Hotel” was written by Tommy Durden and Mae Boren Axton.

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Solving the Mystery of ‘Heartbreak Hotel

RollingStone.comJul 15, 2016
Elton John, recalling the day he first heard the song, said, “That weekend … And it turns out that the story of the real-life man behind “Heartbreak …

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BARRY LEVINE: A look at The King’s Top 5 on his birthday

The Albany HeraldJan 7, 2017
Heartbreak Hotel” gained No.1 status in May 1956, knocking Les Baxter’s instrumental “Poor People of Paris” from No. 1. The song remained …

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Elvis would perform the song on live television in the 50s, but the Burlesque Hound Dog is the performance most remember, along with that Elvis from the waist up on Sullivan.

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Elvis poses with his first gold record for “Heartbreak Hotel”, his parents, Gladys and Vernon Presley, and deejay Dewey Phillips.

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