• Oldies

    Elvis Presley’s first Ed Sullivan Appearance

    I finished up Peter Guralnick’s “part one” bio of Elvis Presley last week, a book called Last Train To Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley. It’s a fascinating and exhilarating look at “50’s Elvis,” including his first TV appearances in…

  • Rock

    Reading: Last Train to Memphis

    This past January, on what would have been Elvis Presley’s 75th birthday (Jan 8.), I was watching some concert specials and sharing some thoughts on Twitter. It then occurred to me that I’d never read a definitive biography about the…

  • Gospel

    For Elvis

    Ickmusic salutes the King!Elvis passed away 31 years ago today. Buy Peace in the Valley: The Complete Gospel Recordings.C’mon Everybody! (and Ann Margret in her prime…yeow) Catch up with all the action in Memphis at ElvisWeek.com.

  • Rock

    Elvis-lution

    When it comes down to it, it’s true – Elvis IS Everywhere. Had a chance to hear Mojo Nixon hosting his radio show on Sirius Outlaw Country, and he played this tune of his from 20 years ago. So don’t…

  • Oldies

    Elvis is Back!

    Well, not exactly, but it is his birthday today. The King would have turned 73 today if he had managed to keep that ticker going. But he didn’t. Thankfully, we have the music (and the movies – can I get…

  • Rock,  Video

    Covers Fit For A King

    As I’m sure you’re all well aware, Thursday marks the 30th anniversary of the passing of Elvis Presley. In light of that I thought I’d pull some of my favorites together for a video montage… Everyone grab a peanut butter…

  • Giveaway

    Ickmusic Giveaway: Elvis!

    August 16th will mark the 30th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death. I am an Elvis fan. Examples of my dedication to the King: If an Elvis movie is located while flipping the channels, normal day to day life is put…