MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Television and radio personality Wink Martindale remembers the day nearly 60 years ago when Elvis Presley's first single, "That's All Right," played for the first time on the radio.
It was July 8, 1954, and a fresh-faced Martindale was working as a disc jockey at WHBQ in Memphis. He was at the studio when legendary producer Sam Phillips brought by an acetate copy of the song Presley cut at Phillips' Sun Records.
"elvis presley will be missed by everyone. we love and miss him so much. elvis walked up the golden stairs and god welcomed him with open arms. elvis's backup singers and his band will all be singing again in heaven"
– barbara griffith, not related,
longs, SC, Jan 11, 2015
"Rest in peace Elvis you will always be in my heart.Now and Forever.someday we will meet"