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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Kiss and Jerry Leiber

de bene esse: literally, of well-being, morally acceptable but subject to future validation or exception

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Five decades ago Elvis Presley, a fresh 21 year old, was caught smouldering with a mysterious young lady.

She was Bobbi Owens then - now Barbara Gray and she has been revealed as the mystery girl captured in that summer shot taken in 1956.  Their photo became an iconic image dubbed "The Kiss."

Remembering Elvis songwriter Jerry Leiber

the man! ... on the right
He was a rock 'n' roll legend who wrote Jailhouse Rock and Hound Dog. Hound Dog, first released in 1953 and performed by blues legend Big Mama Thornton -saw Presley's version hit rock stardom 3 years later. 

He also penned Stand By Me, On Broadway, Spanish Harlem, Santa Claus is Back in Town, Love Potion Number Nine and more ....

Prolific genius who stood tall with the giants of rock 'n'roll. 

RIP Jerry! RIP.

Elvis Week that was

34 years ago Elvis left the building and we know an army of look-a-likes have roamed the earth since - Elvis Week celebrated all things Presley for his loyalist look-a-likes and all who loved Elvis Presley alike.

THe KIng

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