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Question about singles shipped August 31, 1956

Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:18 pm

Does anyone know how the real cover looks of the six RCA-singles
that were shipped on August 31, 1956? There are so many different
scans on the net.

Re: Question about singles shipped August 31, 1956

Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:51 pm

Winston wrote:Does anyone know how the real cover looks of the six RCA-singles
that were shipped on August 31, 1956? There are so many different
scans on the net.


They had no proper picture sleeves, but plain brown paper sleeves with the label's logos.

By the way, they were SEVEN singles : six including the twelve songs from the first album, plus one including the previously unreleased "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" and "Shake, Rattle And Roll".

Check this out :

http://www.elvisrecords.us/category/singles/page/2/

Re: Question about singles shipped August 31, 1956

Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:26 pm

Thanks a lot, Mister Moon.

Re: Question about singles shipped August 31, 1956

Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:25 pm

Winston wrote:Thanks a lot, Mister Moon.


You're welcome, Winston. :)

Re: Question about singles shipped August 31, 1956

Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:46 am

Can you imagine being a teenager in that time period, raised on the music before Rock N Roll hit mainstream, to go to the record shop see this new RCA artist Elvis Presley and pick up a Hound Dog/Don't Be Cruel and take it home and play it. :shock:
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Re: Question about singles shipped August 31, 1956

Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:09 pm

I was 12 in Aug 1958 when my friend bought this for me for my birthday present (at MY insistence!) right off the record rack - this was 2 yrs.after its release, too! By the way, my picture sleeve has "Hound Dog" in the larger type.