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RCA signs Elvis this day in 1955

Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:26 pm

After purchasing his contract from Sun Records, RCA signs Elvis this day in 1955. Hear a take of "When It Rains, It Really Pours" originally recorded while at Sun ...http://rockabillynblues.blogspot.com/20 ... -1955.html

Re: RCA signs Elvis this day in 1955

Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:39 pm

Without doubt a great day for RCA. 8)

Re: RCA signs Elvis this day in 1955

Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:51 pm

Yes...that should be at the top of the best decisions they ever made!:)

Re: RCA signs Elvis this day in 1955

Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:45 am

rileypromo wrote:After purchasing his contract from Sun Records, RCA signs Elvis this day in 1955. Hear a take of "When It Rains, It Really Pours" originally recorded while at Sun ...
http://rockabillynblues.blogspot.com/2011/11/elvis-signs-with-rca-this-day-in-1955.html

Unfortunately, that site is a day late and a dollar short.

Elvis Presley officially signed with RCA on Monday, November 21, 1955.


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Tom Parker, Gladys, Elvis, Vernon, RCA's Coleman Tily and Bob Neal
Sun Studios, Memphis - Monday, November 21, 1955



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Tom Parker, Elvis Presley (with RCA tie)
Peabody Hotel, Memphis - Monday, November 21, 1955

Re: RCA signs Elvis this day in 1955

Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:51 pm

I've even seen it listed several times as November 20th (http://www.elvicities.com/~elvis100/biography3.htm). Perhaps, he signed on the 20th and 21st and not announced until the 22nd. Can anyone clear that up for sure? I've seen so many conflicting reports on this. It's still within the same 2-3 days and a pretty historic signing for RCA...which in the end is the real story. Just curious on the exact dates.

Re: RCA signs Elvis this day in 1955

Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:41 pm

rileypromo wrote:I've even seen it listed several times as November 20th (http://www.elvicities.com/~elvis100/biography3.htm). Perhaps, he signed on the 20th and 21st and not announced until the 22nd. Can anyone clear that up for sure? I've seen so many conflicting reports on this. It's still within the same 2-3 days and a pretty historic signing for RCA...which in the end is the real story. Just curious on the exact dates.

Elvis Presley officially signed with RCA on Monday, November 21, 1955.

Re: RCA signs Elvis this day in 1955

Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:49 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
rileypromo wrote:I've even seen it listed several times as November 20th (http://www.elvicities.com/~elvis100/biography3.htm). Perhaps, he signed on the 20th and 21st and not announced until the 22nd. Can anyone clear that up for sure? I've seen so many conflicting reports on this. It's still within the same 2-3 days and a pretty historic signing for RCA...which in the end is the real story. Just curious on the exact dates.

Elvis Presley officially signed with RCA on Monday, November 21, 1955.

Yup, I've been researching this period of EP's career recently and all of my paperwork says 21 November 1955.

Re: RCA signs Elvis this day in 1955

Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:02 am

I wonder then if the 22nd is the day they announced it? These were days before immediate news could go out over the internet, Facebook, Twitter, etc. I had read they announced it on the 22nd so maybe that's where some confusion has been....that he signed on the 21st (not sure where some of those sources got the 20th but I saw several listing that date as well) and then announced on the 22nd.

Re: RCA signs Elvis this day in 1955

Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:10 am

rileypromo wrote:I wonder then if the 22nd is the day they announced it?

No.