January 8th is Elvis’ birthday. He would be 71 today if he hadn’t died in 1977 at 42 years old. Earlier this week I noticed a new Elvis album was release this year. Who knew? The new album is called “If I Can Dream” and it features archival vocal recordings of Elvis accompanied by new orchestral arrangements by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. I have listened to several tracks and found them to be very good. Here’s “Steamroller Blues” on Youtube.
Also out today was a official movie trailer for “Elvis & Nixon” staring Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon. The movie is described as: The untold true story behind the meeting between the King of Rock 'n Roll and President Nixon, resulting in this revealing, yet humorous moment immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives.
Tomorrow is Richard Nixon’s birthday. It is also my birthday too. Yeah, the big 58.
Here is the most requested photo from the National Archives: