Tuesday, October 21, 2008

This Day In Music History: Elvis and Jailhouse Rock/Treat Me Nice

On this day in music history, October 21, 1957 , Elvis hit the #1 spot on the billboard charts with his double sided hit "Jailhouse Rock/Treat Me Nice." It was written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller who wrote many hits before for Elvis.
Mr. Leiber said "The love songs were a great problem, because I really can't write love songs. But that was the least of it. I certainly would never have written a song line 'Jailhouse Rock,' for example, if somebody hadn't said, Look, there's going to be a big production number in a jail."

That production number became the highlight of his third film Jailhouse Rock. Elvis himself choreographed the scene. It is one of the best remembered scenes from any of Elvis' films. The movie also opened today and became one of his biggest films in his acting career.

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