It’s ‘The King of Rock & Roll’ on ‘Tickets @ 2’ this afternoon. Be listening for “Suspicious Minds” by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Elvis Presley[/lastfm] between two and three.
This was the last #1 hit for Elvis during his lifetime. A remixed version of “A Little Less Conversation” later hit # 1 in the UK in 2002.
Memphis singer Mark James wrote it. He recorded and released his own version, but it didn’t go anywhere. Memphis soul producer Chips Moman brought the song to Presley in 1969, and Elvis immediately fell in love with it and decided he could turn it into a hit, even though it flopped for James.
It was recorded between 4-7 in the morning, during a landmark Memphis session that helped Elvis reclaim his title of “The King.”
This was a huge comeback song for Elvis. It was 7 years since his last #1 hit.
We’ll take caller # 9 at 1-800-232-KRTH (5784) when it plays for a family four-pack of tickets to our 2011 Earth Day Expo this weekend at the L.A. Zoo!
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