Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Throw Away Your Ovaltine & Buy Yourself Some Benzedrine

The story goes like this: One day, Elvis the Pelvis Presley showed up at Sam Phillips Sun Records Studio & tried to talk Sam into letting him record. Sam wasn't having any of it. He was in the process of turning the Pelvis away when the young King to be pulled some of Mama Presley's diet pills out of his pocket. Sam, never one to turn down good speed, invited Elvis in. The rest is,of course, history.

While this has all the gravitas of an apocryphal anecdote, it was somewhat confirmed when this Macy Skipper side was discovered mouldering in the Sun vaults in the 1970s.