January 28, 1956: Elvis Presley First Appears on National Televison

An entertainment revolution started on January 28, 1956 when a the nationally unknown Elvis Presley appeared on the Dorsey Brothers Show and sang Shake, Rattle and Roll and I Got a Woman.  Presley for the next 21 years would have perhaps the most phenomenal career of any American musician, but the success came with an increasingly troubled life that ended at age 42.  He strayed far from his religious roots as he indulged in an ever increasing appetite for drugs, his life becoming a cautionary tale of how not to handle fame and money.  However, as the video at the beginning of this post demonstrates, part of him always understood that Christ was King, not him.  When he died, far too young, a book on the shroud of Turin was found next to his body.

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Published in: on January 28, 2016 at 5:30 am  Comments Off on January 28, 1956: Elvis Presley First Appears on National Televison  
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