Some Of These Little Known Details About Elvis Will Make You See The King Of Rock In A Whole New Light
He never wrote his own songs
He recorded hundreds of songs, but he didn’t write any of them. However, he was still given co-writing credit on some of them because his label required that songwriters give up 50 percent credit before Presley could record the songs.
Freddy Bienstock, who was hired to present new demos for Elvis, said: “I knew what kind of songs Elvis liked and what I thought might capture his attention. It was either a terrific melody or a novelty kind of lyric idea like ‘All Shook Up.’ He knew exactly what he wanted to do. You couldn’t talk Elvis into doing a song; he had to feel it. He knew what would work for him.”