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Some Of These Little Known Details About Elvis Will Make You See The King Of Rock In A Whole New Light

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It took 31 tries to record “Hound Dog”

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According to Charles Fairchild’s Pop Idols and Pirates, it took Elvis a whopping 31 attempts to get the final product, and he eventually chose attempt #28. The most intriguing part, though, is that Elvis wasn’t even a fan of the song. But according to Elvis’ Golden Records, RCA recording executive Steve Sholes insisted that “it should be on wax since it had always caused such a sensation in his theater act.” As for why it was so challenging to get the song just right, Elvis also had to deal with the fact that, just a day before the recording, he was forced to sing the song to an actual hound dog on the Steve Allen Show.

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