Some Of These Little Known Details About Elvis Will Make You See The King Of Rock In A Whole New Light
He tried out for a gospel group when he was 19
In 1954, Elvis auditioned to join a gospel quartet called the Songfellows, which was formed by Jim Hamill and Cecil Blackwood. However, the group rejected him. Though he could sing well solo, he struggled to harmonize when another singer took the lead. Elvis didn’t give up that easily, though.
After Cecil moved on to join the Blackwood Brothers, Elvis was given another chance to join the group. But unfortunately, by that time, he already signed a contract with Sun records and therefore couldn’t join the group.