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Elvis '56

Elvis '56

1956 was Elvis Presley's breakthrough year. Opening a time capsule to reveal the legendary performer on the brink of superstardom, this program captures the sights and sounds of that pivotal year using photographs shot on tour, kinescopes of Elvis' controversial TV appearances ("The Milton Berle Show," "The Steve Allen Show," and "The Ed Sullivan Show"), newsreel clips, and radio interviews. Features digitally remastered recordings of such classics as "Blue Suede Shoes," "Love Me Tender," "Ready Teddy," and more. Narrated by Levon Helm (The Band). [81 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Program Description: 1956 was Elvis Presley's breakthrough year. Opening a time capsule to reveal the legendary performer on the brink of superstardom, this program captures the sights and sounds of that pivotal year using photographs shot on tour, kinescopes of Elvis' controversial TV appearances ("The Milton Berle Show," "The Steve Allen Show," and "The Ed Sullivan Show"), newsreel clips, and radio interviews. Features digitally remastered recordings of such classics as "Blue Suede Shoes," "Love Me Tender," "Ready Teddy," and more. Narrated by Levon Helm (The Band).

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