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Elvis Presley: How Heartbreak Hotel Changed The World DVD

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This program puts the spotlight on this world-changing song. Besides setting the scene for the release of the song, the program features the song's creator and explores its cultural impact and the ways that it changed the course of music history. Features interviews with Carl Perkins, Chet Atkins, Scotty Moore, Tom Petty and others.
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"Nothing affected me until I heard Elvis. Without Elvis, there would be no Beatles." - John Lennon
Heartbreak Hotel, Elvis Presley's first national chart-topping hit, was destined in many ways to define the Elvis persona and arguably become the first rock 'n' roll record. It was a song of teenage angst that in those early days only Elvis and his rebel stance could make ring with authenticity.

Watch how Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel changed the world



It established rock 'n' roll as an attitude - brash, rebellious and sexually charged - as much as a musical style, and gave it life as the soundtrack for alienated youth even during American boom times in the '50s.

This program puts the spotlight on this world-changing song. Besides setting the scene for the release of the song, the program features the song's creator and explores its cultural impact and the ways that it changed the course of music history. Features interviews with Carl Perkins, Chet Atkins, Scotty Moore, Tom Petty and others.

FEATURES and BENEFITS:


- An in-depth look at a world-changing moment in music history
- Includes interviews with Carl Perkins, Tom Petty and more
- Archival footage
- Color and black & white
- 36 minutes
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Click to read about our staffI grew up on the movies and music of Elvis. Thanks to the new movie a whole new generation is discovering The King.

I will go see the movie, but there ain't nothing like the real Elvis!

There are certain moments in history when the world changes. Sometimes it's the political world, sometimes it's the cultural world, and sometimes it's the world of music. One such moment in history occurred in 1956 when Elvis Presley released his hit single, Heartbreak Hotel.

The song topped Billboard's Top 100 chart for seven weeks and became Presley's first million-seller, more importantly it etched its place in history as arguably the first rock 'n' roll record and helped define the Elvis persona.

The music that changed the world.

It established rock 'n' roll as an attitude - brash, rebellious and sexually charged - as much as a musical style, and gave it life as the soundtrack for alienated youth even during American boom times in the '50s.

The story is fascinating and you'll learn little-known details on this world-changing song. From the release of the song, to its cultural impact, you'll experience the ways it changed music history. Features interviews with Carl Perkins, Chet Atkins, Scotty Moore, Tom Petty and others.

FEATURES and BENEFITS:
- An in-depth look at a world-changing moment in music history
- Includes interviews with Carl Perkins, Tom Petty and more
- Archival footage
- Color and black and white
- 36 minutes

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