Rosella Presley: A lot has been written about the mysterious life of Elvis' paternal great grandmother, Rosella Presley and her numerous offspring. Courtesy of Rex Martin and his legendary Worldwide Elvis News Serice Weekly, EIN presents one of the only known (possibly the only known) photo of Rosella.
In July 1954, Dewey Phillips was the first DJ to broadcast the young Elvis Presley's debut record, "That's All Right/Blue Moon Of Kentucky" on WHBQ radio. The next night he played it over and over again on the air, as the phones lit up and he called in the nineteen-year-old singer himself for an interview. ”He said, ‘Mr. Phillips, I don’t know nothing about being interviewed.’ Dewey told him, ‘Just don’t say nothing dirty.’”
Colonel Parker had accepted an offer with a few local radio announcers to interview Elvis in the private hallway entrance of the International shortly before showtime; in exchange for $100,000 (which he had lost gambling in the Casino before the show began).