1956

DON'T BE CRUEL * ELVIS PRESLEY * RCA 447-0608 * USA

Written by Otis Blackwell and (Elvis Presley) and recorded on July 2, 1956 at RCA studios in New York City, along with his cover of Willie Mae Thornton's Hound Dog, and originally released on RCA Victor 47-6604 backed with Hound Dog - the above is an official 1970 reissue. Both sides became number 1 hits, Hound Dog first, followed by Don't Be Cruel (the only record ever to have both sides reach #1) Don't Be Cruel was also #1 on the R&B and Country charts!

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Paralyzed Jailhouse Rock Thatís When Your Heartaches Begin Are You Lonesome Tonight

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