April 06 - Elvis Is Back, From Japan

Elvis Music Featured in Japanese Hyundai Commercial

Classic music from the King of Rock 'n' Roll meets a new class in automotive technology! That's the message behind a new commercial now airing in Japan for the Hyundai 5G Grandeur, a luxury sedan. The ad features Elvis Presley's 1956 hit song "Hound Dog" with vintage footage of excited fans. 

Elvis Is Back

 Sony Music Japan released the legacy edition of "Elvis Is Back". 

Elvis On The Milton Berle Tops List of 100 Influential Shows

In a new article, Adweek explored the 100 most influential TV shows and how they changed pop culture. At the top of the list is "The Milton Berle Show" followed by "The Ed Sullivan Show." Adweek used a photo of Elvis with Milton Berle to illustrate how these variety shows impacted modern media. Elvis appeared on "The Milton Berle Show" twice and on "The Ed Sullivan Show" three times. During Elvis' second appearance on "The Milton Berle Show" on June 5, 1956, his sensuous performance of "Hound Dog" disgusted the press and some adult viewers. Kids in the audience, however, loved it and the controversial performance only seemed to fuel Elvis' unstoppable popularity.

(Source: EPE / Elvis World Japan / ElvisMatters)

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