Linda Thompson was born May 23, 1950 in Memphis, Tennessee. Linda Thompson: Well, you know that Elvis liked them young, so I was very young.
Linda won several beauty pageants, including the 1972 Miss Tennessee USA title.
Still, though Alex Chilton was only eighteen when this song came out, he sounds like he's been through sixty years of pain.
(Weirdly, he actually started sounding younger as he aged.) — 24.
Elvis loved movies, idolising the actors James Dean and Marlon Brando, but he always had trouble distinguishing screen fantasy from reality.
“I have always said that it’s lucky he wasn’t around when the movie Scarface came out, or that would have been a really tough year,”Â his half-brother David Stanley has commented.
A singing rodeo rider hires on at an expensive all-women dude ranch and beauty spa.
He falls for a pretty fitness trainer who is constantly threatened by a gang who wants her late grandfather's cache of gold hidden in a ghost town.
But in the hands of a group of men to whom subtlety was a dirty word, "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You" turned into a bombastic reflection on just… Normally, that's a really shitty way to spend the evening, but throw on this record and the thought will seem almost stirring. Patsy Cline, "I Fall to Pieces" "I Fall to Pieces" is the best possible musical expression of the dismay one feels after hearing that hoary old entreaty to "still be friends." The vocal melody's odd leaps and the sprightly bounce of the backing track belie the deep (and universally relatable) sentiment of the song: "You did this to me, and you want to be friends? Elvis Presley, "Return to Sender" Our generation doesn't value letters, and by extension, the crushing letdown of having one returned, seriously enough.
The terrible finality of Elvis' determination in this song's brief bridge ("This time I'm gonna take it myself and put it right in her hand/ And if it comes back the very next day then I'll understand the writing on it") makes the last chorus that much sadder: if this last-ditch effort fails, there really will be "no such person." Not for him, anyway. Ray Charles, "Bye Bye Love" Never has heartache felt so damn buoyant.
Again, we limited it to one song per songwriter, which is a sneaky way to let us put The Beatles on here twice.