This Week in Rock ‘N Roll History:  October 3, 1945 

Before anybody knew what would become of him, a brave young man stepped onto the stage at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show. On October 3, 1945 Elvis Presley, the king himself, performed his very first live show. He was all of ten years old singing “Old Shep” in the talent show that was also broadcast over WELO radio. At the end of the day he walked away with fifth place and a handful of ride tickets worth $5.00.

Just remember, all of the good artists had to start somewhere. No matter how rough it might seem, never give up on your dreams and always continue to Grow Your Passion!

Click below to see a slideshow and listen to an interview of Elvis on both his first and second live performances.

Happy Birthday, Hank Williams! Born September 17, 1913.
While never one to be confused as a slick country picker, the drifting cowboy did his fair share to shape the musical landscape of the 20th century with simplistically deep tunes.

Happy Birthday, Hank Williams! Born September 17, 1913.

While never one to be confused as a slick country picker, the drifting cowboy did his fair share to shape the musical landscape of the 20th century with simplistically deep tunes.

Daddy-O! turned 2 today!

Daddy-O! turned 2 today!

Daddy-O! performing “Fujiyama Mama” at the 2014 Mattapoisett Harbor Days Festival featuring Brenna Joyce, RC and guest Dave “Sensai” Mason on bass.http://www.daddy-o.us

Chuck Berry - we ALL owe him something!

Chuck Berry - we ALL owe him something!

46 years ago today, June 27 - ELVIS PRESLEY took the stage with Scotty Moore to film his 1968 Comeback Special that aired in December later that year. It was Presley’s first time back on the stage in seven years.

46 years ago today, June 27 - ELVIS PRESLEY took the stage with Scotty Moore to film his 1968 Comeback Special that aired in December later that year. It was Presley’s first time back on the stage in seven years.

New England’s Rock & Roll Sweetheart, Brenna Joyce with Daddy-O! performing her song, “I’ll Cry No More” at The Odeum in Greenwich RI on May 10, 2014 opening for the Jersey Four.

Chet Atkins sitting in with ELVIS PRESLEY during a 1956 RCA session

Chet Atkins sitting in with ELVIS PRESLEY during a 1956 RCA session