ELVIS WANTS YOU TO TREAT HIM NICE!
WATCH ELVIS SINGING ‘TREAT ME NICE’ IN FULL COLOR
It has been 59 years this week since Elvis’s 3rd movie ‘Jailhouse Rock’ Premiered, which the song ‘Treat me nice’ was written for.
On October 17th 1957 the film premiered in Memphis Tennessee a premiere that Elvis did not attend and which was meet with mixed reviews.
Treat Me Nice was written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller who were two incredible song writers who wrote many of the hits of this time including Elvis’s own Jailhouse Rock, Hound Dog & She’s Not You.
They were considered the ‘masters behind the masters’ and were also part of Elvis’s Memphis Mafia, they were the genius behind some of those very catchy lyrics and melodies that Elvis became so well known for.
When they were commissioned to write the sound track to ‘Jailhouse Rock’ and asked to produce some of the work in New York, they had failed to write anything at all.
They were then held up in a hotel room by Elvis’s music manager Jean Aberbach, where he pushed a sofa up against the hotel room door, and kept them locked in there until they wrote the Jailhouse Rock soundtrack.
The song was Vince’s (Elvis’s character in Jailhouse Rock) first recorded song after he left prison (in the movie) Initially a flop, Vince’s girlfriend Peggy convinced a DJ friend to play the song which propelled Vince into stardom and all of the pitfalls that can come with being a star.
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