‘LOVE ME TENDER’ IS TENDER LOVING
Listen to the Beautiful ‘Love Me Tender’ from Elvis
The Song ‘Love Me Tender’ was performed on September 9, 1956 on The Ed Sullivan Show by Elvis, just before it was released as a Single, and around a month before it came out on the Movie, ‘Love Me Tender’, for which the song was originally written.
Shortly after RCA received around 1 million advance orders for the song, making it a gold record before it even came out to the public..
Ken Darby was the original writer of the song adapted by Poulton’s Civil War tune. Elvis and Darby’s wife Vera Matson were credited for Co-writing the song. As was the case for anyone who wished to have a song sung and published by Elvis he received 50% credit, due to contract rights.
However it was not all plain sailing, movie producer David Weisbart didn’t allow Elvis’s regular band to play on the sound track and requested that the Ken Darby Trio provide the musical behind Elvis’s Lead Vocals.
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