August 15, 2009
Elvis - We remember Elvis Presley on the anniversary of his death. Exclusive interviews with bandmates DJ Fontana and Scotty Moore, producer Sam Phillips, and biographer Peter Guralnick focus on the social and cultural interactions unique to Memphis and the Deep South that sparked Elvis' musical explosiveness. The songwriting team of Leiber & Stoller talk about working with Elvis on their compositions "Hound Dog" and "Jailhouse Rock." Memphis R&B great Rufus Thomas describes the complex relationship many black musicians had to Elvis, and rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson says the king of rock 'n' roll was a perfect gentleman on their dates.