"I sing all kinds."

Summer 1953 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee On a hot Saturday in the summer of 1953, Sam Phillips was out of the office, leaving Marion Keisker to manage the studio. She wasn’t running professional sessions, you understand, but if anyone came in to make a personal acetate then she would oblige. As it happened, it was a busy day, and Marion was rushing between the reception and the control booth, keeping the customers satisfied, while also answering the phone, filling-in paperwork, and taking care of business. Elvis Presley stood outside the distinctive neon-lit windows and took a deep breath. Having read the glowing article in Wednesday’s newspaper, he’d parked his truck nearby — he was

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