September 25, 2015

Of all the many thousands of performers to appear on the Grand Ole Opry, the most intriguing and obtuse must surely have been President Richard Nixon.


On 16th March 1974, as the radio show moved from its iconic home at the Ryman Auditorim into the purpose-built Grand O...

September 10, 2015

Perhaps the most overlooked part of the "Heartbreak Hotel" saga is the crucial issue of publishing rights. In 1950s popular music, the publisher often received the lion's share of the revenue, moreso than the writer and much moreso than the singer.


As such, the allocat...

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