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Elvis Presley

Love Me Tender

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“Love Me Tender” is a song recorded by Elvis Presley and published by Elvis Presley Music, adapted from the tune of “Aura Lee” (or “Aura Lea”), a sentimental Civil War ballad with music by George R. Poulton and words by W.W. Fosdick. “Aura Lee” was published in 1861 and this Civil War song later became popular with college glee clubs and barbershop quartets. It was also sung at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. Elvis Presley performed “Love Me Tender” on The Ed Sullivan Show on September 9, 1956, shortly before the single’s release and about a month before the movie, Love Me Tender, was released, for which the song was originally recorded. On the following day, RCA received 1 million advance orders, making it a gold record before it was even... Read on...

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This song is listed #437 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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