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The Story of Are You Lonesome Tonight

The old-timey 20s tune that became Elvis’s staple ballad

Framed photograph of Elvis Presley sitting in a car in his Army uniform.
Elvis recorded “Are You Lonesome Tonight” after he got out of Service. Image by Julita from Pixabay.

In April 1960, Elvis Presley recorded “Are You Lonesome Tonight” following his two-year service in the United States Army. Presley’s version became one of the most recognisable tunes of all time, going double platinum in 1992.

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Nichola Scurry

Nichola Scurry

Australian living in Barcelona, writing mostly about popular culture with a twist of quirky. If you like my writing, I like coffee. ko-fi.com/nicscurry