Memphis, TN. (AP) – On July 8, 1954, Memphis “Daddy-O” DJ Dewey Phillips introduced Elvis Presley to the world (or at least the small part of the world that was within range of WHBQ’s AM signal) when he was became the first person to play Elvis Sun’s first single, “That’s All Right,” on the radio.
On Tuesday afternoon, some 67 years later, WEVL’s deejay – or âprogrammer,â in the parlance of the volunteer non-profit radio station – Eddie Hankins became the first person in the world to perform âMagnificent Hurtâ , the new single from fellow Elvis, Elvis Costello, who was born in London seven weeks after Phillips released that Presley acetate.
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