Tuesday, November 22, 2011

RCA announces Elvis' signing

RCA purchased Elvis' contract, his singles and unreleased masters from Sam Phillips of Sun Records for $40,000 ($35,000 to Sun and a $5,000 signing bonus to Elvis).  Elvis remained with RCA until the time of his death in 1977.  Below is a version of "When It Rains It Really Pours" that he recorded while at Sun in 1955.  He later re-recorded it in 1957 for RCA which is the version that was released.