Take a walk down Lonely Street

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

February 22

Elvis Presley1956: Elvis Presley’s first single on his new label RCA — Heartbreak Hotel — cracks the Top 10. It is Elvis’ first single to climb that high on the chart and it is destined to peak at #1. Written by written by Tommy Durden and Mae Boren Axton, the lyrics are inspired by a newspaper story about the suicide of a lonely man who jumped from a hotel window. Here is Elvis’ first million-seller: