They said you was high class

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

June 5

Elvis Presley1956: Elvis Presley performs Hound Dog on the Milton Berle Show, causing an uproar among many viewers. Unlike some other TV appearances in which he’s seen from the waist up, the camera on Uncle Milty’s broadcast shows Elvis’ mobile, swiveling hips — scandalous to some, just plain cool to others including the screaming teenie boppers in the audience. Amazing this would be controversial. Amazing.