Hello,  When Elvis returned home from a 2 year tour of duty in the US Army on March 5, 1960 he had to rush into the studio to cut a new “single record” for release.  Elvis had not released a record since July of 1959 and the demand for a new single was great.  On March 20, 1960 Elvis recorded, “STUCK ON YOU” backed with “FAME AND FORTUNE” on the RCA Victor records label.  The single made its Billboard Hot 100 debut on April 4, 1960 and on April 19th, “Stuck On You” was the #1 song in America.  The single enjoyed a 4 week stay at #1 and remained on the chart for 16 weeks.  “Stuck On You” crossed over to the Billboard R&B chart where it reached #6.  Elvis’s new hit became his first #1 record of the 1960’s and his 13th number-one hit single to that date.  “Stuck On You” had sales of over 2 million copies and is one of many “Platinum” singles he had recorded in his career.

On the other side of the record was a beautiful ballad showing off Elvis’s new mature voice.  “Fame And Fortune” entered the Hot 100 on April 11, one week after “Stuck On You” and had a 10 week stay on the chart, peaking at #17.  Elvis was back and was again the “King” of the music charts.  He would have 6 number-one single records and 16 Top-ten hits in the 1960’s.

Till the next time—Joe

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