Music Diary – 1st February

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 1st February!

Lisa Marie Presley

Lisa Marie Presley

Happy birthday to Lisa Marie Presley, who was born on the 1st February 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee!

Lisa is the only child of Elvis and Priscilla Presley and her birthdate is exactly nine months after her parents‘ wedding. When she was four years old, the divorce happened and Lisa Marie lived with her mother. After the passing of Elvis Presley, the nine old girl became joint-heir to the estate with her grandfather Vernon Presley and her great-grandmother Minnie Mae Presley. In 1993, on Lisa’s 25th birdthday, she inherited the Graceland estate.

Lisa Marie Presley became also a musician and released several albums over the years. Her debut LP „To Whom It May Concern“ (2003) reached No. 5 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The single outtake „Lights Out“ reached No. 18 in the US and No. 16 in the UK.


Robert Hilburn from the „Los Angeles Times“ abut the album: „The music on her new album has a stark, uncompromising tone and Presley’s gutsy blues-edged voice has a distinctive flair.“

In April 2005 her second album „Now What“ hit the market and went top ten in the USA. About her third LP „Storm & Grace“ (2012 – produced by T-Bone Burnett), Allmusic judged: „On her first two albums, Lisa Marie Presley wanted to be a pop star with a difference; on ‚Storm & Grace‘, she clearly would rather be an artist, and if she’s still working her musical shortcomings out of her system, this is a stronger, more mature, and more effective work than one might have expected. Nearly ten years into a recording career she may or may not have wanted, Presley is finally developing a musical personality that truly suits her.“


Lisa Marie Presley has been married four times – among otheres she was the wife of Michael Jackson and actor Nicolas Cage.

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Music Diary – 13th January

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 13th January!

Johnny_Cash_At_Folsom_Prison

On the 13th January 1968 a historic performancy by Johnny Cash happened: The Man in Black, featuring June Carter, Carl Perkins and the Tennessee Three, played a very special concert at Folsom Prison (near Sacramento, California). In front of 2,000 inmates, Johnny and his band played classics. like „Folsom Prison Blues„, „25 Minutes to go„, „Jackson“ and „Cocaine Blues„.


The concert was recorded and released under the moniker „At Folsom Prison“ by Columbia Records in May 1968. The LP became one of Johnny Cash’s most famous and successful albums and it reached number one the country chart and the top 15 on the regular album chart.

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Music Diary – 12th September

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 12th September!

 Johnny Cash (26th February 1932 – 12th September 2003)

Johnny Cash (26th February 1932 – 12th September 2003)

The 12th September 2003 is one of the saddest days in music history: The Man in BlackJohn R. „Johnny“ Cash, died at the age of 71 years in Nashville, Tennessee.

Cash was well known as the outstanding Country musician, but he was quite more than this. He knew no borders and especially his last albums, the legendary „American Recordings„, which were produced by Rick Rubin, prove that.


Beside his many hits like „Ring of Fire“ (which was written by his later wife June Carter), „I walk the Line„, „Folsom Prison Blues“ or “ A Boy named Sue“ the two jailhouse recordings „At Folsom Prison“ (1968) and „At San Quentin“ (1969) are still classics and timeless albums.

In 2004/2005 James Mangold directed the biographical film „Walk the Line“ based on the early life and career of Johnny Cash with Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash and Reese Witherspoon as June Carter Cash.

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