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Thursday, January 26, 2006
SO LONG ON LONELY STREET
Just take a walk down lonely street
To heartbreak hotel.
But y'better be quick cuz
'Heartbreak Hotel' studio coming down
The Nashville recording studio where Elvis Presley cut the RCA hit Heartbreak Hotel, the King's first breakout hit, is being torn down to make way for that unmistakable sign of urban progress: A parking lot.
During Presley's Heartbreak Hotel session — which lasted only three hours and took place on Jan. 10, 1956, almost 50 years ago to the day — Presley also recorded Ray Charles' I Got A Woman, according to John Rumble, senior historian at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.