Elvis Presley love d Dolly Parton’s authentic track (Pictures: Getty)Dolly Parton has revealed why she by no means let one in every of her most well-known songs be lined by Elvis Presley within the early Seventies.
The nation music legend, 77, has simply introduced a brand new album, Rockstar, a covers album which options names equivalent to Miley Cyrus @MileyCyrus #mileycyrus #Flowers, Debbie Harry, and Sting.
While discussing the brand new album, which is due for launch in November, on Radio 2, she additionally let slip a backstage secret that she’s held onto for 50 years.
Elvis Presley, the music legend who died in 1977, was apparently an enormous fan of Dolly’s 1973 track I Will Always love You, however by no means recorded a correct model.
The track was later changed into a smash hit by Whitney Houston, who took the track to primary in dozens of nations and offered tens of millions of copies.
So why did Elvis not get to report a model on the time of the unique track’s launch, regardless of being an enormous fan of Dolly and her music?
Dolly revealed all, clarifying that it wasn’t essentially Elvis that she turned down: ‘I wouldn’t let Colonel Tom Parker [have the rights to the song] .’
She continued: ‘Elvis love d it. I talked to Priscilla not very way back – she stated “Elvis sang it to me after we had been on the courthouse steps after we received divorced”.’
Colonel Tom Parker finally stopped the duvet from occurring (Picture: Redferns)
Dolly recorded the unique track again in 1973 (Picture: Getty)‘He love d the track and needed to do it. Had it labored up. They’d already known as me to come back all the way down to the studio and to listen to a part of the track.’
But then Parker received concerned: ‘The evening earlier than, Tom Parker calls me and says, “We don’t something with Elvis until we’ve got the publishing on it”.’
Dolly says she responded by saying she couldn’t quit the copyright to the track, at which level Parker stated he couldn’t conform to her phrases.
Parker, who died in 1997, was Presley’s supervisor and has usually been portrayed as a grasping man and a unfavourable affect on the Jailhouse Rock singer.
He was most not too long ago performed by Tom Hanks within the 2022 Elvis biopic, directed by Baz Luhrmann, which acquired acclaim on the time of its launch.
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