The King's real TV debut... -- "Final Destination" meets C&W... -- Bowie continues the dues-paying...

From Elvis' "It Happened At The World's Fair" movie, July 1963. (Evening Standard/Getty Images)

3/5/1955 (63 years ago today) - Before "The Ed Sullivan Show" rocket-blasted him into the national conscience, there was this little (local) ditty: Elvis Presley makes his television debut with an appearance on KWKH-TV's weekend show "Louisiana Hayride", broadcast live from the Shreveport Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana -- His five-song set includes "Tweedle Dee", "Money Honey" and a scorchin' version of "Shake, Rattle & Roll"; the buzz is becoming relentless, getting bigger and moving faster...

3/5/1963 (55 years ago today) - While not exactly "Twilight Zone" stuff, it's still quite eerie just the same; follow along -- Country singers Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins were killed in a plane crash near Camden, Tennessee -- They were headed 90 miles east to Nashville after appearing at a benefit concert for the wife of Kansas City DJ 'Cactus' Jack Call who had recently perished in a car accident -- Two days from now, country singer Jack Anglin would also be killed in an automobile crash on his way to Patsy's funeral! {Questionable mojo at play?} Pure, simple fact: Patsy was one of the greatest artists ever in the history of C&W, her brilliance subtle and shimmering; enjoy one of her best right here:

3/5/1965 (53 years ago today) - The Manish Boys release their second single "I Pity The Fool", featuring a young David Bowie (still known as David Jones at the time) -- The track was produced by Shel Talmy whose status as a studio-wiz was already solidified thanks to a killer run of singles and albums by The Kinks and The Who --  Interesting side-note: Talmy's regular "go to" session guitarist was none other than Jimmy Page, who played the solo on this (quietly) forgotten piece of rock history...

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