By 1958, Elvis had become more reserved when talking with the press. Not so in 1956, the year he rose to international fame. Here’s a refreshing example from August 29 of that year:
Reporter: “When did you first start singing…do you call it ‘singing,’ the stuff you do?”
Elvis: “Do I call it ‘singing?'”
Reporter: “Yeah, that is what you call it, right?”
Elvis: “Well, I’ve sold five million records. Somebody calls it ‘singing.'”
Tell him, E!
Hear the complete interview on Young Man With The Big Beat: The Complete ’56 Elvis Presley Masters, available now on Sony CDs and Digital.