For Trivia Fans Only: Thomas wins Elvis Trivialities #14

Y’all had plenty of chances, but Thomas proved yet again to be an unstoppable force when it comes to Elvis trivia by winning Elvis Trivialities #14.

Thomas’ trophy shelf of bragging rights must be getting really crowded, for this marks his seventh victory. He also maintains a spot of honor among The Mystery Train’s Night Riders.

And the answer is…

For LP Fans Only was the first Elvis Presley album to receive a Grammy nomination.

For LP Fans Only was nominated for “Best Album Cover” of 1959. The honoree of this art direction nomination was none other than Tom Parker, Elvis’ manager.

Front and back covers of For LP Fans Only

Front and back covers of For LP Fans Only

I have no idea if this contributed to its nomination, but For LP Fans Only is distinctive among Elvis releases in that it was the first of only two RCA albums released during his lifetime that did not include his name on the front or back covers (the second was On Stage).

For LP Fans Only lost out on the Grammy to Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, also an RCA release.

Front and back covers of Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

Front and back covers of Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

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The Mystery Train’s Night Riders

  • February 22, 2013: Thomas (13:36)
  • January 11, 2013: George Millar (4:19)
  • December 23, 2012: Thomas (0:36)
  • October 9, 2012: David (14:38) | Honorable Mention: John (22:06)
  • February 4, 2012: Thomas (13:52)
  • February 3, 2012: Thomas (2:18)
  • December 21, 2011: Wellsy (2:37)
  • October 31, 2011: Thomas (17:32)
  • October 1, 2011: Jimmy Cool (1:01)
  • September 9, 2011: Steve Brogdon (0:17) <— Record time
  • August 6, 2011: Thomas (2:26)
  • July 9, 2011: Thomas (5:26)
  • June 23, 2011: Fred Wolfe (0:18)
  • June 22, 2011: Ty stumps the train (no winner)

6 thoughts on “For Trivia Fans Only: Thomas wins Elvis Trivialities #14

    • I actually remembered that particular post when I was writing the part about the front and back covers, but I had forgotten you mentioned the Grammy in it as well.

      So, perhaps a tip when people are trying to answer trivia questions on my blog over here is to go search your blog over there. You never know what you might find.


  1. A great trivia question would be “what song did Elvis sing that was composed by a famous bossa nova composer?” Or “what movie, etc. “.

    Almost in Love from live a little love a little was composed by Louis Bonfa the famous composer of the Black Orpheus songs Including Mania De Carnival Which was Americanized in the song ” a day in the life of a fool”.

    Ian Fraser-Thomson


    • The first rule of trivia is not to reveal the answer before anyone can guess.

      Anyway, thanks for the background on “Almost In Love” – a favorite of mine.


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