"That's Someone You Never Forget" is a song written by Elvis Presley in 1961 and published by Elvis Presley Music, which appeared as the closing track on his 1962 album Pot Luck and was released as a single in 1967. The song was written by Elvis Presley with his bodyguard Red West and based upon an idea and title by Presley himself. Red West recalled the songwriting collaboration with Elvis: "'That's Someone You Never Forget' was a title that came from Elvis, he said,'How about coming up with a song with the title of "That's Someone You Never Forget"?'" Elvis and West agreed that Elvis would receive a co-writing credit because of his contributions to the creation of the song. The song was copyrighted on May 15, 1962 with words and music by Elvis Presley and Red West and published by Elvis Presley Music, Inc, it is surmised that Elvis wrote the song about his mother Gladys Love Presley, who had died in 1958. Elvis Presley gave his recording a gospel-influenced arrangement, which added to the spiritual mood of the song.
Elvis co-wrote the song "You'll Be Gone" with Red West and Charlie Hodge in 1961. These two songs were Elvis' rare song compositions. At the time, Elvis was trying his hand at songwriting, his input was in providing ideas about creating new songs and choosing how they should sound. In his landmark, best-selling biography of Elvis, Elvis: A Biography, Jerry Hopkins discussed this songwriting period in Elvis' career; the song was recorded on June 25, 1961 at RCA Studios in Nashville and was released as the B-Side to the 1967 single, "Long Legged Girl" on April 28, issued as RCA 47-9115, reaching number 92 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single was released in the UK, Australia, Germany and Italy; the song has appeared on several of Elvis Presley's compilations including the Artist of the Century career retrospective collection in 1999. The song is notable; the single was re-released as a red label 45 as part of the RCA Gold Standard Series as 447-0660 on July 15, 1969. Elvis Presley Music, Inc. released sheet music for the song featuring Elvis on the cover in 1961 noting that it was "Recorded on RCA Victor" with "Words and Music by Elvis Presley and Red West".
Review of the RCA CD reissue of the expanded Pot Luck album in 1999: "The 1999 remastering benefits from superior sound and a 17-song lineup, reaching back to March 1961 for its songs, including... the haunting, gospel-like "That's Someone You Never Forget,", co-authored by Presley and is one of his best non-hit songs of this era". --- Bruce Eder & Neal Umphred for Allmusic. "Long Legged Girl"/"That's Someone You Never Forget", RCA 47-9115, #92, Billboard Hot 100. RCA Victor released the song on an EP picture sleeve 45 in 1967, 86574, containing the following songs: "Double Trouble"/"I Love Only One Girl"/"Long-Legged Girl"/"That's Someone You Never Forget." Elvis Presley - vocals, guitar Scotty Moore - guitar Hank Garland - guitar Neal Mathews - guitar Floyd Cramer - piano, organ Gordon Stroker - piano Bob Moore - bass D. J. Fontana - drums Murrey "Buddy" Harman - drums Homer "Boots" Randolph - claves The Jordanaires - background vocals Pot Luck Pot Luck Artist of the Century Blue Suede Shoes Collection Elvis: Close Up From Nashville to Memphis: The Essential 60's Masters Hit Collection, Sony BMG, 2008 Love Songs, BMG, 1997 Elvis Presley Collection: Love Songs Studio B Pot Luck with Elvis, 2 CD FTD Special Edition Nashville Outtakes: 1961-1964 on FTD/BMG, Take 5 The Complete Elvis Presley Masters, Legacy/RCA, 2010 Original Album Classics, RCA/Sony Music, 2012 The Perfect Elvis Presley Collection, Sony Music, 2012 Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra, Stephen Thomas Erlewine.
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WGH is a commercial AM radio station licensed to Newport News and serving Hampton Roads. WGH is owned and operated by Max Media. and airs an urban talk/urban oldies radio format. WGH operates with 5,000 watts at night, but to protect other stations on 1310 AM, it uses a directional antenna, sending much of the signal to the east. Studios and offices are on Greenwich Road in Virginia; the transmitter is off Mary Ann Drive in Hampton, just over the line from Newport News. Station WPAB was first licensed on 940 kHz on December 6, 1926; the station took the callsign WGH and moved to 1310 kHz in 1928. Because it dates back to the early days of radio, WGH is the only station in Virginia to retain its three-letter call sign, although there were periods in its history when it used the call letters WNSY and WCMS; the call letters for WGH and its sister station 97.3 WGH-FM stand for World's Greatest Harbor, a slogan for the Hampton Roads or Tidewater area of Virginia, where there is a large shipbuilding industry and both commercial and military ports.
For much of the 1960s and 70s, WGH was a popular top 40 station. On October 5, 2009, WGH swapped formats with WXEZ and became an urban gospel station as "Star 1310". On July 28, 2017, WGH switched to a format of 1950s-60s oldies. On February 28, 2019, WGH changed its format from oldies to urban talk and urban oldies, branded as "1310 The Power". 1310 The Power Online Query the FCC's AM station database for WGH Radio-Locator Information on WGH Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WGH
Ferdinand John Sawatsky is a Canadian author and interviewer. Born in Winkler, Manitoba, he graduated from Mennonite Educational Institute in Abbotsford and attended Simon Fraser University in the late 1960s. Graduating in political science, he started his career as an investigative reporter. In the 1970s, while working as the Ottawa correspondent for the Vancouver Sun, he published a series of articles on misdeeds of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, he quit daily journalism in 1979 and wrote a number of books, including a biography of Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney published 1991. He received the 1976 Michener Award for his articles about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and he wrote a number of books on the RCMP and Canadian espionage. In 1982, Sawatsky began teaching classes in investigative journalism at various Canadian universities and has been an adjunct professor of journalism at Carleton University's School of Journalism since 1991. Sawatsky works as a consultant in the practice of interviewing and has been involved in interview training for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation since 1991.
He has taught interviewing techniques to television anchors and print journalists in many parts of the world, including Singapore, The United States, Sweden and Denmark. He teaches an interview-technique seminar for sports reporters for ESPN; the seminar focuses on remedying the sloppy and ineffective interviewing techniques employed by many of today's major television and cable news interviewers. In 2004, he was hired full-time by ESPN as senior director of talent development. Sawatsky was awarded the Michener Award in 1976 for his series of pieces on the RCMP, he received an SFU Outstanding Alumni Awards from his alma mater in 1985, the Ottawa 1992 non-fiction book award for his biography of Brian Mulroney and the Ottawa Citizen book of the year award for Insiders. Sawatsky, John. Men In The Shadows: The RCMP Security Service. Doubleday. ISBN 0-385-14682-5. Sawatsky, John. For Services Rendered: Leslie James Bennett and the RCMP Security Service. Doubleday. ISBN 0-385-17660-0. Sawatsky, John. Gouzenko: The untold story.
Gage Distribution Co. ISBN 0-7715-9812-2. Sawatsky, John. Insiders: Power and Secrets. McClelland & Stewart. ISBN 0-7710-7949-4. Sawatsky, John. Mulroney: the Politics of Ambition. Macfarlane, Walter & Ross. ISBN 0-921912-06-4