On this day in 1957, Elvis Presley received his draft notice for the United States Army. Despite his fans sending thousands of letters to the Army asking that he be excused, the King insisted on carrying out his patriotic duty. He served in Friedberg, Germany for 18 months and was honorably discharged in March of 1960.
During this holiday season, we’d like to celebrate troops around the world with this Spotify playlist, which features musicians who have served their countries. Did we leave out one of your favorites? Add it to the collaborative mix!
- Elvis Presley – “Jailhouse Rock”
- Johnny Cash – “I Walk the Line”
- MC Hammer – “U Can’t Touch This”
- Shaggy – “Angel”
- The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Fire”
- A Perfect Circle – “Outsider”
- The Grateful Dead (Jerry Garcia) – “Casey Jones”
- John Coltrane – “My Favorite Things”
- James Blunt – “You’re Beautiful”