Kris Kristofferson talks about Elvis
But it was his first record and I haven't been the same since then.
It's one of the highlights for me to have had Elvis cut my songs. When I was first dreaming of becoming a songwriter I never would have dreamed that Elvis would sing one of my songs but three of them and with so much soul. I feel a lot of gratitude for that. Elvis recorded the following Kristofferson songs; Help Me Make It Through The Night, For The Good Times and Why Me Lord (Live).
About Kris Kristofferson
Kristofferson's story is fairly well known: he had a dream-along with the necessary talent and ambition-to become a songwriter. After turning down a teaching position at West Point, the Rhodes Scholar hoped to get his foot in the door of the music business by taking a job as a janitor at Columbia Records. It wasn't long after arriving in Nashville that he was receiving armloads of acclaim and being hailed as one of America's clearest and most important voices, having penned such classics as Me and Bobby McGee, Sunday Morning Coming Down, For the Good Times, and many others. Below; Listen to Kris Kristofferson interviewed by John Nutting on ABC radio Australia briefly talking about Elvis, not knowing Elvis recorded Why Me Lord.
Kris Kristofferson (5:04)
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