Elvis story in Phil Spector bio
I finished reading a Phil Spector biography and there was a neat story relating to Elvis as a footnote
Leiber and Stoller sent Freddie Bienstock (the guy worked on Elvis's music publishing companys) a song and he took it to an Elvis recording session for Elvis to hear with all the demos -Bienstock thought it was a great song. Elvis listened to a bunch of demos and Bienstock finally put this one on the turntable. Elvis listened to the first 8 bars and said "Its not for me" Bienstock was surprised. He decided to keep it and let some time pass and submit it again. He waited 2 recording sessions then added it to the pile of demos again. Elvis finally got to it and put it on-after 8 bars he looked at Bienstock and said "I didnt like it the first time" He was amazed, he figured Elvis had listened to a thousand songs since the first time he heard it and could not believe he recalled it.