A RADIO station in Chicago has broadcast a 12-hour concert of records by Elvis Presley the rock ‘n roll singer – from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. It reported the following results: One woman asked when there would be an interval for a long newscast. She wanted to hang out her washing, but did not want to miss any songs.

The mother of a six-month-old child said the baby usually cried all morning, but went to sleep peacefully as Presley sang.

A woman said she had not missed work in more than two years, but pretended to be sick so she could hear the programme.

The station broadcast 33 Presley records over and over from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

A news article from 1956