Grateful Dead Singer Donna Jean Godchaux Shares Memories of Recording with Elvis
July 24, 2012
During an interview with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum
, Grateful Dead singer Donna Jean Godchaux talks about what it was like to record "Suspicious Minds" with Elvis in the studio and how she felt after meeting him for the first time.
Watch the entire interview and hear the story of what she calls "one of the most amazing events" in her life. Also, hear her comical account of her reaction when Elvis walked into the studio.
"I had never seen a human being that gorgeous in my life," said Godchaux laughing after pausing for a moment for the audience to see her jaw-dropping expression while meeting Elvis for the first time. "He was so complimentary and kind... and nice... and encouraging."
"Suspicious Minds" became one of Elvis' biggest hits and was ranked in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time." Songwriter Mark James is among many featured guests at this year's Songwriters Showcase
taking place during Elvis Week 2012. To see a complete schedule or to learn more about purchasing tickets, visit www.ElvisWeek.com