Glenn Reeves

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Texas songwriter, singer, DJ, television host, and concert promoter Glenn Reeves’ main claim to fame these days is being the first singer to demo Mae Axton and Tommy Durden’s “Heartbreak Hotel” in the late '50s. Reeves’ imitated the then-emerging Elvis Presley’s vocal style on the demo, and when Presley tracked the song for RCA Victor, he followed Reeves’ phrasing note for note, thus imitating Reeves imitating himself -- Presley’s version of “Heartbreak Hotel” became his first number one hit in 1956.
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