Marion Keisker.

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Marion Keisker was born in Memphis, Tennessee back in 1917.  She graduated from Southwestern College with a degree in English and Medieval French.  She married Angus and had a son who she named after the father. 

She was a radio show host for WREC becoming a station manager and later Sam Phillips assistant.  She also worked at the Memphis Recording Service and Sun Records.  She left Sun Records and joined the U.S. Air Force, commissioned as a captain and served as information office in charge of the Armed Forces television station at the Ramstein base in Germany.  She left the Air Force in 1969, moving back to Memphis where she became active in the Memphis chapter of the National Organization for Women.  Her correspondence is archived at the Memphis Public Library.  She died in 1989, she was 72.

What you may not know about Marion Keisker Maclennes is that she is best remembered as the first person to record an upstart you may have heard of Elvis Presley on July 18, 1953.

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Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hey, didn't I read about her yesterday?  I know my memory isn't as good as it used to be, but I seem to recall reading this yesterday, haha.

Jan 19, 2021 04:07 AM #1
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi James... hopefully not a glitch in the Rain... I seem to recall reading about Marion just yesterday.

Jan 19, 2021 04:33 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. This post is so popular, the Rain ran it as a rerun of yesterday. Enjoy your day.

Jan 19, 2021 04:54 AM #3
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I appreciate the repeat James Dray . I can say "I knew everything you said because I had/have read up on her in the past. 😆

Jan 19, 2021 05:55 AM #4
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I think that upstart became well-known and later days. Thank you for sharing James Dray 

Jan 19, 2021 06:24 AM #5
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning James Dray well anyone who helped record Elvis deserves 2 days in a row

Jan 19, 2021 06:27 AM #6
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Is this a repeat from yesterday?  It is Active Rain?  A

Jan 19, 2021 07:01 AM #7
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Tuesday morning, James.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Jan 19, 2021 07:04 AM #8
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hey James same one as yesterday, that is not like you.  Hope you are not running out of our history lessons.


Jan 19, 2021 01:57 PM #9
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hmm, a repeat of yesterday it seems. Intentional or a glitch?

Jan 19, 2021 02:12 PM #10
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

OK thanks to 504 gateway second attempt at commenting... is it me or you who needs to lay off the fruit salad?:)) I swear I commented on this yesterday, Endre

Jan 19, 2021 11:43 PM #11
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

If you were wondering about the Fruit Salad you know what I meant my post of yesterday:)) James Dray 

Jan 19, 2021 11:44 PM #12
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi James Dray 
Elvis Presley? Who's that?  Just kidding. That's quite a feather in Marion's cap!

Feb 01, 2021 07:22 AM #13
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear James,

She did what she could with what she had. Sounds like an adventurous lady.

Feb 06, 2021 07:24 AM #14
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