Memories

Album: Memories: The '68 Comeback Special (1968)
Charted: 35

Songfacts®:

  • Mac Davis penned this song with Billy Strange. They wrote it for Elvis, a US television special featuring Elvis Presley, that aired on December 3, 1968 on the NBC television network. Davis recalled to Billboard magazine: "They had asked for a song about looking back over the years, and oddly enough, I had to write it in one night. I stayed up all night at Billy Strange's house in Los Angeles. He had a little office set up in his garage. I wrote it right there."

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