50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong!
50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong was the name of a 1959 album featuring Elvis’ hit singles from 1958 and 1959. Peaking at number 31 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart, it’s considered one of the most successful and influential compilation albums of all time.
The album’s title was a reference to the 1927 song “Fifty Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong.” Reportedly, the 50 million figure is also an estimate of the number of Elvis singles sold around the world by 1959.
The album (and this stamp sheet) feature Elvis’ famed gold lamé suit. In 1957, Elvis hired tailor Nudie Cohn to design him a $10,000 suit. The result was the flashy gold lamé suit that became a part of Elvis history and catapulted its designer into fashion stardom. (Cohn was later credited as the first designer to put rhinestones on country singers’ outfits, which led to the term “Rhinestone Cowboy.”)
Elvis wore his gold lamé suit for the first time on March 28, 1957, for a performance at the International Amphitheater in Chicago. Elvis only wore the complete five-piece suit (jacket, pants, belt, ties, and shoes) two more times.
Today the famous gold suit is on display at Graceland.