After years of recording only soundtrack albums that went along with his movies, Elvis recorded the studio album From Elvis In Memphis in 1969. Working at a new studio (American Sound Studio in Memphis), a new producer (Chip Moman), and new backup musicians (“The Memphis Boys,” the house band at American Sound Studios), the new album was a combination of country, soul, rock, pop, gospel, and blues. The lone single from the album, “In The Ghetto,” was written by Mac Davis. Originally titled “The Vicious Circle,” it describes the brief and tragic life of boy born in the Chicago ghetto. The record reached #3 in the US, #2 in the UK, #2 in Canada, and #1 in Australia, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, and Sweden.