My Boy / Loving Arms 

Modified: February 18, 2013

         Release: RCA Victor RCA-2458EX My Boy / Loving Arms (45)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 1974

rca 2458ex cover side1 small My Boy / Loving Arms (Elvis Presley)rca 2458ex cover side2 small My Boy / Loving Arms (Elvis Presley)

Insert: front and back. No picture sleeve was created for this release.

rca 2458ex sidea small My Boy / Loving Arms (Elvis Presley)rca 2458ex sideb small My Boy / Loving Arms (Elvis Presley)

Disc: (1974) Gray label. Manufactured in the U.S. for overseas distribution due to strikes in the U.K.
Matrix numbers: RCA 2458A 1 / RCA 2458B 1

There were many events leading to a severe energy conservation imposed by the UK government which began from December 17, 1973 industrial and commercial users were limited to five days consumption and beginning December 31, 1973 they would be limited to three specified consecutive days each week and prohibited from working longer hours on those days.1 On Janaury 7, 1974, the three-day work week began for industry pushing over 885,000 to register for unemployment benefits.1 On February 9, 1974, a national miner's strike began as a result of the Government refusing to compromise on a 7% pay rise, and the situation lead to a state of emergency and introduction a three day working week.3 An agreement to end the strike was readched on March 6, 1974, On March 7, 1974, the Energy Secretary ordered a return at midnight to a five-day working week but retained restrictions on the use of electricity. The miners return to work on March 11, 1974.1 This disruption in industry is directly attributed to the US manufacturing of this release for distribution in the UK.

  1. "British Economics and Trade Union Politics 1973-1974." The National Archives. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2013.
  2. "British Economics and Trade Union Politics 1973-1974." The National Archives. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2013.
  3. "1972 and 1974 Miners' Strikes." 1972 and 1974 Miners' Strikes. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2013.
  4. "British Economics and Trade Union Politics 1973-1974." The National Archives. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2013.