1969 Song of the Day- Long Black Limousine”- Elvis Presley. Long Black Limousine was written by Vern Stovall and Bobby George back in 1961- the first version to be released was by Stovall- after that Glen Campbell recorded it. O.C. Smith released it as a b-side to Little Green Apples in 1968. The best known version of the song of course is by The King- Elvis Presley which was on his From Elvis In Memphis album in 1969. Who would have even thought back in 1969 that within a decade of Elvis singing Long Black Limousine that The King would be dead at 42.