Elvis Presley | February 25, 1961 | Elvis Presley Day Proclaimed


By: Elvis Australia
Source: www.elvis.com.au
February 25, 2011

Tennessee Governor Buford Ellington and Memphis mayor Henry Loeb both declare Elvis Presley Photos February 25, 1961 'Elvis Presley Day'. The Governor makes Elvis an honorary Colonel by giving him the title 'Colonel, Aide de Camp on the Governor's Staff'. At a special luncheon at the Hotel Claridge, Elvis is presented by RCA with a diamond-studded watch to honor record sales of more than 75 million. Elvis then gave a press conference, [Sam Phillips asks why Sun Records gets so little recognition for Elvis' success, reminding everyone that 'RCA wouldn't have him if it wasn't for Phillips] and follows with two concerts with the proceeds ($47,823) being distributed among twenty-six charities.

50th anniversary special presentation; February 25, 1961 - February 25, 2011.

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