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Elvis Presley's show at Empire Stadium on Aug. 31, 1957 is the stuff of legend. But photos of the gig are as rare as hen's teeth. So imagine Rob Frith's surprise when he recently got a call about some unknown Elvis photos from Empire Stadium.
'Look at this', he said this week, pointing to a photo of Elvis in full pelvis mode. 'That's just killer! It's the classic pose'. Indeed it is. The photo captures the early Elvis in all his rock 'n' roll glory, knees bent and wide apart, singin' and swingin' in his famous gold lame jacket.
Elvis met Gene Vincent at least twice in 1956, once in New York on July 3, and again a few months later in Los Angeles.
There are no photos of the chance July meeting at Penn Station, although Elvis mentions it in an interview about a week later. Below we have a photo from the second meeting; Elvis Presley, with Paul Peek, Gene Vincent in Los Angeles, CA - Sunday, September 30, 1956.
Pat Boone: I first met Elvis in Cleveland, Ohio. He was not very, he was not known really nationally at all. It was before Heartbreak Hotel, before Hound Dog
, he had two or three country records, sort of 'rockabilly' we called them. And I'd seen his name on some jukeboxes in Texas, and made note of the name. But he couldn't be a pop artist, not in those days.
Though he never lost the title of 'King', it was an empty crown that Elvis Presley wore during much of the decade of the 1960s. While it is hard to have ever thought of Presley in need of a comeback, it was precisely the situation in which he found himself just a few months ago. Despite his unparalleled success of the late 1950s and early 1960s (more than 250 million records sold and more than 30 movies) ... Unbelievably, Presley, who had been the most important musical influence of his generation, was only a memory to many of his strongest fans during much of the 1960s. For those who were excited by his early recordings (a list that begins with John Lennon
and Paul McCartney
and extends into the millions), Presley would always be a special figure, but it seemed that he would be a figure tucked neatly and permanently into the past.
The King of Rock 'n' Roll shattered many records during his incredible career. Forty-five years ago this weekend, he became the first entertainer in history to sell out four consecutive shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Elvis' Madison Square Garden shows were the first time Elvis performed in front of a live audience in New York since his TV appearances on the Dorsey Brothers, Steve Allen and Ed Sullivan shows in 1956 and 1957. Elvis performed before an audience of 20,000 fans at each of the four shows that took place June 9-11, 1972 (that's a total of 80,000 fans for the entire weekend). Initially, only three shows were booked, but those sold out instantly, so the fourth show on June 11 was added.
I had the pleasure of attending 'The Wonder Of You' sold-out concerts in Melbourne two nights running, Friday, Saturday, June 9 and 10 during which I was totally enthralled for practically every minute.
It is tempting to compare these concerts with the forerunner,'Elvis The Concert' in 1999 and the slightly renamed 'Elvis Presley In Concert' in 2006 (the first being far superior to the second, much bigger screens to begin with) and while that is more than reasonable, these concerts are in many ways very different. But it was ELVIS everyone came to see and seeing him move on such a large screen was amazing.
Elvis Presley's two concerts at Maple Leaf Gardens were among only five he ever performed outside of the U.S. The April 2 concert is now featured in the 'Elvis In Person, One Night in Toronto April 2, 1957
' Hardcover Book. 'It goes without saying', Toronto Star music critic Hugh Thomson wrote in a scathing review of Elvis Presley's two-concert appearance at Maple Leaf Gardens on April 2, 1957
, 'he has all the appeal of one-part dynamite and one-part chain-lightning to the adolescent girls, but to one like myself who is neither a girl nor adolescent, I could only feel he was strikingly devoid of talent'.
Elvis was singing in the men's room. But I'd gotten used to that. This time, though, there was something new. And it led me, after all these years, to the legendary Barbara Hearn. A little explanation -- all right, a lot of explanation -- is in order:
Kate Moss wore a nice jean blouse with silhouettes of Elvis Presley, the TCB logo and titles of popular songs of Elvis like 'Heartbreak Hotel', 'Teddy Bear' and 'Can't Help Falling In Love' at the recent Spring 2017 Fashion Dior show. The 42-year-old model wore black pants, boots, a t-shirt and the blue 'Elvis' denim shirt. Thank you, thank you very much, Kate.
Elvis' first Canadian performances were at the Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto April 2, 1957
. Next The 'King' performed two concerts in Ottawa on April 3, 1957
. Then on August 31, 1957
, Elvis, Scotty Moore, Bill Black
, D.J. Fontana
and the Jordanaires
went to Vancouver by train to perform at Empire Stadium. It was the second stop of a tour of the Northwest that had started the day before in Spokane. By this time Elvis had recorded eight No. 1 singles in two years, had made three movies and was about to release 'Jailhouse Rock' as his latest single. Having performed in Toronto and Ottawa in April, this was only the third time they ever performed outside of the U.S. and for Elvis it would be the last. Vancouver's first rock-and-roll show had taken place barely a year before, when Bill Haley
and the Comets drew 6,000 people to the Kerrisdale Arena. Now Elvis had drawn a crowd over four times larger.
My first hero, and a very good friend of and to Elvis, Muhammad Ali has died today. It is hardly surprising that Muhammad Ali and Elvis Presley became good friends, their backgrounds were so similar and they became the two arms of the pincer movement of civil rights within entertainment and sport. Muhammad Ali : 'Elvis Presley was the sweetest, most humble and nicest man you'd want to know'.
If you were a teenage girl living in the Tulsa area on April 18, 1956, chances are you were screaming your head off at the fairgrounds Pavilion. 'Presley Leaves 'Em Limp - 8,000 Squeal at 1st Show', read the headline in the Tulsa World the next day. Elvis was a 21-year-old singer and former truck driver who performed two 'frenetic' Tulsa shows, 60 years ago next month. Most of the tickets were $1 each.
On January 24, 1969 after completing the first recording sessions at American Studios, Elvis takes a winter holiday to Aspen Colarado with Priscilla and Lisa Marie returning for more recording on the 17th.
While it is well known that Elvis Presley and Sammy Davis Jr. were good friends, first meeting in the 1950s, maintaining a friendship through the years, now, we have a fantastic photo via a news paper clipping from Jet magazine, February 27, 1958 showing Sammy in full swing imitating Elvis, and what's more, the clipping tells us that Elvis was sitting in the front row, roaring with laughter. Imitations were a big part of Sammy's shows and Elvis was not left out in this regard, with Sammy singing Hound Dog in concert.
Ben Keough carries the very dominant Elvis Presley gene inheriting the famous pout and baby blues eyes that his mother Lisa Marie also dons.The resemblance is spooky to say the least, because given the year, if Ben Keough would dye his locks jet black he would be identical to his late grandpa, Elvis Presley.
Memphis, Tennessee, wasn't just Elvis' home; it was also his stage.
From small clubs to large coliseums, Elvis performed in many different Bluff City venues throughout his career. Recently we looked at the Presley family's Tupelo and Memphis homes and apartments
. This week, let's look at a few of the Memphis venues where Elvis wowed his fans. Elvis' career started small, with gigs at the Bel-Air Club and the Bon Air Club. But his first official billed performance was on July 30, 1954
, at the Overton Park Shell.
Elvis : 'The thing I keep up with most is professional football'. When he wasn't on stage, in a studio or on the big screen, there's a good chance you could find Elvis Presley playing football. Elvis loved other sports, too, like karate and racquetball. But Elvis always found time for a quick game, and if he couldn't play it himself, he watched his favorite teams compete on TV. He often watched three Football games at once in the TV room at Graceland where he had installed three TV sets.
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Elvis Presley's granddaughter, Riley Keough
, married Australian stuntman Ben Smith-Peterson february 4.
In a never-before-seen photograph by Hollywood legend Nat Dallinger, Elvis Presley and Juliet Prowse attend a movie dinner after a special screening of their forthcoming movie G.I. Blues. The co-stars attended a studio-hosted buffet dinner to promote the film to exhibitors. Prowse, appearing in only her second major motion picture, apparently worked hard to perk up his mood.
Take a look at this remarkable photo
of the King. 40 years ago, October 4, 1974 in Detroit to be precise. This is not one we have seen the likes of before, Elvis sitting down at a desk while wearing his show clothing - signing what looks like a certificate (He his with the Detroit police) There are two additional photos.
Only Elvis Presley could make this work, out for a ride wearing his pyjamas
Elvis Presley : One Cool Shot
!!! Only Elvis Presley could look this cool.
Checkout this great photo of Elvis signing an autograph, circa 1966-1967.
I have today talked with Wade Jones the owner of the Elvis photo from 1945 in this article and I am convinced that the image that has been released in full via Vanity Fair is exactly as he received it. And importantly Wade has pointed me to conclusive facts showing that the 'first' so called 'Photoshoped' image was made by a fan and published openly online, from there, somehow this then become 'Wade's' photo which it never was. So we go back to the experts who when asked, 'Is it real'? Is it really him?
Here we have a ultra rare picture of a 13 year old Elvis Presley, posing in front of the Tupelo Hardware Store. There's no exact date for this picture, other than that it was taken, most likely, in 1948.
The The Elvis Files Volume 6 : 1971-1973
Hardcover Book has been released. As with the other volumes release so far this again is a huge hardback book with 470 pages and feature more than 1500 photos
... Every single concert & tour, the Vegas and Tahoe shows, private moments and in studio, fan memories and more. Like the five  volumes
before it, this book is a must for any Elvis fan. View Previews
'a most remarkable display of priorities
for a young aspiring artist at the bottom of the tour hierarchy'.
Check out this
ultra rare photo of Elvis carrying the crown
given to him at the conclusion of the Aloha From Hawaii concert by a fan. Previously we have only seen a glimpse of this in the video from the telecast. This is only one of many great and previously unseen photos featured in the Boxcar book, Aloha Via Satellite
Here is an amazing image. With a modern day visit to Hawaii and an original photograph, Australian fan Alexander Attard with imagination and the help of some digital editing overlaid an original photo of Elvis in the backyard of a home in Hawaii with his recent photograph of the very same back yard.
Rare pictures from the LIFE archives (43 photos). LIFE presents a series of photos - most of which never appeared in LIFE - showing Elvis, along with his 15-year-old girlfriend, Priscilla Beaulieu, in Germany on the day he left for the States (March 2, 1960), and Elvis again at Fort Dix, New Jersey, where he landed on March 3, sans Priscilla. He was officially discharged from the Army on March 5. These photos, by LIFE photographers James Whitmore and Al Fenn, capture a moment in Elvis' life when he was poised to remind everyone who might have doubted it that, despite two years of taking orders, he was ready to again be the King.
January 14, 2013 is the 40th anniversary of perhaps Elvis Presley's greatest triumph : Elvis made television and entertainment history on this date with his
Elvis: Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite concert special. The show was performed at the Honolulu International Center Arena on January 14, 1973 at 12:30 AM Hawaiian time. The concert was beamed live via Globecam Satellite to Australia, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, South Vietnam and other countries, and was seen on a delayed basis in approximately thirty European countries. The first American airing was April 4, 1973 on NBC-TV.
Elvis Presley : Arriving In Hawaii : January 9, 1973
Elvis Presley : Aloha From Hawaii Rehearsal Concert : January 12, 1973
Elvis Presley : Receiving an award, backstage : January 13, 1973, before his Aloha Concert
Elvis Presley : Hawaii : January 14, 1973
Elvis Presley : 2012 : The Year In Review via articles, interviews, reviews, news and releases.
Elvis Presley : New Years Eve, December 31, 1975
Elvis Presley : New Years Eve Concert : December 31, 1976
. While Pittsburghers rang in the New Year Friday night in front of their TV sets with Guy Lombardo, 16,409 others Scorned 1977 with Elvis Presley at the Civic Arena. After three opening acts and a lengthy intermission, Presley unded on stage 35 minutes before midnight, but you would rethought the clock had struck 12. He received an ear-deafening ovation punctuated by thousands of blasts from flash bulbs and a patchwork of 'We-Love-You-Elvis' signs hoisted aloft. Presley had perhaps the most captive audience since Johnny Cash played Folsom Prison. And rarely did he lose his iron grip on the crowd during his 90 minutes on stage
. At the stroke of midnight, the house lights went up and Elvis led the crowd in singing 'Auld Lang Syne'.
In December 1960, RCA was preparing a 'compact 33 EP' to be released in January 1961. But is was not to be, until now. Here we have the recently discovered piece of official RCA paperwork, an 'RCA Listing Notice' that shows the preparation for the release, assigning catalogue number 'LPC-123'. For reasons still unknown the release was withdrawn at the very last moment. The title track was 'Love Me' ...