Kris Kristofferson : Elvis was my Hero
Source: Elvis Australia
April 8, 2014 - 11:58:44 PM
Elvis Articles, Elvis Interviews, By David Troedson
This in itself is not new, Kris talked in detail to Ken Sharp for the FTD book release, 'Writing For The King', but to have this incredibly talented singer, songwriter, actor, say this so personally to me, and to those around me - EVERYONE was interested when Kris Kristofferson started talking about Elvis Presley -- just made it so much more 'real'. I had read his comments before about Kris and Elvis but I now know, not only for sure how genuine Kris' feeling's are, but how strongly he really feels. Just the tone of his voice to start with, something you don't get reading an interview, (or this tonight!!!), and I must say, what a down to earth guy, just an incredible experience.
Kris Kristofferson, Palais Theatre, Melbourne, April 8, 2014. Photo by David Troedson.
And the experience of the concert, what a concert, just Kris and his guitar and a load of talent, oh and his talented daughter Kelly adding a nice touch with her sweet voice and a good deal of humor between the two for a few songs. And I was not only fortunate to be able to shoot a number of photos kneeling in the aisle down the front during the encore, I reached out to Kris as he was walking off stage and he stopped and shook my hand, I wasn't sure what he thought of me sitting there taking photos but evidently he didn't mind!
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