Rick Springfield on meeting Elvis in 1972
Source: A. V. Club
April 8, 2016
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I got on the plane one time and I was in the back of the bus but I walked past the first-class section - it was stopping in Hawaii because he was going to Hawaii - and there was Elvis, and he looked amazing.
You know, jet black hair, and he was thin and had this powder-blue leisure suit on, and he came back (to coach) before the plane landed and went up and down the aisle signing autographs.
I wasn't a big fan at the time then - I am now but I wasn't much then, I was more a fan of The Beatles - but I had a girlfriend named Allison and I said, 'Hey, would you sign this for my girlfriend Allison?' And I said, 'You know, Steve Binder manages me', and he said, 'Oh, I love Steve, Steve's great', and had a little conversation with him. It was pretty cool.
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