lördag 25 februari 2012

Elvis - february 25


Elvis, Scotty and Bill ride to Cleveland with Bob Neal, they stop to get by various stations promotion.


Elvis performed in Schreveport "Louisiana Hayride" Louisiana.


Louis Armstrong was quoted in the Memphis Press-Scimitar: " I'm definitely gonna do a record with him. You'd be surprised what we could do together.
You ask me if I think he's good. How many Cadillacs was it he bought? That boy's no fool."


Tennessee governor Buford Ellington and Memphis mayor Henry Loeb both declared this day "Elvis Presley Day". At a special luncheon at the Hotel Claridge, Elvis was presented by RCA with a diamond studded watch to honor record sales of more than 75 million. Sam Philips asked why Sun Records got so little recognition for
Elvis ' success, reminding everyone that "RCA wouldn't have him if it wasn't for Philips."
Elvis performed at the Memphis Charity Show, Ellis Auditorium, Memphis at 3.00 and 8.30 p.m.
Attendance at the first show was 3,860 and at the second 6,540. The comedian George Jessel introduced Elvis in the evening as "one of the greatest singer-actors of this century."
After the evening show Elvis hold a party at Graceland.


Elvis had a soundtrack recording session in Nashville from 10.15 p.m. to 3.30 a.m. for Harum Scarum.


Elvis flew back from Nashville to Memphis n the early evening.
He had the plane circle over his ranch before landing.


Elvis flew to Los Angeles to his new home at 1174 Hillcrest Drive. This smaller,
4 bedroom house offered Elvis, Priscilla and Lisa Marie more privacy than before.
Only Charlie Hodge, Patsy and Gee Gee Gambill were living there too.


Elvis and the guys from the entourage flew to Houston for Elvis' engagement at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in Kirk Kerkorian's private jet. Though the Colonel had tried to force the guys to travel on their own, they all went along with Elvis except for the wives this time. Elvis held a brief
press conference at the airport before checking into the Astroworld Hotel for his first performance outside Las Vegas since 1961.

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