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Elvis Presley : July 28 & 29, 1955 : Jacksonville, FL. Gator Stadium Baseball Park

Elvis with Ardys Bell Clawson

Jimmy Rodgers Snow said the stage was setup in the middle of the field facing the bleaches with rows of chairs in front of the stage. He said the girls in the chairs in the front are the ones that pursued him. When asked if it happened on more than one occasion, he said, 'Yes, just about everywhere we played it happened. Sometimes it would be more people then other times. It would depend on how large the crowd was. I know that Elvis did not invite the girls back stage anymore. I think he learned that it was not a good idea'.

This was the point that according to the Colonel's advance man, Oscar Davis, Parker was irrevocably sold on the growth potential of Elvis Presley. Scotty, in his book 'That's Alright Elvis' recalled that almost from the beginning the Colonel started trying to separate Elvis from the band. He had tried to get Hank's band to back him and both they and Elvis refused to do that. He felt that it was because he 'had Elvis' ear'. The following July when they performed at the ballpark again appearing with Andy Griffith and The Louvin Brothers, the fans (girls) apparently rioted and again relieved Elvis of most of his clothing.

A fan, Ardys (Bell) Clawson who had recently moved to Jacksonville from Boca Grande was in attendance both days and after the performance on the 28th saw him hiding shirtless eating ice out of one of the drink boxes under the grandstand. Her brother took pictures.

Ardys Bell Clawson, Elvis and Scotty - July 29, 1955
Ardys Bell Clawson, Elvis and Scotty - July 29, 1955

Elvis and Ardys Bell Clawson - July 28, 1955
Elvis and Ardys Bell Clawson - July 28, 1955

January 1955

Elvis Presley Photos Alvis Presley : January 5, 1955
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley on The Louisiana Hayride : January 22, 1955
Elvis Presley Photos Tyler : January 25, 1955
Elvis Presley Photos Backstage : Gilmer : January 26, 1955
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : January 29, 1955 The Louisiana Hayride

February

Elvis Presley Photos Sun Studios : February 3, 1955 : Elvis, Scotty and Bill
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : February 6, 1955 : Memphis. Overton Park Shell
Elvis Presley MP3 Audio Radio promotion for February 23, 1955 Appearance
Elvis Presley Photos Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley : February 13, 1955 : Lubbock, Tx. Fair Park Coliseum
Elvis Presley Photos February 26, 1955 : Ad for Cleveland Concert on this date

March

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis, Scotty and Bill at Coley's Truck Stop in Dermott, AR : March 25, 1955

April

Elvis Presley Photos Bill Black, Royce Hanson Jr. and Elvis Presley : Gladewater High School : April 30, 1955

May

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley and Dixie Locke : Dixie Locke's Junior Prom : May 6, 1955
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : May 13, 1955 : Elvis with Mae Boren Axton
Elvis Presley Video Elvis Presley Photos Elvis with Jimmie Rodgers Snow in the parade : Meridian, Mississippi : May 26, 1955
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Texarkana, AR : Friday, May 27, 1955

June

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Fair Park Coliseum Lubbock, TX : June 3, 1955
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : June 5, 1954 : Elvis Presley's Burnt out Cadillac
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Big D Jamboree : Dallas, Texas. Sportarium : June 18, 1955
Elvis Presley Photos Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley & Bill Black : Beaumont Texas : June 21, 1955

July

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : July 4, 1955 : Hodges Park : De Leon
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Water Skiing : McKellar Lake : July 1955 New page link
Elvis Presley Video Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : July 15, 1955 : Joy Drive-In Theatre : Minden, LA
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : July 28 & 29, 1955 : Jacksonville, FL. Gator Stadium Baseball Park
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Fort Homer W. Hesterly Armory, Tampa, FL : July 31, 1955

August

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Bryan, Tx., Aug 23, 1955

September

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley and friends, backstage : Clarksdale, MS. City Auditorium : September 8, 1955
Elvis Presley Photos Gilmer : September 26, 1955

October

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : The Cotton Club Lubbock, TX : October 15, 1955
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : October 18, 1955
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Cleveland : October 19, 1955
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Cleveland, Ohio : October 20, 1955

December

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : New York : December 1, 1955
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Swifton, AR : December 9, 1955
Elvis Presley Photos Scotty, Bill and Elvis onstage (in the ring) at Ellis Auditorium : Dec 19, 1955

CDs

CD The Complete Louisiana Hayride Archives 1954-1956
CD Greatest Live Hits of the 50’s CD From MRS
CD Elvis At SUN

Books

Book The Elvis Files Volume 1 : 1953-1956
Book The Rock 'N Roll Years : My Wish Came True : 1954-56
Book Elvis Presley: The Family Album Book

Elvis Presley Photos

Elvis Presley Photos

Elvis Presley Video Video Preview: Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD

Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD + 16 page booklet. Never before have we seen an Elvis concert from the 50's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered Unreleased Film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don’t Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever. This is an excellent release no fan should be without it. The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people.

We love Elvis Presley !!!!!!!! : So ... Stop, look and listen baby that's our philosophy ... First thing in the morning, last thing at night ... look, stare everywhere and see everything inside ... Stop, look and listen!

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