Elvis Presley and Colonel Parker : Isetta Sports Car : Saturday December 21, 1957
+ Ryman Auditorium, Nashville : December 21, 1957
December 21; Elvis and the Colonel's in the red Isetta sports car which Elvis has just presented to him as a Christmas present. 'It is snug' observed Colonel Parker.
Colonel Parker and Elvis Presley in the BMW Isetta : The Colonel home : 1215 Gallatin Road South Madison, Tennessee 37115.
Above, pictures from Nashville of the car Elvis gave to Col. Parker. These pictures were taken before Elvis was drafted into the Army. (The car in red - below - is not the actual car.)
Elvis Presley in the BMW Isetta
View photos of Elvis shown exiting an Isetta on December 21, 1958 while stationed in Germany.
The nashville press were on hand to gets Elvis' thoughts on Military service.
Elvis tried on some military clothes provided by a photographer - George Barker of The Tennessean.
'The uncomfortable feel of GI tweeds draws a grimace from Elvis Presley as he tries on, just for fun, a set of fatigues given to him by a photographer as a Christmas present. Presley came to Nashville to distribute some presents of his own. 'I guess I'll be wearing this stuff for real, soon' Elvis remarked to reporters.
Gordon Stoker came over to the Colonel's area of Madison to pick up the Jordanaires' Christmas bonus's, amounting to four thousand dollars. Apparently Elvis asked if Gordon was going to the Grand ole opry that night, 'If I had some kind of clothes, I'd go with you guys' and Elvis then picked up a Tuxedo outfit from Mallernee's outfitters in Nashville,which Gordon arranged.
Elvis and his group then made their way to the Grand Ole Opry where he didn't perform on stage that saturday evening, but did hang around backstage and meets lots of old friends.
Location: Ryman Auditorium, Nashville.
Date 21st December 1957.
Time: 8.30pm - 9.00pm
Network: NBC radio
Sponsers: Prince Albert Grand
The 950th Grand Ole Opry Christmas show
The Wilburn Brothers : Teddy Wilburn : Elvis Presley : Doyle Wilburn
The Wilburn Brothers : Teddy Wilburn, Elvis, Doyle Wilburn.
Nashville booking Agent, Hubert Long : Elvis Presley : Colonel Parker : Faron Young
Nashville booking Agent, Hubert Long : Elvis Presley : Colonel Parker : Faron Young.
Ferlin Huskey : Elvis Presley : Faron Young : Hawkshaw Hawkins : Tom Perryman
Ferlin Huskey : Elvis Presley : Faron Young : Hawkshaw Hawkins : Tom Perryman.
Gorden Terry : Elvis Presley : Ray Price
Gorden Terry : Elvis Presley : Ray Price.
Hank Snow : Elvis Presley
Hank Snow : Elvis Presley.
Hank Snow introduced Elvis on October 2, 1954 when he appeared on Hank's portion of the Grand Ole Opry. Colonel Tom Parker was Hank Snow's manager and the two were partners in Hank Snow Enterprises and Jamboree Attractions. Elvis briefly sang Hank's 'I'm Gonna Bid My Blues Goodbye' on the Million Dollar Quartet session on December 4, 1956, and recorded 'I'm Movin On' at American Sound in 1969.
Jimmy Rogers Snow : Elvis Presley
Jimmy Rogers Snow : Elvis Presley.
Jimmy Rodgers Snow, (Hank's Snow son), who was also an entertainer, was with Elvis and other performers in 1955 on Jamboree tours. Jimmy came backstage to say hello.
Elvis invited Jimmy to visit him at Graceland, which Jimmy did flying to Memphis on New Year's Day 1958.
The Jordanaires : Hugh Jarrett : Gordon Stoker, Elvis Presley : Neal Matthews : Hoyt Hawkins
The Jordanaires : Hugh Jarrett : Gordon Stoker, Elvis Presley : Neal Matthews : Hoyt Hawkins.
Johnny Cash : Elvis Presley : Gordon Stoker
Johnny Cash : Elvis Presley : Gordon Stoker.
Brenda Lee : Elvis Presley
Brenda Lee aged 13 and Elvis.
This was Brenda's first Grand Old Opry Performance; December 1957 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. She met Elvis Presley for the first time which is said to be one of her fondest memories'.
The Governor's Mansion
Elvis, Colonel Parker, Lamar fike, Cliff Greaves and Billy Smith then make their way to the Governor's Mansion.
Governor of Tennessee- Frank G. Clement ,Elvis and Colonel Parker.
Lamar Fike 'After the Opry we went over to the governor's mansion to see Governor Frank Clement.
We stayed up there until one o'clock in the morning playing the piano.
The Marigolds, (evolved from The Prison Aires), with lead singer Johnny Bragg, performed for Elvis at Governor Frank G.Clement's mansion. They sang Jailhouse Rock for Elvis, and he was impressed with their harmonies, and wanted to record with them, but apparently Colonel Parker did not consider this a good career move. Elvis joined them for a rendition of Just Walkin' In The Rain,a song Elvis did not record. Elvis and his party returned back to Memphis in the early hours of Sunday 22nd of December 1957.
Little Junior Parker, Elvis, Bobby Blue Bland : WDIA Goodwill Revue December 6, 1957
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Elvis Live In The 50's : The Complete Concert Recordings 3 CD / 172 page Book
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