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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
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 delivers his Christmas present, a red BMW Isetta, to Colonel Parke

Elvis Presley in the BMW Isetta BMW Isetta
Elvis Presley in the BMW Isetta

Elvis Presley Photos 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.

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.

Ryman Auditorium, Nashville : December 21, 1957

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.
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
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
Ferlin Huskey : Elvis Presley : Faron Young : Hawkshaw Hawkins : Tom Perryman.

Gorden Terry : Elvis Presley : Ray Price

Gorden Terry : Elvis Presley : Ray Price
Gorden Terry : Elvis Presley : Ray Price.

Hank Snow : Elvis Presley

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 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.
The Jordanaires : Hugh Jarrett : Gordon Stoker, Elvis Presley : Neal Matthews : Hoyt Hawkins.

Johnny Cash : Elvis Presley : Gordon Stoker

Johnny Cash : Elvis Presley : Gordon Stoker
Johnny Cash : Elvis Presley : Gordon Stoker.

Brenda Lee : Elvis Presley

Brenda Lee : Elvis Presley

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.
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.

Elvis Presley Photos Little Junior Parker, Elvis, Bobby Blue Bland : WDIA Goodwill Revue December 6, 1957

January 1957

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Kennedy Veterans Hospital : January 4, 1957
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : January 6, 1957 : Warwick Hotel, New York
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley: The Ed Sullivan Show : His third and final Appearance : January 6, 1957 TV Appearance
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis, Monday evening, January 7, 1957 following his last appearance on the Ed Sullivan show
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Elvis may move into Graceland Newspaper article : 1957

March

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley displays the toy pistol that caused him some trouble : March 22, 1957
Elvis Presley Photos Pfc. Hershel Nixon and Elvis Presley shake hands : March 26, 1957

April

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Buffalo, NY. Memorial Coliseum : April 1, 1957
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Maple Leaf Gardens Canada : April 2, 1957
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Ottawa Canada : April 3, 1957
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Sports Arena : April 5, 1957
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley and Knox Phillips : Memphis, TN : Tuesday April 9, 1957
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley with Yvonne Lime : April 19, 1957
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : New Music Gates at Graceland in 1957 : April 22, 1957
Elvis Presley Photos April 30, 1957 : Bill for Stone Wall Built at the front of Graceland

May

Elvis Presley Photos The Dog House That Frank Helped Build : May 17-19, 1957
Elvis Presley Photos May 1957 : The Jailhouse Rock Recording Sessions New page link

June

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley with comic Lou Costello and actress Jane Russell : Russwood Park : June 28, 1957

August

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Vancouver, Canada. Empire Stadium : August 31, 1957

September

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Tacoma, WA. Lincoln Bowl (Matinee Show) : September 1, 1957
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Seattle, WA. Sick's Stadium (Evening Show) : September 1, 1957
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Multnomah Civic Stadium Portland, OR : September 2, 1957

October

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : October 1, 1957
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley and Joan Adams : Las Vegas, October 1957
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : October 28 & 29, 1957 : Pan Pacific Auditorium

November

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Hawaii : November 9, 1957

December

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : WDIA Goodwill Revue : December 6, 1957
Elvis Presley Photos
Elvis Presley : December 16, 1957
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Graceland : December 20, 1957
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley and Colonel Parker : Isetta Sports Car : Saturday : December 21, 1957
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : December 21, 1957 : Evening : Ryman Auditorium, Nashville
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Hannerl Melcher : December 1957

The Movies Of 1957

Elvis Presleys Movies 1957, Loving You, Paramount
Elvis Presleys Movies 1957, Jailhouse Rock, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

The Movies In Photos

Photos Loving You New page link
Photos Jailhouse Rock New page link

Video

Elvis Presley Video Video : Amazing new Hawaii 1957 footage

DVDs

DVD Elvis : The Ed Sullivan Show : The Classic Performances DVD
DVD The Milton Berle Show DVD
DVD Elvis : The King Of Rock n Roll 30 Hit Performances And More DVD

CDs

CD Greatest Live Hits of the 50’s CD From MRS
CD The Complete Louisiana Hayride Archives 1954-1956
CD Elvis At SUN
CD Elvis Presley : FTD Special Edition 2 CD
CD Elvis
CD The Million Dollar Quartet
CD Loving You : FTD Special Edition Movie Soundtrack 2 CD
CD Jailhouse Rock Volume 1 : FTD Special Edition Movie Soundtrack 2 CD
CD Jailhouse Rock Volume 2 : FTD Special Edition Movie Soundtrack 2 CD
CD 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong : FTD Special Edition 2 CD
CD The King Of Rock 'N' Roll : The Complete 50's Masters
CD Elvis' Golden Records CD
CD Elvis' Christmas Album CD
CD King Creole CD

Books

Elvis Presley Books Jailhouse Rock : Frame By Frame Hardcover Book
Book Elvis In Gold : 1957
Book King Creole : The Music : FTD Book & CD
Elvis Presley Books The Elvis Files Vol. 2, 1957-1959
Book Jailhouse Rock Hardcover Book : JAT Publishing
Elvis Presley Books
Elvis : Rock, Sex and Roll
Book Elvis : The Hottest Thing That's Cool The '50s inc, Ed Sullivan and Steve Allen Shows
Book Flashback Book + 2 CDs
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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