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Elvis, Monday evening, January 7, 1957 following his last appearance on the Ed Sullivan show

Elvis, Monday evening, January 7, 1957 following his last appearance on the Ed Sullivan show.

Elvis, Monday evening, January 7, 1957 folowing his last appearance on the Ed Sullivan show.

Fans remembers Elvis at Greeneville train station 1957

East Tennessee fans remember Elvis
By Knoxville News Sentinel, January 8, 2010

Rebecca Saye remembers being a 9th-grader boarding the train with friends that carried Elvis Presley in Greeneville, Tenn., in 1957. She said he kissed her and her friends when they departed and she didn't wash her face for six weeks. In 1957, I was in the 9th grade in Greeneville Junior High School, and a huge Elvis fan. At that time Elvis would travel only by train, and he would go through Greeneville from Memphis to NY to be on the Ed Sullivan show. Several mornings during the week that he was to appear on the Sullivan show, my daddy would be late for work, and take me and a friend of mine to the train station to see if Elvis was on the train. Of course, we would be late for school too, but important things like Elvis came first. He didn't come during the week, but on Saturday, he came through. We were waiting, and got our tickets and boarded the train. We had tickets to go as far as Johnson City, where my daddy was going to pick us up. Unfortunately, Elvis was asleep during that trip, but we talked to several people who had seen and heard him until late into the night.

On Sunday, he was on the now famous 'shown above the hips' episode of Ed Sullivan.

On Monday night my one friend, and two others, decided that we would go to the Greeneville train station again, but when we got there the word was out that he was coming through, and there were a lot of people there. We already had our plans made beforehand, so we went to get our tickets.

This time to Morristown., since he was headed back to Memphis. While everyone else was screaming for him, and he was signing autographs for the others, (as seen in the pictures), the four of us girls boarded the train, and when it left the station, we were there with Elvis waving to everyone.

He and his friends, who later became know as the Memphis Mafia, went back to the dining car, and we were able to sit at the table across from them. He had on the deep red suede jacket that he wore on one of his record covers. We all got autographs, and I got a sprig of parsley, and a piece of bread that he had eaten off of.. He kissed us as we left the train, and I didn't wash my face for six weeks. I can't remember now why I broke down and finally washed it. The event was written up in the Greeneville Sun, as well as the Knoxville Sentinel. I was able to see Elvis in two concerts much later on. One in Nashville, and one in Murfreesboro. I was married with children by then, but I still screamed when he moved.

I will never forget getting to ride on the train with him, and it was fun when we were able to take our granddaughters to Graceland and remember how it once was.

Another story from the same timeframe

Joan Price : The third time Elvis passed through Greenville,Tennessee, the crowd at the station was just huge, and we couldn't even get anywhere near him. We were very upset, so my mother bought tickets for the four of us girls to ride down to the next town. We got on the train with him. After the conductor punched our tickets,we went and sat in the dining car right across from him, and ordered Coca-Colas.

Back then Cokes normally cost a nickel, but on that train those Cokes were a dollar and a half a piece! We were just horriified at how expensive they were.Elvis remembered us and was very charming and polite.

So there we were sitting across from him and we're loaded down with movie magazines and records and all kinds of stuff for him to autograph.

Dinah Dodd : He asked us where we went to school,how old we were-things like that. I'm sure we were so silly,giggling and all that kind of stuff. The other guys with Elvis were kind of teasing him about us. You could see them cutting their eyes , then back to us,grinning. Elvis was very nice and cordial and pleasant. He was just a little country boy,not at that point full of himself. We were having such a great time ,but we had to get off at the next stop, Morristown. When we did, we carried off the napkins from his table, and the place mats,the pen he signed with-just about everything we could grab.

Joan Price : One of the other girls even took some crumbs from his table.

I wonder if she still has them. I've still got that napkin in my scrapbook.

Dinah Dodd : And I still have his autograph.

Joan Price : There was a big article in the Greenville paper about us meeting him and about our little trip.

Secend story; Interviewed by Rose Clayton and Dick Heard

Elvis Presley : The Ed Sullivan Show Appearances

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : First Appearance : The Ed Sullivan Show : September 9, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : The Ed Sullivan Show Rehearsals : New York, October 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley gets his Polio Shot : October 28, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : The Ed Sullivan Show : October 28, 1956
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : January 6, 1957 : Warwick Hotel, New York
Elvis Presley Photos With with Joanne Wilson, New York City's March of Dimes poster girl for 1956 [Same as above]
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley: The Ed Sullivan Show : January 6, 1957 : His third and final Appearance
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis, Monday evening, January 7, 1957 following his last appearance on the Ed Sullivan show

Elvis on The Ed Sullivan Shows

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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