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Elvis Presley : Charleston West Virginia : July 11, 1975

Elvis Presley : Charleston West Virginia : July 11, 1975
Elvis Presley : Charleston West Virginia : July 11, 1975.

Concert Date : July 11, 1975. Charleston, WV.

Elvis Cultists Are Ecstatic Rockin' With Their Leader
by Robert Kelly : Charleston Daily Mail : July 12, 1975

The faces in the crowd told the story of Elvis Presley's appeal.

'He's the rock on which everything is built', said Kenny Miller, 21, of Marmet, who also enjoys the bizarre, mutant rock 'n' roll species that have evolved from the rock.

Elvis Presley : Charleston West Virginia : July 11, 1975.
Elvis Presley : Charleston West Virginia : July 11, 1975.

'I like Kiss too', Miller said. Kiss is an English group that enjoys worldwide popularity with the Pepsi generation but remains light years away from bridging the generation gap. 'Elvis is keeping me young', said Mrs. Charlotte Kerstein,60, of Chesterfield Avenue. She waited to see Elvis with her son-in-law Stephen Meyer,42, who was at Venderbilt University in Nashville when Elvis picked up his guitar in Memphis in the mid 1950s.

Kim Martin,8, was in line with her mother Mrs. Barbara Martin,40, who recalls sipping sodas in the West Virginia Wesleyan College student union and listening to 'Heartbreak Hotel' and 'Blue Suede Shoes' on the jukebox.

Kim, by letter, invited Elvis to ride horses on the family farm at Clendenin. 'I'm pleased that a young man of my age is doing so well', quipped Mrs. Martin. Elvis also is 40.

Some fans were more exuberant. Brenda Sue Metten, 23, of Davis Creek, said she'll never outgrow Elvis.

'They say he's over the hill at 40', she said. 'But if he's over the hill. I'd like to be over there with him'.

Brenda's George Washington High School graduation gift was a trip to see the Presley manse in Memphis.

'I've been so nervous since he came to Charleston', she said.

Mrs. Clara Stevens, 31, of Barboursville, said she 'loves Elvis because he's so gentle and seems like one of us'.

Is mr. Stevens jealous that his wife proclaims her adulation on the front of her shirt, spelled out in glitter? 'Oh, of course not', she said. 'Elvis has his life, we have ours'. State Sen. J. R. Rogers, 35, D-Boone, brought his wife Susie, 25, to see what the senator termed 'a living legend'.

Anti-abortionist Harry Zain stood outside, sans ticket, trying to find one. Scalpers suggested $50. Zain asked if they had anything cheaper. He was bargaining from a position of strength. As 8:30 approached, the price came down, and Zain later learned from a third row seat: 'Some little girl sold me one for $6.75'. THe cash registers jingled. A special photo folio concert edition at $2 and Elvis buttons at $1 were hustled inside and out.

At Dr. Phillips Animal Hospital a block away from the Civic Center, a block away from the civic Center, Jim Mc Dougal, 18, and Jeff Parsley, 19, rented parking spaces for $1.50. They had the doctor's permission, they said.

Bill Scraggs, of Ashland, Ky., didn't believe them and checked with the vet to make sure. 'Never hurts', he said as he marched his nine-member Kentucky entourage from station wagon to the Civic Center.

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Elvis Presley : Charleston West Virginia : July 11, 1975 : Newspaper article on crowd control.
Elvis Presley : Charleston West Virginia : July 11, 1975 : Newspaper article on crowd control.

March 1975

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April

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May

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June

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July

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August

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September

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December

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CDs

 CD. Elvis : Hits Of The 70s : 2 CD FTD Special Edition
 CD. Elvis Today : 2 CD FTD Special Edition
 CD. Promised Land (Released January 1975)

Concert CDs

 CD. Dixieland Rocks : 1975 : Elvis Presley FTD CD
 CD. Dinner At Eight : 1975 : Elvis Presley FTD CD
 CD. Southern Nights : 1975 : Elvis Presley FTD CD
 CD. Dixieland Delight : 1975 : Elvis Presley FTD 2 CD Set (2 Concerts)
 CD. From Sunset To Las Vegas : 1975 : FTD 2 CD Set (Concert + Rehearsals)
 CD. Another Saturday Night FTD 5" Soundboard Concert CD

Books

 Book. The Elvis Files Vol. 8, 1976-1977
 Book. The Elvis Files Vol. 7, 1974-1975
 Book. Elvis On Tour 1975 : Photos from the Heart by Sandi Pichon
 Book. Elvis live at Del Webb's Sahara Tahoe (1971-1976)
 Book. Elvis : Born To Rock : 1975
 Book. Elvis : Starring in Oklahoma : July 8, 1975 : Elvis Presley Book
 Book. Elvis Concerts : Elvis Presley Book from JAT Publishing

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