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Rare 1953 Humes High Graduation photo

Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:40 am

I've never seen this picture before, has anyone else before this?
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PEP 8)

Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:46 am

WOW.

Where did you find this pic?

I've never seen it before either...

Rich

Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:52 am

Hi Rich

A friend sent this to me this morning....

PEP 8)

Sun Feb 12, 2006 1:48 am

Good ol' Presley, E.

One the FEW Rock Stars........
(especially of those credited with changing the world)
who actually GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL

Good for you, Elvis.


You are in many ways better
than your music competition.

Sun Feb 12, 2006 3:41 am

PEP -

A great find! I've never seen that one.

Graceland Gardener wrote:Good ol' Presley, E. One the FEW Rock Stars........ (especially of those credited with changing the world) who actually GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL

Interesting, a h.s. diploma is a prerequisite for rock greatness. That's a new one!

Add to that list of world-changing graduates:

Bob Zimmerman
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
James Hendrix
John Lydon
Kurt Cobain

Nighty-nite!

DJC

Sun Feb 12, 2006 3:43 am

Doc - I knew you couldn't resist to comment on my comment.

Dr. Pavlov Dog

Shame on You for trying to pass off
your beloved drop-outs as "graduates"

Phony Doc.


Lennon was an art school DROP-OUT.

A notorious drop-out.

But thank God he got a recording contract!

Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:39 am

Graceland Gardener wrote:... trying to pass off your beloved drop-outs as "graduates"

You're wrong, but what else is new?

Graceland Gardener wrote:... I knew you couldn't resist ...

After your "'Night Rider' is actually a tune about the KKK" theory, and attribution of all responsibility for the Tate-LaBianca murders to a band that cut a song about a playground slide, this latest eruption of brain power completes your holy trinity of moronic commentary.

Nighty-nite!

DJC

Sun Feb 12, 2006 9:09 am

PEP, you're da man! Congratulations on the upload! Well done and cheers!

Sun Feb 12, 2006 9:54 am

Fascinating pic, Pep. I had never seen that shot before. You're definitely hangin' with the right friends!

Sun Feb 12, 2006 10:17 am

If only those cats around him knew where Presley was going, then they would of smiled for the camera! None of them (including Elvis) is looking straight ahead! sh*t, Presley had no earthly idea what was in - store for him!
No wonder he died at 42! It all came too fast and too soon! I dare say we will
NEVER see anyone else like him! Once again PEP, you're da man!

Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:07 am

Fantastic Pic !!!!!! :D

Elvis is wearing a bow-tie !

Sun Feb 12, 2006 1:49 pm

Great photo...after all those years! Thanks.

Yet wouldn't all the graduates have wanted a copy. (If they knew about it? :-)

Could the girl just below Elvis be Dixie Locke?

Sun Feb 12, 2006 2:02 pm

MauriceinIreland wrote:Could the girl just below Elvis be Dixie Locke?


No, Dixie graduated from South Side High on May 30, 1956 -- she was three years behind Elvis.

Despite their breakup the year before, Presley attended the graduation ceremonies that day for both Humes and South Side, at Ellis Auditorium.
Last edited by drjohncarpenter on Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:01 am, edited 3 times in total.

Sun Feb 12, 2006 2:14 pm

Thanks Doc, Yes I've seen the photo of Elvis at her Graduation.

I did do a quick search on google without finding the info but knew I'd get an answer here anyway :) The things I've forgotten would fill a dumpster!

If Dixie was 3 years behind Elvis was he cradle-snatching back then
too? :wink:

Maureen and I were in Hume High back in June 2002, writing on a blackboard Elvis may have read lessons from :) (It's not Hume High anymore) Rumours it may be renamed to honour Elvis.

Image

Sun Feb 12, 2006 2:55 pm

Great pic of Elvis at his Graduation. We all probably know the close-up photo from his graduation but this is all new to me as well.

The photo of Elvis and Dixie that Maurice posted is from May 6, 1955 where Elvis took a day off from touring to attend Dixie´s junior prom.

He should have played Birmingham, Al. on this date but only Scotty and Bill were part of the show. Wonder if they just played Elvis´ songs or if any of them stood in for Elvis as singer in the band.

Sincerely
Brian

Sun Feb 12, 2006 3:12 pm

Well done PEP !

For how many years can 'unseen' pics keep coming to light ?

Think how many of the graduates must have copies of this, and yet it never got published [as far as we know].

Keep them coming !

Sun Feb 12, 2006 6:51 pm

[quote="drjohncrapenter"][/quote]
LOL laughing at Doc :lol:
You actually pawn off that disgusting turd Kurt Cobain
(diploma or not)
as someone who changed the world

:?:
HAHAHAHA WRONG.

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PEP,

this picture has been seen before - at least, I've seen it.
It was sold on ebay a couple years ago. There's surely more than one in existence.

Plus someone auctioned/sold a 1952 Humes yearbook
(Elvis a Junior at the time, but still in a picture in it!)

Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:42 pm

Brian, thanks for filling in the details of the photo.

Image

Well just because..............

Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:46 pm

Some say I live in the past too much..but how cool would it be to hear from the guys and girls around Elvis in this picture. Their lifelong connection to Elvis.....with proof, before it all began!

Sun Feb 12, 2006 9:15 pm

FANTASTIC PICTURE!! :shock: :shock:

Sun Feb 12, 2006 9:55 pm

Ricky wrote:Some say I live in the past too much..but how cool would it be to hear from the guys and girls around Elvis in this picture. Their lifelong connection to Elvis.....with proof, before it all began!


You can HEAR a lot of people around Elvis in the early days before he became famous in the 12-part radio show from 1971/1972.
Also Bill Burk interviewed people from Elvis' youth for his excellent "Early Elvis" trilogy of The Tupelo Years, The Humes Years & The Sun years.

Sun Feb 12, 2006 10:08 pm

Thank You so much for posting this pic :!:

Like someone replied be4, judging by the look on his face, Elvis jus had no idea of what he would become and accomplish in the next 24 revolutionary and brilliant months ahead :!:

Damn, I think I'm gonna go watch my Elvis '56 DVD :!: 8)

Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:09 am

...that disgusting turd Kurt Cobain...


There's so much you have yet to learn about music.

The last time when something really big happened in the world of rock music it was that "Seattle"-thing and on top of it were Nirvana with Kurt Cobain - and they were nothing less than fabulous!

I personally think that it is some kind of false to listen to only one singer and his stuff. You've got to be openminded, otherwise you'll miss some really good ones - ever heard about Jeff Buckley or AJ Croce? That are only two I come up with.

If Elvis was that ignorant on different music styles like you are - he wouldn't have recorded songs from black musicians - do you remember the time??

Joern

Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:50 am

Just look at all the great music that the "Seattle" sound spawned.... uh *chirp* *chirp* Anyone? Anybody??

Mon Feb 13, 2006 1:12 am

Joern wrote:
...that disgusting turd Kurt Cobain...


There's so much you have yet to learn about music.

The last time when something really big happened in the world of rock music it was that "Seattle"-thing and on top of it were Nirvana with Kurt Cobain - and they were nothing less than fabulous!



hahahaha gimme a break dude


Nirvana, musically, was nothing but the same 4 chords (or just 3 chords)
played over and over and over and over and over and over and over
and over and over and over and over and over and over and over
and over and over and over and over ad nauseum.

Play them soft...then play them hard...then play them soft again
...then play them hard again. That's the song, man! Fabuous!

A trained monkey could do what Cobain did.

Cobain's best career move was suicide.
Sadly, some people elevate that fame-hating self-loathing dork
up to some genius martyrdom status.

I don't.