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Elvis and the ratt pack ?

Fri Jul 04, 2003 8:33 pm

hi ,
i would like to know what were the relations between Elvis and the ratt pack ? .
all the best
Olivier
http://www.elvis-presley-avenue.com

Thu Jul 10, 2003 10:13 am

Over the years Elvis and Sammy Davis jr had a good relationship.
Sammy was present at many of Elvis' opening nights in Vegas.

Before Elvis really hit stardom, Frank Sinatra was quoted that he thought "no good" about our Man, but later things changed.

Elvis' Welcome Home Special on the Frank Sinatra TV Show in 1960 brought these two legends together for the first time.
Later Elvis and Frankie Boy met occasionally.

Frankie's daughter Nancy was co-star in the Elvis movie Speedway.

I don't know if Elvis and Dean Martin ever met.
Can any of you guys out there verify this?

By the way;
I think it's a shame that Elvis didn't attempt to sing several of Deano's songs! They would've been perfect choices for good ballad songs in the 60s! Too bad...

Br
Kristian

Thu Jul 10, 2003 10:17 am

didn't Elvis sings a few lines of That's amore and Dean Martin was in the audience ??

Thu Jul 10, 2003 10:21 am

http://www.elvis.com.au/articles/spotli ... king35.htm

Thu Jul 10, 2003 10:48 am

Come to think of it...
I recall that Deano is introduced by Elvis at one show in Vegas at the Jan/Feb 1970 season.

Elvis sings one line of "Everybody Loves Somebody".
This can be found on the Import Cd "True Love Travels on a Gravel Road".

Br
Kristian

Thu Jul 10, 2003 10:50 am

Thanks for the link, Elvis_King!
Didn't see it until now...

Br
Kristian

Thu Jul 10, 2003 11:16 am

Elvis met Dean Martin during the filminmg of GI Blues. There's a great picture of this happening in Paul Simpson "Rough Guide To Elvis" an otherwise totally unessenatial and almost crappy book! Don't buy it, there're almost only b/w pictues in it. Very small either ... Some of them don't even have Elvis on them like, they show Arthur Crudup or Lavern Baker instead. A scandal for an Elvis book, I'd say!

Thu Jul 10, 2003 12:19 pm

see-see-rider wrote:Elvis met Dean Martin during the filminmg of GI Blues. There's a great picture of this happening in Paul Simpson "Rough Guide To Elvis" an otherwise totally unessenatial and almost crappy book! Don't buy it, there're almost only b/w pictues in it. Very small either ... Some of them don't even have Elvis on them like, they show Arthur Crudup or Lavern Baker instead. A scandal for an Elvis book, I'd say!


Hi See See Rider!

I didn't know this! Thanks for the info!

Do you happen to have a scan of this picture of Elvis and Deano?

Br
Kristian

Thu Jul 10, 2003 1:14 pm

http://free.pages.at/presley/martin.html

Thu Jul 10, 2003 1:25 pm

see-see-rider wrote:http://free.pages.at/presley/martin.html


Nice link!
Thanks a lot!

Br
Kristian