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Elvis Meets Jeannie C. Riley Again --> August 1969 !

Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:00 am

Thanks to Simon1 for the inspiration.

How many stars came to see Elvis in 1969? A ton, evidently.

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Elvis and Jeannie C. Riley, International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV - August 1969


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Jeannie C. Riley - 1969


This may be a sibling of Riley's with our hero:

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Elvis and friend, International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV - August 1969


Riley was a huge star because of this 1968 single:

Jeannie C. Riley - Harper Valley P.T.A.
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This song became a gigantic hit for Riley and went to number one on both the Billboard Pop and Country charts in Sep-Oct 1968, a feat not repeated until 1981 when Dolly Parton released "9 to 5". It earned her the Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance and the Country Music Association's Single of the Year. Riley also became one of the very few country artists ever Grammy-nominated in major pop categories of "Best New Artist" and "Record of the Year"."

Riley made country music history in 1969 as the first female vocalist to have her own major network variety special, "Harper Valley U.S.A." In 1978 there was a "Harper Valley PTA" film, and a "Harper Valley PTA" TV show in 1981.

Not bad for one Tom T. Hall song. She was pretty cute, too!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeannie_C._Riley
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harper_Valley_PTA

Enjoy!
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Re: Elvis Meets Jeannie C. Riley -> August 1969

Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:03 am

Man, those eyes are SMOKING!

Re: Elvis Meets Jeannie C. Riley -> August 1969

Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:07 am

Absolutely killer. Love Jeannie C!! Didn't know she met E. Thanks so much, Doc.
Ever catch the Nashville Sound documentary, Doc? I love when JCR sings on the lawn in that, with ol' Shelby Singleton looking on.

Re: Elvis Meets Jeannie C. Riley -> August 1969

Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:22 am

Was Redd Foxx at the '69 engagement?

Re: Elvis Meets Jeannie C. Riley -> August 1969

Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:40 am

I saw Jeannie C. Riley on t.v. a few years ago claiming that Elvis was still alive and that she talked to him regularly.

Re: Elvis Meets Jeannie C. Riley -> August 1969

Sat May 22, 2010 5:03 am

UPDATE !

Elvis had seen the lovely Jeannie at her Las Vegas debut just six months earlier.
So, come August, Riley was simply returning the favor. How sweet!

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Elvis, Jeannie C. Riley and her band
[Possibly] Thursday, February 6 1969 - Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, NV



Los Angeles Times - Friday, Feb 1, 1969
Jeannie C Riley the girl who made Harper Valley Junior High famous in the scathing "Harper Valley PTA" makes her featured Las Vegas debut next Thursday ...


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Elvis, Jeannie C. Riley
[Possibly] Thursday, February 6 1969 - Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, NV



Los Angeles Times - Sunday, Feb 9, 1969
LAS VEGAS - Minsky Revue, Johnny Bachemin at Aladdin, "Mame" at Caesars Palace, "Many Happy Returns" at Desert Inn, "Casino de Paris" at Dunes, Jeannie C. Riley, Dick Shawn ...


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Elvis, Jeannie C. Riley
[Possibly] Thursday, February 6 1969 - Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, NV



Chicago Tribune - Thursday, Feb 20, 1969
ALL SHOOK UP - Jeannie C. Riley, that country-western doll ("Harper Valley PTA") back in town after her smash nightclub debut in Las Vegas, reports the only thing that really shook her up: Elvis Presley Swivel hips caught her Flamingo show then swiveled backstage and spent an hour with her in her dressing room.


In 1969-70, Jeannie C. Riley was hot on the country charts, and recording for Shelby Singleton's new label, Plantation:


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Billboard - Aug 22, 1970
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Re: Elvis Meets Jeannie C. Riley Again -> August 1969

Sat May 22, 2010 5:11 am

LOVE IT!

Re: Elvis Meets Jeannie C. Riley Again -> August 1969

Sat May 22, 2010 11:59 am

Hey gang,

I don't think that first picture that Doc posted is from 1969. Elvis' hair looks much longer than it did in 1969 and Jeannie looks a little heavier (in the face) than in the latter picture posted which definately IS from '69.

If I we're to guess, I'd say the first picture is from 1971.


Thoughts?


RKS

Re: Elvis Meets Jeannie C. Riley Again -> August 1969

Sat May 22, 2010 12:52 pm

The first images are certainly from the second half of 1969

Re: Elvis Meets Jeannie C. Riley Again -> August 1969

Sat May 22, 2010 4:02 pm

She was a cutie!

Re: Elvis Meets Jeannie C. Riley Again -> August 1969

Sat May 22, 2010 4:09 pm

I bet He Jeanied C'ED her Riley donchoo?
SNG :lol:

Re: Elvis Meets Jeannie C. Riley Again -> August 1969

Sat May 22, 2010 5:38 pm

scottngeorgia wrote:I bet He Jeanied C'ED her Riley donchoo?
SNG :lol:


Stop it Scott, Elvis was a newly married man for God sakes! :wink:

Re: Elvis Meets Jeannie C. Riley Again -> August 1969

Sat May 22, 2010 5:49 pm

Rules of being Married didn't apply to him, so it seems? lol Ask the Blonde headed Chick in the comeback special!
SNG ::rocks

Re: Elvis Meets Jeannie C. Riley Again -> August 1969

Sat May 22, 2010 6:12 pm

scottngeorgia wrote:Rules of being Married didn't apply to him, so it seems? lol Ask the Blonde headed Chick in the comeback special!
SNG ::rocks


It shouldn't have applied to him, he was afterall, the King of Rock & Roll! :wink:

Re: Elvis Meets Jeannie C. Riley Again -> August 1969

Sat May 22, 2010 10:21 pm

Frankie Teardrop wrote:LOVE IT!

Thanks.

Jeannie was a cool-lookin', tough-talkin' artist.

NOTE
One added image, and another upgraded, above.

Kudos to David.

Re: Elvis Meets Jeannie C. Riley Again --> August 1969 !

Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:58 pm

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Chicago Tribune - Jan 28, 1969 JEANNIE C RILEY the countrywestern Cinderella girl - She makes her nightclub debut in Las Vegas Feb 6 at the Flamingo.


The Location can now be put down as - 'Flamingo Hotel', and the date would be Thursday February 6th 1969?

Los Angeles Times - Feb 6, 1969 "Jeannie's night club debut at Las Vegas Flamingo Hotel "

Chicago Tribune - Feb 20, 1969 -ALL SHOOK UP: Jeannie C. Riley, that country-western doll ["Harper Valley PTA"] back in town after her smash night club debut in Las Vegas, reports the only thing that really shook her up - Elvis Presley Swivel hips caught her Flamingo show then swiveled backstage and spent an hour with her in her dressing room.

Elvis also went to see Dick Sawn at the Flamingo at this time.

Playing in Vegas (pop culture) week February 8 1969

Minsky Revue - Aladdin
Mame - Caesars Palace
Many Happy Returns - Desert Inn
Casino de Paris - Dunes
Jeannie C. Riley, Dick Shawn - Flamingo
Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel - Fremont
Diana Ross and the Supremes - Frontier
Phyllis Diller - Riviera
Nancy Wilson - Sands
Don Rickles - Sahara
Lido de Paris - Stardust
Folies Bergere - Tropicana

Davide

Re: Elvis Meets Jeannie C. Riley Again --> August 1969 !

Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:19 am

Thanks, David -- I'll update my post.

Re: Elvis Meets Jeannie C. Riley Again --> August 1969 !

Mon May 20, 2013 9:58 pm

I always wondered who is the woman at Elvis' side on the picture below.

Jeannie C. Riley with a blond wig?
Or does anyone know who she is?
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Re: Elvis Meets Jeannie C. Riley Again --> August 1969 !

Mon May 20, 2013 10:01 pm

Manhattoe wrote:I always wondered who is the woman at Elvis' side on the picture below.

Jeannie C. Riley with a blond wig?
Or does anyone know who she is?


It's not Jeannie C. Riley. A topic has recently been devoted to finding out who is this blonde mystery woman:

August 1, 1969 --> Who's That Lady?
http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=75586

Re: Elvis Meets Jeannie C. Riley Again --> August 1969 !

Mon May 20, 2013 10:20 pm

Could it be Angie Dickinson?

Re: Elvis Meets Jeannie C. Riley Again --> August 1969 !

Mon May 20, 2013 10:22 pm

thermoking wrote:Could it be Angie Dickinson?


It is not actress Angie Dickinson, but please post future ideas on the other topic.

Re: Elvis Meets Jeannie C. Riley Again --> August 1969 !

Mon May 20, 2013 10:52 pm

Okay, thanks for pointing out that thread.

And yes: No, this is by no means Angie Dickinson.

Re: Elvis Meets Jeannie C. Riley Again --> August 1969 !

Mon May 20, 2013 10:53 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:
thermoking wrote:Could it be Angie Dickinson?


It is not actress Angie Dickinson, but please post future ideas on the other topic.


sorry :oops:

Re: Elvis Meets Jeannie C. Riley Again --> August 1969 !

Mon May 20, 2013 10:56 pm

thermoking wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:
thermoking wrote:Could it be Angie Dickinson?


It is not actress Angie Dickinson, but please post future ideas on the other topic.


sorry :oops:


No worries. ;-)

Re: Elvis Meets Jeannie C. Riley Again --> August 1969 !

Mon May 20, 2013 11:52 pm

The third photo down sure looks alot like Lulu.