When Elvis Met Tom Jones backstage - April 1968 (updated)

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Re: When Elvis Met Tom Jones backstage - April 1968

Postby davide » Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:29 pm

Here are some uncropped versions from ebay (thanks to thefunkyangel at the picture section for the highlight)

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Re: When Elvis Met Tom Jones backstage - April 1968 (updated

Postby Elvisfan10 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:22 am

Thank you for posting those picture, Davide! ::rocks
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Re: When Elvis Met Tom Jones backstage - April 1968

Postby For_Elvis » Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:41 am

Barbie wrote:We headed down to L.A. from Victoria BC Canada JUST to see Elvis (as we had done the previous year March 27/67 & met Elvis by his house while he was filming Clambake-we kinda hung out there the weekend & had lots of adventures there!)...........anyway in April '68 we went to MGM Studios for a tour (also to see if we could see Elvis there but no luck!) I got my picture taken by Elvis' bus (which was parked at MGM) the riverboat in Frankie & Johnny, we toured all around the soundstage where Elvis sings A Little Less Conversation - the pool area-that was neat to see but no Elvis!.......and I also walked on the stairs from Gone with the Wind (where Clarke Gable and Vivian Leigh also walked on)....it was a great tour but then we were off to Elvis' house to see if we could seeHIMthat evening.................after waiting awhile here comes Elvis and Joe - Elvis gets out of the car and says HI to about 10 people hanging about the gate..................we took pictures and someone asked what he's been up to................he talked about the movie he was making and also about how great Tom Jones was the previous weekend..........I remember when he signed my autograph - he was singing "Little Green Apples" the Roger Miller song.............."god didn't make little apples and it don't rain in Indianopolis in the summertime" that was KOOL!!!...............my girlfriend Brenda & I mentioned that we had come down from Canada to see him................and he said "you came all that way to see me?" and we both said "YES!" He was really very friendly to all the fans around signing autographs and posing for pictures............when it was time to take pictures of us Brenda took a picture of Elvis & I (I remember he squeezed my side when he had his arm around me and of course I had my arm around him (yikes I can still feel that squeeze!) and then I went to take Brenda's picture with Elvis and the camera jammed so I took a picture with my camera and yikes it double exposed...(remember it was '68 and I didn't have an instamatic like Brenda did)...........BUT.it's still a neat picture and you can see us clearly with Elvis....................he said he had to go in for supper and said goodnite to everyone! Of course after that happened we could hardly walk or talk - we were SO in shock after seeing our guy!!!! Our idol since we were kids...... Wow it was such a wonderful experience for us fans..........I know you want to see pictures.......I'll get them and put them on the site................don't have time right now.....................

I could have gone to the '68 Special but I was getting married Aug.3/68 and didn't have enough money to fly to L.A. again right after seeing Elvis in April...........what a disappointment for me.......missing one of the biggest events ever and a turning point in Elvis' career.........my girlfriend Brenda got to sit right by the stage for the stand up show....................I'm still so jealous....................it drives me krazy because of the lack of money I missed it!!!!!!!!!!..........................by the way my husband & I were in Vegas in Aug/69 and then I got to see many many more shows up until November '76...........................I do know that I was and am a lucky fan................................

Please Barbie share some photos :smt007
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Re: When Elvis Met Tom Jones backstage - April 1968 (updated

Postby Wibi08 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:10 pm

Do you reckon Elvis had a man crush on Tom Jones?
Read some stories.......
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Re: When Elvis Met Tom Jones backstage - April 1968 (updated

Postby drjohncarpenter » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:18 am

Wibi08 wrote:Do you reckon Elvis had a man crush on Tom Jones?
Read some stories.......

In 1968, everyone had a mancrush on Tom Jones.
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Re: When Elvis Met Tom Jones backstage - April 1968 (updated

Postby Chris Roberts » Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:46 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
Wibi08 wrote:Do you reckon Elvis had a man crush on Tom Jones?
Read some stories.......

In 1968, everyone had a mancrush on Tom Jones.



Not all of us! :shock:
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Re: When Elvis Met Tom Jones backstage - April 1968 (updated

Postby drjohncarpenter » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:03 am

Chris Roberts wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:
Wibi08 wrote:Do you reckon Elvis had a man crush on Tom Jones?
Read some stories.......

In 1968, everyone had a mancrush on Tom Jones.



Not all of us! :shock:

Don't lie. :D
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Re: When Elvis Met Tom Jones backstage - April 1968 (updated

Postby Joe Car » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:41 pm

Elvis respected great entertainers, Tom Jones, Bobby Darin, Jackie Wilson, Sammy of course, but it was Jones who inspired him to return to live performing again. It's no coincidence that two months after seeing Tom in Vegas, he goes and and does the historic comeback special.
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Re: When Elvis Met Tom Jones backstage - April 1968 (updated

Postby a mess of polk salad » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:51 am

Fascinating reading these pages - love to read a book project about the two legendary performers friendship.

Love the Tom Jones intro on the new FTD HOT AUGUST NIGHT - and has been said - Elvis admired all those people sincerely.

Great post Davide.
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