Elvis in Roanoke

Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:32 am

Some photos from the 1977 publication Elvis in Roanoke.
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Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:55 am

The ´72 show...
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Re: Elvis in Roanoke

Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:56 am

Thanks for posting Fool

Re: Elvis in Roanoke

Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:26 am

paulsweeney wrote:Thanks for posting Fool

You´re welcome, Paul.

The ´74 show...
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Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:41 am

More from the ´74 show...
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Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:56 am

The last from the ´74 show...
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Re: Elvis in Roanoke

Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:10 am

Thank you !!

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Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:35 pm

http://themysterytrainblog.com/tag/elvis-on-tour/

Roy Webber is the name of the mayor who asked Elvis if he was going to sing “I Ain’t Nothing But A Hound Dog,” in the movie Elvis On Tour.

With MGM cameras rolling for the documentary, the Roanoke, Virginia, mayor met Elvis on a Woodrum Field tarmac on April 11, 1972, when the singer arrived for his appearance at the Roanoke Civic Center that evening. Webber presented him with a key to the city, which Elvis verified would fit the bank vaults. Webber also gave him a guitar-shaped floral arrangement, which Elvis proceeded to accidentally break.

Here’s the story behind what appeared on screen. Besides being mayor, Webber was also a florist. The guitar was actually made by his his company, Roy L. Webber Florist. He was in the middle of his second stint as Roanoke mayor, which began in 1968. He first served as mayor from 1949-1954. While still in office, Webber passed away in 1975 at the age of 71. However, his floral business remained open for over thirty years after that.

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Re: Elvis in Roanoke

Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:50 pm

Thank you very much, wonderful photos. :smt006

Re: Elvis in Roanoke

Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:20 am

Thanks Fool, great pics !!!!

Ed

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Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:21 am

Not from the 1977 publication Elvis in Roanoke, but to wrap things up, here are a few shots from the last time on stage there - August 2, 1976 Roanoke, VA.

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Also, Leaving his hotel in Roanoke Virginia with Linda Thompson and the gang (Dick Grob, Al Strada, Joe Esposito and Sam Thompson), enroute to Fayetteville on August 3, 1976

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Re: Elvis in Roanoke

Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:31 am

A big "thank you" to Fool and Paul for this great pictural overview of Elvis' visits to Roanoke!

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Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:27 pm

Thank you gentlemen! Still great finds :smt023

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Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:12 am

lvs4evr wrote: this photo is quoted in shavers the life of ELVIS, - ELVIS hiding from tv cameras , anyone know if this is true and the name of the guy with his back turned toward camera?


Doesn't look as though he's "hiding", just being ushered on to the plane. I'm thinking the gentleman is question is Dean Nichopoulos.

Re: Elvis in Roanoke

Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:35 am

The shorter hairstyle in '74 really suited Elvis and framed his face better than the longer locks seen in On Tour. A similar style, worn when MGM's cameras were rolling, may have been far more photogenic.

Re: Elvis in Roanoke

Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:50 am

with all of those good pics inside the book what genius decided to put that horrible pic on the front cover?????

Elvis in Roanoke

Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:50 am

DEH wrote:with all of those good pics inside the book what genius decided to put that horrible pic on the front cover?????


The Colonel ;-)