Post here your Elvis' pictures

Back Stage 57'

Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:35 am

PEP 8)
Last edited by PEP on Fri Apr 21, 2006 8:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:52 am

... With the Sultans of Swing... :D ? Its from the same time, he was posing

with them Black Blues guys, backstage at an all Black Performers show,

in Memphis... And hereeeesss Brrriiiannn! :lol:

Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:56 am

Nice pic of Elvis relaxing between takes with some extras on the Harum Scarum set.

Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:04 am

Thanks Ger for the introduction :lol:

And THANK YOU PEP, for the pic :o . Never seen that one before and a great one, it is. Here's another from same night which was December 6, 1957 (not 1956) at the WDIA Goodwill Revue in Memphis.



Fri Apr 21, 2006 8:53 pm

bripet56 wrote: Here's another from same night which was December 6, 1957 (not 1956) at the WDIA Goodwill Revue in

Thanks for for the correct date Brian...

PEP 8)

Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:01 pm

Thank you for posting this PEP, like everyone keep saying, you seem to have quite a few really rare photos on your hands. Please continue sharing them with us! :D

Here is one more from the same date, where he is posing with Brook Benton.

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Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:59 pm

... Hi,Sis... Thats not Brook Benton. If I remember correctly, its a

singer who was also on the Sun label... Trevor Cajiao, Elvis The Man

And His Music, gave out that information, long ago, in his mag. Trevor

is an expert on Sun. But I cant remember the singers name. But its not


Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:24 am

Sorry Ger but Sis is quite right. That IS Brook Benton. The photo was shot by Ernest Withers who, among other things, photographed a lot of coloured singers in Memphis. The photo is on

and here's another pic of Brook Benton. Sure is the same guy.


Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:25 am

Thanks for correcting me Ger. This was the name the photo was saved under, so I just assumed... I should stop with the assuming... LOL
Anyway, thanks!!

Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:26 am

Don't Sis, you were right. :lol:


Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:28 am

Oh... well... then I take it back Ger!! :twisted:


Thanks for the info Brian!

Sat Apr 22, 2006 5:52 am

It is indeed Brook Benton, who later had the 1970 hit recording of "Rainy Night In Georgia," an Elvis favorite. Ger was thinking of SUN artist Roscoe Gordon -- no one's perfect!


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Sat Apr 22, 2006 7:47 am

... Ill have a talk with Trevor, later today. Yes Doc, Roscoe was the one

I had in mind. We will be back on this topic, later on... But its well possible

You all are correct, and Im very much wrong....? But Im not yet convinced...

Sat Apr 22, 2006 9:20 pm

It's OK, Ger. As soon as Trevor confirms what Brian and I have said, you can send me a copy of "The Voice of Rock and Roll" to make up for it.


back stage 57

Sat Apr 22, 2006 9:34 pm

... Yes, guys, You were right all along! Trevor explained,it was Colin

Escott, who had come up with the name changes, ages ago. Him being

somewhat of a Memphis music expert, it was taken as gospel, for a long

time... Sorry, Little Sister, sorry guys. Ill have my revenge, one day :D

Doc, when I find a copy, its yours.

Sun Apr 23, 2006 1:17 am

Outstanding thread guys. Boy did EP look great in those pictures!

Re: back stage 57

Sun Apr 23, 2006 6:13 am

Tallhair AKA Ger Rijff wrote:Doc, when I find a copy, its yours.


Since no one's mentioned it, the image Brian posted is most significant as it's the only known photo of Elvis with Junior Parker (left) and Bobby Bland (right), two significant blues artists. And certainly Presley was a big fan of each, with Parker's SUN singles of "Feel So Good" and "Mystery Train" MAJOR influences on Elvis in his SUN period and beyond.