Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:20 am
Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:43 am
Joern wrote:During a 13 week show at the Royal Nevada Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Sparkletones were pleasantly surprised with a visit from Elvis at their concert and a personal visit and photo session with Elvis in their dressing room after their performance.
The biggest thrill for the four happened while they were performing in Las Vegas. "I will always remember how I felt when I looked out and saw Elvis Presley at our show in Las Vegas," Childress remembers. "Bob Cox knew how much we liked Elvis and he had arranged for him to come to see us.
After the show, Elvis came to our dressing room to visit. It was a thrill." The Sparkletones were on the cutting edge of a 1950's musical sound referred to as "rockabilly." The music was a raucous blend of hillbilly, as country music was sometimes called, rock 'n' roll and traditional black music. The sound and the beat of the music were perfect for dancing and kids did dance, for these were the days of sock hops. "I remember we played backup at a sock hop in Connecticut for Fabian. We didn't think he was a very good singer, but he did not have his own band, so we played for him," Denton says.
Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:21 am
Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:36 am
voldto wrote:what year / month did elvis come see them?
Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:20 am
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Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:49 pm
Mississippi wrote:Elvis met the Sparkletones in Las Vegas in November 1956
Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:32 am
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Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:37 pm
...yeah that shot (both) are from '57 in the dressing room of the Royal Nevada hotel...I loved that 'ol strat, grooved the neck and traded it in on another...we didn't know Elvis was coming to the show...what a night!
Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:58 pm
Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:37 pm
JamesVRoy wrote:Interesting, I emailed Joe Bennet and he said 57 too.
Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:32 am
drjohncarpenter wrote:Thanks for the screen grabs, Fool -- you rock! JAT has the date wrong on those clips, as is quite evident.JamesVRoy wrote:Interesting, I emailed Joe Bennet and he said 57 too.
My goodness, you are certainly connected with rock's first wave, to our enjoyment and benefit!
Thanks for the confirmation, James. Maybe I know something about the subject after all!
Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:41 am
JamesVRoy wrote:I had never heard of him so I did a search and found his website. That's probably where the first picture came from. He had contact info so I emailed him. I commented about his strat at the same time, I have a 54 just like it.
Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:47 am
drjohncarpenter wrote:Thanks for the screen grabs, Fool -- you rock!
Sat Nov 10, 2007 3:10 am
The fool wrote:drjohncarpenter wrote:Thanks for the screen grabs, Fool -- you rock!
You´re most welcome, Doc. Happy I can help. I always enjoy your posts, because I learn more about Elvis from them.
Wed Nov 14, 2007 12:45 am
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