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Previously Unpublished 50's Pic

Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:59 am

Many of you may not have seen this previously unpublished pic of Elvis (Bexar County Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas, October 14th 1956)

[Cover of "Elvis: The Man and his Music" sister magazine "Now Dig This" (Issue No 298, January 2008) Reproduced here with kind permission of the editor. The article "The 'Shine' Rumour' deals with the "was Elvis a racist" question and gives a well sourced answer refuting that.]

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Re: Previously Unpublished 50's Pic

Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:04 pm

Great cover, thank you very much!!! Here's another few pictures from San Antonio, October 14, 1956:
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Re: Previously Unpublished 50's Pic

Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:36 pm

The October shows appear to have been among the most exciting of the 1950s. The October 11 show in Dallas was apparently given in front of over 30,000 people. No single act in rock was pulling numbers like that. It would take almost 9 years for someone to beat that record -- the Beatles at Shea Stadium in New York, with about 55,000 people.

Fifty years later, and we have not one second of the October 1956 tour available -- what a shame!

Re: Previously Unpublished 50's Pic

Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:48 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:The October shows appear to have been among the most exciting of the 1950s. The October 11 show in Dallas was apparently given in front of over 30,000 people. No single act in rock was pulling numbers like that. It would take almost 9 years for someone to beat that record -- the Beatles at Shea Stadium in New York, with about 55,000 people.

Fifty years later, and we have not one second of the October 1956 tour available -- what a shame!


Sometimes a simple bare statement says it all ("what a shame").

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Re: Previously Unpublished 50's Pic

Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:04 pm

Fifty years later, and we have not one second of the October 1956 tour available -- what a shame![/quote]

Not one second available............but does it exist?

elvisonline

Re: Previously Unpublished 50's Pic

Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:33 pm

elvisonline wrote:Not one second available............but does it exist?

Do any tapes remain? Boy, that's a good question. There were five shows in Texas that month ->

11 October - Dallas, Cotton Bowl
12 October - Waco, Heart O' Texas Coliseum
13 October - Houston, Sam Houston Coliseum (two performances)
14 October - San Antonio, Bexar Country Coliseum

One imagines all five kicked ass, too.

Re: Previously Unpublished 50's Pic

Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:12 am

That last image we've seen before, wasn't that the one I "repaired" last year ???? anyone else recall it?

Edit: Found it, Last year???? Try two years ago almost to the day as well, Jan 13th 2006:
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Re: Previously Unpublished 50's Pic

Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:21 am

Nice job, Steve!