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On Stage, Philadelphia 1957 !

Postby drjohncarpenter » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:04 am

This shot has to be from Philadelphia, April 5 or 6.

Anyone know more?


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Elvis Introduces the Jordanaires, Philadelphia Arena, April 5/6, 1957
Drummer D.J. Fontana and bass player Bill Black are behind him.

Edit: Thanks to The fool for narrowing down the date and location!
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Re: On Stage, Summer 1957 !

Postby Johnny2523 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:08 am

guessing here September 2nd 1957 at Multnomah Park
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Re: On Stage, Summer 1957 !

Postby Teddan » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:15 am

Elvis have a white shirt that day 2 Sep 57 at Multnomah Park,Portland.
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Re: On Stage, Summer 1957 !

Postby The fool » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:23 am

Didn´t Bill play electric bass on the fall tour? Wasn´t there a similar curtain behind the stage in Philadelphia in April?
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Re: On Stage, Phildelphia 1957 !

Postby drjohncarpenter » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:20 am

The fool wrote:Didn´t Bill play electric bass on the fall tour? Wasn´t there a similar curtain behind the stage in Philadelphia in April?


Shoot, you're right. The Fender Bass started with the 1957 summer tour. The photo I found is not great quality, but the curtain does seem a match for the shows in Philadelphia earlier in the year.

So it's either from April 5 (Friday) or April 6 (Saturday). If anyone knows more, please share.

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Re: On Stage, Philadelphia 1957 !

Postby JamesVRoy » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:07 pm

Cool shot. I think that's only the second one I remember seeing of him in Philly wearing the gold jacket. Most of the others are the black one.
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Re: On Stage, Philadelphia 1957 !

Postby bripet56 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:53 pm

Nice find Doc, never seen this one before.
And I agree with James, only the second one in the gold suit from Philly.

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Re: On Stage, Philadelphia 1957 !

Postby hilton22000 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:44 pm

Thank you very much for the info and date.
Here's a bigger version, source: Echoes Of The Past - Ger Rijff, Poul Madsen (1976)
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Re: On Stage, Philadelphia 1957 !

Postby bripet56 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:46 am

hilton22000 wrote:Thank you very much for the info and date.
Here's a bigger version, source: Echoes Of The Past - Ger Rijff, Poul Madsen (1976)


Darn, I never noticed that that photo was from Philly and I have had "Echoes of the Past" since February 16, 1979.
Had to pull the book out and guess how surprised I was to find another shot from this show. You missed that one Cristi :lol:
I had to check the microphone from all the other shows and it seems this one is indeed from Philly.
I first thought it was from Tupelo but on that show his hair stayed in place in all photos I have which it doesn´t in this one. Here it´s the same as in the photo that was posted earlier by davide
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Re: On Stage, Philadelphia 1957 !

Postby drjohncarpenter » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:00 am

Thanks for all the kind words. It's cool to add a tiny piece to the puzzle.

Elvis did four sets in Philly in 1957, my guess is the black suit/black shirt photos are show #1 on April 5, and perhaps the ones on this topic, in the gold jacket/black shirt are from show #3 on the afternoon of April 6.

Newspaper reports indicate Elvis wore a gold jacket/white shirt combo for the last appearance, show #4.
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Re: On Stage, Philadelphia 1957 !

Postby hilton22000 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:06 am

bripet56 wrote:You missed that one Cristi :lol:

:wink: Well, i didn't miss it, i look at the mic and looks familiar, but i didn't look in my Philadelphia folder, i just put the photo in another folder for a later close look.
But now i know the date, it's great, now we have 3 photos with gold suit.

About the black suit, i think you're right, Doc, almost all the photos we have are black suit, and usually in the '50 most of the photos come from the first show, the reporters must go to write their reports for morning papers, they have no time to wait the second show.
I don't know about gold suit, i must look in Alan Hanson's book and some reviews.

And another prove, in 'The Philadelphia Inquirer' from April 6, 1957 (courtesy of James V. Roy) we can see a photo in black suit, so it's clear now: black suit = April 5.
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Re: On Stage, Philadelphia 1957 !

Postby The fool » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:31 am

I think here is another gold jacket photo from Philadelphia. Unfortunately, I do not know from which magazine these pages are.
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Re: On Stage, Philadelphia 1957 !

Postby JamesVRoy » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:25 am

The fool wrote:I think here is another gold jacket photo from Philadelphia. Unfortunately, I do not know from which magazine these pages are from.


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Re: On Stage, Philadelphia 1957 !

Postby Teddan » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:15 am

Picture with gold jacket is from 6 Apr 57.He has another jacket the 5 Apr.
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Re: On Stage, Philadelphia 1957 !

Postby bripet56 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:26 pm

The fool wrote:I think here is another gold jacket photo from Philadelphia. Unfortunately, I do not know from which magazine these pages are.


Definitely from Philadelphia.
Thanks for posting this new image.

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Re: On Stage, Philadelphia 1957 !

Postby bripet56 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:27 pm

Teddan wrote:Picture with gold jacket is from 6 Apr 57.He has another jacket the 5 Apr.


Actually the photos with the gold jacket could also be from April 5 as there were two shows on both days.
So a total of four show in Philadelphia.

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Re: On Stage, Philadelphia 1957 !

Postby JamesVRoy » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:53 pm

bripet56 wrote:
Teddan wrote:Picture with gold jacket is from 6 Apr 57.He has another jacket the 5 Apr.


Actually the photos with the gold jacket could also be from April 5 as there were two shows on both days.
So a total of four show in Philadelphia.

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Now we have to find that magazine.
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Re: On Stage, Philadelphia 1957 !

Postby bob5948 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:36 am

What magazine did these nice pics come from ? maybe you could included front cover of magazine...thank you bob
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Re: On Stage, Philadelphia 1957 !

Postby drjohncarpenter » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:52 am

bripet56 wrote:
Teddan wrote:Picture with gold jacket is from 6 Apr 57.He has another jacket the 5 Apr.


Actually the photos with the gold jacket could also be from April 5 as there were two shows on both days.
So a total of four show in Philadelphia.


Yup. Teddan missed my post earlier in the topic:

drjohncarpenter wrote:Thanks for all the kind words. It's cool to add a tiny piece to the puzzle.

Elvis did four sets in Philly in 1957, my guess is the black suit/black shirt photos are show #1 on April 5, and perhaps the ones on this topic, in the gold jacket/black shirt are from show #3 on the afternoon of April 6.

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