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Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:54 pm

Elvis invided the 13 year old jackson inside graceland to meet his parents.

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Re: elvis en jackson

Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:22 am

Erik van den Berg wrote:Elvis invided the 13 year old jackson inside graceland to meet his parents.

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The image has been posted here a few times.

It's apparently at Graceland in the summer of 1961. With Elvis is 18 year-old fan Jackson C. Frank.

It appeared in the May 2009 MOJO, as part of an article on Frank, who became a noted folk singer-songwriter in the mid-1960s. The article recounts how, in 1954, Elvis heard that Frank endured an awful accident at his Cleveland grade school, and sent letters of encouragement. Frank's Graceland visit was a belated way of saying thanks.

Here is the photo, in corrected view and better quality:


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With Jackson Frank at Graceland, circa June-July 1961
Photo: MOJO Magazine, May 2009


Now, although MOJO says the candid is from 1957, clearly, it is not. It's probably around the time of the film "Follow That Dream." Notice Elvis' hair is its natural color -- the last time he'd go without hair dye -- and he has no sideburns.

In general, the Frank article is somewhat loose with the facts. The guy's childhood accident occurred in 1954, it's doubtful Elvis was sending him letters then. But it's possible news regarding Frank's plight with the insurance company in the early '60s -- they'd pay him $100,000 in 1964 to settle a lawsuit -- caught Elvis' eye, and he sent some kind of letter of support then.

Frank would go on to author a few classic folk tunes. Check out his story:

Jackson C. Frank
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_C._Frank
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Re: elvis en jackson

Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:39 pm

Thank you doc for the great information. Its hard to find unkown pictures you dont know or have a story about. :wink:

Re: elvis en jackson

Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:58 pm

Erik van den Berg wrote:Thank you doc for the great information. Its hard to find unkown pictures you dont know or have a story about. :wink:


We have a bunch of experts here, like The fool, bripet56, claude 91, JamesVRoy or hilton22000 -- yet another reason FECC is the #1 Elvis Presley discussion forum!

Below is a repair receipt for the jukebox seen in the photo, and the page from the May 2009 Mojo with the photo:


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Re: elvis en jackson

Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:08 pm

Here's the story of the tragic, March 31, 1954 Cleveland Hill Elementary School fire that Frank survived:


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Toledo Blade, Thursday, April 1, 1954


Check out Frank's music here -->
Jackson C. Frank – Free listening, concerts, stats, & pictures at Last.fm
http://www.last.fm/music/Jackson+C.+Frank
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