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50s date?

Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:50 pm

This was posted on facebook by Nick McKoy.

I think I have seen the top photos before but not the bottom ones, any dates?
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Re: 50s date?

Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:30 am

The top left photo is from May 1955, Tampa, Florida.

Re: 50s date?

Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:36 pm

Francesc wrote:This was posted on facebook by Nick McKoy.

I think I have seen the top photos before but not the bottom ones, any dates?

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Clockwise, from upper left:

5-08-1955, Ft. Homer Hesterly Armory parking lot, Tampa FL

7-30-1955, Peabody Auditorium parking lot, Daytona Beach FL

7-30-1955, Peabody Auditorium, Daytona Beach FL

8-09-1956, Peabody Auditorium, Daytona Beach FL (probably)

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Enjoy!!

Re: 50s date?

Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:45 am

Thanks.

Re: 50s date?

Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:41 pm

Cool!

Re: 50s date?

Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:10 am

Francesc wrote:Thanks.


My pleasure! Always happy to help!!

Re: 50s date?

Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:32 am

I thought this one was fr A Bot from Tupelo but I didn't see it there
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Re: 50s date?

Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:27 pm

Francesc wrote:I thought this one was fr A Bot from Tupelo but I didn't see it there



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Re: 50s date?

Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:09 pm

Ahh thank you. It was not even 1955.

Re: 50s date?

Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:08 pm

Francesc wrote:I thought this one was fr A Bot from Tupelo but I didn't see it there

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It's post-1955, and thus outside the scope of A Boy From Tupelo. It was taken at the YMCA Gym in Lexington, KY on Wednesday, March 21, 1956.

It's kind of amazing to think that when this photo was taken, Elvis was about to make his sixth network TV appearance, his last Sun single had recently hit #1 on the Billboard Country charts, his debut single for RCA, "Heartbreak Hotel," was heading to #1 on the pop charts, his debut LP for RCA was in the stores, he'd do a couple of Hollywood screen tests in a few weeks, and yet he was playing a gym in Lexington on a Wednesday night.

That would soon change.