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Elvis Presley Fans Talk Back - Wham!

Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:16 am

With these articles, it´s great to see how controversial Elvis was in 1956.

Elvis Presley Fans Talk Back - Wham!
RAVE´s expose of the Howling Hillbilly draws an angry backfire.

RAVE, January 1957
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Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:18 am

The article...
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Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:19 am

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Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:36 am

Wow! This is one the most awesome ones you've posted, ever!

This is what it was like!

Many thanks!

rjm

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Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:10 am

Goodness, that's astonishing, thanks for posting, the Fool.

Such vitriol, wiw.

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Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:24 am

Brilliant piece, thanks for posting!!

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Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:23 pm

Thanks The Fool great article
and i never thought i would see Elvis Presley and Wham in the same sentence

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Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:29 pm

keninlincs wrote:Thanks The Fool great article
and i never thought i would see Elvis Presley and Wham in the same sentence


That's funny; that's seriously funny! Oh, mercy! "Wham!"

rjm

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Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:46 pm

rjm wrote:
keninlincs wrote:Thanks The Fool great article
and i never thought i would see Elvis Presley and Wham in the same sentence


That's funny; that's seriously funny! Oh, mercy! "Wham!"

rjm

Wake me up before you go go thank you very much

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Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:48 am

Thank you for the upload. I love the cover art, and the "new" Al Wertheimer images used in the article.

Note the hilarious hyperbole on the cover:

"... AND 9 OTHER UNAFRAID ARTICLES"

The parents of Albert Goldman must have been behind this magazine. They clearly did not like Presley:

"The young man with his face screwed in anguish above is topically (and, we trust, temporarily) famous young man who makes a fine living by knocking himself out. He doesn't dare relax because if he does he might find himself out of a job."

"In our book, Elvis Presley is one of the slickest, smoothest, sharpest phonies to ever con a sucker."

If you look at the letter excerpts carefully, at least some come from the leaders of fan clubs of the time, such as the one from Linda Wheeler of Dallas. Her sister Kay ran the first national Presley fan club.

Re: Elvis Presley Fans Talk Back - Wham!

Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:05 pm

Thank you very much for another piece of history. Indeed, Elvis controversy was huge in 56, anybody had an opinion about poor Elvis: hate or love. It was hard to be in Elvis' shoes in those days...
Again, thank you :smt006

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Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:55 pm

classic!