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Re: The Penultimate Memphis Press Conference --> 1961

Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:10 am

jurasic1968 wrote:Thank you, again, Doc. I read many Elvis forums and sites in the past ten years but this is the best. Only one thing I am sorry about: I didn't find earlier about it. Now I want to read all the pages (I am back to page 116) trying to not repeat subjects discussed before.


FECC is a great place for the dedicated Elvis fan, with many awesome members -- enjoy!

::rocks

Re: The Penultimate Memphis Press Conference --> 1961

Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:32 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:
jurasic1968 wrote:Thank you, again, Doc. I read many Elvis forums and sites in the past ten years but this is the best. Only one thing I am sorry about: I didn't find earlier about it. Now I want to read all the pages (I am back to page 116) trying to not repeat subjects discussed before.


FECC is a great place for the dedicated Elvis fan, with many awesome members -- enjoy!

::rocks

Thanks for this great topic, Doc. It's the first time i've read the interview. Apart from some silly questions from reporters (even though Elvis probably thought so himself) like, "what about your love life?", "Do you still eat cheeseburgers?" Interesting when Elvis says he still prefers R'n'R or hasn't changed his mind about it, even though he wasn't really doing any R'n'R at that point. The picture of Elvis and Sam (not the one were they are looking at each other) i've not seen before, thanks for posting that, Doc. It's a shame that the reporters weren't a little more educated and asked some questios about his time at Sun or about Sam. I've read somewhere, that Sam Phillips did say to reporters why Sun Records gets no mention or recognition, also said, "if it wasn't for Sun Records, RCA wouldn't have him in the first place".......

Re: The Penultimate Memphis Press Conference --> 1961

Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:57 am

mysterytrainrideson wrote:Thanks for this great topic, Doc. It's the first time i've read the interview. Apart from some silly questions from reporters (even though Elvis probably thought so himself) like, "what about your love life?", "Do you still eat cheeseburgers?" Interesting when Elvis says he still prefers R'n'R or hasn't changed his mind about it, even though he wasn't really doing any R'n'R at that point. The picture of Elvis and Sam (not the one were they are looking at each other) i've not seen before, thanks for posting that, Doc. It's a shame that the reporters weren't a little more educated and asked some questios about his time at Sun or about Sam. I've read somewhere, that Sam Phillips did say to reporters why Sun Records gets no mention or recognition, also said, "if it wasn't for Sun Records, RCA wouldn't have him in the first place".......


The quote was allegedly made during the press conference, but it is not heard on the existing recording, which appears to be complete.

Elvis would give rock a little nudge with his cover of "I Feel So Bad" in March, and songs like "Little Sister" and "Follow That Dream" later that summer.

His dodge of the Anita Wood question is ironic, since she was living at Graceland, and hoping to get married sooner than later. A major miss in my book.

Thank you for the kind words.

Re: The Penultimate Memphis Press Conference --> 1961

Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:59 am

You know what kills me the most about this?

I lived at the Claridge House in 1992 when it was an apartment building. At that time, I had no idea that it previously had been a hotel nor that Elvis had held a press conference there. :facep:

Re: The Penultimate Memphis Press Conference --> 1961

Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:57 pm

I found some more, taken during and after the 1961 press conference at the Claridge Hotel:


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Re: The Penultimate Memphis Press Conference --> 1961

Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:14 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:I found some more, taken during and after the 1961 press conference at the Claridge Hotel:


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Nice pictures, Doc.

Re: The Penultimate Memphis Press Conference --> 1961

Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:19 pm

More amazing pictures. Thanks, Doc.

Re: The Penultimate Memphis Press Conference --> 1961

Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:52 pm

Thanks, gentlemen!

Re: The Penultimate Memphis Press Conference --> 1961

Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:04 am

I added a nice photo to the original post, and below is another.

Both were taken by the late Jim Reid of the Memphis Press-Scimitar. Enjoy!


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Re: The Penultimate Memphis Press Conference --> 1961

Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:07 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:I added a nice photo to the original post, and below is another.

Both were taken by the late Jim Reid of the Memphis Press-Scimitar. Enjoy!


610225_Post Press Conference Luncheon_Memphis.jpg


Excellent work Doc!!

Re: The Penultimate Memphis Press Conference --> 1961

Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:08 am

Joe Car wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:I added a nice photo to the original post, and below is another.

Both were taken by the late Jim Reid of the Memphis Press-Scimitar. Enjoy!


610225_Post Press Conference Luncheon_Memphis.jpg


Excellent work Doc!!


Thank you very much.

In the photo above, you can see the mint in his mouth!

Re: The Penultimate Memphis Press Conference --> 1961

Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:14 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:In the photo above, you can see the mint in his mouth!

Wow... I wonder what brand it was?!