Elvis -- Don't Forget The Motor City ! (1956)

Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:07 am

Not sure if these have appeared before, but they are pretty neat.

It's Elvis, from the front row, live in Detroit in 1956!


Elvis-DetroitMay251956.jpg
Elvis Presley
Fox Theater, Detroit, MI
Friday, May 25, 1956

Photo: Marilyn Bond
http://www.backstagegallery.com/photographer/MarilynBond.html



ElvisDJFontana-DetroitMay251956.jpg
Elvis Presley, D.J. Fontana
Fox Theater, Detroit, MI
Friday, May 25, 1956

Photo: Marilyn Bond
http://www.backstagegallery.com/photographer/MarilynBond.html



ScottyMooreElvis-DetroitMay251956.jpg
Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley
Fox Theater, Detroit, MI
Friday, May 25, 1956

Photo: Marilyn Bond
http://www.backstagegallery.com/photographer/MarilynBond.html




In a few weeks he would shock America doing an unrecorded song, "Hound Dog," in wild fashion on the Milton Berle program.

What a time to be alive!
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Re: Elvis -- Don't Forget The Motor City ! (1956)

Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:15 am

New to me, thanks Doc.

Re: Elvis -- Don't Forget The Motor City ! (1956)

Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:13 am

Maybe the second row Doc - the first row are also in the pictures :smt002

Excellent to see though. Thanks.

Re: Elvis -- Don't Forget The Motor City ! (1956)

Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:00 pm

Awesome pics Doc! Just wondering, there are some other musicians playing instruments behind Elvis as well, any idea who they were?

Re: Elvis -- Don't Forget The Motor City ! (1956)

Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:04 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:Not sure if these have appeared before, but they are pretty neat.


yeah, they surfaced a couple of years ago. You might remember them from back then. Great shots
http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=37935

Joe Car wrote:Awesome pics Doc! Just wondering, there are some other musicians playing instruments behind Elvis as well, any idea who they were?


Joe, they would likely be the Flaim Brothers band.

Re: Elvis -- Don't Forget The Motor City ! (1956)

Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:27 am

Image

Emil Flaim, Elvis Presley
Fox Theater, Detroit, MI
Friday, May 25, 1956

Photo: Emil Flaim


The Flaim brothers, Rick and Emil were a musical comedy act from Chicago. Rick, the younger of the two played sax, clarinet and actually all the reed instruments while Emil played piano and accordion ... they also led, and were performing in, their own six piece orchestra that on this tour would also back up the other acts like Frank Connors, an Irish tenor from Detroit who had been performing since the '30s. The orchestra featured Rick Flaim and Wayne Ford on saxophones, Jerry Ross and Marty Scatena on trumpets, occasionally either Bob Allen or Gary Hicks on drums and Emil on piano/accordion. They always opened with the song "Zing! Went the strings of my heart" and on some dates featured female vocalist Jackie Little. Emil said that they usually only backed the Jordanaires for maybe one song and that Hugh Jarrett would be the one that would introduce Elvis.

http://www.scottymoore.net/lacrosse.html


[Source updated as per James' comment below]
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Re: Elvis -- Don't Forget The Motor City ! (1956)

Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:40 am

Kool thread!

Re: Elvis -- Don't Forget The Motor City ! (1956)

Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:26 am

JamesVRoy wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:Not sure if these have appeared before, but they are pretty neat.


yeah, they surfaced a couple of years ago. You might remember them from back then. Great shots
http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=37935

Joe Car wrote:Awesome pics Doc! Just wondering, there are some other musicians playing instruments behind Elvis as well, any idea who they were?


Joe, they would likely be the Flaim Brothers band.


Thanks James!

Re: Elvis -- Don't Forget The Motor City ! (1956)

Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:30 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:Image

Emil Flaim, Elvis Presley
Fox Theater, Detroit, MI
Friday, May 25, 1956

Photo: Emil Flaim


The Flaim brothers, Rick and Emil were a musical comedy act from Chicago. Rick, the younger of the two played sax, clarinet and actually all the reed instruments while Emil played piano and accordion ... they also led, and were performing in, their own six piece orchestra that on this tour would also back up the other acts like Frank Connors, an Irish tenor from Detroit who had been performing since the '30s. The orchestra featured Rick Flaim and Wayne Ford on saxophones, Jerry Ross and Marty Scatena on trumpets, occasionally either Bob Allen or Gary Hicks on drums and Emil on piano/accordion. They always opened with the song "Zing! Went the strings of my heart" and on some dates featured female vocalist Jackie Little. Emil said that they usually only backed the Jordanaires for maybe one song and that Hugh Jarrett would be the one that would introduce Elvis.

http://www.elvisthemagazine.com/articles_2009_07.htm


Elvis the magazine my Ass!
http://www.scottymoore.net/lacrosse.html

Re: Elvis -- Don't Forget The Motor City ! (1956)

Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:16 pm

Actually I was born the day when
drjohncarpenter wrote:he would shock America doing an unrecorded song, "Hound Dog," in wild fashion on the Milton Berle program.


Even if it was nineteen years later... :D :roll:

But anyway, great pics!

Thank you once again for your wonderful input, Doc!

Have a nice weekend, fellows! :smt006

Sincerely,
luckyjackson1

Re: Elvis -- Don't Forget The Motor City ! (1956)

Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:23 am

JamesVRoy wrote:Elvis the magazine my Ass!
http://www.scottymoore.net/lacrosse.html

Um, OK.

Updated my secondary post as per your ... implication.

Re: Elvis -- Don't Forget The Motor City ! (1956)

Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:24 am

luckyjackson1 wrote:Thank you once again for your wonderful input, Doc!

You are most welcome.

Re: Elvis -- Don't Forget The Motor City ! (1956)

Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:06 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
JamesVRoy wrote:Elvis the magazine my Ass!
http://www.scottymoore.net/lacrosse.html

Um, OK.

Updated my secondary post as per your ... implication.



Much obliged.

Re: Elvis -- Don't Forget The Motor City ! (1956)

Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:28 am

JamesVRoy wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:
JamesVRoy wrote:Elvis the magazine my Ass!
http://www.scottymoore.net/lacrosse.html

Um, OK.

Updated my secondary post as per your ... implication.



Much obliged.


Oh Snap!! No he didn't!! :shock:

Re: Elvis -- Don't Forget The Motor City ! (1956)

Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:37 am

Mitch wrote:Oh Snap!! No he didn't!! :shock:

Get your eyes checked.

Re: Elvis -- Don't Forget The Motor City ! (1956)

Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:46 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
Mitch wrote:Oh Snap!! No he didn't!! :shock:

Get your eyes checked.


I already had them striped!! :lol:

Re: Elvis -- Don't Forget The Motor City ! (1956)

Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:16 am

Mitch wrote:I already had them striped!! :lol:

Huh?

Re: Elvis -- Don't Forget The Motor City ! (1956)

Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:36 pm

Love any photo's of Elvis in '56...it's what he was all about, R'n'R-the real Elvis. No gimmicks, no flashy lights on stage, just the artist earning his own merits. Charisma was his middle name.

Re: Elvis -- Don't Forget The Motor City ! (1956)

Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:20 am

mysterytrainrideson wrote:Love any photo's of Elvis in '56...it's what he was all about, R'n'R-the real Elvis. No gimmicks, no flashy lights on stage, just the artist earning his own merits. Charisma was his middle name.


And to be in the front row of a 1956 show ... WOW!

Re: Elvis -- Don't Forget The Motor City ! (1956)

Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:22 am

JamesVRoy wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:Image

Emil Flaim, Elvis Presley
Fox Theater, Detroit, MI
Friday, May 25, 1956

Photo: Emil Flaim


The Flaim brothers, Rick and Emil were a musical comedy act from Chicago. Rick, the younger of the two played sax, clarinet and actually all the reed instruments while Emil played piano and accordion ... they also led, and were performing in, their own six piece orchestra that on this tour would also back up the other acts like Frank Connors, an Irish tenor from Detroit who had been performing since the '30s. The orchestra featured Rick Flaim and Wayne Ford on saxophones, Jerry Ross and Marty Scatena on trumpets, occasionally either Bob Allen or Gary Hicks on drums and Emil on piano/accordion. They always opened with the song "Zing! Went the strings of my heart" and on some dates featured female vocalist Jackie Little. Emil said that they usually only backed the Jordanaires for maybe one song and that Hugh Jarrett would be the one that would introduce Elvis.

http://www.elvisthemagazine.com/articles_2009_07.htm


Elvis the magazine my Ass!
http://www.scottymoore.net/lacrosse.html



Who is behind that site? Really not cool to pass off a huge article like that as their own work.

Re: Elvis -- Don't Forget The Motor City ! (1956)

Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:45 am

TJ wrote:
JamesVRoy wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:Image

Emil Flaim, Elvis Presley
Fox Theater, Detroit, MI
Friday, May 25, 1956

Photo: Emil Flaim


The Flaim brothers, Rick and Emil were a musical comedy act from Chicago. Rick, the younger of the two played sax, clarinet and actually all the reed instruments while Emil played piano and accordion ... they also led, and were performing in, their own six piece orchestra that on this tour would also back up the other acts like Frank Connors, an Irish tenor from Detroit who had been performing since the '30s. The orchestra featured Rick Flaim and Wayne Ford on saxophones, Jerry Ross and Marty Scatena on trumpets, occasionally either Bob Allen or Gary Hicks on drums and Emil on piano/accordion. They always opened with the song "Zing! Went the strings of my heart" and on some dates featured female vocalist Jackie Little. Emil said that they usually only backed the Jordanaires for maybe one song and that Hugh Jarrett would be the one that would introduce Elvis.

http://www.elvisthemagazine.com/articles_2009_07.htm


Elvis the magazine my Ass!
http://www.scottymoore.net/lacrosse.html



Who is behind that site? Really not cool to pass off a huge article like that as their own work.


:shock:

"An Officially Licensed Publication of Elvis Presley Enterprises."

I don't know if it is, really. They have the logo, but you have to check it out for yourself, I guess. http://www.elvisthemagazine.com/aboutus.htm

rjm

Re: Elvis -- Don't Forget The Motor City ! (1956)

Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:19 pm

rjm wrote:
TJ wrote:Who is behind that site? Really not cool to pass off a huge article like that as their own work.


:shock:

"An Officially Licensed Publication of Elvis Presley Enterprises."

I don't know if it is, really. They have the logo, but you have to check it out for yourself, I guess. http://www.elvisthemagazine.com/aboutus.htm


The site is apparently not connected to EPE:
http://www.networksolutions.com/whois/results.jsp?domain=elvisthemagazine.com

I long ago updated my post with a link to James' site.

Re: Elvis -- Don't Forget The Motor City ! (1956)

Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:30 pm

Many thanks for the whois sesrch, Doc. (I know you updated it.) It's just that they are still in operation, and they are frauds. EPE should know.

rjm ::rocks