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Elvis Dazzles Portland --> September 1957

Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:35 am

Is this a new shot?


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On stage, Multnomah Stadium, Portland, OR - Monday, September 2, 1957


While many fans know JELD-WEN Field to be the beloved home of the Portland Timbers, the field itself has a long history going back all the way to 1926. With events ranging from football, rock concerts, dog racing, track and field, ski jumping and yes, soccer, JELD-WEN Field is full of great stories and memorable people. Though the Timbers Army is known for belting out "Can't Help Falling in Love" in the 85th minute of every home soccer match, few may know that Elvis first arrived in the building in 1957. Here is the story.

Entering the stadium in a white convertible, Elvis Presley brought his West Coast tour to Multnomah Stadium (JELD-WEN Field) on Sept. 2, 1957, one day after performing a pair of shows in Tacoma and Seattle. His hectic day in Portland included a gathering of nearly 500 fans awaiting his arrival via private rail at Union Station and a swarm of Additional fans hoping for a glimpse of the iconic star at his hotel. In an interview with KGW upon his arrival at Union Station, Elvis explained the mob scene: "I don't mind it, in fact, you come into a place and there's nobody there to meet you, you start wondering, you know?" Having failed to see the elusive Elvis earlier in the day, fans lined up at Multnomah Stadium several hours before the concert. Despite reports of "near-riot conditions" created by screaming fans, Elvis ripped through his 40-minute set that night at Multnomah Stadium, showcasing such hits as "Don't Be Cruel" and "Teddy Bear." Elvis later returned to Portland's Memorial Coliseum in the 1970s but his appearance in 1957 marked his only appearance at the venerable stadium on the corner of 20th and Morrison.

JELD-WEN Field History: Elvis Presley | Jeld-Wen Field
http://jeld-wenfield.com/news/jeld-wen-field-history-elvis-presley

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Re: Elvis Dazzles Portland --> September 1957

Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:20 pm

No, but possibly the highest res version, I've seen at least, albiet cropped.
http://scottymoore.net/portland57.html for citations
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Re: Elvis Dazzles Portland --> September 1957

Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:28 pm

::rocks
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Re: Elvis Dazzles Portland --> September 1957

Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:53 pm

Here's another one:


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"Heartbreak Hotel," with Scotty Moore, D.J. Fontana, Multnomah Stadium, Portland, OR - Monday, September 2, 1957
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Re: Elvis Dazzles Portland --> September 1957

Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:18 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:Here's another one:


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"Heartbreak Hotel," with Scotty Moore, D.J. Fontana, Multnomah Stadium, Portland, OR - Monday, September 2, 1957


Nice shot!


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Re: Elvis Dazzles Portland --> September 1957

Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:20 am

paulsweeney wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:Here's another one:


Image

"Heartbreak Hotel," with Scotty Moore, D.J. Fontana, Multnomah Stadium, Portland, OR - Monday, September 2, 1957


Nice shot!


You can see the eye makeup!

Re: Elvis Dazzles Portland --> September 1957

Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:09 am

claude 91 wrote: ::rocks

Image


Is this taken from a magazine of the time?

Re: Elvis Dazzles Portland --> September 1957

Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:11 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
claude 91 wrote: ::rocks

Image


Is this taken from a magazine of the time?


It's probably Elvis getting a mad headache after singing "Jailhouse Rock" !

Re: Elvis Dazzles Portland --> September 1957

Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:23 am

minkahed wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:
claude 91 wrote: ::rocks

Image


Is this taken from a magazine of the time?


It's probably Elvis getting a mad headache after singing "Jailhouse Rock" !


No "Jailhouse Rock" on that short tour, amazingly enough.

Re: Elvis Dazzles Portland --> September 1957

Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:28 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:
claude 91 wrote: ::rocks

Image


Is this taken from a magazine of the time?



It was taken by the Oregonian newspaper.

Re: Elvis Dazzles Portland --> September 1957

Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:37 pm

ekenee wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:
claude 91 wrote: ::rocks

Image


Is this taken from a magazine of the time?



It was taken by the Oregonian newspaper.


It was?


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Oregonian, Tuesday, September 3, 1957
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Re: Elvis Dazzles Portland --> September 1957

Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:41 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:
ekenee wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:
claude 91 wrote: ::rocks

Image


Is this taken from a magazine of the time?



It was taken by the Oregonian newspaper.


It was?


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Oregonian, Tuesday, September 3, 1957


Unless they are in the habit of publishing previously published material.

I have the newspaper in which this was printed. I would have to check my clippings buried to check credits for sure.
If it was also used in a magazine, by guess would be the newspaper gave them permission.

Re: Elvis Dazzles Portland --> September 1957

Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:25 pm

From my clippings I have been able to assemble a partial set list for this show.

Heartbreak Hotel
All shook up
Teddy bear
Don't be cruel
Loving you
I got a woman
Hound dog

Re: Elvis Dazzles Portland --> September 1957

Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:11 am

Another tidbit of info.

Recall the name Ken Moore, who really never registered with me till the Hawaii 1957 footage recently came out.

He was seated next to Elvis in that convertible that took him around the stadium, along with Portland's mayor.

If he or his wife filmed in hawaii, why not Portland? Wouldn't that be cool?

Re: Elvis Dazzles Portland --> September 1957

Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:16 am

Elvis singing his finale, "hound dog".

Note he has jumped off the stage to the grass below, and is singing "hound dog" on the baseball field,
just before he gets back on the convertible to take him away.

This photo was published after he died, in the Oregonian for a retrospective of his appearances in Portland.
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Re: Elvis Dazzles Portland --> September 1957

Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:02 am

Very cool info, folks. Thanks.........

Re: Elvis Dazzles Portland --> September 1957

Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:08 am

KHoots wrote:Very cool info, folks. Thanks.........


You're welcome!