Re: February 1961 Charity Shows -> Mysterious!

Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:40 pm

Here's a nice shot of Elvis at the luncheon, prior to the first show:


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With Memphis Mayor Henry Loeb III, Hotel Claridge luncheon - Saturday, February 25, 1961
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Re: February 1961 Charity Shows -> Mysterious!

Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:08 pm

Wow!thanks for all these informations and pics from Memphis 61!
Too bad we don't have nothing (Audio or video) about this two concerts! :cry:

Re: February 1961 Charity Shows -> Mysterious!

Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:41 am

UPDATE

I added a FANTASTIC live shot from the afternoon gig to the original post, and below are a few more.

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


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610225_AS_w Ron Capone_Brad Suggs_Bob Alexius_Memphis.jpg


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Re: February 1961 Charity Shows -> Mysterious!

Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:09 pm

Jim Reid took some great photos that day...and all through Elvis' life in Memphis - thanks Doc

Re: February 1961 Charity Shows -> Mysterious!

Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:52 pm

paulsweeney wrote:Jim Reid took some great photos that day...and all through Elvis' life in Memphis - thanks Doc


Why the owners of the Memphis Press-Scimitar archives do not put together a high quality book of the photos and the stories, as they appeared between 1954 and 1977 is a mystery. Done well, it would be an ESSENTIAL work.

Re: February 1961 Charity Shows -> Mysterious!

Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:51 pm

Bill Burk put out 2 several years ago - Jim Reid's Elvis photobooks were "Fond Memories of Elvis" and "Fond Memories of Elvis Vol. II Twenty-Three Years of Photos"

Re: February 1961 Charity Shows -> Mysterious!

Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:08 am

paulsweeney wrote:Bill Burk put out 2 several years ago - Jim Reid's Elvis photobooks were "Fond Memories of Elvis" and "Fond Memories of Elvis Vol. II Twenty-Three Years of Photos"


IIRC, you are referring to paper-bound, magazine-size photo books. Not at all worthy of what that archive holds, or could offer.

I would love to have every article Robert Johnson or James Kingsley wrote on Elvis, carefully scanned from the original paper. And every great photo by Bob Williams, Jim Reid, Tom Barber, Fred Payne, Barney Sellers and others, carefully printed from the original, uncropped negative. I would pay a LOT of money for such a work. It would be invaluable to any Elvis Presley or 20th century pop culture scholar.

Re: February 1961 Charity Shows -> Mysterious!

Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:09 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
paulsweeney wrote:Bill Burk put out 2 several years ago - Jim Reid's Elvis photobooks were "Fond Memories of Elvis" and "Fond Memories of Elvis Vol. II Twenty-Three Years of Photos"


IIRC, you are referring to paper-bound, magazine-size photo books. Not at all worthy of what that archive holds, or could offer.


Yes, that's what I'm referring to. As well, the Elvis Files Vol. 4 has about a dozen pages on Feb. 25, 1961...we'll have to make due until something else comes along.

Re: February 1961 Charity Shows -> Mysterious!

Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:23 am

paulsweeney wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:
paulsweeney wrote:Bill Burk put out 2 several years ago - Jim Reid's Elvis photobooks were "Fond Memories of Elvis" and "Fond Memories of Elvis Vol. II Twenty-Three Years of Photos"


IIRC, you are referring to paper-bound, magazine-size photo books. Not at all worthy of what that archive holds, or could offer.


Yes, that's what I'm referring to. As well, the Elvis Files Vol. 4 has about a dozen pages on Feb. 25, 1961...we'll have to make due until something else comes along.


Time is passing, we can't wait another century ... :-(

Re: February 1961 Charity Shows -> Mysterious!

Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:32 am

This two-page RCA trade ad for the newest Presley disc mentions Elvis' successful charity shows.


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Billboard - April 10, 1961


Note that the ad mentions "both 100% Benefit Shows," which may be when the media began to forget that Elvis actually did THREE benefit gigs, two in Memphis, one in Honolulu.


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Re: February 1961 Charity Shows -> Mysterious!

Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:18 pm

A nice COLOR shot from the evening show:


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Thanks to bluejeans1944 for finding it.
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Re: February 1961 Charity Shows -> Mysterious!

Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:21 pm

Just re-reading this thread Doc. Great stuff!

Re: February 1961 Charity Shows -> Mysterious!

Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:59 am

Thanks.

In this photo you can see:



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Scotty Moore (guitar), Bob Alexius (acoustic bass), Elvis, D.J. Fontana (drums), Brad Suggs (guitar) and Ron Capone (drums)

Boy, I would love to hear what they sounded like that evening. But we'll probably never know.


Thanks to ed40 for finding it.

Re: February 1961 Charity Shows -> Mysterious!

Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:36 pm

paulsweeney wrote:Bill Burk put out 2 several years ago - Jim Reid's Elvis photobooks were "Fond Memories of Elvis" and "Fond Memories of Elvis Vol. II Twenty-Three Years of Photos"



Paul,

Are Jim Reid's books still available? I'd guess probably...."No"....right?

Re: February 1961 Charity Shows -> Mysterious!

Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:12 pm

Tony Trout wrote:
paulsweeney wrote:Bill Burk put out 2 several years ago - Jim Reid's Elvis photobooks were "Fond Memories of Elvis" and "Fond Memories of Elvis Vol. II Twenty-Three Years of Photos"



Paul,

Are Jim Reid's books still available? I'd guess probably...."No"....right?


Memphis Press-Scimitar photographer Jim Reid passed away in July 2006, but at least one of his photo books may be found on Amazon:

Elvis..1954-Twenty Three Years Of Photos-1977..Collectors Edition..By Memphis News Photographer Jim Reid. Vol. I
http://www.amazon.com/Elvis-1954-Twenty-Photos-1977-Collectors-Edition-By-Memphis-Photographer/dp/B000VHTWOC

Re: February 1961 Charity Shows -> Mysterious!

Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:14 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:
Tony Trout wrote:
paulsweeney wrote:Bill Burk put out 2 several years ago - Jim Reid's Elvis photobooks were "Fond Memories of Elvis" and "Fond Memories of Elvis Vol. II Twenty-Three Years of Photos"



Paul,

Are Jim Reid's books still available? I'd guess probably...."No"....right?


Memphis Press-Scimitar photographer Jim Reid passed away in July 2006, but at least one of his photo books may be found on Amazon:

Elvis..1954-Twenty Three Years Of Photos-1977..Collectors Edition..By Memphis News Photographer Jim Reid. Vol. I
http://www.amazon.com/Elvis-1954-Twenty-Photos-1977-Collectors-Edition-By-Memphis-Photographer/dp/B000VHTWOC




Thanks, John. :)

Re: February 1961 Charity Shows -> Mysterious!

Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:02 pm

Excellent topic about an interesting subject. These are shows that HAVE to surface one day, be it through audio or film.

Here are two cool snaps from the evening show - an "upgrade" for one of your opening post shots and an 'alternate' for it from the same camera.
In anycase, hope you enjoy.

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Re: February 1961 Charity Shows -> Mysterious!

Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:48 am

onelove wrote:Excellent topic about an interesting subject. These are shows that HAVE to surface one day, be it through audio or film.

Here are two cool snaps from the evening show - an "upgrade" for one of your opening post shots and an 'alternate' for it from the same camera.
In anycase, hope you enjoy.

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Thank you! I must admit, after 50+ years, it seems less and less likely an audio of film will ever surface from these performances.

That said, these photos, from the Gary Pepper archive I assume, are marvelous, and I will add them to the first page of the topic.

Thank you muchly, onelove.

::rocks