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Ottawa April 3, 1957

Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:14 am

Ottawa April 3, 1957 - A couple of my favourite photos from the great April 1957 tour.

From the City of Ottawa web site;

Perhaps there was no greater pop-culture event in Ottawa during the 1950’s than the Elvis Presley concerts held at the Auditorium in April 1957. Presley embodied the spirit of rock n’ roll, a new phenomenon unfamiliar to adults. His presence in the city sent thousands of teenagers and young adults into fits of impassioned hysteria.

The “King” arrived in Ottawa on April 3, 1957. Teenagers traveled from as far as Montreal to attend the shows. A special train, nicknamed the “Rock N’ Roll Cannon Ball” was packed with over 500 concert-goers. When Presley stepped onto the stage, the audience of over 9,000 were so loud it was almost impossible to hear Presley singing. The fans were in a frenzy of Elvis worship: “some wept, some moaned; some clutched their heads in ecstasy; everybody screamed, stamped, clapped hands, flailed arms, one person got down on all fours and pounded the floor”. The police were out in record numbers because there was concern that the screaming fans would rush the stage.

Elvis Presley was a controversial entertainer because his ‘suggestive’ pelvis thrusting and dance moves scandalized many parents and authority figures. The Notre Dame Convent, viewing Presley as immoral and un-Christian, forbade its students from attending the concert. Eight students were expelled after going to see the King, and controversy gripped the city. The nuns later nullified the expulsions, but at least half of the girls remained enrolled in different schools. Elvis Presley definitely made an impression on Ottawa.
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Re: Ottawa April 3, 1957

Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:39 am

paulsweeney wrote:Ottawa April 3, 1957 - A couple of my favourite photos from the great April 1957 tour.

From the City of Ottawa web site;

Perhaps there was no greater pop-culture event in Ottawa during the 1950’s than the Elvis Presley concerts held at the Auditorium in April 1957. Presley embodied the spirit of rock n’ roll, a new phenomenon unfamiliar to adults. His presence in the city sent thousands of teenagers and young adults into fits of impassioned hysteria.

The “King” arrived in Ottawa on April 3, 1957. Teenagers traveled from as far as Montreal to attend the shows. A special train, nicknamed the “Rock N’ Roll Cannon Ball” was packed with over 500 concert-goers. When Presley stepped onto the stage, the audience of over 9,000 were so loud it was almost impossible to hear Presley singing. The fans were in a frenzy of Elvis worship: “some wept, some moaned; some clutched their heads in ecstasy; everybody screamed, stamped, clapped hands, flailed arms, one person got down on all fours and pounded the floor”. The police were out in record numbers because there was concern that the screaming fans would rush the stage.

Elvis Presley was a controversial entertainer because his ‘suggestive’ pelvis thrusting and dance moves scandalized many parents and authority figures. The Notre Dame Convent, viewing Presley as immoral and un-Christian, forbade its students from attending the concert. Eight students were expelled after going to see the King, and controversy gripped the city. The nuns later nullified the expulsions, but at least half of the girls remained enrolled in different schools. Elvis Presley definitely made an impression on Ottawa.


Great pics and info Paul, thanks!

Re: Ottawa April 3, 1957

Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:49 am

cool stuff
http://scottymoore.net/ottawa.html

Re: Ottawa April 3, 1957

Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:55 am

JamesVRoy wrote:cool stuff
http://scottymoore.net/ottawa.html


Great stuff James - well done! 8)

Re: Ottawa April 3, 1957

Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:54 am

Thank you Paul,interesting read

Re: Ottawa April 3, 1957

Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:22 pm

paulsweeney wrote:
JamesVRoy wrote:cool stuff
http://scottymoore.net/ottawa.html


Great stuff James - well done! 8)


Thanks also help with the amp. I hadn't ID'd that one until you posted that pic even though I must have seen it on hundreds of occasions.
http://scottymoore.net/ga90.html

Re: Ottawa April 3, 1957

Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:38 am

JamesVRoy wrote:
paulsweeney wrote:
JamesVRoy wrote:cool stuff
http://scottymoore.net/ottawa.html


Great stuff James - well done! 8)


Thanks also help with the amp. I hadn't ID'd that one until you posted that pic even though I must have seen it on hundreds of occasions.
http://scottymoore.net/ga90.html


Glad to be of service, even if I wasn't aware at the time ;-)

Re: Ottawa April 3, 1957

Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:52 am

Where is that Ottawa tape?

Re: Ottawa April 3, 1957

Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:46 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:Where is that Ottawa tape?


If I had that... 8)

Re: Ottawa April 3, 1957

Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:48 am

Paul, I thought you had it :wink:

Re: Ottawa April 3, 1957

Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:05 am

thefunkyangel wrote:Paul, I thought you had it :wink:


If I did, it would have been released years ago for all to enjoy! 8)

Re: Ottawa April 3, 1957

Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:37 pm

JamesVRoy wrote:cool stuff
http://scottymoore.net/ottawa.html


James - this looks to be an improved quality photo from your topic

Image


Source : http://www.ottawa.ca/residents/heritage ... ey_en.html

Davide

Re: Ottawa April 3, 1957

Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:52 pm

davide wrote:
JamesVRoy wrote:cool stuff
http://scottymoore.net/ottawa.html


James - this looks to be an improved quality photo from your topic

Image


Source : http://www.ottawa.ca/residents/heritage ... ey_en.html

Davide


Yes, full frame too. Cool!

Re: Ottawa April 3, 1957

Mon May 07, 2012 7:20 am

Hi lok Elvis in Otawa,my archives video,short video,post in youtube...
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My webpage:http://jailhouserockclub.webs.com/index.html

Only Elvis live shows 50!!!! ::rocks
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Re: Ottawa April 3, 1957

Mon May 07, 2012 7:50 pm

fredrocker wrote:Hi lok Elvis in Otawa,my archives video,short video,post in youtube...
phpBB [video]



My webpage:http://jailhouserockclub.webs.com/index.html

Only Elvis live shows 50!!!! ::rocks


Short and sweet! Thanks.

Re: Ottawa April 3, 1957

Mon May 07, 2012 9:05 pm

Cool. Never seen that before. Complete? Hot damn. Some day I hope one complete filmed show turns up from a tour in 1957. Nothing could match that. Paul, you must find out what the big private collectors have in your country? I have a dream...

Sincerely

Kenneth

Re: Ottawa April 3, 1957

Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:24 am

There's a lot filed, this video leaked, could take a couple of years ago, unfortunately is not complete,
there must be other shows filmed Elvis in 1957, thanks friend

More 1957:

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Re: Ottawa April 3, 1957

Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:25 am

paulsweeney wrote:
thefunkyangel wrote:Paul, I thought you had it :wink:


If I did, it would have been released years ago for all to enjoy! 8)



How nice this picture! ::rocks