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A handful of pics from Elvis in Weiden...

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Eine Handvoll Fotos von Elvis in Weiden in der Oberpfalz
55 Jahre schlummerten die Bilder in privaten Fotoalben


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Werner Stich hat seine Elvis-Fotos gehütet wie einen Schatz



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Elvis Presley bei einem Interview mit NT-Redakteur Gustav Kaiser. Bild: L. Hönnige



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Elvis Presley bei einem Interview mit NT-Redakteur Gustav Kaiser im Dezember 1958 in Grafenwöhr. Bild: L. Hönnige



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Der Opel Kapitän. Für dieses Auto interessierte sich Elvis Presley bei seinem Besuch 1958 in Weiden.



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Der Opel Kapitän. Für dieses Auto interessierte sich Elvis Presley bei seinem Besuch 1958 in Weiden.



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Elvis Presley, fotografiert in Weiden im Winter 1958.



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Elvis mit seinem Offizier auf dem Hof des Autohauses Opel, November/Dezember 1958, in Weiden.



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Elvis mit meinen Onkeln und Tanten, kommentiert Dr. Susanne Kreutzer das Foto.



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Aus dem Fotoalbum von Ulla Bonkoß, geborene Deschl: Elvis mit Josef Wies im Angesicht der versammelten "Backfische" Weidens.



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"Er hat mich gesehen und nicht mehr ausgelassen." Sieglinde Rüb.Bild: Huber


Source: https://www.onetz.de/weiden-in-der-oberpfalz/archiv/55-jahre-schlummerten-die-bilder-in-privaten-fotoalben-eine-handvoll-fotos-von-elvis-in-weiden-d1188003.html

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It was an ice-cold and long winter. With deep snow, zero outside. Half a century ago Elvis Presley drove his Jeep through the Upper Palatinate, made in the first weeks of 1960 in cities such as Hirschau, Vilseck and Amberg to the delight of his fans.

The soldier Elvis Presley in winter 1958/59 already under a maneuver at the Grafenwoehr Training Area.

The NATO maneuvers "Operation Snow Shield" began in January. 14 days stationed in Hessen Elvis im Schwarzwald was used, then made his way down to Bavaria and directly into the snowy Oberpfalz. The King of Rock'n'Roll moved into a Barack Quartier-quarters at the practice site Grafenwöhr and was from then on a lot with his Jeep on the road.

On 26 January 1960, the then 25-year-old appeared in Hirschau, was interviewed by the reporter AZ Sepp Müller, a snowball delivered with young stag Auern, stopped at an inn. Also in Amberg ran boys and girls together on Maxplatz, as the King was spotted. In haste zoom geschaffte Coaster he signed autographs and was gone even before the last of his followers had arrived. "Elvis is here!": This message had the time spread like wildfire in Amberg.

50 years ago. According to legend, Elvis said to have been in Schnaittenbach, some claim to have seen him even in space Nabburg and Schwarzenfeld. This is not certificated. Well but his visits to pastures. He came to what was then "Forest Bierstüberl" at the Pressather road, was spotted in a car dealership. On January 20, 1960, the 1977 died in Memphis / Tennessee Rockstar got at the practice site Grafenwöhr appointment as Acting Sergeant in the US Army, on 11 February 1960 he was Sergeant. Its content was from then $ 122.31 a month. At that time, he had sold millions of records of songs like "Love Me Tender", "King Creole" and "Teddy Bear", had money to burn, gave away cars, made other expensive presents.

The visits Presley in Grafenwoehr Micky bar remained in the memory. Elvis always came back in the restaurant, were there even once a short concert. However, that was already in his first-Grafenwöhr stay in December 1958. At the show, the only attended Bar staff, he sang songs like "Hound Dog". It was the only one ever denied Presley outside the United States.
He never came back
Immediately after his return to the unit location in Friedberg / Hessen the service of Sergeant Elvis Presley was completed. On 2 March 1960, the King revered today by millions of fans rock and roll returned to the States. Not long after Elvis was in the movie "GI Blues" on camera. He played himself - a serving soldier in Germany. The shooting took place in the US. After Europe, he never came back.


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Source: http://www.onetz.de/deutschland-und-die-welt-r/archiv/vor-50-jahren-war-sergeant-elvis-presley-in-grafenwoehr-hirschau-amberg-seine-fans-denken-tiefschnee-frost-und-ein-koenig-in-uniform-d99115.html


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Gruppenbild mit Elvis: Der King of Rock"n"Roll blickte eher gelangweilt, als er zusammen mit Soldaten der Bundeswehr vor die Kamera trat



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Elvis und seine Kameraden: ein Foto aus dem Archiv des Kultur- und Militärmuseums Grabenwehr



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Elvis Presley (Mitte) Ende der 50er Jahre als Soldat der US-Armee



Source: http://www.onetz.de/burglengenfeld/kultur/ausstellung-elvis-in-der-oberpfalz-von-11-mai-bis-19-august-in-burglengenfeld-das-klavier-des-king-d42028.html



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Great pictures and great info...
Wish I was born a 30 years earlier


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I always like seeing the army photos.

Great stuff - thanks Mike !


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Just great, seeing these for the first time. Thankyou.



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Thanks for the appreciation! Glad you like them...

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Thanks a lot. Great shots!



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Winston wrote:Thanks a lot. Great shots!
You're welcome!

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