lunes, 3 de octubre de 2011

September 17, On This day in Elvis history

September 17, 1954
According to Carl Perkins Elvis played in Bethel Springs, not far from Jackson. This took place at 
the high school gym and all the girls went wild. After the show Carl and Elvis had a talk about the 
possibility of Carl singing with the Sun studios as well. Elvis didn't know whether Sam would need 
an other singer, but however Perkins did visit Sun the next month.
September 17, 1955
Elvis performed at the High School Auditorium, Thomasville, North Carolina.
September 17, 1957
Elvis visited Dewey Philips at WHBQ.
September 17,1960
Elvis's single "A Mess Of Blues" hit #2 in the U.K.
September 17, 1962
The filming resumed at MGM Studios in Hollywood. "It Happened At The World Fair" And Elvis had a 
long interview with Lloyd Shearer on the set.
Elvis spoke of all the friends surrounding him. He was stating: " it is important to surround yourself with 
people who can give you a little happiness". He also spoke about his interest in studying philosophy 
and mentioned that he would liked to become a doctor and often read medical texts. He said that he 
was hesitant to make any major changes in his career ( " If I can entertain people with things I'm doing,
 well, I'd be a fool to tamper with it " ), but at the same time expressed an interest in exploring new directions.
September 17, 1974
For 10 days Elvis bought a lot for friends, family, staff and strangers. Mostly cars, but also a complete 
trailer for his cousin Billy Smith, to get him to live in comfort on the grounds of Graceland.

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