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The Elvis - Fan Page
Souvenir photo Album/Program from the 1957 Seattle concert
Sonny's parents attended.
This page is dedicated to the many fans who still enjoy the "Kings" music. I grew up loving his music even though I stated following him late in his career. My parents followed him from the beginning. They saw him in concert at Sicks' Stadium in Seattle on September 1st 1957. They Married later that month.
As a kid I grew up around his music. However It was my aunt Sharon who really turned me on to Elvis.
My parents took her to the concert with them. She was the reason they
Sonny has put together a collection of interviews that he has conducted over
You will have a chance to meet some of the people that recorded or made films with him. It's a wonderful gift idea for any (Elvis) fan, And the best part is that they are all FREE! You pay only $3.50 for S&H. It's the Gift that will be enjoyed for years to come.
You are invited to share your Elvis story or thoughts in our feed back section. Just click on Elvis and it will take you to the contact page. From there you can send us your comments. We will post your thoughts on bottom of page 2 .
Sonny's pick of the month!
Each month sonny will suggest a great Elvis film. He will give you his take and share some fun facts This months pick:
This is a very entertaining film. Elvis (Charlie Rogers) is a rebel biker who has a reputation as fighter and a womanizer. He makes a living as a traveling singer.
Early on in the film he is fired for getting into a fight with a group of college toughs. While riding his cycle to the next engagement, the father of a girl he was flirting with tries to run him off the road. To make ends meet, and to earn enough money repair his bike, he joins up with a traveling carnival.
The carnival is run by Maggie Moran, played by legendary actress Barbara Stanwyck. Elvis falls quickly for her lovely daughter Cathy, (Joan Freeman). The film takes off from there. It's a wonderful adventure and is sure to entertain. Plus there are some great music tracks. "Little Egypt", "Roustabout", and "Big Love, Big Heartache" are great examples. The soundtrack went to #1 on the Billboard charts.
Some fun facts. Raquel Welch has a bit part at the very beginning of the film, and Teri Garr is one of the dancers. The title song, Roustabout is one everyone remembers. However Elvis also recorded another song for the film called "I'm a Roustabout". The well known "Roustabout" was picked over "I'm a Roustabout". The song was recently discovered and was released as a bonus track on a CD in 2003. The motorcycle Elvis rides throughout the movie is a Honda 305 Superhawk.
Elvis Presley's Impact on music
(Here is what some of the greatest names in the entertainment business have to say.)
“...it was like he came along and whispered some dream in everybody’s ear, and somehow we all dreamed it.”
“You have no idea how great he is, really you don’t. You have no comprehension - it’s absolutely impossible. I can’t tell you why he’s so great, but he is. He’s sensational.”
“A lot of people have accused Elvis of stealing the black man’s music, when in fact, almost every black solo entertainer copied his.”
"Describe Elvis Presley? He was the greatest who ever was, is, or will ever be."
.“Elvis had an influence on everybody with his musical approach.”
"Ask anyone. If it hadn't been for Elvis, I don't know where popular music would be. He was the one that started it all off, and he was definitely the start of it for me."
“I wasn’t just a fan, I was his brother."
“Before Elvis, there was nothing.”/ "Nothing really affected me until I heard Elvis. If there hadn't been an Elvis, there wouldn't have been a Beatles."
“That’s my idol, Elvis Presley. If you went to my house, you’d see pictures all over of Elvis. He’s just the greatest entertainer that ever lived."
“Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the twentieth century. He introduced the beat to everything, music, language, clothes, it’s a whole new social revolution - the 60’s comes from it.”
“Elvis was the king. No doubt about it. People like myself, Mick Jagger and all the others only followed in his footsteps.”
“He was a unique artist - an original in an area of imitators.”
“When I first heard Elvis' voice I just knew that I wasn’t going to work for anybody; and nobody was going to be my boss...Hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail.”
"I remember Elvis as a young man hanging around the Sun studios. Even then, I knew this kid had a tremendous talent. He was a dynamic young boy. His phraseology, his way of looking at a song."
"Elvis was God-given. There's no explanation. A messiah comes around every few thousand years, and Elvis was it this time."
"Elvis is the big bang of Rock 'n' Roll. It all came from there."
"The cutting edge of it was Elvis singing 'Hound Dog.' There was something
"Elvis is the best ever, the most original. He started the ball rolling for us all."
Elvis had a robe made for me. I don't admire nobody, but Elvis Presley was the sweetest, most humble and nicest man you'd want to know."
"I'm just a singer. Elvis was the embodiment of the whole American culture."