Elvis Presley and Johnnie Ray | January 26, 1962 | Backstage after Ray's Opening at the Dunes Hotel
Elvis and Johnnie Ray, January 1962 : Backstage after Ray's Opening at the Dunes Hotel.
Marty Lacker : Elvis had Joe make reservations to see Johnny Ray at the Hacienda Hotel,and when twelve guys who all looked alike arrived in black limousines and black mohair suits and sunglasses,people started to stare,and somebody yelled out, 'Who the hell are they, the mafia?'
January 28, 1956 : Tommy Dorsey introduced Cleveland disc jockey Bill Randle, who, in turn, introduced Elvis to his first national audience by saying: 'We'd like at this time to introduce to you a young fellow who, like many performers, Johnny Ray among them, came out of nowhere to be an overnight big star.
This young fellow we saw for the first time while making a movie short. We think tonight that he's going to make television history for you. We'd like you to meet him now - Elvis Presley'.
Elvis Presley : RCA Studio One, Memphis, Tennessee :July 2, 1956
Elvis Presley : Russwood Park, Memphis, Tennessee : July 4, 1956
Elvis Presley : On The Train to, Memphis, Tennessee : July 3, 1956
Elvis Presley : Joseph's Hospital Memphis Tennessee : July 6, 1956
Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever. + Plus Bonus DVD Audio.
This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.
The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD Video with Sound.