September 26 – Today in Elvis History

September 26 – Today in Elvis History

September 1952

Elvis worked for MARL Metal Products, a furniture manufacturer – He worked the 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM shift as an assembler.

September 26, 1954

Elvis worked at Crown Electric,  until mid-October 1954

September 26, 1955

Elvis began another tour booked by Bob Neal. Elvis performed at the Jr. High Gymnasium, Gilmer, Texas.

September 26, 1956

Elvis performed at the Mississippi Alabama Fair And Diary Show,  Tupelo Fairgrounds where as a 10 year old, he’d placed 5th in a talent contest.

The classic image of Elvis and a stage shot showing Nick Adams, who was an opening act doing impressions of other celebs at the side of the stage: Elvis wore a velvet shirt, made for him by Natalie Wood’s dressmaker.

The show was filmed by Fox Movietone News, but the bad audio made it almost a “silent” movie, and is the only professionally filmed 1950s concert of Elvis.

September 26, 1957

Elvis and some friends spent the evening at the Fairgrounds, attracting a huge crowd.

September 26, 1968

Elvis went to the Memphian, like almost every night for this period in Graceland. He was accompanied by Priscilla, Sonny West, Gee Gee Gambill, Charlie Hodge and Lamar Fike.

September 26, 1969

Elvis with Charlie Hodge at RCA Studio A for an overdub session

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