Elvis in ElDo 1955?

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#1 Jan 21, 2009
Anyone know anything about Elvis's concert at the old high school on March 30, 1955?
Jay

Sherwood, AR

#2 Jan 22, 2009
30 March. El Dorado, Arkansas. High School Auditorium

http://www.elvisconcerts.com/liv1955.htm
hahalol

United States

#3 Jan 22, 2009
4 August. Camden, AR. Municipal Auditorium
hahalol

United States

#4 Jan 22, 2009
1955 concerts around
he played in the Louisana hayride in that year

17 October. ElDorado, AR. Memorial Auditorium
21 February. Camden, AR. City Auditorium
30 March. El Dorado, Arkansas. High School Auditorium
4 August. Camden, AR. Municipal Auditorium
17 October. ElDorado, AR. Memorial Auditorium

16 November. Camden, AR. City Auditorium

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#5 Jan 22, 2009
Where was the HS then?
I think

Huntsville, TX

#6 Jan 22, 2009
it is where SouthArk is now. May be wrong though.
K-Man

United States

#7 Jan 23, 2009
I think wrote:
it is where SouthArk is now. May be wrong though.
Your right; my dad went there.
Babyblues1

Nashville, TN

#8 Jan 23, 2009
That is one person i wish i could have seen in concert!!
ldmama71730

Tyler, TX

#9 Jan 23, 2009
Same here. I have always said I was born several decades to late. :D

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#10 Jan 25, 2009
Records he'd released (Sun): That's All Right/Blue Moon of Kentucky; Good Rockin' Tonight/I Don't Care If the Sun Don't Shine; Milk Cow Blues Boogie/You're a Heartbreaker.

Recorded but not yet released: Baby Let's Play House; I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone.

He'd only been performing in public since the previous July.

Wikipedia: According to one source, regarding Presley's engagements from that time, "Audiences had never before heard [such] music...[or] seen anyone who performed like Presley either. The shy, polite, mumbling boy gained self-confidence with every appearance... People watching the show were astounded and shocked, both by the ferocity of his performance, and the crowds reaction to it... Roy Orbison saw Presley for the first time in Odessa, Texas:'His energy was incredible, his instinct was just amazing... I just didnt know what to make of it. There was just no reference point in the culture to compare it.'" Sam Phillips said Presley "put every ounce of emotion ... into every song, almost as if he was incapable of holding back."

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#11 Jan 26, 2009
Other songs in his repertoire by this time: Tomorrow Night; I'll Never Let You Go; Satisfied; Just Because; Long Tall Sally; Tweedlee Dee; Fool, Fool, Fool; Shake, Rattle and Roll; Hearts of Stone; Money Honey; I Got A Woman; Trying To Get To You; Little Mama

He'd performed in public about 50 times in 1954, 75 so far in 1955. He liked pink socks.
Mike

Camden, AR

#12 Jan 29, 2009
Right...El Dorado High was built in 1928 on the site just West of the current Adm. building, which was built in 1905 and was a part of the high school campus when I attended 1962-1964.Campus on Timberlane opened for Class of 1964
Charlie Cheek

Bronx, NY

#13 Mar 19, 2009
hahalol wrote:
1955 concerts around
he played in the Louisana hayride in that year
17 October. ElDorado, AR. Memorial Auditorium
21 February. Camden, AR. City Auditorium
30 March. El Dorado, Arkansas. High School Auditorium
4 August. Camden, AR. Municipal Auditorium
17 October. ElDorado, AR. Memorial Auditorium
16 November. Camden, AR. City Auditorium
You're right about the Louisiana Hayride, but it was at the football stadium, Memorial Field, not Memorial Auditorium (I don't think the auditorium was even built yet, in 1955). Elvis was one of the first to go on, and people were booing at him, because he wasn't doing country songs.
Don Reese

United States

#14 Mar 19, 2009
Charlie Cheek wrote:
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You're right about the Louisiana Hayride, but it was at the football stadium, Memorial Field, not Memorial Auditorium (I don't think the auditorium was even built yet, in 1955). Elvis was one of the first to go on, and people were booing at him, because he wasn't doing country songs.
I was in the 8th grade and went to that concert at the football stadium in El Dorado. A buddy of mine, Bill Girard and I went down on the track and met Elvis before the concert. As I recall, he was billed third or fourth behind some Louisiana Hayride acts (T.Texas Tyler, etc). Elvis asked us if we wanted to sell some 8 1/2 by 11 glossies from the back of his Cadillac for him. The Caddy was pink and parked down on the cinder track in front of the stage. We sold lots of pictures for 25 cents each. We pocketed some of the money for ourselves. I remember Elvis as being really cool, young and thin, a nice guy. He horsed around with us, shadow boxed, stuff like that. We went out the next week and got our hair died jet black. Went to the Jr. High School the next day and the principal made us shave our heads and wear a beanie. I remember one other visit by Elvis to the football stadium and one to the high school auditorium. On the second visit to the stadium Elvis showed up drunk and the concert was delayed for about an hour for him to drink coffee and sober up. I heard a rumor later that Elvis had met this high school girl from El Dorado and bought her a 1955 Ford Crown Victoria. I'd give a hundred dollars to know the story behind that.
Wanda

Piedmont, SC

#15 Apr 1, 2009
I saw the same show the night Elvis was drunk. They kept the warmup singer going forever...
MAGGS

Houston, TX

#16 Apr 2, 2009
Jay wrote:
30 March. El Dorado, Arkansas. High School Auditorium
http://www.elvisconcerts.com/liv1955.htm
HE PERFORMED AT THE FOOTBALL STADIUM IN EL DORADO , I CANNOT REMEMBER THE DATE
Tyoneon

Camden, AR

#17 Apr 2, 2009
It was October 17, 1955... The notation " Memorial Auditorium" was a misprint...It was the Memorial Stadium(Wildcat Football Field)
MAGGS

Houston, TX

#18 Apr 2, 2009
Tyoneon wrote:
It was October 17, 1955... The notation " Memorial Auditorium" was a misprint...It was the Memorial Stadium(Wildcat Football Field)
thank you . i remember going there with a bunch of my girlfriends and we didin't think he was all that good then . who would have known back then how it was going to be for him. sure wish i had ,had a camera back then. gees that was years ago i guess i was in jr. high, which is called barton now over by the hospital.
Tyoneon

Camden, AR

#19 Apr 2, 2009
MAGGS wrote:
<quoted text>thank you . i remember going there with a bunch of my girlfriends and we didin't think he was all that good then . who would have known back then how it was going to be for him. sure wish i had ,had a camera back then. gees that was years ago i guess i was in jr. high, which is called barton now over by the hospital.
Yes..It is still Barton Jr. High...A few years ago the 9th grade was moved to the High School so just 7th and 8th grades are there. 5th and 6th now are at rogres Middles School, which was the Washington High in our day
MAGGS

Houston, TX

#20 Apr 2, 2009
roboblogger2 wrote:
Anyone know anything about Elvis's concert at the old high school on March 30, 1955?
he could not have been there on the 30th because he had already been to eld. football stadium on the 17th of oct.

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