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Video: Elvis In Vegas

By Chuckmonster on Wednesday, 11th May 2005 10:57pm
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He looked like a god, he sang like an angel, and he danced like the devil. It is this image of the King that many of us remember most -- the white jumpsuits, the long sideburns and the onstage magic that made women melt. But it was actually 14 years earlier in 1956 when a young, unknown Elvis Presley made his Las Vegas debut.

Nicknamed the "Hillbilly Cat," a very nervous Presley headlined at the last Frontier hotel before a mostly middle-aged crowd that was not impressed by this sexy, gyrating young man.

Jeff Taylor, Elvis Presley fan, said, "And Elvis totally bombed. He was a rock and roll star in a town where the big star was Frank Sinatra. No one was ready for that kind of music."

[ Keep your eyes peeled for a full-on Elvis in Vegas story coming soon to VT! - Ed ]



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