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I Was Wondering What This Might Be Worth

This blog started out as another report on Elvis memorabilia items sold recently at auction.  I’m still going to do that someday, but first I need to make a confession.

As a result of the ElvisBlog series of posts about Elvis autographs and memorabilia, many readers have written in Comments about an item they own and ask what it might be worth.  I certainly couldn’t tell them, because I’m not an expert.  So, I created a standard reply directing them to Jerry Osborne, noted Elvis collector, author and historian.   Jerry knows so much about Elvis records and collectibles that he has published an incredibly complete reference, Presleyana.

Preslyana VII

Over the years, Jerry has revised it seven times, and Presleyana VII now totals 384 pages.

My standard reply included Jerry’s website, his e-mail address and his phone number.   Unfortunately, I somehow got the wrong e-mail address, and no doubt frustrated many people when their attempts to e-mail Jerry went nowhere.  I am sorry about that.  For future reference, if you are trying to determine the value of an Elvis collectible, here are the ways to contact Jerry Osborne:

Website  jerryosborne.com
Phone number 360-385-1200
E-mail address JPO@olympus.net

Jerry and Barbara

Notice the gold TCB pendant around Jerry’s neck

Osborne Appraisals

Please note that appraisals are based on a photo and an e-mail description of the item provided by the inquirer.  There is a $10 charge for this general appraisal service.

 

Here are a few of the inquiries that have come in to ElvisBlog Comments.  You might find them interesting.

Elizabeth –  August  22, 2012

I was lucky enough to meet Elvis in the 60′s while he was making ‘Flaming Star’ and have a signed photo of him with me and my brother. I would like to now sell this item.  I would appreciate your expert advice on this matter as you seem to know so much about Elvis memorabilia!

Carl – January 10, 2013

I have a signed autograph guitar of Elvis Presley.  It’s about two and a half foot long.  I was told he passed them out at some concerts. It was dated 1975. I was wondering if you could tell me what it’s worth.

Jeremy – December 14, 2012

I am writing you to inquire about an oil painting I came across at my parent’s house. My mother worked for a concert venue and when Elvis was in town she got his autograph. The oil painting is of Elvis and is maybe 30 inches tall by 24 inches wide. He made out the autograph to my mother Patricia, and I believe it says Best Wishes to Patricia or something of that nature.  Do you have any idea of how much something like this is worth?

Linda – December 1, 2012

Since mother passed away, I have stacks and stacks of books, cards, promotional materials from Colonel Parker’s office and just about anything else you can think of pertaining to Elvis. I, personally, have a signed makeup towel used by Elvis on the set of Blue Hawaii that I won as a contest prize on American Bandstand in the 60′s. Where would the best auction be to find the buyers for these things? Thank you for any help you can give me.

Debbie – September 17, 2012

I have several scarves that were worn by Elvis at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas in the 70′s. Only one of them has his name on it. Do you know the value of these?

Sandra – August 29, 2012

I have an autographed 8X10 picture signed by Elvis Presley to me in the mid-50s in Tampa FL…….How can I sell it for $$$$$$$$$

Steve – June 19, 2012

In 1977 when Elvis was in hospital, my wife then 12 years old sent him a get well card. A few months later she received a card back from Graceland.  It was a thank you card and on the inside reads Thanks for remembering me during my illness. Signed Elvis Presley.  Can someone e-mail me with what this might be worth.

Tom Smith | August 18, 2012

I have a movie photo of all the dancers from the movie Jailhouse Rock. Elvis is in the photo with all the dancers and one of the dancers was my late uncle.  Everyone who performed in that scene including Elvis signed it.  Just wondering of what kind of monetary value something like this would be.

These inquiries can be grouped into three categories.  There are items without autographs like the books and promo items from Col. Parker’s office.  There are autographed items like the guitar and oil painting that probably have some intrinsic collectible value even without the autograph.  And there are the letters and photos where all or most of the value is derived from Elvis’ autograph.

For items in the last two categories, Jerry Osborne will provide appraisals based on the assumption the Elvis autographs are authentic.  He does not provide an autograph authentication service.  However, he has suggested that I revise my standard reply to include the best person he knows of to do this.

Rich Consola

In 1957, Rich Consola saw Elvis perform in Buffalo, New York. Elvis was wearing his famous Gold Lamé jacket that day and, since then, Rich has been a lifelong fan and collector. Rich has thoroughly studied Elvis’ handwriting and signature for over 20 years. Today, Rich Consola is considered one of the foremost authorities on Elvis autographs and is known worldwide for his exceptional knowledge.

I have corresponded with Rich Consola, and he has no problem with me referring folks to him.  If you have an Elvis autograph that you hope is authentic, but you’re not sure, he charges $25 for a simple authentication.  If you have a Elvis autograph you are sure about, and you would like to sell it at auction, you will need a Letter Of Authenticity (LOA).  Rich Consola can do that for $75.  Considering the prices paid for authenticated Elvis autographs at auctions the past few years, this is a small investment for a big pay-off.  To view the three ElvisBlog articles on Elvis autographs sold at auction, click here, here, and here.

 Rich Consola Photo

Rich Consola’s e-mail address is:

rfconsola@roadrunner.com

 

 

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Remembering John Wilkinson

Former TCB Band member John Wilkinson passed away last Friday, January 12.  Over the following weekend, many Elvis websites noted his passing with biographical information and photos of him performing with Elvis in the 70s – like this one.

On Stage with John - Copy

ElvisBlog’s tribute to John Wilkinson is a little late because I had to make arrangements to secure the following photo from the graphic designer for Elvis International magazine.

25th Anniversary Concert Elvis Week 2002

The shot was taken during the one of three concerts presented by Darwin Lamm for the 25th Anniversary celebration at Elvis Week 2002.  This concert featured the TCB Band with Terry Mike Jeffrey (left) handling the vocals.  Continuing to the right, there is Jerry Scheff, James Burton, John Wilkinson, Marion Cocke, and Larry Geller.  A little bit of Charlie Hodge’s plaid shirt is visible behind Terry Mike Jeffrey.

The reason I wanted to feature this photo is because this is the only time I ever saw John Wilkinson.  The four re-united TCB boys, Scheff, Burton, Ronnie Lott, and Glen D. Hardin were the main draw, but there were lots of old Elvis friends who had time on the stage.  Most said a few words, but with John Wilkinson, it was different.

 

Me at the Legends Concert -- 2002

Me sitting next to Johnny Memphis, part-time Elvis tribute artist, former Graceland security guard, and supposely Jerry Lee Lewis’ second cousin.

I was sitting in a front row seat, a nice comp from Darwin Lamm for all those Elvis International magazine article articles I wrote for him.  So, I could practically reach out and touch the performers.  At such close range, I could really see the interaction between the folks on stage.  It was like a reunion — one big happy family.

When John Wilkinson was announced, he walked out slowly using a cane.  He held his left arm stiffly at his side.  I didn’t know it at the time, but John’s condition was the result of a stroke he suffered in 1989.  You could tell it was a very emotional moment for the others on the stage, and soon it spread to the entire audience.  There’s a lot of love in the world for members of the Elvis circle, and John Wilkinson certainly felt it that night.

 More Farewell Concert

Wilkinson spoke for a bit, but his big moment was when he sang “Early Morning Rain.”  The song had been associated with him since the Elvis concerts of the mid-seventies.  When Elvis introduced the band members, he would say, “From Springfield, Missouri, my rhythm guitar player, John Wilkinson.  Play it, John,” and Wilkinson would launch into “Early Morning Rain.”  I don’t know if John got standing ovations for it in the seventies, but he sure did in 2002 at that Elvis Week concert.  Very moving.

 

John Wilkinson Backstage Pass

 

Here are some more photos of John Wilkinson at work with Elvis.

Elvis and TCB Band All in White

Rehersal For That's the Way It Is July 1970

Rehersal for “That’s the Way It Is” – July 1970

Elvis and John Wilkinson 1977

John Wilkinson’s passing reminded me of an injustice that has lingered on for more than a decade.  The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honored James Burton by inducting him into the Sideman category in 2001.  Every year since, I have hoped the other four members of the TCB Band will be inducted as well, but it never happens.   And, if it does finally happen, John Wilkinson will not be around to enjoy it.  Jerry Scheff, Ronnie Tutt, and Glen D. Hardin are not getting any younger.  It is time for the Roll Hall to honor the entire TCB Band.  To read more on the Hall of Fame’s snub of these bandmates, click here, here, and here.

 

John Wilkinson on Stage with TCB Band

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Good bye, John Wilkinson.  Say hi to Elvis for us.

John Wilkinson in the 70s

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So, How Much is an Elvis Autograph Worth? – Pt. 3

The two ElvisBlog posts that generate the most comments are Part 1 and Part 2 of the continuing series So, How much is an Elvis Autograph Worth?  If anyone in possession of a signed photo, record album, or anything else Googles “Elvis Autographs,” ElvisBlog comes up third on the list.  However, a quick check shows that two higher ones do not report prices recently paid for Elvis signature items.  If you want a reference to approximate the value of your Elvis autograph, this is the place to come.

Fortunately, Heritage Auctions presented their Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction in Dallas last December 14, and it contained nine Elvis autographs.  All prices below include the 25% buyers’ premium added on by the auction house.

 

Signed Color Print from 1965:   $625

Signed Color Print Plus Close-up

This oversized (20” x 16”) print of the original work by June Kelly depicts Elvis wearing a red jacket.  He signed it in blue ballpoint ink on the left center: “To Vicki / Love you allways / Elvis Presley.”  $625 seems like a low price for this piece.  It must be the water damage and other staining that turned people off.  When you blow up the image on the auction website, you can see blotches all over his jacket and one on his face.  There is also a streak coming down from his left eye where the water must have run.  What kind of fool lets a huge color autographed Elvis picture get rained on?  At least the inscription was not affected.

 

Signed International Hotel Keno Card, circa 1970:   $875

Signed Back of Keno Card and Front

According to Rich Consola who provided the third-party authentication for all the Elvis autographs in this auction, Elvis would go out into the casino from time to time during the Vegas days, with all his guys around him, and he was known to have signed autographs there.  Some lucky gambler named Joyce must have been at a Keno game when Elvis joined in, and she had the foresight to get the King’s signature on the back of a Keno card.  Too bad about the old Scotch Tape mark around the autograph.  That had to bring the price down some.

 

Signed Back of Check, Circa 1957:   $1,125

Signed Check 1957 Back

Signed Check 1957 front

This autograph did considerably better than the pre-auction estimate, and I’m not sure why.  It’s a good thing it came with a Certificate of Authenticity, because it looks a lot different than most Elvis autographs in this series.  He signed this personal check on the back in pencil “yours / Elvis Presley.” There is slight staining on the blow-up of the check, but the autograph is not affected.   The seller’s mother obtained this autograph in person when she saw Elvis at the Dallas Love Field Airport in 1956 or 1957.  The only thing she could find in her purse for him to sign was this torn-out check from the family checkbook.

 

Signed Loving You, Vol. II EP, 1957:   $1,187

Signed Loving You EP Front and Back

The next three items all originated from Buddy Ochoa, the first Elvis impersonator (according to the item description on the auction website).  For the full story on this, please check out the November 12, 2012 ElvisBlog article about Ochoa.  There is no mention of the condition of the album sleeve, but it does look pretty worn down at the corners.  Note that Elvis signed this extended play album once on the back, because we will compare it with the next two items.

Signed King Creole EP, circa 1958:   $1,625

 Elvis Presley Signed King Creole EP

Elvis signed the front of this EP album: “To Buddy, Elvis Presley”.   The album cover looks as worn at the corners as the previous one, and both have the same intrinsic value as unsigned albums.  So, why did it bring a price almost $500 higher?  Could it be that the signature is on the front?  It certainly will look better than the other when presented in a matted display.

 

Autographed Loving You EP and Photo Display:   $1,875

Autographed Loving You EP and Photo Display

This 20” by 30” display contains a lot of stuff, but most of it is of little value.  The photo is Buddy Ochoa and Elvis in 1958.  The shirt is similar to the one Elvis wore on the cover of the Blue Hawaii album.  That cover is partially visible behind other items and is unsigned.  The Loving You EP album cover is Vol. 1, and it is also unsigned.  So, that leaves the back cover of that EP, signed twice by Elvis.  It is unclear if the higher sell price of this item is due to the double Elvis signatures or to extra stuff and the nice display presentation.

 

Signed and Inscribed Spinout Promotional Photo, 1966:   $2,000

Elvis Presley Signed And Inscribed Spinout Promotional Photo 1966

This is a top-quality 12” by 12” color promotional photo showing Elvis wearing one of his outfits from the movie Spinout.  It is inscribed to Norman Taurog, the director of that movie and eight other films starring Elvis.  The winning bid was quite a bit higher than the pre-auction estimate.

Both Signatures on Spinout Promo Picture

It says, “To Mr. Norman Taurog.  My deep thanks for everything you have done for me.  With my deep respect.  Elvis Presley.”  It also says, “Thanks for everything.  Elvis Presley”  Look at those two signatures side by side.  They sure look different to me, but they both have been authenticated.  I need to do a little research to find out how that can be.

 

Signed Black and White Photograph, 1965:   $2,000

An Elvis Presley Signed Black and White Photograph, 1965

An original 10″ x 8″ print with a matte finish, depicting a classic headshot of Elvis from the early 60s, signed in green fountain pen ink in the lower right corner: “To Vicki / My Best allways / Elvis Presley.”

An Elvis Presley Signed Black and White Photograph, 1965 Recipient

This item was consigned directly to Heritage Auctions by the now adult Vicki Malkin, the former child actress who portrayed “Sari” the in 1965 M-G-M film, Harum Scarum, and who danced with Elvis as he sang ‘Hey Little Girl.’ Vicki remembers as a nine year-old having a big crush on Elvis and that he signed this photograph for her at the wrap party when the film was finished.

 

Signed Personal Check to Dick Grob, 1975:   $3,750

Elvis Presley Signed Personal Check to Dick Grob 1975

This check was the big winner at this Heritage auction, bringing in almost twice as much as the pre-auction estimate.  As you probably know, Dick Grob was the head of security for Elvis.  He must have done something special to get a $1,500 bonus after the July 1975 road tour (see note on left of check).  This is the first time I’ve seen an actual check drawn on his personal account, so they are probably very rare.  That probably added much to the value of this Elvis signature.

 

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Happy Birthday, Elvis

Have A Happy Birthday

 

You Rock

 

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Patti Page and Elvis

[This blog has been revised.  So much new material has come up that it has grown from a quicky mid-week article to a full-fledged post.]

 

I was sorry to learn of the death of Patti Page.  We heard a lot of Patti Page hits on the radio when I was back in high school.  She did a bunch of good stuff, especially “Tennessee Waltz.”  I loved her layered, multi-tracked vocal style.

Patti Page - Copy

This is a picture of Elvis and Patti Page I picked up on the internet.  I wish it would have told the year and place.  Most likely it was taked before Elvis entered the Army in 1958,  which would make Elvis twenty-one or twenty-two, and Patti Page would have been been twenty-nine or thirty.

Patti Page

This picture appears to have been taken the same day. Elvis and Patti Page are wearing the same clothes.  It looks like a backstage shot.  Elvis has a guitar, and behind him Bill Black is holding a bass.  DJ Fontana is in front of Patti Page.

Patti Page (2)

Here’s another backstage shot.  You can see Bill, Elvis, Patti and DJ.  Elvis looks like he is singing.

I did some quick research in the key books in my Elvis library, but none had any reference to when Elvis and Patti page met.  If you know, how about sticking that info into a Comment.

[Accoring to alert reader Pierre, the pictures of Elvis meeting Patti Page were shot on the Paramount movie set during filming “King Creole” in early 1958.]

Here’s a thought.  Elvis and Patti Page both recorded three songs:  Don’t Be Cruel,” “Blue Hawaii,” and “I Don’t Care If the Sun Don’t Shine.”  You can hear her singing “Don’t Be Cruel” if you click here.   It would be great if the studio reworked both versions into a duet, like they did on the Christmas duets CD.   That could be a best-seller today.

Here’s a slightly edited interview with Patti Page that appeared on the Elvis World-Japan website in 2005.

Q : When was the first time you remember seeing Elvis?

A : My husband (Charles O’Curran) at that time was working with him at Paramount Studios.  Charlie went to work at Paramount with Hal Wallis, and Hal had signed Elvis up for ‘X’ number of pictures with his studio. And he assigned Charlie to be the choreographer, dance director. He came to Las Vegas where I was appearing at the Sands Hotel, and he brought his mother in to see the show, and he sent a note back saying that I was his mother’s favorite singer. He wanted to bring her in to see me. That was the first time that I believe I met him.

Q : When you first met Elvis, what was he like?”

A : My impression was that he was a little kid. I just thought he was like in a candy store and later on, when I got to know him better, I felt that he had such charm and that was the innocence that he showed, at least that I saw. Every mother wanted to take him and make him her little boy.  Every woman wanted him to be either her son or her lover. But it was that mischievous little look on his face that I loved.

Q : Elvis’ mother loved a song you did….?

A : Right. Well, we both did a song called “I Don’t Care If the Sun Don’t Shine.”  I know that Burt Bacharach wrote a song, and I’m not sure if he wrote that one or not. I was the first one to record one of Burt’s songs. Even before Dionne Warwick did them. But, Elvis’ mother loved that song and so I don’t know if she was the reason that Elvis recorded it. Elvis recorded it in ’54. Well, I think I must have done it first then.

Q : What was Mrs. Presley like?

A : Actually, she was a demure, shy little person. I only just casually met her that one time, and never again did I see her other than read about she and her husband in the magazines.

Q : The first movie that you were on the set with Elvis. Which one was that?

A : That was the one with Juliet Prowse, and I’m not sure if that was “G.I. Blues” or not. I think it was. I was naturally interested in all of the songs that they were doing because my husband kinda had a little to do with that. I just sat there in awe because to me he was a big movie star even then. Even when I did my first picture, “Elmer Gantry,” years after that, I sat on the sound stage as was in awe of Burt Lancaster and Jean Simmons and so forth. So, I really enjoyed watching the celebrities. I enjoyed watching Elvis. I always thought that Elvis could have been a great actor, and that he was put in a lot of unimportant movies when he could have done a lot of great ones.

Q : Did Elvis ever talk to you about his acting?

A : No, not really. When we were together, we were mostly in the dining room there at the hotel in Hawaii when he did BLUE HAWAII. After dinner he’d go to his room and get his guitar and some of his guys would get their instruments and come back down, and we would just sit around in the lounge there and sing. And that was fun. So we never really had much occasion to talk. “

Q : Did you get to do any duets with Elvis?

A : No. We did them when he played the guitar and I sang with him. That was fun, and no one ever recorded it.

Q : Tell us about you being an extra in “Blue Hawaii.”

A : It was Elvis’ pal Lamar and I who rode in this little canoe down the lagoon going into the wedding when they got married in “Blue Hawaii.” And they didn’t have enough extras to do this, so Lamar and I offered to do it. I remember, we didn’t get paid either. We weren’t members of the Extras Union, so I hope nobody catches us after all of these years. Since we didn’t get paid, we gave each other a half a dollar bill, and just tore it in half. He signed mine and I signed his. And I still have it. Well, believe it or not, I was an extra in “Blue Hawaii.”

Q : Did you get to see any of Elvis’ hijinx on the set? Was he serious? What was it like with Elvis on the set?

A :  From hearing my husband talk about him, he was fun. And I felt very honored to be allowed on the set because there weren’t that many people to be allowed on the set. You know, some of the sets are closed, although since he did so many of his pictures on location, it was harder to close them on the public. But, we all stayed in the same hotel in Honolulu, when we were there. And I remember some of the girls screaming, and you’d hear the commotion, and they had to get guards around to keep them from running up to Elvis’ room. I always thought that Colonel Parker kinda planned all that. Other than that it was fine.

Q : Did Elvis tell you the songs he enjoyed playing? A : Well, naturally, he was partial to Tennessee Waltz. There was one other. The song I’m talking about starts with that…Cross of Gold. and “Croce di Oro.” He liked that.

Q : Did you get to see Elvis perform live in Vegas?

A : No. We were always working around the same time and the only times that I spent with him were when my husband had been out with him on the movie sets. And, as I said, Charlie was with him for a few years and I did get the enjoyment of being on those sets. But, whenever I was working, he was in Vegas. When he did his last concerts, I think they were in Hawaii, I’m not sure. I was over here on the mainland, so I couldn’t enjoy those, but I did enjoy them on television. My husband and I have a daughter that is, was, and always will be an Elvis Presley fan. She had all of his concerts on video that she could buy. But I missed seeing him those years when he was in Vegas.

Q : From seeing him on the movie sets and also on video, what was Elvis like as a performer?

A : Oh, I thought he was wild. I thought that he just had a charisma that very few people have. I think it’s something that just came from inside. As I said earlier, some of the things I thought were staged, where some of the girls were concerned, knocking on his door because at the beginning they didn’t even know him. But it was not staged in later life. He was their panacea, really. He was just everything to them. I could see why.

Q : What qualities about Elvis do you think really struck a chord?

A : Well, I think the one that I mentioned was the reason I related to Elvis, was his innocence and shyness underneath all of the movement and everything, it came through, to me it did. And you wouldn’t really think that when you see someone supposedly gyrating on stage. It was all a put-on to me, I thought he was putting everybody on. But, that little boy quality came through.

Q : There’s the Spiritual Side of Elvis and also his gospel music. Can you touch on that?

A : Very much so. I think that was the core of what Elvis felt and was. This was his love, I believe the gospel music.  I think that one of Elvis’ charms was that he could sing almost any kind of music. I am sure that in his heart, he was very partial to gospel music. But then he kinda fused them all together: the rock, the gospel, the country. And that made him set apart. He really was an individual performer, and no one has ever reached that or attained that goal since.

Q : You have been one of the most successful female vocalists of all time, so I wan’t to ask you this question. How did Elvis change popular music in this culture?

A : How did he change it? I think he brought a lot of country to the floor. It was in the beginning of country and rock and all of that kind of meshing together. The beginning of rock, and Elvis was like a trailblazer along those lines, because he performed like a rockstar. He was loud, he was boisterous, yet he had that down-home, country quality that came from some of his gospel music. He wasn’t afraid of anything, that was him singing and that’s what he wanted people to hear. And I think that’s how he had a hand in changing the music industry. I think that he changed it also in our being able to visualize what he was doing as he recorded, because I don’t think he was ever still. I don’t think he was. Even when I was at the recording sessions at Paramount, when he recorded the songs for the movies, he was always moving.

Q : What were the recording sessions like, seeing Elvis in studio with the guys and so forth?

A : It was my first inkling of what it could be a natural, because that’s my favorite place to record. And it’s really like you’re all one big happy family. Nobody is being aware of their ego. The musicians are all there with you, and you’re all working together. And you enjoy it. Sometimes the microphone would be on, and they didn’t realize they were on. Sometimes that caught the best things, and it does sometimes when you’re recording and you don’t realize that they are recording you when you do something, and a lot of the times it’s lost in very organized studio arrangements and so forth. As I said, it was my first time having any experience with any of the Nashville musicians, and I never knew that they had their own music way of writing. I mean, they just filled by numbers. They called out numbers and everybody know what they’re talking about. And I was amazed when I first saw that.

Q : Was that RCA studio?

A : No, this was at some little studio in LA, and a lot of the times they recorded right on the Paramount lot. But this was at another little studio they rented for that evening.

Q : When did you learn of Elvis’ passing and what was your reaction to that?

A : I was appearing in Wildwood, New Jersey in the Summertime in August. I had my two children there with me. We were just coming in from taking them out on the beach or something, and we were coming inside of the hotel to start getting ready for the show and to get their dinner and so forth, and that’s when I heard the news. And they were young, they didn’t really know what had happened, but it was quite a thing.

Q : Do you feel that he also changed music when he passed away?

A : Oh, I’m sure he did. And the thing that always surprised me was that none of his were ever up for a Grammy. And I don’t know why. They were hit records and they were never put up, and I thought that was an oversight that should have been rectified. And now they have by putting him in the Hall of Fame, but, at that time, it would have been nice if he knew that.

Q : Why do you think he’s so popular now after his passing?

A : Well, we never had anyone like him since. We’ve had different people, but never anyone unless they were someone saying they were a copy of Elvis. He was unique. I think the charisma that he had with his fans was something else. It’s too bad he didn’t realize how much he was loved.

So, goodbye, Patti Page.  Say hi to Elvis for us.

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