September 27, 1957

Elvis drove to Tupelo with Anita Wood and his parents and some friends. In the local paper Elvis was called "the best ambassador any town could have" and urged all townspeople to give him a warm welcome.
Elvis performed at the Fairgrounds, Tupelo, for the benefit of the planned Elvis Presley Youth Center. There was a crowd of 12,000 people and he was accompanied by Hank Garland, D.J. Fontana and Chuck Wiggington, a friend of D.J., on bass.

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