Elvis Presley 1956/10/11
Taken on:
Day By Day (Peter Guralnick and Ernst Jorgensen) and All Shook Up (Lee Cotten)
Courtesy Stanley Oberst
Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas
Elvis, Nick Adams, and Gene Smith arrive in Dallas, Texas, by train, to begin a brief, four-day tour promoted by "Bam" Bamford. This show was held in the 75.504-seat Cotton Bowl Stadium. Over 26.500 fans attended the 8:00 p.m. show. Tickets were $1,25 in advance and $1,75 at the door. Along with Elvis was Sherry Davis of the "Big D Jamboree."

Elvis enters in an open convertible, which takes him to a stage set up at the fifty-yard line before the crowd. D.J. Fontana later says of the thousand flashbulbs going off: "It looked like war out there." Elvis sings 'Heartbreak Hotel', 'Long Tall Sally', 'I Was The One', 'Blue Suede Shoes', 'I Got A Woman', 'Love Me', 'Don't Be Cruel' and 'Hound Dog'.

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