Elvis Presley 1956
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Las Vegas
Elvis clearly in form in this picture! He’s enjoying the company of Billy Ward. As we all know Elvis was a great admirer of Billy Ward and his Dominoes. During the ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ Session on December 4th 1956, Elvis mentions him and his group. He saw them in Las Vegas performing and was telling how much better their version of ‘Don’t Be Cruel’ was than his. Elvis said; “I heard this guy in Las Vegas (Billy Ward and his Dominoes). There's a guy out there who's doin' a take-off of me, ‘Don't Be Cruel.’ He tried so hard, till he got much better, boy, much better than that record of mine.” Elvis didn’t know his name but the leadsinger at the time was Jackie Wilson!
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