“The first time I saw Elvis, singing from a flatbed truck at a Katz drugstore opening on Lamar Avenue, two or three hundred people, mostly teenage girls, had come out to see him. With just one single to his credit, he sang those two songs over and over. That’s the first time I met him.”
Johnny always praised Elvis’ charisma and talent through the years (side note: that Million Dollar Quartet play is awesome if you ever get the chance to see it), even flattering him with his own impersonation in ’59 as his opening act for the US tour.
Brilliant, and spot on.
Whiskey Riff is the most entertaining country site…ever.