ElvisPresley.NewsElvis Presley Home

Elvis Presley Magnolia Gardens August 7, 1955


By: Elvis Australia
Source: www.elvis.com.au
April 10, 2016 - 2:36:09 AM
Elvis News, Elvis Articles, Elvis Biography, Video and Audio

Email this page.

In the afternoon, Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, and Bill Black performed in Houston at the Magnolia Gardens (afternoon show), 12044 Beach Street, Houston, Texas. There was actually an ad for this appearance at the time, were in the audience that day and Jim and Lois Robertson were trying out a new 8mm home movie camera with color. They didn't really know of Elvis at the time and Lois Robertson only seemed to recall about 20 to 25 people in attendance. She filmed parts of the performance and after the color film was developed the Robertsons watched it once or twice, then put it away.

That evening, Elvis moved over to Cook's Hoedown Club. This is the only Magnolia Gardens/Cook's Hoedown appearance for which there was any mention in a local newspaper. Elvis Presley played these two Sunday gigs regularly following a Louisiana Hayride show on Saturday.

Elvis Presley Video Elvis Presley Magnolia Gardens August 7, 1955 (03:58)

Click to view the video

Elvis News Latest Audio (and video) updates : Video courtesy of Elvis Presley Video Elvis Presley Video Central.

ElvisPresleyShop.com : The Official Elvis Presley Shop : For Elvis Fans Only.


-
Elvis Presley Video Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD

Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD + 16 page booklet.

Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever.

This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.

The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.