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elvis fan 1976
01-14-2006, 11:52 PM
What happened to elvis' middle finger nail in the july tour 1975? Did he slam it in door or something? :hmm:

01-15-2006, 05:25 PM
Hmmm:hmm: I have never noticed that till now. But it does look like it was smashed in a door. Poor babyhttp://img433.imageshack.us/img433/5050/hug3eu.gif

01-16-2006, 09:09 AM
During 1975 Elvis' expenses went up heavily. He bought several planes, lots and lots of jewelry (not only for himself en friends, but also for strangers). During one tour in 75 he even had a jeweler flying with him, with briefcase full of jewelry in case he had the needs to buy more.

To prevent people to jerk off the very expensive rings, Elvis had bandaids around his fingers to prevent this.

01-16-2006, 09:57 AM
Albert, I think it's about the little brown spot on the mail of his middle finger.

01-16-2006, 01:36 PM
It was due to someone trying to yank the ring off his finger, he used to put the tapes around to prevent damage to his fingers. He didnt do it so much in '77 because his hands were swelling up due to water retention and there was a danger of stopping the blood flow to his hand so Dr Nick advised him to quit the tape thing.

01-16-2006, 10:25 PM
Guys, you don't seem to read well!!! What Elvis Fan 1976 meant was the brown spot you see on the nail of Elvis' middle finger. Not the bandage on Elvis' little finger. Please read first before you post!

01-17-2006, 07:36 AM
It looks like he just slammed it in a door or smashed it somehow?

01-17-2006, 07:56 AM
some people have eagle eyes..........good spot

01-17-2006, 02:08 PM
Oh yeah!! :doh:

Bless him, it does look like a 'slam in the door' kind of bruise.....car door perhaps??

01-17-2006, 03:53 PM
No matter what it is, it must have happened during the time between the May/June tour and the July tour of 1975. I have searched my files and the spot is there during the whole July tour.

01-17-2006, 10:17 PM
Or...Elvis paited it onto his nail, 'cos he knew that this issue was going to be discussed heavily in 2006 on an internet forum about HIM!!! I too spotted it a long time ago by the way. Maybe he slammed it with a hammer while nailing a picture to the wall in Graceland. Why bother? Oh, I whish there would be a professional footage of that tour! It's a pity they didn't do the Elvis in Concert special during that tour. :king:

01-19-2006, 03:59 AM
One of his thumbs has an identical mark in the Comeback Special. I'm not kidding. It could be a number of things - perhaps resulting from an internal malady (unlikely), a random accident or mishap caused by someone else or an injury Elvis sustained to himself (he was known, afterall, for doing plenty of crazy things). One of his hands is also supposedly visibly swollen on the rear of an album cover (GI Blues soundtrack?) after getting into a playfight minutes/hours before having his photo snapped.