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    Graceland Mail Room U.S. Male's Avatar
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    I came across this photo on the Elvis Line webpage.

    I never knew that Elvis played the electric guitar on stage during any of his shows in the 50's. Does anyone have any info on when / where this picture was taken?

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    chicago-1957 (police came out one time and filmed the show-68 comeback) :?:

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    Kev,
    I posted the same photo on the FECC board, and their administrator said it was from the eve show in Totontoa, Canada 1957.

    Can anyone confirm who is correct? :?
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    BBm,as you can see at the end of my post,i put a :?: since i was not sure 100%(i new the year was 57)so i would go along with what the folkes at FECC has said,an less some one comes up with another answer :?: I have some were in my collection,a pic with el,in the gold suit,with guitar(not the one you have)Now dig this (uk) had a book for sale,with more pics from the tour in canada(30 pages or so)if i can find it,then we may crack this,if not,see if you can track down a fan site in canada,and post the picture(or elvisfind.com)

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    SAM...it"s been a privilege to be called your best mate.17.03.55 - 24.01.08

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    Great picture! I wonder if there are any more of them taken at the same concert? He looks cool playing the electric guitar back then.
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    only fan club(with a site)in canada that i found was/is www.collingwoodrockswithelvis.com .Post the pic on there site,and see what replays you get.

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    SAM...it"s been a privilege to be called your best mate.17.03.55 - 24.01.08

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