JD Sumner / Stamps
Old Times they are not forgotten
'Taking Care of Beaulieu'.
None, but I've met a lot of interesting Elvis Fans.
I have met:
Aunt Delta Mae
Bill "Superfoot" Wallace (not really an inside man, but did pracitce Karate with Elvis)
Chuck Norris (met him twice who worked out with Elvis also)
My father met Elvis Presley in Tampa, Florida on April '75
Some of you all never been down South too much...
I'm gonna tell you a little story, so you'll understand where I'm talking about
I've met Elsa Cárdenas, his co-star in Fun In Acapulco. :]
Let the stars fade and fall, and I won't care at all, as long as I have you.
"You've got it all together like a lovin' machine
You're lookin' like glory and walkin' like a dream...
Mother nature's sure been good to Y-O-U"
The only person I met in the Elvis world was Joe Esposito. Sad, I know
I have met just a few "Elvis people".
Scotty Moore was about the most important to me. We met him backstage in Dublin and had a laugh with him about Elvis, and star struck fans.. like us.
Becky Martin Tupelo (RIP) was another interesting lady. Documentary makers usually include her in Tupelo and Elvis birthplace footage. Even Irish TV! She is immortalised on the Story wall by Elvis's Birthplace
Last time we seen her in August 2003 she insisted on taking us to dinner. We had a great time.
Her home was festooned with Elvis photos and memorabilia.
We exchanged a number of letters over the years. Being of Irish descent, Becky was delighted to be mentioned in an Irish newspaper.
How is Scotty travelling now, Maurice? Is he well?
www.scottymoore.net James V Roy does a great job keeping us up to date with news of Scotty.
Just a few of the letters we received from Becky Martin. Her former home is just across from Elvis's birthplace. I believe her nephew owns it now.