When I was four years old I one saw a guy on cable TV (TTWII) and I taught that was the coolest guy I ever seen, I saw all the repetitions of that movie that week, then I asked my parents who he was, they say: ah thats Elvis.
Then somewhere that around that time I saw a photo from the Aloha From Hawaii SHow on a record store here in M?xico, and later on I saw a big poster of the photo used on the From ELvis Presle Boulevard LP. Little Bit Latter I saw on TV again some of the DORSEY TV apearences, I liked that too, they also played some early Beatles TV apearances on thatTV SHow... wow Im remembering my very early childhood now!
So, what is the myht in here? hahahahah... here it goes, when I was four years old I love the guy with sideburns and the wild fringe suit that I saw on TV Shakin all over (TTWII), and I thought the Guy of the poster in the entrance of the record shop in the mall near home looked very familiar and I feel some kind of empathy with him even if a I didn?t have any idea who he was (the photo is the one used on the cover of A Legendary Performer VOl 1)... what? haha yea I thought they were two diferent persons.
Then when I saw the photo used on the Cover of From ELvis Boulevar LP (I think it was a promotional poster for the THe ELvis MEdley Mix so that must have been 1985) I thought: Where Have I seen that man, he look prety Ill any way, he is sad... couldn?t realize that those three images on my mind where the same man, both somehow I knew they where part of the same mystery haha, sounds weird I know.
THe guy singing with his guitar in B&W (The Dorsey shows) was for me "A friend of the Beatles" ok ok I was only 4 years old! I liked and I liked the Beatles to, I had the Beatles 20 greatest hits cassette and I played all day, but for sure that one, the friend of the Beatles that I once saw on TV and for sure I enjoied his music, wasn?t related with the other three guys hahhahahahaha!!!
Weird isnt it? It was till '87 that a new Elvis album came out here in M?xico "ELvis PoP Hits", they advertised that on TV and for that they put fragments of Elvis singing, from the Dorsey Tv Shows, the TImex show, clips from some movies: TEddy Bear and Jailhouse ROck and Return TO Sender, stuff from the '68 comback (which capture all my attention I always expected that part of the comercial to happend), some clips from TTWII, and the Aloha, as long as some photographs of the man; and suddenly my friends, at my early seven years old, like a flashlight in my head, I realize that they were all the same guy, and all of a sudden I knew who the man was, I knew I liked that, i Liket for sure, so I when to my parents room and told them: I want that Album now, since then It was like my mission to get all of his albums and to know everything about that guy on the poster on the entrance of that record store.
How you like that?
My second Elvis Album was another mexican releas called: ELvis Baladas (Ballads) and another called: ELvis Rock!!!, then I get the ELvis Medley cassette and another Mexican release calledn ELvis Rock and ROll. THen I get the Golden Records VOl 1 and oddly enought the A legendary Performer Vol 1 and 2, as well as the Moody BLue. I was only seven years old, and I didn?t want toys, all I wanted was to get all Elvis records (And some Beatles records too) ON STage on cassette tape a year latter, I must have played that one around a million times, I still have it is all worn out, is such a presiuous memory for me...
You made myself remember so many things that were hidden on the memory vaults of my head man!