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Elvis with Police Officers Alfonso Canon, John Gallagher &  Michael Mangione. That night Elvis played the Spectrum in Philadelphia on 11/08/1971, & these photos taken before he changed for the gig. Mangione retired as Chief Inspector in 1983. His protective services to people like Elvis or Frank Sinatra was outside the usual routine.
Sammy Davis, Jr. and Elvis. Sammy loved Elvis from their first meeting in early 1958. 
And the respect was mutual, although there is the possibility that Presley loved Davis' rings more than anything πŸ˜‰
Today's plan of action, listening to vinyls, watching films and hopefully reading some books to do with Elvis πŸ•ΊπŸ»
If only you knew how much you're missed, Elvis. Thank you for all the amazing music, films and memories.
It's not how long a man lives, but what he accomplishes while here.

1935 β€’ Gladys is 25 years old, Elvis is 3 and Vernon is 21. It's the earliest known image of Elvis with his parents. 
Elvis' father got arrested for forging a check amount in November of 1937, he had to wait months for a trial, but stayed under lock and key until then. His family were only allowed to visit one day a week. One look at the three of them shows it was a time of great concern.

1977 β€’ Entering Graceland in the early morning hours on Tuesday, August 16, Elvis was returning from a dentist appointment. He was set to leave on tour later that day. It is the last known photo. 
2017 β€’ Forever young and forever beautiful.
Rest in perfect peace, Sonny. Say a big hello to the ol' boy up there, for us all πŸ˜”.
Hard to believe that this was half a century ago today. Time really does fly πŸ˜”
Backstage at the Fox Theatre on May 25th, 1956. For those eagle eyed people, yes Elvis wore this jacket eleven days later on the Milton Berle Show.
Showtime, April 2nd, 1957 at the Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto.
Elvis chilling & having some fun backstage at the Maple Leaf Gardens before his show. The good old days. . .
The crowd waiting to see Elvis at the Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto on April 2nd, 1957.
March 10th, 1973, Elvis backstage with Nancy Anderson. Nancy was the west coast editor of Photoplay and presented Elvis with the award.