Elvis at the Big D Jamboree — 1955

by Paula Bosse

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by Paula Bosse

Today is Elvis Presley’s birthday — a perfect time to present a nostalgic look back at the early days of his fame, before he broke nationally and when it was still pretty easy to get a ticket to see him. Here are a few tidbits from his appearance on Sept. 3, 1955 at the legendary Big D Jamboree (held at the equally legendary Sportatorium). Happy Birthday, E!

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elvis_big-d-jamboree-program-090355Big D Jamboree program, Sept. 3, 1955

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elvis_big-d-jamboree_090355That night’s schedule — E’s all over it (click for larger image)

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elvis_big-d-jamboree-ad_dmn_090355Typos like this wouldn’t be a problem soon (click for larger image)

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Photo of Elvis and the two clippings from the Big D Jamboree program to that night’s show, Sept. 3, 1955.

Cool ad from The Dallas Morning News, Sept. 3, 1955.

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