When Elvis Met Tom Jones backstage - April 1968 (updated)

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When Elvis Met Tom Jones backstage - April 1968 (updated)

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Fantastic post - great photos, and info. Thanks, as always!
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Outstanding ! Thanks for posting this davide :D
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Wow!

Nice to see that Elvis could go out and enjoy life to the fullest when the
spirit moved him.

Great post, the article really provided a unique "fly on the wall" scenario.
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Seeing Tom Jones on Saturday, April 6, 1968 had a tremendous, positive effect on Elvis' art for at least the next two years.

For example, the Presley recordings made in West Hollywood and Burbank just weeks later, for the 1968 TV Special, saw Elvis taking the aggressive side of his voice and throwing it into every uptempo song, and the ballads displayed a heretofore-unknown muscularity. The Jones influence is unmistakable.

In essence, Elvis seized back from Tom the fervor that Jones loved and took from Presley's classic 50s recordings.

When Elvis saw Jones rock the Flamingo, it was after the U.K. singer signed a $980,000 contract with the hotel the previous October. His career was ascending, and the show was considered a big change in the entertainment scene.

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Watch Tom's dancing in this 1968 performance:

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Check this out. Tom and Janis Joplin.

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Awesome post, Davide! Thanks :D
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The respect Elvis paid to the great performers, was incredible during his lifetime. Numerous mentions were made to Jackie Wilson about how great he was and when Tom Jones came on the scene, same thing. Thanks again Davide!

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Terrific, thanks Davide
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Wow,

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Really cool pics and story! Props!

I wish Elvis had felt comfortable enough to go out and about with the public more often...perhaps he could have led a more normal life, particularly in the 70s.
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Here's an interview with Tom talkin' about "gettin' some action" outside of his marriage of 50+ years. I hope his wife gets herself checked regularly! :D

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Great post and great photos! Why is the tip of Elvis cigar airbrushed out of the clear version of the photo?
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Tom Jones sings Guitar Man!

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"That Delilah is a great record, Tom..." -- Elvis

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Mister Mike wrote:Great post and great photos! Why is the tip of Elvis cigar airbrushed out of the clear version of the photo?
Good observation, man! :O
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Brilliant. Thank you.

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Oh so it is a cigar! I thought it was something else that wasn't supposed to be in the picture.
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Brilliant post David,Thank you
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A superb post - great photos, great reading and Tom is still a talent to be reckoned with today.
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davide, Awesome post! Thank you!!
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