Elvis vs. Ricky - Who Would Win.....Then And Now .

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Elvis vs. Ricky - Who Would Win.....Then And Now .

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A Poll from the March 1959 issue of Country Songs.
Who would have won this poll in 1958 ?
Who would win in 2017 ?
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Interesting that they mention Elvis' record label, but not Ricky's ! :)

Also, is that Elvis photo on top right from the day of his last Hayride concert ? I don't think I've seen it before.

Thanks for the post !
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Domino wrote:A Poll from the March 1959 issue of Country Songs.
Who would have won this poll in 1958 ?
Who would win in 2017 ?

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If find the April 1959 issue, you'll know who won the poll. My money's on Elvis. :D

In 2017, neither would win, as they're both gone. :(


Mister Moon wrote:Interesting that they mention Elvis' record label, but not Ricky's ! :)

Also, is that Elvis photo on top right from the day of his last Hayride concert ? I don't think I've seen it before.

Thanks for the post !

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The photo is cropped. It was taken in mid-November 1956 at the Hacienda in Las Vegas, after one of the times he saw Billy Ward and His Dominoes.


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With Billy Ward at the Hacienda in Las Vegas, November 1956


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With Billy Ward, Gene Smith at the Hacienda, Las Vegas - November 1956
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drjohncarpenter wrote:
Mister Moon wrote:Interesting that they mention Elvis' record label, but not Ricky's ! :)

Also, is that Elvis photo on top right from the day of his last Hayride concert ? I don't think I've seen it before.

Thanks for the post !

561100_Las Vegas.jpg

The photo is cropped. It was taken in mid-November 1956 at the Hacienda in Las Vegas, after one of the times he saw Billy Ward and His Dominoes.


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With Billy Ward at the Hacienda in Las Vegas, November 1956


Here's another one:



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With Billy Ward, Gene Smith at the Hacienda, Las Vegas - November 1956
Great photos, thank you !

I've seen them before, but seeing the above one cropped did not ring a bell.

One month later, Elvis was talking about it at 706 Union. :)
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Mister Moon wrote:Great photos, thank you !

I've seen them before, but seeing the above one cropped did not ring a bell.

One month later, Elvis was talking about it at 706 Union. :)
More like three weeks later!

The lead singer Ward had in his band certainly made an impact on Presley. ;-)
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drjohncarpenter wrote:
Mister Moon wrote:Great photos, thank you !

I've seen them before, but seeing the above one cropped did not ring a bell.

One month later, Elvis was talking about it at 706 Union. :)
More like three weeks later!

The lead singer Ward had in his band certainly made an impact on Presley. ;-)
He sure did. And the preceding one too !
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drjohncarpenter wrote:
Domino wrote:A Poll from the March 1959 issue of Country Songs.
Who would have won this poll in 1958 ?
Who would win in 2017 ?

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If find the April 1959 issue, you'll know who won the poll. My money's on Elvis. :D

In 2017, neither would win, as they're both gone. :(


OK more like if there was a posthumous poll of the two today who would come out on top.
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Domino wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:If find the April 1959 issue, you'll know who won the poll. My money's on Elvis. :D

In 2017, neither would win, as they're both gone. :(


OK more like if there was a posthumous poll of the two today who would come out on top.
Depends on who the poll was aimed at. Millennials wouldn't know Ricky Nelson at all, Elvis as that overweight, '70s jump-suited guy, if at all.
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Elvis in both polls. Ricky never got the credit he deserved until the late 60's when his music shifted to country/rock. He was just looked at as a TV teen idol until then. But today, he is mostly forgotten except by the few who revere early rock and roll music and his contributions to it. He had a great band also.