19: THE KING~TJ~FAB 4 That's... POLK! SALAD!! ♫♪♫ "DAVE ELVIS" ♪♫♪

A "KING" & A "SIR"... ELVIS & TOM JONES!!

THE KING & A-TOM-IC JONES
Rock-A-Billy Kat & Teddy-Boy Tiger

























ELVIS INTROS TOM JONES 8/25/69 12m VEGAS


ELVIS & TOM JONES Together! HI. May & Oct 1969



9/30/65 Hollywood, CA.                                                                                     4/6/68 Vegas Flamingo   Real pic: Elvis WITH Cigar And... Airbrushed With OUT Cigar
                                                    
                             6/10/69 Vegas                          Peter Borsari Photographer        Chris Ellis (TJ's personal asst.) & Chris Slade (TJ's drummer)                                  Flamingo Hotel













                                                                                                                                    "ELVIS & TOM"
The Infamous "ELVIS & TOM" magazine, released coincidentally on 'August 16', 1969. Photographer Peter Borsari took these classic shots on 6/10/69, at 3:30am, in TJ's suite at The Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, NV. Considering that the meeting between Elvis & The Beatles on 8/27/65 was not photographed (and even if it had been!), ERR considers this mag to be the Greatest music publication Ever released, of the 2 Greatest Singers•Dancers•Rockers, in their respective primes, ever to be photographed! Their mutual respect is legendary. In the history of Pop/Rock, their has never been any other 2 performers of their equal. Possibly excluding Elvis & The Beatles. Not MJ & Prince, Brown & Davis Jr., Beatles & Stones, Sinatra & Dino, Garland & Streisand, Astaire & Kelly, Crosby & Jolson. As EP & TJ often hung out together, Elvis' manager, Col. Tom Parker & TJ's manager, Gordon Mills, came up with the brilliant idea of setting up a photo shoot of the 2 together. Elvis & TJ agreed. Arrangements were made for a date, place & photographer. As TJ was currently headlining at The Flamingo, private, secure arrangements could be set up to every one's satisfaction. Some members of EP's 'Memphis Mafia' & TJ's band mates were present. 3 days after TJ's 29th birthday, and a month & a half before Elvis' comeback to a concert stage at The International, the photo-shoot was done. Macfadden/Bartlett Publications, NYC, publisher of Screenland & Silver Screen magazines, were contracted to publish & distribute the magazine. It went on the newsstands 8/16/69 & immediately sold out. How many copies were printed is unknown & there was no 2nd print. ERR interviewed Mr. Borsari, before his passing (5/26/06) & was informed, that to the best of his memory, he shot 1 roll in color, for the cover & keepsakes & 2 or 3 rolls in b&w for the contents. The cover is the only color pic with 8 b&w inside. With front & back covers, it was 75 pages. The remaining pages were career shots of the 2 & sold for a whopping 50¢! Pages 42 & 43 even contained a voting ballot! The ballot consisted of 5 questions:  1) I think Elvis/Tom is the better lover because... 2) I think Elvis/Tom is the better husband because... 3) I think Elvis/Tom is the better father because... 4) I think Elvis/Tom is the better performer because... 5) I think Elvis/Tom is the better man because... It was to be returned to "Elvis & Tom" C/O Macfadden/Bartlett Publications, NYC. Of course no results were ever published. Mr. Borsari also informed ERR that his rolls of film were never returned from the publisher & were apparently stolen. As of our interview in 2006, they had not been recovered. Through the years, only a handful have come to the surface from varied places. One color shot was found in a 1970's Japanese Elvis fan paperback, 2 others were released in the 1980's by Elvis' cousin, Billy Smith, & during the 1990's & 2000's, two popped up on eBay from an anonymous seller in NY & another color outtake came to light from a UK photographer, to name a few. ERR was interviewed back in 1993 for a segment on "A Current Affair".  Our EP & TJ pictorial collection was shown for the 1st & only time until Now! The few unreleased shots previously mentioned, as well as ERR's personal unreleased acquisitions are shown above. Below, please see the "ELVIS & TOM"  pix, as they appeared, in order in the mag. Please note; In the original publication, the pix contained captions. Ex. "What happened when the world's two greatest sex symbols got together!" Our Web & Photograph Designer/Tom Jones Consultant, Ms. Lynn S., painstakingly restored these historical pix back to their original form, without the annoying text & captions! Kudos to 'The Goddess', Ms. Lynn S! She has also restored the color cover, less our banner & minus the headlines & captions! Please see the original photos & published cover below. All EP/TJ shots are copyrighted ERR© & are not to be used without our express consent.
























  May & Oct. 1969 Hawaii Vacations















                                                                                                                                           Comparing Dance Moves!













                                                                                                                                  EP, TJ, Cilla & The Memphis Mafia









                                                                      Many Have Dreamed, Few Have Done -JAM With The KING!  M.Griffin-TJ-EP-N.Crosby - 5/8/71 Caesars Palace Vegas




 





                                                                                                                                    9/4/73 Caesars Palace TJ Show













                 9/73 Caesars Palace                           TJ Show                                       9/3/74                                        Caesars                                         Palace                                         TJ Show










Various EP & TJ COVER CD's & MAG's
























'73 Rock Dreams The King's Court '73 Rock Dreams EP & TJ  Elvis Blues:'76 Studio...  '69 TV This Is Tom Jones...        '76 Live-NYC           Playing Card & Poker Chip        Fantasy Concert       Hunka-Hunka vs Woa-Woa    



                          
                          
                          8/27/65                                         Belair, CA.                               The KING
                   &                 The FAB 4!                       9/19/66 UK   Tom Jones & The Beatles! 4/18/75 NYC







8/22/62&69 Beatles First(Star Club-GER.) & Last(John's UK home) Pix Together! Same Day-7 Yrs Apart!















RnR HIS-TO-RY...
                                                           ELVIS & TOM JONES JAM '69 HI. ELVIS & BEATLES JAM '65 CA.









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Ching-ching A-ling-ling...
The King's

"Polk Salad Annie"


Worldwide 7" Collection























ROW 1: (1-8) UK RCA 2359 Solid & Pop-out Centers; RCA Generic Sleeves(2), No Print P/S, RARE Printed P/S. (9&10) FRANCE 41088.  (11&12) A&M 41 139 James Burton b/w Mystery Train.
ROW 2: (1-6) GERMANY 74-16177 1st Press 1972 'MSG', 2nd Press 1973 'Aloha' Back Covers, 3rd Press Re-Issue Die-Cut 'Comeback'. (7&8) NETHERLANDS PB 9441. (9&10) GREECE 46g 126.
ROW 3: (1&2) PORTUGAL 20127. (3&4) SOUTH AFRICA 42-457. (5-8) JAPAN SS-2130 WLP & Commercial Inner Sleeves & Lyric Sheets. (9&10) JAPAN 'On Stage' Gatefold EP SRA 95.
ROW 4: (1&2) MALAYSIA 'Hot Songs' EP ATGO ZI-1153. (3&4) MALAYSIA 'Polk Salad Annie' EP Red Vinyl G.R. 386. (5&6) THAILAND 'That's The Way It Is' EP Red Vinyl MTR-497. (7&8) THAILAND 'That's The Way It Is' EP TK-473. (9&10) THAILAND 'On Stage' Mini-LP UR-121. (11&12) PHILIPPINES 47-6335.
All 22 issues released 1970-1973.

45's: B-sides are 'C.C. Rider' on All, EXCEPT..
Netherlands
'Hound Dog'(live-MSG)

Greece
spelled 'See See Rider'(live 'On Stage')
South Africa
'Mary In The Morning'(live-TTWII)
Japan
'I Just Can't Help Believin'
(live-TTWII)
Philippines
'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
(live-TTWII)
EP's:

Japan 'On Stage' EP SRA 95 S1: You Don't Have To Say You Love Me / Sweet Caroline / I Just Can't Help Believin' S2: You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' / Polk Salad Annie.

Malaysia 'Hot Songs' EP ATGO ZI-1153 S1: Rags To Riches / Polk Salad Annie S2: Release Me / Where Did They Go, Lord
Malaysia 'Polk Salad Annie' Red Vinyl EP G.R. 386 S1: Polk Salad Annie / Patch It Up S2: I Just Can't Help Believin' / Mary In The Morning.
Thailand 'That's The Way It Is' Red Vinyl EP MTR-497 S1: Polk Salad Annie / Sweet Caroline S2: Patch It Up / Yesterday.
Thailand 'That's The Way It Is' EP TK-473 S1: Polk Salad Annie / Patch It Up S2: I Just Can't Help Believin' / Bridge Over Troubled Water.
Thailand 'On Stage' Mini-LP UR-121 contains the entire 'On Stage' 10 track LP on a 7" "mini-LP"!
P/S:
UK The 'Suspicious Minds' p/s, was the First & most common Elvis 45 that came without the printed title & catalog #. It was actually used for 7 different Elvis UK 45's from '69-'73...(Suspicious Minds, Don't Cry Daddy, Kentucky Rain, There Goes My Everything, Rags To Riches, Until Its Time For You To Go & Polk Salad Annie). All also came with printed titles & cat #s, of which 'Polk Salad Annie' is known to be the Last & Rarest UK p/s!"
France & Germany Look close at Elvis' head & hand position, they are Not the same picture! The pictures were taken only a few seconds apart at MSG.
Germany The die-cut 'Comeback' p/s was generically used for many re-issues.

Interestingly & Unfortunately, the US Never released Polk Salad Annie on 7" 45, or EP!:( Even though every major US fan club at that time, submitted that 'Polk Salad' be issued due to over-whelming fan requests, RCA decided to go with an 'original', the ever-shitty 'Patch It Up'! As Polk Salad was The King's show-stopper-rocker of the 70's, its too bad RCA hadn't a clue, for if they did, Elvis woulda had another certified #1! Anyone care to guess which song the fans 2nd most requested for the B-side??? Hint... Apparently RCA didn't get the 'hint' as they also Never released it on a 7"! All ERR can say is, Thank GOD for Asia!! Along with all the PSA releases, they also released what ERR considers the 2 Best  EP's Ever!! Coincidentally, Both from Thailand... "Tom Jones vs Elvis Presley" TK-357 & "That's The Way It Is" MTR-497 Red Vinyl, with Red Tint P/S & Red & Black print!! The answer to the question is.... 'You Gave Me A Mountain':)


 



ALL THE K♪NG'S MEN

A Little History about the Founder & Curator of this site, by the people who know him Best...
DAVE "ELVIS"


 
A 60+ y/o fan, that in Dec. 1968, when Dave was only 8 y/o, at the insistence of his beloved Mother, Alyce ("LadyBug"), & his older Brother, Gary ("GatorTail"), instantly became a fan of the King, when upon the opening of the '68 Comeback, Elvis turned face-front into the camera and snarled: "If you're looking for trouble, you came to the right place!" A fan was born for life!

Between then & 1977, he was fortunate enough to have seen the King 17 times live! All with his beloved Mother, following Elvis from Maryland to Massachusetts. His experience of seeing Elvis live featured four particular highlights.


In 1971, at the Baltimore Civic Center, his eldest Brother, John ("J.R.") was able to cop tickets for the fourth row, dead center ("press seats" from one of big Bro's contacts). This was his first time seeing the King live, in November 1971, a week before his 10th birthday. Yes, fellow King E-fans, he's a Sag! And for his 10th birthday, as starstruck as he was, his Mother had to physically raise his right arm to receive his prized apache scarf & shake the hand of the King!! (he hasn't washed it since, and he's become left-handed!:)

A year later, another highlight was when Dave was heard to be one of 20,000 screaming Elvis fans recorded live on an RCA live album, "Elvis, Live At Madison Square Garden, NYC, June, 1972." (That's him roaring above 19,999 spellbound E-fans during "Polk Salad"!:)

In 1977, in Landover, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, at the screaming insistence of a 16-year-old Irish lad and his silver-haired, petite, 60-year-old Mother, yelling at the top of their lungs, "POLK SALAD ELVIS! POLK SALAD!!", Elvis stopped the opening piano intro of his closing song, "Can't Help Falling In Love", looked down at him and his Mother as they were leaning up against the stage and asked them, "You want to hear Polk Salad? Polk Salad is what you want to hear?" They replied, "Yes, Elvis, please! Polk Salad!" Elvis turned to the band and instructed them, "you heard 'em, Polk Salad."  The opening piano chords of "Can't Help Falling In Love" immediately segued into the opening bass intro of "Polk Salad." Their request was fulfilled! It was at this concert that Dave's eldest Brother John ("J.R.") and sister Sandy ("SangyBo"), after giving up their spectacular seats during Elvis' prime six years earlier, finally had their chance to see The King live. John and Sandy finally joined the ranks of the rest of the family as #1 fans of the #1 man from Tennessee!

Many years later, word about this Elvis anomaly spread, and one day, as Dave and his Mom were home with what was the single greatest radio station in America, WCBS-FM 101.1 playing in the background as they always had, their phone rang. It was DJ Boppin' Bob Shannon calling! He called for them to share there experience over the phone, live on air. Dave's Mom beamed proudly all through it. And thus Dave was deemed, as "The Polk Salad Kid". It was the conclusion of another dream come true.

Subsequently, he has had the pleasure & distinct honor of collaborating with such renowned E-fans as Tom Harrison, Paul Allan, Ginger Johnson, Maria Losito, Paul Dowling,  John Greco, Harvey Mandel, Victor Semmel, Richard Minor, Charles Larocco, Claude Laliberte & many, many others, by providing liner notes, song sequence sheets & photographs from his personal collection.

Dave has also been fortunate enough to befriend another renowned publisher and true E-legend, Mr. Jerry Osborne, former owner/editor/publisher of "DISCoveries", in which Dave wrote numerous reviews on 1980's neo-rockabilly, new wave, Shakin' Stevens, Sir Tom Jones (his second all-time fave) and of course, The King. He and his former research company, Starr Productions, were credited for his expert contributions in Osborne's "Elvis Presley Price Guides" as well as in "GoldMine," "Record Finder", "Beckett's Price Guide", "Record Collector Magazine"(UK) and "Jailhouse Rock" (a comprehensive Elvis bootleg discography), among others. He has also been interviewed for projects on Elvis, Tom Jones, and rockabilly by A Current Affair, Entertainment Tonight, Hard Copy, Inside Edition and other syndicated entertainment shows. Probably, however, his most enjoyable contributions, would be those he made with Ms. Joan Deary (RCA, NYC), Ola Wirenstrand, Andrea Munch, Ilka, & Klaus Schmalenback,
Helmut "Doc" Radermacher  (RCA/BMG, Germany), Lesley and Charley Stanford (RCA/BMG, UK), Roger Semon (Castle/Follow That Dream, formerly of RCA, UK), and finally, Adrienne Reder McElhaney & Danny Hiltenbrand (EPE/Graceland, TN). (Apologies to anyone we may have inadvertently left out!)

In 1984, Dave and his partners at Starr Productions formulated a proposal for a full-length Elvis video to be titled "Elvis On Fire", featuring first-time unreleased footage of "That's The Way It Is" and "On Tour" outtakes. Unfortunately, their project never came to fruition, however from it was born "Elvis The Lost Performances", released by Jerry Shilling Productions (formerly of the "Memphis Mafia"). Thus, Dave and his partners at Starr Productions (Andy Klein, Rocco Sicuranza and Tony Albano), became indirectly responsible for the release of this highly-acclaimed video.

Around this time, Dave branched out and became a professional musician himself, as a rhythm guitarist and background singer for the New York-based, critically acclaimed neo-Rockabilly bands 'The RocKats' and 'Lucky 7'. The RocKats charted one Top 40 record, "Make That Move."

As the years went by, Dave has since lost both his beloved Dad, Jack "The Ripper" & Brother, Gary "Gatortail" to
aneurysms, on 6/30/91 & 10/9/13 respectively. He also lost his beloved Mother, "LadyBug" Alyce, to Alzheimer's. Being a devoted Son & family man, as The King was to his beloved Mom & family, Dave's life was ultimately changed over the years. To the point where he & his dear Wife, Suzy, who had already lost her beloved Mother, Norrene("Bubby") & who's amazing Father, Ralph("Pappy"), was also diagnosed with Alzheimer's on the very same day as Dave's amazing Mom, had to amicably & respectively part ways. This was at the turn of the new millennium, on his "Elvis Brother", Gary's birthday, 2/1/00(yes, also Lisa Marie's b'day). Dave also had to forgo his businesses & musical career in order to become a 24/7/365 caregiver for Mother, Alyce. When times were the toughest, even with all the friendships, guidance & help (special note of Thanks to).. Suzy("Snugz"), Father Keith, DR. Ferrigno("Super Doc"), Cousins, Dave("Big D.") & John("Johnny B. Goode"), Mr. Ritacco("The Great One"), Steve("Church Steve"), along with countless others through the years, it may of been Elvis' Gospel music that Most got Dave & his Mom through each & every day. When the King passed away, Alyce used to always tell David, "The King is kneeling at the right hand of God, singing gospel for the Lord in Heaven." On 3/17/06, appropriately on St. Pat's Day, Alyce joined David's beloved Father, Jack("The Ripper"), Brother, Gary("Gatortail"), Elvis & his beloved Mother, Gladys("Satin"), at the pearly gates.

Since then, Dave has happily remarried, appropriately on All Saint's Day, 11/1/11, to Rena("Lil' Pooky") & has continued the musical legacy of his beloved Mother, in whose heart, mind & soul, Elvis was King, is King, & will always be King. Long live The King! Glory, Glory Hallelujah Bay-bah! His Truth Is Rockin' On!!





For You Mom, "LadyBug" Aly
ce