When Legends Gather #276

Bill Haley and Elvis Presley

Guest Contributor: David Manning


Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks for posting this,
I'm an Elvis maniac and I don't think I have ever seen this particular shot.

Mark Clark said...

Great shot... Taken on Bill Haley and the Comets German tour in 1958. The Comets performance at the Berlin Sportspalast that year sparked a riot. Bill Haley was the first American rock and roll artist to perform in Europe and the first performer to put a rock and roll song on the national pop charts with his composition "Crazy Man Crazy" in 1953. Sadly, Elvis never performed in Britain or Europe due to Colonel Tom Parker's fear of being deported back to his native Holland.