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A Teenagers Interview With Elvis 1957


Imagine being a teenager and getting the chance to interview rock n’ roll legend Elvis Presley at the beginning of his career in 1957. The following article by teen Ruby Woods, was found in a newspaper archive from the Detroit Tribune.

“Next week the Olympia will be jam packed to greet that famous rock n’ roll singer, none other than Elvis Presley.

Elvis who is a clean-cut, sincere honest youngster who knows he is in the limelight but as yet is unspoiled.

Elvis was born in Tupelo, Mississippi January 8, 1935, he was an identical twin, but his brother did not survive, so Elvis was the only child in the family. His father was a paint factory employee.

Elvis attended grade school in Tupelo and graduated from Hume High School in Memphis, Tennessee.