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Me and Elvis ?

Posted by Big John on August 17, 2007

Well I couldn’t let this week pass without mentioning ‘The King’, for in my youth I was a great fan of Elvis, despite the fact that he never performed in this country.

Elvis and I had one thing in common (apart from our good looks). We were both conscripted to serve in the military during the ‘Cold War’, and Elvis did visit the United Kingdom just once, at the end of his service in Germany, and on his way back to the USA.

Remembering that time I had a dig around in my box of old photographs and came up with this rather faded picture of me and some GI …




5 Responses to “Me and Elvis ?”

  1. Ginnie said

    In your dreams, John !

  2. Ain’t Photoshop fun, ha ha

  3. gawilli said

    I know who that handsome guy is on the left, but who is on the right?

  4. Betty said

    Golly, John. I could have sworn that Elvis was a lot older than you!

  5. Terri said

    Amazing touch up with a photo…lol

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