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Newspaper Articles & Ads from 1956


  • January 15, 1956. San Antonio, TX.
    San Antonio Express (Same ad was run 5 times from January 11 to 15, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)

  • January 16, 1956. Galveston, TX.
    Galveston Daily News (Same ad was run 4 times from January 12 to 15, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Galveston Daily News (January 15, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Galveston Daily News (January 16, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)

  • January 17, 1956 Beaumont, TX.
    Beaumont Enterprise (January 16, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Beaumont Enterprise (January 17, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)

  • January 18, 1956. Austin, TX.
    Austin American (January 17, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Austin American (January 18, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)

  • January 19, 1956 Wichita Falls, TX.
    Wichita Falls Times (January 17, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Wichita Falls Times (January 19, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)

  • January 20, 1956. Fort Worth, TX.
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram (January 19, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram (January 20, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)

  • February 6, 1956 Greensboro, NC.
    Greensboro Daily News (February 5, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)

  • February 9, 1956. Spartanburg, SC.
    Herald Journal (February 5, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Herald Journal (February 7, 1956 (Newspaper Ad)
    Herald Journal (February 9, 1956 (Newspaper Ad)

  • February 12, 1956 Norfolk, VA.
    The Virginian Pilot (February 12, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)

  • February 13, 1956 Newport News, VA.
    Daily Press (February 11, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Daily Press (February 12, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Daily Press (February 13, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)

  • February 21, 1956. Sarasota, FL.
    Sarasota Herald Times (February 19, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Sarasota Herald Times (February 21, 1956 (Newspaper Ad)

  • February 22, 1956. Waycross, GA.
    Waycross Herald Journal (February 21, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Waycross Herald Journal (February 22, 1956 (Newspaper Ad)

  • February 26, 1956. Pensacola, FL.
    Pensacola News Journal (February 26, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)

  • March 18, 1956. Charleston, SC.
    The News And Courier (March 17, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    The News And Courier (March 18, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    The News And Courier (March 18, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)

  • March 20, 1956. Augusta, GA.
    "Elvis Presley Heads Cast Of Show Set For Augusta"

    Augusta Chronicle (March 8, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Augusta Chronicle (March 18, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Augusta Chronicle (March 19, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Augusta Chronicle (March 20, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)

  • March 21, 1956. Lexington, NC.
    "Elvis Presley To Play Here"

    "Elvis Presley, Others To Appear Here At "Y"

    The Dispatch (Same ad was run from March 18 to 21, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)

    "Performer Draws Huge Attendance


  • April 4-5, 1956. San Diego, CA.
    The San Diego Union (April 3, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    The San Diego Union (April 4, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)

  • April 8, 1956 Denver, CO.
    Denver Post (April 5, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)**
    Denver Post (April 8, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)**
    Rocky Mountain News (April 8, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)**

    "Rage Over Elvis Presley Is A Bit Sickening" by Frances Melrose
    Rocky Mountain News (April 10, 1956) (Concert review)

  • ** Courtesy of Scotty Moore website

  • April 9, 1956 Wichita Falls, TX.
    Wichita Falls Times (April 7, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Wichita Falls Times (April 8, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Wichita Falls Times (April 8, 1956) (Newspaper Article)
    Wichita Falls Times (April 9, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)

  • April 10, 1956 Lubbock, TX.
    Lubbock Morning Avalanche-Journal (April 9, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Lubbock Evening Avalanche-Journal (April 10, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Lubbock Evening Avalanche-Journal (April 11, 1956) (Photo)

    "Teen-Agers Almost Mob 'Rock n Roll' Singer In Appearance Here" by Ken Kennamer
    Lubbock Morning Avalanche-Journal (April 11, 1956) (Concert Review)

  • April 11, 1956. El Paso, TX.
    El Paso Herald Post (April 5, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    El Paso Herald Post (April 6, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    El Paso Herald Post (April 7, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    El Paso Herald Post (April 10, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    El Paso Herald Post (April 11, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    El Paso Herald Post (April 12, 1956) (Newspaper Article)

  • April 12, 1956. Albuquerque, NM.
    Albuquerque Journal (April 6, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Albuquerque Journal (April 9, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Albuquerque Journal (April 12, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Albuquerque Journal (April 13, 1956) (Newspaper Article)

  • April 13, 1956. Amarillo, TX.
    The Amarillo Globe Times (April 9, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    The Amarillo Globe Times (April 13, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)

  • April 15, 1956. San Antonio, TX.
    San Antonio Express (April 8, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    San Antonio Express (April 8, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    San Antonio Express (April 15, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    San Antonio Express (April 15, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)

    "3,000 Fans Storm Elvis Presley's Dressing Room Here" by Gerald Ashford

  • April 16, 1956. Corpus Christi, TX.
    Corpus Christi Caller Times (April 15, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Corpus Christi Caller Times (April 15, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Corpus Christi Caller Times (April 16, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Corpus Christi Caller Times (April 19, 1956) (Newspaper Article)

  • April 17, 1956. Waco, TX.
    The Waco Tribune Herald (April 8, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    The Waco News Tribune (April 11, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    The Waco News Tribune (April 16, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    The Waco News Tribune (April 17, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    The Waco News Tribune (April 17, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)

  • April 19, 1956. Oklaoma City, OK.
    The Daily Oklahoman (April 8, 1956) (Newspaper Article)
    The Daily Oklahoman (April 15, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    The Daily Oklahoman (April 15, 1956) (Newspaper Article)
    The Daily Oklahoman (April 15, 1956) (Newspaper Article)
    The Daily Oklahoman (April 18, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    The Daily Oklahoman (April 19, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    The Daily Oklahoman (April 20, 1956) (Newspaper Photo)

    "Youngsters Wild About 'Cat' Elvis" by Jack Jones
    The Daily Oklahoman (April 20, 1956) (Concert Review)

  • April 20, 1956. Fort Worth, TX.
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram (April 20, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram (April 21, 1956) (Photo newspaper)

    "Elvis Presley Strums Emotions Of Crowd With Hot Guitar Playing" by Elston Brooks

  • April 21, 1956. Houston, TX.
    Houston Press (April 19-21, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Houston Press (April 20, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)

  • May 14, 1956. La Crosse, WI.
    La Crosse Tribune (May 8, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)

    "Teen-age Bedlam Greets Stomping Elvis Presley" by David C. Lee
    La Crosse Tribune (May 15, 1956) (Newspaper Art. Part 1) (Newspaper Art. Part 2)

    La Crosse Tribune (May 15, 1956) (Audience Photo)

  • May 23, 1956. Sioux City, IA.
    The Sioux City Journal (May 20, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    The Sioux City Journal (May 23, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)

    "Presley Tops Varied Show"
    The Sioux City Journal (May 23, 1956) (Newspaper Article)

    "Teenagers Like Presley's Antics -- But Others Do Not" by Marjorie Howe
    The Sioux City Journal (May 24, 1956) (Concert Review)

  • June 3, 1956. Oakland, CA.
    Oakland Tribune (May 31, 1956) (Newspaper Article)
    Oakland Tribune (June 1, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Oakland Tribune (June 3, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)

    "Elvis Sends 6,400 Here Into Frenzy" by Elinor Hayes

    "Elvis Hits Town and Teen-Agers Turn Out" by William McPhillips

    "Presley Leaves You In A Blue Suede Funk" by Ralph J. Gleason

    Oakland Tribune (June 5, 1956) (Newspaper Article)


  • June 6, 1956. San Diego, CA.
    The San Diego Union (June 3, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)

  • June 7, 1956. Long Beach, CA.
    Long Beach Independent (June 5, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Long Beach Independent (June 5, 1956) (Newspaper Article)
    Long Beach Independent (June 7, 1956) (Newspaper Article)
    Long Beach Independent (June 8, 1956) (Newspaper Photo)
    Long Beach Independent (June 8, 1956) (Newspaper Photo)
    Long Beach Independent (June 8, 1956) (Newspaper Photo)

    "Writhing Singer Has L.B. Soxers Wailing" by Paul Wallace
    Long Beach Independent (June 8, 1956) (Concert Review)

  • June 9, 1956. Phoenix, AZ.
    The Arizona Republic (June 7, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    The Phoenix Gazzette (June 8, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    The Arizona Republic (June 8, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    The Arizona Republic (June 8, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    The Arizona Republic (June 9, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    The Phoenix Gazzette (June 9, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    The Arizona Republic (June 10, 1956) (Photo)

    "Teenagers Agog Over Visit Of Elvis Presley" by Bobbie Johnston
    The Phoenix Gazzette (June 4, 1956) (Pre-Concert Article)

    "Teenagers Shriek, Sob To Tune Of Elvis Presley's Rock 'n' Roll" by Jerry Eaton
    The Arizona Republic (June 10, 1956) (Concert Review)


  • June 10, 1956. Tucson, AZ.
    Tucson Daily Citizen (June 7, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    The Arizona Daily Star (June 6, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Tucson Daily Citizen (June 8, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Tucson Daily Citizen (June 11, 1956) (Photo)

    "Elvis Conquers Tucson Teen-Agers" by Betty Milburn
    Tucson Daily Citizen (June 11, 1956) (Concert Review)

  • June 27, 1956. Augusta, GA.
    Augusta Chronicle (June 20, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Augusta Chronicle (June 26, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Augusta Chronicle (June 27, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)

  • June 28, 1956. Charleston, SC.
    The News And Courier (June 28, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)

    "Elvis And G-String Pack College Park" by Betty Wilkirson
    The News And Courier (June 29, 1956) (Concert Review)

  • August 3-4, 1956. Miami, FL.
    Miami News (August 1, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Miami News (August 1, 1956) (Newspaper Article)
    Miami News (August 2, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Miami News (August 2, 1956) (Newspaper Article)
    Miami News (August 3, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Miami News (August 3, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Miami News (August 3, 1956) (Newspaper Article)
    Miami News (August 4, 1956) (Newspaper Photo)
    Miami News (August 4, 1956) (Newspaper Photo)

    "They Rock-n-Riot For Elvis" by Damon Runyon Jr.

  • August 5, 1956. Tampa, FL.
    "Broom-Sweeping Elvis a Regular Guy" by Anne Rowe

    "Shouting, Pushing Mass of Youngsters Stampedes Elvis Presley Show Here" by Paul Wilder and Harry Roberts

  • August 6 1956. Lakeland, FL.
    Lakeland Ledger (August 3, 1956 (Concert Ad)
    Lakeland Ledger (August 5, 1956 (Concert Ad)
    Lakeland Ledger (August 6, 1956 (Concert Ad)

    "The Cool Cat In A Cadillac" by Elvalee Donaldson

    "How different is Elvis? Some Idiosyncrasies ..." by Elvalee Donaldson
    "The Rocket who Rocks n Rolls" by Elvalee Donaldson
    "Presley And The Frenzy"
    "Real Gone Presley Is Really Gone But The Aroma Of His Day Lingers" by Elvalee Donaldson
    "Three Unbiased Males Give Views of Elvis"

  • August 7, 1956. St. Petersburg, FL.
    "Hey, Cats! Elvis The Pelvis Presley Rockin' To Town" by Anne Rowe
    St. Petersburg Times (July 29, 1956) (Concert Ad)
    St. Petersburg Times (August 3, 1956) (Concert Ad)
    St. Petersburg Times (August 4, 1956) (Concert Ad)
    St. Petersburg Times (August 5, 1956) (Concert Ad)

    "Tickets Are Going Like 'Blue Suede Shoes' For Elvis, Here Tuesday"
    "The Town Rocks Today"
    St. Petersburg Times (August 7, 1956) (Concert Ad)

    "Elvis Came, He Sang And He Conquered " by Anne Rowe And Arlene Fillinger
    St. Petersburg Times (August 8, 1956) (Concert Photo)
    St. Petersburg Times (August 8, 1956) (Concert Photo)


  • August 8, 1956. Orlando, FL.
    "Presley Makes 'Em Shriek, Yell, Jump" by Jean Yothers

  • August 9, 1956. Daytona Beach, FL.
    Daytona Beach Morning News (August 5, 1956) (Concert Ad)
    Daytona Beach Morning News (August 5, 1956) (Concert Ad)

    "Waiting, Waiting For Their Elvis" by Max Norris

  • "Yes, Elvis Did It Again" by Dotti Einhorn

  • October 11, 1956. Dallas, TX.
    "Screamers Are 26,500 Strong As Elvis Rocks Cotton Bowl" by Robert E. Ford

  • October 12, 1956. Waco, TX.
    The Waco News Tribune (October 10, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    The Waco News Tribune (October 11, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    The Waco News Tribune (October 12, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)

    "Presley Fans React In Regular Fashion"

  • October 13, 1956. Houston, TX.
    Houston Press (October 12, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)

  • October 14, 1956. San Antonio, TX.
    "Piggy Banks and Boy Friends Shelling Out, To Take Presley Fans To Sunday's Show" by Connie Collum
    San Antonio Express (October 11, 1956) (Newspaper Article)

    "Jeff School Poll Shows Many Don't Dig Elvis" by Connie Collum
    San Antonio Express (October 12, 1956) (Newspaper Article)

    "Elvis May Send Kids But Police Are Calm"
    San Antonio Express (October 13, 1956) (Newspaper Article)

    "S.A. To Receive Something To Remember Ole Elvis By"
    San Antonio Express (October 13, 1956) (Newspaper Article)
    San Antonio Express (October 13, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)

    San Antonio Express (October 15, 1956) (Newspaper Photo)
    San Antonio Express (October 15, 1956) (Newspaper Photo)
    "Thousands Screams For Elvis" by Connie Collum
    San Antonio Express (October 15, 1956) (News Article P1) (News Article P2)

  • November 22, 1956. Toledo, OH.
    Toledo Blade (November 20, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Toledo Blade (November 21, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Toledo Blade (November 21, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)
    Toledo Blade (November 22, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)