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Home > Newspaper Articles > 1972 > April 15, 1972 Macon, GA.
Concert Date: April 15, 1972 Macon, GA.
Elvis Is Seen Only On Stage
April 15, 1972
Elvis Presley arrived in Macon at 2:30 a.m. today but only about 20 "unofficial" people knew what time his entourage arrived at Lewis B. Wilson airport in three chartered planes.
None of them made it to the airport. Presley was escorted into Macon virtually unnoticed by members of the Macon Police Department and taken to his suite on the 16th floor of the Hilton hotel, where presumably, he was alive and well and sleeping, guarded by four policemen.
"We're not allowed to say anything," said a desk clerk at Macon Hilton, giving the impression the elusive Presley wasn't there.
"I think he's a wonderful person," said the only parking lot attendant on duty. "It's just marvelous how he served our country, came back and has now made good, just marvelous."
But a radio sergeant on duty at the Macon Police Department was stunned when asked about any reactions, "We didn't even know he was here until we came on duty this morning." he said, "Didn't he arrive yesterday afternoon?"
Presley appeared in Greensboro, N.C. Friday evening.
There were not riots, no screaming fans, no girls climbing to the top of the Hilton. A few children with their father walked into the lobby of the hotel at 9 a.m. looked around, got into the elevator and pressed the button to the 16th elevator. A few minutes later they came back in to the lobby, their faces still smiling. But they hadn't reached the 16th floor. The elevator went as far as floor No. 15 and turned right back down.
Courtesy of Francesc Lopez