10 - White Comet Jumpsuit - Rex Martin's ELVIS Moments in Time

Hans Remembers- Friday August 28, 1970- 50 Years Ago.

  • The King- Elvis Presley was in Las Vegas at a four week engagement at The International Hotel when a security guard received a phone call saying that Elvis would be shot during his last show. The caller demanded $50,000 to reveal the name of the potential killer. A menu was found later in the day in The King’s mail at the hotel with Elvis’s face destroyed and a gun drawn pointing to his heart. They of course took the treat seriously. Elvis performed without any incident. They should have just confiscated those atrocious jump suits. I think Las Vegas and those jump suits a bad career move for The King’s image.
  • The United States made the first successful test of its multi-billion dollar Safeguard Program equipment with the Missile Site Radar near Nekoma, North Dakota guiding an anti-ballistic missile fired from the South Pacific Ocean, after detecting an intercontinental ballistic missile launched from California.

5 responses to “HANS REMEMBERS- FRIDAY AUGUST 28, 1970- 50 YEARS AGO

    • He was looking great in Hawaii just a year or two earlier- slimmed down and fit- those jump suits made him look like a clown.

    • I have always thought The Colonel had a big part in his death- not that he out and out killed him but his managing of Elvis helped put him in an early grave. Of course Elvis was an adult-he should have stood up to the swine.

    • He definitely took advantage of his kind nature. I don’t think Elvis ever got over his twin being dead or losing his beloved mom. It hollowed him out and fame couldn’t fill the hole. Women, money & food couldn’t fill the hole.

      The Colonel was a parasite of the worst kind. Sometimes your friends ain’t your friends. It’s easy to manipulate the wounded & the frightened. We are witnessing that every day, now.

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