Friday, August 21, 2009

Elvis Presley in Richmond at the Mosque, 1956 - Here he is inches away from Main St.

Elvis and fans on the backstage ramp at the Mosque
- June 30, 1956 - photo by Alfred Wertheimer.

I've past this spot a million times - Have You? It's behind the Mosque -- about 10 feet from Main St. - in the heart of the VCU Monroe Park Campus - across the street from the VCU Main Street Parking Deck.

This image is from a great site about Elvis' appearances at the Mosque (now the Landmark Theater) in Richmond, Va. It's full of photos of Elvis in the Mosque including that famous Kiss photo. This site is really a musical history of the Mosque. Check it out - it's part of a larger site about guitarist Scotty Moore.

Here's a view of that spot today from Google Maps.

- Ray B.

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