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SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, APRIL 15, 1956

Elvis Presley, the 21 year old Memphis boy who became the hottest thing in show business since Frank Sinatra’s best days, narrowly escaped being torn to pieces by a mob of some 3,000 fans who had laid seige to the stage door of the Municipal Auditorium Sunday afternoon. This occurred after a matinee which was the first of two performances given here by Presley and a group of other entertainers whose names don’t matter. In the melee, one girl fainted and was taken to Presley’s dressing room, where Presley and others, properly chaperoned, applied ice packs and comforting words. After a few minutes of this, Presley looked into her eyes and asked how she felt. “I feel wonderful” was the inevitable reply. Pointing to the mob outside, a reporter asked, “Do you get this everywhere you go?” “Well”, Presley replied thoughtfully, “if I said yes I’d be braggin”, but if I said no “I’d be lyin”.

By
Wayne Hawthorne
President
Elvis Presley Fan Club of Victoria

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