Johnny Cash & Elvis Presley

Cash/Presley US Tour

So it’s a little way before 1962, but we thought it was worth posting this snippet from a 1959 American tour where the support slot was taken by Johnny Cash and the headliner by Elvis – not a bad show to catch I guess. I mean they could’ve thrown in Buddy Holly or Carl Perkins to beef up the bill a little bit.. But I wouldn’t be all too disappointed.

Here we see what was apparently a nightly occurrence whereby Cash would impersonate his friend and touring partner, and then Elvis would come out and do the same. Two characters just having a good ol’ time whilst simultaneously creating the genre of rock and roll.

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Date Of Article: April 15, 2012

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