"The King of Rock", "King Creole", "Elvis the Pelvis", exploded on West Germany at Bremerhaven on October 1.
"The King of Rock", "King Creole", "Elvis the Pelvis", exploded on West Germany at Bremerhaven on October 1. Visnews film shows the hundreds of young German "Rock" fans struggling with civil and military police as Private Elvis Presley United States Army steps ashore from troopship P 115 for his first European tour.
As the 'Star' of this show carried his own "props" down the gang-planck, -- no baggage porters this time -- e waved and blew kisses to his hysterical teen-age fans while the band of the United States Army played a fanfare from the quarter-deck.
Wearing a crisp fashionably out suit of light khaki and novel peaked cap, Elvis the Pelvis stole the show from the other 1,229 troupers. Scintilitating in the sunlight was his latest acquisition of fame -- a medal for sharpshooting. Whatever this boy turns his hand to, whether it' an MI sub-machine gun with interchangeable barrels, or a six-stringed, all-electric guitar, he's the "mostest".
On this tour Elvis will concentrate on developing his small-arms staccato in a series of special performance with the United States Army.
Reporters waiting at the bottom of the gangplank for "the message" were disappointed when Elvis, deprived of his army of press agents, retorted, "They won't let me", pointing to his agents for this tour -- the U.S. Army.
A bouquet for the teen-agers' idol was refused with the comment, "Soldiers don't carry flowers." Unique on this occasion was the solitary fan who successfully carried out a skirmishing patrol and returned from enemy lines with a "priceless" Presley autograph.
To the continuous cheering and screaming of a mass of teenagers, "The Pelvis" climbed aboard the train, bound for Friedberg where he is "booked" into the Army Camp.
In a message from America Mr. Presley senior said that he intends setting up home in Europe so that Elvis will have somewhere to go between performances.