Rock-A-Billy Kat & Teddy-Boy Tiger
9/30/65 Hollywood, CA. 4/6/68 Vegas Flamingo Hotel Real pic: Elvis WITH Cigar And... Airbrushed With OUT Cigar
6/10/69 Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas Peter Borsari Photographer EP & TJ With Chris Ellis TJ's road mgr. & Chris Slade TJ's drummer
"ELVIS & TOM"
The Infamous "ELVIS & TOM" magazine, released coincidentally on 'August 16', 1969. Photographer Peter Borsari took these classic shots on 6/10/69, at 3:30am, in TJ's suite at The Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, NV. Considering that the meeting between Elvis & The Beatles on 8/27/65 was not photographed (and even if it had been!), ERR considers this mag to be the Greatest music publication Ever released, of the 2 Greatest Singers•Dancers•Rockers, in their respective primes, ever to be photographed! Their mutual respect is legendary. In the history of Pop/Rock, their has never been any other 2 performers of their equal. Possibly excluding Elvis & The Beatles. Not MJ & Prince, Brown & Davis Jr., Beatles & Stones, Sinatra & Dino, Garland & Streisand, Astaire & Kelly, Crosby & Jolson. As EP & TJ often hung out together, Elvis' manager, Col. Tom Parker & TJ's manager, Gordon Mills, came up with the brilliant idea of setting up a photo shoot of the 2 together. Elvis & TJ agreed. Arrangements were made for a date, place & photographer. As TJ was currently headlining at The Flamingo, private, secure arrangements could be set up to every one's satisfaction. Some members of EP's 'Memphis Mafia' & TJ's band mates were present. 3 days after TJ's 29th birthday, and a month & a half before Elvis' comeback to a concert stage at The International, the photo-shoot was done. Macfadden/Bartlett Publications, NYC, publisher of Screenland & Silver Screen magazines, were contracted to publish & distribute the magazine. It went on the newsstands 8/16/69 & immediately sold out. How many copies were printed is unknown & there was no 2nd print. ERR interviewed Mr. Borsari, before his passing (5/26/06) & was informed, that to the best of his memory, he shot 1 roll in color, for the cover & keepsakes & 2, or 3 rolls in b&w for the contents. The cover is the only color pic with 8 b&w inside. With front & back covers, it was 75 pages. The remaining pages were career shots of the 2 & sold for a whopping 50¢! Pages 42 & 43 even contained a voting ballot! The ballot consisted of 5 questions: 1) I think Elvis/Tom is the better lover because... 2) I think Elvis/Tom is the better husband because... 3) I think Elvis/Tom is the better father because... 4) I think Elvis/Tom is the better performer because... 5) I think Elvis/Tom is the better man because... It was to be returned to "Elvis & Tom" C/O Macfadden/Bartlett Publications, NYC. Of course no results were ever published. Mr. Borsari also informed ERR that his rolls of film were never returned from the publisher & were apparently stolen. As of our interview in 2006, they had not been recovered. Through the years, only a handful have come to the surface from varied places. One color shot was found in a 1970's Japanese Elvis fan paperback, 2 others were released in the 1980's by Elvis' cousin, Billy Smith, & during the 1990's & 2000's, two popped up on eBay from an anonymous seller in NY & another color outtake came to light from a UK photographer, to name a few. ERR was interviewed back in 1993 for a segment on "A Current Affair". Our EP & TJ pictorial collection was shown for the 1st & only time until Now! The few unreleased shots previously mentioned, as well as ERR's personal unreleased acquisitions are shown above. On each side, please see the "ELVIS & TOM" pix, as they appeared, in order in the mag. Please note; In the original publication, the pix contained captions. Ex. "What happened when the world's two greatest sex symbols got together!" Our Web & Photograph Designer/Tom Jones Consultant, Ms. Lynn S., painstakingly restored these historical pix back to their original form, without the annoying text and captions! Kudos to 'The Goddess', Ms. Lynn S! She has also restored the original color cover, and designed our ERR banner minus the original headline and caption!
All EP/TJ shots are copyrighted ERR© & are not to be duplicated, &/or used in any form without the express consent of; 1) ERR, 2) the estate of Peter Borsari's, 3) EPE.
May & October 1969 Hawaii Vacations
Poolside, Comparing Dance Moves!
EP, TJ, 'Cilla, The Memphis Mafia & Wives
Many Have Dreamed, Few Have Done-JAM With The KING! M.Griffin-TJ-EP-N.Crosby - 5/8/71 Caesars Palace Vegas
9/4/73 Caesars Palace TJ Show
9/8/73 Caesars Palace & 9/3/74 TJ Shows
Various EP & TJ CD & MAG Covers
'69 TV This Is TJ '76 Studio '76 Live-NYC Fantasy Concert Playing Card & Poker Chip '73 Venezuelan Card
'73 "Rock Dreams"-The King's Court • TJ & EP Comic
8/27/65 Belair, CA. The KING & FAB 4! 9/19/66 UK Tom Jones & The Beatles! 4/18/75 NYC
8/22/62&69 Beatles First (Star Club-GER.) & Last (John's UK home) Pix Together! Same Day-7 Yrs Apart!
2/6/64 EP & COL Congrat Fab 4 Sullivan Apperarance.
ELVIS & TOM JONES JAM '69 HI. ELVIS & BEATLES JAM '65 CA.
The King's "Polk Salad Annie"
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