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The Image of Elvis 
 





        CHICAGO'S HEADLINER SINCE 1971    
THE IMAGE OF ELVIS

 




"The image is one thing and the human being is another. It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way." 
- Elvis Presley

 
 
 
Dick's Last Resort
in Chicago
 





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Headliner at
Condessa Del Mar
early 1970's 

  
 


   

Baby I Don't Care                 Dave Carlson
 
6 More of My Sound Tracks Are Listed Below
 
 


Holiday Star Plaza in Merrillville, Indiana
 


    

VIDEO CLIP from 2012... Grainy with poor sound from a cell phone video/cam.  A SURPRISE VIDEO CAPTURE. 
Rockin' the stage with Stevie Starlight to That's Alright at Chicago's Southside Bar. 
Email your videos and photos so we may include them on this site!
 
 


 
2011 With Chicago's Newest Singing Sensation... 'Marvelous Matthew'
(short 30 second clip from a benefit)
 
MORE VIDEOS ARE COMING INCLUDING TAKES FROM TELEVISION, CONCERTS, AND SOME OF MY ORIGINAL RECORDINGS 
 
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Home Plate at Wrigley Field in Chicago with The Fabulous Ambassadors (during a double header)
 




  




 
             


                 
 

               

        
                          
  
                                                 
Send us your show photos and videos to TheElvisShow@outlook.com
 

 

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TopItOff  Variety 2011
 
 
 
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Dave with Ronnie McDowell



 
Dave with D.J. Fontana (Rock & Roll 'Hall of Fame' drummer for Elvis for 14 years)



 
With Cody Ray Slaughter 2011 in Chicago
 
 
 
 
 
Stevie Starlight (Steve Pacelli) with Dave Carlson in Chicago 2012



 

Joining, the legendary, Kieran Conway on stage in Palos Park
These days you can visit Kieran at his restaurant...  Aurelios Pizzeria in LaGrange



                                                                              
 
                                               A couple of Dave's early records, surprisingly still available after all these years thru eBay


  

Goal Post Lounge in Oak Lawn, Illinois




 
  STOP LOOK AND LISTEN 1966 


 
 
Reminiscing   -   The Image of Elvis

Can't Help Falling In Love     Dave Carlson
New Orleans                        Dave Carlson
My Boy                                Dave Carlson
As Long As I Have You        Dave Carlson
Bossa Nova Baby                 Dave Carlson
Jail House Rock                  Dave Carlson
 
 
 

 
Chicago Tribune
LifeStyles
All For A Burning Love Of Elvis
Carlson Is King Among Kings, But He Doesn't Let It Go To His Crown
ENTIRE ARTICLE CONSISTS OF 4 PAGES
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AP NEWS ARCHIVE
Elvis Impersonators Compare Pompadours, Pelvis Grinds
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Chicago Tribune
A&E

Bobby Brown, Elvis `Stylists' And Pop Terminology

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"I AM ELVIS - A Guide to Elvis Impersonators"
 ...Perhaps the most rational response to this boggling phenomenon came from the Original Elvis, who, after seeing impersonator Dave Carlson at work in Las Vegas in 1975, commented: "I saw it, but I couldn't believe it."

             
 
 You can read more about me and the Elvis early days by Clicking HERE
 It will bring you to
 
 The Oxford American  Book of Great Music Writing
 
by Marc Smirnoff 
 
This is GREAT reading!

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This is all I've ever done... All I'll ever do."





Dave is THE veteran Presley impressionist, with the most remarkable voice, 
and one of the most highly accomplished performers of all time.




  
 

 
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