Elvis with Johnny

Elvis Presley and the 3 Johnnys –  Johnny Carson  – Johnny Cash – Johnny Mathis
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Johnny Carson headlined in October 1969 at the Sahara Hotel in  Vegas.  Elvis Presley visited Carson backstage

Elvis Presley  admired comedians and comedy with an intense passion, staying up all night with the Memphis Mafia to screen films and television appearances of Peter Sellers, Monty Python, and Johnny Carson. Quoting entire comedy monologues or routines was a common occurrence. Elvis marked his 40th birthday without fanfare, preferring to stay secluded in his upstairs bedroom at Graceland. Later that evening he tuned into The Tonight Show as he usually did for a few laughs. Johnny Carson noted the date with a comedy stick… “Guess who celebrated their 40th birthday today?” Elvis Presley. He is now wearing orthopedic blue suede shoes. He looks very young, though, but I hear he got an orthopedic, I mean he got a surgical hip lift…he is only allowed to swivel now in the presence of a registered nurse. That’s what the nurse told me.”

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                Johnny Cash with Elvis Presley

Johnny Cash would introduce himself on stage… Hello .. my name is Johnny Cash… the irony was not lost on Elvis… who several time came of stage and introduce himself as Hello … my name in Johnny Cash.. uh, uh, Elvis



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              Johnny Mathis with Elvis Presley

“The Twelfth of Never” was popular hit song for Johnny Mathis in 1957. Elvis Presley recorded the song and it was released on the album  Walk a Mile in My Shoes: The Essential 70’s Masters

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