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Posted on: December 31, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Hear About Elvis’s Early Texas Concerts at Deer Park Public Library!

Put on your blue suede shoes and come down to the library! On Friday, January 15, 2016, Steve Davis will speak about Elvis Presley’s early appearances in Texas. The program will begin at 11 AM in the library’s meeting room.
Elvis Presley was one of the most successful musicians of the 20th century and his influence remains noticeable today, more than 38 years after his death. He recorded and performed songs in many genres including country, gospel and rock and roll. But before he sold 600 million records, won multiple Grammy awards and made 30 feature films, Elvis performed in East Texas for much smaller audiences. What were these concerts like and how was Elvis received? Mr. Davis will speak about Elvis before he became a superstar.
Steve Davis is a professor in the History department at Lone Star College Kingwood, where he was one of the founding faculty members. His “History of Rock and Roll” class is one of the most popular on campus.
This presentation is the latest installment in the library’s adult programming initiative. This monthly series offers a variety of lectures, movies and special programs of cultural, historical and local interest.

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Deer Park Public Library. No registration is required and all are welcome to attend. There is no admission fee. The library is located at 3009 Center St., Deer Park, TX 77536.

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