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Elvis Presley at Empire Stadium, 1957

Elvis with Red Robinson. Photo: Vancouver Sun. 1957 Elvis Presley at Empire Stadium Elvis Presley performed one song at a packed Empire Stadium but left the stage when fans begin to battle with police.

 Elvis with Red Robinson. Photo: Vancouver Sun.Elvis with Red Robinson. Photo: Vancouver Sun.

1957

Elvis Presley at Empire Stadium

Elvis Presley performed one song at a packed Empire Stadium but left the stage when fans begin to battle with police. He returned to sing four more songs, none of which could be heard over the screaming. The next day, Presley’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker, happily read aloud to the media a local newspaper account of the riot. To add to the chaos, Red Robinson accidentally revealed Mr. Presley's hotel and room number while live on-air, which fans subsequently looted following his stay.

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