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Elvis Presley was arrested in Louisiana on this day in 1955
Apr 3rd, 2018 at 1:41pm
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Elvis Presley was arrested in Louisiana on this day in 1955





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Elvis Presley, right, and two unidentified men stand next to Presley's 1954 pink and white Cadillac after the vehicle was stopped for speeding in Caddo Parish on April 3, 1955, according to Louisiana State Police. (Louisiana State Police Facebook)


By Kim Chatelain kchatelain@nola.com,
NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune



On April 3, 1955, a Louisiana State trooper stopped a pink and white Cadillac on U.S. 171 in Caddo Parish for driving 80 mph in a 60-mph zone. The car was being driven by a 20-year-old from Tennessee - Elvis Presley.

The king of rock and roll was taken into custody and brought to the Caddo Parish Jail, where he posted a bond of $25 and was released, according to a post Tuesday (April 3) on the State Police Facebook page, which includes a photo of a young Presley and the ostentatious Cadillac.

"One can only imagine he was 'All Shook Up' because of this. Maybe this is where he got the idea for 'Jailhouse Rock,'" the post reads.

According to the Pop History Dig, a website about contemporary culture and popular history, in the mid-1950s, before Presley became a national rock 'n roll star, the Tupelo, Mississippi-born signer was on the road with his band constantly, performing at various venues primarily in the south.

A day-by-day performance itinerary for Presley and his band in 1955 listed on Pop History Dig puts the musicians at the Municipal Auditorium in Houston on April 2 of that year, followed by an April 7 performance at the county courthouse in Corinth, Miss.

The band played at the Louisiana Hayride in Shreveport on April 9 and eventually made its way to New Orleans for a May 1 performance at the Municipal Auditorium, according to the website.

Other New Orleans performances by Presley in 1955 included a Sept. 1 gig at Pontchartrain Beach and a Feb. 4 show at - ironically- the Cadillac Club, which was located at Poland and St. Claude avenues.



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From the comments section on nola.com:

The two unidentified men are Scotty Moore and Bill Black from "The Blue Moon Boys".
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“What rap did that was impressive was to show there are so many tone-deaf people out there,” he says. “All they need is a drum beat and somebody yelling over it and they’re happy. There’s an enormous market for people who can’t tell one note from another.” - Keef
 
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Right up there with Keith and Ronnie's 1975 car stop.  Fewer lawyers, though.
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