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The Slice 1957 Spokane concert archive

SATURDAY, AUG. 20, 2011

When Elvis performed at Joe Albi Stadium in 1957, my father, Marvin Winton, was assistant manager for the old Coliseum.  Before Elvis’ show, in a noisy, smoke-filled room full of security people and musicians in the little brick administration building at the end of the Stadium, I was a freckled, awkward little 10-year-old girI lost in all the commotion, trying to stutter out a request for an autograph before I died of fright.  Elvis Presley, who was limbering up, waiting to perform on a plywood stage in the middle of a football field, bleachers full of screaming girls, stopped and actually asked my name.  He autographed a picture of himself in a gold lame’ suit. 

 (Terry (Winton) Omans)

Memories of Elvis Presley's 1957 concert 

Here's a sampling of Slice readers' recollections. Vicky Anderson was 10 when she attended the Elvis concert at what is now called Joe Albi Stadium in August of 1957. Among other things, she remembers her mother and aunt fighting over the binoculars. Connie Horton, Bob...

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