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Insiders Artifact: Los Angeles Examiner Article

March 15, 2012

Elvis performed for a sold out crowd of over 3,500 mostly teenage girls during his first-ever concert appearance in Los Angeles, California. The performance was on June 8, 1956, at the Shrine Auditorium - only three days after the controversial "Hound Dog" performance on the "Milton Berle Show." This week's Elvis Insiders Artifact is a Los Angeles Examiner article which referred to Elvis as the "new high priest of rock-and-roll." The newspaper clipping was saved by Colonel Tom Parker's secretary and kept in one of his many scrapbooks on Elvis.

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