Beatles protégé Ken Mansfield recalls the Elvis Presley summit that never was

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Ringo Starr and Ken Mansfield catch up on old times backstage at the Luther Burbank PAC in Santa Rosa, California, on June 21, 2006, during the always reliable time keeper’s ninth All Starr Summer Tour. Image Credit: The Ken Mansfield Collection / Daytrippin’ Magazine

The Ken Mansfield Interview, Part Three

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“ I am the king of the jungle, they call me tiger man:” Wearing the White Cossack Top jumpsuit — possibly the first jumpsuit he ever wore onstage — Elvis Presley is captured backstage at the Las Vegas International Hotel — later renamed the Las Vegas Hilton and currently the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino— sometime in February 1970. Image Credit: Paul’s Elvis Page [Candid Central]
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Really lucky fan Mary Mathis meets Elvis Presley outside RCA Hollywood Studios during rehearsals on January 15, 1970, for the artist’s second engagement at the Las Vegas International Hotel which ran from January 26 to February 23. Notice the sweat-stained underarms, a sure sign that Presley had been rockin’ up a storm with the TCB Band. Image Credit: The Mary Mathis Collection / Paul’s Elvis Page [Candid Central]
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Ken Mansfield and Ringo Starr casually shoot the breeze as Apple secretaries enjoy a separate conversation inside the Beatles’s corporate offices in London during the “White Album” era, circa November 1968. Apple Records artist Jackie Lomax of “Sour Milk Sea” fame is pictured on the wall. Image courtesy of Ken Mansfield
Click to experience Grammy Award-winning producer Ken Mansfield and former General Manager of Apple Records Jack Oliver delivering fascinating tales set to compelling photos of their years spent inside the Beatles’s revolving business empire. Video Credit: Thomas Nelson Publishing

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