The deep heritage of Jacksonville’s Florida Theatre…and that time Elvis Presley could only move his little finger on ‘Hound Dog’

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If you’re looking for trouble, you came to the right place: Between takes of filming inserts for the “Trouble” / “Guitar Man” opener of director Steve Binder’s 60-minute NBC special simply entitled “Elvis,” later immortalized as the “‘68 Comeback Special,” a 33-year-old, black-clad Elvis Presley clutches a cherry red Hagstrom Viking II electric guitar, borrowed from Wrecking Crew alum Al Casey, on June 30, 1968, inside NBC Studio 4 in Burbank, California. Photography by Frank Carroll / For Elvis CD Collectors message board user Rizzy56
Skip forward to the 6:57 minute mark and experience Elvis Presley with tongue planted firmly in cheek recalling the time when he had to stand still and only move his little finger while delivering “Hound Dog” in August 1956 at Jacksonville’s Florida Theatre as taken from the mesmerizing “‘68 Comeback Special.” Video Credit: Sony Music Entertainment / Elvis Presley Enterprises
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“Well, here’s a poke at you, you’re gonna choke on it too, you’re gonna lose that smile, because all the while, I can see for miles and miles.” Roger Daltrey belts out a classic rock refrain onstage at Jacksonville’s Florida Theatre on October 25, 2009, part of the dynamic Who frontman’s “Use It or Lose It” solo tour. Photography by Jeremy Roberts
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A center aisle view of the majestic Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, Florida, before a Straight No Chaser gig circa November 17, 2015. Image Credit: Florida Theatre

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