How Elvis Presley
Celebrate Valentine's Day during his lifetime
was Valentine's Day 1954 Tom Parker first saw Elvis
perform live on stage
his 1973 Valentine’s Day concert in Las Vegas many fans gave the
King paper and chocolate hearts. It was a romantic and frantic
Wood a singer was introduced to Elvis in 1957 by Cliff Gleaves.
pet name for her was "Little Beadie."
Christmas before he Left Elvis gave Anita a toy poodle named
From then until he left for Germany Anita and Elvis were an
was during this time that Elvis sent Anita these Valentine's Day
Cards from Germany.
this 1972 Valentine’s Day, Red West told Elvis that
Priscilla and Mike Stone were having an affair. Anything but the
romantic Elvis became violent and vowed he would kill Stone.
took many hours and a lot to talk to cool off the King. Elvis never
did good on his threat.
this day in 1964 Valentine’s Day Elvis
sent the Beatles a congratulatory telegram to their New York hotel
suite for their up and coming tour of the USA.
this very memorable 1955 Colonel Tom Parker saw Elvis live in
concert in Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Col Parker was immediately
impressed by the reaction of the female audience in the crowd to
Elvis wild stage act...
and the rest, as they say, is history...
early as the fourth century B.C., the Romans engaged in an annual young
man's rite to passage to the God Lupercus. The names of the teenage
women were placed in a box and drawn at random by adolescent men; thus,
a man was assigned a woman companion for the duration of the year,
after which another lottery was staged. After eight hundred years of
this cruel practice, the early church fathers sought to end this
practice. They found an answer in Valentine,
a bishop who had been martyred some two hundred years earlier.
Valentine thus become a Patron
Saint, and spiritual overseer of an annual festival. The festival
involved young Romans offering women they admired, and wished to court,
handwritten greetings of affection on February
14. The greeting cards acquired St.
The Valentine's Day card spread
with Christianity, and is now celebrated all over the world. One of the
earliest card was sent in 1415 by Charles, duke of Orleans, to his wife
while he was a prisoner in the Tower of London. The card is now
preserved in the British Museum.