How Elvis Presley Celebrate Valentine's Day during his lifetime
It was Valentine's Day 1954 Tom Parker first saw Elvis perform live on stage
For his 1973 Valentine’s Day concert in Las Vegas many fans gave the King paper and chocolate hearts. It was a romantic and frantic night.
Anita Wood a singer was introduced to Elvis in 1957 by Cliff Gleaves.
Elvis’ pet name for her was "Little Beadie."
The Christmas before he Left Elvis gave Anita a toy poodle named "Little Bit."
From then until he left for Germany Anita and Elvis were an item.
It was during this time that Elvis sent Anita these Valentine's Day Cards from Germany.
On 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.
It took many hours and a lot to talk to cool off the King. Elvis never did good on his threat.
On 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.
On 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...
As 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. Valentine's name.
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.