Trish Arnold is a huge Elvis Presley fan.
Trish Arnold is a huge Elvis Presley fan. MAX FLEET

Birthday kiss in memory of Elvis

ELVIS Presley left the building permanently 33 years ago, but devoted fan Trish Arnold made a point of commemorating what would have been his 75th birthday yesterday.

Ms Arnold, who has a house stuffed with Elvis memorabilia, had a cup of coffee in honour of the great man’s birthday.

But she is annoyed that none of Elvis’s movies were scheduled to be shown on television yesterday.

A keen member of the Rum City Rockers ’50s dance club, Ms Arnold has most of Elvis’s music.

“I’ve searched far and wide to get all his 45rpm singles, and I’ve got about 500 of them,” she said.

“I prefer his early period.”

She also has a few 78rpm records of Elvis.

Ms Arnold’s love for Elvis is part of her fascination with the whole era of the 1950s and early 1960s.

“I just love everything about it – the music, the clothes, the cars,” she said.

“Elvis just had everything. He had the voice, the talent and the looks.”



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