Not sure exactly just how far back Elvis McPresley goes, but for those of you who were living in Charleston at the time he first cropped up on the scene, you'll probably know him better as Wattie Reid.
He did actually go through the process of changing his name by deed poll, a publicity stunt dreamt up by Caird Hall manager, John Maguire, and sure enough, a big write-up in The Sun followed.
For this gig above, sometime in the mid/late 80's, he had his Band Of Gypsies with him, featuring L to R - Martin Feeney - Pete Ross - Warren ??? - Neil Forbes - Al Hendrickx - (can't see drummer).
The venue, looking a bit like a concert party scene from It Aint Half Hot Mum, was the Oil & Petroleum Club up Aberdeen way. As you might imagine, this was a pretty lucrative place for clubby bands to play, but on this particular occasion the gig didn't quite turn out like that!
The story I have is that Elvis's agent, Mr M, told McPresley that the club was paying him £200, however, at the gig, Elvis found out the club was actually paying £800, and so the cheque made out to Mr M was ripped up. The club got a free gig and McPresley & co got a courtesy slap up meal instead!
So let that be a lesson to you...don't double-cross Elvis McPresley, or he's likely to get hot under the oversized collar!!
Photos by The Bear.