When Elvis Came to Tampa

Above, Elvis Presley performs in Tupelo, Mississippi, in 1956.

In the mid-1950s, Elvis Presley couldn’t help falling in love with Tampa.

Sixty years ago today, Elvis performed at the Fort Homer W. Hesterly Armory, one of four concerts in Tampa in 1955-56. The Aug. 5, 1956, show came on the heels of his appearance on The Steve Allen Show, where he performed “Hound Dog.”

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