May 17, 1956

Elvis Presley performs at the Shrine Mosque in downtown Springfield after briefly disappearing. After a quick sound check, the 21-year-old, up-and-coming star was nowhere to be found as showtime was getting closer. He was eventually found at the nearby Gillioz Theater, watching a Glenn Ford movie.

Based upon content from the book Missouri 365: This Day in Missouri History by John W. Brown, broadcaster and Missouri historian. Get your copy at Reedy Press.

Rock’n’roll No1 – Elvis Presley 1956” by oddsock is marked with CC BY 2.0