5 July 2011

Elvis Cycle Chic


We can't remember if we've blogged this classic shot of Elvis Presley on a bicycle whilst stationed in Germany with the military. Brilliant stuff.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

What's he rolling?

Anonymous said...

Looks like a Scwhinn - which would make sense on a US Army base.

Harry said...

The King was one of the greatest bicyclists ever!

Lauren said...

Classic indeed!

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kfg said...

Yes, that's a Schwinn Racer (I've got one. Nice city bike). The insignia on the downtube is the Hat in the Ring of the 94th Fighter Squadron (of Eddie Rickenbacker), but that's just coincidence as it was standard on the model. The bike is not a PX issue, but his own personal bike. He lived off base in his own apartment (not a special privilege; any serviceman could apply for that). Look under the top tube and you'll see the "Hound Dog" guitar plaque hanging from it.

Elvis brought some of the things he especially loved to Germany; and Elvis loved bicycles.

Richard said...

a great image of the king. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon,Pa. USA.............

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A nice photo of the one and only king of Rock and Roll!

Anonymous said...

Great photo indeed, but not taken in Germany, but in Hollywood in -57 while filming the movie Loving You. And yes, the bike is a Schwinn of course :-)

Davíð A. Stefánsson said...

I wonder if the King would look so cool if he head a helmet on is head?

Anonymous said...

No, it's Germany, all right. See the two young women from Bavaria, the boy in the traditional German garb of Levis and a cowboy shirt, and the little German cottage in the background with the white picket fence?