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Liveblogging History: October 3, 1945: Elvis Presley


On October 3, 1945, 10 year old Elvis sang ‘Old Shep’ – his first public performance – for a singing contest at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show. He came in fifth place, winning $5 and a free ticket to the fair rides.

‘I wore glasses, no music, and I won – I think it was – fifth place. I got a whipping the same day. My mother whipped me for something. Destroyed my ego completely.'