Elvis Presley 25th Anniversary Celebration - Carrick Sports Club
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IT may not have been the biggest tribute to the memory of Elvis Presley, but it was certainly one of the most entertaining. Carrick Sports Club in Maybole was as likely to burst at the seams as some of the drainpipe trousers dug out for the occasion. Read the rest of the story belowClick on the images below to view them full size. The only time that Elvis visited the UK was on a trip to Scotland. He landed in Ayrshire at Prestwick Airport on March 3rd, 1960.

       
       
       
       
 
       

IT may not have been the biggest tribute to the memory of Elvis Presley, but it was certainly one of the most entertaining. Carrick Sports Club in Maybole was as likely to burst at the seams as some of the drainpipe trousers dug out for the occasion. And the full house company of members and guests really got into the swing of things on Saturday as they commemorated the 25th anniversary of the death of The King of rock n roll. Club steward Ian Hewitt led by example. Resplendent in red jump suit and Elvis wig, he looked the part. But Ian only took on the role of Elvis impersonator because resident DJ David Kiltie couldn't fit into the outfit. Just as well, perhaps for David was fully occupied at the turntable, playing a non-stop selection of Presley classics and a mixture of music by his contemporaries. And solo artiste Just Like Eddie swung through a routine of songs that had the crowd packing the dance floor. The night was such a success that one usually shy member made an unexpected confession to being first on the floor for some dances! The general consensus was that The King would have been amused! ( From the Ayrshire Post - August 23rd 2002)