It was a performance that rivaled the King’s 1968 comeback when the Joseph R. Palmer Family Memorial Library brought Elvis Presley to Elsberry on April 5 courtesy of Terry Phillips, a St. Louis-based Elvis impersonator employed through Gigmasters.
Phillips provided the entertainment at the library’s annual spring fundraiser held in the Libby Clark Memorial Fellowship Hall at the Elsberry United Methodist Church.
Following a meal catered by the Elsberry FFA Chapter, Phillips took center stage portraying a young Elvis dressed in the trademark gold lame jacket and black pants.
While performing such classic Elvis hits as “Jailhouse Rock” and “Love Me Tender”, Phillips made his way through the crowd romancing women of all ages and causing female fans to swoon.
“Terry Phillips did a fantastic job of portraying an early Elvis,” said librarian Sarah Hunt. “He did some familiar songs and some that were new to me but still done well. I think the crowd really appreciated his hands-on style.”
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