TEXAS WAS ELVIS’ LAUNCHING PAD TO STARDOM

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Eighty-eight thousand paying customers packed the Astrodome on Mar. 3, 1974 for Elvis Presley’s two sold-out performances, his last at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. “He went off to Texas and came home famous,” Elvis’ mother marveled early in her son’s fantastic career. The Lone Star State was not only his launching pad to stardom, but also where the King of Rock and Roll got his second wind
 
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