FUN WITH MAPS ISSUE 2024-119

By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (June 26, 2024) – In this edition of Fun with Maps we celebrate the final concert performance of this exceptional singer, performer, actor and rock legend.

The King

Funny things happen in life, take for example the King of Rock and Roll.

He had a twin brother, who was sadly stillborn.

He grew up without indoor plumbing or electricity in Tupelo, Mississippi.

He failed a music class in high school.  Really?  But was on the boxing team.

He auditioned for a gospel quartet when he was 19 but was rejected because he could not harmonize well.

He is actually dark blond but started to color his hair black as a teenager.

He left the building for the last time in Indianapolis on June 26, 1977.

Elvis Pressley.

This early map of Indianapolis is by Durant from 1876.

Indianapolis – Circa 1876 (Credit Steve Kovacs)

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

Visit his antique map boutique world-on-paper online. Watch for his daily feature Steve Kovacs: Fun with Maps here on Loveland Beacon.