[Ads-l] "Elvis Has Left the Building" (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill CIV (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Fri Nov 21 23:06:40 UTC 2014


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I can antedate it slightly:

Phoenix _Arizona Republic_, [Sunday pull out section]  Oct 18 1970 p 19 col a

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> Can anyone provide early documentation or plausible later secondary
> account=
> s of the origins or usage of the phrase "Elvis has left the building"?
> Wik=
> ipedia gives a specific claim for its being used in 1956, but the
> earliest =
> actual evidence I can find is an occurrence in the Seattle Times, Nov.
> 13, =
> 1970.=0A=
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> Fred Shapiro=0A=
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