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Did Elvis Presley ever set foot on British soil?

Question #80724. Asked by deadlydalton.
Last updated Feb 02 2021.

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Probably not, though according to the BBC his aircraft landed briefly at Prestwick, Scotland in 1960. My own experience of such a landing was that one stayed in the aeroplane, so although he was there he probably did not "set foot on British soil".

link http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/3559331.stm

May 20 2007, 6:42 PM
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thanks spanishliz. i have used said airport regularly and there is a bar there called GRACELAND but never seen a photo of elvis on the walls or any elvisania.
think they are trying to cash in on the fact elvis had a huge U.K following, CHI CHING.

May 20 2007, 6:50 PM
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The website linked below specifically deals with the landing at Prestwick, Scotland. The pictures from the site are purported to have been taken during his time off the plane.
The date was March 3rd, 1960. The place was Prestwick Airport in Scotland. Elvis was finishing his American army national service and stopped over in Ayrshire for a precious two hours. Despite a massive security clampdown,the news leaked out that a mystery V.I.P. was flying in ... and when Sgt. Presley stepped off the plane, local fans rushed to greet him. And, without the restraining influence of aides and his personal manager, "Colonel" Tom Parker, the star felt relaxed enough to mix with them.
link http://www.rockmine.com/Elvi.html

Response last updated by gtho4 on Feb 02 2021.
May 20 2007, 10:25 PM
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