Elvis Tribute Act Origin Stories with Gordon Hendricks
We're joined by Gordon Hendricks, one of the world's leading Elvis tribute acts, to discuss how he ended up going from karaoke bars to Stars In Their Eyes to winning the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist competition in Memphis.
We get into the psyche of tribute acts, the strict criteria for Elvis competitions and stories from playing with Elvis's original band members such as The Sweet Inspiration & D. J. Fontana.
Here's a clip of Gordon Hendricks as Elvis from 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kT9JA4S0Pmo&ab_channel=MikeHall
Head over to Gordon's site to check out his upcoming live shows: https://www.gordon-hendricks.com/
And here's that clip of a four-year-old Bruno Mars and his Dad being interviewed by Jonathan Ross about being the world's youngest Elvis tribute act: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdxr0z3SZ74&ab_channel=J.R.asELVIS%28Channel1%29J.R.asELVIS%28Channel1%29
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