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Elvis Sighting in Warwick, NY

It has come to my attention that this tumblr site is the only one in existence without a single image of Elvis Presley or James Dean. Well, that WAS true.

This mural painted on the side of a barn operated by the Manno Dairy Farm in Warwick, NY, takes care of three mid-last-century icons of hipness and coolness.

And where else would one find a 15-ft. tall image of The King in Orange County, NY? On Kings Highway, of course! Right at the intersection of Belcher Road, which itself is appropriate. What else would you do after ingesting a dozen peanut-butter-and-banana sandwiches? Right.

I’ve justified my Elvis, Dean and Brando inclusion in this blog on the grounds that these three original American Idols were all known to have ridden motorcycles on the silver screen. Elvis even rode a Japanese bike — a piddling Honda — in Roustabout for chrissakes. Brando, of course, terrorized a small, California town bestride a Triumph Thunderbird in The Wild One, and Dean — well, I’m sure he rode two wheels in ONE of his movies. I mean, they tell me the guy was COOL. Just can’t come up with an image at the moment.

GPS coordinates: 41.279258, -74.321308
About 60 miles out of Midtown Manhattan. A much better ride approaching the barn heading northeast on Kings Hwy. out of the Warwick town center.

1986

The Roxy, Hollywood

Music Machine, Los Angeles

1987

Live at CBGB’s, New York

1988

Toledo Sports Arena, Toledo

Orange County Fairgrounds, Middletown, NY

Nakano Sunplaza, Tokyo, Japan

Live at the Ritz, NY

1991

Rock in Rio (Both Nights)

Noblesville Indiana, U.S

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Live in St. Louis

1992

Live At The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert

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Hippodrome De Vincennes, Paris

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Live Estadio Nacional

1993

Live in New Haven, CT USA

2001

Rock in Rio

2002

Live in Columbus, Ohio

2006

RDS Arena, Dublin

Rock Am Ring

Live at Rock in Rio-Lisboa, Portugal

2009

Live at Osaka

2011

Rock in Rio

The Joint Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas

2012

02 Arena London

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2014

Revolver Golden Gods Awards

I got the idea for this from hailtomshadows so thank you.