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A Footnote in Musical History

By Dale Gathright, Jr., 06/5/20 5:45 PM


FULTON – 65 years ago today, June 5, 1955, on U.S. Highway 67 at Fulton, Elvis Presley’s original pink Cadillac is destroyed by fire. Purchased in late February 1955, the 1954 Cadillac Series 60 Fleetwood would be used extensively driving to shows in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas. On the night of June 5, 1955, following a show in Hope, Arkansas, Elvis drove the car west along Highway 67. Near the town of Fulton, the brake line caught fire resulting in the vehicle completely burning…