March 21, 1960
Union Station, Nashville, Tn.
Catherine Newcomb, Columbia, (above left) clutches photo given her by her idol, singing star Elvis Presley, who was in Nashville Monday for a recording session. Miss Newcomb, 15, a patient at the Junior League Crippled Children´s Home, and another teenager (unidentified in photo above right), also a resident of the home, were the only fans allowed to visit Presley in his private pullman at Union Station before he left for Miami where he is scheduled to tape a television show.
Miss Newcomb is confined to a stretcher with curvature of the spine.
The rock and roll singer has made frequent appearances for the benefit of the Shrine Junior League Paper sale, this year slated for Palm Sunday, April 10
Copyright: Nashville Retrospect, March 2012, originally printed in Nashville Bannt likely and rjm .
Thanks to Francesc of Elvis Presley in Concert website for helping me obtaining the above two photos.
At left Elvis is heading for the southbound Louisville & Nashville train, The South- wind, which departed Nashville at 6:32 p.m. on Monday, March 21, 1960 and was expected to arrive in Miami, Fl., at 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22.
Photo source: David English´ Welcome Home Elvis 1960
Thanks to drjohncarpenter and rjm of FECC the man walking beside Elvis has been identified as Nashville Tennessean reporter David Halberstam, future Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author and historian.