Vintage Rodeo Concert Pictures: Elvis, George Strait And More

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All photos courtesy of Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
Elvis Presley (1970, '74)
Rocks Off was so knocked out by our sister blog Hair Balls' gallery of vintage Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo pictures a few days back that we emailed the Rodeo (which starts tomorrow with Clay Walker, for all you rock-dwellers) to see what they might have in their concert-photo archive.

Besides the King up there, they sent us a lot of other cool stuff. See for yourself, won't you?

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George Strait (1983-97, 2002-04, 2006-07; photo from 1996)


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Gene Autry (1942-45, '47-48, '55; publicity still)

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DJpoonfest
DJpoonfest

You want to know the worst thing about living in Houston? The heat? No. Traffic? Nope. It's the few weeks every year when all of the scum-of-the-earth rednecks from all around desend on the city like zombies from a bad movie. Poorly dressed, bad smelling zombies. Seriously, if I ever decide to fork over my hard-earned money to smell cow shit and listen to tired musical acts, you have my permission to punch me in the balls.

Mathilda1984
Mathilda1984

Thanks for the post. Indeed, good times.

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Clint only wishes one thing: to win the big championships at the end of the year in order to be able to buy a ranch, where he would live with all his family. After 10 years of shooting, Frederic Laffont gives us here a bitter-sweet story that won't leave you indifferent.Take part in this surprising French production. Become "coprod" of Cowboy Solitude and follow up Clint's live vicissitudes.http://www.touscoprod.com/ca/p...

Tony
Tony

I saw Elvis during the 1970 performances at the rodeo. He wore the black leather during those shows. I went all three nights and payed a buck each night to get in. Had to hitchhike from Almeda to get to the shows but worth it even when I didn't get a ride.

So long
So long

Wow days gone by, thanks HP lots of real good memories in these photos.Remebering when I was a kid growing up here, to bad the city has gone to hell.

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