Yellow Coat and Pink Cadillac

“After the radio appearance Elvis and I headed out to the parking lot and said our goodbyes. I told him I’d see him at the show later and headed across the parking lot. I slid into the passenger seat of our Pontiac where Daddy was waiting. I pulled the door shut, but Daddy didn’t say anything. He was staring straight through the windshield shaking his head from side to side. “I ain’t never seen nothin’ like that,” he clucked as I followed his gaze and spotted Elvis with his yellow coat and funny hair sliding behind the wheel of a bright pink Cadillac. A man driving a pink Cadillac in 1955? This was before there was such a thing as Mary Kay Cosmetics, and nobody had ever so much as heard of a pink Cadillac. Elvis might as well have been getting into a rocket ship! Daddy just about drew the line there. “You might should stay away from that one, Wanda,” he said flatly. “I think this Elvis character could be a nut!”

– Wanda Jackson, Every Night is Saturday Night

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