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I was playing a club (the Arbor Lounge) when this took place. My wife was a waitress at the restaurant and we were down the walk way at the Arbor Lounge paying our best Elvis songs while Elvis was just a few yards away having dinner.

The Elvis-Arvada connection just keeps getting stronger and stronger!

The above location of the restaurant is incorrect. It was at 68th and Wadsworth, where Walgreens now stands. It was called Luciano's. I had the privilege of working there while I was in high school back in the day.

Hi There - Thanks for the additional information on this restaurant. Do you remember about what years it was there?

That is not right. The restaurant was at 80th and Wadsworth to the east of Safeway and it was called something like La Trevae'.

Hey Jude (can't resist),

My wife's family knew Ron very well. There is no way that he would have knowingly served as Mr. Howard's bodyguard if he had any idea about Howard's drug use.

There used to be a restaurant in Glendale at Birch St and Virginia Ave. Elvis used to go there (or send someone for him)
when in town and get his special sandwich. They then would make them and sell them to their regular customers for like $150 each.

Jerry Kennedy came into the Cadillac Dealer I work at. He recounted that Elvis did give him a car. He traded the next year on another Cadillac. He relented that if he kept the one Elvis gave him it would be worth some money.

Hi Joe - Thanks for the additional information! The internet was pretty useless in helping with our attempts to figure out what happened to the Elvis/DPD cars. 

Not true. Jerry Kennedy is my uncle and kept the Lincoln for quite a few years and donated it to a museum in Tupelo Mississippi.


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