From November 1977 until June 1979 Fumble provided the music for the West-End musical ELVIS.


The musical told the story of Elvis Presley who was played by three different actors from the beginning of his career up to his death. The two-hour musical featured about 82 numbers, some of them medleys, with photos from Elvis' life projected onto huge screens.

Fumble were on stage for the whole show performing Elvis songs and providing the background music for most of the songs sung by the other artists.


The three actors who played Elvis:
Tim Whitnall
as the young Elvis at the beginning of his carreer.
Shakin' Stevens
as the middle Elvis at the top of his career in the 60s.
P.J. Proby
as the late Elvis. He was later replaced by Bogdan Kominowski.
Fotos: © Jay Ullal (Stern 1977)


Fumble performed the following songs:
Money Honey Tupelo Mississippi Flash Only In America All Around The World 6.5 Special Act Naturally All American Boy Sound Off Double Trouble Devil In Disguise You Ought To Make Me A Feature Learn To Croon Let's Have A Party
Fumble provided the background for the following musical numbers:
King Creole Too Much Teddy Bear Such A Night Big Hunk Of Love One Night Mean Woman Blues Hound Dog

Start of the musical was November 28th 1977. There was one show a day from Mondays to Thursdays and two shows a day on Fridays and Saturdays. There was no show on Sundays.
Rehearsals for the musical: (Shakin' Stevens with Mario and Des in the background)

The ELVIS Cast
ELVIS
was written and directed by Jack Good and produced by Ray Cooney. Assistant director: Annabel Leventon, choreographer: Carole Todd, musical director: Keith Strachan.
Other members of the cast include Tracey Ullman, Helen Baker, Tanith Banbury, Anna MacLeod, Yael O'Dwyer, Richard Ashley, Paul Felber, Stephen Leigh, Richard Piper, Shaun Simon.

This is a picture of all the people who worked in Elvis


Best Musical Of The Year 1978 (Evening Standard Drama Awards)
Nominated for the SWET Awards 1978 (Society of West End Theatre Awards)
Elvis - The original cast album
Elvis - The Original Cast Album (1978)
The album was sold at the Astoria Theatre