>Happy Birthday Elvis
The top photo is of me and Golden Joe Baker (RIP). He was sort of a comedy Elvis at an afternoon show that I did the lighting for, at the Sands Hotel (RIP).
The Sands was demolished and the Venetian now stands on that spot.
The bottom photo is Steve Connolley. Just before I retired, I created the lighting for his show at Bally’s. It was a labor of love. Steve is the best Elvis impersonator I’ve ever seen.
I have a video of the last show I did with Steve. He spent about 3 minutes, during his finale, talking about me and what a great job I did on his Lighting.
You can usually check him out at the Fitzgerald Hotel on the Strip.
Tell him that Pat the Lightman says howdy from Idaho.
UPDATE: My buddy, Kelso, was one of the Original Flying Elvises that appeared in the movie “Honeymoon in Vegas”.
He was the 3rd dot out of the airplane.
He sent me this photo of the original crew, taken in 1993.