Elvis impersonator’s star touch down

PUBLISHED: 12:36 18 March 2010 | UPDATED: 17:42 25 August 2010

MOBBED: Lee Jackson.

MOBBED: Lee Jackson.

AN ELVIS Presley tribute artist flew to a Scottish airport to celebrate the King s only ever stopover in the UK.

AN ELVIS Presley tribute artist flew to a Scottish airport to celebrate the King's only ever stopover in the UK.

Lee Jackson, 23, from Bexleyheath, was chosen to mark Presley's fleeting steps on UK soil 50 years ago at Prestwick Airport.

On March 3, 1960, Presley flew into Prestwick for his plane to re-fuel on his way back to the United States after a two-year stint in the US army in Germany.

Mr Jackson dressed in the sergeant's uniform that Presley wore and was mobbed by cameras and fans as the Scottish press descended on the airport for the afternoon.

Speaking after his return this week, he said: "When I stepped out of the plane it was incredible, there were flash lights going off everywhere and inside the airport it was packed.

"I felt what it must have been like for Elvis to get mobbed everywhere. I'll never forget it."

Some of the fans that had turned up to catch a glimpse of the real Elvis in 1960 also turned up to the event to hear Mr Jackson sing some songs. Presley never toured outside the US or Canada, apparently on the orders of his manager, Netherlands-born 'Colonel' Tom Parker.

Mr Jackson is soon to tour Holland in Elvis In Concert from April through to May.

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