FLASHBACK: The Parkes Elvis Festival - Part 1 | Photos

It's been over 38 years since Elvis left the building and in Parkes once again thousands will converge on the town to celebrate Elvis Presley's Birthday. 

This year will mark the 22nd annual festival and the Parkes Champion Post have been there to cover each and every one of them. 

As a treat for our readers we have flicked back through our archives and have put together four historical galleries featuring photos from the past 21 years of Elvis Festivals. 

There are photos from each year, right back to the beginning. 

Today we start with part one and the first years of the festival. 

Click here for more festival coverage.