Phil Emmanuel had the crowd captivated as he spoke of his past at the Elvis Wall of Fame induction on Wednesday afternoon.
The guitar legend – along with his little brother Tommy, who’s in the US on tour at the moment – were the 2018 inductees on the wall, joining 22 other rock and roll greats.
The Elvis Wall of Fame and replica ‘Graceland’ gates are situated at Kelly Reserve in Parkes and were erected to honour pioneers of the Australian music industry.
Each year, music fans gather on the first day of the festival (Wednesday) to celebrate the career of an Australian music legend and unveil a plaque in recognition of their achievements.
Following speeches from Parkes mayor Ken Keith, Elvis Festival founder Bob Steele, Councillor Kenny McGrath and the man of the hour Phil Emmanuel, Phil unveiled his and his brother’s plaque on the wall.
Three local names were also added to the Remembrance section on the wall of those who have made a big contribution to the festival and have made it what it is today.
Those names were Ron Wardrop – who made a big contribution through the Wiradjuri language, Bill Sense and Neil Harrison.
Cr McGrath, who read out the names at the ceremony, said they hoped the Remembrance wall kept going for many years ahead.
Following the induction was the Wall of Famers Show featuring Phil, Robie Porter (Rob E.G) and youth sensation Josh Needs from South West Rocks at the Parkes Services Club from 4pm.
Here’s all the action we captured from these two events.