“Tom asked me if I had ever photographed Elvis and he was surprised that I said no. ‘Do you want to?’ You can pretty much guess the answer. “Reportedly, when they met, Elvis asked Tom, ‘How did you learn to sing like that?’ and Tom answered, ‘By listening to you.’ I’m sure that’s true, we all grew up listening to Elvis. But I didn’t realise they were friends at that time, friends enough for Tom to be welcomed backstage with me tagging along.
“The next thing I knew, I was meeting Elvis! I started to grab a few photographs of him backstage. I had to hurry because we had to get to our seats and he had to get ready to perform. Tom fixed us a great vantage point in the audience and I was able to take a few good shots of The King.
“I never got another chance.”