Elvis! The King performed in Daytona Beach in the 1950s’.
The Peabody Auditorium was packed with teenage girls and their mothers, grandmothers, aunts and cousins to see Elvis do his gyrations, which had become a part of his mystique in spellbinding his predominately female audiences. Oh, there were a few males in any audience, hoping to learn just what it was Elvis had that ‘drove women nuts’.
What they learned that evening is that Elvis had a certain charisma that simply could not be imitated. ‘One, Two, Three O’clock Rock’, sung by Bill Haley and the Comets, was one of the most recognizable rock-and-roll hits, circa 1954.
This favorite brought with it a whole new sound in music, heralding the arrival of rock-and-roll. Reminiscent of that day, The Ice Cream Shoppe at the intersection of Old Kings Road and Flomich Avenue (at Nova and Flomich,) contains memorabilia of the Fifties.