May 01 - Bobby Morris Died

Drummer and conductor Bobby Morris, died. He was 93.

Morris moved to Las Vegas in 1950. He became friends with, and accompanied, some of the Strip’s most famous entertainers, including Elvis Presley. He conducted the Bobby Morris Orchestra when Elvis returned to performing at the International Hotel Las Vegas in 1969. 

Bobby Morris handled the first two seasons at the International, July-August 1969 and January - February 1970. Joe Guercio took over in August 1970.

(Source: Press Las Vegas)