A scan from the Miami newspaper c. 1950s
June Juanico and Fabian in the early 1970s.
“In August 1977, my mother was at my house. I had laid down for a nap, and when I came out of my bedroom my mother was looking at me really strange. Finally, she said, ‘June!’ She had tears in her eyes. She said, ‘I just heard on the television that Elvis Presley has died’. I looked at her and said, ‘That can’t be! That can’t be!’ I went over to the television and fell to my knees in front of it. I couldn’t breathe. I honestly think if my mother had not been with me, I might have died. In my heart, I always thought Elvis and I would be together somewhere down the road. I was married for 36 years, and I’ve got two beautiful children and beautiful grandchildren. I’ve been blessed in many ways. But I have just never been able to stop loving Elvis.”
Elvis visits June’s house, 505 Fayard Street, Biloxi, in the summer of 1956.
June Juanico in The Kings Of Rock and Roll documentary.
June Juanico and Elvis aboard the Aunt Jennie whilst on a deep-sea fishing trip in Biloxi, c. July 12, 1956.
Look at those girls. This is from the famous/infamous Florida tour in August, 1956. Elvis was traveling with his girlfriend, June Juanico, and the shows were absolute mayhem. June Juanico describes walking through a crowd of Elvis fans and they recognized her as “his girl” and would shout “WHORE” at her, etc. Insane!! Elvis would say to her, “Don’t worry about it, baby. They don’t mean nothing by it.”
June Juanico backstage with Elvis before he performs in Florida, c. August 1956.
"As his career started to soar he met a lot of girls. We met one of the stand outs — June Juanico who told us about her first date with Elvis."