Norman Webb, better known as Boardwalk Elvis, is an Ocean City icon.
One of the town’s most popular and recognizable personalities, Webb began walking on the Boardwalk in the mid-1960s with a huge boom box on his shoulder, which he later changed to a cassette player. He began dressing like Elvis Presley in the 1970s and became so popular that people sought his autograph and wanted to pose for pictures with him. Postcards of Webb as Boardwalk Elvis were sold in local stores and today are collector items.
Norman retired from his daily Boardwalk strolls several years ago but still attends Springfest and Sunfest – often in his Elvis Presley outfit. He can be seen today riding his customized Elvis bicycle around Ocean Pines – usually dressed in a suit and tie – but still answering to the name of Boardwalk Elvis.
On Friday, May 25, the Ocean City Mayor and Council will honor Elvis under the Boardwalk Arch on N. Division Street.
Postcard image courtesy of Todd Ferrante