Elvis passed on this date at his home in Graceland at the age of 42. “The King” had last graced the stage six weeks prior and was was due to start a concert tour the following day. Click here to check out a high quality Elvis show from ’69.
From the King of Pop to the King of Rock, Elvis Presley performed his last concert on this date in ’77 in Indianaoplis. The song is “Can’t Help Falling In Love”. Elvis would die 7 weeks later on 8/16.
While in Miami for his obscenity trial ini 1970, Jim Morrison attended an Elvis Presley concert. Morrison was greatly impressed with Elvis’ bassist, Jerry Scheff. The Doors never had an offical bassist and asked Scheff to play bass on their excellent, L.A. Woman. After these sessions, Scheff was asked to become a member of The Doors. It wasn’t meant to be, as L.A. Woman served as the band’s swan song and Morrison died in Paris in July of ’71. Scheff continued as Presley’s bassist until “The King” bowed out on 8/16/77.
Elvis married ‘cilla at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. The couple split in October of ’73.
Here’s a great Elvis show, post ’68 comeback and pre “fat Elvis”.
01. blue suede shoes
02. i got a woman
03. all shook up
04. love me tender
05. jailhouse rock/dont be cruel
06. heartbreak hotel
07. hound dog
09. mystery train/tiger man
10. life story(dialogue)
11. baby what you want me to do
12. are you lonesome tonight
14. hey jude
15. band introductions
16. in the ghetto
17. suspicious minds
18. whatd i say
19. cant help falling in love
Elvis Presley kicked off his last concert tour in Tempe, AZ. This was the first date of 49 date US tour over three months and Presley’s last ever tour. (His last ever show was on 26th June 1977 at the Indianapolis Indiana Market Square Arena).
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