The Way We Were: Remembering An American Icon, Elvis, 1/8/35-8/16/77, rare footage

Elvis, Gladys & Vernon Presley, Tupelo, Miss.

Rare footage of young Elvis, jumpsuit Elvis,
and the uniquely American dream
that was his life–Landlordrocknyc, on the 35th anniversary of the death  of Elvis Presley on August 16, 1977.

“Next up is one of the true highlights of Elvis live in the 1970’s that was thankfully caught on tape. Completely out of the blue, and unexpected by the crowd, and everyone in attendance, Elvis says: “I want to play a little piano, this is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, but didn’t have the guts to do it.” Tonight he throws caution to the wind, and has the guts! What follows is the only known live version of him performing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ A full, solid, passionate rendition, cutting the crowd to bits. As Elvis sings not a sound can be heard in the arena – the crowd clearly stunned, and listening to a great one off performance from the King in all of his glory. It’s presented here from youtube taken from an 8mm camera source. This embodies what a live concert experience with Elvis was like. You never knew what song he was going to pull out, and you could at any moment get a once in a lifetime performance of a song. The fans this night were really treated to something very special”.–elvisconcerts.com, Rick Croft’s review of
a 1975 concert at the Nassau Coliseum

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