Elvis In Concert Las Vegas August 1975
In the four weeks between his next engagement at the Las Vegas Hilton, Elvis bought and gave away a dealer's lot full of cars to friends, associates and a couple of passers by. He gave J.D Sumner a cheque for a new bus for the Stamps. Also he bought a turbo-prop aeroplane for Col. Parker, who politely refused the gift.
Unlike the previous Vegas engagements where Elvis would spend a couple of weeks rehearsing for his up coming engagement. Elvis was still in Memphis on the 16th. Elvis departed in the evening on his jet bound for Las Vegas, but while flying over Texas, Elvis had trouble breathing and a forced landing was made in Dallas. He was taken to a motel for a rest, five hours later, they were off again to Las Vegas. This engagement would also be known as the request box shows, as fans had the opportunity to write down there favourite Elvis song, while awaiting to get into the showroom and if lucky, Elvis would pick out the track and sing it. But Elvis occasionally put a song back and picked a different song. That was either easier or one that he could remember the words to.
Las Vegas, NV August 18th OP/S Audio
C, C Rider; I Got A Woman/Amen; Love Me; If You Love Me Let Me Know; Blue Suede Shoes; Suspicious Minds; My Boy; Heartbreak Hotel; Polk Salad Annie; Introductions/Johnny B.Goode; T.R.O.U.B.L.E; The Wonder Of You; Why Me Lord; How Great Thou Art; Can't Help Falling In Love.
Las Vegas, NV August 19th D/S CD Loving You
C, C Rider; I Got A Woman/Amen; Blue Suede Shoes; If You Love Me Let Me Know; It's Now Or Never; My Boy; Love Me; Loving You; Suspicious Minds; Introductions/Johnny B.Goode/Solos/Hail Hail Rock'n'Roll (Twice); introduction of Neil Sedaka; T.R.O.U.B.L.E; Why Me Lord; How Great Thou Art; Let Me Be There; Crying In The Chapel; Can't Help Falling In Love.
Las Vegas, NV August 19th M/S Audio
C, C Rider; Bathroom Story; Blue Suede Shoes; Young & Beautiful; Are You Lonesome To Night; If You Love Me Let Me Know; Softly As I Leave You; It's Now Or Never; Polk Salad Annie; Introductions/ Johnny B.Goode/Hail Hail Rock'n'Roll; T.R.O.U.B.L.E; Love Me Tender; All Shook Up; Love Me; Hound Dog (With One Line Of Are You Sincere); My Boy; Can't Help Falling In Love
Black & White Two Piece
Las Vegas, NV August 20th D/S CD Green, Green Grass Of Home
2001 Theme; C, C Rider; I Got A Woman/Amen; Hound Dog; It's Now Or Never; And I Love You So; Blue Suede Shoes; Green, Green Grass Of Home; Fairytale; Softly As I Leave You; Introductions; Johnny B.Goode; T.R.O.U.B.L.E; Why Me Lord; Until It's Time For You To Go; Burning Love; Can't Help Falling In Love
Blue Vest Suit with Light Blue Shirt
Las Vegas, NV August 20th CL/S CD Top Acts In Vegas Vol. 2
2001 Theme; That's All Right/C C Rider/That's All Right; I Got A Woman/Amen; Fever; If You Love Me Let Me Know; Until It's Time For You To Go; Softly As I Leave You; Burning Love; Introductions/ HAPPY BIRTHDAY (To James Burton); T.R.O.U.B.L.E; It's Now Or Never; Why Me Lord; Let Me Be There; Can't Help Falling In Love
Total Attendance 11,000
6.am the next morning Elvis left with his doctor. He had reportedly collapsed in his suit after the midnight performance. He was to perform through to September 1st.
Elvis spent 15 days in Baptist Hospital, followed by 2 months rest. On November 27th he returned to Las Vegas, and spent time fine-tuning his act