The funeral for the two Blackwood Brothers was held at Ellis Auditorium, and Elvis, Dixie and his parents were in the crowd.
July 02, 1955
Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport.
July 02, 1956
Elvis reported to the RCA studio at 2.00 p.m. where he recorded three songs: Hound Dog, Don't Be Cruel and Any Way You Want Me.
This was the first time that Elvis took over full leadership of a session and he insisted on completing each song to his own satisfaction.
Ed Sullivan called Elvis's manager to see if Elvis would make an appearance on his show.
July 02, 1958
The Elvis film "King Creole" opened.
July 02, 1961
Elvis traveled to Nashville to record six songs for the soundtrack of Follow That Dream. After the session Elvis checked into the Anchor Hotel
in Nashville before returning home to Memphis.
July 02, 1973
Elvis performed at the Myriad Center Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
02 Jul 1973
Oklahoma City, OK. Myriad Center Arena
White Aloha Eagle
Also Sprach Zarathustra See See Rider I Got A Woman/Amen Help Me Make It Through The Night Steamroller Blues You Gave Me A Mountain Love Me Blue Suede Shoes Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On/Mama Don't Dancece/Flip, Flop And Fly/Shake Rattle & Roll/Jailhouse Rock I'm Leaving How Great Thou Art Hound Dog Fever Something Faded Love What Now My Love Suspicious Minds I'll Remember You I Can't Stop Loving You An American Trilogy A Big Hunk O' Love Love Me Tender Can't Help Falling In Love
CONCERT DATE: July 2 1973 (8:30 pm). Oklahoma City OKElvis Can Still Work His Magic by John Accord III The Daily Oklahoman July 3, 1973
Screaming women were all over the place in the jam-packed Myriad Arena Monday. Flash bulbs were flashing in the hands of thousands camera owners.
The perennial idol of the ageless bobby soxers can still work his magic.
Mr. Presley decked out in a tight-fitting white suit with a glittering eagle in red and blue on the back is still a hip-swinger even if the wiggles are a bit subdued from his free-swinging days of the 1950s.
It was all the 50 police and Elvis personal bodyguards could do to hold the women back as they attempted to get close to the stage and touch Elvis.
One young lady stood at the door crying. She had been unable to get near the stage.
"All I wanted him to do was kiss me," she said through her sobs.
You would think most of Elvis' audience would be middle-aged women. Not so. The most fanatical screamers were girls in their late teens and early 20s.
Elvis looked a little haggard, and the blue spotlights that kept flickering on his body accented the lines under his eyes.
The Presley voice is still excellent. He uses it much better than he did in his younger days. The 38 year-old singer wowed the audience with some new songs and completely captivated them with a medley of his old hits.
One of the best numbers was the gospel song, "How Great Thou Art," on which he was joined by a good quartet of male voices.
The band backing Elvis was marvelous. His arrangements are outstanding.
Elvis has really learned to be a showman. He pulls every trick in the books to please his audience. As a finale he donned a white cape with a bright blue lining and at the end of his song he dropped to his knees holding the cape outstretched in both hands. Pandemonium and a standing ovation was the answer from the audience.
One man leaving the arena mumbled to himself, "I don't see why they scream over that guy."
The few females that did get within range of the stage were given scarves that Elvis wore around his neck. One young lady on the front row actually did get a kiss from Elvis.
A fine female vocal group, Sweet Inspirations warmed up the crows before the great one's appearance.
Hawkers ran about selling giant posters of Elvisand they had trouble keeping up with the demand.
Myriad officials said the crowd of more than 15,400 was the largest crowd so far in the arena.
Elvis still packs them in wherever he goes. A lot of people may not like his singing or his wiggling, but Elvis could care less. He laughs all the way to the bank.
Courtesy of Sebastiano Cecere
July 02, 1974
Elvis performed at the Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah.
On Tour number 13 - June 15th - July 2nd 1974
July 2 1974
Salt Lake City UT
Inca Gold Leaf suit
SONGS - TRACKLISTINGS:
2001 Theme See See Rider I Got A Woman - segued medley with - Amen Love Me Tryin To Get To You All Shook Up Love Me Tender Hound Dog Fever Polk Salad Annie Why Me Lord ? Suspicious Minds Band Introductions I Cant Stop Loving You Help Me Bridge Over Troubled Water Let Me Be There Funny How Time Slips Away Big Boss Man Steamroller Blues Help Me Make It Through The Night Cant Help Falling In Love Closing Vamp
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July 02, 1976
Elvis performed at the Louisiana State University Assembly Center, Baton Rouge.
On Tour number 22 - June 25th - July 5th 1976 02 Jul 1976
Baton Rouge, LA. Louisiana State University
Bicentennial (blue) Suit
2001 Theme See See Rider I Got A Woman Love Me Fairytale You Gave Me A Mountain All Shook Up Teddy Bear - segued medley with - Dont Be Cruel And I Love You So Jailhouse Rock Fever America The Beautiful Polk Salad Annie Band Introductions Early Morning Rain ( featuring John Wilkinson ) Whatd I Say ( featuring James Burton ) Johnny B Goode ( featuring James Burton ) Drum Solo ( featuring Ronnie Tutt ) Bass Solo ( featuring Jerry Scheff ) Piano Solo ( featuring Jerry Scheff ) Piano Solo ( featuring Tony Brown ) Electric Piano Solo ( featuring David Briggs ) Love Letters School Day Hurt ( followed by a reprise of above song ) Funny How Time Slips Away Cant Help Falling In Love Closing Vamp CDRS FROM CONCERT: