domingo, 11 de septiembre de 2011

September 01, ON THIS DAY IN ELVIS CONCERTS HISTORY

September 01, ON THIS DAY IN ELVIS CONCERTS HISTORY 


 


CONCERT DETAILS:
Tour Ref: 1957
Date: September 1 1957
Venue: Lincoln bowl
Location: Tacoma WA
Showtime: (2:00 PM)
Crowd: under 6.000
Show type: Pacific Northwest Tour
Ticket Price: $1.50
ELVIS ATTIRE:
Jacket: Gold Lame
Trousers:
Shirt:
ELVIS ACCESSORIES:
Tie:
Shoes:
Belt:
MUSICIANS ATTIRE:
Jacket:
Trousers:
Shirt:
MUSICIANS ACCESSORIES:
Tie:
Shoes:
Belt:
SONGS - TRACKLISTINGS:
Dont Be Cruel
I Want You I Need You I Love You
Blueberry Hill
Heartbreak Hotel
Thats All Right
Too Much
Ready Teddy
Hound Dog
ARTISTS - OTHER ACTS:
Howard Hardin
The Burns Twins & Evelyn
Joe Termini
Wells & The Four Fays
Paul Desmond
The Jordanaires


CONCERT COMMENTS:



CONCERT DETAILS:
Tour Ref: 1957
Date: September 1 1957
Venue: Sicks Seattle Stadium
Location: Seattle WA
Showtime: (8:30 PM)
Crowd: 16.000
Show type: Pacific Northwest Tour
Ticket Price: $1.50
ELVIS ATTIRE:
Jacket: Gold Lame
Trousers: Black
Shirt: Black
ELVIS ACCESSORIES:
Tie:
Shoes: Black
Belt:
MUSICIANS ATTIRE:
Jacket: Yellow
Trousers: Black
Shirt: White
MUSICIANS ACCESSORIES:
Tie: Black
Shoes:
Belt:
SONGS - TRACKLISTINGS:
Heartbreak Hotel
All Shook Up
I Got A Woman
Thats When Your Heartaches Begin
I Was The One
Teddy Bear
Dont Be Cruel
Love Me
Fools Hall Of Fame
Blue Suede Shoes
Blueberry Hill
Mean Woman Blues
Hound Dog
ARTISTS - OTHER ACTS:
Howard Hardin
The Burns Twins & Evelyn
Joe Termini
Wells & The Four Fays
Paul Desmond
The Jordanaires


CONCERT COMMENTS:

CONCERT DETAILS:
Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 3 - Las Vegas August 10th - September 8th 1970
Date: September 1 1970
Venue: International Hotel
Location: Las Vegas NV
Showtime: Dinner (8.15pm)
Crowd: 2200
REVIEWS:
Article *:
ELVIS ATTIRE:
Suit:
Belt:
Cape:
GROUP ATTIRE:






TICKET STUBS:

SONGS - TRACKLISTINGS:
Opening Theme
Thats All Right
I Got A Woman
- segued medley with -
Ave Maria
I Walk The Line
( above song is just an excerpt )
Love Me Tender
San Antonio Rose
( above song is just an excerpt )
Ive Lost You
I Just Cant Help Believin
Youve Lost That Loving Feeling
Polk Salad Annie
Band Introductions
Johnny B Goode
Band Introductions
The Wonder Of You
Heartbreak Hotel
( above song includes 2 false starts )
One Night
Blue Suede Shoes
All Shook Up
( above song is just an excerpt )
Blue Suede Shoes
- segued medley with -
Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On
- segued medley with -
Blue Suede Shoes
Hound Dog
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp


Date:
01 Sep 1970
Time:
Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list:
Opening Theme
That's All Right
I Got A Woman/Ave. Maria
Tiger Man
Love Me Tender
I've Lost You
I Just Can't Help Believing
Polk Salad Annie
Sweet Inspiration
[band introductions]
Johnny B. Goode
The Wonder Of You
Heartbreak Hotel
Memphis Tennessee
One Night
Blue Suede Shoes
Hound Dog
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Can't Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0
Photos: 0
Comments: 0

Las Vegas Dinner Show


Recorded live at International Hotel.
September 1, 1970 Midnight Show

Tracklisting
Recording: Audience

Highlights: Ave Maria (excerpt)-I Got a Woman-I Walk the Line (excerpt), San Antonio Rose (excerpt) & One Night.

Notes: Wrongly dated DS.

Sound: Contents:

Covers: [front] [back]

Other Releases
Title: Getting Personal
Covers: [front] [back]


CONCERT DETAILS:
Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 7 - Las Vegas August 4th - September 4th 1972
Date: September 1 1972
Venue: Hilton Hotel
Location: Las Vegas NV
Showtime: Dinner (8.15pm)
Crowd: 2200
REVIEWS:
Article *:
VIDEO INFORMATION:
Release: Pale Blue & Silver Suit
Length:
ELVIS ATTIRE:
Suit:
Belt:
Cape:
GROUP ATTIRE:






TICKET STUBS:

SONGS - TRACKLISTINGS:
2001 Theme
C C Rider
Johnny B Goode
Until Its Time For You To Go
You Dont Have To Say You Love Me
Youve Lost That Loving Feeling
Polk Salad Annie
What Now My Love
( above song includes 2 false starts )
Fever
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog
( above song includes 1 false start )
Ill Remember You
Walk That Lonesome Road
( featuring JD Sumner And The Stamps Quartet )
Suspicious Minds
Band Introductions
For The Good Times
A Big Hunk Of Love
You Gave Me A Mountain
Mystery Train
- segued medley with -
Tiger Man
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
CDRS FROM CONCERT:
http://www.elvisconcerts.com/cdr/720901ds.htm








AUDIO


CONCERT DETAILS:
Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 7 - Las Vegas August 4th - September 4th 1972
Date: September 1 1972
Venue: Hilton Hotel
Location: Las Vegas NV
Showtime: Midnight (12.00am)
Crowd: 2200
REVIEWS:
Article *:
ELVIS ATTIRE:
Suit:
Belt:
Cape:
GROUP ATTIRE:






TICKET STUBS:

SONGS - TRACKLISTINGS:
2001 Theme
C C Rider
Johnny B Goode
Until Its Time For You To Go
You Dont Have To Say You Love Me
Youve Lost That Loving Feeling
Polk Salad Annie
What Now My Love
Fever
Guadalajara
( above song is just an excerpt )
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog
Ill Remember You
Walk That Lonesome Road
( featuring JD Sumner And The Stamps Quartet )
Suspicious Minds
Band Introductions
My Way
A Big Hunk Of Love
You Gave Me A Mountain
Mystery Train
- segued medley with -
Tiger Man
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
CDS FROM CONCERT:
http://www.elvisconcerts.com/cds/notsweet.htm
Import CD






CDRS FROM CONCERT:
http://www.elvisconcerts.com/cdr/720901ms.htm










Not Too Sweet


Recorded live in Las Vegas.
September 1, 1972 MS

Tracklisting
Also Sprach Zarathustra / C. C. Rider / Johnny B. Goode / Until It's Time For You To Go / You Don't Have To Say You Love Me / You've Lost That Loving Feeling / Polk Salad Annie / Dialogue / What Now My Love / Fever / Guadalajara - Love Me / Blue Suede Shoes / Heartbreak Hotel / Love Me Tender / Hound Dog / I'll Remember You / Walk That Lonesome Road ( JD Sumner) / Suspicious Minds / Band Introductios / My Way / A Big Hunk Of Love / You Gave Me A Mountain / Mystery Train - Tiger Man / Can't Help Falling In Love
Recording: Audience

Label: SR Records 3503-2 (Released 2005)



CONCERT DETAILS:
Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 9 - Las Vegas August 6th - September 3rd 1973
Date: September 1 1973
Venue: Hilton Hotel
Location: Las Vegas NV
Showtime: Dinner (8.15pm)
Crowd: 2200
REVIEWS:
Article *:
ELVIS ATTIRE:
Suit: Aqua Blue Vine
Belt: Original belt
Cape: Blue cape
GROUP ATTIRE:






Musicians: White Suit
TICKET STUBS:

SONGS - TRACKLISTINGS:
2001 Theme
C C Rider
Trouble
I Got A Woman
- segued medley with -
Amen
Love Me
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Trouble
Long Tall Sally
- segued medley with -
Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On
- segued medley with -
Mama Dont Dance
- segued medley with -
Flip Flop And Fly
- segued medley with -
Jailhouse Rock
Hound Dog
Love Me Tender
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
Band Introductions
I Cant Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
Elvis introduces Vernon Presley
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
How Great Thou Art
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
CDRS FROM CONCERT:
http://www.elvisconcerts.com/cdr/730901ds.htm







PICTURES FROM CONCERT:
http://www.elvisconcerts.com/pictures/s730901ds01.jpg
? Laurens van Houten

http://www.elvisconcerts.com/pictures/s730901ds02.jpg
? Laurens van Houten






















CONCERT DETAILS:
Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 9 - Las Vegas August 6th - September 3rd 1973
Date: September 1 1973
Venue: Hilton Hotel
Location: Las Vegas NV
Showtime: Midnight (12.00am)
Crowd: 2200
REVIEWS:
Article *:
ELVIS ATTIRE:
Suit: Lava
Belt: Original belt
Cape:
GROUP ATTIRE:






TICKET STUBS:

SONGS - TRACKLISTINGS:
2001 Theme
C C Rider
I Got A Woman
- segued medley with -
Amen
Love Me
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Trouble
Blue Suede Shoes
Long Tall Sally
- segued medley with -
Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On
- segued medley with -
Mama Dont Dance
- segued medley with -
Flip Flop And Fly
- segued medley with -
Jailhouse Rock
- segued medley with -
Hound Dog
Love Me Tender
Fever
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
Band Introductions
Release Me
An American Trilogy
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
How Great Thou Art
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
CDRS FROM CONCERT:
http://www.elvisconcerts.com/cdr/730901ms.htm







PICTURES FROM CONCERT:

http://www.elvisconcerts.com/pictures/s730901ms01.jpg
? Ed Bonja





















Vegas


Recorded live at the Hilton Hotel
September 1, 1973 Dinner Show.

Tracklisting
Recording: Audience

Highlights: Steamroller Blues, Bridge Over Troubled Water, I Cant Stop Lovin' You, An American Trilogy & How Great Thou Art

Sound: Contents:

Covers: [front] [back]


For The Fun Of It


Recorded live at the Hilton Hotel
September 1, 1973 Midnight Show.

Tracklisting
Recording: Audience

Highlights: You Gave Me A Mountain, Fever, Release Me, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face & How Great Thou Art

Sound: Contents:

Covers: [front] [back]

CONCERT DETAILS:
Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 11 - Las Vegas August 19th - September 2nd 1974
Date: September 1 1974
Venue: Hilton Hotel
Location: Las Vegas NV
Showtime: Dinner (8.15pm)
Crowd: 2200
REVIEWS:
Article *:
VIDEO INFORMATION:
Release: From Kansas City To Sin City
Length: 9 mins
Quality:
ELVIS ATTIRE:
Suit: Mad Tiger
Belt: Original belt
Cape:
GROUP ATTIRE:






Musicians: Light Blue Suit
TICKET STUBS:

SONGS - TRACKLISTINGS:
2001 Theme
C C Rider
I Got A Woman
- segued medley with -
Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
Its Midnight
Big Boss Man
Fever
Im Leavin
Softly As I Leave You
Hound Dog
Polk Salad Annie
Band Introductions
Karate Monologue
If You Talk In Your Sleep
Karate Monologue
Help Me
Why Me Lord ?
Let Me Be There
( followed by a reprise of above song )
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Elvis is prestented with a guitar
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
CDS FROM CONCERT:
http://elvisconcerts.com/cds/vegasvarietyvol1.htm
Import CD






CDRS FROM CONCERT:
http://www.elvisconcerts.com/cdr/740901ds.htm







PICTURES FROM CONCERT:
http://www.elvisconcerts.com/pictures/s740901ds01.jpg
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http://www.elvisconcerts.com/pictures/s740901ds02.jpg
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http://www.elvisconcerts.com/pictures/s740901ds03.jpg
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CONCERT DETAILS:
Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 11 - Las Vegas August 19th - September 2nd 1974
Date: September 1 1974
Venue: Hilton Hotel
Location: Las Vegas NV
Showtime: Midnight (12.00am)
Crowd: 2200
REVIEWS:
Article *:
VIDEO INFORMATION:
Release: The Complete 1974 Films
Length: 11 mins
ELVIS ATTIRE:
Suit: Black Spanish Flower with red stones
Belt: Original belt
Cape:
GROUP ATTIRE:






Musicians: White Suit
TICKET STUBS:

SONGS - TRACKLISTINGS:
2001 Theme
C C Rider
I Got A Woman
- segued medley with -
Amen
Until Its Time For You To Go
If You Love Me
Its Midnight
Big Boss Man
Fever
Im Leavin
Softly As I Leave You
An American Trilogy
Its Now Or Never
Band Introductions
Elvis intros John O Grady Ed Parker George White
Red West Ronnie Tutt Sonny West & Jerry Schilling
If You Talk In Your Sleep
Why Me Lord ?
Let Me Be There
( followed by a reprise of above song )
Bridge Over Troubled Water
( followed by a reprise of above song )
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Elvis introduces Japanese Fan
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
CDRS FROM CONCERT:
http://www.elvisconcerts.com/cdr/740901ms.htm
http://www.elvisconcerts.com/cdr/740901ms.htm






PICTURES FROM CONCERT:
http://www.elvisconcerts.com/pictures/s740901ms01.jpg
? Sean Shaver
http://www.elvisconcerts.com/pictures/s740901ms02.jpg
? Sean Shaver
http://www.elvisconcerts.com/pictures/s740901ms03.jpg
? Sean Shaver






















Vegas Variety Volume 1


Recorded live at The Hilton Hotel.
September 1, 1974 Dinner Show. Las Vegas, NV

Tracklisting
CD-1
2001 Theme / C. C. Rider / I Got A Woman - Amen / Talking About GI Blues / Love Me / If You Love Me (Let Me Know) / It's Midnight / Big Boss Man / Fever / I'm Leavin' / Softly As I Leave You / Hound Dog / Polk Salad Annie / Band Introductions / Monologue about Karate Moves / If You Talk In Your Sleep
CD-2
Karate Monologue / Help Me / Why Me Lord / Let Me Be There / Bridge Over Troubled Water / Hawaiian Wedding Song / Can't help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp
Bonus Songs:
I Couldn't Live Without You (Per-Erik Hallen) / Bringin' It Back (Voice) / Aubrey (Voice) / Strung Out Monologue / Strung Out Mix (2004) / Karate Monologue
Recorded Live at The Hilton, September 2, 1974. CS Las Vegas, NV.
The Elvis Hour Presents Ed Parker
Recording: Audience

Label: Rainbow Records (Released 2007)

Enter The Dragon


Recorded live at The Hilton
September 1, 1974 Dinner Show.

Tracklisting
Recording: Audience

Highlights:

Sound: Contents:

Covers: [front] [back]



Las Vegas Show


Recorded live at The Hilton
September 1, 1974 Midnight Show.

Tracklisting
Recording: Audience

Highlights:

Sound: Good

Covers: [front] [back]

Other Releases
Title: The Concert Years Vol. 31
Covers: [front] [back]
Date: 01 Sep 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Jacksonville, FL.
Coliseum
Tickets: 9,500
Costume: Bicentennial (white) Suit
Track list:
Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Fairytale
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Jailhouse Rock
Fever
America
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What'd I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Hurt
Hound Dog
Danny Boy [S. Nielsen]
Walk With Me [S. Nielsen]
That's All Right
Blue Christmas
How Great Thou Art
Can't Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0
Photos: 0
Comments: 0


CONCERT DATE: September 1, 1976 (8:30 pm) Jacksonville, FL. Coliseum.
Presley's In town To Rock Sell-Out Crowd
Jacksonville Journal
September 1, 1976
King of rock 'n' roll Elvis Presley deplaned shortly after midnight at a Jacksonville airport in a cloud of secrecy, but he'll be performing in the Coliseum here at 8:30 tonight to a sell-out crowd.
It was raining when Presley's four engine TBF (standing for Tend Business First) landed and he was the first to get off, being greeted by his manager, Col. Tom Parker.
Only a few people apparently accompanied Presley on the trip although the aircraft reportedly has accommodations for about 20 persons. Parker has a plane of his own. He was expected to wing to Lakeland today in preparation for Presley performances in that area this week.
This will be Presley's fourth time to sing this city. The last time the 41-year old singer-movie star was here was when he appeared in the Coliseum April 25, 1975.
Deputy Director of Police Services Irving GRiffin, a friend of Parker's and who is head of police security here said there should be no problems during tonight's performance.
"He has the finest audience in the world," said . "He draws from everybody."
The former truck driver whose first record was "Blue Moon of Kentucky" and "That's All Right, Mama" on the Sun label, sing to 10,480 persons last night in Macon, GA.
Coliseum bookkeeper Vicki Younis said that the only problem involved two or three fights between women over scarves he threw from the stage during his performance. No arrests were made.
"Most of the girls were close enough to the stage to be handed the scarves," she said.
There was a traffic problem, but show-goers behaved themselves. Tickets were sold out two days after they were offered in July.
Griffin said Presley was wearing sun glasses and a blue sweat suit when he left the plane, got into a car and was whisked away to the Hilton Hotel.
A small crowd of fans were waiting for the entertainer, but they did not see him. Officers said an elevator was blocked off for public use and the recording artist was able to go to his room without seeing them.
Two floors reportedly have been reserved for Presley, performers, private guards and others. An accountant said as many as 75 persons associated with the entertainer may be with him.
Griffin said Parker told him it cost an estimated $60,000 to $63,000 while Presley is on tour. Some of the money goes for living, expenses for Presley's party.
A Hilton Hotel operator said Presley was not registered there, but a law officer said a door has been installed in the hallway where his room is located and guards are posted on both sides, as well as at the elevator, in order to keep fans from seeing him offstage.
Among the more than 10,200 persons watching tonight's show will be William Stanley of Jacksonville Beach. His sons, David, 21, and Ricky, 22 work for the star.
Stanley was formerly married to Presley's stepmother, Mrs. Vernon Presley, David Stanley and Ricky Stanley also are Mrs. Presley's sons and were visited by their father today.
William Stanley had an opportunity to talk to Presley when he saw his sons.
"We are friends and have been for years" said Stanley, adding that watching the performance will be part of celebrating his 55th birthday.
Griffin described Presley "as one of the nicest guys you will ever meet in your life with a heart as big as the world.
He said he did not know what Presley's plans for the day were because "Elvis is his own man."


CONCERT DATE: September 1, 1976 (8:30 pm) Jacksonville, FL. Coliseum.
Elvis' Bubble: It Never Popped
Franklin Young
The Florida Times-Union
September 1, 1976
That Elvis Presley balloon never popped
Presley, rock and roll superstar for 20 years and still the idol of millions, will appear at 8 o'clock tonight in a concert in the Coliseum.
Security will be tight, fans won't be able to get near him and an entourage which reportedly will occupied an entire floor of the Hilton Hotel.
Presley long has travelled in a style befitting the phenomena that he became virtually overnight.
But it was literally a bumpy road in the beginning, one of second hand Cadillacs and one-night stands during which screaming fans could crowd the bandstands within touching distance
Twenty years ago, this writer and a newspaper photographer traveled some 30 miles to catch one of Presley's earliest concerts. His name has just begun to flash across the country and within a matter of months was to become a household by word.
Presley was playing another of those tiring one-nighters, this one in Lexington, NC, in an old red-brick armory typical then of small Southern towns.
A national magazine had dispatched a writer, who kept shouting to this reporter over the ear-piercing screams of a surging mass of boby-soxers: This is unbelievable.
Presley was so happy to get publicity in those days, the reporter was able to interview him throughout an intermission in his dressing room.
Presley himself was so awed by the whole thing, he could hardly believe it.
During one break, this newsman cornered one of the Presley group. a cousin attired uncomfortably in a ill-fitting dinner jacket, something he obviously was unaccustomed to wearing.
Said the Presley's cousin looking around in utter amazement: "This balloon is gonna burst".


Hip, Hip Hooray As Memories Stir
By Lloyd Brown
Jacksonville Journal
September 1, 1976
Memories of bygone days have been stirred by the appearance today of Elvis Presley, the king of rock'n'roll.
One long-forgotten image surfaces immediately.
It was one of our crowd who capitalized on a faint resemblance to Presley by standing in the local drive-in restaurant each night, looking sullen and dragging a comb through three pounds of hair saturated with axie grease.
Often he would sling a guitar around his neck and strum the three or four chords that made up his repertoire, causing the little teenybops to quiver and squeal.
We would gnash our teeth and scratch off in our Ford, occasionally stripping a few teeth off the old cluster gear as we rammed it into second gear.
Mildewed Leather
But we would not let our crew cut grow into as duck tail in order to compete. And, although our jealousy has subsided, we liker to think he is still out there in that drive-in, his black leather jacket mildewing with age, strumming away.
Presley's appearance here 20 years ago also comes to mind. He was forced to temper his hula=hoop ( advice then unknown) movements into a rhythmic tremble
Since then have been Beatles, Rolling Stones, Alice Coopers and David Bowies, not to mention topless, bottomless, frontless and backless dancers and singers.
"Presley is so tame compared to what others do," Circuit Court Judge Marion Gooding said retrospectively this week.
Gooding was The Law when Presley came here in 1956 after turning Daytona and Miami upside down. Little old ladies were quaking at the thought of what the sight of an undulating Elvis would do to the psyches of their little ponytailed darlings. They called Gooding, a juvenile court judge.
Gooding met Presley in the office of the manager of the Florida Theather. "He was nice, and courteous. He wanted to know what was wrong with his act," Gooding recalls.
"I said we had a report that he had gyrated his hips in a vulgar manner."
Eyes Vertical Plumb
Elvis promised not to gyrate. Gooding attended the first performance to make certain. Cops were poised in the wings, arrest warrants in hand, eyes fastened on the suspects center of gravity, ready to pounce if it should deviate from vertical plumb.
"I never gave the nod," Gooding said
Presley never worried about such things as censors, or television appearances in which he was filmed only from the waist up. He just kept on gyrating his way to the bank.
He also gyrated into middle age in the meantime. If he doesn't swivel tonight it will be because of rheumatism not censorship


CONCERT DATE: September 1, 1976 (8:30 pm) Jacksonville, FL. Coliseum.
Elvis Presley Lets 'Em Know He's Still The King
by Frank Young
The Florida Times-Union
September 2, 1976
Elvis Presley lets 'em know right off why they call him King.
Ten thousand-plus screaming subjects paid tribute to the King in a packed Coliseum Wednesday night.
Before the concert, hawkers were selling color portraits, programs, buttons, pins, and what were being touted as "Elvis Super Souveniers" - anywhere from $1 to $5. Tight-fitting Elvis shirts were in abundance. Plainclothes police milled through the crowd outside the Coliseum, watching for scalpers, who could easily be spotted selling tickets at inflated prices.
The pre-Intermission warm-up groups were good enough on their own, but they were completely overshadowed by the unseen presence of the King himself.
From the moment the lights dimmed, at exactly 9:40 p.m., following the intermission, Presley was in command.
No taping of the show or movies was permitted, but snapshots were allowed, and the interior of the Coliseum flashed like Chinese fireworks.
Overly enthusiastic fans rushed the stage and had to be pushed back by policemen.
PRESLEY QUICKLY demonstrated why he can still send his loyal fans into a frenzy. Fans surged toward the stage again and Presley removed a scarf he was wearing - handing it to a small boy with outstretched hands.
Scores more rushed the stage, hands outstretched to receive one. Throughout the remainder of the concert, Presley continued to slip scarf after scarf from his neck, tossing them into the screaming crowd.
ATTIRED IN a white silk shirt and light blue sequined vest and pants, a huge diamond ring flashing from his left hand as he slapped his guitar. Presley performed both his old favorites and many of newer songs.
The audience included the middle aged, who first heard Presley twenty years ago, as well as the young, all of them rocking along with every sound.
The 11-piece back-up band was a far cry from the early days when Presley toured the country with only a handful of guitars and a drummer.
IN 1956, ELVIS brought country, hillbilly, rhythm and blues and put it all together to become rock and roll's first Superstar.
Even age, however, has had no effect on his following.
Presley, whose once trim physique is now slightly rounded, started towards the big time criss-crossing country in one-night stands in used cars.
Early Wednesday morning, he flew into Jacksonville in his own private four-engine jet. From Jacksonville International Airport, he and his entourage of more than twenty, were whisked by motorcade to the Hilton Hotel, where they reportedly occupied two floors.