miércoles, 28 de septiembre de 2011

September 11th, On This Day in Elvis concert history

Elvis performed at the Eagle's Nest, Memphis. Elvis returned to the Sun studio over the weekend to record several songs, including I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine and Good Rockin' Tonight.
Elvis performed at the City Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia at 3.00 and 8.00 p.m. Elvis joined the Hank Snow Jamboree for 2 days.
Elvis went home by train, but in Houston he got out and drove the rest to Memphis. He arrived home at 10.00 p.m.
Elvis was assigned to the 3rd Armored Division in Germany.
Elvis completed his part for Viva Las Vegas and returned to Memphis.
Still busy with the recording session Elvis took over the piano part in You'll Never Walk Alone. They worked from 6.00 p.m. till 3.30 a.m.
Elvis performed at the Olympia Arena, Detroit, Michigan. The whole gang had their own things to attend: Charlie Hodge remained stage manager and general assistant to Elvis, providing him with water and scarves. Lamar Fike was taking care of the lighting. Sonny West responsible for the security and Richard Davis controlled the wardrobe. Dr. Nichopoulos was tour doctor and Joe Esposito remained in overall command. The Colonel always arrived before Elvis in each city.
Elvis stayed in Las Vegas. He ruined some furniture, while working out karate with Kang Rhee. He even broke his finger on his left hand. During this stay there were rehearsals with Voice.
Back in Memphis after his tour, Elvis was seen riding his motorcycle. By now there were rumors that Red and Sonny West and Dave Hebler were writing a book about their lives with Elvis.

Tour Ref: On Tour number 2 - September 9th - September 14th 1970
Date: September 11 1970
Venue: Olympia Stadium
Location: Detroit MI
Showtime: (8:30 pm)
Crowd: 16000
Article *:
Suit: Chain
Belt: Red Macrame belt

Musicians: Black Suit

Opening Theme
Thats All Right
I Got A Woman
- segued medley with -
I Walk The Line
( above song is just an excerpt )
Love Me Tender
Ive Lost You
Youve Lost That Loving Feeling
Polk Salad Annie
- segued medley with -
Release Me
- segued medley with -
Polk Salad Annie
Band Introductions
Johnny B Goode
( featuring James Burton )
The Wonder Of You
Detroit City
( above song is just an excerpt )
Heartbreak Hotel
Blue Suede Shoes
- segued medley with -
Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On
- segued medley with -
All Shook Up
- segued medley with -
Blue Suede Shoes
Hound Dog
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Funny How Time Slips Away
Suspicious Minds
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp





CONCERT DATE: September 11 1970 (8:30 pm). Detroit MI.
Screaming Fans Tell Elvis They're Still His
By A.L. McClain
Detroit News
September 12, 1970
Elvis Presley, head thrown back, feet wide apart, reaching out for adoration - hearing an old sound from more than 16,000 turned-on fans last night at Olympia.
The frantic screams reached rafter of the old building and hung there - an umbrella of screams.
It was a sound Elvis hasn't heard for a long time in the more sophisticated circles of movie-making and Las Vegas, and if you were close enough to the stage, you could see him breathing in the emotional impact he had on his audience.
ELVIS NEEDED to know up close that in the last 13 years, those screaming youngsters who have closed in on age 30 or passed it haven't forgotten him.
They haven't. He knows now. Along the way, he has picked up some new fans who are too young to remember the Elvis of old.
At 35, Elvis is still youthful and trim, the jaw firm, hair jet black and long.
He may shake his head more now than the hip bones connected to the thigh bones, but he still can throw a mean bump.
The main difference in Elvis today from the young man who appeared at Olympia in March, 1957, is a mellowness. There is less arrogance in the man and more humor.
During his fine performance last night, he smiled often and laughed at his own antics.
But, even in all-white jump suit with white shoes and Indian belt, there is still a touch of the "grease" in Elvis.
It's the way he moves about the stage with a touch of rebellion spirit that makes still ride off in a motorcycle any minute.
THE PURISTS have never given Elvis singing voice due credit. He may be highly stylized and rough hews, but underneath there is a sound baritone, particularly in the ballads.
Singing his early numbers, "Heartbreak Hotel," "Blue Suede Shoes" and "Johnny B. Good," reveals the impact that Elvis had on rock. His place in musical history is assured.
And when he sang "You Ain't Nothing But A Hound Dog," the lyrics may have laughable, but the beat is deadly serious.
His version of the lamentable "How Time Slips Away" was tender and caressing. If there is a raw power in the man, there also is great sensitivity.
An Evening with Elvis Presley will make a television viewer realize how much Tom Jones has copied Elvis' style and that the real product is so much better.
Outside Olympia after the show, fans still talked with lingering excitement and some young girls cried while clutching their autographed pictures of the star.
One young girl triumphant walked away with Elvis' red scarf.
Some things just never change.
Courtesy of Brian Petersen

Elvis - Detroit

Recorded live at Olympia Stadium
September 11, 1970. Detroit, MI.

Recording: Audience

Notes: I Walk The Line (1 line), Detroit City (1 line), I've Lost You, Funny How Time Slips Away, Suspicious Minds, Can't Help Falling In Love (incomplete).

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