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.
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.
On Tour number 2 - September 9th - September 14th 1970
September 11 1970
Red Macrame belt
Musicians: Black Suit
SONGS - TRACKLISTINGS:
Opening Theme Thats All Right I Got A Woman - segued medley with - Amen 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.
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).