sábado, 10 de diciembre de 2011

November 25, On this day in Elvis history

Elvis performed at the Paladium Club, Houston, Texas.
Elvis performed at the Woodrow Wilson High School, Port Arthur, Texas. This was the first time he had an engagement 
since the signing of the RCA deal. The group was paid $350.
Elvis performed at the Jefferson County Armory, Louisville, Kentucky at 2.00 and 8.00 p.m. The show was attended 
by Elvis' grandfather Jessie. Later that night Elvis visited him at his home.
After a 2 day stay in Memphis Elvis returned to Los Angeles.
Elvis and the group returned to Los Angeles.
Elvis borrowed $ 350,000 from the National Bank of Commerce in Memphis, putting up Graceland as a collateral. This was 
the result of his recent purchases of airplanes, cars, racquetball courts and jewelry as well as an enormous payroll that included 
almost everyone of his relatives.
Elvis performed at the University of Oregon Mc Arthur Court, Eugene, Oregon.

 

CONCERT DETAILS:
Tour Ref: 1956
Date: November 25 1956
Venue: Jefferson County Armory
Location: Louisville KY
Showtime: (2:00 PM)
Crowd: 8.500
Show type:
Ticket Price:
ELVIS ATTIRE:
Jacket: Green
Trousers: Black
Shirt: White
ELVIS ACCESSORIES:
Tie:
Shoes:
Belt:
MUSICIANS ATTIRE:
Jacket: Red
Trousers: Black
Shirt: White
MUSICIANS ACCESSORIES:
Tie: Black
Shoes: Black
Belt:
SONGS - TRACKLISTINGS:
Peace In The Valley
Guessed Show
ARTISTS - OTHER ACTS:
Rex Marlowe
Frankie Trent
Frank Connors
Howard & Wanda Bell


CONCERT COMMENTS:

This show was filmed by the local police.
CONCERT DETAILS:
Tour Ref: 1956
Date: November 25 1956
Venue: Jefferson County Armory
Location: Louisville KY
Showtime: (8:00 PM)
Crowd: 8.349
Show type:
Ticket Price:
ELVIS ATTIRE:
Jacket: Gold
Trousers:
Shirt:
ELVIS ACCESSORIES:
Tie:
Shoes:
Belt:
MUSICIANS ATTIRE:
Jacket:
Trousers:
Shirt:
MUSICIANS ACCESSORIES:
Tie:
Shoes:
Belt:
SONGS - TRACKLISTINGS:
Heartbreak Hotel
Dont Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Peace In The Valley
Long Tall Sally
Love Me
Carolina
When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
Hound Dog
ARTISTS - OTHER ACTS:
Rex Marlowe
Frankie Trent
Frank Connors
Howard & Wanda Bell


CONCERT COMMENTS:

Date: 25 Nov 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Eugene, OR.
MacArthur Court
Tickets: 7,000
Costume: Rainbow (blue) suit
Track list:
Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Jailhouse Rock
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
Trying To Get To You
My Way
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
What'd I Say
School Days
Hurt
And I Love You So
Help Me
How Great Thou Art
Funny How Time Slips Away
Hound Dog
Can't Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0
Photos: 0
Comments: 0


CONCERT DATE: November 25, 1976. Eugene, OR.
Elvis in form: Good, bad, ungodly
by Fred Crafts
Register Guard
November 26, 1976
"People are absolutely nuts about him," said a shivering vendor hawking Elvis Presley Super-Souvenir Programs in front of McArthur Court Thursday night.
"They can't get enough of The King."
The sidewalk merchant was being mobbed by some of the 10,000 people who jammed the University of Oregon's basketball pavilion to hear America's greatest pop idol and maybe carry away a snapshot, a $3 program or even one of his scarves or kisses.
It was an evening to remember, all of it - the good, the bad and the ungodly.
Presley alone among pop stars can generate the kind of electricity from such a wide range of followers as were present in McArthur Court Thursday night. All seemed to come away convinced the 41 years old singer is still the same prancing, prowling, leering sex machine he was when he revolutionized music 30 years ago, even though he's packaged a little slicker now (and is a little thicker around the middle)
Presley, dazzling ina while jump suit plastered with rhinestones and draped with blue rainbows, is still the great original, a universal hero, a symbol. That's reassuring, especially to those Children of the Fifties who believe that Presley is where pop begins and ends.
In short, Presley is a living legend - and everything he does preserves and maybe even enhances that legend. He is a spectacular performer and his fans scream their approval.
Yet, Presley remains an enigma creating a reputation as a mystery man much like the late Howard Hughes.
He slipped into Eugene from Reno, Nev, on his private Convair 880 jetliner at about 1 am. Thursday was whisked in a rented limousine to his top floor quarters at the Valley River Inn and went to bed soon afterwards.
Thanksgiving Day, his aides say, was spent resting, talking with people in the 80-member touring comany and watching football on television. While others were dining on turkey and pumpkin pie. Presley was downing a hamburger with mashed potatoes and gravy.
Security around him is so tight that a bellboy delivered the meal in one room only to have a bodyguard carry the food to a secret room where Presley was staying. Presley's arrival for the concert was also a cloak and dagger act that saw him spirited to and from the concert scene in a limousine full of bodyguards
No one is saying precisely what Presley will be doing the remainder of his stay in Eugene, although it is known he will fly to Portland in time for a concert tonight, perhaps spend the night there, then return to Eugene for a second sold-out performance Saturday.
Thursday night's concert began precisely at 8:30 pm with JD Sumner and the Stamps, comedian Jack Kahane and soul singers. The Sweet Inspirations entertaining for 45 minutes. Although the opening acts were smooth and fast paced, the audience had clearly come for Elvis. but they had to wait through a 35-minute intermission ( and long lines in the rest-rooms) first.
The break also gave the vendors another crack at selling Elvis t-shirts ($5 each), buttons ($2 and $3), pictures ($1-$3) and huge posters ($5). The merchandise, sold as money-raising project by the U of O Swim Team, was being snapped up like it was free (the university's athletic department is cosponsoring Presley's Eugene concerts).
The intermission also gave a number of people a chance to complain about spending $10 or #12.50 each for a ticket, about having their view blocked by a huge speakers (U of O Asst. Athletic Director Mike Brundage promises the speakers will be elevated by Saturday) or about getting lousy seats in the balcony behind the stage, from where the music sounded like it was being filtered through the wall from the next apartment.
All that was forgotten the moment Presley strolled into view. He was greeted by a thunderous ovation and an explosion of thousands of flashbulbs going off which, from a perch behind the stage, was like staring into a blinding fireworks display.
Presley grinning lopsidedly (met by shrieks) struck a pose with his legs spread apart (louder shrieks), wiggled his left leg (screams) and launched into "C.C. Rider," (pandemonium). The audience was in the palm of his hand for the remaining hour and 29 minutes he was on stage
Showing a flash of nasty little boy that shaped the history of rock and roll, Presley was in splendid voice. He prowled and leered as if no time had passed and it was 1956 and the whole Elvis Madness was starting all over.
By unofficial count, he sang parts or all of 23 hit songs backed by a 20-piece orchestra and an 11-voice chorus. He told jokes, wiggled his pelvis and turned so everyone could see him, including those behind him
Throughout the evening, Presley would slowly remove a white scarf draped around his neck and fling it to an anxious girl in the audience ( a couple were snagged by men and one by a Eugene policeman), only to have another scarf quickly placed around his neck by a sidekick who trailed him with an armful of scarves to scrambling fans during seven of his songs.
A shoddy trick like that would get most performers a round of boos, but Presley has a way of mesmerizing an audience. To them, everything he does is just fine. Even that.
Courtesy of Francesc Lopez

Kings And Ducks


Recorded live at the MacArthur Court
November 25, 1976 Evening Show. Eugene, OR.

Tracklisting
Recording: Audience

Highlights: If You Love Me, You Gave Me A Mountain, How Great Thou Art, Steamroller Blues, It's Now Or Never, America The Beautiful, Hurt & Hawaiian Wedding Song. Good show!!

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