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October 22, 1956
During the evening Elvis rehearsed at home with the band and the Jordanaires for his second performance on the Ed Sullivan Show.
October 22, 1965
Elvis liked to watch flims at the Memphian. This night he watched Dr. Strangelove again. More favourites of him were: King Rat, A Patch Of Blue, The Pawnbroker, Cleopatra, Johnny Nobody, The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, Thunderball and Dr. No.
October 22, 1968
Elvis began with the production for his new and final MGM movie called Chautauqua. The Colonel was afraid this title would give difficulties with the advertisements so it was changed into The Trouble With Girls (and how to get into it).
The rehearsals started at 11.00 a.m.
October 22, 1969
The four couples, Elvis and Priscilla, the Esposito's, the Gambills and the Schillings, who were planning to go to Europe together flew to Miami instead and then on to Nassau. They stayed at the Paradise Island Hotel. Unfortunately the weather was that bad the whole bunch returned home earlier than intended.
October 22, 1970
Elvis flew to Palm Springs for the weekend.
October 22, 1971
Elvis flew back to Palm Springs, where he remained for at least 4 days.
October 22, 1976
Elvis performed at the University of Illinois Assembly Hall, Champaign, Illinois.
Tour Ref: On Tour number 25 - October 14th - October 27th 1976
Date: October 22 1976
Venue: University of Illinois
Location: Champaign IL
Showtime: (8:30 pm)
Crowd: 17000
Article *:
Release: The Complete 1976 Films disc 2
Length: aprox 45 mins
Suit: White Inca Gold Leaf suit
Belt: Chinese Dragon Head belt

Kathy Westmoreland: Long White Dress
The Sweet Inspirations: Light Blue Sleeveless Dress

Musicians:Red Suit

2001 Theme
See See Rider
I Got A Woman
- segued medley with -
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
Love Me Tender
( above song includes 1 false start )
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear
- segued medley with -
Dont Be Cruel
And I Love You So
America The Beautiful
Polk Salad Annie
Band Introductions
Early Morning Rain
( featuring John Wilkinson )
Whatd I Say
( featuring James Burton )
Johnny B Goode
( featuring Ronnie Tutt )
Bass Solo
( featuring Jerry Scheff )
Piano Solo
( featuring Tony Brown )
Electric Piano Solo
( featuring David Briggs )
Love Letters
Hail! Hail! Rock N Roll
Hound Dog
Little Darlin
Heartbreak Hotel
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
Import CD


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Newspaper Articles

CONCERT DATE: October 22 1976 (8:30 pm). Champaign IL.

Elvis Is an Oldie But Goodie
by Martha Hirsch
Champaign-Urbana Courier
October 23, 1976

An Elvis Presley concert is a boon to flashcube manufacturers in America. The sellout crowd at the Assembly Hall Friday night might used thousands of flashes in an effort to capture each creaky twitch of aging idol of early rock and roll. Elvis, although he can't quite boogy with his thickening waist, nonetheless deserved the screaming adulation for his showmanship alone. Time may not have made him sexier, but it taught him how to sell it and how to make his buyers love it even at a scalper's price of $25 for $12.50 tickets.

His band was dressed in red sequined leisure suits. He brought 10 backup vocalists and a flunky with a unique function - which will be revealed in a few paragraphs. And Elvis Presley audience included people from all walks of concertgoing. Some of them looked like leftovers from a Jefferson Starship show. Others probably would have been equally comfortable with Lawrence Welk. There were number of families with children, a few middle-aged ladies with Elvis' name sequined on their T-shirts and a good portion of well-suited gentlemen who looked like stereotyped bank officers. Naturally, there were pretty young girls there, too. They stood in front of the stage and absolutely died whenever Elvis decided to slay them.

The band set up and turned up matter-of-factly during as intermission, which followed the warmup acts. Then an announcer came on and urged everyone to return to their seats "as quickly as possible so that Elvis can come on." Thousands scurried while those already seated laughed a little self-consciously at their eagerness. In darkness, the band began with the strains of Wagner's "Thus Spake Zarathustra," also known as the theme from the movie "2001." They squeezed out one phrase and -flash! - a colored spot illuminated some band member. It wasn't Elvis, yet.

Another few bars and - flash - another colored spot on the stage. Still not Elvis, and Lord how the tension mounted. When the white spot hit the doorway and Elvis himself sauntered out the crowd went predictably crazy and millions of watts in flashcubes winked in rapid succession, lighting the hall to its concrete rafters. He was dressed in a tight, white shiny suit with a sequined design on his back and legs. His shirt was opened at the neck, but his chest was not hairy. (Don't you want every detail?) He wore a heavy belt with a massive buckle, which was designed, one suspects, to disguise his somewhat fleshy belly. Yes its' true: Elvis is not exactly trim. However, those who sat behind the stage can testify that Elvis' rear still holds altogether.

With an acoustic guitar hanging from his neck as a prop, Elvis launched into his first numbers. He sang Jailhouse Rock and Love Me Tender and sounded like old times. Then the flunky swung into action. Elvis sang and inclined his head to this man in red, and the man draped a long white scarf around the king's neck. Then Elvis strolled to the edge of the stage and, mopping at a real or imagined drop of perspiration with the long, white scarf, he pulled it from his neck and dropped it into the hand of one of the girls at the edge of the stage. Then he inclined his head for another scarf and repeated the act - many times.

The young women who were thus favored frequently did little dances of sheer transported delight at receiving Elvis' personally sweated-upon scarf. A couple times - are you ready for this - Elvis dipped to one knee and kissed a waiting young woman. And when that happened, a grandmotherly voice cried out in a fit of jealous desire: "Those young things can't appreciate you."

Courtesy of Scott Hayward



Recordings: 0
October 22, 1977 - The album "Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 3" hit #64 in the U.S.

October 22, 1977 - Ronnie McDowell's single "The King Is Gone" hit #13 in the U.S. The song was one of the most successful tribute records.

October 22, 1977 - Ronnie McDowell performed "The King Is Gone" on "American Bandstand." The song was a tribute to Elvis Presley.

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