viernes, 20 de noviembre de 2009


November 17, 1952
The Presleys received an eviction notice from the Memphis Housing Authority, ordering them to vacate because their income is too high for housing assistance.
Elvis performed at the Eagle's Nest, Memphis. An influential DJ showed up at the club and was so impressed by Elvis that he booked him for a show the next week.
Elvis performed at the Arkansas Municipal Auditorium, Texarkana, Arkansas at 7.00 and 9.15 p.m. Johnny Cash was present too and even very surprised to witness Elvis washing his car by hand to remove all the mud and rain after the long drive.
Elvis performed at the Coliseum, Denver, Colorado. While Elvis was in Denver he talked for quite some time with the off-duty policemen, who were assigned to protect him. He showed them his collection of police badges and he was disappointed when they could only come up with an honorary badge in exchange. He even made plans to come back to Denver to collect a real badge soon. He also invited the Denver policemen to come to see him the next time he would play Las Vegas.

Tour Ref: On Tour number 3 - November 10th - November 17th 1970
Date: November 17 1970
Venue: Denver Coliseum
Location: Denver CO
Showtime: (8:30 pm)
Crowd: 12000
Article *:
Suit: Fringe suit
Belt: Green Macrame belt

CONCERT DATE: November 17 1970 (8:30 pm). Denver CO.
Elvis Fans Turn Out -- 11,500 strong.
by Thomas MacCluskey
Rocky Mountain News
November 18, 1970

The Coliseum was ceiling to ceiling with Elvis Presley fans -- 11,500 strong. Screaming strong! Continuous flashbulb firing strong.

After almost 15 years of national, even international, super popularity, the ever-young man wailed through a set of songs from classic rock and roll, through gospel, country and old and new pop.

Whatever they say ("they" being the pseudo-sophisticated critics who have forgotten the purpose of music), Elvis sings damned well. Technically, he has the ability to maneuver through all the songs he chooses with accurate enough intonation and as obviously swinging rhythmic drive.

In the expressivity department - where music really does its thing - Elvis has few peers.

SURE, HE has all the dramatic gimmicks of show biz built in; but it should be remembered that he set the standard (among white performers, anyhow) back in January and February 1956 when he made five successive appearances on nationwide TV on the Jackie Gleason Stage Show.

Yes, he derived the gestures, sound and singing style from blacks such as Arthur Crudup, Bob Diddley and others, but he put it all together with his already developed country style and created a worldwide musical revolution which hasn't stopped spinning yet.

The musical giant demonstrated to his Denver fans not only all of the talents that have sustained his popularity but also the on-stage natutalness and down home humility for which he's always been known.

He introduced each member of his band; his manager of 15 years, Col. Tom Parker; his conductor, Joe Guerico, and his father

He thanked all of the personnel who are traveling with him from his Las Vegas show and he gave special praise to Denverite Joe Flores' 15-men orchestra, which accompanied the entire performance with well rehearsed, hard-driving playing.

LET ME TELL you the pelvis still works. And the longish coal black hair and sideburns that cover the ears still fly when the head bounces and body gyrates.

The arms dramatically conduct all the band's rhythmic punches and the legs swing into their wide-spread stance often.

The pure white, skin-tight jumpsuit with the high collar and long fringe and the sparkling green sash and neck scarf don't exactly epitomize "Heartbreak Hotel" or "Hound Dog," but they certainly dazzle the eyes.

And the Elvis face is as handsome as ever, gals.

The evenings's festivities got under way with a seven minute blasting performance (due to ears unyet accustomed to a tremendously powerful sound system) by The Imperials, a polished white, pop-gospel quartet.

Immediately, thereafter, four black is beautiful young gals charged on stage in a scarlet-orange flash to turn on the audience further with 15 minutes of fine soul singing and visual swinging. The group, the Sweet Inspirations is aptly named.

Comedian Sammy Shore rounded out the fast-paced show with a wide variety of humor, which was received enthusiastically by the huge audience.

Courtesy of Sebastiano Cecere


Elvis flew back home to Memphis and took in several movies at the Crosstown.
Elvis performed at the Honolulu International Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. Originally this (or the next night) show was planned to be the worldwide satellite broadcast.
Tour Ref: On Tour number 7 - November 8th - November 18th 1972
Date: November 17 1972
Venue: The H.I.C. Arena
Location: Honolulu HA
Showtime: (8:30 pm)
Crowd: 8400
Article *:
Release: Blue Hawaii 72
Length: 33 mins
Suit: Thunderbird suit
Belt: Jack Lord belt
Cape: Blue cape

Kathy Westmoreland: White Suit
The Sweet Inspirations: White Suit
JD Sumner and The Stamps Quartet: Black Suit
Musicians:White Suit
2001 Theme
See See Rider
I Got A Woman
- segued medley with -
Until Its Time For You To Go
You Dont Have To Say You Love Me
Polk Salad Annie
Love Me
All Shook Up
Heartbreak Hotel
Blue Suede Shoes
One Night
Teddy Bear
- segued medley with -
Dont Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Little Sister
- segued medley with -
Get Back
Hound Dog
Ill Remember You
How Great Thou Art
( followed by a reprise of above song )
Suspicious Minds
Band Introductions
For The Good Times
Burning Love
What Now My Love
A Big Hunk Of Love
You Gave Me A Mountain
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp



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