Elvis LASER jumpsuit,last jumpsuits and more unanswered questions???
I had an argument with another Elvis expert about the last jumpsuits made
for Elvis that he wore on stage. My friend was sure it was the "King of
Spades" suit and the "Sundial" suit that Elvis wore for most of 1977
until I informed him that these suits were made and first worn in 1974.
Does anyone have any thoughts on which were the last jumpsuits made
that Elvis wore on stage?
I think they were the blue "Bicentennial Prehistoric bird" suit (the
white one was made and first worn in 1975) and the flame suit. But I
could be wrong. It is possible that these suits were also made in 1975
and that no new suits were made after 1975.
I've heard that there was an
unfinished suit that was supposed to have been used for the CBS Special
but Elvis never did a fitting. There was also a finished new suit that
Elvis was supposed to wear on the upcoming tour of Aug. 17th. "The Unworn Blue Jumpsuit)
Another observation, I don't think Elvis had any new street clothes
made in 1977 and I don't think he wore hardly any street clothes in 1977
except for that funeral he went to with Ginger. Other than the jumpsuits
the only thing Elvis was seen wearing were jogging suits
My theory is that because of his weight gain, he no longer could fit
in his street clothes and he was to embarrassed or waiting to lose
weight to be fitted for new jumpsuits and street clothes.
Does anyone know about the proposed "CBS Jumpsuit"..?
Does anyone have more info on the laser jumpsuit?
- the one that never got to be made - was to be the
most spectacular. Bill Belew described as covered in mirrors, with little buttons
that Elvis could push while performing that would send out laser beams all
over the audience!
I've read that there were plans for Elvis to do a show in Vegas in Late
1977 and he was going to debut a new jumpsuit that actually had lasers.I've also heard that it was to be ready for a European tour that Elvis was supposedly
preparing to do in 1978.
Anyone else hear about this?
I read also,that he had asked Charlie Hodge to find the music
for 6 or 7 new songs he wanted to add to the set list during the tour. I have
always wondered if that was true and, if so, what the songs were.
Are there any sketches of the LASER or CBS jumpsuits???