How come modern (and "Golden Oldies") acts draw a bigger audience than Elvis?
I was watching a piece of a Robbie Williams concert on tv. I was amazed what an amazing crowd there was. I guess it was over 60.000
And it made me wonder.... acts from Iron Maiden to Michael Jackson, from Bon Jovi to Pink Floyd.... and so on... Even in the Netherlands we have a Dutch singer who draws a few arena's (50.000 people) a year with his shows.
How come Elvis was limited to performing in medium sized buildings? I've looked it up and the number of shows Elvis did for an audience of 15.000+ people are very rare. I also read that Colonel Parker wasn't certain that Elvis would fill a larger building and compete with the modern acts those days.
Did Elvis ever wonder why he had to do it with mostly smaller venues and smaller cities?