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    Newspaper concert reviews - help!

    Hi,

    Many years ago - prior to the Internet - I wrote to every library in every city where Elvis performed and asked if they had any newspaper articles of when Elvis performed in their city.

    The reason I did that is that I read years ago that Elvis wore a special one-off costume for the US Bicentennial show on July 4, 1976 in Tulsa. Wrote to Tulsa library, and it turned out to be one of the Bicentenial suits. So, I then wrote to every other library to see what would happen, and to see if I could get any more clippings.

    Amazingly, over the next few months, I managed to get clippings and reviews (photocopies) of around 95% of the shows. Some even went to the trouble of sending me their entire Elvis archives.

    Anyway, I am missing reviews for the following shows: does anyone have newspaper reviews for these shows they could send me? Perhaps we would do a swap. PM me if you can help. Also after anything re Vegas and Tahoe reviews.

    Thanks! Here are the shows I need; I have reviews for all others if anyone wants to swap. (All dates written the Australian way .. dd/mm/yy)

    AMARILLO 24.3.77
    ATLANTA 21.6.73; 29.6.73; 30.6.73; 3.7.73
    HAMPTON 11.3.74
    HUNTSVILLE 6.9.76
    JACKSONVILLE 25.4.75
    KNOXVILLE 15.3.74; 20.5.77
    MONROE 4.3.74; 7.3.74; 8.3.74; 3.5.75
    MURFREESBORO 14.3.74; 19.3.74; 29.4.75; 6.5.75; 7.5.75
    OAKLAND 10.11.70
    OKLAHOMA CITY 16.11.70
    PHILADELPHIA 28.6.76; 28.5.77
    SAN FRANCISCO 13.11.70; 28.11.76; 29.11.76
    SPOKANE 27.4.76
    SPRINGFIELD (Massachusetts) 14.7.75; 15.7.75; 29.7.76
    TAMPA 13.9.70; 26.4.75
    TUSCALOOSA 14.11.71
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    www.elvisconcerts.com

    This site has quiet a few concert reviews...don't know of any other sites that have them though.

    Brad
    "How do I get placed in situations like this? Ah hell, I guess it's all part of showbusiness "~ Elvis in his limo on his way to perform in Omaha, NE on June 19th 1977


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    Concert site

    Yeah, thanks, I've seen that site, it's excellent.

    But I am looking for photocopies of the actual reviews as they appeared in the papers ...

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    Sorry, but I wouldn't know where to find those

    I'm sure somebody here would know though

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    "How do I get placed in situations like this? Ah hell, I guess it's all part of showbusiness "~ Elvis in his limo on his way to perform in Omaha, NE on June 19th 1977


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    hey Francesc, How Are yoU
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    The old Tom Barry ! Nice to see you again

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    Yup It's That old Tom Barry , It's nice see you Too, how You liked TCB Form
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    re concert reviews

    Quote Originally Posted by srj1967 View Post
    Hi,

    Many years ago - prior to the Internet - I wrote to every library in every city where Elvis performed and asked if they had any newspaper articles of when Elvis performed in their city.

    The reason I did that is that I read years ago that Elvis wore a special one-off costume for the US Bicentennial show on July 4, 1976 in Tulsa. Wrote to Tulsa library, and it turned out to be one of the Bicentenial suits. So, I then wrote to every other library to see what would happen, and to see if I could get any more clippings.

    Amazingly, over the next few months, I managed to get clippings and reviews (photocopies) of around 95% of the shows. Some even went to the trouble of sending me their entire Elvis archives.

    Anyway, I am missing reviews for the following shows: does anyone have newspaper reviews for these shows they could send me? Perhaps we would do a swap. PM me if you can help. Also after anything re Vegas and Tahoe reviews.

    Thanks! Here are the shows I need; I have reviews for all others if anyone wants to swap. (All dates written the Australian way .. dd/mm/yy)

    AMARILLO 24.3.77
    ATLANTA 21.6.73; 29.6.73; 30.6.73; 3.7.73
    HAMPTON 11.3.74
    HUNTSVILLE 6.9.76
    JACKSONVILLE 25.4.75
    KNOXVILLE 15.3.74; 20.5.77
    MONROE 4.3.74; 7.3.74; 8.3.74; 3.5.75
    MURFREESBORO 14.3.74; 19.3.74; 29.4.75; 6.5.75; 7.5.75
    OAKLAND 10.11.70
    OKLAHOMA CITY 16.11.70
    PHILADELPHIA 28.6.76; 28.5.77
    SAN FRANCISCO 13.11.70; 28.11.76; 29.11.76
    SPOKANE 27.4.76
    SPRINGFIELD (Massachusetts) 14.7.75; 15.7.75; 29.7.76
    TAMPA 13.9.70; 26.4.75
    TUSCALOOSA 14.11.71
    i know that TREVOR CAJIO, from TMAHM has a large collection as does PAUL MCLEOD from GRACELAND TOO in holly springs[he zeroxed all shows i attended], i believe he has over 200 .

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