I know these picture may not be from this show / tour but I really like the Gypsey Jumpsuit perhaps one of the underated of this time?
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Town: Asheville, NC
Date: July 23rd 1975
Suit: Dark Blue Gypsy Suit
The last stop on this tour (july 8th - 24th) was Asheville, NC, 3 shows where set up for the people in North Carolina, all 3 shows where sold out, 7437 saw each show. Before the 3rd and final show Elvis had set up an request box in the lobby at the Civic Centre, so that the audience could put song requests, strang songs like "Return to sender", "wooden Heart" where among the songs that night.
He also gave away his guitar that night, a lucky guy in the audience sure got a nice pice from our man, 2 diamond rings where also given away to the audience. This was also his last tour in almost 8 months, 5 Vegas shows in august and 16 vegas shows in december, plus the New Year`s eve show at the Silverdom.
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Last edited by Jumpsuit Junkie; 03-29-2010 at 05:18 AM.
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Dark Blue Gypsey Jumpsuit (1975)
Known Dates Worn:-
July 14, 1975 (8:30 pm). Springfield, MA.
July 16, 1975 (8:30 pm). New Haven, CT.
July 17, 1975 (8:30 pm). New Haven, CT.
July 18, 1975 (8:30 pm). Cleveland, OH.
July 19, 1975 (8:30 pm). Long Island, NY.
July 21, 1975 (8:30 pm). Greensboro, NC.
July 23, 1975 (8:30 pm) Asheville, NC.
heres another one
Elvis grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can
and the wisdom to know the difference
one of my favorites, together with the aztec suit
I just love this pose, and the suit is good too!
"Don't tamper with the property of the U.S. Male"
well, its not looking 'cheap' jumpsuit, it looks a little unusual to me , one more pix of the suit
"...its a nice dark tone and look and makes elvis look lean,mean and kickin' some butt..." Yes, I agreed. (h)
They had a big write up in the paper last year about the asheville concerts,the lucky guy that elvis gave the ring to keeps it in a vault it shows his picture of him waring the ring and its for sale it says he turned down a offer of 28,000 for it,i still have the paper,says elvis tossed his guitar in the audeince and two people caught it and held onto it thought elvis would wont it back instead elvis called on of them up on stage and took his ring off and said whats 16,000 thousand dollers and hands him the ring!great story
On the 'poll' section there should be a 'zero' vote because that suit is bloody awful......The trousers are O.K. I suppose, but I hate the top. I don't know what Elvis was thinking, and his designers should have known better. Elvis didn't need all that flashy junk.....YUK......
"Walk A Block In My Socks"
For me, this jumpsuit is too much. Maybe without that front detail.
I tried to change it so that you understand what I mean, but the only program that works on my PC today is Paint. Not very helpfull!
So, one of you talented guys, maybe will do it better!
Hey if I remember right each symbol on taht jumpsuit gave a story of his life? Am I right or wrong?
PS. This is one of my favorite suits. Believe it or not I'm having this suit done by B & K Enterprises... who is run by one of elvis suit makers in 70s. That passed away few years back.
July 19, 1975
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Long Island, NY - July 19, 1975 evening show
I think this jumpsuit is cute.
Let the stars fade and fall, and I won't care at all, as long as I have you.
"You've got it all together like a lovin' machine
You're lookin' like glory and walkin' like a dream...
Mother nature's sure been good to Y-O-U"
Oh Man, thank you everybody for all the wonderful photos. And Albert what a wonderful story. It brings feelings to the heart for me of Elvis, he was such a good man.
I dream a world where man no other man
will scorn. Where LOVE will bless the earth
and peace its paths adorn...
One of the official nicknames of this suit is "Totem Pole" . It seems that the symbols on the suit (hands, eyes) are symbols that can be found on Native American totem poles too. This is a suit you have to see for real. I never see a picture that shows what this suit is really about. This goes for a lot of others suits too.
I don't mind the design, but I never liked the rounded neckline.... I always thought it brought attention to his midsection.
By the way, the belt Elvis is using on this suit during the July 1975 tour is NOT the belt that was originally designed for this suit. He started to use the original belt in December 1975 in Las Vegas.
The belt he used in the posted pictures was originally designed for the "Navy Blue Two-piece with Red Armadillo Shoulders".