Does anyone know exactly when Elvis started getting health problems i am guessing probably in 1972 until he died.The 1960's Elvis looked very happy through the movie years and the 1950's he always looked happy and energetic so most of the 1970's i guess when he felt bad. Take Care all TCB Elvis Fan's!!!!!!!
The real problems started in the beginning of 1975. From then on it was out of control.
I heard that in october of 1973,Elvis was almost death because he took too much medication...does anyone know if that's true?
I'd like to go to Graceland
The really obvious signs Elvis was losing control started to appear in 1974.It's then that his drug problems began to seriously affect his live shows.Once Elvis got to the point that he would perform stoned in front of an audience of thousands there was no turning back.His health and physical appearance would fluctuate greatly from then on.
Originally Posted by elvishimselvis
Actually, Elvis suffered a near fatal overdose in June of '73 in Saint Louis, MO I believe.....
Originally Posted by elvislennon2004
Actually, Elvis was already sick of playing in Las Vegas by his second stint there in January 1970......
thanks Tony for the date
I'd like to go to Graceland
Feb 73 was when the first shows were cancelled due to illness.Possibly the drug intake increased as Priscilla was no longer around to try and supervise it?
i would say back in spring of 72, he was suffering bloat[apparent in the greensboro film] and was getting real pale [spring tour 72] you can see in buffallo 72 that he was pale as sheet, not to mention the honalulu press confrence that november.
I thought EP looked physically sick, nothing to do with drugs.
But, since the "almighty MM" has proclaimed it so......then it's so??
I disagree. Did Vernon tell any of us that ? Did Dr Nick? Who else was closer to Elvis that would know; that wasn't taking drugs themselves?
I wasn't there, I doubt anyone was in a bed with either of them.....who knows ??
Neither of my comments mean I think Elvis had no faults; just that there's NO PROOF.
Word of mouth does not count in a court of law.
7. If you could go and see Elvis in one concert from any time what would it be, mine would be the new years eve concerts from 1975 or 1976 as they are very special and I think he only performed on new years eve three times and the other is not confirmed in 1954 (question from Ben Ralph).
Joe: As far as vocal prowess, I would have to say the tour that ran from June 20, 1973 in Mobile, Alabama and ended in Atlanta on July 3, 1973 but especially the show in St. Louis on June 28, 1973. I attended that show and I must say that Elvis? vocal prowess was at it?s peak. I would love to go back and see that show again.
You would think a near overdose would have cancelled the show or at least it would have not been on time. I could not get tickets to this show(I'm near St. Louis) but a friend went and he claimed it was a great show, on time and Elvis was in good spirits-just as Tunzi claims. So perhaps the extent of his "overdose" has been exagerrated over the years. If you nearly die hours later would you give one of the greatest shows of your life? Curious?
I'm not trying to antagonize anyone. It would be nice if people would "think" & try to find the truth before accusing others.
I know "the stories" . Now what's the truth??
I just don't accept things blindly.
All are innocent until proven guilty.
And that is the "problem" about discussing "drugs" or "cheating" ......none of us have any proof because we were not there ....the music is the "only" thing you can "see & hear" to critique .
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Heres another quote from Tunzi about the 6-28-73 St. Louis show:
8. Which show Elvis did was the best show in your opinion? (Question from Riccardo).
Joe: The best show that I ever witnessed was the June 17, 1972 afternoon show in Chicago. I was totally mesmerized. Elvis discarded the set list and performed a very loose and relaxed show with selections like ?Reconsider Baby?, ?My Babe?, ?Something?, ?It?s Now Or Never?, ?Johnny B. Goode?, ?Release Me?, and ?How Great Thou Art?. But let me emphasize that the June 28, 1973 show in St. Louis stands alone as his greatest vocal performance I've ever witnessed.