You are so coolAlthough I have the greatest respect for people like Ed Bonja, who provided us with perfect examples of his work the picture was taken more that 30 years ago. He probably doesn't go over his files everyday like some of us do. He will also never see the need to study them day after day, looking for details. He sees a picture someone is showing him, he will see the jumpsuit and draws a conclusion. I remember my conversation with wardrobe designer Bill Belew and suprisingly I was the one to correct him on certain things.
This doesn't not show my quality but the fact that the memory of the ones that were around Elvis could be fading after so many years and even more events.
In the picture Elvis is wearing the "White Pinwheel Suit". He wore that suit in Detroit, Roanoke, Macon but also in San Antonio. People will automaticly connect this suit with San Antonio because that performance will be forever linked with "Elvis on Tour". But on the picture his hair is bushy. It never, at any time during his San Antonio concert his hair was bushy, not even when he moved. This picture was taken during a wild number. There were only three real wild numbers during these shows; "Proud Mary", "Polk Salad Annie" and "Suspicious Minds" We do have "Proud Mary" as it can be seen in "OnTour". It couldn't be the other two songs because he would not wear a cape. Gentlemen. A picture doesn't lie. If you take the time to study it, it will tell you more than any statement. that comes 35 years after the date.
This discussion very much reminds me of the one about the "Gold Attendance Belt". All official instances were stating that Elvis received the belt on September 7th, 1970, right after the closing of his third Las Vegas season and just before going on his first national tour.
I even sended an email to Graceland Archives with photographic proof that Elvis received the belt on August 28th, 1969. But they repeated their point; Elvis received the belt in Sept. 1970. The fact that Elvis grew a few inches of sideburns within 48 hours was not proof.