Daddy, I miss you more every day. You will always be my hero..
Taking Care of BusinessTil we meet you again, may God bless you, Adios.
Have seen this before but it's always worth another look. If you haven't watched it yet you have to catch the roll Elvis does at the end of Hurt. He sounds absolutely awesome and he is really on top of his game, appearing to be very limber and mobile--he didn't move around that much in the Aloha special! It is both uplifting and saddening to see him so putting on a performance of that caliber so close to the end.
Thanks for the link, nolvis.
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...you won't forget me when I go.
Sorry, but I simply hate to see these kind of clips. To me it seems like Elvis' movement during uptempo songs made him look silly and a karikature of his pre-40s self. Perhaps he felt during that that he was still rocking, but to the audience it probably looked just as "weird" as to me.
I've read lots of show reviews in newspaper from the late 70s, and quite a lot of journalists also put questionmarks to this.
When turning 40 Elvis struggled a lot with how he had to present himself. It's no secret Elvis wanted to be a ballad singer a la Dean Martin, but felt that he was obliged to do rock'n roll songs. Turning 40 he tried on 2-piece suits, obviously because he felt less comfortable in a jumpsuit as a 40 year old man. I think he was right. Instead of re-inventing himself, coming up with something new, he changed back to the same old formula.
It's hard to express what I try to make clear, but I hope you understand the meaning.
"A year from now, you'll wish you had started today"
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I love the performances!!!And seeing him do the karate stretch(squat?)is really fantastic to see,he really is amazing!!!!!
I absolutely love the ending to Hurt also Lonnie!!!!!And the comments from people regarding this video really say alot about the misguided horror show Elvis in '77 crap that even his own family and company(EPE,etc.)don't do anything about when the truth is out there in soooo many forms like this great video,and the CBS Special has the best 70's performances of songs like See See Rider,You gave me a Mountain,Hound Dog(great energy!),and a great extra verse toe tapping get up and dance version of his breakthrough hit,Thats Alright...trying to get to you,how great thou art,i really don't want to know,hurt....!!!
he really sounds so wonderful. unbelievable.. even he was a quite ill during 1977, and still he sounded so great.
[CENTER]"The only time I can be me is when I walk through the door and lock it from the inside" -Elvis
Albert, I see what you mean about him not moving much during "Polk Salad Annie". That's one of my favorite songs and I love the way he moves during that song - very prevocative to me (during the late 60's early 70's)....so sexy!!
Very well said Joe,wait-a-go!!!!!And like a fellow repeats on the comments for the video numerous times,his voice was absolutely amazing right to the end,and especially Rapid City(he says that and so do i!!!)