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    hawaii 1961

    I don't know much about the concert Elvis gave on hawaii in 1961,so i'd like to know what songs he performed and if there is footage of this concert,and just some information...
    I'd like to go to Graceland
    Memphis,Tennessee

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    The concert was on Saturday, March 25, 1961 at 8.30pm at the Bloch Arena in Pearl Harbor. It was to raise money to begin the memorial to those who lost their lives on the USS Arizona on December 7, 1941.

    RCA released this in 1980 on the silver box set, Elvis Aron Presley. There is a great bootleg LP available of it as well, called Elvis 1961 Hawaii Benefit Show (pic attached) and it is excellent. Includes a huge booklet about the show, and plenty of pics. Picture credit: elvisspecialties.com

    Plenty of candid footage available of his arrival, departure etc in Hawaii.

    Songs were:

    1 - Heartbreak Hotel
    2 - All Shook Up
    3 - A Fool Such As I
    4 - I Got A Woman
    5 - Love Me
    6 - Such A Night
    7 - Reconsider Baby
    8 - I Need Your Love Tonight
    9 - That's Allright
    10 - Don't Be Cruel
    11 - One Night
    12 - Are You Lonesome Tonight?
    13 - It's Now Or Never
    14 - Swing Down, Sweet Chariot
    15 - Hound Dog
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    Thank you very much GetLO,really appreciate your help
    I did knew about the footage of him arriving,but is there also footage of him performing?
    I'd like to go to Graceland
    Memphis,Tennessee

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    Quote Originally Posted by elvis himselvis View Post
    I did knew about the footage of him arriving,but is there also footage of him performing?
    I don't think so, no.

    There is that famous B&W footage of him in the gold lame jacket and black pants (which is what he wore for that show) with the RCA Victor dog on stage with him. I was watching it a few weeks ago, and I seem to recall someone saying it was from Hawaii '61, but I can't remember at this stage.

    Perhaps someone else can answer this properly ... ?
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    Great info Getlo
    You are a walking Elvis encyclopedia!
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    [quote=Getlo;156011]There is that famous B&W footage of him in the gold lame jacket and black pants (which is what he wore for that show) with the RCA Victor dog on stage with him. I was watching it a few weeks ago, and I seem to recall someone saying it was from Hawaii '61, but I can't remember at this stage.[quote]

    The footage that you are talking about is of him in Memphis in 1957. If you remember there was a banner behind him that tells about Jailhouse Rock. Watch Tupelo's Own and it shows that footage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elvislennon2004 View Post
    The footage that you are talking about is of him in Memphis in 1957. If you remember there was a banner behind him that tells about Jailhouse Rock. Watch Tupelo's Own and it shows that footage.
    Yeah, yeah, that's the one I was watching! Good work. I remember thinking at the time that it was nice to know where the footage finally came from.

    Don't know why I was confusing it with Hawaii '61 ... maybe the outfit.

    Thanks.
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    This sounds like a great show, i gotta get this show!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by toffe View Post
    This sounds like a great show, i gotta get this show!!
    The sound quality isn't perfect, and the version included on the silver box set has a few bits of dialogue etc missing. And the box set sound is only marginally better than the bootleg LP release.

    The bootleg LP I posted above is one of the best Elvis bootlegs ever.

    But get the silver box set on CD; that will be the easiest way for you to get this show.
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    A small portion of this show can be found on the import cd "Fever Pitch".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getlo View Post
    The concert was on Sunday, March 25, 1961 at 8.30pm at the Bloch Arena in Pearl Harbor. It was to raise money to begin the memorial to those who lost their lives on the USS Arizona on December 7, 1941.

    RCA released this in 1980 on the silver box set, Elvis Aron Presley. There is a great bootleg LP available of it as well, called Elvis 1961 Hawaii Benefit Show (pic attached) and it is excellent. Includes a huge booklet about the show, and plenty of pics. Picture credit: elvisspecialties.com

    Plenty of candid footage available of his arrival, departure etc in Hawaii.

    Songs were:

    1 - Heartbreak Hotel
    2 - All Shook Up
    3 - A Fool Such As I
    4 - I Got A Woman
    5 - Love Me
    6 - Such A Night
    7 - Reconsider Baby
    8 - I Need Your Love Tonight
    9 - That's Allright
    10 - Don't Be Cruel
    11 - One Night
    12 - Are You Lonesome Tonight?
    13 - It's Now Or Never
    14 - Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
    15 - Hound Dog
    I agree Getlo..this is one of the best boots thats ever been released.

    I am going to play this tonight, haven't heard it in quiet sometime.
    "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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    The LP and new CD version of this show was released on a box set from the 80s, I think called, ELVIS ARON PRESLEY. It was just a gray background with his signature on written across it in white. The LP was 8 LP set and the CD I think had 4 CDs.

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    I love the pic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MojoElvis View Post
    The LP and new CD version of this show was released on a box set from the 80s, I think called, ELVIS ARON PRESLEY. It was just a gray background with his signature on written across it in white. The LP was 8 LP set and the CD I think had 4 CDs.
    Thank you very much
    I will look for it
    Wish me luck
    I'd like to go to Graceland
    Memphis,Tennessee

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    If you have difficulties finding the boxset, it shouldn't be that hard to find a copy of the "Elvis In Person" '61 concert on cd..original it may be, but not a cdr.
    "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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