The footage of Macon is in the hands who lives in south Georgia. He is a collector of many rare items. The old TV station building was bought by a person who sold everything that was inside it in a yard sale. Cameras, equipment, video tape and films that range from 16mm to 8mm. My friend bought some equipment which included some tape player and about 3000 video tapes. They were all label and three stood out the most because they said Elvis in Concert. He was figuring those tapes were of the 1977 CBS Special. When he watched them he saw completely different Elvis footage. He didn't know where these was taken at. Well a few years went by after that yard sale. He heard of me liking Elvis and having alot of knowledge on Elvis. He found me at a local flea market which I go to every weekend. He ask if I would se when these was filmed and where they was filmed at. I told him that Elvis did over 1100 shows in the 70s and the likely hood of me knowing the exact place is slim. Well, I met up with him again and I watch the video tapes. When looking at it I was amazed at one thing, it was the Macon Coliseum. I know the inside of the Macon Coliseum like the back of my hand and there it was in front of me with Elvis on stage in 1972. I told him the dates of these April 15, 1972 AS and ES. He ask how did I know. I told him that Elvis only played the Macon Coliseum with those suits he was wearing one time for the AS and ES shows. He says Ok. Viewing the last one was again amazing. I was figuring that was from his last tour (which includes the ones filmed by CBS). The beginning of the tape was of him at the Hilton Hotel. Ok, first thing pop in my head was Vegas. But the footage turned white and I am hearing the 2001 then the lights came on and again I see the Macon Coliseum with Elvis on Stage.
The guy who owns also lives in south Georgia. I met him about a year later after the guy who owns the Macon footages at the same flea market. This guy heard of me and brought up a player and the tape. He told me that he got this from a sale that a TV station had. The tape he had said Elvis 1976 show. Umm, well that got me curious and since a friend of mine had a TV we took that to his spot and watch the footage. What was odd was the song listing that I am listening to. Not quite a 1976 line up that I have been hearing. But when I heard Elvis sing Such A Night, that dawn on me that is his last Atlanta concert. Also, since it was that show the outfits that the band members wore match too - red.
Oh the sound on these would be compare to Auld Lang Syne or The King Goes Bananas. Video wish is fantastic. All of these was filmed by the TV news crew.