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    Elvis Presley live in Toronto Canada..1957


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    I know elvis played in Canada in the 1950's but wonder why Colonel never booked him there in the 1970s
    "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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    Awesome, thanks for the link!

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    the reason why he never came as he was suposed to be..first in 1970 he had to pay 15% ousider performer taxes..the buiding that he was coming the Montreal Forum had 16,000 seats and to cover the financial expenses he had to do 3 shows in the same day or 2 in the same day and one the next day. They probably think he was too much. The producers and the biggest radio station here in Montreal at that time gould go over 450,000$. The second try was in 1972 but again failed and the 3rd time was in 1975 when RCA Canada get involved in the project by putting down a complet canadian tour, including Montreal, Toronto, (west of the country: winnipeg, edmonton, and vancouver). That the story we have here at the club's archives. In 1970, the billboard (show advertising) was put by error in a newspaper and people star calling the radio station for tickets! The colonel wanted 600,000$ in 1970 and the producer and radio station were scary if they were not enough demand for the 3 shows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bogarcon View Post
    the reason why he never came as he was suposed to be..first in 1970 he had to pay 15% ousider performer taxes..the buiding that he was coming the Montreal Forum had 16,000 seats and to cover the financial expenses he had to do 3 shows in the same day or 2 in the same day and one the next day. They probably think he was too much. The producers and the biggest radio station here in Montreal at that time gould go over 450,000$. The second try was in 1972 but again failed and the 3rd time was in 1975 when RCA Canada get involved in the project by putting down a complet canadian tour, including Montreal, Toronto, (west of the country: winnipeg, edmonton, and vancouver). That the story we have here at the club's archives. In 1970, the billboard (show advertising) was put by error in a newspaper and people star calling the radio station for tickets! The colonel wanted 600,000$ in 1970 and the producer and radio station were scary if they were not enough demand for the 3 shows.
    Have a nice day, Bogarcon
    Thank you for that Bogarcon.

    Would have been nice had he gotten to do the shows in Canada in '75.
    "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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    Great Footage.Too bad no sound with it tho'.
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    It is too bad he never got to Newfoundland, Canada in 1975!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by midnight View Post
    It is too bad he never got to Newfoundland, Canada in 1975!!!!
    Agreed !
    "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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    That was great. Who filmed it. There are 2 or 3 cameras there. Was the whole gig filmed? Is there any more of this film? Wow, so many questions.
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    Would be great having the whole show in sound !!
    "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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    there's about 6 minutes of films from the CBC TV (canada national tv station from coast to coast) in the archives. There's an old man still alive in Montreal that in 2007 was on a radio show talking about the shows in Ottawa and Toronto and he puts on the aire 3 mintes of the press conference (never released) back stage in Ottawa. Different from what we already have. Also, they found in the old RCA archives in Montreal before they put down the building (about 10 years ago), some 35 unreleased pictures and news reports from the Ottawa and Toronto shows. That was in April 1957.
    Have a nice day, Bogarcon

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    Thank you for the video Jen and thank you for all the info Bogarcon.

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    Thank you so much for the clip, awesome presely31, back then it was the most exciting times of all!

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    Parts of that radio broadcast from 1957 can be found on the import cd "When All Was Kool".

    It has part of the broadcast, including Heartbreak Hotel in two parts, Teenagers talking about Elvis and Elvis talking to Mac Lipson in Ottawa.

    The Radio Show is dated April 4, 1957. The Lipson interview April 3, 1957.

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    Thank you Rene.

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    Thanks for that info Sonny. I got that CD not to long ago
    "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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    If you love 1957 I can recommend this book;

    Elvis '57: The Final Fifties Tours Book

    I keep re-reading it. It is a great account of his tours through 1957 and covers this gig. More info:

    http://shop.elvis.com.au/prod178.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trelane P View Post
    If you love 1957 I can recommend this book;

    Elvis '57: The Final Fifties Tours Book

    I keep re-reading it. It is a great account of his tours through 1957 and covers this gig. More info:

    http://shop.elvis.com.au/prod178.htm
    Have this on my to get list for sure
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonny View Post
    Parts of that radio broadcast from 1957 can be found on the import cd "When All Was Kool".

    It has part of the broadcast, including Heartbreak Hotel in two parts, Teenagers talking about Elvis and Elvis talking to Mac Lipson in Ottawa.

    The Radio Show is dated April 4, 1957. The Lipson interview April 3, 1957.

    Sonny
    thanks Sonny. I will have to cheak this out.

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