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    Very Thin Elvis in 1976 Video performing "You Gave Me A Mountain"

    I know there's been a lot of discussion about Elvis' weight, but I found this video of Elvis performing in late 1976 and I couldn't believe how thin and energetic he was! Thought I would share it here.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e14jd6csUdk&feature=channel_page"]YouTube - Elvis Presley Bicentennial 1976 vol. 1 PART 2: You Gave Me A Mountain[/ame]

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    Re: Very Thin Elvis in 1976 Video performing "You Gave Me A Mountain"

    Thanks Nathan, great clip

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    Re: Very Thin Elvis in 1976 Video performing "You Gave Me A Mountain"

    Nathan, you made the right decision to share this video indeed!!!
    Thank you!!!!!!!!
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    Re: Very Thin Elvis in 1976 Video performing "You Gave Me A Mountain"

    Are you sure it was really 1976? It's a good video though.

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    Re: Very Thin Elvis in 1976 Video performing "You Gave Me A Mountain"

    He looks great no matter what he looks like or does.
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    Re: Very Thin Elvis in 1976 Video performing "You Gave Me A Mountain"

    Here is another from the same Chicago show in 1976
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgX-t3AeLJg"]YouTube - Elvis Presley- Chicago 14 october 1976[/ame]
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    Re: Very Thin Elvis in 1976 Video performing "You Gave Me A Mountain"

    Great clip thanks for posting nathan

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    Re: Very Thin Elvis in 1976 Video performing "You Gave Me A Mountain"

    Great clip, thank you. He had lost weight at the end of 1976 and he probably felt better. He is always great for me !

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    Awww, thank you for both clips!!! Amazing!! I haven't seen them yet before. I love both songs! My 2 big favourites from him. It really seems to me that he lost some weight. And his jumpsuit was great!! Ohhhh, maybe it would not have been too late then to save him and help him in that time.


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    Re: Very Thin Elvis in 1976 Video performing "You Gave Me A Mountain"

    Yes, Elvis was really turning to something good in nov/dec 1976. The nov tour was great, just as Elvis spirit. The dec Vegas season was 'poor' one (comparing it with the quality of the nov tour), and the few shows at the end of the year also showed a (relative) healhty Elvis.

    Too bad he couldn't maintain that level while he was at home again. Because the Elvis that returned touring in feb 1977 was about as heavy as he'd ever be.
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    Re: Very Thin Elvis in 1976 Video performing "You Gave Me A Mountain"

    Awesome footage, thanks! He sounded great as well!

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    Re: Very Thin Elvis in 1976 Video performing "You Gave Me A Mountain"

    Elvis in this video of finale of 1976 was the same weight what in 1974 also wear the same suit what in that year. Is him more slim what was in this period of his life November and Dicember of 1976. Unfortunate after go up a lot of weight again.

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    Re: Very Thin Elvis in 1976 Video performing "You Gave Me A Mountain"

    Yes he sounded very good. Like always. :smile:

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    Re: Very Thin Elvis in 1976 Video performing "You Gave Me A Mountain"

    i think he was even thinner than late 1974 at the start of this tour, particularly in this suit.
    Great footage
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patricia Fonseca View Post
    Elvis in this video of finale of 1976 was the same weight what in 1974 also wear the same suit what in that year. Is him more slim what was in this period of his life November and Dicember of 1976. Unfortunate after go up a lot of weight again.

    I think when he met Ginger he became interested in things again, lost some weight, seemed very happy in 12/76 but unfortunately, it didn't last long. Very sad the way he just had no clue how deep he was into other stuff.

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    Re: Very Thin Elvis in 1976 Video performing "You Gave Me A Mountain"

    Great clip. Many thanks for posting!!
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    Re: Very Thin Elvis in 1976 Video performing "You Gave Me A Mountain"

    great clip which does not suprise me at all.

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    Re: Very Thin Elvis in 1976 Video performing "You Gave Me A Mountain"

    Quote Originally Posted by cbg84 View Post
    Are you sure it was really 1976? It's a good video though.
    Yep, that's a 1976 video.

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    I don't know which one it is, but on some import-dvd the major part of this show can be seen. From a certain distance Elvis really looked good during this tour (on some close-up pictures he looks quite tired indeed), but his voice was good and he seemed to be more interested in his performances once again. He moved a bit more than during the previous concerts and seemed somewhat fitter. The show itself can be heared on CHICAGO BEAT and the concert is pretty good for a 1976 show.


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    more like a molehill in 1972 (?)

    The clip is very nice, thank you!

    Ah well. There's no point in losing weight without a long-term perspective. Elvis was active enough just touring the country, but his weight loss(es) in the 70's never seem(s) to have been (a) healthy one(s).

    Some composers were actually a bit chubby, but it wasn't such a big deal back then. Of course they got wider by eating healthy products.

    Elvis' weight problem seems to have been accentuated by the bloating of his face and there wasn't much he could do to avoid it from occurring every once in a while.
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