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    Suspicious Minds Live Questions

    Perhaps this has been asked on other posts, but I couldn't find it.

    When was the last time Elvis perfomed this song?

    Any ideas, why did Elvis stop performing Suspicious Minds live?

    Do you think he ever would have returned to perroming this song?

    This just seems like a curious thing; That he would suddenly stop performing one of his biggest hits.

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    I recall he last tried it in Vegas 1975, the song worked but he wasn't feeling too well. 33 years and 364 days ago on August the 19th..

    As far as I know he never tried it again later on. On a recording from '77 I heard a fan scream the title, but Elvis was a bit perplexed and didn't do it.

    Could be he stopped performing it because it was such an exhausting song to do.
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    Re: Suspicious Minds Live Questions

    Iv heard he stopped playing this song simply because he didnt like it anymore. Somewhere iv read that Elvis said 'I hate that d*** song'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by italianfan View Post
    Iv heard he stopped playing this song simply because he didnt like it anymore. Somewhere iv read that Elvis said 'I hate that d*** song'.
    Sounds reasonable. Some songs he took to a certain level and after that he simply lost interest - "memories" is another example, the versions from '69 are definitely messy compared to the comeback special. I bet "burning love" suffered the same fate eventually.
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    Re: Suspicious Minds Live Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaticSun View Post
    Sounds reasonable. Some songs he took to a certain level and after that he simply lost interest - "memories" is another example, the versions from '69 are definitely messy compared to the comeback special. I bet "burning love" suffered the same fate eventually.
    These are great examples of that. I had heard he never really liked "Burning Love", but the other songs...I thought he liked those?

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    Re: Suspicious Minds Live Questions

    He actually had to be forced to record, "Burning Love". It was another song that he didn't like.

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    Re: Suspicious Minds Live Questions

    I wished he had kept Suspicious Minds and Burning Love and dumped Hound Dog etc.

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    Re: Suspicious Minds Live Questions

    burning love from 76 was nothing but a mess!!
    "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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    Re: Suspicious Minds Live Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by italianfan View Post
    Iv heard he stopped playing this song simply because he didnt like it anymore. Somewhere iv read that Elvis said 'I hate that d*** song'.
    From Closing Night "Lat's don't let a good thing die, Oh, cause honey, you know how I this D*** song, I really do."

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    Re: Suspicious Minds Live Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by elvispresleytheking View Post
    From Closing Night "Lat's don't let a good thing die, Oh, cause honey, you know how I this D*** song, I really do."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Trout View Post
    He actually had to be forced to record, "Burning Love". It was another song that he didn't like.
    So true SP! But he was just such a "hunk-a-hunk of burnin' love"!!!! Ewwwlalaaaaa

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    Re: Suspicious Minds Live Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by The King's Queen View Post
    So true SP! But he was just such a "hunk-a-hunk of burnin' love"!!!! Ewwwlalaaaaa
    It IS kinda weird that he didn't like this song....Really, what other artist could sing he's a "Hunka Hunka burnin' love" and get away with it?

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    Re: Suspicious Minds Live Questions

    For him not to like it he performed it from 1972 all the way through middle of 1976. Will exclude the year 1974, don't think it was done at all that year.
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    Re: Suspicious Minds Live Questions

    For him not to like it he performed it from 1972 all the way through middle of 1976. Will exclude the year 1974, don't think it was done at all that year.
    When i said he didnt like it, i meant by the time he stopped using it in his shows so often so around 74. im sure he still liked it to an extent in 72.

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    Re: Suspicious Minds Live Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by italianfan View Post
    When i said he didnt like it, i meant by the time he stopped using it in his shows so often so around 74. im sure he still liked it to an extent in 72.
    You think he would have liked it somewhat since it was number 2 on the hot billboard charts. His last bigest hit.
    "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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    Re: Suspicious Minds Live Questions

    My remake of Elvis' last live version of Suspicious Minds :
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCdRB1VfTLc"]YouTube - ELVIS - SUSPICIOUS MINDS (LAST TIME ON STAGE 750819DS)[/ame]
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    Re: Suspicious Minds Live Questions

    I'm sure Elvis just got tired of the song.It was everywhere.I mean yeh it was a big hit,that's great,but you eventually get tired of singing the same songs over again..
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    Re: Suspicious Minds Live Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by AHM1977 View Post
    My remake of Elvis' last live version of Suspicious Minds :
    YouTube - ELVIS - SUSPICIOUS MINDS (LAST TIME ON STAGE 750819DS)
    What a great video thank you
    "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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