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    Jerry Scheff

    Can someone give me the date he left Elvis in '73 and the date he came back on with Elvis' show in 1975
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    Re: Jerry Scheff

    never knew jerry left the band in 73....but then again they always came back..same can be said about ronnie tutt
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    Re: Jerry Scheff

    Quote Originally Posted by Bradley View Post
    Can someone give me the date he left Elvis in '73 and the date he came back on with Elvis' show in 1975
    He left right after Aloha from Hawaii and then I think came back for the April 1975 tour.

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    Re: Jerry Scheff

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    He left right after Aloha from Hawaii and then I think came back for the April 1975 tour.
    really right after aloha..do u know why he temporarily left..money-argument? neways thanks for the info bud
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    Re: Jerry Scheff

    Quote Originally Posted by epmoodyblue View Post
    really right after aloha..do u know why he temporarily left..money-argument? neways thanks for the info bud
    I think he was just burned out and wanted to take a break

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    I think he was just burned out and wanted to take a break
    wow..yeah mabye thats what elvis should of done take a break just like jerry. for a year or 2..straighten out his personal probs.. who knows mabye he would still be with us today
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    Re: Jerry Scheff

    I heard he left due to his declining health.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradley View Post
    I heard he left due to his declining health.
    He is still touring now. What was the problem back then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    He is still touring now. What was the problem back then?
    Not sure buddy, just recall reading it somewhere.
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    Re: Jerry Scheff

    Quote Originally Posted by Bradley View Post
    Not sure buddy, just recall reading it somewhere.
    OK, in June 2009 he gave a sold out performance in Breda, Netherlands with the remaining TCB bandmembers.

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    Re: Jerry Scheff

    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    He is still touring now. What was the problem back then?
    Jerry Scheff has said he just got tired of touring and stopped for a while

    He's never mentioned any health issues for his departure back then

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    Re: Jerry Scheff

    Quote Originally Posted by Bradley View Post
    Can someone give me the date he left Elvis in '73 and the date he came back on with Elvis' show in 1975
    Jerry left after the Las Vegas engagement, so last show - 23rd February 1973 Closing Show. He was replaced by Emory Gordy, who is briefly seen in Elvis On Tour (he played bass during the March 1972 recording sessions / rehearsals). Emory was subsequently replaced by Duke Bardwell for the Las Vegas Jan-Feb 1974 season, and stayed on until 1 April 1975 Closing Show in Las Vegas.

    Apparently, by that time, Elvis knew Jerry was available, so he was asked back on the band wagon for the April-May 1975 tour and stayed on til the very end.

    The reasons why he left, are only known to him, but I remember reading somewhere that the reasons were either 'addiction' problems or maritial problems. If I'm not mistaken he went to Canada during the 'break' from Elvis' touring. Correct me if I'm wrong!

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    Re: Jerry Scheff

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    He left right after Aloha from Hawaii and then I think came back for the April 1975 tour.
    He did not leave right after Aloha. He left after the February engagement in Las Vegas due to both addiction/marital problems (which resulted in a divorce) and came back on tour with Elvis towards the end of April of 1975.

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    He is still touring now. What was the problem back then?


    Quote Originally Posted by medleyofcostumes View Post
    Jerry left after the Las Vegas engagement, so last show - 23rd February 1973 Closing Show. He was replaced by Emory Gordy, who is briefly seen in Elvis On Tour (he played bass during the March 1972 recording sessions / rehearsals). Emory was subsequently replaced by Duke Bardwell for the Las Vegas Jan-Feb 1974 season, and stayed on until 1 April 1975 Closing Show in Las Vegas.

    Apparently, by that time, Elvis knew Jerry was available, so he was asked back on the band wagon for the April-May 1975 tour and stayed on til the very end.

    The reasons why he left, are only known to him, but I remember reading somewhere that the reasons were either 'addiction' problems or maritial problems. If I'm not mistaken he went to Canada during the 'break' from Elvis' touring. Correct me if I'm wrong!
    First of All, Emory Gordy cannot directly be seen in Elvis On Tour but he was, in fact, there for the March recording sessions.

    Second: The reason Jerry left is due to addiction and problems in his marriage at the time (which, as I mentioned, resulted in a divorce).

    By the time he came back in 1975 he was very surprised at how everything had 'slowed down' and changed music-wise. The fire and energy that was in Elvis's music had dimmed considerably and was, in reality, no longer there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Trout View Post

    By the time he came back in 1975 he was very surprised at how everything had 'slowed down' and changed music-wise. The fire and energy that was in Elvis's music had dimmed considerably.
    stop it with the dramatics..thats ur opinion..nothing slowed down by 75....actually some of elvis best concerts ever and songs recorded . came in that year summer of 75
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    Re: Jerry Scheff

    Thanks guys for the replies.
    Tony Trout, I am not 100 percent positive, but pretty sure on the EOT outtakes you can clearly see Emory Gordy playing bass, on the Burning Love takes especially.
    Not 100 percent sure on that but think so, will check those out today been meaning to watch some EOT l8ley anyway !
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    Quote Originally Posted by epmoodyblue View Post
    stop it with the dramatics..thats ur opinion..nothing slowed down by 75....actually some of elvis best concerts ever amd songs. came in that year summer of 75
    I agree 1975 was one of the best years as far as good concerts go, but the energy compared to say 1972 had slowed down.
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    Re: Jerry Scheff

    <First of All, Emory Gordy cannot directly be seen in Elvis On Tour but he was, in fact, there for the March recording sessions. >




    You're right - I think I saw him in one of the 'On Tour' 'Out-takes' dvds.

    Thanks for the correction

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    Quote Originally Posted by medleyofcostumes View Post
    <First of All, Emory Gordy cannot directly be seen in Elvis On Tour but he was, in fact, there for the March recording sessions. >




    You're right - I think I saw him in one of the 'On Tour' 'Out-takes' dvds.

    Thanks for the correction
    Y!eah thats it, which means he was in Elvis on tour!!
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    Re: Jerry Scheff

    Quote Originally Posted by Bradley View Post
    I agree 1975 was one of the best years as far as good concerts go, but the energy compared to say 1972 had slowed down.
    as for energy..those 71 concerts were the ultimate best in my books anyways
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Trout View Post
    He did not leave right after Aloha. He left after the February engagement in Las Vegas due to both addiction/marital problems (which resulted in a divorce) and came back on tour with Elvis towards the end of April of 1975.
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    that's close enough

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