Ian Fraser-Thomson was the only fan to witness Elvis' astounding July 1969 rehearsal, Las Vegas Opening Night and the Press Conference afterwards. As we all know July 31, 1969 marked a historic milestone in Elvis' career. Bolstered by the runaway success of the '68 Comeback show and energised by productive recording sessions at American Sound Studios, Elvis launched his return to live performance at Las Vegas's International Hotel in the summer of 1969.
In this insightful interview Ian Fraser-Thomson gives an incredible insiders viewpoint on what it was like to actually be there while Elvis went through the most important on-stage resurrection of his career.
Do not miss this great interview and rare Elvis 1969 photos.
PEP from the FECC website interviewed Elvis fan Ian Fraser-Thomson in November 2008.
Both Ian Fraser-Thomson and PEP kindly offered this fascinating interview to EIN for all fans to see.
Last edited by franny; 05-13-2010 at 09:43 PM.
I never looked for trouble but I never ran.
Brilliant read, thank you.
Really enjoyed reading that Franny,Thanks.
Love the photo with Sinatra and crosby (Is that right?)...Elvis just looks like the coolest dude that ever lived and they`re just looking at him like two old ghosts of entertainment past!!
Great article Franny, thank you. I would have given anything to have been able to be at that opening concert. Elvis was definitely at his best at that time.