Friday, August 13, 2010

ELVIS MONTH 2010: It's Midnight . . . (re-post)

The time was the start of 1971 (the year I was born!) and Elvis was in the midst of one of his many Las Vegas engagements at the International Hotel. On the evening of January 28th, Elvis performed a midnight show that had them rocking in the isles. Many consider Elvis' vegas shows the "re-birth" of the legend and this show is no exception. The great thing about the Vegas era is that you can see the outline for what would be Elvis' live shows from here on in. The jumpsuits, the 2001 theme, the flash, the glitter . . . all of this has become American folklore and is what most people remember when they think of Elvis. It has been imitated, satirized, plagirised and immortalized. What can't be denied is that the King returned to his throne with a voice and style like no other. Here is that great midnight show from 1971. Here is "ELVIS: Lean, Mean & Kickin' Butt". Enjoy!

ELVIS: Lean, Mean & Kickin' Butt

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