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No doubt Elvis Presley was a great entertainer, giving his best performance on stage in live concerts. Elvis enjoyed performing in front of live audiences, and he loved the energy exchange between him and the audience. His moves and dancing on stage and the scarves he gave to his fans have made it to history.

Elvis' musical career started in the 1950s with lots of live concerts. During the 1960s, he had a long break from performing live while concentrating on movies, but starting in 1969 in Las Vegas, he began concerts again. The years following till his death in 1977 are called his "concert years", because during those years Elvis toured around the USA giving hundreds of concerts yearly, totalling over 1,000 concerts. That huge amount of concerts with several thousand people attending each time gave millions of fans an opportunity to see him live at that time.

The format of his concerts during the 1970s was to start with the Space Odyssey 2001 from Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss, which is actually a classical music piece. It is a very powerful musical piece with the theme that ascends higher and higher. Then he would sing a collection of his greatest hits and other songs he enjoyed singing, and end with American Trilogy or Can't Help Falling in Love (fast version).

The website Elvis-in-Concert.com has extensive information on the different costumes, songs, musicians, song lists, and recordings from this period of time.

How do you feel about Elvis live concerts? Have you been in one? Please tell us your thoughts or about your experience!

 

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Pictures courtesy of Elvis-in-concert.com, unless otherwise indicated.
The concert story of: Gary
I have saved a lot of his records and been to one concert in St Paul, MN about 20 years ago. I really enjoy his music. Elvis was a very good man.

Gary Sherbrooke

The concert story of: Scott
We saw Elvis in Saginaw, Michigan in April, 1977. We were stuck in one of the last rows and used field glasses to watch the show. I thought the roof was going to come off the arena when Elvis came on-stage. The audience was electric. Flash bulbs bursting, everyone screaming, the front of the stage had guards keeping people from climbing up on the stage. Presley smiled constantly and was in great humor. Somewhere in the second half of the show, he got very serious about the music and demonstrated incredible vocal power on "My Way" and "Hurt." I have seen hundreds of concerts with some of the biggest performers including Paul McCourtney and Frank Sinatra. None could present that kind of sheer power and magnificence that Presley and his entourage demonstrated.

Scott

The concert story of: Linda
I never got to see Elvis in concert. Last year I saw an Elvis impersonator in Louisiana and he was awesome, listened to him on utube for a while and decided to check out the real Elvis. There is just no comparison. I have been listening to his music and watching as many videos as I can find and none makes you feel the way that he does. I can not go to sleep at night without listening to his albums. When I saw the documentaries about his life and death I felt like I found him and than lost him right now. I cried like a baby. The tribute from Wayne Newton breaks my heart. I wish I would have known than what I know now. He came to San Antonio in I think 1973. I was fourteen. I am now so thankful to have seen the Elvis in Louisiana. Thank you Ryan. Linda from SATX.

The concert story of: Zoe Conner, age 11
I know that since I am 11 years old, most of you will skip over my passage, but if you are still reading, this really does mean a lot to me. I am working on a project on Elvis Presley and how he changed the racism in America. I have a few questions needed to be answered, and if you could answer even one, I would highly appreciate it.

How was music before Elvis?

How did Elvis make an impact to your life?

How did Elvis Presley change the racial barriers in America?

Did blacks and whites attend his concerts together? If so, were they seperated?

Did the whites start being a little nicer to blacks?

Did the black people's music ratings escalate after the whites figured out from Elvis that maybe their music wasn't so bad?

Please answer as many questions as possible and respond to me at:
zoemac0301 at yahoo.com

Zoe Conner (Please listen though)

The concert story of: Donna
The night my husband asked me to marry him we were at the Creshendo in Hollywood, CA, & Elvis was in the audience. Rita Sherwood was performing & introduce Elvis. He was with only about 3-4 body guards. Very casual, and I don't believe anyone recognized him. (I spotted him right away. I actually sat the entire evening staring at him, not paying any attention to my future husband. I guess I was lucky, because we just celebrated our 51st anniversary. Many years later my husband took me to his concert at the Hilton, Las Vegas. I was sooo excited to say the least. We had a table close to stage & Elvis started throwing a Teddy Bear to the audience. I slid across our table (knocking off a lady's wig) to catch it. I had the chance for a kiss, but glad I retrieved the bear. To this day I still have those wonderful memories and my bear. What a story for our grandchildren & now G. Grandchildren.

I can also tell you exactly where I was when on the radio they announced Elvis had died. I never wanted to believe it nor did I at the time. One of the saddest days in history...

Loved Elvis and still say he is the best entertainer in history.
Sincerely, D. Dixon

The concert story of: Any, 24
GENIAL ESTAS HISTORIAS, UNA MAS LINDA Y CONMOVEDORA QUE LA OTRA!
Gracias por contar sus historias. Lloré mucho porque jamás voy a ver a Elvis en concierto. Ustedes sí que son afortunados!!

Any


THESE STORIES ARE GREAT, EACH ONE MORE BEAUTIFUL AND MORE MOVING THAN THE PREVIOUS ONE.
[Thank you for telling your stories. I cried a lot because I will never see Elvis in concert. You guys are truly fortunate!]

The concert story of: vivian vollo, 53
On Valentine's Day 1969 I saw Elvis on TV and that's when I fell in love with him. I love all his concerts. They are all great. I love when he plays with the fans and his is very king and always will be I love Elvis.

vivian vollo

The concert story of: Jen, 60
The first time I saw Elvis, a friend took me for my 19th birthday, which was in 1971. I was so thrilled and excited. What a showman. He was just wonderful. The second time (and this is where I'd like some help from fans) was in 1977, in Anaheim Calif. I just don't remember the month and really would like to know. He was very late, about 1 1/2 hrs late. And I remember he had been sick. But when he came out on stage no one ever would have known. He put on a fantastic show. I keep thinking this one one of his last shows but after reading comments not sure now. So if someone could help with my memory I'd appreciate it.

Jen


This concert must have been Nov. 30, 1976.

The concert story of: Loren, 45
I attended 3 Elvis shows with my mother and grandmother when I was a kid. The guy had a presence I'll never forget... you didn't have to see him walk onto stage as much as you sensed it. I remember what has to have been the 74 show in Omaha ( I was 5 at the time), his double snuck out into the first row of the auditorium floor and I had turned to see him just as he did... thinking I'd tell my mother I shouted 'There he is" and the whole place went crazy. Funny how I can remember that show so clearly and I've forgotten so many other things that weren't so long ago. Good Times.

Loren, 45

The concert story of: Colleen Kirkpatrick; 61
My love for Elvis began when I was in 5th grade. My Father loved to listen to Elvis on the radio. My parents were struggling to make ends meet, so Dad only had 1 album. My Dad looked like a young Elvis, as they are only 5 years apart in age. The first time I saw Elvis was February, 1971. My first husband and I drove to the International Hotel. My husband only tipped the mat'terde $5, so we were in the back but he was WONDERFUL. Second time, I saved my grocery money, unbeknownst to my cheap husband, and we went to Harrah's in South Lake Tahoe with his parents. My husband tipped $5 and my father-in-law, who never had a kind word to say about anyone, tipped $5. As they were walking down the stairs, I tapped the gentleman on the back and fanned out my $100, which in May of '74 was a lot of money, and I said, "I want right up front." I was 5 seats from the stage. Wow! I was speechless throughout the entire concert. Then my father-in-law said, "I'm humbled." I was shocked! Almost got a scarf, but I was 120 lbs and this BIG woman floored me as Elvis was handing me the scarf.

I have collected numerous albums, beautiful pictures, golden records and went on the diet Elvis was on and if it was not for the sake of Elvis, I wouldn't have lost 40 lbs. God rest his soul. There will never be another entertainer like Elvis, the King of Rock 'n Roll. Long LIVE the KING!

Since

Colleen Kirkpatrick

The concert story of: Ralph Mirando, 51
I saw Elvis 3 times, 1975, 76 on july 16, 1975. My family and I had front row seats. My mother kissed him, got a scarf, my sister got a scarf. He introduced his new song "Trouble." We sang every word to it and hr just loved it. He talked to my mother for about 3 minutes while she stood on a chair. At the very last minute he said, "Thank you very much, you've been a great crowd, see you tomorrow." The 1st piano note for chfil sounded. I yelled out, "No, Elvis, don't go!" He stooped look right me and said and sang "I'll remember you." The day he passed I listened to the radio all day. I was so shocked I could not cry until this one disc jockey on some station said, "Thanks Elvis, we'll remember you," and played the song, and I lost it. It feels just like that moment right now as I write this. That's how much of an impact Elvis has on my life. I listen to himm everyday at some point. I love all the cool stuff I find on the internet the bmg mgm and all the ones still making money on Elvis. Did any one see the Elvis on Tour DVD? That's what I mean with over 30 hours footage. That's what we get. There will be a deluxe edition like ttwis all that horrible bonus footage. Anyway, I will remember that night forever. Love you Elvis. Best song "If I Can Dream." Best film Wild in the Country. Best album 68 comeback. Best doc Elvis That's the way it is, love that title too. Worst day in rock n roll history. 8 16 77. One last thing, when do we declare Jan 8th a national holiday, till we meet you again, my God bless you, adious.

Ralph Mirando

The concert story of: Clementine 70 yrs.
I saw Elvis, in concert, in St.Louis, Mo. at Kiel Auditorium on June 28, 1973. It was the first concert that I had ever gone to, so I wasn't sure of what to expect. Elvis was wearing his white, silver studded jump-suit.... and he sang each song one after another it seemed, without him taking a breath...... he amazed me, and I wondered how he had the energy to sustain himself! He moved from one end of the stage to the other, and also down a short walkway, he never seemed to stop.... though I'm sure he did. My tickets were so far away from Elvis, that from my perspective, he seemed to be 3 inches tall!! My eyes were at all times riveted on him. At some point, he seemed to walk quickly, and disappeared from my vision..... I thought, "Oh, he must be taking a well deserved intermission. Then suddenly, a voice shouted out, "Ladies and Gentleman, Elvis had Left the Building!" I was shocked......... I never forgot that ending, and the famous words telling me Elvis was gone! He was a blessing to his fans and a joy to behold!!

Clementine

The concert story of: Ron
I lived in Anaheim, Cal., so it was easy to travel to Vegas to see Elvis, which I did 15 times. I'll never forget the time I got a seat (by accident) 4 chairs from the stage!! When Elvis walked out to the music of "2001" we were like in SHOCK, being that close. Like Jerry Reed said one time.... "You're the best looking white boy I ever seen!" Keep in mind I'm 66 and happily married, but Elvis was'nt just handsome, he bordered on BEAUTIFUL. His voice is a National Treasure... Ron from Erie Pa.

The concert story of: Carol
I attended the 76 New Year's Eve concert in Pittsburgh, PA. He looked great and sounded great. I wasn't close but it was the best new years eve I have ever had.

Carol

The concert story of: Kelly, 50
For my 15th birthday, my parents took me to see Elvis in concert. It was April 25th, 1976 at the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California. We had great seats, close enough to easily see his face. When Elvis first came out on stage, I remember how shocking his appearence was. He looked pale and bloated and had big puffy bags under his eyes. He looked exhausted! His trademark Elvis movements seemed awkward, due to his heavyness. But his voice.... it was incredible!!! The recordings he made did not do his voice justice, especially when it came to the power. I was equally shocked at how MAGNIFICENT his voice was. I remember laughing a lot. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was also quite charming. He had so much charisma that I literally forgot what he looked like after about the 3rd song and became completely engrossed in his voice. To this day, it is the best concert I've ever been to! Elvis was truly One of a kind.

Kelly, 50

The concert story of: David White
April 6, 1972, Olympia Stadium, I crossed the border, went to the Box Office which said "Sold Out." I said to the gentleman, "I guess I 'm out of luck." He said, "I have two tickets which I have been told I can sell." I said, "Should I buy the Opera glasses they were selling in the lobby?" He said, "Man, look at the tickets, they are in the second row in front of the stage." Elvis was everything we see in the movies and more. Four more times I saw him, the last time with my wife of 35 years New Years Eve, 1975, Pontiac Silverdome. Thank you Elvis.

David White

The concert story of: Joe, 11
I never saw Elvis but he sings really good. I wish he would have lived longer. Long live the king.

joe 11

The concert story of: Mary, 64
I became aware of Elvis at a fairly young age because my teenage neighbor, Jackie, was smitten on him. My very straight laced, religious grandmother took my sister and I to see Jailhouse Rock. We were handed 8x10 glossy photos and other memorabelia that I wish I still had. Some years later, I was still attending Elvis movies (Viva Las Vegas) and my father,who said he preferred Sinatra, took our family to the drive inn to see Blue Hawaii. He told us because he wanted to see the scenery! In 1974, I was newly married and counting pennies to get by. I actually had to do the ironing on the floor, and that is what I was doing when I heard the announcement on the radio, Elvis was going to appear in Omaha. It was 8:00 AM and tickets were to go on sale at 10:00, the price was $10. By noon they were sold out. I had offered to get a ticket for a friend but she didn't return my call in time. The day of the concert she bought a third row, center front ticket from a scalper for $20 and I was so jealous. Our tickets were directly in front of the left side of the stage just slightly higher than stage level and I quickly realized what great seating we had. Elvis was not a center stage performer. He worked the entire stage from the start of the concert to the end. It was incredible to see all of the singers and musicians, that you would not be able to see in front stage seats. If Elvis had not appeared the concert would have been worth every penny of a $10 ticket because the live music and the back up singers were fabulous. The entire concert was performed with precision and will live in my memory for what it was, a great concert featuring one of the greatest entertainers to shape the history of music.

Mary

The concert story of: Janet Jones, 46
My birthday is March 28th and my mother had given me two tickets for the Elvis concert in Alexandria, Louisiana on March 29, 1977. I remember my mom asking why I was crying at the concert and I told her I was so happy to be there. To this day that was the best birthday present that I have received. I will never forget it.

Janet Jones

The concert story of: Cyril, 37, South Africa
Hi every one, well I'm Cyril as I'm staying in South Africa. It was unlucky for me to see the greatest intertainer live, I was only 4 years old when he passed on august 16 1977. My mom and dad are huge elvis fans. We received the breaking news that time 05h00 in the morning over the radio. That's the first time I saw my mom and dad cry like babies. The first song that time I heard was Moody Blue, then way down it was all over the news. Then in 1981 my father took me to a bigscreen where I saw Elvis for the first time in the movie "This is Elvis." There is no words to explain the feeling I had when I saw Elvis on the screen. Everything of him was perfect. AT the end of the the show every one was crying, it was so sad to see him in his last show. To me I think Elvis was at his best 1977. He did not have to perform anymore as fans just wanted to see him, up till today 2011 I'm still a huge Elvis fan and I will go to Graceland soon.

Cyril

The concert story of: Paul Burke, 61
I was at the show in Tuscaloosa AL Nov. 14, 1971. Can't believe tickets were only $10.00. I took my brother and his wife and my old girlfriend from high school. Bought them all tickets. I was in University in Huntsville AL. They came in from Atlanta. My brother and I grew up listening to E when we lived in Jackson TN (1950 - 1958) before moving to ATL. First heard him on WHBQ radio in Memphis. We loved him so much all his life, so seeing him In Tuscaloosa was a thrill. Lost all our memorabilia in a move. It was like a death. Thanks so much for these great pics. Here's the rundown: 2001 Theme; That's All Right; I Got A Woman/Amen; Proud Mary; Love Me Tender; You Don't Have To Say You Love Me; You've Lost That Loving Feeling; Polk Salad Annie; Love Me; Heartbreak Hotel; Blue Suede Shoes; One Night; It's Now Or Never; Are You Lonesome Tonight; Hound Dog; How Great Thou Art; Introductions; Lawdy Miss Clawdy; Bridge Over Troubled Water; I Can't Stop Loving You; The Impossible Dream; Suspicious Minds; Funny How Times Slip Away; Mystery Train/Tiger Man; Jailhouse Rock; Can't Help Falling In Love. - They played for an hour. Thanks for this site!

Paul Burke

The concert story of: Marilyn Darnell, 54
I saw Elvis 3 times in concert, twice in Knoxville, Tn. and once in Atlanta, Ga. I still got my tickets stubs. In 1973 of June 21st and March 15th 1974 at stockley Athletic Center of May 20 1977. I saw Charlie Hodge at Stouffers Inn in Atlanta, Ga. And Lisa Marie and Linda Thompson to in Atlanta, Ga. on the elevator. We met a lady name Frankie. And we met the Chef of the restaurant.

marilyn darnell

The concert story of: Sue, 64

I saw Elvis in Macon, GA in 1970 or 1971 and again in Atlanta at the Omni in 1975. The Macon concert was awesome !! I would have been 23 or 24 and I was and still am a huge Elvis fan. Seeing him in person was one of the most exciting experiences of my life. I remember the American Trilogy at the end and it was amazing !! I think he came back for one encore, but then they announced that Elvis had left the building. He was in great shape at that time and his performance was wonderful. When I saw him in Atlanta in 1975 we were so far back we could hardly see him. His voice was still great. A friend of mine and I went to Graceland in 1971 or 1972. Elvis was there recovering from an eye infection. His Uncle who was the security guard at the gate said he would take us in his jeep up to the house if we promised not to get out, which we did promise. That was exciting also just to know that Elvis was there at the time.

Sue

The concert story of: Dee Ann, 53

I saw Elvis in concert twice in Omaha. I regret not going to his last concert in April 77. The first time I was 13 and sat in the nose bleed section. Two years later, we sat 10th row back. When Space Odyssey 2001 began, the air was electric and Elvis came out on stage. My sister and I looked at each other and without a word we jumped up and ran to the stage. With youth on our side; we made it to the edge first before women now my age squished and pinned us where we stood. Arms extended, Elvis passed within six inches of my hand and I almost swooned. Or could it have been the pressure of so many women behind me trying to get closer. Then he handed me a scarf and I quickly clutched it to my body. I looked around and bodyguards in linebacker pose were pushing women away from the stage

Dee Ann

The story of: Peter

To bad I never saw Evis in real live because Belgium is a long distance from the United States, however he still is the king and always will be!

Peter

The concert story of: JON DORMAN, 51

I WAS AT THE JUNE 19TH CONCERT IN OMAHA ANd IT WAS FATHER'S DAY IF I REMEMBER RIGHT, IT'S HARD TO DESCRIBE WHAT IT'S LIKE TO SEE ELVIS IN CONCERT. AT THE TIME HE WAS HEAVY, LIKE WE HAD NEVER SEEN HIM BEFORE I REMEMBER HE WAS REAL NERVOUS BUT AFTER THE FIRST COUPLE OF SONGS HE WAS ALLRIGHT. I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A HUGE ELVIS FAN AND I LEFT KNOWING THAT I JUST ATTENED SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL!!! I LOOK AT THE PICTURES I TOOK THAT DAY THEY ARE ON MY OFFICE WALL. IT TAKES ME BACK TO THAT DAY THAT WAS FOR ME ONE OF THE GREATEST DAYS OF MY LIFE. I WAS ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES TO SEE HIM. THANKS ELVIS...

JON DORMAN

The concert story of: Paula Stewart, 58

I seen Elvis in concert in 1976 the year before he died in Fayetteville, N.C. He looked tired and worn out. He wore a white suit and over weight. Elvis got bigger than big and I think he just couldn't handle all the attention. If he could have been a regular person he might be here today. I know he was unhappy, and it's very possible he is alive today living in peace the way he wanted. Maybe he walks with us today and we have no clue who he is, and maybe he is happy.... Paula Stewart Clarksville,Tn.

The concert story of: Tina Hale

USA, Louisville, KY, May 21, 1977
I was on the front row with one yellow rose and he started to sing LOVE ME. I stood up to give him the rose and a girl gave him one dozen red roses, but he looked at me and flipped his scarf in my hand and finished the song, then bent down and kissed me. Would love to have a nice picture of that kiss. I was 42 at that time and felt 16....

Tina Hale

The concert story of: Seba, 67

I was married and worked on Sundays. My girlfriend, Jean, asked if I would take a day off, I said no and why. Her husband Bud had tickets to see Elvis on Sunday, Madison Square Gardens 1971. I said not only would I take the day off I would quit my job. I never told my husband. I called in sick at Roma Restaurant and my oh my, up in the balcony screaming and taking pictures I still have them 39 years later. The most wonderful thing ever. Still till this day never needed tranquilizer just listen to his voice.

seba

The concert story of: Daniel Swanson, 53

I attended the Rapid City concert in June of 1977. I purchased two tickets for the concert; one was for a friend. It was a great experience. The lights and cameras for the CBS special were a bit of a hassle for some of the audience, but my seat offered a great view. Elvis seemed happy. That's what all of us thought. What a shock it was for him to die so soon afterwards. His voice seemed strong and his range good. He played the piano when singing Unchained Melody. The piano store offered the piano for sale after the concert, complete with the scratches left on the counsel by the rings. My tickets were $15.00 each. There was no air conditioning in the building yet and it was very warm. He mentioned the heat during the concert. Much more to say, but...all things must end.

Daniel Swanson

The concert story of: Lynn Reeve, 55

I didn't get to see Elvis live on stage at the Las Vegas Hilton in August 1975 as he had taken ill and was back home in Memphis, Tennessee. I did watch his live concert from Honolulu on January 14, 1973. Elvis looked great in the eagle jumpsuit he wore. In 2006 I did get to see Elvis The Concert at the acer arena. It was a super great show. If only Elvis could have made it to our city he would have loved performing live for all his Sydney fans. That's all.

Lynn

The concert story of: Christian - 35

To all of you who did see Elvis live on stage: you are some very lucky people! I am 35 years old and from Norway. To make up for the sad fact that I never got to see The King live, I collect photos of Elvis on stage. If you have photos from the concerts you attended please let me know if you will sell me copies. I do hope to hear from a lot of you. Have a nice day! My email: christian.ziegler.remme@nrk.no

The concert story of: Michal

I was 14 yrs. old when my parents surprised me with concert tickets to see Elvis in the summer of 1977. It was one of his last concerts but I thought it was great! I still have my ticket stubs, T-shirt and concert program. When Elvis came out on stage and began singing the entire arena vibrated! We weren't seated close to the stage so I walked to the balcony to get a closer look and after a while a security guard escorted me back to my seat. But before the show ended I went back to the balcony to get one last look. I've been to several concerts over the years, none could ever compare to Elvis. Just last spring I took my mother, both my sons and my oldest son's girlfriend to Graceland. My sons, 20 and 24 wanted to go! I was so excited. We had a great time and would like to go back.

Michal

The concert story of: Ann, 60

My mother and I were schedule to see the Elvis Concert on April 3, 1977 but it was canceled and reschedule for May 30, 1977 in Jacksonville, Florida. I remember being so disappointed when it was canceled but so worried about him. I have never or will I ever experience anything like that once-in-a-lifetime concert. The air was so electricfying, and everyone was so excited hoping he was well enough to be there. He was so sweet and apologized for not being at the April 3 concert. He tried so hard to throw scrafs up behind the stage to the girls on the upper floor. What I would not have given to be on the ground floor and up near the stage. He was just WONDERFUL! So very sick but wonderful. I'm so blessed and lucky to have even seen him once. I miss him everyday.

Ann

The concert story of: Candace, 63

The one and only concert I saw was in June 1977 (Omaha, NE)
It was at this show and in Rapid City SD where CBS taped to be aired in Sept 1977... I bought LP soundtrack of the live performance and was greatly saddened to hear that he had not performed the songs in their entirety... He made up words & did alot of blah, blah... I literally sat there and bawled. I had heard he had not finished any songs (except for My Way--he read from a paper) but when I was there at the concert I did not notice that... I was just in "awe" of seeing him live. When the CBS special came on... they had left all those imperfections out... they faded off into parts of his life when they came up. I am now looking for a CD of that live concert (Omaha-Rapid City) If anyone knows where I can find one please email me Dutchess46@fmctc.com. I would greatly appreciate it.

Candace

The concert story of: Barb, 61

We saw all the shows in Atlanta, 13, and he was great in everyone... We love Elvis still and he will never die!!! Thanks, Randy Crystal Paden....

The concert story of: Barb, 61

SHORTLY AFTER I TURNED 21, SOME FRIENDS TOOK ME TO A CONCERT IN BOSTON. I EVEN HAD TO WEAR THIS HOT PINK SHIRT SAYING I LOVED ELVIS AND HAD A CRUSH ON HIM AND THAT I JUST TURNED 21. HE EVEN CAME TO ME AND SANG LOVE ME TENDER. I GOT A KISS ON THE CHEEK [A LITTLE PECK]. I DID NOT WANT TO WASH THAT CHEEK.

BARB

The concert story of: Richard Halen, 49

ONE DAY MY BEST FRIEND JEFF SCHREMBS TOLD ME WE WERE GOING SOMEPLACE COOL, A SURPRISE. I WAITED ALL DAY AND THEN AFTER SCHOOL WE DROVE A WHILE AND THEN CARS WERE BACKED UP. I SAW THAT ELVIS WAS PLAYING AND I SAID, "ELVIS, WE ARE SEEING ELVIS?" AND HE SMILED AND SAID YES, AND SUPRISE. THE CONCERT WAS GREAT AND WE HAD REALLY GOOD SEATS. JEFF BOUGHT ME SOME SOUVENIRS AND ELVIS PUT ON A SHOW THAT WAS GREAT. HE SOUNDED VERY MUCH GOOD ON STAGE AND ALL THE WOMEN WERE SCREAMING. I NEVER FORGOT THAT CONCERT AND ELVIS DIED ABOUT YEAR LATER MADE ME SAD.

Richard Halen

The concert story of: Mary Anderson, 61

In late 1970 I heard on the local radio station that Elvis would be appearing at the Miami Beach Auditorum and that tickets would go on sale Monday morning at 8. I was in heaven. I had been a fan since my early teens. Drove my family crazy too.
I went to my parents house that Sunday and was telling my Mother that I really wanted to go to the concert. She laughed and said, "I'll buy the tickets but you have to take your husband with you. I don't want you to go trying to run off after Elvis, young lady". I didn't mind even tho I knew he didn't really care one way or the other about Elvis. I was in heaven as I drove to the auditorum to get the tickets. Well they hadn't gotten the tickets yet so I had to go back on Tuesday. I was second in line so I thought I would be pretty close to the stage. Hmmm little did I know that the first 20 rows or so had been reserved. Well, we got to the concert nice and early. My stomach had the biggest case of butterflies I'd ever experienced. My husband just planted himself in his seat and looked so bored. But hey, I didn't really care I was going to see my idol. This was the one and only time I was able to see Elvis. Long Live The King!

Mary Anderson

The concert story of: Richard Stoffel, 58

I was 21 at the time. My Mom & Dad was still living at that time. It was the Elvis Summer Festival of 1971 & then I saw him again 1972 at the International Hotel in Las Vegas Nev. And when my mom was in the hospital in 1972 that is when my brother was married to his first wife. I had tickets to his concert at the Long Beach arena in (Long Beach California) So they got to see him. So I saw him three times. And my parents & I traveled in a Motorhome we did go get see Graceland. And that was 1984 I believe. So he did put on a good show that I can rembember. And one more thing I forgot. I still do have a stuffed Hound Dog from his Vegas show.

Richard Stoffel

The concert story of: Larry Powell, 61

I ATTENDED TWO CONCERTS JULY 10, 1975 - OCT. 23, 1976 IN CLEVELAND, OHIO RICHFIELD COLISEUM. SOLD OUT 20,OOO EACH CONCERT. I WISH I STILL HAD MY TICKET STUBS. ELVIS WAS GREAT BOTH CONCERTS, HIS VOICE FILLED THE HALL.

Larry Powell

The concert story of: Todd Youdbulis

I was 10 when I saw Elvis live. It was 10-1-74 South Bend Indiana. Fantastic show. I ran down to stage at the left. Elvis came off stage instead of turning left and leaving the building he turned right where he saw a group of police holding me back. Elvis came toward me 25 to 35 feet away, then he was right in front of me somebody (probably Charlie) taping him up, with Elvis turning his wrist over and talking. He immediately points right at me and pointing his diamond rings practically right in my face, of course I try reaching his hand I'm within inches his face is covered in sweat with a towel around his neck. He is laughing, happy as a lark. He does his fake look to see if I got one of his rings. Then he gave me something even better: eye-to-eye contact after he checks his hand. Then he ran out. It was unbelievable. Even to this day I can't believe it, what a superstar. He's not flirting with some beautiful girl - he's given a 10-year old blue-eyed white boy from single mother who to this day I can't believe she saved money for us to see him with no father's support.

Todd Youdbulis

The concert story of: Robin Fagan

Syracuse concert, went up on stage. Elvis Kissed her and said, "What do you want? My ring?" Then he gave her his white scarf. I am her brother, Billy Fagan I was in the army at the time, Fort Hood, Texas. Robin's mom, sisters, husband, and others were there. It was good. With love to Elvis from us all.

Billy Fagan

The concert story of: Cecil Smith, Nova Scotia

Hi everyone, My name is Cecil and im fron Halifax Nova Scotia. I just wanted to share my Elvis concert Stories. I saw Elvis, on June 19, 1977 in Omaha, June 21, 1977 in Rapid City and on June 26, 1977 in Indianapolis. In my opinion, This was Elvis at his best, we all know he was a bit overweight and seemed tired but I cannot recall him staggering on stage. He stumbled on his words but he was joking at the same time, Elvis had a very funny, one in a kind type of sense of humor. I have pictures of me and Elvis from the Rapid City show. I will post them someday online.

Cecil Smith

The concert story of: Stacey - 40

I know there were several fan clubs dedicated to Elvis and my parents ran one of them. If you remember The Strictly Elvis Generation. My mother was a huge fan and would go to every concert she could.

One of the concerts that my parents went to they brought me with. I believe I was 6 or 7 at the time. We were several rows back but being that Elvis knew my parents were going to be in the crowd with me, he looked to see where we were at as my mom boosted me up as close to him as she could get me and he handed me one of his scarves, still have it. I do know that the girls went wild and there was so much hysteria.

Before I forget, my parents got to personally meet Elvis at another concert. My dad had a camera and the manager Colonel Tom Parker took the picture. They still have it on a wall in their home.

Stacey

The concert story of: ARVEL H WOOTEN

May 1975 Omni, Atlanta, GA, front row, center stage. Shook his hand, nephew was 4 years old, received a red scarf. Many great songs, many memories.
My hero.
ARVEL H WOOTEN

 

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