L to R - Al Strada, Ed Parker, Elvis, Billy Smith, Dick Grob and Concert West promoter Tom Hulett. Dr. Nick can be seen in the background wearing a dark shirt and checkered pants. Photo taken on June 17, 1977 in Springfield, MO as Elvis emerged from behind the curtain to take the stage at the Hammons Student Centre on the opening night of what turned out to be his final tour

From June 17-26, 1977 Elvis tours in concert. Shows on June 19, 20, and 21 are recorded by RCA for an upcoming live album and are videotaped for an upcoming CBS-TV television special. (Footage from the show on the 20th is not used in the special.) The special will be called Elvis in Concert. It will first air on October 3 after Elvis’ death in August. The camera gives a shocking picture of Elvis’ poor health in his final days, but his voice is strong