1976-11


Tom Loomis

Pittsburgh, PA. December 31st, 1976. Elvis flew from Atlanta to Pittsburgh and got ready for his special New Year's Eve show. The show started at 9:30 p.m. but Elvis took the stage at 11:25 p.m. Elvis began this five-days tour in Whichita, KS. on the 27th, Dallas, TX. on the 28th, Birmingham, AL. the next day and Atlanta, GA. on the 30th before rocking the " Igloo " ( Civic Arena ) like never before.

 

Bob Heis

There were several outstanding numbers performed that night : Big boss Man, Reconsider Baby, Rags To Riches, Unchained Melody, You Gave Me A Mountain and Hurt among others.

 

Steve Toli

Elvis surprised the crowd during the reprise of " Hurt ". Indeed no one was expecting Elvis falling flat on his back ( intentionally ) while reaching the high notes of the " finale ". It was certainly spectacular and completely unexpected.

 

Tom Loomis

Close to midnight Elvis told the crowd, " I would like to wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year, and health and hapiness throughout 1977 ". He then sang " Funny How Time Slips Away " followed by " Auld Lang Syne. Elvis was on stage for about 90 minutes and made a short karate demonstration karate demonstration before leaving the stage. 

You can read a concert review originally published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The " Picture of the Week #59 " is from that show as well.

 


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