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1958 Live Concert

Fri Feb 24, 2006 11:12 am

What if, during Elvis' 90 day deferement, he played a live show?

Maybe a charity event, and mainly to rally several thousand of his fans together, and thank them for their loyalty, and to see their faces, and hear their screams, and entertain them directly (which movies cannot accomplish) and say farewell - and rock their world - one last time before going away in the Army.

IMO, a January '58 Elvis Live In Concert somewhere would've been a more precious way to spend that deferement time in addition to a film shoot.

Going to shoot King Creole during that deferment really only pleases the Hollywood studio producing it. The living breathing ELVIS FANS aren't a factor in the making of a movie. (They aren't there on the set and will only fill theater seats to watch it - months LATER)

For The Fans: Elvis Live In Concert January, or February 1958

Imagine a setlist for that concert......

and a live album to come out soon after.

Awww all the what-if's

Fri Feb 24, 2006 11:53 am

As it turns out Elvis' last concert of the 1950s decade was a show in Honolulu, right, and no one knew it was going to be the last. It slips into history with no fanfare or acknoweldgement. No bang, just a whimper.

IMO< there was a wasted opportunity to arrange/do THE LAST 50s CONCERT and market it/bill it/hype it as such.

The start of '58, before his Induction, would've been the perfect time.

Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:30 pm

I'd imagine it being not too far from his '57 live setlists...

Anyone have that handy?

Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:43 pm

To be honest,

If there is one film im glad Elvis did do, it is King Creole.

If there was a choice to have a 1958 concert rather than King Creole, it would be the film, without a doubt.

Now if Elvis did a concert in October, 1963 instead of making Kissin' Cousins that would be totally different. :lol: