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Re: January 8, 1935 --> Happy 75th Birthday, Elvis!

Sat Jan 09, 2010 6:54 am

Happy Birthday Pal. We miss you.

Re: January 8, 1935 --> Happy 75th Birthday, Elvis!

Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:36 pm

HAPPY 75TH to the original & the best !

Before ELVIS there was nothing ! After ELVIS there hasnt been too much either!

Wish you was here Chief !

Love the NBC ad Btw - i hadnt seen that B4 !

i play elvis everyday anyway but to mark the occasion me and my good friend Jack Daniels gave 'Greensboro Revolution' + 'MSG eve' a spin!

Re: January 8, 1935 --> Happy 75th Birthday, Elvis!

Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:44 am

TCB TED wrote:Nice post, DJC.
I often times find something "new to me" in your posts.

Really enjoyed the Shindig! clips.
I had no idea that Jerry Lee had a sister in the entertainment field.
You can see a similarity around their mouths.
I wonder how the Killer felt about his kid sis' paying homage to Elvis?

James looks pretty cool, if not somewhat out of place, in his "mod" clothes.
I prefer the college prep look with Ricky Nelson, but lots of fun.

Thanks for taking the time to send us something new.

Thanks for your kind words -- it makes it all worthwhile.

Both James and Glen seem a little self-conscious doing "Ticket To Ride." Burton kind of blows the solo!

One wonders if Elvis watched the show -- he might have. And if he did, was there some kind of subtle impression left watching Burton and Hardin play? Both would be hired in July 1969 for the Presley band.


Z0S0 wrote:Love the NBC ad Btw - i hadnt seen that B4 !

Thanks -- it took a little effort to find it.

Re: January 8, 1935 --> Happy 75th Birthday, Elvis!

Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:00 am

Doc-Thanks for posting the "Shindig" links.
I was 7 years old when I saw this,but I seem to remember the host of the show reading (supossedly) a letter from the Beatles to Elvis,the gist of which was that they liked him and wanted to meet him.
Is that acurate?Is my memory failing me?

Re: January 8, 1935 --> Happy 75th Birthday, Elvis!

Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:24 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
jbnva58 wrote:I am old enough to remember the 30th B-Day in 1965(ouch).
Seems one of the teen shows at that time(Shindig or Hullabaloo)had a special birthday tribute to Elvis that year.

Yes!
It was "Shindig!" and actually went down a few months after the actual birthday.

No!
It wasn't a birthday tribute at all.

Start at the 3:28 mark of this YouTube clip -
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Thanks for leading me to this thread, drjohn, so I could clear things up. :smt023

::rocks

Re: January 8, 1935 --> Happy 75th Birthday, Elvis!

Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:16 am

jbnva58 wrote:Doc-Thanks for posting the "Shindig" links.
I was 7 years old when I saw this,but I seem to remember the host of the show reading (supossedly) a letter from the Beatles to Elvis,the gist of which was that they liked him and wanted to meet him.
Is that acurate?Is my memory failing me?

It was my pleasure to be the first to find and post these classic performances from "Shindig!"

As for your memories, sadly, some people seem delighted in calling them bogus.

Re: January 8, 1935 --> Happy 75th Birthday, Elvis!

Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:13 am

I found a fantastic ad and want to share it with all of you, for the August 17, 1969 U.S. re-broadcast of the NBC-TV "Singer presents Elvis" special, apparently the last screening until November 20, 1977:


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Billboard - August 16, 1969
Good times never seemed so good; who knew we had just eight years left?
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Re: January 8, 1935 --> Happy 75th Birthday, Elvis!

Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:08 am

Great stuff, DOC! Thanks for the work you've put into this. The 68 Special remains arguably the greatest rock performance ever on American television. Well, it always will be for me. Thanks again.

rlj