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Elvis Presley's Conquest of NYC Shown in Rare Footage:

Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:35 pm

posted on billboard.com today!

'It Was Very Emotional'
It was June of 1972. Though his career had enjoyed more triumphs than most any other in showbusiness, there was one city that Elvis Presley wanted to conquer: New York City. It had been over fifteen years since the "King of Rock & Roll" had performed there -- and he had not forgotten how he felt.

"He was back in a city that a few years earlier had caused him the most ridicule -- which actually turned out to be good," explained "Memphis Mafia" member Jerry Schilling. "He was really put down in New York for the TV shows, especially Milton Berle," he said of his controversial early performances. "It was a very strange environment for him. Being from the south, and being around Sam Phillips, New York was a scary place for a young boy from the south -- especially if you're in the spotlight and you're 21 or 22 years old."

However, this time around, Presley exerted his power over the Big Apple. The evidence can be heard on "Prince From Another Planet," released this week. It contains his Madison Square Garden show from the evening of June 10, 1972, as well as slightly longer afternoon rehearsal show. In addition, the accompanying DVD includes a 20-minute mini-documentary that includes a press conference (watch video below), and interviews with key players in the Presley story, and complete audio from the afternoon show - with roughly 20 minutes of fan-shot 8mm film synched with the newly mixed audio. The disc - never before seen commercially - is truly a piece of rock and roll history at work.

In addition to Schilling, legendary musician / journalist Lenny Kaye was there. Originally there to review the show for Cavalier, he told Billboard that reminiscing about it brought back a wave of memories. "It makes me feel like the old Calvarymen who talk about the bridge at San Luis Rey or something - 'Yeah, we came up the hill, then we went back down,' it's great to have that experience. I had the pleasure and the honor to grow up with rock and roll. I was small in the 50s when I first heard Little Richard, then Elvis. I know how much that music energized me, and helped me decide who I wanted to be when I grew up. To witness some of the greats as they showed themselves to the world is a great blessing, and I'm very happy to have witnessed Elvis in the flesh."

Kaye, who also contributed a 5,000 word essay to the liner notes of the project, also commented on the uniqueness of a Presley New York performance. "New York is not the south. When he was touring regularly, his base was the southern quadrant. He never played much live in the 50s. I think the Colonel moved him to movies and merchandising, and kept him away from his audience. I think that toward the end of the 60s, it started to get to him. He thought his movies were very formulaic and not challenging. No matter how much he was complicit in this, I think he had the heart of a performer. At the end of the decade, I think he put his foot down. But he never played New York -- even in the 50s. When he came here, it was to do a television show."

It was a packed house that witnessed the Presley magic at the Garden -- including many of his contemporaries. Paul Simon, George Harrison and a young Bruce Springsteen -- who had just signed with Columbia that week -- were all noted at the show. "Many of his fellow musicians wouldn't have missed the opportunity to see him -- especially if it was just a subway ride away," said Kaye. "David Bowie even took a plane from England to see the show. Here's one of the most iconic and most inspirational figures in music, and of course, you'd want to be there."

The set contains many of his greatest hits, such as "Don't Be Cruel," "Suspicious Minds," and a slowed-down version of "Hound Dog." Forty years later, Schilling still marvels at the artist Presley was. "When he went out on tour again, not only was he still a rebel, but he had developed vocally, as well as his stage presence," he says. "I think of all that when I look back on that time. His playing Madison Square Garden -- possibly the most well known venue in the world for the first time -- was so exciting. It was very emotional for him in a lot of ways."

Re: Elvis Presley's Conquest of NYC Shown in Rare Footage:

Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:46 pm

sweetangeline wrote:posted on billboard.com today!

'It Was Very Emotional'
It was June of 1972. Though his career had enjoyed more triumphs than most any other in showbusiness, there was one city that Elvis Presley wanted to conquer: New York City. It had been over fifteen years since the "King of Rock & Roll" had performed there -- and he had not forgotten how he felt.

"He was back in a city that a few years earlier had caused him the most ridicule -- which actually turned out to be good," explained "Memphis Mafia" member Jerry Schilling. "He was really put down in New York for the TV shows, especially Milton Berle," he said of his controversial early performances. "It was a very strange environment for him. Being from the south, and being around Sam Phillips, New York was a scary place for a young boy from the south -- especially if you're in the spotlight and you're 21 or 22 years old."

However, this time around, Presley exerted his power over the Big Apple. The evidence can be heard on "Prince From Another Planet," released this week. It contains his Madison Square Garden show from the evening of June 10, 1972, as well as slightly longer afternoon rehearsal show. In addition, the accompanying DVD includes a 20-minute mini-documentary that includes a press conference (watch video below), and interviews with key players in the Presley story, and complete audio from the afternoon show - with roughly 20 minutes of fan-shot 8mm film synched with the newly mixed audio. The disc - never before seen commercially - is truly a piece of rock and roll history at work.

In addition to Schilling, legendary musician / journalist Lenny Kaye was there. Originally there to review the show for Cavalier, he told Billboard that reminiscing about it brought back a wave of memories. "It makes me feel like the old Calvarymen who talk about the bridge at San Luis Rey or something - 'Yeah, we came up the hill, then we went back down,' it's great to have that experience. I had the pleasure and the honor to grow up with rock and roll. I was small in the 50s when I first heard Little Richard, then Elvis. I know how much that music energized me, and helped me decide who I wanted to be when I grew up. To witness some of the greats as they showed themselves to the world is a great blessing, and I'm very happy to have witnessed Elvis in the flesh."

Kaye, who also contributed a 5,000 word essay to the liner notes of the project, also commented on the uniqueness of a Presley New York performance. "New York is not the south. When he was touring regularly, his base was the southern quadrant. He never played much live in the 50s. I think the Colonel moved him to movies and merchandising, and kept him away from his audience. I think that toward the end of the 60s, it started to get to him. He thought his movies were very formulaic and not challenging. No matter how much he was complicit in this, I think he had the heart of a performer. At the end of the decade, I think he put his foot down. But he never played New York -- even in the 50s. When he came here, it was to do a television show."

It was a packed house that witnessed the Presley magic at the Garden -- including many of his contemporaries. Paul Simon, George Harrison and a young Bruce Springsteen -- who had just signed with Columbia that week -- were all noted at the show. "Many of his fellow musicians wouldn't have missed the opportunity to see him -- especially if it was just a subway ride away," said Kaye. "David Bowie even took a plane from England to see the show. Here's one of the most iconic and most inspirational figures in music, and of course, you'd want to be there."

The set contains many of his greatest hits, such as "Don't Be Cruel," "Suspicious Minds," and a slowed-down version of "Hound Dog." Forty years later, Schilling still marvels at the artist Presley was. "When he went out on tour again, not only was he still a rebel, but he had developed vocally, as well as his stage presence," he says. "I think of all that when I look back on that time. His playing Madison Square Garden -- possibly the most well known venue in the world for the first time -- was so exciting. It was very emotional for him in a lot of ways."



ERRORS

1) "As well as slightly longer afternoon rehearsal show".

UNTRUE, it wasn't a rehearsal.

2) "When he was touring regularly, his base was the southern quadrant. He never played much live in the 50s.

ALSO UNTRUE, as he'd played cities everywhere, in the 70's that is, before he hit New York, whether they were in the North, South, East and West. And, as to the fifties, he played 600 gigs in a period of less than 48 months, from July of 1954 to December of 1957, even as far as those scheduled in Hawaii. No one in the early days of rock played more concerts, with some 500,000 people actually seeing him. If he wasn't one of them, that;s because he wasn't Johnny Rivers, Mac Davis and scores of then adolescents boys who were not timid to be surrounded by teenage girls. The photos are there for all to see. Thousands upon thousands of girls, and perhaps a dozen boys (LOL), except when he played stadiums (Gator Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Sick's, or Empire Stadium), where one sees those teeanage girls thought it wise to attend those concerts in the company of a boy. who was afriend, or a brother.

3) "Iincluding many of his contemporaries. Paul Simon, George Harrison and a young Bruce Springsteen -- who had just signed with Columbia that week -- were all noted at the show. Many of his fellow musicians wouldn't have missed the opportunity to see him -- especially if it was just a subway ride away, David Bowie even took a plane from England to see the show. Here's one of the most iconic and most inspirational figures in music, and of course, you'd want to be there."

NOT QUITE.

It was Bowie who was being FAMOUSLY signed by RCA, and I doubt he flew form England to see the show.


Other than that, great article!!

Re: Elvis Presley's Conquest of NYC Shown in Rare Footage:

Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:52 pm

Jaime1234 wrote:ERRORS

1) "As well as slightly longer afternoon rehearsal show".

UNTRUE, it wasn't a rehearsal.

2) "When he was touring regularly, his base was the southern quadrant. He never played much live in the 50s.

ALSO UNTRUE, as he'd played cities everywhere, in the 70's that is, before he hit New York, whether they were in the North, South, East and West. And, as to the fifties, he played 600 gigs in a period of less than 48 months, from July of 1954 to December of 1957, even as far as those scheduled in Hawaii. No one in the early days of rock played more concerts, with some 500,000 people actually seeing him. If he wasn't one of them, that;s because he wasn't Johnny Rivers, Mac Davis and scores of then adolescents boys who were not timid to be surrounded by teenage girls. The photos are there for all to see. Thousands upon thousands of girls, and perhaps a dozen boys (LOL), except when he played stadiums (Gator Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Sick's, or Empire Stadium), where one sees those teeanage girls thought it wise to attend those concerts in the company of a boy. who was afriend, or a brother.

3) "Iincluding many of his contemporaries. Paul Simon, George Harrison and a young Bruce Springsteen -- who had just signed with Columbia that week -- were all noted at the show. Many of his fellow musicians wouldn't have missed the opportunity to see him -- especially if it was just a subway ride away, David Bowie even took a plane from England to see the show. Here's one of the most iconic and most inspirational figures in music, and of course, you'd want to be there."

NOT QUITE.

It was Bowie who was being FAMOUSLY signed by RCA, and I doubt he flew form England to see the show.


Other than that, great article!!


just posted it, with billboard rarely do they come error free my friend :D

Re: Elvis Presley's Conquest of NYC Shown in Rare Footage:

Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:01 pm

Jaime1234 wrote:
sweetangeline wrote:posted on billboard.com today!

'It Was Very Emotional'
It was June of 1972. Though his career had enjoyed more triumphs than most any other in showbusiness, there was one city that Elvis Presley wanted to conquer: New York City. It had been over fifteen years since the "King of Rock & Roll" had performed there -- and he had not forgotten how he felt.

"He was back in a city that a few years earlier had caused him the most ridicule -- which actually turned out to be good," explained "Memphis Mafia" member Jerry Schilling. "He was really put down in New York for the TV shows, especially Milton Berle," he said of his controversial early performances. "It was a very strange environment for him. Being from the south, and being around Sam Phillips, New York was a scary place for a young boy from the south -- especially if you're in the spotlight and you're 21 or 22 years old."

However, this time around, Presley exerted his power over the Big Apple. The evidence can be heard on "Prince From Another Planet," released this week. It contains his Madison Square Garden show from the evening of June 10, 1972, as well as slightly longer afternoon rehearsal show. In addition, the accompanying DVD includes a 20-minute mini-documentary that includes a press conference (watch video below), and interviews with key players in the Presley story, and complete audio from the afternoon show - with roughly 20 minutes of fan-shot 8mm film synched with the newly mixed audio. The disc - never before seen commercially - is truly a piece of rock and roll history at work.

In addition to Schilling, legendary musician / journalist Lenny Kaye was there. Originally there to review the show for Cavalier, he told Billboard that reminiscing about it brought back a wave of memories. "It makes me feel like the old Calvarymen who talk about the bridge at San Luis Rey or something - 'Yeah, we came up the hill, then we went back down,' it's great to have that experience. I had the pleasure and the honor to grow up with rock and roll. I was small in the 50s when I first heard Little Richard, then Elvis. I know how much that music energized me, and helped me decide who I wanted to be when I grew up. To witness some of the greats as they showed themselves to the world is a great blessing, and I'm very happy to have witnessed Elvis in the flesh."

Kaye, who also contributed a 5,000 word essay to the liner notes of the project, also commented on the uniqueness of a Presley New York performance. "New York is not the south. When he was touring regularly, his base was the southern quadrant. He never played much live in the 50s. I think the Colonel moved him to movies and merchandising, and kept him away from his audience. I think that toward the end of the 60s, it started to get to him. He thought his movies were very formulaic and not challenging. No matter how much he was complicit in this, I think he had the heart of a performer. At the end of the decade, I think he put his foot down. But he never played New York -- even in the 50s. When he came here, it was to do a television show."

It was a packed house that witnessed the Presley magic at the Garden -- including many of his contemporaries. Paul Simon, George Harrison and a young Bruce Springsteen -- who had just signed with Columbia that week -- were all noted at the show. "Many of his fellow musicians wouldn't have missed the opportunity to see him -- especially if it was just a subway ride away," said Kaye. "David Bowie even took a plane from England to see the show. Here's one of the most iconic and most inspirational figures in music, and of course, you'd want to be there."

The set contains many of his greatest hits, such as "Don't Be Cruel," "Suspicious Minds," and a slowed-down version of "Hound Dog." Forty years later, Schilling still marvels at the artist Presley was. "When he went out on tour again, not only was he still a rebel, but he had developed vocally, as well as his stage presence," he says. "I think of all that when I look back on that time. His playing Madison Square Garden -- possibly the most well known venue in the world for the first time -- was so exciting. It was very emotional for him in a lot of ways."



ERRORS

1) "As well as slightly longer afternoon rehearsal show".

UNTRUE, it wasn't a rehearsal.

2) "When he was touring regularly, his base was the southern quadrant. He never played much live in the 50s.

ALSO UNTRUE, as he'd played cities everywhere, in the 70's that is, before he hit New York, whether they were in the North, South, East and West. And, as to the fifties, he played 600 gigs in a period of less than 48 months, from July of 1954 to December of 1957, even as far as those scheduled in Hawaii. No one in the early days of rock played more concerts, with some 500,000 people actually seeing him. If he wasn't one of them, that;s because he wasn't Johnny Rivers, Mac Davis and scores of then adolescents boys who were not timid to be surrounded by teenage girls. The photos are there for all to see. Thousands upon thousands of girls, and perhaps a dozen boys (LOL), except when he played stadiums (Gator Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Sick's, or Empire Stadium), where one sees those teeanage girls thought it wise to attend those concerts in the company of a boy. who was afriend, or a brother.

3) "Iincluding many of his contemporaries. Paul Simon, George Harrison and a young Bruce Springsteen -- who had just signed with Columbia that week -- were all noted at the show. Many of his fellow musicians wouldn't have missed the opportunity to see him -- especially if it was just a subway ride away, David Bowie even took a plane from England to see the show. Here's one of the most iconic and most inspirational figures in music, and of course, you'd want to be there."

NOT QUITE.

It was Bowie who was being FAMOUSLY signed by RCA, and I doubt he flew form England to see the show.


Other than that, great article!!


Actually #3 was correct. Bowie has gone on record in the past to say that he was late arriving to the arena and walked in as Elvis was already on stage and that Elvis' facial expression wasn't pleasant, something about "if looks could kill he'd been a dead man". His reason for being late was his flight wasn't on time.

Re: Elvis Presley's Conquest of NYC Shown in Rare Footage:

Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:33 pm

SuspiciousMind wrote:Actually #3 was correct. Bowie has gone on record in the past to say that he was late arriving to the arena and walked in as Elvis was already on stage and that Elvis' facial expression wasn't pleasant, something about "if looks could kill he'd been a dead man". His reason for being late was his flight wasn't on time.

Elvis could see Bowie from the stage in a crowd of over 18,000??? And why would he care???

Re: Elvis Presley's Conquest of NYC Shown in Rare Footage:

Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:20 am

elvis-fan wrote:
SuspiciousMind wrote:Actually #3 was correct. Bowie has gone on record in the past to say that he was late arriving to the arena and walked in as Elvis was already on stage and that Elvis' facial expression wasn't pleasant, something about "if looks could kill he'd been a dead man". His reason for being late was his flight wasn't on time.

Elvis could see Bowie from the stage in a crowd of over 18,000??? And why would he care???


Elvis was probably thinking who is the kid that is dressed like a woman? :lol:

Re: Elvis Presley's Conquest of NYC Shown in Rare Footage:

Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:34 am

yes, I remember that now, about the late flight, although that still does not account for his having flown to New York for that purose, I mean to attend the concert, since it was also matter of him being signed by RCA/.

Re: Elvis Presley's Conquest of NYC Shown in Rare Footage:

Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:09 pm

SuspiciousMind wrote:
elvis-fan wrote:
SuspiciousMind wrote:Actually #3 was correct. Bowie has gone on record in the past to say that he was late arriving to the arena and walked in as Elvis was already on stage and that Elvis' facial expression wasn't pleasant, something about "if looks could kill he'd been a dead man". His reason for being late was his flight wasn't on time.

Elvis could see Bowie from the stage in a crowd of over 18,000??? And why would he care???


Elvis was probably thinking who is the kid that is dressed like a woman? :lol:


+1 LOL