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Give me some facts about "Aloha From Hawaii"

Fri May 04, 2007 9:58 pm

I'm working on a little project...to some may who may not know...the explanation is here: http://elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28987

Right now I just need one simple thing:

To: everyone, any person, any one who wants to, YOU:

Post in this thread a fact about ANYTHING that has to do with Aloha From Hawaii. You may post AS MUCH AS YOU WANT. I just need a few...so no pressure. Anything at all.

Let me start it off:

Aloha From Hawaii was taped on January 14, 1973.



Just like that! Can you guys just give me about 10 facts just like that. In that form.. a sentence. As many as you want.


The reason for all this, as the link above will lead you to the explanation, I have suggested a bold idea to FECC about creating our own library for the HUGE amount of information and facts that are thrown around on this board. Doing so, would make FECC the most reliable, useful and reigning site on the web for Elvis information.

This all is in the most earliest of stages so who knows how this will go or how much of this will materialize. Considering for it to work, the whole board needs to be "on board." Quite simply, because YOU GUYS are the ones who will be in charge of the library!

aloha

Fri May 04, 2007 11:06 pm

Sat in the audience during the Aloha show was one of Eps favourite actors Jack Lord, also co star from "PHS" Donna butterworth.

Fri May 04, 2007 11:23 pm

Given the propensity for some here to pull "facts" out of their posteriors, I suggest you ask for some kind of citation to accompany any fact offered, other than those commonly accepted by all.

Sat May 05, 2007 12:45 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:Given the propensity for some here to pull "facts" out of their posteriors, I suggest you ask for some kind of citation to accompany any fact offered, other than those commonly accepted by all.


....or just use the Doc's facts. Then you can't go wrong.

Sat May 05, 2007 1:22 am

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Sat May 05, 2007 1:24 am

Well, he did the best version of "American trilogy" ever on that show :D

Sat May 05, 2007 1:48 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:Given the propensity for some here to pull "facts" out of their posteriors, I suggest you ask for some kind of citation to accompany any fact offered, other than those commonly accepted by all.


Yeah Doc, just like you saying Joe Esposito did NOT attend all concerts! You are the only one on here that doesn't apologise when you are wrong! So, wipe the dribble from your mouth and stop being a smart arse!

IMETJB, the production team had huge cue cards lifted up so Presley could read the lyrics to Burning Love! Watch Presley read, rather sneakly, lyrics of My Way, on Charlie's music stand! Good post, by the way :lol:!

Sat May 05, 2007 2:04 am

Hampton Roads is surely just as good?

Sat May 05, 2007 2:04 am

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Sat May 05, 2007 2:08 am

Steve_M wrote:
elvisa wrote:Well, he did the best version of "American trilogy" ever on that show :D


Oh, I didn't realise that facts also could include opinions. Well in that case Aloha was boring!


I think I should also include an opinion section in the library, perhaps? :lol:

Thanks everyone for your input and help! Let's see where this idea goes.....

Sat May 05, 2007 2:26 am

I think it will all end in Tears! Mark My Words :wink:

Sat May 05, 2007 2:52 am

carolynlm wrote:The concept is a great one and it would work if done correctly.
To make this happen, we should appoint a kind of committee.....everyone could contribute their ideas to the 'committee' who would in turn review all material and put forward a 'chapter' so to speak every so often... That way there can be some discussion on each 'chapter' and not the whole thing all at once.
Lets see how far into the alphabet we can get to without any problems.
You would probably need a few legitimate books of reference to use.....for instance, I think goldmans piece of trash could be omitted.


Yes, you are right Carolyn. I think taking it "chapter by chapter" might work better than taking it on in its entirety. Which would then lead to a possible burn out and the idea completely falling apart with little and dissapointing results.

The only way to ensure that it doesn't fail is to install a new thinking at this messageboard in the most grand of senses: Everyone has to be on board and be constantly aware of the Library. It has to go completely hand-in-hand with the messageboard. It's a perfect example of before and after. Conversations and discussions start in the messageboard and documented facts end in the Library.

FECC has replied with great interest, they need to discuss if it is technically possible for them to do it. We'll see where this goes...if it indeed ends in "tears."

Sat May 05, 2007 3:02 am

Fact: It was Jerry Schilling who handed Elvis the crown at the end of "Aloha From Hawaii." And yet he inexplicably forgets to mention it in his book "Me And A Guy Named Elvis."
Daryl

Sat May 05, 2007 3:07 am

Daryl wrote:Fact: It was Jerry Schilling who handed Elvis the crown at the end of "Aloha From Hawaii." And yet he inexplicably forgets to mention it in his book "Me And A Guy Named Elvis."
Daryl


I always thought it was a woman from the audience :shock:

Sat May 05, 2007 3:13 am

thefunkyangel wrote:Yeah Doc, just like you saying Joe Esposito did NOT attend all concerts!

Thanks, glad you learned something. You should stick to obsessive searching of the internet for Elvis "candids," as that's your forte.

thefunkyangel wrote:IMETJB, the production team had huge cue cards lifted up so Presley could read the lyrics to Burning Love! Watch Presley read, rather sneakly, lyrics of My Way, on Charlie's music stand!

No. The only photo evidence of cue cards is for "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," as seen at the January 13 soundcheck.

As I noted on this MB a few years back, Elvis did use an adjacent music stand during the first verse of "My Way," as he always had trouble remembering it. But certainly he doesn't stand there for the entire song.

Sat May 05, 2007 3:15 am

IMETJB wrote:
carolynlm wrote:The concept is a great one and it would work if done correctly.
To make this happen, we should appoint a kind of committee.....everyone could contribute their ideas to the 'committee' who would in turn review all material and put forward a 'chapter' so to speak every so often... That way there can be some discussion on each 'chapter' and not the whole thing all at once.
Lets see how far into the alphabet we can get to without any problems.
You would probably need a few legitimate books of reference to use.....for instance, I think goldmans piece of trash could be omitted.


Yes, you are right Carolyn. I think taking it "chapter by chapter" might work better than taking it on in its entirety. Which would then lead to a possible burn out and the idea completely falling apart with little and dissapointing results.

The only way to ensure that it doesn't fail is to install a new thinking at this messageboard in the most grand of senses: Everyone has to be on board and be constantly aware of the Library. It has to go completely hand-in-hand with the messageboard. It's a perfect example of before and after. Conversations and discussions start in the messageboard and documented facts end in the Library.

FECC has replied with great interest, they need to discuss if it is technically possible for them to do it. We'll see where this goes...if it indeed ends in "tears."


My Tears comment was said in jest. We can't have a decent topic of Conversation at the Minute without Someone putting the Boot in either by saying my fact is better than your fact or I am right and you are wrong........then the Name calling starts........then much worse than that Personal details dished out. Your idea was a Brilliant one which I said at the beginning but tried to sugar coat the downside of it by saying the Art of Conversation would be killed off.........

Go for it I wish You all the Best of Luck!!

Sat May 05, 2007 3:16 am

Spanish_Eyes wrote:
Daryl wrote:Fact: It was Jerry Schilling who handed Elvis the crown at the end of "Aloha From Hawaii." And yet he inexplicably forgets to mention it in his book "Me And A Guy Named Elvis."[/b]

I always thought it was a woman from the audience :shock:

Yes. And so, my recommendation comes true, in less than 24 hours.

I warned you!

Anyone with the deluxe 2004 DVD can easily see who hands Elvis the prop.

Sat May 05, 2007 3:17 am

DJC, take another look at Burning Love :roll:!

Sat May 05, 2007 3:35 am

Fact #2: "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" was added to the set list during rehearsals. In an interview James Burton has stated that he was fooling around with "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" during the rehearsals and that Elvis asked what he was playing, that it sounded familiar to Elvis. Obviously James told Elvis that it was "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and it was added to the set list for the show.

Although James was familiar with Hank Williams' 1949 original for MGM (#10560) as well as B.J. Thomas and The Triumphs' 1966 pop hit for Scepter (#12129), he probably was reminded by Charlie McCoy's 1972 instrumental version for Monument (#8546) which reached #23 on Billboard's country charts that summer.

Daryl

Sat May 05, 2007 5:15 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
thefunkyangel wrote:IMETJB, the production team had huge cue cards lifted up so Presley could read the lyrics to Burning Love! Watch Presley read, rather sneakly, lyrics of My Way, on Charlie's music stand!

No. The only photo evidence of cue cards is for "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," as seen at the January 13 soundcheck.


Wrong again, Doc :smt018

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Sat May 05, 2007 8:22 am

Contrary to popular myth.....'Aloha From Hawaii' was not actually taped in Hawaii........but at the 'Wheeltappers & Shunters Social Club 'in Barnsley, England! Further......Jack Lord won a joint of beef in that night's raffle!

Seriously (me?), Just as the '68 special had a tie-in with 'Singer', 'Aloha' had a tie-in with 'Chicken-of-the-Sea' and a 4 track 'COTS' EP was released which is a rare piece of EP vinyl. I had it once. :D

Sat May 05, 2007 9:55 am

Around Jan 1993 "Aloha " was shown in India on national TV ( first time ever an Elvis movie or show )- by the state broadcaster:

As the credits rolled, there were an amazing number of Indian TV Producer / Director /Music Directors/ Dance Directors/ Chreographers and even Dancers that were involved in putting the show together ! :D

No kidding, some guys at the state broadcasting house must have made a killing claiming they put the show together - and got paid for it ! :wink:

Sat May 05, 2007 11:50 am

Delboy wrote:
Contrary to popular myth.....'Aloha From Hawaii' was not actually taped in Hawaii........but at the 'Wheeltappers & Shunters Social Club 'in Barnsley, England! Further......Jack Lord won a joint of beef in that night's raffle!

You know I'd heard that rumour too.

Glad to have it confirmed.

re

Sat May 05, 2007 12:05 pm

Daryl wrote:Although James was familiar with Hank Williams' 1949 original for MGM (#10560) as well as B.J. Thomas and The Triumphs' 1966 pop hit for Scepter (#12129), he probably was reminded by Charlie McCoy's 1972 instrumental version for Monument (#8546) which reached #23 on Billboard's country charts that summer.
Daryl


or jerry lee lewis who would have sing the song live in those years ( 1971-1972 ). ( JB & JLL knew each other already in 71 )

Sat May 05, 2007 12:15 pm

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