Dig deep into 70`s Elvis: the concerts, jumpsuits and all available live tapes.

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:03 pm

Ciscoking wrote:Thanks for the infos. JOHN!


You are welcome, JOACHIM!


JohanD wrote:
Rick visited also shows in Vegas

02/08/69 DS & MS
28/08/74 MS
25/03/75 DS

and Portland 26/11/76

but he didn't tape any of them.

Otto.


and i got an anwser to my question, thanks!!


Always happy to help!

::rocks

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:14 pm

Ciscoking wrote:
WMarkJ wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:Tapes of both shows, yes.


So far have heard Aug 19, 1970 DS and it is fantastic


It is also edited.



Love Me Tender,I*ve Lost You and intros are missing. There`s a cdr called Along Came Elvis where I' ve Lost You which was later found was inserted.[/quote]just double checking this. In looking around for along came Elvis, I am told I've Lost You wasn't performed at the 8-19-70 DS?

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:54 pm

Please check the bonus songs of this fantastic release.... :wink:

www.elvisoncd.com/EIGENECD_a-z/import/m ... dnight.htm

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:17 pm

Ciscoking wrote:Please check the bonus songs of this fantastic release.... :wink:

http://www.elvisoncd.com/EIGENECD_a-z/import/memory/abrightmidnight.htm


That's one of the best audience-recorded CDs out there.

What a label like Straight Arrow needs to do is track down the most complete version of the 8-19-1970 DS and give it a new release.

Also, Elvis apparently wore a black jumpsuit for this somewhat unusual performance.

It'd be better than another 1976 show. ;-)

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:21 am

Found on the elvisbay site

Las Vegas August 1970
Of my Vegas visit from August 19-21, 1970 two shows stand out above the six I went to, although all were great. The two were the first show and this one from the 21st where Elvis sang "Cryin' Time", but for very different reasons. The first was because it was the only time I ever saw Elvis booed by his audience to get on with the show. This one was mainly because I was seated at a table with some very lively young girls who contributed to the overall excitement of the show.

Elvis was also particularly good that night and did a fairly long show. He was wearing the white jumpsuit with round metal discs and a few tassels hanging from his belt that he wore often in TTWII. In the show from the 19th he wore a black jumpsuit and he also comments about that during the show. During the six shows I saw, Elvis began "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" wearing a gorilla mask twice, but on this night he did not. But he did clear his throat and begin again. The girls at my table commented that he was trying to sing like Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers. They also recognized James Burton as the former lead guitarist for Ricky Nelson and said they had seen some of the group near the swimming pool earlier that day.

When Elvis was jokingly speaking about using a very tiny guitar and a little shakey leg when he first started out, one of the girls yelled out "little bitty king" and I immediately thought that would be a good title for this show. I told the girls at my table that Elvis usually kissed women from the audience during "Love Me Tender" and they all lined up for them during the song. One hesitated, thinking it might make her boyfriend jealous, but eventually, she also went down for a kiss. They all could see that I was recording the show and gave me their home addresses to get copies later.

Two of them sent me checks for copies. Elvis was at his best physically and performance-wise and at that time I had no thoughts that he ever would be any different. As an after thought, I can now tell he was under the influence of something on the 19th when he was booed, but at that time, those kind of thoughts never crossed my mind and even though he may have been "drugged", he put on a fabulous show both nights and for all of the shows in-between. He was more polished than he was the year before, or even the previous February, which I also attended and taped. I had no idea that MGM had just filmed shows for TTWII a few days earlier, but when I saw the new version, it immediately reminded me of my three day stay in August of 1970.
Rick started recording Elvis Shows with a smal taperecorder on august 2 1969, unfortunaly his tape
was taken away by the security of the International Hotel.
February 1970 Rick was back at the international Hotel and he managed to record the 2 shows from the 3th and the 5th.

In August 1970 Rick recorded all the Las Vegas shows from the 19th untill the 21th.

On November 11 1970 Rick recorded the show in Portland (Main) near his hometown. He also managed to tape another Portland show on april 27th 1973.
The last show that Rick recorded was the mothersday show in Lake Tahoe on may 13th 1973.

Las Vegas February 5 1970
My tape recorder was confiscated until after the Elvis concerts in Vegas on august 10 1969, The first time I saw Elvis, I’m still searching for tapes of those shows this day.
Then, I just wanted tapes of my experience and to have something personal instead on what's on records. But by February I had seen how RCA had butchered Elvis‘ live concert for their live album released a few months earlier and I had more purpose in mind. I wanted a fair and adequate representation of the live performances. My recorder was not as good as the one I would have a few months later for his August engagement but it seemed to turn out acceptable and I was happy with what I got when I was there in February 2nd, Elvis performed several of his old hits , beginning with “All Shook Up” but also his latest hits and some covers of other songs he had done before. His show seemed a bit more polished than his august 1969 show was. He seemed more confident. His outfits where beginning to show more design. On This Night he wore the famous “pearl”suit that can be seen on the cover of his RCA album “On Stage” and most of the newest songs can be found there too. A bonus for me was the laughing version of “Kentucky Rain” his then current hit single. You are probably familiar with the new songs he added to his repertoire this season. My favorite was “Polk salad Annie” witch I had seen Tony Joe White perform this summer before on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand. It was his hit then.
I was seated in a front section at a table with a family led by an older dairy farmer . There was a dairy farmer convention going on in Vegas at that time. That dairy farmer is the loud, obnoxius man you constantly hear on my tape . I was angry with him.
On the tape you hear him say ”are you getting that Rick ?” and I said ”I’m sure getting a lot of you”. I took in a few other shows this time while I was in Vegas before returning for Elvis’ dinner show 2 nights later.
I had taken the bus this time through snowy weather for the 1200 mile trip, they seemed to take forever, topping to deliver mail along the way. In 1969 it was only a 15 hour drive for me. This trip took 24 hours just to get there. But it was certainly worth the trip
Rick
Taken from the linernotes of the "International Earthquake " of the memory label
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Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:12 am

Actually he DID tape the two 2nd August 1969 show,.... but had the tape recorder confiscated!~
i had been given a track listing for those 2 taped but confiscated shows!~
also unfortunately the Portland 26/11/76 show was released on CD by 'Memory' label from a Rick Rennie COPY of original which he lost!~ :)

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:02 am

what prevents you from sharing the set lists with us..?... :wink:

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:55 am

Ciscoking wrote:what prevents you from sharing the set lists with us..?... :wink:


He needs money first. ;-)

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:24 am

:D ok from an email i had dated 26th April 2001...this is the track-listing for those 2 lost/confiscated shows Rick Rennie attended and taped...:-
August 2nd 1969 Dinner (8.15pm). Las Vegas NV. International Hotel
TRACKLIST
Opening Theme / Blue Suede Shoes / I Got A Woman / All Shook Up / Love Me Tender / Jailhouse Rock / - segued medley with - / Dont Be Cruel / Heartbreak Hotel / Hound Dog /I Can't Stop Loving You/ Memories / Mystery Train / - segued medley with - / Tiger Man / Baby What You Want Me To Do / Monologue (Life Story) / Yesterday / - segued medley with - / Hey Jude / Band Introductions / In The Ghetto /My Babe/ Suspicious Minds / Whatd I Say / Cant Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp /

ATTENDANCE: 2200

August 2nd 1969 Midnight (12.00am). Las Vegas NV. International Hotel
TRACKLIST
Opening Theme / Blue Suede Shoes / I Got A Woman / That's Allright Mama / Love Me Tender / Jailhouse Rock / - segued medley with - / Dont Be Cruel / Heartbreak Hotel / Hound Dog /I Can't Stop Loving You/ Memories /My Babe/ Mystery Train / - segued medley with - / Tiger Man / Baby What You Want Me To Do / Monologue (Life Story) / Yesterday / - segued medley with - / Hey Jude / Band Introductions / In The Ghetto / Suspicious Minds / Whatd I Say / Cant Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp /

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:54 am

YDKM wrote::D ok from an email i had dated 26th April 2001...this is the track-listing for those 2 lost/confiscated shows Rick Rennie attended and taped...:-
August 2nd 1969 Dinner (8.15pm). Las Vegas NV. International Hotel
TRACKLIST
Opening Theme / Blue Suede Shoes / I Got A Woman / All Shook Up / Love Me Tender / Jailhouse Rock / - segued medley with - / Dont Be Cruel / Heartbreak Hotel / Hound Dog /I Can't Stop Loving You/ Memories / Mystery Train / - segued medley with - / Tiger Man / Baby What You Want Me To Do / Monologue (Life Story) / Yesterday / - segued medley with - / Hey Jude / Band Introductions / In The Ghetto /My Babe/ Suspicious Minds / Whatd I Say / Cant Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp /

ATTENDANCE: 2200

August 2nd 1969 Midnight (12.00am). Las Vegas NV. International Hotel
TRACKLIST
Opening Theme / Blue Suede Shoes / I Got A Woman / That's Allright Mama / Love Me Tender / Jailhouse Rock / - segued medley with - / Dont Be Cruel / Heartbreak Hotel / Hound Dog /I Can't Stop Loving You/ Memories /My Babe/ Mystery Train / - segued medley with - / Tiger Man / Baby What You Want Me To Do / Monologue (Life Story) / Yesterday / - segued medley with - / Hey Jude / Band Introductions / In The Ghetto / Suspicious Minds / Whatd I Say / Cant Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp /


These are written in the exact template used on the Elvis Presley In Concert website. Did you just cut-and-paste from there?

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:43 am

how dare you suggest i would do that!! :twisted:
i cut and pasted the concert template and then changed to the correct order of songs from an old typed set list i had from an old email.
this is 100% true and as factual as the original info that came via a friend direct from Rick Rennie.
would i EVER write rubbish or not a fact NO!~ NEVER what an insult to me from the Doc :evil:

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:55 am

YDKM wrote:how dare you suggest i would do that!! :twisted:
i cut and pasted the concert template and then changed to the correct order of songs from an old typed set list i had from an old email.
this is 100% true and as factual as the original info that came via a friend direct from Rick Rennie.
would i EVER write rubbish or not a fact NO!~ NEVER what an insult to me from the Doc :evil:


You misunderstand what I was trying to say.

That site does not have any entries for those dates.

What I was wondering was how something you said was from an email in 2001 would look exactly like a page from that site in 2014, that's all.

Sorry for the confusion.

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:51 am

Yes i had a private email from someone you well know who had been putting out Rick Rennie tapes in BEST POSSIBLE WAY/QUALITY....he told me that those shows were confiscated but that Rick had written a track-listing.
the means of cutting and pasting direct from Francesc's site format was to save the time of re-typing 2 show track lists and by just editing 2 other shows i easily changed to the 2nd August shows i had been sent years ago....
as that was nearly 13 years ago i have moved onto a better computer than the 2001 model i kept that email on...so all i had was an original print out in my concert track listings folder.... hope that clears any mis-understanding up.

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:23 am

In any case i have the feeling these setlists are not correct..perhaps Rennie`s error ..I think at least My Babe was added later to the plot..I guess with the beginning of the official taping..

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:33 pm

The first live version of My Babe I am aware of is August 16, 1969 MS as released on Such Night..

http://www.elvisoncd.com/EIGENECD_a-z/i ... hnight.htm

So I take the set lists with greatest reservations. I think Rennie`s memory played tricks on him..

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:41 pm

YDKM wrote:Yes i had a private email from someone you well know who had been putting out Rick Rennie tapes in BEST POSSIBLE WAY/QUALITY....he told me that those shows were confiscated but that Rick had written a track-listing.
the means of cutting and pasting direct from Francesc's site format was to save the time of re-typing 2 show track lists and by just editing 2 other shows i easily changed to the 2nd August shows i had been sent years ago....
as that was nearly 13 years ago i have moved onto a better computer than the 2001 model i kept that email on...so all i had was an original print out in my concert track listings folder.... hope that clears any mis-understanding up.


And I hope you noted my apology. ;-)

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:35 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
YDKM wrote:Yes i had a private email from someone you well know who had been putting out Rick Rennie tapes in BEST POSSIBLE WAY/QUALITY....he told me that those shows were confiscated but that Rick had written a track-listing.
the means of cutting and pasting direct from Francesc's site format was to save the time of re-typing 2 show track lists and by just editing 2 other shows i easily changed to the 2nd August shows i had been sent years ago....
as that was nearly 13 years ago i have moved onto a better computer than the 2001 model i kept that email on...so all i had was an original print out in my concert track listings folder.... hope that clears any mis-understanding up.


And I hope you noted my apology. ;-)


yes i DID note it thank-you :shock:

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:45 am

Wonder if those tapes exist from Aug 1969 he recorded?

Re: The Rick Rennie tapes - fantastic !

Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:16 am

ritchie valens wrote:Wonder if those tapes exist from Aug 1969 he recorded?


They are buried in Grant's tomb.