"Elvis The Pelvis ... Raunchier Than Ever" --> LIFE (1972)

Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:47 am

Elvis' return to Madison Square Garden in June 1972 was big news. It even elicited a photo and a mention in the conservative weekly of the time, LIFE magazine.

Elvis was featured in an article on "The Nifty Fifties" (ugh), where they noted that:

THE NIFTY FIFTIES
It's been barely a dozen years since the '50s ended and yet here we are again, awash in the trappings of that sunnier time, playing new attention to the old artifacts and demigods. Elvis Presley, back from exile in the movies, gave his first Madison Square Garden concert last week.


Apparently, Elvis was "raunchier than ever." Thanks, LIFE.

The photo, taken on Saturday, November 13, 1971 at the evening show in Dallas, was pretty cool though.



Image

LIFE, June 16, 1972
Photographer: Jerry Hightower
Date and Location: Saturday, November 13, 1971 ES, Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, TX
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Re: "Elvis The Pelvis ... Raunchier Than Ever" --> LIFE (197

Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:49 am

Life must have seen him "get dirty" on them with his performance of Polk Salad Annie. :D
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Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:05 am

Great photo! Thanks DJC.

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Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:19 am

There was a 1950's nostalgia wave during that period. It helped Chuck Berry, that's for sure.

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Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:30 pm

That is a great photo. I found this issue in a second hand store about 20 years ago.

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Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:51 pm

Yeah, that is a cool photo - I had a poster with this very picture on my wall back in the late 70's... Wish I still had it!