Post here your Elvis' pictures

Little Request

Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:22 am

I'm trying to get at least one picture of each concert on tour. ! :-) I'm missing photos from these concerts. Pictures provided will be added to http://www.elvisconcerts.com

March 1, 1970 Eve Show Houston, TX.
September 13, 1970 Afternoon show Tampa, FL.

November 15, 1970 San Diego, CA
November 17, 1970 Denver, CO


Thank you in advance
Last edited by Francesc on Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:44 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:18 pm

Hi Francesc!

When you wrote that you only need a photo from ONE of the Houston shows I simply had to check out your website once more.

There has been a lot of discussion about which Houston photos belong to which show and there'll probably be arguments for a long time yet.

However, the photos for your Feb 27 evening show and Feb 28 afternoon show are correct.

The photos from your Feb 27 afternoon show has to be moved to Feb 28 evening show. These are from the show with an attendance of 43.614. They wouldn't know in advance what the attendance would be and photos show Elvis riding in the car where you see the billboard announcing the record.

The photos from March 1 afternoon are probably right. I say probably because the photos with Elvis riding in the car seem to be too dark to be from an afternoon show. However, it seems odd if Elvis used the same suit twice on the same day.

What we need is someone with some new photos from Houston and that might be hard to dig up.

If you need some photos from San Diego on November 15 I suggest you move the photos from the St Louis show on September 10.

Please take a look at my website http://www.brian56.dk/70tour.htm
I'll see if I can do some more pages so all the photos will be "clickable" and lead to a page for each show like the ones from the September 12 shows.

Sincerely
Brian
http://www.brian56.dk

Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:09 pm

Hi Brian,


Thanks for all the information. As you said we need more photos becuase some will agree with you some will not. It is really hard.

I really appreciate the time you took looking at the pics. I will check everything you pointed out. Thank you.

Francesc

Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:49 am

Brian,

What will be the correct list of suits Elvis wore in Houston?

My information is
* February 27, 1970. (2:00 pm). White Sleek suit / Original belt
* February 27, 1970. (7:45 pm). Thin Green Leaf suit / Original belt
* February 28, 1970. (2:00 pm). White Ribs suit / Pearl suit belt (ops should be Blue suit)
* February 28, 1970. (7:45 pm). Pearl suit / Original belt
* March 1, 1970. (2:00 pm). Pearl suit / Original belt
* March 1, 1970. (7:00 pm). Aqua suit / Original belt

Skar's information

* February 27, 1970. (2:00 pm). White Sleek suit
* February 27, 1970. (7:45 pm). Thin Green Leaf suit / Original belt
* February 28, 1970. (2:00 pm). Blue Indian Leather Suit
* February 28, 1970. (7:45 pm). Pearl suit
* March 1, 1970. (2:00 pm). Pearl suit
* March 1, 1970. (7:00 pm). White jumpsuit

Paul Lichter's information

* February 27, 1970. (2:00 pm). That's The Way It Is Suit
* February 27, 1970. (7:45 pm). White with green tapestry
* February 28, 1970. (2:00 pm). Blue tapestry suit
* February 28, 1970. (7:45 pm). Beaded Fringe suit
* March 1, 1970. (2:00 pm). On Stage suit
* March 1, 1970. (7:00 pm). White with black tapestry

So what will be your list? Also I realized that I have an error in Feb 28, 1970 (2:00 pm). It should be a blue suit. That I will fix :oops:

Thanks for your time !

Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:44 am

One thing I would correct from your site (which is great) are the 1-71 pics. They belong in 8-71

Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:07 pm

Honestly, I don't think I can give you a complete list of suits from Houston 1970.

Feb 27 (2:00 pm)
Feb 27 (7:45 pm) Thin Green Leaf/White with green Tapestry
Feb 28 (2:00 pm) Blue Broquade/Blue Indian Leather/Blue Tapestry
Feb 28 (7:45 pm) White Broquade/White Sleek
Mar 01 (2:00 pm) White Cossack Top/Pearl suit/Beaded Fringe suit
Mar 01 (7:00 pm)

This is actually as far as I would go at this time. Some of the photographs of the White Cossack Top COULD look like they're from an evening show but then again it could be the lighting in the photographs.

We'll get it right at some point. It'll just take some digging and some new photographs from Houston.

Sincerely
Brian
http://www.brian56.dk

Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:33 pm

I guess this is the only difference between yours and mine

Feb 28 (7:45 pm) White Broquade/White Sleek


Besides the ones you don't know. Can you show me the picture that you were talking about the attendance?

Thanks again !


PS and Thanks to Mike to point the mistake in the Vegas pics.

Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:37 pm

bripet56 wrote:Please take a look at my website http://www.brian56.dk/70tour.htm
I'll see if I can do some more pages so all the photos will be "clickable" and lead to a page for each show like the ones from the September 12 shows.


This is exactly the kind of website I've been dying(?) to see: every tour show documented with relevant photos. Of course, Francesc's site has pics, but I find it more useful when looking for actual show data. As for photos, a site and structure like you now have for these 1970 tour shows is just the ticket.

So please expand on this idea. I've been trying find photos for every tour show and have collected what I've been able to find online over the years. I even put some of mine online on a Finnish Elvis forum for the November 1971, June 1973, Sep-Oct 1974, may-june 1976 and February 1977 tours. Of course, I'm not sure of the dates.

As an example, here's the first part of the JUne 1973 tour.
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Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:59 pm

Francesc wrote:It is really hard.

bripet56 wrote:We'll get it right at some point.

You both do a tremendous job. I don't know where you find the time and patience to do all of this, but it is very much appreciated.

I'm sure I speak for a lot of folks.

Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:44 pm

Thanks guys, your kind words are very much appreciated. I'll definitely continue working on the concert tours of the 70's as this is a favourite Elvis period although the 50's still remain THE period I'm most interested in.

Here's the photo of Elvis riding in the jeep with the sign telling about the attendance record. This record was set at the evning show on February 28 and this is the only photo showing the sign. I was thinking that it COULD be from the last show and the sign was just telling that the attendance record was 43, 614 but both Joe Esposito, Sonny West and G.G.Gambill wear the same clothes as they do for the afternoon show on Feb 28 . So February 28 evening show it must be.
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Sincerely
Brian
http://www.brian56.dk

Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:59 pm

Francesc, I checked out the new section "New Pictures" on your website and on March 26, 2006 you added some photos from Niagara Falls, June 24, 1974.

Actually only three of the photos are from that date, #s 1, 4 and 5. The three photos were shot by George Hill and being sold by Derek Phillips now.

The other three photos are from Birmingham on December 29, 1976. They're easy to spot by the sideburns.

Sincerely
Brian
http://www.brian56.dk

Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:08 pm

Thanks alot !! and thanks for the picture of the attendance. You have a point actually about the attendance and the clothes.



:lol:

Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:26 am

The only pictures I know from 2-71 are in the Now suit and both the short and long fringe. He was super skinny in 2-71 with longish hair so that is a clue on dating the pics from then.He may have worn a cisco kid outfit in at the closing show but I don't think they started until either Tahoe or the 8-71 Vegas. They are my favortie outfits so I have been looking up a lot of info on them.
BTW Brian I love your book on Elvis, one of the best.

Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:35 pm

Speaking of the Houston shows:
I was sifting through a couple of my Sean Shaver books - In Focus and Photographing The King - the other day. These are vitually rip-offs of eachother. For the most part they also contain pictures totally destroyed by some stupid trying to touch them up by painting on them! I suppose it had to be either Shaver himself or that he had someone else do it. The results are horrible, and some of the pics resemble what you get if you ask a child to draw Elvis.

Anyway, both books refer to an incident on "a sunday concert" at the Houston-stand, during which Elvis jumped off the stage and sang while walking in the dirt surrounding the stage. This, however, came to a hasty end when he managed to plant his foot firmly into a big pile of fresh cow dung. According to the books he limped back to the stage, trying every few feet to shake his leg to rid his once white boot - now green - of the stuff.
There also was a picture of him in performing in the gravel, but it's hard to tell which suit he wore. But it looked white and he was wearing a macramè-belt with long tassles.

Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:27 pm

Thanks Mike Eder for the kind words. I'm glad you like the book.

FVH, here's the photo of Elvis when he left the stage and walked around in the dirt. The photo is from Sunday afternoon show in the White Cossack Top/Pearl suit/Beaded Fringe suit

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Sincerely
Brian
http://www.brian56.dk

Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:01 am

Thanks to everyone for the information and Photos.

Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:07 am

Mike, I fixed those pictures from January 71 to August 71.

Brian: Photos from June 24, 1974 have been fixed.

Thanks a lot to both.

I'll see if I can fix the rest :lol:

Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:07 pm

bripet56 wrote:Thanks Mike Eder for the kind words. I'm glad you like the book.

FVH, here's the photo of Elvis when he left the stage and walked around in the dirt. The photo is from Sunday afternoon show in the White Cossack Top/Pearl suit/Beaded Fringe suit

Image

Sincerely
Brian
http://www.brian56.dk


There's also some footage of it - Elvis leaving the stage and walking around.

Joern

Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:13 pm

Yeah Joern, I know I've seen this footage somewhere but I can't seem to find it again.

Otherwise there's this great footage from some of the Houston shows http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciXov2rWW3Q

Sincerely
Brian
http://www.brian56.dk

Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:23 pm

bripet56 wrote:Yeah Joern, I know I've seen this footage somewhere but I can't seem to find it again.


Is it this clip from Keith Flynn's site? There's a brief bit during which Elvis seems to be on the dirt.

http://www.keithflynn.com/video/houston1970.wmv

Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:47 pm

yeah Scott, that´s the footage I was talking about. Only here we have Elvis out in the dirt during the evening show on February 27 while the photo I posted is from the afternoon show on March 1.

So he probably ventured out in the open field at all six shows.

Sincerely
Brian
http://www.brian56.dk

Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:38 am

Wee with all these errors and misdated phots, this is what I'm missing now from 1970

February 27, 1970 (2:00 pm). Houston, TX. Houston Astrodome.
March 1, 1970 (7:00 pm). Houston, TX. Houston Astrodome.

September 10, 1970 (8:30 pm). S. Louis, MO. Kiel Auditorium.
September 13, 1970 (3:00 pm) Tampa, FL. Curtis Hixon Hall.

November 17, 1970 (8:30 pm) Denver, CO. Denver Coliseum.


Thank you for all your information and help !

Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:40 am

Look in your inbox Francesc.

Sincerely
Brian
http://www.brian56.dk

Sat Aug 11, 2007 6:06 pm

Thank you very much Brian ! :lol:

Sat Aug 11, 2007 6:17 pm

Mike Eder wrote:The only pictures I know from 2-71 are in the Now suit and both the short and long fringe. He was super skinny in 2-71 with longish hair so that is a clue on dating the pics from then.He may have worn a cisco kid outfit in at the closing show but I don't think they started until either Tahoe or the 8-71 Vegas. They are my favortie outfits so I have been looking up a lot of info on them.
BTW Brian I love your book on Elvis, one of the best.


Elvis sometimes wore "new" outfits at closing shows...he mentions this at the CS in Sept '74 (Desert Storm) though I don't know if he was doing that as early as '71...

Axe