Post here your Elvis' pictures

Rare jan/feb. '70 shot

Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:51 pm


Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:00 pm

What a beauty! thanks for sharing them simon 8)

Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:17 pm

I'm thoroughly convinced, there are no bad shots of EP from 68-70, none! Thanks again Simon!

Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:50 pm

Now that's a cool shot :wink:

PEP 8)


Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:56 pm

You're all welcome. I'm glad you like them.

Photos are there to be shared with fellow fans, not to be stacked away in dusty private archives :)


Sat Sep 15, 2007 12:33 am

That shot kicks ass. You can certainly tell it's the early 70 engagement b/c of James' longer hair.

Sat Sep 15, 2007 1:07 am

That's EP and the band -- possibly from 1-26-70 OS -- doing the opener, "All Shook Up." COOL!

Sat Sep 15, 2007 1:15 am

Man, that is a great image.... Phew! A great instant frozen in time.... oh, to have been there. :wink:

Two questions, though, Doc....

1) Did Elvis not wear a black suit at the 1-26 OS performance or am I mistaken?

2) "All Shook Up" didn't have an instrumental break in it, did it? I have a so-so cassette copy of that performance and I don't recall an instrumental in that song....

Sat Sep 15, 2007 2:42 am

Elvis is playing an F appears that Charlie may be as well. This may be Hound Dog as it's in the Key of C and would have a C -> F -> G chord progression during the solo. James also appears to be higher on the neck around where a solo in C would be played instead of around the 5th and 7th frets where a solo in the key of A (All Shook Up) would be played...

Sorry for my nerdness, but such is the life of a guitarist.

Sat Sep 15, 2007 3:54 am

Didn't he do "Long Tall Sally" in the key of C? During many shows from that particular engagement, it was the third song on the list while still using his guitar. He would ditch it after this song right before going into "Don't Cry Daddy." His hair is already messed up, so I'm betting it isn't the opening song especially since "All Shook Up" has no F chord in it.

I've always heard that he wore a black suit on opening night, but I've never been sure.

Sat Sep 15, 2007 4:58 am

Yes, Long Tall Sally was in the key of C too. Very well could be. Elvis wasn't always known for playing in the right keys during these solos, but I don't think it's a song in the key of A.

Sat Sep 15, 2007 5:02 am

Looks like a G chord to me.

Sat Sep 15, 2007 5:07 am

Even if it's a G, could still be either song...Hound Dog or Long Tall Sally, but I think his barred index finger on the first fret indicates an F.

Sat Sep 15, 2007 5:25 am

Well, it's one of the openers, that's certain.

Sat Sep 15, 2007 5:38 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:Well, it's one of the openers, that's certain.

Agreed, and it sure as hell is a sweet pic.


Sat Sep 15, 2007 11:32 am


Yep, you are right.
Elvis wore a BLACK jumpsuit for opening show on January 26, 1970.

Wish this picture had been taken from a different angle. Want to see Bob Lanning on drums in concert with Elvis...

Sat Sep 15, 2007 1:23 pm

BK, tell me you are kidding us with that avatar, it's frickin hideous!

Sat Sep 15, 2007 7:53 pm


Thank you Simon for that picture. I've never seen that before.


Sun Sep 16, 2007 12:12 am

Simon1, the photo is FANTASTIC!

What amazes me in those 1969 and early 1970 photos is that there are no mikes for the bass drum! How on earth a thing like that could be?