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Elvis charity performance in England?

Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:17 am

New for my eyes and posted on Elvis Videos, Interviews & Documentaries fb.
Looks likes 1962. Date and place? :?

It´s possible some connection with the USA giant 43 city tour "The Biggest Tour Ever" planned by Colonel Parker on 1962?
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Re: Elvis charity performance in England?

Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:20 am

javierTCB wrote:New for my eyes and posted on Elvis Videos, Interviews & Documentaries fb.
Looks likes 1962. Date and place? :?

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I'm pretty sure this was taken when Elvis was filming "Kid Galahad," circa October 1961.

U.K. impresario Vic Lewis and his partner in William-Victor Productions, Manchester promoter Bill Benny, came over to solicit Elvis for a charity show. The entire "agreement" was detailed in the 11-01-1961 issue of Melody Maker. Clearly, history proves Presley management had no true desire to fulfill this agenda, and it never happened. Parker probably told them his "bad back" required the show be postponed.

http://www.elvistoday.com/index.php/news-clippings8/4019-elvis-for-britain-okays-genuine-charity-concert.html

Sadly, Benny died about two years later, in October 1963 at the age of 44:
https://books.google.com/books?id=UgsEAAAAMBAJ&pg=RA1-PA36
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Re: Elvis charity performance in England?

Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:26 am

Many thanks Doc for your in-put :D

Re: Elvis charity performance in England?

Fri Apr 08, 2016 4:48 pm

The 43 city tour of Elvis in 1962 was only a manipulative move of the Colonel. He wanted 1 million dollars for this. When RCA made a counteroffer with 500.000 dollars for ONLY 11 city tour, Parker refused. So, The Colonel snowed Elvis and RCA once again, and the only result was that Elvis never went on tour for 13 years (1957-1970). This speaks volumes and maybe the fans of the Colonel who still believe he is the greatest manager of all time will abandon their color rose glasses.

Re: Elvis charity performance in England?

Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:17 am

Elvis himself thought that he was going to make eight personal appearences in Seattle.
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Sat Apr 09, 2016 2:22 am

The fool wrote:Elvis himself thought that he was going to make eight personal appearences in Seattle.


Thanks The Fool. This is new for me :D

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Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:40 am

The fool wrote:Elvis himself thought that he was going to make eight personal appearences in Seattle.

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Actually, Elvis says he "hopes" to be doing those shows "this spring." At the time he spoke to Gloria Winters of 16 magazine, circa October-November 1961, playing Seattle was one of the possible concert plans.

The "Century 21 Exposition" world's fair held in Seattle ran from April 21 to October 21, 1962. However, by the spring, Elvis was doing a film for Paramount and was in Hawaii that April. The next plan was for a U.S. tour in the fall, after completing his MGM film project in October. But that fell through as well, when RCA refused to underwrite the tour. And then Elvis went into the wilderness for the next six years.

Re: Elvis charity performance in England?

Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:34 am

Thanks, Doc. Elvis had 2 month and a half off (from middle June to late August 1962) so it was a lot of time for touring. But the Colonel was not interested, that's all. 1962 was the only year in the 1960-1968 period when Elvis made only 2 movies, after all.

Re: Elvis charity performance in England?

Sat Apr 09, 2016 2:22 pm

A tour would've been the idea situation!

After watching Girls! Girls! Girls! a lot more fans began questioning what Elvis was doing on screen and how it was moving in the opposite direction of becoming a serious actor.

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