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A nice moment in Alexandria March 30th 1977

Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:12 pm

I thought this was depicting a nice moment in an increasingly difficult time...
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Last edited by Scott Hayward on Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:29 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Re: A nice moment in Alexandria March 29th 1977

Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:22 pm

Thats a nice picture, and new to me.

Thanks.

Re: A nice moment in Alexandria March 29th 1977

Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:11 pm

Alexandria is the correct town, but i think, the correct date is March 30, 1977.

Mississippi

Re: A nice moment in Alexandria March 29th 1977

Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:18 pm

Mississippi wrote:Alexandria is the correct town, but i think, the correct date is March 30, 1977.
Mississippi


You are, of course, correct...the subject is edited accordingly.

In fact this is the best shot I've seen from this particular show.

Re: A nice moment in Alexandria March 30th 1977

Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:23 pm

Scott Hayward wrote:I thought this was depicting a nice moment in an increasingly difficult time...

Wonderful candid, thanks for posting !

Re: A nice moment in Alexandria March 30th 1977

Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:52 pm

Nice shot.

Re: A nice moment in Alexandria March 30th 1977

Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:49 pm

Fantastic shot!

Re: A nice moment in Alexandria March 30th 1977

Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:51 pm

Surely one of Elvis's great qualities was that he was almost always capable of giving people these very nice moments regardless of his personal problems. We can all think of the examples we've seen - kneeling to a child and autographing for her in the hospital shortly before his mother's death - taking time to meet the little Native American child during the filming for the 77 CBS show, making sure there was something for her to take away in return for the gift she gave him. Many many many other examples......

Re: A nice moment in Alexandria March 30th 1977

Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:04 am

good one, thanks

Re: A nice moment in Alexandria March 30th 1977

Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:01 am

New to my eyes - thanks! 8)

Re: A nice moment in Alexandria March 30th 1977

Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:26 pm

What a great and wonderful picture!!!!! :smt006

Re: A nice moment in Alexandria March 30th 1977

Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:15 am

I'm bumping this up because I noticed a slight inconsistency between the shot here and the ones at Francesc's site. To me it looks like Jerry Scheff is in dark clothes in the shot at the top of this thread.
But the band is in white in Francesc's Alexandria shots:
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I'm pretty sure my shot is from Alexandria, so that would mean the above shot is from...somewhere else? Saginaw? or am I seeing things?

Francesc...? :)

Re: A nice moment in Alexandria March 30th 1977

Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:54 pm

I don't know wha tto tell you, apparently he is using dark clothes since if it was on white, we would see some there ... i think ..

Re: A nice moment in Alexandria March 30th 1977

Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:11 pm

Nice picture, Scott. But I hope that it's not a one-off original. If it is, it's been spoiled by someone (and not Elvis) writing on it.

Re: A nice moment in Alexandria March 30th 1977

Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:47 pm

I hadn't listened to this concert for the longest time, but last night I did. I was pleasantly surprised by the overall nice quality of both sound and show (at least up to introductions).

Another thing that I didn't remember was that this nice moment was captured on tape:
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It takes place during Love Me Tender, of all things. Elvis laughs several times, and in the middle of the song says "Do your thing, son, do your thing." At the end he says laughingly: "Hey kid, you take over!"

All of this hadn't made much sense to me before, but now I wish we also had video of this moment.

The episode starts at about 1.20
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Re: A nice moment in Alexandria March 30th 1977

Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:43 am

Scott Hayward wrote:Another thing that I didn't remember was that this nice moment was captured on tape:

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It takes place during Love Me Tender, of all things. Elvis laughs several times, and in the middle of the song says "Do your thing, son, do your thing." At the end he says laughingly: "Hey kid, you take over!"

Nice observation.

That little boy is now 36 years old! One wonders if he can remember the moment.

Re: A nice moment in Alexandria March 30th 1977

Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:46 pm

My name is Chad Cormier. I am the little boy in this picture. It was taken March 30, 1977 at the Rapides Parish Coliseum in Alexandria, La. I was three years old at the time and was a devout Elvis fan and still am. I have a copy of this picture as well as others, but this one appears signed. I am looking for info on how to get in touch with Scott Hayward, who apparently posted this pic on many sites. Any help would be greatly appreciated. My email address is cornbread071@yahoo.com.

Re: A nice moment in Alexandria March 30th 1977

Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:15 pm

Hi Chad,

What a wonderful story! How much of that night do you remember?

The easiest way to get in touch with Scott Hayward is to send him a PM (private message) through this site.

Re: A nice moment in Alexandria March 30th 1977

Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:27 pm

Not much memory of that night, only what I've been told and from the newspaper articles. Oddly enough, I found a recording of Love Me Tender from that night yesterday and it was the first time I've ever heard it. It brings chills knowing that he is talking to ME and laughing during the song. Oddly I have a young son who acts the same way I did but Jason Aldean is his idol. All my kids know who Elvis is and my history with him. It's a pleasure to watch them recognize and even sing his songs when they come on the radio.

Re: A nice moment in Alexandria March 30th 1977

Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:33 pm

More of that gig was released on bootleg, recorded from the soundboard:

http://home.online.no/~ov-egela/louisiana.html

Re: A nice moment in Alexandria March 30th 1977

Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:47 pm

This is a fantastic story!

Re: A nice moment in Alexandria March 30th 1977

Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:09 am

Cool story ! I hope old Hayward is not in trouble ! :D