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Nashville, TN: July '73 --> Tired Eyes!

Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:40 am

Found this image online today:


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On stage, Nashville, TN - Sunday, July 1, 1973 AS


I remember first seeing this in a 1978 book by Wanda June Hill, We Remember, Elvis, with the caption: "Note condition of eyes."

What in the heck? Elvis looks awful.

As early as summer 1973, it seems afternoon shows were not a good idea.


[ Edited to note correct date of image; thanks all! ]
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Re: Uniondale, NY: June '73 --> Tired Eyes!

Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:59 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:Found this image online today:


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On stage, Uniondale, NY - Saturday, June 23, 1973 AS


I remember first seeing this in a book by Wanda June Hill, with the caption: "Note condition of eyes."

What in the heck? Elvis looks awful.

As early as summer 1973, it seems afternoon shows were not a good idea. Five afternoons later, it got worse.


Yeah, I remember seeing this picture when he was still alive and thinking he looked so old for it to be 1973.

Re: Uniondale, NY: June '73 --> Tired Eyes!

Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:33 am

It looks more like a 76-77 photo, though I am sure there would be better photos from the concert.

Re: Uniondale, NY: June '73 --> Tired Eyes!

Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:57 pm

Didn't anybody "see" this at the time? I mean, how does that happen so fast, and nobody notices? It was an emergency, and this was the last chance.

:(

rjm

Re: Uniondale, NY: June '73 --> Tired Eyes!

Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:11 pm

Gosh, I still recall seeing that picture for the first time - I was shocked!! Didn't even spend one single thought about it being taken in '73 already! :cry:

Re: Uniondale, NY: June '73 --> Tired Eyes!

Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:03 pm

I remember that picture very well and it has been used often in magazines to underline the decline of Elvis in his later years. When I first saw this one as a kid I also thought it was a 1977 picture.
However, in favor of our man... he did look good that night afternoon. Somehow they snapped him at the wrong moment, look at this one for example:

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Re: Uniondale, NY: June '73 --> Tired Eyes!

Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:07 pm

I agree, probably a bad moment shot.
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Re: Uniondale, NY: June '73 --> Tired Eyes!

Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:08 pm

I just realized that this photo cannot be from Uniondale. Look below:

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The photo on the right IS from Uniondale, and as you can see Elvis is wearing a) a different necklace and b) a different ring on his left hand. If the photo on the left is from a tour show, I would date it as being from Nashville July 1st matinee mainly because of his hair. It also looks like he could be wearing the Lion Claw necklace, which he did in Nashville. But did he wear that ring in Nashville - I can't make it out in my Nashville photos...? :-?
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Re: Uniondale, NY: June '73 --> Tired Eyes!

Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:14 pm

Scott Hayward wrote:I just realized that this photo cannot be from Uniondale. Look below:

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The photo on the right IS from Uniondale, and as you can see Elvis is wearing a) a different necklace and b) a different ring on his left hand. If the photo on the left is from a tour show, I would date it as being from Nashville July 1st matinee mainly because of his hair. It also looks like he could be wearing the Lion Claw necklace, which he did in Nashville. But did he wear that ring in Nashville - I can't make it out in my Nashville photos...? :-?


I agree that the photo is from Nashvile and yes, Elvis did wear that ring in Nashville as you can see in this photo.
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Sincerely
Brian
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Re: Uniondale, NY: June '73 --> Tired Eyes!

Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:09 pm

Yes, you've rigth

Uniondale : Egyptian cross
Nashville : latin cross

Re: Uniondale, NY: June '73 --> Tired Eyes!

Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:13 pm

I've seen this image before too. Uniondale/Nashville doesn't make too many odds .. He looks terrible (for Elvis) and far beyond his years.

Re: Nashville, TN: July '73 --> Tired Eyes!

Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:40 am

Delboy wrote:I've seen this image before too. Uniondale/Nashville doesn't make too many odds .. He looks terrible (for Elvis) and far beyond his years.


Yup.

It's only a matter of a few days. But I've updated the post, to be accurate. Thanks all for the help on that.

Re: Nashville, TN: July '73 --> Tired Eyes!

Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:31 pm

There are many close-up shots of Elvis that clearly show his decline. :(

Re: Nashville, TN: July '73 --> Tired Eyes!

Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:55 pm

A. C. van Kuijk wrote:There are many close-up shots of Elvis that clearly show his decline. :(


But ... only 5 and a half months after "Aloha"?

Re: Nashville, TN: July '73 --> Tired Eyes!

Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:45 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:
A. C. van Kuijk wrote:There are many close-up shots of Elvis that clearly show his decline. :(


But ... only 5 and a half months after "Aloha"?


Back in the 1990s JAT issued a book with pictures shot by Ed Bonja. On one page was an "Aloha"-backstage-photo and on another one a backstage-photo shot in April. In three months Elvis went from slim and tanned to bloated and pale. The King must have done something very unhealthy to change his looks so fast.

In the fall of 1972 Elvis did not look well and I am pretty sure that "Aloha" was just a short stop on his way down. He pulled himself together for a short time and continued with his disasterous lifestyle as soon as the show was over.

Re: Nashville, TN: July '73 --> Tired Eyes!

Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:14 pm

A. C. van Kuijk wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:
A. C. van Kuijk wrote:There are many close-up shots of Elvis that clearly show his decline. :(


But ... only 5 and a half months after "Aloha"?


Back in the 1990s JAT issued a book with pictures shot by Ed Bonja. On one page was an "Aloha"-backstage-photo and on another one a backstage-photo shot in April. In three months Elvis went from slim and tanned to bloated and pale. The King must have done something very unhealthy to change his looks so fast.

In the fall of 1972 Elvis did not look well and I am pretty sure that "Aloha" was just a short stop on his way down. He pulled himself together for a short time and continued with his disasterous lifestyle as soon as the show was over.


As time has proven, "Aloha" was the final pinnacle of the Presley career. After that, the downward slide towards summer 1977 began in earnest. And it is heartbreaking. We all wish something could have been done.

Re: Nashville, TN: July '73 --> Tired Eyes!

Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:11 pm

2 days later on 3rd July, Elvis looked years younger and slimmer again:

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Elvis' appearance could change a lot in just a day or 2. The limo photo from July 3rd is just a candid photo with no special lighting and yet Elvis looks so different from the first photo taken 2 days earlier.

Re: Nashville, TN: July '73 --> Tired Eyes!

Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:46 pm

JRtherealJR wrote:2 days later on 3rd July, Elvis looked years younger and slimmer again:

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Elvis' appearance could change a lot in just a day or 2. The limo photo from July 3rd is just a candid photo with no special lighting and yet Elvis looks so different from the first photo taken 2 days earlier.

It's just different camera angles and lighting.

Re: Nashville, TN: July '73 --> Tired Eyes!

Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:39 am

promiseland wrote:
JRtherealJR wrote:2 days later on 3rd July, Elvis looked years younger and slimmer again:

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Elvis' appearance could change a lot in just a day or 2. The limo photo from July 3rd is just a candid photo with no special lighting and yet Elvis looks so different from the first photo taken 2 days earlier.

It's just different camera angles and lighting.


Probably, but it also shows his health was seriously suspect in 1973, and it's perhaps just sheer luck he didn't leave us by October of that year.
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Re: Nashville, TN: July '73 --> Tired Eyes!

Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:47 am

I often wonder, Doc...and I know this is awful to think...how much different he may have been viewed over the ensuing years if 1975-77 had never happened.

Re: Nashville, TN: July '73 --> Tired Eyes!

Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:24 am

I'm real glad his last recording session wasn't the July 1973 session.

Re: Nashville, TN: July '73 --> Tired Eyes!

Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:12 am

FrankieRider2 wrote:I often wonder, Doc...and I know this is awful to think...how much different he may have been viewed over the ensuing years if 1975-77 had never happened.


I have as well. Certainly, this would have meant no "Elvis In Concert," aired to millions of shocked viewers in 1977, just seven weeks after he died.