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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:

Image

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!

Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:30 am

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"?


You have a prurient-like obsession with Elvis' physical decline. Why is that?

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

Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:35 am

InheritTheWind wrote:You have a prurient-like obsession with Elvis' physical decline. Why is that?


Actually, I don't. Hope this helps!

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

Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:44 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
InheritTheWind wrote:You have a prurient-like obsession with Elvis' physical decline. Why is that?


Actually, I don't. Hope this helps!


HA! HA! HA! HA!

You the MAN, Doc!

Total BURN on InheritTheWind!

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

Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:12 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
InheritTheWind wrote:You have a prurient-like obsession with Elvis' physical decline. Why is that?


Actually, I don't. Hope this helps!


Hey Doc! Remember when I wrote "Hope this helps" to you!?

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=75570#p1141108

You were looking at soft-core porn pictures again you rascal! :wink:

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

Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:45 am

InheritTheWind wrote:You were looking at soft-core porn pictures again ...


Actually, no I wasn't. But maybe we now have a little window into your non-Elvis interests. ;-)


::rocks

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 7:57 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:
InheritTheWind wrote:You were looking at soft-core porn pictures again ...


Actually, no I wasn't. But maybe we now have a little window into your non-Elvis interests. ;-)


::rocks


Huh. So now you're reduced to "I know you are but what am I" tactics? Oh dear. I was hoping you were more clever than that. Let's take a look at who posted the degrading pictures of of scantily clad girls and called them "treasures":

drjohncarpenter wrote:That eBay seller sure has some remarkable "treasures" ...
http://stores.ebay.com/wildestwesterns/


viewtopic.php?f=8&t=75570#p1140231

The fact that you think it's amusing to post degrading images of very young girls in various states of undress says a lot about your attitude toward women.

p.s. Your creepy new Avatar is very fitting. :wink:

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

Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:11 pm

InheritTheWind wrote:Let's take a look at who posted the degrading pictures of of scantily clad girls and called them "treasures"...


Your comments have all been off-topic, but false statements which misrepresent me like this deserve clarification.

If one carefully reads the topic you cite, my comment is about the 1969 Elvis photo posted. I found it was being sold by someone on eBay whose catalog is not that of an Elvis fan.

Further, I never posted a single photo from that eBay seller, I just copied their link. And, for any intelligent, rational person, my "treasures" observation -- and the entire post -- was firmly tongue-in-cheek.

Humour, grace and civility are obviously elusive traits. I suggest you take a break from this forum, your angry, off-topic posts all over this fine forum in the past week indicate something is very wrong at home. ;-)

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!

Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:22 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:
InheritTheWind wrote:Let's take a look at who posted the degrading pictures of of scantily clad girls and called them "treasures"...


Your comments have all been off-topic, but false statements which misrepresent me like this deserve clarification.

If one carefully reads the topic you cite, my comment is about the 1969 Elvis photo posted. I found it was being sold by someone on eBay whose catalog is not that of an Elvis fan.

Further, I never posted a single photo from that eBay seller, I just copied their link. And, for any intelligent, rational person, my "treasures" observation -- and the entire post -- was firmly tongue-in-cheek.

Humour, grace and civility are obviously elusive traits. I suggest you take a break from this forum, your angry, off-topic posts all over this fine forum in the past week indicate something is very wrong at home. ;-)


Sorry facts make you defensive and rude. When you posted a link of the seller's other "treasures" on an Elvis post I thought it would be other cool Elvis items for sale. Imagine my shock and horror when the images of young scantily clad girls came up. (And who went off topic? You.) Not funny and extremely childish. If this is your idea of humor then you really need to get out of the house. Your hatred toward women is unsettling.

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

Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:24 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:Humour, grace and civility are obviously elusive traits. I suggest you take a break from this forum, your angry, off-topic posts all over this fine forum in the past week indicate something is very wrong at home. ;-)


Pot, meet kettle! :wink: