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Elvis greatest concert ever?

Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:39 am

IMO I vote for his Madison Square Garden show on June 10 afternoon. The Memphis 74 show is increible and entertaining as well.

What's yours?

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Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:39 am

1961, Honolulu, Bloch Arena.

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Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:41 am

Portland 73, hawaii 61, houston 70, hampton roads 72. There are many. Sadly the poster of the thread is trying to prove a point.

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Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:43 am

No point. Just trying to keep it "Elvis related" around here. I come in peace. :D

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Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:45 am

elvisallc wrote: I come in peace. :D


With an attitude like yours, it's ALL you're ever gonna come in!

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Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:48 am

Swingin-Little-Guitar-Man wrote:
elvisallc wrote: I come in peace. :D


With an attitude like yours, it's ALL you're ever gonna come in!


I have no attitude. I'm a really nice person.

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Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:49 am

elvisallc wrote:I have no attitude. I'm a really nice person.

WHHHHHAAAAAATEVER!

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Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:57 am

Frankie Teardrop wrote:1961, Honolulu, Bloch Arena.

This evening gets my vote too. Incredible in every respect.

Elvis Presley
Pearl Harbor Benefit Show
Saturday, March 25, 1961
Honolulu, HI


Introduction
Heartbreak Hotel
All Shook Up
A Fool Such As I
I Got A Woman
Love Me
Introductions of musicians, singers
Such A Night
Reconsider Baby
I Need Your Love Tonight
That's All Right
Don't Be Cruel
One Night
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
It's Now Or Never
Swing Down Sweet Chariot
Hound Dog


Elvis Aron Presley (RCA/BMG, 1980/1998) - Disc 1
http://home.online.no/~ov-egela/silverbox.html
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Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:24 am

Right on, Doctor.

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Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:28 am

Not sure how the Doc and Frankie are overlooking: Pittsburgh 12/31/76.

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Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:33 am

8/12/1970 midnight has to rank up there also
SNG ::rocks

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Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:41 am

Well I guess it's kinda in the "eye of the beholder."
I know I'm gonna catch hell for this, but one of my favorite shows is Sept. 28th at College Park. He was definitely in a unique mind frame, but I thought he was absolutely hilarious inter-acting with the audience, etc. The crowd seemed to enjoy the show very much. There's others, I'm just short on time & gotta go! take it easy guys! ::rocks

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Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:43 am

Phoenix78 wrote:Well I guess it's kinda in the "eye of the beholder."
I know I'm gonna catch hell for this, but one of my favorite shows is Sept. 28th at College Park. He was definitely in a unique mind frame, but I thought he was absolutely hilarious inter-acting with the audience, etc. The crowd seemed to enjoy the show very much. There's others, I'm just short on time & gotta go! take it easy guys! ::rocks

Glad you enjoy College Park, but there is no way it could ever legitimately be mentioned as a contender for Elvis' greatest live show.

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Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:29 am

The posters title subject doesn't necessarily mean the show had to be recorded.

Going by some of the concert reviews in 1957,
Los angeles 1957 first show
and Vancouver canada could very well beat out Hawaii 1961,but I think
the later might just be the best we have on tape.

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Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:48 am

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Try to concentrate on making less post and more quality ones instead. There's nothing more annoying on a forum that someone posting about anything and doing what I call '' an indigestion of multi-post ''.

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Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:51 am

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What about those who harrass, attack and derail every post I ever make? Just sayin'.

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Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:53 am

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Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:06 am

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Been there done that. I reported those who constantly slander me and my personal likes and views to the mods time and time again but absolutely nothing has been done about it. So I just assume those few are an exception to the rule. So much for equality.

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Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:12 am

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Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:44 am

I like the '61 Hawaiian set but this for me doesn't register enough of the full-blown mature artist he became in 1969 and probably peaking in '70, with notable highlights in '72, '73 and even late '76 had it's charms.

Maybe it's all the screaming girls but it's a much younger King to my liking and therefore not fully developed.

At the same time, a good '56 show (again minus the screams) might still top it.

But great, and underheralded, nonetheless!

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Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:12 am

Gregory Nolan Jr. wrote:I like the '61 Hawaiian set but this for me doesn't register enough of the full-blown mature artist he became in 1969 and probably peaking in '70, with notable highlights in '72, '73 and even late '76 had it's charms.



I think if we had the '61 show in perfect sound, with well balanced instruments, we would all be blown away.

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Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:18 am

Oh, I agree and I've listened "past" all that (the screaming, etc.) but I still come away preferring Elvis in , say, '69 or '70.

But really, I love all the eras and what a shame we didn't get better audio for his live sets early on.

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Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:16 am

1961, Hawaii.

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Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:44 am

June 10th '75 Memphis gig :smt023

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Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:44 am

Aug 12 1970 MS
Aug 21 1969 DS/MS ( Don´t know for sure which it is but it´s the concert from the Viva Las Vegas Double CD)
Jan 26 1970/Feb 23 1970 CS
Hawaii 61
Asheville July 23 1975

There are lots of others but the list would be too long, hopefully there are still some great concerts laying in the vaults waiting to be relased. We know that Hampton 72 is there anyway.

Lennart