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Louisville / July 23, 1976 - - - > Still Their King

Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:31 pm

Red and Sony West were fired on 13th JUly, together with a third bodyguard, Dave Hebler, who had been employed since 1975. They announced later that they were going to write a book about Elvis that would give a rather different picture of him than the world thus far has seen.

Ten days later after they were fired Elvis had started a new tour and the audience yet again stood queuing uo for hours to secure the best possible tickets.


Tour 20 started on July 23, 1976 friday in Louisville, Kentucky held at the Freedom Hall. 19.400 people attended this concert.

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Set-list:

See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me Let Me Know
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Jailhouse Rock
Fever
America-The Beautiful
Polk Salad Annie
introductions
Early Morning Rain
What'd I Say
Tutt solo
Scheff solo
Brown solo
Briggs solo
Love Letters
introductions
Hail Hail Rock n Roll
Hurt
Hound Dog
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can't Help Falling In Love

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Louisville Courier - Journal / July 24, 1976

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Re: Louisville / July 23, 1976 - - - > Still Their King

Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:36 pm

Available on CDR.. Elvis On The Road Vol.4...the show is not that bad..but it was the beginning of the decline....till late fall..

Re: Louisville / July 23, 1976 - - - > Still Their King

Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:39 pm

"ElvisĀ“ pipes are better than ever..." Cool!!!


Sincerely MB280E

Re: Louisville / July 23, 1976 - - - > Still Their King

Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:24 am

MB280E wrote:"ElvisĀ“ pipes are better than ever..." Cool!!!

You are not too good with quotes.

The review -- and that comment -- are actually not complimentary at all.

Under the photo the caption in full reads:

Elvis' pipes are better than ever, maybe, but he only exercised them for an hour last night.


In the review it reads:

Presley's career rolls creakily forward. Whatever Presley once was -- and by any account he was a legend in his own time -- what he is now is scarcely a reasonable fascimile thereof.

Those great pipes are still intact, maybe better than ever.

But Elvis hasn't done anything musically meaningful in a decade or so, and his concert presence is testimony only to the residual momentum of one of the industry's classic careers.
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Re: Louisville / July 23, 1976 - - - > Still Their King

Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:27 am

That's Freedom Hall alright. Been there many times.

I could have been at that particular Louisville show, too...........but no!!!!!!!!
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Re: Louisville / July 23, 1976 - - - > Still Their King

Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:04 am

Two more (low quality) shots from Louisville...
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Re: Louisville / July 23, 1976 - - - > Still Their King

Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:49 pm

From the same tour:

05 August 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Fayetteville, NC.
Cumberland County Memoria
Tickets: 7,000
Costume: Bicentennial Suit
Comments: Elvis became paranoid before this show about his lack of private funds. He became despondant that his life had become a disaster...

source: elvis-in-concert.com

Re: Louisville / July 23, 1976 - - - > Still Their King

Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:49 pm

Please note that the Fayetteville show on CDR is in fact Springfield July 29th, 1976 ES.

Re: Louisville / July 23, 1976 - - - > Still Their King

Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:36 am

Ton Bruins wrote:From the same tour:

05 August 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Fayetteville, NC.
Cumberland County Memoria
Tickets: 7,000
Costume: Bicentennial Suit
Comments: Elvis became paranoid before this show about his lack of private funds. He became despondant that his life had become a disaster...

source: elvis-in-concert.com


What is meant by paranoid? The scientific condition or the popular meaning?
And how did it affect this particular show?
Sorry if i seem ignorant.

Re: Louisville / July 23, 1976 - - - > Still Their King

Sat Sep 04, 2010 3:06 am

But Elvis hasn't done anything musically meaningful in a decade or so, and his concert presence is testimony only to the residual momentum of one of the industry's classic careers.[/quote][/quote]


He had done nothing meaningful for a decade? Really? From 1966 to 1976 there was nothing meaningful? The '68 specail, the '69 sessions, the '69-70 Las Vegas seasons, a grammy winning album, a number 2 single in Burning Love, Aloha From Hawaii, etc....were not meaningful?

Re: Louisville / July 23, 1976 - - - > Still Their King

Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:41 am

terbon4 wrote: He had done nothing meaningful for a decade? Really? From 1966 to 1976 there was nothing meaningful? The '68 specail, the '69 sessions, the '69-70 Las Vegas seasons, a grammy winning album, a number 2 single in Burning Love, Aloha From Hawaii, etc....were not meaningful?


That was the attitude among most modern rock fans. I remember it well.

Re: Louisville / July 23, 1976 - - - > Still Their King

Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:59 am

Frankie Teardrop wrote:
terbon4 wrote: He had done nothing meaningful for a decade? Really? From 1966 to 1976 there was nothing meaningful? The '68 specail, the '69 sessions, the '69-70 Las Vegas seasons, a grammy winning album, a number 2 single in Burning Love, Aloha From Hawaii, etc....were not meaningful?


That was the attitude among most modern rock fans. I remember it well.


What would have been considered meaningful?

Re: Louisville / July 23, 1976 - - - > Still Their King

Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:00 am

The opening show was 'passable' but nothing more just a 'passable' show from a generally poor quality tour in 1976. :roll:

Re: Louisville / July 23, 1976 - - - > Still Their King

Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:45 am

epf wrote:
Frankie Teardrop wrote:
terbon4 wrote: He had done nothing meaningful for a decade? Really? From 1966 to 1976 there was nothing meaningful? The '68 specail, the '69 sessions, the '69-70 Las Vegas seasons, a grammy winning album, a number 2 single in Burning Love, Aloha From Hawaii, etc....were not meaningful?


That was the attitude among most modern rock fans. I remember it well.


What would have been considered meaningful?


Joining Led Zeppelin.

Re: Louisville / July 23, 1976 - - - > Still Their King

Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:15 pm

YDKM wrote:The opening show was 'passable' but nothing more just a 'passable' show from a generally poor quality tour in 1976. :roll:


Maybe so, but to the 12-year-old me, seeing Elvis at that Louisville show---and my first concert, to boot---it was nothing short of magical from beginning to end. All of the images in this thread are from my page, which has been posted around here a few times.

http://hunter.goatley.com/concerts/1976 ... elvis.html

Hunter

Re: Louisville / July 23, 1976 - - - > Still Their King

Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:56 pm

Ciscoking wrote:Please note that the Fayetteville show on CDR is in fact Springfield July 29th, 1976 ES.

Was there an afternoon show on that day?

Re: Louisville / July 23, 1976 - - - > Still Their King

Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:11 pm

No..on August 1..just 3 days later.. we had a single AS with out an ES..however...your question makes sense..that`s why I always give the daytime.. :wink:

Re: Louisville / July 23, 1976 - - - > Still Their King

Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:16 pm

Ciscoking wrote:No..on August 1..just 3 days later.. we had a single AS with out an ES..however...your question makes sense..that`s why I always give the daytime.. :wink:


Actually, Rob's point is that adding an "ES" to a show date makes people think there is also an "AS."

Confusion is never a good thing when studying history. I keep trying to to tell you.