viernes, 20 de noviembre de 2009

ON THIS DAY IN ELVIS HISTORY November 15

November 15, 1955
Elvis performed at the Community Center, Shefflield, Alabama at 7.00 and 9.30 p.m.
Elvis visited the late show of Liberace at the Clover Room of the Riviera Hotel. Afterwards he visited Liberace backstage and even fooled around for some photographers.
Elvis performed at the International Sports Arena, San Diego, California.
CONCERT DETAILS:
Tour Ref: On Tour number 3 - November 10th - November 17th 1970
Date: November 15 1970
Venue: Sports Arena
Location: San Diego CA
Showtime: (8:30 pm)
Crowd: 14659
REVIEWS:
Article *:
VIDEO INFORMATION:
Release: Behind The Image Vol.1
Length: 6 mins 20 secs
Quality:
ELVIS ATTIRE:
Suit: Chain Suit
Belt: Red macrame Belt
Cape:
GROUP ATTIRE:

Musicians:Black Suit
TICKET STUBS:
 
SONGS - TRACKLISTINGS:
Blue Suede Shoes
Hound Dog
Heartbreak Hotel
Suspicious Minds
How Great Thou Art
Polk Salad Annie
Bridge Over Troubled Water
The Wonder Of You
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CONCERT DATE: November 15, 1970. San Diego, CA.
Elvis Remains Rock'n'Roller Ruler
by Carol Olten
The San Diego Union
November 16, 1970

Elvis Presley became the first entertainer to sell out the entire Sports Arena last night in one of the sensational comeback appearances he is doing around the country after a 14-year absence from the stage.

Ticket sales of 14,511 were reported by the box office.

The old ladies in their satin moire evening dresses came to peer at him last night as did the ex-bobbyboxers and the very young who were just being born when he started his career in 1954.

Why did they come ? Why was Elvis, indeed even there? Perhaps simply because rock 'n' roll, regardless of the hohum thing, it has deviated into now, is still very much where everything is - the rocking out sport where freedom and joyousness reign.

CONTAGIOUS JOY

Elvis has a remarkable ability simply to have a good time on stage and make it a contagious thing in a crowd. He enjoys himself - jokes with his back-up acts, swishes a glass of water over his shoulder, sits down when he feels like it and even waits for a mood to come for a song - and the audience has a good time, too. Girls still chase after the tassels he flips off stage and scream when he gets physical, sending a flurry of ushers to the bottom of the stage. Indeed, why NOT go see Elvis? He's fun and sexy and sings good enough. Besides, that, he's the king of rock 'n' roll.

Last night Elvis could only add to his laurels. Dressed in a white jump suit with a neon orange sash and matching ascot with a Spiro agnew watch on his wrist and any number of rings on his fingers, he made his way through near hour long set of not quite enough songs and perhaps, a few too many gauche jokes. But they were excusable because, after all, he's Elvis, out of retirement, and ought to be singing and saying exactly what he feels. He doesn't owe anybody anything, really

VARIETY OF SONGS

He brought the house down with "Blue Suede Shoes," "Hound Dog" and "Heartbreak Hotel (all moldie oldies) and almost did the same with a new song, "Suspicious Minds." He came across rolling gospel thunder in "How Great Thou Art" and wiggled and writhed through "Polk Salad Annie." The set also included "Wonder Of You," and "Bridge Over Troubled Waters," among others.

Throughout all of it, Elvis was backed with a fine female vocal quartet in the country, the Imperials, a tight six piece rhythm section and a 23-piece orchestra under the able leadership of Joe Guercio.

At exactly 10:30 p.m., Elvis, ever a polite Southern boy, thanked his audience and sped away in a big black limousine. Yes, the mystique and the magic are still there, indeed.


Courtesy of Francesc Lopez

 
Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri.
Elvis performed at the Arena Long Beach, California.
CONCERT DETAILS:
Tour Ref: On Tour number 7 - November 8th - November 18th 1972
Date: November 15 1972
Venue: Long Beach Arena
Location: Long Beach CA
Showtime: (8:30 pm)
Crowd: 14000
REVIEWS:
Article *:
VIDEO INFORMATION:
Release: California Gold
Length: 12 mins
ELVIS ATTIRE:
Suit: Saturn suit
Belt: Gold Attendance belt
Cape: Silver cape
GROUP ATTIRE:

Kathy Westmoreland: White Skirt and Shirt
The Sweet Inspirations: White Skirt and Shirt
J.D. Sumner: Black Suit
Musicians:Black Suit
TICKET STUBS:
SONGS - TRACKLISTINGS:
2001 Theme
See See Rider
I Got A Woman
Until Its Time For You To Go
You Dont Have To Say You Love Me
Polk Salad Annie
Love Me
All Shook Up
Heartbreak Hotel
Blue Suede Shoes
The Wonder Of You
( above song is just one verse )
Teddy Bear
- segued medley with -
Dont Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Little Sister
- segued medley with -
Get Back
Hound Dog
Ill Remember You
How Great Thou Art
Suspicious Minds
Band Introductions
Burning Love
Fever
You Gave Me A Mountain
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
CDS FROM CONCERT:

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CONCERT DATE: November 15, 1972 (8:30 pm). Long Beach, CA.
Elvis Presley still has fans "all shook up"
by Denise Kusel
Press Telegram
November 17, 1972

"Ladies and Gentlemen, Elvis Presley has left the building." That was Big Al. Front man, souvenir hawker, quasi-bodyguard and master of ceremonies. And that's how the Elvis Presley Show ended Wednesday night at the Long Beach Arena for a sell-out crowd who came to see The King. Big Al was in another time warp - another era when frenzy fans used to rush the stage, vault over footlights to grab, glimpse, gape and groan at the sex-charged swivel-hipped 21-year-old from Memphis. But Elvis Presley is 37 now and so are a lot of his fans. They weren't about to leap out of their seats to mob the stage at the end of the show. Even the few long hairs who were sprinkled through the generally over 30 audience were too busy watching the Myth to pull 1950s pranks.

WATCHING Elvis in action is a little like electroshock therapy: nerves jolted into action and then a numbing blank while I tried to regroup my mental energies and remember what happened after the Presley band began the set with a booming "2001 - The Space Oddesy," The theme is usuallyreserved for special occasions. But then, Elvis is a special occasion. He's The King and even if he seemed a little bored with the audience; his routines trite, painfully coached and contrived, he was still good. Gone is the sneer. Gone, the

gyrating hips - tucked neatly into a girdle cinch which he wore underneath a white jumpsuit with the silver studs and garish gold belt. Gone, too, is his wife. And Wednesday night The King seemed a little bit melancholy ... a littel preoccupied with his own problems to really get into a dialogue with the audience. Presley's four year old daughter, Lisa was in the audience. She was, he said, "Watching her daddy perform for the first time ... making a fool of himself in front of 14,000 people."

BUT there's no foolin' about the Presley talent. His voice is mature - grown rich with life. His smile is warm and magical.

He performed a multi-medley of old standby hits like "Heartbreak Hotel," "All Shook Up," "Are you Lonesome Tonight" and "Love Me Tender". He moved easily, spanning generations, and added new offerings like "Burning Love" (a nostalgic Fiftyish sound pop chart climber) and the exciting "Suspicious Minds." The first time I ever saw elvis was when I was 13 years old. I climbed up a fire scape ladder at the Hollywood Knickerbocker Hotel and then crwled in a window. He was standing in the hall outside his suite of rooms. He gave me his autograph. And then I was escorted out (through the front door). I left happy. Wednesday night I left the Long Beach Arena happy. So did 14,000 others.


Courtesy of Francesc Lopez
CONCERT DATE: November 15, 1972. Long Beach, CA. [Click for original]


Elvis Thrills 15,000 At Concert In Long Beach
by Scott Paul
The Valley News
November 24, 1972
 

Elvis Presley managed to present an inspiring performance last week at the Long Beach Arena despite lackluster supporting acts and a distracting hard sell of his posters and records before the show and during intermission.

He thrilled the 15,000 sellout crowd with many of his early hits along with a few more recent songs. Presley was more effective with his old rock 'n' roll songs - "Heartbreak Hotel," "Hound Dog" and "All Shook Up" - than he was with ballads like "The Wonder of You" and "How Great Thou Art."

Tossed Scarfs

In fact, much of the concert seemed to be right out of the '50s with screaming fans reacting to "Pelvis's" every move. Apparently half the audience brought their cameras because every time Presley would turn in a new direction he would be greeted by a burst of light and clicking shutters.

Elvis used everything in his bag of tricks including wildly-swinging hips, exaggerated vocal style and even tossing several of his scarfs to the crowd.

Still despite the dramatics, Presley has a rock-gospel voice that can't be beat by any current singer. His showmanship only adds to the entertainment, helping to make Elvis concerts more than just a musical treat.

The audience seemed to be composed of many of his original fans now in their 30s and 40s, some rock fans, and a few children with their parents.

Taken in Stride

The concert started out slowly with the stale comedy of Jackie Kahan whose entire act seemed a combination of jokes told a drew some response from the older portion of the crowd but almost none from the younger set.

Following Kahan came Sweet Inspiration, a fema1e gospel trio that backs up Elvis and other major groups. The main part of their set was a medley of Aretha Franklin's hits and not very impressive.

During the intermission, as before the show, one of Presley's aides hawked all kinds of Elvis memorabilia from posters to current records. Whereas a rock audience at a recent Rolling Stones concert booed a similar type off the stage, the Long Beach crowd seemed to take the hard sell in stride.

Mixed Reaction

Presley came on after intermission to the accompaniment of Strauss' Knotts Berry Farm doing also background for the movie "2001" to a tremendous roar from the audience.

Every song was greeted by cheers from his frantic fans and polite applause from his more subdued admirers. One group of young girls (perhaps 13 years old) seated behind the stage pleaded for Elvis to turn around all through the concert. When on occasion he whipped around to face them, they went hysterical.

Overall, Presley's portion of the show was quite enjoyable and was good enough to overcome the weakness of the concert package as a whole. His current concert tour will end in Hawaii in December.


Courtesy of Francesc Lopez

 

Concerts Reviewed 1972




November 15, 1972. (8.30 pm) Long Beach, CA. Long Beach Arena by The Clint


After doing two 1977 Elvis Presley concerts, I decided instead of doing another concert review of how good that concert was for 1977, to go ahead and do a concert from late 1972. The date was November 15, 1972 in Long Beach, California. The beginning of 1972 was hot, while the end was much like the beginning of 1973 - very leisurely. Elvis seemed very relaxed doing his concerts, and seemed to not put as much energy as he had in April - but this did not make this concert bad.
This concert, of course, comes from a good audience recording. In fact, I hear not much reverb at all in the tapes. I guess the people who processed this did a good job. 2001 booms into arena with its usual grander and the opening rift and SEE SEE RIDER begins. As I said, Elvis used to open with more of an edge in April, but here in November he is much like his earlier August Vegas engagement and in Hawaii. He has a little bit more of a kick than Hawaii 1973, which makes this more like 1972 Vegas. Nothing else really to say about the song, except it does rock. I GOT A WOMAN follows and Elvis seems to punch this song a little better than he did SEE SEE RIDER. It was just perfect. Not 1000 "wells", no goofing off, and no Amen. Probably not his best version, but it ranks up there.
Without much talking, except for a "Thank you very much" and a "Good Evening" he launches into UNTIL ITS TIME FOR YOU TO GO. This Elvis from 1972 with that leisure attitude, actually makes a good Elvis for soft ballads such as this. Kathy Westmoreland is heard nicely during the second verse. YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME is next, and it is much like July 1972's version at MSG. All I can say that it is a good version with the deep tones where they belong and everything. The bass goes thumping in the breeze to show that POLK SALD ANNIE is next. This is 1972 baby, and POLK SALD still as that old bass and James Burton 1972 feel. Elvis is still very aggressive with it showing that his 1973 leisure period hadn't taken over on everything yet. J.S. bass run from this concert was nice and dirty. It ends with a nice kick, and Elvis paces around to gain his breath as the "1972 Introductions" play.
Elvis decides he wants to do a "melody of Greek folk songs", but changes his mind and goofs off with the audience. LOVE ME follows the goofing out, making Elvis into a liar. Where are all those Greek folk songs Elvis was going to sing? Where are those Celtic music songs he was going to sing too? Okay I am digressing, but who cares. Like I was saying, LOVE ME begins and while it is the new fast version. It still has a slow feel to it, something it would have in 1972 and 73, and even 74 at times. The song was passable during 1975, and semi-expectable depending on the tour in 1976. As for 1977, you had to play it by ear by then. In this version, he is really attacking the notes at certain points as with "so close to mine" - he hits mine at a high tone. This song was still more than a scarf-toss song at this point, and I don't care if Elvis was slipping in 1972 (says some critics) - this song was hot. A fast powered ALL SHOOK UP follows, and why Elvis was rushing it on purpose - he was able to do so with success and make it really rock at this point.
HEARTBREAK HOTEL follows and except for a quick giggle at the beginning, it is a pretty good version. Elvis does joke about "being sweaty", but it was a different Elvis Presley in 1972. When he joked, it was not really as sad when he tried the self-parody joking in 1977. BLUE SUADE SHOES follows as like all versions from 1972-1977, this is a fast powered version. He attacks it, but BLUE SUADE November 1972 reminds me of a version in December 1976 (in fact that version was better) - and it lasted almost a minute. If you want to say throw away for all the old songs, go ahead and say it. However, in this reporter's opinion, the only "throwaway" song that sounded "throwaway" was BLUE SUADE SHOES.
After doing a good melody set, Elvis announces he is going to do THE WONDER OF YOU. He starts with the second verse, and doesn't try to sing a second verse and it goes straight into the guitar solo, sings the last refrain again and ends the song. It didn't seem Elvis was focused there, or he did it as a throwaway. Then again, it might have been a honest mistake. Either way it was a okay version!
After an average version of WONDER OF YOU, he goes into his TEDDY BEAR/DON'T BE CRUEL. He seems to really attack this version, as his voice is nice and dirty. He gets "deep" on the song. It is fast, but he does put some effort into it. LOVE ME TENDER is done next, and it sounds like a good 1970-72 version of the song. This version has nothing more or nothing less of being one of the best live versions he ever did of the song.
After a gentle song, Elvis kicks into his LITTLE SISTER song. He always did this song well, but tonight he is really attacking it and the band is attacking it too. GET BACK follows the melody and listen to that James Burton lead. It will never touch to original, but it is still cool. Now its time for "you ain't . . . you don't know what I'm going to do . . . only think it . . . When I did this song my voice was much higher and I can't sing standing straight up. . . . That's the biggest lie I ever told in my life". Finally after goofing up we go for the slow sub-sonic HOUND DOG. The band is kicking it, as Elvis is going slow and then all of a sudden - "YOU AIN"T NOTHING BUT A HOUND DOG" - fast as fire. Great attack on the song!
I'LL REMEMBER YOU would be next. I always loved this song, and this version is just as good as January 13, 1973 in Hawaii special. Great ovation from the audience, and Elvis decides to go gospel and do HOW GREAT THOU ART. I usually don't like 1972 versions of this, because I like the 1975-77 versions so much better. Its not that Elvis is more sincere in the later years, he just sings the "ALMIGHTY GOD" part so much better and different. Here he doesn't hold it, it just runs into "then sings my soul". It's a great version, and I shouldn't be complaining about it - but I just loved that "ALMIGHTY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD" from 1975-77. Still a good version for 1972!
SUPICIOUS MINDS happens next. Typical 1972 version if you ask me. It is not as rough cut as the 1969/1970 versions were. James Burton, the rest of the band, and Elvis seem very lax on it. I'm not saying it was bad, it is just like SEE SEE RIDER in late 1972-1973 - very light and leisurely. It does have some fire in near the end, and "I hope this suit don't tear up, baby". The more the band plays, the song begins to have an edge and then its over. I hear a good rift, so there has to be some karate involved. Has to be! Time to INTRODUCE THE BAND, and since its 1972 this should only last about 50 seconds. It lasts a little longer, and I liked the longer intros but this is how a concert is supposed to be done with INTROS.
Then Elvis does a weird thing as he has just finished a hot and vicious version of SUPICIOUS MINDS he launches into a hot BURNING LOVE. He attacks this song better than he does SUPICIOUS MINDS in my opinion. I think he might goof-up a few lines like he did at the Dress Rehearsal in Hawaii, but who cares. He is singing and attacking the song! I can't say anything bad towards this version, because this version rocks.
Time for a soft song and Elvis launches into FEVER. A big hiss comes into the tapes, but you can still hear the recording. Much like the 1973 version in Hawaii! With the exception that he says something about having "fever with his mistress (or mattress)". The crowd is popping every-time he says "FEVER". Once the song ends, he announces that Lisa Marie was in the audience and "daddy is making a fool out of himself". You're about really four years shy before that really happens full time, Elvis. After the introduction, Elvis goes into YOU GAVE ME A MOUNTAIN. While he always did this song good throughout the years, the best versions might come from 1972-73. He attacked them good in 1977 (which is a shock), and usually goofed off with it in most of 1976. I think he only did it in Vegas and Pontiac in 1975 and I don't know if he did it in 1974 at all. It is a great version. Elvis then launches into CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE and it was a good 1972 version. Then its all over, and the time for the closing rift.
What can I say about this concert, except that it was the a great concert! Elvis sounds great and does a great concert. It wasn't early 1972, but Elvis does a pretty good job of doing the concert. This isn't the best of the latter years, this was the BEST! Okay, maybe not, but it was the one of the best 1972-73 concerts I have ever heard.
The Clint
Clint Johnson
Elvis flew back to Los Angeles, where he would stay a few days.

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