viernes, 20 de noviembre de 2009

ON THIS DAY IN ELVIS HISTORY November 14

November 14, 1955
Elvis performed at the Forrest City High School Auditorium, Forrest City, Arkansas at 7.00 and 9.15 p.m.
Elvis was released by MGM because all the publicity stills for the picture were shot.
Elvis had a day off from filming and flew to Reno for the day.
Elvis performed at the Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, California, at 3.00 and 8.30 p.m. The attendance for these 2 show was record-breaking: 37,398 people. This was even more than the year before with the Rolling Stones.
The total profit was over $300,000.
Between the 2 shows Elvis was presented some papers for the ongoing paternity suit. This was done by a so called "fan", who was in fact a process server.
During the 2nd show Elvis reminded his audience that he had "outsold" the Beatles, the Stones and Tom Jones: "all of them together". This show Elvis worn the Fringe Suit.
Date: 14 Nov 1970
Time: 3.00pm
Venue: Los Angeles, CA.
Forum Inglewood
Tickets: 18,700
Costume: White suit
Track list:
Also Sprach Zarathustra
That's All Right
I Got A Woman/Amen
That's All Right
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
How Great Thou Art
The Wonder Of You
Heartbreak Hotel
Blue Suede Shoes
Hound Dog
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can't Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
Los Angeles
At The Forum In LA
Photos:
Comments:
Elvis Introduces His Father during this show
 
CONCERT DETAILS:
Tour Ref: On Tour number 3 - November 10th - November 17th 1970
Date: November 14 1970
Venue: The Forum
Location: Los Angeles CA
Showtime: (8:30 pm)
Crowd: 18698
REVIEWS:
Article *:
VIDEO INFORMATION:
Release: Behind The Image Vol.1
Length: 3 mins 11 secs
Quality:
ELVIS ATTIRE:
Suit: Wing suit
Belt:
Cape:
GROUP ATTIRE:

Musicians:Black Suit
TICKET STUBS:
SONGS - TRACKLISTINGS:
Opening Theme
Thats All Right
I Got A Woman
- segued medley with -
Amen
Love Me Tender
You Dont Have To Say You Love Me
Youve Lost That Loving Feeling
Polk Salad Annie
Band Introductions
Johnny B Goode
( featuring James Burton )
How Great Thou Art
The Wonder Of You
Heartbreak Hotel
Blue Suede Shoes
One Night
Love Me
Tryin To Get To You
I Was The One
( above song is just an excerpt )
Hound Dog
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
Funny How Time Slips Away
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
Polk Salad Annie
( above song is just an excerpt )
Cant Help Falling In Love
( above song is just one verse )
Closing Vamp
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Newspaper Articles



CONCERT DATE: November 14 1970 (8:30 pm). Los Angeles CA.
Elvis Presley in Concert at Forum on Nov. 14
Los Angeles Times
October 9, 1970

Elvis Presley will appear in concert Nov. 14 at the Inglewood Forum as part of a seven-city West Coast tour. It will be his first local appearance in 13 years.

Other stops on the tour will include Oakland, Nov 10; Portland, Nov. 11; Seattle, nov 12; San Francisco, Nov. 13; San Diego, Nov. 15 and Denver, Nov. 17.

The West Coast swing comes on the heels of a six-city tour that included Phoenix, St. Louis, Detroit, Miami Beach, Tampa and Mobile. His only other appearances in the past decade have been at the International Hotel in Las Vegas and at the Astrodome in Houston. Presley's last Los Angeles appearance was in 1957 at the Pan Pacific Auditorium.

Tickets for the 8:30 p.m. Forum concert will go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday at the Forum box office. Tickets will also go on sale Monday at Ticketron outlets. The Forum seats 18,699.

The tour was arranged by Col. Tom Parker, Presley's manager, in conjuction with Jerry Weintraub's Management III Ltd., a New york based concert promotion management firm. The Los Angeles concert will be presented by Management III in association with Concert Associates and Concert West.

Weintraub, who also handled the earlier Presley tour, said arrangements for this one were finalized Wednesday. While he will present plans for future tours to Parker for consideration, no future tours has been discussed.

However, Weintraub made it clear that he is pleased with the Presley-Parker association. "Presley's the greatest attraction in the world," he said. "I'll present him anywhere, any time."

Weintraub said the Forum appearance will be the largest arena of the two tours. Detroit's Kiel Auditorium, with 17,000 seats was the largest stop on the first tour. Presley's largest crowds were at the Astrodome where he drew more than 200,000 for six shows.


Courtesy of Francesc Lopez

Newspaper Articles



CONCERT DATE: November 14 1970 (8:30 pm). Los Angeles CA.


Fans Jam The Forum for Elvis
By Robert Hilburn
Los Angeles Times
November 16, 1970

In his first local performances in 13 years, Elvis Presley's two Saturday concerts at the Forum in Inglewood shattered the one-day box office record at the arena and demonstrated once again the dynamic qualities that have made him the nation's top concert attraction.

The $313,000 gross from the concerts, sponsored by Management III in association with Concert Associates and Concerts West easily broke the previous single day record of $238,000 set last year by the Rolling Stones' two concerts.

Backed by the same supporting acts (the Imperials and the Sweet Inspirations vocal quartets plus comedian Sammy Shore) that have been with him in Las Vegas, Presley's Saturday concerts were similar in design but different in results.

Both his timing and showmanship seemed better in the afternoon. By the middle of the evening concert, he seemed tired. His movements - the widely imitated karate-like gestures, the sweeping turns, the occasional hip wiggles - were less pronounced in the evening show.

It was a widely divergent audience, a cross between what one would find at an adult, middle America, dominated Tom Jones concert and a younger typical rock concert. It was an audience of worshippers and curious long hair and short hair, old fans (now in the 25-35 age group) and new ones.

The first show started 15 minutes after the scheduled 3 p.m. time. After an hour of preliminaries and intermission, the audience anticipation was at peak. Nine uniformed security guards plus Col. Tom Parker, Presley's manager, and Jerry weintraub, who is promoting the eight city tour, sat on benches in front of the stage to guard against overzealous fans. But no incidents developed.

At 4:15, the lights dim. As guitarist James burton hits the opening licks of "That's All right (Mama)," Presley walks on stage. He's wearing a white Apache-style jumpsuit with a red rope / belt around his waist. Hundreds of flashbulbs illuminate the Forum. "I love you Elvis," a woman screams from the audience. Others screech or shout similar loyalties. The flashbulbs are so bright he has to blink repeatedly.

"Hello, I'm Johnny Cash," he tells the audience, engaging in the tongue-in-cheek actions that he enjoys on stage.

He alters one of the lines in "Love Me Tender" as a gag move right into "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" and then "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" going through all sorts of turns and sweeps for dramatic effect. Flashbulbs pop again.

After a strenuous rendition of "Polk Salad Annie," he falls to the floor, stays there for several seconds in mock exhaustion, then gets up with a smile on his face. After Johnny B. Goode," he introduces guitarist Burton as Chuck Berry and pianist Glen D. Hardin as Jerry Lee Lewis.

Presley then went through some of his early recordings ("Heartbreak Hotel," "Blue Suede Shoes," "Hound Dog" and the gospel "How Great Thou Art") before moving into "Bridge Over troubled Water," "Suspicious Minds," Willie Nelson's "Funny How Times Slips Away" and finally, "Can't Help Falling In Love." As always he didn't do an encore. He was on stage for 50 minutes.

In the evening show, Presley changed to a jump suit with long fringes along the sleeves. His selections were the same, except that he added "One Night," "Love Me" and "Trying To Get To You."

Because the evening show concert was sold out in less than 10 hours, Presley felt a special closeness to the evening audience. Perhaps that is why he engaged in such uncharacteristic - for him - actions as taking time to deny certain (unspecified, but obvious to the audience) stories that had been printed recently about his private life and to remind, the audience (in a sense, I think, of thanking it for its loyalty) of how many records he has sold and to say that his new movie, an MGM documentary on his last Las Vegas engagement, is the best film he has made in 10 years.

Though the pacing and execution of his evening performance seemed less precise than the earlier concert, the audience responded with the same enthusiasm.

Presley had come back to Los Angeles after 13 years. He had added an orchestra and some new songs, but he still had the excellent country-blues voice, the enormous personal charisma and showmanship.

He showed that he is still way in front of everybody else.


Courtesy of Francesc Lopez 

Elvis performed at the University of Alabama Field House, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
CONCERT DETAILS:
Tour Ref: On Tour number 4 - November 5th - November 16th 1971
Date: November 14 1971
Venue: University of Alabama
Location: Tuscaloosa AL
Showtime: (2:30 pm)
Crowd: 12000
REVIEWS:
Article *:
ELVIS ATTIRE:
Suit: Black Matador suit
Belt: Gold Attendance belt
Cape: Red cape
GROUP ATTIRE:

The Sweet Inspirations: Long White Dress
Musicians:White Suit
TICKET STUBS:


SONGS - TRACKLISTINGS:
2001 Theme
Thats All Right
I Got A Woman
- segued medley with -
Amen
Proud Mary
Love Me Tender
( above song includes 1 false start )
You Dont Have To Say You Love Me
Youve Lost That Loving Feeling
Polk Salad Annie
Love Me
Heartbreak Hotel
Blue Suede Shoes
One Night
Its Now Or Never
Are You Lonesome Tonight ?
( above song includes 1 false start )
Hound Dog
How Great Thou Art
Band Introductions
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Bridge Over Troubled Water
( followed by a reprise of above song )
I Cant Stop Loving You
The Impossible Dream
Suspicious Minds
Funny How Time Slips Away
Mystery Train
- segued medley with -
Tiger Man
Jailhouse Rock
( followed by a reprise of above song )
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
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Newspaper Articles



CONCERT DATE: November 14, 1971 Tuscaloosa, AL.
Elvis Turns On In Tuscaloosa
by Scott Cain
The Atlanta Constitution
November 15, 1971

Elvis tore 'em up in Tuscaloosa.

The Pelvis had only to shake a hand or a foot to set off a chorus of squeals and a blinding volley of flashbulbs.

When the spirit was really moving him and he shook a whole leg, or his behind, or his impressively black mane, the audience went wild, with shouts of ecstatic adulation from his female fans and enough light from clicking cameras to turn the darkened auditorium into day

Elvis in person is more acrobat and dancer than singer. Indeed, many of the words of his songs are hopelessly lost in the cacophony rising from the adoring multitude.

The ferocity of his fans is plainly embarrassing to the star, although he good-naturedly contrives to accept this vociferous homage as his due.

And he works hard. He comes on at full steam, sings innumerable songs, all the while lunging here and there in an exotic semi-dance that only he could carry-off, and finally leaves his fans both satisfied and craving more.

PRESLEY'S entrance is staged with almost Hitlerian precision. The orchestra plays the so-called "2001" theme, which lasts just long enough for everybody to wonder where their hero will emerge.

One hysterical youth next to me, dressing in bright blue boots and matching outfit, suddenly shrieked, "There he is!" and pointed toward a door where not one soul was visible.

Would Elvis come in from the back? Could he possibly get in from the rear even if he wanted?

The music drones on while everybody ponders such puzzles.

Then, he comes charging in, protected until he reaches the stage by half a dozen hangers-on. The audience is beside itself with excitement.

Elvis is dressed in one of those hillbilly horrors, all black with gold-colored spangles glistening from all sides. He has a cape that Count Dracula wouldn't have been caught dead in, and spattered with sequins laid out as if following the holes of a fusillade from a machine-gun. In other words, his costume is a smashing success.

For sore time, Elvis just stands there, hands on hip, drinking in the applause and letting everybody admire him. I am struck by the impression that his neck is slightly thicker but he is otherwise the Elvis of olden days, idol of 10 million girls and ultimate symbol of success for 10 million teen-age boys.

All the old songs are there, to everyone's satisfaction - "Love Me Tender," "Hound Dog," "Heartbreak Hotel," "Blue Suede Shoes." He sings, he wals, he jerks, he struts he practices, all with maximum energy expenditure.

He has only to head toward any age of the stage to elicit an uproar from the people in that section of the auditorium, always accompanied by blinding number of flashbulb eruptions.

HE IS A master in the use of the hand microphone, one of the few performers to whom the mike has not become a crutch. He has this bit of stage business about scarves. He wears a bright red one around his neck, occasionally using it to wipe off his sweat. In a few minutes, he tosses the tiny garment to a woman in the audience who nearly dies of excitement. At one point, he let several girls near the stage wipe is forehead and one was so stricken she was unable to move away unaided.

Elvis runs through a huge repertoire, almost entirely consisting of songs he has made famous, although "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and "Dream The Impossible Dream" and "How Great Thou Art" are included. Finally, he makes a comment about knowing 400 songs and intending to sing 320 of them at this one performance, but he is actually near the end of the show and only does one more number, then makes a dash from the auditorium while security personnel hold back the mob.

The show is over and most people start streaming out. In a few minutes, an announcement is made that Elvis has left the building and there's no need for anyone to hang around waiting for another glimpse of him.

What a show.

Some other impressions:

The most beautiful girl I saw there - aristocratic features and elegant Empire hairdo, wearing plu-colored pants suit - was a shameless idolater. She let out fierce wolf whistles every few seconds, to the considerable, embarrassment of her more sedate companions.

AT LEAST 2,000 people are known to have gone to the show from Atlanta. Other large blocks were sold in Birmingham, Montgomery, Meridian and other cities. The Coliseum at the University of Alabama reportedly holds 16,000 and was packed.

Fully two thirds of the audience was seated an hour before the show started , and almost everybody else was already on the auditorium grounds or in the immediate neighborhood.

A steak house across the street from the coliseum ran out of food more than an hour before the show started.

Traffic was bad enough going in, but coming out was a nightmare. The interstate was jammed all the way back to Birmingham

Conversation overheard at the Coliseum went roughly like this:

"JOE, HOW much do you think Elvis is getting for this show? A 90-10 (percentage) split?

"Naw. I'd say just as a rough guess he's getting 100 (thousand dollars). It's probably just a flat guarantee."


Courtesy of Linda Helms

 
 
Elvis performed at the Arena, Long Beach, California.
CONCERT DETAILS:
Tour Ref: On Tour number 7 - November 8th - November 18th 1972
Date: November 14 1972
Venue: Long Beach Arena
Location: Long Beach CA
Showtime: (8:30 pm)
Crowd: 14000
REVIEWS:
Article *:
ELVIS ATTIRE:
Suit: Tiffany suit
Belt: Gold Attendance belt
Cape: Silver cape
GROUP ATTIRE:

Kathy Westmoreland: White Suit
The Sweet Inspirations: White Suit
JD Sumner and The Stamps Quartet: White Suit
Musicians:Black Suit
TICKET STUBS:
SONGS - TRACKLISTINGS:
2001 Theme
See See Rider
I Got A Woman
- segued medley with -
Amen
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
One Night
Teddy Bear
- segued medley with -
Dont Be Cruel
Hound Dog
Love Me Tender
Little Sister
- segued medley with -
Get Back
How Great Thou Art
Suspicious Minds
Band Introductions
Burning Love
Funny How Time Slips Away
You Gave Me A Mountain
Fever
A Big Hunk Of Love
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
CDS FROM CONCERT:

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