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ON THIS DAY IN ELVIS HISTORY November 26

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November 26, 1954
By popular demand Elvis performed again at the Paladium Club, Houston. He even sent a telegram to his parents: " Hi Babies, Here's the money to pay the bills, Don't tell no one how much I sent I will send more next week. There is a card in the mail. Love Elvis. "
November 26, 1955
Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport.
November 26, 1956
Elvis drove back to Memphis. On the way he visited the Colonel.
November 26, 1960
Elvis flew to Las Vegas for the weekend with Charlie Hodge, Joe Esposito, Red West and Alan Fortas.
November 26, 1971
Elvis returned to Palm Springs, after his week in Los Angeles, and stayed there until December 3.
November 26, 1976
Elvis performed at the Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon.
CONCERT DETAILS:
Tour Ref: On Tour number 26 - November 24th - November 30th 1976
Date: November 26 1976
Venue: Memorial Coliseum
Location: Portland OR
Showtime: (8:30 pm)
Crowd:
11000
 
 
tracks list                               
 

Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
It's Now Or Never
And I Love You So
Fever
America
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What'd I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Hurt
Hound Dog
Funny How Time Slips Away
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Blue Christmas
That's All Right
Can't Help Falling In Love

 
 
 
ELVIS ATTIRE:
Suit: Inca Gold Leaf suit
Belt: Indian Head belt
Cape:
GROUP ATTIRE:

Musicians:Red Suit
 
 
Recordings:
Last Time In Portland
 
 

 

 

Newspaper Articles


CONCERT DATE: November 26, 1976 (8:30 pm) Portland, OR.
The Oregonian
November 27, 1976
Elvis Still Rock King To His Fans
By John Wenderborn

Count the "kings" of entertainment: There's Benny Goodman, the King of Swing, and Frank Sinatra, just the "king" a singer with a style non pareil.

But the king of rock and roll is still Elvis Presley; his throne has yet to be threatened and he's been at it longer than most, something like 22 years now.

Elvis returned to Portland's Memorial Coliseum Friday night for the first time in about two (maybe three) years and staged a typical Las Vegas show. Except that 11,000 enthusiastic, camera-toting fans were on hand Friday a supposed to the hundreds who view his Nevada shows

Presley was in his usual good humor throughout, tossing silken scarves to those ladies who could break past the super-tight security barrier and making small jokes with the members of his two-dozen person entourage onstage.

He was attired in a swashbuckling white suit with plenty of embroidered glitter around the jacket. And for those who've been reading reports of Presley's battle with the calories, he looked trim enough to look healthy.

If anything, his face has lost that patented sneer. When he smiled it was a gentle smile. And Elvis is either 40 or 41

The show opened with short segments by the Hilton horns, JD Sumner and the Stamps, the Sweet Inspirations and Jackie Kahane, a comic.

The Sumner group was excellent gospel, it a bit Las Vegas. The Inspirations presented a rhythm and blues and soul portion that also was good. But Kahane was excellent if a bit conservative in his comic approach. He was very funny without being blue.

But the show was Elvis, and while it seemed a bit softer than a past performances in Portland it was nevertheless a good Elvis concert. He split the music between old and new stuff and, of course, received the biggest accolades for tunes like "Jailhouse Rock," which dates back to his mid-1950s roots.

There was enough his swiveling to keep the swooners swooning while he passed out like 60 pastel scarves.

It would be a tossup to predict whether the fans were there to listen to music, see Elvis the idol or relive high school rock and roll days.

Presley certainly appealed to catch of those reasons, but his music was stable enough to make that the major reason. His voice is a tender baritone, especially on the beautifully done "Hawaiian Wedding Song?". He played guitar, but did little more than a chord along with the band behind him.

He was ably helped by 10 backup singers, a seven-piece rock and roll band - with James Burton playing lead guitar, one of the real greats in this music - and the six horns.

He generously gave room to other solo performers in the backing group, including Sumner, whose bass voice has got to be the deepest one in music. When he got to the bottom of his voice, it actually rattled the huge bass-powered speakers and amplifiers in the building.

Presley was on about 90 minutes, spreading his music between slow, gospel and short versions of his old rock and roll hits. There's no question that the man is still in the legend category. He holds a position in entertainment only few others can claim, including Frank Sinatra and the Beatles.

He's active enough to keep all hands happy, and the feeling is always that elvis will still be filling the Coliseum 20 years from now.


Courtesy of Francesc Lopez