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Elvis In Concert 1970

In early January, Elvis was back in Los Angeles to start rehearsals for his second month long engagement at the International, This engagement was advertised as "ELVIS NOW", for this engagement Elvis started to wear the now famed Jump-suits, these were being made by Bill Belew of Hollywood, but Elvis had an input to their design, most suits for January/February were either white or light blue.
Elvis had a bill of $3,030.00 for 4 silk crepe shirts at $100.00 each, 28 china silk scarves at $10.00 each, I White Jumpsuit Cossack top $3.75.00 and 2 white and 2 black Jumpsuits with trim at $400.00 each, Dated January 19th 1970.
On January 6th Elvis fly's from Memphis to Los Angeles with Priscilla and Lisa Marie to get rehearsals underway for the January 26th Opening in Vegas, rehearsals begin on the 10th at RCA's studios on Sunset Boulevard, Ronnie Tutt was unable to agree on his salary and was replaced by Bob Lanning, Pianist Larry Muhoberac also drops out of the group and is replaced by Glen D. Hardin.   
RCA were on hand in February to tape a selection of shows for the album "On Stage February 1970" which featured a great version of a new live song Elvis would perform year after year -'Polk Salad Annie', written and originally recorded by Tony Joe White. Another great song recorded live for this album was 'Walk A Mile In My Shoes'.

Las Vegas, NV     January 26th  Op/sCD's Walk A Mile in My Shoes/True Love Travels On A Gravel Road
All Shook Up; That's All Right; Proud Mary; Don't Cry Daddy; Teddy Bear/ Don't Be Cruel; Long Tall Sally; Let It Be Me; I Can't Stop Loving You; Walk A Mile In My Shoes; In The Ghetto; Dialogue (Elvis Talks About His Memphis Album); True Love Travels On A Gravel Road; Sweet Caroline; Polk Salad Annie; Introductions; Kentucky Rain; Suspicious Minds; Can't Help Falling In Love
Sound ++++++/+++++-                                                                                                                             
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Opening show was an invitation only event, and his opening reviews were again very good

Las Vegas, NV     January 27th D/S
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Las Vegas, NV     January 27th M/S
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Las Vegas, NV     January 28th D/S                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 International Hotel                                                                   
Las Vegas, NV     January 28th M/S
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Las Vegas, NV     January 29th D/S
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Las Vegas, NV     January 29th M/S
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Las Vegas, NV    January 30th D/S
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Las Vegas, NV     January 30th M/S
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Las Vegas, NV     January 31st D/S
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Las Vegas, NV     January 31st M/S
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Las Vegas, NV     February 1st  D/S
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Priscilla & Lisa Marie were ringside for this show, to celebrate Lisa's second birthday.
Las Vegas, NV     February 1st M/S
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Las Vegas, NV     February 2nd D/S
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Las Vegas, NV     February 2nd M/S
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Las Vegas, NV     February 3rd  D/S Audio                               
Opening Vamp; All Shook Up; I Got A Woman; Proud Mary; Don't Cry Daddy; Teddy Bear; Don't Be Cruel; Long Tall Sally; Let It Be Me; Walk A Mile In My Shoes/In The Ghetto; Kentucky Rain; Sweet Caroline; Polk Salad Annie; Introductions; Suspicious Minds; Can't Help Falling In Love.
Sound ++++
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Las Vegas, NV     February 3rd M/S
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Las Vegas, NV    February 4th D/S
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Las Vegas, NV     February 4th  M/S
Elvis performs tonight and on the 5th with a bad case of the flu
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Las Vegas, NV     February 5th  D/S  CD Sheik Of The Desert
Orchestra Intro. Theme; Opening Vamp; All Shook Up; I Got A Woman; Proud Mary; Don't Cry Daddy; Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel; Love Me; C, C Rider; Let It Be Me; I Can't Stop Loving You; Love Me Tender; Elvis Talks; In The Ghetto; Sweet Caroline; Polk Salad Annie; Introductions; Suspicious Minds; Can't Help Falling In Love; Announcement.
Sound ++++
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NB CD States Midnight Show on 6th but it is The Dinner Show from 5th

Las Vegas, NV     February 5th M/S
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Las Vegas, NV     February 6th  D/S 
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Las Vegas, NV February 6th M/S Audio             
All Shook Up; I Got A Woman; Rip It Up; Don't Cry Daddy; Hound Dog; Love Me Tender; Kentucky Rain; Let It Be Me; I Can't Stop Loving You; C, C Rider; Sweet Caroline; Polk Salad Annie; Suspicious Minds... (Incomplete)
Sound +++ 46min 
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NB although incomplete worth having just for "Polk Salad Annie"
                                                                 
Las Vegas, NV     February 7th D/S
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Las Vegas, NV     February 7th M/S
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Las Vegas, NV     February 8th D/S
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Las Vegas, NV    February 8th M/S
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Las Vegas, NV     February 9th D/S
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Las Vegas, NV     February 9th M/S
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Las Vegas, NV     February 10th D/S
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Las Vegas, NV     February 10th M/S
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Las Vegas, NV     February 11th D/S
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Las Vegas, NV     February 11th M/S
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Las Vegas, NV     February 12th D/S
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Las Vegas, NV     February 12th M/S
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Las Vegas, NV     February 13th D/S
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Las Vegas, NV     February 13th M/S
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Las Vegas, NV     February 14th D/S
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Las Vegas, NV     February 14th  M/S 
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Priscilla & Lisa were spotted at ringside for both shows on this date
Las Vegas, NV     February 15th D/S
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Las Vegas, NV     February 15th M/S
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Let It Be Me was recorded on this date by RCA, but it is not known if it was the Dinner or Midnight Show, and released on "Legendary Performer Vol. 3". RCA were in Vegas to record from the 15th - 19th  
Las Vegas, NV     February 16th  D/S
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Las Vegas, NV    February 16th M/S
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All Shook Up; In The Ghetto; Suspicious Minds; Proud Mary; Sweet Caroline; were recorded but again the show isn't known
Las Vegas, NV     February 17th D/S
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Las Vegas, NV     February 17th  M/S
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Let It Be Me; Don't Cry Daddy: recorded but as above show isn't known
Before the evening show Elvis called for a rehearsal to work out the arrangement for 3 new songs for the new album being recorded, them being "The Wonder Of You, C, C Rider and Release Me" all have been released

Las Vegas, NV     February 18th  D/S
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Las Vegas, NV     February 18th M/S
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See, See Rider; Release Me; Kentucky Rain; Long Tall Sally; Polk Salad Annie; The Wonder Of You: as with the other shows the actual show isn't known.
Las Vegas, NV     February 19th  D/S
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Las Vegas, NV     February 19th M/S
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Walk A Mile In My Shows; I Can't Stop Loving; You; again it's not known which show the songs come from. According to RCA notes only selections were recorded from the following Shows 16th Midnight Show and from both shows for the remainder, no mention of the 15th
                           
Las Vegas, NV     February 20th  D/S Audio             
Opening Vamp; All Shook Up; I Got A Woman; Proud Mary; Don't Cry Daddy; Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel; Love Me; C, C Rider; Let It Be Me; I Can't Stop Loving You; Love Me Tender; In The Ghetto; Sweet Caroline; Introductions; Suspicious Minds; Can't Help Falling In Love.
Sound +++
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Las Vegas, NV     February 20th  M/S Audio    
         
Opening Vamp; All Shook Up; I Got A Woman; Long Tall Sally; Dialogue; Don't Cry Daddy; Dialogue; Hound Dog; Dialogue; Love Me Tender; Kentucky Rain; Let It Be Me; I Can't Stop Loving You; Dialogue; C, C Rider; Sweet Caroline; Polk Salad Annie; Introductions; Suspicious Minds (Incomplete)
Sound ++-
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Las Vegas, NV     February 21st  D/S
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Las Vegas, NV     February 21st  M/S        
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Las Vegas, NV February 22nd D/S Audio            
Opening Vamp; All Shook Up; I Got A Woman; Long Tall Sally; Don't Cry Daddy; Hound Dog; Love Me Tender; Kentucky Rain; Let It Be Me; I Can't Stop Loving You; Walk A Mile In My Shoes; In The Ghetto; C, C Rider; Sweet Caroline; Polk Salad Annie; Introductions; Suspicious Minds; Can't Help Falling In Love
Sound ++- 56min
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Las Vegas, NV February 22nd M/S
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Las Vegas, NV February 23rd D/S Audio             
Opening Vamp; All Shook Up; I Got A Woman; Proud Mary; Don't Cry Daddy; Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel; Love Me; C, C Rider; Let It Be Me; I Can't Stop Loving You; Love Me Tender; In The Ghetto; Sweet Caroline; Introductions; Suspicious Minds; Can't Help Falling In Love
Sound +++
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Las Vegas, NV     February 23rd  CL/S CD True Love Travels On A Gravel Road
Introduction; All Shook Up; I Got A Woman; Long Tall Sally; Elvis Having Fun On Stage; Don't Cry Daddy; Dialogue/Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime; Hound Dog; Love Me Tender; Kentucky Rain; Let It Be Me; The Wonder Of You*; I Can't Stop Loving You; C, C Rider; Sweet Caroline*; Polk Salad Annie#; Introductions; Blueberry Hill#; Lawdy Miss Clawdy#; Heartbreak Hotel#; One Night#; It's Now Or Never#; Suspicious Minds*; Elvis Introduces Col. Parker*; Can't Help Falling In Love*
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First part ++++++

Total Vegas Attendance 126,300
*= Unreleased So Far On Soundboard
#= On Electrifying    
                  
This show being the last of the engagement, was longer than usual, and Elvis even accompanied him self on the piano on a couple of tracks, and during "Love Me Tender" Priscilla ran on stage and gave Elvis a long kiss.

Voices From the Press
"Gorgeous! - Or some equally effeminate word - is the only way to describe Elvis Presley's latest epiphany at Las Vegas. Not since Marlene Dietrich stunned the ringsiders with the sight of those legs encased from hip to ankle in a transparent gown has any performer so electrified this jaded town with a personal appearance. Without twanging a string, burbling a note or offering a hint of hip. Elvis transfixed a tough opening-night audience of flacks and entertainers simply by striding on stage in the Costume Of The Year. So dazzling is the superstar, so compelling is his immaculate narcissism that you barely notice the masseuse forces he has mastered to support him, the 38-piece orchestra stacked up like the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the front rank of black clad Memphis Mafiosi armed with guitars and drums and the side-show chorus of eight integrated voices (the Sweet Inspirations and the Imperials). Grander than the 'Fountain-blue', grosser than Grossinger's, the International Hotel, the ultimate motel, 1500 rooms redolent more of Howard Johnson than Howard Hughes, has found itself and 'attraction' magnetic enough to pull the shut-in generation over 30 out of their ranch houses onto non-stop jets and down into the Valley of Loose Gold where the King of the Oldy-Moldy-Goldys presides over his people with eternal youth and joy and jamboree."
Albert Goldman, Life Magazine
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