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Elvis In Concert June 17th - 26th 1977

Beginning June 19th both RCA and CBS-TV technicians were on hand to record several if not all of this tour for an "Anniversary Special" the broadcast date would be in September to coincide with Elvis' first appearance on CBS-TV in 1956 on the Ed Sullivan Show on September 9th 1956. At this time the show was being called "Elvis Presley Live" CBS-TV reportedly paid Elvis $1 Million for the privilege of following him around on his tour and for the right to air the show.

Springfield, MO   June 17th  E/S
Sundial
State University            
9,000   
           
Kansas City, MO   June 18th  E/S         Audio
Introduction; 2001 Theme ;C, C Rider; I Got A Woman/Amen; That's All Right; Blue Christmas; Are You Lonesome Tonight; Big Boss Man; Love Me; Jailhouse Rock; O Sole Mio/It's Now Or Never; Little Sister; Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel; And I Love You So; My Way; Introductions/Early Morning Rain/What'd I Say/Johnny B.Goode/Solos/I Really Don't Want To Know/Solos; Hurt; Hound Dog; Can't Help Falling In Love
Sound ++
King Of Spades
Kemper Arena                        
17,000

Omaha, NE         June 19th  E/S              CD's As I Leave You/Candid Elvis On Camera

C, C Rider; I Got A Woman/Amen; That's All Right; Are You Lonesome Tonight; Love Me; Fairytale; Little Sister; Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel; And I Love You So; Jailhouse Rock; How Great Thou Art; Introductions/Early Morning Rain/What'd I Say/Johnny B.Goode/Drum Solo/Bass Guitar Solo/Piano Solo/I Really Don't Want To Know/Electric Clarinet Solo/Joe Guercio's Orchestra Solo; Hurt; Hound Dog; O Sole Mio/It's Now Or Never; Can't Help Falling In Love
Sound ++++++
Sundial
Civic Auditorium                    
10,604      

Lincoln, NE       June 20th  E/S            Audio

C, C Rider; I Got A Woman/Amen; Love Me; If You Love Me Let Me Know; You Gave Me A Mountain; Jailhouse Rock; O Sole Mio/It's Now Or Never; Love Me Tender; Little Sister; Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel; Help Me; Unchained Melody; Introductions & Solos/Early Morning Rain/What'd I Say/Johnny B.Goode/School Days; Hurt; Hound Dog; Can't Help Falling In Love
Sound ++
Sundial
Persian Municipal Auditorium        
7,500

Rapid City, SD    June 21st  E/S CD-R  Let Me Go Home Lord 
 
2001 Theme; C, C Rider; I Got A Woman/Amen; That's All Right; Are You Lonesome Tonight; Love Me; If You Love Me Let Me Know; You Gave Me A Mountain; Jailhouse Rock; O Sole Mio/It's Now Or Never; Trying To Get To You; Hawaiian Wedding Song; Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel; My Way; Introductions/Early Morning Rain/What'd I Say/Johnny B.Goode/I Really Don't Want To Know; Hurt; Hound Dog; Unchained Melody; Can't Help Falling In Love
Sound ++++++
Sundial                                
Rushmore Civic Centre
10,000


Sioux Falls, SD   June 22nd  E/S
Sundial
Sioux Falls Arena  
7,911      

Des Moines, IA    June 23rd  E/S Audio
C, C Rider; I Got A Woman/Amen; Love Me; If You Love Me Let Me Know; You Gave Me A Mountain; Jailhouse Rock; O Sole Mio/It's Now Or Never; Little Sister; Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel; Help Me; Danny Boy/Walk With Me (S. Nielson); Blue Suede Shoes; Introductions/Early Morning Rain/What'd I Say/Johnny B.Goode/Solos/I Really Don't Want To Know/Solos; Hurt; Hound Dog; Elvis introduces his father, and Sound engineers; Can't Help Falling In Love
Sound +++
Sundial
Veteran's Memorial Coliseum    
11,000   

Ronnie Tutt leaves the band after this show due to family problems, and is replaced by The Sweet Inspiration's drummer. Then by Larry Londin on the final two nights of the tour.
     
Madison, WC       June 24th E/S Audio
Introduction By J.D & The Stamps & The Sweet Inspirations; 2001 Theme; C, C Rider; I Got A Woman/ Amen; Love Me; If You Love Me Let Me Know; You Gave Me A Mountain; Jailhouse Rock; O Sole Mio/ It's Now Or Never; One Night + False Start; Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel; And I Love You So; Love Me Tender; Introductions/Early Morning Rain/What'd I Say/Johnny B.Goode/Solos/I Really Don't Want To Know; Hound Dog; Can't Help Falling In Love
Sound ++-
Sundial
Dade County Coliseum                
10,000

On his way home to the hotel after this show Elvis has his limo driver stop at a gas station where he notices the attendant being beat up by two youths, Officer Thomas McCarthy in his report states "Elvis was ready to fight, that's the bad part". But the youths immediately subsided when they realised who was standing before them, Elvis then posed for pictures with them.

Cincinnati, OH    June 25th E/S  CD Since Cincinnati
Gospel Songs By The Stamps; Hot, Hot Sunday; If You Leave Me Now (Sweet Inspirations); 2001 Theme; C, C Rider; Dialogue; I Got A Woman/Amen; Love Me; If You Love Me Let Me Know; You Gave Me A Mountain; Jailhouse Rock; O Sole Mio/It's Now Or Never; Little Sister; Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel; And I Love You So; My Way; Introductions Early Morning Rain/What'd I Say/Johnny B.Goode; I Really Don't Want To Know/Introduction Of Vernon On Stage; Unchained Melody; Hound Dog; Can't Help Falling In Love
Sound ++++
Sundial
Riverfront Coliseum 
16,795

Indianapolis, IN  June 26th  E/S               CD Elvis Adios

2001 Theme; C, C Rider; I Got A Woman/Amen; Love Me; Fairytale; You Gave Me A Mountain; Jailhouse Rock; It's Now Or Never; Little Sister; Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel; Release Me; I Can't Stop Loving You; Bridge Over Troubled Water; Introductions/Early Morning Rain/Johnny B.Goode/I Really Don't Want To Know; Hurt; Hound Dog; Closing Theme
Sound +++-
Sundial                                
Market Square Arena                
18,000

After the performance, Elvis returned to Memphis, arriving before dawn on the 27th June.

INDIANAPOLIS
The Indianapolis Star:
Elvis performs in true Presley style before 18,000
By Rita Rose
Elvis looks great and Elvis sounds great!" exclaimed comedian Jackie Kahane to 18,OOO enthusiastic, sweaty-palmed fans at Market Square Arena last night.
And Indianapolis once again prepared to great royalty-the hip-swivelling singer who has been called the King of rock 'n' roll since the Mid-1950s.
Elvis. His name was everywhere: on posters, buttons, souvenir books, T-shirts, hats, and homemade clothes that proclaimed with personal touches, admiration for a man idolised by millions.
The big question was, of course, had he lost weight? His last concert here, nearly 2 years ago found Elvis overweight, sick and prone to give a lethargic performance. As the lights in the Arena was turned down after intermission, you could feel a silent plea rippling through the audience: Please, Elvis, don't be fat.
And then he appeared, in a gold and white Jumpsuit and white boots, bounding onstage with energy that was a relief to everyone. At 42, Elvis is still carrying around some excess baggage on his mid-section, but it didn't stop him from giving a performance in true Presley style.
His opening number, the audience-grabbing C.C. Rider," got his portion of the show off to a flash-bulb-popping, hand-clapping start. His Amen," in which he encouraged everyone to lap and sing along, seemed to bring everyone together, as did "Jailhouse Rock" and "I got a woman."
His older numbers seemed to draw more applause, although just about everything he did created mass hysteria, especially his "leg jerks." (In case you have never seen Elvis, this particular manoeuvre consist of one singer, standing perfectly still with his legs apart, then making his legs ripple like jelly, completing the action with moving first one leg and then the other brumptly to each side.)
Elvis has limited his karate movements, but the stances he takes with his guitar generated screams and shrieks from delighted fans. One of his best numbers, we feel, was "It's Now Or Never," followed by a medley of his hits. He also offered "This Time You Gave Me A Mountain," and "Fairytale," plus several others. He also did his famous "I uh, we uh, well, well, well, well, well, well" monologue, which seems to turn dyed-in-the- rood Elvis fans on. He coveted scarves, tossed into the audience after gracing the singer's neck, caused mad scrambles by the stage as he got rid of them just about as fast as they were put around his neck. The fans were well-behaved, considering the usual amperes that take place at rock concerts.
The first half of the show consisted of the usual stuff - the Stamps singing, Jackie Kahane with his Elvis jokes, and The Sweet Inspirations in song. But we'll mention them only briefly, since most fans just want read about the King.
The packed Arena was indication enough that Elvis is still as popular as ever. Well, well, well, well!

On the 13th July Elvis buys Ginger a Triumph sports car. On the 31st Dick Grob brings Lisa Marie from Los Angeles for a two-week visit, going home just prior to Elvis' next tour. "Elvis What Happened?" is published
August 15th Elvis visits the dentist at 10:30pm, Elvis and Ginger return to Graceland soon after midnight.
Elvis plays racquetball with Billy Smith but this is short lived and Elvis plays a few gospel and old country tunes on the piano. Elvis then retires taking a few painkillers for his toothache; a few hours later he takes some more. In the morning his aunt Delta gives Elvis some more pain killers for his toothache, Elvis tells her he plans to get up around 7:00pm. Ginger awakes at around 1:30pm she notices Elvis is not in bed and then finds him in the bathroom slumped on the floor. An ambulance rushes Elvis to the hospital, where all efforts fail to revive him, and his death is recorded at 3:30pm. An autopsy is scheduled for 7:00pm, but long before it's completed the press report has died of "cardiac arrhythmia due to an undetermined heartbeat. Because the results of the autopsy will remain private for 50 years the real cause of Elvis' death will rage on for years.

The Tour That Never Took Place

Portland, Maine August 17th  E/S
Portland, Maine August 18th  E/S
Utica, New York August 19th  E/S
Syracuse, New York August 20th  E/S
Hartford, Connecticut August 21st  E/S
Uniondale, New York August 22nd  E/S
Lexington, Kentucky August 23rd  E/S
Roanoke, Virginia August 24th  E/S
Fayette, Tennessee August 25th  E/S
Asheville, North Carolina August 26th  E/S
Memphis, Tennessee August 27th  E/S
Memphis, Tennessee August 28th  E/S

On August 17th Vernon asks Larry Geller and Charlie Hodge to fix Elvis' hair, and Vernon insists there will be a viewing of the body so the fans who have gathered will get a chance to pay there last respects, but only a few get the chance as the numbers grow at the gates and surrounding area out side Graceland. At 2:00pm on the 18th a service is held in the living room at Graceland, because of contributions by J.D Sumner and others the service goes well over the 30 minutes secluded for the service. Elvis is then taken to Forest Hill Cemetery where another brief service takes place.

Elvis leaves the stage for the last time