An Elvis impersonator with a wounded psyche, unflinching in his quest to keep the King's spirit alive bets it all on one night of glory, a headlining spot at dingy Tinseltown dive.
Opening Production Number: 1. Trouble/Guitar Man 2. That’s All Right 3. Baby, What You Want Me To Do 4. Medley: Heartbreak Hotel Hound Dog All Shook Up 6. Can’t Help Falling in Love 7. Jailhouse Rock 8. Don’t Be Cruel 9. Blue Suede Shoes 10. Love Me Tender 11. Baby What You Want Me To Do – Impromptu jam. Gospel Production Number: 12. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child 13. Where Could I Go But To The Lord 14. Up Above My Head 15. Saved 16. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy 17. Are You Lonesome Tonight? 18. Trying To Get To You 19. Tiger Man 20. When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again 21. One Night 22. Memories Guitar Man Production Number: 23. Nothingville 24. Guitar Man 25. Let Yourself Go 26. Guitar Man 27. Big Boss Man 28. It Hurts Me 29. Guitar Man 30. Little Egypt 31. Trouble 32. Guitar Man Finale: 33. If I Can Dream Bonus features: Having Fun With Elvis In Burbank Funny moments from throughout the production of the ’68 Special
A 1973 concert by Elvis Presley that was broadcast live via satellite on January 14, 1973. The concert took place at the Honolulu International Center in Honolulu and aired in over 40 countries across Asia and Europe. Viewing figures have been estimated at over 1 billion viewers world wide, and the show was the most expensive entertainment special at the time, costing $2.5 million.
This film features unreleased concert footage of Elvis Presley's afternoon performance at the 'Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show' held at the Fairgrounds in Tupelo, Mississippi on September 26, 1956. The professionally filmed black and white newsreel footage was synchronized with an amateur audio recording of the concert that had previously appeared on the 'Elvis Presley: A Golden Celebration' LP/CD box set.
This 1970 concert documentary captures Elvis Presley midway through a fateful transition, seeking to reclaim his musical primacy after a decade of self-imposed exile from concert stages. Sidelined by his big-screen career, eclipsed by rock's mid-'60s transformations, the King had begun his return two years earlier with the relatively lean attack of his fabled network television appearance, '68 Comeback Special. Now the Memphis legend was poised to reposition his performing profile by pursuing the top rungs of headliner status in Las Vegas, a career choice that seems even more ephemeral in hindsight than it already did at the time. Elvis: That's the Way It Is follows the show's genesis from rehearsal to stage, with the performance footage that provides its inevitable climax shot over six nights. The rehearsal footage, expanded for this special edition, offers further proof that Presley's band was simply superb...
Exploring the life and career of rock 'n' roll legend Elvis Presley, this documentary follows the King from his childhood in Tupelo, Miss., to his incredible success topping the charts, leading roles in Hollywood movies and triumphant comeback. Drawing on rare archival footage and interviews with close friends and associates, this special tribute shows fans what Elvis was really like and what made him so great.
Director Wayne Carman unearths footage from Elvis Presley's uncompleted 1974 martial arts film "The New Gladiators" in this documentary exploring The King's love of karate. A martial arts practitioner for nearly 20 years, Elvis used his karate expertise to enhance his already-powerful stage presence, and add a fresh air of physicality to his film roles. When "The New Gladiators" languished, fans missed out on an exciting opportunity to witness The King in a whole new light. In this film, Carman offers a tantalizing taste of what could have been one of Elvis' most unique and exciting cinematic endeavors.
"It was like the world went from black & white to Technicolor," says Keith Richards of the emergence of Elvis Presley in the mid-'50s, and this look at the King's first official album (the legendary Sun Sessions weren't issued in album form until well after the fact) backs up that claim. The one-hour program (plus 40 minutes of bonus interview material on the DVD) combines performance footage (the early TV shows are not to be missed), photos, and more to limn Presley's early days, when he combined country, blues, and R&B to forge a unique, galvanizing style. Sun producer Sam Phillips, author Peter Guralnick, Presley's musicians, and others are on hand to provide insight and background. But in the end, of course, it comes down to the music--and when you're talking about the likes of "Blue Suede Shoes," "Tutti Frutti," "Money Honey," and "Heartbreak Hotel" (a single that actually wasn't on the album), "classic" hardly begins to cover it.
Capturing the magic behind Elvis's famed Sun Studio sessions, this collection of rare footage, photographs, interviews and sound clips takes you back to the King's early days on his rock 'n' roll throne in Memphis, Tenn. Featured songs include "Blue Moon of Kentucky," "Good Rockin' Tonight," "You're a Heartbreaker," "Shake, Rattle and Roll," "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone" and Elvis's first-ever recording, "My Happiness."
Elvis Presley was arguably the most popular and influential pop singer of the 20th Century, but while his adult life was a litany of creative and commercial successes, his death was a shocking and unexpected event which exposed many ugly secrets about "The King" and suggested to millions that this hero was, in many ways, a very lonely man. Elvis Presley: The Last 24 Hours is a documentary which offers a look at the final day of Presley's life, featuring interviews with several members of his personal entourage, "the Memphis Mafia," including Sonny West, Lamar Fike, Joe Esposito, Larry Geller, Jerry Schilling, and Marty Lacker.
Home videos, TV appearances and performances from the King's early films (including Love Me Tender, Loving You, Jailhouse Rock, and King Creole) tell the story of Elvis Presley's 1950s movie career in this fascinating documentary. Also included are interviews with co-stars and remastered songs such as "Anyplace Is Paradise," "Money Honey," "Blue Suede Shoes," "Heartbreak Hotel" and "Long Tall Sally."
Get to know a different side of the King of Rock 'n' Roll with this collection of rarely seen clips from an era when he was generally out of the spotlight -- during his two-year stint in the Army. Home movies and amateur photography reveal Elvis's induction into the Army, an interview the singer gave during his service in Germany and reminiscences of friends and fellow soldiers.
The most exciting performer of the modern age revealed. Go back to where it all began. How the phenomenal career of Elvis Presley really got started. How Elvis started in show business, rare footage of his early television and 'silver screen' performances and his meteoric rise to fame. This documented history of "The King' has it all. A must for movie buff, . Elvis fans and students of modern culture alike.
Documentary about Elvis Presley and all his 50's TV performances.
DVD from 1976, from ALL STARS, with a live concert where tracks were used from 1969, 1970 and 1972.
This definitive biography is crammed with rare archive footage of Elvis in action in live performances from throughout his career; from the USS Hancock to his legendary 68 comeback special and capturing his renowned charm and charisma from famous movies. Encompassing his rise to fame, his military service, his turbulent home life, his triumphant return to the stage and finally his tragic death in 1977 at the age of just 42, this programme covers it all in a celebration of everything that Elvis has given us. Elvis Presley arrived with a new sound and style that changed popular culture forever. With his unique mix of musical styles and uninhibited performances that captured a generation s imagination, Elvis rocketed to fame and his musical legacy lives on to this day. This is the tale of how a shy, mild mannered country boy from Mississippi became one of the world s most celebrated musicians.
Prince From Another Planet takes its title from a New York Times headline that accompanied its rave review of the King of Rock 'n' Roll's four sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden (80,000 tickets sold), the weekend of Friday through Sunday, June 9-11, 1972.
The story of Elvis Presley the musical artist, a comprehensive creative journey from his childhood through the final 1976 Jungle Room recording sessions.
Biographical miniseries chronicling the rise of American music icon Elvis Presley from his high school years to his international superstardom.