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Elvis Presley : Houston Astrodome : March 1, 1970

Elvis Presley : Houston Astrodome : March 1, 1970 : Ticket
Elvis Presley : Houston Astrodome : March 1, 1970 : Ticket.

Elvis Presley : Houston Astrodome : March 1, 1970 : Afternoon Show.
Elvis Presley : Houston Astrodome : March 1, 1970 : Afternoon Show.

Elvis Presley : Houston Astrodome : March 1, 1970 : Afternoon Show.
Elvis Presley : Houston Astrodome : March 1, 1970 : Afternoon Show.

Elvis Presley : Houston Astrodome : March 1, 1970 : Afternoon Show.
Elvis Presley : Houston Astrodome : March 1, 1970 : Afternoon Show.

Elvis Presley : Houston Astrodome : March 1, 1970 : Afternoon Show.
Elvis Presley : Houston Astrodome : March 1, 1970 : Afternoon Show.

Elvis Presley : Houston Press Conference : March 1, 1970

After the final show there was a press conference at which Elvis was presented with gold records for 5 of his 1969 releases. At the Sunday afternoon press conference (This Press Conference has always been wrongly dated as being from February 27 1970, but no Press Conference was held on that date.) Elvis said he hadn't seen anything of Houston outside his hotel suite and the Astrodome. Elvis went on to tell reporters 'I got a big thrill out of this appearance, I loved it. I know I'm signed to do the International Hotel in Las Vegas again, but nothing has been said about other personal appearances. I'd like to do them'.

Elvis Presley : Houston Press Conference : March 1, 1970
Elvis Presley : Houston Press Conference : March 1, 1970.

Later in the news conference he said 'I knew it would be hard work at the Dome. There is no personal contact. I decided I just had to work as hard as I could, do the show and get off. The sound system bugged me the first night because I kept hearing my own echo. We had our own engineer and we got that all straightened out'.

Colonel Parker was asked about further plans for personal appearance tours, to which he replied 'I don't know anything'. During the conference hundreds of teenagers hung out of windows in adjoining wings of the hotel cheering Elvis. Elvis was great about the whole thing. He yelled 'Hang on there babies, I'll be right out' and told the qudiences he loved them. He was a warm and friendly man and happily shook hands with a couple of hundred people at the press conference and freely answered all their questions. The purpose of the Sunday afternoon conference was to give officers of the Houston Livestock Show, RCA Records and Sherriff Buster Kern a chance to pay tribute to Elvis and the Colonel. As you know by now, Elvis broke every rodeo record. Louis Pearce, Buddy Bray and Dick Weekley, on behalf of the shows officers, presented him with a 'King Midas' Rolex watch valued at $2,500. The officers had presented one to Pearce when he turned over the presidential reins last year and Elvis admired it when when the group went to Las Vegas to make the deal for his coming here. Elvis laughed 'I wasn't hinting'. There are very few of these in the world and Elvis' is No. 343 to be made in the entire world. Elvis and the Colonel were also presented plaques naming them life members of the show.

Elvis Presley : Houston Astrodome : March 1, 1970 : The Press Conference.
Elvis Presley : Houston Astrodome : March 1, 1970 : The Press Conference.

Sherrif Kern told Elvis 'I know you want to get out of town Monday and this will help you'. He then gave Elvis a gold Deputy Sheriffs badge. Colonel Parker asked 'How am I supposed to get out of town? Do you want me to hitchhike?'. So Buster presented the Colonel with one too.

Elvis was also given a stetson. Then Elvis said 'I should be given an award for nerve'.

RCA Vice-President Rocco Loginestra was on hand to present Elvis with five gold records. They were 'In The Ghetto', 'Suspicious Minds', 'Don't Cry Daddy' and two albums 'Elvis At The International' and 'From Elvis In Memphis'. It is reported that this is the first time any artist has received five gold records in one year.

It was noted by many reporters that a very interesting thing was taking place. Elvis had been in the business nearly sixteen years now, and the children of his original fans were 'Tearing down the roof' at his performances. As teenyboppers tapped on the window outside, a newsman asks 'How do women in their twenties and thirties react to you now?' 'Well, it varies' he said with a wide grin.

'And what's your father up to these days?'. A white haired man, stepping into the TV cameras quipped 'What's the trouble here?' It was Vernon Presley, looking more dapper than in his Memphis days.

Vernon is Elvis' father. And then there was Colonel Tom Parker.

'Well that's it ... Let's go' he said with a wave of his cigar, and the press conference was over.

Elvis Brings down House At The Dome

By Charles Garder : Houston Post : March 1, 1970
Concert Date: February 28 1970 (7:45 pm). Houston TX.

Elvis Presley brought down the house and all the attendance records of the houston Live stock Show and Rodeo came tumbling down on the shoulders of his white shirt Saturday night at the Astrodome.

Presley, the entertainment sensation of 15 years ago, is making his first public appearance in 10 years and he proved his audience appeal still exists, at least in Houston.

The largest crowd ever to attend a rodeo performance to Houston - 43,614 screaming fans - were present Saturday night for the rodeo and Elvis' fourth of six performances.

He had drawn the largest matinee crowd - 34,443 Saturday and his two performance total excceded by 3079 the two-performance total attracted by Roy Rogers and Dale Evans here two years ago.

Elvis returns for two shows at 2 and 7 pm today and tickets are still available for both performances.

The four performances in wich Presley, his band and vocal grouphave appeared have drawn a total of 131,064 people to the Astrodome. It is by far the greatest start that the Hosuton event has made since it moved to the Dome in 1966. The show's attendance record was established in 1968 and through Saturday night of that year a total of 117,695 people had attended five performances, one more than this year.

The attendance records are, of course, world marks for indoor rodeo events. Presley who has never been known as a talker on stage, probably expressed it perfectly Saturday night when he commented:

"You have been a fantastic audience," he said prior to introducing his associate in the 45-minute show.

Police are stationed around the arena to keep the audience away from Elvis but Saturday afternoon, a fan sneaked in through the rodep chutes and was within a few feet of the star when he was apprehended by police. The giant audience was alsoan inspiration for the cowboys.

Jimmy Dix took the first go round lead in the bareback competition. Bernard Betz grabbed the lead in the calf roping event and Dan Willis moved to the front in the Brahma bull riding.

Elvis Presley : Houston Astrodome Concerts : February 27, 28 and March 1, 1970

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February 1970

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Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Houston Astrodome : February 28, 1970

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis introducing drummer Bob Lanning at the Astrodome, Houston, February 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley, backstage with fans in Las Vegas : February 18, 1970

March

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Houston Astrodome : March 1, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Leaving The Houston Astrodome : March 2, 1970

June

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Arriving at Studio B : June 4, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Studio B Parking Lot : June 5, 1970

August

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley at a Nancy Sinatra show at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada : August 6, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Las Vegas : August 10, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Las Vegas : August 12, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley with fan Yanick Gomez : August 22, 1970

September

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis getting off his chartered jet in Phoenix, AZ on September 9, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Phoenix, AZ : September 9, 1970 : First concert tour since since October 1957.
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri : September 10, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Olympia Arena, Detroit, Michigan : September 11, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley: Convention Centre, Miami, Florida : September 12, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley Mobile Alabama : September 14, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : September 15, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis in the foyer of Graceland on September 23, 1970

October

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : October 9, 1970 : Elvis buys his first Stutz Blackhawk
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Attending a Tom Jones show at Caesar's Palace : Mid-October 1970 New page link
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Preslet : Gospel Convention, Ellis Auditorium, October, 1970 New page link

November

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon : November 11, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : The Forum Arena, Los Angeles, Ca : November 14, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Oklahoma City: November 16, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley on a plane to Denver to collect a police badge : November 17, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley with the daughters of the Denver Police Chief : November 25, 1970

December

Elvis Presley Photos George Klein's Wedding in Las Vegas : December 5, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley and President Nixon at the White House : December 21, 1970 [Six pages]
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Sonny West's Wedding : December 28, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Tupelo : December 29, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos New Years Eve Party at TJ's : December 31, 1970

DVDs

DVD Elvis: Young Man of the Nation DVD : Elvis' Jaycees appearance 1971
DVD Elvis : That's The Way It Is 2 DVD Set With 12 Never Before Seen Outtake's

CDs

CD Let's Be Friends : Elvis Presley CD
CD On Stage: Legacy Edition By Elvis Presley 2 CD Set
CD Almost In Love CD
CD Elvis : Back In Memphis : 2 CD FTD Special Edition
CD Elvis : That's The Way It Is : 2 CD FTD Special Edition
CD Elvis : Hits Of The 70s : 2 CD FTD Special Edition
CD Elvis Country (I'm 10,000 Years Old) : 2 CD FTD Special Edition
CD Love Letters From Elvis : 2 CD FTD Special Edition
CD Polk Salad Annie : Las Vegas 1970 February 15, 1970
CD One Night in Vegas August 10, 1970
CD The Wonder Of You August 13, 1970
CD Walk A Mile In My Shoes : The Essential 70's Masters 5CD
CD Elvis : Stage Rehearsal : Elvis Presley FTD CD

Books

Elvis Presley Books Spotlight On Elvis : The Photographic Work of Ed Bonja
Elvis Presley Books The Elvis Files Vol. 5, 1969-1970
Book Elvis : The King Of Las Vegas : Hardcover Book : 360 pages, with 1300 pictures
Book Elvis : The Concert Years 1969-1977 Book
Book Elvis Concerts : Elvis Presley Book from JAT Publishing
Book Elvis The Documentaries
Book Elvis : Photographs & Memories
Book Elvis : For The First Time Ever Elvis Book
Book America The Beautiful : Elvis Book with Free Promo CD

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Elvis Presley Video Video Preview: Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD

Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD + 16 page booklet. Never before have we seen an Elvis concert from the 50's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered Unreleased Film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don’t Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever. This is an excellent release no fan should be without it. The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people.

We love Elvis Presley !!!!!!!! : So ... Stop, look and listen baby that's our philosophy ... First thing in the morning, last thing at night ... look, stare everywhere and see everything inside ... Stop, look and listen!

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