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Elvis Presley Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon : November 11, 1970

Gyrating Elvis Magnetizes 11.800

The magnetism of Elvis Presley hit Portland's Memorial Coliseum like a bolt of lightning Wednesday night. But chances are many of those who 'experienced' the event will be feeling the vibrations for some time to come.

Indeed, it was an experience. For 51 electrifying minutes, a capacity crowd of 11.800 admirers cheerfully laughed, clapped and even screamed at the gyrating antics which have made the 34-year-old Tupelo, Miss, crooner a legend in his time. So what if he accidentally tripped over the lyrics of 'The Wonder of You' and nearly blurted out the world 'constipation' instead of 'constellation'. Anyone can make a mistake, right? Most of those who turned out at the Coliseum Wednesday night came to see Elvis, to watch their idol perform, to hear those memorable tunes - both old and new - which have made Presley their idol.

Elvis Presley Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon - November 11, 1970
Elvis Presley Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon - November 11, 1970

They didn't go away disappointed. Reaching back in his own 'oldies but goodies' bag, Elvis came up with such million sellers as 'Hound Dog', 'Heartbreak Hotel', and 'I Got A Woman'. Judging from the screams which echoed through the cavernous Coliseum arena, a few of the 14.000 refugees from Presley's Multnomah stadium concert of 1957 must still be around. Although occasionally drowned out by an unnecessarily loud orchestra, Presley managed to hold his audience's attention by turning up his own volume. But no one can really question the Presley stamina. You won't find many performers today who can twitch and gyrate their way through 15 fast beat tunes such as 'Polk Salad Annie' and 'Blues Suede Shoes' in the short span of 51 minutes and still be able to walk off the stage. Most would have to be carried off on a stretcher. Not Elvis.

The Coliseum show Wednesday also featured the Sweet Inspirations, a better - than - average female vocal group, which unfortunately suffered the same orchestration problems which later plagued Presley. Then again, the crowd seemed too busy buzzing about Elvis to pay much attention to any accompanying acts.
The same held true for comedian Sammy Shore. The audience gasped when they heard the master of ceremonies say, 'We're proud to present.....,' thinking Presley's name would surely follow. But the gasps changed to groans when Shore's name was announced instead. Unfortunately for Shore, many were still groaning 20 minutes later when he finished his act. In this case, Elvis was a tough act to precede.

February 1970

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Houston Astrodome : February 25, 1970
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Houston Astrodome : February 27, 1970
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

Elvis Presley Photos

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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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