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Elvis Presley : March 6, 1974 : Montgomery, Alabama, 8:pm

The performance had been a sell-out from the day word leaked out that Presley was going to be in town. There were 16,400 seats and the receipts ran around $104,000 for the local show alone and the Auburn crowd was about the same. When the perspiring Presley concluded his show, he was rushed out of the building through a heavily-guarded back door to keep the enthusiastic fans from mobbing him.

Elvis Presley : March 6, 1974 : Montgomery, Alabama, 8:pm
Elvis Presley : March 6, 1974 : Montgomery, Alabama, 8:pm

Elvis Presley : March 6, 1974 : Montgomery, Alabama, 8:pm

Elvis Presley : March 6, 1974 : Montgomery, Alabama, 8:pm

Elvis Presley : March 6, 1974 : Montgomery, Alabama, 8:pm

Elvis Presley : March 6, 1974 : Montgomery, Alabama, 8:pm

Elvis Presley : March 6, 1974 : Montgomery, Alabama, 8:pm

Elvis Presley : March 6, 1974 : Montgomery, Alabama, 8:pm

Elvis Presley : March 6, 1974 : Montgomery, Alabama, 8:pm

Elvis Presley : March 6, 1974 : Montgomery, Alabama, 8:pm

Photos Elvis Presley : Ramada Hotel : Monroe Louisiana : March 7, 1974
Photos Elvis Presley : Ramada Hotel : Monroe Louisiana : March 8, 1974

Red, White and Blue Elvis

By Wanda McClusky
Montgomery Independent : March 1974

Governor George C. Wallace may have felt a tinge of jealousy when several thousand shrieking women paid homage to their idol, Elvis Presley. Wallace took his wife Cornelia to see Presley's sell-out concert in Garrett Coliseum and would have gone unnoticed if he had not entered during intermission.

The Governor came back to Montgomery a day early from the National Governors Conference in Washington to escort Mrs. Wallace to the Presley show. The first family had met the President on several occasions and rubbed shoulders with the highest ranking political figures, but their path had not crossed Presley's. Mrs. Wallace admitted that she wanted to see what Presley looked like in person.

Wallace and his party, including mother-in-law Ruby Folsom Austin, created a mild stir on the ground floor when Wallace was rolled in after the first half of Presley's show in which his troupe entertained.

Wallace watched Presley gyrate to the pounding music for a while but soon his attention drifted to the crowd. He propped his chin on his hand and gazed up into the sea of faces that reached to the crow's nest seats at the very top of the coliseum. The veteran politician must have been mentally calculating the size of the crowd. And he most likely was tabulating the votes and the amount of money that had been paid.

But Presley and the reaction he was getting from the crowd pulled Wallace's attention back to the stage. At times he smiled but most of the time he just looked at Presley in awe. Mrs. Wallace, wearing a striking floor-length dress, did not join in the demonstrative response to Presley's singing and hip swiveling.

She whispered occasionally to her husband. Presley acknowledged Wallace's proclamation naming the week in his honor in Alabama, but he seemed to take it tongue-in-cheek. He appeared to treat the gesture something like a millionaire would if he found a dime on the street. The Wallace's had offered to entertain him while he was in Alabama for the concert here and in Auburn the previous night. But the invitation was declined and Mrs. Wallace said she was not offended because as an entertainer in her younger days she knew the pressure of one-night stands. Presley did allow them to come back stage before he began his show.

The performance had been a sell-out from the day word leaked out that Presley was going to be in town. There were 16,400 seats and the receipts ran around $104,000 for the local show alone and the Auburn crowd was about the same. When the perspiring Presley concluded his show, he was rushed out of the building through a heavily-guarded back door to keep the enthusiastic fans from mobbing him. Wallace remained in the audience. There was no mad break to get his autograph. The Governor just was not the star of the evening.

Photos Elvis Presley : Ramada Hotel : Monroe Louisiana : March 7, 1974
Photos Elvis Presley : Ramada Hotel : Monroe Louisiana : March 8, 1974

1974

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May

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June

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July

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August

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September

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October

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CDs

CD Elvis : Hits Of The 70s : 2 CD FTD Special Edition
CD Elvis : Good Times : 2 CD FTD Special Edition
CD 48 Hours To Memphis : FTD Special Edition CD (March 18, 1974)
CD Elvis : Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis : FTD Special Edition CD [Complete]
CD Promised Land : FTD 2 CD Special Edition

Concert CDs

CD 48 Hours To Memphis : March 18, 1974
CD I Found My Thrill : Soundboard : January 27, 1974
CD Elvis : Live L.A. : Soundboard : May 11, 1974 ES
CD High Sierra : May '74 : Soundboard : May 21, 1974
CD Rockin' Across Texas : 2 CD : Soundboard : June 19, 1974 + July 3, 1976
CD Nevada Nights : Soundboard : August 19, 1974 + August 21, 1974
CD It's Midnight : Soundboard : August 24, 1974
CD Dragon Heart : Soundboard : October 1, 1974

Books

Elvis Presley Books The Elvis Files Vol. 6, 1971-1973
Book Elvis : The King Of Las Vegas : Hardcover Book : 360 pages, with 1300 pictures
Book Elvis live at Del Webb's Sahara Tahoe : 1971-1976
Book Elvis : The Concert Years 1969-1977 Book
Book Elvis Concerts : Elvis Presley Book from JAT Publishing
Book Elvis On Stage By Keith Alverson
Book Elvis : For The First Time Ever Elvis Book
Book America The Beautiful : Elvis Book with Free Promo CD

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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.

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