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Elvis Presley: Huntsville, AL : May 31, 1975

Streamlined Elvis still has That Old Magic
by Dianna Sheram National Tattler

Elvis Presley has shed 30 pounds of fat and is back on tour, almost as slim as swivel-hipped as ever - and definitely possessing the magic that drives female fans wild.

Also see Elvis Presley Photos >> Elvis Presley: Huntsville, AL : September 6, 1976

Elvis Presley: Huntsville, AL : May 30, 31 and June 1, 1975
Elvis Presley: Huntsville, AL : May 30, 31 and June 1, 1975.

Elvis Presley Video News of Elvis Presley In Huntsville 1975 (03:35)

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Elvis Presley Huntsville, AL - May 31, 1975

Launching his summer 1975 tour which wind up in Las Vegas in September, King Elvis generated several near riots and by the time he left town, there was a sizable casualty list - caused by the crush of fans going out of control. Five teenaged girls suffered bone breaks and bruises when they tried to leap from a balcony almost, but not quite overhanging to the stage. They missed, and landed on concrete. Two wound up in the hospital.

Eight adult women tried a flying wedge past a security guard to get to their hero. They failed too, but the guard - whose orders were apparently to stand and die at his post if necessary - barely escaped serious injury. As it was, he was pinned and had the breath knocked out of him.

Elvis Presley Huntsville, AL - May 31, 1975

Elvis Presley MP3 Audio Elvis sings I'm leavin' Huntsville, May 31, 1975 (03:29)

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Elvis Presley Huntsville, AL - May 31, 1975

Another guard had a finger badly bitten, requiring several stitches.

His hip-swinging routine revealed only a small roll of fat above the belt, in an amount that nearly all 40 year old men would find acceptable. The roll of flesh only slightly inhibited his movements.

After doing his first number, the rock-and-roll standard 'See See .Rider', Elvis stood still except for slightly twitching one thigh. The squeals and the screams might have shattered crystal had there been any on stage.

Elvis Presley Huntsville, AL - May 31, 1975

After some minutes , the din subsided, and the King began joshing with his subjects.

'Well', he said teasingly, 'I'll just stand here and do this, if that's all you want me to do'.

'Noooo', came the shrill reply from thousands of females throats.

'All right then', he said launching another song. As it ended, he leaned over the stage to touch a little girl's cheek. She was about eight years old, a bit frightened.

'Are you afraid of me?' he asked her. Seeing she was, he touched her slightly and gave her one of his scarfs. Perhaps he was thinking of his own daughter Lisa Marie, who is about the same age.

Elvis Presley Huntsville, AL - May 31, 1975

LATER, ELVIS got a kiss from a very attractive young woman. On one knee at the edge of the stage, he told her: 'You got to me, you know that, don't you?'

The young woman's day obvioulsy was made.

Then he said: 'A few weeks ago, another girl kissed me like that and gave me some kind of jungle rot. Now you've got it'. He laughed with delight as he sprang up and returned to center stage.

Elvis Presley Huntsville, AL - May 31, 1975

All in all, it seems that The King is in his finest hour. By the time he gets to Las Vegas, half the women in the U.S. may be walking around with Elvis' imaginary disease.

Von Braun Civic Center promoting Elvis Presley's 1976 appearance

Von Braun Civic Center promoting Elvis Presley's 1976 appearance.
Von Braun Civic Center promoting Elvis Presley's 1976 appearance.

Elvis Presley Photos >> Elvis Presley: Huntsville, AL : September 6, 1976

Southern Nights : 1975 : Elvis Presley FTD CD.The concert from this day is available on the Follow That Dream (FTD) soundboard concert release 'Southern Nights'.

Elvis' voice is clear/strong throughout and virtually NO throwaway performances. I found that including the dialogue and one-liners, they really represent 30 tracks on this CD. With a couple of lost opportunities here I'd still rate it as 8/10 and a very worthwhile purchase - this most likely achieves Ernst's aim of giving us a Rock N' Roll CD from 2 tours with out the Gospel. Pushed to commit to just 2 shows representing these 2 tours I'd plum for Atlanta 30.4.75 (complete) and Huntsville 31.5.75 E/S (complete) but this way your really getting tremendous 'highlights' together!

Buy it now and be surprised!

Southern Nights : 1975 Spring Tours Soundboard Recording

  1. That's All Right
  2. It's Now Or Never
  3. Help Me
  4. Steamroller Blues
  5. Heartbreak Hotel
  6. Release Me
  7. Polk Salad Annie
  8. I'll Remember You
  9. Little Darlin'
  10. Bridge Over Troubled Water
  11. Trying To Get To You
  12. You Gave Me A Mountain
  13. Help Me Make It Through The Night
  14. Fairytale
  15. Jambalaya
  16. Big Boss Man
  17. It's Midnight
  18. Promised Land
  19. Trouble
  20. T-R-O-U-B-L-E
  21. Hawaiian Wedding Song
  22. Blue Suede Shoes
  23. For The Good Times
  24. I Can't Stop Loving You
  25. I'm Leavin'

Elvis Presley MP3 Audio Elvis sings I'm leavin' Huntsville, May 31, 1975 (03:29)

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March 1975

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Las Vegas : March 30, 1975

April

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley Macon Coliseum : Macon, Ga April 24, 1975
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Jacksonville Florida : April 25, 1975
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : 'The Omni' Atlanta GA: April 30, 1975

May

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley: Omni : Atlanta Georgia : May 1, 1975
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley: Omni : Atlanta Georgia : May 2, 1975
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : May 4, 1975 : Lake Charles
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley: Huntsville, AL : May 31, 1975

June

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley Cleveland Coliseum, Richfield, Oh June 1, 1975
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley Houston, Texas : June 5, 1975
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley Mid-South Coliseum : Memphis Tennessee : June 10, 1975

July

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley Oklahoma City, July 8, 1975
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Terre Haute, Indiana : July 9, 1975
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley Cleveland Coliseum, Richfield, Oh : July 10, 1975
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Charleston West Virginia : July 11, 1975
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley: Following his Concert in Springfield : July 14, 1975
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley: Following his Concert in Springfield : July 15, 1975
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley and Linda Thompson : Charleston West Virginia : July 16, 1975
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Elvis Presley Nassau Colliseum : July 19, 1975
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley: Norfolk Scope : July 20, 1975
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley with local police before boading his plane to leave Greensboro : July 22, 1975
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Greensboro : July 23, 1975
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Greensboro : July 24, 1975

August

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Las Vegas : Opening Night : August 18, 1975
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Las Vegas : August 19, 1975

September

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Graceland : September 10, 1975

December

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Las Vegas : December 13, 1975 : Midnight Show
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley and Colonel Tom Parker : New Years Eve, December 31, 1975

CDs

2 CD Set. Elvis : Hits Of The 70s : 2 CD FTD Special Edition
2 CD Set. Elvis Today : 2 CD FTD Special Edition
2 CD Set. Promised Land (Released January 1975)

Concert CDs

 CD. Elvis In Florida April 1975 FTD Soundboard Concert in Classic Album 7" packaging

2 CD Set. 'Las Vegas 1975' 2 CD Soundboard Concert Recordings
2 CD Set. Dixieland Delight : 1975 : Elvis Presley FTD 2 CD Set (2 Concerts)
2 CD Set. From Sunset To Las Vegas : 1975 : FTD 2 CD Set (Concert + Rehearsals)
 CD. Dixieland Rocks : 1975 : Elvis Presley FTD CD
 CD. Dinner At Eight : 1975 : Elvis Presley FTD CD
 CD. Southern Nights : 1975 : Elvis Presley FTD CD
 CD. Another Saturday Night FTD 5" Soundboard Concert CD

Books

 Book. The Elvis Files Vol. 8, 1976-1977
 Book. The Elvis Files Vol. 7, 1974-1975
 Book. Elvis On Tour 1975 : Photos from the Heart by Sandi Pichon
 Book. Elvis live at Del Webb's Sahara Tahoe (1971-1976)
 Book. Elvis : Born To Rock : 1975
 Book. Elvis Concerts : Elvis Presley Book from JAT Publishing

Elvis Presley Photos : Elvis Presley as you have never seen him before. ElvisPresleyPhotos.com

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