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Elvis Presley : Oklahoma City, July 8, 1975 : July 8, 1975

Elvis Presley : Oklahoma City, July 8, 1975 : July 8, 1975.
Elvis Presley : Oklahoma City, July 8, 1975 : July 8, 1975.

Elvis Presley : Oklahoma City, July 8, 1975 : July 8, 1975.
Elvis Presley : Oklahoma City, July 8, 1975 : July 8, 1975.

Elvis Presley : Oklahoma City : July 8, 1975.
Elvis Presley : Oklahoma City, July 8, 1975 : 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 Pleases Fans

By Gary Jack Willis
Oklahoma Journal
July 1975

Elvis Presley danced the dance of the three dozen scarves Tuesday night in a brimful Myriad, evoking enough screams and yells to cause one to believe the roof was falling. Fit and feisty, Presley pranced and positioned, sang and snarled and filled nearly every heart with joy. In an hour's worth of Elvis on stage, he sang 20 songs, receiving the biggest hand for his treatment of 'Let Me Be There'. Oddly, the song wasn't up to his liking so he did part of it again as a mini-encore. The crowd didn't notice because the majority of it was reaching upper octaves of glee. Only once Elvis try to create a quiet moment. In the middle of 'Dixie', the audience quieted for a few seconds as he sang, but a voice broke the trance and the screams began again. During the course of the Elvis portion of the program - two trios and a comedian appeared in the first half - Presley took sweaty scarf after sweaty scarf from his neck and passed them out to the fans causing at least one fight in an aisle. He must have given away three dozen scarves and as many as 10 kisses, keeping some female fans on the front rows in a frenzy. Elvis may have proved to the skeptics in the audience that there's no business like show business, an American institution that thrives not necessarily on talent but on showmanship.

That's not to say that Elvis doesn't possess talent. His voice is still in the same shape it was in when he first became a name. His muscular and musical abilities have not depreciated.

Mainly, Elvis Presley knows how to keep on selling whatever it is about him that is magical.

Every grunt or grin generated hundreds of high-pitched howls. Every movement of those hips or hands had the squealers sounding their appreciation. As a singer, Elvis won't be remembered in the same way as some of his contemporaries because he's different - decidedly different.

He sings his songs or others' songs in his own style, one which is immediately identifiable. In that way, Presley proves that an entertainer today - perhaps always - must be unique to be a superstar.

Elvis shows he's a showman, manipulating the audience to the point that he can curl his lip and get a reaction.

His show contains no elements of surprise, but it needs no drama, for the audience provides the tension.

Presley has reached the point in his career - maybe the plateau - where he doesn't ever need to sing another new song. The fans are there, evidenced by the sellout of 15,000 - plus tickets in a single day for the Myriad concert. He can probably come here anytime he wants to - five days in a row - and fill the place. If nothing else, Elvis Presley is a phenomenon, finding fans from every walk of life and in generation after generation.

And he also proved another thing Tuesday night. He sang his last song, bowed in all directions and scooted off the stage. The band kept playing loud and long. Then the announcer closed the show. 'Elvis is out of the building', he said, showing that Elvis Presley doesn't need encores, which he could easily have had.

Elvis doesn't need to milk an audience for its applause. All he has to do is show up.

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
Elvis Presley Photos
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

CD Elvis : Hits Of The 70s : 2 CD FTD Special Edition
CD
Elvis Today : 2 CD FTD Special Edition
CD Promised Land [Released January 1975]

Concert CDs

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 Dixieland Delight : 1975 : Elvis Presley FTD 2 CD Set [2 Concerts]
CD From Sunset To Las Vegas : 1975 : FTD 2 CD Set [Concert + Rehearsals]
CD Another Saturday Night FTD 5" Soundboard Concert CD

Books

Elvis Presley Books The Elvis Files Vol. 7, 1974-1977
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 : Starring in Oklahoma : July 8, 1975 : Elvis Presley Book
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 On Stage By Keith Alverson
Book Elvis : For The First Time Ever Elvis Book
Book America The Beautiful : Elvis Book with Free Promo CD

Elvis Presley Photos

Elvis Presley Photos

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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