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Elvis Presley : New Years Eve Concert : December 31, 1976

Elvis Presley : New Years Eve Concert : December 31, 1976.
Elvis Presley : New Years Eve Concert : December 31, 1976.

Elvis Presley : New Years Eve Concert : December 31, 1976.
Elvis Presley : New Years Eve Concert : December 31, 1976.

CD New Year's Eve 1976 2 CD [Double CD : Audiance Recording]

Concert Date: December 31, 1976. (9:30 pm) Pittsburgh, PA. Civic Center Arena

Elvis Rings In '77 At the Civic Arena : Concert Draws 16,409
Mike Kalina : Post Gazette

While Pittsburghers rang in the New Year Friday night in front of their TV sets with Guy Lombardo, 16,409 others Scorned 1977 with Elvis Presley at the Civic Arena. After three opening acts and a lengthy intermission, Presley unded on stage 35 minutes before midnight, but you would rethought the clock had struck 12. He received an ear-deafening ovation punctuated by thousands of blasts from flash bulbs and a patchwork of 'We-Love-You-Elvis' signs hoisted aloft. Presley had perhaps the most captive audience since Johnny Cash played Folsom Prison. And rarely did he lose his iron grip on the crowd during his 90 minutes on stage.

Presley was much warmer than on his first visit here in mid 1973. This time he not only interacted with the crowd but he also even gave up the microphone for a minute or so to have a fan wish him happy birthday (actually, he will be 42 on Saturday) and happy new year. He also snapped dozens of gifts from those who had come to pay homage to him. He gave out 42 scarves and, believe it or not, even took requests. He also was in better voice on this Pittsburgh visit, singing surprisingly well and in a lower register that gave more im pact to his phrasing. He even ventured into difficult musical areas, hitting notes that could cause a mild hernia. And after they drew a good crowd reaction, he offered them in a reprise that was tantamount to masochism.

His material offered few surprises and featured a mix of new material and the rock standards associateed with him ('Hound Dog', 'Jailhouse Rock'). He seemed more comforta ble doing his newer material and handled it excellently. He also played the acoustic guitar (but not very well) and did a few songs while accompanying himself on piano. In this segment 'Unchained Melody' was the standout.

The old Elvis moves also were exhibited but by now are such a cliche that they were inadvertently humorous. Presley is not a young man anymore. His physique is starting to sag, his face his fleshy and pale, his eyes puffy, and when he tries to repeat moves he made on the Ed Sullivan show two decades ago, the effect is a self-paody. But the hordes of fans loved his every shake, rattle and roll and squealed with delight when vestiges of the old 'Elvis the Pelvis' shined through. Presley surrounded himself with some of the finest musicians on the rock circuit today, including James Burton on lead guitar and drummer Ronnie Tutt, who is probably the best rock drummer in the world. In addition to a tight electric band, Presley was backed by the predominately brass Joe Guercio orchestra and 10 backup singers - including opening acts the Sweet Inspirations and J.D. Sumner the Stamps Quartet. Presley has a rapport with his musicians unlike any other star. They look as though they hold his every move in awe. If he casts a hard glance at one, the musician's face is glazed with pain. If Elvis smiles at him, the sideman's face lights up like a kid's on Christmas morning. Charlie Hodge, Presley's water- boy and scarfboy, related to the star like a stone quarryman relates to a sculpton To watch his interaction with Presley was worth the price of admission alone.

At the stroke of midnight, the house lights went up and Elvis led the crowd in singing 'Auld Lang Syne'. There were some brief huzzahs from the crowd but in a few minutes Presley was back singing. Overall, it was a fine show, though Presley seems to have lost some of the spark that turned his concerts of yesterday into events.

CD New Year's Eve 1976 2 CD [Double CD : Audiance Recording]

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley and Colonel Tom Parker : New Years Eve, December 31, 1975

January 1976

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March

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April

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Out For A Bike Ride : April 3, 1976
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June

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July

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August

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Roanoke VA : August 2, 1976

October

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November

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September

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December

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CDs : Studio

CD Elvis : Hits Of The 70s : 2 CD FTD Special Edition
CD From Elvis Presley Boulevard : 2 CD FTD Special Edition

CD The Jungle Room Sessions FTD CD

Since the FTD CD series began it has given us the chance to hear some classic unreleased Elvis Presley material but none more essential that their fourth release 'The Jungle Room Sessions'. After 'The Jungle Room Sessions' the majority of the original releases on 'Moody Blue' and 'From E.P Boulevard' now sound so disappointing. Of all the Elvis Presley CDs produced by the FTD team this is the one you must have, whether you are a fan of 70's Elvis or not. This truly is an astounding packed 72 minutes of essential listening that is also an amazing documentary capturing some extraordinary moments of Elvis' life. >> More Elvis Alternate Take CDs.

CD : Concert

CD Elvis : Chicago Stadium : 1976 : Elvis Presley FTD 2 CD Set [2 Concerts]
CD Tucson '76 : 1976 : Elvis Presley FTD CD
CD America : April 22, 1976 : Elvis Presley FTD CD
CD New Haven '76 : 1976 : Elvis Presley FTD CD
CD Showtime! Birmingham / Dallas ‘76 : 1976 : Elvis Presley FTD 2 CD Set
CD Elvis : New Years Eve 1976 FTD 2CD : [Audience Recording]

Books

Elvis Presley Books The Elvis Files Vol. 7, 1974-1977
Book Elvis live at Del Webb's Sahara Tahoe : 1971-1976
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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