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Elvis Presley : March 21, 1976 (8:30 pm) : Cincinnati, OH

Elvis Presley Is Coming To Cincinnati

By Brad Balfour : The Cincinnati Post : February 21, 1976

Aging rock star Elvis Presley still has his magic. Moments after yesterday's announcement that he will perform at Riverfront Coliseum March 21, phones were ringing off the hooks at the Coliseum and Ticketron offices.

The Lisa Marie : Cincinnati : Northern Kentucky International : March 1976.
The Lisa Marie : Cincinnati : Northern Kentucky International : March 1976.

Fans 'All Shook Up' No doubt about it: Elvis is still King

By Cliff Radel : The Cincinnati Enquirer : Concert Date : March 21, 1976 (2:30pm)

Only Elvis Presley could elicit screams just by singing 'America, the Beautiful'. As he sang about 'amber waves of grain', at his Sunday afternoon Riverfront Coliseum, a chorus of girlish screams shot up from the sold-out audience of 17,540. The crowd's reaction to the next line was wilder. 'For purple mountains' majesty above the fruited plains', Presley sang. Upon reaching 'fruited' he momentarily let his gaze drop to the women seated in the first row. He quickly flashed them the patented Elvis sneer. The women jumped out of their seats. Shrieking, they reached out with one hand toward the stage and with the other hit their heads in ecstasy. No performer, 20 years after attaining stardom, receives the response Presley does. If audience adulation was the determining factor, his title to the King of Rock 'n' Roll would be unquestioned.

Elvis Presley : March 21, 1976 (8:30 pm) : Cincinnati, OH
Elvis Presley : March 21, 1976 (8:30 pm) : Cincinnati, OH.

The years have not been kind to Elvis. His eyes are puffy. His ample cheeks and fleshy neck overemphasize his surly lips. If he gains any more weight, they may be squeezed from his face.

Presley's girth is regal in the manner of Henry VIII. The man's legendary hip gyrations are there in spirit, but not in action. The enormous six inch wide belt which before Presley split a rear seam in his powder-blue pants was a matching blue number encircled with the Presidential Seal - and the equally enormous paunch drastically restrict his movements. The hips that once could never be shown on television are now only a memory.

The Singer takes these signs of being mortal in stride. Only a true king would be able to laugh at his physical flaws. After his third song, 'Amen', featuring the contrabass vocal glisses of J.D. Sumner, he held up a copy of Jerry Dowling's caricature which appeared in Sunday Enquirer 'This picture of me appeared in this morning's paper', Presley drawled. 'They captured me just perfect' he added, running his finger across his image's distended stomach. 'All I want to say is whoever drew this', the King paused and then said laughingly, 'I hate the (expletive deleted)', And then he broke into 'Love Me' with the opening line, 'Treat me like a fool...' 'Love Me' also ushered in another Presley tradition, the awarding of scarves to the outstretched hands of his loyal followers. In all he gave out 38 scarves throughout the afternoon.

Elvis Presley : March 21, 1976 (8:30 pm) : Cincinnati, OH.
Elvis Presley : March 21, 1976 (8:30 pm) : Cincinnati, OH.

What Presley gave the audience musically was mostly memories. He did 'Hound Dog' and 'Heartbreak Hotel', 'Love Me Tender', 'Burning Love', 'All Shook Up', and 'Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear.' In all he appeared disinterested and on 'Burning Love' he forgot the lyrics. He seemed to delight in garnering screams with the slightest lift of an eyebrow. He only played acoustic guitar in the concerts first three songs. The King did not even touch the instrument, the electric guitar, with which he started a revolution. Despite the jokes about his weight and ambivalent delivery, Presley is still capable of putting across a song. His renditions of 'This Time You Gave Me a Mountain' and his new single 'Hurt' revealed a powerful voice and wide range all too often tragically obscured by the kind of events that occurred at the concert's conclusion.

As Elvis sang his traditional closer, 'Can't Help Falling in Love', from his 1961 movie 'Blue Hawaii', hordes of women rushed down the aisles. Yellow-jacketed Coliseum ushers were sent sprawling.

Elvis Presley : March 21, 1976 (8:30 pm) : Cincinnati, OH.
Elvis Presley : March 21, 1976 (8:30 pm) : Cincinnati, OH.

Private policemen tried in vain to stop the onslaught. With the crowd rushing the stage and reaching for those scarves, Presley cautioned them to 'take it easy and don't get hurt'.

Outside the Coliseum after Presley's 65-minute show the crowd, clutching Elvis scarves, posters, buttons, and Souvenir folios, poured onto Cincinnati's streets. Lashed to the building's side was an immense banner proclaiming the 'Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Alone in it's gratness'. To 17,500 people the circus they had just witnessed was for them the greatest show on earth.

January 1976

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March

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April

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June

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July

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August

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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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