TCB Band | Bob Lanning | (Drums)
Bob's mother was Roberta Sherwood, who became famous in 1956 when she became a 'headlining' torch singer and entertainer performing with Mickey Rooney, Don Pickles, Joey Bishop and Milton Berle. Bob we hear, came on recommendation to Elvis, working for him during the January/February second Las Vegas season. He also played in all of the shows at The Houston Astrodome. Elvis needed a drummer to fill in for Ronnie Tutt.
This was because Colonel Parker didn't inform Ronnie Tutt that Elvis would be returning to Vegas after August 1969. Ronnie had a contract with Mike Post who was musical director for 'Andy Williams' at the time on NBC TV which had to be fulfilled.
However, Ronnie was able to return for the start of the third season in August 1970.
Elvis introducing drummer Bob Lanning at the Astrodome, Houston, February 1970.
Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950'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. + Plus Bonus DVD Audio.
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. Highly recommended.
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD Video with Sound.