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    Elvis Presley

    Happy Birthday, Elvis.

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    In honor of both the Thin White Duke and The King! I feel the need to show this clip as a tribute to these two men of awesomeness...


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    To anyone who lives in San Diego, or wouldn't mind driving down here, there is a Elvis Tribute show happening at The Belly Up TONIGHT:

    http://www.bellyup.com/show/detail/53522

    Here is a promotional video for it as well:


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    This boxset of four complete shows from 1969 (11 CDs) looks awesome:
    http://www.superdeluxeedition.com/ne...-11cd-box-set/

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    I heard on the radio they're looking to do a biopic about Elvis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RhettButler View Post
    This boxset of four complete shows from 1969 (11 CDs) looks awesome:
    http://www.superdeluxeedition.com/ne...-11cd-box-set/
    That does look cool. He was at the top of his game in the late 60's, releasing some of his best albums. Really sad that things turned around the way they did, subsequently.

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    I heard on the radio they're looking to do a biopic about Elvis.
    Ha, another one? I guess that after Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman, it's the cool thing to do right now. I liked the one with Kurt Russell from the 80's.

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    I like his late 60's/70's period the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diptych View Post

    Ha, another one? I guess that after Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman, it's the cool thing to do right now. I liked the one with Kurt Russell from the 80's.
    Yeah, that's what I thought too. Another one???

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    I think the real-life documentaries of those artists' lives are far more fulfilling and rewarding for the viewer than any biopic ever could be (I cried seeing Queen's Days of Our Lives and really loved that newish Elvis doc The Searcher). That's just me, tho. Long live the King.

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    Thanks for bringing that to my attention @botley ! Will seek that out immediately!

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    Well, I'm about half the way through this new Live 1969 box set on streaming.

    It's a boon to have all these shows available, mixed with such vitality and style (even as similar as they are from show to show)... but I generally think these performances and arrangements are inferior to the next year's; the live material on That's the Way It Is (all 9 hours of the Expanded Edition soundtrack is also on streaming) proves when Elvis was motivated and 'on', he could sell these songs with flair. But he needed lots of work to get there. The rehearsals on that from 1970 showed he cared enough to drill the band and get the show tighter. There's a lot of sloppiness in the 1969 shows, by contrast.

    First two discs have a lot of those rough edges while they get the levels right (and sometimes the piano is inaudible). Disc three Elvis is in fine form, with extra songs thrown in! But the audience interaction goes on for a LONG time. Great band performances all over it, that TCB rhythm section really could cook. On disc four, Elvis is in rough voice, and the tempos very fast. James' guitar amp is clearly having problems, the echo chamber channel keeps shorting out and popping during "I Got a Woman", but those great Sweet Inspirations singers save the day.

    Man, was Elvis ever GOOFY on stage. "Feel like Bob Dylan's stuck in my mouth... this here's Gatorade. They give it to athletes'... feet." "Warden threw a monkey in the county jail!"

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