Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Giffing the Legends... Elvis

Here's yet another video clip that was just begging to be giffed. It features Elvis in
his final film 'Elvis On Tour'.  And it's in this very clip that we see what must be the last
time on film that Elvis broke into a sweat and gave the fans their dollars worth.
The following year in 1973 was of course the last big gig, Aloha Hawaii via Satellite
which was beamed live around the world. After that began the great physical
decline and Elvis died at the age of 42 in August 1977, 40 years ago this month.

Polk Salad Annie is the song being performed here. A tune composed and originally
sung by Tony Joe White. And it's clear to see that Elvis is enjoying himself as the
song reaches a big climax. And the bass solo by Jerry Scheff isn't bad either.


Youtube video upload by Timothy Sideburns

4 comments:

  1. A lot of energy, certainly. He should have kept it up and lived longer.

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  2. Andrew, Of course 42 is far too young to die. And just for a brief
    moment towards the end of that performance Elvis almost created some
    of the magic that he had when he first started out.

    But we trust that you will live a lot longer than the 11 years you
    so gruesomely predicted yesterday.

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  3. Elvis the Pelvis. OMG. Shakin' all over. I just checked google. And Ann-Margret is still looking good too, 50 years after those movies. He's not dead you know. He's just left the building for a few minutes. - Ian

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    1. Ian, I'm sure Elvis had quite a thing for Anne Margaret. I saw her in a funny film recently
      with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau called 'Grumpy Old Men.' I think they also did a similar
      film with Sophia Loren. Grumpy Men 2 maybe??

      Asian pics are drying up here a bit. Just trying to finish the 'Highgate Cemetery' post.
      Would like to give that Keung video a giffing as soon as I can.

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