July 21, 2007
I JUST FINISHED MY CONCERT IN ST. PAUL: ONLY 54 DAYS 'TILL I'M DEAD (ha ha) SEE YA IN CHICAGO TOMORROW NIGHT--TCB--ELVIS
From: guitarjjte Jerry Donahue's great skill shown her...
the Beak/the Claw
Jerry Reed performing "The Claw" live... Jerry Reed
"The Claw" live 2002!
Danny Gatton - Harlem Nocturne
Ralph Stanley and Don Remo
"Home Sweet Home"
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There is an awkward silence while Elvis gazes distractedly at a courtroom drama on the miniature TV next to the toaster oven. The reception is poor and the set outdated, but not, as far I can see, bullet-scarred.
'Court TV is most all I watch now. Crime, and football,' Elvis says, intercepting my gaze.
He's fanatical about
LSU (Louisiana State University), who play in Baton Rouge,
and drinks his tea from a Bayou Bengals team glass. 'Claudette says I piss gold and purple,' he confides, which reminds him he needs a leak. As he moves toward the bathroom, his walk is stiff-kneed, each step a visible effort, and his shirt flaps loose, too big for his frame.
'I'm losing my stuffing,' he says.
In 1977, the show traveled to
Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Before showtime, Elvis was found lying unconscious on the hotel room floor.
A doctor was dipping his head in a bucket of ice water in an attempt to revive him. Colonel parker showed up and barged into the room. He told Larry (who was standing nearby),
" I don't care what you do to him. The ONLY thing that matters is that his ass is on that stage tonight!"
So, you were correct about Elvis being put on his feet. Colonel parker basically put his song bird in a glass cage for the world to see. At the songbird's expense.
|Elvis went to Baptist Memorial Hospital on April 1. Here he slept 30 hours after been giving medication. As a consequence of the cancelled concerts, Elvis (or more likely Tom Parker) on April 4 set up four extra shows at the end of the May tour later the same year.|
|Goodbye Baton Rouge || |
|Assembly Center Baton Rouge Louisiana |
Ed Parker joined Elvis in the car from the hotel to the Baton Rouge's airport. He says; "Not a single word was said. It was not necessary. Elvis was sick. I could read a prayer of help in his eyes - not sympathy. I was unable to help him, and it made me very sad.")
After this concert
Mexican Sundial Suit No. 1
3 buttons on sleeves
Elvis wore the "sundial" for the first time in October 1974 in Lake Tahoe. In February
1977 he took it back on the stage and used the first suit till end of April. There was 2
versions; the first one has three buttons on the sleeves, and the second one only two.
Elvis wore the "sundial suits" longer than every other suits during his concert years.
The second "Sundial" was worn by Elvis in May and June 1977. It was the last
jumpsuit he ever had worn on stage. Today you can see the suit in Graceland.
list from Elvis' costume designer
Some costumes were made in several colours and where images are available
THE FANS AT THE STAGE WITH ELVIS
(THESE PHOTOS HAVE NEVER BEEN SEEN PUBLICLY!)