Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by bloozeman1, Jun 2, 2019.
Of course. Tom Carnival Barker.
Dude. What the hell.
Take 2 of these and feel nothing in the morning. Or afternoon or ever.
sorry, but that's hard to watch
Oh man, that's just so sad. Amazed he didn't fall over. I guess that's what happens when you hand yourself over to your "handlers".
Really? Great if it happened. Just hope his brain isn't fried. He looks to be in a wheelchair now.
That was pretty rough to say the least. Wasn't he also doing multiple shows a day too? Parker and his cronies killed him.
Sorry, I didn't mean it that way. I mistakenly thought you were trying to downplay his drug abuse.
Well, yeah. That first verse is about me, not Elvis. When I play it live, I usually introduce it with "Everything in this song is true, except for that one lie". (The lie is that I never wrote the William Burroughs verse that I claim to skip.) fwiw, every one of the drugs I listed was in his bloodstream at the autopsy, along with plenty of others.
My favorite moment from writing this was the night before the first performance, when I was desperately trying to finish the lyrics. I asked a friend, the best rap composer I know, how to rhyme "heart arrythmia", and completely stumped him. My rhyme is oblique, but it works well enough in context.
Even fat and bloated and on drugs, Elvis had a charisma and a voice that could not be denied...
The 2 shows a thing deal was mostly from ‘72-‘75. By ‘77 he was doing a scaled down schedule due to exhaustion.
I think he had done around 60 shows that year. He’d go out and do 10-15 shows in a row, come back to Memphis and rest.
This is April of ‘77
April 1 - 5 Elvis is hospitalized in Memphis and tour shows scheduled for March 31-April 3 are canceled.
April 1 - Elvis Admitted To Baptist Hospital 'Entertainer Elvis Presley was admitted to Baptist Hospital early today after canceling a show at the last minute in Baton Rouge, La., and flying to Memphis with complaints of intestinal flu '... - The Memphis Press Scimitar
April 6 - Elvis at Home : Hospital on Call 'Elvis Presley was released from Baptist Hospital at 4am yesterday [April 5] ... He decided to keep the [Hospital] rooms reserved ... He is feeling fine and looking forward to returning to his personal appearance tours that begin April 21 at Greensboro, NC'. - The Commercial Appeal
April 21 - May 31 Elvis tours in concert.
April 21 - Greensboro, N. C. Coliseum
April 22 - Detroit, Michigan. Olympia Stadium
April 23 - Toledo, Ohio. Univ. of Toledo
April 24 - Ann Arbor, Michigan. Crisler Arena : RCA records live 'Unchained Melody' and 'Little Darlin' that will be released on the album Moody Blue.
April 25 - Saginaw, Michigan. Saginaw Center RCA records 'If You Love Me' that will be released on the album Moody Blue.
April 26 - Kalamazoo, Michigan. Wings Stadium
April 27 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Milwaukee Arena
April 28 - Green Bay, Wisconsin. Brown County Veterans
April 29 - Duluth, Minn. Duluth Arena
April 30 - St. Paul, Minn. Civic Center
May 1 - Chicago, Ill. Chicago Stadium
May 2 - Chicago, Ill. Chicago Stadium
May 3 - Saginaw, Michigan.
That’s 13 straight shows, mostly one nighters, by the guy in the OP...wow. Followed by 11 one nighters in a row at the end of May.
Pretty brutal schedule, but nothing compared to ‘74.
That'll keep you going through the show, come on, it's time to go.........
No way to sugar coat it. Elvis was a stone cold addict! My dad's uncle was Elvis' copyright lawyer and my mom actually got to meet Elvis. She said he was very shy and polite.
I have mixed feelings about him. On the one hand, he was the 'King' of Rock and Roll. On the other, so much of his work is due to African American artists who received little to no recognition, fame, or royalties. In any event, Elvis is an icon and it's a sad shame how he spent the last years of his life...
I done missed that - thought it was first person Elvis.
I saw Bowie perform on the evening of the 25th (?) anniversary of Elvis’s death and Bowie briefly talked about the impact Elvis has on him and then did three covers (of a 17 song set) as a tribute. One of the coolest things I ever heard/saw or will hear/see.
He covered songs written by other people, by, afaik, they received royalties from them just like when anyone covers someone's else's song...
I remember exactly where I was standing when my mom came running out our front door crying "Elvis is dead!"