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Elvis Presley's Last Performances to be Auctioned Off

Elvis Presley's Last Performances to be Auctioned Off

The last performances of Elvis Presley are going on the auction block.  There are 27 songs and four-and-a-half hours of professionally filmed concert footage.  Also included is backstage footage with Elvis, girlfriend Ginger Allen, and his dad, Vernon Presley.

Elvis expert Alanna Nash tells Billboard, "It was shot on Elvis’ final tour for a one-hour CBS-TV special, Elvis in Concert...The special, which aired two months after Presley’s death in August 1977, was immediately controversial, mostly for the ethics of shining the spotlight on a man so shaky and obviously ill, whose performances ranged wildly from embarrassing and sad to brilliant and triumphant."

The footage is not for reproduction, broadcast, or publication.  But, it is valuable to Elvis fans because it would, "Be integral to those intent on deciphering the last days of a once and future king."

 

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