Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii (1973)

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A 1973 concert by Elvis Presley taped at the Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. This was the first program to ever be beamed around the world by satellite.

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A 1973 concert by Elvis Presley taped at the Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. This was the first program to ever be beamed around the world by satellite.

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14 January 1973 (USA)  »

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The show was seen live by a billion people worldwide, and on delay to a further 500 million. It was seen by over 50% of the US TV audience, prompting Billboard to present Elvis Presley with a "trendsetter" award. See more »

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Elvis Presley: Thank you very much. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you ladies and gentlemen! Good evening, and uh... I hope you enjoy our show tonight. We're gonna try to do all of the songs that you wanna hear.
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wonderful television event
30 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In 1973, Elvis Presley appeared for two nights in Hawaii and this film of one of those nights was beamed to numerous countries around the world by satellite, the first concert to be so treated. (The other night's concert has been since released as 'Alternate Aloha' and is just as good).

After a crash diet, Presley looks good and is in amazing voice, with his usual backing band and singers (the Stamps Quartet and the Sweet Inspirations). This concert contains gem after gem (including I'll Remember You, a poignant song which fits the moment perfectly).

Perhaps his last great filmed concert (the one in 1977 is simply sad, despite his voice still being in evidence), 'Aloha From Hawaii' is a fantastic memento of an unsurpassed artist who could sing in almost every style. This concert proves that.


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