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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John Wilkinson ...
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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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Trivia

The double LP soundtrack album of this TV special was Elvis Presley's last album to reach #1 on the charts. 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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References Hawaii Five-O (1968) See more »

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I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Written by Hank Williams
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Surprisingly lame and tired Elvis on stage
16 November 2006 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

What can I say? Almost everyone seem to think that this concert is the greatest ever done. I just can't understand why? Take any, I mean any, Elvis-concert during 1969-1970 and it's far better than this. Aloha's song list is dull, Elvis is very careful when singing and not using his voice (saving it) and where's the gyrations and movements? No, this is not a great concert, not even a very good one.

Still, I give 7 points since Elvis did work very hard to prepare this historical event - lot of training and hungry diet to look good and he didn't forget any lyrics as he did in rehearsal concert (and in many others before and after Aloha). So, Elvis was in top form and performed without any errors or mistakes but the performance itself was very, very lame and way too polished. There was no any kind of thunder and lighting or excitement which were the trademarks of the E.P. concert


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