The King of Rock & Roll Returns to the Big Screen
Originally airing on December 3, 1968, the “’68 Comeback Special” concert was Elvis Presley’s first live television performance in seven years, which captured him playing with a full band in front of an intimate audience of diehard fans. As part of the special, Presley also pioneered the “Unplugged” performance style with an exclusive acoustic set. The soundtrack album went Top 10 following the special airing, shooting Presley back to the top of the singles charts months later with “In the Ghetto” and later in 1969, his first number one hit in seven years with “Suspicious Minds.”
As part of this special 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s iconic ’68 comeback concert, screenings will include the legendary 90 minute television special, plus an exclusive look at the making of the special, featuring a walkthrough of the NBC soundstage with insights from Binder and others influenced by Presley, his music and this iconic event. This brand-new content is produced by Spencer Proffer, CEO of Meteor 17, and ABG’s Marc Rosen, SVP of Entertainment.
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- Reported to have sold 1 billion records.
- Starred in 31 films.
- Served in the U.S. Army for 6 years, including two years active duty.
- Only performed in 3 cities outside of US – All of them in Canada – Ottawa, Vancouver and Toronto.
- Achieved 21 UK Number 1s.
- Elvis bought his first guitar from Tupelo Hardware store for $6.95 – January 8th, 1946.
- His singles have spent 1304 weeks in the UK top 75 (25 Years).
- Favourite food – Peanut butter and banana sandwich (often with Bacon and Grape Jelly).
- He was a Black Belt in Karate.