“This is my first live show, I’ve appeared dead before” Elvis Presley, 1969, the year he returned to the concert stage,
the USA landed on the moon and the hippies had a music festival in the mud.
Elvis’ first return to stage, post death was on a Video Screen with as many as the original TCB Band and Back Up Groups as were willing to put the Old Act Together.
Then, Tupac Shakur was Holgrammed – the First of the Music Gods to arise.
Elvis Presley is being Techno Resurrected as a Performing Hologram.
Like Col Parker said to Joe Esposito, when Joe said “Col Elvis is dead.”
“This does change anything.”
Parker headed to Memphis to make Vernon sign a new contract to represent the Elvis Presley Brand.
Vernon Presley was trying to cope with the loss of his son and Dr Nick getting him to sign off on paperwork to cover up the autopsy and cover his ass, soon to be exposed on 20/20 in 1978 by Geraldo Rivera….
Elvis had turned into his Mother Gladys, and depression ate and self medicated himself to death. Gladys drank, like a lot of the Smith family.
Col Parker put out the Elvis on Stage album, Elvis’s in between song jokes, sometimes funny stories and mostly there was a reason why bits don’t get a professional release.
Elvis wasn’t willing to record, and he resented the concerts recorded, so a lot of it was to wreck the release factor. Oh well. There is no bottom market in Elvis Presley, ultimate long tail.
RCA ended up releasing Parker’s only for sale at concerts LP and eventually, a Digital Era Bootlegger, continuing as Parker’s Boxcar – extended the series.
So.. gotta wonder, how real is the Hologram experience going to be.
Frankly, I can see a market for eratic Elvis…..
Will Elvis Impersonators and Elvis Tribute Artists protest or be thrown out of work?