Elvis’ Worst Ever Concert

It was 1976.

And it’s not even the Drug Denier Rant or the Listen Cilla Lost it Power Ballad show or even the Baltimore Bowel Ovation 77…  

Give us this August 28, Our Daily Elvis

Principal photography for Follow That Dream was completed.

Elvis returned to Hollywood, for preproduction on It Happened At The World’s Fair.

Elvis completed looping and was released from Charro.

Elvis completed his record breaking Las Vegas engagement.


August 28, 1970
This time it was Joe Esposito who received a threat about ‘killing Elvis’.

The FBI was notified and Elvis requested Ed Parker, Jerry Schilling and Red West to fly to Vegas to protect him on stage.

August 28, 1971
Elvis received a lifetime achievement award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in his dressing room.


August 28, 1976
Elvis performed at the Summit, Houston, Texas at 2.30 p.m., which was a heart breaking performance.

Journalist Bob Claypool wrote the often-quoted review about this concert for the Houston Post, in it he said…

Elvis Presley has been breaking hearts for more than 20 years now, and Saturday afternoon in the Summit – in a completely new and unexpected way – he broke mine.
In short, the concert was awful – a depressingly incoherent, amateurish mess served up by a bloated, stumbling and mumbling figure who didn’t act like “The King” of anything, least of all rock ‘n’ roll.”

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