Elvis Video Clips

  • We are left with just a limited amount of official footage of Elvis' musical performances, if we’re not counting the numerous amounts of musical intermezzos in most of his feature films. In summary; we got 10 TV performances in 1956 (The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show/ The Milton Berle Show/ The Steve Allen Show/ The Ed Sullivan Show), and one in 1957 (The Ed Sullivan Show). From the 60’s we got The Frank Sinatra Timex Special (1960) and the NBC-TV Special (1968). From the 70’s we got the live performances included in the concert documentaries That's The Way It Is (1970) and Elvis On Tour (1972), and the TV-specials Aloha From Hawaii - Via Satellite (1973) and Elvis In Concert (1977). In addition, there’s a lot of unofficial footage floating out there, and in a few cases the quality is surprisingly good. An example of this is the restored footage from the Tupelo concert on September 26th 1956, and some unused material from the concert films. Below I have compiled some video-clips that briefly summarize the official footage.

  • Det finnes ikke veldig mange offisielle filmopptak av Elvis’ musikalske opptredener. Da ser vi selvfølgelig bort ifra de snuttene som er inkludert i majoriteten av hans tallrike spillefilmer. Kort oppsummert så sitter vi igjen med 10 TV opptredener fra 1956 (The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show/ The Milton Berle Show/ The Steve Allen Show/ The Ed Sullivan Show), og ett fra 1957 (The Ed Sullivan Show). Fra 60-tallet har vi The Frank Sinatra Timex Special (1960) og NBC-TV Special (1968). Fra 70-tallet har vi opptakene fra konsertdokumentarene That’s The Way It Is (1970) og Elvis On Tour (1972), og opptakene fra TV-spesialene Aloha From Hawaii – via Satellite (1973) og Elvis In Concert (1977). I tillegg eksisterer det en del uoffisielle opptak, og i noen av tilfellene er kvaliteten overraskende god. Eksempel på dette er de restaurerte opptakene fra Tupelo-konserten den 26. september 1956, og de ubrukte opptakene fra konsertfilmene. Her har jeg samlet noen filmklipp som kort oppsummerer de offisielle opptakene.

Elvis performing "Hound Dog" during the Milton Berle Show June 5th, 1956

Elvis performing "Heartbreak Hotel" in Tupelo, Mississppi September 26th, 1956

Elvis performing "Stuck On You" during the Frank Sinatra Timex-Special Show March 26th, 1960

Elvis performing "Trouble" during the Comecback TV-Special in June 1968

Elvis perfoming "Bridge Over Troubled Water" during his third season in Las Vegas August 1970

Elvis performing "An American Trilogy" in Greensboro, North Carolina April 14th, 1972

Elvis performing "My Way" during the Aloha From Hawaii Show in Honolulu, Hawaii January 14th, 1973

June 1977

The JXL version of the song "A Little Less Conversation", released in 2001

The Viva Elvis version of the the classic Elvis hit "Suspicious Minds", released in 2010