Thursday, October 25, 2007

Elvis in Huntsville

Being in the news business myself I'm a bit envious of local reporter Dick Curtis. In the early morning hours of May 30, 1975, he and his colleague were able to film Elvis arriving in Huntsville, Alabama for his five concerts in the newly built von Braun Civic Center.

And not only that, the reporter also had a chance to welcome Elvis and hear the King answer (yeah, you guessed it) "thank you very much." You can watch this fascinating footage and also hear the reporter tell the story on WHNT NewsChannel 19's video sharing site.

By the way, Elvis seemed to be in great spirit during those days in Huntsville. You can get some idea by listening to the FTD-release Southern Nights where about half of the songs originate from the shows in the von Braun Civic Center. Guess I'm pretty jealous of those who were in the audience too...

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