memories of the ’70s – New Year’s Eve with Elvis

elvis 1975For devoted fans of Elvis wanting to celebrate the end of 1975, their dreams came true with a rare New Year’s Eve concert.

Only the third concert Elvis Presley ever performed in his career, December 31, 1975, the king of rock ‘n’ roll appeared at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac Michigan.

Just a week before he turned 41, Presley’s rare concert appearances in the 1970s caused a frenzy – and this stadium show set a record.

At a capacity of 62,500 fans in the Silverdome, this concert set a single performance attendance record for indoor events on New Year’s Eve 1975.

And although not a record, many devoted fans believe this concert was the only one that the singer sang the most of his number one hits, including – All Shook Up, Teddy Bear, Heartbreak Hotel, One Night, Love Me Tender, Hound Dog and the final song of the night – Can’t Help Falling in Love.

With a performance of one hour and 20 minutes (which stopped briefly to celebrate the midnight hour with Presley singing Auld Lang Syne with his audience), two costume changes and plenty of high energy, Elvis welcomed 1976 in his own unique style.


About Waheeda Harris

A pop culture junkie with a penchant for exploring our planet.
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