Elvis' Television Appearances
     

ELVIS - TV
(Elvis' Television Appearances 1956 - 1973)

 

 

The Dorsey Brothers “STAGE SHOW”-CBS Studio New York – 28.01.1956r.
SHAKE RATTLE & ROLL / FLIP FLOP & FLY
I GOT A WOMAN



The Dorsey Brothers “STAGE SHOW”-
CBS Studio New York – 04.02.1956r.
BABY LET’S PLAY HOUSE
TUTTI FRUTTI


The Dorsey Brothers “STAGE SHOW”-
CBS Studio New York – 11.02.1956r.
BLUE SUEDE SHOES
HEARTBREAK HOTEL



The Dorsey Brothers “STAGE SHOW”-
CBS Studio New York – 18.02.1956r.
TUTTI FRUTTI
I WAS THE ONE



The Dorsey Brothers “STAGE SHOW”-
CBS Studio New York – 17.03.1956r.
BLUE SUEDE SHOES
HEARTBREAK HOTEL



“The Dorsey Brothers “STAGE SHOW”-
CBS Studio New York – 24.03.1956r.
MONEY HONEY
HEARTBREAK HOTEL


“THE MILTON BERLE SHOW” – U.S.S. Hancock –
San Diego, California - 03.04.1956r.
HEARTBREAK HOTEL
BLUE SUEDE SHOES
DIALOGUE
BLUE SUEDE SHOES



“THE MILTON BERLE SHOW” – NBC Studio
Hollywood, California - 05.06.1956r.

HOUND DOG
DIALOGUE
I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU



“THE STEVE ALLEN SHOW” – Het Hudson Theatre
New York - 01.07.1956r.
DIALOGUE
I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU
INTRODUCTION
HOUND DOG



“THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW” – CBS Studio
Hollywood, California - 09.09.1956r.
DON’T BE CRUEL
LOVE ME TENDER
READY TEDDY
HOUND DOG



“THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW” – CBS Studio
New York - 28.10.1956r.
DON’T BE CRUEL
LOVE ME TENDER
LOVE ME
HOUND DOG



“THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW” – CBS Studio
New York - 06.01.1957r.
HOUND DOG
LOVE ME TENDER
HEARTBREAK HOTEL
DON’T BE CRUEL
TOO MUCH
WHEN MY BLUE MOON TURNS TO GOLD AGAIN
PEACE IN THE VALLEY



ABC “The Frank Sinatra Timex Special”
“Welcome Home Elvis”
Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami – 26.03.1960r.
Nelson Riddle Orchestra
Screening - May 12, 1960.
(“Welcome Home Elvis” emitowany w TV 12.05.1960r.)

 

“Welcome Home Elvis”

 

FAME AND FORTUNE
STUCK ON YOU
LOVE ME TENDER / WITCHCRAFT (duet z F.Sinatrą)


Elvis NBC-TV SPECIAL
-“ Western Recorders” and “NBC Studios 4”
Burbank, California:27-29.06.1968r. - godz.18 i 20
Screening - December 03, 1968r - 21p.m
(TV-NBC emitowany w TV 03.12.1968r. - godz.21)

 

Elvis NBC-TV SPECIAL

 

TROUBLE
GUITAR MAN
LAWDY ,MISS CLAWDY
BABY, WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO
HEARTBREAK HOTEL
HOUND DOG
ALL SHOOK UP
CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE
JAILHOUSE ROCK
LOVE ME TENDER
WHERE COULD I GO BUT TO THE LORD
UP ABOVE MY HEAD
SAVED
BLUE CHRISTMAS
ONE NIGHT
MEMORIES
NOTHINGVILLE
BIG BOSS MAN
GUITAR MAN
LITTLE EGYPT
TROUBLE
GUITAR MAN
IF I CAN DREAM



 

Aloha From Hawaii - via satellite,
Honolulu International Center - Honolulu
14/01/1973

 

Aloha From Hawaii - via satellite

 

ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA
SEE SEE RIDER
BURNING LOVE
SOMETHING
YOU GAVE ME A MOUNTAIN
EARLY MORNIN' RAIN
STEAMROLLER BLUES
MY WAY
LOVE ME
JOHNNY B. GOODE
IT'S OVER
BLUE SUEDE SHOES
I'M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY
I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU
BLUE HAWAII
WHAT NOW MY LOVE
FEVER
WELCOME TO MY WORLD
SUSPICIOUS MINDS
INTRODUCTIONS BY ELVIS
I'LL REMEMBER YOU
HAWAIIAN WEDDING SONG
Medley: LONG TALL SALLY / WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN' GOING' ON
KU-U-I-PO
AN AMERICAN TRILOGY
A BIG HUNK O' LOVE
CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE



 

 

Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport
01/03/1955
UNCLE PEN
(debiut TV - pierwszy materiał filmowy z występu Elvisa)

źródło:Na podstawie książki 
"1955-1956 ON THE ROAD TO STARDOM" (1988 r),
autor Jim Black


 

Grand Prize Saturday Night Jamboree -
Eagle's Hall, Houston
19/03/1955
I GOT A WOMAN

źródło: Peter Dixon

 




Elvis on National TV 

As of December 1955 Elvis had still not made an appearance on national television. His manager Colonel Tom Parker negotiated a deal through Steve Yates with CBS's "Stage Show" for four appearances on the show in January 1956 at $1,250 each and an option for two more at $1,500 each. 

Harry Kalcheim, an agent with William Morris Agency, which represented Elvis, was upset that Parker had booked Elvis through another agent. Colonel Parker, in a straightforward letter written December 16, 1955, chastised Kalcheim for his lackluster attempts to book Elvis. Colonel told him that writing a letter and then sitting back and waiting to hear a reply was no way to sell Elvis. He continued, "If I waited for someone to call me with deals all the time, I would have to start selling candy apples again. Nuff said..." 

On Monday, January 23, 1956, Elvis, Scotty, Bill and D.J. rehearsed in Memphis for their television debut. Elvis and the Colonel flew to New York on Wednesday the 25th. They stayed at the Warwick Hotel on 52nd Street. Scotty, Bill and D.J. drove from Memphis to New York and arrived on Friday, January 27th. 

"Stage Show" was produced by Jackie Gleason and hosted by big band leaders Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey. The thirty-minute program aired on Saturday nights at 8:00 PM as a lead-in to Jackie Gleason's "The Honeymooners."





Elvis and his band rehearsed at Nola Studios in New York on the morning of Saturday, January 28th. That night the show aired from CBS Studio 50. It was raining and the then-unknown Elvis Presley did not draw a large studio audience. Also appearing on the show were singer Sarah Vaughan and comic Gene Sheldon. Tommy Dorsey introduced Cleveland disc jockey Bill Randle, who, in turn, introduced Elvis to his first national audience by saying: 

"We'd like at this time to introduce to you a young fellow who, like many performers - Johnnie Ray among them - came out of nowhere to be an overnight big star. This young fellow we saw for the first time while making a movie short. We think tonight that he's going to make television history for you. We'd like you to meet him now - Elvis Presley."

Elvis wore a black shirt, white tie, dress pants with a shiny stripe, and a tweed jacket. He sang a "Shake, Rattle & Roll / Flip, Flop & Fly" medley and "I Got a Woman." The audience reacted with both shock and interest. The show received an 18.4 % ratings share while its competition "The Perry Como Show" on NBC received a 34.6% share. The option was picked up and Elvis appeared a total of six times on "Stage Show."

For these appearances the band rented instruments in New York while Elvis associates Red West and Gene Smith transported the band's own instruments to the next concert appearance using a pink trailer that Elvis' father Vernon had built for this purpose. After the fourth "Stage Show" the rented standup bass that Bill Black had enthusiastically played had to be repaired. Bill had broken the neck, sound post and the back of the instrument. The repairs cost $32.96. 

Elvis' sixth and final "Stage Show" appearance was on March 24, 1956. That night Carl Perkins was to have been on the opposing "Perry Como Show." However, Carl had been badly hurt in an automobile accident on the way to New York. That night on "Stage Show," out of respect for his friend Carl, Elvis refused to sing Perkins' "Blue Suede Shoes" as previously planned and instead sang "Money Honey."

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