Cliff Richard Remembers hearing of Elvis Presley for the first time
August 29, 2015
Cliff Richard: The reason I was always labeled Britain's Elvis was because everybody wanted a Britain's Elvis and I was sort of the nearest thing to it'. (In truth, it was as much Cliff's fantasy as the nation's. He wore Elvis' favorite colors: pink and black. He vibrated his legs like a cricket in hot weather. Even in a puffy paperback biography authorized a few years ago it was admitted: 'His dark hair would be immaculate at the start of the act, but after a few bars it would begin to assume a carefully stage-managed kind of disorder. Such details could not be left to chance'.)
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Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever. + Plus Bonus DVD Audio.
This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.
The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD Video with Sound.