One of our favorite things to do on a Saturday night is to listen to “Soundtrack Saturday Night” on Elvis Radio via Satellite. Yes, here we are living in Las Vegas in the “Entertainment Capital of the World” and we’re in our living room listening to Elvis on the radio. lol!
Last week I started talking about seeing Elvis in Portland – if you’re a regular blog reader of mine, you know that I was *supposed* to go with my friend’s family to see Elvis in Las Vegas when he opened at the International (now the Las Vegas Hilton). You can read about Elvis and Tom Jones and my BFFs here.
Because my family moved from Southern California to Portland, I didn’t get to go then. But I did get to see Elvis in Portland in 1970. So, hubby started searching on the internet and he discovered a recording of that concert. It was called “One Night in Portland.” So we listened to that last night – it was amazing – like eavesdropping on the past – my past – and hubby got to experience it with me.
Elvis was the same age as my mother and broke out when the generation before me was a teenager, but Elvis has had a big part of my life. The first movie I went to see was Jailhouse Rock and when somebody said the word “Movie star,” I thought they meant Elvis – lol!
I grew up sitting in the front row of the neighborhood theater for the matinee performance of his movies, saved up my allowance to buy the soundtrack for each one. And I went with my mother to see Elvis for the concert performance that is called “One Night in Portland.” I got the binoculars during the fast songs, and she got them for the slow songs. It was a running joke with Elvis all night (not us specifically, just the binoculars, in general – lol.)
My dear friend Chiron of Chiron Radio shared this unique video of Elvis at Graceland singing “Don’t Be Cruel” on Facebook, and I thought I’d share it here with you.