BBC RADIO 2 - 60s SEASON - DOCUMENTARIES

Elvis Presley
ELVIS - 68 COMEBACK

Tuesday 14 August 2007
2230-2330





This one hour documentary explores the amazing impact and legacy of a TV special filmed for NBC called ‘Elvis’, now better know as Elvis’s '68 Comeback special'.

Elvis' stands as one of the great television moments in rock music history and a stunningly brilliant milestone in Elvis Presley's career. Elvis rocked the world in the 1950s, a leader among musicians who brought about a revolution in music and pop culture. Through most of the 1960s he concentrated mainly on his movie career, which was very successful, but had become a grind and had not given him many opportunities to prove himself as a serious actor.

By 1968, it had been more than seven years since Elvis had appeared on stage in front of a live audience. In this television special, Elvis played his greatest role - simply being himself.

LONG LIVE THE KING!

Calling all Elvis impersonators. The One Show needs you! The One Show is attempting to break a Guinness World Record by collecting the greatest number of Elvis impersonators together in the ultimate performance to honour the King!

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