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Elvis: The Rebirth of the King

The accepted Elvis narrative is that the Vegas period was the nadir of his career, but this film argues that he reached his artistic peak in the first few years in Las Vegas.

The widely accepted Elvis narrative is that the Vegas period was the nadir of his career, but this film argues that Elvis reached his peak both as a singer and performer in the first few years of his Vegas period. He became, in those short years, the greatest performer on earth. The film tracks this five-year renaissance with some of his key musical and artistic collaborators of the period, including the creator of his most memorable jumpsuits, to celebrate the greatest pop reinvention of all time.

59 minutes

Last on

Sat 13 Jul 2019 22:55

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:00

    Richard Strauss

    Also Sprach Zarathusta 

    Performer: Eumir Deodato.
    • Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd .
  • 00:03

    Elvis Presley

    Hound Dog

    • Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd .
  • 00:03

    Elvis Presley

    Mystery Train

    • Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd .
  • 00:01

    Elvis Presley

    Unchained Melody 

  • 00:02

    Elvis Presley

    Hound Dog

  • 00:04

    Ray Edenton

    Turkey in the Straw

    • Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd .
  • 00:05

    Chet Atkins

    Boo Boo Stick Beat

    • Carlin Music Corp .
  • 00:06

    Ryoji Ikeda

    Untitled # 25 

    • Touch .
  • 00:07

    John Adams

    Phrygian Gates

    • Warner Music UK Limited .
  • 00:08

    John Adams

    Shaker Loops

    • Warner Music UK Limited .
  • 00:08

    Elvis Presley

    He's Your Uncle Not Your Dad

    • Gladys Music / Carlin Music Corp .
  • 00:11

    John Adams

    The Chairman Dances (Foxtrot for Orchestra) 

    • Warner Music UK Limited .
  • 00:12

    The Cues & Roy Hamilton

    Lookout, Here Comes Love (My Little Chickadee)

  • 00:12

    Roy Hamilton

    Don't Let Go

    • Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd .
  • 00:12

    Elvis Presley

    I’m All Shook Up

    • Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd .
  • 00:13

    Roy Hamilton

    The Secret Path to Love

  • 00:14

    Richard Rodgers

    You'll Never Walk Alone 

    Composer: Oscar Hammerstein II. Performer: Roy Hamilton.
    • Sony Music Entertainment Uk Ltd .
  • 00:17

    Elvis Presley

    Baby What Do You Want Me to Do

  • 00:20

    Elvis Presley

    Guitar Man/Trouble Medley

  • 00:22

    Elvis Presley

    If I Can Dream 

  • 00:25

    Barry Adamson

    In Other Worlds

    • Central Control International Limited .
  • 00:25

    Dusty Springfield

    Son of a Preacher Man

    • Warner Music UK Limited .
  • 00:28

    Elvis Presley

    Wearin' That Loved On Look

  • 00:29

    Mac Davis

    In the Ghetto 

  • 00:33

    Roy Hamilton

    Angelica

  • 00:33

    Mark James

    Suspicious Minds 

    • Ace Records Limited .
  • 00:38

    Paul Simon

    Bridge Over Troubled Water 

    Performer: Elvis Presley.
    • Sony Music Entertainment Uk Ltd .
  • 00:40

    Elvis Presley

    C.c.Rider

    • Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd .
  • 00:40

    Mark James

    Suspicious Minds

    Performer: Elvis Presley.
    • Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd .
  • 00:45

    Barry Adamson

    Dead Heat 

    Performer: Barry Adamson.
    • Mute Records, a BMG Company .
  • 00:48

    Elvis Presley

    American Trilogy

    • Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd .
  • 00:57

    Elvis Presley

    Hurt

    • Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd .

Credits

Role Contributor
Director Mike Connolly
Executive Producer Emma Cahusac
Executive Producer Alison Millar
Executive Producer Sam Collyns
Editor Adam Finch
Interviewed Guest Steve Binder
Interviewed Guest Terry Blackwood
Interviewed Guest Tony Brown
Interviewed Guest Gene Chrisman
Interviewed Guest Tom Constanten
Interviewed Guest Gene Doucette
Interviewed Guest Larry Geller
Interviewed Guest Ginger Holladay
Interviewed Guest Mary Holladay
Interviewed Guest Mark James
Interviewed Guest George Klein
Interviewed Guest Greil Marcus
Interviewed Guest Jimmy Mulidore
Interviewed Guest Bobby Wood
Interviewed Guest Reggie Young
Archive Source Roy Hamilton

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