Elvis In BBC Radio Commercial

Apparently footage of Elvis' Aloha Special was used for a BBC Radio 2 commercial. It shows Elvis from the Aloha shows, overdubbed by an impersonator introducing "The Band". The backing singers are the "Sugar Babes" and Marvin Gaye, on the drums is Keith Moon, guitar Sheryl Crowe, Stevie Wonder on piano, Noel Gallagher on rhythm guitar and Jimmy Page on lead guitar. The tag line was "What a line up", in reference to the music played by Radio 2. Update September 21, 2006: The commercial on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEYFMHFTNec Update October 4, 2006: From the BBC site: Radio 2's new TV campaign has launched! If you haven't seen it already you can watch the full trail online right here. The campaign depicts Elvis Presley introducing his band at the end of a concert. The band consists of legendary figures from the music industry, including Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Jimmy Page, Keith Moon, Sheryl Crow, Noel Gallagher, and The Sugababes. The film uses original footage of these artists, painstakingly matched to make it look like they are all on the stage performing together. The main body of the trail is taken from Elvis’ 1973 concert, Aloha from Hawaii (which was broadcast live to over 1.5 billion people when first shown.) Other clips used include: Marvin Gaye - Live in Montreux, 1980 Noel Gallagher - The Who and Friends at the Royal Albert Hall, 2003 Sheryl Crow - The Grammys, 2003 Stevie Wonder - Sesame Street Sugababes - shot especially for the campaign
Source: For Elvis CD Collectors Forum / Updated: Sep 21, 2006 
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colnago (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 3, 2006report abuse
I think the ad is very good.Elvis looks superb and the way it's all put together is excellent.The voice is also great.Very clever.
Jerome (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 29, 2006report abuse
even with ignoring the voice, this video confirms that Elvis, although the music lives on, is not of this time.. The Sugababes??? C'mon, I just can't help believe it (not good for Elvis his image)
Elviz The Pelviz (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 29, 2006report abuse
I hope this advertisemenet generates some kind of renewed interest among the general public, especially as we are approaching Elvis"s 30th death annivesary. We as Elvis fans should pray that there would be a remixed album and remixed hit singles next year as happened in the 25th annivasary.
Paul Reno (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 24, 2006report abuse
In some parts Elvis sounds more like Clint Eastwood! Good footage though. If it gets a wider audience interested in Elvis then it's worth putting up with Clint's intros!
elvislady (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 24, 2006report abuse
i thought it was a great advert but i was not to keen on the voice in some parts. its great the way they have put this together.
memphis_flash (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 21, 2006report abuse
Just seen tonight -taped and watched 5 times - its a great ad, hope it gets lots of airing. The visuals work great and the vocal is pretty good really. What a line up, with the King of course headlining, great fun!
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 21, 2006report abuse
Seen it twice...very good. The voice is very good as well & not as bad as reported by chrisc. Very cleaver.
Tina (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 21, 2006report abuse
I've literally just seen this ad and it's fantastic. Well done BBC for using Elvis, it's awesome. Loved it.
chrisc (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 21, 2006report abuse
But the nasal high-pitched voice someone is doing for Elvis is horrifying.
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 21, 2006report abuse
I saw this last night, it is amazing and has to be seen to be believed. It just just to show that in 2006 The King still reigns.
moody blue (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 21, 2006report abuse
Was shown prior to the ten oclock news[weds BBC 1].Try and catch it if you can-totally awesome.
johnnygb (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 21, 2006report abuse
I saw the ad on TV last night advertising BBC Radio 2, it is fantastic. Very cleverly done. Try to catch it if you can. Elvis interaction with the other stars, particularly when Keith Moon goes mental on the drums is a joy to behold. This is exactly the kind of thing that we need to keep Elvis in the forefront of the non fan minds. Well done BBC.
gilesm (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 21, 2006report abuse
Sounds like a fun idea, but how can radio show footage? surely it must be television, not radio?

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