Full TCB Band Reunion

The Belgian Fanclub Elvis Matters celebrates “50 Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll” in a spectacular way. Highlight of this special Elvis year is an unprecedented reunion of the complete TCB-Band. For the very first (and only) time since Elvis passed away in 1977, ALL 5 members of his band will be on stage again: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Glenn D. Hardin, Jerry Scheff and Ronnie Tutt. This will be a one time event only, and there are NO plans for another reunion. Vocalist is Jenson Bloomer (UK), who brings along his group Mondo Carne.
Source: ElvisMatters / Updated: Mar 9, 2004 

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MA (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 17, 2004report abuse
My apollogies to Peter@EM. I thought I remembered the band playing behind John as he sang. I guess not. Have fun Belgium! Enjoy the sweet music TCB creates. As we all know, their music is second to none, especially live.
Peter@EM (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 15, 2004report abuse
Hi MA, I was there too (fantastic concert - even with the curtain dropping halfway the opening song See See Rider ;-)). However, the 'full TCB Band' did not perform there. John did 3 songs in the first half of the show, with only Terry Mike on guitar. The other TCB guys were in the wings, watching his performance. When they came out in the 2nd part, with Terry Mike on lead vocal, John waited backstage. But let's not make a big thing out of this. The fact that the 5 TCB members will once again reunite on stage, all 5 together, is something to look out to! Life can B. Goode! BTW, tickets for this super TCB event are selling like HOT pancakes, proof again that the fans still dig the Best Band in the World! And how can we not? -- as for the Joe Guercio fans out there, I just talked to him a couple of minutes ago. He's ready to conquer Belgium! TCB
MA (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2004report abuse
For the record: James Burton, Ronnie Tutt, Glenn D. Hardin, Jerry Scheff, Charlie Hodge all performed in Memphis during Elvis week 2002 (25th Anniversary) at the Peabody Hotel on Saturday, August 17th. Terry Mike Jeffrey was on lead vocals. Charlie harmonized with him on several songs and sounded fantastic - as he did with Elvis. Please don't say that he was only around to hand out scarves and water.
Contrary to what Peter@EM posts, John Wilkinson came on stage and sang the full version of "Early Morning Rain" thus, qualifying this performance as a full reunion of the TCB Band. I was there and it was fantastic.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2004report abuse
You forgot to mention that Charlie laughed out loud on any joke Elvis made, even those that were absolutely not funny.

In my book the full band is as it will appear in Belgium. The Sweets, the orchestra (thus Joe Guercio too) and The Stamps are only additions to the backbone.
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2004report abuse
That is not nice to say.. Charlie was part of the band, and was plugged in sometime, and conributed to the harmony. He can play guitar, I heard him on several occassions and he is pretty good. However, to say the whole band to me, means Guercio, and the Orchestra, the Sweet Inspirations, and the Stamps, or Imperials. The closest we ever got to that goal, was with Elvis the Concert... These are the facts, and the only facts.
Peter@EM (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2004report abuse
Hi, To straighten things out:
* There were only 2 (wto) times that the full TCB Band (John, James, Ron, Jerry, Glenn D.) met each other after August 16th 1977: first time was in August of 2002 in Memphis (briefly, they didn't perform together). The second time was in Antwerp, when James kind of arranged a meeting with John. No music was made there either, and again it was a 'brief meeting'.
* The TCB Band reunion in 1989 was without Ron Tutt. DJ Fontana played drums during that tour.
* Personally, I don't consider Charlie a member of the TCB Band. According to John, Jerry and Ronnie, his guitar wasn't even plugged in. He handed water and scarfs to Elvis and shouted song titles, but that's about it.TCB
macker1965 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2004report abuse
What about Charlie Hodge. He was a key member of the TCB Band!
Dan The Man (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2004report abuse
According to John Wilkinson's new book, the complete TCB Band, JD and the Stamps and Kathy did five shows 1989 in Switzerland. Have a nice day
JustPretend (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 10, 2004report abuse
Elvis - The Concert was actually not the COMPLETE TCB-Band.
In this tour you could not see John Wilkinson, Elvis' rhythm guitarist. John Wilkinson had a stroke in 1989 and is since then unaible to play guitar. That's the reason why he was not in the tour.
Now, ElvisMatters Belgium, was able to arrange a very historical reünion: the 1st time that the 5 TCB-members are back one stage since 1977!!!
Altough John Wilkinson will not play guitar, he will sing and play tambourine. it's a very symbolic concert in that way! I hope this answers your questions!
The Teacher (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 10, 2004report abuse
How can this be the only time since The King's death that the band have been together? I have seen the Elvis Big Screen Tour twice now and ALL promotional information and introductions by Elvis were for ALL the members of the TCB Band and The Joe Gurcio Orchestra. Or have we been conned?

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