Aloha Statue In HawaiiFebruary 07, 2007 | Other
The city of Honolulu will reveal this year a life-size bronze statue of Elvis with the endorsement of EPE for the memory of the legendary concert in 1973. The statue will be placed in the Neal S. Blaisdell Centre that was known as the Honolulu International Centre from where the first worldwide satellite concert was broad-casted.Source:ElvisMatters
dbacke1 wrote on February 08, 2007
This is great. I knew that 2007 was going to be a good year for The King. Perhaps this will be another step in the right direction in properly educating people as to just how important Elvis was, and how important this concert was in the history of musical entertainment. Now, to make it an even better year, let's get at least "On Tour" and/or "Elvis in Concert" out on DVD!!!
Colonel wrote on February 08, 2007
Oh yeah, let's get on our knees and pray to the king ! *rolleyes* I agree they should release "On Tour" in such an exciting new way as TTWII, there's so much great material. I hope that someday people will focus on the music, 'cause after all that's all that matters
see see rider wrote on February 08, 2007
Great news..they should put a statue in front of the building marking that historic event..after all..it was said to have been the very first satellite transmitted show to be aired worldwide..seen by a billion people. Also if I remember correctly..the double album release of this show was the first if not one of the first to be released using the "Quadrophonic" (an early intro to surround sound). Everybody thought "Woodstock" was a big thing & it was..but Elvis's show in Hawaii was a one man "Woodstock" for having a billion people (or more) watching..and that isn't anything to roll your eyes about!!!!
Brian Quinn wrote on February 08, 2007
Excellent news. This historic concert still holds the record for the Largest Worldwide TV Audience by a single performer. The Guinness Book Of World Records have acknowledged this fact but require proof of audience figures which are extremely hard to find after all this time. Even EPE cannot help in this regard. If anyone can get hold of such audience figures then they could contact the Guinness people and claim another World record for THE KING. Many famous artists appear at the Blaisdell Centre and Elvis' presence there in the form of a statue will remind them of how important this show really was.
Colonel wrote on February 09, 2007
see see rider: the first quadrophonic album was the debut album by the Flame (Blondie Chaplin was a member of that group), called "The Flame", who where on the Beach Boys' own record label. It was released in '69. The Beach Boys' Sunflower was the second quadrophonic album iirc
Viva wrote on February 10, 2007
About time too. The importance of the Aloha show aside, Elvis was a major factor in the boom of the tourism trade of the Hawaiian Islands, and it's present day position as one of the more high class holiday destinations can be traced back to the early sixties and Elvis' Hawaiian based movies. A public display of gratitude for this alone is long overdue. Just for the record, "Aloha" was the first Quadrophonic album to achieve gold status, and wasn't the album also recorded and pressed around the world "Live" so to speak, another important, and widely ignored "first" for this great event? Or did I dream that bit?