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Roy, Elvis, Cash, Buddy

June 10, 2009 | Music

LKM Records will releas the biggest stars' last concert they ever did. The artists are: Buddy Holly, .Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash. This is the info about the concerts we received:

  • Buddy Holly Concert from Feb. 2, 1959 (mono)
  • Elvis Presley Concert Jun 26 1977 (Stereo) First time from mixingboard; the concert was not completely recorded so LKM took the bandintro from the day before…
  • Roy Orbison Dec 4 1988 uncut (Stereo)
  • Johnny Cash 2003 live from mixingbord rec by Minidisc!! John R Cash & June Carter on stage 2002

The set will come with  a 14-page booklet and pictures of Roy and Elvis 1976 and Cash and Elvis 1971 and a letter from Cash to Elvis: Cash asked Elvis if would be guest in Johnny Cash's TV Special, and Elvis letter back to Cash “not up to me , but I will someday... " (and more).

The release date is set for September 2009. Hopefully the set will contain less errors than the email we received about it.

Mark S. wrote on June 10, 2009
Yeah well, hopefully they'll release Johnny Cash' ACTUAL final concert that he did at the Carter Family Fold on June 21st 2003. June Carter had already passed away by then....
Mark S. wrote on June 10, 2009
Ehmmm...July? 5th 2003 that is!!!
Herman wrote on June 10, 2009
Sounds good to me...I wonder what the sound quality will be...
I am Buffalo-Horn! wrote on June 10, 2009
I don't know about Elvis' last concert, but does anyone seriously believe there is a recording of Buddy Holly at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa on February 2, 1959, hours before he died? I wish there was! This sounds like a rip-off of the "Winter Dance Party" or "Heartbeats" CDs.
benny scott wrote on June 10, 2009
Buddy Holly's last concert , Februray 2nd 1959 at Clear Lake,Iowa ? A couple of hours before the chartered plane crashed and killed Buddy, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper and the pilot Roger Peterson ???? As far as I know probably EVERYTHING about Buddy has been released by now: the home recordings (apartment tapes), the demos in Lubbock, Wichita Falls and Clovis, the studio-recordings in Clovis, Nashville, New-York, interviews,the overdubs after his death, etc..., you name it. In 50 years I never ever heard about a sound recording of that last concert, it was never ever mentioned in the press, in fanclubs or on fan-sites. And now all of a sudden there should excist an audible source of that concert, coming out of the blue ? I read on a very good Buddy Holly- fansite that only a couple of PICTURES taken on the February 2nd 1959 excist, but they haven't been published yet. They are in a private collection and it's still not sure if they will ever be published . On the other hand there are several pictures of that famous Winter Dance Party of 1959, but all taken on other locations during that tour. I really hope I'm wrong and that there really excists an audible source of the very last concert . Still, I have my ( serious) doubts ! Anyone knowing more of this topic ? Would be very glad to read about it , and if I'm wrong : let me know via this site, and I'll be the first to be happy if I'm wrong ! Always El.
benny scott wrote on June 10, 2009
Hello "I am Buffalo-Horn" : while I was typing my reaction yours must have come in on Elvis News.I was hoping to be the first telling about my doubts about the recording of February 2nd 1959. You were just a couple of minutes ahead of me. But that's not important . I'm glad you have the same reaction as mine ! You could be right stating that this could be a rip-off. I don't trust it anyway. Always El
Michael.W. wrote on June 10, 2009
IF they really release the concert from clear lake i think i will go crazy! i'm sure it doesn't exist but i've dreamed about that very often. would be sooooo cool...
columbo wrote on June 11, 2009
I guess i landed somewhere in heaven...This is all too good to be true. Buddy Holly concert??? no way. If it was there should be rumours or speculations before. I really don't believe this but just as Benny Scott said, I hope i'm wrong with this. I have more faith in the other concerts.
Buddy Holly wrote on June 11, 2009
Benny Scott, not EVERYTHING about Buddy has been released by now. For example the live version of Maybe Baby as recorded in the UK (march 1958). Also PICTURES taken on February 2nd 1959 have been published (see Rolling Stone issue 1071 of february this year. Apart from that I share you disbelief but I've never hoped more to be proven wrong big time.
whetherman wrote on June 11, 2009
Is this the OFFICIAL Buddy Holly site? Seriously, I too hope this is a previously unreleased Buddy Holly show. But has anyone noticed that they're saying they've got Elvis' last concert on soundboard! Can this be true?
benny scott wrote on June 11, 2009
Hello Buddy Holly, would you please be so kind to re-read my yesterday's reaction ? I clearly wrote " PROBABLY ......everything has been released ". I also could have mentioned that the 3 songs of his performance on March 2 1958 at The London Palladium were released on bootleg . I also could have mentioned the 4 recorded songs at Tinker U S Air Force Base, september 1957, but the list would have been too long. As for the pictures Feb. 2 1959 : glad to hear from you they were published at last ( I don't read Rolling Stone). The 7 excisting pictures were, according to the fan-site I mentioned, copyrighted early this year. As for Elvis' last show, a stereo soundboard recording (!): let's wait and see ! This whole project smells not so good in my humble opinion. And last but not least : I'm a HUGE Buddy Holly fan , but Elvis is and will stay forever unbeatable. Always El.
dgirl wrote on June 12, 2009
There has been SO much live Elvis material over the years (actually a flood I'm immune to) and so little Buddy Holly, so I would say its totally undertandable if you are a fan of Holly to be excited about this news. I love Buddy and this is great news. I love Elvis, but his last concert? Yawn other than for historical purposes. I've had it on bootleg, The Last Farewell.
theoldscudder wrote on June 12, 2009
I'm skeptical. Hope I'm wrong but this sounds dubious.
Steve V wrote on June 16, 2009
HiHeel whatever you new name is this time - The Elvis concert is the probably the worst one on here. I saw Orbison in 88, he was great. Cash I'm not sure of but he had a career boost around this time winning new fans. Holly was in his prime. The other artists certainly deserve to be on a release like this. It's a theme release. Part of the Elvis problem was he was never allowed to branch out and be creative with other artists musically or in the movies. So many in the industry wanted to work with him but the Colonel (like you) felt no one should share the bill with him. Elvis fans. Amazing.
elvis197475 wrote on June 17, 2009
i know elvis did do a show with holly&cash in 1955.release that instead.