Elvis Presley 1976/10/22
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The Concert Years
University of Illinois Assembly Hall, Champaign, Illinois
Inca Gold Leaf Suit
Between October 14th - 27th 1976, Elvis was on tour once again, he did 14 shows during that tour. It was a stormy period in Elvis his personal life; His three bodyguards were going ahead with writing a book about their boss, and this hurts Elvis terribly. Also his relation with Linda is on shaky ground. Elvis his father had another heart attack and Elvis himself began to have colon troubles. But lucky enough during this tour, these problems were going in the positive direction!

Still, one has to realize that eventhough Elvis had all these things happening in his life, he still was there for the fans, he still tried and gave his best during the shows!

On this picture, made on October 22nd 1976, you can see there was also time for some fun! Elvis was performing at the University of Illinois Assembly Hall, Champaign, Illinois, the evening show started at 8.30 p.m., Elvis was wearing the Inca Gold Leaf Suit and about 17.000 people attended the show.
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Pedro Nuno wrote on February 11, 2011
It's true he gave all he could to us, FANS. But for me it is very painful to see my King, my Elvis in this shape being a sad shadow of his own shadow, not 20 years ago, but only 3 or 4 years ago.
paulreno wrote on February 15, 2011
I think Elvis looks pretty good in this picture and having fun with the audience.
dgirl wrote on February 18, 2011
We all know we cant rewrite history but knowing who Elvis was and how he was, to see him in 1976-77 in these awful jumpsuits , in bad shape, is embarrasing to me. He was a sad self parody of his former self and really should not have been out there at all.
paulreno wrote on April 27, 2012
His appearance looks pretty good here, and he's having a joke with the fans. Should have dropped the jumpsuits - as they are unforgiving unless you are THIN. He lost some weight during the course of the year. But he was suffering from fluid retention, not due to over eating.
Cruiser621 wrote on September 23, 2019
I agree with "dgirl" 101%. So sad. Thanks to Colonel Parker and his greed for more of Elvis' profits is the only reason I can think of this situation.