50 years ago…
Later this week, on Thursday in Memphis…
Conversations on Elvis: ’68 Special
10:00 AM. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $25
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Elvis’ groundbreaking television special “Elvis” – or known to many fans as the “’68 Comeback Special.” Hosted by Tom Brown, the event features Steve Binder, who conceived, directed and produced the ’68 Special, called by TV Guide “the second greatest musical moment in television history next to the Beatles debut on The Ed Sullivan Show.” Binder will share his memories of working with the king, and he’ll discuss what’s in his upcoming book, “Comeback ’68 Elvis: The Story of the Elvis Special.” Binder has also directed “The T.A.M.I. Show,” multiple Diana Ross specials, “Petula” with Petula Clark, and Harry Belafonte.
More special guests will include: musical director Billy Goldenberg; writer Allan Blye, and Tanya Lemani George, the belly dancer who performed during “Little Egypt.”
’68 Special 50th Anniversary Celebration
7:00 PM. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $55
Join us as we celebrate Elvis Presley’s groundbreaking NBC television special that aired in December 1968, “Elvis.” The show will feature an enhanced screening of the what has become known as Elvis’ “’68 Comeback Special” with live music, special guest appearances and performers, and much more.
Can’t make it to Graceland?