You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
|Title:||You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'|
|Recording Type:||Live Audience Recording|
|Location:||Las Vegas , Nevada|
|Date:||August 21, 1970. Midnight Show.|
|Sound:||Very Good !|
|Booklet notes:||Essay by Rick Rennie:|
Of my Vegas visit from August 19-21 , 1970 two shows stand out above the six I went to , although all were great. The two were the first show and this one from the 21st where Elvis sang "Cryin' Time" , but for very different reasons. The first was because it was the only time I ever saw Elvis booed by his audience to get on with the show. This one was mainly because I was seated at a table with some very lively young girls who contributed to the overall excitement of the show. Elvis was also particularly good that night and did a fairly long show. He was wearing the white jumpsuit with round metal discs and a few tassels hanging from his belt that he wore often in TTWII. In the show from the 19th he wore a black jumpsuit and he also comments about that during the show. During the six shows I saw , Elvis began "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" wearing a gorilla mask twice , but on this night he did not. But he did clear his throat and begin again. The girls at my table commented that he was trying to sing like Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers. They also recognized James Burton as the former lead guitarist for Ricky Nelson and said they had seen some of the group near the swimming pool earlier that day. When Elvis was jokingly speaking about using a very tiny guitar and a little shakey leg when he first started out, one of the girls yelled out "little bitty king" and I immediately thought that would be a good title for this show. I told the girls at my table that Elvis usually kissed women from the audience during "Love Me Tender" and they all lined up for them during the song. One hesitated , thinking it might make her boyfriend jealous , but eventually , she also went down for a kiss. They all could see that I was recording the show and gave me their home addresses to get copies later. Two of them sent me checks for copies. Elvis was at his best physically and performance-wise and at that time I had no thoughts that he ever would be any different. As an after thought, I can now tell he was under the influence of something on the 19th when he was booed, but at that time, those kind of thoughts never crossed my mind and even though he may have been "drugged", he put on a fabulous show both nights and for all of the shows in-between. He was more polished than he was the year before, or even the previous February , which I also attended and taped. I had no idea that MGM had just filmed shows for TTWII a few days earlier , but when I saw the new version , it immediately reminded me of my three day stay in August of 1970.
|Concert:||Again an excellent show with a complete version of Crying Time. Rick said it all. (Ciscoking)|