July 17 - Tape Auction

Due from Mecum Auctions are 5 videotapes containing black and white video-footage of Elvis Presley in concert. This set is scheduled to be sold this saturday. 

These five video tapes contain approximately three-and-one-half hours of black and white original unedited video and audio of Elvis Presley's last two recorded live concerts in Omaha, Nebraska, June 19, 1977, and Rapid City, South Dakota, on June 21, 1977. The tapes include intimate backstage scenes, candid dressing room footage and Presley arriving in the basement of the venue in a limousine with his security team, his girlfriend, Ginger Alden, and his father, Vernon Presley. It also includes the presentation of the Full Circle Medallion of Life from the Sioux Indian Reservation and the Mayor of Rapid City giving Presley an inscribed plaque, honoring him as the first performer in the new convention center. The concerts are unedited and contain the original audio mix and camera shots. The electricity and excitement is utterly phenomenal. The two concerts include approximately 27 different songs sung by Elvis.

Along with the live concerts, this package includes unedited backstage footage. In all, the winning bidder will receive the five original ½” reels. Footage demonstrates ‘The King’ is clearly in command onstage and mesmerizes the audience with his vocal dynamics, spanning nearly four octaves.

These tapes are presented and sold as cultural collectibles and are not for reproduction, broadcast and or publication.

Chrome Sessions

The Chrome Dreams budget-label released the double CD compilation "The Complete ’62 Sessions".

(Source: Mecum / The King's World)