Synopsis by Hal Erickson
This was not only Elvis' comeback, but also his first-ever TV special. Originally telecast December 3, 1968, the 60-minute songfest begins with Elvis offering a medley of his old hits: "Heartbreak Hotel," "Hound Dog," "All Shook Up," "Jailhouse Rock," "Love Me Tender," etc. In honor of the Yuletide season, Presley also croons "Blue Christmas." The more elaborate production numbers include "Guitar Man," "Nothingsville," "Big Boss Man," and "Trouble." Wrapping up things is the grand finale, "I Can Dream." Backing up the King is the Blossoms vocal group.
music, rock-band, country-music, performer, rock-music, television
High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance, High Production Values