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Title : ELVIS: ’68 Comeback Special
Running Time : 1 x 60'
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ELVIS: ’68 Comeback Special

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It’s the legendary, specially remastered, ELVIS: ’68 COMEBACK SPECIAL (1 x 60’), the NBC Television Network event that put Elvis Presley back in the music world’s spotlight, back at the top of the charts, and back on his throne as the "King of Rock 'n' Roll.”
In the 1950s, Elvis Presley led the rock ‘n’ roll revolution in music and pop culture. In the 1960s, he concentrated mainly on his successful movie career. By 1968, it had been more than seven years since he had appeared on stage in front of a live audience. In his first television special, clad in his now-iconic black leather suit, Elvis performed classic hits both on stage alone and, in sequences generally regarded as the forerunner of today’s popular “unplugged” jam sessions, with friends and original bandmates. The program, which also featured splashy production numbers, included such legendary, chart-topping songs as Heartbreak Hotel, Hound Dog, All Shook Up, Can’t Help Falling In Love, Jailhouse Rock, Don’t Be Cruel, Blue Suede Shoes, Love Me Tender, That’s All Right, Guitar Man, Trouble, and many more.

Usually referred to as the ’68 Comeback Special, the actual name of the program was Elvis. Taped in June 1968 in Burbank, it first aired that December 3 on NBC and was the network’s biggest ratings victory that year as well as the season’s top-rated show. It stands today as one of the great moments in rock music history and as a stunningly brilliant milestone in Elvis Presley’s career.

After this triumph, Elvis poured renewed creative vigor into his recording work, wrapped up his movie contract obligations and returned full-time to the concert stage, beginning a new and exciting era of the Elvis phenomenon.