Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii

Sunday 12:30 AM on NBC Premiered Jan 14, 1973 Special


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Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii

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On January 14, 1973, Elvis Presley performed at the Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Aired on NBC, this special television event was the first program to ever be beamed around the world via satellite.

On this television special, Elvis performed his FORBIDDENc recordings like "Hound Dog," "Blue Suede Shoes," and "Can't Help Falling in Love," along with covers of The Beatles' "Something," Frank Sinatra's "My Way," and Hank Williams' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," and the show is probably most famous for the introduction to Elvis' hit song, "An American Trilogy."

Backed up by James Burton on guitar, Glen Hardin on piano, Ronnie Tutt on drums, John Wilkinson on the rhythm guitar, Jerry Scheff on bass, and many others, Elvis made this performance a huge success.

Previously Aired Episode

AIRED ON 1/14/1973

Season 1 : Episode 1