See Elvis like you never have before on the big screen!
Revisit the classic Elvis ’68 Comeback Special from a brand new perspective, with alternative takes, and classic comeback moments that rejuvenated Elvis’ career.
This brand new in cinema event includes :
- exclusive interviews hosted by LA Times music writer Randy Lewis in conversation with actor/musician Dennis Quaid
- up and coming singer/songwriter Jade Jackson
- legendary producer/director Steve Binder
……on the influences of Elvis in music today and the impact of Elvis on their lives.
Quaid and Jackson perform Elvis classics, while Randy Lewis discusses the behind-the-scenes interactions that Steve Binder had with Elvis and his manager Colonel Parker, combining to create a new insightful celebration of the King himself.
WHY WAS THE ’68 COMEBACK SPECIAL SO SPECIAL?
Elvis Presley, the undisputed King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, with over 1 billion record sales to date, performed on December 3, 1968 at what was to become a legendary event, playing his greatest role: himself.
It was seen by many as his most notable achievement as a stage performer. The special saw him perform alone as well as in jam sessions with Scotty Moore & D.J. Fontana, his early backing musicians.
Elvis put on the kind of crackling, charismatic show that helped make him the most iconic rock and roll star of all time
- Elvis had 76 UK Top Ten hits
- When the Comeback Special aired in the US, 42% of the US viewing public tuned in to watch.
- Over 1 billion Elvis albums have been sold worldwide
- Presley appeared in 33 films
- Despite Elvis never touring outside the US, his tribute concerts continue to sell out regularly across Europe.
- 4m fans across social media channels
- Presley still sells more than 1 million albums a year
- Elvis has more than 9.9m monthly listeners on Spotify