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68 Comeback Special Comes Back

Marked the passing of Elvis to the great gig in the sky (on this day in 1977) by going to watch his ’68 Comeback Special on the big screen. I filed out of the Phoenix Cinema, East Finchley along with Elvis admirers from near and far (including actor John Simm all the way from Muswell Hill) with a big smile on my face and a warmed heart as Elvis on screen was a unique, charismatic blend of cool and warm.

“…he was a bad muthafucka boy, Elvis was bad…”

Eddie Murphy, Delirious

Here are six of the seven or so costumes he wore in the show, designed brilliantly by Bill Belew.

elvis 68 comeback special costume black leather

The famous black leather

elvis 68 comeback special costume white suit

The most famous white suit until Stop Making Sense

elvis 68 comeback special costume suit gold

Pure showbiz gold

elvis 68 comeback special costume suit brown Saved

‘Saved’ in brown tones

elvis 68 comeback special costume suit denim Guitar Man

Stylish denim ‘Guitar Man’

elvis 68 comeback special costume red black

Classic black & red combo

Rock in Peace, big man

And what a coincidence that the Queen of Soul died today on the same date as The King (of Rock n Roll) – Respect to another unique one…

aretha franklin singer soul

The Queen is dead

aretha franklin singer soul

Long live The Queen

Elvis talks in the 68 Comeback about how the roots of his music are in gospel and then launches into ‘Saved’.

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