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Elvis Presley’s ‘Comeback Special’ Aired on This Day in 1968

Elvis Presley’s ‘Comeback Special’ Aired on This Day in 1968

Elvis Presley’s 1968 Comeback Special, officially titled Elvis, aired on this date in 1968.

The special, which aired on NBC, marked a significant moment in Presley’s career. It helped revitalize his popularity and reestablished him as a notable live performer. Produced by Steve Binder, the idea was to celebrate Elvis’s return to live performances.

“The King” had spent the last few years before the special focusing on movies and recording.

The special was divided up into different segments. The standout moment of the show was the energetic and electrifying performance that came to be known as the “stand-up” section. Elvis, in black leather, performed with a full band in front of a larger audience. This part of the special showcased his dynamic stage presence and charisma.

The 1968 Comeback Special was a pivotal moment in Elvis’s career. It helped to reestablish him as a relevant and influential figure in the music industry.

Priscilla Presley Claims No One ‘Matched’ Elvis Presley

Priscilla Presley’s marriage to Elvis Presley eventually ended in divorce. But Elvis was one of a kind, according to Priscilla. Which is why she never remarried after the two split up.

In an interview with PeoplePriscilla elaborated. “To be honest with you, I never wanted to marry after him,” she stated. “I never had any desire. No one could ever match him.” 

Priscilla later discussed the attraction she first felt back in 1959. The encounter took place at a party in West Germany. Reflecting on this moment, she expressed, “He would walk into the room and it was like… ‘Whoa.’ I mean. He didn’t realize what he had as far as his appearance. Or what he felt or his charisma. But there were a few times when he came around… and he said, ‘Damn, I’m good looking,’ kiddingly.”