rock and roll legend


On this day in music history: June 26, 1977 - Elvis Presley makes his final live concert appearance at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, IN. Performing before an audience of over 18,000 fans, the forty two year old rock & roll legend looking like a shadow of his former self, appearing significantly overweight, looking pale and weak. Numerous health issues including high blood pressure, glaucoma, and liver damage aggravated by his prescription drug abuse and excessive overeating have caught up with him. Sweating profusely and often forgetting the words to songs that he has performed live for many years, he concludes his seventy three minute set with “Can’t Help Falling In Love” before leaving the stage. The concert is filmed in its entirety, though much of the footage has not been widely seen by the public to this day.

When I say I love you say you better
(You better you better you bet)
When I say I need you say you better
(You better you better you bet)
You better bet your life
Or love will cut you like a knife
—  The Who~