Elvis Is Back (1969 article)

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Elvis Is Back (1969 article)

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Elvis Is Back
by Chris Hodenfield
Go Magazine, September 19, 1969
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tyvm The Fool for this piece of history
Elvis was surely back after his '68 comeback special
Vegas was a great venue to bring in the crowds to witness his shows
Many thanks for this.

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The fool on Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:53 pm wrote:Elvis Is Back
by Chris Hodenfield
Go Magazine, September 19, 1969

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Thank you for another very interesting share. The article oddly refers to the Elvis TV Special LP as "just released" by RCA, but at least the music there is rightly praised.

The playing is real good rhythm and blues rockabilly stuff, and is, again, very good rock. I mean, real ROCK.


The writer is not as big on Elvis' Las Vegas return, or some of the American Sound singles, but does sum up in grand fashion:

His music ... gives feeling of power. A feeling that Iron Butterfly or Tommy Roe will just never cut.


Thanks again.

P.S. Any chance you can do a full scan of the cover? I want to see all the detail.


BONUS WMCA GO MAGAZINE INFORMATION

WMCA is an AM radio station in New York, this must be some kind of weekly paper they published at the time.

Chris Hodenfield is a long-time critic and author, primarily covering music, and he was at one time a staff member at Rolling Stone.

https://us.macmillan.com/author/chrishodenfield/
http://www.rollingstone.com/contributor/chris-hodenfield

He contributed this article to the magazine's all-Elvis memorial issue, dated 9-22-1977:

Elvis Presley: Shake, Rattle and Roll 'Em
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/shake-rattle-and-roll-em-19770922

It's a superb summation of his Hollywood career, one which certain forum members should take the time to read, and gain clarity in the process.
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drjohncarpenter on Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:09 am wrote: P.S. Any chance you can do a full scan of the cover? I want to see all the detail.
The cover is too big for my scanner. But here is the cover in two parts.
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Thank you so much. Here are both pages, put back together again:

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Thanks, Johnny !
Joe Krein interview with Sherril Nielsen: "YOU KNOW YOU FORGET HOW GOOD HE REALLY WAS. I SAID MY GOODNESS. YOU KNOW WHEN YOU ARE WITH HIM YOU ARE SO WRAPPED UP DOING THE SHOW, BUT HERE NOW 20 YEARS LATER, I HEAR HIM AND REALIZE WHAT A GREAT TALENT HE WAS. HE WAS THE REAL DEAL.
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James27 on Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:02 pm wrote:Thanks, Johnny !
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ok, thank you, The fool, and I apologize for not noticing earlier ! :facep: :)
Joe Krein interview with Sherril Nielsen: "YOU KNOW YOU FORGET HOW GOOD HE REALLY WAS. I SAID MY GOODNESS. YOU KNOW WHEN YOU ARE WITH HIM YOU ARE SO WRAPPED UP DOING THE SHOW, BUT HERE NOW 20 YEARS LATER, I HEAR HIM AND REALIZE WHAT A GREAT TALENT HE WAS. HE WAS THE REAL DEAL.