A honey-throated god—mere months away from death—Presley, solo at the piano, performs a spellbinding rendition of “Unchained Melody.” Ladies and gentlemen, this was showmanship. A king indeed.

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17 Responses to “Elvis Presley :: Unchained Melody (The Final Concert, 1977)”

  1. Sadness.

    Thanks for posting. Still the King, no doubt.

  2. True unadultered passion til the very end.

  3. love the king, also had to tell you I purchased the album you blogged about yesterday, they totes rock!

  4. What a fucking badass.

  5. Wow … really powerful stuff. Truly amazing.

  6. Is his “darling” a cheeseburger? Ha. On a more serious note… couldn’t Elvis afford a mic stand? Oh, I get it… he was so rich he could pay people to hold his mic! WTF?

  7. There never was nor will there ever be another Elvis Presley.

    No one even compares to the King.

  8. […] The King’s Last Performance Watch the final song Elvis performed in concert before his death in 1977 here. […]

  9. Greatest singer, greatest song. What more could you ask for. It’s performances like this that bring Elvis talent into sharp focus. Forget all the bullshit, this was THE VOICE

  10. Absolute muthafucking warrior…thanks AD

  11. Thanks for posting that. When it comes to music, there is, was, and always will be only one KING!

  12. Consumate showman, smiling at his audience and giving them everything he had. Thanks for the great post. Elvis = King of R’nR

  13. […] Elvis Presley: Unchained Melody from his last concert in 1977, mere months before he died. […]

  14. Ugh. How any one could see anything of value in that performance is beyond me. Elvis had become, unfortunately for many years, an artist on the level of Liberace, and this illustrates it perfectly. I love your blog, we share much in our tastes, so it is just baffling that someone with your typically exquisite taste could like this.

    A flat bloated pig who lived a fat bloated pig’s life. Just one man’s opinion, I suppose, but to paraphrase you fans, “1,000,000 Elvis haters can’t be wrong.”

    I’ll look forward to your better posts!

  15. Elvis Preseley died on Aug. 16, 1977. His death spotlights similarities to the drug-related death of Michael Jackson.

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  17. Pure brilliance!

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