Elvis made television and entertainment history with his Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii - Via Satellite special. Performed at the
Honolulu International Center Arena on January 14, 1973, broadcast live at 12:30 AM Hawaiian time, beamed via Globecam Satellite
to Australia, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, the Phillipines, South Vietnam and other countries.
It is seen on a delayed basis in around thirty European countries. A tape of the show will be seen in America on April
4th on NBC. The live broadcast in January attracts 37.8% of the viewers in Japan, 91.8% in the Philippines, 70% in Hong Kong,
and 70-80% of the viewers in Korea. The April showing in America will attract 51% of the television viewing audience, and
will be seen in more American households than man first walk on the moon. In all, it will be seen in about forty countries
by one billion to 1.5 billion people.
Elvis commissions an American Eagle design for his jumpsuit for this show, his patriotic message to his worldwide audience.
There was an rehearal concert on January 12, 1973, it was shot before a live crowd. On the live show, there was no price for
the tickets because it was a benfit for the Kui Lee Cancer Fund, it raised $75,000. Elvis also sung I'll Remember You in honor
of Kui Lee who died from cancer at the age of 33. Never has one performer held the world's attention in such a way. Elvis
is in top form physically and vocally. This is probably the pinnacle of his superstardom, one of the all-time great moments
of his career.
Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
You Give Me a Mountain
Johnny B. Goode
Blue Suede Shoes
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
I Can't Stop Loving You
What Now My Love
Welcome To My World
I'll Remember You
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O' Love
Can't Help Falling In Love