Icon Elvis Presley Gave One Of His Best Performances Weeks Before His Demise, And Decades Later Fans Still Love It
January 9, 2019 13:59 By Mambee
Four decades after his death, Elvis Presley, the ‘King of Rock & Roll’, remains one of the greatest musical icons to grace the stage and our TV screens.
Armed with his exceptional voice and intense stage performances, he redefined music and reigned over the best part of the 20th century.
Sadly, his life was cut short at the age of 42, but in his last moments, he gave some of his most incredible performances: That of his newest song at the time, ‘Unchained Melody’, was one of the best of them all.
In a video, which was recorded following the instructions from his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis Presley performed Unchained Melody in a 1977 concert, two months before his death.
He started the show, making funny gestures. And although his frail voice and weak movement were proofs of his poor health, he kept up the lively mood.
Elvis then took a seat with his guitarist helping with the microphone, and delivered the performance of a lifetime.
As usual, he put his magnificent voice on display, singing the notes with almost perfection as he played the piano. He steadily took the song into its climax, and the passion that went along with it was terrific.
He shared looks and glances with members of his band, and it was apparent he was having the time of his life. He ended the performance on an excellent note and was received with thunderous applause from the dumbfounded audience.
Unfortunately, he passed away less than two months later, on August 16, 1977, at the age of 42, due to his failing health due to drug abuse and bad dietary habits, which wreaked havoc on his body system.
The video was released two months following his death and it remains one of his fans’ favorites of him. It featured him in one of his best moments, and that's how fans like to remember him.
Elvis Presley’s memory remains evergreen, and decades to come, his works will continue to inspire many people. This is because he was far beyond an average musician. He was an entertainer that gave all his heart to his art.