Elvis Presley performed in Nashville, TN only twice during his touring years of the 1970's.  Both concerts were held on Sunday, July 1, 1973.  This special archive set of photos from photographer George Hill commemorates these performances on their 40th Anniversary.

George's long time friend from Jr. High School, and fellow Elvis concert photographer, Gerald Berry, lived in Nashville at the time and he got their tickets.  This was the tour where Elvis performed 5 SOLD OUT shows at the Omni in Atlanta, GA.  When the tour schedule came out, Nashville was on the list.  That's how they found out that Elvis was coming to town!

This is one of Gerald's shots from the matinee show.

... and of course, it was in the newspaper.  Click the article to read the announcement.

" The Auditorium in Nashville was small.  It held only 9,000 people, and it was LOUD.  During the first show, he had some folks in Nashville that he wanted to thank.  The only name I remember for sure was Chet Atkins.  He read the list of names from a sheet of paper that he had.  Then he sang FADED LOVE, from the Elvis Country Album, and dedicated it to them."     - George Hill

Chet Atkins, on the left, with Elvis in the RCA Studios in Nashville, April 14, 1956.

The necklace he was wearing at both performances would be given away by Elvis himself at a concert in Monroe, LA  March 7, 1974.  The necklace is now on display as part of THE KING'S RANSOM MUSEUM at Binion's in Las Vegas beginning on July 7, 2013.

Click on THE KING'S RANSOM MUSEUM for more info on this multi-million dollar exhibit coming to Binion's, Las Vegas, JULY 2013.

Here are some scrolling samples of the 156 photos in the 40th Anniversary Archive.

Click to read a review in the local newspaper.

The 40th Anniversary Archive of the 2 Nashville concerts contains 156 photographs.  53 color, 103 black and white, from the original negatives and slides shot by George Hill.
 

NO COPIES, NO SCANS.  Each print is 4 x 6 inch, matte finish. 
 

This special offer is only available from July 1 - July 31, 2013.   Order your Set today.  Limited quantities onhand, so shipping  times may be determined by printing.  You will be notified when your order is filled and shipped.

This Archive special is $185 with free shipping world wide.

Payment can be made through Paypal or by sending payment to address at the bottom of this page.  Please send your order to this email address:

DJPHIL@IMAGESINCONCERT.COM

 CREDITS 

GEORGE HILL

GERALD BERRY

FRAN LOPEZ, ELVISCONCERTS.COM

ELVISTHECONCERTYEARS.COM

JORDAN RICHI, JORDANS-ELVIS-WORLD.COM

WAYNE DILGER

BUD GLASS, THE KINGSRANSOM.COM

ERIKKABIKPHOTO.COM

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