I’ve had tons of never-before-seen photos for a while and I’ve heard stories from people who saw him at a gas station or something, and people who went to the concert, which is pretty much everyone who was here that night, including my grandmother. But if only… if only… if only I could somehow track down video or even just audio… or just something, a little something, a little wink towards Auburn. Bjork had her Auburn cup, maybe Elvis wore orange and blue suede shoes? Just something. Like, if maybe there was an Elvis shop in England selling a recording by a fan who somehow taped the show on some ancient cassette deck or something, a recording that before cutting off maybe caught Elvis saying something like, oh, I don’t know, maybe like “I’d like to tell you a little something. It was my pleasure being on this beautiful campus today and I’m a fan of Auburn’s football team… War Eagle.”
I mean if I could find something like that, that would be awesome.
(Can’t see the video? Try here.)
Related: Elvis in Auburn.
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I’m ALL SHOOK UP after reading this post. I am full of BURNING LOVE for the King. If he had been at Tuscaloosa, he would have sung IN THE GHETTO in honor of Bama.
I have no idea if these are legit:
T. C. Nomel says
Yes, that would be awesome. Elvis on campus is pretty awesome by itself, though.
Well, that’s it. No more AU in pop culture references required. Unless they unearth more dead sea scrolls detailing the prophet Elijah carried to heaven while shouting “War Eagle”, this is pretty much the pinnacle.
From a message board poster commenting on a link to the story that I happened upon:
“My mother saw Elvis in tuscaloosa, and she said he definitely DID NOT say roll tide!!!”
Take that for what it’s worth.
Auburn Elvis says
[sniff] Excuse me. I think I have something in my eye.
UNBELIEVABLE…..love, love, love the CD of Elvis in Auburn in 1974! Yes, I was there & yes that tells my age BUT it was AUSOME!! I can not believe you found this and it made it’s way to me from eBay! Way to go WER….I have listened to it already hundreds of times!! Many Many Thanks from LAHearts!! Warrrrrrrr Eagle & Elvis, forever & always!!
Thanks! Glad you like it!
Richard Stephens says
Also would have been “You’re so right” Carl Stephens’s 80th birthday today.