The Last Great Moment of Elvis’ Career was this Amazing Performance of Unchained Melody

Elvis Unchained Melody

In one of his greatest final performances before his sad and tragic death, Elvis Presley gave an incredible rendition of ‘Unchained Melody’ during a concert in Rapid City, South Dakota on June 21, 1977.

The performance, defined as “the last great moment of his career”, was recorded for his last television special two months before his death in August 1977. An article in Rolling Stone adds:

He had an enlarged heart, an enlarged intestine, hypertension and incredibly painful bowel problems. He was barely sleeping and should have probably been in the hospital, but he was still a huge draw on the concert circuit and the money was too good to turn down.

As guitarist Charlie Hodge held a microphone, Elvis dug deep and poured his heart into the song. His body was falling apart, but his voice remained almost as powerful as ever. Without any doubt, it’s the last great moment of his career.

For some reasons not known, the audio and video are not always completely synced which is why some parts seem a bit off with his singing/piano playing and the accompanying audio. If you know more about this performance, please let me know in the comments below.

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