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Featured Timeline Winner for December - Opening of "Elvis On Tour"

December 02, 2010

The winning Elvis timeline milestone for December that Elvis fans voted as their number one favorite Elvis moment is #56 - the concert documentary "Elvis on Tour" opens on November 1, 1972.

"Elvis on Tour" appeared on Variety's Box Office Survey for two weeks, peaking at #13. The film was a critical success, being named co-winner of the Golden Globe Award for Best Documentary in 1972. "Elvis on Tour" was produced and directed by the team of Bob Adel and Pierre Adidge, two young filmmakers behind the Joe Cocker documentary "Mad Dogs and Englishmen."

Each week in December, Elvis Insiders will have access to a new, rare artifact relating to the filming and release of "Elvis on Tour" from the Graceland archives in the members-only exclusive image gallery on In 2010, we celebrated the most memorable Elvis moments of the last 75 years and YOU got to vote for the top 12 moments to be featured. Thank you to all of the fans who voted, and stay tuned for a special photo gallery of timeline highlights!

Facts About "Elvis On Tour:"

  • There is no soundtrack album from the film because most of the songs appear on "Elvis: As Recorded at Madison Square Garden" or "Aloha From Hawaii." 
  • The original working title for "Elvis On Tour" was "Standing Room Only." 
  • "Elvis On Tour" co-won the 1972 Golden Globe Award for Best Documentary with "Walls Of Fire," a film about Mexican art history and murals.
  • Songs that appear in "Elvis On Tour" include "See See Rider," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "Burning Love," and "Polk Salad Annie."

Other Current Events in 1972:

  • Five men are arrested for trying to bug the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate hotel and office complex on June 17, 1972, marking the start of the Watergate Scandal.
  • American swimmer Mark Spitz wins a record 7 gold medals at the Munich Summer Olympics. 
  • Bobby Fischer, an American, beats Boris Spassky of the USSR to become the World Chess Champion in Reykjavik, Iceland.
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 1000 for the first time on November 14, 1972.
  • The first "Star Trek" convention for fans is held in January in New York.