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Insiders Artifact: Handwritten Notes for "Aloha from Hawaii" Concert

April 06, 2012

Elvis broke records with his “Aloha from Hawaii” concert in 1973. The performance was broadcast live via satellite on January 14, 1973 with over a billion viewers. The concert raised over $75,000 for the Kui Lee Cancer Fund and for cancer research in memory of the Hawaiian composer and entertainer. In honor of the 40th Anniversary of this legendary performance, Elvis Presley Enterprises has announced the Aloha from Hawaii 40th Anniversary Celebration which offers Elvis fans the opportunity to visit Elvis' Hawaii. On the evening of Monday, January 14, 2013, the world will celebrate “Aloha from Hawaii.” Elvis fans will gather at the Neal Blaisdell Center, the same venue where 40 years earlier, Elvis took the stage for the concert that would become the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer in television history. This week's Insiders artifact features handwritten notes to Elvis' manager Colonel Tom Parker in regards to the logistics and planning of the concert.

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