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Photos of "If I Can Dream" Performance Added to Mobile Apps

June 28, 2013

Elvis' "'68 Comeback Special" infused his music career with life after seven years of not performing in front of a live audience. As we celebrate the 45th anniversary of Elvis recording this iconic television special, fans can now subscribe to the Elvis YouTube Channel and watch the video performance of "If I Can Dream." On June 30, 1968, Elvis appeared in front of a live audience wearing a simple white two-piece suit where he sang "If I Can Dream," a song written based on Elvis' own thoughts about the turbulent times of the '60s. Written by the show's musical director W. Earl Brown, “If I Can Dream” describes a world full of hope and free of doubt, pain, and fear. After hearing the song for the first time, Elvis said, “I’m never going to sing another song I don’t believe in. I’m never going to make another picture I don’t believe in.” Elvis had just wrapped up his movie contract in Hollywood and was eager to return back to the stage. To celebrate the 45th anniversary of Elvis recording the "'68 Comeback Special," we've added photos of this legendary performance to our Elvis Mobile 2.0 iPhone appElvis Mobile 2.0 Android app, and Elvis for iPad app.

Want to continue the celebration? Upload your photo to the the "Official Elvis '68 Comeback" Fan Mosaic or view rare "'68 Special" videos now added to Elvis' Vine and Instagram.

Download the FREE Elvis Mobile apps to enjoy weekly Elvis photo updates, videos, Graceland Beat podcasts and more. Plus, see what’s going on at Elvis’ home in Memphis, Tennessee with two live-cam shots of the Graceland mansion. Visit the Elvis Mobile page on iTunes to download the new iPhone and new iPad app for free!  Visit the Elvis Mobile page in the Android Market to download the new Android app for free!