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Photos of Elvis Filming '68 Special Now Added to Mobile Apps

June 14, 2013

The month of June marks the 45th anniversary of Elvis filming the legendary "'68 Comeback Special." Starting on June 3, Elvis rehearsed for the taping of his first television special. A press conference was held on June 25 and the NBC crew filmed June 27 - 30, 1968. Commonly referred to as the “’68 Special” or the “’68 Comeback”. The actual name of this landmark television special was titled “Elvis.” Elvis made television and entertainment history with the 1968 television special, which aired on December 3, 1968. The “’68 Special” opened with Elvis singing a hot new version of the gutsy "Trouble," from his 1958 film “King Creole.” This segued into “Guitar Man,” which became the underlying theme of the show. Elvis was then reunited with two of his original '50s band members, guitarist Scotty Moore and drummer D.J. Fontana for an informal jam session. By this time, it had been more than seven years since Elvis had appeared in front of a live audience. Elvis missed the closeness of his audience, the energy and excitement of live performing. In celebration of Elvis filming the '68 Special, we've added five photos of behind-the-scenes to our Elvis Mobile 2.0 iPhone appElvis Mobile 2.0 Android app, and Elvis for iPad app.

Download the FREE Elvis Mobile apps to enjoy weekly Elvis photo updates, videos, Rubberneckin' 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 Google Play to download the new Android app for free!