Is there a more important and more influential individual in music than Elvis Presley? ‘The King’ had everything. Looks, charm, sex appeal, the most wonderful voice and a love of music that always shone through. John Lennon himself said The Beatles would have never existed without him. That’s why demand was so strong for another Elvis exhibition at the 02, only two years after the last one. Below are eight of the most striking outfits worn by Elvis in the early 1970s, as shown in Elvis on Tour. Do you have a favourite? Can you ever imagine wearing any of them?
How the hell did he get hold of my pajamas?
Nice one, Bruce
Funky stuff. The white ones reminded me of Evil Knievel.
His outfits were always so amazing!
Perfect for Vegas. He knew all about putting on a show.
It is funny to think of you going through the attic and finding these.
The jumpsuit years. Karate chops and capes. I’m a sucker for 60s Elvis but my dad loved the jumpsuit years.
Which is your favourite song of his?
“Although it’s always crowded you still can find some room. Those broken hearted lovers cry away there in their gloom” heartbreak hotel. But for the jumpsuit years definitely Suspicious Minds. 💖
Great lyrics from a really good debut album. Long after he’d passed, one of his lesser known songs was rereleased with a faster beat and was a number one here. Just talent everywhere.
No, but this post has me all shook up. Haha
Well seeing as you were in the city for a few days and it ends next week, it really was a case of It’s Now or Never.
Looks a lot like my wardrobe
You need to host an exhibition 🙂 And your own fashion show.
Lol! Hot! Seriously a Hugh Elvis fan. Loved HIM in Vegas. Loved his fabuleus clothes. A gotgeous And super talented man.
So would have loved to see him live. Between 1970 and 1977 he performed 1,094 shows!
I have only seen the videos. He was amazing.
Ack! Jumpsuits! The outfits with jackets and pants are a little better. I guess I’d partial to the purple one in the second photo. I’ve never been a fan of Elvis’ music, but I thoroughly respect his talent and showmanship!
These were pretty much all in Vegas so everything was gloriously over the top. And yes, what an icon. And what a voice. Always on My Mind, It’s Now or Never or can’t Help Falling in Love. The others are great too, but always preferred his ballads.
Yes, classics, for sure! Thanks for sharing these!
Wow, I fancy them all… I could even wear one of those jackets! So cool.
Sending love & best wishes, dear Alex! 🙂 ⭐
They certainly are striking. All the same to you too 🙂
Nice tribute to the King
Thanks. It really was a great tribute. There was an exhibition a few years before and people wanted more 🙂
I don’t know if I could ever rock any of these but the King definitely could.
He wasn’t like other artists so it made sense he didn’t dress like them. One of his outfits even had a cape!
A cape, now that’s something I’d wear!
That last one with the flames is epic!
You won’t see anything else like it around anywhere.
The last one in white is awesome! OMG these outfits could rival Elton John’s selection 😉
Both men of style.