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Grand Moff Texan says
This is pretty cool.
If you liked this, you’ll LOVE Having Fun With Elvis on Stage, an exploitation album from Colonel Parker, the man who made it possible for an artist of Elvis’s stature to never make an international tour.
Oh, PZ, you don’t know how much I needed this. :-(
Sven DiMilo says
That did make me smile. I really like how the wailing backup singer steps up with some extra-cool wailing to fill in for the hilarity-handicapped King (“sing it, baby,” he sez).
Bad Albert says
I remember hearing something about the story behind this. Apparently the laughing started when one of the band members shot an elastic band and hit Elvis in the back of the head.
Chuck C says
Great. Luskin and Egnor are probably already writing their posts on how this proves genetic frontloading.
Here’s the perfect accompaniment to that video:
“…do you gaze at your bald head, and wish you had hair…”
I’m pretty sure that’s not the original line. Guessing that’s what set him off.
La Independiente says
I needed this tonight…
I’ll have what he’s having…
Tukla in Iowa says
The backup singer is amazing to keep her composure.
Willo the Wisp says
Top backing-singer action there – I guess if Elvis screws up it’s fine, but if she did the same she’d probably get the sack. What a professional! And what an infectious laugh the King had…
Arnosium Upinarum says
Tukla: “The backup singer is amazing to keep her composure.”
Hmmm. I’m thinking her wailing was a significant factor in sustaining his crack up after the baldy joke. “Sing it, baby” indeed.
I remember seeing video along with that particular version of the song – it looked like he stared at a bald guy in the front row a little too long. I’m not sure if he did the line on purpose for a joke, though, or if it just slipped out.
Carl Isaacson says
Yes, it does seem as if the bald head line is the reason for the laugh, but it isn’t that funny. One suspects that happy pills or happy juice was helping the laughter.
Chas Dean says
As Penn Gillette would say, “Elvis never did no drugs.”
..but it isn’t that funny. One suspects that happy pills or happy juice was helping the laughter.
I guess you’ve never seen bloopers, Carl.
It’s a silly line. I think you missed the point in order to educate others to your self-importance. Carl you sound like a bitter man.
i wish elvis was still alive