Elvis" third and last appearance on Sullivan"s show ~ above January 6, 1957, includes the legendary moments when the CBS censors would not permit his entire body to be shown. Seen just from the belt up, Elvis still put on an interesting show, singing 7 songs in 3 segments.

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Elvis saluted the uprising in Budapest throughout this last appearance ~ above The Ed Sullivan Show. Climate he perform Peace in the Valley, a gospel standard, together a tribute to the Hungarians" plight. "He feels that this is sort of in the mood the he"d prefer to create", the hold explained. At the singer"s request, Sullivan solicited the TV audience to donate priziv.orge Hungarian relief initiatives - raising around 25m Swiss francs.

Elvis" third and last appearance ~ above Sullivan"s display on January 6, 1957, includes the legendary moments as soon as the CBS censors would not allow his whole body to be shown. Seen only from the waist up, Elvis still put on an exciting show, singing 7 songs in three segments. In one segment, Elvis and also the Jordanaires sang "Peace in the Valley", i m sorry Elvis priziv.orgmitted to the earthquake victims of eastern Europe.

But it to be his rendition of such Presley hits as Heartbreak Hotel and Hound Dog that stirred increase the studio audience. Your screams and also applause clued the television viewers in to what Elvis was doing out of camera range, nearly subverting the censors" intent. Once again, the interaction between Elvis and also the studio audience added to the power of his performance. After ~ Elvis" last number, Sullivan asserted him to be "a real decent, fine boy" -- a rather hypocritical declare considering what he and also the censors had just done to Elvis" act. Because that years civilization have wonder why Elvis to be censored during his 3rd appearance top top Sullivan"s show. The simplest and most probable explanation is that Sullivan received an unfavorable criticism about Elvis" previously appearances. Other, more outrageous explanations include the concept that the Colonel required Sullivan priziv.orge apologize publicly because that remarks he"d made about Elvis priziv.orge the press the ahead summer, and the waist-up-only order was Sullivan"s way of getting back at Parker. The wildest explanation was readily available by a former director of The Ed Sullivan Show, who claimed that during his 2nd appearance, Elvis put a cardboard tube down the front of his trousers and manipulated the to make the studio audience scream. To stop a repeated occurrence of the behavior, Sullivan supposedly insisted on the above-the-waist coverage for Elvis" final appearance.

None of this explanations offers any real understanding into Sullivan"s motivations but all include to the folklore bordering this event, thereby boosting Elvis" photo as a infamous rock "n" roller.

The Ed Sullivan present : CBS Studio brand-new York - 06.01.1957 Hound Dog Love Me soft Heartbreak Hotel Don"t it is in Cruel Too much When mine Blue Moon transforms To gold Again tranquility In The Valley

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Elvis Presley rehearsing because that The Ed Sullivan present : January 6, 1957 : His third and final appearance.

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Elvis Presley rehearsing because that The Ed Sullivan present : January 6, 1957 : His third and last appearance.

Sullivan closed the present with a seal of approval for this brand-new family-friendly version of Elvis, saying, "This is a read decent, good boy. We"ve never had actually a pleasanter endure with a large name". This was Elvis last tv appearance till the frank Sinatra one-of-a-kind on his return native the Army. When the show was over, Elvis boarded the midnight train to Memphis, whereby on Tuesday, Jan. 8, he priziv.orgmemorated his 22nd birthday.

Following is an edited interview with Larry Auerbach who talks about booking Elvis top top his first TV show and also taking him to buy his "first" "Jockstap" - and also why he needed too. Then we have Milton Berle talking about Elvis.

Larry Auerbach talks about Elvis (03:57)

Above : Larry Auerbach talks around booking Elvis on his very first TV show.

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Elvis Presley rehearsing because that The Ed Sullivan display : January 6, 1957 : His third and last appearance.

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Elvis Presley rehearsing for The Ed Sullivan display : January 6, 1957 : His third and final appearance.

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Elvis Presley rehearsing for The Ed Sullivan display : January 6, 1957 : His third and final appearance.

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Elvis Presley rehearsing for The Ed Sullivan present : January 6, 1957 : His third and final appearance.

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Elvis Presley rehearsing for The Ed Sullivan display : January 6, 1957 : His 3rd and last appearance.

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Elvis Presley rehearsing because that The Ed Sullivan display : January 6, 1957 : His 3rd and final appearance.

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Elvis Presley rehearsing because that The Ed Sullivan display : January 6, 1957 : His 3rd and final appearance.

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Elvis, Leny Eversong, Ed Sullivan, after display rehearsals were priziv.orgpleted. Elvis, Monday evening, January 7, 1957 adhering to his critical appearance ~ above the Ed Sullivan present

Elvis Presley: The Ed Sullivan present Appearances

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January 1957

Elvis Presley Kennedy Veterans Hospital | January 4, 1957 Elvis Presley January 6, 1957 | Warwick Hotel, new York Elvis Presley The Ed Sullivan present | His third and final Appearance | January 6, 1957 Elvis, Monday evening, January 7, 1957 following his critical appearance top top the Ed Sullivan display Elvis Presley Elvis might move into Graceland Newspaper write-up | 1957

March

Elvis Presley displays the toy pistol that led to him part trouble | march 22, 1957 Pfc. Hershel Nixon and also Elvis Presley shake hands | march 26, 1957

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Interview Elvis Presley ft Wayne, Indiana, in march 30, 1957

April

Elvis Presley Buffalo, NY. Memorial Coliseum | April 1, 1957 Elvis Presley Maple sheet Gardens Canada | April 2, 1957 Elvis Presley Ottawa Canada | April 3, 1957 Elvis Presley Philadelphia, Pennsylvania sports Arena | April 5, 1957 Elvis Presley and Knox Phillips | Memphis, TN | Tuesday April 9, 1957 Elvis Presley v Yvonne Lime | Easter 1957 Elvis Presley brand-new Music gates at Graceland in 1957 | April 22, 1957 April 30, 1957 | bill for stone Wall constructed at the front of Graceland

May

The Dog residence That open minded Helped build | might 17-19, 1957 might 1957 | The Jailhouse absent Recording Sessions

June

Elvis Presley v priziv.orgic Lou Costello and also actress mrs Russell | Russwood Park | June 28, 1957

August

Elvis Presley Vancouver, Canada. Empire Stadium | august 31, 1957

September

Elvis Presley Tapriziv.orga, WA. Lincoln key (Matinee Show) | September 1, 1957 Elvis Presley Seattle, WA. Sick"s stadium (Evening Show) | September 1, 1957 Elvis Presley Multnomah civic Stadium Portland, OR | September 2, 1957

October

Elvis Presley October 1, 1957 Elvis Presley and also Joan Adams | las Vegas, October 1957 Elvis Presley October 28 & 29, 1957 | Pan Pacific Auditorium

November

Elvis Presley Hawaii | November 9, 1957 Elvis Presley Hawaii | November 10, 1957

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Elvis Presley Honolulu Stadium, Hawaii November, 10 1957

December

Elvis Presley WDIA Goodwill Revue | December 6, 1957 Elvis Presley December 16, 1957 Elvis Presley Graceland | December 20, 1957 Elvis Presley and also Colonel Parker | Isetta Sports car | Saturday | December 21, 1957 Elvis Presley December 21, 1957 | night | Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Elvis Presley Hannerl Melcher | December 1957

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