|20170102||This year marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley.|
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley and although Elvis never performed live outside of the USA and Canada, he still holds a special place in our hearts as probably the greatest musical attraction and showman there has ever been. He passed through Prestwick Airport, but never trod a British stage or performed for a British audience - but then he didn't need to.
So now Radio 2 presents the concert that might have been, hosted by Rob Brydon, an Elvis fan and aficionado. He hosts the concert and reveals some of the background and history of Elvis on the road.
Of the more than 1600 performances Elvis gave, few were released on record (or on film) so this fantasy concert is made especially for Radio 2 listeners - and is longer than anything ever previously released. It is a unique performance for all listeners and fans to sit back and relish.
Elvis - The Fantasy Concert is a concert that never actually took place - though we wish it had and that we had been there. Compiled from some of his best live performances with his supporting musicians, here are his classic songs and this is Elvis at his best - live, as you never heard him!
Elvis is back in the building.