Elvis Presley is one of the biggest icons in the history of pop culture. He is known as the King of Rock N’ Roll, and he didn’t get this title without a reason. He had the incredible combination of stunning looks, a killer voice, and an irresistible charm. He won over the masses with his talent, and also caused many controversies with his hip-shaking antics, which was unheard of at that time!
Sadly, he had a very untimely death. He was only 42 years old when he passed away due to his health issues. He also had a history with using prescription drugs, which also contributed in his health deteriorating. Despite that all, his work had a huge impact on the music scene, and his work inspired and influenced millions of people. The following performance was one of the most memorable in his career.
This was one of the last concerts he gave. It was held at Rapid City in 1977. You can see that he was having it hard—he looked pretty sick, and he was a little wheezy. But as soon as he sat down on the piano, he changed into a star that he was. He decided to sing his rendition of “Unchained Melody”, and it was one of the best covers of the song ever performed.
“Unchained Melody” is a classic that’s been covered by hundreds of artists over the years, but none can come close to this rendition by the King. This concert turned out to be the last one he’d ever give, but it was monumental indeed. Check out this amazing performance below:
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