Elvis: Linda Thompson returns to King’s Las Vegas stage ‘Truly surreal to be back!’ WATCH | Music | Entertainment


Without a doubt, the best-known image of Elvis Presley is in a jumpsuit performing in Las Vegas. After years in Hollywood, The King returned to live performing, having had great success with his 1968 Comeback Special and built his confidence after seeing Tom Jones pull it off.

From 1969 until his death in eight years later, Elvis would perform on and off in month-long stints of two shows a night at the International Hotel in Las Vegas.

There would be a dinner show followed by a midnight one a few hours later, as depicted most recently in Baz Luhrmann’s biopic.

In real life, The King would perform hundreds of sold-out concerts in the showroom and his girlfriend of the time Linda Thompson says she was at every one of them when they were together from 1972-76.

Now the 72-year-old has returned to host the Las Vegas Elvis festival with tribute artists performing on that very stage.

In her photos, Linda was seen at the Westgate with an old poster of Elvis’ first residency there in 1969. She was also depicted with David standing next to a statue of The King in the lobby.

It reads: “Elvis: The King of Las Vegas. An eight-year exclusive run in the Las Vegas Hilton showroom. 837 consecutive sold-out performances entertained some 2.5 million people… enough to fill the rose bowl 25 times over! Las Vegas’ all-time favourite and successful performer.



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