Elvis died on this day in 1977. When you think of Elvis, what do you think of? For too many people, they think of a fat slob, eating fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches, a sad guy who died on the toilet. If I ask what do you think of when I say ‘good Elvis’, most people think of the young, charismatic Elvis, Jailhouse Rock, Ed Sullivan and the handsome guy in the bad movies.

Very few people think of early Vegas Elvis, but they should. His early years in Vegas were awesome. He was handsome as ever, in great shape, with an amazing band behind him. And he could sing like nobody’s business, as you’ll see below! His shows were an event, an attraction that the biggest stars in entertainment were drawn too. The clip below is from one of his first Vegas shows and in the crowd were people like Sammy Davis Jr. and Carey Grant. This was all documented in a great movie, Elvis: The Way It Is

This is Elvis.