May 27, 2021 Rock & Roll, Entertainment, Sports and Americana
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/27/2021

Click play at right to hear a sample of the audio.

Offered is an "AMPEX 341" brand reel to reel tape with a recording of the final 30+ minutes of Elvis Presley's 8:30 PM concert on August 14, 1970, in Greensboro, North Carolina at The Greensboro Coliseum. The tape picks up just as the band charges into "A Big Hunk of Love" about half way through the show. Elvis tells the audience "we're gonna spring a new song on you tonight" and proceeds to go into a brilliant, scalding hot version of "Burnin Love," which he says is the first time they've played it on stage. This August 14 Greensboro show is one of several that were filmed for the 1972 concert film Elvis On Tour. It's possible the show was recorded on another medium and then transferred to the offered reel to reel, though it is a vintage tape. The sound quality could most-likely be improved by a professional. The songs on the reel include:

  • "A Big Hunk Of Love"
  • "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
  • "Suspicious Minds"
  • "Love Me Tender"
  • Band Introductions
  • "For The Good Times"
  • "An American Trilogy"
  • "Burning Love"
  • "Release Me"
  • "Funny How Time Slips Away"
  • "Cant Help Falling In Love"
  • Closing Vamp

The tape presents in playable condition, as evidenced by the sample above. Near Mint condition. 

Reel to Reel Recording of Elvis Presley Concert from April 14, 1972 in Greensboro, North Carolina-First Ever Stage Performance of "Burnin Love"
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $200
Final prices include buyers premium: $0
Estimate: $400 - $600
Number Bids: 0
Auction closed on Thursday, May 27, 2021.
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