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“A live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage. It’s my favorite part of the business - live concerts.” - Elvis

Frank Sinatra

Dean Martin

Sammy Davis Jr Story

Dean Martin Live in Las Vegas

Frank Sinatra
with Dean Martin

Playing with The Rat Pack 1960s & 70s
with Dean Martin

Las Vegas in 1977

John Oliver: Las Vegas Is the Worst Place on Earth!

Jerry Vale

More Jerry Vale

George Burns

Don Rickles' Last Carson Appearance

Joan Rivers vs Johnny Carson

Angie Dickinson

Remembering Bobby Darin

Who Killed Elvis?

Viva Las Vegas!

Sammy Davis, Jr.

Las Vegas1967


Las Vegas in the 1950s

MORE Las Vegas in the 1950s

Lola Falana

Don Rickles

Don Rickles' Last Show

Don Rickles vs Merv Griffin

Sonny & Cher

The Supremes

Steve Allen and Jayne Meadows

Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy

Louis Prima

Pat Cooper

Johnny Carson

Mort Lindsey


TV's The Las Vegas Show

Red Buttons

Ernest Borgnine on Frank & Dean

Harlan Ellison vs Frank Sinatra

Demond Wilson on The Dean Martin Roasts, Las Vegas, and Walking Out on Sanford & Son

Liberace, Frank Sinatra, and Jackie Gleason Attempted an Intervention on Elvis in Las Vegas

What Las Vegas Looked Like Under Lockdown

Sammy Davis Jr.'s Home Was Looted!

Very Revealing Interview with Sammy Davis Jr.

Las Vegas in the 1940s

Frank Sinatra's Last Major Interview

Portrait of Frank Sinatra in 1959
Frank Sinatra in
Monte Carlo 1959

Drummer Hal Blaine on Recording with The Rat Pack

What Was Frank Sinatra Really Like?

Home Movies of Las Vegas During The Strip’s Golden Age

Donny & Marie Are Calling It Quits

Totie Fields

Sinatra's First Palm Springs Home

Phyllis Diller: An Appreciation

Steve Allen

Rich Little

Betty White on Don Rickles

Elvis' Background Singers

Wayne Newton

George Carlin

Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme

Redd Foxx

Las Vegas & The Mob

Henny Youngman

Rodney Dangerfield

How Las Vegas Has Changed Since the 1970s

How Las Vegas Has Changed Since the 1960s

More on How Las Vegas Has Changed Over the Years

Vegas Fashion

Joan Rivers

Las Vegas Postcards

TV's The Magician and Las Vegas

BONUS: Garry Shandling in Las Vegas

Elvis Presley / Las Vegas Legend

"Man, I really like Vegas." - Elvis

No one pulled the tourist from the hinterlands the way Elvis Presley could. Even in a city as highly charged and lit up like Vegas exploded with a fresh excitement when 'The King' was on the Hilton casino marquee.

Not at first, however. Elvis first hit Las Vegas in 1956 when he played in the Venus Room at the New Frontier hotel. He was just 21 years old. It was another 13 years before he returned to the Sin City, this time at The International hotel in 1969. The response was phenomenal, leading to 837 consecutive sold-out performances over the next 7 years.

Watch this Elvis standard 'Poke Salad Annie' as performed in Vegas in 1970.


More from Elvis' electric live show in 1970, 'That's All right', an audience favorite.


From 2 years later the opening to Elvis' show.


Gospel music was an important element of the Elvis experience, as in this 1973 clip featuring Elvis at his lounge-singing best.


By 1977 Elvis was awash in drugs, though his fans refused to believe it. Compare this version of 'Poke Salad Annie' with the earlier performance.


Another example of Elvis being high on stage:


When Elvis passed away in 1977 one of Las Vegas' native sons was gone... and no one has brought that level of excitement back to the Strip.


"I have no use for bodyguards, but I have very specific use for two highly trained certified public accountants."
- Elvis Presley


YOUR GO-GO HOST: Billy Ingram

"People ask me where I got my singing style. I didn't copy my style from anybody."
- Elvis Presley



Punk Book
Punk - a look at the gay and Punk / post-Punk landscape in Los Angeles in 1980.


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