New York Times: When It Really Was Viva Las Vegas For Elvis

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Elvis’s bona fides were in question when he returned to the stage after more than eight years. This week marks the 50th anniversary of Elvis’s Vegas comeback show, on July 31, 1969.

For that comeback, and at least a year or two after, Elvis was at his peak as a stage performer, and he created a show that not only revitalized his career, but changed the face of Las Vegas entertainment.

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