Elvis Presley would have been 80 on 8th January 2015. His image can still been seen and felt in Las Vegas to this day. Just take a walk down the Strip and you will find Elvis impersonators, novelty gold rimmed sunglasses and “Elvis slept here” signs.
Elvis has certainly left his mark on the city and here are a couple of my favourite Elvis Las Vegas moments:
- Elvis starred in the 1964 film “Viva Las Vegas” which for the most part was filmed in Las Vegas, Henderson, Hoover Dam and Lake Mead.
- Between 1969 to 1976 Elvis gave over 800 live performances. During his residency he would stay in the penthouse suite at the Westgate (formerly known as International Hotel).
- Elvis married Priscilla in 1967 at Planet Hollywood (formerly Aladdin)
- Current day Las Vegas resident performer Celine Dion sang a duet with Elvis “If I Can Dream”
Want to see The King live? Tribute shows are on now at:
Flamingo – www.legendsinconcert.com
7:30 p.m. Sunday-Monday, 9:30 p.m. Saturday-Thursday, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday. Tickets start at $49.95 for adults and $26.85 for children, 702-777-7776
You can also see Elvis Presley’s figure at the Madame Tussauds wax museum attraction in the Venetian.
Things may have changed a lot since Elvis was alive, but Las Vegas remains the entertainment capital of the world and if Elvis were alive today, the party would have been right here in Vegas.