Below you can hear a clip of Elvis introducing Bob Lanning at the January 26, 1970 Opening Show in Las Vegas. A couple of months ago, Bob heard this recording for the first time since these words were originally uttered by Elvis, and he was positively thrilled. Interestingly, Elvis also mentions Bob’s mother, singer Roberta Sherwood:

A large chunk of the February 18, 1970 Las Vegas midnight show:

A good soundboard recording of the February 23, 1970 Las Vegas closing show:

Rare 8mm footage of Elvis performing at the Astrodome in ’70:

‘The Wonder Of You’ – the original hitversion featuring Bob Lanning on drums:


‘Polk Salad Annie’ – the original and best Elvis version, featuring Bob Lanning on drums: 

‘C. C. Rider’ – the original and best version, featuring Bob Lanning on drums:

The above is just a small sample what is available on YouTube and elsewhere. Following these links, you can find much more, including outtakes from the ‘On Stage’ recordings, rehearsals and audience recordings. Elvis’ performances were truly dynamite during this timeframe, so these recordings are definitely worth seeking out. Enjoy!