He then called her to see if she'd want to write and sing together.
Background[ edit ] On July 8,inspired by a recent visit made by U. President Richard Nixon to China a few months earlier,  Presley's manager, Colonel Thomas Parkerannounced that there would be a worldwide satellite broadcast from Hawaii to allow the whole world the chance to see a Presley concert "since it is impossible for us to play in every major city.
Parker initially stated that it would take place in either October or November but this date was changed to early after MGM showed concern about it clashing with the release of their documentary film Elvis on Tour. He suggested to Parker that, as Presley had recorded, and was still performing, the song " I'll Remember You ," which had been written and composed by Kui Leethe donations could go to the Kui Lee Cancer Fund that had been set up following the death of the songwriter in Although Presley would later dismiss Parker, whom he never truly befriended and towards whom he was openly hostile in his later years, the two would reconcile professionally shortly thereafter, and Parker would remain Presley's manager for the rest of the artist's life.
Presley performed three shows over November 17 and 18 in Honolulu, the dates originally planned for the satellite broadcast,  and gave a press conference on November 20 to promote the satellite special. The broadcast was directed by Marty Pasetta, who was then in charge of directing the Oscar ceremonies.
Audience tickets for the January 14 concert and its January 12 pre-broadcast rehearsal show carried no charge. Each audience member was asked to pay whatever he or she could afford. Viewing figures[ edit ] According to Elvis Presley Enterprisesbetween 1 and 1.
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