But you KNOW that my favorite, most treasured item here, is this 12", poseable, specially numbered, collectible Elvis Doll, made by Hasbro, Inc., in 1993. Elvis Presley's "'68 Special" commemorates his first appearance before a live audience, since a period of seven years. It was an important event, as stakes were high for both Elvis, and the t.v. station NBC. It aired on December 3rd, 1968, at 9:00 p.m. EST. Ratings soared, making it the number-one televised event of the season, and scored NBC its biggest ratings for the entire year. Viewers and critics alike LOVED the show, and it resulted in becoming one of Elvis' most shining moments!
Here is a clip of the song he sang for the finale of this highly celebrated come-back performance. It seems clear to see how tired he is, but one would could never have questioned why! Elvis looked and sounded better than ever, delivering powerfully intense performances full of energy and excitement.
Even under the physical and emotional strain he was feeling by the end of this production, he delivers an awsome performance, as only he could have done it! As we begin this new year, I thought this was a beautiful song to post today!... "If I Can Dream", I hope we all remember to never lose hope, and to keep on dreaming! If I can dream, I wish that all your dreams for 2010 come true!
"But as long as a man has the strength to dream, he can redeem his soul and fly."