On Thursday evening, July 1st, 1976 a somewhat rotund Elvis Presley performed at Hirsch Coliseum in Shreveport, Louisiana. The King strode onstage to a dramatic rendition of the 2001: A Space Odyssey theme before launching into a rollicking version of “C. C. Rider.” Later in the show he played a medley of 50s hits including “All Shook Up”, “Don’t be Cruel” and “Teddy Bear.” Just over a year later, in August, 1977 The King would be gone.
Other notable July 1st milestones:
July 1st, 1976 – Showtime cable television network debuts locally in Dublin, CA with the Celebration concert featuring performances by ABBA, Pink Floyd and Rod Stewart.
July 1st, 1979 – Sony releases the first Walkman.
(Elvis Pic and Set List Source: Elvis Presley In Concert)