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On this date in 1976, Elvis Presley performed at Assembly Hall

On October 22, 1976, the King Elvis Presley performed at Assembly Hall. I caught this post on Champaign Urbana History and there are a ton of comments from people who remember the show, or were at the show themselves.

Here’s a recording of the show:

Here are some photos of the show, photos by Bob Heis:

According to, a pretty reputable setlist site, here’s what he played:

  1. See See Rider (‘Ma’ Rainey & Her Georgia Jazz Band cover)
  2. I’ve Got a Woman (Ray Charles cover)
  3. Amen
  4. Love Me (Willy and Ruth cover)
  5. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) (Olivia Newton‐John cover)
  6. You Gave Me a Mountain (Marty Robbins cover)
  7. Jailhouse Rock
  8. Love Me Tender
  9. All Shook Up
  10. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
  11. Don’t Be Cruel
  12. And I Love You So(Don McLean cover)
  13. Fever (Eddie Cooley cover)
  14. America the Beautiful (Samuel Augustus Ward cover)
  15. Polk Salad Annie (Tony Joe White cover)
  16. Early Morning Rain (Gordon Lightfoot cover)
  17. What’d I Say (Ray Charles cover)
  18. Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry cover)
  19. Love Letters (Dick Haymes cover)
  20. School Days (Chuck Berry cover)
  21. Hurt (Roy Hamilton cover)
  22. Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton cover) 
  23. Little Darlin’ (The Gladiolas cover)
  24. Heartbreak Hotel
  25. Can’t Help Falling in Love

Top photo posted by Don Webber in Champaign Urbana History.

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