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NBC to Air ‘Elvis All-Star Tribute’ on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019

Dec 3, 2018  •  Post A Comment

Press release from NBC, Dec. 3, 2018:

  • NBC will air “Elvis All-Star Tribute” on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT.
  • Today marks the exact date (Dec. 3, 1968) 50 years ago that the ” ’68 Comeback Special” aired on NBC and played a pivotal role in relaunching Elvis Presley’s career.
  • Blake Shelton will host.
  • The special will feature an all-star group of music superstars who will pay tribute to Elvis, recreating the spectacle – even the staging – of that legendary night.
  • The A-list musicians who are participating in the special will be announced in early 2019.
  • In addition to the musical performances, the special will showcase rare Elvis footage and interviews from those involved in the special, including Priscilla Presley and director Steve Binder.
  • Elvis’ Dec. 3, 1968 special was his first live television performance since 1961 and a monumental TV event. Dressed in a black leather jumpsuit and playing with a full band in front of an intimate audience, the telecast was hugely popular.
  • “The 50th Anniversary of the Elvis Comeback Special” is being produced by Ken Ehrlich, who is one of event television’s most prolific producers, from the annual Grammy Awards telecast, which he has produced since 1980, to numerous single artist and event specials, including the Global Citizens Festival.
  • Ken Ehrlich: “I can remember sitting in front of my television set and watching the Elvis special. I already knew that I could never do what he did as an artist, but seeing that show had a great deal to do with my dreams of having a career in television production. To this day, I’ve been grateful to Elvis and producer/director Steve Binder for inspiring me to be able to revisit that event 50 years later and pay our own homage to what an iconic moment that was in both music and television.”
  • Upcoming Ehrlich specials: “Q85: A Musical Celebration for Quincy Jones” (Dec. 9, 8 p.m., BET Networks) and “Pentatonix: A Not So Silent Night” (Dec. 10, 10 p.m., NBC).

8 Comments

  1. ELVIS is and always will be the king! …i hear some black artists crying about one of there own is the true king. That’s a laugh! Nobody in this world has had the charisma, looks, voice, raw tallest that Elvis had, and there will never be. 100 years from now they will still be talking about the KING!!

  2. When Elvis was called, the King of Rock n Roll, Elvis said, There is only one King, Nd that’s the Lord Jesus Christ!

  3. The talent was stellar, but why did you have an audience of millennials because they didn’t know the words to the songs!!!!!!!!!! Really??? You needed old people in the audience because they would have been singing the words to the songs like me!!!!
    Think next time!!!

    L

  4. the most beautiful man and actions were correct–wonderful voice-no one can touch his talent –never will be one like him again–R

  5. I watched the show last night but why Lopez-Urban-Lambert–the best singers were Fogerty and Mac Davis-should have people from Elvis era–most of these people are not good–

  6. I missed it last night. Is there anywhere on television that I can catch it again.

  7. Darius Ruker singing One Night was absolutly awesomr. Best performance ever.

  8. I would like to know if there will be a rebroadcast? The show was without a doubt the best I’ve ever seen… Can’t say anything bad about it… Great job!!

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