Vernon added: “Ladies and gentlemen, the picture you have just seen is the last live performance that Elvis ever done on stage. Thank you. God bless you.”
it is clear Vernon is fighting back tears as his words remind himself and the viewers that Elvis had truly gone. There would be no more music, no more extraordinary live shows, no more American Trilogy or My Way.
Earlier in the broadcast, Vernon had talked so proudly about his son’s earliest days.
He said: “He didn’t do a lot of singing in church. He made his first public appearance when he was nine years old. It was a school competition type thing and he won third prize singing Old Shep. At that time he couldn’t even make no kind of music, he just sung the song and that was it.”