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New Graceland Blog - '68 at 50

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New Graceland Blog - '68 at 50

December 01, 2018

In 50 minutes – from “Trouble” to “If I Can Dream” – Elvis Presley reaffirmed his title as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Elvis’ iconic, game-changing special debuted on NBC 50 years ago, on December 3, 1968 at 9:00 pm ET. It was immediately a smashing success, garnering about 42% of the viewing audience, and 50 years later, it’s still one of Elvis’ most defining moments in a career full of iconic performances, movies and music.

On this week's Graceland Blog, go behind the scenes of the special and learn about the creative team who helped Elvis put the special together. You'll also learn more about how some of the songs were chosen for the special and see behind-the-scenes photos of the show and rehearsals.

Read the blog now.