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ELVIS IN HAWAII /// MINI-SERIES


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Hawaii and Elvis shared much aloha

The 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley's satellite concert from Honolulu offers a reminder of his love for the isles

By John Berger

~~<p>It was big. It was unprecedented. It was Elvis.</p>
<p>Elvis Presley, known worldwide as &quot;The King,&quot; would perform in a concert that would be broadcast &quot;live via satellite&quot; from Hawaii to more than 40 countries. At a time when a long-distance telephone call was still a big deal, broadcasting anything &quot;live via satellite&quot; &mdash; let alone a full-length concert &mdash; was the stuff of science fiction.</p>
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It was big. It was unprecedented. It was Elvis.

Elvis Presley, known worldwide as "The King," would perform in a concert that would be broadcast "live via satellite" from Hawaii to more than 40 countries. At a time when a long-distance telephone call was still a big deal, broadcasting anything "live via satellite" — let alone a full-length concert — was the stuff of science fiction. Login for more...



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