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Elvis-If I can Dream tickets presents a tribute show of the single that marked the revival of Elvis Presley’s music career. It was composed and performed as the finale song for the rock star’s signature NBC special ‘Elvis’ in 1968.
The television network (NBC) had long waited to air an exclusive Elvis Presley Christmas show, one that would entail his hits like ‘Blue Christmas’ and others associated with the occasion. Following his return from the military service, Elvis was going through a relatively low professional phase during this time. He too wanted a change from the monotony of work that he had been producing for mediocre Hollywood films. Upon invitation from the channel, the music artist aspired to utilize the platform as a way to regain his strong standing in the music industry.
Subsequently, NBC announced the upcoming venture in January of 1968, offering the star a whopping $250,000. Preparations were in full swing to launch the music star’s comeback on the respective show. In order to produce the much publicized project, Steve Binder was hired for the job. The producer’s previous credentials include ‘The T.AM.I Show’, ‘Hullabaloo’, and ‘Petula’. The music director for the program was W. Earl Brown.
During the course of the show, the rock n’ roll legend played his famous hits to huge acclaim and appreciation once again. Although the 68’ special was originally designed as a celebratory Christmas special, it ended up producing one of the most thought provoking numbers by Elvis. This was none other than the infamous track ‘If I can dream’. For the finale performance, producer Steve came up with the proposal of creating a song with a different theme as a replacement for ‘I’ll be home for Christmas’. The idea was happily endorsed by Presley and hence Brown (music director) was asked to write the number which eventually served as the turning point of Presley’s rather unstable career.
The team had discussed Elvis’ dismay over the recently occurred assassination of Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. Binder thought it was the perfect subject to incorporate into the finale as it not only reflected the thoughts and views of the singer but was also very apt to the dull political and social climate prevalent in the country.
The song ‘If I can Dream’ embodies a profound sense of awakening and hope. The writer of the song is quoted as mentioning that he saw tears in the eyes of three backup singers during the recording of the number. Such was the impact of this gospel-flavored ballad which after making its way out of the studio stimulated emotional raves across the States. The song redefined the nature of Elvis songs and established him as a fine interpretative vocalist.
The success of the single landed the King of rock back on the top of the music industry, a place where he rightly belonged. ‘If I can dream’ was Presley’s biggest hit in seven long years. Certified Gold by the RIAA, the single charted for a consistent thirteen weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, selling over one million copies.
Nearly fifty years have passed since the release of the song, but its appeal still causes an emotional and patriotic stir amongst the citizens of the country. There is an air of nostalgia associated with the song that brings to mind the heartfelt concerns of Presley for his countrymen. ‘If I can Dream’ has been reproduced by several artists during recent years. One of the famous of such performances is the 2007 season finale of ‘American Idol’, where it was sung by Celine Dion. The cherished single is now once again being paid tribute to at the Bob Hope Theatre, CA. So get your Elvis-If I can Dream tickets as the raw energy and essence of the Presley’s famous number is once again brought to life on stage.