Dec 29, 2020
As 2020 winds down, Ryan joins Gurdip & Justin for an absolute whopper of an episode: our first-ever in-depth discussion of one of Elvis' 1970s concerts. Since its bootleg release the year Elvis died, the Pittsburgh New Year's Eve show from 1976 has claimed in some circles as perhaps the last great Elvis Presley concert. Armed with the "New Year's Eve" FTD and the "Final Countdown to Midnight" bootleg DVD, the guys try to examine whether the widespread belief that Elvis simply didn't care about performing anymore by 1976 holds water in light of this concert's expanded setlist, engaging audience interactions, and overall tone.
Then, for Song of the Week, Ryan selects 1962's "Suspicion," which causes Gurdip to relive his trauma with the Terry Stafford cover. Gurdip demands that we "Give HIM The Right" to spotlight a deep cut pop tune from 1961's "Something for Everyone" album, and Justin is "Playing for Keeps" when he chooses an underrated but beloved 50s ballad. We wish all our listeners a Happy New Year - despite all the turmoil of 2020, we've gone on an amazing ride together this year and we hope 2021 is even better. Thank you for listening to TCBCast!