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Memories of Elvis (1978 NBC Special) FOUND!

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:08 pm
by 404UNFX
TL;DR heres the link, keep reading for a backstory. https://archive.org/details/1978elvisnb ... svhsvcrrip

(Yes I uploaded that in November 2019 but no one seemed to notice on this forum)

I may have made my account just to post this, but it is worth it, it's one of my proudest finds so far. Yesterday I looked up the 1978 NBC special on google to see if there is any information, seeing two separate threads discussing this NBC special. The only thing i saw was a screenshot of one of the Ann Margret segments.
This tape is from eBay. It is a presumably 2nd generation (a copy of a copy) tape of the NBC special (I believe the original recording was from a Betamax tape) I assumed it would be the common One Night With You HBO special from January of 1985, but I was very shocked when I saw something different.
Someone on one of the threads talking about this special said he recorded it on Betamax and cut out all the commercials from it, my copy has some distortion that i know is from Betamax and is rare in VHS, and has commercials cut out. If the person who has the Betamax tape could verify if it cuts like in the archive.org link above, I may have a copy somehow. It seems like there is 5 or 6 minutes missing of the special at the end but I am unable to verify that.
Anyways, hopefully this will be a surprise to a lot of you. Enjoy! :)

I can post verification photos of the tape if needed.

Re: Memories of Elvis (1978 NBC Special) FOUND!

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:11 pm
by John
404UNFX wrote:TL;DR heres the link, keep reading for a backstory. https://archive.org/details/1978elvisnb ... svhsvcrrip

(Yes I uploaded that in November 2019 but no one seemed to notice on this forum)

I may have made my account just to post this, but it is worth it, it's one of my proudest finds so far. Yesterday I looked up the 1978 NBC special on google to see if there is any information, seeing two separate threads discussing this NBC special. The only thing i saw was a screenshot of one of the Ann Margret segments.
This tape is from eBay. It is a presumably 2nd generation (a copy of a copy) tape of the NBC special (I believe the original recording was from a Betamax tape) I assumed it would be the common One Night With You HBO special from January of 1985, but I was very shocked when I saw something different.
Someone on one of the threads talking about this special said he recorded it on Betamax and cut out all the commercials from it, my copy has some distortion that i know is from Betamax and is rare in VHS, and has commercials cut out. If the person who has the Betamax tape could verify if it cuts like in the archive.org link above, I may have a copy somehow. It seems like there is 5 or 6 minutes missing of the special at the end but I am unable to verify that.
Anyways, hopefully this will be a surprise to a lot of you. Enjoy! :)

I can post verification photos of the tape if needed.

Wow, good stuff 404UNFX, thanks.

Re: Memories of Elvis (1978 NBC Special) FOUND!

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:44 pm
by 404UNFX
You're welcome!

Re: Memories of Elvis (1978 NBC Special) FOUND!

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 1:43 am
by Mike C
I was watching this the other night. Looked very good.

Re: Memories of Elvis (1978 NBC Special) FOUND!

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:37 pm
by Matt Helm
Thank You 404UNFX...A wonderful find. It was and it is a very important TV-Special for the Elvis-Fanbase. Why doesn't "A Collectors only DVD" appear?!...Matt

Re: Memories of Elvis (1978 NBC Special) FOUND!

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:46 am
by WalterHaleJnr
404UNFX wrote:TL;DR heres the link, keep reading for a backstory. https://archive.org/details/1978elvisnb ... svhsvcrrip

(Yes I uploaded that in November 2019 but no one seemed to notice on this forum)

I may have made my account just to post this, but it is worth it, it's one of my proudest finds so far. Yesterday I looked up the 1978 NBC special on google to see if there is any information, seeing two separate threads discussing this NBC special. The only thing i saw was a screenshot of one of the Ann Margret segments.
This tape is from eBay. It is a presumably 2nd generation (a copy of a copy) tape of the NBC special (I believe the original recording was from a Betamax tape) I assumed it would be the common One Night With You HBO special from January of 1985, but I was very shocked when I saw something different.
Someone on one of the threads talking about this special said he recorded it on Betamax and cut out all the commercials from it, my copy has some distortion that i know is from Betamax and is rare in VHS, and has commercials cut out. If the person who has the Betamax tape could verify if it cuts like in the archive.org link above, I may have a copy somehow. It seems like there is 5 or 6 minutes missing of the special at the end but I am unable to verify that.
Anyways, hopefully this will be a surprise to a lot of you. Enjoy! :)

I can post verification photos of the tape if needed.



Awesome to see it again. Thanks for uploading it.