People, Jun. 6, 1977

Presleymania reigned. A frenzied girl tried to jump from the balcony to the stage. More than 13,000 other Elvis worshipers—housewives in Presley T shirts, teenyboppers, and vacationers who were following their idol on a seven-state tour—paid $10 and up for a concert in the Providence Civic Center. Paunchy and jowly at 42, the King scarcely bumped or gyrated. But just like old times, he crooned hoary favorites such as Hound Dog and Teddy Bear, and when he periodically tossed a sweat-stained scarf to the peons below, he set off a clawing clamor. A...

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