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Old 03-15-2013, 10:13 AM   #1
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Ben Portsmouth - An American Trilogy - Live on David Letterman

My circle of computer friends, all my friends live in computer, sent me the following email. In my younger years I did not care for Elvis's music, but as we grew older we both mellowed and he has a fantastic voice. Even if you don't like him, watch the production of this trilogy.

"First European To Win The Ultimate Elvis Impersonator...

Ben Portsmouth and his band, Taking Care of Elvis, present an amazing tribute to the King of Rock and Roll, with his looks, style and fantastic voice which will set hearts racing and feet taping.

In the blink of your eyes you'll be taken back to what it was like to see, hear and experience the young and sexy Elvis when he first burst on to the U.S. music scene in 1954 right through to 1977.

Ben Portsmouth's stunning outfits, all U.S. custom made, span the black leathers of Presley's comeback in 1968 to the white jumpsuits of the later Las Vegas shows, all costumes are exact copies of the originals.

Not only is Ben Portsmouth a natural showman but he is also an extremely talented professional singer/songwriter, a dedicated musician who sincerely goes that bit extra in all his performances, in doing so he leaves his audience craving more!

In 2006 Ben Portsmouth was awarded the title of Best Festival Elvis at the annual Porthcawl Elvis convention in Wales which is the biggest of its kind in Europe. He took the audience of assembled Elvis devotees by storm with his remarkable voice and stage presence. In 2007 he was awarded the Gold Lame (Jacket) Award for his 50's set and in 2008 he was voted best '68 Comeback Special. And now he has won the "The World's Ultimate Elvis Presley Impersonator"

In my opinion it doesn't get better than this."

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I liked it!
Not so much for the impersonator; as I enjoy those kinds of performances in general.


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Originally Posted by Wayne M View Post

In my opinion it doesn't get better than this."

Ben Portsmouth - An American Trilogy - Live on David Letterman

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Fantastic - back in the day I went to Elvis concerts. This performance on Letterman is top notch. Love it. Have not seen better anywhere.

We did Graceland a few years ago. Sad the way Elvis lived.

He was really a down to earth guy who was taken advantage of.

Thanks for posting this.
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The Letterman performance was good, as far as an impersonation, but IMHO, it doesn't hold a candle to the original presentation by Elvis. I can remember Elvis singing the Trilogy on the" Live From Hawaii" television special in the 70's.

Thanks for posting Wayne.
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When I said best, I was refering to Impersonation. Not the real McCoy (in this case the real Elvis)

First saw Elvis on Ed Sullivan in the 50's. We only had B/W TV at the time and he did not have those fancy suits but he did a "whole lot of shakin".

But that impersonation show with the band etc was good.

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