It was 36 years ago tonight (10-3-77)

CBS aired Elvis Presley‘s final concert special, Elvis In Concert.

The show, which was broadcast six weeks after Elvis’ death of a heart attack at  the age of 42, featured a heavily made up and obviously ill Elvis, looking  bloated and sweating profusely.

Sadly, in pop culture circles, the show is best known as the “Fat Elvis” concert.

Although he was physically in bad shape, his voice was able to carry the special, which featured footage taped on June 19th, 1977 in Omaha, Nebraska and on June 21st in Rapid City, South Dakota. Although many have referred to the performance as Presley’s final one, his last concert actually took place on June 26th, 1977 in Indianapolis.