Here is Elvis, playing the piano with Charlie Hodge holding the mic for him. Elvis was just an average piano player at best, but he was able to pick out the tunes to the songs he loved. He decided to play this song, which he loved, because he was so upset about his weight, and how he looked. It turned out to be the last time he'd ever perform live. He told his band that he would do this song alone prior. He died less than 6 weeks later. This very suit hangs in Graceland today for all to see. It was the only suit that would fit him in the end, so he wore it for the last few concerts.
Elvis was not a perfect human being, as none of us are, but he did do what he loved, and he did it with passion, and with his whole heart!
This is the last time anyone ever saw Elvis on a piano, and the last public performance before he died. RIP Elvis - the greatest American that ever lived!
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