David performed the Elvis number, ‘Don’t’, at London’s Hammersmith Apollo in June 2001. It’s an extra on the ‘David Gilmour in Concert’ DVD, and also available as ‘A Tribute to Leiber and Stoller’.
Later, in December 2004, it was performed again at Abbey Road, as Scotty Moore and Friends paid tribute to The King.
Just for fun, which other Elvis songs do you think David would do well (keeping in mind that he’d be given artistic licence to present them however he deemed fit)?
Of course, the reason I ask is because it allows me to remind fans in the States that you can catch the Abbey Road performance of ‘Don’t’ on RAVE today at 13:00 (EST).
David had a fair stab at ‘All Shook Up’ as part of his 1999 collaborations with Paul McCartney, most notably at Liverpool’s famous Cavern, albeit providing backing vocals instead of lead.
How about Elvis’ take on Bob Dylan’s beautiful ‘Tomorrow Is A Long Time’? Or a slowed-down acoustic ‘Suspicious Minds’, complete with trademark lap steel solo, à la ‘High Hopes’?
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