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Airwaves- Elvis performs ‘Unchained Melody’ in Cincinnati in 1977…for the final time

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Two months before Elvis Presley’s death on August 16th, 1977, he performed one of his last concerts (anywhere) in Cincinnati, Ohio on June 25, 1977 (his final concert would take place at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana...just one night after his Cincy stop). At that show in the ‘Nati, Presley sang his version of the classic Righteous Brothers hit Unchained Melody.

Presley’s take on the song is… haunting. The arrangement on Presley’s version of the single is sparse. It’s just Elvis sitting at a piano, singing, with no other backing instruments. Also, it’s one of the last times we would hear or see Presley live, before his passing two months later. If you want more information on this performance, check out The Ultimate Elvis Channel by Leon on YouTube.

Watch the video below, and listen to an all-time hit, sung by a singular, game changing talent.

Greg Simms Jr. is a veteran content creator and cultural expert who's worked for numerous digital publications over the years. He's a resident of Greene County, but he's always aware of social-cultural events happening all over the Miami Valley. To contact Greg, email him at: grgsmmsjr@gmail.com