Aloha From Hawaii via satellite

Aloha from Hawaii is an Elvis Presley music concert broadcast live via satellite around the world on January 14, 1973.

The first-ever such performance to be broadcast live via satellite, Presley taped a January 12 rehearsal concert as a fail-safe in case anything went wrong with the satellite broadcast. For both shows, Presley was dressed in a white "American Eagle" jumpsuit designed by Gene Doucette.

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Elvis made television and entertainment history with his "Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii - Via Satellite" concert special.

Performed at the Honolulu International Center Arena on January 14, 1973 at 12:30 AM Hawaiian time, it was beamed live via Globecam Satellite to Australia, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, South Vietnam and other countries, and was seen on a delayed basis in approximately thirty European countries.

The first American airing was April 4, 1973 on NBC-TV. It was a worldwide ratings smash and the soundtrack album went to number one on the "Billboard" album chart.

The American broadcast attracted 51% of the television viewing audience and was seen in more American households than man's first walk on the moon. In all, it was initially seen in approximately forty countries by 1-to-1.5 billion people.

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