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Friday, August 28th, 2015
34 Years Ago Today

Here is Part 1 from the Steve Dahl and Garry Meier television special, "Greetings From Graceland" - an hilarious look at the Elvis fan phenomenon.

This aired on Saturday, August 29, 1981.

Steve Dahl's Greetings From Graceland (Part 1, 1981)

Here is Part 1 from the Steve Dahl and Garry Meier television special, "Greetings From Graceland" - an hilarious look at the Elvis fan phenomenon.

This aired on local Chicago TV early Saturday, August 29th 1981 at about 12:11am!

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Sorry, Steve Dahl was not funny in my opinion and his disrespect for Elvis was very apparent in this special. Not at all funny. Please erase that tape(LOL)!
Comment posted by siciliano66 on Sunday, February 3rd 2008 at 12:35am.

You can’t deny that Elvis Presley was one of the most talented and influential artists of all time – and I don’t think Steve Dahl would deny that either. I think the point of his special was just to make fun of an especially easy target – the mostly rural and “not as hip as city folk” fans of Elvis who were, you must admit, a little too unbelievably gonzo about him, almost to the point of it being a cult. (Which, some would argue, was partially responsible for Elvis' descent into isolation) This was ripe territory for some smart-ass commentary. If it’s not your cup of tea, then well, you move on.

I know Dahl is a very polarizing figure, but like it or not, Steve Dahl is a Chicago radio legend and icon.

Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Sunday, February 3rd 2008 at 9:46am.

THAT'S hilarious?????!!!!! TRASHY and TASTELESS is more like it!
Comment posted by madsixtian on Tuesday, February 5th 2008 at 11:27pm.

Mmm...paging all Steve Dahl fans. There must be more out there. ;-)
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Tuesday, February 5th 2008 at 11:38pm.

This is classic late 20th century LOCAL TV. Steve and Co. won local Emmys (when they still meant something,) because they wanted to make funny quality telvision for us - Chicagoans.
By the time this aired, everyone knew Steve's style, and even now, it's not for all, but I never thought I'd see this again and now I'm Happy.
Keep it up.

N.B.

Comment posted by nightbeat on Wednesday, February 6th 2008 at 9:19am.

Hey, I met Uncle Vester when I visited Graceland in the mid 80s! Got my picture taken with him too, AND bought his book.
Comment posted by kietdoke on Thursday, February 7th 2008 at 8:12pm.

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