* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_%281968_TV_program%29 1968 televised show]] AKA "The Comeback Special". Wearing an iconic black leather outfit and making his first live performance since 1961, Elvis gives a series of hour-long concerts that proves, after many years of going Hollywood, that he was still an incredible musician. The concerts get edited into the overall special - along with other staged performances - and the special is hailed as an instant classic.
* Asked his opinion on Vietnam, Elvis is said to have replied, "Ma'am, I'm just an entertainer," and walked away. Talk about ''tact''.
** When the reporter then asked if more entertainers should follow his lead and not speak out about Vietnam, Elvis answered "No." And that's why Elvis was awesome.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM-liHQFS3Y This]] 1977 performance of "Unchained Melody," showing that Elvis had one of rock's most powerful voices right up till the end.