Video of Elvis Singing 2 Months before His Death Is Bringing Chills to This Day

Stunning footage of Elvis Presley singing a classic favorite with so much passion and intensity two months before his passing is still giving every person the chills.

Sitting behind the piano in his shiny recognizable attire, The King of Rock 'n' Roll performed an excellent rendition of "Unchained Melody" to an audience in Rapid City, South Dakota in June 1977.

On August 16, 1977, Elvis was scheduled to fly out of Memphis to start another tour. However, he was found unresponsive on a bathroom floor.

Elvis Presley at the White House, December 21, 1970. | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Elvis Presley at the White House, December 21, 1970. | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

ELVIS PRESLEY, AN ICON

Unfortunately, that was his last show ever recorded - he died two months later.

After the video was uploaded on YouTube in 2014, thousands of touched netizens rushed to share their feelings and thoughts about the King's legacy.

They say, the artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.

Elvis Presley's promotional photo for Jailhouse Rock, 1957. | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Elvis Presley's promotional photo for Jailhouse Rock, 1957. | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Despite the accelerating deterioration of Elvis's health, he stuck to most touring commitments in June 1977.

That month, CBS filmed two concerts for a TV special "Elvis in Concert" to be aired in October. The first shot took place in Omaha on June 19. Two days later, in Rapid City, South Dakota.

His final concert was held in Indianapolis at Market Square Arena, on June 26.

Elvis Presley performing "Unchained Melody" in Rapid City, South Dakota. | Photo: YouTube/Michael Hembree

Elvis Presley performing "Unchained Melody" in Rapid City, South Dakota. | Photo: YouTube/Michael Hembree

ASPECTS THAT LED TO ELVIS' DEATH

On August 1, a book called "Elvis: What Happened?" was published. It was the first exposé to detail Elvis's years of drug misuse.

Devastated by the book, the legendary singer attempted to stop its release by offering money to the publishers. By this point, he experienced different illnesses, each magnified – and perhaps caused – by drug abuse

On August 16, 1977, Elvis was scheduled to fly out of Memphis to start another tour. However, he was found unresponsive on a bathroom floor.

He was immediately taken to the Baptist Memorial Hospital but all attempts to revive him failed and was officially pronounced dead.

Less than five years after his demise, his Graceland estate was opened to the public. The property is now one of the most visited houses in the United States with more than 650,000 yearly guests. 

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