Song of the Day: Elvis Presley – “One Night With You”

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. We’ve run this video as a SOTD before, but it’s certainly worth a re-run.

Elvis obviously is a debated (and even hated) figure in rock history, but even many of his haters might admit that his Comeback Special on December 3, 1968 was pretty darn cool. At the time, Elvis hadn’t been what he once was in the world of rock music and hadn’t toured the United States since 1961 (Needless to say, the rock scene was quite different in 1968 than it was in 1961 as well). Elvis came out dressed in black leather and put on a memorable performance, recapturing his rock image. 42 percent of the U.S. viewing audience watched the special.

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