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Home > Newspaper Articles > 1970 > February 27 - March 1, 1970 Houston, TX.
CONCERT DATE: February 27 - March 1, 1970 Houston, TX.
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Opens Feb. 27
The Brookshire Times
January 1, 1970
Elvis Presley will open the 38th Annual edition of America's Wildest Rodeo, it was announced today by Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo President, Buddy Bray.
Dates for the rodeo, to be held in the Astrodome, are Friday, February 27 through March 8th, with the Livestock Show opening on Wednesday, February 25th.
"The Livestock Show and Rodeo is most fortunate in getting Elvis for our rodeo as this will be his only personal appearance in Texas in 1970," Bray said. Elvis will appear at matinee and evening performances on Friday, February 27th, Saturday, February 28th, and Sunday, March 1st.
He will come to Houston directly from the International Hotel in Las Vegas, the next attraction will be the Nashville singing sensation, Charley Pride. Pride who gave up a career in professional baseball for one in the country music field, not only has been extremely successful with his recordings, but his appearances at clubs and concerts across the nation have consistently resulted in standing-room-only crowds. He will appear Monday through Wednesday, March 2, 3 and 4.
Appearing for one night only, Thursday, March 5th, will be the young balladeer Bobby Goldsboro, who was catapulted into the national spotlight and the bestseller lists with his recording of "See The Funny Clown." He has stayed there steadily with such hits as "Honey", "Little Things," "Voodoo- Woman" and most currently, "Muddy Mississippi Line".
Wrapping things up on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 6th thru 8 will be two of the biggest names in the country western field, Buck Owens and Roy Clark, stars of the No. I rated television show of the summer, Hee-Haw.
Back by popular demand, and appearing at all performances will be the exciting Chuck Wagon Races, seen last year.
Ticket prices range from $1.50 to $4.50, and ticket information may be obtained by writing:
Ticket Director, P. O. Box 20070, Houston, Texas 77025.
Courtesy of Francesc Lopez