Elvis Presley Lost a Las Vegas Record to Another Famous Singer
When you think of Las Vegas, chances are you think about Elvis Presley. He was a staple there before his tragic death in 1977. So much so, that for about 50 years, he held the title for the most performances at the International Hotel (now called the Westgate). That is until one singer came along and stole his title. That singer is Barry Manilow.
Just recently, on Sept. 21, Manilow went on stage for his 637th performance there. Presley previously held the record for 636 shows at the venue. Manilow was sure to credit Presley when he received word that he had beat his previous record.
Manilow shared, “It’s an honor to be on the same stage that the King once graced. That weekend is going to be especially meaningful.” To further celebrate the special milestone, all of the proceeds from his performances on Sept. 21, 22, and 23 will be given to several charities that are special to Manilow including Victoria’s Voice Foundation. The charity is funded by Westgate hotel owner Jackie Siegal, whose daughter Victoria sadly died of a drug overdose.
He also performed Presley’s hit song “Hound Dog” and wore a leather jacket to pay homage to the late star. He received a standing ovation after performing the beloved cover. The 80-year-old is not done yet. Manilow has already signed on to perform more shows at the beautiful theatre in 2024.
If you’re interested in seeing one of Manilow’s shows in Las Vegas, click here to get tickets. Now tell us, have you seen either Manilow or Presley perform in Las Vegas? Share your story in the comments!