The 1968 comeback performance was aired December 3. 1968. This was Presley's first live show since 1961.
Presley was clad in black leather, singing and playing guitar in an uninhibited style that reminds you of an younger Elvis from the early 1950's.The show was NBC's highest rated for that season; it had over 40 percent of the viewing audience. Later, when viewing his show, and reflecting on the movies made during the 1960's, Elvis said to the concert director it is the greatest thing i have done; I will never sing a song I don't believe in again.
Encouraged by the experience of the 1968 Comeback, Elvis had a series of recording sessions at the American Sound Studio in Memphis, which led to the album "From Elvis in Memphis".
Released in June 1969, it was his first , non-soundtrack album from a studio in eight years. it caught Elvis up with pop music trends that passed him during the years he focused on movies. The featured hit on the album was "In the Ghetto". His first secular hit since 1963.
Early in 1970 Presley returned to touring; During February, he performed six record breaking shows at the Astrodome in Houston Texas. In April 1970, the single " The Wonder of You" was released it was a number one hit in Britain, and it made the charts in the United States too.
Presley was now performing in a jumpsuit, which was a trademark of his live act now.
Although Elvis was making a come back the marriage between him and Priscilla became more strained as time went on.
The Presley's separated in February of 1972 and after much drama filed for a divorce in August 1972, and the divorce went into effect in October 1973.
In January 1973 "Aloha from Hawaii" was the first global satellite broadcast concert, reaching 1.5 billion viewers live and on tape.The album that was released with this concert would be Presley's last number one album.