Sunday, August 1, 2010
Elvis News has reported that fans who have already gotten hold of a copy of the new DVD of Elvis On Tour (the official release of which is this Tuesday) report the unfortunate fact that the film's opening sequence, during which Elvis sings “Johnny B. Goode,” has been retained...but the song “Johnny B. Goode” has been removed and replaced with “Teddy Bear”/'Don’t Be Cruel”—the same version of “Teddy Bear”/”Don’t Be Cruel” heard later in the movie—due to copyright problems. Incredible as it seems, the much touted Elvis On Tour DVD/Blu-ray Disc re-release is not the film as originally released in theaters 38 years ago. Happily, however, the opening sequence of On Tour with “Johnny B. Goode” intact is available on YouTube here. Several fans have also reported the omission of "Johnny B. Goode" on Amazon.com; their comments are available here.