The iconic red Elvis sign from the legendary 1968 comeback special is projected at a concert in his memory in 2002. The comeback special was the one time The King defied his tyrannical manager, Tom Parker. (Associated Press)

The iconic red Elvis sign from the legendary 1968 comeback special is projected at a concert in his memory in 2002. The comeback special was the one time The King defied his tyrannical manager, Tom Parker. (Associated Press)

Remembering Elvis Presley’s comeback special, 50 years later

The electrifying 1968 TV performance made The King cool again — at least for the moment.

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