Elvis Presley signed a four-week engagement in 1969 as the second entertainer to appear in the Las Vegas International's showroom. The first was Barbra Streisand. The reason why Elvis wasn't the debut act on the stage was because the Col. wanted the sound kinks and technical issues worked out before Elvis took to the stage. It would be EP's first public stage appearance in eight years. EP's opening night show proved so popular that the hotel immediately signed him to a five-year contract for two month-long engagements per year. He would perform a total of 636 shows at the hotel from 1969 to 1976, with EVERY show SOLD OUT.