In 1968, the world was changing. Elvis Presley, once the King of Rock and Roll, was losing his appeal. His notorious manager, Col. Tom Parker, wanted to restore Elvis’ popularity: a network TV Christmas special, replete with sweaters and Santa. To direct the Special, Parker and Elvis both approved of NBC’s choice, the brash, young, socially conscious rebel director Steve Binder.
Celebrate the life of one of music’s greatest icons in this special premiere event. See the new movie CARLOS first, including intro content featuring director Rudy Valdez and Carlos Santana, exclusive to this event. At the age of 5, in his native Mexico, he learned to play the violin. At 8, he developed a lifelong love for the guitar.