PONTIAC, Mich. (UPI) – Elvis Presley ripped his pants, excused himself and returned to sing “Auld Lang Syne” with the biggest live audience of his career in a New Year’s Eve blast in the domed Pontiac Stadium.

The only incident, police said, was the arrest of a Pontiac man on charges of threatening to kill Presley.

More than 60,000 fans cheered the rock ‘n’ roll king, who turns 41 next week. During a 90-minute show, he threw dozens of blue scarves into the audience.

Presley abruptly left the stage shortly after starting his act, returned a few minutes later and apologized. He said he ripped the seat of his tight white pants.

31 December 1975