Elvis Grandson Dies at 27

Give us this day,  July 13, our daily Elvis

1897

A US patent is granted to inventor Guglielmo Marconi for transmitting electrical signals, leading to the invention of radio.

July 13, 1924

“Hillbilly singer” Vernon Dalhart recorded “The Wreck Of The Old 97.” It was the first Southern song to become a national success in the U.S., eventually selling more than 7 million copies.

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953 – Humes High School

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

July 13, 1956

“Hound Dog” b/w “Don’t Be Cruel.” released – it was the first single that the A and B sides races each other up the chart.

Within a few weeks “Hound Dog” had risen to #2 on the Pop charts with sales of over one million. Soon after it was overtaken by “Don’t Be Cruel” which took #1 on all three main charts; Pop, Country, and R ‘n’ B.

Don’t Be Cruel” is a song recorded by Elvis Presley and written by Otis Blackwell and Elvis Presley in 1956. By the end of 1956 it had sold in excess of four million copies.[1][3] Billboard ranked it as the No. 2 song for 1956.

It was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002. In 2004, it was listed #197 in Rolling Stone’s list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song is currently ranked as the 173rd greatest song of all time, as well as the sixth best song of 1956, by Acclaimed Music

Between them, both songs remained at #1 on the Pop chart for a run of 11 weeks tying it with the 1950 Anton Karas hit “The Third Man Theme” and the 1951/1952 Johnnie Ray hit “Cry” for the longest stay at number one by a single record from late 1950 onward until 1992’s smash “End of the Road” by Boyz II Men.

Elvis remained in Biloxi for most of July. Vernon and Gladys arrived in Biloxi too to visit their son.

Romance: June Juanico

July 13, 1957

Anita Wood had dinner at Graceland with Elvis and his parents.

Romance: Anita Wood

July 13, 1959

The movie “Hound-Dog Man,” starring Fabian, Stuart Whitman, Carol Lynley, Arthur O’Connell, and Dodie Stevens, began production.

July 13, 1969

Over 100 US radio stations banned The Beatles new single ‘The Balled Of John and Yoko’ due to the line ‘Christ, you know it ain’t easy’, calling it offensive.

Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, Ten Years After, the Jeff Beck Group and Vanilla Fudge played at the Singer Bowl Music Festival in New York’s Flushing Meadows.  One of the highlights was when lead guitarist Jimmy Page, lead singer Robert Plant, and drummer John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, Glenn Cornick of Jethro Tull, Alvin Lee of Ten Years After, and Rod Stewart and Ron Wood of Faces jammed with the Jeff Beck Group, playing “Jailhouse Rock”.

July 13, 1975

Elvis performed at the International Convention Center, Niagara Falls, New York at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.

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July 13, 1976

Elvis Presley has his father Vernon fire three of his security crew, Sonny West, Red West and Dave Hebler.  Hebler had been his self-defense instructor and personal bodyguard for four years.  Sonny West had been with Elvis since 1960. Red West had been with Elvis since high school when he stopped bathroom bullies from cutting Elvis’ hair. 

July 13, 1977

Elvis gave a Triumph sports car to Ginger.

Romances: Ginger Alden

1985

At 12.01 Status Quo started the Live Aid extravaganza, held between Wembley Stadium, London and The JFK Stadium, Philadelphia. The cream of the world’s biggest rock stars took part in the worldwide event, raising over £40million. TV pictures beamed to over 1.5bn people in 160 countries made it the biggest live broadcast ever known. Artists who appeared included Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, The Who, U2, David Bowie and Mick Jagger, Queen, Tina Turner, The Cars, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Bryan Adams, Hall and Oates, Lionel Richie and Led Zeppelin.

George Michael sang lead vocals to Elton John’s performance of “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” at the Live Aid Concert. Andrew Ridgeley was also on stage and performed background vocals.

In November 2004, the concert was released on DVD worldwide.

Tears for Fears bow out of performing at Live Aid, Bob Geldof’s star-studded charity concert for famine relief in Africa, after two members of their band quit. The group donates concert funds to the cause, but feels the weight of Geldof’s disapproval. TFF’s Roland Orzabal says, “He made us feel very guilty. All those millions of people dying, it was all our fault. I felt terrible. I tell you, I know how Hitler must have felt.”  Blogger Nina notes – Hitler had no problem with masses dying, that was his idea.

David Bowie and Mick Jagger debut their video for “Dancing in the Street” at Live Aid. Bowie also performs “Heroes” at Wembley Stadium.

Piggybacking on Live Aid, top Australian acts play a benefit concert in Sydney called Oz For Africa. INXSLittle River Band and Men At Work are all on the bill.

Elton John re-signed with MCA Records in America, his five-album deal being worth $8 million, the biggest advance in history at the time.

1992

Jett Williams, illegitimate daughter of country legend Hank Williams, is granted partial royalties of his songs by a New York appeals court, adding to a ruling reached on July 5 that she should receive half of his estate. The court ruled Jett should receive one-quarter to one-third of the millions of dollars in royalties generated by her father’s music since 1982. Williams’s son, Hank Williams Jr., and widow, Billie Jean Williams Berlin, split the royalties before the ruling.

1996

Over 2,000 guitar players, including Chet Atkins and Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, set a new world record for the largest jam session ever when they played “Heartbreak Hotel” for 75 straight minutes at Nashville’s Riverfront Park.

The previous record was set in Vancouver, Canada on May 7th, 1994, when Randy Bachman led 1,322 mostly-amateur guitarists in a performance that lasted 68 minutes.

1999

Paul McCartney displayed 73 paintings at the Kunstforum Lyz gallery in the German town of Siegen. McCartney had been painting for the past 16 years (since he turned 40).

The Elvis Presley album “Artist of the Century” was released.

Elvis Presley – Artist Of The Century 1999 set question

Elvis Presley CD : Artist Of The Century (3-CD Slipcase) EU – Bear

2009

hundreds of fans gathered at O2 Arena in London to pay their respects to Michael Jackson, bringing candles, flowers and written tributes. It was supposed to be the first night of Jackson’s 50-concert run in London but he died suddenly on June 25 at the age of 50.

The sales for the shows went to ticket resellers rather than fans and many people bought to have a ticket to the last show he gave or the first he did not; in blogger Nina’s recollection of the time.

2013

Glee star Cory Monteith is found dead in a Vancouver hotel room after accidentally ingesting a toxic combination of heroin and alcohol. The 31-year-old Canadian actor played Finn Hudson on the popular FOX musical series.

2020

Billboard magazine said its music charts will no longer count albums or singles sold in bundles with concert tickets, T-shirts or other memorabilia, a move designed to make the rankings better reflect fans’ listening habits and less prone to manipulation by record companies.

With the soaring popularity of branded merchandise and—until the pandemic—a booming live-music business, artists in recent years have increasingly offered CDs and digital downloads packaged with memorabilia or concert tickets. Such bundled sales are widely…

https://www.wsj.com/articles/billboard-charts-to-stop-tallying-music-sold-with-t-shirts-tickets-11594679434

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Benjamin Keough, grandson of Elvis Presley, dies at 27 | CTV …

http://www.ctvnews.ca › entertainment › benjamin-keough-gran…16 hours ago – Elvis Presley’s grandson Benjamin Keough has died, a representative for Keough’s mother, Lisa Marie Presley, said. He was 27.

https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/celebrity/benjamin-keough-son-lisa-marie-presley-grandson-elvis-presley-dead-n1233616

Benjamin Keough, son of Lisa Marie Presley and grandson of Elvis Presley, dead at 27Benjamin Keough, the son of Lisa Marie Presley and grandson of Elvis Presley, died Sunday in Southern California, authorities said. He was 27.

http://www.nbcnews.com

Naya Rivera Dead: ‘Glee’ Star, 33, Found After Boating Accident – Hollywood LifeIncredibly sad news for ‘Glee’ fans has been confirmed. Naya Rivera is dead after a boating accident in CA.

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nina tryggvason16 hours ago

good choice for a pandemic!2 Replies

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Jennifer Hennan15 hours ago

I wasn’t thinking about that. Sorry it’s not really funny…

nina tryggvasona few seconds ago

you have to find it a little funny, otherwise it will be harder to cope through it.

still still makes me laugh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KPbJ0-DxTcCoronavirus RhapsodyPLEASE SUBSCRIBE IF YOU LIKE IT – MORE TO COME! Now available on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/album/5FfDlVH9agYsGsyVzxfR2p)
The vocal video mix of the intro is here – https://youtu.be/RWHxBW0qNM8
(Also check out the follow-up video for Essential Workers “YOU are the Champions” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dz7UBs8oYSY, Smells Like Disinfectant for those who like their parodies LOUD – https://youtu.be/At1vYVSn2bI, and my first cartoon – a parody of Disney’s Frozen 2 theme song “Into The Unknown” – https://youtu.be/jE4CPPIGLtM)

Lyrics by Dana Jay Bein
Vocals by Adrian Grimes (https://www.facebook.com/Adrian.Grimes0) (@AdrianG62109270)
Music by Queen (obviously)
Some humor to see us through the COVID-19 crisis.
SOCIAL DISTANCING – LET’S FLATTEN THE CURVE!

Also check out the follow-up video for Essential Workers “YOU are the Champions” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dz7UBs8oYSY

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Jennifer Hennan14 hours ago

Lol that’s funny!1 Reply

nina tryggvasona minute ago

yeah. it is just on point. someone else in this group shared it a couple months ago.

From Co-opt to Cancel Culture

Give us this day, July 12, our daily Elvis
https://ourdailyelvis.wordpress.com/2017/07/12/daily-elvis-july-12/

July 12, 1954

Elvis Presley signed a recording contract with Sun Records and a one-year personal management contract with Scotty Moore.

Elvis and Scotty agreed that Scotty would be Elvis’ manager and booking agent and all earnings would be split up in three: 50 percent to Elvis, 25 percent each to Scotty and Bill. The document was signed by Elvis and his parents.

July 12, 1957

Alan Freed‘s show The Big Beat debuts on ABC-TV with guests The Everly Brothers, Frankie Lymon, Buddy Knox and Connie Francis. The show was later canceled by episode 13, in which Frankie Lymon was seen dancing with a White girl, which reportedly offended the management of ABC’s local affiliates in the southern states.

1969
The Ballad of John and Yoko” was banned by many radio stations because they found the line “Christ, you know it ain’t easy” to be offensive.

1979

Chicago disc jockey Steve Dahl held the infamous Disco Demolition between games of a baseball doubleheader at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Dahl burned Disco records brought by fans who received discount admission. Some of those fans decided to start their own fires and a mini-riot ensued, forcing the White Sox to forfeit the second game.

Sexual Predators…

Parents have reasons to want to keep their offspring in at night.

Elvis Presley was not in a position of public trust.

He was a celebrity, an occupation that carries with it, expectations of being a sexual predator by the public, across entertainment and sports.

Don’t: The Date Rape Song

Date and Murder Songs

Elvis Presley: Sexual Predator

But Positions of Public Trust, are an entirely other matter.

General Conversations,Debates,Religion & Politics3 days ago

She later married that student…

male teachers molest student after student

women teachers tend to have a relationship with one

but everyone agrees gays and lesbians, bisexuals and transgender are the problem with education..

seriously fucked

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Universal Computation3 days ago

How does marrying the student, make her act in having sex with her student any better? Are you saying that as long as a teacher marries the student, they should be allowed to have sex with them?9 Replies

nina tryggvason2 days ago

no. I was pointing out the difference between heterosexual male teachers who molest many students year after year and heterosexual women teachers who have affairs with specific students and then how lgbtq2 teachers are treated and deemed worse than the heterosexual majority who are the problem. but you are clearly a heterosexual male who is defensive.

Universal Computation2 days ago

@nina tryggvason How are those personal attacks working out for you in real-life debates? Any ever tell you it’s a logical foul? My point was, and remains, that a female teacher who molests a child has behaved immorally whether she marries the student later on. I think that is a point you even agreed with. And when you claim that “everyone agrees” that gays and lesbians, etc., are the problem, who is “everyone”? I have never made any such claim in my life, and haven’t heard anyone make such a claim. Perhaps you are exaggerating?Show More

nina tryggvason2 days ago

how is ignoring what is posted and monologing working for you?

Universal Computationa day ago

@nina tryggvason I didn’t ignore what you posted. I commented on what you posted. The fact you can’t defend your position is comical.

nina tryggvasona day ago

i do not have to defend positions you assigned to me. you missed the point of my post and contributed nothing but proving no difference between average men and trolls.

Universal Computationa day ago

@nina tryggvason You falsely claimed that I commented on something other than what you wrote. That’s absolutely false. You did write that a woman teacher married her student after having sex with him. So, it was fair fame for me to ask if you thought her conduct was morally justified in some way by her getting married. Your response was to engage in a personal insult. It’s not my fault how you have been conducting yourself. If you don’t like people challenging your claims, then feel free to live in an echo chamber.Show More

nina tryggvason12 hours ago

you stopped reading at the first line and completely missed my point. You need to not be such a average male which is no different than an internet troll. You reactive ans self serving view is of zero interest and no relevance to my actual post. which is not about a woman who married a student. it’s beyond your mental grasp about the entire teaching profession and the problem of parents.

Universal Computation10 hours ago

@nina tryggvason There you go again with yet another unfounded assumption. I did not stop reading after the first line. I did, however, raise a question about the first line you wrote. And I believe you conceded the point I made.

nina tryggvasona few seconds ago

no. you never got to my point and you monologue. way to prove no difference between average men and trolls. you zero sum and that makes you the zero.

the heterosexual problem: twofold, unable to consider how they behave, and how others experience them.

Age of consent varies across time and geography

but too many places in 2020, there is no consent deemed required

including nations where women supposedly have rights

including nations were LGBTQ2 have been granted legal rights

this is not to excuse an older person talking advantage of a younger even adult, and certainly not underaged teens and especially not children.

or a younger adult taking advantage of an older person

where personal power and wealth distort any equality or consent

and no one should abuse a position of trust, as well as vulnerable people under their responsibility.

Hey Hey, We’re The Boy Bands

Give us this day, July 6, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953 – Humes High School

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

July 6, 1954

Sam Phillips gave Memphis DJ Dewey Phillips an acetate of Elvis Presley’s “That’s All Right (Mama)” to play on his radio show.

Sessions: July 5-6, 1954 – Master & Session

Elvis Presley : From the book, A Boy From Tupelo : July 6, 1954

July 6, 1955

“Baby Let’s Play House” became Elvis Presley’s first national hit song, when it made #5 on the Billboard Country Singles chart in July 1955. The first three Elvis singles only had regional chart success in the markets where he played concerts or within radio broadcast.

The Beatles would write Run for Your Life based on the line from the Elvis version of this song – “I’d rather see you dead little girl than to be with another man”

1956

Elvis Presley | July 5, 1956 | St. Joseph’s Hospital Memphis Tennessee

July 6, 1957

John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time at The Woolton Church Parish Fete where The Quarry Men were appearing. As The Quarry Men were setting up for their evening performance, McCartney eager to impress Lennon picked up a guitar and played ‘Twenty Flight Rock’ (Eddie Cochran) and ‘Be-Bop-A-Lula’ (Gene Vincent). Lennon was impressed, and even more so when McCartney showed Lennon and Eric Griffiths how to tune their guitars, something they’d been paying someone else to do for them.

The Military Service Disruption

July 6, 1958

Elvis received a speeding ticket in Forth Worth.

Military service at Fort Hood in Texas., for Advanced Tank Training as part of the Second Armored Division. He was stationed there for six months.

The Presleys live in  a rented house off base with his parents, his grandmother Minnie, cousins Gene and Junior Smith, and friend Lamar Fike.

July 6, 1959

Military Service in Germany

Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

1963
James Brown went to No.2 on the US album chart with ‘Live At The Apollo’. Recorded on the night of October 24, 1962 at Brown’s own expense, it spent 66 weeks on the Billboard Albums chart. In 2003, the album was ranked No.24 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

July 6, 1964

The Beatles film ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ premiered at The Pavilion in London. Filmed during the height of Beatlemania, and written by Alun Owen, the film was made in the style of a mockumentary, describing a couple of days in the lives of the group.

1967

Pink Floyd made their first appearance on BBC TV music show Top Of The Pops to promote their new single ‘See Emily Play’. A badly damaged home video recording recovered by the British Film Institute of this show was given a public screening in London on 9th January 2010 at an event called “Missing Believed Wiped” devoted to recovered TV shows. It was the first time any footage was seen of the performance since its original broadcast.

July 6, 1968

The Rolling Stones scored their fifth US No.1 single when ‘Jumpin Jack Flash’ hit the top of the charts  Keith Richards has stated that he and Jagger wrote the lyrics while staying at Richards’ country house, where they were awoken one morning by the sound of gardener Jack Dyer walking past the window. When Jagger asked what the noise was, Richards responded: “Oh, that’s Jack – that’s jumpin’ Jack.”

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

July 6, 1971

American jazz trumpeter, singer and bandleader, Louis Armstrong died. Had many hits including the 1964 US No.1 ‘Hello Dolly!’, 1968 UK No.1 ‘What A Wonderful World’ plus ‘When The Saints Go Marching In’, ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’, and ‘We Have All the Time in the World.’ He made frequent use of laxatives as a means of controlling his weight, resulting in Armstrong appearing in humorous, advertisements for laxative product Swiss Kriss; the ads bore a picture of him sitting on a toilet, as viewed through a keyhole, with the slogan “Satch says, ‘Leave it all behind ya!” He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 1990.

Deep South: Louis Armstrong and all that jazz

Elvis went to the RCA studio on Sunset to rehearse for his upcoming show.

1972

July 6, 1972

David Bowie appeared on the UK music show Top Of The Pops playing his new single ‘Starman’, his first hit since 1969’s ‘Space Oddity’ three years before. The single peaked at No.10 and stayed on the charts for 11 weeks.

1973

July 6, 1973

In the UK, Queen release their self-titled debut album, along with their first single, “Keep Yourself Alive.” The album is released in America on September 4.

July 6, 1974

Rock The Boat” by The Hues Corporation becomes the first disco song to top the Hot 100.

July 6, 1976

Elvis presented J.D. Sumner with a check for $25,000 to purchase a new touring bus for the Stamps.

July 6, 1977

Performing at Olympic Stadium in Montreal on the final stop of Pink Floyd‘s first stadium tour, Roger Waters spits on an unruly fan and excoriates the crowd for setting off fireworks. The experience inspires their next album, The Wall.

Elvis Presley’s last lifetime single single “Way Down” was released. It initially peaked at No. 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart dated August 6, 1977 and had fallen to No. 53 on the chart for the week ending August 27, 1977. Thereafter, it reversed direction and reached an even higher peak at No. 18 on 24 September – 1 October 1977. “Way Down” reached No. 1 on the American Country chart the week he died.[1] Overseas, the song hit the UK Singles Chart a few weeks later

1988

MTV refuses to play Neil Young‘s video for “This Note’s For You,” citing a policy against videos that mention products. The video is a parody of various ad campaigns, with lyrics mentioning Coke, Pepsi, Miller and Bud.

1991

Grunge music takes baby steps into the mainstream as the Alice in Chains album Facelift peaks at #42 in the US, and “Man In The Box” goes to #18 on the Mainstream Rock chart.

1994

The light-hearted drama tht advanced CGI, Forrest Gump hits theaters. Aside from becoming the top-grossing film of the year in North America and winning multiple Academy Awards, the movie spawns a hit soundtrack with songs from Elvis Presley, Three Dog Night, The Doors, The Byrds, The Mamas & the Papas, Buffalo Springfield, and more.

1998

Roy Rogers, star of many Western films in which he sang, dies of heart failure at 86. The other singing cowboy of his era, Gene Autry, dies a few months later.

2001

A pair of Sir Elton John’s sandals was set to become the most expensive shoes in history when they went under the hammer for charity. Offers over £20,000 were invited for the Salvatore Ferragamo sandals to raise funds for Elton’s Aid Trust.

2003
Beyonce featuring Jay-Z started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Crazy In Love.’ The track features a sample from The Chi-Lites’ 1970 ‘Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)’. Also 8 weeks at No.1 on the US chart.

The Dixie Chicks performed a concert at Dallas’ American Airlines Center despite an anonymous threat that group member Natalie Maines would be shot on stage, (after the controversy regading her comments about President George W. Bush, and the Iraq war). Maines had a police escort to and from the show and then directly to the airport.

2004

On the 40th anniversary of the world premiere of The Beatles film ‘A Hard Day’s Night’, a private reunion of the cast and crew was hosted in London by DVD producer Martin Lewis. The screening was attended by Paul McCartney actors Victor Spinetti (the television director), John Junkin (the band’s road manager), David Janson (the small boy met by Ringo on his “walkabout”) and many of the crew members.

Pamela Clarke Keogh’s book “Elvis Presley: The Man. The Life. The Legend.” was released.

2011

Nielsen SoundScan’s sales figures for the first six months of the year showed a 1% improvement over the same period in 2010. More CDs were sold than downloads, but digital sales were up by 19% compared to the same time last year.

2015

Television and film producer Jerry Weintraub, former Chairman/CEO of United Artists, (The Brink, Frank Sinatra: The Main Event, Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve, Ocean’s Thirteen, The Karate Kid, Diner, Nashville, Oh! God)/artist manager/concert promoter (Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, John Denver)  died after a bowel rupture triggered two heart attacks at age 77.

Interview with Jerry Weintraub: Elvis’ Concert Promoter | Elvis Articles

Elvis and Jerry Weintraub | ElvisBlog

Jerry Weintraub – Wikipedia

Jerry Weintraub on How Elvis Helped His Business – Newsweek

The One Movie Jerry Weintraub Couldn’t Get Made: On Him, Elvis

Jerry Weintraub: How I Snookered Elvis Presley, Saved Sinatra

2016

Drake equalled Michael Jackson’s 1983 US chart record after he had the No.1 album and song in the American charts for seven consecutive weeks. ‘Views’ and ‘One Dance’ remained unbeaten on the Billboard charts respectively. In the UK ‘One Dance’ scored its twelfth week atop the UK charts, overtaking the Rihanna song ‘Umbrella’ which was the millennium’s previous longest-running No.1.

2017

Jay-Z’s digital-only album 4:44 went platinum within five days – despite limits on who could access it. The music was only available on Tidal, the star’s own streaming service, and to customers of US mobile firm Sprint. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) platinum certification, which requires more than one million sales, is rare for digital-only albums. The RIAA only started counting digital streams last year, with 1,500 plays considered equal to one album sale.

2018

According to Nielsen Music, vinyl album sales grew 19.2 percent in the U.S in the first half of 2018 compared with the first six months of 2017. From Dec. 29, 2017, through June 28, 2018, there were 7.6 million vinyl albums sold; up from 6.4 million in the comparable frame a year ago.

2019

https://www.tmz.com/2019/07/06/loanne-parker-elvis-presley-biopic-manager-tom-hanks/Tom Hanks’ a Great Fit to Play Elvis’ Manager, Says His Widow Loanne ParkerTom Hanks doesn’t play the bad guy in movies, and the wife of Elvis Presley’s late manager hopes it stays that way.

http://www.tmz.com

2020

Story image for elvis presley from Inside NoVA

Tom Hanks eager to resume filming Elvis Presley biopic in …

Inside NoVA–9 hours agoTom Hanks is hoping he’ll be allowed to jet out to Australia to resume filming the upcoming Elvis Presley biopic later this year. The 63-year-old …Tom Hanks to resume filming on Elvis Presley biopic in October
Film News–9 hours agoTom Hanks Hopes to Get Back Filming Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis …
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How Misheard Beatles Lyrics Inspired One of the Monkees’ Hits

Showbiz Cheat Sheet–2 hours agoInterestingly, “Last Train to Clarksville’ exists because of a misheard Beatles lyric. The Beatles | Mark and Colleen Hayward/Redferns. How …from the article:Stereogum reports Hart misheard the lyrics and thought the Beatles were singing the words “take the last train.” After that, he realized the lyrics to “Paperback Writer” had nothing to do with a train and consequently decided to write a song around the phrase “take the last train.” “Take the last train” is certainly an intriguing phrase. It evokes a sense of urgency.The lyrics of the song also took inspiration from the Beatles in another way. At the time “Last Train to Clarksville” was released, one of the Beatles’ most famous hooks was “yeah, yeah, yeah” in the chorus of “She Loves You.” Inspired by this, “Last Train to Clarksville” uses “no, no, no” as a hook.Micky Dolenz told Rolling Stone “It’s about a guy going off to war. Frankly, it’s an anti-war song. It’s about a guy going to Clarksville, Tennessee, which is an army base if I’m not mistaken. He’s obviously been drafted and he says to his girlfriend, ‘I don’t know if I’m ever coming home.’ Considering that it was a Monkees song and the first one, I was always surprised that the record company even released it unless it just went right over their head.”Blogger Nina Notes – for a band that started as actors on a tv show, the supposed to be bubble gum marketed to the pre-teens on the dawn of tweenages as a marketing group.

Canada Day: Our Daily Elvis

Dear Canada Post: Elvis Stamp

Posted on September 15, 2016by dykewriter

Elvis Presley played concerts in three Canada Cities across three provinces. People will buy that stampertunity bonanza. It’s the kind of cash grab that is more palatable than lotteries. Elvisworld: Red Robinson Stamps for each concert, with Provincial themes, booklet … Continue reading →

ElvisWorld: Elvis Played Canada Three Times, eh

Posted on October 18, 2015by dykewriter

A fan shot this silent footage of the Toronto show. There is more out there, but it’s yet to surface the way that fan shot film of Elvis Presley in the USA deep south. Toronto is the last concert Elvis … Continue reading →

When Elvis Shook Up Canada, eh

Posted on August 31, 2015by dykewriter

 I talked to a telemarketer in Georgia who called me to do a music survey I told her that Canada was a county that was kinda like the 50s, but without the racist humour – that that was deemed offensive … Continue reading →

ElvisWorld: Canada Fever

Posted on August 10, 2015by dykewriter

Bryan Adams is Vancouver BC’s original grunge rocker before Seattle 1990s, while kd lang and Gowan combined music and performance art – her as part of the New Traditionalist Flashback to Bluegrass Twang in the later 80s and early 90s … Continue reading →

Was Christmas Elvis too X for Canada?

Posted on December 16, 2013by dykewriter

Santa Claus is Back in Town was deemed too sexual as a song and especially as a Christmas song. so the fanlore and the marketing has said…   What was interested to learn when I got the Complete Masters was … Continue reading →

Canada’s Elvis

Posted on January 12, 2014by dykewriter

Corey Hart or Bryan Adams ? neither. it’s KD LANG Here is is way back doing an Elvis cover tune!

Canada’s Elvis – kd lang

Posted on March 4, 2013by dykewriter

      kd covers an Elvis tune – the second song in this video       Calgary Olympics   Vancouver Olympics     here’s a flashback treat – kd in front of a US audience – knocking out … Continue reading →

Stomping Tom Conners stage act was to stomp on a board he had on the stage by his microphone. he was known for his political commentary and was a Canadian icon.

kd lang is a trailblazing performer who was cowpunk in the new traditionalist 1990s wave, turned pop crooner, to a recent jazz trio tour.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5ExF4nQ7T4Stompin’ Tom Connors, 1990, “Lady K D Lang” & “CA-NA-DA (Cross Canada)”Stompin’ Tom Connors, 1990, “Lady K D Lang” & “CA-NA-DA (Cross Canada)”www.youtube.com

when kd lang was more controversial for being a vegetarian than a lesbian

and given the duet with Rosanne Cash as the second song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q1I1iQHMaEkd lang at Fisk Univeristy 2the finale is all the performers backing up Bill Monroe doing Blue Moon of kentucky and I Saw the lightwww.youtube.com

#BlackLivesMatter1969

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPXL3iEVnCMGordon Lightfoot – Black Day in JulyVisuals to accompany a thought provoking song written and performed by the legendary Gordon Lightfoot. Released in 1968. (D)www.youtube.com

Snowbirds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_60oLczFjEAnne Murray – Snowbirdwww.youtube.com

Anne Murray – I saw her on her farwell tour back in the 1990s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQSmyIaB4BkStronger Together: Anne Murray pays tribute to Nova Scotia shooting victimsCanadian music icon and Nova Scotia native Anne Murray paid tribute to the victims of the tragic shooting in the province. Murray also paid tribute to the healthcare and frontline workers who are keeping everyone safe during the pandemic.

Murray said we’re all being put to the test these days but we will come through together. Plus, Murray introduces Voices Rock Canada, a choir made up of women physicians performing “Rise Again.”

For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/6870428/stronger-together-highlights-coronavirus-canada-tv-special/

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Elvis and Canada, eh

Give us this day, July 1, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953 – Humes High School

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

July 1, 1955

Elvis performed at the Plaquemine Casino Club, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

July 1, 1956

Elvis in rehearsal photos doing the lines and then dress rehearsal. He spoke softer on the never wore a tux before, as part of the joke on him – he had in fact wore a tux to the Grand Ole Opry to hang out back stage previously.

Elvis performed at the Steve Allen Show, The Hudson Theatre, New York City at 8.00 p.m.

he did his songs in a tux standing still as he could and then did a skit making fun of the south and westerns, hiding his face with the cowboy hat

his fans defending him even more from his being so picked upon by the adults

On July 3rd, the Times would report the actual ratings:

N.B.C.-TV’s Steve Allen toppled C.B.S.-TV’s Ed Sullivan in the hotly contested 8 to 9 P. M. time period last Sunday. Mr. Allen, who featured Elvis Presley, singer, scored a Trendex rating of 20.2 as against Mr. Sullivan’s 14.8. The former attracted 55.3 per cent of the viewing audience and the latter drew 39.7 per cent. It was N.B.C.’s best showing since May 30, 1954. During the 1955-1956 season, N.B.C. surpassed Mr. Sullivan only three times.

Elvis Presley : Hudson Theater in New York City for the Steve Allen

The show managed to beat out Sullivan’s in spite of the number of high profile guests that appeared that night which included John Huston, Jose Ferrer, Orson Welles, Lauren Bacall, Edward G. Robinson, Vincent Price, Burl Ives and even Gregory Peck reenacting scenes from his upcoming film “Moby Dick.”

from the photos RCA had done in black and white because they thought Elvis was a fad that was not worth colour photography

Col Parker used images for the Elvis Bubble Gum cards, which basically told the Elvis story.

The King earned $5,000 for the performance and headed for the studio the next day to record the song for a single release. US TV critic John Crosby panned Elvis’ performance, calling him an ‘unspeakable, untalented and vulgar young entertainer.’

Following the Steve Allen show – Elvis returned to the Warwick Hotel where he appeared on the only national talk show interview of his life – Hy Gardner Calling.

the astonishment over the driving the caddie in blue jeans, when Elvis himself did not wear them and was quite the clothes horse and fashion icon. he teased and toyed with Hy Gardner and through televisions, the fans who did not see him live. saw him bigger than life on their tv screens, and his voice on radio and bigger than life on the movie screens. and everywhere, on most all counters, something with his name or image on it.

Steve Allen would maintain that Elvis was in on the joke being made of him, and Elvis never got over it – even referring to it in 1969 Vegas concert return. That North vs South divide of America.

July 1, 1956 – Elvis Presley Music

When a Basset Hound humiliated Elvis Presley on live TV – Mashable

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

July 1, 1957

The headlines of Billboard magazine say, “Good music may be making a comeback on the bestseller charts…but rock & roll discs continue to dominate the pop market.”

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

July 1, 1958

Military service at Fort Hood in Texas., for Advanced Tank Training as part of the Second Armored Division. He was stationed there for six months.

July 1, 1959
Military Service in Germany /  Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

uly 1, 1961

The Elvis Presley single “I Feel So Bad’s” reached #26 in the U.S. and would peak at No.5 on the US Billboard Hot 100  and No.15 on Billboard’s Top 20 R&B Singles chart. In the UK, it was released on a double A-side single in the UK (c/w “Wild in the Country“), reached No.4 on the UK singles chart, also in 1961.

Red West and Pat Boyd’s wedding day.

Anita Wood and Elvis arriving late to Red West’ wedding, and not that hard to imagine what they were fighting about.

Red West married Pat Boyd; who worked in the Graceland Office Secretary Pool.

Romance: Anita Wood

Elvis Presley | Red West’s Wedding to Elvis’ Secretary Pat Boyd

July 1, 1962

Gene Vincent was the featured act at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, along with an up and coming local group called The Beatles.

After checking out of the Sahara Elvis and Priscilla returned to Los Angeles, where Priscilla took a flight back to Germany, while Elvis drove home to Memphis.

Romances: Priscilla

July 1, 1963

The Beatles recorded their next single ‘She Loves You’ / ‘I’ll Get You’, at EMI Studios, London, completing the two songs in less than four hours. Released in August this year, ‘She Loves You’ went on to become The Beatles’ first million-selling single.

July 1, 1964

Girl Happy

July 1, 1966

Double Trouble Pre-production rehearsal week

July 1, 1967The Beatles started a 15 week run at No.1 on the US album chart with Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the group’s 10th US No.1 album. Recorded over a 129-day period beginning in December 1966, the album widely regarded as one of the greatest of all time, includes songs such as ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’ and ‘A Day in the Life’.

 Beatles first hit #1 on the Album chart with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.  After debuting at #8 , the Beatles closed the deal to #1.

With Speedway in production, Elvis and Vernon traveled to Las Vegas to see Ann-Margret’s show.

Romances: Ann-Margaret

July 1, 1968

Elvis spent a week resting in Palm Springs.

July 1, 1969

John Lennon and Yoko Ono were involved in a serious car crash in the Highlands of Scotland that required John to have 17 stitches. Lennon later had the car crushed into a cube and exhibited it on his lawn at Tittenhurst Park.

Sam Phillips sells the legendary Sun Records Studio in Memphis to Shelby Singleton. Sun, more than other record company, was responsible for the emergence of White Rock ‘n’ Roll in the mid-1950’s.Shelby Singleton faked a Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis duet LP with Jimmy Ellis, who would perform as Orion on the Sun Records Label.

Shelby Singleton would fake a Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis duet LP with Jimmy Ellis, who would perform as Orion on the Sun Records Label.

and be part of the Elvis aliver problem for decades, and borrowing from the Gail Georgio Brewer book for the Orion character

Signing autographs at Graceland sometime between June 22nd and July 4th 1969

July 1, 1970

US disc jockey Casey Kasem broadcasts his first American Top 40 radio show, where he counts down the hits from the Billboard Hot 100. Replays of those shows are still in syndication.

July 1, 1971

With longtime Tupelo friend Janelle McComb at Graceland on July 1, 1971, December 1971 and December 1972

July 1, 1972

Elvis Presley’s “An American Trilogy” hit #8 in the U.K.  The original Mickey Newbury version reached No. 26 in 1972, and No. 9 on Billboard’s Easy Listening chart. Elvis Presley’s version reached No. 66, and peaked at No. 31 on the Easy Listening chart. It is a medley of three 19th century songs:

July 1, 1973

Enroute to his evening show at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville on July 1, 1973

Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee at 3.00 and 8.30 p.m.

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July 1, 1974

Eric Clapton’s “I Shot The Sheriff” was released.

Backstage in Omaha on July 1, 1974

Elvis performed at the Auditorium Arena, Omaha.

Elvis Wows Omaha By Kathy Moore Lincoln Nebraska Journal 

This concert would be officially released on the Follow That Dream Collector label as a cd with a book about Elvis stagewear.

Review : Fashion For A King & July 1, 1974 : Omaha … – Elvis Australia

July 1, 1975

Connie Francis received a $2.5 million judgement against Howard Johnson’s Lodges, as she was raped at a Howard Johnson’s in New York two years earlier.  Francis spent the entire $2.5 million on victim’s rights groups.

July 1, 1976

Paul McCartney purchased Buddy Holly’s entire publishing catalog from Norman Petty.

Departing the Lisa Marie with Linda Thompson in Shreveport

Elvis is reading The Omen, a popular horror novel from the 1970s.

Elvis performed at the Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport, Louisiana.

july 1, 1977

Elvis at Graceland, and mostly upstairs at Graceland – for the balance of the month, and until august 16.

2003

The boxed set “Elvis – Close Up” was released. The set included 89 previously unreleased tracks.

Review – Close Up 4 CD Box Set :  Elvis Australia

2004

The Elvis Presley album “Polk Salad Annie, Las Vegas – 1970” was released.

Polk Salad Annie - Las Vegas, Feb.1970

The July 4th issue of TV Guide hit newsstands. Four commemorative covers were released on the same day. Each cover included a mini-CD that featured a never-before-released live version of “That’s All Right.” Each CD was also enhanced with CD-rom content, including Elvis trivia, downloadable Elvis screensavers, and an actual audio recording of an interview TV Guide conducted with Elvis in 1956.

2005

Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE) announced that it had signed with eFashion Solutions, LLC, to manage the global web-retailing for licensed and trademarked Elvis products.

2008

Rolf Harris (“Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport”) was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Hall of Fame.  Not so fast.  In 2014, his place in the ARIA Hall of Fame was taken when he was found guilty of 12 counts of indecent assault against four girls.

Beatles interview from April 30, 1964, in which John Lennon and Paul McCartney discussed how they met and the way they composed songs together, was broadcast by the BBC after it was discovered in a film can in a damp garage in south London.

Gypsy Roma Traveller

Elvis: in the ghetto, but not a Gypsy | Education | spiked

Gypsies and Travellers – The Truth – Canterbury City Council

2009

Sir Cliff Richard was ordered to demolish a £30,000 conservatory at his home in Surrey after the local council ruled that the conservatory should never have been built. The planning committee said the building contravened policy on green belt areas because it added more than 30% extra floor space.

The Elvis Effect: The week after Michael Jackson’s death, he dominated the Top Ten of Billboard’s album chart. Leading the pack was “Number Ones”, followed by “The Essential Michael Jackson” at #2, “Thriller” was #3 and “Off The Wall” was #4. The Jackson 5’s “Ultimate Collection” held the #5 spot, “Bad” was #6, “Dangerous” was #7, “Greatest Hits – HIStory – Vol. 1” came in at #8 and Michael’s “Ultimate Collection” occupied the #9 position. Collectively, Jackson’s solo albums sold 415,000 copies for the week, 58% of which were digital downloads. The week before his death, his titles sold a combined 10,000 units.

2012

Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees revealed on his Twitter page that he planned to continue performing as a solo artist, singing his group’s hits as a tribute to his late brothers, Maurice and Robin.

2015

Bruce Springsteen made a surprise appearance at Brian Wilson’s show in Holmdel, New Jersey where he joined the Beach Boys legend on “Barbara Ann” and “Surfin’ USA”.

Graceland Too: The Legacy of Elvis’ Number One Fan

2017

Ed Sheeran returned to No.1 for the forth time with his third studio album ÷ (pronounced ‘divide’). The album also topped the charts in 14 other countries and won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.

2018

Lana Del Rey Shares Revived ‘Elvis‘ Demo for New ‘King …

Watch: The world’s biggest Elvis Presley impersonator 

2020

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from my previous blogs

When Elvis Shook Up Canada, eh

Elvis the first and last entertainer the whole world agreed on

Elvis and multiculturalism

Elvis’ closest call to a political statement – a Canada interview

Challenges of being an Elvis fan

Col Parker was born later

Give us this day, June 26, our daily Elvis

1870

At the National Theatre in Munich, Wagner’s opera Die Walküre is performed for the first time, introducing the famous piece “The Ride Of The Valkyries.”

1909

Andreas Cornelis van Kuijkwas born in Holland, in America, he became Col Tom Parker and Elvis Presley’s manager. Before working in the music business Parker was an elected dog catcher in Florida where he invented pet cemeteries, he often claimed to have worked in the carnival circuit, and had previously managed country singer Eddy Arnold. Parker was eventually sued by the Elvis Estate, which established Parker’s fees were out of industry standards and he revealed he was not an American, thinking it would protect him from court action. He died on January 21st 1997 age 87 after he had a stroke.

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1938
Vernon Presley in prison  ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953 – Humes High School

1943

Thanks to Dooley Wilson’s rendition as piano-playing Sam in Casablanca, Rudy Vallee‘s 12-year-old version of “As Time Goes By” lands at #1 on the charts, where it stays for four weeks.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

June 26, 1954

Sam Phillips asked Marion Keisker to call Presley to try out the song Without You, but he failed to come up with a successful version of the song. . An enthusiastic Elvis rushed right over. “I was there by the time she hung up the phone,” he later joked.

Elvis Presley: How Sun Records boss Sam Phillips discovered a star

First recordings – Elvis Presley – the story – Fred’s Corner

Sun Records: Marion Keisker

June 26, 1955

Decca Records announces that Bill Haley And His Comets have sold more than 3 million units in thirteen months. Both “Rock Around The Clock” and “Shake Rattle and Roll” sold a million copies, while “Dim, Dim the Lights” and “Mambo Rock” sold about 500,000.

Elvis performed at the Slavonian Lodge , Biloxi, Mississippi, where he, Scotty and Bill opened the new club with air-condition to a sellout crowd.

Elvis Presley (with Scotty Moore and Bill Black) played the first of three nights at the Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. The local paper ran a preview which read; ‘A good looking youngster who has become a juke-box favorite with his That’s Alright, Mama, and Blue Moon of Kentucky. Presley is expected to repeat some of his hit tunes at the Airmen’s Club show in addition to mixing up a few country tunes with some “bop” and novelty numbers.’

Elvis Presley saw June in the audience.

Romance: June Juanico

June 26, 1956

In an article in LOOK magazine entitled, The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Controversy, Swing Band leader Benny Goodman makes this comment about Rock ‘n’ Roll; “I guess it’s okay, man. At least it has a beat.”

Elvis performed at the Charlotte Coliseum, North Carolina with opening acts: Flaim Sextet, Phil Maraquin, Frank Connors, George & Betty Johnstone, Doris & Lou Storm, The Jordanaires

June 26, 1957

A very impatient Elvis got off the train in Lafayette, rented a car and drove the rest of the way to Memphis. This would be his first night in his new home: Graceland.

The Military Service Disruption

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 26, 1960

G.I. Blues

June 26, 1961

Gary U.S. Bonds started a two-week run at No.1 on the US charts with ‘Quarter To Three’, a No.7 hit in the UK. Before Bonds recorded this, it was an instrumental by The Church Street Five called ‘A Night With Daddy G.’ Bond’s manager added lyrics to it and had him record it. This is often covered by Bruce Springsteen who is a big fan. In 1981, Springsteen produced a successful comeback album for Bonds.

The Spinners debuted on the chart with their first single, “That’s What Girls Are Made For”. They would more success in the ’70s and ’80s

The Marcels performed on the television show American Bandstand with their #1 smash “Blue Moon”.

At RCA Studio B in Nashville, Roy Orbison recorded “Crying.” Five of the musicians who played on the Elvis session on the same day and in the same studio also played on the Roy Orbison session.

Elvis Presley recorded “Little Sister” June 25 & 26, 1961 | Born To Listen

Little Sister – Elvis Presley Recording Sessions

June 26, 1963

John Lennon and Paul McCartney compose “She Loves You” in a hotel room in Newcastle, England, while on tour there.

June 26, 1964

The Beatles released the album, “A Hard Day’s Night” in North America.

During a world tour, The Beatles played two shows at Town Hall, Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand. The flight from Auckland to Dunedin was tense due the receipt of an anonymous threat that a “germ bomb” had been placed on board the aircraft.

Girl Happy set – Parker’s birthday

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June 26, 1965

The Byrds went to No.1 on the US singles chart with their version of Bob Dylan’s ‘Mr Tambourine Man’. Interestingly, the only member of the group to actually play on the record was Jim McGuinn on vocals and 12 string guitar. Studio musicians Leon Russell, Glen Campbell, Larry Knechtel and Hal Blaine recorded the other instruments, while The Byrds’ David Crosby and Gene Clark sang background vocals.

The Four Tops held on to #1 for the fourth week on the R&B chart with “I Can’t Help Myself”.

“Mr. Tambourine Man” by the Byrds reached #1 in a super Top 10. The Four Tops fell to 2 after three weeks at #1 with “I Can’t Help Myself”, Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs remained at #3 (“Wooly Bully”) with the Rolling Stones climbing from 26 to 4 with “Satisfaction”. The rest of the Top 10: Herman’s Hermits at #5 with “Wonderful World”, Elvis had song #6–“Crying In The Chapel”, the Yardbirds moved up two with “For Your Love”, Patti Page had #8 with “Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte”, the Beach Boys’ former #1 “Help Me Rhonda” was at #9 and Johnny Rivers moved from 15-10 with “Seventh Son”.

Frankie and Johnny post-production

With Col. Parker and his wife Marie on June 26, 1965

Elvis gave the Colonel an electric golf cart for his birthday.

June 26, 1966

The Beatles returned to Hamburg, Germany for two concerts at Ernst Merck Halle, with a press conference in between. Hamburg was the city whose clubs gave the group their start in the early 1960’s.

During a North American tour, The Rolling Stones played two shows, a matinee show at The Coliseum in Washington DC and an evening show at The Baltimore Civic Centre in Maryland. The McCoys and The Standells were the support acts.

Elvis flew back to Los Angeles with Red West, Jerry Schilling, Marty Lacker and Charlie Hodge, because his bus needed a new engine. The others had left a few days earlier, driving Elvis’ new black Cadillac Eldorado convertible and several other cars plus a trailer full of motorcycles.

June 26, 1967

Speedway Production

Elvis in his car – fan shot candids

June 26, 1968

There was a rehearsal of the entire Burbank show between 10.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m.

On the set Elvis sung a birthday song for the Colonel on the melody of “It Hurts Me”.

On the set Elvis sung a birthday song for the Colonel on the melody of “It Hurts Me”. Blogger Nina Notes significant words about Binder given that he was the first one Elvis could trust with his career.

It Hurts Me
Parody lyrics by the ’68 special’s writer’s Chris Beard and Allan Blye

It hurts me
to see the budget climb up to the sky.
It hurts me
when Finkel gives me trouble.
When I see all my money go
just for one g***damned ol’ tv show,
it hurts me
the way that Finkel spends my dough.

The whole town is talkin’,
they’re callin’ me a fool
for listenin’ to binder’s same old lies.
Finkel calls me, says I’ve got no choice
then hangs up the phone in that damned Rolls Royce.
It hurts me
when my tears start to flow.

They promised me sure
if I would give in
that I would – that I would
never go wrong, but tell me the truth
is it too much to ask
for one lousy, tired ol’
Christmas song…?

Burbank ’68 : Elvis Presley FTD CD – The Official Elvis Presley Shop

Photos : Colonel Tom Parker’s Birthday on the Set of the ’68 Special

June 26, 1969

Joni Mitchell was a guest on The Mama Cass Television Program on ABC-TV.

The Vegas/Tour Decade

June 26, 1971

Carole King reached #1 for the first of five weeks on the Easy Listening chart with “It’s Too Late”.

The first radio station to play Don McLean’s “American Pie,” aired in its 8-minute, 36-second entirety debuts on WNEW-FM radio in New York. McLean would later say, “The song starts off with my memories of the death of Buddy Holly. But it moves on to describe America as I was seeing it and how I was fantasizing it might become, so it’s part reality and part fantasy, but I’m always in the song as a witness or as even the subject sometimes in some of the verses.” The single would rise to #1 in the US, #2 in the UK and reached the Top Ten in fifteen other countries.

Love Letters From Elvis (chart debut June 26, 1971, peak position # 33, 15 weeks on the chart)

June 26, 1972

During sessions at Olympic Studios, London, England, David Bowie recorded ‘John, I’m Only Dancing’, with Mick Ronson on lead guitar and Lou Reed on rhythm guitar. The track which was released and became a hit single in the UK in September of this year was not released in America, being judged too risqué by RCA Records. The original video directed by Mick Rock, featuring androgynous dancers from Lindsay Kemp’s mime troupe, was banned by British music show Top Of The Pops.

June 26, 1973

Mick Jagger is named in a paternity suit by a woman named Marsha Hunt. She claimed that Jagger is the father of her two year old daughter, however, after Jagger takes a blood test, she is proved wrong.

Keith Richards’ troubles continued as police raided his home in London. They found guns, ammunition, Mandrax and Chinese heroin and arrested Richards once again.

Elvis performed at the Civic Center Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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June 26, 1974

Cher divorced Sonny Bono after 10 years of marriage. Four days later, Cher married guitarist Gregg Allman, the couple split 10 days after that, got back together and split again. They did stay married for three years, producing Elijah Blue Allman.

Bad Company released their debut album.

Elvis performed at the Fair and Expo Center’s Freedom Hall, Louisville, Kentucky.

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June 26, 1975

Sonny & Cher‘s divorce becomes final. Blogger Nina Notes: and their varity tv show, funnier.

Bob Dylan released the album The Basement Tapes on Columbia Records.

Veteran R&B arranger / producer Van McCoy earns his first Gold record for the Disco smash, “The Hustle”. It turns out to be the biggest dance craze of the decade and resulted in McCoy being named Top Instrumental Artist of 1975 by Billboard magazine.

June 26, 1976

Peter Frampton‘s “Baby I Love Your Way” is released in the US, where it will reach #12.

With his breakout album Live Bullet climbing the charts, Bob Seger plays his first headlining stadium show, performing to 59,000 at the Pontiac Silverdome.

TV talent show winners from Liverpool The Real Thing were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘You To Me Are Everything’, the group’s only No.1 hit. It was the first single by a Black British band to top the UK charts.

Elvis performed at the Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.

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June 26, 1977

Elvis performed at the Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Getting an award before his last concert June 26, 1977
Going on stage for the very last time in Indianapolis, IN on June 26, 1977
In his limo before and after his last concert June 26, 1977

Before the show, he was presented with a plaque commemorating the 1 billionth record to come out of RCA’s pressing plant. The last song the King ever performed publicly was “Can’t Help Falling In Love”.

Blogger Nina notes the plaque at Graceland in 1987 was for one billion in sales.

Blogger Nina Notes: in 1987 At Graceland, I saw the plaque for a billion records sold. Elvis sales were always underreported and the estate has sued the record company several times for international sales. Between official and bootleg, Elvis Presley would be the best guess for most recorded, photos, audio and film/video than any other person last century.

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Many of the band members became ill after the show and were hospitalised overnight. This would be Elvis’ last ever concert; afterwards, Elvis and Ginger returned to Memphis – Elvis introduces his father

The Last Concert photographs of Elvis Presley (June 26, 1977) – 35 ...

Elvis Presley provoked cheers, jeers at final concert

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Blogger Nina Notes: in 1987 At Graceland, I saw the plaque for a billion records sold. Elvis sales were always underreported and the estate has sued the record company several times for international sales. Between official and bootleg, Elvis Presley would be the best guess for most recorded, photos, audio and film/video than any other person last century.

Elvis Presley provoked cheers, jeers at final concert

June 26, 1977 : 8.30pm Market Square … – Elvis Australia

The King’s Final Bow: Elvis’s Last Concert in Indianapolis

June 26, 1977 : 8.30pm Market … – Elvis Presley Music

The King’s Final Bow: Elvis’s Last Concert in Indianapolis

Elvis Presley provoked cheers, jeers at final concert – IndyStar

The Wake and Aftermath

1979

The Village People become the first disco act to play Madison Square Garden.

Elvis’ father, Vernon Presley, died of a heart attack in Tupelo, Mississippi at the age of 63. Nearly two years earlier, he cried at Elvis’ coffin, “Son, Daddy will be with you soon. Daddy will be with you soon.” Vernon is buried next to his son at Graceland.

1982

Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder held down #1 for a sixth week with “Ebony And Ivory”.

1988

Despite missing 75 days of school her senior year so she could tour, Debbie Gibson graduates from Calhoun High School in Merrick, Long Island, with honors. The previous day, her song “Foolish Beat” went to #1 in America.

1990

Sonic Youth release Goo. With songs like “Kool Thing,” the album is a seminal landmark in alternative rock.

Nelson release their debut album After the Rain, which sells over 2 million copies thanks to the #1 single “(Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection.” Nelson is the duo of Gunnar and Matthew, the twin sons of Rick Nelson.

1992

Elton John and Eric Clapton play the first of three sell-out dates at London’s Wembley Stadium. It is the first public outing for John since undergoing painful hair transplants.

1993

Janet Jackson monopolized the Singles chart as “That’s The Way Love Goes’ remained at #1 for the seventh week in a row.

1996

Van Halen announces that Sammy Hagar had left the band and would be replaced by their former front-man, David Lee Roth. Hagar calls the band’s decision a devastating, backstabbing disappointment.

1998

At 10 a.m. PDT, Marcy Playground debuted the video for “Saint Joe On The Schoolbus,” on the Internet.

1999

Pearl Jam score their biggest Hot 100 hit when “Last Kiss,” a cover of a song from the ’60s, reaches #2, held off the top spot by Jennifer Lopez’ first single, “If You Had My Love.”

2000

Eminem gave his deposition in a $10 million civil suit filed by his mother, Deborah Mathers-Briggs. Ms. Mathers-Briggs claimed that Eminem defamed her character in songs and interviews.

Britney Spears hometown of Kentwood, Louisiana announced that a new museum, due to open early next year, would include a section including fan mail, platinum records and genuine items of the singers clothing.

2001

The Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey caused uproar among theologians after rejecting an application from a rock star for a degree course on religious grounds. Former Cockney Rebel member Andrew Brown who was now a minister of the Unitarian church wanted to complete a MA in theology but Carey had rejected his application because Brown did not belong to a mainstream church

2005

Tickets for a forthcoming Rolling Stones gig at the Hollywood Bowl were set to become the most expensive in rock ‘n’ roll history. Fans would have to pay up to £249 for a seat – £2 per minute to watch the Stones.

Brian Wilson, Van Morrison, Garbage and James Blunt were among the performers on the final day of the Glastonbury Festival in England.

Pink proposes to her boyfriend, motocross rider Carey Hart, by holding up a sign that says “Will You Marry Me?” while he is racing in Mammoth, California. On the next lap, she adds, “I’m Serious.” He pulls out of the race to say yes; the couple get married the following year.

2006

B.B. King performed for U.S. president George W. Bush at the White House.

2007

The 21-song Elvis Presley collection “That’s Alright” was released.

2008

Total Guitar magazine voted Celine Dion’s rendition of the AC/DC track ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ as the world’s worst cover version ever. In the best cover versions list, Jimi Hendrix was voted into first place with his version of the Bob Dylansong ‘All Along the Watchtower,’ The Beatles rendition of ‘Twist and Shout’, (first recorded by the Top Notes), was in second place, followed by the Guns N’ Roses version of the Wings song ‘Live and Let Die’.

2011

A red-and-black leather jacket that Michael Jackson wore in his 1983 music video for “Thriller” was purchased at an auction by Texas gold trader Milton Verret. The new owner said he plans to use the jacket to raise money for children’s hospitals around the world.

2013

Michael Jackson’s son, Prince, tearfully described his father’s death, testifying in his family’s wrongful death lawsuit against concert promoter AEG Live. He told the court that he is haunted by the words he heard from Dr. Conrad Murray, “Sorry, kids. Your dad’s dead.”

2015

President Barack Obama sings “Amazing Grace” at the funeral for Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was killed along with eight others when a gunman opened fire during a Bible study at his church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Sirius XM Holdings Inc agreed to pay five record companies $210 million to settle a lawsuit accusing the satellite radio company of broadcasting songs made before 1972 without permission and without paying royalties.

Billboard’s gate revenue branch, Boxscore announced that The Rolling Stones had grossed over $360 million on tour since 2012..

2018
The Bee Gees‘ Barry Gibb was knighted by Prince Charles at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London, England. After the event, the 71-year-old songwriter said, “If it was not for my brothers, I would not be here.”

2020

When Elvis Presley took to the stage for the final time

Far Out Magazine–32 minutes agoPresley would tragically die just over six weeks on from his final concert and the year leading up to be the Market Square Arena show were …

11 Photos That Prove Elvis And Priscilla Presley Were A Truly …

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When Did Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley First Start Dating?

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PopCulture.com–12 hours agoElvis Presley’s Granddaughter Riley Keough Calls out Washington Redskins’ Racist Name. By Daniel S. Levine – June 26, 2020 12:00 am EDT. Share.

The Beatles: WATCH The Rolling Stones sing Fab Four song …

Express.co.uk–10 hours agoThe Fab Four even wrote The Stones first big hit in the UK, I Wanna Be Your Man. And now archive footage of the band playing The Beatles‘ Eight …

When James Bond Dissed the Beatles

Ultimate Classic Rock–Jun. 24, 2020Both would have an impact on global culture in the years that followed, with theBeatles representing a new form of musical expression while Sean Connery’s 007 …

The Paul McCartney song that challenged John Lennon as …  

Far Out Magazine–Jun. 24, 2020The Bespectacled Beatle also wrote and recorded ‘I Should Have Known Better’, ‘Tell Me Why’ and ‘If I Fell’ all for the new record. It marked one …The inside story of why The Beatles really broke up
Smooth Radio–Jun. 24, 2020

Blogger Nina writes:

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you are on record as being okay with rape. so you lose. loser.

stop being an embarrassment to Canada, eh

https://etcanada.com/news/661188/justin-bieber-launches-20m-defamation-suit-against-social-media-users-alleging-sexual-assault-outrageous-fabricated-lies/Justin Bieber says you get raped for a reason, ladies (until he didn’t exactly say that) – Macleans.ca

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Our Daily Elvis: Plot Twists

Give us this day, June 25, our daily Elvis

1886

Arturo Toscanini conducted the Rio de Janeiro Orchestra and “Aida.”

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

 1938

Vernon Presley in prison  ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953 – Humes High School

1949

Billboard magazine changed the name of its country music hit parade from Hillbilly Music Chart to Country & Western.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

June 25, 1955

Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport.

Billboard reviewed “Baby, Lets Play House” (Sun 217) in its “Best Buys” column.

“In the past few weeks, various Southern territories have been seeing nice action with this disk. After a strong kick-off in the Memphis area, it has begun to sell well in Houston, Dallas, New Orleans, and Nashville and is moving out now in Richmond, St. Louis and the Carolinas. Flip is ‘I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone.’”

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 25, 1956

Elvis performed at the Sports Arena, Savannah, Georgia at 7.00 and 9.30 p.m.

Elvis told local reporters: “I can’t believe that music could cause anybody to do anything wrong. And what I’m doing is nothing but music.”

June 25, 1957

Egyptian government officials announced that rock ‘n’ roll music could no longer be played in public, calling it an “imperialist plot” and a prime example of “Western degeneracy.”

Elvis Presley returned to Memphis after finishing his duties with the film “Jailhouse Rock.” The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive, Graceland purchased on March 19.

The Military Service Disruption

June 25, 1958

Elvis Presley’s parents celebrated their 25th anniversary.

Military service at Fort Hood in Texas., for Advanced Tank Training as part of the Second Armored Division. He was stationed there for six months.

June 25, 1959
Elvis in Paris with Lamar Fike, Rex Mansfield and Charlie Hodge until the 25th

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

1960

Elvis drove to Las Vegas for the weekend where he attended some shows.

G.I. Blues

June 25, 1961

Elvis arrived at RCA’s Studio B in Nashville to cut new singles material. However, the session starts, with three songs that would end up on his Pot Luck album in 1962. The sessions lasted till early morning hours.

June 25, 1962

Priscilla visits from Germany for 2 weeks (June 17 – 28 ).

June 25, 1964

Roy Orbison was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘It’s Over’, his second UK No.1. Orbison was the first American artist to score a UK No.1 in the past 47 weeks.
Girl Happy

June 25, 1965

At RCA Studio B in Nashville, Eddy Arnold recorded “Make The World Go Away.” The session was filmed and shown on ABC-TV’s “The Jimmy Dean Show.”

Frankie and Johnny post-production

June 25, 1966

The Temptations had the new #1 R&B song with “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg”.

The Beatles started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Paperback Writer’, the group’s 12th US No.1 – The final Beatles world tour kicked off in Munich, Germany.

The Beatles recorded the second biggest jump to #1 in the Rock Era (15-1) when “Paperback Writer” leaped to #1 on this date. Frank Sinatra moved up to #2 with “Strangers In The Night” while the former #1 “Paint It Black” by the Rolling Stones fell to 3.

an estimated 400 to 700 million people around the world watched The Beatles perform on Our World, the first live, international, satellite TV production or 200 million people saw The Beatles perform ‘All You Need Is Love’, live via satellite as part of the TV global link- up, ‘Our World’, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Graham Nash, Keith Moon and Gary Leeds provided backing vocals.

June 25, 1968

Elvis rehearsed from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. for the informal part of the december tv show.

Afterwards he spent some time with the dancers and the Blossoms practicing the gospel medley. From 3.00 to 5.00 p.m. the Guitar Man segment was rehearsed by the entire crew.

At 6.15 p.m. there was a press conference.

Elvis ’68 Comeback Special: The Press Conference : June 25, 1968

At a press conference on June 25, 1968 talking about his December 1968 NBC T.V. Special

June 25, 1969

guitarist Mick Taylor made his performance debut with The Rolling Stones in Rome.

The Hollies recorded “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother,” with Elton John playing piano. the song was re-released in late 1988 in the UK following its use in a television advertisement for Miller Lite beer, where it reached No.1.

June 25, 1970

Daryl Hall & John Oates recorded together for the first time under the name Whole Oats.

Chicago release “25 or 6 to 4” from Chicago II.

Elvis flew to Dallas, where he stayed again at the Royal Coach Motor Hotel.

June 25, 1973

Bobby Darin marries his second wife, legal secretary Andrea Yeager. They divorce just four months later, shortly before Darin’s death.

Elvis performed at the Civic Center Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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June 25, 1974

Elvis performed at the St. John Arena, Columbus, Ohio.

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June 25, 1975

Frank Zappa‘s last album with The Mothers of Invention, One Size Fits All, is released.

Former Supremes member Florence Ballard put on a dynamic performance at Detroit’s Ford Auditorium that drew wide acclaim and renewed interest in her career. Unfortunately, her comeback faltered and she would pass away a year later.

Tim Buckley, a popular performer and song writer during the 1960s and early ’70s, died from a drug overdose at the age of 28.

June 25, 1976

Elvis performed at the Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York.

Enroute to the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium on June 25, 1976

Pre-Concert Article – Elvis Presley In Concert

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Reviews – Elvis Presley In Concert

June 25, 1977

Marvin Gaye‘s 49th Billboard Top 40 single for Tamla / Motown Records, “Got To Give It Up”, reached number one. Marvin would later sign with Columbia, but had only one more Pop chart entry during his lifetime, “Sexual Healing”, #3 in 1982.

Bill Conti’s “Gonna Fly Now”, the theme from the motion picture Rocky, topped the Cashbox Best Sellers chart. Conti recorded the song and the rest of the film’s score in just three hours for a total budget of $25,000, but the movie itself would go on to make over 177 million dollars in the US alone.

The Muppet Show was the #1 album in the U.K.

Elvis performed at the Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Elvis Presley June 25, 1977 – 8.30pm Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati

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Elvis Presley June 25, 1977 - 8.30pm Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Oh

Elvis Presley June 25, 1977 – 8.30pm Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Oh


When the air-conditioning in his hotel broke down Elvis left to look for a new hotel.

1980

Billy Joel is awarded a Gold Ticket for performing in front of 100,000 fans at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Crowds flocked to see the piano man sing the tunes from his “Glass Houses” album, which currently sat atop the Billboard Hot 200.

1982

The Rolling Stones performed in England for the first time in six years with the first of two nights at Wembley Stadium in London.

1983

For the first time in the history of the Billboard charts, there are more foreign acts in the top 100 than American artists. (the second british wave)

1984

Prince released his sixth studio album Purple Rain the first to feature his band the Revolution, and the soundtrack to the 1984 film of the same name. The first two singles from the album, ‘When Doves Cry’ and ‘Let’s Go Crazy’, topped the US singles charts, and were hits around the world, while the title track went to No.2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The Soundtrack to “Purple Rain” was released. It would soon rule the airwaves and be the album that took over the #1 spot from Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the U.S.A.

1988
Debbie Gibson went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Foolish Beat’, making Debbie (aged 17), the youngest female to write, produce and record a US No.1 single. A No.9 hit in the UK.

1992
Billy Joel gets his diploma, twenty-five years after leaving high school. The piano man had overslept and missed his English and Gym finals in 1967.

1994
With grunge still going strong, Stone Temple Pilots debut at #1 in America with their second album Purple. It holds the top spot for three weeks, dethroned by The Lion King soundtrack.

1997
A full lineup of Motown stars attended the Detroit funeral of Lawrence Payton, the former member of the great group the Four Tops, who had died of liver cancer.

2002

The ABBA album Gold–Greatest Hits was certified as selling over six million copies by the RIAA.

The Ocean’s 11 Movie Remix of Elvis Presley’s “A Little Less Conversation” was released.

2003

The Recording Industry Association of America disclosed its plans to fight Internet piracy by suing hundreds of individual computer users who illegally share music files online.

2004

Elton John booked his first-ever concert in China, set for September.

2009

A Sgt. Pepper souvenir poster bearing the signatures of all four Beatles sold for $52,500 (31,720 pounds) Kurt Cobain’s bass guitar sold for $43, 750 and a set of Bob Dylan’s handwritten lyrics fetched $25,000. at a Pop memorabilia auction in New York City.

Sky Saxon, lead singer and founder of the 1960s band The Seeds, who had a Top 40 hit in 1967 with “Pushin’ Too Hard”, died unexpectedly in an Austin, Texas hospital. At the time of his death, he had been scheduled to begin a tour of the United States and Canada with a reformed version of The Seeds.

Farrah Fawcett, the first person to sell a million posters, died at 52 and became the celebrity face of anal cancer.

Michael Jackson died at the age of 50, by doctor assisted suicide.

2014

Beyoncé and Jay-Z kick off their On The Run tour with a show in Miami, with the couple co-headlining. The tour is one of the most profitable ever on a per-show basis, averaging over $5 million per concert.

Amnesty International apologised to Iggy Pop after it had used an image of the singer in its latest anti-torture campaign without the singer’s permission. The Belgian advert featured the Stooges frontman’s face bloodied and beaten, quoting him as saying Justin Bieber was “the future of rock and roll” and the slogan: “Torture a man and he will tell you anything.”

2015

James Taylor scored his first Billboard number one album after “Before This World” moved 97,000 units during the previous week, edging out Taylor Swift’s “1989”, which was knocked down into the number two spot.

B.B. King’s longtime business manager, LaVerne Toney, was named sole executor of his estimated five to ten million dollar estate, despite objections from a lawyer representing four of the late Blues icon’s daughters.

2016

The Yellow Cloud guitar owned by Prince was sold by Heritage Auctions in Beverly Hills, California, to Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay. A lock of David Bowie’s hair also sold for $18,750.

50 Cent is arrested for using the word “motherf—–” during a concert performance in St. Kitts, where it’s illegal to use foul language in public. He’s granted bail for around $1,800 and is slapped with an unknown fine, though it’s probably close to $400, the same price DMX paid for cursing in the Caribbean in 2003. Fiddy’s rep blames the DJ, who didn’t have a clean version of the offending track.

A shirt spattered with the blood of John Lennon was sold by Heritage Auctions for $40,819. The white button down shirt was worn by concierge Jay Hastings when he came to Lennon’s aid after the former Beatle was shot in front of The Dakota apartment building in New York on December 8th, 1980.

ODE: The Hillbilly Horror!

Give us this day, June 16, our daily Elvis

June 16, 1816

Lord Byron challenged his house guests to write a ghost story, inspiring Mary Shelley to pen the novel “Frankenstein” and John Polidori to write the short story “The Vampyre.”

June 16, 1897

The United States government signed an annexation treaty with the Republic of Hawaii, which officially became a U.S. Territory the following August.

1902

“The Wizard of Oz” musical first opens in Chicago, Illinois

June 16, 1956

A 31-year-old woman named Gogi Grant knocked Elvis out of Billboard’s number one spot with a song called “The Wayward Wind”. It was a tune that she recorded almost as an after thought, with just fifteen minutes of studio time remaining. Six weeks later, Elvis would be back on top with “I Want You, I Need You, I Love You”

Elvis Presley’s single “Blue Suede Shoes” hit #9 in the U.K. whereas it peaked at 20 in the USA, and certified gold in 1999. Elvis recorded it twice – his mono Perkins cover and a stereo soundtrack version for GI Blues.

“I Want You, I Love You” hit #31 in the U.S. second No. 1 single on the country music charts, and peaking at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 100 popular music singles chart – The single was a rare spliced take, Steve Sholes took parts of two takes he liked (takes 14 and 17), cut and spliced them together to create a take worthy of release. His cuts were so seamless, nobody at RCA Victor could tell it wasn’t from a single take.

Elvis went to a local TV host Wink Martindale’s Dance Party to promote his charity show at Russwood Park in Memphis, July 4.

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Elvis announced that the door prize will be his diamond initial ring.

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Elvis and coke a cola

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Elvis on local Memphis tv – he slouches, chews gum and terrified the adults

Martindale and Elvis Presley – Elvis Australia

Dewey Phillips sang.

Elvis Presley on TV: 10 Unforgettable Broadcasts – Rolling Stone

After that Elvis visited a café near the Strand movie theater on Main Street, where he posed for pictures with Robbie Moore, a young woman who was a telephone operator and had no idea who Elvis was, when he strolled in with magazine photographers.

Elvis mugged for the cameras and ate her hamburger, leaving her with the bill of $1.25.

     

Elvis Presley’s Memphis Encounter with Robbie Moore in 1956

When Moore complained to the press, Presley Fans began to harass her and eventually Elvis settled out of court for the encounter.

about an annual salary in that era.

and adjusted for inflation, in 2020 dollars $51,844.38

expensive hamburger

 

Romance: June Juanico

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive