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Give us this day, July 19, our daily Elvis
The Sun Rockabilly Era
July 19, 1954
Elvis Presley’s first single was released. The songs were “That’s All Right” and “Blue Moon of Kentucky.”
Only about 7,000 original copies were pressed, but the disc became a local hit in Memphis.
RCA Star in Hollywood
July 19, 1961
Follow That Dream
July 19, 1962
Elvis was once again at the Fairgrounds and would do so three or four nights a week for the entire time he was at home.
July 19, 1963
Viva Las Vegas
July 19, 1964
July 19, 1966
July 19, 1967
July 19, 1969
The Elvis Presley album “From Elvis In Memphis” hit #13 in the U.S.
From Elvis in Memphis was released in June 1969 to favorable reviews. The album peaked at number 13 on the Billboard 200, number two on the country charts and number one in the United Kingdom, and its single “In the Ghetto” reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100. The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1970. In later years, it garnered further favorable reviews, while it was ranked number 190 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
The Elvis Presley album “Flaming Star” hit #2 in the U.K.
Singer Presents Elvis Singing Flaming Star and Others is the thirty-third album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released by RCA Records in stereo, PRS 279, in October 1968. It spent five months available only at select retail stores featuring products by the Singer Sewing Machine Company as a promotional tie-in with Presley’s upcoming Christmas television special on the NBC network, which Singer had sponsored. It was reissued for normal retail channels as Elvis Sings Flaming Star in March 1969, becoming the first Elvis Presley budget album on the RCA Camden label, catalogue CAS 2304. The 1969 release peaked at number 96 on the Billboard 200 album chart. It was certified Gold on July 15, 1999, and Platinum on January 6, 2004, by the Recording Industry Association of America.
July 19, 1970
That’s the Way It Is Production
July 19, 1975
Elvis performed at the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.
July 19, 1976
Elvis in Vegas, under Dr. Ghanem’s “care” – 14 to 21st an induced coma at the doctor’s house for weight loss.
July 19, 1977
Elvis upstairs at Graceland to the balance of the month
Elvis Presley’s former doctor Dr. George Nichopoulos, lost his medical license for being “too liberal” when prescribing addictive drugs. He also failed to keep records over almost a dozen patients, including Jerry Lee Lewis and a Memphis Business man who, like Elvis, died.
US sales figures were released that showed CD sales falling a further 11.7% since last year. In contrast, vinyl record collectors pushed the demand for 78 RPM platters up by 12.9%.
A Few Nods to Bathos – from the era when Elvis Presley was alive:
On Saturday afternoon, there were a few nods in the direction of bathos, and the few rock oldies were mostly mumbled and thrown away, although he did do his early ‘Mistery Train’ and ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ did begin with some spunk. But the bulk of the show was moderately up-tempo material or overt rock, much of it relatively unfamiliar to a crowd that would squeal at the first recognition of a favorite. It was as if Mr. Presley had decided to recast his repertory in imitation of the livelier sides of Charlie Rich and Tom Jones.
But really, Mr. Presley imitates nobody. The youthful sexuality has long since gone; it couldn’t really be otherwise. But in its place there is a wonderfully relaxed, ironic affection that can be almost as nice.
His baritone is still as solid as ever, with its humorously cavernous bottom and its nasal vibrato on top. When he is putting out as he did Saturday afternoon, reaching for the top notes and shaping phrases with the same easy inviduality that has always marked his best work, he is still the king.https://www.elvispresleymusic.com.au/pictures/1975-july-19-nassau-colliseum.html
Elvis Presley Nassau Colliseum | Uniondale, New York | July 19, 1975Elvis Presley performed two shows, 2:30 and 8:30pm. ‘When he wants to, Mr. Presley can still rock, and he felt like rocking a refreshing lot of the time Saturday at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, L.I’. The high point of the evening show is a wrenching performance of ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone (Inspired by Roy Hamilton’s 1954 gospel laced version) with Elvis seated alone at the piano.Show Morewww.elvispresleymusic.com.auRepostEmoji