Give us this day, October 21, Our Daily Elvis
A “Saturday Evening Post” advertisement offered a chance to buy a two-sided record from Columbia.
October 21, 1955
Elvis performed at the Missouri Theatre
, St. Louis, Missouri at 7.00 and 9.30 p.m on a show bill with Lester Wilburn
Roy Acuff, Kitty Wells, Johnnie & Jack, The Smokey Mountain Boys, The Tennessee MT Boys, P&P & His Jug Band
|Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
||October 21 1955
||St Louis MO
||October 21 1955
||St Louis MO
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
Elvis was visited by Juan Juanico for a couple of days. Because of the many fans around the house they stayed inside for most of the time. However during the night Elvis and June did go out to see some newsreel footage at the local theater. Unfortunately fans saw the limousine and vandalized it.
October 21, 1957
Jailhouse Rock opens in USA theatres
“Jailhouse Rock” becomes Elvis Presley
‘s ninth Billboard chart topper in the last year and a half. Rolling Stone
magazine would later rank it as #67 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time and it was named as one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
October 21, 1958
was at the Pythian Temple Studios in New York for the last time, taping “It Doesn’t Matter Any More”, “Raining In My Heart”, “Moondreams”, and “True Love Ways”.
The Military Service Disruption
October 21, 1959
military service in Germany, Hotel Grunwald in Bad Nauheim, Germany
October 21, 1960
Elvis’ unit on manoeuvres called Big Lift at the military training area in Wildflecken near the Swiss border.
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
Elvis flew to Los Angeles with Joe Esposito, Charlie Hodge and Billy Smith. The other guys went by car.
Elvis hired Marty Lacker.
Also new in the house was Scatter, a chimpanzee. Elvis got the chimp from Captain Bill Killebrew. The monkey was trained to “drive a car” . Elvis and the guys really enjoyed the things the chimp did, unlike some of the girls around.
October 21, 1962
Cliff Richard appeared on the “Ed Sullivan Show.”
records his first album, “Bob Dylan”, for Columbia Records. The LP featured the 20-year-old singer accompanied only by his guitar and harmonica. The recording is done in one day and productions costs were held to $400.
Girls Girls Girls opens in theatres
October 21, 1963
October 21, 1964
The movie musical “My Fair Lady” made its world premier in New York.
Elvis didn’t attend the funeral, as he was afraid of causing disruption.
Bill Black played stand up bass, and he knew how to work an audience. You slapped that bass, spun it around, dance with it like it’s a gal, ride it like a hog and never ever – miss a lick.
Bill Black worked at day job and played clubs with the Starlight Wranglers, a country band with Scotty Moore. Neither was impressed with the greasy boy in the pink suit when he showed up with his battered starter guitar.
Elvis Presley wanted to be Tony Curtis and Dean Martin, a sentimental playboy crooner. All those wrong elements came together when Elvis dug deeper than that shallow dream and into the music that really mattered – finding a bit a happy in an otherwise bleak life – rock n roll – a fusion of country/blues imbued with a gospel fervor, profaning the sacred and putting Women’s Sexuality on Public Display.
Elvis, Scotty and Bill recorded those first pivotal sides. DJ Fontana joined in at the hayride and gave Elvis a burlesque beat.
Bill, Scotty and DJ appear in Love Me Tender and Loving You and Jailhouse Rock as band members or session musicians.
As much as Elvis Presley was noted by up n commers in music or movies to give advise and often a hand up – networking introductions – There is no way around it. Elvis screwed over Scotty and Bill – and his music suffered for it.
Bill Black and Scotty Moore stayed pals but had separate careers. Bill formed a combo and opened for The Beatles on their north american tour.
If Bill had lived, I doubt he would have played the 68 special and probably Scotty wouldn’t have either. DJ Fontana would have.
But the magic of that show wasn’t the production numbers – it was mostly that bit in the round of Elvis face to face with 2 of the three guys he started with. The crowning part was Elvis alone in the boxer ring round, proving he was the It Performer.
The American TV music show Shindig!
features The Kingsmen
performing their hits, “Louie Louie”, “Money” and “Jolly Green Giant”. Also appearing were Joe Tex, The Dave Clark Five
, Brenda Holloway and Eddie Rambeau
October 21, 1966
Easy Come, Easy Go Production
October 21, 1967
Stay Away Joe
The glaring differences in musical tastes between the United States and Great Britain were never more evident than when “To Sir With Love” by Lulu
hit number one in the US, where it would stay for 5 weeks. The record didn’t even chart in the UK.
October 21, 1968
The Trouble with Girls
October 21, 1969
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
At the Schwartz and Ableser Jewelry Elvis picked up one more TCB pendant without the chain.
Only 2 days ago he had bought 12 and 1 day before another 10, all with the chains.
October 21, 1971
Elvis arrives at the Laboratory for the Patrica Parker Paternity suit – Peter Parker, her baby, is not Elvis’.
October 21, 1972
Curtis Mayfield started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with soundtrack to ‘Superfly’.
Seventeen years after having hits with some of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s most memorable classics, Chuck Berry
his first and only US and UK was “My Ding-a-Ling”, a college novelty song about masturbation. It was recorded live at Coventry Lanchester Polytechnic in England as part of the Lanchester Arts Festival, for which Berry turned up an hour and a half late.
It blocked Elvis’ Burning Love single from #1, and he’d not have another #1 during his lifetime.
October 21, 1973
Dr Ghanem ordered a series of tests to determine the cause of Elvis’ intestinal problems. These turned up a ” nonpenetrating ulcer crater” along with “edematous mucosal folds”. Elvis stayed in a special wing of Dr. Ghanem’s home, for celebrity patients. Elvis had to go through a new “sleep diet”, consisted of liquid nourishment and sedated rest.
Elvis had contractual commitments to RCA and the Colonel had come up with several ideas to fulfill these.
A collection of movie title tracks, an album especially for children and so forth. RCA had not yet responded to any of his suggestions, so now the Colonel went to RCA with a telegram from Elvis:
” I would like to work on an album for early ’76 release, where I would do a combination, part conventional and part live from Las Vegas, during my Dec. 2-15 engagement. This would give a much better flavor with all the new material. Best regards, Elvis”
Nothing came from this suggestion.
Milo High flies Elvis’ aunt, Delta Biggs, and Mike McGregor to Boston to pick up Elvis’ chow. Get Lo, who has been recuperating at the New England Institute for Comparative Medicine veterinary hospital in West Boylston for almost three months.
The 21st October show was in the city Kalamazoo Wings Stadium and Elvis wore the Ace Of Spades Suit for the first time since nearly two year to the date of its debut but this time with the V-Neck suit belt
||21 Oct 1976
||King Of Spades (white) suit
||Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
America The Beautiful
Early Mornin’ Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Hail Hail Rock n’ Roll
Can’t Help Falling In Love
|Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 25 – October 14th – October 27th 1976
||October 21 1976
||V-Neck suit belt
1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
A television special called The Carl Perkins and Friends Show
, marked the 30th anniversary of the song “Blue Suede Shoes”. The event featured Carl Perkins
, the song’s writer, along with Dave Edmunds, Eric Clapton, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
The erotic photograph book, “Sex,” was released by Madonna. The first run of 500,000 copies sold out.
Lisa Marie Presley gives birth to Elvis’ second grandchild, first grandson. She and 1st husband Danny Keough name the baby Benjamin Storm Keough.
The Guinness Book Of Records announced that Elton John’s “Candle In The Wind” (Princess Diana version) was now the biggest selling single record of all time in the US and the UK, with 31.8 million sales in the first 40 days after its release. The all-time sales leader world wide is Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas”.
Concerts at Madison Square Garden and the RFK stadium in Washington were expected to raise millions in funds for the victims of the Sept 11th attacks. Stars who appeared included Michael Jackson, Tom Petty, Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Eric Clapton,
and The Who
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
Three Dog Night
vocalist Cory Wells died suddenly at the age of 74. His lead vocals on “Eli’s Coming”, “Mama Told Me Not To Come”, “Shambala” and “Never Been To Spain” helped the band achieve twenty-one Billboard Top 40 hits and place eleven albums on the Billboard 200 chart.
Sony releases the second Elvis with Symphony: The Wonder of You – and also concert tours with local orchestras.
The Wonder of You
is a compilation album
by American singer Elvis Presley
(1935–77). It was released on October 21, 2016 by RCA Records
and Legacy Recordings
. The album features archival vocal recordings of Elvis accompanied by new orchestral arrangements by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
, recorded at the Abbey Road Studios
. It also features a duet with German singer Helene Fischer
The album debuted at #1 on the UK Albums Chart
earning a BPI Silver award in its debut week with sales of 63,500
It is Elvis’ 13th UK number-one album, making him the solo artist with most UK number-one albums (and overall only behind The Beatles with 15 number-one albums). Elvis also extended the record for most UK top 10 albums, with The Wonder of You becoming his 52nd top 10 album. It became the year’s 5th top selling album, and the biggest seller by a US artist, the top four being Adele “25”, Coldplay’s “A Head Full Of Dreams”, Justin Bieber’s “Purpose”, and Michael Ball & Alfie Boe’s “Together” (three UK artists and a Canadian). Finally, it was also the #2 album released in the UK in 2016, after “Together” and by extension, the top selling album released in 2016 by a non UK artist.
In the United States, the album debuted at #1 in the Billboard Classical Chart, making it Presley’s second stay at the top on that chart, after last year’s “If I can dream”. It has thus far remained inside that chart’s Top 20 for 21 weeks.
Worldwide, and according to the Mediatraffic Global Chart Report March 8, 2017, the album has thus far sold 725,000 units.