New Orleans rhythm and blues musician Smiley Lewis recorded his composition “One Night (Of Sin).” Elvis Presley recorded a version of the song in January 1957 that was not released until 1983. Because Elvis’ manager and record company had reservations about the suggestive nature of the original lyrics, they were re-written and Elvis recorded a sanitized version, titled simply “One Night,” on February 23, 1957. It was issued as a single in October 1958 and eventually peaked at #4 on the Billboard singles chart.
Elvis performed at the Armory, Houston, Mississippi.
|Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
||October 25 1955
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
In Youngstown, Ohio, Bill Haley and the Comets, the Platters, Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, Clyde McPhatter, the Clovers, Chuck Berry, Shirley and Lee, Ella Johnson, Shirley Gunther, and the Flairs played two shows at Stambaugh Auditorium.
While the band travelled north in Gladys’ Cadillac and lost a wheel bearing in Pennsylvania, Elvis flew back to New York City with Gene Smith, Nick Adams and some others.
October 25, 1957
In Seattle, Alan Freed‘s “The Biggest Show of Stars for 1957” concert tour played the first of two nights at the Orpheum Theatre. Performers included the Everly Brothers, Fats Domino, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Chuck Berry, Paul Anka, Frankie Lymon, Clyde McPhatter, Buddy Knox, LaVern Baker, Jimmy Bowen, the Drifters, Eddie Cochran, the Bobettes, Johnnie & Joe, and the Spaniels.
The Military Service Disruption
October 25, 1958
Cliff Richard made his British radio debut on the BBC’s ‘Saturday Club.’ The show had started life as Saturday “Skiffle” club in 1957 hosted by Brian Matthew and was broadcast from 10am to 12noon Saturday mornings on the BBC Light Programme.
Military Service in Germany; Hotel Grunwald in Bad Nauheim, Germany
October 25, 1959
Military Service: Elvis was again hospitalized in the 97th General Hospital in Frankfort for tonsillitis, resulting in another hospital stay and three days’ sick leave at home.
Military Service in Germany;Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
Elvis bought a monkey at Katz Drug Store for $123,55.
Elvis Seems Headed for Movie Stardom BY HEDDA HOPPER
HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 24-When Elvis Presley was making “Flaming Star” at Twentieth Century-Fox recently his father came out to visit him. Elvis and a group of his friends were living in the Bel Air mansion, once by the late Ali Khan. Vernon Presley looked about him, shook his head and said: “What happened, son? Last thing I I was work- ing in a can factory and you were driving a truck. I just can t believe it.” . . . A lot of things about Elvis are unbelievable; for instance his transition from s in g i n g idol to model soldier. I was no great admirer of him untiI the day his colonel told me: ” I wish I had 10,000 soldiers just like him.”
Equally Elvis Presley phenomenal is his change-over from Sir Swivel to serious actor.
In Flaming Star, he plays a frontiersman in a stark . It’s an action film,” he told me, “with its emotions expressed In terms of action, hut I hope In time to be able to handle just straight emotion.” Equally remarkable to my thinking Is the attitude of producers and directors who accept him as an actor ofconsequence without patronage. . .: The boy from Memphis would like to he just a performer and a complete mystery otherwise; gives interviews as part of their job, but doesn’t discuss his private life. Few know of existence world popularity has forced upon him. lie has made 26 records and every one has had over a mil- lion pressings. But the 34 gold records he s had are proof that some have sold three or four million.
Since any public appearance Presley makes is apt to create a riot, this is how he lives: A hand-picked group of five or six young men around his own age-now 25-are continuously with him. They include his cousin, Gene Smith, and an army buddy from Chicago, Joe Esposito; the others are boyhood friends from Memphis. They live with him and work with him when he is away from home, and provide both a society and a barrier be- tween him and the clamoring public. They travel to and
From the studio with him each day in two Cadillacs driven bumper to bumper. He is neither contemptuous not afraid of his idolaters; this is done.to avoid incidents which might result. in’ public disapproval. Once the most controversial figure in American entertainment, he has the aura about him, although with little impetus from him in the last three years. It all arose from what he did on stage-never from his off-stage conduct. which has in- variably been correct and certainly private.
Tom Parker has had a problem preventing A teen-agers from being hurt of even disgraced in their attempt to get close to Elvis. Once In Birmingham, Ala., some fans lay down in the tracks and stopped his train. In New Orleans shell 65 policemen were unable to control the crowd, Elvis escaped over the- rooftops. In New York he s been forced to keep in a half dozen hotels fleeing from one to another as fan pressures built up. That – has been hurt or is due to Parker’s experience and organizational ability, developed as a circus man.
Elvis completed some dubbing for Follow That Dream.
In the afternoon he had to attend a music meeting for Kid Galahad.
October 25, 1962
October 25, 1963
kicked off their first tour of Sweden by playing two shows at Nya Aulan, Sundstavagen, Karlstad, Sweden. The local pop reviewer was not impressed, saying The Beatles should be grateful to their screaming fans for drowning out the group’s terrible performance, adding that The Beatles “were of no musical importance whatsoever and that their local support group, The Phantoms, decidedly outshone them.”
Peter, Paul And Mary
had the two best selling albums in the US with “In the Wind” and “Peter, Paul and Mary”. Since then, they have put nine more L.P.s on Billboard’s Top 25 album list, although their only number one single was the John Denver written “Leaving On A Jet Plane” in 1969.
October 25, 1964
On TV’s Ed Sullivan show The Rolling Stones -A riot brook out in the studio, prompting Sullivan’s infamous quote, ‘I promise you they’ll never be back on our show again.’ The Rolling Stones went on to make a further five appearances on Sullivan’s show between 1965 and 1969.
The British music industry honors The Beatles
with five Ivor Novello Awards, including one for Most Outstanding Contribution To Music
October 25, 1965
October 25, 1966
Easy Come, Easy Go Production
October 25, 1967
Stay Away Joe
October 25, 1968
The Trouble with Girls
October 25, 1969
by The Archies was at No.1 on the UK singles chart. It stayed at the top for eight weeks, and was also No.1 in the US, selling over six million copies worldwide. The Archies were a rock group based on comic book characters.
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
October 25, 1970
Ray Charles appeared at Hammersmith Odeon in London while on a British tour.
Speaking at a US radio conference, President Nixon asked programmers to ban all songs containing drug references.
October 25, 1971
October 25, 1972
From October 8 to the end of the month, Elvis watched movies at the Memphian or the Crosstown almost every night .
October 25, 1973
Elvis in Memphis Baptist Memorial Hospital. Linda Thompson stayed in the room with him.
October 25, 1974
October 25, 1975
Elvis performed on tour at the Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
||25 Oct 1976
|| Rainbow (blue) suit
||Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Trying To Get To You
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
How Great Thou Art
Funny How Times Slip Away
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Danny Boy [S.Nielsen]
Can’t Help Falling In Love
|Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 25 – October 14th – October 27th 1976
||October 25 1976
||Fort Wayne IN
||White Two-Piece suit belt
Wake and Aftermath
The album “Elvis – A Legendary Performer, Vol. 2” was certified gold
and would later Platinum and 2× Platinum on July 15, 1999 by the RIAA
Barbra Streisand scored her fourth US No.1 album with ‘Guilty.’ Also on this day Streisand started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with a song written by the The Bee Gees
‘Woman In Love’, the singers only UK No.1.
1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
For the first time in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, the top three spots were held by female solo acts. Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” held down the #1 position, followed by Tina Turner’s “Typical Male” at #2 and Janet Jackson’s “When I Think Of You” at #3.
The Elvis Presley album “How Great Thou Art” was released on CD,
The Elvis Presley compilation album “Known Only to Him: Elvis Gospel 1957-1971” was released.
died of died of lung and throat cancer in hospital in Los Angeles. Scored the 1965 UK No.1 & US No.4 single ‘King Of The Road’. Miller won eleven Grammy Awards as a songwriter and seven Tony awards for writing the music and lyrics for ‘Big River’. The Proclaimers had the 1990 UK No.9 hit with their version of ‘King Of The Road.’
October 25, 1994
The Funk Fest at the Coca-Cola Starplex Amphitheater in Dallas, TX: Rick James, Zapp, the Gap Band, and Cameo, among others
Shelley Fabares, who reached #1 in the US in 1962 with “Johnny Angel” and frequent Elvis co-star, underwent a liver transplant due to deterioration caused by an autoimmune disorder. She later made a full recovery.
Richard Harris, whose version of “MacArthur Park” rose to number two in the United States in 1968, died of cancer. The 72-year-old Irish-born actor had been undergoing chemotherapy at a private clinic in London. Though he charted three other times, Harris was better known for his acting roles on stage and film, most recently playing Albus Dumbledore in two Harry Potter films.
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
reported their sixth annual Top-Earning Dead Celebrities list. The top money maker was Kurt Cobain, followed by Elvis Presley. John Lennon was number four, Ray Charles was number eight, Johnny Cash was tenth, George Harrison was twelfth and Bob Marley was thirteenth. To land on the list, a star needed to make at least $7 million in the past twelve months.
2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
Michael Jackson topped Forbes Magazine‘s list of the top-earning deceased celebrities with $170 million in earnings over the past year. Elvis Presley placed second with $55 million. John Lennon tied for fifth with $12 million and George Harrison tied for 13th with $6 million.
magazine reported that Elizabeth Taylor, who died in 2011 at 79 years old, topped their list of highest-earning dead celebrities by earning $210 million in the past year. Michael Jackson, who took in more than any living artist in the past 12 months, was second with $145 million. Elvis Presley ranked #3 with $55 million in earnings, Peanuts
creator Charles Shulz earned $37 million and Bob Marley $17 million.
contacted the Swedish Academy in Stockholm and told secretary Sara Danius that he would be happy to accept his recent Nobel Prize for Literature. “The news about the Nobel Prize left me speechless,” Dylan told Danius. “I appreciate the honor so much.”
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