Daily Elvis: October 26

Give us this day, October 26, Our Daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

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October 26, 1954

 First Elvis appeared at the Vigor High School, Mobile, Alabama, at 10.00 a.m. where the show was ended after half an hour because Elvis told an off-color joke, which the principal of the school didn’t appreciate.

Greater Gulf State Fair:At 3.30 and 7.30 p.m. Elvis performed at the Greater Golf States Fair, Prichard, Alabama along with Jack Cardwell, The Andrews Brothers, Little Jack Hill, Luke McDaniels, Bill Lewis
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info October 26 1955 Vigor High School Prichard AL (10:00 AM)
Info October 26 1955 Greater Gulf States Fair Prichard AL (3:30 PM) Yes
Info October 26 1955 Greater Gulf States Fair Prichard AL (7:30 PM) Yes

 

October 26, 1956

Elvis Presley : Rehearsals : The Ed Sullivan Show : New York, October, 1956.
Elvis arrived in New York and rehearsed there with the Jordanaires for the Ed Sullivan Show. Full article and more pictures!

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The Colonel concluded a deal with RCA, permitting them to use Elvis’s name for promoting a record player called the Victrola phonogram.  and you couldn’t take a selfie with it!

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Elvis performed at the Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California at 3.00 and 8.15 p.m. with opening acts Howard Hardin, The Burns Twins & Evelyn, Joe Termini, Wells & The Four Fays, Paul Desmond, The Jordanaires

Elvis interviewed backstage before the 1st show at the San Francisco Civic Auditorium- Oct. 26, 1957
Photos courtesy Brian Petersen

Scotty Moore Site:

San Francisco, CA Civic Auditorium (1 matinee and 1 evening)

Gene Smith and Elvis backstage before the 2nd show at the Civic Auditorium
Presley Here — Hip, Hip Hooray

By Carolyn Anspacher

Thousands of pre-conditioned San Francisco adolescents were “shook up” yesterday by Elvis Presley, the hip-waving vocalist from Memphis Tennessee.
Presley, wearing a pompadour, a pout, sideburns to his chin and a wine red suit, played at the Civic Auditorium to afternoon and evening audiences whose shrieks carried down to Market Street.
Claques of young girls, proudly wearing green ribbons marked “Official”, had been coached all morning to “give Elvis everything you’ve got”.
They gave screams, swoons, tears so wholeheartedly that not even they realized what was painfully apparent to Presley’s managers.

The afternoon was skimpy.
Whether the preponderantly female audience came to hear Presley sing or to watch his caricature of sex could not be determined. They roared through everyone of his 14 rock and roll offerings in such crescendo that three policemen and four firemen were forced to leave the building.

Thirty Pinkerton cops were on hand to protect the 22-year-old Presley from his public. The platoon was augmented by squads of strong arm men who shouted repeatedly that the audience would not be permitted near the 28-foot stage.
Presley did not appear before his palpitating admirers until the second half of a mediocre variety show.
For half an hour he held count in a dressing room surrounded by the winners of a “Why I like Elvis Presley” contest, officers of a “The King’s Klan” and “The Sideburn Set”; several disc jockeys and a few apathetic reporters.

Pasty faced and nervous, he wiped his sweating hands over the front of his tight trousers and grimaced at the group in front of him.
In response to what they took for a smile, the young girls huddled close together. One burst into tears. Seven snapped pictures of him. Three sketched him. Then they began raising their hands, as if they were in class, asking recognition.

In his husky drawl, Presley said he didn’t know when he was going in the Army. He was 1-A, he said, and waiting to be called.
No, he said, he didn’t wear a wig.
No, he never did say he didn’t need the press anymore.
“Who are you mad about now?” one girl asked.
Presley twitched slightly. “No one in particular,” he said.

“What’s your ultimate ambition?”, another girl asked.
“My ultimate ambition,” he said,” is to become an actor. I couldn’t handle anything real heavy now. I’ll have to work up to it.”
“Are you studying drama?”, he was asked.
Presley twitched again.
“I’m not studying anything”, he said. “I figure it’s experience that counts, not studying. I never had any lessons I just take things as they come and when this comes up I’ll make the best of it.”
Then came an interlude of photographing. After that Presley autographed everything handed to him — shoes, programs, handkerchiefs, scarfs, bits of paper. They all read: “Loving You”, Elvis.”
He called all his young admirers “Honey” and absently rubbed their shoulders and necks.
Three minutes before he burst on stage he confided one chilling note:
At Christmas time an album of seasonal songs, sung by Presley, will be released. The only song he hasn’t monkeyed with, he said, is “Silent Night.”
“It’ll be a rock and roll Christmas”, he said.
The girls screamed.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1957
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info October 26 1957 Civic Center San Francisco CA (3:00 PM) West Coast Tour
Info October 26 1957 Civic Center San Francisco CA (8:15 PM) West Coast Tour

October 26, 1958

Bill Haley And His Comets played the first Rock ‘n’ Roll concert in West Berlin, Germany, where riots broke out among the 7,000 fans.


Military Service

October 26, 1959

Military Service

October 26, 1960
Elvis rented Libertyland Amusement park – Anita Wood and Elvis on the dodge’em ride
Elvis Presley October 26, 1960
October 26, 1962
The first Motortown Revue began in Washington, DC, at the Howard Theater. Previous rock ‘n’ roll and R&B package tours had consisted of acts from various labels; this was the first time that only acts from one label, Motown, were on the bill. The acts included the Supremes, the Temptations, Mary Wells, the Marvelettes, Little Stevie Wonder, the Contours, Martha & the Vandellas, and Marvin Gaye.
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October 26, 1963
October 26, 1964
October 26, 1965
The Beatles are awarded the prestigious MBE (Members of the Most Honorable Order of the British Empire ) medal at Buckingham Palace. Many former recipients gave theirs back in protest, to which John Lennon responded “Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war, for killing people.” He continued: “We received ours for entertaining other people. I’d say we deserve ours more.” When asked how he enjoyed meeting Queen Elizabeth II, John said “She’s much nicer than she is in the photos.”
October 26, 1966
Easy Come, Easy Go Production
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On the set of Stay Away Joe Elvis told a reporter from Cosmopolitan magazine that he still had a lot to learn about acting. ” Much of his progress, he says, comes from hanging out with real good professionals, and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t pick up on something from the other actors.”
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The two day San Francisco Pop Festival was held at Alameda County Fairgrounds. The Animals, Procol Harum, Iron Butterfly, Jose Feliciano, Deep Purple, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Canned Heat all appeared.
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Trouble With Girls; Elvis spent every weekend during filming in his house in Palm Springs.
 October 26, 1970
A wake was held at the Lion’s Share in San Anselmo, California to celebrate the life of Janis Joplin. The singer who died of an accidental drugs overdose had left $2,500 in her will to throw a wake party in the event of her demise. The party was attended by her sister Laura and Joplin’s close friends; Brownies laced with hashish were unknowingly passed around amongst the guests. Joplin was cremated in the Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Mortuary in Los Angeles; her ashes were scattered from a plane into the Pacific Ocean and along Stinson Beach.
October 26, 1971
Three days after performing “Tired of Being Alone” on American Bandstand, Al Green is awarded a Gold record for the hit single.
October 26, 1972
returning to Graceland
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October 26, 1973
October 26, 1974
B.B. King hooked up with his old chauffeur Bobby “Blue” Bland for Together For the First Time. . .Live. The album reached #43 pop and hung around the hit list for twenty weeks.
October 26, 1975
Elvis Presley University Of Dayton, Dayton, Oh October 26, 1976
Elvis performed at the University of Ohio, Dayton, Ohio.
In The Star appeared an article by Steve Dunleavy (Red and Sonny West’s collaborator) with parts of the telephone conversation earlier that month between Elvis and Red, which Red had taped. The headline was: ” Elvis Dramatic Plea To His Ex-Bodyguards: Don’t Write That Book About Me”. This all was a terrible way to wake up for Elvis, that what he had considered to be a private thing between him and his friends was now fully out of control and well known to all.
 Elvis Presley University Of Dayton, Dayton, Oh October 26, 1976

Remembering Elvis’ Concert In Dayton – 30th Anniversary

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Date: 26 Oct 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Dayton, OH.
Univesity Of Dayton
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Flame (white) suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Fairytale
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
Help Me
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Fever
America
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Hurt
Hound Dog
Funny How Time Slips Away
How Great Thou Art
Danny Boy [S. Nielsen]
Walk With Me [S. Nielsen]
Blue Christmas
That’s All Right

Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 25 – October 14th – October 27th 1976
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info October 26 1976 University Of Dayton Dayton OH (8:30 pm) 13000 Colorful Flame Original belt Black Suit Yes Yes

1985

Whitney Houston went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Saving All My Love For You’, also a No.1 hit in the UK.

1989

Chubby Checker performed on a British tour starting at Swansea Leisure Center in Swansea, Wales. Earlier, Chubby he’d met up with Hank Ballard, who wrote “The Twist,” and had the original recording. Though never friends, the two worked together on a documentary about the twist craze in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

1991

Legendary Rock concert promoter Bill Graham was killed when the Bell 206B JetRanger III helicopter he was riding in struck the top of a Pacific Gas and Electric transmission tower near Sears Point, northwest of Vallejo and exploded. The crash, which left the helicopter’s wreckage dangling near the top of the towering structure, killed Graham, his girlfriend Melissa Gold and pilot Steve Kahn. Graham had founded the Fillmore theaters in San Francisco and New York and had played key roles in supporting such bands as the Who, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Janis Joplin, The Band, Bob Dylan, The J. Geils Band, The Allman Brothers Band and The Rolling Stones.

1992

Cissy Houston, Odetta, Judy Collins, Carly Simon, Lucy Simon (Carly’s sister), Lesley Gore, Maureen McGovern, and the Roaches recorded “America the Beautiful” and “Michael Row the Boat Ashore” as the Clintones for torchlight parades across America to promote the Women Light the Way for Change cause.

 

1993

Catholic churches in San Juan, Puerto Rico open their doors for the night and urge residents to tie black ribbons on trees to protest Madonna’s first concert there.

1999

Singer / songwriter Hoyt Axton died peacefully at his ranch at the age of 61. He is most often remembered for writing Three Dog Night’s “Joy To The World” and “Never Been To Spain” as well as Ringo Starr’s “The No No Song” and The Kingston Trio’s “Greenback Dollar”. His mother, Mae Borden Axton, wrote Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel”.

 

2004

Forbes.com compiled a list of the top earning dead celebrities and to no one’s surprise, Elvis Presley came out on top. Twenty-seven years after his death, fans were still buying his music and collecting memorabilia to the tune of $40 million a year. Beatle John Lennon was number four on the list with earnings of $21 million, while his former band mate George Harrison was number 7, bringing in $7 million.

Bill Read, the bass singer for The Diamonds passed away at the age of 68. After signing with Mercury Records in 1955, The Diamonds became the first Canadian group to make an impact on the US record charts, placing nine songs in the top twenty during the late 1950s. Their most memorable hits, “Little Darlin'” and “The Stroll” reached the Top Ten.

The Recording Industry Association of America brought a fresh round of copyright-infringement lawsuits against 750 file sharers, including 25 users on 13 university campuses.

2010

Forbes Magazine released its annual list of the Top Earning Dead Celebrities. Michael Jackson led the way at $275 million, Elvis Presley was second at $60 million and John Lennon was fifth at $17 million.

Jackson’s income included his The Beatles Catalog investment.

2011

A coroner’s inquest on the death of Amy Winehouse reached a verdict of misadventure. The report explained that Winehouse’s blood alcohol content was 416 mg per decilitre at the time of her death, more than five times the legal drink-drive limit. According to the coroner ‘The unintended consequences of such potentially fatal levels was her sudden death’.

2016

The draft of a letter that John Lennon sent to Queen Elizabeth to return his MBE (Member of the British Empire) that he received as a member of the Beatles, was revealed at a Fab Four exhibition in Liverpool. It has been speculated that because the handwriting on the letter became smudged, Lennon eventually sent a more pristine copy to Her Majesty. The anonymous owner of the letter discovered it within the sleeve of a used record they bought for 10 Pounds. A memorabilia expert put the value of the letter at roughly $72,000.

reference sites:
http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

http://www.elvisrecordings.com/  Master and Sessions

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

Elvis History Blog

 

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