Daily Elvis: October 27

Give Us this Day, October 27, Our Daily Elvis


Tupelo, Mississippi



Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee


October 27, 1954

Elvis performed at the National Guard Armory, Jackson, Alabama with Shorty Sullivan and The Green Valley Boys

Scotty Moore Site: 

Prichard, AL Vigor High School Auditorium (10:30 a.m.)
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Sam Phillips, Elvis and Bob Neal

Meanwhile, Bob Neal learned for the first time that Colonel Parker was in the middle of selling Elvis’ contract. Neal demanded a meeting between himself and the Colonel to get things clear.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info October 27 1955 National Guard Armory Jackson AL (7:30 PM) Yes
October 27, 1956
A front page article in Billboard magazine says that the US Army will give Elvis Presley a GI haircut, much to the dismay of his fans.
Elvis Presley attains his third straight number one hit on The Cashbox Best Sellers Chart when “Love Me Tender” reaches the top. The King had led the list since the middle of August with “Hound Dog”, which was replaced by “Don’t Be Cruel” a month later.
The Crickets started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘That’ll Be The Day’. It was also a No.3 hit in the US where it went on to sell over a million
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After a show in Los Angeles, the police tell Elvis that he is not allowed to wiggle his hips onstage. The next night, they film his entire concert, but no charges are laid. Opening for Elvis were Howard Hardin, The Burns Twins & Evelyn, Joe Termini, Wells & The Four Fays, Paul Desmond, and The Jordanaires

His teen-age audience broke up as Presley came onstage, flailed wildly at his guitar, sang passionately into mike …Photo by Bob Campbell © The Chronicle


Elvis performed at the Oakland Auditorium Oakland, California.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1957
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info October 27 1957 Oakland Auditorium Oakland CA (8:15 PM) West Coast Tour Yes

October 27, 1958

Military Service

October 27, 1959

Military Service

October 27, 1960

 Ben E. King began his solo career after leaving the Drifters when he recorded four songs including “Spanish Harlem” and “Stand By Me.”


October 27, 1962
it Happened At the World’s Fair
October 27, 1963
Kissin Cousins
October 27, 1964
31 year old Salvatore Philip Bono marries 18 year old Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere. For a time they performed together as Caesar and Cleo before changing the name of their act to Sonny and Cher. Their union lasted 12 years.
Tickle Me
October 27, 1966
October 27, 1967
October 27, 1968
Trouble With Girls
October 27, 1969
Muddy Waters was seriously injured in a car crash in Champagne, Illinois. Three people were killed in the accident.
October 27, 1970
 October 27, 1971
October 27, 1972
October 27, 1973
October 27, 1974
After releasing the single and album Born To Run,  in a rare feat for a Rock musician, Bruce Springsteen appears on the cover of both Time and Newsweek magazines.
Elvis went to the movies at the Crosstown Theater and kept on doing that for at least 2 weeks.
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Elvis performed at the Southern Illinois University Arena, Carbondale, Illinois.
The tour brought in $1,005,000 in profits, which was still divided two-thirds/one-third with the Colonel.
Date: 27 Oct 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Carbondale, IL.
Southern Illinois
TICKETS: 10,200
Costume: Inca gold leaf
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
Help Me
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Hound Dog
Danny Boy [S. Nielsen]
Walk With Me [S. Nielsen]
Heavenly Father [K. Westmoreland]
Blue Christmas
That’s All Right

Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0
 Elvis on stage 27th October 1976 a review by Geoffrey Mc Donnell (Australia)

Elvis’s show in Carbondale,Illinois at the southern Illinois UNIVERSITY Arena was to 10,200 fans. It was the FINAL show of a good 2 week tour and 48 hours later Elvis was recording at Graceland.

Well clearly this 2 week tour gave fans a glimpse of a weight reduced Elvis and performing to a much better standard than the previous September tour.From Audrey Bucketts excellent review she thought Elvis had lost 30 lbs. and looked happy and smiling throughout the 70 minute performance.It was a ‘good’ show..but as close examination reveals it wasn’t the best of the tour and unmistakenly Elvis was starting to tire.Barbara Scbechters review in the Southern Illinonian notes that “Ole Elvis still thrills the fans”- despite him looking older and his voice sometimes ‘weak’ with more flesh than wiggle!.Robert Harris picked up Elvis and took him to the Arena for his performance.

October 27, 1976 (8:30 pm) Carbondale, IL. Southern Illinois University Arena

TRACKLIST:2001 Theme / 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 The Beautiful / Polk Salad Annie / Introductions & Solos – Early Morning Rain – What’D I Say -Johnny B Goode – Solos – Love Letters – Hail Hail Rock’n Roll / Hurt / Hound Dog / Danny Boy – Walk With Me (by S. Nielsen) / Heavenly Father (by K. Westmoreland ) / Blue Christmas / That’s All Right /Can’t Help Falling In Love

JUMPSUIT:Inca Gold Leaf suit / Chinese Dragon type belt r/t 70 minutes

As usual for this tour it was the Stamps who opened the show at 8.30pm and then the the Sweets and Jackie Kahane(who had a sign saying “I AM NOT ELVIS” written on his back!)Then a LONG intermission before the darkness and FINALLY After the dramatic 2001 Theme Elvis walks onstage smiling wearing his beautiful Inca Gold Leaf Suit and had on a Chinese Dragon type belt.After swaggering on stage taking the Guitar from Charlie and singing C.C.RIDER Elvis accepted flowers before the well,well,wells led into I GOT A WOMAN/AMEN after inviting the audience to ‘sing it with me’ on AMEN -then J.D Sumner really goofed up the ending so badly that Elvis jokingly motioned him off the stage!With the 2nd attempt Elvis mocked prayer as J.D tried again and with all the Airoplane moves as J.D. made it with his 2nd attempt.After this a girl up front gave Elvis some kind of placque in return for a scarf, then Charlie Hodge managed to spill water everywhere causing Elvis to jump back and take another drink saying “Confucious, he say man with ice in mouth cannot talk” During LOVE ME a LOT of scarves were given out and Elvis received a Rose from one girl.

FAIRYTALE next was introduced by Elvis as “The story of my life” Elvis performed his strongest song this Evening next with a powerful version of YOU GAVE ME A MOUNTAIN. After great applause he said he would like to sing JAILHOUSE ROCK at which their was a massive surge of fans rushing forward during his performance of this song(despite plentiful and tight security).Elvis performed JAILHOUSE ROCK at a really blockbusting speed version (with the tone of his voice back in the 50’s) before moving around at the slowed up ending.

HELP ME followed, then the medley’s of ALL SHOOK UP/TEDDY BEAR/DON’T BE CRUEL , then AND I LOVE YOU SO then FEVER with a LOT of leg movements and Elvis changed the words to “Till your belt falls off!”- making quite a show of how much he enjoyed being ‘trimmer’.Next Elvis announced that he would like to perform his version of AMERICA and this was another highlight which received tremendous applause from the atmosphere Elvis generated whilst singing it.Next Elvis went into a slightly slower version of POLK SALAD ANNIE than he usually performed at this time with not too much moving and when he got down on the low leg stretches he pleaded “Get me out of this-tell me what do I do?” their wasn’t any Karate Kick at the end either – Elvis just went straight into the intros. Here it was becoming obvious that at this LAST night on this 2 week tour after a great show in Dayton on 26th Elvis was indeed ‘tired’.

During the introductions Elvis threw water over J.D. and joined John Wilkinson on EARLY MORNING RAIN, then WHAT D’SAY, J.B.GOODE (with James being asked to play the guitar behind his head), THEN LATER AFTER Tony Browns intro, David Briggs came in for some teasing about how he was wearing one of the STAMPS left over suits!- a beautiful version of LOVE LETTERS followed Elvis remarking that he had first performed it at Davids first recording session. After the final intros and HAIL,HAIL ROCK N’ROLL Elvis announced that(as far as he knew) his latest record was HURT and for anyone who hadn’t heard the power of his voice really got to hear it on this song!HOUND DOG was the usual ‘throwaway’ version before Elvis asked Sherril Neilson to come out and perform DANNY BOY and WALK WITH ME.. whilst this was happening Elvis sat and watched and he surely must have been tired.Next Elvis asks Kathy Westmoreland to come out and perform MY HEAVENLY FATHER- whilst again Elvis just watched.Finally Elvis took the guitar back from Charlie and performed spirited versions of BLUE CHRISTMAS and THAT’S ALLRIGHT before announcing that they had been a really good audience and the closing CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE. The concert ended around 11.15 pm and it had been an entertaining 70 minute show- certainly the large number of female fans present said they would DEFINITELY pay the $12.50 to see him again-finding him just as handsome as before, just older.

I personally feel Elvis DID put on a ‘good’ show, possibly not quite as good as the night before in Dayton but nevertheless ok. Elvis, by his more lackluster version of POLK SALAD ANNIE tonight, WAS feeling tired and indeed less than 48 hours later he was singing at his last proper recording session back at Graceland! However his VOICE in Carbondale and on the 29th October recordings prove that he was pretty damm good – and still entertaining his fans.Hopefully someday a soundboard of this Carbondale show will eventuate- more or less typical song choices for this tour and to a ‘SOLD OUT’ show in Carbondale Elvis kept it an ‘interesting’ throughout.

Directly after this show, Elvis went directly to his hotel where he ordered his staff to leave him alone. He was in a severe depression which lasted for several days.
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 27 1976 Southern Illinois Carbondale IL (8:30 pm) 10200 Egyptian Chinese Dragon Head belt Red Suit Yes Yes
Queen and David Bowie released the single “Under Pressure” in the U.S.
During a US tour, The Grateful Dead allocated a specific recording area for fans to bootleg the show; tonight’s gig was in Berkeley, California.
Lonnie Donegan went to Buckingham Palace to receive his MBE for his services to pop music. Lonnie pioneered skiffle in the 1950’s and inspired a generation of teenagers to start bands.
Amy Winehouse released her second and final studio album Back to Black. The album spawned five singles: ‘Rehab’, ‘You Know I’m No Good’, ‘Back to Black’, ‘Tears Dry on Their Own’ and ‘Love Is a Losing Game’ and won Best Pop Vocal Album at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards. Back to Black sold 3.58 million copies in the UK alone, becoming the UK’s second best-selling album of the 21st century. Worldwide, the album has sold over 20 million copies.
Forbes.com reported that Elvis Presley was the top earning dead celebrity over the past twelve months, earning over $52 million. Income was boosted by visitors to his Graceland estate who commemorated the 30th anniversary of his death and new ventures like the Elvis Sirius Satellite Radio show.
Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed died at the age of 71. An admitted hard drinker and drug user for many years, he underwent a liver transplant in Cleveland in April 2013. Afterwards he claimed on his website to be ‘bigger and stronger’ than ever.
The Pet Shop Boys’ ‘Always On My Mind’ was voted the top cover version of all time in a BBC Music vote. The song, written by John Christopher, Mark James and Wayne Carson, was first made famous by Brenda Lee and Elvis Presley in 1972. Johnny Cash’s cover of Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Hurt’ came in second place, followed by The Stranglers’ version of Dionne Warwick’s ‘Walk On By’. Jimi Hendrix’s take on Bob Dylan’s ‘All Along The Watchtower’ came fourth and Jeff Buckley’s cover of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ completed the top five.

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