Give Us This Day, October 28, Our Daily Elvis
Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee
October 28, 1954
Elvis performed at the Curtis Gordon’s Ranch Club, Mobile, Alabama
Bill Bullock of RCA wires the Colonel that $ 25.000 is as high as RCA can go for Elvis’ contract.
|Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
||October 28 1955
||Curtis Gordons Ranch Club
Elvis attended a rehearsal for the show to unveil a big cut-out of him on the top of the Times Square Paramount Theater promoting the premiere of Love Me Tender.
He also gave a press conference, which he handled in a “polite, personable, quick-witted and charming” manner.
About his influence on teenagers Elvis stated: ” My Bible tells me that what he sows he will also reap, and if I’m sowing evil and wickedness it will catch up with me. If I did think I was bad for people, I would go back to driving a truck, and I really mean this”.
Elvis got inoculated with the new polio vaccine as part of a public service announcement for the March of Dimes.
At the Maxine Elliot Theater, West Thirty-ninth Street, at 8.00 p.m. Elvis Presley makes his second appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, where Elvis gets a Gold record for “Love Me Tender” – his first #1 without Scotty, Bill and DJ.
Scotty Moore Site
|TV-Soundtrack recordings for ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ CBS Studios, New York
Elvis performed at the Pan Pacific Auditorium, Los Angeles, California and outraged not only the press, but also an audience filled with Hollywood celebrities and their children.
The headlines declared: Elvis Presley Will Have to Clean Up His Show Or Go To Jail.
Even the Colonel was warned about consequences, but Elvis remained unfazed. He just said: “if I don’t dance tonight, maybe I don’t have to take a shower tonight”.
Other acts were Howard Hardin, The Burns Twins & Evelyn, Joe Termini, Wells & The Four Fays, Paul Desmond, and The Jordanaires
|Engagement – Tour Ref: 1957
||October 28 1957
||Pan Pacific Auditorium
||Los Angeles CA
||West Coast Tour
October 28, 1958
appeared on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand
, where he lip-synched “It’s So Easy” and “Heartbeat”. It would be Holly’s last major TV appearance.
Military Service in Germany : Elvis wrote a letter to Anita Wood, describing himself as “a little lonely boy 5000 miles away”. Obviously very home sick Elvis continued: ” one in fact who would never love anyone in his life as he loved her and who looks forward to their marriage and a little Elvis”.
October 28, 1959
October 28, 1960
October 28, 1961
The Star Club in Hamburg, Germany was the site of a historic Rock and Roll get together when The Beatles
and Little Richard
appeared for a two week engagement.
Elvis was doing It Happened At the World’s Fair Movie Production
October 28, 1963
October 28, 1964
The performance at the Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, CA by The T.A.M.I. (Teenage Music International) show, a stage extravaganza that included James Brown, Chuck Berry, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, The Supremes, Lesley Gore, the Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, and the Rolling Stones was videotaped for British movie release and American TV broadcast.
October 28, 1965
October 28, 1966
The British Musicians Union declares that they are against BBC Radio continuously broadcasting Pop music.
Easy Come, Easy Go Production
October 28, 1967
Diana Ross And The Supremes
‘ “Greatest Hits” started a five week run at #1 on the US album chart. Although original member Florence Ballard is pictured on the cover and sings on all the tracks, by the time the L.P. was released, she had been fired from the group and replaced by Cindy Birdsong.
October 28, 1968
Trouble With Girls
October 28, 1969
The number one song in the US on October 28, 1969 was Suspicious Minds by Elvis Presley.
It was his eighteenth and last number-one
single in the United States. In 2004, Rolling Stone
ranked it No. 91 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
October 28, 1970
October 28, 1971
October 28, 1972
October 28, 1973
David Cassidy was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Daydreamer / The Puppy Song’, the singers second No.1. ‘The Puppy Song’ was Cassidy’s version of the Harry Nilsson song.
October 28, 1974
October 28, 1975
Since Elvis would return home any time from his 7th tour, the RCA recording truck was parked behind Graceland. The session known as “The Jungle Room sessions” began the next day.
Turning everything she could her hands on into a disco recording, Donna Summer reached #5 in Britain with the 1968 Richard Harris epic, “MacArthur Park.” It would also make #1 pop and #8 R&B in the U.S.
Chic’s “Le Freak” charted on its way to #1 R&B for six weeks and #1 pop for five weeks. The disco hit of the age would go on to be one of the best-selling singles of the ’70s.
Glam rocker Nick Gilder
had the number 1 song in the US with “Hot Child in the City”. It would prove to be his only hit record in America, although he had previously enjoyed a #1 smash in Canada with “Roxy Roller” while a member of the band Sweeney Todd.
started a four week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814’. Only one of three albums to produce seven Top-ten US singles, (the other two being Thriller
by Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen’s
Born In The USA).
The game “Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock”
was released in North America.
Country musician Porter Wagoner
died in Nashville aged 80 from lung cancer. Wagoner helped launch the career of Dolly Parton
and had his own US TV show, which ran for 21 years until 1981. Wagoner signed his first record deal in 1955, and had hits including Carroll County Accident and Green Green Grass of Home.
Michael Jackson’s “THIS IS IT
” opened in theaters.
Former Pop star Gary Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was held in custody at a London police station for ten hours as he was quizzed by officers probing the sex abuse scandal sparked by late British TV entertainer Sir Jimmy Savile. From the early ’70s until the mid-1980s, Glitter placed 18 songs in the UK Top 40.
Conrad Murray, the 60-year-old doctor convicted of causing Michael Jackson’s death, was released from jail after serving nearly two years of a four-year sentence.
Elvis Presley’s latest album, “The Wonder Of You”, set a new record for the artist with the most number one albums in the UK when it became the singer’s 13th LP to top the chart. Previously Elvis and Madonna were tied with 12 number one albums each.