Give US this Day, October 29, Our Daily Elvis
Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee
Elvis, Scotty and Bill played Eagle’s Nest
Nest in Memphis, a nightclub over the changing room at the Clearpool complex. They performed Blue Moon Of Kentucky, Sittin On Top Of The World, Thats All Right; and the other acts were Tiny Dixon Band, Chuck Reed, Hugh Jeffries
Oscar Davis, who was working at that time as the advance man for Colonel Parker, was attending the show.
Bob Neal brought Oscar Davis to the Eagle’s Nest on either October 29th “or the following night. Davis, a flamboyant vaudeville, carnival, and country music promoter a little down on his luck, was working at that time as an advance man for Colonel Tom Parker on an Eddy Arnold show booked into Memphis’ Ellis Auditorium for this weekend. Parker had continued to book Arnold in certain markets after his managerial split with the country music star the previous year.”
|Engagement – Tour Ref: 1954
||October 29 1954
Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride
, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, with George Jones
Johnny Horton and David Houston
Meanwhile while the Colonel drove to Memphis to talk with Sam Philips about an agreement. The price for purchasing Elvis’ contract is set on $35.000, against a non-refundable deposit of $5,000 which the Colonel had to put down.
|Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
||October 29 1955
There was filmed a new ending for Love Me Tender at the Junco Studio. The new scene had a ghostly image hovering over the mourners walking away from the grave. It almost seemed Elvis’ hair was dyed black in this scene. While during the rest of the film his hair had its natural color.
Elvis performed at the Pan Pacific Auditorium, Los Angeles. His show was filmed by the police, just to make sure it passed scrutiny. The other acts Howard Hardin, The Burns Twins & Evelyn, Joe Termini, Wells & The Four Fays, Paul Desmond, The Jordanaires
After the show Elvis met Ricky Nelson.
|Engagement – Tour Ref: 1957
||October 29 1957
||Pan Pacific Auditorium
||Los Angeles CA
||West Coast Tour
Doing Military Service in Germany, Elvis attended a second Bill Haley concert in Stuttgart.
Military Service: Elvis was discharged form the hospital and told to remain at home for 3 more days.
Freddy Bienstock arrived at Graceland to go over the songs for the next recording session in Nashville with Elvis.
October 29, 1961
October 29, 1962
it Happened At the World’s Fair
October 29, 1963
The Beatles, 0n the final day of their Swedish tour, recorded an appearance for the Sverige Television program ‘Drop In’ in Stockholm. They performed ‘She Loves You’, ‘Twist and Shout’, ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, and ‘Long Tall Sally
Elvis was in production for Kissin Cousins
October 29, 1964
October 29, 1965
October 29, 1966
Easy Come, Easy Go Production
October 29, 1967
, advertised as the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, opens off-Broadway at the Public Theater in New York’s East Village. The show moved to Broadway in April 1968 and ran for 1,750 performances, closing on July 1st, 1972. The play’s original cast album spawned the hit singles “Aquarius” / Let the Sun Shine In”, “Good Morning Starshine”, “Easy To Be Hard” and “Hair” and helped launch the career of songwriter Galt MacDermont
Memphis Mayor William Ingram and Tennessee Governor Buford Ellington declared October 29, 1967, “Elvis Presley Day” in the city and state.
The principal photography on The Trouble With Girls began.
October 29, 1969
October 29, 1970
Jim Morrison was sentenced to 6 months in jail and fined $500 for exposing himself in Miami, FL
. He was also sentenced to 60 days of hard labor for profanity. He was released on $50,000 bond until the appeal could be heard.
Elvis is back in Los Angeles, after a stay in Palm Springs.
October 29, 1972
gives a command performance for Queen Elizabeth II, making him the first Rock ‘n’ Roller to be asked to appear in a royal variety performance since the Beatles did it in November 1963.
October 29, 1973
The Osmonds are greeted by 10,000 fans at Heathrow Airport in London.
October 29, 1974
October 29, 1975
There was set up a studio in the “Jungle Room” to make a start with the first night recording session, running from 9.00 p.m. to 8.00 a.m. There were 3 songs recorded, including Way Down.
Melbourne, Australia’s Men At Work
had the number one song in the US with “Who Can It Be Now?”. They would follow with three more Top 10 hits, “Down Under” (#1), “Overkill” (#3) and “It’s A Mistake” (#6)
‘s “Dark Side of the Moon” marks its 491st week on the Billboard album chart, surpassing the previous record holder, “Johnny’s Greatest Hits” by Johnny Mathis. When it finally fell off of list in October 1988, “Dark Side” had set a record of 741 weeks on the chart.
‘s tour opened at Radio City Music Hall, New York. His series of concerts sold out to the tune of $1.9 million, besting (by $100,000) the record then held by Diana Ross.
Linda Ronstadt made her operatic debut in “La Boheme” in New York City, NY
The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame announces their newest inductees: The Byrds
, LaVern Baker, John Lee Hooker, The Impressions, Wilson Pickett
, Jimmy Reed and Ike And Tina Turner
Inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: David Bowie
, Tom Donahue, Gladys Knight And The Pips
, The Velvet Underground, Jefferson Airplane
, Little Willie John, Pink Floyd
, Pete Seeger, and The Shirelles
Senate passd the “La Cienega” bill. The bill closed a loophole in the 1909 copyright act that put most pre-1978 music copyrights in jeopardy.
Little Richard performed at Washington, DC’s Ford Theater at the Gala for the President with a beaming President Clinton looking on.
The four original wax heads of The Beatles that were used for the cover of their Sgt. Pepper album were auctioned off after being discovered in a back room at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in London. The winning bidder paid 81,500 Pounds ($127,000) for the set.
Hundreds of people queued outside the Sheffield Arena to make sure of getting tickets to see a Sir Cliff Richard. By the time the tickets went on sale some fans had been outside the Arena for nine days, the concert was not until November 2006.
Forbes Magazine reported that Michael Jackson had earned about 72 million dollars since his death on June 6th. That was good enough for third place on their list of dead celebrities making the most money. Fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent came in first at $350 million, songwriters Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein were second with $235 million and Elvis Presley was fourth, earning $55 million.
Elvis’ earnings are not from investments or other forms of art he purchases and does not include his back catalog prior to 1973 – and is on Graceland tourism and licensing of Elvis.
Robert Goulet, who reached the Billboard Top 20 in 1964 with a song called “My Love, Forgive Me”, famous for Stage Performances, but most being on the TV when Elvis shot it, died while awaiting a lung transplant after being diagnosed with a rare form of pulmonary fibrosis. He was 73.
The album debuted at number one in the United Kingdom, giving Elvis a record-equalling 12th UK number one
. As of September 2016, the album had sold 1.6 million copies worldwide; It is also Presley’s 50th album to hit the UK top 10, and 59 years since his first number-one album on the chart, also a record.
In the United States, the album debuted and peaked at number 21 on the Billboard 200
after having entered the Billboard
Classical Chart at number 17 the previous week.
Due to the inclusion of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, this marked the first time a Presley record had entered that chart. It then jumped from #17 to #1 in its second week and held that position in its third week, while then successively remaining inside the top 15 positions for the next forty eight weeks. As of September 2016, the album had sold nearly 100,000 copies in the United States
The Graceland Guest House is Open.