Give Us This Day, November 1, Our Daily Elvis
November 1, 1894
William Donaldson and James H. Hennegan published their first edition of Billboard as “A monthly resume of all that is new, bright and interesting on the boards.” The eight page magazine was “devoted to the interests of advertisers, poster printers, bill posters, advertising agents & secretaries of fairs.” It later began reporting on circuses, carnivals, vaudeville and other forms of live entertainment before focusing on motion pictures and later still, the music industry. The cost of that initial publication was 10 cents or 90 cents a year.
Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee
November 1, 1954
The November issue of Billboard magazine lists Elvis Presley at number 8 of the Most Promising New Hillbilly or Country Singers.
An R&B group called The Famous Flames, led by singer James Brown, cut their first demo of “Please, Please, Please” at a radio station in Macon Georgia. It will lead to their signing with King Records, where they re-recorded the song in February, 1956 and watched it climb to #6 on Billboard’s R&B chart.
November 1, 1955
Elvis bought a new Harley Davidson.
Accompanied by Nick Adams on the old motorcycle, Elvis took Natalie Wood for a ride.
November 1, 1958
Communist East Germany leaders dub Elvis Presley as “Public enemy number one.” An East Germany youth publication wrote: “The 23 year old star Presley is no artist and enjoys only limited brain power.”
November 1, 1959
For the first time since 1954, Elvis Presley
doesn’t have a single or EP or LP on any of the Billboard charts.
Elvis is in Germany serving with the US Army.
Fred Woodward, a local police inspector and personal friend of Elvis had a fatal heart attack. When Elvis heard the news he rushed into the hospital and tried to comfort the widow. “He was a great guy, a good friend” he said, obviously distraught.
Elvis, unknown photographer, Memphis Police Captain Fred Woodward | Monday morning, March 7, 1960
November 1, 1961
November 1, 1962
It Happened At the World’s Fair Production.
While The Beatles
were appearing at The Star Club in Hamburg, Germany, a recording was made on a small, portable tape recorder which would be pressed and issued by Singasong Records in 1977 as “Live! At the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany, 1962”.
November 1, 1963
Kissin Cousins Film Production
Elvis’ 19th LP the Fun in Acapulo Soundtrack is released – a mix of Movie and Studio musically themed songs; peaked at number three on the Top LP’s
chart. The album, along with the accompanying film
, would be Presley’s last release before the arrival of Beatlemania
Four of these songs would be included on the 1995 compilation Command Performances: The Essential 60s Masters II
: the title track, “Mexico,” “Marguerita,” and the song released as the lead single, “Bossa Nova Baby
In 2003 Fun in Acapulco was reissued on the Follow That Dream label in an edition that contained the original album along with numerous alternate takes.
“Bossa Nova Baby/Witchcraft” – The fact that the bossa nova
craze of the 1960s was a Brazilian
phenomenon rather than a Mexican
one mattered little, as the single peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100
as well as reaching as high as the 20th spot on the R&B
November 1, 1964
The Dave Clark Five
appear on The Ed Sullivan Show
singing their hit “Glad All Over”. Sullivan likes them much better than The Rolling Stones, saying that unlike the latter, the DC5 are “nice, neat boys.”
November 1, 1965
November 1, 1966
Three Elvis Presley albums are certified Gold: his 1956 debut album, “Elvis Presley”, “Elvis’ Golden Records, Vol. 2” and “Elvis’ Golden Records, Vol. 3”.
His debut album was the 1st rock n roll LP to reach 1 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums
chart in 1956, where it stayed for 10 weeks. Two and a half months as #1, certified Gold on November 1, 1966 and Platinum on August 8, 2011 by the Recording Industry Association of America
. In 2003, it was ranked number 56 on Rolling Stone
magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time
Elvis’ Debut and Gold 2 LP covers are the most copied by other artists.
The 9th Presley Platter “Elvis’ Gold Records, Vol. 2” which peaked at number 31 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums
chart 1959, was certified by the Recording Industry Association of America
(RIAA) for a Gold Record Award (based on $1,000,000 in wholesale sales) on November 1, 1966. It Platinum Record Award for sales of one million copies in the US on March 27, 1992
Released August 11, 1963, Elvis’ Golden Records Volume 3 is a compilation of hit singles released in 1960, 1961, and 1962. The album was originally released as a mono and stereo LP record and was reissued several times including a Compact Disc edition in 1997 that included six bonus tracks. It was certified Gold on November 1, 1966, and Platinum on March 27, 1992, by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Easy Come, Easy Go Production
With “Good Vibrations” at the top of the UK chart, The Beach Boys
kick off the first of seven sold out shows at Finsbury Park Astoria in London, England. Over 600 city buses were adorned with posters announcing their arrival.
November 1, 1967
Stay Away Joe
November 1, 1968
Trouble With Girls Film Production
George Harrison releases his first solo album, “Wonderwall Music” on the Apple label. The songs are mostly Harrison instrumentals, aided by Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr and an unaccredited banjo contribution by Peter Tork of The Monkees. The LP would reach #49 in the US, but did not chart at all in the UK and would become the first album to be deleted from the Apple Records catalog.
November 1, 1969
“Suspicious Minds” reaches the top of the Billboard chart, becoming Elvis Presley
‘s 17th and final US number one hit during his lifetime. Elvis had recorded it in a 4 AM to 7 AM session last January, with the eighth take being the keeper. The song climbed to #2 in the UK.
Elvis spent a final weekend in Palm Springs before going out on the November tour.
Elvis flew to Washington D.C. to visit Joyce Bova. He was accompanied by Sonny West and James Caughley. He checked into the Hotel Washington using the name Jon Burrows.
Elvis and Linda returned to Los Angeles.
RCA’s budget label, RCA Camden
, released Burning Love and Hits From His Movies, Volume 2; reaching number 22 on the Billboard chart. It was certified Gold on March 27, 1992, Platinum on July 15, 1999 and 2x Platinum on January 6, 2004 by the RIAA.
Elvis was released from the Baptist Memorial Hospital.
Somewhere during this week Elvis and Linda went to Sam Thomson’s parent’s house.
They spent the evening relaxing and singing blues numbers, as well as other old favorites like I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry and Spanish Eyes.
Elvis and Linda even sang a duet together, which was taped by Sam Thompson.
November 1, 1974
November 1, 1975
are forced to cancel their upcoming British tour because of Karen’s deteriorating health; she would die of eating disordered starvation in 1980, while Elvis’ disordered eating contributed to his death in 1977.
Elvis spent much of the next 3 weeks flying back and forth between Memphis, Denver, Palm Springs and Dallas.
Nearly twenty years after their first US chart appearances, two former teen heart-throbs returned to Billboard’s Hot 200 album list. The Partridge Family’s David Cassidy
reached number 27 with his self titled L.P., while Donny Osmond
was enjoying the success of “My Love Is A Fire”, which would climb to number 21.
November 1, 2000
The Recording Industry Association Of America introduces guidelines for Parental Advisory
labeling on recordings.
November 1, 2010
At a lecture on the modern music industry at Britain’s Radio Festival in Salford, Pete Townshend accused Apple’s iTunes website of “bleeding” artists like a “digital vampire”. He went on to insist that iTunes bosses should do more to help artists, rather than just taking the money.
Nearly 40 years after his death, Elvis Presley sets a new record for the solo artist with the most #1 albums on the British charts.
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