Daily Elvis: November 2

Give Us this Day, November 2, Our Daily Elvis


Tupelo, Mississippi



Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

November 2, 1954


November 2, 1955

Tennessee Ernie Ford’s “Sixteen Tons” begins a ten week stay on the Billboard chart, where it will eventually reach #1. The record will become one of the biggest selling singles of the 1950s.

November 2, 1956

The Platters continued their international popularity with “My Prayer,” reaching  #4 in England.

Police use tear gas to break up a riot that broke out during a Fats Domino concert in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Fats and three of his sidemen suffer minor cuts.

November 2, 1957

Elvis Presley had eight hits in the UK Top 40, an all-time record.

Tommy Edwards was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘It’s All In The Game.’ Written by Charles Dawes, later Vice President of the United States under Calvin Coolidge. It is the only No.1 pop single to have been co-written by a US Vice President.
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Elvis gave a party at his hotel before going out on maneuvers. He sang and played guitar for Margit Buergin and other friends while a crowd collected in the street below.
Around this time he received a call from Dee Stanley, the wife of an American sergeant stationed in Frankfurt, inviting him to dinner with her family.

November 2, 1959

The Ben E. King lineup of the Drifters charted with a two-sided hit, “True Love, True Love” (#5 R&B, #33 pop) and “Dance With Me” (#2 R&B, #15 pop). Though King sang lead on “Dance,” Johnny Lee Williams was featured on “True Love.”

Wink Martindale’s rendition of a 1948 Country hit called “The Deck Of Cards” peaks at #7 on the Billboard chart, on its way to selling over a million copies. After becoming a disc jockey, Martindale would move on to TV where he would host his first game show, What’s This Song? in 1964.
Fifteen Elvis Presley fans are sent to jail in Germany after marching through the streets of Leipzig shouting “Long live Elvis Presley” and making unkind remarks about German music.
Military Service
November 2, 1960
Elvis had a meeting at Hidden Lodge, Idyllwild, California. Here was the script meeting for Kid Galahad.
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November 2, 1962
Little Richard performed the second of fourteen days at the Star Club in Hamburg, West Germany. Also on the bill with Richard was a young unknown group called The Beatles, whose bass player, Paul McCartney, had reportedly asked Richard if he could teach him his vocal style.
It Happened at the World’s Fair Production.
November 2, 1963
In a review of a recent show, the phrase Beatlemania is coined by London’s Daily Mirror.
Jerry And The Pacemakers version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “You’ll Never Walk Alone” tops the UK chart, giving them the distinction of having their first three singles all rise to number one. This feat will not be duplicated for 21 years when Frankie Goes To Hollywood also took each of their first three singles to the top.
Kissin Cousins Movie Production
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November 2, 1964
During a live ‘Ready Steady Go!’ TV show, singing ‘Donna The Prima Donna’ Dion walked off the show after becoming irritated by the audience dancing around him.
Tickle Me
November 2, 1965
November 2, 1966
Easy Come, Easy Go Production
November 2, 1967
Stay Away Joe
November 2, 1968
Trouble with Girls Movie Production
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Sugar Sugar by The Archies was at No.1 on the UK singles chart. The single became the longest running One Hit Wonder in the UK with eight week’s at the top of the charts.
Elvis flew to Palm Springs.
Elvis returned to Los Angeles after spending the weekend at Palm Springs. At the Beverly Hills’ Optique Boutique Elvis picked up a pair of customized goggles as well as 2 pairs of non-prescription glasses and 2 solid gold frames.
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Elvis flew back to Memphis. He had to make final preparations for his upcoming tour.
November 2, 1972
November 2, 1973
November 2, 1974
George Harrison began his first tour in eight years. He was the first former Beatles to attempt a nationwide solo tour.
November 2, 1975
November 2, 1976
November 2, 1977
The movie “Quadrophenia” opened. The movie features Sting.
Stevie Wonder hit #1 on the pop, adult contemporary, R&B, and dance/disco charts with “Part Time Lover.” It was the first time in music history that a single had topped all four charts. In the UK, the song #3.
The US TV music show Soul Train celebrates 25 years on the air with appearances by Al Green, Bill Withers, Diana Ross and Patti LaBelle.
ABC-TV airs a tv movie costing a record setting $10 million retelling of Cinderella starring Brandy with Whitney Houston as fairy godmother
Led Zeppelin’s eagerly-awaited reunion concert in London was postponed for two weeks after guitarist Jimmy Page broke a finger. The tribute concert in honour of late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun scheduled for 26 November would now take place on 10 December. More than a million fans applied for the 20,000 tickets available, which cost £125 each. Profits from the show would go towards scholarships in Ertegun’s name in the UK, USA and the country of his birth Turkey.
Ozzy Osbourne claimed his reputation had been tarnished after a party supposedly involving him was organised by US police officers to round up missing criminal suspects. Over 500 people in North Dakota with outstanding arrest warrants were sent invitations and more than 30 suspects turned up. Osbourne said it was “insulting” that his name had been used but police argued it was a “creative” way to fight crime. Ozzy had been selected because he was due to play a gig in a nearby arena, which was used to explain why he would supposedly have attending the party.
A US Federal Appeals Court ruled that TV network NBC should not be fined for broadcasting Janet Jackson’s now infamous “wardrobe malfunction” in 2004. The Broadcaster aired a glimpse of Jackson’s breast during the Super Bowl half-time show. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) brought the case to the US Supreme Court in 2008 to force the TV network to pay a $550,000 (345,270 Pounds) fine.
Acker Bilk, the clarinet player passed away at the age of 85. Bilk’s 1962 instrumental tune ‘Stranger on the Shore’ became the UK’s biggest selling single of 1962: it was in the UK charts for more than 50 weeks, peaked at No.2, and was the first No.1 single in the United States by a British artist in the era of the modern Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.
Taylor Swift was the highest-paid woman in music, according to Forbes’ annual list, having earned more than double her nearest competitor Adele. The 26-year-old pop star had amassed earnings of $170m (£137.8m) over the past year, mainly thanks to a world tour named after her recent 1989 album.

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