Daily Elvis: November 4

Give Us This Day, November 4,  Our Daily Elvis


Tupelo, Mississippi



Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee


November 4, 1954

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November 4, 1955

November 4, 1956

November 4, 1957

November 4, 1958

Military Service in Germany

November 4, 1959

Military Service in Germany

November 4, 1960

Elvis was in Memphis.

Elvis and a fans in november 4 1960 in Memphis.


Three weeks after turning 21 years old, Cliff Richard‘s “I’m 21 Today” tops the UK chart.
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Principal photography for Elvis’s 10th movie, Kid Galahad, began in Idyllwild, California.
November 4, 1962
“Right now I’d like to get married, but the older I get, the more choosy I become. To me right now the most desirable characteristics in a girl are a sense of humor, understanding and loyalty. I’ve dated quite a few girls, and women with those qualities are mighty hard to find, especially understanding.” — Elvis quote in Parade magazine.
It Happened at the World’s Fair Production.
November 4, 1963
Kissin Cousins production
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The Beatles appear at the Royal Command Performances at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London. In attendance are the Queen Mother, Princess Margaret and Lord Snowden. It was here that John Lennon made his now famous announcement: “For our last number, I’d like to ask for your help. The people in the cheaper seats clap your hands and the rest of you, if you’d just rattle your jewellery, we’d like to sing a song called Twist and Shout.” John would later say “I was fantastically nervous, but I wanted to rebel a bit and that was the best I could do.”
November 4, 1964
Tickle Me
November 4, 1965
November 4, 1966
Easy Come, Easy Go Production
November 4, 1967
Elvis Presley’s single “Big Boss Man” hit #38 in the U.S.
Jerry Reed’s 1960 “Big Boss Man” backed with an Eddie Arnold’s 1955  “You don’t know me” from the Clambake Soundtrack.
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Stay Away Joe Movie production
November 4, 1968
Trouble with Girls production
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November 4, 1969
Elvis ordered some gold handles for his new Colt and Berretta pistols at Schwartz and Ableser jewelers.
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November 4, 1971
November 4, 1972
November 4, 1973
Jerry Schilling was now installed as executive producer of the karate film.
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Most likely it was in this week that Elvis bought a house for Jerry Schilling, while Jerry was in Las Vegas. At one time Elvis told Jerry the reason: “Jerry, you know why I bought you this home? I know I drove all those other guys crazy buying you this house, but your mother died when you were a year old, and you never had a home, and I wanted to be the one to give it to you.”
Even though he was the one who was the most opposed to touring in the final years of The Beatles, George Harrison became the first to set out on a solo tour when he appeared in Vancouver, Canada with Billy Preston. It will be a troublesome show for him as his voice is ravaged after LP sessions and tour rehearsals. The concert and the rest of the tour played in front of thin crowds.
November 4, 1975
November 4, 1976
November 4, 1977
After returning from a two year hiatus, Anne Murray topped the Billboard Hot 100 with the biggest selling single of her career, “You Needed Me”. It was her fourth US Top Ten single and made #22 in the UK. Anne would go on to put six more songs on Billboard’s Top 40 Pop chart.
The U2 concert movie “Rattle and Hum” opened in the U.S. and the U.K. It opened in Ireland on October 27.
Elton John became only the third artist in history to put 50 hit records on the UK charts. His first was “Your Song” in 1971 and the fiftieth was “Sacrifice”. The first two artists with 50 hits were Elvis Presley and Cliff Richard.
Tina Turner’s Foreign Affair Tour ended in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. By the time it was over, more than three million people had seen Tina strut her stuff.
The musical “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story” opened on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre.
After an 18 month delay, Capitol Records releases The Beach Boys‘ “The Pet Sounds Sessions”, a 4-CD boxed set which details the creation of The Beach Boys’ album “Pet Sounds”. Overseen by producer Brian Wilson, the collection allows the listener to hear a capella vocals from the master tapes and alternate mixes of the songs.
 The Elvis Presley album “Christmas Peace” was released. The album contained 40 songs.
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A 15 track version was given away in the UK Daily Mail.

Elvis Presley Christmas album in this weekend’s Mail

The “new” fan is lucky with a release like this, but so is the “old” fan to get these essential Elvis recordings in this quality.

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Robin Bachman and Blair Thornton, both former members of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, launched a lawsuit in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver, Canada over the rights to the name of their iconic 1970s group. The suit claimed Randy Bachman and Fred Turner, the other members of the Rock quartet, signed away their rights to the names Bachman-Turner Overdrive, BTO and any similar brands when Randy left in 1977 to go solo. The suit would be successful.
The Nations’ Favorite was a UK tv series and the Elvis series spawn a cd release that peaked at #5 in the UK and certified BPI: Platinum
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The Fan Appreciation Weekend November 4-6, 2016, at The Guest House @ Graceland.

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