Daily Elvis: November 5

Give Us This Day, November 5, Our Daily Elvis


Tupelo, Mississippi



Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

November 5, 1954


#1 R&B Song 1955: “Only You,” the Platters
Elvis performed at the Shreveport, LA Louisiana Hayride
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Elvis Presley made his only commercial when he sang a jingle for Southern Maid Doughnuts on the Louisiana Hayride radio program. Elvis sang “You can get ’em piping hot after four p.m., you can get ’em piping hot. Southern Maid Doughnuts hit the spot, you can get ’em piping hot after four p.m.”
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The latest single, ‘I Forgot to Remember to Forget’/’Mystery Train’, appears on three of Billboard’s national charts, representing country music sales, jukebox, and radio play.
Also on the playbill were:

Bill Lancaster
Floyd & Loyd Armstrong
Bill Dudley
Johnny Horton
Jimmy Newman
Buddy Attaway


 Curley Herndon
Jack Ford
Jeanette Hicks
David Houston
Betty Amos
Buzz Busby
The Bayou Boys
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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The Nat ‘King’ Cole Show debuted on NBC-TV, becoming the first US musical variety show hosted by an African-American. After failing to secure national sponsorship, Cole decided to end the show in December, 1957, saying, “Madison Avenue is afraid of the dark.”
Without public notice Elvis made an appearance a “Beginner Driving Range” a Memphis Regional tv program.
Public Service for goodwill and about his various speeding tickets.
Elvis sailed for Honolulu on the USS Matsonia.
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Home movies by a tourist:
November 5, 1958
Military Service in Germany
November 5, 1959
Military Service in Germany
November 5, 1960
 33 year old Johnny Horton, who had a number one hit with “Battle of New Orleans”, was killed when his Cadillac was hit by a drunken truck driver in Milano, Texas. Johnny had just played his last show at the Skyline in Austin, where Hank Williams had played his last show as well. Horton’s widow, Billy Joe, was also Hanks Williams’ widow.
Horton reportedly hadn’t wanted to play that show, he’d become a national star. After,  he went to one of his favorite fishing places and returning home, his worst nightmare came true: and the drunk driver who killed Horton received only minor injuries.
November 5, 1961
Kid Galahad
November 5, 1962
The filming on location of Kissin’ Cousins was completed. Elvis and the whole cast and crew returned to Los Angeles.
Elvis drove the Movie Truck, which lost it’s brakes – he might have died, and that this sorta Iconic one as being his potentially last movie is horrifying to consider – Viva Las Vegas was next and the 1968 special on the horizon.
November 5, 1964
Tickle Me
November 5, 1965
The Who release a song called “My Generation” which will become a sort of anthem for British teens, rising to number two on the UK chart. In the US however, despite performing the tune on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, the song will be mostly ignored and would get no higher than number 74 on the Billboard chart. “My Generation” was later named #11 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
November 5, 1966
 The Monkees had the number one record in the US with “Last Train To Clarksville”. It was their first single and debuting at number #1 would usually be considered a feat,however, this was eight weeks after their TV series debuted.
Easy Come, Easy Go Production
November 5, 1967
Kenny Rogers & the First Edition made their national television debut on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour on CBS.
2,000 people attend an auction of Elvis Presley’s personal belongings at his Circle G Ranch in Horn Lake, Mississippi, ten miles from Graceland.
Stay Away Joe
There was an oddity in the career of Elvis Presley: he had recorded an album, Stay Away Joe, that only one copy was pressed of and was to be played only one time, on an Arizona radio station, on November 5, 1967:
November 5, 1968
Trouble with Girls productions
November 5, 1969
November 5, 1970
Brian Wilson, the genius behind the Beach Boys, joined the group for a rare live performance at the famous Whisky A Go Go on Sunset Strip in Los Angeles.  However, the volume level damaged Wilson’s right ear and he lost his balance several times during the concert before he had to be helped backstage.
Elvis performed at the Metropolitan Sports Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The opening act by a comic was now given to Jackie Kahane – a 50s Borcht Belt type comedian.
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Minneapolis Tribune (November 6, 1971)
The Imperials were no longer on this tour with Elvis. Maybe because of their schedules, maybe because of the Colonel, who was unwilling to pay more, but the Imperials soon learnt they were permanently replaced by the Stamps and J.D.Sumner.
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Elvis wore the White Pinwheel with the lion head belt
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This was the first time that Elvis would close the show with his arms flung wide and his cape spread out, just like he liked to do at the ends of songs like How Great Thou Art, The Impossible Dream and Bridge.

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Announcer Al Dvorin utters what would become a well known phrase: “Elvis has left the building” at the end of a Minneapolis concert by the King. He was asked to make the announcement in an effort to quiet the fans who continued to call for an encore. in August 2004, Dvorin was killed in an automobile accident following a concert by an Elvis impersonator.

Date: 05 Nov 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Minneapolis, MI.
Metropolitan Sports Center
Tickets: 17,600
Costume: White ‘Red Lionhead’ suit
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 4 – November 5th – November 16th 1971
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Info November 5 1971 Metropolitan Sports Center Minneapolis MN (8:30 pm) 17600 White Pinwheel Lion Head belt Black Suit Yes


November 5, 1972

The second television special of the Jackson 5, The Jackson 5 Show, aired on CBS.

November 5, 1973

About 50 minutes into a concert by the Who in Newcastle, England, a backing tape was 15 seconds behind Keith Moon’s drumming.  Pete Townshend stormed off stage and didn’t come back for a half an hour.

November 5, 1974

November 5, 1975

November 5, 1976

November 5, 1977

ABBA had the #1 song in the U.K. with “The Name Of The Game”.

The manager of a Virgin Records store in Nottingham England is arrested and charged under the UK’s Indecent Advertising Act for displaying a poster that read “Never Mind The Bollocks: Here’s The Sex Pistols”. At his trial two weeks later, defense lawyers called Professor James Kingsley, who testified that the word “bollocks” had several different meanings, both slang and proper. After a twenty minute deliberation, the court returned a verdict of not guilty.

In the USA, Debby Boone had the top song for a fourth week with “You Light Up My Life”.  Carly Simon was the runner-up gal with “Nobody Does It Better”.  Heatwave was catching fire with “Boogie Nights”, Shaun Cassidy fell with “That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll” and the Commodores solidified at #5 with “Brick House”.  The rest of the Top 10:  “It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me” from Barry White, Donna Summer’s pulsating “I Feel Love”, Crystal Gayle joined the party with “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue”, Chicago had their 12th Top 10 hit with “Baby, What A Big Surprise” and Paul Nicholas went up with “Heaven On The 7th Floor”.


Brian Wilson was fired from the Beach Boys.


Bryan Adams released the album Reckless on A&M Records.


Bobby Nunn, vocalist for The Coasters on their 1958 hit, “Yakety Yak”, died of a heart attack at the age of 61.


The Beach Boys had the number one song in the US when “Kokomo”, from the movie Cocktail, reached the top. It made #25 in the UK. It had been 22 years since the group had their last US chart topper with “Good Vibrations”. 

Whitney Houston held on to the top spot with her seventh #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart–“One Moment In Time”.


Chaka Khan began a European tour in Hamburg, West Germany.


Queen released Made in Heaven, their first studio album since the death of lead singer Freddy Mercury.


Fats Domino was honored with the National Medal of Arts, which was presented to him by President Clinton at the White House.


 U2 scored another #1 album in the U.K. with All That You Can’t Leave Behind.


Billy Guy, who sang baritone on the hits “Searchin'” and “Yakety Yak” as part of the 1950s vocal quartet The Coasters, died in Las Vegas from cardiovascular disease. He was 66.


Bobby Hatfield of the Righteous Brothers was found dead in his hotel room, apparently from a heart attack, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where the duo were in concert.  Hatfield was 63.


Link Wray, died at his home in Copenhagen of natural causes at 76. The electric guitar innovator is often credited as the father of the power chord, had invented what became known as the “fuzz guitar” when he punched a hole in a speaker to give his guitar a distorted sound. His 1959 instrumental, “Rumble” was banned by many US radio stations, even thought it had no lyrics what so ever.


Record label EMI filed a copyright violation suit against a US website after a string of Beatles tracks appeared online for download at discounted prices.


Canadian Music Week announced that Andy Kim would be one of four inductees to the 2016 Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame. During his career, Kim recorded nine Billboard Top 40 hits and sold over thirty million records. Andy Kim earned his first Gold Record for a song called “Baby I Love You” in 1968.  Other hit records followed, including “So Good Together” and “Jingle Jangle”.Then came the song that shot to the top of the charts in 1969 for 8 weeks, was named Record Of The Year by Billboard Magazine and sold 13 million copies! That record, an Andy Kim signature song was called “Sugar Sugar”. Andy Kim has 19 hit singles, 12 in the US , and sold over 30 million records world-wide.



Betty Harper is an artist known for her Elvis Presley drawings.

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