Daily Elvis: November 16

Give us this day, November 16, our daily Elvis


“W.C.” Handy, the Father of the Blues,” was born in Florence, AL.

He died in 1958, the year Nat King Cole portrayed him in a film about his life.


Tupelo, Mississippi


November 16, 1937

Vernon along with Gladys’ brother, Travis Smith and a friend Lether Gable were indicted for forgery.

A check that Orville Bean had made out to Vernon had been altered and the culprits stood accused by Bean. Vernon had sold Bean a hog and received for it, a check for only $4 – a sum much less than he had expected.

Courthouse records do not include details of how large a sum of money the check was altered to, but in her book, Elvis and Gladys, Elaine Dundy says that based on the memories of the people she talked with, it was either fourteen or forty dollars.


Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee


November 16, 1954

Elvis performed at the Camden, AR Municipal (Muny) Hall Auditorium (2 shows)at 7.00 and 9.15 p.m.
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Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info November 16 1955 City Auditorium Camden AR (7:00 PM) The Western-Swing Jamboree Yes
Info November 16 1955 City Auditorium Camden AR (9:15 PM) The Western-Swing Jamboree Yes
November 16, 1957
Miss Austria 1957 Hannerl Melcher with Elvis on a 1958 Harley-Davidson Duo-Glide in Las Vegas
Military Service in Germany
Elvis wrote a letter to Alan Fortas from Grafenwohr, where he was on maneuvers. Homesick, he wrote to Alan that he hoped for a miracle to get out of the army before March 1960. He also described his new girlfriend, Margit, looking a lot like Brigitte Bardot.
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November 16, 1959

Military Service in Germany

November 16, 1960

After Brenda Lee had turned it down for being “too Country”, Patsy Cline records “I Fall To Pieces” for Decca Records in Nashville. The song will enter the US charts the following summer and rise to #12.

In Production: Wild in the Country 

November 16, 1961

In Production:Kid Galahad

November 16, 1962

November 16, 1963

Peter, Paul & Mary ruled the Album chart as the memorable trio had the #1 album In the Wind, #6 (Moving) and #8 (Peter, Paul and Mary).  Barbra Streisand owned #2–The Second Barbra Streisand Album while Elvis’ Golden Records, Volume 3 by Elvis Presley was third.

November 16, 1964

Tickle Me

November 16, 1965

November 16, 1966

Easy Come, Easy Go – Wallis Power Trip to Nov 22

November 16, 1967
Stay Away Joe.

November 16, 1968

The Trouble with Girls

November 16, 1969

Elvis performed at the State Fair Grounds Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Elvis Presley : Oklahoma City: November 16, 1970.
November 16, 1970 Oklahoma City, OK. Is That All Of Elvis ?
By Howard Inglish, Oklahoma Journal, November 1970

The warm-up for Elvis Presley’s city appearance failed to warm up anyone. Monday night, and a comedian named Sammy Shore set the mood for the performance of the star of the show when he did a mocking version of Peggy Lee’s song, “Is That All There Is?”

The 55-minute performance Presley half-heartedly put on in the State Fairgrounds Arena, left the more than 11,000 Elvis fans asking themselves that question after Elvis rushed off stage, and voice boomed out over the PA system, “Elvis has left the building. Be sure to see him in his latest movie, “That’s The Way It Is.”

There were some great songs from the era when the man from Memphis started th emove to “rock’n’roll” like “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Hound dog” and “Blue Suede Shoes,” but the ex-truck driver who now sports long-hair could only manage a few serious efforts of 16 songs.

There was no encore, only hundreds of young fans, looking at their souvenir programs and mumbling to each other as they stared at the stage they were kept far away from by a large security force that would have made the Secret service happy.

Elvis on stage in Oklahoma in november 16 1970.

In the gospel. “How Great Thou Art,” Elvis did a very credible job, given the anticipating audience a brief glimpse of his excellent voice.

But most numbers were filled with minor attempts at humor, and Elvis seemed more interested in playing orchestra leader and making private comments on the side to his band, than in entertaining Oklahomans who paid $5, $7.50 and $10 a ticket to see the 1950’s phenomenon in person.

Perhaps he was disturbed by a bomb threat that sent police scurrying through the arena before the show.

Elvis on stage in Oklahoma in november 16 1970.

But his starting and stopping and beginning again of many songs, the so-so humor such as falling off the speaker and chuckling during the intro to Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” failed to evoke much enthusiasm from the same crowd that booed when intermission came and they still hadn’t seen Elvis.

The teeny-boppers were there, but even their screaming never reached a high point comparable to the excitement Elvis has been known to evoke: the audience courteously applauded, but they too never got their heart in it.

Elvis probably had a good time, like when threw a cup of water on the sound technicians. He had fun singing “Poke Salad Annie,” but dragged through such movers as “I Got A Woman,” “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling,” and “Johnny Be Good.”

Elvis on stage in Oklahoma in november 16 1970.

But his acrobatics and the multitude of flashbulbs going off every second were amusing. Together they made for a psychedelic study of a man with great talent, who didn’t care to let Oklahoma Cityans view it.

Elvis’ effort has to be the least of any big-name performer to appear in this area in recent years.

Date: 16 Nov 1970
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Oklahoma City, OK.
Fair Ground Arena
Tickets: 11,000
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
That’s All Right
I Got A Woman/Amen
That’s All Right
I Walk The Line
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Johnny B. Goode
How Great Thou Art
The Wonder Of You
Heartbreak Hotel
Blue Suede Shoes
Hound Dog
Blueberry Hill
Blue Christmas
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Go Cat Go
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 3 – November 10th – November 17th 1970
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info November 16 1970 Fair Ground Arena Oklahoma City OK (8:30 pm) 11000 Lace White Macrame belt White Suit Yes Yes
Elvis performed at the Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah. The total profit of this tour, after reduction of the costs, was $804,000. , which had to be divided between the Colonel and Elvis.
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Date: 16 Nov 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Salt Lake City, UT.
Salt Palace
Tickets: 13,000
Costume: White Fringe suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
That’s All Right
Proud Mary
You Don’t Have to Say You Say You Love
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Love Me
Heartbreak Hotel
Blue Suede Shoes/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
/Blue Suede Shoes
It’s Now Or Never
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Hound Dog
[band introductions]
How Great Thou Art
Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 4 – November 5th – November 16th 1971
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info November 16 1971 Salt Palace Salt Lake City UT (8:30 pm) 13000 1971 Snowflake Original belt White Suit Yes
Elvis, Linda and Lisa-Marie flew from Los Angeles to Honolulu. They were accompanied by a large group: James Caughley, Joe Esposito, Dick Grob, Gee Gee Gambill, Charlie Hodge, Dr. Nichopoulos, Sonny West, Red West and the 3 Stanley brothers, Ricky, David and Billy.
November 16, 1973
David Bowie‘s first British TV special, 1980 Floor Show aired on NBC as an episode of Midnight Special. His guests were Marianne Faithful and The Troggs.
November 16, 1974
John Lennon had his only solo number one hit in the US during his lifetime when “Whatever Gets You Through the Night” hit the top. In his UK homeland, it could do no better than #36.
His girl friend, May Pang, would later recall that John got the inspiration for the song when he saw TV evangelist Reverend Ike utter the phrase “Let me tell you guys, it doesn’t matter, it’s whatever gets you through the night.”
November 16, 1975
Elvis had bought a new Ferrari and it was delivered to Memphis in a rental truck.


The Bee Gees, Billy Preston and Peter Frampton make their acting debuts as their movie Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band opens. The film proves to be a box office disaster, with most major movie critics bashing it.

A concert by Queen at New York’s Madison Square Garden featured a row of semi-nude, over-weight women on bicycles to promote the band’s current single, “Fat-Bottomed Girls”.


Anthology Volume 3 by the Beatles was the #1 album, making the group the only act in the Rock Era to have three #1 albums in a 12-month period.


A six-minute recording of a Beatles interview bought for $5 at a flea market, sold for $10,400 at an online auction. The winning bidder was simply described as “an avid record and music memorabilia collector” from the US.


In a poll compiled by the Official UK Charts Company, “Queen’s Greatest Hits” was named as the most popular album of all time in Britain. According to the list, the album has sold around 5.4 million copies, beating the Beatles’ “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, which has sold 4.8 million copies.


The RIAA sent another wave of pre-litigation settlement letters on behalf of major labels to college administrators in connection with illegal music files shared over the university computer networks. The 417 letters went to 16 universities.



The soundtrack to the James Bond film Skyfall reached #100 on the Billboard 200 chart, becoming the highest charting album in the film franchise since A View to a Kill went to #38 in July, 1985 – with title song Duran Duran




United States President Barack Obama awarded the 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s top civilian honor, to twenty-one recipients, including Diana Ross and Bruce Springsteen. The honorees, from the worlds of acting, athletics, music, and science, were acknowledged for their contributions to America.

reference sites:





http://www.elvisrecordings.com/  Master and Sessions

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database





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