Daily Elvis: November 18

Give us this day, November 18,  our daily Elvis


Tupelo, Missippi



Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee


Bill Haley marries his pregnant girlfriend just four days after he divorces his first wife. In all, Bill would marry three times and have eight children.


November 18, 1954

Elvis performed at Longview, TX’ Reo Palm Isle

Bill Black and his Stand Up Bass and Elvis at the Reo Palm Isle

Other acts in the show where  Hank Thompson, The Brazos Valley Boys, Charlene Arthur and Johnny Cash

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info November 18 1955 Reo Palm Isle Club Longview TX (8:00 PM) The Western-Swing Jamboree Yes
November 18, 1956
at the Forum in Wichita, KS, Chuck Berry performed on a bill with the Platters, Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers, the Clovers, Clyde McPhatter, and Bill Hailey & the Comets, among others.
Fats Domino performed “Blueberry Hill” on Ed Sullivan‘s CBS-TV show, which was still rising up the US charts on its way to #2.
Before the song became a rock and roll standard it had been recorded by various artists including Louis Armstrong, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Gene Autry and Jimmy Dorsey. The version by Fats Domino was ranked No.82 in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Elvis’ cover version of “Blueberry Hill” would be a track on the LP that contained the soundtrack for “Loving You.” Elvis also performed the song in the 1970s – sometimes playing the piano as well. 
As a follow-up to his #3 hit, “Be-Bop Baby”, Ricky Nelson records “Stood Up”, which will reach #2 early the following year.
Image result for Elvis and Kitty Dolan
Elvis left for Las Vegas, where he met singer Kitty Dolan.

November 18, 1958

Elvis received a letter from the Colonel assuring him that despite the fact that Elvis was in the army, all was done to make sure his income would be higher then the year before.

November 18, 1959
Military Service

November 18, 1960

Wild in the Country 

November 18, 1961

Kid Galahad

November 18, 1962

With their best hit making years now behind them, post Military Service – The Everly Brothers see their song “Don’t Ask Me To Be Friends” peak at #48 on the Hot 100. Although they had placed twenty-five songs in the Top 40 since 1957, the duo would accomplish that feat only two more times with “Gone Gone Gone” (#31 in 1964) and “Bowling Green” (#40 in 1967).

November 18, 1963

The US NBC news program “The Huntley-Brinkley Report” was the first to air footage (albeit pre-recorded) of The Beatles in concert – while in the UK The Beatles received silver LP discs for ‘Please Please Me’ and ‘With the Beatles’ at a ceremony held at EMI House in London. They also received a silver EP for ‘Twist and Shout’ and a silver single for ‘She Loves You’. The band then attend a cocktail party and a formal lunch in the EMI boardroom with company executives and invited guests.

November 18, 1964

The Supremes and The Righteous Brothers appeared on TV’s Rock ‘n’ Roll show, Shindig!

Tickle Me

November 18, 1965

November 18, 1966

Easy Come, Easy Go  Wallis Power Trip to Nov 22

November 18, 1967
Stay Away Joe.

November 18, 1968

Glen Campbell, a former session musician who appeared on recordings by Frank Sinatra, Nat “King” Cole and the Beach Boys, receives two Gold records – the first for “By The Time I Get To Phoenix” and another for “Gentle On My Mind”.

The Trouble with Girls production

1174 Hillcrest Drive, Beverly Hills, CA

1174 Hillcrest Drive, Beverly Hills, CA, November 18, 1968

 November 18, 1969
Jerry Lee Lewis and wife / cousin Myra Brown are granted a divorce, ending their thirteen year marriage. The two wed on December 12, 1957, when Myra was just 13 years old, famously crushing The Killer’s career. 
Elvis flew back to Los Angeles where he arrived at 5.45 p.m.
Around this time in LA he met Paul Frees. Frees showed Elvis his BNDD badge (Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs). Elvis, very fixated on badges, decided he had to get this badge himself.
Memphis blues singer and musician Herman ‘Junior’ Parker died aged 39 during surgery for a brain tumor. Parker was discovered in 1952 by Ike Turner, who signed him to Modern Records. Parker then signed to Sun Records in 1953. There they produced three successful songs including ‘Feelin’ Good’ a No.5 on the Billboard R&B charts.
Elvis flew to Los Angeles, to remain in Palm Springs for the weekend.
Danny Whitten, of Neil Young’s backup band Crazy Horse, died of an alleged heroin overdose at the age of 29. The tragedy inspired Young to write “The Needle and the Damage Done”. Whitten is often remembered for writing “I Don’t Want To Talk About It”, recorded by both Rita Coolidge and Rod Stewart.
Elvis performed at the Honolulu International Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.
Originally this (or the previous night) show was planned to be the worldwide satellite broadcast.
Date: 18 Nov 1972
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Honolulu, HA.
The H.I.C. Arena
Tickets: 8,400
Costume: Black Way Down suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Until It’s Time For You To Go
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Polk Salad Annie
Love Me
All Shook Up
Heartbreak Hotel
Blue Suede Shoes
One Night
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog
I’ll Remember You
How Great Thou Art
Suspicious Minds
What Now My Love
Burning Love
Blue Hawaii
You Gave A Mountain
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
 Fans in Japan had the evening show broadcast – it was a technical trial run for the Aloha show
Date: 18 Nov 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Honolulu, HA.
The H.I.C. Arena
Tickets: 9,000
Costume: Lightblue Tiffany suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Until It’s Time For You To Go
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Polk Salad Annie
Love Me
All Shook Up
Heartbreak Hotel
Blue Suede Shoes
Just Pretend
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Little Sister/Get Back
Hound Dog
I’ll Remember You
How Great Thou Art
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
What Now My Love
Burning Love
You Gave A Mountain
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
ngagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 7 – November 8th – November 18th 1972
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info November 18 1972 The H.I.C. Arena Honolulu HI (2:30 pm) 8400 Black Conquistador Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes
Info November 18 1972 The H.I.C. Arena Honolulu HI (8:30 pm) 9000 Aztec Star White Fireworks Suit belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes
November 18, 1973
November 18, 1974
John Denver is awarded a Gold record for his double sided, US #1 hit, “I’m Sorry” / “Calypso”, which topped Billboard’s Hot 100, Country Chart and Easy Listening Chart.
Elvis sent a telegram to the Colonel. He thanked him for arranging a special New Year’s Eve show at the new Silverdome stadium in Pontiac, Michigan. ” We’re looking forward to having the best show ever for this event.”
November 18, 1976
Paul McCartney releases “Wonderful Christmastime”, a tune on which he plays all the instruments himself. The song would peak at #6 on the UK singles chart and #83 on the Cash Box Best Sellers chart, but did not reach the Billboard Hot 100. Considered by many fans as one of his weakest efforts, the record reportedly earns Maca $400,000 a year, which puts its cumulative earnings at near $15 million.
Chuck Berry was released from Lompoc Prison Farm in California after serving four months for tax evasion. While he was away, his last studio album of new material, “Rock It”, was issued by Atco Records. As of 2016, this non-charting LP remains his most recent studio album, although he has released some ‘live’ recordings since.
Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship could not accomplish what the third incarnation of the band  Starship enjoy their first number one record with “We Built This City”.  Despite the song’s success, it has often been the target of music critics, including Blender Magazine, who named it their “worst song ever” in April, 2004. Their readers disagreed with the editors however, choosing “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus as their least favorite by a wide margin.


U2 opened for itself by pretending to be a country-rock group called The Dalton Brothers during a concert in Los Angeles, CA.



The Righteous Brothers saw their popularity surge when the movie, Ghost, (starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore) featured their 1965 hit, “Unchained Melody”. Their original version and a re-recorded cut both made it into the US top 20, while three Greatest Hits albums made the Billboard chart.


The James Bond film Goldeneye premiered with the Tina Turner theme song. The single reached its #10 peak in England in its first week of release, but it would only make it to #89 R&B and #102 pop in  America.

The Rolling Stones become the first act to broadcast a major concert on the Internet – Duran Duran would do the first digital concert in the online game “Second Life” in 2003



ABC aired Britney Spears’ first TV concert, “Britney Spears: Live from Las Vegas.”

Image result for britney live from vegas


The Beatles released “Let It Be… Naked” (minus the Phil Spector embellishments on the original album). The LP would reach #5 in the US and #7 in the UK.

Santa Barbara County sheriff’s and district attorney’s offices served a warrant at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch; At the time of the raid, Jackson and his family were in Las Vegas, where Jackson was filming a video.


Vietnamese police conduct a search for 61-year-old Gary Glitter because of his alleged relationship with a teenage Vietnamese girl.

US Sen. Russ Feingold introduced legislation designed to close loopholes on payola-like practices by broadcast companies that force performers to play for reduced fees or for free.


The British press panned Michael Jackson’s so called “comeback concert” in London, calling his first public performance since his child molestation trial last year “shambolic.” Jackson appeared to struggle to reach the high notes when he sang the chorus of “We Are The World” with a choir of children.


Former Motley Crue vocalist, Vince Neil, revealed that just hours after he had been recruited to perform at Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. on January 20th, 2017, he was abruptly un-invited without explanation. Neil pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault on a female autograph seeker in July, 2016.

Priscilla Presley on life with Elvis: ‘Truly lived in a bubble’

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