Give us this day, November 20, our daily Elvis
Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee
RCA Victor buys Elvis Presley’s contract from Sun Records for $40,000. The deal was inked at New York’s Warwick Hotel and gave Sam Phillips $35,000 for Elvis and $5,000 in back royalties owed to Elvis by Sun to Elvis.
Jim Crudgington, Elvis and H. Coleman Tily III at Sun
Scotty Moore and Bill Black were not contracted to Sun Records or RCA, ditto DJ Fontana, they were on contract to Elvis.
Elvis flew back to Memphis.
Back in Memphis Elvis and Nick Adams were spotted riding motorcycles. Late at night they attended a private showing of Love Me Tender at the Loew’s State Theater. Apparently Gladys cried at the end of the film, when Elvis’ character died.
November 20, 1958
military service in Germany
November 20, 1959
Military Service in Germany
Rock and Roll disc jockey Alan Freed is fired from WABC television in New York for refusing to say that he never accepted payola. Eight days later he would be canned from WNEW-TV New York.
November 20, 1960
Wild In the Country
November 20, 1961
With The Twist craze sweeping across North America, Billboard reports that WOR-TV, New York, has shot a series of one and five minute Twist lessons with Chubby Checker, to be shown hourly every day.
November 20, 1962
November 20, 1963
November 20, 1964
November 20, 1965
November 20, 1966
Easy Come, Easy Go October 3 – Nov 7, Wallis Power Trip to Nov 22
19 year old Arlo Guthrie released an album called “Alice’s Restaurant”. When the eighteen minute long title song premiered at the Newport Folk Festival, it helped foster a new commitment among the ’60s generation to social consciousness and activism. Arlo went on to star in the 1969 Hollywood film version of Alice’s Restaurant, directed by Arthur Penn.
The Beach Boys‘ album, “Smiley Smile”, co-produced by Paul McCartney, is released in Britain and The United States. Unfortunately, the album would fail to reach the top forty in either country and the single, “Vegetables”, would not chart at all. Facing the Beach Boys dwindling popularity sends leader Brian Wilson further into reclusiveness.
November 20, 1968
The Monkees film ‘Head’ opened in six US cities. Reviews were harsh and the picture was a box office disaster.
The Trouble with Girls Production – Elvis at Hillcrest Home
November 20, 1969
November 20, 1970
November 20, 1971
Isaac Hayes started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Theme From Shaft’, it made No.4 in the UK. Hayes won a Grammy award for Best Original Film Score with ‘Theme From Shaft’.
Elvis gave a press conference at the Hawaiian Village Hotel to announce the satellite show once again.
The date was set on the morning of January 14, 1973, with a concert dress rehearsal for a live audience the night before.
Since the Las Vegas press conference it had been turned into a charity concert at the instigation of Honolulu advertiser columnist Eddie Sherman, who suggested that it should benefit the Kui Lee Cancer Fund.
Elvis mad the first contribution with a $1,000 check – he would also buy 2 tickets – one for himself and one for Col Parker for the concert.
Elvis attended a show at the Memphian.
Elvis was back in Palm Springs with Linda Thompson.
Elvis’ pet singing group “Voice” came over for Thanksgiving week as well. However there was not much for them to do.
November 20, 1975
Elvis met Ginger only one day ago, but they decided to go out on a date; chaperoned by Patsy and Gee Gee Gambill.
In the plane to see the skyline of Memphis, they ended up in Vegas.
It was the 1970s, and the 19 year old Ginger had called her mother for permission. They flew back the next day.
The Rolling Stones
sign a $45 million contract with Virgin Records, making them Rock’s highest paid group. That record has since been eclipsed. Their deal called on the band to make 3 albums over 6 years.
The 5 CD box set “The King Of Rock’n’Roll – The Complete 50’s Masters” was certified platinum by the RIAA.
This box set peaked at #159 on the album chart
and was certified a gold record
on August 7, 1992, platinum on November 20, 1992, and for double platinum on July 30, 2002.
The Original release was set one of three decade themed Studio Master Recording long box sets, with the 60s having a part 2 release – the three main sets were re-issued booklet style after the initial “limited release” sold out.
Augusta, GA, honored one of their own when a portion of Ninth Street was officially renamed James Brown Boulevard.
Frank Sinatra & Anita Baker’s “Witchcraft” duet his Duets album, reached its peak at #2 pop in its first week on the charts.
A study comparing noise levels of rock music, found that older people rated rock music much higher on a loudness scale than younger people. The researchers carried out by Ohio University tested people age 18 to 21 and people ranging in age from 51 to 58. The study asked participants to rate the loudness of rock music played at nine intensities, ranging from 10 decibels to 90 decibels. Participants listened to ‘Heartbreaker’
by Led Zeppelin for 10 seconds at different intensities. At each intensity, the older subjects gave the music higher numerical ratings based on loudness than the younger subjects.
flew to Santa Barbara to be arrested by police. He was seen in handcuffs being taken into the police station. The singer had his mug shot and fingerprints taken before being freed on $3m bail.
First official release of the Million Dollar Quartet – the most complete and properly sequenced release version.
Madonna topped Forbes list of the highest-paid musicians in the world with an estimated $125 million in earnings over the past year. Lady Gaga was second with $80 million, followed by Bon Jovi at $79 million, Toby Keith made $65 million, and Coldplay amassed $64 million.
Justin Bieber topped the UK singles chart with ‘Sorry’ breaking a chart record for the most tracks inside the top 40. The chart featured eight songs from Bieber’s new album Purpose, the first time a living artist had so many simultaneous entries. His eight entries saw him break a record set by Elvis Presley in 1957, when he had seven songs in the top 40 singles chart.
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