Give us this day, November 21, our daily Elvis
Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee
November 21, 1954
American singer and actress Rosemary Clooney was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘This Ole House.’ This song was also a No.1 for Shakin’ Stevens in 1981. Her nephew, George Clooney was a pallbearer at her funeral in 2002.
November 21, 1956
RCA Victor released Elvis’s recording of “Love Me Tender.” while Paramount put the movie into general release.
Elvis Presley performed “Love Me Tender” on The Ed Sullivan Show on September 9, 1956, shortly before the single’s release and about a month before the movie, Love Me Tender (for which the reworded song was originally written) was released. On the following day, RCA received 1 million advance orders, making it a gold record before it was even released on November 21, 1956.
“Love Me Tender” is a 1956 song recorded by Elvis Presley and published by Elvis Presley Music from the eponymous 20th Century Fox film. The words and music are credited to Ken Darby under the pseudonym “Vera Matson”, the name of his wife, and Elvis Presley. The RCA Victor recording by Elvis Presley was no. 1 on both the Billboard and Cashbox charts in 1956. The song was adapted from the tune of “Aura Lee“, a sentimental Civil War ballad. Elvis’ version was ranked #437 on Rolling Stone‘s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
The song hit #1 on the Billboard charts the week ending November 3, 1956, remaining in the position for 5 weeks and reached no. 11 on the charts in the UK. “Love Me Tender” also reached number three for three weeks on the R&B chart. It was also an achievement as “Love Me Tender” succeeded another Presley single, “Hound Dog/Don’t Be Cruel” at #1.
This occurrence marked two important events in Billboard history. During this time, Elvis accomplished another record; the longest consecutive stay at number one by a single artist, sixteen weeks, though this was tied by Boyz II Men in 1994 and stood for eight years until being surpassed by R&B singer Usher in 2004 who spent 19 weeks at the top of the charts.
November 21, 1958
military service in Germany
Military Service in Germany
November 21, 1960
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November 21, 1961
Kid Galahad Because of a snowstorm, the filming of Kid Galahad had to move back to Hollywood.
November 21, 1962
Girls Girls Girls is released in movie theatres.
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Olivia Newton-John started the first of 10 weeks at the top of the US singles chart with the controversial “Physical”. It was her fourth US #1 and went on to sell over 2 million copies. In the UK, the song reached #7.
Rather than touring, ONJ did a tv special comprised of a music video for each LP song, the music video for “Physical” more controversial than the female sexually explicit song for it’s gay content.
Queen and David Bowie were at No.1 in the UK with Under Pressure. They recorded the song together when both acts were working in a German recording studio. It was David Bowie’s first released collaboration with another recording artist.
Michael Jackson‘s 14 minute video, Thriller premiers in L.A. movie theatres. Guinness World Records later named it as the “most successful music video”, selling over 9 million units.
Billy Idol had Billboard’s top tune with a live version of Tommy James And The Shondells’, “Mony Mony”. Idol pushed another Tommy James’ re-make, Tiffany‘s version of “I Think We’re Alone Now”, down to number four.
The “Beatles Anthology I” set a first-day sales record, selling 450,000 units.
The newest members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were announced. Those who will join the distinguished list of previous inductees are George Harrison, Prince, ZZ Top, Jackson Browne, The Dells, Bob Seger and Traffic. George Harrison will become the third Beatle to enter the Rock Hall as a solo performer; John Lennon was inducted in 1992 and Paul McCartney in 1999. The group was inducted in 1988.
In Santa Barbara, CA, Michael Jackson was booked on suspicion of child molestation. Jackson immediately posted the $3 million bail and then flew back to Las Vegas where he had been filming a video. He was given an arraignment date of January 9, 2004.
More than 40 years after Christians around the world were infuriated by John Lennon’s saying that The Beatles were “more popular than Jesus”, the Vatican’s official newspaper absolved John of his notorious remark, saying that “After so many years it sounds merely like the boasting of an English, working-class lad struggling to cope with unexpected success.”
The Grammy Hall Of Fame announced that 27 new recordings were being added, including: “Hit The Road Jack” by Ray Charles, “Piano Man” by Billy Joel, “I Feel Good” by James Brown, “New York, New York” by Frank Sinatra and “The Times They Are A-Changin'” by Bob Dylan
The Beatles “On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2” debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200, making it the Fab Four’s 31st Top 10 album.
Leonard Cohen’s rendition of “Hallelujah” appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time in the single’s history in the week following his death. Thirty-two years after his signature tune was first released on the 1984 LP “Various Positions”, the song came in at #59 on the strength of 33,000 downloads and 3.8 million streams.
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