Daily Elvis: November 22

Give us this day, November 22, our daily Elvis


Tupelo, Mississippi



Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee


November 22, 1954

After the switch from Sun to RCA Elvis sent a telegram to the Colonel: ” Dear Colonel, Words can never tell you how my folks and I appreciate what you did for me. I’ve always known and now my folks are assured that you are the best, most wonderful person I could ever hope to work with. Believe me when I say I will stick with you through thick and thin and do everything I can to uphold your faith in me. Again, I say thanks and I love you like a father, Elvis Presley.”
After the show Elvis was bothered by a jealous man, who’s wife had a picture of Elvis in her agenda. According to the police Elvis holds his own and the man was arrested.
The other acts were Rex Marlowe, Frankie Trent, Frank Connors, Howard & Wanda Bell
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info November 22 1956 Sports Arena Toledo OH (2:30 PM) 13125 Yes
Info November 22 1956 Sports Arena Toledo OH (8:00 PM) Yes

November 22, 1957

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel appear as Tom And Jerry on ABC-TV’s American Bandstand where they perform “Hey Schoolgirl”. Both were just 16 years old.

November 22, 1958

military service

November 22, 1959
Military Service

November 22, 1960

Wild in the Country


November 22, 1961

Released by Paramount Blue Hawaii, starring Elvis Presley is released in the US. By the end of the year it will gross $4.7 million, finishing as the #8 top-grossing movie of the year.

Kid Galahad Production

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Elvis moved to his new rented home at 10538 Bellagio Road. This was just around the corner of the Perugia Way House.
The entourage was now made up of Joe Esposito, Gene Smith, Lamar Fike, Ray Sitton, Marty Lacker and Sonny West. Charlie Hodge and Red West were still part of the picture but worked outside the group too.

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November 22, 1962

The Beatles released their second album, “With The Beatles”, in the UK. The collection featured “All My Loving”, “Please Mr. Postman” and “Roll Over Beethoven” and would succeed their first L.P. in the #1 spot, giving the Fab Four a string of 51 consecutive weeks at the top of the UK album chart
Mary Wells and sam Cooke performed their first of two concerts today at New York’s Apollo Theater. Between shows, word came that President Kennedy had been assassinated. Cooke immediately canceld his performance and flew back to Los Angeles.
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Elvis and Ann-Margret watched the news of the Kennedy’s assassination together.

November 22, 1964

Tickle Me

November 22, 1965

The Supremes became the first female group to have a No.1 album on the US char with ‘The Supremes a Go Go’, knocking The Beatles Revolver from the top of the charts.
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In spite of the fact that the shooting of Easy Come, Easy Go was ended more than 2 weeks before, Elvis wasn’t released by Hal Wallis until now. So Elvis had spent most of the last 2 weeks at his new Palm Springs home.
Elvis completed location shooting for Stay Away Joe.
Clambake — released by United Artists on November 22, 1967 – the movie is 14th for the year and the soundtrack reached #40 on the charts.
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November 22, 1968

The Trouble with Girls

RCA releases the Elvis tv special soundtrack, It peaked at #8 on the Billboard 200. It was certified Gold on July 22, 1969 and Platinum on July 15, 1999 by the RIAA.

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Elvis (NBC TV Special) – Wikipedia

The Beatles release a double album simply called “The Beatles”, but known to fans as “The White Album”. Among the 29 songs on the L.P. is Ringo Starr’s first song writing contribution, “Don’t Pass Me By”, which as a single, made it to number one in Scandinavia.
November 22, 1969
Jazz diva Nina Simone charted with “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black.” The song obviously had a more receptive audience among R&B chart listeners as it reached #8 while only making it to #76 pop.
Paul McCartney publicly denied rumors that he was dead. The most recent of many “clues” of this Death Hoax was the fact that he was the only barefoot Beatle on the newly released Abbey Road LP cover. The story was actually started as a prank by Fred La Bour, a sports and arts writer for the student paper, The Michigan Daily at the University of Michigan.
Elvis spent the week in Los Angeles.
November 22, 1972
November 22, 1973
November 22, 1974
November 22, 1975
Natalie Cole peaked at #6 pop while reaching #1 R&B with her dazzling recording of “This Will Be.” Daughter of legendary pop-jazz vocalist Nat King Cole, Natalie started out in a jazz group called, of all things, the Malibu Music Men, which included keyboard player Daryl Dragon (later of Captain & Tennille).

November 22, 1976

Jerry Lee Lewis was turned away from the Graceland Gates.



Parliament charted with “Agony of DeFeet,” reaching #7 R&B. It would be the last of twenty-three hits for Parliament before they became Funkadelic and went on to twenty-four more hits under their new name.

Yarborough & Peoples had their chart debut aand biggest hit all in one when “Don’t Stop the Music” flew onto the R&B hit register, stopping at #1 for five weeks.


Freddie Mercury (Queen) issued a public statement confirming that he had “been tested HIV positive and have AIDS.”



It was announced that, “The Beatles were now bigger than The Beatles”. The statement was based on sales so far this year, having sold 6,000,000 albums from their back catalogue and a combined total of 13,000,000 copies of ‘The Beatles Anthology 1’ and ‘The Beatles Anthology 2’. With the release of ‘The Beatles Anthology 3’ a week away, it was anticipated that total Beatles album sales for 1996 would exceed 20 million. A poll showed 41 percent of sales were to teenagers who were not born when The Beatles officially called it quits in 1970.


Michael Hutchence, the 37-year-old lead singer of INXS, was found dead in his room at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Double Bay, Sydney. The New South Wales coroner determined that Hutchence’s death was the result of suicide, although some who were close to him believe he may have died from autoerotic asphyxiation.


The surviving members of The Doors, Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger, announced they would record and tour again with a new line up including ex-Cult singer Ian Astbury and former Police drummer Stewart Copeland. Original drummer John Densmore was not able to take part because he suffers from severe tinnitus, a persistent ringing or buzzing in the ears.


Waterloo by ABBA was voted the best song in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest. Viewers in 31 countries across Europe voted during a special show in Copenhagen to celebrate the annual event’s 50th birthday.


After just one week of availability on iTunes, The Beatles‘ music sold more than 450,000 albums and 2 million individual songs. The Fab Four’s debut on the popular download site was accompanied by an extensive marketing campaign.


The Hendersonville, Tennessee property where Johnny Cash and his wife June Carter Cash lived for most of their thirty five years of marriage was put up for sale by the current owner. The house was destroyed in a fire in 2007, but a one-bedroom apartment building, a tennis court, a swimming pool and a covered boat dock remained standing. The couple made their home there until their deaths in 2003.


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