Give us this day, November 22, our daily Elvis
Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee
November 22, 1954
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
November 22, 1959
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
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.
November 22, 1962
November 22, 1964
November 22, 1965
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.
November 22, 1973
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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