Give us this day, November 23, our daily Elvis
The world’s first jukebox, then known as a “nickel in the slot machine,” was installed at San Francisco’s’ Palais Royal Hotel. It had been created by simply adding a coin slot to an Edison phonograph. The machine had no amplification and patrons had to listen to the music using one of four listening tubes. In its first six months of service, the machine earned over $1000.
Enrico Caruso made his American debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York in “Rigoletto.”
Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee
November 23, 1954
Bob Neal, a 37-year-old disc jockey at WMPS in Memphis, assumes the manager’s role for Elvis Presley, booking him as Elvis Presley, the Hillbilly Cat. Neal would stay Elvis’ manager until March, 1956, when he would give way to Colonel Tom Parker.
|Info||November 23 1954||Mint Club||Gladewater TX|
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November 23, 1959
While Elvis did Military Service, RCA released Elvis Gold Records 2.
“Elvis’ Gold Records, Vol. 2” peaked at number 31 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart. It was certified by the (RIAA) for a Gold Record Award (based on $1,000,000 in wholesale sales) on November 1, 1966 and Platinum Record Award for sales of one million copies in the US on March 27, 1992.
With his first LP, this would be Elvis’ most duplicated album cover art.
November 23,, 1960
G.I. Blues — released by Paramount on November 23, 1960.
Elvis in Wild in the Country Production
November 23, 1961
November 23, 1962
November 23, 1963
November 23, 1964
November 23, 1965
November 23, 1966
Spinout — released nationally in the USA by MGM
November 23, 1968
The Trouble with Girls
November 23, 1969
November 23, 1970
Elvis flew back to Memphis and arrived early the next morning.
November 23, 1971
November 23, 1972
November 23, 1973
November 23, 1974
One Hit Wonder Billy Swan started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I Can Help’. The song was a hit throughout most of Europe and also reached No.1 in Australia. It was so successful in Norway that it charted for 37 weeks on the Norwegian charts making it the 4th best-performing single of all time in that country.
November 23, 1975
Jerry Lee was arrested and to this day, maintains he was invited – imagine if he’d actually killed Elvis in 1976.
American soul singer and saxophonist Junior Walker died of cancer aged 64. Had the 1966 US & UK Top 20 single ‘How Sweet It Is’, and the 1969 US No.4 single ‘What Does It Take, To Win Your Love’. Walker also played sax on Foreigner’s 1981 hit ‘Urgent.’
Elvis plays Oz Arena via video screens
Elvis Presley’s close personal friend and professional aide Joe Esposito died at the age of 78. The pair met in 1959 while both were serving in the Army. Esposito later became Presley’s road manager and professional assistant and was one of two best men at Presley’s 1967 wedding and a pallbearer at his funeral in 1977.
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