Daily Elvis: November 25

Give us this day, November 25,  our daily Elvis


Tupelo, Missippi



Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee


Elvis performed at the Paladium Club, Houston, Texas.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1954
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Info November 25 1954 Paladium Club Houston TX
Elvis performed at the Woodrow Wilson High School, Port Arthur, Texas. This was the first time he had an engagement since the signing of the RCA deal. The group was paid $350.
The other acts were: The Chelette Sisters, The Doyle Brothers, Link Davis
Port Arthur, Texas was the hometown of Janis Joplin, famed 1960s singer.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info November 25 1955 Woodrow Wilson High School Port Arthur TX (8:00 PM) approx 100
Elvis performed at the Jefferson County Armory, Louisville, Kentucky at 2.00 and 8.00 p.m.
The other acts were Rex Marlowe, Frankie Trent, Frank Connors, Howard & Wanda Bell

Elvis backstage at the Armory – Nov. 25, 1956 Courier-Journal Photo © Keith Russell

Elvis at the Armory – Nov. 25, 1956  Photo courtesy Sheila Roth

Elvis plays the Armory, Louisville, Kentucky: November 25, 1956 …

The show was attended by Elvis’ grandfather Jessie D Presley, and Elvis would visit him the next day.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info November 25 1956 Jefferson County Armory Louisville KY (2:00 PM) 8500 Yes
Info November 25 1956 Jefferson County Armory Louisville KY (8:00 PM) 8349 Yes

November 25, 1957

Billboard magazine reports that Rock and Roll acts are turning away from the “increasingly disappointing grosses” of big package shows in favor of teen record hops, where performers appear for smaller guarantees but bigger percentages of the gate.

Gene Vincent And The Blue Caps appear on The Ed Sullivan Show for their first national TV appearance. They perform “Lotta Lovin'” and “Dance to the Bop”.

November 25,  1958

military service

November 25,  1959
Military Service

November 25,  1960

At Chicago’s Regal Theater for the Thanksgiving holidays: Ike Turner, the Clovers, Larry Williams, Sugar Pie DeSanto, and Bill Black’s Combo

Wild in the Country 

November 25,  1961

The Everly Brothers began a six month stint in the US Marine Corps Reserves as part of the 8th Battalion. During their enlistment, Warner Brothers Records released “Crying in the Rain”, which had been recorded before the duo entered Camp Pendleton. The song would reach number six in America early the next year.

Kid Galahad

November 25,  1962

November 25,  1963

November 25,  1964

Harrods department store in London, England closed their doors to the public so The Beatles could do their Christmas shopping.

November 25,  1965

November 25,  1966

November 25,  1967

November 25,  1968

The Beatles (known as The White Album), was released in the US. Notable for the eclectic nature of its songs, the album has sold over 30 million copies worldwide, and was listed at No.10 on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” list. The album features: ‘Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da’, ‘Dear Prudence’, ‘Helter Skelter’, ‘Blackbird’ ‘Back In The USSR’ and George Harrison’s ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’. The album spent 101 weeks on the US chart peaking at No.1.


Goldwyn Studios – Hollywood, California

Charro (Track Repairs & Orchestral Overdub) WPA1 8091

November 25, 1969

Elvis flying commercial to Denver for the badge
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Elvis Presley Denver police photos and badge
1970-mug-shot-for-police-badge-november-denver epdenverset
November 25,  1971
The three surviving members of The Doors tell Rolling Stone magazine that they are determined to carry even after the death of singer Jim Morrison. Despite their efforts, they will officially disband in 1973. In September, 2002, nearly thirty years to the day after their final concert, a reunited version of The Doors returned to the stage with a new singer, Ian Astbury of the Cult.
Chuck Berry was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘My Ding a-Ling’, his only UK No.1. The song was originally recorded by Dave Bartholomew in 1952. Berry’s version was from a concert recorded at the Locarno ballroom in Coventry, England, on 3 February 1972. Boston radio station WMEX disc jockey Jim Connors was credited with a gold record for discovering the song and pushing it to No.1 over the airwaves and amongst his peers in the United States.
Elvis and the group returned to Los Angeles.
November 25, 1973
November 25, 1974
UK singer, songwriter Nick Drake died in his sleep aged 26 of an overdose of tryptasol an anti-depressant drug. Drake signed to Island Records when he was twenty years old, recorded the classic 1972 album Pink Moon. In 2000, Volkswagen featured the title track from Pink Moon in a television advertisement, and within a month Drake had sold more records than he had in the previous thirty years.
Elvis borrowed $ 350,000 from the National Bank of Commerce in Memphis, putting up Graceland as a collateral. This was the result of his recent purchases of airplanes, cars, racquetball courts and jewelry as well as an enormous payroll that included almost every one of his relatives.
The Band played their final show. They called the concert The Last Waltz and it featured Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell and others. Two years later, it would come out on the big screen as a Martin Scorsese-directed documentary called The Last Waltz.
Elvis performed at the University of Oregon Mc Arthur Court, Eugene, Oregon.
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November 25, 1976. Eugene, OR. Elvis in form: Good, bad, ungodly
by Fred Crafts, Register Guard, November 26, 1976

“People are absolutely nuts about him,” said a shivering vendor hawking Elvis Presley Super-Souvenir Programs in front of McArthur Court Thursday night.

“They can’t get enough of The King.”

The sidewalk merchant was being mobbed by some of the 10,000 people who jammed the University of Oregon’s basketball pavilion to hear America’s greatest pop idol and maybe carry away a snapshot, a $3 program or even one of his scarves or kisses.

It was an evening to remember, all of it – the good, the bad and the ungodly.


Presley alone among pop stars can generate the kind of electricity from such a wide range of followers as were present in McArthur Court Thursday night. All seemed to come away convinced the 41 years old singer is still the same prancing, prowling, leering sex machine he was when he revolutionized music 30 years ago, even though he’s packaged a little slicker now (and is a little thicker around the middle)

Presley, dazzling ina while jump suit plastered with rhinestones and draped with blue rainbows, is still the great original, a universal hero, a symbol. That’s reassuring, especially to those Children of the Fifties who believe that Presley is where pop begins and ends.

In short, Presley is a living legend – and everything he does preserves and maybe even enhances that legend. He is a spectacular performer and his fans scream their approval.

Yet, Presley remains an enigma creating a reputation as a mystery man much like the late Howard Hughes.

He slipped into Eugene from Reno, Nev, on his private Convair 880 jetliner at about 1 am. Thursday was whisked in a rented limousine to his top floor quarters at the Valley River Inn and went to bed soon afterwards.

Thanksgiving Day, his aides say, was spent resting, talking with people in the 80-member touring comany and watching football on television. While others were dining on turkey and pumpkin pie. Presley was downing a hamburger with mashed potatoes and gravy.

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Security around him is so tight that a bellboy delivered the meal in one room only to have a bodyguard carry the food to a secret room where Presley was staying. Presley’s arrival for the concert was also a cloak and dagger act that saw him spirited to and from the concert scene in a limousine full of bodyguards

No one is saying precisely what Presley will be doing the remainder of his stay in Eugene, although it is known he will fly to Portland in time for a concert tonight, perhaps spend the night there, then return to Eugene for a second sold-out performance Saturday.

Thursday night’s concert began precisely at 8:30 pm with JD Sumner and the Stamps, comedian Jack Kahane and soul singers. The Sweet Inspirations entertaining for 45 minutes. Although the opening acts were smooth and fast paced, the audience had clearly come for Elvis. but they had to wait through a 35-minute intermission ( and long lines in the rest-rooms) first.

The break also gave the vendors another crack at selling Elvis t-shirts ($5 each), buttons ($2 and $3), pictures ($1-$3) and huge posters ($5). The merchandise, sold as money-raising project by the U of O Swim Team, was being snapped up like it was free (the university’s athletic department is cosponsoring Presley’s Eugene concerts).

The intermission also gave a number of people a chance to complain about spending $10 or #12.50 each for a ticket, about having their view blocked by a huge speakers (U of O Asst. Athletic Director Mike Brundage promises the speakers will be elevated by Saturday) or about getting lousy seats in the balcony behind the stage, from where the music sounded like it was being filtered through the wall from the next apartment.

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All that was forgotten the moment Presley strolled into view. He was greeted by a thunderous ovation and an explosion of thousands of flashbulbs going off which, from a perch behind the stage, was like staring into a blinding fireworks display.

Presley grinning lopsidedly (met by shrieks) struck a pose with his legs spread apart (louder shrieks), wiggled his left leg (screams) and launched into “C.C. Rider,” (pandemonium). The audience was in the palm of his hand for the remaining hour and 29 minutes he was on stage

Showing a flash of nasty little boy that shaped the history of rock and roll, Presley was in splendid voice. He prowled and leered as if no time had passed and it was 1956 and the whole Elvis Madness was starting all over.

By unofficial count, he sang parts or all of 23 hit songs backed by a 20-piece orchestra and an 11-voice chorus. He told jokes, wiggled his pelvis and turned so everyone could see him, including those behind him

Throughout the evening, Presley would slowly remove a white scarf draped around his neck and fling it to an anxious girl in the audience ( a couple were snagged by men and one by a Eugene policeman), only to have another scarf quickly placed around his neck by a sidekick who trailed him with an armful of scarves to scrambling fans during seven of his songs.

A shoddy trick like that would get most performers a round of boos, but Presley has a way of mesmerizing an audience. To them, everything he does is just fine. Even that.

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Date: 25 Nov 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Eugene, OR.
MacArthur Court
Tickets: 7,000
Costume: Rainbow (blue) suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Jailhouse Rock
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Trying To Get To You
My Way
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
What’d I Say
School Days
And I Love You So
Help Me
How Great Thou Art
Funny How Time Slips Away
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love


Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 26 – November 24th – November 30th 1976
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info November 25 1976 MacArthur Court Eugene OR (8:30 pm) Blue Swirl White Two-Piece suit belt Black Suit Yes Yes


Paul McCartney, U2’s Bono and Adam Clayton, David Bowie, Phil Collins, Sting, Boy George and a bunch of other members of big-name ‘80s bands headed into a London studio to record the benefit single “Do They Know It’s Christmas.”

It was a huge hit, and spawned many others – Canada’s “Tears are not Enough” and in America the “We are the World” along with the County Music “We’re all One Family” and Heavy Metal “We’re Stars”.

They all raised money and awareness and had a negative impact in Africa, going into government corruption rather than helping any communities.


For the first time in Billboard chart history, the top three spots are occupied by female artists. #1 is Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors”, #2 is Tina Turner with “Typical Male” and #3 is Janet Jackson’s “When I Think Of You”.


Whitney Houston’s film debut, The Bodyguard, opened natioanlly. The film, which co-starred Kevin Costner, was written twenty years earlier and was originally cast with Diana Ross and Ryan O’Neal.


Whitney Houston went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Exhale (Shoop Shoop)’, written by Babyface and taken from the film ‘Waiting To Exhale’, it gave Whitney her 11th US No.1.


A statue of Queen singer Freddie Mercury was unveiled in Montreux, Switzerland to pay tribute to the rocker.


The Beatles‘ album simply titled “1”, a collection of their UK and US chart toppers, reaches number one in Great Britain. It will top the US chart a week later and will become the best selling album in a total of 28 countries worldwide.



Madonna achieved her sixth number one on the US album charts with ‘Confessions on a Dance Floor’ her third consecutive US album chart topper. The album went to No.1 in 40 countries setting a new record. The Beatles previously held this record when The Beatles 1 went to No.1 in 36 countries in 2000.

reference sites:





http://www.elvisrecordings.com/  Master and Sessions

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database






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