Daily Elvis: November 28

Give us this day, November 28, our daily Elvis


Tupelo, Missippi



Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee


Billy Ward & the Dominoes charted R&B with “Rags To Riches,” peaking at #2. Their lead singer at the time was Jackie Wilson, as Billy Ward never sang lead. In fact, he rarely sang at all:  he was the group’s founder and musical director, and the original members were mostly students from his music class in New York City.


Winifred Atwell was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Let’s Have Another Party.’ Atwell was the first black artist to reach No.1 in the UK and the first black artist to sell a million records.
Elvis was booked for 2 shows in Memphis, but was unable to get back from Houston in time.
Elvis went shopping in Memphis at the Wells Clothing Store.
Elvis went to the Loew’s State Theater for the matinee performance of Love Me Tender.
Elvis went to see “April Love” at the Loew’s Palace: the latest Pat Boone movie.

November 28, 1958

military service in Germany

Elvis Presley : Grafenwoehr, Germany : November 28, 1958

Elvis Presley: Grafenwoehr November 28, 1958

November 28, 1959
Military Service

November 28, 1960

Wild in the Country production.

Proving that his fans would buy almost anything he recorded, Frank Sinatra’s version of the children’s song “Ol’ Mac Donald” peaks at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 during a six week stay. Elvis would later record the song for Double Trouble, but did not release it as a single. 

“Are You Lonesome Tonight”, a ballad that was written in 1926 and first recorded by Al Jolson, became Elvis Presley‘s 14th number one hit in the US. Billboard magazine reported that five answer records to “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” had been released. Four of them were different versions of the same song entitled “Yes, I’m Lonesome Tonight.” The fifth was the standard “Oh How I Miss You Tonight”.

Image result for "Are You Lonesome Tonight elvis single

Elvis recorded  “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” was at the suggestion of manager Colonel Tom Parker’s wife, Marie Mott’s, favorite song. Its release was delayed by RCA Victor executives, who thought the song did not fit Presley’s new (and publicized) style.

It was an immediate success in the U.S., topping Billboard’s Pop Singles chart and number three on the R&B chart. A month after the song’s release, it topped the UK Singles Chart. Presley’s version was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1961 and upgraded to double platinum in 1992.

In 2008, the 50th anniversary of Billboard’s Hot 100, the song was number 81 on the magazine’s “Hot 100 All-Time Top Songs” list.

November 28, 1960 Elvis Presley Was At The Top Of The Charts …

November 28, 1961

Kid Galahad  October 23, 1961 until December 20, 1961

November 28, 1962

It Happened at the World’s Fair August 28 , September 4-13 in Seattle,  to Nov 9

November 28, 1964

The Shangri-Las‘ teen-trouble classic, “Leader Of The Pack” topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. It made #11 in the UK.  Beatles’ drummer Ringo Starr said about the song: “Oh no, they’re saying the leader of the pack’s dead and all that. This record’s a load of rubbish. Turn it off.” When released in the UK the song was refused airplay by the BBC, (probably due to its death theme), where it went on to chart three times: No.11 in 1965; No.3 in 1972 (by which time the BBC ban had been lifted); and once again at No.7 in 1976.

Tickle Me

Three years after he wrote “Crazy” for Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson made his first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville when he opened for Roger Miller.

November 28, 1965

November 28, 1966

November 28, 1967

Stay Away, Joe Production.

The Beatles recorded their last fan club record as a group; ‘Christmas Time Is Here Again!’ The Beatles’ Christmas records were spoken and musical messages from the group that were posted out on flexi disc at Christmas time to members of their official fan-clubs in the United Kingdom and the United States.

November 28, 1968

The Trouble with Girls

November 28, 1969

November 28, 1970

November 28, 1971

Elvis went to Las Vegas.
November 28, 1973
November 28, 1974
Elton John was joined on stage by John Lennon at Elton’s Madison Square Garden concert. They performed three numbers together, “Whatever Gets You Through the Night”, “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” and “I Saw Her Standing There”. Lennon had promised the flamboyant rocker that he would make a stage appearance with him if his “Whatever Gets You Through the Night” became a #1 hit, which it did two weeks earlier.  It would be Lennon’s last ever concert appearance, and that same night, Lennon and his estranged wife Yoko Ono reconciled backstage after being separated for a year.
November 28, 1975
The Sex Pistols appeared on BBC TV’s ‘Nationwide’ and ITV’s ‘London Weekend Show’ in the UK.
Elvis performed at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, California.
Date: 28 Nov 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: San Francisco, CA.
Cow Palace
Tickets: 14,300
Costume: King Of Spades suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
It’s Now Or Never
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Hound Dog
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Blue Christmas
That’s All Right
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Elvis called Ginger Alden to invite her to come over to the tour and he even sent the JetStar to bring her to him.
At the same time Elvis suggested to Linda that she looked a little tired and maybe it would be a good idea to go to Memphis to have some time for herself.
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 28 1976 Cow Palace San Francisco CA (8:30 pm) 14300 1974 Arabian V-Neck suit belt Black Suit Yes Yes Yes




All of Ringo Starr’s mementoes from his days with The Beatles are destroyed when his home in Hollywood Hills burns to the ground.



Taken from the film ‘Dirty Dancing’, the Jennifer Warnes’ duet with Bill Medley ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’, went to No.1 on the US singles chart. In the UK the song had two chart outings: in November 1987, after the film’s initial release, the song peaked at No.6; and in January 1991, after the film was shown on mainstream television, the song reached No.8.


Nirvana recorded a performance for BBC TV music show Top Of The Pops in London. When asked to lip-sync ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ to a pre-recorded tape Kurt Cobain protested by singing an octave lower (he later confirmed he was imitating Morrissey from The Smiths), and attempted to eat his microphone at one point. He also changed some of the lyrics, exchanging the opening line “load up on guns, bring your friends,” for “load up on drugs, kill your friends.”


Thirty-six years after the Five Satins origial legendary hit, Boyz II Men’s remake of “In The Still Of The Night” charted, soaring to #3 pop, #4 R&B. The feat was all the more impressive in the rap era as the Boyz sang the recording a cappella.

Whitney Houston’s ““I Will Always Love You” reached #1 R&B for eleven weeks and #1 pop for fourteen weeks, a single from the soundtrack for the movie The Bodyguard, Kevin Costner, Houston’s costar in The Bodyguard, suggested she record it. It would become her biggest hit.

Dolly Parton had written the song, and did not agree to Elvis recording it over the song credit/publishing. Parton recorded it for her own album then again in 1982 for the movie “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.”


Cliff Richard started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Millennium Prayer’, despite the record being boycotted by most radio stations. It became Cliff’s 14th UK No.1.


Elton John sets a new record for hosting the most concerts at New York’s Madison Square Garden when he plays his 53rd gig there. That feat breaks the previous record set by The Grateful Dead. He has since gone on to add to the record with shows like “Elton 60,” which celebrated his 60th birthday.



Kanye West and stuntman Evel Knievel settled a copyright dispute over West’s use of the name “Evel Kanyevel” in a music video. The 69-year-old daredevil had claimed his image was tarnished by the video’s “vulgar, sexual nature.” The clip for Touch The Sky, showed the rap star cavorting with Pamela Anderson and trying to jump a rocket-powered motorcycle over a canyon.


Billy Joel and Elton John had a concert grudge match into 2015:

Billy Joel Bests Elton John, Sets New Record At MSG | Billboard



In 2008, much of Elvis’ early catalog was about to be Public Domain in Europe. A re-release of each single in the UK culminated in a box set of the re-releases. It put Elvis Presley back on the charts.

Elvis Presley’s UK No.1 Albums


Michael Jackson’s father re-filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Conrad Murray. He also added the Las Vegas pharmacy that sold the physician the powerful anesthetic blamed for Michael’s death.


 New Zealand born Ray Columbus, singer and songwriter, television host, music manager and entertainer died aged 74. He was the lead singer of Ray Columbus & the Invaders, who scored the 1964 hit was ‘She’s A Mod’, a No.1 hit in Australia, the first song from a New Zealand group to reach the top of the charts in another country. During the 60’s, Columbus toured with The Rolling Stones, Roy Orbison and The Newbeats.

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