Daily Elvis: December 2

Give us this day, December 2, our daily Elvis


Tupelo, Mississippi



Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee


In a Pink Jacket and Pink pants, Elvis performed at the Catholic Club, Helena, Arkansas.
He appeared there with other Hayride stars, like Jim Ed and Maxine Brown.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1954
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Info December 2 1954 Catholic Club Helena AR Big Jamboree
Elvis performed before a small crowd at the Sports Arena, Atlanta, Georgia and got paid $300.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info December 2 1955 Sports Arena Atlanta GA Yes
December 2, 1956
December 2, 1957
Little Anthony & the Imperials canceled and newcomers Danny & the Juniors performed their new single “At the Hop” on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand . A month later the record was #1.
After his first two releases on Keen Records flopped, Sam Cooke finally had a hit record when “You Send Me” topped the Billboard Pop chart.

December 2, 1958

Military Service in Germany

December 2, 1959
Military Service in Germany

December 2, 1960

Wild in the Country Movie Production

Elvis has become convinced that he and Priscilla are meant for each other and begins a campaign to get her over to Graceland. Elvis enlists the help of his father Vernon to try to convince Priscilla Beaulieu’s father to let her spend the holidays at Graceland. Their efforts would succeed and a scheduled two week stay over Christmas would be extended to nearly a month.

Romances: Priscilla

December 2, 1961

Kid Galahad  Movie Production

December 2, 1962

The Beatles appear as an opening act for Frank Ifield in Peterborough, England. While Ifield performed in his usual, calm, crooning style, The Beatles were pounding out loud Rock ‘n’ Roll, causing many in the crowd to demand that they “turn it down!”

December 2, 1963

December 2, 1964

December 2, 1965

Elvis went to the Memphian almost every other night. The movies of this night were Fantastic Voyage and Dead Heat On A Merry-Go-Round.

December 2, 1967

The Monkees album, “Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Ltd” went to number one in the US and was certified Gold. It was their fourth straight LP to sell over a million copies, following “The Monkees”, “More Of The Monkees” and “Headquarters”. Not a bad run considering The Beatles’ classic “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” held the top spot for 15 weeks that year.

December 2, 1968

The Trouble with Girls: Movie Production –

Elvis at Hillcrest Home in Beverly Hills with fans

Elvis as photographed on December 2, 1968 at the entrance to his Beverley Hills home

December 2, 1968 : Beverley Hills Home

December 2, 1969
December 2, 1970
December 2, 1971
Martha & the Vandellas played their farewell concert at Cobo Hall in Detroit. Martha Reeves went on to a solo career while her sister Lois joined the soul group Quiet Elegance.
December 2, 1972
The era-defining soul classic, “Papa Was A Rolling Stone” by the Temptations, reached #1 pop (#5 R&B). The recording was more than eleven minutes long, yet many stations were playing the full version despite the availability of a radio edit.
December 2, 1973
After a show at the Montreal Forum, members of The Who, along with some of their friends, spend the night in jail for causing over $6,000 worth of destruction in their hotel.
December 2, 1974

December 02, 1975

Elvis performed at the Showroom at the Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas. Elvis was in better health and spirits than he had been in some time.
Date: 02 Dec 1975
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: White V-neck, Puff Sleeves
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Big Boss Man
It’s Midnight / Early Morning Rain
And I Love You So
Tryin’ To Get To You
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Hound Dog
You’ve Lost That Leavin’ Feelin’
Blue Christmas
Polk Salad Annie
My Boy
How Great Thou Art
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Softly, As I Leave You
America The Beautiful
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Season’s Greetings From Vegas
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Info December 2 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Opening 2200 V-Neck Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes
Elvis performed at the Showroom, Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas.
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Elvis went to Las Vegas with Ginger Alden and opened his “Pre-Holiday Jubilee” with a single dinner show. For the rest of this engagement Elvis did one show a night, except for Fridays and Saturdays. All the concerts were sold out as always.

Date: 02 Dec 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
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
I Just Can’t Help Believin’
Softly, As I Leave You
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
Hound Dog
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Blue Christmas
That’s All Right
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: I Just Can’t Help Believin’
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 15 – Las Vegas December 2nd – December 12th 1976
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Info December 2 1976 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Opening 2200 1974 Arabian V-Neck suit belt White Suit Yes Yes Yes
Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand’s “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” topped the Billboard Hot 100. A radio station engineer had spliced together Neil’s version with Barbra’s rendition and got such good response, the station added it to their play list. When Neil got wind of it, he decided to re-record the song with Streisand herself and within weeks of its release, the single went to number one in the US and number five in the UK.
Kiss members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons join Willie Nelson on US TV’s Geraldo to discuss the day’s topic: Sex on the Road.
Mariah Carey, singing lead for Boyz II Men, reached the best-seller’s list with “One Sweet Day,” a recording that spent an incredible sixteen weeks at #1, making it the #1 hit of the era.
Cliff Richard started a three week run at the top of the UK singles chart with “Millennium Prayer”, a version of the Lord’s Prayer set to the tune of “Auld Lang Syne”. Despite the record being boycotted by most radio stations, it became Sir Cliff’s 14th UK #1 single.
US news outlets reported that Stevie Wonder met with doctors to discuss an operation to regain his sight. The breakthrough by top eye specialists involved inserting a microchip in the retina. Unfortunately, Stevie was later ruled out as a candidate for the procedure.
Odetta, the Folk singer whose powerful voice moved audiences and influenced fellow musicians for over 50 years, died of heart disease at the age of 77. Although never a mainstream Pop star, she was nominated for a Grammy Award three times.
Billboard.com introduced a new chart called The Social 50, which ranks the most active artists on the world’s leading social networking sites. The chart will follow artists’ popularity using a formula blending weekly additions of friends / fans / followers, along with weekly artist page views and weekly song plays on MySpace, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and iLike.
The website http://www.WealthX.com listed Madonna as the wealthiest musician in the world with an estimated worth of a staggering $800 million. Paul McCartney was second with $650 million.
A list of twenty-five songs were chosen as inductees to the Grammy Hall Of Fame. Among those selected were David Bowie’s “Changes”, Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock”, The Beach Boys’ “I Get Around”, The Jackson 5’s “ABC”, Sonny And Cher’s “I Got You Babe”, Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion” and N.W.A.’s “Straight Outta Compton” The Grammy Hall Of Fame is open to all genres of music as long as the recording is at least 25 years old. Once the new set of 25 songs were added, the total number of inductees sat at 1,038.

Fit for a King: Dreamy Beverly Hills Home Elvis and Priscilla …

The West Coast home Elvis Presley and wife Priscilla purchased as young newlyweds is back on the market with a whopping $30 million price …

reference sites:





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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database



Elvis History Blog



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