Daily Elvis: December 5

Give us this day, December 5, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

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December 5, 1954

Elvis performed at the Lyric Theater, Indianapolis as an opening act along with Rod Brasfield, Mother Maybelle, The Carter Sisters for headliner Hank Snow
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Info December 5 1955 Lyric Theater Indianapolis IN (9:30 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes

December 5, 1956

The Alan Freed produced movie, Rock Rock Rock is released, with Tuesday Weld lip-synching to Connie Francis‘ voice. 

December 5, 1957

December 5, 1958

military service

Elvis ‘ three-day pass began at 6.00 a.m.

December 5, 1960

Elvis Presley started a ten-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘G.I. Blues’. His 11th LP and fifth US No.1 album. Music on this album comprised songs that had appeared in the film of the same name.

The Soundtrack was certified Gold on March 13, 1963 and Platinum on March 27, 1992; The G.I. Blues soundtrack album was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 1960 in the categories Best Sound Track Album Or Recording Of Original Cast From A Motion Picture Or Television and Best Vocal Performance Album, Male.

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Wild in the Country Movie Production

December 5, 1961

Kid Galahad  Production

December 5, 1962

December 5, 1963

December 5, 1964

Lorne Green becomes the second Canadian solo artist (after Paul Anka) to have a number one hit on the Billboard singles chart when his spoken word recording about a Western gun fighter named Ringo reached the top. It made it to #22 in the UK. The star of NBC-TV’s hit show Bonanza would record seven albums for RCA.

RCA announces that “Elvis’ Christmas Album” has sold over 800,000 copies since being released in 1957.

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The LP was Elvis’ 4th and first Christmas disc, it spent four weeks at number one on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart, according to the latest certifications by the Recording Industry Association of America, Elvis’ Christmas Album has shipped at least 13 million copies in the United States (3 million of the original 1957 release on RCA Victor, plus 10 million total copies of a “budget” edition first released by RCA Camden in 1970 and then leased to Pickwick Records in 1975). It is the first Presley title to attain Diamond certification by the RIAA, and is also the best-selling Christmas/holiday album of all time in the United States. The album has sold 15 million copies worldwide

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December 5, 1965

The Beatles played their last ever show in their hometown of Liverpool when they appeared at The Liverpool Empire during the group’s final UK tour. Only 5,100 tickets were available, but there were 40,000 applications for tickets. The group also had the UK No.1 single with ‘We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper.’

Elvis developed a serious interest in horseback riding. He purchased 3 pairs of boots, 5 jackets, and various other items from Ben Howell and Son Saddlery in Whitehaven.

 

December 5, 1967

This was the final night of a 16-date UK package tour with Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Move, The Nice, The Outer Limits, The Erie Apparent and Amen Corner at Green’s Playhouse, Glasgow. All performances had two shows per night, in this case at 6.15pm, with the second at 8.45pm. Jimi Hendrix had the curtains closed on him halfway through his set, after the management at the venue regarded his movements with his guitar as having sexual overtones.

December 5, 1968

The Trouble with Girls – Elvis at hillcrest with fans

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Fan, Sonny Hugues and Elvis Presley,

Fan, Sonny Hugues and Elvis Presley, December 5, 1968.

December 5, 1969

It was the wedding-day of George Klein and Barbara Little. Elvis arranged for everyone including Vernon and Dee Presley to fly to Las Vegas, where they attended the wedding in Klein’s suite at the International Hotel.

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American rock legend Elvis Presley and his wife Priscilla attend George Klein's wedding with Barbara Little in Elvis' International Hotel Suite. (Photo by Frank Carroll/Sygma via Getty Images)

American rock legend Elvis Presley and his wife Priscilla attend George Klein’s wedding with Barbara Little in Elvis’ International Hotel Suite. (Photo by Frank Carroll/Sygma via Getty Images)

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Glen Campbell was at the wedding – as was Elvis’ police flashlight and wearing one leather glove.

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Elvis Presley, Red West, Glen Campbell and Richard Davis at George Klein’s wedding,

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Elvis is best man for Klein. Sonny West is seated at the lower right side of the image.

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Elvis, Glen Campbell with Barbra and George Klein.

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George Klein’s eventual book: Elvis My Best Man

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December 5, 1971

December 5, 1972

December 5, 1973

Paul McCartney released Band On The Run, his fifth album since his departure from The Beatles. Two hit singles from the album – ‘Jet’ and ‘Band on the Run’ made it McCartney’s most successful album. The majority of Band on the Run was recorded at EMI’s studio in Lagos, Nigeria, as McCartney wanted to make an album in an exotic location.

December 5, 1974

December 5, 1975
V-Neck Jumpsuit Elvis did a midnight show at the Hilton Vegas.
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Date: 05 Dec 1975
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Fairytale
And I Love You So
Tryin’ To Get To You
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Blue Suede Shoes
Just Pretend
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
It’s Now Or Never
How Great Thou Art
One Night
Softly, As I Leave You
America The Beautiful
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t help falling in love
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 14 – Las Vegas December 2nd – December 15th 1975
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Info December 5 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (10.00pm) 2200 V-Neck Original belt Yes Yes
Elvis had started out this engagement in Las Vegas with strong performances. Just for tonight’s show he fell and hurt his ankle, which bothered him for some days. Recollections of fans and reviews gave us a mixed idea of the shows.
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On one hand it was obvious Elvis was not in the best physical condition and he seemed tired and sad but on the other hand there was the “performer” who as always, tried his very best to connect with his audience.
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Date: 05 Dec 1976
Time: 9pm
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
Blue Christmas
That’s All Right
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Sweet Caroline
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
It’s Now Or Never
Tryin’ To Get To You
Fever
America The Beautiful
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johhny B. Goode
Love Letters
Hurt
Hound Dog
How Great Thou Art
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Elvis In Free Fall
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 15 – Las Vegas December 2nd – December 12th 1976
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Info December 5 1976 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV (9:00pm) 2200 1974 Arabian V-Neck suit belt Dark Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes

 

1979

One of rap’s earliest singles, “Christmas Rappin’ ” by Kurtis Blow, made its debut. Though it failed to chart (despite reportedly selling nearly 400,000 copies), it would be recognized by the British public, who sent it to #30. The single would eventually chart three times in the ’90s, strictly based on airplay. Blow had the distinction of being the first rapper signed to a major label (Mercury).

1980

John Lennon gave his last interview. It was with Jonathan Cott of Rolling Stone.

1981

Julio Iglesias was at No.1 in the UK singles chart with ‘Begin The Beguine.’ A Cole Porter song from 1935 with Spanish lyrics it was the singers only UK chart topper.

1992

Lloyd Price, Little Richard, Little Eva, Bobby Vee, Duane Eddy, and Johnny Preston, among others, hit England on the Giants of Rock ‘n’ Roll concert at Wembley Arena in London.

Whitney Houston started a ten-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Will Always Love You’. The longest ever run at No.1 for a female artist the Dolly Parton penned song was taken from the Bodyguard soundtrack.

2002

Elton John was a guest star on NBC’s “Will and Grace.”

2004

Band Aid 20 started a four week at No.1 on the UK singles chart with a new version of Do They Know It’s Christmas? The third time the song had reached No.1. The new version featured, Joss Stone, Busted, Chris Martin, Bono, Justin Hawkins, Dizzee Rascal, Tom Chaplin, Ms Dynamite, Beverly Knight, Will Young, Jamelia, Fran Healy, Sugababes, Dido and Robbie Williams.

2009

In an interview with the UK daily newspaper The Guardian, George Michael said he had cut back on his cannabis intake and now only smoked ‘seven or eight’ spliffs per day instead of the 25 he used to smoke.

2011

After spending 45 weeks at the top end of the UK charts, singer Adele’s second album ‘21’ become the biggest selling LP in Britain this century, surpassing the late Amy Winehouse’s 2006 LP ‘Back to Black’.

The Amy Winehouse album “Lioness: Hidden Treasures” was released in the U.K. It was a posthumous compilation album that featured unreleased songs and demos.

2014

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers announced that the all time most performed holiday songs were “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”, “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” and “White Christmas”.

2015

Ringo Starr’s personal copy of “The Beatles” (The White Album), numbered 0000001, sold for a world record $790,000 at Julien’s Live auction. The auction house said the sale of the LP broke a record set earlier in the year when Elvis Presley’s first acetate recording sold for $300,000.

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