Daily Elvis: December 6

Give us this day, December 6, our daily Elvis

1877

Thomas A. Edison finished his first phonograph design and gave a sketch of the machine to his mechanic, former Swiss clock maker John Kruesi, to build. Thirty hours later the machine was finished, but Kruesi bet the inventor $2 that it would not work. Edison immediately tested the machine by speaking a nursery rhyme into the mouthpiece, “Mary had a little lamb.” To his amazement, the machine played his words back to him. Kruesi would go on be involved in many of Edison’s key inventions, including the quadruplex telegraph, the carbon microphone, the phonograph, and the incandescent light bulb and system of electric lighting.

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

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December 6, 1954

Elvis performed at the Lyric Theater, Indianapolis – as an opening act for Hank Snow, Rod Brasfield, Mother Maybelle and The Carter Sisters

Elvis, Scotty, Bill and DJ onstage at the Lyric Theatre in Indianapolis
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info December 6 1955 Lyric Theater Indianapolis IN (7:00 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes
Info December 6 1955 Lyric Theater Indianapolis IN (9:30 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes
Elvis went to the Loew’s State to see Love Me Tender again at 8.00 p.m.
Mercury Records releases The Diamonds‘ version of “The Stroll”. The song will peak at #4 on the Billboard Pop chart and help spark a dance craze where two lines of dancers, men on one side and women on the other, face each other, moving in place to the music.
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Again Elvis visited the WDIA Goodwill Review (a radio station) and again he was a warmly greeted visitor. He had his picture taken with his heroes, Little Junior Parker and Bobby Bland. The next day Elvis was quoted in the press: “their music is the real thing. Right from the heart.”
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December 6, 1958

military service

Military Service: Elvis started karate lessons with Jurgen Seydel. Mr. Seydel was known as the “father of the German karate”. This sport is a discipline with which Elvis was very fascinated ever since he read an article about Hank Slamasky, an ex-Marine, who pioneered in teaching the sport in the service. Elvis took lessons from Mr. Seydel twice a week until he returned to the States.
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December 6, 1960

Wild in the Country 

December 6, 1961

Kid Galahad

December 6, 1962

December 6, 1963

December 6, 1964

December 6, 1965

December 6, 1966

December 6, 1967

December 6, 1968

Aides to US President Richard Nixon send out 66,000 letters signed by Nixon to potential administrative office holders. Among those receiving one is Elvis Presley.

The Trouble with Girls:

An eighteen year old man by the name of Meredith Hunter died of knife wounds inflicted by a member of The Hell’s Angels at a Rolling Stones concert at the Altamont Raceway in California. The youth, who was sitting in the front row, had pulled out a gun before he was attacked.
Again Elvis made some purchases from the Gun Shop in Las Vegas.
December 6, 1971
December 6, 1972
December 6, 1973
December 6, 1974
December 6, 1975
Rev. Charles Boykin, a preacher in Tallahassee, Florida, organized the burning of records by Elton John and The Rolling Stones, claiming they were sinful.
2 concerts, the Dinner show in the V-Neck Jumpsuit and the midnight show in the Totem Pole suit.
Date: 06 Dec 1975
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Happy Birthday
Love Me
Fairytale
And I Love You So
Tryin’ To Get To You
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Hound Dog
Sweet Caroline
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Johnny B. Goode
Just Pretend
How Great Thou Art
Burning Love
Softly, As I Leave You
America The Beautiful
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: hiltonshowroomvolume3

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Date: 06 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
Blue Suede Shoes
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
One Night
Polk Salad Annie
Blue Christmas
Just Pretend
Burning Love
Softly, As I Leave You
America The Beautiful
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Recordings:
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 14 – Las Vegas December 2nd – December 15th 1975
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info December 6 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner 2200 V-Neck Original belt Yes Yes
Info December 6 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Totem Pole Original belt Yes Yes
Elvis had injured his ankle the night before and therefore he cut the show short because of pain from his ankle.
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Date: 06 Dec 1976
Time: 9pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Indian Feather suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
TipToe Through The Tulips
Blue Christmas
That’s All Right
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Jingle Bells
Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
O’Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
And I Love You So
Blue Suede Shoes
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johhny B. Goode
Love Letters
Hail, Hail Rock’n’Roll
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Danny Boy/Walk With Me [S. Nielsen]
Heavenly Father [K. Westmoreland]
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:


 

 

 

 

 

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Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 15 – Las Vegas December 2nd – December 12th 1976
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info December 6 1976 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV (9:00pm) 2200 Chief Second belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes
 1980
John Lennon gives an interview with BBC Radio 1 in which he tells deejay Andy Peebles that the great thing about living in New York City was that people leave him alone.
1988
After spending the day flying model airplanes with his sons and eating dinner at his mother’s home, Roy Orbison suffered a fatal a heart attack at the age of 52. Since his recording career took off in 1960 he had achieved 23 Billboard Top 40 hits and had recently regained a huge fan following with a million selling album as a member of The Traveling Wilburys in 1987.
December 06, 1991
The 1982 LP/1987 cd reissue Elvis Presley album “Memories At Christmas” was certified gold by the RIAA.
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1994
Tower Records releases The Beatles’ “Live At The BBC”, a 69 track, double album of tunes recorded for BBC shows such as Top Gear, Easy Beat, Saturday Club and Pop Go The Beatles. The LP will rise straight to the top of the UK chart, selling over 600,000 copies by the end of the year and 2,000,000 in the US four weeks later.
1995
Michael Jackson collapses and is treated for dehydration while rehearsing for the HBO special Michael Jackson: One Night Only at The Beacon Theater in New York. His latest release, “Earth Song” is currently the top tune in the UK, where it will sell over a million copies and become his all-time biggest hit.
December 06, 2005
The 1962 Elvis Presley movie “Kid Galahad” was released on DVD.
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The iTunes Music Store reached more than 3 million videos sold.
2006
The iTunes Music Store was officially launched in New Zealand.

2014

During a chat with British TV host Jonathan Ross, Paul McCartney called John Lennon’s killer, Mark David Chapman, “the jerk of all jerks.” Macca went on to say, “For me, it was just so sad that I wasn’t gonna see him again…”

reference sites:
http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

Elvis History Blog

 

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