Daily Elvis: December 7

Give us this day, December 7, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

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December 7, 1954

Marty Robbins becomes the first major artist to cover an Elvis Presley tune when he records the Arthur Crudup composition “That’s All Right” for Columbia Records. Robbins’ effort will pay off in a Top Ten hit on the Billboard Country chart.

With Hank Snow, Rod Brasfield, Mother Maybelle, and The Carter Sisters; Elvis performed at the Lyric Theater, Indianapolis. Elvis and the group got paid $1,000 for 4 shows.
Tom Diskin reported to the Colonel that Elvis had done better and better, getting the kids “all hopped up” each night, but he still needed to work on pacing his act.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info December 7 1955 Lyric Theater Indianapolis IN (7:00 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes
Info December 7 1955 Lyric Theater Indianapolis IN (9:30 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes
Elvis got a haircut at Jim’s Barber Shop on South Main. In the evening he and George Klein went to the radio station WDIA’s Goodwill Revue to attend a charity event.
Elvis backstage at WDIA Goodwill Revue, Memphis, December 7, 1956. Photo © Ernest C. WithersElvis Presley and B.B. King backstage at the WDIA Goodwill Revue at Ellis Auditorium on December 7, 1956.
Elvis backstage at WDIA Goodwill Revue, Memphis, December 7, 1956.

 

December 7, 1957

December 7 1958

military service

December 7, 1959
Military Service

December 7, 1960

Wild in the Country production

December 7, 1961

Kid Galahad  production

December 7, 1962

December 7, 1963

The Beatles appear on a UK show called Juke Box Jury, where host David Jacobs presided over a panel of four celebrities who rendered their judgments on the latest Pop record releases. John, Paul, Ringo and George turned thumbs down on Bobby Vinton‘s “There, I’ve Said It Again”, which was currently number one in the US. They predicted that Elvis Presley’s “Kiss Me Quick” would be a hit, but it stalled at #34 in America the following summer.

 

“Dominique” by The Singing Nun was the number one record in North America, edging out The Kingsmen‘s “Louie, Louie”. The song would eventually sell over 1.5 million copies and win a Grammy Award for the year’s best Gospel song. Her given name was Jeanine Deckers and she would leave the convent in 1967 before taking her final vows, partly to pursue a recording career, but never repeated her earlier success. In 1985, the center for autistic children in Belgium that she helped to found had closed due to lack of funds. In despair over this failure, the 51 year old Deckers and Annie Pescher committed suicide.

The Singing Nun – Wikipedia

December 7, 1964

December 7, 1965

December 7, 1966

Frank Sinatra: A Man & His Music Part II” on CBS-TV featured Nancy Sinatra.

December 07, 1967

The Beatles‘ Apple boutique opened in London. It closed seven months later and all the goods were given away free to passers by.

Otis Redding and co-writer Steve Cropper recorded their new song, “(Sitting on) The Dock of the Bay,” in Memphis, but Redding would never live to see his biggest hit released (see December 10).

Stay Away Joe was completed a few days ago and Elvis, Joe Esposito, Charlie Hodge, and Gee Gee Gambill had been staying at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas. They returned to Memphis today.
Although its real name is “The Beatles”, the LP that fans call “The White Album” tops the UK chart. The effort marks the first time that John, Paul, Ringo and George worked separately on different tracks.
The Trouble With Girls Production
December 7, 1969
December 7, 1970
December 7, 1971
Paul McCartney’s new band, Wings, release their first album, “Wild Life”, in the UK. The LP would not be issued in the US until 1980.
December 7, 1972
December 7, 1973
December 7, 1974
 Kingston, Jamaica native Carl Douglas led the Billboard Hot 100 with “Kung Fu Fighting”. The single sold 11 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time. Oddly enough, the song was recorded in just 10 minutes and started out as a B-side. After his follow-up, “Dance The Kung Fu” stalled at #48, Douglas released “Shanghai” and “Run Back” which failed to chart in America but were modest hits in the UK. After leaving the music business, he started a publishing company that co-ordinates films, documentaries and advertisements.
December 7, 1975
Elvis did a Vegas Show at the Hilton
Date: 07 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
Hound Dog
Fairytale
And I Love You So
Tryin’ To Get To You
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
One Night
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
I’ll Remember You
How Great Thou Art
Early Morning Rain
It’s Now Or Never
Softly, As I Leave You
America The Beautiful
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 7 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (10.00pm) 2200 V-Neck Original belt Yes Yes
December 7, 1976
Elvis did a Hilton Vegas show.
Date: 07 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
Love Me
If You Love Me Let Me Know
You Gave Me A Mountain
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Blue Christmas
That’s All Right
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Softly As I Leave You
Fever
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say / Love Letters
Hurt
Hound Dog
Hawaiian Wedding Song
You’d Better Run
Rock My Soul (Bossom Of Abraham)
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Run On
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After this show, Elvis wrote a note in his penthouse suite which was found in a wastepaper basket inside Elvis’ bedroom, by a cleaner in a: “I feel so alone sometimes. The night is quiet for me. I would love to be able to sleep. I am glad everyone is gone now. I will probably not rest tonight. I have no need for all of this. Help me Lord.” He weighed 235 Pounds and was severely depressed.
The page was found and sold at auction. Wayne Newton bought it and based his song “The Letter” on it.
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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 7 1976 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Chief Second belt Red Suit Yes Yes Yes

1977

Inventor Dr Peter Carl Goldmark was killed in a car crash aged 71. Goldmark invented the long-playing microgroove record in 1945 that went on to revolutionise the way people listened to music.

1985

With her mother, Cissy Houston, singing backup vocals, Whitney Houston jumped onto the hit list with “How Will I Know,” an eventual #1.

1991

“Black or White” becomes Michael Jackson‘s 12th US number one hit, tying him with The Supremes for the third most, behind The Beatles (20) and Elvis Presley (17). – Because Elvis’ 1956 and 1957 charts are not counted. 

1992

On this Pearl Harbor Day, B.B. King began the Japanese portion of his Asian tour in Osaka, Japan.

1996

Jerry Lewis’ white and red pinstriped devil suit was stolen from his dressing room at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo. Lewis needed the costume, valued at $9,000, to play the role of Satan in the musical Damn Yankees.

1999

The Recording Industry Association of America launches a lawsuit against the on-line, file sharing company Napster, seeking $100,000 in damages for each song copied.

2003

James Brown was honored by the Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts, along with Carol Burnett, Mike Nichols, Loretta Lynn and Itzhak Perlman. The Honorees were recognized for lifetime contribution to American culture in the fields of dance, music, theatre, opera, motion pictures or television.

2014

Pink Floyd’s classic album, The Dark Side Of The Moon made a surprise return to the Billboard chart when it landed at No.13, thanks to ultra-cheap pricing in the Google Play store where the album was discounted to 99-cents. Although it held the No.1 spot in the US for only a week when released in 1973, it remained in the Billboard album chart for 741 weeks.

2016

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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