Daily Elvis: December 9

Give us this day, December 9, our daily Elvis


Tupelo, Mississippi



Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee


December 9, 1954

Elvis performed twice today.
First at the Swifton, AR High School Gymnasium, Arkansas along with with Johnny Cash
In a White Jacket, shirt and pants with black shoes, Elvis sang “Rock Around The Clock- segued medley with -Good Rocking Tonight”, “Only You” and “Heartbreak Hotel”

DJ and Elvis at Swifton High School Gymnasium – Dec. 9, 1955
Photo © Mary Lou Campbell courtesy “Elvis – The Sun Years” by Bill E. Burk


Elvis at Swifton High School Gymnasium – Dec. 9, 1955
Photo © Mary Lou Campbell courtesy “Elvis – The Sun Years” by Bill E. Burk

Elvis Presley : Swifton, AR : December 9, 1955 – Elvis Presley Music

Later at the Swifton, AR Bob King’s Night Club B&I Club, Elvis sang Heartbreak Hotel and declared: “It’s gonna be my first hit”.

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Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info December 9 1955 High School Auditorium Swifton AR Afternoon
Info December 9 1955 B & I Club Swifton AR

December 9, 1956

December 9, 1957

December 9, 1958

military service in germany

December 9, 1959
Military Service in germany

December 9, 1960

Wild in the Country Nov 6, 1960 – January 1961; released: June 15, 1961

December 9, 1961

The Tokens‘ “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” tops the Cashbox Magazine Best Sellers Chart for the first of a four week run.

Kid Galahad  Production

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December 09, 1962

Elvis played touch football with his friends.


December 9, 1963

December 9, 1964

December 9, 1965

December 9, 1966

December 9, 1967

The Doors appeared at the New Haven Arena, New Haven, Connecticut. Before the show a policeman found singer Jim Morrison making out with an 18 year-old girl in a backstage shower and after an argument the policeman sprays mace in Morrison’s face. Once on stage Morrison tells the story of the backstage episode and starts taunting the police who drag him off the stage and arrest him. The crowd riots leaving the venue in disarray and many are arrested. Later over 100 protestors gathered at the police station in demonstration and more arrests were made.

The Trouble With Girls
December 9, 1969
December 9, 1970
December 9, 1971
December 9, 1972
Helen Reddy became Australia’s first female artist to have a number one record on the US chart when “I Am Woman” reached the top of the Billboard hit parade. Surprisingly, the song didn’t chart at all in the UK. Reddy would achieve two more US number one singles over the next couple of years with, “Delta Dawn” and “Angie Baby”.
Neil Diamond released the live double album Hot August Night, from a concert on August 24, 1972, which was one of ten sold out concerts that Diamond performed that month at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. The album peaked at No.5 on the US chart and spent 29 weeks at No.1 on the Australian chart.
December 9, 1973
December 9, 1974

December 9, 1975

Hilton Hotel Elvis Show

Date: 09 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
And I Love You So
Tryin’ To Get To You
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Just Pretend
How Great Thou Art
Burning Love
Softly, As I Leave You
America The Beautiful
It’s Now Or Never
One Night
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love



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 9 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (10.00pm) 2200 Yes Yes

December 9, 1976

Midnight show at the Hotel Hilton.

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Date: 08 Dec 1976
Time: 9pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Inca Gold Leaf suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
It’s Now Or Never
My Way
Blue Christmas
That’s All Right
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Softly, As I Leave You
Hound Dog
Help Me
America The Beautiful
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Love Letters
School Days
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Can’t Help Falling In Love


gement – 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 9 1976 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Egyptian Indian Head belt Yes Yes Yes


John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd release their version of Sam And Dave‘s “Soul Man” under the name The Blues Brothers. Belushi and Ackroyd would reach #14 in the US, while the original had topped out at #2.


The day after John Lennon was murdered, Yoko Ono issued a statement to the press that read: “There is no funeral for John. John loved and prayed for the human race. Please do the same for him. Love, Yoko and Sean.”

She also pleaded with chanting and singing mourners outside The Dakota to re-convene in Central Park the following Sunday for ten minutes of silent prayer. 


Sonny Til, the lead singer of the ’50s Doo Wop group, The Orioles, died of a heart attack at the age of 56. The group topped the Billboard R&B chart in 1953 with their million selling version of “Crying In The Chapel”.


According to a poll released in the US, the music of Neil Diamond was favored as the best background music during sex. Beethoven was the second choice and Luther Vandross was voted third.


Even though they had disbanded 25 years earlier, The Beatles had the number one album in the US when “Anthology” hit the top for the first of three weeks. It would go on to sell over 4 million copies and included rare Beatles recordings in the form of demos, alternate takes, live versions and previously unreleased material.

Michael Jackson scored his 6th solo UK No.1 single when ‘Earth Song’ started a 6-week run at the top of the charts. It gave Jackson the UK Christmas No.1 of 1995 and his best-selling UK single ever. The song kept the first single released by The Beatles in 25 years, ‘Free as a Bird’, off the No.1 position.


Pat Boone made an unlikely return to Billboard’s Hot 100 after a 40 year absence. His new song, “Under God”, was written in response to a lawsuit filed in San Francisco by an agnostic who claimed his daughter’s constitutional rights were violated by having to say the words “under God” when her school recites the Pledge of Allegiance. The record briefly rose to number 25, ahead of songs by the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Jay-Z. Boone’s last Top 40 hit was “Speedy Gonzalez”, which made it to number 6 in 1962.

Paul McCartney sparked another Beatles feud with the release of his live album, “Back in the US”. Against the wishes of John Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, the nineteen Beatles songs included on the two-disc set are credited to “Paul McCartney and John Lennon” rather than the traditional “Lennon / McCartney”.


A man charged with stealing more than $300,000 worth of Elvis Presley’s jewelry from the Elvis-A-Rama museum appeared in a Las Vegas court. 30 year old Eliab Aguilar was arrested on November 3rd after police said he approached a retired Elvis impersonator and offered to sell him several items including Presley’s 1953 class ring from Humes High School worth $32,000, a 41 carat ruby and diamond ring worth $77,000 and a gold-plated Smith & Wesson .38 special.


Madonna gave an impromptu performance next to a memorial for the Paris terror attacks victims following her concert in the French capital. She told those assembled, “I came here when I was 20 and it was here, in Paris, that I decided to make music. Thank you Paris for planting that seed in my heart!”


With total sales of 106,000, The Rolling Stones topped the UK chart with their latest album, “Blue & Lonesome”. It was the band’s first original studio album to reach number one in the last 22 years.

Kate Moss stars in an Elvis video from his world hit Symphony Album “The Wonder of You”

Abbey Road Studios. 9th December 2016. | Elvis Presley Official Web …

reference sites:





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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database



Elvis History Blog



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