Daily Elvis: December 13

Give us this day, December 13, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

1947

The Ravens’ first release, “Write Me A letter,” became the first R&B record to hit the pop Top 25, reaching #25. It also peaked at #5 R&B.

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

 

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December 13, 1954

December 13, 1955

Patti Page reaches #11 on the Billboard chart with a song called “Mama From The Train (A Kiss, A Kiss)”, it was Patti’s fifth of sixteen Top 40 hits.
In a year when he had eleven US Top 40 hits, Elvis Presley endures a rare miss when a song called “Paralyzed” peaks at #78 during a one week stay. In the UK however, the record would reach #8 in August, 1957.
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Elvis met Hal Kanter, screenwriter and director of his upcoming film – Loving You. Freddy Bienstock, form Hill and Range, was also in town to help Elvis choose the songs for the film.
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December 13, 1957

Pat Boone‘s fifth US number one hit is the title song to his movie April Love.

December 13, 1958

military service in Germany

December 13, 1959
Military Service in Germany

December 13, 1960

Elvis Presley’s “It’s Now Or Never” sets a new record in the UK for achieving one million sales just six weeks after its release. Elvis the Rocker has left the building and Elvis the Crooner is in.  

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Wild in the Country Production

December 13, 1961

A Decca Records representative named Mike Smith attends a Beatles‘ performance at The Cavern Club and will set up a recording audition for the group on January 1st, 1962. Decca would later reject the band, saying “The Beatles have no future in show business.”

Kid Galahad  Production

December 13, 1962

Elvis Presley had his 13th UK #1 single with “Return To Sender”. The record included backing musicians, Scotty Moore on electric guitar, D.J. Fontana on drums, Dudley Brooks on piano, and Boots Randolph on baritone sax.

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December 13, 1963

December 13, 1964

December 13, 1965

December 13, 1966

December 13, 1967

December 13,1968

The Trouble With Girls Production
December 13, 1969
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December 13, 1974

George Harrison has lunch with President Gerald Ford at the White House. Later that same day, Ford meets with Peter Frampton.

December 13, 1975
The Rolling Stones‘ request to put on a three day show for 100,000 fans on Easter Island is denied by the government of Chile, who say “The whole future of the island” would be damaged.
Elvis Presley in residence in Vegas: Hotel Hilton
Dinner in the Totem Pole and Midnight in the Blue Silver Phoenix.
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Date: 13 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
Love Me
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Tryin’ To Get To You
And I Love You So
Trying To Get To You
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Wooden Heart
You Gave A Mountain
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
How Great Thou Art
Softly, As I Leave You
America The Bautiful
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Blue Christmas
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Dinner at Eight and Wooden Heart in Vegas

Elvis Presley : Las Vegas : December 13, 1975 : Midnight Show

Elvis Presley : Las Vegas : December 13, 1975 : Midnight Show

Date: 13 Dec 1975
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Silver Phoenix suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Tryin’ To Get To You
And I Love You So
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
You Gave A Mountain
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Johnny B. Goode
Hail Hail Rock’n’Roll
Just Pretend
How Great Thou Art
Burning Love
Hound Dog
Welcome To My World
Softly, As I Leave You
America The Beautiful
It’s Now Or Never
Little Darlin’
Little Sister
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Just Pretend                        Unsurpassed Masters Vol. 4
 
All Shook Up

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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:
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December 13, 1975
Paul McCartney’s triple-album set “Wings Over America” goes gold three days after its release.
Elvis returned to Memphis for a 2 week rest before hitting the road again on a brief 5 day tour.
1979
New records making their first appearance on the US record charts include: Rod Stewart‘s “I Don’t Want to Talk About It”, Anne Murray‘s “Daydream Believer”, Queen‘s “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, Pat Benatar’s “Heartbreaker” and Neil Diamond‘s “September Morn”.
December 13, 1981
Chicago Tribune serials Albert Goldman’s Elvis book:Elvis Presley: devoted son, disdainful spouse
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1985
Phil Collins makes his TV acting debut in America when he guests on an episode of “Miami Vice.”
Don Johnson’s tv character had a pet alligator named Elvis.

1987

Lionel Richie’s “Ballerina Girl” charted, reaching #5 R&B and #7 pop. Interestingly, the B-side, “Deep River Woman,” reached #10. . . .on the country charts!

1991

John Denver‘s special, Montana Christmas Skies aired on CBS-TV. He was joined by Clint Black, Kathy Mattea and Patty Loveless.

2015

Billboard.com reported that John Lippman, the owner of the legendary mail-order company Columbia House, was interested in reviving the service with vinyl records. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, vinyl sales were up over 50 percent in the first half of 2015.

2016

Elvis Presley among five chosen for Mississippi Hall of Fame

 

 

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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