Daily Elvis: December 18

Give us this day, our daily Elvis


Tupelo, Mississippi



Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee


Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport. He performed Blue Moon Of Kentucky, That’s All Right, Tweedle Dee, Hearts Of Stone, and Shake Rattle And Roll – the later songs being new the the act.
Floyd Crammer  and Betty Amos also appeared on the radio broadcast.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1954
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info December 18 1954 Municipal Auditorium Shreveport LA (8:00 PM) Louisiana Hayride Yes

December 18, 1955

December 18, 1956

December 18, 1957

December 18, 1957

military service

December 18, 1959
Military Service

December 18, 1960

Wild in the Country Production

December 18, 1961

Kid Galahad  Production

December 1962

On their fifth visit to West Germany The Beatles played the first night of a two-week engagement at the Star-Club, Hamburg. A 13 night run, playing 3 hours each night. The final night’s performance was recorded and became known as ‘The Star-Club Tapes’, released in 1977 against the wishes of the ex-Beatles themselves.

December 1963

December 1964

Funeral services are held in Chicago for Sam Cooke. A crowd of fans break the glass doors and cause other damage to the A.R. Leak Funeral Home and so many of them surround the limo of James Brown, he is forced to leave.

December 1965

December 1966

December 1967

The Trouble With Girls was completed and finally Elvis was released by the studio.
Elvis flew home to Memphis and spent the holidays at Graceland with his wife and baby daughter
A New York Times article estimates that the youth audience in America accounts for 75-percent of the $1 billion spent annually on recorded music.
Somewhat later than usual Elvis returned to Memphis for the Christmas season. Until his return to Los Angeles on January 6, he would spent almost every night at the Memphian.
In hopes of placating his father, Elvis bought him a Mercedes. Vernon had expressed his concern about Elvis’ way of spending his money in the last couple of weeks.
The U.K. maxi-single reissue of “Jailhouse Rock” hit #42 in the U.K.
The album “I Got Lucky” hit #104 in the U.S.
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Priscilla and Lisa Marie arrived in Memphis and Elvis received a bill for the installation of a basket ball court at his Palm Springs home.
December 1972
December 1973
December 18, 1974

December 1975

December 1976


The album “Elvis – A Legendary Performer, Vol. 3” was certified gold by the RIAA.


The single “It Won’t Seem Like Christmas Without You” hit #80 in the U.K.

Hall And Oates overtook The Everly Brothers as the top recording duo of all time when their biggest hit, “Maneater” reached number 1 on the US singles chart. It made #6 in the UK.


The Spice Girls unveiled their waxwork look-alikes at Madame Tussaud’s, London. Each model had cost £35,000 to make.


*NSYNC fan Danielle McGuire filed suit against group member Justin Timberlake, alleging that he harassed and verbally assaulted her. McGuire, 15, filed suit in St. Louis, Missouri, charging Timberlake with false imprisonment of a minor.


“Elvis Presley 55” was released. The vinyl release was a collection of Elvis radio shows recorded during 1955.

Image result for elvis presley 55


Out on bail, Michael Jackson was formally charged with seven counts of child molestation and two counts of administering intoxicating liquor to a minor with the intent of committing a crime. The abuse was claimed to have taken place between 7 February and 10 March 2003 and the alleged victim was identified only as ‘John Doe’. Jackson’s lawyer said the entertainer was ‘unequivocally and absolutely innocent’ and would fight the charges ‘with every fibre of his soul.’

James Brown and country music star Loretta Lynn were honoured for their contributions to US culture. The pair were invited to a gala attended by President George Bush at the Kennedy Arts Centre in Washington.


Mick Jagger appears on The Late Show With David Letterman where he read The Top 10 Things I’ve Learned After 50 Years In Rock And Roll. One of the things on the list was “Nobody wants to hear anything from your new album.”


reference sites:





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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database






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