Give us this day, December 27, our daily Elvis
306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.
W.C. Handy recorded the classic “St. Louis Blues.”
December 24, 1937
Vernon in prison
December 24, 1938
Vernon in prison
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.
December 24, 1945
Berry Street – “Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.
Commerce Street, a rental
510 1/2 Maple Street, South Tupelo -the Presleys lived with Glady’s cousin Frank Richards and his wife, Leona.
1010 North Green Street, in the Shakerag section of Tupelo.
Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee
572 Poplar Avenue
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)
The Sun Records Rockabilly Era
December 27, 1954
Elvis had his publicity photo shoot
Publicity photos taken by Lou Lowery, December 27, 1954.
December 27, 1955
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
December 27, 1957
20,000 fans begin lining up at 5:30 in the morning for Alan Freed‘s Christmas show at Brooklyn’s Paramount Theatre, set to kick off at 9:00 AM. The average ticket price was $1.85.
Hannerl Melcher was Miss Austria 1957 – and also a Las Vegas Showgirl. With Kathy Gabriel
She spent Xmas with Elvis in 1957 at Graceland.
The Military Service Disruption
December 27, 1958
Buddy Holly makes his first appearance in his hometown of Lubbock, Texas since becoming a major star. Along with broadcasting ‘live’ over KLLL radio from a fruit and vegetable store, he will return to the station’s studios to record “You’re The One”, a song that station management challenged him to write in half an hour.
military service – Elvis attended the Holiday On Ice Show in Frankfurt.
December 27, 1959
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
December 27, 1960
The Beatles were a last minute addition to a show at the Litherland Town Hall Ballroom in Liverpool. Advertising posters were altered to read “Direct From Hamburg, The Beatles!”, causing some to believe they were a German group.
Christmas break from Wild in the Country Production
December 27, 1962
December 27, 1963
The music critics of the London Times name John Lennon and Paul McCartney as The Outstanding Composers of 1963. Two days later, the Sunday Times‘ music critic Richard Buckle proclaims the same two songwriters “the greatest composers since Beethoven.”
December 27, 1964
The Supremes made their TV debut on The Ed Sullivan Show.
December 27, 1965
December 27, 1966
December 27, 1967
December 27, 1968
December 27, 1969
B.B. King charted with “The Thrill Is Gone,” his biggest pop hit, reaching #15 (#3 R&B). The song was originally done in 1951 by Roy Hawkins. In answering a question about the similarity of many ’50s blues songs, King said, “I don’t think anybody steals anything; all of us borrow.”
The Supremes final single release with Diana Ross, “Someday We’ll Be Together”, becomes the last US number one song of the sixties. It made #13 in the UK.
Led Zeppelin II hits #1 in the states – only two months after its release. The #2 album on the chart is The Beatles’ Abbey Road followed by the Stones’ “Let it Bleed” at #3.
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
December 27, 1970
December 27, 1971
After a trial run as a Summer replacement series, The Sonny And Cher Show begins its four and a half year run on CBS.
December 27, 1972
December 27, 1973
December 27, 1974
December 27, 1975
Queen started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK chart with A Night At The Opera, the group’s first No.1 album.
The Faces split became official. Rod Stewart had severed all connections with the group to work as a solo artist, Ronnie Wood was on permanent loan to the Stones, Ronnie Lane went on to form Slim Chance and drummer Kenny Jones joined The Who.
|Date:||27 Dec 1976|
Wichita St. Univ
|Track list:||Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
You Gave Me A Mountain
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Polk Salad Annie
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
How Great Thou Art
Can’t Help Falling In Love
by Dave Goodwin Wichita Beacon
December 28, 1976
Elvis Presley drew nearly 10,000 persons at Henry Levitt Arena, Monday night, including at least one gypsy and the 1956 president of the Wichita Elvis Presley fan club.
Laura Marks, who she said she was a gypsy from Kansas City, offered a free $25 palm reading to one man if he could get her close enough to take pictures. He obliged but declined the palm reading.
On Marks’ right sat Ginger Vosburgh, former fan club president, and Jolene Novascone. Both members of the fan club during bobby socks and slumber party days, they had cried when Elvis was rumored dead in 1956.
MONDAY NIGHT, when Presley bounded onto stage in a white jumpsuit with curling blue racing strips, their 20 year-old fear was dead.
The aging rock’n’roll singer of yesteryear has turned gospel, country and rhythm and blues singer.
He was no longer the skinny kid whose body movements were censored on the old Ed Sullivan show. But he still flipped a hip, and every twitch brought screams bouncing from the ceiling.
Vosburgh and Novascone were no longer eight-graders at Robinson Intermediate School either. But they set ridget with binoculars and wide grins as though they were submarine captains sighting a prize kill from the ship bridge.
When Presley walked on the stage shrill voices and camera flashes pierced the dark . Applause was akin to thunder in a midsummer storm. “He looks better than he did two years ago,” shouted Vosburgh. “He’s slimmed down; he looks great.” That was the kind of talk the two girls shared with friends in their long-gone days of the fan club.
When they heard he died in a car wreck, the teen-agers spread the sad news through the school. The Wichita Beacon telephoned Presley and he was so touched that he sent the girls a blue suede shoes, title of one his earliest hits. Monday night, ne was still giving away pieces of his clothing.
An attendant walked behind Presley, giving the singer scarf after scarf to toss to idolizing women.
Earlier, during warm-up acts. the crowd had been receptive but reserved. When Presley began twisting and grinding, with all the former acts on stage, the crowd dropped pretensions and let its true feelings show.
THIS WAS, AFTER all the King of Rock’n’Roll, and he got as much respect and security as did many a true king.
Policemen were scattered throughout the arena. No one was allowed to go anywhere but to his own seat. To the gypsy, the fan club members and the plain folks, it made no difference. The “King” was giving a royal performance.
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The Wake and Aftermath
Three weeks to the day after John Lennon’s murder, “(Just Like) Starting Over” is number one in the US and the UK simultaneously. The song had been chosen by Lennon for its October 20 release, not because he felt it was the best track on the album, but because it was the most appropriate following his five-year absence from the recording industry.
John and Yoko’s Double Fantasy album started an eight-week run at No.1 on the US chart. ‘Just Like Starting Over’ started a five-week stay at No.1 on the singles chart.
Jackie Wilson’s debut hit of 1958, “Reet Petite,” re-entered England’s charts twenty-nine years after first appearing and two years after Wilson’s death. Today it reached #1 for four weeks, selling more than 700,000 singles.
A former chef at the Chuck Berry owned restaurant Southern Air started court proceedings against Berry alleging that the singer had installed secret video cameras in the ladies toilets. A further 200 other women also took action claiming that the recordings were used for improper sexual fetishes.
The Spice Girls went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Too Much’. The group set another new world record as their first six singles all made No.1 – because Elvis Presley’s 1956 and 1957 stopped being counted.
Taylor Swift started a seven-week run at No.1 on the US album charts with ‘Fearless’. As of 2013, Swift had sold over 26 million albums and 75 million digital single downloads worldwide. Forbes estimates that she is worth over $220 million.
Documents that reveal some of Janet Jackson’s tour requirements were leaked on-line. Her performance contract was said to contain a rider that specified any comedian booked for her shows is forbidden from poking fun at her or her famous relatives.
Elvis Presley and The Beatles topped the list of most-forged celebrity signatures in 2012, with less than half of their autographs for sale certified as genuine, according to memorabilia authenticators PSA/DNA. Astronaut Neil Armstrong landed at #3 on the list when fake signatures rose significantly after his death in July.
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