Give us this day, our daily Elvis
Born on this day, Sam Phillips, founder of Sun Records
Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee
January 5, 1954
‘Alvis Presley‘ tops the bill at a show in this 1,855–seat auditorium.
Hundreds of teenaged girls rush the stage for autographs.
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January 5, 1956
Elvis performed at the Randolph, MS High School Auditorium
January 5, 1957
Billboard magazine reported on a mysterious case of damaged Elvis records. Larry Kanaga, then vice-president and general manager of RCA’s Record Division, heard the true story at a convention of record distributors in Indianapolis where a little old lady was smashing Elvis Presley’s discs in the stores. Complete story: Elvis in January
Elvis was in New York City, New York
“Love Me” went to #6 in the U.S.
Media reports torment teen-aged girls that Elvis passed his Army physical.
January 5, 1958
King Creole Production is delayed when fans located the shooting site.
January 5, 1959
Coral Records releases Buddy Holly’s last single during his lifetime: “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore” backed by “Raining in My Heart”.
Elvis does a telephone interview with Hawaii DJ/Promoter Tom Moffat while in Military Service in Germany
January 5, 1961
Wild in the Country Production
Elvis signed a three picture deal with MGM.
January 5, 1962
January 5, 1963
January 5, 1964
January 5, 1965
January 5, 1966
Singer Elvis Presley has sent a $20,000 gift to America’s fighting men in South Viet Nam. ’The Hollywood star, a former GI, made $5,000 contributions to four USO headquarters near the front. The Presley gifts made possible Christmas parties for more than 10,000 GI’s: Monroe News Star Newspaper
January 5, 1967
January 5, 1968
“Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits” goes Gold just nine months after its release. The LP contains every Top 40 single Dylan enjoyed through 1967 and has since been certified five times Platinum. It peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 200 and went to #3 on the UK album chart.
January 5, 1969
January 5, 1970
Elvis rents out the Memphis Memphian theater for another of his many all-night movie matinees, attended only by Elvis, his family, and members of the “Memphis Mafia.” Tonight, he views the as-yet-unreleased George C. Scott biopic Patton, which so mesmerizes the King that it becomes his favorite film, edging out the previous titleholder, Dr. Strangelove. As is his habit with a film he loves, Elvis will memorize every line, especially the famous opening “pep talk” the General gives to his troops.
January 5, 1977
The first number one song of the eighties belonged to KC And The Sunshine Band for “Please Don’t Go”. It was their fifth and final US chart topper.
TV Guide Jan 5-11: Why The Elvis Craze Won’t Die
Sonny Bono died in a skiing accident.
Lisa Marie Presley was awarded the Humanitarian Award from The World Literacy Crusade.
Taylor Swift was at No.1 on the US album chart with her fifth studio album 1989 which was the best selling album of 2014 in the US market with over 5.5 million copies sold.
According to figures released by the British trade body BPI, the best selling albums in Great Britain in 2015 were: 1. “25” by Adele, 2. “X” by Ed Sheeran, 3. “In The Lonely Hour” by Sam Smith, 4. “If I Can Dream” by Elvis Presley, 5. “Purpose” by Justin Bieber.
Satellite radio giant SiriusXM announced that it had added more than 1.7 million subscribers in 2016, bringing their total to more than 31.3 million.
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