Give us this day, our daily Elvis
Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee
Jazz diva Dinah Washington charted with “Harbor Lights,” reaching #10 R&B. The Platters would take it to #15 (#8 pop) in 1960, having carefully studied Washington’s version.
Elvis recorded it as his first Sun Session and Sam Phillips was not impressed, that would take 2 more songs.
Elvis’ recording would not be released until RCA’s The Legendary Performer and various Sun Collections; and might explain why Elvis thought of himself as a sort of jazz singer much to 1950s jazz musician horror. Elvis blended from everything, he was a musical sponge.
January 6, 1954
Elvis Presley tried to audition for Sam Phillips at Sun Records by doing a personal demo at Memphis Recording Services.
Acetate Receipt : I’ll Never Stand in Your Way / It Wouldn’t Be the Same Without You
|Info||January 6 1955||Fair Park Auditorium||Lubbock TX||Tillman Franks Tour|
|January 6 1956||High School Gym||Randolph, MS
At the end of the show, Ed Sullivan told the nation that Elvis was a “decent fine boy”; but the parental disapproval never went away, even after did 2 years of military service doing real service and costing the USA economy, big money in tax losses from him, the increase security of guarding a particular private and the cost of mail processed by the military.
January 6, 1958
January 6, 1959
Military Service in Germany
January 6, 1960
Danny And The Juniors‘ Rock ‘n’ Roll classic “At The Hop” was the number one song in the US.
Military Service – in Paris on Leave
Wild in the Country Production
January 6, 1962
Elvis Presley had his third UK No.1 album with ‘Blue Hawaii’; it spent a total of 18 weeks at the top of the charts.
January 6, 1963
January 6, 1964
January 6, 1965
January 6, 1966
The Beatles‘ “We Can Work It Out” is awarded a Gold record, two days before it begins a three week reign at Billboard’s number one spot. It had entered the US chart on December 18, 1965 and stayed on the Hot 100 for 12 weeks.
January 6, 1977
EMI Records dropped The Sex Pistols giving the band £40,000 ($68,000) to release them from their contract.
Village People scored their only UK #1 single with “Y.M.C.A.” At it’s peak, the record was selling 150,000 copies a day.
Sales figures were released that showed the biggest selling UK album artists of 1988 were, #1 – Fleetwood Mac, #2 – Kylie Minogue, #3 – Michael Jackson, #4 – U2, #5 – Dire Straits.
The press reported that David Bowie had lost over $4.25 million (2.5 million Pounds) in unpaid royalties to an Italian, Mafia-linked bootlegging organization.
Sonny Bono suffered fatal head and neck injuries while skiing at the Heavenly Ski Resort in Nevada. The 62 year old Bono was apparently skiing alone, late in the day when he crashed into a tree. After leaving show business, Sonny was elected Mayor of Palm Springs, California in 1988 and in 1994 was elected to the US congress and re-elected in 1996.
US CD sales rose for the first time in four years. The CD format accounted for 98% of the 666 million albums sold, according to research company Nielsen Soundscan. A total of 140 million digital tracks were legally downloaded during 2004, equivalent to 14 million albums. R&B star Usher was the biggest-selling artist with his album ‘Confessions’ selling eight million copies. Other top sellers of the year were Norah Jones, Eminem and country stars Kenny Chesney and Gretchen Wilson. The UK recorded a record year for album sales in 2004, with 237 million sold The Scissor Sisters proved the most popular album of the year, followed by Keane and Maroon 5.
Former British rocker Gary Glitter was formally charged with committing obscene acts with two girls aged 10 and 11. The 61 year old Glitter, whose real name is Paul Francis Gadd, was accused of kissing and engaging in other physical acts with the girls at his rental home in the southern Vietnamese resort town of Vung Tau.
American soul, jazz, singer Lou Rawls died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The 72-year-old, Grammy-winning artist had been battling lung cancer. Rawls had the 1976 US No.2 & UK No.10 single ‘You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine’.
A collection of Elvis Presley memorabilia bought by a council worker who embezzled nearly £600,000 was set to be sold to compensate the local authority. Julie Wall, 46, from Rippon Drive in Sleaford, was jailed for three years for the offence last October. The collection – which included rare recordings and foreign pressings of Elvis songs, was to be auctioned off by a High Court receiver to provide compensation.
This became a tv movie in 2008.
Norway announced that it would become the first country in the world to gradually stop using the FM radio network. The move, which aimed to ditch the analogue platform in favor of a digital one called Digital Audio Broadcasting, would bring a clearer sound to the nation’s five million people.
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