Daily Elvis January 6

Give us this day, our daily Elvis


Tupelo, Mississippi



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


Acetate Receipt - I'll Never Stand in Your Way / It Wouldn't Be the Same Without You

January 06, 1955

Elvis performed at the Fair Park Coliseum, Lubbock, Texas.
Elvis is introduced as the ‘Memphis Flash’ and described to the radio audience by announcer Frank Page as wearing crocodile–skin shoes with pink socks. He performs ‘That’s All Right’, ‘Hearts of Stone’, ‘Blue Moon of Kentucky’, and ‘Fool, Fool, Fool’.
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January 6, 1955 (Demo Session) ‘Cotton Club’ – Lubbock, Texas

Elvis Presley Lyrics Fool, Fool, Fool WPA5 2533-NA
Elvis Presley Lyrics Shake, Rattle and Roll WPA5 2534-NA

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info January 6 1955 Fair Park Auditorium Lubbock TX Tillman Franks Tour
Elvis performed at the Marianna, AR T.A. Futrall High School Gymnasium, Randolph, Mississippi.
This was the last time he ever appeared in a small auditorium.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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January 6 1956 High School Gym Randolph, MS
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Elvis performed at the Ed Sullivan Show, CBS Studios Maxine Elliot Theater, West Thirty-ninth Street, at 8.00 p.m.
Elvis wore the same velvet shirt he wore in Tupelo, with a gold lame vest given to him as a Christmas present by Barbara Hearn.
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Elvis sung Don’t Be Cruel and performed the only sacred song ever done on the Sullivan show: Peace In The Valley for the Hungarian Revolution or maybe his mother.
Elvis was shot only from the waist up and at the conclusion of the show Elvis was thanked by Ed Sullivan by telling the audience: “this is a real decent, fine boy. We want to say that we’ve never had a pleasanter experience with a big name than we’ve had with you”. After the show Elvis took the midnight train back to Memphis.
Elvis Presley - January 6th 1957, Warwick Hotel, New York

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

A birthday party for Elvis on the set of Wild In The Country.. Cast and crew presented him with a plaque saying “Happy Birthday, King Karate.”
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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

Priscilla Visit

Romances: Priscilla

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.

The barn behind Graceland was renovated to accommodate the many new horses. Soon it would be named: the House of the Rising Sun.
January 6, 1968
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour started an eight week run at No.1 on the US album chart, the group’s 11th US chart topper.
Elvis met with Felton Jarvis at Graceland. Unlike always, there was the suggestion to use Chips Moman’s American Studio at 827 Thomas Street in Memphis. Since George Klein, Marty Lacker and Red West had connections there and Elvis liked the idea of recording a few miles from home, the decision was made.
Elvis flew to Los Angeles, accompanied by Priscilla and Lisa-Marie, to prepare himself for his upcoming Las Vegas engagement.
January 6, 1971
January 6, 1972
January 6, 1973
Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” leads the US hit parade, stirring speculation about exactly who she was singing about. In 2015 Simon told People magazine that the subject in question is actually a composite of three different men; but later complicated the debate by claiming that she was singing about openly gay record producer David Geffen.
January 6, 1974
January 6, 1975
 The mayor of Boston cancelled a Led Zeppelin concert after over 2,000 fans rioted trying to buy tickets. The fans caused an estimated $50,000 to $75,000 damage at Boston Garden. The gig during the bands North American tour was rescheduled for Feb 4th.
January 6, 1976
Vacation in Vail Colorado

January 6, 1977

EMI Records dropped The Sex Pistols giving the band £40,000 ($68,000) to release them from their contract.

Romances: Ginger Alden


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.

Caught in a Trap (2008) (TV)


Hail to The King, baby: Remembering Elvis Presley


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.


reference sites:





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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database






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