Give us this day, January 7, our daily Elvis
Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee
The BBC introduces its first Pop music program, Hit Parade, with host Victor Barnard playing the eight most popular songs in the UK.
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Scotty, Elvis and DJ at the Louisiana Hayride – Jan. 7, 1956
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January 7, 1957
Leaving New York by Train – Elvis is mobbed by fans
January 7, 1958
RCA released the single “Don’t/I Beg of You”.
“I Beg of You” would peak at # 8 on the Hot 100 and #4 on the country chart.
January 7, 1959
Jerry Lee Lewis makes an offer to buy Graceland from Elvis in the Media.
Military Service in Germany, Vernon, reading The Stars and Stripes Newspaper to Elvis has never seen his son so livid.
January 7, 1960
The United States first test launched the Polaris Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) from their launching facility in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Polaris would be the first missile deployed in the world that could be launched from a submerged submarine and carry a nuclear warhead, changing the game of nuclear brinkmanship forever.
Military Service on Paris Leave
January 7, 1961
Wild in the Country Production
January 7, 1962
January 7, 1963
The Colonel turns down a nonpaying television guest spot for Elvis to promote Paramount’s new picture, “Fun in Acapulco.” Col Parker was both concerned about Elvis over-exposure, but also saturating the market over radio, television, movies and in person. His decisions for most money now were short sighted and denied Elvis the experience of other celebrities and denied him many career opportunities.
January 7, 1964
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January 7, 1969
Charley Pride becomes the first African-American solo singer to perform on the Grand Ole Opry, following an introduction from Ernest Tubb. Pride sings ”The Snakes Crawl At Night” and ”I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You)”. Pride would become RCA’s biggest seller in the 1970s since Elvis and dropping Elvis to number 2 on the label.
January 7, 1970
Max Yasgur was sued for $35,000 in property damages by neighboring farmers. It was Yasgur’s on which the August 1969 Woodstock Festival was held. Festival organizers themselves faced over 70 other lawsuits.
January 7, 1971
January 7, 1972
January 7, 1973
Aloha tickets go on sale
January 7, 1974
January 7, 1975
January 7, 1976
Vacation in Vail Colorado
January 7, 1977
The Bee Gee’s soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever enters the US album charts where it will eventually hit number one and stay there for six weeks starting February 18. The album had a chart stay of 39 weeks and to this date has sold over 15 million copies.
US Postmaster General Anthony Frank announces that a commemorative stamp honoring Elvis Presley will be issued next year on the King’s birthday.
The UK fan magazine called The Beatles Book Monthly closed after 40 years. Author Sean O’Mahony, who set up the publication in 1963, said there was nothing more to say, as the number of things the former Beatles are doing got less and less as the years went by.
Led Zeppelin‘s Robert Plant was voted the Greatest Voice In Rock by listeners of the UK’s Classic Rock radio station Planet Rock, beating out Queen‘s Freddie Mercury, Free’s Paul Rodgers and Deep Purple‘s Ian Gillan.
According to Nielsen SoundScan’s final 2009 figures, Michael Jackson was the best selling artist of the year, moving 8,286,000 units. Forty years after their break-up, The Beatles were still the best selling group, thanks to their remastered catalog which sold 3,282,000 copies. Digital downloads however, were a different story. Lady Gaga was the queen of the downloads, selling 15,297,000 digital tracks. The Black Eyed Peas, Michael Jackson and Taylor Swift all finished in the vicinity of 12 million digital units.
January 7, 2011
January 7 2015
Graceland’s driveway maintenance
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