Daily Elvis – January 7

Give us this day, January 7, our daily Elvis

1936-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

A small tornado ripped through Tupelo at 5.00 a.m. Gladys and Elvis hid in a storm cellar.

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

1952

The BBC introduces its first Pop music program, Hit Parade, with host Victor Barnard playing the eight most popular songs in the UK.

President Harry Truman announced the U.S. has developed a hydrogen bomb (H-Bomb). He made this announcement in his final State of the Union Address.
The Presley’s left Lauderdale Courts, and moved to 698 Saffarans Street, where they would remain for less than 3 months.
January 7, 1954
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Marian Anderson became the first African-American to sing at New York’s Metropolitan Opera.
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Elvis performed at the Midland high School Auditorium , Midland, Texas. Elvis appeared with other Louisiana Hayride stars before a crowd of more than 1,600.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info January 7 1955 High School Auditorium Midland TX (8:00 PM) 1600 Tillman Franks Tour Yes
Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport. Elvis and Red West flew in to Shreveport for a bill that included George Jones.

Scotty, Elvis and DJ at the Louisiana Hayride – Jan. 7, 1956
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info January 7 1956 Municipal Auditorium Shreveport LA (8:00 PM) Louisiana Hayride

January 7, 1957

Leaving New York by Train – Elvis is mobbed by fans

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January 7, 1958

RCA released the single “Don’t/I Beg of You”.

“Don’t”was Presley’s eleventh number-one hit in the United States. “Don’t” also peaked at number four on the R&B charts and #2 on the country chart.  Billboard ranked it as the No. 3 song for 1958

“I Beg of You” would peak at # 8 on the Hot 100 and #4 on the country chart.

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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.

Priscilla Visit

Romances: Priscilla

January 7, 1964

January 7, 1965

January 7, 1966

January 7, 1967

January 7, 1968

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

The story of the Aloha special IV – Elvis in Hawaii

January 7, 1974

January 7, 1975

January 7, 1976

Vacation in Vail Colorado

Vail, Colorado : January, 1976 – Elvis Presley Music

Romances: Linda Thompson

January 7, 1977

Romances: Ginger Alden

 

1978

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.

1992

US Postmaster General Anthony Frank announces that a commemorative stamp honoring Elvis Presley will be issued next year on the King’s birthday.

2003

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.

2009

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.

2010

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

Why Tom Jones and Elvis Presley wanted to beat up John Lennon …

 

January 7 2015

Graceland’s driveway maintenance

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2016

The Auction at Graceland•January 7, 2017

 

reference sites:
http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

www.elvishistoryblog.com/

 

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