Give us this day, January 10, our daily Elvis
Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee
Jo Stafford was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘You Belong To Me’. Originally a singer with Tommy Dorsey until 1942, Stafford was the first female to have a No.1 on the UK singles Chart.
January 10, 1954
January 10, 1955
Alan Freed hosted his first New York stage show, featuring The Clovers, The Drifters and Fats Domino.
Elvis arrived at the RCA studio at McGavock Street. He worked from 2.00 to 10.00 p.m. and recorded his first sides for his new label.
Elvis was backed by his stage drummer, D.J. Fontana for the first time in the studio, in addition to Scotty Moore, Lead Guitar and Bill Black Bassist from Sun with RCA guitarist Chet Atkins and piano player Floyd Cramer in an eight hour recording session.
But everyone agreed: they didn’t catch the sound Elvis wanted. There is too much echo effect and the sound is nothing like Sam Philips had created in the Sun studios. Elvis was very disappointed.
RCA even phones Sam Phillips who tells them to let Elvis produce the session and a little about how to place the microphones. For Heartbreak Hotel, the studio door is left open, the hallway creating the echo. The sound of a coke bottle being dispensed is included on the master take. Experimental sounds adding theatrical ambiance.
RCA worried they had gotten the wrong guy – should it have been Carl Perkins – Blue Suede Shoes was out on Sun.
Elvis, Gene Smith, Cliff Gleaves and Bitsy Mott left by train for Los Angeles, where they checked into the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Elvis was scheduled to record for RCA over the weekend before starting work on the soundtrack for his new Paramount picture.
Elvis took the train to Los Angeles with Alan Fortas, Gene Smith, Cliff Gleaves and Bitsy Mott.
January 10, 1959
Jerry Lee Lewis has his only UK #1 single with “Great Balls Of Fire”.
Germany Military Service – Publicity Date with Vera Tschechowa
January 10, 1960
Military Service in Germany
January 10, 1961
Wild in the Country Production
January 10, 1962
January 10, 1963
Sam Cooke appeared at Miami’s Harlem Square Club. The performance was recorded by RCA, but executives felt his sensual performance was too much for the times, waiting until 1985.
Priscilla visits Elvis
January 10, 1964
The Rolling Stones recorded ‘Not Fade Away’ at Olympic Studios, London, England. The song which was first recorded by Buddy Holly and his band, the Crickets, became The Stones first US single.
The first US Beatles album, “Introducing The Beatles”, was released on Vee-Jay records. The album cover showed John, Paul and George with their now famous “mop top” haircuts, but Ringo had yet to convert. Vee-Jay would be forced to stop selling the disc by the end of the year because of legal complications, but by then over 1.3 million copies had been sold.
January 10, 1965
January 10, 1966
January 10, 1967
January 10, 1968
January 10, 1969
Frustrated at Paul McCartney’s dominance during the filming of Let It Be, George Harrison nonchalantly tells the rest of the band that he is quitting immediately and sarcastically says as he walked out, “See you around the clubs.” George would later say that while he had a growing backlog of new material, he constantly had to work on Lennon and McCartney’s songs before the group would work on his.
Elvis is in Dallas Texas with 2 Memphis Mafia guys
In the RCA studio on Sunset in Las Vegas the rehearsals began. Ronnie Tutt had been unable to reach an agreement on salary and was replaced by Bob Lanning. James Burton recruited his friend Glen D. Hardin on piano. Cissy Houston
too, has departed to be replaced for a time by Ann Williams in The Sweet Inpirations.
Elvis wanted to change the repertoire from his first Vega appearance. So Proud Mary, Polk Salad Annie, Walk A Mile In My Shoes and Sweet Caroline were added to the show, including some songs from his own recently recorded work.
January 10, 1971
January 10, 1972
The Aloha Show rehearsals: The full orchestra was present now and the rehearsals continued with Felton Jarvis present to lend encouragement. Felton thought was still weak after his kidney transplantation which Elvis had helped to arrange and paid for.
January 10. 1974
Back in the Studio:
Dr. Nick and his family flew out to Denver at Elvis’ invitation. They returned the following day.
January 10, 1977
Elvis in Palm Springs.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Double Fantasy” LP goes Platinum a little over a month after Lennon’s assassination. The album would be number one in the US for eight weeks. ‘Just Like Starting Over’ was at No.1 on the US singles chart. In the UK, Imagine
started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart, 10 years after it was recorded. Lennon had two other songs in the Top 5 this week, ‘Happy Christmas, (War Is Over’) and ‘(Just Like) Starting Over.’
Cyndi Lauper became the first female recording artist since Bobbie Gentry in 1967 to be nominated for five Grammy Awards: Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Performance (Female), Record of the Year and Song of the Year. She would win Best New Artist at the February 26th show.
“Elvis and The Colonel” tv movie starring Rob Youngblood as Elvis and Beau Bridges as Col Parker.
Chaka Khan, Dionne Warwick, and Patti LaBelle, among others, performed at the Universal Amphitheater in Universal City, CA, at a tribute concert honoring Ella Fitzgerald.
James Brown received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
A collection of 500 Beatles tapes known as the ‘Get Back sessions’, which were stolen in the 1970’s, were found after UK police cracked a major bootleg operation in London and Amsterdam. Five men were arrested.
An Australian woman appeared in court charged with repeatedly stabbing her partner with a pair of scissors in the back, shoulder and thigh because he played Elvis Presley’s song ‘Burning Love’ over and over again.
English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, painter, and actor David Bowie
passed away after an eighteen month battle with cancer at the age of 69. A leader of the Glam Rock movement in the 1970s, Bowie placed thirteen songs on Billboard’s Top 40 chart, including “Space Oddity”, “Fame”, “Golden Years”, “Let’s Dance”, “China Girl”, “Blue Jean” and “Dancing In The Street”. He had released his album “Blackstar” only two days before his death and shared a birthdate with Elvis Presley.
“Black Star” was the original name for “Flaming Star” – the Elvis song and movie.
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