Give us this day, January 11, our daily Elvis
Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee
January 11, 1954
Elvis performed the song “Harbor Lights” at the High School Gym, New Boston, Texas.
|Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
||January 11 1955
||High School Gym
||New Boston TX
Elvis continued with his recording session from 4.00 to 7.00 p.m. at the RCA studio at McGavock Street. There were some ballads recorded with some of the Jordanaires as backup vocals.
Elvis was traveling to Los Angeles by train. There were huge crowds at every stop. The Colonel had leaked information to Radio DJ’s along the way.
January 11, 1959
Military Service In Germany
January 11, 1960
Military Service in Germany
January 11, 1961
Wild in the Country Production
The Colonel held a press conference to publicly announce the coming benefit concert for the USS Arizona on January 11, 1961, at the Hawaiian Village Hotel in Honolulu.
January 11, 1962
Cliff Richard became the first British artist to enter the UK chart at number one when “The Young Ones” debuted at the top of the list.
Elvis tried to convince Priscilla’s parents to let her stay in Memphis, but she had to fly home on schedule to Frankfurt, Germany.
The Whiskey-a-Go-G0 nightclub opened in Los Angeles, CA
. It is recognized as the first disco in the U.S.
January 11, 1964
January 11, 1965
January 11, 1966
Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles began a tour of England, starting at the Cromwellian Club in London.
January 11, 1967
January 11, 1968
Elvis returned to Memphis, where he would stay until January 24.
January 11, 1970
January 11, 1971
January 11, 1972
Elvis was planning to wear the American-eagle jumpsuit and cape, which were specially designed for the occasion by Bill Belew.
However on the night before the show Elvis gave away his belt to the wife of his friend Jack Lord (Hawaii 5-0 actor). Joe Esposito made a quick call to Belew to obtain another belt and this was send immediately.
bonus: Linda Thompson with Jack Lord during the concert:
Elvis spent both this day and the next at the podiatrist and the dentist.
Meanwhile, an overdub session
January 11, 1975
January 11, 1976
January 11, 1977
A Brazilian rock Festival held in Rio, claimed to be the biggest ever staged. The festival featured; Queen, Rod Stewart, AC/DC, Whitesnake, Yes and Iron Maiden.
Frankie Goes to Hollywood began what would be its final tour in Manchester, England.
Paul Simon began a concert tour in South Africa. He was the first international star to perform in South Africa following the end of the UN cultural boycott.
Nirvana appeared on NBC-TV’s Saturday Night Live performing two songs, ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’
and ‘Territorial Pissings’. Also on this day the group’s Nevermind
went to No.1 on the US album chart.
Michael Jackson’s album HIStory: Past, Present and Future Book I was certified by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) to be six times platinum.
Whitney Houston was stopped for possessing marijuana at Keahole-Kona International Airport.
helped launch the celebrations for Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture. He was joined by acrobats who dangled on wires from cranes as the opening party kicked off a year-long programme of more than 350 events. Organisers hoped the Capital of Culture tag would attract an extra two million visitors to Liverpool and boost the economy by £100m.
John Wilkinson, a guitar player who accompanied Elvis Presley for more than a thousand shows as a member of the TCB Band, died at the age of 67 after a long battle with cancer.
topped the UK album chart with his latest release “Blackstar” less than 24 hours after his death. With sales of over 43,000 units the collection outpaced its nearest competitor, Elvis Presley’s “If I Can Dream”, by 25,000.
Tommy Allsup, the guitarist who famously avoided “the day the music died” when he lost his plane seat in a coin toss to Ritchie Valens, died following complications from a hernia operation. He was 85. On that fateful day, Waylon Jennings also avoided the plane crash after giving his seat to J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson.
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