Give us this day, January 12, our daily Elvis
Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee
January 12, 1954
Elvis performed at the City Auditorium
, Clarksdale, Mississippi.
This marked a two week touring with Jim Ed and Maxine Brown, booked by Bob Neal.
|Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
||January 12 1955
||Bob Neal Tour #1
Elvis started with his first session in 4 months at Radio Recorders.
RCA had been anxious for some time to get new material for both a single and a gospel EP, but Elvis had been unwilling to record in Nashville.
Elvis worked from noon to 7.00 p.m.
January 12, 1958
January 12, 1959
Elvis, Joe Esposito, Cliff Gleaves, Lamar Fike and Jurgen Seydel traveled to Paris. During this visit they attended 5 karate classes given by Tetsuji Murakami, a Japanese teacher of the shotokan technique.
During this trip Elvis went to see the American Golden Gate Quartet to whom he had been reintroduced in Germany by Charlie Hodge. After the show, he sat backstage with the group, happily singing one gospel after another.
January 12, 1961
Wild in the Country Production
January 12, 1962
January 12, 1963
Elvis arrived on his motorcycle at RCA’s Studio B in Nashville at 6.30 p.m. He started off this 5 hour session by sending out for a take-out order for all. After re-recording Ask Me and Memphis Tennessee, from the may session, he delivered a moving performance of It Hurts Me.
appeared on the ATV show Sunday Night At The London Palladium performing ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’, ‘This Boy’, ‘All My Loving’, ‘Money’ and ‘Twist And Shout’.
January 12, 1965
January 12, 1966
January 12, 1967
January 12, 1968
In an instance of hysterical casting, an episode of TV’s Tarzan featured the Supremes. . . .as nuns.
January 12, 1969
Still rehearsing on Sunset in Las Vegas Elvis worked every night except for Sunday for 5 nights. Generally he arrived at the studio about 7.00 p.m. and worked then for 5 or 6 hours.
January 12, 1971
Elvis flew to Los Angeles.
On this special day Elvis attended an extra rehearsal at the International Convention Center Arena to check out some technical difficulties. He would perform on a stage with a long runway extending out into the audience and a giant flashing figure of Elvis as the backdrop.
The show started at 8.30 p.m. and this was billed as a dress rehearsal and taped in case there were problems with satellite transmission the next night. The repertoire for each show was identical. No admission was charged, but contributions were expected and a goal of $25,000 for the Kui Lee Cancer Fund had been announced.
The Dress Rehearsal concert was filmed and eventually released on LP and CD as The Alternate Aloha
This concert was officially released by RCA on LP and eventually the video on VHS.
||12 Jan 1973
The HIC Arena
||Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
You Gave Me A Mountain
Blue Suede Shoes
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
What Now My Love
Welcome To My World
I’ll Remember You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
||The Alternative Aloha
|Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 8 – January 12th – January 14th 1973
||January 12 1973
||The H.I.C. Arena
||1973 American Eagle
Elvis flew to Los Angeles.
January 12, 1975
January 12, 1976
January 12, 1977
EMI Records issued a statement saying it felt unable to promote The Sex Pistols
records in view of the adverse publicity generated over the last two months.
Donna Summer became the Queen of Disco at the sixth annual American Music Awards when she won Favourite Single Disco, Favourite Album Disco and Favourite Female Artist Disco trophies.
The Recording Industry Association of America donated Bob Dylan’s “Blonde on Blonde,” KISS’ “Alive!” and “Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols” to the Library of Congress.
Motley Crue opened its first U.S. tour at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Bobby Brown didn’t show up to receive the Martin Luther King Jr. Musical Achievement Award at Boston’s Symphony Hall during a Tony Bennett/Count Basie Orchestra concert.
Whitney Houston received an award from the American Cinema Foundation for Distinguished Achievement even though she had not yet starred in a film.
Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Stevie Wonder at its eighth annual awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Also inducted were Sly & the Family Stone by George Clinton.
Van Morrison failed to turn up at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction dinner, making him the first living inductee not to attend.
At its tenth annual awards ceremony, The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inducts Led Zeppelin
, The Allman Brothers Band
, Martha And The Vandellas
, Neil Young
, Janis Joplin
, Al Green
, Frank Zappa
and ’40s and ’50s pioneers, Sonny Til & the Orioles were inducted.
The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inducts The Eagles
, Fleetwood Mac
, The Mamas And The Papas
, Lloyd Price, Gene Vincent, Allen Toussaint, Jelly Roll Morton.
Britney Spears’ debut album “…Baby One More Time” was released.
Singer-songwriter Maurice Gibb from The Bee Gees
died aged 53 in Miami Hospital, Florida following a heart attack during abdominal surgery. The Bee Gees released over 20 albums and had the 1979 world-wide No.1 album ‘Spirits Having Flown’, and ‘How Deep Is Your Love, ‘Stayin’ Alive’, and ‘Night Fever’ from the soundtrack ‘Saturday Night Fever’ were all US No.1 singles. Gibb was married to the Scottish singer Lulu from 1969 to 1973. In 2002, Maurice was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE), along with his brothers.
Shakin’ Stevens was found guilty of hitting a press photographer with a microphone stand during a concert at a hotel in Ballymena. The Welsh singer who scored No.1’s in the 80’s was fined £300 for assault and criminal damage and ordered to pay the photographer £479 to compensate for his damaged camera lens.
The Beatles first single, “Love Me Do”, entered the pubic domain in Europe. Copyright laws in the European Union that said copyright for recorded music expires after 50 years.
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