Daily Elvis: January 16

Give us this day, January 16, our daily Elvis


Tupelo, Mississippi


Ernest Tubb made his debut appearance at “The Grand Ole Opry” in Nashville, TN



Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

January 16, 1954


January 16, 1955

Tennessee Ernie Ford was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of the Merle Travis coal-mining song ‘Sixteen Tons.’ Written in 1947 about the misery of coal mining.
Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium, Galveston, Texas along with Hank Snow, His Rainbow Ranch Boys, Rod Brasfield
and Biff Collie
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info January 16 1956 Galveston City Auditorium Galveston TX (8:00 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes

January 16, 1957

Loving You   recording session and pre-production

The soundtrack session at Paramount went on from 9.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. However, Elvis was clearly not working well on the giant soundstage and recording went slowly.

Paramount Sound Stage – Hollywood, California
Got A Lot O’ Livin’ To Do! (Opening – Alternate Master) HRA1 8674-17
Detour (Instrumental) ////////-06
(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear H2WB 2193-13
Peter Cottontail (Instrumental) ////////-06
One Night Of Sin NPA5 5820-NA

January 16, 1958

King Creole recording session and pre-production

Elvis was recording songs at Radio Recorders for his new Paramount picture from 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Image result for Elvis Presley, January 16, 1958

Radio Recorders Studio B – Hollywood, California
Dixieland Rock J2PB 3608-14
Lover Doll (Solo – EP Version) J2PB 3609-07
Don’t Ask Me Why J2PB 3610-12
As Long As I Have You J2PB 3611-10
Muskrat Ramble (Instrumental) SPA3 6770-01
Steadfast, Loyal & True (Vocal & Piano – Unused Movie Version) WPA5 2586-06
As Long As I Have You (Short Unused Movie Version) ////////-04
As Long As I Have You (Long Unused Movie Version) WPA5 2509-08


January 16, 1959

While on a whirlwind tour of the UK, The Everly Brothers receive a New Musical Express Award for being named the world’s number one vocal group.
Military Service

Elvis donated blood at the Wartturm Barracks in Friedberg for the German Red Cross.


January 16, 1960

Military Service

January 16, 1961

Wild in the Country 

January 16, 1962

January 16, 1963

January 16, 1964

The Beatles played two shows at the Olympia Theatre, Paris, France, the first of an 18-night engagement. This first show was attended mostly by Paris’ ‘top society’ members (all dressed in formal evening attire). The French press had little good to say about The Beatles in the next day’s papers, but The Beatles didn’t care, because they’d just received news that their single ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ had hit No.1 in the US, selling 10,000 copies an hour in New York City alone.

January 16, 1965

January 16, 1966

January 16, 1967

Still in Nashville, the work was resumed at 10.00 p.m. until 5.00 a.m. Elvis started with the second movie song, Stay Away. This was the end of the soundtrack part of the session and with no good material in sight Elvis finally settled on a new Jerry Reed tune: U.S. Male, which was suggested by guitarist Chip Young. In spite of the rule that Elvis was not allowed to pitch any song he liked, there was no demurral from Freddy Bienstock this time. With Reed’s typical offbeat accompaniment U.S. Male was a fitting complement to Guitar Man and the only sensible choice for the next single.

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee

Stay Away WPA1 1002-15

January 16, 1969

American Sound – Memphis, Tennessee

Inherit The Wind (Track) XPA5 1151-04
Mama Liked The Roses (Track) XPA5 1152-04
My Little Friend (Track) XPA5 1153-08


January 16, 1970

Elvis: That’s the Way It Is – January rehearsals

Elvis and Priscilla attended the JCC prayer breakfast at the Memphis Holiday Inn Rivermont.
Image result for Elvis Presley, January 16, 1968
Afterwards there was a press conference where Elvis responded to a question about the effect of music on today’s youth. “I don’t go along with music advocating drugs and desecration of the flag. I think an entertainer is for entertaining and to make people happy.”
At 5.00 p.m. Elvis gave a reception at Graceland for award winners and Jaycee officials, during which he conducted informal tours of the house. One hour later Elvis and Priscilla hosted a formal dinner for 100 guests at the Four Flames Restaurant, where place cards had been embossed with the TCB logo and signed by the star.
Image result for Elvis Presley, January 16, 1967
During the 8.00 p.m. awards ceremony at Ellis Auditorium Elvis proudly accepted an honor that clearly meant as much to him as any public recognition he had ever received. The trophy he received became one of his most treasured possessions, which he even took with him on his travels.
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Elvis Presley : U.S. Jaycees: Ten Outstanding Young Men 1970

January 16, 1971

January 16, 1972

David Seville, (real name: Ross Bagdasarian) who provided the voices of TV cartoon characters the Chipmunks, died just days short of his 53rd birthday. He also recorded the number one hit “Witch Doctor” in 1958.

Image result for david seville and chipmunks coversImage result for david seville and chipmunks covers

January 16, 1973

January 16, 1974

January 16, 1975

The TV show “Donny & Marie” premiered on ABC-TV.
The construction on the racquetball court at Graceland was completed.
January 16, 1977
ABBA performs together for the last time at a show honoring their manager Stig Anderson on the Swedish TV show This Is Your Life.
The Beastie Boys became the first act censored on “American Bandstand.”
George Michael went to No.1 on the US album charts with his debut solo album ‘Faith’, which went on to sell over 8 million copies.
The Byrds, Wilson Pickett, Ike And Tina Turner and The Impressions are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.
Wayne Newton performed his 25,000th Las Vegas show.
Jamaican authorities fired upon on Jimmy Buffett’s seaplane, after mistaking it for a drug trafficker’s plane. U2 singer Bono was with Buffett, but neither was hurt.
Coasters singer Will Jones died aged 71. (1958 US No.1 single ‘Yakety Yak’, 1959 US No.2 and UK No.6 single ‘Charlie Brown’).
Elvis Presley’s single ‘One Night’ made chart history by becoming the 1,000th UK No.1.
Elvis, who led last week’s chart with ‘Jailhouse Rock’, had now scored more number one UK hits than any other artist with 20 No.1’s, beating The Beatles’ 17 chart toppers.
Europe’s Copyright was about to expire, so all the singles were re-released and re-charted and culminated in a box set of the singles.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry reported that ninety-five per cent of music downloaded online was done so illegally in 2008. The IFPI, which represents 1,400 companies in 72 countries, said that there were 1.4 billion tracks legally downloaded last year, but estimated that more than 40 billion music files were illegally shared.
Boy George was sentenced to 15 months in jail for falsely imprisoning a male escort.
After deliberating for just one hour, a jury ruled that ’80s Pop star Rick Springfield did not injure a woman at a New York State Fair concert more than a decade earlier. A woman claimed that Springfield’s buttocks hit her head, causing lasting injuries when the “Jessie’s Girl” singer fell on her during a 2004 concert in suburban Syracuse.


reference sites:





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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database






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