Give us this day, January 18, our daily Elvis
Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee
January 18, 1954
|Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
||January 18 1955
||Alcorn County Courthouse
||Bob Neal Tour #1
As an opening act Elvis performed “I Got A Woman” and “Heartbreak Hotel” also opening Rod Brasfield and Charlie Walker for headliner Hank Snow, His Rainbow Ranch Boys
at the City Coliseum
Elvis and Melba backstage at the Coliseum in Austin – Jan. 18, 1956
Photo by Jo Anne Phillips courtesy of Brian Petersen
|Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
||January 18 1956
||Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree
January 18, 1957
In the Paramount studio, Elvis spent a long day there: from 9.00 a.m. to 11.25 p.m. on the soundstage.
January 18, 1958
King Creole Production
January 18, 1959
January 18, 1960
January 18, 1961
Elvis contracts with Hal Wallis for 5 movies.
Wild in the Country Production
January 18, 1962
Ike & Tina Turner performed their current chart 45, “Poor Fool,” on American Bandstand.
Elvis took the train to Kansas City, then boarded the Super Chief to Los Angeles, where he would move back into the original Perugia Way rental.
January 18, 1964
had their first appearance on the US singles chart with “I Want to Hold Your Hand”. The disc entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #45, just ten days after its release, making it the fastest-breaking and the fastest selling single in Capitol Records history.
Inspired by a Carl Perkins song, “Glad All Over” by The Dave Clark Five
rose to the top of the UK chart, replacing The Beatles’ “I Want To Hold Your Hand”
January 18, 1965
Elvis received a letter from the Colonel with lots of business details, regarding the upcoming new contracts with RCA, MGM and Paramount.
January 18, 1967
January 18, 1968
January 18, 1969
January 18, 1970
January 18, 1971
In a move to help promote Canadian musicians in their own country, Canada passes a law known as CanCon, that requires that from 6 am to 12 am, 30% of all music aired on the radio must be by a Canadian artist. They count as Canadian if two of the following four characteristics are met: *Music composed entirely by a Canadian, *Artist is Canadian, *Produced in Canada, *Lyrics written entirely by a Canadian. Canada does not have a similar law for TV or Movie Screens as other nations do.
Elvis arrived in Las Vegas for his upcoming engagement.
Elvis flew to Las Vegas to prepare for his upcoming Hilton engagement.
January 18, 1974
January 18, 1975
launched his career with the number one smash “Mandy”.
January 18, 1976
January 18, 1977
Wendy O’Williams of The Plasmatics was arrested on stage in Milwaukee and charged with simulating sex with a sledgehammer and resisting arrest. A Milwaukee jury would find Williams not guilty of assaulting a police officer and the other charges were dropped. Williams later filed a multimillion dollar civil suit against the Milwaukee Police, charging they sexually assaulted and beat her during the arrest, but a jury rejected her claims.
Newspaper USA Today took a poll of its readers to ask where the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame should be built. The winner was Cleveland, Ohio.
Dionne Warwick and her friends (Gladys Knight, Elton John, and Stevie Wonder) began a four-week stay at #1 with “That’s What Friends Are For.” It became a million-seller and the biggest selling single of the year. For Knight, it became her tenth of eleven R&B #1s. It became the biggest selling song of the year and all proceeds raised were donated to AIDS research.
set a world record when 182,000 people attended one of her concerts at Maracana Arena in Rio de Janeiro. Paul McCartney broke Turner’s record two years later on his Flowers in the Dirt tour.
At just 38 years old, Stevie Wonder
becomes the youngest living person to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. At a ceremony held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, other inductees include Phil Spector, Producer, The Rolling Stones
, The Temptations
, Otis Redding
and Dion DiMucci
January 18, 1996
Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce from singer Michael Jackson after 20 months of marriage.
Former teen idol Leif Garrett pleaded not guilty to drug possession charges after he was arrested for allegedly trying to ride a Los Angeles subway without a ticket. The 44 year old Garrett was charged with felony possession of heroin and fare evasion.
Animals in Michael Jackson
‘s private zoo were declared to be in good health after officials paid a surprise visit to the singer’s Neverland ranch. A medical officer from the US department of agriculture inspected the property following concerns voiced by the animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Jackson had earlier moved out of Neverland and had taken up residence in Bahrain in the Middle East.
Paul McCartney filed a lawsuit against Sony/ATV seeking to regain the publishing rights to 267 of The Beatles’ classic tunes. As part of the US 1976 Copyright Act, songs in the Lennon-McCartney catalogue, composed between September 1962 and June 1971, become eligible for copyright termination in the US after 56 years.
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