Daily Elvis: January 19

Give us this day, January 19, our daily Elvis


Tupelo, Mississippi



Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

Elvis registered for the selective service.
January 19, 1954


Elvis performed at the Community Center, Sheffield, Alabama.
Elvis, Scotty and Bill recorded Shake Rattle and Roll as a radio station acetate:
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info January 19 1955 Community Center Sheffield AL (8:00 PM) Bob Neal Tour #1 Yes
Elvis performed at the Memorial Auditorium, Wichita Falls, Texas at 7.00 and 9.00 p.m.

Elvis and Bill at Memorial Auditorium – Jan 19, 1956
Photo courtesy Stanley Oberst’s Elvis in Texas/Rockin Across Texas

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info January 19 1956 Memorial Auditorium Wichita Falls TX (7:00 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes
Info January 19 1956 Memorial Auditorium Wichita Falls TX (9:00 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes
Pat Boone sings at Dwight Eisenhower’s presidential inauguration ball.
Johnny Cash made his first network TV appearance, on CBS’ “Jackie Gleason Show.”
Elvis returned to Radio Recorders to work on material for RCA. He completed the gospel EP and 3 additional album tracks. Loving You  Pre-production, recording sessions

January 19, 1958

King Creole Pre-production, recording sessions

The Platters reach the number one spot on the US Pop chart for the fourth time with “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes”, a ballad that was written by Otto Harbach and Jerome Kern in 1933. The record will top the UK chart next month.
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Vera and Elvis do a March of Dimes publicity shoot.
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Military Service: Elvis wrote a letter to the Colonel. He requested to arrange with RCA to put out a recorded message to his fans:
“I want to be able to thank them not only for buying my records and for their loyalty to me but also for the help they have given me in deciding the kind of songs to sing… I’m deeply grateful to them, and I want them to know it. When I’m out or the army recording again, I will always listen to their ideas, just as I did before, I just wanted to let my fans know how I feel. Sincerely, Elvis.”

January 19, 1960

Military Service

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January 19, 1961

Wild in the Country 

January 19, 1962

January 19, 1963

The Beatles make their first ever TV appearance on the UK TV show Thank Your Lucky Stars, where they perform their current #45 hit, “Please Please Me”.

January 19, 1964

January 19, 1965

January 19, 1966

January 19, 1967

Lesley Gore appears as Catwoman’s sidekick, Pussycat, on ABC-TV’s Batman.

The Monkees were at No.1 on the UK singles with ‘I’m A Believer’, the group’s only UK No.1. The song composed by Neil Diamond had 1,051,280 advance orders, and went gold within two days of release. It is one of the fewer than forty all-time singles to have sold 10 million (or more) physical copies worldwide.

January 19, 1968

January 19, 1969

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American Sound – Memphis, Tennessee (Overdub Session)
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The rehearsals at the International Hotel in Las Vegas began now and run through until the 23th. The Sweet Inspirations and the Imperials were scheduled at 2.00 p.m. each day and joined Elvis and the band at 7.00 p.m. every night.
January 19, 1971
Tracks from The Beatles The White Album (including ‘Helter Skelter), were played in the courtroom at the Sharon Tate murder trial to find out if any songs could have influenced Charles Manson and his followers to commit murder. Actress Sharon Tate who was married to film director Roman Polanski, was eight and a half months pregnant when she was murdered in her home, along with four others, by followers of Charles Manson.
During court proceedings held to dissolve The Beatles’ partnership, Ringo testifies under oath that “Paul behaved like a spoiled child.”
Elvis in rehearsals at RCA Studio, Hollywood, California
The rehearsals began at the Las Vegas Hilton. Like before, there were some new songs included in the early rehearsals, but they were dropped out again.
January 19, 1973
For $4 you could see Bruce Springsteen at Kent State University in Ohio as the opening act for Black Oak Arkansas.
Elvis paid $350 for a screening at MGM of The Exorcist.
January 19, 1975
January 19, 1976

January 19, 1976: RCA releases Elvis-A Legendary Performer.Image result for Elvis-A Legendary Performer vol 1

RCA releases Elvis: A Legendary Performer Volume 1 is a collection of unused songs, live performances and interviews by American singer and musician Elvis Presley issued in 1974 by RCA Records. It included an LP sized booklet of pictures, clippings and paperwork and an LP with 14 tracks, which twelve songs and two interviews with Presley. It was certified Gold on January 8, 1975 and Platinum and 2x Platinum on July 15, 1999 by the RIAA.
Ultimately, four volumes of Presley’s music were released over the next decade in the RCA A Legendary Performer series, the only artist besides Glenn Miller to have multiple volumes issued in that series. Elvis’ volume three would be the first RCA official PhotoDisc.
A Fan/Indie Label has greatly extended this series.
January 19, 1977
Michael Jackson earns his third, solo, number one hit with “Rock With You”. The song was written by Rod Temperton, who also wrote Jackson’s 1984 hit, “Thriller”.
An inaugural concert is held in Landover, Maryland to honor President-elect Bill Clinton. Aretha Franklin sings “I Have A Dream” and Fleetwood Mac perform “Don’t Stop”, a tune that the Clinton campaign used as their theme song. Others appearing were Michael Jackson, Michael Bolton, Judy Collins, Chuck Berry and Little Richard.
Paul McCartney inducts John Lennon into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, saying “The thing you must remember is, that I’m the number one John Lennon fan. I love him to this day and I always did love him.”
Rock ‘n’ Roll pioneer Carl Perkins died of stroke related causes at the age of 65. Carl wrote and recorded “Blue Suede Shoes” which went to number 2 for him in 1956, selling 2 million copies. The Elvis Presley version topped out at number 20 the same year. Alcoholism and a car accident kept Perkins from fulfilling his full potential, as he never reached the US Top 40 again. Eric Clapton, Carl Perkins, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Dave Edmunds
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Jean-Michel Jarre delivered a petition to the European Parliament signed by hundreds of leading European recording artists asking for better legal protection against music piracy on the internet.
Tourism officials in Liverpool were prevented from erecting signs saying ‘Liverpool, the Birthplace Of The Beatles’, because the Highways Agency thought the signs would be a distraction to motorists.
It was reported that Paul McCartney was set to become the world’s first pop star billionaire. McCartney was said to be worth £725 million ($1,233) and was expected to become a billionaire after huge sales from The Beatles compilation hits album.
John Stewart, singer / songwriter who was a member of The Kingston Trio in the early ’60s, but more often remembered for writing The Monkees’ hit, “Daydream Believer”, died following a brain aneurism. Stewart also had a successful solo career which included four dozen albums and a Billboard #9 hit single with “Gold” in 1979.
Aretha Franklin gave a rousing performance of Samuel F. Smith’s “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” in front of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., celebrating the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States.
Bruce Springsteen scored his 10th UK No.1 album with High Hopes, putting him ahead of the likes of Abba, David Bowie and Michael Jackson. The achievement puts him on level pegging with The Rolling Stones and U2, who also have 10 UK No.1’s. The Beatles lead the way, with 15, followed by Madonna on 12, while Elvis Presley and Robbie Williams both had 11 each.

Civil Rights Lawsuit against Memphis Police and Elvis Presley

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reference sites:





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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database






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