Give us this day, January 20, our daily Elvis
Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee
January 20, 1954
Elvis performed at the Leachville High School Gym, Leachville, Arkansas.
Elvis performed at the North Side Coliseum
, Fort Worth, Texas.
SING IT, ELVIS – These three 15-year old students at E. M. Daggett Junior High alternately wept and screamed as Elvis Presley contorted on the stage at North Side Coliseum Friday night. Left to right are Mary Hicks, Paula Egenbacher and Carolyn Faulkner.
Star-Telegram Photo courtesy Fort Worth Library
January 20, 1957
Principal photography for Loving You begins
January 20, 1958
Elvis Presley got his orders to report to duty from the U.S. Army. He was allowed a 60-day deferment so he could finish the film “King Creole.” King Creole Principle Photography begins
January 20, 1959
Military Service in Germany
Elvis was promoted to act as a sergeant 3 days after reporting back for duty.
Elvis was released by the studio, principal shooting already had been completed 3 days earlier on Wild in the Country
January 20, 1962
January 20, 1963
January 20, 1964
January 20, 1965
American disc-jockey Alan Freed died from uraemia at the age of 42. Freed called himself the “father of rock and roll”, appeared in the movies such as ‘Rock Around the Clock’
and Don’t Knock the Rock. His career was destroyed by the payola scandal that hit the broadcasting industry in the early 1960s.
January 20, 1966
January 20, 1967
TV show was shown for the first time in the UK. The series followed the adventures of four young men (the Monkees) trying to make a name for themselves as rock ‘n roll singers.
January 20, 1968
One Hit Wonders
John Fred and the Playboy Band started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Judy In Disguise, (With Glasses)’, it made No.3 in the UK. The song was inspired by The Beatles ‘Lucy In The Sky’.
Elvis returned to American at 9.00 p.m. with the firm determination to record In The Ghetto about which he had doubts at first, but eventually was convinced the song could become a hit. He did 23 takes, which occupied most of the evening and he left at 4.00 a.m.
January 20, 1970
January 20, 1971
January 20, 1972
January 20, 1973
Doing Country, Jerry Lee Lewis made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry.
January 20, 1974
Elvis put down a deposit of $75,000 on an impounded Boeing 707 but the deal fallsl through. The previous owner had been Robert Vesco, the fugitive financier who had fled to South America after allegedly embezzling hundreds of millions of dollars from international investment firms. Buying his plane would involve some complicated wrangling with the IRS. And Elvis was warned about another complication: If the plane ever landed in any of the countries Vesco was establishing a base in, there was every reason to believe that he might try to seize it.
In April Elvis buys a Convair 880 Jet recently taken out of service by Delta Airlines for the then-substantial sum of $250,000. With complete refurbishing the total exceeded $600,000. He immediately rechristened it the Lisa Marie.
After hearing Don Kinney, a Denver television newsman, joking on the air about Elvis’ generosity and telling he wanted a car too, Elvis bought him a Seville. Don Kinney contradicts this and tells his story
Meanwhile the vacation in Denver wasn’t a great success and Jerry Schilling quit for good, telling Elvis that “friendship is more important than the job”.
Felton Jarvis had arranged for Elvis to record at Buss Cason’s new up-to-date Nashville studio, Creative Workshop. Felton was confident that Elvis would feel at home there. The band was Elvis’ own, plus Chip Young on guitar and Randy Cullers on percussion. But just hours before the scheduled start, Joe Esposito called to say Elvis had not yet left Memphis.
Elvis could not get Ginger Alden to accompany him, and in her book, she puts it down to Elvis having a cold. But given that that really helped during the American Sound Sessions in 1969… the Jungle Room sessions would be Elvis last recording session. RCA would have to record concerts in hopes of new songs.
During an Ozzy Osbourne
concert in Des Moines, Iowa, a member of the audience threw a bat onto the stage. Stunned by the light, the bat lay motionless, and thinking it was a rubber fake, the singer picked it up and attempted to bite its head off. As he did this, the bat started to flap its wings and Ozzy soon realized it wasn’t fake but in fact a living thing. After the show Ozzy was immediately rushed to the nearest hospital for rabies shots.
were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. George Harrison, Ringo Starr
and Yoko, Sean, and Julian Lennon all attend. Paul McCartney
did not attend, sending instead a letter stating that continuing business differences with the other ex-Beatles was the reason for his absence.
Tourism chiefs in Liverpool were banned from putting up motorway signs saying ‘Liverpool, the Birthplace Of The Beatles
because the Highways Agency thought the signs would distract motorists.
had the posthumous UK No.1 single with the re-release of the 1971 former No.1 ‘My Sweet Lord’.
Harrison’s single replaced Aaliyah’s ‘More Than A Woman’, the only time in chart history that one deceased artist had taken over from another at No.1. ‘My Sweet Lord’.
8 Mile, starring Eminem toppled The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers from its four-week hold at the top of the UK box office. The story of a Detroit rapper took £4,440,334 at 423 cinemas in the UK and Ireland.
Or: Eminem remakes “Loving You”
American music executive Johnny Bienstock died of complications from heart disease aged 83. Owned Moss Rose Music, worked with Ernest Tubb, Hank Snow, Elvis Presley, The Bee Gees, Eric Clapton,
Del Shannon and Meat Loaf.
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