Daily Elvis: January 21

Give us this day, January 21, our daily Elvis


Tupelo, Mississippi


Count Basie and His Orchestra recorded “One O’Clock Jump.”



Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

January 21, 1954


In Pink Jacket and Pink Pants, Elvis performed at the National Guard Armory, Sikeston, Missouri.
J.E & Maxine Brown performed too.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info January 21 1955 National Guard Armory Sikeston MO (8:00 PM) Jimmy Haggett Jamboree Yes
Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport.
Since Bob Neal had a new radio job he could not participate in the upcoming February tour and this marked the end of his official association with Elvis. The Colonel was now in full control of all aspects of Elvis ‘ career.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info January 21 1956 Municipal Auditorium Shreveport LA (8:00 PM) Louisiana Hayride

January 21, 1957

Singer Patsy Cline appeared on Arthur Godfrey’s nighttime TV show. She performed “Walking After Midnight.”

Loving You   At Paramount Elvis worked on 2 versions of Loving You: a fast and a slow version. But after 11 hours he still was not satisfied with the results.

Paramount Sound Stage – Hollywood, California
Party (Vocal & Group – Record Version) H2WB 2195-11
Mean Woman Blues (Alternate Intro / Ending Version) ////////-07
Mean Woman Blues (Movie Version – Composite) SPA5 2870-SP
Detour (Instrumental – End Version) ////////-06

January 21, 1958

King Creole Production, Elvis and Jan Shepard share a joke between takes at Paramount Studios, Hollywood

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January 21, 1959

The Kingston Trio, one of the foremost groups behind the Folk music craze, receive their first Gold record for “Tom Dooley”, a song based on the 1866 murder of a woman named Laura Foster in Wilkes County, North Carolina.
Military Service in Germany

January 21, 1960

Military Service in Germany promoted to corporal

Elvis Presley in the Army – The Commercial Appeal

January 21, 1961

January 21, 1962

The Beatles made their third appearance on the Radio Luxembourg program The Friday Spectacular. The Beatles were interviewed by the host and played two tracks, ‘Please Please Me’ and ‘Ask Me Why.

Jackie Wilson performed on Ed Sullivan’s Sunday-night TV show. He sang, “My Heart Belongs To Only You.”

The production on the new Hal Wallis picture, Fun In Acapulco, began.
January 21, 1964
January 21, 1965
Over 3,000 screaming fans met The Rolling Stones and Roy Orbison at Sydney Airport when they arrived for a 16 date tour of Australia and New Zealand.
The Animals were forced to cancel a show at New York’s Apollo Theater after the US Immigration Department forced the group to leave the venue. Their only New York appearance would be on The Ed Sullivan Show.
January 21, 1966
January 21, 1967
January 21, 1968
Again Elvis worked another long night at American from 8.00 p.m. to 4.00 a.m. He recorded Hey Jude and From A Jack To A King. But most of the time he was busy overdubbing vocal parts with the female singers.

January 21, 1970

January 21, 1971

January 21, 1972

Pink Floyd appeared at The Guildhall, Portsmouth, England. This was the first time that they were able to perform the whole of what became the The Dark Side of The Moon album in its entirety, the previous night’s performance in Brighton having been halted for technical reasons.

January 21, 1973

Early in the morning Elvis flew to Las Vegas.
January 21, 1975
January 21, 1976
Finally Elvis arrived in Nashville, but without Ginger. The delay was due by his attempts to persuade her to accompany him. After registering at the Sheraton South Hotel, Elvis stayed in his room complaining of a sore throat, while the musicians were waiting in the studio, but in fact Elvis was not feeling well because Ginger was not with him.
The Bee Gees’ soundtrack album ‘Saturday Night Fever’ started a 24 week run at No.1 on the US album charts, it went on to sell over 30 million copies world wide, making it the best selling soundtrack album of all time.
B.B. King donated his record collection, including more than 7,000 rare blues discs, to the University of Mississippi Center for the Study of Southern Culture.
Legendary vocalist Jackie Wilson died in Mount Holly, NJ after an eight-year coma brought about by a heart attack while onstage (September 25, 1975). He was singing “Lonely Teardrops” at the time. Attending the funeral were numerous stars, including the Spinners, Berry Gordy, Jr., and the Four Tops.

Jackie suffered a massive heart attack while playing a Dick Clark show at the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, New Jersey on September 25, 1975, falling head-first to the stage while singing “Lonely Teardrops”. The blow to the head Jackie suffered left him comatose. For the next eight years and four months, he was in a vegetative state until his death at age 49. Al Green, the soul singer, and Elvis Presley were some of the few artists who regularly visited the bed-ridden Jackie. Elvis paid for some of Wilson’s medical bills in the 1970s,  while  Dick Clark paid all of Jackie’s medical bills up to the day he passed away.

“Mr. Excitement”, one of the first great soul singers, was only forty-nine.

His 1957 single Reet Petite became a posthumous No.1 when re-issued in 1987 due in part to a new animated video made for the song, featuring a clay model of Wilson.

Aretha Franklin – the 1st woman – at the 2nd annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards, held in New York City along with The Coasters, Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley, Marvin Gaye, Bill Haley, B.B. King, Clyde McPhatter, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Smokey Robinson, Muddy Waters, Hank Williams and Jackie Wilson.
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Six weeks after his death Roy Orbison started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘The Legendary Roy Orbison’ collection.
MTV’s “Unplugged” made its debut with Squeeze as the first performers.
The “Unplugged” Format was inspired by portions of the 1968 Singer Present Elvis, by Steve Binder who did the TAMI shows.
‘Colonel’ Tom Parker, Elvis Presley’s manager and agent died of a stroke in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the age of 87. Born Andreas van Kuijk, a Dutch immigrant who changed his name as soon as he arrived in the US, Parker never applied for a green card and feared deportation his entire life. This status was not known until the mid-1980s, when the Elvis Estate sued Parker for mis-management and Parker claimed that he was not an American thus not subject to it’s laws. The Court disagreed and money and Elvis material was transferred to EPE.
He briefly managed country singers Eddy Arnold and Hank Snow before Elvis, had been the Elected Dog Catcher in Florida, his carnival claims were never proven and he was a draft Dodger from the US Military.
Peggy Lee died of complications from diabetes and a heart attack at the age of 81. 1958 US No. 8 & UK No.5 single ‘Fever.’ Lee worked with Benny Goodman, Randy Newman, Quincy Jones and was nominated for 12 Grammy Awards, winning Best Contemporary Vocal Performance for her 1969 hit ‘Is That All There Is?’
Rosemary Clooney, who had five US Top 40 hits, including two chart toppers in the 1950s, underwent lung cancer surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry issued a statement that said global government legislation is essential to the survival of recorded music. The IFPI said that “Copyright holders cannot hope to micro-manage the behavior of every consumer” and “there is a growing threat to local artists posed by piracy.”
Adele was at No.1 on the US album chart with her second studio album 21. The album which yielded five hit singles including the lead single ‘Rolling in the Deep’, has now sold over 26.4 million copies worldwide.
nope. not at all, complete fiction. Celebrities seeking media via Elvis.

reference sites:





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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database






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