Daily Elvis: January 22

Give us this day, January 22, our daily Elvis


Tupelo, Mississippi



Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

January 22,1954


Ray Charles entered the R&B charts with “I’ve Got A Woman,” his first of eleven #1 singles through 1993.
Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport. He sang “Money Honey”, “I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine”, “Blue Moon Of Kentucky” and with with Sonny Trammel – “That’s All Right”.

Scotty, Sonny Trammel, Elvis and Bill at the Louisiana Hayride – Jan. 22, 1955
Photo © Nick Gulli courtesy JohnGriswold.com
The Colonel informed Bob Neal by letter that he had booked Elvis on the Hank Snow Tour from February 14 to 18, sending both a contract and a check made out to Elvis for $425, a 50 % advance on what he could expect to earn for the tour.

Elvis Presley on The Louisiana Hayride : January 22, 1955

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Elvis and Red West flew from Shreveport to Memphis.
Elvis started at 8.00 a.m. on the soundstage of Paramount, where he worked for 3 hours before he reported for filming: Loving You   Production

January 22,1958

King Creole Production


January 22,1959

Alone with an acoustic guitar and tape recorder in his New York City apartment Buddy Holly made his last recordings, including ‘Peggy Sue Got Married’, ‘Crying, Waiting, Hoping’, ‘That’s What They Say’, ‘What To Do’, ‘Learning The Game’ and ‘That Makes It Tough’. The recordings would be overdubbed posthumously and were later released by Coral Records.
Elvis did Military Service in Germany

January 22,1960

Elvis did Military Service in Germany

January 22, 1961
January 22, 1962

Gene Chandler performed “Duke Of Earl” on American Bandstand. The single only charted two days earlier on the R&B lists and Chandler’s appearance lip-synching the group record (actually the Dukays) kicked the sales into overdrive, eventually reaching #1 pop and R&B.

The Beatles appeared on three UK radio programs. First The Beatles recorded a session for the show Pop Inn at the BBC Paris studio, they then went to the Playhouse Theatre also in London, to tape a radio appearance on Saturday Club, recording five songs. Then the Beatles went back to the BBC Paris studio to record an appearance on The Talent Spot recording ‘Please Please Me’, ‘Ask Me Why’ and ‘Some Other Guy’ before a live audience.
There had been an unusual 4 inch snowfall and Elvis and the guys were having a snowball fight in front of Graceland. They even built a snowman in front of the house.
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January 22, 1967
The Monkees performed live for the very first time at The Cow Palace, San Francisco to a sell-out crowd.
January 22, 1968
The Supremes sang at the Talk Of The Town Club in London. Taking in the performance were Paul McCartney and actor Micheal Caine.
Like the days before Elvis went to American again, but he went early this day because he wanted to meet Roy Hamilton, who was working there too.
Elvis gave Hamilton one of the songs that he had planned, and “Angelica” was Hamilton’s last single. They spent several hours together – rare color film of Elvis and Roy – how tragic that none of that was audio recorded.
January 22, 1970
The Soul Together tour began at the Royal Albert Hall in London and included Clarence Carter, Arthur Conley, Sam & Dave, and Joe Tex. Soon after the tour, Sam & Dave split up.
Steel Mill, (featuring Bruce Springsteen) opened for The Elvin Bishop Band at The Matrix in San Francisco, California. Steel Mill were paid only $5 for the gig, The Elvin Bishop Band received $90 as headliner.
January 22, 1971
January 22, 1972
David Bowie ‘came out’ as bisexual during an interview in the British music weekly Melody Maker.
January 22, 1973
January 22, 1974
January 22, 1975
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 January 22, 1976
Elvis returned to Memphis without ever setting foot in the studio, leaving Felton Jarvis to complete overdubs on the material recorded at Graceland in October before canceling the remainder of the session.
Memphis Mafia consensus put the blame on Ginger Alden, who claims Elvis had a cold in her book “Elvis and Ginger”.  Certainly, Elvis had never wanted Priscilla or any other girlfriend at work before, and he’d done some of his best studio work with a cold or flu.
A picture of John Lennon naked appeared in his obituary issue of Rolling Stone.


Michael Jackson charted with “Billie Jean,” reaching #1 pop for seven weeks and #1 R&B for nine weeks. It would become Michael’s biggest solo hit of a career forty-six pop charters through 2001. Only when it reached #1 would MTV (who had an anti-Black video policy at the time) air the video——and then only under enormous pressure from CBS Records.


Barry Manilow sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XVIII. Manilow came out as gay in 2017.


L.L. Cool J’s album “Mama Said Knock You Out” was certified platinum by the RIAA.


Snoop Doggy Dogg filed a $10 million suit in Los Angeles Superior Court against Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman, its parent Coopers & Lybrand and former Gelfand accountant Steven Cantrock. The suit charged that they had mismanaged Snoop Doggy Dogg’s money.


One of the biggest charity concerts since Live Aid raised £1.25 million ($2 million) for victims of the tsunami disaster in Asia. The concert held at The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff featured Eric Clapton, Manic Street Preachers, Keane, Charlotte Church, Snow Patrol, Embrace, Feeder, Craig David and Liberty X, who appeared before 60,000 fans at the sold-out concert.



poster showing U.S. singing stars Elvis Presley (L) and Frank Sinatra at the 41st MIDEM music market in Cannes, south-eastern France, January 22, 2007

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Adele broke an American chart record that has stood for years after being set by The Beatles and Pink Floyd. The singers second album 21 clocked up 16 weeks at No.1 on the US chart matching the success of the Titanic original soundtrack. ’21’, released last January had now beaten The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s and Pink Floyd’s The Wall which had previously held the accolade with runs of 15 weeks at No.1.


reference sites:





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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database






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