Give us this day, January 23, our daily Elvis
Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee
January 23, 1954
January 23, 1955
Home in Memphis again, there were rehearsals with Elvis, Scotty, Bill and DJ for their upcoming appearance on Stage Show – their first television appearance.
January 23, 1957
Loving You Movie Production
King Creole Pre-Production – recording the soundtrack, from 8.00 to 11.00 p.m. He also worked on an other movie song and rehearsed 2 songs for an upcoming RCA session.
Elvis wants Leiber and Stoller present at his next session and tells Tom Diskin he is prepared to reschedule if necessary. Tom Diskin informs Steve Sholes in two separate letters dated January 24 and 29 of Elvis’ wishes.
RCA was desperate to get Elvis into the recording studio before he was inducted so RCA could be assured of a steady stream of new releases available during his two year tour of duty.
January 23, 1959
Buddy Holly kicks off the twenty-four date Winter Dance Party at the Million Dollar Ballroom in Milwaukee, backed by Tommy Allsup on guitar, Waylon Jennings on bass and Carl Bunch on drums. Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens as supporting acts on the doomed tour.
Elvis does Military Service in Germany
January 23, 1960
Military Service in Germany
January 23, 1961
Actor/singer Paul Robeson died in Philadelphia. He was the strong-voiced star of numerous films, including Showboat and King Solomon’s Mines.
Ben E. King charted with his first solo single, “Spanish Harlem,” reaching #15 R&B and #10 pop.
January 23, 1962
Fun in Acapulco
Pre-Production Soundtrack recording : This was the second day of a marathon recording session of more than 24 hours in 2 days. Soundtrack recording went on from 1.00 p.m. till 3.50 a.m.
January 23, 1964
January 23, 1965
No.2 hit in the UK “Downtown” that Petula Clark recorded in three takes (with the second take ultimately chosen as the completed track), session players in the studio recording included Jimmy Page hit #1 in the USA. She was the second UK female singer to have a No.1 on the US singles -Vera Lynn in 1952 was first.
She would go on to rack up many more smashes, including “I Know a Place”, “My Love”, “I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love”, “This is My Song” and “Don’t Sleep in the Subway”. Clark had already been very successful in the UK, chalking up hits since 1954.
January 23, 1966
January 23, 1967
January 23, 1977
Roots TV Mini Series aired.
fell off the stage in Tampa, FL. She required 22 stitches and broke several neck vertebrae.
Carole King’s landmark LP, “Tapestry” became the longest-running album of all time on the Billboard chart, as it reached its 302nd week on the list.
January 23, 1984
January 23, 1986
The first annual induction ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland was held in New York City.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first members: Little Richard, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.
Blues great Robert Johnson also was honored and had the unique distinction of being the artist with the smallest catalogue of recorded work by far (only twenty-nine recordings) to be inducted.
Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel” reached #1, giving its producer, Quincy Jones, the distinction of having the longest time span between #1 singles. He started twenty-five years earlier with Lesley Gore’s “It’s My Party” in 1963.
went to #1 on the US singles chart with “The Way You Make Me Feel”, the third track from the LP “Bad” to accomplish that feat. It was a #3 hit in the UK.
Nirvana recorded a 10-song demo with Seattle producer Jack Endino. Sub Pop records boss Jonathan Poneman hears the tape and offers to put out a Nirvana single.
announced his forthcoming and final world tour, ‘Sound And Vision’ 1990, during which he would invite each local audience to decide on a ‘greatest hits’ running order, organised through local radio stations.
The City Council in Johnson City, TN
, withdrew their permission for White Zombie to hold a show there.
63 year old Richard Berry, who wrote The Kingsmen
‘s “Louie Louie”, died from an aneurysm while sleeping at his home in South Central Los Angeles. The most controversial song in music had an FBI investigation and no one asked the band about the song.
The movie “Spice World” was released in the United States.
An English coroner criticised the rap singer Eminem’s lyrics as depressing during an inquest into the death of a schoolboy who threw himself in front of a train. The 17-year old boy had printed out the lyrics to Eminem’s track ‘Rock Bottom’ before his death.
EMI announced that it would pay Mariah Carey
$28 million to end their association which was planned to last for several albums estimated at $100 million.
Former Beatles drummer Richard Starkey filed an application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to register the name “Ringo”.
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