Daily Elvis: January 26

Give us this day, January 26, our daily Elvis

January 26, 1784

Benjamin Franklin, in a letter to his daughter, expressed his displeasure about the choice of the eagle as the symbol of America. He preferred the turkey for the symbol.

January 26, 1934

In New York City, the Apollo Theater opened as a “Negro vaudeville theater,” featuring Ralph Cooper, Aida Ward, Benny Carter’s Orchestra, and 16 dancers billed as “Gorgeous Hot-Steppers.”

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.

, 1938

Vernon Presley  spent six months in custody awaiting trial Jan 4 – (minus 6 months until)

.in prison ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)

,1939

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

1943

1944

August 8, 1945 to July 18, 1946
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

510 1/2 Maple Street, South Tupelo -the Presleys lived with Glady’s cousin Frank Richards and his wife, Leona.

1947

Mulbery Alley

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

Sept 2o 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

January 26, 1954

September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954

Elvis worked at Precision Tool company, operating a drill press for $1.55 a hour.

The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented end of 1954 to mid-1955


Elvis and Bill at Gilmer Junior High – Sep. 26, 1955

Photo by David Topp courtesy Stanley Oberst’s Rocking Across Texas
 Elvis Presley : Backstage : Gilmer : January 26, 1955
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info January 26 1955 Rural Electric Administration Building Gilmer TX (7:30 PM) Tom Perrymans East Texas Tour

The Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

January 26, 1956

In Nashville with famed producer Owen Bradley, Buddy Holly And The Two Tunes record their first tracks for Decca Records in Nashville. “Blue Days, Black Nights” was recorded and became his debut single. Holly also recorded “Love Me,” “Don’t Come Back Knockin'” and “Midnight Shift.”

The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive May 11 1956 to March 1957.

January 26, 1957

Little Richard’s single “The Girl Can’t Help It,” from the Jayne Mansfield film of the same name charted on its way to #49 pop and #7 R&B. At the same time, Richard’s “Long Tall Sally” peaked at #3 in England. By now Richard had already appeared in three rock ‘n’ roll films: Don’t Knock the  Rock with Bill Haley, The Girl Can’t Help It, and Alan Freed’s Mr. Rock & Roll.

Loving You  Production

The Presleys lived at Graceland

January 26, 1958

At Bell Sound studios in New York City, Buddy Holly recorded “Rave On.” Norman Petty co-produced (with Milton DeLugg) and played piano on the session.

Buddy Holly and the Crickets made their second appearance on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Sullivan considered Holly’s hit “Oh, Boy!” too raucous for the show and ordered him to substitute another song. Holly refused, causing Sullivan to limit Buddy to one song instead of two, then sabotaged the performance with bad lighting and sound, and mispronounced his and the band’s name when introducing them. Jimmie Rodgers also appeared on the show singing “Oh-Oh, I’m Falling In Love Again.”

King Creole Production

The Military Service Disruption

January 26, 1959

Military Service in Germany

October 1958 to February 2, 1959: Hotel Grunwald in Bad Nauheim, Germany

January 26, 1960

Feb 3 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

January 26, 1961

Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Are You Lonesome Tonight’. The singers sixth UK No.1. The song which was written by Roy Turk and Lou Handman in 1926 first became a hit in 1950 when the Blue Barron Orchestra version reached the top twenty on Billboard’s Pop chart. Elvis recorded the song at the suggestion of his manager Colonel Tom Parker as it was Parker’s wife, Marie Mott’s, favorite song.

When it was released in November 1960 it was an immediate success in the U.S., topping Billboard’s Pop Singles chart and number three on the R&B chart and even Cashbox’s Country Chart at 46. Presley’s version was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1961 and upgraded to double platinum in 1992.

26th January 1961, Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart

January 26, 1962

Bishop Burke of the Buffalo, New York Catholic Diocese bans the Twist, in any form, from all of his school’s functions.

Elvis vacationed in Vegas and took in the Johnnie Ray show.

Elvis Presley with Las Vegas Entertainment Columnist Forest Duke at the opening of Johnny Ray's show at the Dunes Hotel. Sonny West is behind them.
Elvis Presley with Las Vegas Entertainment Columnist Forest Duke at the opening of Johnny Ray’s show at the Dunes Hotel. Sonny West is behind them : January, 26, 1962.

Elvis Presley : At the opening of Johnny Ray’s show

Elvis and Johnnie Ray, January 1962 : Backstage after Ray's Opening at the Dunes Hotel
Elvis and Johnnie Ray, January 1962 : Backstage after Ray’s Opening at the Dunes Hotel.

Marty Lacker : Elvis had Joe make reservations to see Johnny Ray at the Hacienda Hotel,and when twelve guys who all looked alike arrived in black limousines and black mohair suits and sunglasses,people started to stare,and somebody yelled out, ‘Who the hell are they, the mafia?’

Elvis Presley and Johnnie Ray : January 26, 1962

January 26, 1962 – Elvis Presley Music

January 26, 1963

The Beatles played two gigs, the first was at the El Rio Club/Dance Hall in Macclesfield, Cheshire, supported by Wayne Fontana and the Jets. Then The Beatles drove 20 miles to their next gig at King’s Hall, Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire.

Fun in Acapulco

January 26, 1964

January 26, 1965

‘Downtown’ by Petula Clark was at No. 1 on the US singles chart. A young Jimmy Page had played as a session guitarist on the track, giving him his first US No.1 hit, (and a No. 2 hit in the UK).

January 26, 1966

Again, it was horse buying day. This time Elvis bought a bay mare.
January 26, 1968
January 26, 1969
The Beatles and Billy Preston recorded “The Long And Winding Road,” a song Paul McCartney wrote at his farm in Scotland the previous year, inspired by the growing tension within the group. The Beatles re-recorded the song with different lyrics and structure on January 31 but that version was never issued. On April 1, 1970 at Abbey Road Studios in London, producer Phil Spector embellished the January 26 track using 18 violins, four violas, four cellos, three trumpets, three trombones, two guitars, and a choir of 14 women, completely contrary to the Beatles’ stated intentions for a “real” recording when they began work on the “Get Back” project. While the released version of the song was successful, the post-production modifications by Spector angered McCartney to the point that when he made his case in court for breaking up the Beatles as a legal entity, he cited the treatment of “The Long and Winding Road” as one of six reasons for doing so.
Ringo Starr, under his real name, Richard Starkey, wrote “Octopus’s Garden.” At the time, George Harrison said, “It’s only the second song Ringo has ever written, mind you, and it’s lovely.” Recorded in April 1969 and released in September of that year as a track on the Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album, it was the last song released by the group featuring Starr on lead vocals.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

John Lennon wrote “Instant Karma!” in the morning and, with producer Phil Spector and a backing “choir” assembled from patrons at London’s Hatchetts Club, recorded it in the afternoon. The recording was mixed that night and the single was released ten days later.
Australia’s first rock festival ended. The Ourimbah Rock Festival had begun the previous day.
Elvis performed at the Showroom, International Hotel, Las Vegas.
Elvis opened his 4 week engagement with a single invitation only-show. Everyone from Fats Domino to Zsa Zsa Gabor attended the show.
Elvis Introduced Priscilla during this show.
Date: 26 Jan 1970
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: White Pearl Suit
Track list: Opening Theme
All Shook Up
That’s All Right
Proud Mary
Don’t Cry Daddy
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Long Tall Sally
Let It Be Me
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Walk A Mile In My Shoes
In The Ghetto
True Love Travels On A Gravel Road
Sweet Caroline
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Kentucky Rain
Suspicious Minds
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:  

This was the first time Elvis wore one piece jumpsuits to allow him greater freedom of movement  as more and more karate became part of his act, after all, shirts came untucked. Bill Belew had supplied a couple of these jumpsuits for his engagement, as well in black as in white. They were made by Ice Capades Costumes in Los Angeles – and they weighed between 25 to 35 pounds, depending on the ornaments, these were canvass, not cotton or polyester.
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 2 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1970
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Info January 26 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Opening 2200 White Cossack Top White Macrame belt Yes Yes

January 26, 1971

Elvis Presley began a month-long, 57-show season at the International Hotel in Las Vegas.

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Green Cisco Kid Elvis at the International Hotel Vegas

Date: 26 Jan 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Cisco Kid (black)
Track list: Opening Theme
That’s All Right
I Got A Woman
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Love Me Tender
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Make The World Go Away
Sweet Caroline
You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
Polk Salad Annie
How Great Thou Art
[band introductions]
The Wonder of You
Something
Heartbreak Hotel
Blue Suede Shoes
One Night
Hound Dog
[band introductions]
Suspicious Minds
The Impossible Dream
Recordings:
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 4 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1971
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Info January 26 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Opening 2200 Knot White Macrame belt Yes

January 26, 1972

Elvis at the Hilton Hotel Vegas

Elvis opened his engagement with a single dinner show and received reviews about his slimmer appearance and less talkative manner. The cape was now a permanent part of the show. Elvis did feature some new ballads, like You Gave Me A Mountain, It’s Over and It’s Impossible. American Trilogy was also introduced during this show.

 

Date: 26 Jan 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
Proud Mary
Never Been To Spain
You Gave Me A Mountain
Until It’s Time For You To Go
Polk Salad Annie
Love Me
Little Sister/Get Back
All Shook up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
One Night
Hound Dog
A Big Hunk O’Love
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
An American Trilogy
[band introductions]
I’ll Remember You
Suspicious Minds
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

Romances: Priscilla

While, Priscilla did flew in for the opening night, she only was present at the end of the engagement.

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 6 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1972
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January 26, 1973

Elvis Elvis opened this 8th Las Vegas engagement at the Hilton Hotel Vegas

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Date: 26 Jan 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
Burning Love
Something
You Gave Me A Mountain
Steamroller Blues
Sweet Caroline
My Way
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Johnny B. Goode
Lawdy Miss ClawdyFever
Hound Dog
I Can’t Stop Loving You
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I’ll Remember You
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On Goin’ On
An American Trilogy
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Back On The Mainland
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 8 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1973
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Info January 26 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Opening 2200 Pharao Original belt Black Suit Yes Yes Yes

January 26, 1973 OS. Las Vegas, NV. – Elvis Presley In Concert

January 26, 1974

Ringo Starr went to #1 on the Billboard singles chart with his version of Johnny Burnette’s 1960, #8 hit “Your Sixteen”. The track featured Paul McCartney on kazoo and Harry Nilsson on background vocals. It reached #3 in the UK.

Bobby Womack charted with “Looking For A Love,” reaching #1 R&B for three weeks and #10 pop. It was his biggest hit of forty-five charters between 1962 and 1994. The song was a remake of his first chart 45, twelve years earlier.

Elvis backstage in Las Vegas January 26, 1974 with Superfan Sean Shaver

Elvis did Hilton Hotel Dinner and Midnight Artist in Residence Vegas shows.

 

Date: 26 Jan 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Flowers suit (light blue)
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Let Me Be There
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
Sweet Caroline
Love Me Tender
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakinâ On/Mama Don’t Dancece/Flip, Flop And Fly/Jailhouse Rock/Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Killing Me Softly [by Voice]
Spanish Eyes
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Dr. Nick had urged that the engagement was reduced to 2 weeks instead of 4. Since it was Saturday Elvis had to do 2 shows this evening. It was the first time Voice made their appearance on stage with Elvis and for the first time in 3 years Elvis did not bring a cape on stage.

Date: 26 Jan 1974
Time: Midnight (12.00am)
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume:
Track list: 2001 Theme
C C Rider
I Got A Woman
– segued medley with –
Amen
Love Me
Let Me Be There
Youve Lost That Loving Feeling
Sweet Caroline
Love Me Tender
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin/Mama Dont Dance/Flip Flop And Fly/Jailhouse Rock/Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Spanish Eyes
Suspicious Minds
Band Introductions
Elvis Introduces Lorne Greene
I Cant Stop Loving You
Help Me
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk Of Love
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
 
Recordings:

 

 

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 10 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 9th 1974
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Info January 26 1974 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Opening 2200 Gold Vine Original belt Yes Yes
Info January 26 1974 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes Yes

January 26, 1975

January 26, 1975

The BBC ‘Omnibus’ documentary ‘Cracked Actor’ a film about David Bowie was shown on UK TV. Filmed in 1974 when Bowie was was a cocaine addict, the documentary has become notorious for showing Bowie’s fragile mental state during this period.

January 26, 1976

Sixteen years after his big hit “El Paso,” Marty Robbins recorded the sequel, “El Paso City,” at Columbia Recording Studio B in Nashville.

January 26, 1977

As the Punk music movement continued to grow, The Clash sign a 100,000 Pound contract with CBS Records, a remarkable amount for a band that had played a total of about thirty gigs and very few as a headliner.

 

Elvis called jeweler Lowell Hays in the early hours of the morning to order an engagement ring for Ginger, which he wished to present to her in the evening. Hays told him there simply wasn’t time to obtain another stone as big as the center diamond in his TCB ring. Eventually Elvis agreed to have the diamond removed from his own ring. Late in the evening Elvis got down on one knee to propose to Ginger in the bathroom.

Romances: Ginger Alden

The Wake and Aftermath

1979

Former U.S. Vice President/former New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller died after a heart attack at age 70. As part of a PBS documentary about the Rockefeller family, it was stated that “It became known that he had been alone with a young woman who worked for him, in undeniably intimate circumstances, and in the course of that evening had died from a heart attack.” That aide, Megan Marshack, and the Rockefeller family have never commented on the circumstances surrounding his death.

Elvis met Rockerfeller in June 1967, during the production of the movie Speedway:

1980

Three years after signing with Warner Brothers Records, 21 year old Prince makes his US television debut on American Bandstand where he performs his R&B chart topping hit, “I Wanna Be Your Lover”. When interviewed after his performance the singer froze and struggled to reply to the questions he was being asked.

At a soccer stadium in Rio de Janiero, Frank Sinatra sang for 175,000 people, up to that time the largest concert audience ever. Rod Stewart set the all-time attendance record on New Year’s Eve, 1994 when he performed a free concert for 3.5 million people at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janiero.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1987

Diana Ross hosted the fourteenth annual American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, Janet Jackson, who was nominated in nine categories, walked away with two awards, Best Female R&B Video Artist and Best R&B Single for “Nasty.”

1991

Queen had their second UK No.1 with ‘Innuendo’. At 6 minutes 30 seconds, it exceeded their epic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by 35 seconds and became the third longest UK No.1 song of all time, behind The Beatles ‘Hey Jude’ and Simple Minds’ ‘Belfast Child’ (subsequently the 9 minutes 38 seconds ‘All Around The World’ by Oasis took over the top slot and demoted Innuendo to fourth place). For ‘Innuendo’s’ flamenco guitar solo, Brian May was joined by Yes guitarist Steve Howe.

1999

The National Transportation Safety Board concluded that John Denver died in a 1997 airplane crash because he took off with too little fuel in one tank, had trouble switching to his backup tank and inadvertently put his plane into a roll while his attention was diverted.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2004

John Lydon was one of ten contestants to take part in the latest I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here UK TV show set in the Australian outback. The former Sex Pistols singer was seen by 11 million viewers on the first night covered in bird seed being pecked by giant ostriches. Lydon who was paid £25,000 ($42,500) to appear in the show, but walked off the jungle set after four days.

2007

Tommy Dee, who reached #11 on the Billboard chart in 1959 with “Three Stars”, a song dedicated to Richie Valens, Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper, died at the age of 70 after a long illness.

Michael Jackson returned to the United States after living in Bahrain, France and Ireland for more than a year in self-imposed exile following his acquittal in a high-profile child molestation trial that ended in June 2005.

The Rolling Stones topped the US music rich list for the second year running after making $150.6m (£76.2m) in 2006. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill were second in the poll with a combined fortune of $132m (£67.2m) and American country band Rascal Flatts appeared third, having earnt $110.5m (£56.2m) in the past year.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2011

Gladys Horton, whose lead vocals helped The Marvelettes establish their career with such hits as “Mr. Postman”, “Playboy” and “Beechwood 4-5789”, died following a stroke at the age of 66.

2017

All shook up about Elvis in remote Aussie town

The Straits Times20 hours ago
Men dressed as Elvis Presley ride in the back of a convertible during a …. on January 26, 2017, with the headline ‘All shook up about Elvis in
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