Daily Elvis: January 31

Give us this day, January 31, our daily Elvis

January 31, 1893

Coca-Cola was registered as a trademark at the U.S. Patent Office.

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

January 31, 1949

Country music singer Kitty Wells recorded her first sides for RCA Victor, including “Death At The Bar” and “Don’t Wait For The Last Minute To Pray,” neither of which charted. Wells was dropped from the label in 1950.

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

January 31, 1950

U.S. President Harry Truman announced to the nation that he had approved the development of the hydrogen bomb.

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

 

 

Elvis called Dixie, who he met the night before, and they went to the movies.

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

January 31, 1955

Elvis performed at Bethel Springs High School

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info January 31 1955 Bethel Springs High School Bethel Springs TN
The Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

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Again Elvis was in the RCA studio in New York and he began the session at noon and ended it at 3.00 p.m. He recorded only 2 songs and was interviewed by Fred Danzig, a young reporter from New York.
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Fred Danzig interview on January 31st, 1956

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

January 31, 1957

Decca Records announced that Bill Haley & His Comets, ‘Rock Around the Clock’ had sold over a million copies in the UK, mostly on 10inch 78’s. The version of ‘Rock Around the Clock’ that was used in the movie Blackboard Jungle differs from the hit single version. The difference is in the two solo breaks.

Loving You  Production

The Presleys lived at Graceland

January 31, 1958

Little Richard officially announced that he had retired at the peak of his career to become an Evangelist. His conversion would last all of four years.

King Creole Production

The Military Service Disruption

January 31, 1959 –
Elvis Presley had his third UK No.1 single ‘One Night / I Got Stung’ a double A side, (originally written and recorded under the title ‘One Night of Sin’) a revival of the Smiley Lewis’s R&B hit.

Elvis meanwhile: Military Service in Germany

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

January 31, 1960

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

 

January 31, 1961

The “Bobby Darin and Friends” television special, featuring guests Bob Hope, Jimmy Durante, and Joanie Sommers, aired on NBC. At 24, Darin became the youngest performer up to that time to headline a television special.

January 31, 1962

January 31, 1963

The Beach Boys record “Surfin’ USA”, which will climb to number three in the US by mid-April. Although it was credited as being composed by Brian Wilson, the tune was a note-for-note cover of Chuck Berry’s “Sweet Little Sixteen”. Following a lawsuit, Berry was granted writing credit and royalties from the record.

Fun in Acapulco

January 31, 1964

January 31, 1965

January 31, 1966

The Beatles spent a second day at Knole Park, Sevenoaks, Kent, England to complete filming for the ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ promotional video. The film was shot in colour, for the benefit of the US market, since UK television was still broadcasting only in black and white. Taking time out from filming John Lennonbought a 1843 poster from an antiques shop in Surrey which provided him with most the lyrics for The Beatles song ‘Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite’.
Today there was another addition to the stables. A registered horse named Pokey Dunit
January 31, 1968
January 31, 1969
 Led Zeppelin played the first of two nights at The Fillmore East, New York City during the band’s first North American tour. Porter’s Popular Preachers opened the night, then Led Zeppelin took the stage. It is alleged that Zeppelin’s show was so powerful and got such an enthusiastic audience that headliners Iron Butterfly refused to follow them.
The Beatles recorded the master take of the song “Let It Be.” Paul McCartney played piano, John Lennon played bass, newly signed Billy Preston played organ, with George Harrison on guitar and Ringo Starr on drums. Harrison overdubbed new guitar solos, one in late April 1969, another in early January 1970. The first overdub solo was used for the original single release, produced and mixed by George Martin, and the “more stinging” second overdub solo was used for the Phil Spector-mixed original album release.
Bobby Darin walked off the set of CBS-TV’s “The Jackie Gleason Show” when he was not allowed to perform his composition, “Long Line Rider,” a song about recent prisoner abuses in Arkansas.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

January 31, 1970
The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” debut Motown single reached #1 pop and would reach #1 R&B for four weeks. The song was originally conceived for Gladys Knight & the Pips.
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 2 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1970
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info January 31 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info January 31 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
January 31, 1971
Bobby Darin walks off the Jackie Gleason Show set when he is not allowed to sing “Long Line Rider”, a song about the poor treatment of prisoners in America.
on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Connie Stevens, Albert Brooks, Doug Kershaw, Myron Cohen, and Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara appeared on the program while The Temptations sang “Get Ready,” “Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)” and a medley of hit songs by other Motown artists
Elvis Presley does the Dinner and Midnight Shows
Date: 31 Jan 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Date: 31 Jan 1971
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 4 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1971
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info January 31 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info January 31 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
January 31, 1972
Less than a day after an incident now known as “Bloody Sunday” in which British soldiers killed twelve Irish civil rights demonstrators, Paul McCartney wrote and recorded “Give Ireland Back To The Irish.” After some resistance from EMI, the record was released on February 25, but immediately banned by the BBC, Radio Luxembourg and the Independent Television Authority. Despite the lack of airplay, it reached #1 on the singles charts in the Republic of Ireland and Spain, #16 on the UK singles chart and #21 in the U.S.
Elvis did The Dinner and Midnight 2 Show Routine at the Las Vegas Hilton.
Date: 31 Jan 1972
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Date: 31 Jan 1972
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 6 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1972
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info January 31 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info January 31 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
January 31, 1973
These shows were cancelled due to Elvis suffering from ‘extreme fatigue’
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 8 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1973
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info January 31 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV CANCELLED
Info January 31 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV CANCELLED
January 31, 1974
Film producer/co-founder of Goldwyn studios Samuel Goldwyn died of heart failure at 91.
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight shows in Vegas, with both shows recorded by the Soundboard
Image result for Elvis Presley January 31, 1974
Date: 31 Jan 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Peacock Jumpsuit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Tryin’ To Get To You
You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
Sweet Caroline
Love Me Tender
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ On/Mama Don’t Dance/Flip, Flop And Fly/Jailhouse Rock/Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Killing Me Softly [by Voice]
Spanish Eyes
Why Me Lord
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Image result for Elvis Presley January 31, 1974

 

Date: 31 Jan 1974
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Tryin’ To Get To You
You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
Sweet Caroline
Love Me Tender
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ On/Mama Don’t Dance/Flip, Flop And Fly/Jailhouse Rock/Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Killing Me Softly [by Voice]
Spanish Eyes
Suspicious Minds
Blueberry Hill
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 10 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 9th 1974
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info January 31 1974 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Yes Yes
Info January 31 1974 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes
January 31, 1975
Elvis in hospital from January 29 to February 14, 1975
January 31, 1976
ABBA knocked Queen from the UK No.1 position on the UK singles chart with ‘Mamma Mia.’ Queen’s single ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ had enjoyed a nine week run at the top of the charts, by coincidence, Queen’s single contains the famous “mamma mia, mamma mia, mamma mia let me go” line.
January 31, 1977

The Wake and Aftermath

1978

The Broadway musical “Elvis: The Legend Lives!,” starring Rick Saucedo, the Jordanaires, D.J. Fontana and Millie Kirkham opened at New York’s Palace Theatre for 101 performances. Saucedo later took the show to Las Vegas.

Rick Saucedo – Wikipedia

1981

Blondie went to No.1 on the US singles hart with ‘The Tide Is High’, the group’s third US No.1, also a No.1 in the UK.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1984
Queen’s ‘Radio Ga Ga’ entered the UK charts at No.4. The track which was released after Queen’s recording and touring hiatus of over a year spent eleven weeks in the chart, peaking at No.2.
1987
New Edition charted with “Tears On My Pillow,” reaching #41 R&B and featuring Little Anthony, who with the Imperials sang the original legendary hit almost thirty years earlier in 1958
Paul Simon went back to No.1 on the UK album chart with Graceland the album stayed on the chart for a total 101 weeks. ‘Graceland’ later won the 1987 Grammy Award for Album of the Year, while the title song won the 1988 Grammy Award for Record of the Year.
Image result for paul simon graceland
1993
At the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, Fleetwood Mac, Glenn Frey and the Rockettes appeared in the pre-game show, country music singer Garth Brooks sang the U.S. national anthem and Michael Jacksonperformed with 3,500 local children in the halftime show at Super Bowl XXVII. The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Buffalo Bills, 52-17.
1997
David Bowie released part of his holdings in intellectual property for sale on the stock market, becoming the first Rock star to offer Wall Street stock options on his career.
1999
Stevie Wonder performed at Superbowl XXVII’s halftime show in Miami, FL.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2005
“Love, Elvis” cd released it reached #8 in the UK and achieved Gold sales.
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2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2010
Beyoncé set a Grammy record for women by winning six: Song Of The Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song, and Best Contemporary R&B Album.

2013

Elvis tours without Elvis.

 2015
At North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, Georgia, Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of singer Whitney Houston and musician Bobby Brown, was placed on a ventilator after being found in her home face down and unresponsive in a bathtub. She was put into a medically induced coma the following day. Brown died in hospice care on July 26, 2015. Her estate filed a wrongful death suit against boyfriend Nick Gordon, alleging he beat her up after a cocaine and drinking binge then gave her a toxic cocktail that caused her to pass out. In 2016, Gordon was found legally responsible for her death and ordered to pay her estate $36 million.
Actress Lizabeth Scott died of heart failure at the age of 92.  (The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, Dead Reckoning, Too Late for Tears, Loving You, Scared Stiff, I Walk Alone, The Company She Keeps, Pitfall, Easy Living, Paid in Full, Two of a Kind, The Racket, Bad for Each Other, Red Mountain, Silver Lode)
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