Daily Elvis: February 2

Give us this day, February 2, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

1951

B.B.King reached #1 R&B with his 78, “3 O’Clock Blues.”

February 2, 1954

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Petula Clark scores her first major hit on the UK chart with a song called “Majorca”. The single will kick off a string of Top Twenty hits in the UK and Europe, but it will be ten years before she gains any attention in the United States.
 
The newspaper ad for the show pictures Elvis, Scotty, and Bill (‘The Blue Moon Boys’) still dressed in their western shirts. This photograph will continue to be used for some months in newspapers throughout the South, though Scotty and Bill have by now stopped wearing the cowboy styled outfits.
Elvis performed at the High School, Augusta, Arkansas.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info February 2 1955 High School Auditorium Augusta AR

February 2, 1956

February 2, 1957

Fats Domino sings “Blueberry Hill” and “Blue Monday” on Perry Como’s television show.

Actor Tab Hunter topped the Cashbox Best Sellers chart with his version of “Young Love”. A month later, the record would rise to #1 on the Billboard chart where it would stay for six weeks.

Elvis Presley had the highest debut at No. 41 on the Billboard Disc Jockeys Chart with his single, “Playing For Keeps.” This Stan Kesler-penned song was Presley’s 19th entry and it became his 14th Top 40, peaking at #21.

Loving You   Film Production

February 2, 1958

King Creole Film Production

February 2, 1959

Former Mouseketeer Annette Funicello sees her first hit, “Tall Paul” enter the Billboard Pop chart, where it will reach #7. The record was only 1 minute and 38 seconds long.

Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper died in a plance crash.

Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper all appeared at the Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake, Iowa. The three would perish in a plane crash – along with the pilot the next day – “The Day The Music Died”

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Military Service,  Elvis moved from the Hotel Grunewald to a rented house Goethestr. 14 for the rest of his military service; at the request of the European Hotel Other Old World Guests.

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February 2, 1960

Military Service

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February 2, 1961

February 2, 1962

The Beatles played their first professionally organized gig outside of Liverpool at The Oasis Club, Manchester. The groups set started with their version of ‘Hippy Hippy Shake’.

February 2, 1963

In the UK, Helen Shapiro tours the nation with opening act The Beatles. John, Paul, Ringo and George will split wages of 80 Pounds ($225) a week.

Bobby “Blue” Bland hit the R&B chart with both sides of his newest release. “Call On Me,” would eeventually reach #6 (#22 pop) while the B-side, “That’s The Way Love Is” made it to #1 for two weeks (#33 pop). Over the previous five years, Bland and his band played more than three hundred shows a year.

Fun in Acapulco   Film Production

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February 2, 1964

In response to a storm of controversy, Max Firetag, the publisher of The Kingsmen‘s hit, “Louie Louie”, offers $1,000 to anyone who can find suggestive lyrics in the song. The reward is small change considering that the disc cost less than $50 to record and has sold millions of copies.

February 2, 1965

February 2, 1966

Elvis paid $5,000 for an American-bred saddle horse.
February 2, 1968
Priscilla in the hospital with baby Lisa Marie.
February 2, 1969
February 2, 1970
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Date: 02 Feb 1970
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Date: 02 Feb 1970
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
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 February 2 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 2 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
February 2, 1971
 Vegas Artist in Residence: Dinner and Midnight Shows at the International Hotel
Date: 02 Feb 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Date: 02 Feb 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 February 2 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 2 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
February 2, 1972
  Vegas Artist in Residence: Dinner and Midnight Shows at the Hilton Hotel
Date: 02 Feb 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Date: 02 Feb 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 February 2 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 2 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
The Midnight Special premieres on NBC-TV with Helen Reddy as host. Wolfman Jack would later take over for an eight-and-a-half-year run.
 Vegas Artist in Residence: Dinner and Midnight Shows at the Hilton Hotel
At some point during the first 2 weeks of the engagement in Vegas, Elvis presented Muhammad Ali with a robe emblazoned “The People’s Champion”. Ali’s fond recollection of Elvis was that, “I felt sorry for him because he didn’t enjoy life the way he should. He stayed indoors all the time. I told him he should go out and see people.”


Ali presented his boxing gloves to Elvis with the inscription “You’re the greatest” on the left glove and “To Elvis, my main man, form Muhammad Ali” on the right.

Date: 02 Feb 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
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Date: 03 Feb 1973
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: 2001 Theme
C C Rider
I Got A Woman
– segued medley with –
Amen
Until Its Time For You To Go
Sweet Caroline
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Fever
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Love Me Tender
Johnny B Goode
Hound Dog
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
Band Introductions
I Cant Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
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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 February 2 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 2 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes
February 2, 1974
Barbra Streisand’s “The Way We Were” topped the Billboard hit parade, becoming her first number one. It would go on to win an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.
The Carpenters started a four week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘The Singles 1969-73’, featuring 12 hits and the US No.1 ‘Top Of The World’ it went back to the top of the charts on three other occasions.
  Vegas Artist in Residence: Dinner and Midnight Shows at the Hilton Hotel
Date: 02 Feb 1974
Time: 8.30pm
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
Sweet Caroline
Love Me Tender
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Killing Me Softly [by Voice]
Spanish Eyes
Why Me Lord
Suspicious Minds
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0
Date: 02 Feb 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
Sweet Caroline
Love Me Tender
Johnny B. Goode
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:
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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 February 2 1974 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Yes
Info February 2 1974 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes Yes
There was a recording session planned at Graceland with the hope that Elvis would be able to deliver in this relaxed domestic setting, but though the band was made up of musicians from the stage show, it didn’t work out that way. Elvis appeared on the first night in his Denver police uniform and it was evident to all concerned that his mind was not on the session and even when it was he focused almost exclusively on downbeat material. Three masters were completed between 8.00 p.m. and 9.30 a.m.

 

The Jungle Room, Graceland – Memphis, Tennessee
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She Thinks I Still Care FWA5 0666-17
The Last Farewell FWA5 0667-SP

 

February 2, 1977

Elvis Presley No-Shows RCA Recording Session – Press scimitar

1979

Post The Sex Pistols, Sid Vicious, 21,  (born Simon Ritchie) died of a drug overdose after injecting heroin that his mother had bought for him. His trial for the death of girlfriend, Nancy Spungen was pending.

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2003

Falsely marketed as a lesbian Russian girl duo: Tatu,  started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘All The Things She Said’. The song had been a hit on the Russian charts three years earlier. Tatu were the first Russian act to score a UK No 1.

2004

TV network CBS apologised for its broadcast of the American Super Bowl after Janet Jackson was left exposed when Justin Timberlake ripped her top. The pair had been performing a raunchy half-time duet when one of Jackson’s breasts was exposed as Timberlake pulled at her top. CBS quickly cut away from the scene but was still flooded with calls from angry viewers about the half-time entertainment, produced by MTV. Timberlake insisted it had been an accident saying “I am sorry that anyone was offended by the wardrobe malfunction during the half-time performance of the Super Bowl.”

2008

The Spice Girls cut short their reunion world tour.

2009

Fifty years after Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper played their final gig at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, the Day the Music Died became the Day the Music Went On and On. A tribute concert at the original Surf raved on for six hours with a line-up of Rock acts that included Graham Nash, Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, Wanda Jackson, Delbert McClinton, Joe Ely, Peter And Gordon, Dave Mason, Bobby Vee and Holly’s original band mates, The Crickets.

2013

A 1960’s Beatles Record Player, produced for fans as a commercial Beatles memorabilia item, fetched $12,100 in an online auction. The Record Player, which was highly-sought by Beatles collectors worldwide, was manufactured in a limited quantity. Because of this, some believed there was still a strong possibility a few remaining players to be discovered.

2014

Skinny Puppy sent the US government an invoice after finding out their music was used as torture device in Guantanamo Bay. Despite the band’s aggressive sound, they said they had never envisioned their music being used in such a way. Asked how they felt about their songs allegedly being used in the detention camp, singer cEvin Key replied: “Not too good. We never supported those types of scenarios. … Because we make unsettling music, we can see it being used in a weird way. But it doesn’t sit right with us.”

2017

Home of Elvis Presley’s former manager taken apart piece by piece

 

reference sites:
http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

www.elvishistoryblog.com/

 
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