Daily Elvis: February 4

Give us this day, February 4, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

February 4, 1954

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Elvis performed at the Jesuit High School, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Elvis appeared with Ann Raye. Daughter of Biloxi promoter Yankie Barhanovich. He was late for an appearance at radio station WWEZ to promote the show.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info February 4 1955 Jesuit High School New Orleans LA Afternoon
Info February 4 1955 Jesuit High School New Orleans LA Evening
Elvis performed at the Stage Show, CBS Studios at 8.00 p.m.


Stage Show 2nd appearance – February 4, 1956

where he sung Tutti Frutti and Baby, Let’s Play House. He still was not permitted to sing Heartbreak Hotel.
Nielsen ratings for the show were down from the previous week at 18.2% against 38.5% for Perry Como’s show.
After the show Elvis was invited by the Dorsey Brothers to go to Roseland, a popular dance club in midtown Manhattan.
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February 4, 1957

Loving You  

February 4, 1958

King Creole 

February 4, 1959

After the Holly/Richardson/Ritchie plane crash, the Winter Dance Party Tour continued with Frankie Avalon and Jimmy Clanton.

Military Service

February 4, 1960

Military Service

Elvis’ cousin, Junior Smith, experience PTSD from his service in the Korean War, died of alcohol poisoning in their uncle Travis’ home.
Elvis’ friend from Waco, Eddie Fadal, accompanied him to the house and recollected Elvis just kept saying: “It’s all over, Junior. It’s all over.”
Elvis would miss the funeral doing re-shoots for Wild in the Country – the Hope Lang suicide ending re-shot.

February 4, 1962

February 4, 1963

Fun in Acapulco

February 4, 1964

Elvis’ donation of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s beloved ‘Floating White House’, the USS Potomac, to St. Jude. This is Elvis’ check which he used to pay for the yacht that he donated to St Jude’s.

February 4, 1965

The Righteous Brothers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Phil Spector song ‘You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’. Also a US No.1 at the same time. In 1999 the PRS announced that it was the most played song of the 20th Century.

February 4, 1966

Bob Dylan and The Band played at the Convention Center in Louisville, Kentucky. This was the first date on a world tour which would become noted as Dylan’s first that used electric instruments, after he had ‘gone electric’ at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival.

February 04, 1967

The Monkees self-titled debut album started a seven-week run at No.1 on the UK chart.

Elvis wanted to enlarge the riding area behind Graceland, so several small buildings were bulldozed, with Elvis joyfully taking part in the work.
February 4, 1968
February 4, 1969
“Carl Perkins Day” was celebrated in Jackson, TN.

Elvis performed on both this and the following night with a bad case of the flu – Dinner and Midnight Shows

Date: 04 Feb 1970
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

 

Date: 04 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 4 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 4 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
February 4, 1971
The Osmonds, a vocal group of five brothers fronted by 13 year old Donny Osmond, receive their first Gold record for $1 million worth of sales of “One Bad Apple”.
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Shows at the International
Date: 04 Feb 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Date: 04 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 4 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 4 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
Elvis and the Colonel formalized the change in their personal management contract that was informally embraced on the last tour. From this point on, all income received from live performances would be split two-thirds/one-third between Elvis and the Colonel.
Elvis did a Dinner and Midnight show
Date: 04 Feb 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Until Its Time For You To Go
You Gave Me A Mountain
An American Trilogy
** Incomplete. Taken From Review
Recordings: 0
Date: 04 Feb 1972
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Until Its Time For You To Go
You Gave Me A Mountain
An American Trilogy
** Incomplete. Taken From Review
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 4 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 4 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
February 4, 1973
Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite released The double album was certified Gold on February 13, 1973, platinum and 2× Platinum on May 20, 1988, 3× Platinum on July 15, 1999, and 5× Platinum on August 1, 2002, by the RIAA.On April 15, 2016 the BPI certified the album Silver for sales of 60,000 units.
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Shows
Date: 04 Feb 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Date: 04 Feb 1973
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
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 4 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 4 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
February 4, 1974
Hilton Hotel Dinner and Midnight Shows
Date: 04 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
Trying 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
American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
Date: 04 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:
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 4 1974 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Yes
Info February 4 1974 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes
February 4, 1975
American jazz, blues, songwriter and saxophonist Louis Jordon died aged 66. Known as “The King of the Jukebox”, between 1942-1950 he scored eighteen No.1 singles and fifty-four Top Ten hits on the US R&B chart.
Recording at Graceland went on in the same way with just 2 more songs completed including the future single Moody Blue.

 

February 4, 1977

One of the best selling albums of all time, Fleetwood Mac‘s, “Rumors” was released. The LP spent 31 weeks at the top of the US album chart on the strength of the singles, “Go Your Own Way”, “Dreams”, “Don’t Stop” and “You Make Loving Fun”, all of which hit the US Top 10. The album eventually sold over 18 million copies.

“American Bandstand” celebrated its 25th anniversary with an ABC-TV special hosted by Dick Clark.

1978

With movie theater promos showing John Travolta’s character, Tony Manero, walking down the street to the beat of The Bee Gees “Stayin’ Alive”, the tune shot to the top of the Billboard Pop chart.

The Bee Gees started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Staying Alive’. From the film soundtrack Saturday Night Fever, it gave the brothers their fifth US No.1, also No.1 in the UK.

 

1982

The inaugural British Phonographic Industry Awards are held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love” is given the nod as Best British Single, Adam And The Ants win Best British Album for “Kings Of The Wild Frontier” and John Lennon is honored posthumously for Outstanding Contribution to British Music.

1983

The Carpenter’s Karen Carpenter died aged 32 of a cardiac arrest at her parent’s house in Downey, California; the coroner’s report gave the cause of death of imbalances associated with anorexia nervosa. The Carpenters 1970 album Close to You, featured two hit singles: ‘(They Long to Be) Close to You’ and ‘We’ve Only Just Begun.’ They peaked at No.1 and No.2, on the US chart. In 1975 – In Playboy’s annual opinion poll; its readers voted Karen Carpenter the Best Rock Drummer of the year.

1984

Culture Club started a three-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Karma Chameleon’ the group’s 5th US Top 10 hit, also a No.1 in the UK.

A Detroit quartet who call themselves The Romantics see their biggest hit, “Talking In Your Sleep” peak at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. The million selling single stayed on the chart for an amazing fifteen weeks.

 

1989

A Rock and Roll oddity took place when a group that no longer existed had the top tune on the Billboard chart. “When I’m With You” had been recorded in 1983 by a group called Sheriff, but they split up in 1985. The music director at a Las Vegas radio station began playing the song in late 1988 and the record soon surpassed its original number 61 chart position. A couple of members of the group combined with three ex-Heart players and formed Alias, while the others had minor success in Canada as Frozen Ghost.

1991

“Cher at the Mirage” aired on CBS-TV.

2000

Bjorn Ulvaeus confirmed that the members of ABBA had turned down a $1 billion (£0.58 billion) offer by American and British consortium to reform the group. “It is a hell of a lot of money to say no to, but we decided it wasn’t for us,” band member Benny Andersson told the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.

2002

Stevie Wonder sang “Happy Birthday” to Rosa Parks on her 89th birthday at the premiere of the made-for-TV movie “Ride to Freedom: The Rosa Parks Story.”

2007

Billy Joel sang the United States National Anthem during the Super Bowl XLI (41) pre-game show and Prince performed during the halftime festivities.

2009

Robert Plant said he felt Led Zeppelin couldn’t reunite for a full tour because the band feels incomplete without drummer John Bonham.

2012

 

2013,

Lead singer with the 1960s rock and roll band The Troggs, Reg Presley died aged 71. Hit singles, included ‘Wild Thing’, ‘I Can’t Control Myself’ and the UK No.1 ‘With a Girl Like You’. He also wrote the song ‘Love Is All Around’, which featured in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral and was a No.1 hit for Wet Wet Wet in 1994. Presley used his royalties from that cover to fund research subjects such as alien spacecraft, lost civilisations, alchemy, and crop circles, and outlined his findings in the book Wild Things They Don’t Tell Us, published in October 2002.

 

 

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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