Daily Elvis: February 6

Give us this day, February 6, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

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Vernon was released from Parchman Penitentiary serving eight months of a three year sentence for altering a check from 4 dollars to 40 dollars.
Gladys had gone door to door with toddler Elvis to get support and it worked, this leniency was the result of a ‘petition of the citizens of Lee County and on a letter from Mr. O. S. Bean, the party on whom the checks were forged’. The document is signed by Governor Hugh White.
Mr Bean had been their landlord, and his daughter was a Tupelo Schoolteacher who encouraged Elvis to sing at the State Fair.

Parchman Prison was a particularly grim one of the era, and would feature in Elvis’ life more than Vernon’s absence from the family.

The Prisonaires | Sun Record Company

In the early 1950s Sun Records signed to the label The doo-wop group the Prisonaires was comprised of five men who made Sun’s more famous bad boys look like proverbial choir boys. The Prisonaires were actual prisoners, all of them doing hard time for serious offenses; not bad boys on tv, movie screens and records.

“Prisonaires” of Nashville

1943

Frank Sinatra made his debut as vocalist on radio’s “Your Hit Parade.”

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

February 6, 1954

The Drifters’ “Such A Night” (#2 R&B) and the Ravens’ “September Song” were released.

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February 06, 1955

Elvis performed at Ellis Auditorium, Memphis at 3.00 and 8.00 p.m. Other acts in the show: Faron Young, Ferlin Huskey, Martha Carson, The Wilburn Brothers, J.E. & Maxine Brown, George McCormick, Bill Strength, and The Taters


Scotty, Elvis and Bill onstage at Ellis Auditorium – Feb 6, 1955
Photo courtesy Tom Grisham

Elvis met Col. Tom Parker for the first time.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info February 6 1955 North Hall Auditorium Memphis TN (3:00 PM) Five-Star Jamboree Yes
Info February 6 1955 North Hall Auditorium Memphis TN (6:00 PM) Five-Star Jamboree Yes
Elvis performed at the National Theater, Greensboro, North Carolina at 2.30, 4.30, 7.00 and 9.00 p.m. There were 2,900 people attending the show.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info February 6 1956 National Theater Greensboro NC (2:30 PM) East Coast Tour Yes
Info February 6 1956 National Theater Greensboro NC (4:30 PM) East Coast Tour Yes
Info February 6 1956 National Theater Greensboro NC (7:00 PM) East Coast Tour Yes
Info February 6 1956 National Theater Greensboro NC (9:00 PM) East Coast Tour Yes

February 6, 1957

“Memphis’ Elvis Outdoes Caruso in Record Sales” Memphis Commercial Appeal on February 6, 1957. The article reminded readers that the concept of “golden disks” began when operatic star Enrico Caruso’s recording of “Vesta la giubba” was the first to sell more than a million copies.

The article explained that in a single year Elvis completely eclipsed Caruso’s record sales. In 1956 Elvis had five recordings reach million-seller status. They were “Don’t Be Cruel”/“Hound Dog” (3,200,000), “Love Me Tender” (2,300,000), “Heartbreak Hotel” (1,600,000), and “I Want You, I Need You, I Love You” (1,200,000). “These and other records pushed his sales to 11 million singles in his first year in the big time, plus two albums,” the Commercial-Appeal reported. It also noted, however, that Elvis was still a long way away from topping the all-time top-selling single. That was Tommy Dorsey’s “Boogie Woogie,” which sold 4,500,000 copies back in 1938.

Photoplay Awards (1957) – IMDb

Elvis had been chosen by Photoplay magazine as a recipient of its “Stars of 1957” award. Photoplay’s award banquet was broadcast live by NBC-TV from the Beverly Hills Hotel the evening of February 7, 1957. On hand were other award winners,  Rock Hudson and Kim Novak. Elvis, who was filming Loving You in Hollywood at the time, did not attend the banquet.

Loving You   Production

February 6, 1958

King Creole 

February 6, 1959
Military Service

RCA released “Elvis For LP Fans Only.” The album reached number 19 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart.

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February 6, 1960

27-year-old Jesse Belvin, who scored a 1956 hit with ‘Goodnight, My Love’, was killed in a car accident in Hope, Arkansas. His wife and the car’s driver also died of their injuries. The three were trying to make a fast get-a-way from the first ever mixed race audience concert in the town of Little Rock, after threats had been made against Belvin’s life, foul play could well have been a part.

Military Service

February 6, 1961

Chubby Checker & the Dreamlovers charted R&B on their way to #1 and their second million-seller with “Pony Time.” The song was a revision of Clarence “Pinetop” Smith’s “Boogie Woogie” in 1928, and Checker’s version beat out a competing recording by Don Covay & the Goodtimers that reached only #60 pop.

Elvis couldn’t attend cousin Junior Smith’s funeral because he had been called back to Hollywood to re-shoot the ending of Wild In The Country. Preview audiences had reacted badly to the suicide of Hope Lange’s character.

February 6, 1962

February 6, 1963

Fun in Acapulco Production

February 6, 1964

February 6, 1965

The Righteous Brothers started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with the Phil Spector produced ‘You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’. The song was also No.1 in the UK. According to the RIAA, the song has now been played on US radio stations over 8 million times, more than any other record in history.

February 6, 1966

Elvis bought a white buckskin horse and a quarter horse named Conchita’s Gold, as well as a Case tractor and 2 El Camino pickup trucks.
Elvis’ friend, actor Nick Adams, died of an apparent drug overdose. However, there were no drug paraphernalia and the typewriter given to Adams by James Dean was missing. Adam’s daughter would later publish Nick’s manuscript about his friendship with Elvis, Nathalie Wood and the Tupelo Homecoming, written on that typewriter.
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Elvis granted power of attorney to his father, putting him in official charge of all of his business activities from Vernon’s office in a converted outbuilding a few steps from Graceland’s back door.
Elvis Presley : Leaving Graceland : February 6, 1968. Photo by Judy Palmer.
Elvis Presley : Leaving Graceland : February 6, 1968. Photo by Judy Palmer.
February 6, 1969
Elvis Presley with Jeannie C. Riley : Ferbruary 6, 1969 : Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, NV.
Elvis Presley with Jeannie C. Riley and then with her Band: Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, NV.
February 6, 1970
Vegas Artist in Residence: Dinner and Midnight shows at The International Hotel
Date: 06 Feb 1970
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: All Shook Up
I Got A Woman/Amen
Long Tall Sally
Don’t Cry Daddy
Hound Dog
Love Me Tender
Kentucky Rain
Let It Be Me
I Can’t Stop Loving You
See See Rider
Sweet Caroline
Polk Salad Annie
Suspicious minds
[band introductions]
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0
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Date: 06 Feb 1970
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: All Shook Up
I Got A Woman/Amen
Proud Mary
Don’t Cry Daddy
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Love Me
See See Rider
Let It Be Me
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Love Me Tender
In The Ghetto
Sweet Caroline
[band introductions]
Suspicious Minds
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: C. C. Rider
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 6 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 6 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
February 6, 1971
The Jackson 5’s “Mama’s Pearl” charted, reaching #2 pop and R&B. It was kept from the top spot by the Osmond’s “One Bad Apple,” which was offered to Motown for the Jacksons but was rejected as sounding too adolescent.
Marvin Gaye’s critically claimed “What’s Goin’On” was released. It reached #2 pop and #1 R&B.
In a rare feat, a Country song crossed over to the Pop charts and became the best selling single in America when Lynn Anderson’s “Rose Garden” climbed to the top of the Cash Box hit parade.
Vegas Artist in Residence: Dinner and Midnight shows at The International Hotel
Date: 06 Feb 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Date: 06 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 6 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 6 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
February 6, 1972
Vegas Artist in Residence: Dinner and Midnight shows at The Hotel Hilton
Date: 06 Feb 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
Big Hunk Of Love
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
Band [band introductions]
An American Trilogy
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
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Date: 06 Feb 1972
Time: Midnight
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
Big Hunk Of Love
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
An An American Trilogy
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
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 6 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Yes
Info February 6 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes Yes
Vegas Artist in Residence: Dinner and Midnight shows at The Hotel Hilton
Date: 06 Feb 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
On this and the following night Elvis missed the midnight show because of illness.
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 6 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 6 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV CANCELLED
February 6, 1974
Vegas Artist in Residence: Dinner and Midnight shows at The Hotel Hilton
Date: 06 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 Be Goode
Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Killing Me Softly [by Voice]
Spanish Eyes
Why Me Lord?
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
Release Me
Help Me
American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Let Me Be There
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Elvis introduces The Checkmates and Nancy Sinatra during this show.
Date: 06 Feb 1974
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Aloha Eagle
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Trying To Get To You
Love Me Tender
Sweet Caroline
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Killing Me Softly [by Voice]
Spanish Eyes
Why Me Lord
Suspicious Minds
Blueberry Hill
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Checkmate In Las Vegas
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 6 1974 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Yes Yes
Info February 6 1974 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes
Because of the late end of the last recording session, today’s session didn’t began before midnight, with 2 songs completed in 8 hours.

February 6, 1977

1987

Sonny Bono declares his candidacy for mayor of Palm Springs, which he later wins.

1988

Public Enemy, one of rap music’s most contentious acts, made their chart debut with “Bring The Noise.” The group, in keeping with their image, would soon perform at New York’s Rikers Island Prison. One of their managers referred to them as “the black panthers of rap.”

Dusty Springfield returns to the US Top 10 for the first time in nineteen years with a duet with Pet Shop Boys called “What’ve I Done To Deserve This”. Her last big hit in America was “Son Of A Preacher Man” in December, 1968.

1990

Billy Idol broke several bones in a serious motorcycle accident. As a result he could not appear in Oliver Stone’s “The Doors” in a major role.

Over 200 women filed court actions against Chuck Berry after it was alleged that he had been secretly filming them in the toilets of the restaurant he owned.

“Good Rocking Tonight” the Elvis TV series premieres in North America.

The first Episode “Money Honey” has Elvis recording the “My Happiness Demo”

The series ran from February 6, 1990 – May 19, 1990

TV Series: Good Rocking Tonight

1998

American singer and guitarist Carl Wilson from The Beach Boys died aged 51 after a long battle with lung cancer, (Wilson was diagnosed with brain and lung cancer in early 1997). He sang lead vocal on ‘God Only Knows’, ‘Good Vibrations,’ and ‘I Can Hear Music.’ Wilson sang backing vocals on Elton John’s ‘Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me.’

Austrian singer Falco (Johann Holzel) was killed in a road accident after his car collided with a bus. He scored the 1986 UK & US No.1 single ‘Rock Me Amadeus’ making him the first-ever Austrian act to score a UK and US No.1 hit single.

2003

A British documentary on Michael Jackson airs on ABC-TV’s 20/20.

2010

Michael Jackson‘s personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, was charged with involuntary manslaughter in an attempt by L.A. prosecutors to prove he caused the Pop star’s death. With several members of the Jackson family in attendance, Dr. Murray entered a plea of not guilty and was released on $75,000 bail. In November 2011, a jury found Murray guilty and he was sentenced to four years in prison. He was released in October 2013 and continued to appeal his conviction.

Barbra Streisand turned down a $100 million offer to appear at a Las Vegas hotel for a three year run. Instead, the 67 year old singer opted for a summer tour of the United States.

2013

It was announced that Warner Music was set to buy the record label Parlophone which was formerly a part of EMI Music from Universal Music for £487m ($765m). The Parlophone label group also included the Chrysalis and Ensign labels, but The Beatles part of Parlophone, was exempted from the sale.

2014

Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ was named as the greatest song of all time by NME. ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ was one of the last songs written for Nirvana’s breakthrough album, ‘Nevermind’, which was released in 1991. The rest of the top 5 tracks were: 5: ‘Last Nite’, The Strokes, 4: ‘How Soon Is Now?’, The Smiths, 3: ‘I Feel Love’, Donna Summer, 2: ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’, J Joy Division

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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