Daily Elvis: February 8

Give us this day, February 8, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

February 8, 1954

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February 8, 1955

After placing nine previous records on the Billboard Pop chart, Bill Haley And His Comets enjoy their biggest hit when “See You Later Alligator” peaks at #6.
Buddy Holly signed a recording contract with Decca Records. He left the “e” out of his last name (Holley) and dropped it from his stage name as well.
Elvis performed at the Ambassador Theater, Raleigh, North Carolina at 2.30, 4.30, 7.00 and 9.00 p.m.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info February 8 1956 Ambassador Theater Raleigh NC (2:30 PM) East Coast Tour
Info February 8 1956 Ambassador Theater Raleigh NC (4:30 PM) East Coast Tour
Info February 8 1956 Ambassador Theater Raleigh NC (7:00 PM) East Coast Tour
Info February 8 1956 Ambassador Theater Raleigh NC (9:00 PM) East Coast Tour

February 8, 1957

Loving You

February 8, 1958

King Creole 

Johnny Cash performs his #1 Billboard Country chart hit, “Don’t Take Your Guns To Town” on The Ed Sullivan Show.
Military Service: Janie Wilbanks, the girl that Elvis met at the Memphis train station when the troop train passed through, had come to Germany, to visit her uncle, and stayed with Elvis for nearly a week.
On most Sundays, Elvis, Red, Lamar, Rex, Charlie Hodge and some other friends played touch football on a vacant lot down the street.

February 8, 1960

The House of Representatives Special Subcommittee on Legislative Oversight opened hearings on disc jockey “payola.”

The Biggest Show of Stars 1960 package tour landed in the Memorial Coliseum in Greenville, SC, starring Clyde McPhatter, the Crests, the Isley Brothers, and the Clovers and more!

Military Service

Elvis stopped at the Skyrider Hotel in Phoenix en route to Los Angeles for the Wild in the Country – ending re-shoot
February 8, 1962
Elvis filmed the “Bossa Nova Baby” sequence of Fun in Acapulco 
February 8, 1964
On their first full day in New York, The Beatles (minus George who had a sore throat), went for a photo-opportunity walk around Central Park. Over 400 girl fans followed The Beatles and extra police were called in to control them. Later in the day The Ronettes interviewed The Beatles for radio.
The publisher of the song “Louie Louie” offered $1,000 to anyone would could find suggestive lyrics in the song.
February 8, 1965
The Dave Clark Five begin filming the movie Catch Us If You Can. Although they perform the soundtrack music, the members of the group (unlike The Beatles) do not play themselves, but appear as a team of freelance movie stuntmen and extras, led of course, by Dave Clark.
February 8, 1966
During a horse-buying expedition in Mississippi, Elvis came across Twinkletown Farm, about 10 miles south of Graceland. The property was for sale and Elvis decided to buy it. He renamed it Circle G and the ranch became the new home for Elvis’ growing herd of horses and over the next few weeks Elvis and the guys adopted the cowboy life, as Elvis undertook extensive and rapid-fire improvements to the property.
Elvis buys a 163-acre ranch in Mississippi, minutes across the Tennessee state line from Graceland for $437,000. Elvis, his entourage and their wives have become interested in horseback riding after Elvis purchased a horse for Priscilla as a gift. The hobby has outgrown the pasture at Graceland. Over the months to come, Elvis and the gang enjoy spending a lot of time at the Circle G. It becomes a happy diversion for Elvis as his frustration and unhappiness over the state of his career reaches its height.
February 8, 1968
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February 8, 1969
February 8, 1970
Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.
Date: 08 Feb 1970
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: 0
Recordings: 0
Date: 08 Feb 1970
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: 0
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 8 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 8 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
February 8, 1971
Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.
Date: 08 Feb 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Date: 08 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 8 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 8 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
February 8, 1972
The official Beatles Fan Club disbanded.
Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.
Date: 08 Feb 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Date: 08 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 8 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 8 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
February 8, 1973
Max Yasgur died of a heart attack aged 53. He was the owner of the dairy farm in Bethel, New York at which the Woodstock Music and Art Fair was held between August 15 and August 18, 1969.
Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.
Date: 08 Feb 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Date: 08 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 8 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 8 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
February 8, 1974
Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.
Date: 08 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
[band introductions]
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
Date: 08 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
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
[band introductions]
By The Time I Get To Phoenix
Blueberry Hill/I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
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 8 1974 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Yes
Info February 8 1974 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes Yes
February 8, 1975
Earth, Wind & Fire charted on their way to #1 pop with “Shining Star.” It would become their only chart topper, both pop and R&B.  The group would go on to have eight #1s in a career spanning four decades. Maurice White, leader of the band, was originally in the Ramsey Lewis Trio.
Bob Dylan went to No.1 on the US chart with his 15th studio album Blood On The Tracks, his second US No.1 album. The album has become one of Dylan’s all-time best-selling studio releases, with a double-platinum US certification by the Recording Industry Association of America.
The musicians were waiting down at Graceland for another recording session, but Elvis didn’t even appear, which ended Elvis’ first official home recording session. Although it had been a hard week for everyone, Felton Jarvis was at least able to deliver to RCA 12 masters.
February 8, 1976
1982
Cher opened on Broadway in “Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean.”
1986
Billy Ocean’s “When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going” reached #1 in Britain and eventually #2 pop and #6 R&B stateside. The song was from the film The Jewel of the Nile starring Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas.
February 8, 1988
“Elvis and Me” part 2 –
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1990
50 year old Del Shannon died of a self-inflicted gun shot wound at his home in Santa Clarita, California . He had just appeared at the annual Buddy Holly memorial concert in Fargo, North Dakota and had recently completed recording a new album with the help of Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne called “Rock On!” Shannon was rumored to take Roy Orbison’s place in The Traveling Wilburys at the time of his death. He would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 1999.
1999
Universal Music, Warner Music, BMG, Sony Music and EMI officially unveiled Project Madison. The system was developed by International Business Machines Corp. to permit fast, secure distribution of full-length, CD-quality albums on the Internet.
February 8, 2000
Elvis Presley Such a Night is released
2005
Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman, core members of The Guess Who, were inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame. The band placed 13 songs in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 between 1965 and 1974. Cummings added 2 more as a solo artist and Bachman contributed 7 others with Bachman-Turner Overdrive.
2006
Kelly Clarkson won two Grammys. The awards were for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Since U Been Gone” and Best Pop Vocal Album for “Breakaway”. She was the first “American Idol” participant to win a grammy. She also performed “Because of You” at the show.
2010
MTV dropped the “Music Television” moniker from its logo.
2011
Nielsen SoundScan reported that since Steven Tyler started appearing on American Idol on January 19th, sales of Aerosmith’s Greatest Hits collections have shot up more than 250%.
2013

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler appeared at a Hawaii legislative hearing to promote a bill that would give celebrities the power to sue paparazzi who take photos or video of their private lives in an offensive way. In early March, the bill would be passed by the Senate, but received no support from the House Of Representatives.

Whitney Houston’s mother Cissy blasted organizers of the Grammy Awards eve party for inviting her to the event. Whitney drowned in the bathtub of her Los Angeles hotel suite while she was getting ready for the bash last year and Cissy said it’s “obscene” to think she’ll celebrate the anniversary of her daughter’s passing at the hotel where she died.

2015
At the 57th Grammy Awards, winners included Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s “Cheek To Cheek” for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond’s “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” for Best Country Song, Rosanne Cash’s “A Feather’s Not A Bird” for Best American Roots Performance, Best American Roots Song, Best Americana Album, Ziggy Marley’s “Fly Rasta” for Best Reggae Album, Johnny Winter’s “Step Back” for Best Blues Album, and ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s “Mandatory Fun” for Best Comedy Album

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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