Daily Elvis: February 12

Give us this day, February 12, our daily Elvis

1924

Bandleader Paul Whiteman presented his unique symphonic jazz at the Aeolian Hall in New York City. The concert featured the first public performance of George Gershwin‘s “Rhapsody In Blue.”

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

February 12, 1954

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Fats Domino charted with “Thinking of You,” eventually reaching #14 R&B which would have been pretty good for most acts but it was the first Fats Domino single to not make the Top 10 in twelve tries. To make up for it, Domino went on another streak of fourteen straight Top 10 R&B hits starting with “Don’t  You Know” and ending with “Blue Monday,” which gave him twenty-five of his first twenty-six singles in the Top 10.
Elvis performed at the Legion Hut, Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info February 12 1955 Legion Hut Carlsbad NM (9:00 PM) Yes
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins recorded “I Put a Spell On You.”
Dean Martin was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Memories Are Made Of This’.

Elvis and fans at Norfolk Auditorium Photo © Raymond H. Pulley UNC-CH Southern Folklife Collection
Elvis and his band left New York on a 7.30 a.m. flight to Norfolk, Virginia, where they performed at the Municipal Auditorium at 2.00, 5.00 and 8.00 p.m.


DJ, Scotty, Elvis and Bill onstage at Norfolk Auditorium – Feb 12, 1956
Photo © Raymond H. Pulley courtesy UNC-CH Southern Folklife Collection

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info February 12 1956 Municipal Auditorium Norfolk VA (2:00 PM) 3300 East Coast Tour Yes
Info February 12 1956 Municipal Auditorium Norfolk VA (5:00 PM) 3300 East Coast Tour Yes
Info February 12 1956 Municipal Auditorium Norfolk VA (8:00 PM) 3300 East Coast Tour Yes

 

February 12, 1957

Loving You  

February 12, 1958

King Creole 

“Jailhouse Rock” is #1 in the UK, while “Don’t” is #1 in the USA

 

February 12, 1959
Military Service

February 12, 1960

At the New York’s Apollo Theater, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Chuck Berry, Baby Washington, and the Mello-Kings performed. The Mello-Kings were white, but they were being booked at black venues because their recordings, like the rock ‘n’ roll standard “Tonite, Tonite,” sounded like the work of a black group.

Elvis did Military Service in Germany

February 12, 1961

The Miracles’ ‘Shop Around’ became Motown Record’s first million-selling single. It was also the label’s first No.1 hit on Billboard’s R&B singles chart. In the following ten years, The Miracles would have six more million sellers.

Wild in the Country – ending re-shoot

 

February 12, 1962

February 12, 1963

February 12, 1964

The Beatles returned to New York City by train from Washington, D.C. for two performances at Carnegie Hall. There was such a demand for tickets that some extra seating was arranged surrounding the stage. Tickets ranged from $1.65 to $5.50.

February 12, 1965

February 12, 1966

Stevie Wonder reached #1 for five weeks and #3 pop with “Uptight (Everything’s Alright)” and #14 in his British chart debut where he would become one of the most popular American artists of all time, charting fifty-four times through 1991.

Spinout 

February 12, 1967

February 12, 1968

February 12, 1969

February 12, 1970

John Lennon performed ‘Instant Karma!’ on BBC TV’s Top Of The Pops, becoming the first Beatle to have appeared on the show since 1966. Lennon wrote, recorded, and mixed his new single, all in one day. It ranks as one of the fastest-released songs in pop music history. Lennon later stated, “I wrote it for breakfast, recorded it for lunch, and we’re putting it out for dinner.”

Despite flu and a fever, Elvis continued to perform all his shows – Dinner and Midnight in Vegas at the International
Date: 12 Feb 1970
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Date: 12 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 12 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 12 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
February 12, 1971
Dinner and Midnight in Vegas at the International
Date: 12 Feb 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Date: 12 Feb 1971
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
ngagement – 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 12 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 12 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
February 12, 1972
Dinner and Midnight in Vegas at the Hilton Hotel
Date: 12 Feb 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Date: 12 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 12 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 12 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
February 12, 1973
 Dinner and Midnight in Vegas at the Hilton Hotel
Date: 12 Feb 1973
Time: 8.30pm
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
Love Me Tender
You Dont Have To Say You Love Me
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Fever
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Johnny B Goode
Hound Dog
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
Band Introductions
Ill Remember You
I Cant Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
Recordings:
Date: 12 Feb 1973
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 Tender
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Fever
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
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 12 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Yes
Info February 12 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes Yes
February 12, 1974
February 12, 1975
The night prime-time special entitled “Cher” aired with guests Elton John, Flip Wilson and Bette Midler.
Linda Thompson outside Baptist Memorial Hospital
Image result for Elvis Presley february 12, 1972
 February 12, 1976
Elvis performed at the Sportatorium, Hollywood, Florida. Elvis insisted that Ginger accompanied him on this first tour of the year. The highlights of the show for the most part remained the great dramatic displays, Unchained Melody, Hurt and How Great Thou Art.

 

Photos from this concert are usually used to negatively show Elvis in tabloids and lurid books.
This was David Briggs’ last tour, who didn’t know how much Elvis knew about his relationship with Linda, but he found out when Elvis pulled the plug on his electronic keyboard toward the end of the tour.

Romances: Ginger Alden

Date: 12 Feb 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Hollywood. FL. Sportatorium
Tickets: 15,500
Costume: Indian feather (white) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
My Boy (short)
My Way
Little Sister
Help Me
Polk Salad Annie
[Band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Hurt
Hound Dog
Funny How Time Slips Away
Wooden Heart (short)
Unchained Melody
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Unchained In Hollywood
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 28 – February 12th – February 21st 1977
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info February 12 1977 Sportatorium Hollywood FL (8:30 pm) 15500 Chief Second belt White Suit Yes Yes Yes

1997

U2 held a press conference in the Lingerie Department at the Greenwich Village Kmart store in Manhattan, New York City, to announce their Pop Mart world tour. The tour was set to start in Las Vegas on April 25th of this year.

2000

Known for his hit, “I Put a Spell On You,”Screamin” Jay Hawkins, died at 70 in Paris, France.   A Golden Gloves boxing champion at 16, he was married nine times, spent two years in jail, was temporary blinded by one of his flaming props on stage in 1976. He recorded ‘I Put A Spell On You’ in 1956, covered by The Animals and Nina Simone.

2001

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered Napster to stop its users from trading copyrighted material without charge.

2010

The remake of the song “We Are The World” was premiered at the opening of the Winter Olympics.

2014

It was reported that Rock music overtook pop in UK album sales during 2013, winning a bigger share of the market for the first time in five years. Rod Stewart’s ‘Time’ was the best-selling album to be classified as rock by the Official Charts Company, followed by Arctic Monkeys and Bastille. In total rock accounted for 33.8% of album sales, compared with 31% for pop, said industry body the BPI. However, pop records still held the lead in single sales.

2016

 

 

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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