Daily Elvis: February 13

Give us this day, February 13, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

1943

Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra charted with the often-covered “That Old Black Magic,” reaching #2 R&B and #15 pop, and making it one of music history’s most popular versions.

Elvis got a Tupelo Public Library card, made out to “Elvis Aron Presley, age 13” and signed by Gladys Presley.

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

February 13, 1954

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Elvis performed at the Fair Park Coliseum, Lubbock, Texas at 4.00 p.m.

The advertisement said: “Elvis Presley, The Be-Bop Western Star of the Louisiana Hayride, returns to Lubbock.”

This was the first booking that Bob Neal had obtained directly through The Colonel and the group was paid $350 for their performance and shared the bill with Charline Arthur, Jimmie Rodgers Snow, son of Hank, and Benjamin Francis “Whitey” Ford, a comedian and instrumentalist that performed under the name of “The Duke of Paducah”.

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For this performance Dave Stone added a local aspiring country duo to open the show, “Buddy and Bob”.  They were Charles Hardin Holley and Bob Montgomery and in addition to performing locally they had their own half hour radio show Sundays on KDAV where their repertoire was mainly country

(Holley’s mother always thought that Charles Hardin was rather a long name so simply called him Buddy).

If there was a single influence that indelibly shaped Buddy Holly’s life and music, it was Elvis.  “Presley just blew Buddy away,” recalls Sonny Curtis. “None of us had ever seen anything like Elvis, the way he could get the girls jumping up and down, and that definitely impressed Holly. But it was the music that really turned Buddy around. He loved Presley’s rhythm –it wasn’t country and it wasn’t blues –it was somewhere in the middle and it suited just fine. After seeing Elvis, Buddy had only one way to go,” Rock and Roll.  Buddy himself would later tell Billboard columnist Ren Grevatt that “without Elvis Presley none of us would have made it.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info February 13 1955 Fair Park Coliseum Lubbock TX (4:00 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes
Elvis performed at the Paramount Theater, Newport News, Virginia at 4.30, 7.00 and 9.00 p.m.
Due to the overflow crowds there was a 4th show added at 11.00 p.m.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info February 13 1956 Paramount Theater Newport News VA (4:30 PM) East Coast Tour Yes
Info February 13 1956 Paramount Theater Newport News VA (7:00 PM) East Coast Tour Yes
Info February 13 1956 Paramount Theater Newport News VA (9:00 PM) East Coast Tour Yes
Info February 13 1956 Paramount Theater Newport News VA (11:00 PM) East Coast Tour Yes

 

February 13, 1957

Loving You   Production

February 13, 1958

King Creole  Production

Military Service in Germany: Private Elvis created a traffic jam in Friedberg, when he stopped to sign autographs.

 

February 13, 1960

Military Service in Germany

February 13, 1961

Frank Sinatra launched his own record label, Reprise Records, in order to allow more artistic freedom for his own recordings. Hence, he garnered the nickname “The Chairman of the Board.” One of the label’s founding principles under Sinatra’s leadership was that each artist would have full creative freedom, and at some point complete ownership of their work. Reprise later became the home of many influential US acts such as Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Randy Newman and The Beach Boys.

February 13, 1962

February 13, 1963

Fun in Acapulco Production

February 13, 1964

February 13, 1965

LaVern Baker charted with “Fly Me To the Moon,” reaching #31 R&B. It was the last solo hit for Little Miss Sharecropper, as she was known, though she did have one more chart single in a duet with jackie Wilson on “Think Twice” (#37 R&B). In all, she had twenty-one hits starting in 1955 and was considered one of the finest female R&B singers of the ’50s.

Junior Walker & The All-Stars charted wit “Shotgun,” eventually reaching #1 R&B for four weeks and #4 pop. The song came about when the band, playing a benefit in Benton Harbor, MI, noticed a few teens doing a new dance called “the Shotgun.” That night in his hotel room, Walker wrote the song to match the dance.

February 13, 1966

The Rolling Stones appeared on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” The appearance had been taped the day before.

Spinout Production

February 13, 1967

The Monkees announced that from now on they would be playing on their own recordings instead of session musicians.

February 13, 1968

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February 13, 1970

On this day, Friday the 13th, Black Sabbath released their debut self-titled studio album on Vertigo records in the UK. Peaking at No.8 on the charts, the album has been recognised as the first main album to be credited with the development of the heavy metal genre.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Shows in Vegas International Hotel

Date: 13 Feb 1970
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: 0
Recordings: 0

 

 

Date: 13 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 13 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 13 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
February 13, 1971
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Shows in Vegas International Hotel
Date: 13 Feb 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Date: 13 Feb 1971
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sparch Zarathustra
That’s All Right
I Got A Woman
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Sweet Caroline
You Lost That Lovin Feeling
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Johnny B Goode
How Great Thou Art
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Love Me
Don’t Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel
Blue Suede Shoes
Little Sister
Hound Dog
Suspicious Minds
The Impossible Dream
Recordings:

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 13 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 13 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Cisco Kid Suit Yes Yes
February 13, 1972
Led Zeppelin was forced to cancel a concert in Singapore when officials wouldn’t let them off the plane because of their long hair.
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Shows in Vegas Hotel Hilton
Date: 13 Feb 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Date: 13 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 13 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 13 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Shows in Vegas Hotel Hilton; however he continued to be ill and his doctors recommended that he canceled both shows. He did the dinner show, but cancelled the midnight show. Doctor Sidney Bowers with a Lincoln Continental to show his appreciation for all his work.
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Date: 13 Feb 1973
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list:  Also Sprach Zarathustra / C. C. 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 / Carry Me Back To Old Virginia (one line) – Love Me / Blue Suede Shoes / Heartbreak Hotel / Johnny B. Goode / Hound Dog / What Now My Love / Suspicious Minds / Band Introductions / Celebrity introduction / I Can’t Stop Loving You / An American Trilogy / Can’t Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp – Announcements
Recordings:
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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 13 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Yes
Info February 13 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV CANCELLED
February 13, 1974
David Bowie turned down an offer from the Gay Liberation group to compose ‘the world’s first Gay National Anthem.’
February 13, 1975
There was an agreement drawn up between Elvis, real estate developer T. Michael McMahon, Joe Esposito and Dr. Nick for the creation of a chain of racquetball courts around the country the be called Presley Center Courts.
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Elvis performed at the Auditorium, West Palm Beach, Florida.
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Elvis spent much of this show surrounded by bodyguards on stage.
Date: 13 Feb 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: West Palm Beach, FL. Auditorium
Tickets: 7,000
Costume: Rainfall Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Little Sister
You Gave Me A Mountain
Blue Suede Shoes
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
My Way
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Fever
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Blueberry Hill
Love Letters
Hurt
Hound Dog
Danny Boy
Walk With Me [by Sherril Nielsen]
Jailhouse Rock
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

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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 13 1977 Auditorium West Palm Beach FL (8:30 pm) 5981 Rainfall Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes

 

1982

The 300 pound gravestone on the grave of Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant was stolen from an Orange Park, FL, cemetery. Police found it two weeks later in a dry river bed.

The Jam became the first band since The Beatles to play two numbers on the same edition of Top Of The Pops when they performed ‘A Town Called Malice’, and ‘Precious’, their latest double A sided No.1.

1984

Donna Summer’s remake of the Drifters’ 1960 hit “There Goes My Baby” peaked at #21 pop and #20 R&B.

1988

Michael Jackson bought a ranch in Santa Ynez, California that he called “Neverland.”

1989

“I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)”, the first single from Whitney Houston’s second studio album “Whitney” becomes Houston’s first single to be certified platinum with shipment of over one million units

1993

Dr. Dre’s (formerly N.W.A.) debut solo album The Chronic reached #3 pop with new rapper Snoopy Dog performing several raps on the record. The twenty-two-year-old Snoopy (Calvin Broadus) had already had a career’s worth of destructive lifestyle  anchored by his teen membership in the Long Beach Insane crips gang, along with jail time for selling cocaine and gun possession. (According to his admirers, Snoopy can rap.)

2002

American country singer, songwriter Waylon Jennings died in his sleep after a lengthy fight with diabetes. Was bassist for Buddy Holly following the break-up of The Crickets. Released a series of duet albums with Willie Nelson in the late 1970s. Scored the 1980 US No.21 single ‘Theme From The Dukes Of Hazzard’, he was also the narrator on the television series. Member of The Highwaymen with Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson.

2005

Ray Charles won eight posthumous Grammy awards for his final album, “Genius Loves Company.”

Readers of UK newspaper The Sun voted George Michael’s ‘Careless Whisper’ as the greatest British pop single of the past 25 years. Oasis came second with ‘Wonderwall’ and Kate Bush third with ‘Wuthering Heights’. The rest of the Top 10: No.4, Robbie Williams, ‘Angels’, No.5, The Jam, ‘Going Underground’, in equal 6th, Sex Pistols, ‘God Save The Queen’ and Joy Division, ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’, 7th was Queen, ‘We Are The Champions’, 9th, The Stone Roses, ‘Fool’s Gold’ and 10th The Undertones ‘Teenage Kicks’.

 

2012

Grammy Awards. Adele  The British singer won song of the year for ‘Rolling In the Deep’, and also received Grammys for best pop solo performance for ‘Someone Like You’, best pop vocal album and album of the year for 21, and record of the year and best short form music video for ‘Rolling In the Deep’.

2016

All four members of English indie rock group Viola Beach, along with their manager Craig Tarry, died in a car crash in Södertälje, Sweden. Witnesses said they saw the car fall through a gap on the E4 motorway bridge, which was open to let a boat pass. The band had played at the Where’s the Music? festival in Norrköping the previous day. The band had been scheduled to support Blossoms on a tour of the UK and Ireland during February and March 2016.

2017

Story image for Elvis Presley from Billings Gazette

Hi-Line community radio station is home to Elvis shrine

Billings Gazette: General Manager Shirley Trang, left, and Office Manager Annette “Hootch” Vegge with their life-sized Elvis Presley doll at the KLTZ offices in …

 

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

http://www.elvisnews.com

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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