Daily Elvis: February 14

Give us this day, February 14,  our daily Elvis

1931

Ted Lewis’ version of “Just A Gigolo” is the most popular tune in America. David Lee Roth would score a number 12 hit with the same song 54 years later in 1985.

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

February 14, 1954

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Elvis met Tom Diskin at Roswell, a hotel in New Mexico, no later than 3.00 p.m. after instructions from the Colonel, in order to do radio promotion and to get the schedule for Elvis’ first appearance that evening on the Hank Snow Jamboree tour.
Elvis performed at the North Junior High School Auditorium, Roswell at 7.30 and 9.30 p.m.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info February 14 1955 North Junior High School Auditorium Roswell NM (7:30 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes
Info February 14 1955 North Junior High School Auditorium Roswell NM (9:30 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes
Actor Tab Hunter receives over 62,000 Valentines from a large following of female fans. A year later, he would have his first hit record with “Young Love”. His Heartthrob Status faded, and in the 1970s, he would make Jon Waters movies and later come out as gay, exposing the sexual oppression in Hollywood. 
Elvis performed at the Charles L.Coon High School, Wilson, North Carolina at 7.00 and 9.00 p.m. There was a 3rd show added at 11.00 p.m. The other performers refused to play the last show, until the Colonel promised them extra pay.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info February 14 1956 Charles L. Coon Auditorium Wilson NC (7:00 PM) 4000 East Coast Tour Yes
Info February 14 1956 Charles L. Coon Auditorium Wilson NC (9:00 PM) East Coast Tour Yes
Info February 14 1956 Charles L. Coon Auditorium Wilson NC (11:00 PM) East Coast Tour

 

Elvis re-recorded both fast and slow versions of Loving You at Radio Recorders. RCA informed Elvis that it was exercising its option to extend the term of his contract, currently due to expire on October 15, 1961, until October 15, 1966.

Loving You   January 21, – March 8; national release July 9, 1957

February 14, 1958

King Creole January 20 and March 10, 1958

February 14, 1959
Military Service

February 14, 1960

Military Service

February 14, 1961

The Platters sued their label, Mercury Records, after amassing thirty-two hits because the label refused to issue  singles not sung by lead Tony Williams, who left the group in 1960.  As the debate raged, Mercury released twelve more 45s through 1964, all old previously-recorded sides.

The Beatles performed at the Cassanova Club, Liverpool, and at Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool where they play a special Valentine’s Day show. Paul McCartney sang Elvis Presley’s “Wooden Heart”, wearing wooden heart pinned to his coat, covered with satin and embroidered with the names “John”, “Paul”, “George”, and “Pete”. The heart was raffled off, and the winner also won a kiss from Paul.

While at home at Graceland, Elvis frequently screened motion pictures, both current and historic, in the basement TV room on a 16mm projector supplied by RCA.

February 14, 1963

Fun in Acapulco January 25 – March 2x

The Crystals performed on the British teen show, Ready, Steady, Go!, which was the equivalent of Soul Train and American Bandstand rolled into one.
The UK singing duo Chad And Jeremy appeared on ABC-TV’s Patty Duke Show as downtrodden, would-be British Invasion stars Nigel and Patrick. Patty gets them their big break and they repay her with a concert at her high school.
Elvis donated President Roosevelt’s Yatcht to Danny Thomas’ St Jude Hospital, rather than the ship being decommissioned and is in the current era, a tourist attraction.
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Elvis interrupted his Vegas stay to travel to Long Beach, California, for presentation of the Potomac to Danny Thomas on behalf of St Jude’s Hospital in Memphis.

February 14, 1965

Elvis attended a music meeting to select songs for the soundtrack for Spinout 
From Harry Levitch Elvis bought a man’s white gold horseshoe ring for $475, a lady’s horseshoe pin for $ 475, and a special Valentine’s charm.
Elvis and Priscilla went to Gladys’ grave and left some flowers and a card (from “Elvis-Priscilla-Lisa Marie”), with special orders that the card had to be burned along with the flowers when they wilted.
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February 14, 1969
February 14, 1970
Billboard magazine reports that the Recording Industry Association of America is “Mounting Total War Against Tape Pirating of Pre-recorded Music.”
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Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows
Date: 14 Feb 1970
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: 0
Recordings: 0
Date: 14 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 14 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 14 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
February 14, 1971
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows
Date: 12 Feb 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Date: 14 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 14 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 14 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin a week long stint as guest hosts on US TV’s Mike Douglas Show. For the next five days the pair will welcome the likes of Chuck Berry, The Chambers Brothers, activist Ralph Nader, comedian Louis Nye and the US Surgeon General.
RCA taped both dinner and midnight shows primarily for the purpose of recording newly introduced songs. Felton Jarvis supervised the taping, but his health problems had worsened and he required dialysis treatment several times a week. The intended live album never actually materializes, but the recordings would show up on various subsequent releases.
Date: 14 Feb 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Date: 14 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
Hound Dog
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Help Me Make It Thru The Night
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
An American Trilogy
Can’t Help Falling In Love
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 14 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 14 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
The Hilton released this announcement before the dinner show: “Ladies and Gentlemen, Elvis because of illness was unable to do his late show last night. He did, however , do the dinner show last night against doctor’s advice. Again, tonight, he was asked by his doctors not to do a show, but he wants to do the best he can. He does not want to disappoint the people who came to see him. There will be no late show tonight. Thank You.”
Date: 14 Feb 1973
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 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 14 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Yes Yes
Info February 14 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV CANCELLED
Elvis was discharged from the hospital, but in order to avoid crowds of fans this was done between midnight and 1.00 a.m. He returned to Graceland to recuperate. Dr.Nick had hoped to regulate Elvis’ medication and diet and began a routine, in which either he or his nurse, would stop by Graceland every day to dispense the allotted prescriptions. Dr. Nick also encouraged Elvis to play racquetball with him as often as he could and he spent time in discussion with Elvis. Elvis got “laugh therapy” from his constant viewing of old Monty Python episodes that he had in Video Cassette from tv,  which he knew by heart now.
 February 14, 1976
US singer songwriter Janis Ian received 461 Valentine’s day cards after indicating in the lyrics of her song ‘At Seventeen’, she had never received any.
Elvis performed at the Bay front Center, St. Petersburg, Florida.
Date: 14 Feb 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: St. Petersburg, FL. Bay Front Center
Tickets: 8,355
Costume: Indian Feather
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Guadalajara (part)
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Fever
My Way
[Band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Blueberry Hill
Solos
Love Letters
Hurt
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love
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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 14 1977 Bay Front Center St Petersburg FL (8:30 pm) 8355 Chief Second belt White Suit Yes Yes Yes

 

1984

Rod Stewart and Olivia Newton-John are among the guests at Elton John‘s marriage to studio engineer, Renate Blauel, in Sydney, Australia. The couple stayed together for four years, although John later admitted he knew he was homosexual before the marriage.

1985

Whitney Houston’s self titled debut album is released by Arista Records on Valentine’s Day. The LP will produce four giant Billboard hits, “You Give Good Love” (#3), “Saving All My Love For You” (#1), “How Will I Know” (#1), and “Greatest Love Of All” (#1).

1992

Wayne’s World, the motion picture starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, opens in movie theaters across the US. The use of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in the film propelled the song to No.2 on the US singles charts nearly 20 years after its first release.

1998

Celine Dion’s ‘My Heart Will Go On’ set a new recorded for the most radio plays in the US with 116 million plays in one week.

1999

Buddy Knox, who scored a #1 hit in 1957 with “Party Doll”, died of cancer at the age of 65.

Elton John appeared as himself in a special episode of the animated series The Simpsons shown on US TV.

2010

Dale Hawkins, a Rockabilly artist most often remembered for his 1957 hit “Susie-Q”, lost his battle with colon cancer at the age of 73.

Doug Fieger, the lead singer for The Knack on their 1979 hit “My Sharona”, died after a six-year battle with cancer. He was 57.

Everybody Hurts, recorded to help Haiti’s earthquake victims went to No.1 on the UK singles chart. The REM cover featured Leona Lewis, Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams and Take That sold over 453,000 copies in its first week.

2012

Whitney Houston, whose majestic voice helped her place 32 songs on the Billboard Pop chart between 1985 and 2001, passed away at the age of 48. Daughter of Cissy Houston of The Sweet Inspirations. 

SOCA, a branch of UK law enforcement, closed down the illegal music download site RnBXclusive.com. Visitors to the page were told that “the individuals behind this website have been arrested for fraud” and also cautioned those who may have downloaded music, “you may be liable for prosecution…”

2016

Adele was at No.1 on the US album chart with her third studio album 25. The album was a massive commercial success, debuting at No.1 in more than 25 markets and broke first-week sales records in multiple countries, including the United Kingdom and United States; in the US, the album sold 3.38 million copies in its first week of release, marking the largest single-week sales for an album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking point-of-sale music purchases in 1991.

2017

Marty Lacker, Memphis Mafia member died.

Marty Lacker, member of Elvis’ Memphis Mafia, dies – The Tennessean

 

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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