Daily Elvis: February 15

Give us this day, February 15, our daily Elvis

February 15, 1903

The first teddy bear in America was introduced by Russian immigrants Morris and Rose Michtom.

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.

, 1938

Vernon Presley awaiting prison  ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)

,1939

Vernon Presley  in prison ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

1943

1944

August 8, 1945 to July 18, 1946
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

510 1/2 Maple Street, South Tupelo -the Presleys lived with Glady’s cousin Frank Richards and his wife, Leona.

1947

Mulbery Alley

 

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

Sept 2o 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

 

 

February 15, 1954

Joe Turner recorded the classic “Shake, Rattle, & Roll,” six months before Bill Haley’s hit version. As sung by Turner, it is ranked #126 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Elvis worked at Precision Tool company, operating a drill press for $1.55 a hour from September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954

The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented end of 1954 to mid-1955

Elvis performed at the Fairpark Auditorium, Abilene, Texas at 7.00 and 9.00 p.m. “Elvis and his Bop Band” were advertised below headliner Hank Snow and popular hillbilly comedian the Duke of Paducah, with Charlene Arthur and Jimmie Rodgers Snow.
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Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info February 15 1955 Fair Park Auditorium Abilene TX (7:00 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes
Info February 15 1955 Fair Park Auditorium Abilene TX (9:00 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes

The Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis performed at the Walter Williams High School, Auditorium, Burlington, North Carolina , along with Justin Tubb
The Louvin Brothers, The Alabama Sanddusters, Mother Maybelle, The Carter Sisters, June Carter, and Benny Martin
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info February 15 1956 Williams High School Auditorium Burlington NC (8:00 PM) East Coast Tour Yes

The Presleys lived at  at  1414 Getwell Street  until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive  March 1957

February 15, 1957

Irving Feld’s Greatest Show of 1957 rock package: LaVern Baker,  Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Clyde McPhatter, the Five Keys, the Moonglows, Charles Brown, the Schoolboys, Ann Cole, and the Five Satins — The extravaganza would run through May 5 starting in Pittsburgh, PA, for eighty straight days and nights.

The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive until March 1957, moving into Graceland

Loving You  

February 15, 1958

Frankie Avalon scored his first US Top 10 smash when “Dede Dinah” reached number 7. He would follow it with a string of hits over the next couple of years, including “Ginger Bread” (#9), “Venus” (#1), “Bobby Sox to Stockings” (#8), “A Boy Without a Girl” (#10), “Just Ask Your Heart” (#7) and “Why” (#1).

Jerry Lee Lewis performs “Great Balls of Fire” and his latest release “Breathless” on American Bandstand. Later in the day, he would appear on Dick Clark’s Rock ‘n’ Roll program, Saturday Night Beechnut Show, along with Pat Boone, Chuck Willis, Connie Francis, The Royal Teens and Johnnie Ray.

“The Dick Clark Saturday Night Beechnut Show” debuted on ABC-TV with guest performers Connie Francis, Pat Boone, Chuck Willis, the Royal Teens, Johnnie Ray and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Elvis Presley’s five-song EP “Jailhouse Rock” hit #18 in the U.K.

Elvis Presley’s single “Don’t” hit #1 in the U.S. The b-side “I Beg of You” hit #8.

King Creole 

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

February 15, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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 – Feb 8 to?

Feb 3 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

February 15, 1960

Military Service in Germany

Feb 3 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

February 15, 1961

Jackie Wilson was shot in his apartment in New York City by Juanita Jones, either a a jealous lover or crazed fan. In wrestling the gun from her, Wilson was hit in the stomach. Though he survived the ordeal, 21 days in a coma and losing a kidney, doctors were never able to remove the difficult-to-reach bullet.

At the RCA Studios in New York, the Marcels recorded “Blue Moon.”

February 15, 1962

At United Studios in Hollywood, Ray Charles recorded “I Can’t Stop Loving You” and “You Don’t Know Me.”. The tunes will go on to top both the US and UK charts, and become an American Songbook Classic – with many covers, including Elvis.

February 15, 1963

February 15, 1964

Sam Cooke announced that he was cutting back on live performances to concentrate on songwriting and building his record labels, Sar and Derby.

The Beatles scored their first US No.1 album with Meet The Beatles! The album stayed at No.1 for eleven weeks. The album sold over four million copies in the US by December 31, 1964.

February 15, 1965

After completing the movie “Cat Ballou” starring Jane Fonda, Nat King Cole died of lung cancer at the age of 47. His daughter Natalie had just turned 15 the previous week. Nat originally played piano in Jazz bands, but stepped to the front of the stage for good when “Mona Lisa” became a number one hit in 1950. Cole continued his hit streak with “Unforgettable” (#12 in 1951), “A Blossom Fell” (#2 in 1955), “Send For Me” (#6 in 1957), “Looking Back” (#5 in 1958), “Ramblin’ Rose” (#2 in 1962) and “Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer” (#6 in 1963). He hit the charts again in 1991 when his voice was dubbed into a duet with Natalie on an updated version of “Unforgettable” which rose to #14.

At EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London, the Beatles recorded “Ticket To Ride.” This was the first song by the band in which Paul McCartney was featured on lead guitar. The meaning of the title phrase remains unclear. McCartney said it was “a British Railways ticket to the town of Ryde on the Isle of Wight,” and John Lennon said it described cards indicating a clean bill of health carried by Hamburg prostitutes in the 1960s. The Beatles played in Hamburg early in their musical career, and “ride/riding” was slang for having sex.

The Beatles released the single “Eight Days a Week,” but only in North America. Although it was a huge American hit, the group did not think highly of the song (John Lennon called it ‘lousy’) and they never performed it live.

February 15, 1966

Spinout 

The main ranch house on the property, Circle G, was too small for the whole group, so Elvis started buying house trailers and initiated extensive repairs on the septic system.
February 15, 1968
John and Cynthia Lennon, along with George and Patti Harrison, fly to India to study meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Paul and Ringo would join them a few days later, but Starr would become bored and leave on March 1st. Much of the Beatles’ “White Album” was written during their stay.
February 15, 1969
Sly and the Family Stone started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Everyday People’, their first No.1.
In Fort Myers, Florida, Vickie Jones, a hairdresser from Virginia, was arrested for impersonating Aretha Franklin during a concert at a local club. Jones’ performance was so realistic that no one asked for a refund.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

February 15, 1970
After a Sly & the Family Stone concert ran hours late and resulted in more $1,000 damage at Washington D.C.’s Constitution Hall, the Daughters of the American Revolution imposed a ban against any further rock concerts at the venue.
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows
Date: 15 Feb 1970
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: 0
Recordings: 0
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Date: 15 Feb 1970
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Opening Theme
All Shook Up
I Got A Woman
Long Tall Sally
Dont Cry Daddy
Hound Dog
Love Me Tender
Kentucky Rain
Let It Be Me
I Cant Stop Loving You
Walk A Mile In My Shoes
– segued medley with –
In The Ghetto
Sweet Caroline
Polk Salad Annie
Band Introductions
Suspicious Minds
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
Recordings:
Official Release of concert on the Follow That Dream Label
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 15 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 15 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes
February 15, 1971
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows
Date: 15 Feb 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Date: 15 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 15 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 15 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
February 15, 1972
The United States government’s new anti-piracy laws were enacted as a response to the widespread bootlegging of work by major recording artists.
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows
Date: 15 Feb 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: All Shook Up
Teddy Bear
– segued medley with –
Dont Be Cruel
Hound Dog
** Tracklist Is Incomplete
Recordings: 0
Date: 15 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
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Hound Dog
A Big Hunk O’ Love
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 15 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 15 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
Elvis did Dinner Vegas Shows: Elvis walked off stage during the dinner show. When he returned, he said, “I’m sorry, ladies and gentlemen, but I have a touch of the flu, and my voice suddenly disappeared.” He finished the show, but again the midnight show was canceled.
Date: 15 Feb 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: White Sunlight suit
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
Elvis left the stage and Charlie Hodge took over, singing:Lonesome Road
Sweet, Sweet Spirit
When It’s My Time
How Great Thou Art
Crucified
– Elvis returned to the stage and continued the show, singing:Can’t Help Falling In Love– Elvis changes his mind about leaving and continues:Faded Love
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
Polk Salad Annie
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 15 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Orange Sunburst Original belt Yes Yes
Info February 15 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV CANCELLED
February 15, 1974
February 15, 1975
Linda Ronstadt went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘You’re No Good’, the singers only solo chart topper out of 12 other top 40 hits. Also today Ronstadt went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Heart Like A Wheel.’
Singer Gino Vannelli became the second Caucasian artist to perform on the syndicated TV dance show, “Soul Train.” (The first was Detroit guitarist Dennis Coffey who appeared in January 1972.)
February 15, 1976
February 15, 1977
George Harrison’s album “The Best Of George Harrison” was certified Gold.
Elvis played the Sports Stadium
Date: 15 Feb 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Orlando, FL. Sports Stadium
Tickets: 7,500
Costume: Indian feather (white) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me Let Me Know
You Gave Me A Mountain
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Help Me
Big Boss Man
My Way
[Band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Hurt
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Orlando
Elvis seemed tired and worn during this tour show. The sound was poor in the ‘aluminum and steel’ building.

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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 15 1977 Sports Stadium Orlando FL (8:30 pm) Chief Second belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath

1979

At the 21st Grammy Awards, the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack won Album Of The Year and The Bee Gees won Best Pop Group and Best Arrangement For Voices for “Staying Alive”. Billy Joel‘s “Just The Way You Are” won Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year. Donna Summer‘s “Last Dance” won two Grammys: Best Female R&B Vocal and Best R&B Song.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1993

“This is the crowning achievement of my career and they want to give it to me secretly. It’s like I’m in the kitchen doing all the cooking and the waiters get all the credit. I cried. . . .I’ve been waiting so long.” This was the reaction from Little Richard upon hearing he was being given a Lifetime Achievement Grammy but would have to accept it at a dinner the night before.

1997

U2 went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Discotheque’, the bands third UK No.1 single. The entire track was leaked onto the internet in December 1996, forcing U2 to move the release date.

2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2012

Michael Jackson‘s estate sued the singer’s former manager, Tohme R. Tohme, claiming he lined his own pockets by persuading the singer to sign unconscionable contracts in the final year of his life.

2013

Chubby Checker launched a half-billion dollar lawsuit against Hewlett-Packard for including an app on its phones and tablets that used the same name as the 71-year-old musician to measure a man’s penis length based on his shoe size. The app had already been removed in 2012 after it was downloaded just 84 times at a cost of 99 cents. In July, 2014, the suit would be settled out of court for undisclosed terms.

 

2016

the 58th annual Grammy Awards were Best Blues Album: “Born To Play Guitar” by Buddy Guy, Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media: “I’ll Be Me” by Glen Campbell and Best Spoken Word Album: “A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety” by Jimmy Carter.

Sir Paul McCartney was denied access to a Grammy after-party which was being held at the Argyle club in Hollywood. McCartney, along with Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins and Beck, then headed to another party hosted by Republic Records, and had no problem getting in. Alluding to the incident, Maca quipped, “How VIP do we gotta get? We need another hit.”

2017

Elvis‘ 40 Year Reign (1956-1957): Cult of Whatever

The Local: Devin Balram channels spirit of Elvis Presley

)ne of the greatest songs ever recorded, “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley i covered.

Australian Actor and Musician Marty Rhone Releases Elvis Presley

Broadway World40 years ago, Elvis Presley died and left millions heartbroken with devastation. For award-winning Australian actor and musician, Marty Rhone, ..

 

2018

Shelby County Chancery Court for Elvis Presley Enterprises et al. v. City of Memphis

Court preview: Why Grizz attorneys say EPE is ‘caught in a trap’

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http://www.elvisrecordings.com/  Master and Sessions

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