Daily Elvis: February 16

Give us this day, February 16, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

Barely 2 weeks after their first meeting, Elvis brought Dixie home to meet his parents.

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Elvis performed at the Odessa Senior High School Field House, Odessa, Texas at 7.30 and 9.30 p.m.
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The show attracted more than 4,000 people, including local singer Roy Orbison. Roy later commented: “his energy was incredible, his instinct was just amazing”. Soon it became obvious that any other act would have trouble following him.
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

Elvis performed at the Carolina Theater, Winston – Salem, North Carolina at 4.30, 7.00 and 9.00 p.m. 1956 Elvis ad

The local newspaper reported: ” He slouches, he scratches, he mugs, he bumps, he grinds….. The frenzy, the hysteria, the wild and wonderful shrieks of sheer joy, these were reserved for the remarkable young man with the long hair, the pearly teeth, the stylish slouch, the incredible conceit: Elvis Presley.”

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

 

February 16, 1957

BBC television’s first Rock ‘n’ Roll music program  The Six-Five Special, named for the time the show began, five minutes after six. The show was given air-time immediately after the abolition of what was called the Toddlers’ Truce, which had seen television stop between 6 and 7pm so children could be put to bed.

Ray Charles hit the R&B charts with “Ain’t That Love,” an eventual #8 hit. It became his seventeenth Top 10 R&B hit in  a row. His next single, “Swanee River Rock” would fail to reach the R&BTop 10, peaking at #14, but became his first pop chart single in November, reaching #34.

Loving You   

February 16, 1958

King Creole 

February 16, 1959

The Coasters charted on the way to 32 R&B and pop with the novelty classic, “Charlie Brown.” As big a hit it was, the million seller was the first of four singles in a row to not make #1. The chart toppers before it were “Yakety Yak,” “Youngblood,” and “Searchin’. ”

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Military Service – Elvis donated Blood.

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Elvis Presley donating blood to German Red Cross at Wartturm Barracks in Friedberg, Germany,

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February 16, 1960

Military Service

February 16, 1961

February 16, 1962

February 16, 1963

February 16, 1964

The Crystals embarked on a British tour backed by Manfred Mann.

The Beatles appear for the second week in a row on The Ed Sullivan Show, with an estimated audience of 70 million watching.

February 16, 1965

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Elvis began 2 days of soundtrack recording at Radio Recorders for Spinout, starting at 3.00 p.m. and working till midnight. The core of the Nashville studio band had been flown in and was joined by “Tiny” Timbrell and guitarist Tommy Tedesco.
February 16, 1967
February 16, 1968
Elvis Presley‘s Gospel album, “How Great Thou Art” is awarded a Gold record. It would go on to win a Grammy Award for Best Sacred Performance and by 2010 was certified Triple-Platinum. The L.P. includes Presley’s 1965 #3 hit, “Crying in the Chapel”.
Elvis with fans at Graceland – Photo by Judy Palmer.
Elvis Presley : Graceland : February 16, 1968
 February 16, 1969
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows
 
Date: 16 Feb 1970
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: White Broquade
Track list: 0
Recordings: 0

Both on the dinner show and on the midnight show were several songs recorded which would serve as the backbone for the upcoming On Stage album. It was obvious that Polk Salad Annie, completed with karate moves, was the new showstopper.

Date: 16 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 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 16, 1971
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows
Date: 16 Feb 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Proud Mary
Sweet Caroline
Walk A Mile In My Shoes
– segued medley with –
In The Ghetto
Kentucky Rain
Suspicious Minds
Dont Cry Daddy
Polk Salad Annie
** Tracklist Is Incomplete
Recordings: 0
Date: 16 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
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows
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Date: 16 Feb 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Spanish Flower suit
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
During the dinner show, Elvis Elvis introduces songwriter Johnny Tilotson
Recording by RCA had continued each night and would conclude tomorrow. Except for It’s Over all masters that were eventually released were from tonight’s midnight show.
Date: 16 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
It’s Impossble
The Impossible Dream
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
February 16, 1973
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows
Date: 16 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
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
Elvis introduced Johnny Tillotson
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

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Date: 16 Feb 1973
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: 2001 Theme
C C Rider
Got A Woman
– segued medley with –
Amen
Love Me Tender
( above song includes 1 false start )
You Dont Have To Say You Love Me
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Fever
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Johnny B Goode
Hound Dog
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
Band Introductions
Elvis introduces Paul Anka
I Cant Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
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 16, 1974
February 16, 1975
February 16, 1976

Elvis Presley, Dick Grob and Ed Parker, February 16, 1977.

Elvis performed at the Garrett Coliseum, Montgomery, Alabama.
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Date: 16 Feb 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Montgomery, AL.
Garretti Coliseum
Tickets: 10,928
Costume: Rainfall 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
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
My Way
Polk Salad Annie
[Band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Hurt
Hound Dog
Where No One Stands Alone
Unchained Melody
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 15 1977 Sports Stadium Orlando FL (8:30 pm) Chief Second belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes

 

1980

RCA’s Charley Pride bounced onto the country charts with “Honky Tonk Blues,” reaching #1. It was his twenty-third of twenty-nine #1 country smashes in a career as the most successful Black country entertainer.

 

2006

Elton John accepted undisclosed libel damages from the Britain’s Sunday Times after the newspaper erroneously repeated an entirely false rumor that he acted in a rude, self-important and arrogant manner at a charity ball.

2013

Tony Sheridan, who used the early Beatles as his backing band during their days of playing clubs in Hamburg, Germany, died following a long illness at the age of 72.

2014

February 16, 1956: Elvis Comes to town – Winston-Salem

2015
Leslie Gore, who placed eleven songs on the Billboard Top 40 between 1963 and 1967, including “It’s My Party”, “Judy’s Turn To Cry”, She’s A Fool” and “You Don’t Own Me”, died of cancer at the age of 68.
In the 1990s, Gore came out publicly as a lesbian. 
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2016

2017

Michael Jackson’s 1982 album “Thriller” was certified 33-times Platinum in the U.S. after the top brass at the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) changed their rules to include individual tracks and streams.

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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