Daily Elvis: February 18

Give us this day, February 18, our daily Elvis

1735

The first opera performed in America. The work was “Flora” (or “Hob in the Well”) and was presented in Charleston, SC.

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

February 18, 1954

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Elvis performed at the West Monroe High School Auditorium, Monroe, Louisiana at 7.30 and 9.30 p.m. This was the end of the Hank Snow tour.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info February 18 1955 West Monroe High School West Monroe LA (7:30 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes
Info February 18 1955 West Monroe High School West Monroe LA (9:30 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes
 “Rock and Roll Waltz” by Kay Starr becomes the first number one record by a female in the Rock era. The disc would go on to sell over a million copies, but Kay  was reluctant to record it in the first place,would later say that she was never asked to perform the record on TV and seldom sang it during a live show.
Pat Boone‘s cover version of Little Richard’s #17 hit, “Tutti Frutti”, peaks at #12 on the US Pop chart. Boone himself later admitted that he didn’t even want to record the song because “it didn’t make sense” to him.
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Elvis performed at the Stage Show, CBS Studios, New York City at 8.00 p.m.
Elvis sung Tutti Frutti and I Was The One, a ballad of which he was very proud. At 11.45 p.m. Elvis and the band flew to Tampa, Florida.
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Elvis Presley photographed by Editta Sherman at the back entrance of CBS Studio 50 in New York. this image would be used for the post-humus release “Reconsider Baby” aka “Elvis Blues”; released at the end of the cassette tape, the demise of the LP and the rise of the CD.
The Cassette and LP releases would be the same, but early cds included additional tracks as an enducement to change formats – meanwhile VHS defeated Beta and DVDs were not yet on the consumer view.

 

February 18, 1957

Loving You  

February 18, 1958

King Creole 

 

February 18, 1959

Ray Charles recorded ‘What’d I Say’, in New York City. The song had evolved in concert as a call-and-response between Charles and his female back-up singers. It became Charles’ biggest hit to date, reaching No.1 on the R&B and No.6 on the pop charts. Both Roy Orbison and Elvis would cover it in the mid-60s.
Military Service

February 18, 1960

Military Service –

February 18, 1961

February 18, 1962

On weekend leave from marine training, The Everly Brothers appeared on the US Ed Sullivan show, in full uniform and with regulation cropped hair, singing their new single, ‘Crying In The Rain’.

February 18, 1963

Fun in Acapulco

February 18, 1964

February 18, 1965

February 18, 1966

Spinout 

February 18, 1967

Petula Clark‘s version of the Charlie Chaplin penned “This Is My Song” tops the UK chart for the first of a two week stay. After singing the song in French, German and Italian, Petula reluctantly recorded the song in English, even though she thought the lyrics were corny and old fashioned. The tune would go on to be a Top Ten hit in America, Canada, Ireland, Australia, Holland, Belgium and Norway.

February 18, 1968

In England, three thousand uninvited guests showed up to see Lulu and The Bee Gees Maurice Gibb get married at St. James’ Church, Gerrard’s Cross, England. Brother Barry was the best man.
For Elvis, recording at American continued from 7.30 p.m. to 5.30 a.m. with the completion of 3 more songs, including a radical changed After Loving You.
Elvis did a Dinner and Midnight Vegas Show.
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Elvis meeting fans backstage.
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Authored by James Gregory, Bob Thomas, Paul Denis

The incredible stories in this book first appeared between 1957 and 1960-when Elvis was at his peak of popularity-in the pages of “Movieland” magazine and its successor, “Movieland and TV Time” magazine, and in “The Elvis Presley Story.” Learn about Elvis’s boyhood, his rise to fame, his influences, his lifestyle, his generosity, and much more.

Includes:
The Fantastic Life of Elvis Presley
The Woman Behind Elvis
The Man Behind Elvis
“Everything Sure Is C-r-a-z-y!”
The Story Elvis Doesn’t Want Told
Why Elvis Is Often Lonely
Elvis Personally Answers His Critics
Things You Never Knew About Elvis

Elvis doesn’t seem impressed.

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There was an afternoon rehearsal, with 3 new songs recorded: The Wonder Of You, Release Me and See See Rider.
RCA didn’t have enough new material in the show to fill out an album (February 1970 On Stage), recording continued during both shows on this and the following night.
Date: 18 Feb 1970
Time: 8.30pm
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
( above song includes 1 false start )
Dont Cry Daddy
Hound Dog
Love Me Tender
( above song includes 1 false start )
Kentucky Rain
The Wonder Of You
I Cant Stop Loving you
Walk A Mile In My Shoes
– segued medley with –
In The Ghetto
Release Me
Polk Salad Annie
Band Introductions
Elvis Introduces Flip Wilson & Air Force Veterans
Suspicious Minds
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
Recordings:  
Date: 18 Feb 1970
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: (incomplete)

Long Tall Sally
Dont Cry Daddy
Kentucky Rain
Let It Be Me
I Cant Stop Loving You
Walk A Mile In My Shoes
C C Rider
Release Me
Polk Salad Annie
The Wonder Of You
Band Introductions
Elvis Introduces Frankie Avalon Marty Allen
Ray Anthony & Fats Domino
Blueberry Hill
( above song is just an excerpt )
Suspicious Minds
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp

Recordings:
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 18 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 18 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
February 18, 1971
 Elvis did a Dinner and Midnight Vegas Show.
Date: 18 Feb 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Date: 18 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 18 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 18 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
February 18, 1972
Elvis did a Dinner and Midnight Vegas Show.
Date: 18 Feb 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Date: 18 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 18 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 18 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
Elvis did a Dinner and Midnight Vegas Show. Australia Fan Club meet and greet backstage.
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Date: 18 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
( followed by a reprise of above song )
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Fever
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Johhny B Goode
( above song includes 1 false start )
Im Walking The Floor Over You
( above song is just an excerpt )
Hound Dog
Teddy Bear
– segued medley with –
Dont Be Cruel
All Shook Up
Little Sister
– segued medley with –
Get Back
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
Band Introductions
I Cant Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
Recordings:

Four men jumped on stage toward the end of Elvis’ performance at the midnight show in Las Vegas. Several members of the entourage rushed to defend Elvis.
However it was Elvis himself who knocked one of the men back into the audience. When order was finally restored, Elvis told the audience: “I’m sorry, ladies and gentlemen. I’m sorry I didn’t break his goddamned neck is what I’m sorry about.”
Date: 18 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/Big Boss Man/I Got A Woman
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]
Stage Fight

I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 Elvis Gets Ovation For One Punch

By The Associated Press -Syracuse Herald-Journal, February 22, 1973

Elvis Presley got a standing ovation during a show here – but it wasn’t for his singing. Presley was on stage at the Las Vegas Hilton when four men climbed out of the crowd of 1,750, interrupting his act. A hotel spokesman said Presley used a karate-like chop to knock one of the men from the stage. A band member tackled another and the remaining two left quickly. The crowd gave a big ovation. The men were booked for investigation of drunkness, but Clark County sheriff’s deputies said Presley did not press charges. No injuries were reported.

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 18 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Wheat Original belt Yes Yes
Info February 18 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes Yes
February 18, 1974
February 18, 1975
Elvis had returned to Colorado with the idea of buying a vacation home but returned to Memphis almost immediately after his Denver police friends attempted to talk to him about his increasingly erratic behavior.
Elvis performed on tour at the Carolina Coliseum, Columbia, South Carolina.

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Date: 18 Feb 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Columbia, SC. Carolina Coliseum
Tickets: 20,000
Costume: Indian feather (white) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Fairytale
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Trying To Get To you
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
That’s All Right
My Way
Release Me
[Band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B.Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Hurt
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

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 18 1977 Carolina Coliseum Columbia SC (8:30 pm) 20000 Chief Second belt Dark Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes

 

 

1990

At the 11th Brit Awards, Freddie Mercury made his final public appearance with Queen. They received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.

On North American television, “Good Rocking Tonight” aka “Elvis” continued to air.

The third Episode “The Locket” has Elvis being given a locket by his girlfriend as a talisman against the girls on the road.

The series ran from February 6, 1990 – May 19, 1990

TV Series: Good Rocking Tonight

2005

Britney Spears attacked a US magazine after it published photographs of her honeymoon without permission. Weekly publication Us printed five pages of pictures of Spears and husband Kevin Federline on holiday in Fiji. A statement from US said: “Britney should start her own magazine if she’d like to dictate her own coverage.”

2006

In Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, the Rolling Stones gave a free concert before a crowd of over 1 million people at Copacabana Beach.

The surviving members of The Bee Gees, Robin and Barry Gibb, returned to the stage for the first time since their brother Maurice died three years earlier. The pair reunited for a charity concert in Miami to raise money for the Diabetes Research Institute, where they played many of the hits from their 35 year career.

2008

Carpenters fans were objecting to plans to have pop duo’s former family home in Downey, south of Los Angeles knocked down. The current owners of the house, said they objected to fans looking in the windows and leaving floral tributes. The five-bedroom house was immortalised when it featured on the cover of The Carpenters’ 1973 hit album Now & Then.

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2010

Gordon Lightfoot was headed to the dentist when he heard on the radio that he was dead. “It seems like a bit of a hoax or something,” the 71-year-old singer said. “I was quite surprised to hear it myself.”

2012

Whitney Houston had an invitation-only memorial at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey. Among those who performed at the funeral were Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys and R. Kelly. Kevin Costner read a moving and personal Eulogy.

2017

Inside Lisa Marie Presley’s Dire Financial Situation E! Online

LA Theater Scene February & March, shows & reviews

At the Hollywood Pantages Theatre from February 21 to March 12, … of Elvis Presley

Win a double pass to Elvis ‘The Wonder of You’

A new show is bringing Elvis Presley fans the closest they can get to …

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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