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.

February 18, 1885

year after its publication in Canada and the UK, Mark Twain’s novel “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” was published in the U.S. for the first time.

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 18, 1954

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 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
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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

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

 “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. Blogger Nina Notes: Not surprising since it was sexual slang.
The Platters ruled the R&B chart for the seventh week with “The Great Pretender”.
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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.

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

February 18, 1957

The live cross-continent concert tour “Biggest Show of Stars for ’57” made a stop at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto for a show featuring Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Bill Doggett, Clyde McPhatter, the Five Keys, Ann Cole, the Moonglows, the Five Satins, andCharlie Brown.

Loving You  

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

February 18, 1958

King Creole 

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

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 in Germany

October 1958 to February 2, 1959: Hotel Grunwald in Bad Nauheim, Germany

February 18, 1960

At RCA Studio B in Nashville, the Everly Brothers recorded “When Will I Be Loved” and “Like Strangers.”

Military Service in Germany

Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

February 18, 1961

February 18, 1962

On weekend leave from the U.S. Marines, the Everly Brothers sang their current single, “Crying In The Rain,” on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Timi Yuro, Al Hirt, Georgie Jessel and George Kirby also appeared on the program, the first of two broadcast from the Hotel Fontainebleau in Miami Beach.

February 18, 1963

Peter, Paul & Mary released the single “Puff (The Magic Dragon)”.

A month after giving her a 2 1/2 caret diamond ring, Phil Spector marries his girlfriend, Annette Merar. The pair would split later in the year after she suspected him of cheating with Ronnie Bennett of The Ronettes, and divorced in late 1965.

Fun in Acapulco

February 18, 1964

The Beatles attend the training site of heavy weight boxing champion Sonny Liston for a publicity photo-op. Liston however, refuses to pose with “those sissies” and the group is then driven to Cassius Clay’s gym where they are welcomed with open arms. In an odd twist, it would be Liston, not Ali, who would later be included among celebrities on the cover of “Sgt. Pepper”s Lonely Hearts Club Band”.

While vacationing in Miami during their first trip to the U.S., the Beatles were involved in a photo session with heavyweight boxer Cassius Clay (who later changed his name to Muhammed Ali). Clay said, “You guys got to be making a lot of money. You ain’t as dumb as you look.” John Lennon replied, “No, but you are.”

That night at a local drive-in movie theater the group saw the new Elvis Presley film “Fun In Acapulco.”

February 18, 1965

The Beatles recorded two new songs–“You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away” and “Tell Me What You See” at Abbey Road studios in London.

February 18, 1966

Spinout 

February 18, 1967

An L.A. garage band called The Seeds help to bring Psychedelic music to American A.M. radio when their only Billboard Top 40 hit, “Pushin’ Too Hard” peaks at #36 during a three week stay. Their next three releases, “Mr. Farmer” (#90), “Can’t Seem To Make You Mine” (#41) and “A Thousand Shadows” (#100) would not fare as well.

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

Boise, Idaho’s Paul Revere & the Raiders had the highest debut of the week, “Ups And Downs”, at #77.

Pink Floyd members fired Syd Barrett from the band and permanently replaced him with David Gilmour. Roger Waters later wrote and dedicated the song “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” to the increasingly unstable Barrett, who checked into a psychiatric hospital before going into seclusion.

The Buckinghams had the new #1 song with “Kind Of A Drag”, ending seven weeks at the top for the Monkees’ “I’m A Believer”.  The Rolling Stones edged up with “Ruby Tuesday” while the former #2 smash “Georgy Girl” by the Seekers fell this week.  The rest of the Top 10:  “(We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet” by Blues Magoos, the Supremes were back with “Love Is Here And Now You’re Gone”, Keith remained steady at “98.6”, Aaron Neville and “Tell It Like It Is”, Sonny & Cher were at #9 with “The Beat Goes On” and the Spencer Davis Group rolled up from 17 to 10 with “Gimme’ Some Lovin'”.

Elvis buys  gun for Lt. Col. Beaulieu (Priscilla’s father) who was going to Vietnam.  Elvis worried about his safety. Concerned that Lt. Col. Beaulieu might get stuck in a dangerous situation.

Elvis Presley Check from February 1968 for a Colt Python pistol

The Jimi Hendrix Experience were in concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
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.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

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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Backstage with fans in Las Vegas on February 18, 1973. ELVIS “AUSTRALIAN” FANS MEET ELVIS by Willy Weerts (Dutch fan, now living in Australia)
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.

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Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 8 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1973
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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
KISS released their first album “KISS.” on Casablanca Records. but it will barely crack the Hot 100. It would take three more attempts for the band to establish itself. The self-titled debut sold about 75,000 copies after its initial release, an impressive feat since there weren’t any hit singles on the effort. By 1977, the record was certified gold for moving 500,000 copies.
Yes played their first show at Madison Square Garden. Yes sold out the first of two nights at Madison Square Garden without any advertising. Fans learned of the show from listings at ticket outlets.
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.
KISS played their first show at Madison Square Garden in their hometown of New York City. The show was on the Rock & Roll Over Tour.
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
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Info February 18 1977 Carolina Coliseum Columbia SC (8:30 pm) 20000 Chief Second belt Dark Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath

1978

The third time would be the charm for a Topeka based group called Kansas. After scoring Top 40 hits with “Carry On Wayward Son” (#11) and “Point Of Know Return” (#28), “Dust In The Wind” entered the Billboard chart on its way to becoming the group’s only Top 10 hit.

Working off of two consecutive number ones, the Bee Gees positioned themselves well with another single–“Night Fever” moving from 32 to 17.

“Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees stayed at #1 for the third week.  The group had spent six of the last nine weeks at #1 counting their previous #1 “How Deep Is Your Love”.  Brother Andy Gibb was now #2 with “(Love Is) Thicker Than Water”, Billy Joel moved to #3 with “Just The Way You Are” and Queen’s “We Are The Champions” remained fourth.  The rest of the Top 10:  “Sometimes When We Touch” by Dan Hill, Samantha Sang and the Bee Gees were up to 6 with “Emotion”, Chic and “Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)”, Randy Newman dropped with “Short People”, the former #1 “Baby Come Back” by Player and the Bee Gees were still at 10 after 22 weeks with their earlier #1 “How Deep Is Your Love”.

The Soundtrack to “Saturday Night Fever” was the #1 album for a fifth week.  The Stranger from Billy Joel moved to challenge while Queen’s News of the World was third.  Earth, Wind & Fire were at #4 with All ‘N All and Rod Stewart dropped with Foot Loose & Fancy Free.  The rest of the Top 10:  Neil Diamond’s I’m Glad You’re Here With Me Tonight, Styx and The Grand Illusion, Jackson Browne edged up to #8 with Running On Empty, Randy Newman placed ninth with Little Criminals and Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours was still in the Top 10 after 52 weeks.

1979

The miniseries “Roots: The Next Generations,” starring Georg Stanford Brown, Olivia de Havilland and Henry Fonda, premiered on ABC-TV.

1980

Bill Wyman announces that he will quit the Rolling Stones in 1983. He is persuaded not to and stays nine more years, eventually leaving in 1992.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1984

Culture Club remained at #1 with “Karma Chameleon”.  “Jump” by Van Halen was #2 in an awesome Top 10.  Kool & the Gang were down with “Joanna”, newcomer Nena’s “99 Luftballoons” elevated from 12 to 4 and the Romantics were at #5 after 20 weeks with their biggest hit “Talking In Your Sleep”.  The rest of the Top 10:  “That’s All!”  from Genesis, Michael Jackson moved from 20 to 7 with “Thriller”, Yes and “Owner Of A Lonely Heart”, the first hit ever from Cyndi Lauper–“Girls Just Want To Have Fun” and Shannon entered the list with “Let the Music Play”.

Thriller by Michael Jackson was #1 on the Album chart for the 29th week, just two shy of the Rock Era record set in 1977 by Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours.

1985

Simple Minds released the single “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”.

1987

The song “Sign O’ The Times” was released by Prince.

1989

The Fine Young Cannibals owned the #1 album in the U.K. with The Raw and the Cooked.

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

1992

Vince Neil quit as lead singer of Motley Crue. After 11 years with the group he says he wants to spend more time on his career as a race car driver. The band reunited on the “American Music Awards” 5 years later.

1995

TLC had the #1 song for a fourth week with “Creep”.

Hootie & the Blowfish scored their first Top 10 song as “Hold My Hand” reached #10.

1997

Trinity Broadcasting Network, a U.S. Christian television network, cancelled Pat Boone’s weekly gospel music show, “Gospel America,” following his appearance in black leather and fake tattoos on ABC-TV’s “American Music Awards” show. Later, most fans accepted Boone’s explanation of the leather outfit being a “parody of himself,” leading to Trinity Broadcasting reinstating him and his program.

In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy – Wikipedia

1998

Rob Smith (Cure) did battle with the forces of musical evil (Barbra Streisand) on the TV show South Park.

2002

Ann-Margret is livin’ it up / The actress attempts her first stage musical …

2003

Country singer Johnny Paycheck died at the age of 64. He had been in a nursing home, suffering from emphysema and asthma. During his career, Paycheck recorded 70 albums and had more than two dozen hit singles, the biggest of which was the working man’s anthem, “Take This Job and Shove It”.

2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2004

a court case accusing Marilyn Manson of sexual assault was dismissed after both sides reached a settlement. The shock rocker was sued by a security guard who alleged that at a gig in Detroit, Marilyn put his legs around the guard’s neck and gyrated against him. Manson had to pay four-grand in fines and court costs.

It was announced that American Online had released Elvis Presley as it’s newest AOL Superbuddy.

Elvis News

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.

2007

Norah Jones went to #1 on the Album chart with Not Too Late, her third consecutive #1.

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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2009

Michael Jackson’s management team announced that the self proclaimed “The King Of Pop” was set to auction off his American Music Award for “Thriller”, his Gold and Platinum records, a Rolls Royce limousine, a customized Harley Davidson, a velvet cape given to him by his children for Father’s Day in 1998, a pair of rhinestone-trimmed socks from 1981, a basketball signed by Michael Jordan and his own original artwork.

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.”

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

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.

Otis “Damon” Harris, who joined the Temptations in 1971 at age 21 when original lead singer Eddie Kendricks left, died of prostate cancer at the age of 62 in a Baltimore hospice.

2013

Otis “Damon” Harris, who joined The Tempataions when Eddie Kendricks left in 1972, died of prostate cancer at the age of 62. He sang on the hits “Papa Was A Rolling Stone”, “Take a Look Around” and “Masterpiece” and helpd the group win three Grammy Awards.

2017

Former teen heart-throb David Cassidy revealed that he was suffering from the early stages of dementia following a shaky performance at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA. Cassidy revealed the situation to People magazine by saying that both his grandfather and mother suffered from the disease. He told the press, “I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming.”

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