Daily Elvis: February 19

Give us this day, February 19,  our daily Elvis

February 19, 1807

At Wakefield in the Mississippi Territory (now in the state of Alabama), former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr was arrested for treason. The Constitution requires treason either be admitted in open court or proved by an overt act witnessed by two people. Since no witnesses came forward, Burr was acquitted.

February 19, 1878

Thomas Edison patented his latest invention, a “music player,” later called a phonograph.

 

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

February 19, 1938

Roy Acuff joined the Grand Ole Opry.

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

1952

Tex Ritter recorded “High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)” for use under the opening credits of the feature film “High Noon.” Also issued as a single, Ritter’s version peaked at #12 on Billboard‘s Best Selling Records chart, surpassed by Frankie Laine’s concurrently released rendition of the song which reached #5.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

 

February 19, 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

 

Etta James charted with “The Wallflower” (sometimes called “Roll With M Henry”), reaching #1 R&B for four weeks. The song was an answer record to Hank Ballard’s “Work With Me, Annie,” while Georgia Gibbs copied James’s version for a pop version called “Dance With Me, Henry.” James would go on to have thirty R&B hits with her last one being a cover of Big Brother and the Holding Company’s (a.k.a. Janis Joplin and band) “Piece of My Heart.”
Pat Boone released the single “Two Hearts,” which became his first chart entry. It was also the first of his dozen cover versions of songs that been hits for black R&B artists.
Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info February 19 1955 Municipal Auditorium Shreveport LA (8:00 PM) Louisiana Hayride

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

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Elvis performed at Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa, Florida at 2.00, 5.00 and 8.00 p.m. Elvis was billed here as “Country Music’s Mr. Rhythm”. The poster advised to come early for best seats.
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Other acts: 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 19 1956 Fort Homer Hesterly Armory Tampa FL (2:00 PM) Florida Tour
Info February 19 1956 Fort Homer Hesterly Armory Tampa FL (5:00 PM) Florida Tour
Info February 19 1956 Fort Homer Hesterly Armory Tampa FL (8:00 PM) Florida Tour

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

Elvis Presley: Why was he refused a beer in West Palm Beach bar?

Let´s Keep the 50´s Spirit Alive!: February 19, 1956 – Elvis Presley 

February 19, 1957

The live cross-country concert tour “Biggest Show of Stars for ’57” made a stop at Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo for a show featuring Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Bill Doggett, Clyde McPhatter, the Five Keys, Ann Cole, the Moonglows, the Five Satins, and Charlie Brown.

Loving You  

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

February 19, 1958

Singer/songwriter Carl Perkins left the Sun label to sign with Columbia Records as their first rockabilly artist. His Sun labelmate Johnny Cash made that same leap two years later.

King Creole 

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

February 19, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

February 19, 1960

The Browns sang “The Old Lamplighter” on ABC-TV’s “American Bandstand.”

MusicWorld: The Browns

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

February 19, 1961

February 19, 1962

Chuck Berry begins serving a three year sentence in the Indiana Federal Penitentiary after being convicted the previous October of transporting a minor across state lines for immoral purposes. He would be released twenty months later.

February 19, 1963

“The Feminine Mystique” by Betty Friedan was first published.

Fun in Acapulco

February 19, 1964

A British company shipped a half ton of Beatle wigs to the US. An American reporter later asked John Lennon, “How do you feel about teenagers imitating you with Beatle wigs?” John replied “They’re not imitating us because we don’t wear Beatle wigs.”

Simon & Garfunkel completed work on their original acoustic version of “The Sounds Of Silence” for their first album “Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.” The track was later overdubbed with drums, electric bass and electric guitar, all without the knowledge or participation of Simon & Garfunkel, and re-released as a single in September 1965. By January 1966, the augmented version was #1 on the Billboard pop singles chart.

February 19, 1965

Working at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles recorded a new John Lennon song ‘You’re Going To Lose That Girl’ in two takes. The track was released on the Help! album.

February 19, 1966

Lou Christie went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Lightnin Strikes’, a No.11 hit in the UK. Nancy Sinatra held the UK No.1 single position with ‘These Boots Are Made For Walkin’

Spinout 

February 19, 1967

On CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” The Four Tops performed along with Pearl Bailey, Pat Boone, Boots Randolph, Morey Amsterdam andJoe E. Lewis also appeared on the program.

February 19, 1968

Another recording night at American; this time with songs like Kentucky Rain (written by Eddie Rabbitts) and Only The Strong Survive, which Elvis clearly made his own -adult contemporary as it was.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

February 19, 1970
Glen Campbell’s “Try a Little Kindness” album was certified Gold.
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.
Date: 19 Feb 1970
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

Elvis was acting ‘funny’ at this show. During the spoken intro of Polk Salad Annie, Elvis falls down on the stage. During a very long Love Me Tender, many in the audience began clapping in unison as this interlude went on for twenty minutes! When Elvis ignored them, they started ‘booing!’ On one recording (unknown at this point) a lady can be heard saying “I think he’s drunk.” Later, when Elvis joked that he’d replace the Sweet Inspirations with The Supremes, the same woman can be heard saying “I wish there was someone else here tonight.” Others in the audience thought he was stoned.

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Date: 18 Feb 1970
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: On Stage
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 19 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 19 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.
Date: 19 Feb 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Accidentally Elvis knocked himself in the mouth with the microphone in the mouth when a fan rushed the stage, chipping his tooth in the process.
Date: 19 Feb 1971
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sparch Zarathustra
That’s All Right
I Got A Woman
By The Time I Get To Phoenix
I Got A Woman
Love Me Tender
Loving You
Jailhouse Rock
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Sweet Caroline
You Lost That Lovin Feeling
Polk Salad Annie
Johnny B Goode
Something
How Great Thou Art
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Love Me
Don’t Be Cruel
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Little Sister – Get Back
It’s Now Or Never
Hound Dog
Guadalajara
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Help Me Make It Thru The Night
There Goes My Everything
Just Pretend
Old Shep
In The Ghetto
Snowbird
The Impossible Dream
Recordings: Flashback In Las Vegas
 
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 19 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 19 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes Yes
February 19, 1972
Paul McCartney releases “Give Ireland Back to the Irish”, his commentary about the Britain-Ireland conflict. The song was immediately banned by the BBC, but the notoriety the song received from the banning only increased its popularity and the record soared into the UK Top 20.
Harry Nilsson started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with his version of the Badfinger song ‘Without You.’ His vocal was recorded in a single take and his performance was rewarded with Nilsson’s second Grammy Award.
On CBS-TV’s “All In The Family,” Sammy Davis, Jr. made a memorable guest appearance during which he gave the show’s main character, white bigot Archie Bunker, a surprise kiss.
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.
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 19 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Yes Yes
Info February 19 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes Yes
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.
Date: 18 Feb 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
By now it was clear to everyone that the 4 men who jumped on stage the day before were nothing more than over stimulated fans, Elvis became convinced that they had been sent by Priscilla’s boyfriend, Mike Stone. Elvis raged to all the guys and made accusations that it was Stone who broke up his marriage and that he was now trying to take his daughter away from him as well. In his anger Elvis even thought of killing Stone, but when he finally calmed down several days later, the idea abandoned. Romances: Priscilla
Date: 19 Feb 1973
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
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 19 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Yes
Info February 19 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
Inaugural American Music Awards in Hollywood, CA: Created by TV veteran Dick Clark to compete with The Grammys, awards are presented based on record sales, airplay as well as votes:
  • Al Green received the award for favourite Album Soul/R&B
  • The Carpenters for Favorite Band,
  • Jim Croce, Favorite Male Artist,
  • Tony Orlando And Dawn, Favorite Single for “Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round The Ole Oak Tree”.

 

At the Aquarius Theatre in Los Angeles, four songs by KISS were video-taped (only three made it to air) for the band’s TV debut on the Friday late-night program “In Concert.” The episode aired March 29, 1974 on ABC. Melissa Manchester, Kool & The Gang, Foghat, and Redbonealso performed on the show.

Elvis was back in Los Angeles and with Lisa Marie when she had a tonsillectomy.
February 19, 1975
February 19, 1976
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band scored a No.1 single in the US with their version of the Bruce Springsteen song ‘Blinded By The Light.’ The track was the first single from Bruce Springsteen’s 1973 debut album Greetings from Asbury Park N.J. The Earth Band’s version features several changed lyrics. The most prominent change is in the chorus, where Springsteen’s “cut loose like a deuce” is replaced with “revved up like a deuce.” Springsteen himself has said that it was not until Manfred Mann rewrote the song to be about a “feminine hygiene product” that it became popular.
Leo Sayer had his only UK No.1 single with the Albert Hammond and Carole Bayer Sager song ‘When I Need You.’ Both Celine Dion and Cliff Richard have scored hits with the song.
Elvis performed on tour at the Civic Center Freedom Hall, Johnson City, Tennessee.
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Date: 19 Feb 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Johnson City, TN.
Civic Center Freedom Hall
Tickets: 7,000
Costume: White King of Spaces 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
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
My Way
[Band introductions]
E
arly Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Hurt
Danny Boy
Walk With Me [S.Nielsen]
Hurt
Polk Salad Annie
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Johnson City… Goodbye
Because Ginger missed her family Elvis flew them in for the final days of the tour.
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 19 1977 Civic Center Freedom Hall Johnson City TN (8:30 pm) 7000 1974 Arabian V-Neck suit belt Red Suit Yes Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath

1980

Singer  Ronald Belford “Bon” Scott, lead vocalist of AC/DC, died when he choked on his vomit after an all-night drinking binge at the age of 33. (Highway to Hell, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap)

1981

Five years after being found guilty of “subconscious plagiarism” of the Chiffons’ “He’s So Fine” in his song “My Sweet Lord,”George Harrison was ordered to pay $587,000 to plaintiff ABKCO Music.

Dolly Parton’s single “9 To 5” was certified Gold. It is the title song of the motion picture in which Parton co-starred with Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dabney Coleman.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983

Boosted by heavy play on the daytime tv soap opera “General Hospital” as well as radio; James Ingram and Patti Austin’s “Baby, Come to Me” reached #1 on the pop charts after taking eighteen weeks to get there.

Kajagoogoo had their only UK No.1 single with ‘Too Shy’. Also a hit in other European countries, 5 weeks at No.1 in Germany, a Top 5 hit in Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, and Netherlands. The group had four other Top 40 hits UK hits.

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1987

A controversial anti-smoking ad aired on television for the first time. It featured actor Yul Brynner in a public service announcement recorded shortly before his October 1985 death from lung cancer.

1991

Grammy Awards were  boycotted by Public Enemy the because the rap award was not going to be presented during the live TV ceremony. Also boycotted the event: Sinead O’Connor

1994

The Jackson clan came together for the much-publicized Jackson Family Honors show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Michael Jackson appeared but did not sing, much to the consternation of many paying customers. Dionne Warwick took time out from her Psychic Friends Network (where she was reportedly making seven figures a year) to appear with the flock.

Mariah Carey had her first UK No.1 with her version of the Peter Ham Tom Evans song ‘Without You’. Nilsson also took the song to No.1 in 1972. (Carey’s version was released on January 24, 1994, just over a week after Nilsson had died following a heart attack). Both Ham and Evans committed suicide, (Ham in 1975 and Evans in 1983) after an ongoing battle to receive royalties from the song.

1995

Roxette performed in Beijing. It was the first concert in China by a western artist since 1984 when George Michael performed there.

1996

Winners at this year’s Brit Awards included Paul Weller who won British Male Solo Artist, British Female Solo Artist went to Annie Lennox, Oasis won British Group, Best Album for ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory’ and Best British Video for ‘Wonderwall. British Breakthrough Act went to Supergrass, International Group was Bon Jovi, International Breakthrough Act went to Alanis Morissette and David Bowie was awarded Outstanding Contribution to music. Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker was arrested after a stage invasion during Michael Jackson’s appearance, (who won Artist of a Generation). Cocker was accused of attacking children who were performing with Jackson; all charges against Cocker were dropped on March 11th of this year.

 

1997

A New York judge dismissed a $7 million lawsuit filed against Motley Crue for hearing loss of a fan that was suffered at one of their concerts.

1998

The Stray Cats reunited for a single show at L.A.’s House Of Blues. The show was a benefit for the Carl Perkins Foundation.

2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2004

Johnny Cash’s family blocked an attempt by advertisers to use his hit song ‘Ring of Fire’ to promote haemorrhoid-relief products. The idea is said to have been backed by Merle Kilgore, who co-wrote the song with Cash’s wife, June Carter Cash. Cash’s daughter Rosanne said the family “would never allow the song to be demeaned like that.”

2008

Two releases by Oasis were voted the best British albums ever recorded in a poll of 11,000 people. Their 1994 album Definitely Maybe came top, while their 1995 follow-up (What’s the Story) Morning Glory was second in the vote for Q magazine and HMV. Radiohead’s OK Computer finished third, followed by Revolver by The Beatlesand the Stone Roses’ self-titled debut. The full list of 50 British albums included five by The Beatles.

2010

In Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil’s “Viva ELVIS” production world premiered at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter.

Viva Elvis – Wikipedia

Viva Elvis: Las Vegas Show | Cirque du Soleil

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2014

David Bowie was named best British male at the Brit Awards in London, although he was not there in person to collect his award. Arctic Monkeys won both best group and best album for the third time – the first act to achieve that milestone. Ellie Goulding won best British female, while pop act One Direction were honoured for their global success for the second year running. Bowie’s prize came at the expense of four much younger hopefuls – Jake Bugg, Tom Odell, John Newman and Mercury Prize winner James Blake.

2015

After a further 15% decline in sales in 2014, Starbucks announced that they would stop selling CDs in their over 21,000 stores by the end of March, 2015.

2016

Pulitzer Prize-winning author (To Kill a Mockingbird) Harper Lee died at age 89.

Mockingbird’s Harper Lee Died

Misperceptions: To Kill A Mockingbird

Advise about Professional Writing

Raw Recovery Movies: Pleasantville

2017

Elvis Presley’s grandchildren taken into child custody

2018

Elvis Presley’s 18-carat vintage watch expected to raise eyebrows at …

Elvis Presley spent years heartbroken and lonely

The one woman Elvis Presley really loved

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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

Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

Elvis History Blog

 

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