Daily Elvis: February 23

Give us this day, February 23, our daily Elvis

1940

Woody Guthrie wrote the lyrics to ‘This Land Is Your Land’ in his room at the Hanover House Hotel in New York City. The song was brought back to life in the 1960s, when several artists of the new folk movement, including Bob Dylan, The Kingston Trio, Trini Lopez, Jay and the Americans, and The New Christy Minstrels all recorded versions, inspired by its political message.

1946

The Delta Rhythm Boys made their pop-chart debut with what would become their biggest hit (#17), “Just a Sittin’ and a Rockin.’ ”

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

February 23, 1954

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Elvis performed at the High School Auditorium, Pine Bluff, Arkansas at 7.30 and 9.30 p.m:
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info February 23 1955 High School Auditorium Pine Bluff AR (7:30 PM) WSM Grand Ole Opry Tour
Info February 23 1955 High School Auditorium Pine Bluff AR (9:30 PM) WSM Grand Ole Opry Tour
Elvis performed at the New Baseball Park Jacksonville, Florida – along with Justin Tubb, The Louvin Brothers, The Alabama Sanddusters, Mother Maybelle, The Carter Sisters, June Carter and Benny Martin
Elvis collapsed in the parking lot after the first show and was taken to a hospital, where the doctor diagnosed exhaustion and told him to slow down.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info February 23 1956 Baseball Park Jacksonville FL (8:15 PM) Florida Tour

 

Steve Sholes arranged a session at Radio Recorders for Elvis to cut Loving You again, this time as an RCA single, but Elvis turned his attention to other material instead. During a session from 10.00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. I Beg Of You and One Night came out , with each a potential candidate for single release.
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February 23, 1958

King Creole Production – best date of Sophia Loren ignoring Brando and making a beeline for Elvis in the studio cafeteria. A set of the best eye sex photos ever.

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Sophia Loren turns into an Elvis fan in the Studio cafeteria.

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February 23, 1959
Military Service

February 23, 1960

Military Service

February 23, 1961

February 23, 1962

February 23, 1963

The Chiffons’ mega-hit “He’s So Fine,” charted today. It became the  first vocal=group #1 in rock history to be produced by another vocal group, the Tokens. The record would remain at #1 for four weeks

Fun in Acapulco

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February 23, 1964

The Beatles appear on The Ed Sullivan Show for the third consecutive week. The taped segment showed The Fab Four performing “Twist and Shout”, “Please Please Me” and “I Want To Hold Your Hand”. Sullivan tells his audience that the group are “fine professional singers.”

1965

1966

Spinout 

Englebert Humperdinck‘s “Release Me” sat atop the UK record chart, preventing “Penny Lane” / “Strawberry Fields Forever” from becoming The Beatles’ 12th number one hit.

Elvis returned to the studio, wearing a complete cowboy outfit with chaps. He overdubbed vocals on the prerecorded instrumental tracks. Some were completed on this date, but several had to wait until his return to Hollywood.
February 23, 1968
Elvis returned to Los Angeles.
The first annual Juno Awards, Canada’s version of the Grammys, was held in Toronto. The awards had existed since 1964 under the name The RPM Gold Leaf Awards, which were established by Walt Grealis, editor and publisher of RPM magazine.
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Elvis closed his engagement with a midnight show that ran until 3.00 a.m. giving what many considered to be one of his finest performances. He played the piano on Lawdy, Miss Clawdy and Blueberry Hill and toward the end of the evening he introduced the Colonel to the audience saying: “He’s not only my manager, but I love him very much.”
Date: 23 Feb 1970
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: All Shook Up
I Got A Woman/Amen
Proud Mary
Don’t Cry Daddy
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Love Me
See See Rider
Let It Be Me
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Love Me Tender
In The Ghetto
Sweet Caroline
[band introductions]
Suspicious Minds
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Date: 23 Feb 1970
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: All Shook Up
I Got A Woman/Amen
Long Tall Sally
Don’t Cry Daddy
Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime
Hound Dog
Love Me Tender
Kentucky Rain
Let It Be Me
I Can’t Stop Loving You
See See Rider
Sweet Caroline
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Blueberry Hill
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Heartbreak Hotel
One Night
It’s Now Or Never
Suspicious Minds

Elvis Introduces Col. Parker after Suspicious Minds.


Can’t Help Falling In Love

Recordings: True Love Travels On A Gravel Road (up to and including See See Rider):
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 23 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 23 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Closing (12:00am) 2200 White Broquade Original belt Yes Yes
Elvis On Stage was certified Gold and Platinum on July 15, 1999.
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Elvis concluded his Las Vegas engagement with a show that ranged from an uninhibited Mystery Train/Tiger Man Medley to a sadly bittersweet Help Me Make It Through The Night. As on almost every other final night, there was also a water fight.
Date: 23 Feb 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
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Date: 23 Feb 1971
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
That’s All Right
I Got A Woman
By The Time I Get To Phoenix
I Walk The Line
Love Me
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Sweet Caroline
You’ve Lost That Lovin Feeling
Polk Salad Annie
Something
Johnny B Goode
How Great Thou Art
Don’t Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel
Blue Suede Shoes
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Little Sister/Get Back
Hound Dog
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Elvis introduces Felton Jarvis, Colonel Parker and Vernon Presley after singing Help Me Make It Through The Night
The Impossible Dream
Recordings: Las Vegas Dinner Show
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 23 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Cobweb Blue Macrame belt
Info February 23 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Closing (12:00am) 2200 Black Cisco Kid Two-Piece with Red Shoulders Gold Attendance belt Yes Yes

 

Priscilla flew in for the end of Elvis’ engagement and informed his that she was involved with karate champion Mike Stone.  Their divorce would be finalized on October 9, 1973, with Priscilla being awarded an outright cash payment of $725,000 as well as spousal support, child support, 5% of Elvis’ new publishing companies and half the income from the sale of their Beverly Hills home.
Date: 23 Feb 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Lightblue Swirls 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
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
An American Trilogy
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
Elvis was awarded a 5 degree black belt from Ed Parker’s International Kenpo Karate Association.
Date: 23 Feb 1972
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Black Pyramid suit
Track list: 2001 Theme
C C Rider
Proud Mary
Never Been To Spain
You Gave Me A Mountain
Until Its Time For You To Go
Polk Salad Annie
Love Me
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear
– segued medley with –
Dont Be Cruel
Hound Dog
A Big Hunk Of Love
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
Band Introductions
Elvis Introduces ukn Stage Crew Vernon Presley
Colonel Parker Priscilla Presley & The Rambos
An American Trilogy
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
Recordings:
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 23 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Lucky Blue Macrame belt Yes Yes
Info February 23 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Closing (12:00am) 2200 Black Butterfly Original belt White Suit Yes
Ann-Margret was in the audience on Elvis’ closing night. To Lamar, who was in charge of the lights, Elvis said: “Leave the light on her, man, I just want to look at her.”
Date: 23 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
I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen
Love Me
Blue suede Shoes
I’m Leavin’
Hound Dog
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

L-R: Terry Blackwood, Sherman Andrus, Jim Murray, Cass Elliot, Joe Moscheo, Armond Morales, Marty Allen, Elvis, Linda Thompson, Red West, Lorraine Allen

L-R: Terry Blackwood, Sherman Andrus, Jim Murray, Cass Elliot (The Mamas & the Papas), Joe Moscheo, Armond Morales, Marty Allen, Elvis, Linda Thompson, Red West, Lorraine Allen, February 23, 1973.

At one point in the night, Mama Cass asked Elvis (in a rather derisive way) ‘Why do you do this? Why do you sing these same gospel songs over and over like this?’ Instead of being offended, Elvis asked her if she had ever tried it…ever tried singing a song with a gospel quartet backing her up. She laughed and said that she had not. He challenged her to try it just once.

After some hesitation and cajoling, she finally decided she knew the words to Amazing Grace and would sing it. She did and The Imperials fell in and provided back up harmonies. They sang it all the way through and when she finished, she turned to Elvis and told him that having those voices surround hers as she sang was the most indescribable feeling she had ever experienced. She said ‘Now I get it. Now I understand why this means so much to you’.

Date: 23 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
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
Hound Dog
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

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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 23 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Orange Sunburst Original belt Yes
Info February 23 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Closing (12:00am) 2200 1973 American Eagle Second belt Yes Yes

 

 

February 23, 1974

Suzi Quatro was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Devil Gate Drive’, the singers second UK No.1 and fourth No.1 for the songs writers Chinn & Chapman.

February 23, 1975

February 23, 1976

February 23, 1977

1978

At the 20th annual Grammy awards The Eagles win Record of the Year for “Hotel California” and Best Arrangement for Voices for “New Kid in Town”. Fleetwood Mac win Album of the Year for “Rumors”. Song of the Year was tied between “Love Theme from A Star is Born” by Paul Williams And Barbra Streisand and Joe Brooks’ “You Light Up My Life.”

1980

Queen had Billboard’s top tune with “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, a song that Freddie Mercury later revealed came to him while he was taking a bath.

The song was also recorded by Jimmy Ellis aka Orion and fueled the Elvis alivers. Ellis’ version of the song would be included in a Reader Digest Elvis budget LP “Inspirations”.

1983

Grammy’s twenty-fifth awards ceremony:

  • After twenty-one years of solo recording, Marvin Gaye finally got a Grammy when “Sexual Healing”
  • Also finally winning after seventeen nominations was lionel Richie as Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male for the song “Truly.”

1989

Roy Orbison‘s voice was heard on two of the top albums in the US, two months after his death. His solo album, “Mystery Girl” featured the hit “You Got It” and The Traveling Wilburys first album contained “Handle With Care” and “End of the Line”.

 

1991

Whitney Houston reached #1 with “All the Man That I Need”—amazingly, her ninth chart topper in five years. Her formula of recording old hits continued to pay off, as the original version was by Sister Sledge in 1982.

1994

US Senator Carol Moseley-Braun presides over a Judiciary Juvenile Justice Subcommittee hearing in Washington, DC, where the issue of the day is Rap recording lyrics. Dionne Warwick called it “pornography”, while others say it is merely poetry. No one called it music.

 

2000

At the Grammy Awards, Santana ties Michael Jackson‘s record of eight Grammys in one night, including ones for Album of the Year and Record of the Year for “Supernatural”. The single “Smooth” wins Song of the Year. Sting wins Best Pop Album for “Brand New Day”, Phil Collins wins Best Soundtrack for “Tarzan” and Jimi Hendrix wins his first Grammy for Best Long Form Music Video for “Band of Gypsys – Live at Fillmore East”. Elton John is honored with the Living Legend Award.

 

2002

The Bee Gees made their final concert appearance when they performed at the Love and Hope Ball in Miami Beach, Florida.

2003

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel sang together for the first time in ten years as they receive a Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Ravi Shankar’s daughter Nora Jones was five-for-five at the Grammy Awards, as she took honors for Album of the Year, Record of the Year (for “Don’t Know Why”), Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female (also for “Don’t Know Why”). Shankar is the man who taught Beatle George Harrison to play the sitar.

2006

The iTunes Music Store reached 1 billion songs sold.

The iTunes Music Store reached 15 million videos sold.

2010

A week after EMI Records announced that the iconic Abbey Road Studios was for sale, the British culture ministry stepped in to declare the recording facility a historic site. The building “acts as a modern day monument to the history of recorded sound and music,” English Heritage chief executive Simon Thurley said in a statement. With its new designation, changes can still be made to the villa’s interior, but “care must be taken to ensure that any alterations with respect to its character and interest are fully considered,” the government said.

2012

The Platinum Collection was released and peaked at #75 in the UK charts.

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2017

Sun Records episode 1 “706 Union” airs on CMT.

1 706 Union Sam Phillips moves his family to Memphis to open a recording studio in hopes of finding new talent as a young Elvis and Johnny Cash try and find their place in the world. 23 Feb. 2017

TV Show: Sun Records

‘Sun Records’ TV series premieres in February 2017 – The Tennessean

Dec 14, 2016 – … in February, a chapter of rock and roll history featuring Elvis Presley, … new limited-run series “Sun Records” is set to premiere February 23, …

reference sites:

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvisnews.com

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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