Daily Elvis: February 24

Give us this day, February 24,  our daily Elvis


Tupelo, Mississippi



Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

February 24, 1954


Elvis performed at the South Side Elementary School Bastrop, Louisiana at 7.30 and 9.30 p.m.
This was the last show of this second Jamboree Attractions tour.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info February 24 1955 South Side Elementary School Bastrop LA (7:30 PM) WSM Grand Ole Opry Tour Yes
Info February 24 1955 South Side Elementary School Bastrop LA (9:30 PM) WSM Grand Ole Opry Tour Yes
Police in Cleveland, Ohio enforce a 1931 ordinance that barred people under the age of 18 from dancing in public unless accompanied by an adult.
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Rare picture of Elvis and his manager,Colonel Parker.
February 24, 1956 - Elvis and Mae Boren Axton - When Elvis played the Ballpark in Jacksonville, FL. (Mae Boren Axton cowrote Heartbreak Hotel)
Mae Boren Axton and Elvis – she wrote “Heartbreak Hotel” and was the mother of Hoyt Axton.
Elvis performed at the Jacksonville Baseball Park  (renamed Wolfson Park), Jacksonville, Florida.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info February 24 1956 Baseball Park Jacksonville FL (8:15 PM) Florida Tour


Elvis finally completed the version of Loving You that would appear on record.
Dudley Brooks and Elvis Presley
He also kept his promise to Sam Philips to record When It Rains It Really Pours, which he didn’t completed at Sun. After the conclusion of this recording session Steve Sholes had 7 finished masters from 2 days of work.

King Creole 

February 24, 1959
Military Service

February 24, 1960

Military Service

With Wild in the Country filming once again completed, Elvis had returned to Memphis, where he hold a rehearsal with Scotty, DJ, the Nashville session players and the Jordanaires at Graceland for his Memphis charity show.

February 24, 1962

Elvis’ 10th UK chart topper with “Can’t Help Falling In Love” / “Rock-A-Hula Baby”.

A double A-sided release with “Can’t Help Falling in Love“, it peaked at No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart in February 1962, and spent four weeks at the chart summit.

“Can’t Help Falling In Love” would become Elvis’ signature concert good bye song.

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February 24, 1963

Fun in Acapulco

February 24, 1964

The Beatles began filming their second, as yet un-named movie, on New Providence in the Bahamas. The film would eventually be called Eight Arms to Hold You before producers finally settled on Help!. Co-starring in the movie was actor Victor Spinetti, who also appeared in A Hard Day’s Night, Magical Mystery Tour and John Lennon’s How I Won The War.
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At the last minute there was a soundtrack session set up for Elvis’ new film, Harum Scarum. Due to the hurried manner in which the session was scheduled, Elvis’ regular accompanists were not available ant their places were taken by Charlie McCoy on guitar, Henry Strzelecki on bass and Kenny Buttrey on drums. They were joined by Rufus Long and Ralph Strobel on flute and oboe in order to lend A middle Eastern touch to the soundtrack.
This was Elvis’ first visit to a recording studio in 8 months and his distraction and disaffection with the material was obvious. He broke off at 3.30 a.m. after only 4 hours in which he did 38 dreary takes of Shake That Tambourine.

February 24, 1965

February 24, 1966


February 24, 1967

Detroit declared it Aretha Franklin Day and Martin Luther King, Jr. presented Aretha Franklin with the Southern Christian Leadership Award at Cobo Hall

February 24, 1968

The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays their last British concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall before breaking up the following June.
After shopping for clothes in Beverly Hills, Elvis flew to Las Vegas.
February 24, 1970
Elvis and Priscilla remained in Las Vegas to attend Ann-Margret’s opening at the International.
February 24, 1972
Roberta Flack’s “Killing Me Softly With His Song” topped the pop charts for the first of five weeks.
With Roger McGuinn remaining the only original member, The Byrds made their final live appearance when they played at The Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey.
Elvis and Linda attended Ann-Margret’s opening.
Elvis and Linda remained in Las Vegas along with Elvis’ Memphis karate instructor, Kang Rhee, who conducted karate classes in the suite.
February 24, 1974
February 24, 1975
February 24, 1976
 The Eagles LP “Their Greatest Hits 1971 – 1975” becomes the first album in history to be certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
The new certification represented sales of at least 1 million copies for albums and 2 million copies for singles. The Platinum award was originated in the early seventies because Gold status was achieved by most popular records in a very short period of time. The Eagles’ greatest hits album stayed on Billboard’s Hot 200 chart for two and half years.
February 24, 1977


Barry Manilow shared the stage with Ray Charles during The Second Barry Manilow Special, dueting on “It’s a Miracle”. Manilow had just enjoyed a Top Ten hit with “Looks Like We Made It” and would follow with “Can’t Smile Without You”, “Even Now”, “Copacabana” and “Ready to Take a Chance Again” during the next few months.


The Pointer Sisters, now down to a trio after Bonnie Pointer had left for a solo career, enjoy their biggest US hit when the Bruce Springsteen written “Fire” tops out at Billboard’s #2.



Grammy Awards:

  • John Lennon’s “Double Fantasy” LP is named Album Of The Year
  • Kim Carnes’ “Betty Davis Eyes” wins for Record Of The Year
  • Sheena Easton is named Best New Artist.


Grammy Awards:

  • Paul Simon’s “Graceland” – Best Album;
  • Steve Winwood’s “Higher Love” – Best Record
  • Bruce Hornsby And The Range – Best New Artist
  • Fats Domino is presented with a Lifetime Achievement award.


Johnnie Ray, the 1950’s teen idol, died of liver failure at the age of 63. He scored over twenty US Top 40 singles between 1952 and 1960, including the number two hit, “Just Walking In The Rain”. He was even referred to in Dexys Midnight Runners’ 1982 hit “Come On Eileen” as Poor old Johnnie Ray, sounded sad upon the radio, he moved a million hearts in mono.

The Roy Orbison All-Star Tribute Concert:

  • Roger McGuinn, David Crosby and Chris Hillman of The Byrds reunited, A couple of months later, the trio would record four more songs for their upcoming Boxed Set, which also included the two songs from the tribute concert.


February 24, 1992

The US Post Office begins the Elvis Stamp Referendum:  two possible designs for the US Postal Service Elvis Presley Stamp were unveiled at the Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, NV. The younger 1950’s Elvis was the winner. The Elvis stamp was released on January 8, 1993.

Elvis Presley Stamp


At the Grammys, NARAS president Michael Greene, make an incoherent, boring ten-minute speech and denied Little Richard the opportunity to receive his award onstage.A justifiably disgruntled Little Richard stated at the Grammys, “I’m the innovator, I’m the emancipator, I’m the originator, I’m the architect of rock ‘n’ roll.”


Elton John is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in front of his parents and his partner David Furnish.


at the forty-first annual Grammy Awards:

  • Sam Cooke was honored posthumously with the NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Also honored were Smokey Robinson and Otis Redding
  • Lauryn Hill received five Grammys including Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (for “Doo-wop (That Thing)” ), Best New Artist, Album of the Year, and Best R&B Album (for The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill).
  • Madonna wins four Grammy Awards, including Best Pop Album for “Ray Of Light”.
  • Celine Dion is given the nod for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female for “My Heart Will Go On”
  • Eric Clapton’s “My Father’s Eyes” is named Best Pop Vocal Performance – Male.


Estelle Axton, who helped create the legendary US soul music label Stax, died in hospital in Memphis, aged 85. Stax was home to Otis Redding, Rufus Thomas, Isaac Hayes and Booker T and the MG’s and the Stax studio, ‘Soulsville USA’, was second only to Motown in its production of soul hits during its 1960s heyday.

Elvis Presley also had a legendary session at Stax.


The Sex Pistols gave a virtual middle finger to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when they issued an open letter on front man Johnny Rotten’s Website, saying they have no intention of attending the induction ceremony at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel. “Next to The Sex Pistols, rock and roll and that hall of fame is a piss stain. Your museum, urine in wine. We’re not coming.”


The United States Mint launched a new coin featuring American composer, pianist and bandleader Duke Ellington.


Lennie Baker, vocalist and sax player for the ’50s Tribute group Sha Na Na, passed away at the age of 69. Joining the group in 1970, he appeared with the band on their TV show, which ran from 1977 to 1981, as well as appearing in the 1978 movie Grease where he sang lead vocal on “Blue Moon”.

Elvis Presley‘s former personal physician, Dr. George C. Nichopoulos, passed away at the age of 88. Known as “Dr. Nick”, Nichopoulos was Presley’s doctor for eleven years before the singer’s death from heart disease on August 16th, 1977. The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners later suspended and ultimately revoked his medical license after it ruled he had over-prescribed potentially addictive drugs to thirteen patients, two of whom died including Presley and two were musically famous, fellow rock ‘n’ roller Jerry Lee Lewis; the bulk of the patients were Memphis Business men. 

The Simpson’s Dr Nick is based on Dr. George C. Nichopoulos


reference sites:





http://www.elvisrecordings.com/  Master and Sessions

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database






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