Give us this day, February 24, our daily Elvis
Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee
February 24, 1954
This was the last show of this second Jamboree Attractions tour.
Rare picture of Elvis and his manager,Colonel Parker.
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February 24, 1958
February 24, 1959
February 24, 1960
February 24, 1962
Elvis’ 10th UK chart topper with “Can’t Help Falling In Love” / “Rock-A-Hula Baby”.
“Can’t Help Falling In Love” would become Elvis’ signature concert good bye song.
February 24, 1963
February 24, 1964
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.
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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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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
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