Daily Elvis: February 25

Give us this day, February 25, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

1952

The first musical choreography score was copyrighted. It was Cole Porter’s “Kiss Me Kate”.

February 25, 1954

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Elvis, Scotty and Bill drove to Cleveland with Bob Neal to play their first date outside the South. They made stops at various radio stations along the way, in hopes of getting subsequent airplay.

scotty moore site:

February 25 

Texarkana AR Municipal Auditorium  (rumored but highly unlikely)
‘I Forgot To Remember To Forget’ went to No.1 on the Billboard Country & Western chart, Elvis’ first national single to chart.

The song reached the Billboard national country music chart #1 position on February 25, 1956 on the Billboard C&W Best Sellers in Stores chart, and remained there at #1 for 2 weeks, and spent 5 weeks at #1 on the Billboard C&W Most Played in Juke Boxes chart. The record reached #4 on the Billboard Most Played by Jockeys chart.[6][7][8][9] It was the first recording to make Elvis Presley a national known country music star.[10][11] The song remained on the country charts for 39 weeks.[12]

The flip side of this release, “Mystery Train“, peaked at the #11 position on the national Billboard Country Chart.

Mystery Train” is a song written and recorded by American blues musician Junior Parker in 1953, also on the Sun label.

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Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport. Elvis sang for the first time on the Hayride Heartbreak Hotel. According to Scotty, the audience exploded like never before.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info February 25 1956 Municipal Auditorium Shreveport LA (8:00 PM) Louisiana Hayride

 

Louis Armstrong was quoted in the Memphis Press-Scimitar: ” I’m definitely gonna do a record with him. You’d be surprised what we could do together. You ask me if I think he’s good. How many Cadillacs was it he bought? That boy’s no fool.”

Loving You  Production

February 25, 1958

King Creole

February 25, 1959
Military Service

February 25, 1960

Military Service

Elvis Presley, Tennessee Governor Buford Ellington, Dee Stanley [presley] and Vernon Presley : February 25, 1961 : Luncheon.
Elvis Presley, Tennessee Governor Buford Ellington, Dee Stanley [presley] and Vernon Presley : Luncheon.
RCA presented Elvis with a diamond watch, and a plaque, marking his achievement of selling over 75 million records.

Tennessee Governor Buford Ellington and Memphis mayor Henry Loeb both declared this day “Elvis Presley Day”. At a special luncheon at the Hotel Claridge, Elvis was presented by RCA with a diamond watch, and a plaque, marking his achievement of selling over 75 million records.

At the 1:45 pm press conference, Sam Phillips asks why Sun Records gets so little recognition for Elvis' success, reminding everyone that 'RCA wouldn't have him if it wasn't for Phillips.

At the 1:45 pm press conference, Sam Phillips asks why Sun Records gets so little recognition for Elvis’ success, reminding everyone that ‘RCA wouldn’t have him if it wasn’t for Phillips.

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Then, the Memphis Charity Show at Ellis Auditorium Memphis at 3.00
Comedian George Jessel hit the stage in an exaggerated salaam to the King of rock and roll, introduced Elvis in the evening as “one of the greatest singer-actors of this century.”

Comedian George Jessel hit the stage in an exaggerated salaam to the King of rock and roll.

Other Acts were Frank Trent, Ashtons & Shirley, Floyd Cramer, Nip Nelson, Boots Randolph, Dave Gardner

Heartbreak Hotel
All Shook Up
A Fool Such As I
I Got A Woman
Love Me
Such A Night
Reconsider Baby
Surrender
I Need You Love Tonight
Thats All Right
Doin The Best I Can
Dont Be Cruel
One Night
Are You Lonesome Tonight ?
Its Now Or Never

Elvis Presley In Concert : The 3pm Afternoon, Matinee Show

Same opening acts, the evening set list:

Heartbreak Hotel
All Shook Up
A Fool Such As I
I Got A Woman
Love Me
Such A Night
Reconsider Baby
Fever
I Need You Love Tonight
Don’t Be Cruel
One Night
Are You Lonesome Tonight ?
Its Now Or Never
Swing Down Sweet Chariot
Hound Dog

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After the evening show Elvis hold a party at Graceland.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1961
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info February 25 1961 Ellis Auditorium Memphis TN (3:00 PM) 3888
Info February 25 1961 Ellis Auditorium Memphis TN (8:30 PM) 6540

 

February 25, 1962

February 25, 1963

Fun in Acapulco

February 25, 1964

Roustabout 

Elvis had a soundtrack recording session in Nashville from 10.15 p.m. to 3.30 a.m. for Harum Scarum.

 

February 25, 1966

Spinout

Elvis flew back from Nashville to Memphis n the early evening. He had the plane circle over his ranch before landing.
Elvis flew to Los Angeles to his new home at 1174 Hillcrest Drive. This smaller, 4 bedroom house offered Elvis, Priscilla and Lisa Marie more privacy than before. Only Charlie Hodge, Patsy and Gee Gee Gambill were living there too.
February 25, 1969
Elvis and The Memphis Mafia and Vernon Presley flew to Houston for Elvis’ engagement at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in Kirk Kerkorian’s private jet.
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Though the Colonel had tried to force the guys to travel on their own, they all went along with Elvis except for the wives this time. Elvis held a brief press conference at the airport before checking into the Astroworld Hotel for his first performance outside Las Vegas since 1961.

Elvis was asked why he was performing in Houston, to which he replied ‘I sort of started out in Texas in and around Houston’ and that he had played nearly everywhere in the area. Elvis also said ‘I’ve wanted to get back into live appearances to get the inspiration of live audiences, but I’ll tell you, that Dome has me scared’.

Elvis said he still plans on making more movies ‘But a little better than the ones before’. He went on to say ‘I can’t watch my movies on television because I’m too critical. I think King Creole was the best of my movies’.

February 25, 1971

Elvis Presley with Dottie West : Landmark Hotel

Elvis Presley with Dottie West : Landmark Hotel : February 25, 1971.

February 25, 1972

Led Zeppelin appeared in front of over 25,000 fans at the Western Springs Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand, the group’s first ever gig in New Zealand, (and the largest crowd ever to attend a concert on the island).

February 25, 1973

February 25, 1974

February 25, 1975

February 25, 1976

February 25, 1977

 

1987

Frank Sinatra guest starred on CBS-TV’s “Magnum P.I.”

1995

Frank Sinatra Desert Classic golf tournament ended with Frank Sinatra’s final performance was a private party for 1,200 select guests. His closing song was ‘The Best is Yet to Come’.

1998

Lifetime Achievement Grammy awards to Bo Diddley and Roy Orbison

1999

Prince filed a copyright and trademark infringement lawsuit against nine Web sites, with allegations that included selling bootlegged recordings and offering unauthorized song downloads.

2000

“Britney Spears CD Bubble Gum”, was announced and released in March of 2000.

The five original Spice Girls were facing a bill of up to £1 million ($1.7 million) after losing a legal battle against the sponsors of their 1988 world tour. The Aprilia Scoter Company had claimed the girls knew of Geri’s impending departure.

2010

Apple announced that it had surpassed 10 billion song downloads from the iTunes Store. The 10 billionth song was “Guess Things Happen That Way” by Johnny Cash.

2015

On what would have been George Harrison’s 72nd birthday, a new tree was planted in his memory in Griffith Park Los Angeles to replace one that was earlier killed by a beetle infestation. This new yew tree had been chosen to replace the original, as it was far less susceptible to insects.

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

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

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

www.elvishistoryblog.com/

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