Daily Elvis: February 27

Give us this day, February 27, our daily Elvis


Tupelo, Mississippi



Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

February 27, 1954


February 27, 1955

February 27, 1956

The shooting for Loving You moved to the Jessup Ranch, north of Hollywood.

February 27, 1958

A news paper clipping from Jet magazine, showing Sammy Davis Jr in full swing imitating Elvis, and what’s more, the clipping tells us that Elvis was sitting in the front row, roaring with laughter.

Sammy Davis Jr. imitating Elvis on stage performing Hound Dog, February 27, 1958.

King Creole 

February 27, 1959
Military Service

February 27, 1960

Military Service

February 27, 1961

Aretha Franklin made her pop chart debut with “Won’t Be Long” on Columbia Records. It reached #76 and became the first of seventy-four hits for the “Queen of Soul” over the next thirty-three years.

Five months after topping the US charts with “The Twist”, Chubby Checker does it again with “Pony Time”. The song reached #27 in the UK.

February 27, 1962

“Good Luck Charm/Anything that’s part of you” released. The platter was Elvis’s 22nd regular single release for RCA Victor. All of the previous 21, starting with Heartbreak Hotel in 1956, had placed in the top 5 on Billboard’s Top/Hot 100 chart, and 12 of them had reached #1.


Good Luck Charm reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list in the week ending April 21, 1962, and held for 2 weeks, April 21, 1962, displacing Elvis’s future leading lady Shelley Fabares and her recording of Johnny Angel.

while in the UK, number #1 the week ending 24 May 1962 and remained for 5 weeks.

the flip side, “Anything that’s part of you” – one of Elvis’ under-rated achey gems – managed #31 on Billboard Top 100, #51 on Cash Box Top 100 and #6 on Billboard Easy Listening Chart

The single would be reissued  as Gold Standard Series, 447-0636, November 1962

Elvis Presley’s 1962 Pivotal Single Release of Good Luck Charm

An answer song, entitled “Don’t Want to Be Another Good Luck Charm”, was recorded by Jo (of the duo Judy & Jo). It was released by Capitol Records as catalog number CP-1468 (single).

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Elvis had 2 dental crowns applied at a cost of $170; and he also overdubbed vocals in Spanish for the song Guadalajara at Radio Recorders for Fun in Acapulco.

Radio Recorders Studio B – Hollywood, California
Guadalajara (Vocal Overdub) PPA3 4433-SP

February 27, 1964

For the first time ever, all ten spots on the UK Top Ten were UK acts, led by 21-year-old Cilla Black’s version of “Anyone Who Had A Heart”.

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Elvis Presley Greets Clara Ward in Las Vegas – Jet Magazine, February 27, 1964


February 27, 1965

February 27, 1966


February 27, 1967

How Great Thou Art  is Elvis’ twenty-eighth studio album

It peaked at No. 18 on the Top Pop Albums chart.[6] It was certified Gold on February 16, 1968, Platinum and 2x Platinum on March 27, 1992 and 3x Platinum on October 13, 2010 by the RIAA.[7] The title song won the 1967 Grammy Award for Best Sacred Performance.[6]


Elvis Presley & How Great Thou Art | RCA Studio B

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Dr. Nick becomes Elvis’ primary doctor.

February 27, 1968

February 27, 1969

Jefferson Airplane was fined $1,000 for using profanity during a concert in Oklahoma City.
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Elvis’ first 1970s concerts outside of Vegas – back to his 1954 and 1955 touring base: Texas.

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Interview with Elvis Presley : The Feb 1970 Houston Astrodome Press

Elvis held a noon press conference at the Astroworld Hotel and talked about his musical roots, the current music scene and how his Sun records sounded “funny” to him now.
Elvis made a dramatic entrance in an open jeep, but he was discouraged both during and after the first show because of the poor acoustics and what he judged to be an indifferent response from a less than capacity crowd.
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The Houston Astrodome was chosen by Colonel Parker to be the first venue for Elvis to perform outside Las Vegas. This was done for several reasons, but, ‘The Dome’ was an enormous hall, built in 1965 – the least of its functions being for concerts. The rodeo show at ‘The Dome’ always attracted thousands of people no matter what.

Date: 27 Feb 1970
Time: 2.00pm
Venue: Houston, TX.
Houston Astrodome
Tickets: 16,708
Costume: White sleek Suit
Track list: All Shook Up
I Got A Woman
Blue Suede Shoes
Don’t Cry Daddy
Heartbreak Hotel
Hound Dog
Love Me Tender
One Night
Release Me
Walk A Mile In My Shoes
In The Ghetto
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Suspicious Minds
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Love Me Tender [instrumental]
Recordings: Astrodome #1

 ” I guess I just can’t bring it in like I used to”, he said between shows.
Col Parker had worried and booked Elvis into a crowded venue.
Elvis Presley : Houston Astrodome : February 27, 1970.
But then his spirits were lifted at the evening show by the great response from a crowd of 36,299 and according to the Los Angeles Times his performance was “masterful”.


Date: 27 Feb 1970
Time: 7.45pm
Venue: Houston, TX.
Houston Astrodome
Tickets: 36,299
Costume: Thin Green Leaf suit
Track list: All Shook Up
I Got A Woman
Blue Suede Shoes
Don’t Cry Daddy
Heartbreak Hotel
Hound Dog
Love Me Tender
Kentucky Rain
Release Me
Walk A Mile In My Shoes
In The Ghetto
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Suspicious Minds
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Love Me Tender [instrumental]
Recordings: Astrodome #4

Image result for Elvis Presley sweet inspirationsElvis Presley : Houston Astrodome : February 27, 1970, Evening Show.

Houston Astrodome was also the first venue to perform outside Las Vegas for ‘The Sweet Inspirations’. Myrna Smith – The first time we were set to appear with Elvis outside of Vegas, we were exited. It was in Houston. The people were exceptionally nice to us. Later I found out the promoters had sent word that they were thrilled Elvis was coming, but NOT to bring ‘those black girls’ with him. Elvis had laid down the law that if we didn’t come, HE wasn’t coming either.

So when we did the show, I wondered why everybody was so nice to us. None of the guys told us ’cause they didn’t want to hurt our feelings. I found out years later that Elvis had stood up for us.

The Venue’s owner didn’t want The Sweets and Elvis threatened to cancel. In the end, the venue owner’s daughter chauffeured the Sweet Inspirations into the stadium.

Pirate Cove: Astrodome Elvis

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 1 – February 27th – March 1st 1970
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info February 27 1970 Houston Astrodome Houston TX (2:00 pm) 16708 White Cossack Top White Macrame belt Black Suit Yes Yes
Info February 27 1970 Houston Astrodome Houston TX (7:45 pm) 36299 Thin Green Leaf Green Macrame belt Yes Yes


February 27, 1971

February 27, 1972

February 27, 1973

February 27, 1974

February 27, 1975

February 27, 1976

February 27, 1977

Keith Richards is arrested in Toronto, ON Canada after police raid his hotel room and seize 22 grams of heroin, 5 grams of cocaine and narcotics paraphernalia. His bail was set at $25,000.



George Michael reaches number one in the US for the second time in his solo career with “Father Figure”. He would go on to have a total of six after scoring three chart toppers with Andrew Ridgeley in Wham!


Milli Vanilli’s Rob Pilatus shared his perspective on life with Time magazine. In the interview he said, “Musically, we’re more talented than any Bob Dylan or Paul McCartney. Mick Jagger can’t produce a sound. I’m the new Elvis.”

Milli Vanilli would soon be exposed as lip syncing.


After fourteen weeks at #1, Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” became the longest-running chart topper, eclipsing Boyz II Men’s 1992 smash, “End of the Road.” Additionally, the 4 million selling single was #1 in more than a dozen countries. It became the second-largest-selling single in U.S. history, behind only “We Are The World” by USA for Africa.


ABC-TV aired the “The Beach Boys” TV movie.


The Sex Pistols signed a record deal with Universal that would lead the way to releasing an expanded and repackaged edition of the band’s “Never Mind The Bollocks” and “Here’s The Sex Pistols”, later in the year. 

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Sex Pistols’ MasterCard Credit Card


Gary Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was sentenced by a British judge to 16 years in prison for attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one of having sex with a girl under 13. Glitter reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1972 with “Rock And Roll Part 2”.


Elton John gave a free, surprise concert outside of the old Tower Records building in Los Angeles. John performed an hour-long set of his hits to thank the city of West Hollywood for its support of his AIDS Foundation and his Academy Awards Viewing Party.

reference sites:





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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database






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