Give us this day, March 5, our daily Elvis
Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee
Ike Turner And His Kings of Rhythm record “Rocket 88” with producer Sam Phillips at his Memphis Recording Service. When the up-tempo combination of Swing and Jazz is released, it is credited to Jackie Brenston And His Delta Cats and is considered by music historians to be the first true Rock ‘n’ Roll record. But rock n roll was strings and a beat, not horns.
Elvis and Dixie attended the annual Minstrel Show at Humes.
Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport.
a previously unknown recording of an Elvis cover song that he never did in the studio: The Clover’s Little Mama
|Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
||March 5 1955
Elvis and Gene Smith flew to Nashville and returned the same evening to Memphis. This was most likely to reaffirm the new exclusive contract with the Colonel. Bob Neal and Hank Snow were now officially out of the picture.
March 5, 1957
on TV, Sgt Bilko satirizes Elvis Presley (Elvis Pelvin)
March 5, 1958
Elvis and Vera – with Red West and Lamar File – went for a boat ride at Lakes Starnberg and once again Elvis returned to the Moulin Rouge that evening, to wind up his 3 day leave.
Elvis was release form the army at 9.15 a.m. He received his mustering out check of $109.54 and was honorable discharged. By limousine, he and the Colonel traveled to New Jersey, where they were joined by Lamar and Rex Mansfield. In the evening they all went to Washington, D.C.
Elvis Presley (left), being discharged from the Army with Rex Mansfield (foreground, right), in 1960.
March 5, 1961
March 5, 1962
The Twist was still the world’s biggest dance craze, and the Marvelettes made their contribution by singing “Twistin’ Postman” on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand.
March 5, 1963
Patsy Cline was killed along with Cowboy Copas, Hawkshaw Hawins and Cline’s manager, and plane owner/pilot Randy Hughes crashed near Camden, Tennessee. Most often remembered for her hits, “Crazy”, “Walkin’ After Midnight”, “I Fall To Pieces” and “She’s Got You”, Cline’s Greatest Hits L.P. has sold over eight million copies, making it the largest selling female Country album of all time, until Shania Twain came along.
Fun in Acapulco Production
Elvis reported to the Paramount makeup department for a haircut by the studio barber; followed by a 1.00 p.m. music meeting for Roustabout
Elvis was on his way to Los Angeles when he confided to Larry Geller his disappointment that after all of his study and meditation he had had no “experience of God”. Shortly after this conversation Elvis stopped the motor home in the middle of the desert as he saw a cloud formation that resembled the face of Joseph Stalin, turning into the face of Jesus.
March 5, 1966
One Hit Wonder Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler’s “The Ballad of the Green Berets” topped the Hot 100, selling more than two million copies in the first two weeks after its release. It made #24 in the UK. His follow up single, “The A-Team”, would peak at #28 the following May.
Elvis went to California by plane with Charlie Hodge, Ray Sitton, Marty Lacker, Red West, Billy Smith, Larry Geller, as well as a new member of the group, Gee Gee Gambill, who was married to Elvis’ cousin Patsy.
Elvis began with script readings and rehearsals for his new film. Live A Little, Love A Little.
Elvis was back in Los Angeles and began with his last feature film Change Of Habit. On this and the following night Elvis recorded the movie soundtrack at the Decca Universal Studio, working each evening from 7.00 p.m. to 2.00 a.m.
March 5, 1970
March 5, 1971
started a 12-date ‘Thank You’ tour for British fans, appearing at the clubs from their early days and charging the same admission prices as in 1968. The first show was at The Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland where they played songs from their upcoming fourth album, including the first public performances of ‘Black Dog’, ‘Stairway To Heaven’,
‘Going To California’ and ‘Rock And Roll’.
March 5, 1972
Elvis bought $2,600 worth of jewelry in Vegas.
March 5, 1974
Elvis performed at the Memorial Coliseum, Auburn University, Monroe, Alabama.
|Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 11 – March 1st – March 20th 1974
||March 5 1974
||University Memorial Coliseum
||Light Blue Suit
March 5, 1975
March 5, 1976
march 5, 1977
The Supremes “Let Yourself Go” became their last of forty-three R&B chart singles (#83).
“The Love Theme from A Star Is Born”, from the film starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson, was the top tune in the US. It reached number 3 in the UK – the movie and soundtrack Elvis could have done, but turned down.
Elvis Presley’s single “Moody Blue” hit #31 in the U.S.
On his last vacation, Elvis plays football
The rock ‘n’ roll film American Hot Wax debuted in theaters nationwide. Included in the film based on famous deejay Alan Freed was Chuck Berry playing himself, the ultimate parody.
March 5, 1996
Elvis 56 released
|Netherlands Top 100 Albums
|New Zealand Top 40 Albums
John Belushi died of a drug overdose at the age of 33. He and Dan Aykroyd had a hit record as The Blues Brothers in 1978 with a remake of the Sam And Dave
classic, “Soul Man”, while their album “Briefcase Full of Blues” reached #1 on the Billboard 200, going double Platinum.
‘s mega-hit “Billie Jean” topped the Billboard singles chart for the first of seven weeks.
make their US television debut when they appear on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand
Madonna went to the top of the UK singles chart with her version of the Don McLean hit “American Pie”. It was her 50th UK hit and ninth UK #1.
The first episode of Osbourne’s TV Show
was aired on MTV
in the US. Focusing on the madman and his family (his wife Sharon, and two of their three children). Oblivious to the camera, they bicker, squabble, curse and hang out backstage at Ozzy shows.
Records by the Rolling Stones and Paul Simon were chosen for preservation by the US Library of Congress. The Stones ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’
and Paul Simon’s Graceland
album entered the National Recordings Registry, which preserves historic works for future generations. Other recordings chosen this year included Carl Perkins’ ‘Blue Suede Shoes’, ‘Be My Baby’ by The Ronettes, ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’ by Sam Cooke
and the eponymous album The Velvet Underground and Nico.
March 5, 2009
Britain’s Serious Organized Crime Agency arrested two men and charged them with hacking into Sony Music’s computers and stealing Michael Jackson’s back catalogue. The pair of men in their mid-20s were said to have illegally downloaded more than 50,000 digital files.
Sony admitted that a number of Michael Jackson tracks had been stolen after its website was hacked. The singer, who died in June 2009 at the age of 50, had recorded unreleased duets with artists ranging from the late Freddie Mercury and Black Eyed Peas singer will.i.am.
72-year-old Soul legend Aretha Franklin appeared on US TV’s American Idol and told the group of 16 finalists that they should “Keep physically fit… and stay away from the wrong kind of people… anything that would be career ending.” She went on to say “Meet the challenge and kick butt!”
March 5, 2017
The Commercial Appeal: Graceland officials Thursday formally opened a new entertainment complex dedicated to the King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley.
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