Give us this day, our daily Elvis
Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee
April 3, 1948
The Louisiana Hayride 1st broadcast by KWKH from the Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Elvis took the 8.00 a.m. train to Ottawa, Canada, where he performed at the Ottawa Auditorium, at 4.40 and 8.00 p.m.
Elvis had also been scheduled to perform in Montreal, but the shows there were cancelled because they felt Elvis was too “controversial.”
After the show Elvis talked to some reporters: “It’s a very uncertain business. The end may come in a lot less time than a few years”.
“Well there are people that like you. There are people that don’t like you regardless of what field you’re in. And regardless of what you do, there’re gonna be people that don’t like you. I mean, even if you’re perfect—I mean, I’m not saying, you know, that I’m perfect, because no man is perfect. But there was only one perfect man and that was Jesus Christ … and people didn’t like him. You know they killed him. And he couldn’t understand why. I mean, if everybody liked the same thing, we’d all be drivin’ the same car and married to the same woman and it wouldn’t work out.” — interview with DJ Mac Lipson, Toronto, Canada, April 3, 1957
Ask Girls Stay Away From Elvis
Students of Notre Dame Convent have been asked to promise they will take no part in either the reception for Elvis Presley today or his show at the Auditorium tonight.
The request, circulated throughout high school classes at the Convent, followed a speech over the public address system at another Ottawa school yesterday.
But, while the other simply warned students not to misbehave at the rock ’n` roll rally and to do nothing to bring dishonor on their school’s name, the Notre Dame circular requested students not to attend.
It was written on blackboards at the convent during routine class hours, students said, and they were asked to copy it, then sign it at the bottom.
“I promise that I shall not take part in the reception accorded Elvis Presley and I shall not be present at the program presented by him at the Auditorium on Wednesday, April 3, 1957. Signed …. ”
The Ottawa Journal, April 3, 1957 courtesy Ger Rijff’s “Long Lonely Highway”
Elvis backstage at the Auditorium in Ottawa – Apr. 3, 1957
Long Tall Sally
Dont Be Cruel
Thats When Your Heartaches Begin
Elvis and the Jordanaires onstage at the Auditorium in Ottawa – Apr. 3, 1957
|Info||April 3 1957||Memorial Auditorium||Ottawa CAN||(4:30 PM)||3500||Midwest Tour||Yes|
|Info||April 3 1957||Memorial Auditorium||Ottawa CAN||(8:00 PM)||8500||Midwest Tour||Yes|
The BBC bans The Coasters‘ song “Charlie Brown” because of the word “spitball.” Two weeks later they would change their decision and start to play the single, which rose to #6 on the UK chart.
The Everley Brothers, later named by The Beatles and Rolling Stone Keith Richards as prime influences, make their British concert debut, kicking off their first UK tour. Opening for them are “The Crickets” minus Buddy Holly.
It Happened At The World’s Fair” premiered in Los Angeles.
The Beatles, at the Playhouse Theatre in London, record another radio appearance, this time for the BBC show “Easy Beat,” their first appearance on this program. They record three songs, Please Please Me, Misery, and From Me to You. In addition to performing those three songs, John Lennon and Paul McCartney take part in a program segment called “Going Up?” reviewing new record releases along with two other panel members; they review new singles by Bert Weedon, Cleo Laine, The Vernons Girls, and Tommy Roe. John and Paul are each paid one guinea for their participation.
The Beatles film an appearance on Tyne Tees Television, answering questions sent in by their fans. The stiff question-and-answer format is not entirely satisfying. Broadcast on April 9.
Bob Dylan made his first entry on the UK charts with “The Times They Are A-Changin'”, which would reach #9.
Elvis Presley’s “Do the Clam” hit #21 on the pop chart.
Capitol Records issued two Beatles’ greatest hits packages – “The Beatles: 1962-1966” and “The Beatles: 1967-1970”. Fans call them “the red album” and “the blue album”.
Elvis in hospital, day 3 of a 6 day stay.
|Info||April 3 1977||Veterans Memorial Coliseum||Jacksonville FL||CANCELLED|
Liverpool’s first statue of The Beatles is unveiled above the doorway of The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street. The creator of the statue is David Hughes, a student of the Liverpool College of Art, the same art school that John Lennon attended.
US telecast of Paul McCartney’s “Unplugged” appearance on MTV.
Ringo Starr appears as guest presenter at the annual Grammy Awards show in the US.
With her 18th chart-topping hit, “Touch My Body”, 38 year old Mariah Carey passed Elvis Presley for the most number one songs on the Billboard singles chart, placing her second only to The Beatles. But only because Elvis’ 1956 & 1957 are not counted anymore in order to favour current artits.
April 3, 2016
Guess Who lead singer Burton Cummings inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the 45th edition of the Juno Awards. Calgary, Alberta
‘The Wonder Of You’ still in the UK charts: After nearly six months in the UK album charts, the Elvis & RPO album ‘The Wonder Of You’ is still hanging on.
‘The Wonder Of You’ rises from 93 to 65 on the UK Album Chart for 31st March, 2017.
Other Elvis Entries on the UK Charts – 31st March, 2017
– ‘The Wonder Of You’ rises from 54 to 48 on the Physical Album Chart and rises from 69 to 53 on the Album Sales Chart
– ‘The Platinum Collection’ rises from 87 to 85 on the Physical Album Chart and drops from 16 to 21 on the Indie Albums Chart
– ‘The Wonder Of You’ rises from 75 to 56 on the Scottish Album Chart
– ‘The Platinum Collection’ is a re-entry at 87 on the Scottish Album Chart
Jan 8, 2015 – To mark what would have been Elvis Presley’s 80th birthday, CBC Ottawa … Presley visited Ottawa and performed a concert on April 3, 1957.
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