Give us this day, April 11, our daily Elvis
Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee
The very first sizable group of letters-to-the-editor about Elvis began to appear in the Rocky Mountain News on April 11, 1956,
|Info||April 11 1956||Coliseum||El Paso TX||(8:00 PM)||Yes|
Peace in the Valley Extend Play single is released; reaching number three on the short-lived Billboard EP chart, and number three on the album chart, and with 10 weeks on the charts, peaked at number 39 on the singles chart
Military service in
In Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Alan Freed‘s “Big Beat Show” concert tour played the Aud, with performances by Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Danny & the Juniors, Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers, the Diamonds, Billy & Lillie, the Chantels, Dicky Doo and the Don’ts, Jo Ann Campbell, Larry Williams, Ed Townsend, the Pastels, and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.
Elvis Presley – Ray Barracks Friedberg – Elvis with son of Sargent Ira Jones – April 11, 1959
The album “Elvis,” a 14-track expansion of the compilation album “For LP Fans Only” was released in the U.K.
Elvis at Graceland – greeting fans
“Follow that Dream” opened in Oscala, FL. Celebrating that the movie was partly filmed there was was Patriot Presley and a movie feature about a State Highway. Libertarian Hijinks about crossing state and municipal lines and as many Hillbilly Gags as could be squeezed in. Elvis manages to do his best Jimmy Stewart in the court house scene.
In Los Angeles, Nat “King” Cole recorded “Those Lazy-Hazy- Crazy Days Of Summer.”
Elvis Presley’s single “Viva Las Vegas” hit #17 in the U.K.
The Beatles set another music industry record when they had 14 songs on the Billboard Hot 100. The songs ranged from “Can’t Buy Me Love” at #1 to “Love Me Do” at #81.
The British 1st Wave:
In London, the New Musical Express held its Third Annual NME Poll Winners Concert at Wembley Empire Pool, featuring performances by the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Kinks, Animals, Moody Blues, Herman’s Hermits, Tom Jones, Donovan, the Seekers, Them, Freddie and the Dreamers, and Cilla Black.
Gerry and the Pacemakers performed “Ferry Cross The Mersey” on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Maurice Chevalier, Felicia Sanders, Soupy Sales and London Lee also appeared on the program.
Spinout – Post Production
In Hollywood, Frank Sinatra recorded “Strangers In The Night.”
While flying back to London from California after attending the Beach Boys’ aborted “Smile” recording sessions, Paul McCartney wrote the song “Magical Mystery Tour” and laid out some ideas for the film of the same name.
U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1968 Civil Rights Act, prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of housing.
Paul McCartney’s first solo album “McCartney” was released.
|Date:||11 Apr 1972|
Civic Center Coliseum
|Costume:||White ‘Red Lionhead’ suit|
|Track list:||Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
Never Been To Spain
You Gave Me A Mountain
Until It’s Time For You To Go
Polk Salad Annie
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
A Big Hunk O’Love
Love Me Tender
How Great Thou Art
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Bridge Over Troubled Water
For The Good Times
An American Trilogy
Funny How Times Slip Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
|Info||April 11 1972||Civic Center Coliseum||Roanoke VA||(8:30 pm)||10436||White Pinwheel||Lion Head belt||Yes||Yes|
During a low point in their popularity, the Beach Boys appeared at the Omni Coliseum in Atlanta, Georgia where fewer than 3,000 tickets had been sold for a venue with a capacity of 16,000. One of their supporting acts was the still unknown Bruce Springsteen who played a 60-minute set.
Paul McCartney released the single “Coming Up” b/w “Coming Up (Live at Glasgow)” and “Lunchbox/Odd Sox.” In North America, radio stations eschewed the solo studio-recorded A-side and played the concert version of “Coming Up” that McCartney and Wings had performed in Scotland five months earlier.
April 11, 1983…Actress Delores del Rio died of liver failure at age 77. credits include: Flying Down to Rio, Doña Perfecta, The Abandoned, Maria Candelaria, Flaming Star, Cheyenne Autumn, The Love Nest, Madame Du Barry, The Story of a Bad Woman, The Man from Dakota, I Live for Love, Wonder Bar, Bird of Paradise, The Devil’s Playground.
April 11, 1988
In London, “Time,” a stage musical produced by Dave Clark and starring Cliff Richard, Dionne Warwick, Freddie Mercury, and Leo Sayer, opened at the Dominion Theatre.
April 11, 1990
Elton John performed at the Indianapolis funeral of Ryan White, the hemophiliac 18-year-old who had contracted AIDS through a blood transfusion and had been ostracized because of it.
Ringo Starr was a guest on Fox TV’s “The Simpsons.”
April 11, 1992
America’s first commercially-licensed radio station, 50,000-watt KDKA-AM in Pittsburgh, replaced its 72-year-old music format with news, talk and information.
April 11, 1997
Paul McCartney gave a twenty-minute concert from the roof of a building he owns in London.
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