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Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee
Atlantic Records releases Shake, Rattle and Roll by Big Joe Turner.
Meanwhile at Decca Records: Bill Haley and His Comets recorded “(We’re Gonna) Rock Around the Clock” at the Pythian Temple, “a big, barn-like building with great echo,” in New York City. Most music historians agree that the song, featured in the 1955 film “Blackboard Jungle,” ushered in the rock ‘n’ roll era. It hit #1 on June 29, 1955, stayed there for eight weeks, remained on the charts for a total of 24 weeks, and has sold more than 25 million copies.
Scotty, Elvis, DJ and Bill onstage (Albuquerque, April 12, 1956 ?*)
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|Info||April 12 1956||Armory||Albuquerque NM||(9:00 PM)||Yes|
In a real-life recreation of Jan & Dean’s 1964 single, Jan Berry of the singing duo crashed his Corvette into a parked truck near a stretch of road in Los Angeles known as “Dead Man’s Curve.” The accident left Berry paralyzed and brain-damaged. It took four years of rehabilitation for him to learn to talk again, and a decade before he could return to performing on stage. Berry died in 2004 after suffering a seizure. He was 62.
Elvis with Priscilla in the passenger seat and Charlie Hodge in the back seat of a car meeting fans outside his home at 1174 Hillcrest Road in Beverly Hills, California
|Info||April 12 1972||Fair Grounds Col||Indianapolis IN||(8:30 pm)||11000||Blue Nail||White Fireworks suit belt||Light Blue Suit||Yes|
The film “That’ll Be the Day,” starring David Essex, Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, Billy Fury, and Dave Edmunds, had its premiere in London.
Eddie Fadal, Texas DJ and Superfan, of Elvis Presley, died. He had opened an Elvis museum in Waco, TX.
April 12, 1990
James Brown was released from a South Carolina jail on work furlough after serving 15 months of a six-year sentence for aggravated assault.
In Flagstaff, Arizona, the Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center at the Lowell Observatory announced that four recently discovered asteroids would be named Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, and Starr after the four members of the Beatles.
April 12, 1999
Shania Twain became the only female artist in music history to sell at least 10 million units with back to back releases.
April 12, 2000
Bo Diddley filed suit against Nike for using his name and image without permission. Nike was accused of continuing to use his image after a contract expired in 1991.
Elvis Presley Enterprises sent out letters to several fan clubs demanding the stop of sale of any form of video regarding the New Gladiator project.
April 12, 2005
Mariah Carey released the CD “The Emancipation of Mimi.” It entered the U.S. album chart at #1, went six times platinum in less than a year, and became the most successful album of 2005.
April 12, 2008
With her latest single “4 Minutes,” Madonna surpassed Elvis Presley as the artist with the most all-time Top Ten Hits on the Billboard pop chart (37).
April 12, 2010
In its official newspaper, the Vatican praised the Beatles and said it had forgiven John Lennon’s 1966 comment that the group was “bigger than Jesus.”
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