Daily Elvis: April 21

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Tupelo, Mississippi


Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952 – Loew’s State Theatre



Elvis  worked at Crown Electric


April 21, 1955

Elvis performed at New Boston, TX High School Football Field

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info April 21 1955 Houlka High School Houlka MS
When Presley’s troupe rolled into town for two shows on April 21, 1956, he had become already a national figure in the music business. He had appeared with the Dorsey Brothers and Milton Berle on their national TV shows, and his first RCA single, “Heartbreak Hotel” was only two weeks away from reaching the #1 spot on Billboard’s “Top 100” pop chart.
Elvis performed at the City Auditorium, Houston, Texas at 7.30 and 9.30 p.m.

Elvis backstage in Houston – April 21, 1956

Scotty and Elvis onstage at City Auditorium (2nd show) – Scotty said that during this show there was a guitar magazine that was interested in doing a story on him as a guitarist. This picture was taken for that, showed Scotty out in front of Elvis.

Scotty, Elvis, Bill and DJ at City Auditorium – April 21, 1956

Elvis signing autographs in Houston – April 21, 1956
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info April 21 1956 City Auditorium Houston TX (7:30 PM) 4000 Texas Tour Yes
Info April 21 1956 City Auditorium Houston TX (9:30 PM) 4000 Texas Tour Yes


On Easter Sunday Elvis and Yvonne Lime went to church.


Jackie Wilson charted for the first time R&B as a solo artist with “To Be Loved,” reaching #7 and #22 pop. In England, it hit #27 in March, fell off the charts, and re-entered in May, peaking at #23, a practice that was common in Britain but unheard of in the States.

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

April 21, 1959

RCA begins a Gold Standard Series: RCA Victor EPA-5088, A TOUCH OF GOLD VOLUME 1,  sold less than 150,000 copies, the lowest sales for any Presley EP album up to that time. These EP releases are not included as part of Elvis’ sales or chart weeks.

First pressings of US Elvis Presley EPs First edition, released April 21, 1959
Elvis doing Military Service in Germany.

Dick Clark testifies before a Congressional committee investigating the payola scandal. He admits he had a financial interest in 27 percent of the records he played on the show over a two year period, but is cleared of all charges.
Elvis began pre-production on G.I. Blues 


Elvis Presley was America’s greatest cultural ambassador – Foreign Dignitaries often met him and many of his movies were American Tourism Promotion. Hal Wallis, Indonesia’s first President Kusno Soekarno, Elvis and Joan Blackman during Blue Hawaii Production

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Elvis Presley with Indonesia’s first President Kusno Soekarno

President Kusno Soekarno also met Marilyn Monroe and USA President Kennedy

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April 21, 1962

President John F. Kennedy opened the Seattle World’s Fair by telegraph key from his Easter vacation in Florida on April 21, 1962, using the same telegraph key that President Taft had used to open the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle in 1909.

The key triggered a radio telescope in Maine, which picked up an impulse from a star 10,000 light years away. This impulse was directed towards the fairgrounds to start the festivities, which included the release of 2,000 balloons, the ringing of the Space Needle’s 538 bell Carillon, 10 Air Force F-102s flying overhead and aerial bombs bursting and raining down tiny flags.

Among the celebrities who visited the fair were Attorney General Robert Kennedy and his family, England’s Prince Phillip, Danny Kaye, John Raitt, Sammy Davis Jr., Louis Armstrong, Victor Borge, Lawrence Welk, Johnny Mathis, Maurice Chevalier, John Wayne, Jack Lemmon, Vice President Lyndon Johnson, Carl Reiner, Carol Channing, George Burns, Jonas Salk, Rafer Johnson, Walt Disney, Richard Nixon, Lt. Col. John Glenn and even Lassie’.

It Happened at the World’s Fair’ was the fourth studio movie known to be made in Seattle and Elvismania soon set in the city.

Elvis Presley’s single “Good Luck Charm” hit #1 in the U.S,  his 29th Top 10 and his 54th hit in seven years.

Good Luck Charm” was published by Gladys Music, Elvis Presley’s publishing company, that reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list in the week ending April 21, 1962. It remained at the top of the list for two weeks. It reached number one in the UK Singles Chart in the week ending 24 May 1962 and stayed there for five weeks. It completed his second hat-trick of chart topping singles in the UK.

Rather than a link in his perpetual chart success, the record foreshadowed a down turn in Elvis’s recording career. Good Luck Charm would reach #1 on the charts, but Presley would have just one more chart-topper in his career, and that wouldn’t come until over seven years later.

In addition, many of the composers who had provided Elvis’s hit tunes would stop writing for him after 1962. For all its success, Good Luck Charm caused a crisis in Elvis’s recording career.

the B-side  “Anything That’s Part Of You” was #31 in the U.S.

Elvis Presley releases had a tendency both side of the single to chart.

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


Girls! Girls! Girls! 


The Beatles and The Rolling Stones meet for the first time during a Stones’ performance at the Crawdaddy Club. ‘We got all nervous’, said Bill Wyman, ‘but then we had a chat with them afterwards and stayed up all night rapping and became really good mates.’


By VERNON SCOTT HOLLYWOOD (UPI) Would vou believe that Richard Burton and Peter O’Toole owe part of their current success to Elvis Presley? These two brilliant Shakespearean – trained actors, winning world – wide acclaim for their performances in “Becker,” might not have had the opportunity to star in the picture were it not for Sir Swivel Hips. Don’t laugh. It’s not that Elvis refused either the role of King Henry n or Becket. No. Elvis helped finance “Becket” indirectly. Producer Hal Wallis, who has made Presley’s biggest hits, also produced “Becket.” And were it not from the revenue of Elvis’ movies there might not have been the wherewithal to film “Becket.” Says Wallis: “In order to do the artistic pictures it is necessary to make the commercially succeesful Presley pictures. But that doesn’t mean a Presley picture can’t have quality, too.” Wallis is that one producer !n a million who turns out movies for all audiences. He doesn’t fall Into the category of artistic souls.

Elvis’ was made “Special Deputy Sheriff of Shelby County” ; a promotion from “Honorary  Chief Deputy Sheriff”



The Beach Boys appear on ABC-TV’s Shindig!, performing their current hit, “Do You Wanna Dance?”, which will reach #12 in the US.

Harum Scarum Post Production






Live a Little, Love a Little 


Janis Joplin makes her first London concert appearance at Royal Albert Hall, a performance considered by many to be one of the best of her career.

Change of Habit 




Elvis on Tour 

Elvis flew to Phoenix to begin with his new tour. Except for Jerry Scheff, who was replaced by Emory Gordy, all musicians were the same.


Elvis returned to Memphis where he bought a house for Linda Thompson at 1254 Old Hickory, near Graceland.
Elvis performed at the Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri. This was a hastily scheduled 6 day tour. Ronnie Tutt had returned to the band.
Date: 21 Apr 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Kansas City, MO.
Kemper Arena
Tickets: 17,600
Costume: Bicentennial (blue) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Steamroller Blues
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel
My Way
Polk Salad Annie
[band Introductions]
And I Love You So
Burning Love
How Great Thou Art
Little Darlin’
Funny How Time Slips Away
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Kansas City

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 20 – April 21st – April 27th 1976
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Info April 21 1976 Kemper Arena Kansas City MO (8:30 pm) 17600 White Egyptian Bird Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes
Natalie Cole and John Denver were guests on Frank Sinatra’s ABC-TV special “Sinatra & Friends”.
Elvis leaves Graceland for the airport and then debarks his plane – more photos at Elvis Candids:
Elvis began his third tour of 1977 at the Coliseum, Greensboro, north Carolina.  Elvis was accompanied by Ginger.
Date: 21 Apr 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Greensboro, NC. Coliseum.
Tickets: 16,565
Costume: Mexican Sundial Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
My Way
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Battle Of New Orleans
Hail Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll
Hurt [twice]
Hound Dog
Funny How Time Slips Away
How Great Thou Art
Little Darlin’
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Romances: Ginger Alden

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 30 – April 21st – May 3rd 1977
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Info April 21 1977 Coliseum Greensboro NC (8:30 pm) 16565 Mexican Sundial Original belt White Suit Yes Yes



The album that very likely could be one of The Top Soundtracks of the Rock Era was Footloose, which began a ten week run at the top of the Billboard album chart on the strength of the title track by Kenny Loggins and “Let’s Hear It For The Boy” by Deniece Williams —  besting the Michael Jackson album Thriller which fell to #3.  The move ended Thriller’s run of 37 non-consecutive weeks at #1.


Paul McCartney set a new world record when he played for 184,000 fans at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, the largest crowd to ever attend a paid rock concert. For free concerts, attendance of over 600,000 saw Simon & Garfunkel in a free concert in New York City’s Central Park in 1981.

“Nothing Compares To You” reached #1 for Sinead O’Connor; it was also #1 in 18 other countries.


Neal Matthews of The Jordanaires died of a heart attack. He sang back-up on Elvis Presley’s “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Hound Dog” and also worked with Ricky Nelson, Marie Osmond, Tom Jones and Merle Haggard, Patsy Cline, Johnny Horton, Marie Osmond and Tom Jones.


In Santa Barbara, CA, Michael Jackson was indicted by a grand jury after they found there was suffidient evidence to bring charges against him for molestation. Jackson was scheduled to be arraigned on April 30 where he was expected to plead not guilty.


UNESCO launched The World Digital Library. The World Digital Library (WDL) is an international digital library operated by UNESCO and the United States Library of Congress.


Los Angeles Judge Michael Pastor agreed to allow prosecutors to show autopsy photos of Michael Jackson to the jury in Dr Conrad Murray’s involuntary manslaughter trial. Dr Murray’s defense lawyers had objected, saying the photographs would enflame jurors’ passions.


Prince, the flamboyant singer / songwriter and multi-instrumentalist died at the age of 57 after suffering flu-like symptoms for several weeks. Born Prince Rogers Nelson, he had 32 Billboard Top 40 entries between 1979 and 1999 including “Little Red Corvette”, “When Doves Cry”, “Purple Rain” and “Sign ‘O’ The Times”. Over the course of his career he sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He won seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award and was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the first year of his eligibility.

After a Saturday Night Live skit parodied his latest film, God’s Not Dead 2, Pat Boone asserted that SNL is hostile towards Christians. Appearing on the Glenn Beck radio show, Boone said “I’d like to ask Lorne Michaels: If somebody did a funny sketch and portrayed his mother as a diseased whore, would he find that funny, or would there be some limit to what he and the show can ridicule?”


1970’s Shock Rocker Alice Cooper reveals that he once held a loaded gun at Elvis in 1971.

Alice Cooper Talks Elvis: Seventies rocker Alice Cooper is still touring he recently recounted the story of his first meeting with Elvis during an interview with The Clarion-Ledger about Cooper’s upcoming shows in Tupelo and Biloxi.
He recalled “As I held a loaded .38 revolver on Elvis Presley, the little devil on my shoulder said, ‘Shoot him. What a great story. Don’t kill him, just shoot him.'” The king of shock shooting the king of rock ‘n roll in 1971 would have, no doubt, made international headlines. But seconds later, Cooper said, he found himself on the floor in Elvis’ hotel suite kitchen, the gun knocked far away and Elvis saying, “That’s how you take a gun out of somebody’s hand.”
“I had a great relationship with Elvis,” Cooper said.

“… In 1971, I was in Las Vegas, and I get a call: Elvis wants to meet you … I went to the Hilton, got in an elevator and in the elevator is Liza Minnelli, Chubby Checker, Linda Lovelace and me … We get up there and Elvis comes walking in and says, ‘Hey man, you’re the kid with the snake, right? That’s cool man. I dig that makeup, dig that whole thing.’ He takes me into the kitchen and says, ‘I want to show you how to take a gun out of somebody’s hand.'”Elvis and I had this very strange kind of mutual admiration kind of thing for each other,” said Cooper, who took shocking audiences to levels of which Elvis probably never dreamed. “Elvis liked that I was doing something he had done – shock the kids, shock the audience. He loved the fact that somebody was still doing it.”


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King of shock Alice Cooper held gun on king of rock Elvis

Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino’s chief operating officer Mark Waltrip has noted that hundreds of Elvis artefacts and memorabilia including stage outfits, jewellery and letters from Elvis’ career still remain locked up at the casino site where the now-shuttered “Graceland Presents Elvis” attraction once stood. This is a one year after the EPE filed a lawsuit to get those valuables back from a panned 10 year exhibit that closed in the first year, even as Vegas named a street for Elvis Presley in 2016.

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‘The Wonder Of You’ still in the UK charts: After nearly six months the Elvis & RPO album ‘The Wonder Of You’ is still in the UK album charts.

‘The Wonder Of You’ thie week drops down from 79 to 89 on the UK Album Chart for 21st April, 2017.

Other Elvis Entries on the UK Charts – 21st April, 2017
–  ‘The Wonder Of You’ rises from 46 to 45 on the Physical Album Chart and rises from 59 to 55 on the Album Sales Chart
–  ‘The Platinum Collection’ rises from 68 to 61 on the Physical Album Chart; rises from 17 to 16 on the Indie Albums Chart and rises from 84 to 81 on the Album Sales Chart
‘The Wonder Of You’ drops from 43 to 53 on the Scottish Album Chart
  ‘The Platinum Collection’ drops from 79 to 91 on the Scottish Album Chart

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