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Caribbean singer Laurel Aitken, aka “The Godfather of Ska,” is born Lorenzo Aitken in Cuba, but will settle in Jamaica.
306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.
Glen Campbell was born in Delight, Arkansas. Raised in abject poverty as the seventh of 12 children, he makes his way to Los Angeles in 1960 and becomes a sought-after session musician. and had a stint as one of The Beach Boys and recorded demos for Elvis Presley. By the late 1960s, he is a superstar, crossing over from country to pop, with five #1 country hits and two #1’s on the Hot 100: “Rhinestone Cowboy” and “Southern Nights” From 1969 to 1972, he hosts his own variety show, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour.
Vernon Presley awaiting prison ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)
Vernon Presley in prison ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.
Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians hit #1 in America with “It’s Love-Love-Love.”
August 8, 1945 to July 18, 1946
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.
Commerce Street, a rental
510 1/2 Maple Street, South Tupelo -the Presleys lived with Glady’s cousin Frank Richards and his wife, Leona.
1948-1953 – Humes High School
Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949
572 Poplar Avenue
Sept 2o 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)
Peter Frampton, vocalist and guitarist for the Herd and Humble Pie, session musician for George Harrison, David Bowie and Harry Nilsson, and popular solo star, was born in Beckenham, Kent, England.
January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street
April 22, 1952
The first nuclear explosion shown on live network television was an atomic test in Nevada.
April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952
Elvis worked as an usher at Loew’s State Theatre
The Sun Records Rockabilly Era
At the Capitol Recording Studio in Hollywood, Dean Martin recorded “Sway.”
Elvis worked at Crown Electric, until mid-October 1954
The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented til the end of 1954 to mid-1955
Elvis performed at Texarkana, AR Arkansas Municipal Auditorium
The other acts were Tommy Sands, J.E. & Maxine Brown and Cheesie Nelson as Cheesy and the Flying Saucers.
Scotty, DJ, Elvis and Bill on stage at the Arkansas Municipal Auditorium in Texarkana – Apr. 22, 1955
|Info||April 22 1955||Municipal Auditorium||Texarkana AR|
The Presleys lived at 1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
The Presleys lived at at 1414 Getwell Street until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive March 1957
Elvis Presley had his custom built ‘Music Gates’ installed at Gracelands. The gates were designed by Abe Saucer and custom built by John Dillars Jr, of Memphis Doors inc.
Elvis Presley with Arthur Hooten
The musical gates with the red/orange primer before being painted white.
The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive, Graceland purchased on March 19.
The Military Service Disruption
Buddy Holly‘s second Fender Stratocaster guitar was stolen in East St. Louis, MO, out of the band’s station wagon.
Military service at Fort Hood, TX, for basic training as part of the Second Armored Division. He was stationed there for six months.
The Presleys lived at Graceland
Alan Freed’s rocksploitation flick, Go, Johnny, Go!, premiered across the nation today. Also performing in the popular teen flick were Chuck Berry, Jackie Wilson, the Flamingos, Harvey Fuqua (of Harvey & the Moonglows), the Cadillacs and Ritchie Valens.
Military Service in Germany
Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
Jerry Lee Lewis‘ three-year-old son, Steve Allen Lewis, drowned in the shallow water of a still under construction swimming pool at the Lewis home near Coro Lake, Tennessee.
The Crystals released the single “Da Doo Ron Ron”.
Col Parker considered himself part of the Elvis Presley act.
The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Ticket To Ride.’ Taken from the film Help! it was the group’s seventh UK No.1.
In Hollywood, Frank Sinatra recorded “It Was A Very Good Year” for inclusion in his “September Of My Years” album. The session was filmed by CBS-TV for a Walter Cronkite special about Sinatra’s 50th birthdaybroadcast on November 16, 1965.
Harum Scarum Post Production
‘Wild Thing’ by The Troggs (who were originally called The Troglodytes) as the result of a distribution dispute, the single was available on two competing labels, Atco and Fontana. Since both pressings were taken from the same master recording, Billboard combined the sales for both releases, making “Wild Thing” the only single to simultaneously reach #1 for two labels. The song went on to reach No.1. Fronted by Reg Presley, ‘Wild Thing’ became a major influence on garage rock and punk rock.
The career of young Bruce Springsteen got a boost when his band the Castiles was one of the three winners in a battle of the bands contest at a roller rink in Matawan, New Jersey. The prize for all three top finishing bands was the opportunity to open for the Crystals and the Ad-Libs at the following week’s show.
“Somethin’ Stupid” by Frank & Nancy Sinatra spent a fourth out of nine weeks at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
The album More of the Monkees topped the chart, with The Mamas & the Papas Deliver coming in second. The rest of the Top 10: The Soundtrack to “Doctor Zhivago” was #3, Ed Ames had the #4 album with My Cup Runneth Over, the Monkees’ debut album slipped to #5, Between the Buttons by the Rolling Stones was #6, The Best of the Lovin’ Spoonful was #7, the great Soundtrack to ‘The Sound of Music‘ was #8, S.R.O. by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass came in at #9 and The Supremes Sing Holland-Dozier-Holland moved into the Top 10.
In the most popular Monkee poll conducted in the music paper Disc & Music Echo, Davy Jones received 63% of the votes, Mickey Dolenz 22%, Peter Tork 8% and Mike Nesmith 7%.
Simon & Garfunkel released the single “Mrs. Robinson”.
Richard Harris released the single “MacArthur Park”.
Herb Alpert debuted “This Guy’s in Love With You” on his CBS-TV special. The Burt Bacharach / Hal David composition would rise to the top of the US chart, where it stayed for four weeks. It reached #3 in the UK.
Country Music Hall of Famer Steve Sholes, the prominent recording executive for RCA Victor who was responsible for recruiting Chet Atkins, Eddy Arnold, the Browns, Hank Locklin, Homer and Jethro, Hank Snow, Jim Reeves, Pee Wee King and most famously: Elvis Presley, died after a heart attack at the age of 57.
Herb Alpert sang the Burt Bacharach composition, “This Guy’s In Love With You,” to his first wife, Sharon, on the Tijuana Brass CBS-TV special “Beat of the Brass.” It was released as a single a few weeks later and rose on the Billboard Hot 100 to #1, where it stayed for four weeks.
The Who gave their first complete live performance of the rock opera “Tommy” at a show in Dolton, England.
The Carpenters signed with A&M Records; where they will have twenty Billboard Top 40 hits.
Fleetwood Mac and B.B. King appeared at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
John Lennon legally changed his name to John Winston Ono Lennon during a short ceremony on the roof of the Apple Records building in London. John always hated his middle name, given to him by his mother in honor of Winston Churchill, but British law did not allow him to change it. He could however add Ono, and would never use Winston again, except for legal documents.
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
“The Johnny Cash Show” on ABC-TV featured guest performers Lynn Anderson and Burl Ives.
|Date:||22 Apr 1973|
Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum
|Costume:||Red Flower suit|
|Track list:||Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
You Gave Me A Mountain
Blue Suede Shoes
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On/Mama Don’t Dancece/Flip Flop & Fly/Hound Dog
Love Me Tender
What Now My Love
An American Trilogy
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Johnny B. Goode
How Great Thou Art
Can’t Help Falling In Love
|Info||April 22 1973||Veterans Memorial Coliseum||Phoenix AZ||(3:00 pm)||15000||Fire||Original belt||Light Blue Suit||Yes||Yes||Yes|
The Who’s Tommy Rock Opera was being made into a Movie, April 22, Tina Turner began filming her “Acid Queen” roll. The movie also starred Ann-Margaret.
April 22, 1974 (8:30 pm). Detroit, MI. Olympia Stadium
RCA released the single “T-R-O-U-B-L-E/Mr Songman” – on the USA charts, it made #11 on the Hot Country Chart and #35 on the Hot 100.
|Date:||22 Apr 1976|
City Auditorium Arena.
|Costume:||Bicentennial (white) Suit|
|Track list:||2001 Theme / C C Rider / I Got A Woman / – segued medley with – / Amen / Love Me / If You Love Me / You Gave Me A Mountain (+ reprise) / Tryin To Get To You / All Shook Up / Teddy Bear / – segued medley with – / Dont Be Cruel / Heartbreak Hotel / America The Beautiful / Polk Salad Annie / Band Introductions / Whatd I Say ( featuring James Burton ) / Drum Solo ( featuring Ronnie Tutt ) / Bass Solo ( featuring Jerry Scheff ) / Two Miles Pike ( featuring Tony Brown ) / Electric Piano Solo ( featuring David Briggs ) / Love Letters / School Day / Hurt / Hound Dog / Help Me / How Great Thou Art / Little Darlin / Its Now Or Never / Funny How Time Slips Away / Cant Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp
Official Follow that Dream Release: Elvis America
|Info||April 22 1976||City Auditorium Arena||Omaha NE||(8:30 pm)||10546||V-Neck||Original belt||Light Blue Suit||Yes||Yes|
|Date:||22 Apr 1977|
|Costume:||Mexican Sundial Suit|
|Track list:||Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
That’s All Right
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Battle Of New Orleans
Hail Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll
Can’t Help Falling In Love
|Info||April 22 1977||Olympia Stadium||Detroit MI||(8:30 pm)||14500||Mexican Sundial||Original belt||Black Suit||Yes||Yes||Yes|
The Wake and Aftermath
Bob Marley and the Wailers performed at the One Love Peace Concert in Jamaica. It was Marley’s first public appearance on the island since being wounded in an assassination attempt a year and a half earlier.
John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd made their first appearance as the Blues Brothers on NBC-TV’s “Saturday Night Live.”
Steve Martin performs “King Tut” on Saturday Night Live, popularizing goofy Egyptian dancing. The song, which portrays the pharaoh as his “favorite honky,” goes on to sell over 500,000 copies.
“Night Fever” by the Bee Gees ruled the charts for a sixth out of eight weeks at #1 on this date. Yvonne Elliman was at #2 with “If I Can’t Have You”, while Barry Manilow moved up with “Can’t Smile Without You” and “Lay Down Sally” by Eric Clapton was at 4. The remainder of the Top 10: “The Closer I Get To You” from Roberta Flack with Donny Hathaway, Kansas remained at #6 with “Dust In The Wind”, Wings had #7 “With A Little Luck”, Raydio remained at #8 with “Jack And Jill”, England Dan & John Ford Coley had the #9 song “We’ll Never Have To Say Goodbye Again” and Natalie Cole was at #10 with “Our Love”.
The Soundtrack to ‘Saturday Night Fever’ was #1 for a 14th week on the Album chart. Eric Clapton was #2 with Slowhand but he was nowhere close to the top. Billy Joel’s great album The Stranger was #3. The remainder of the Top 10: Even Now by Barry Manilow was #4, hopping over Steely Dan’s Aja, George Benson had another Top 10 album with the live Weekend in L.A., Jackson Browne dropped to #7 with Running On Empty, Kansas was at #8 with Point Of Know Return, Queen’s News Of the World was at #9 and Styx had #10 with The Grand Illusion.
In Oshawa, Ontario, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards played two concerts for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, an act of court-ordered community service by Richards, who had been arrested for heroin possession in Toronto two years earlier. Richards’ band, the New Barbarians, featured Stones guitarist Ron Wood, bass player Stanley Clarke, Ian McLagan on keyboards and drummer Ziggy Modeliste.
Two days after being released from a hospital for treatment of ulcers, Eric Clapton is involved in a car crash near Seattle and is once again treated.
1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
Jazz pianist Earl “Fatha” Hines dies at age 79.
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
Prince released the album “Around The World In a Day.” It was his first release after “Purple Rain.” It’s his first issued on his Paisley Park imprint and primarily recorded at his Paisley Park studios
Despite (or thanks to) a generous heaping of controversy over its video where she dances in front of burning crosses, Madonna’s “Like A Prayer” hits #1 in the US as the album also lands at the top spot, where it stays for six weeks. It’s her third consecutive #1 album.
“After All” from Cher and Peter Cetera was #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
Kid ‘N Play’s biggest hit, “Rollin’ With Kid ‘N Play,” hits #11 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, as their debut album 2 Hype (which was released six months earlier) debuts at #9 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
Madonna started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Like A Prayer’, the singers seventh US No.1, also a No.1 in the UK.
The title song from Like a Prayer by Madonna moved to #1, replacing “She Drives Me Crazy” by Fine Young Cannibals. The rest of the Top Five: “The Look” from Roxette was at #3, “Funky Cold Medina” by Tone Loc moved from 7-4 and Bon Jovi had the #5 song with “I’ll Be There For You”.
Like a Prayer from Madonna became the #1 album in its third week on the chart, taking the place of Tone Loc’s Loc-ed After Dark. Electric Youth from Debbie Gibson was at #3 with Don’t Be Cruel from Bobby Brown trailing. The rest of the Top 10: The Raw & the Cooked by Fine Young Cannibals, G N’ R Lies rose from 12-6 for Guns N’ Roses, Roy Orbison’s Mystery Girl fell to #7, Hangin’ Tough by New Kids On the Block was #8, Forever Your Girl, the great debut album by Paula Abdul, was #9 and the incredible album Volume One by the Traveling Wilburys was #10.
Guns N’ Roses released “Patience.”
An Earth Day concert featuring Hall & Oates, B.B. King, the B-52’s and Edie Brickell drew 750,000 at Central Park in New York.
The Dave Matthews Band performed for the first time at the Earth Day Festival in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The rock opera musical “The Who’s Tommy,” starring Michael Cerveris in his Broadway debut, opened at New York’s St. James Theatre for 899 performances.
The Division Bell by Pink Floyd debuted at #1 on the Album chart, followed by the Soundtrack to “Above the Rim” and The Sign from Ace of Base. The Rest of the Top 10: Bonnie Raitt fell from #1 to #4 with Longing In Their Hearts, the Counting Crows had #5 with August and Everything After, R. Kelly slipped to #6 with 12 Play, Tim McGraw had #7 with Not a Moment Too Soon, Yanni moved to #8 with Live at the Acropolis, Mariah Carey dropped to 9 with Music Box and The Coulour Of My Love from Celine Dion was at #10.
The 37th President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, died four days after suffering a stroke at age 81.
Sinead O’Connor is ordained in Lourdes, France, as the first female priest in the Latin Tridentine Church, a dissident Roman Catholic group.
N.W.A.‘s reunion single “Chin Check” debuts at #71 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. This is the group’s only single without its core members DJ Yella and the late Eazy-E and their first one with Ice Cube since his departure in 1989.
Destiny’s Child went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Survivor.’ Their second chart topper, they were the first US female band to have more than one UK No.1. The song won the trio a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Group.
Linda Susan Boreman, the former adult film actress (Deep Throat) who worked under the stage name Linda Lovelace, died in a Denver hospital after being taken off life support at age 53. She had suffered massive trauma and internal injuries in a car accident 19 days earlier.
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
Madonna released her ninth studio album, “American Life.”
Only days after Madonna tried to strike back at illegal sharing of songs from her “American Life” album by flooding the Internet with fake MP3s, her web site was hacked and real digital files of the songs were leaked.
Songwriter Felice Bryant died of cancer. Wrote many hits with her husband Boudleaux including; The Everly Brothers, ‘Bye Bye Love’, ‘All I Have To Do Is Dream’, ‘Wake Up Little Susie’ and ‘Raining In My Heart’ a hit for Buddy Holly. Other acts to record their song include Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Tony Bennett, Simon and Garfunkel, Sarah Vaughan, Grateful Dead, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Beach Boys, Roy Orbison, Elvis Costello, Count Basie, Dean Martin, Ruth Brown, Cher, R.E.M. and Ray Charles.
AC/DC assisted in the war effort as World troops blasted the song “Shoot To Thrill” to drive Iraqi insurgents from their homes.
Beyonce & Shakira had the #1 song in the U.K. with “Beautiful Liar”.
Avril Lavigne hit #1 on the U.K. Album chart with The Best Damn Thing.
April 22, 2008
Paul Davis, who placed eight songs on the Billboard Top 40 Pop chart, including “I Go Crazy” (#7 in 1977), and “65 Love Affair” (#6 in 1982), suffered a fatal heart attack at the age of 60. After his Pop career was over, Davis topped the Country chart with “You’re Still New to Me”, a duet with Marie Osmond in 1986 and “I Won’t Take Less Than Your Love” with Paul Overstreet and Tanya Tucker in 1987.
1960s British singer Tommy Steele claimed he took Elvis Presley on a secret tour of London in 1958; beginning a trend of faded celebs to claim an Elvis connection. Elvis is the most documented person in the world, yet, Elvis associates continue to have to debunk and deny many celeb utterings.
The Los Angeles coroner’s office ruled that the death of Marie Osmond’s 18-year-old son, Michael Blosil, was a suicide, after he jumped from an apartment building in February. Marie and Donny were soon at odds in the media regarding the mormon church vs queer people.
Hair Metal Band Poison Leader singer Bret Michaels was rushed to the hospital. It was discovered that he had suffered from a brain hemmorage. Two weeks earlier Michaels had been taken to the hospital and underwent an emergency appendectomy. Micheals inspired the Aerosmith Dude looks like a lady song.
2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
At age 51, Bryan Adams becomes a father for the first time when his baby girl Mirabella Bunny is born.
Bluegrass singer-songwriter Hazel Dickens, known for her pro-union anthems and feminist songs, dies at age 75 from complications of pneumonia.
Richie Havens, who rose to fame as the opening act at the Woodstock Festival in 1969, died following a heart attack at the age of 72. During his lengthy career he scored just one Billboard Top 40 hit, a cover of George Harrison’s “Here Comes The Sun”, which reached #16 in 1971.
April 22, 2017
From Memphis to Vegas
Elvis’ first home on Audobon Drive in Memphis Tennessee was the scene of a fire.
Nina Notes: Priscilla Presley in 2017 admitted there was a suicide note in 1977.
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