Daily Elvis: April 24

Give us this day, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Elvis was an usher at Loew’s State Theatre

April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954

Elvis worked as a delivery driver at Crown Electric for $1.00 an hour. He hoped to train to be an electrician.

April 24, 1954

Perez Prado was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White’. Known as the ‘King of the Mambo’ the instrumental was the theme from the film ‘Underwater’ where Jane Russell can be seen dancing to ‘Cherry Pink’.
Billboard magazine featured a headline that read: “Teenagers Demand Music with a Beat – Spur Rhythm and Blues.” It was a sign of things to come.
Elvis performed at the Magnolia Gardens, Houston, Texas in the afternoon, and he performed at the Cook’s Hoedown club, Houston, Texas in the evening.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info April 24 1955 Magnolia Gardens Houston TX
Info April 24 1955 Cook’s Hoedown Houston TX

April 24, 1956

Elvis with Scotty, Bill and DJ –  did 2 more shows at New Frontier Hotel to a middle aged audience with Sheeky Greene the comedian and Freddy Martin & His Orchestra playing along.


Frame grab from Hollywood or Bust – 1956

A Hollywood Movie Production, filming in Vegas had a shot of the marquee of the New Frontier.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info April 24 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (8:00 PM) The Atomic Powered Singer
Info April 24 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (12:00 AM) The Atomic Powered Singer

 

April 24, 1957

16 year old Ricky Nelson releases his first record, “Teenager’s Romance”, with his cover of Fats Domino’s “I’m Walkin'” on the flip side. The disc sold nearly 60,000 copies within three days and eventually went over a million.

April 24, 1958

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

 

April 24, 1959

Your Hit Parade, the Saturday night, Pop-music show that had been running since April 12th, 1935, has its final US radio broadcast.

Buddy Holly hit #1 on the U.K. Singles chart six weeks after his death with the Paul Anka song “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore
Military Service in Germany

April 24, 1960

G.I. Blues 

April 24, 1961

Del Shannon‘s “Runaway” hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, enabling him to finally quit his job as a carpet salesman. The song also reached the top of the chart in the UK and has since been ranked at #466 on Rolling Stone‘s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Bob Dylan appeared on Harry Belafonte’s album ‘The Midnight Special’ playing harmonica on the title track. Dylan was paid a $50 session fee for this his first ever recording.

Blue Hawaii 

April 24, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! 

Elvis had ordered a lot of books at the Readin’ & Ritin’ Shop.

April 24, 1964

Roustabout Post-Production

 

April 24, 1965

The Soundtrack to “Mary Poppins” was #1 on the Album chart for the third out of 13 weeks.

Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Game Of Love’, a No.2 hit in the UK. Wayne took his name from DJ Fontana the Elvis Presley drummer. Eric Stewart guitarist in the Mindbenders went on join Hotlegs and 10CC.

Harum Scarum Post Production

April 24, 1966

Spinout Production

April 24, 1967

Clambake Production

 

April 24, 1968

Louis Armstrong was at #1 in the UK with the single “What A Wonderful World”. At 66 years of age, it made him the oldest act ever to score a UK #1. The song stalled at #32 in the US, but Louis is also the oldest person to reach #1 on the Billboard chart, a feat he accomplished in 1964 with “Hello Dolly”. Until George Burns in 1980.

The Beatles new company, Apple Records turned down the offer to sign new artist David Bowie. (Apple later signed Mary Hopkin, James Taylor, Badfinger and Billy Preston).

Live a Little, Love a Little 

April 24, 1969

Change of Habit 

April 24, 1970

April 24, 1971

April 24, 1972

One of John Lennon’s most controversial singles, “Woman Is the Nigger of the World” is released in the US. The song actually reached #57 on Billboard’s Hot 100, despite virtually every radio station in the country refusing to play it. The phrase was originally uttered by Yoko Ono during a magazine interview in 1967 and John would later explain that he was making a point that women deserved higher status in society.

Elvis on Tour Production

 

Elvis performed at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, and Lisa Marie was in the audience.
Date: 24 Apr 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Anaheim, CA.
Convention Center
Tickets: 8,500
Costume: White Stone Eagle suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me Tender
You Gave A Mountain
Steamroller Blues
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
How Great Thou Art
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
Fever
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: City To City
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 9 – April 22nd – April 30th 1973
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info April 24 1973 Convention Center Anaheim CA (8:30 pm) 8500 Orange Sunburst Original belt Green Suit Yes Yes Yes

April 24, 1974

April 24, 1975

Elvis performed at the Coliseum, Macon, Georgia. Jerry Scheff returned on bass for the first time in 2 years.

Date: 24 Apr 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Macon, GA.
Macon Coliseum
Tickets: 10,242
Costume: Dark Blue 2-piece suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Big Boss Man
It’s Midnight
Promised Land
Fairytale
Burning Love
[band introductions]
What’d I Say
School Days
My Boy
T-R-O-U-B-L-E
I’ll Remember You
Let Me Be There
American Trilogy
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: We’ll Make You Happy CD 1 (from Love Me to I’ll Remember You)
  
 

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 15 – April 24th – May 7th 1975
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info April 24 1975 Macon Coliseum Macon GA (8:30 pm) 10242 Navy Blue Two-Piece with Blue Armadillo None Black Suit Yes Yes Ye
Paul and Linda McCartney spent the evening with John Lennon at his New York Dakota apartment and watched Saturday Night Live on TV. Producer of the show Lorne Michaels made an offer on air asking The Beatles to turn up and play three songs live. Lennon and McCartney thought about taking a cab to the studio, but decided they were too tired. This was the last time Lennon and McCartney were together.
Wings’ “At The Speed Of Sound” went to #1 on the US album chart. It was Paul McCartney’s fifth #1 after he left The Beatles.
Elvis performed at the Sports Arena, San Diego, California.
Date: 24 Apr 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: San Diego, CA.
San Diego Sports
Tickets: 17,500
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
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
What’d I Say
America
And I Love You So
Hound Dog
Hurt
How Great Thou Art
My Woman, My Life
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 20 – April 21st – April 27th 1976
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info April 24 1976 San Diego Sports San Diego CA (8:30 pm) 17500 Blue Egyptian Bird Original belt Red Suit Yes
Elvis performed at the Crisler Arena, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
RCA recorded “Little Darlin” and Elvis playing the piano as he sang ‘Unchained Melody’ – with no other band accompaniments. RCA recorded this track and later overdubbed it with percussion, bass and organ instruments. The tracks were released on the album ‘Moody Blue’.
Date: 24 Apr 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Ann Arbor, MI.
Crisler Arena.
Tickets: 12,000
Costume: King Of Spades (white) 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
Tryin’ To Get To You
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Blue Hawaii [excerpt]
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Help Me
My Way
Polk Salad Annie

[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Hail Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll
Hurt [twice]
Hound Dog
Unchained Melody
Little Darlin’

Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: “Fans to Fans”   and “Shaking Up The Great Lakes”
 
A Profile of the King on Stage  Elvis at Cazzie’s House 
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 30 – April 21st – May 3rd 1977
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info April 24 1977 Crisler Arena Ann Arbor MI (8:30 pm) 12000 1974 Arabian Original belt Black Suit Yes Yes Yes

1979

Ray Charles’ ‘Georgia On My Mind’ was proclaimed the state song of Georgia. The music to the song was written in 1930 by Hoagy Carmichael who also recorded a version of the song in New York in the same year. Ray Charles, a native of Georgia, recorded it in 1960 on the album The Genius Hits the Road.

1982

Stevie Wonder’s duet with Paul McCartney, “Ebony & Ivory,” reached #1 in Britain and would soon be #1 pop for seven weeks in the states (#8 R&B).

1992

“Elvis — The Great Performances” aired on CBS-TV. The event was hosted by Priscilla from Graceland.

Image result for elvis the great performances vhs

1993

Over 40,000 people showed up for the Farm Aid 6 concert in Ames Iowa. Wille Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Ringo Starr were among the 40 artists who performed…

2003

The first official UK download chart was compiled after the big five record companies- EMI, Warners, Sony, BMG and Universal combined for a Digital Download day. Over 150,000 computer users had downloaded 1.1m tracks. The Net Parade Top 3: No.3, Tatu, ‘All The Things She Said’, No, 2, Coldplay ‘Clocks’ and No.1 Christina Aguilera, ‘Beautiful.’

Dixie Chicks launched a publicity campaign to explain their position after the controversy of Natalie Maines’ statement regading the Iraq war. During a prime-time interview with TV personality Diane Sawyer, Maines said she remained proud of her original statement. The band also appeared naked (with private parts strategically covered) on the current cover of Entertainment Weekly magazine, with slogans such as “Traitors”, “Saddam’s Angels”, “Dixie Sluts”, “Proud Americans”, “Hero”, “Free Speech”, and “Brave” printed on their bodies. The slogans represented the labels (both positive and negative) that had been placed on them in the aftermath of Maines’ statemen

2004

The Vermont Teddy Bear Company ended its release of the limited edition Elvis Bear 2. The bears were to be offered (March 29-April 24, 2004) at more than 750 Kroger stores free of charge with a minimum purchase.

2014

 

2017

reference sites:
http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

http://www.elvisrecordings.com/  Master and Sessions

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

www.elvishistoryblog.com/

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