Daily Elvis: April 29

Give us this day, April 29, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

1944

“G.I. Jive” by Louis Jordan charted, reaching #1 R&B for six weeks as well as #1 pop for two. Jordan’s recording’s hold the R&B record for most weeks at #1, an astounding 113 weeks.

1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

June 3, 1951 to July 1, 1951

Elvis was employed as a machinist by “Precision Tool Co.”

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Elvis was an usher at Loew’s State Theatre

April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954

Elvis delivered supplies to job sites for  Crown Electric for $1.00 an hour.

April 29, 1955

Elvis performed “Tweedle Dee” at the Cotton club. Lubbock, Texas as an act with Dub Dickerson, Gene Kay, Chuck Lee, and Walking-A-Ranch Hands

This early fan shot extremely rare in color for the era is generally deemed to be at this show, however, the background does not match the Cotton Club, but another nearby venue. So there might have been two shows on this date or the footage is from another date at the other club. Full details at the Scotty Moore site: Cotton club

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info April 29 1955 Cotton Club Lubbock TX (8:00 PM) TNT Records Tour Yes

April 29, 1956

To capitalize on Elvis Presley’s revival hit of “Money, Honey,” Atlantic Records reissued Clyde McPhatter & the Drifters’ three-year-old original in both the pop and R&B markets.

For Comedian Sheeky Greene and Freddy Martin & His Orchestra, 2 shows a night – For Elvis and the Blue Moon Boys, 2 shows a night to a hostile audience.

However, not all the 1950s media was negative, 10 days after the Tulsa OK show, Elvis received the longest and most positive concert review of his career so far:

1956 appearance in Tulsa, Oklahoma – Elvis History Blog

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info April 29 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (8:00 PM) The Atomic Powered Singer
Info April 29 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (12:00 AM) The Atomic Powered Singer

April 29, 1957

“The Negro disk jockey, once considered a rarity on the nation’s airwaves, has become almost commonplace in this day and age,” Ellis Waters stated today in the New Negro men’s magazine, Duke. The writer continued: “There are now more than 500 Negro platter spinners on the air across the nation.” He described disc jockeying as the “newest Negro industry,” a $250 million annual business.

RCA didn’t want Rocker Elvis to record gospel music – and who would buy songs they already knew and most likely sang? Ed Sullivan had a rare secular high culture and pop culture variety show and Elvis Presley sang the only gospel song of that Show of Show’s run. Elvis Presley should be credited for creating a Christian Music industry and as a result, Christian rock – the least and weakest of the genre formats.

Elvis Presley sang the blues as country and country as blues, with the upbeat message of getting paid and laid, delivered with a gospel fervor. This was his sacred songbook, that balanced his more profane performances. Other rockers lurched between religion and rock, Elvis, just combined them all.

Elvis Presley’s “Peace In The Valley” hit #39 in the U.S, reaching reached number three on the short-lived Billboard EP chart, and number three on the album chart, and number 39 on the singles chart.

Image result for elvis presley peace in the valle single

April 29, 1958

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

April 29, 1959
Military Service in Germany – Elvis spent the evening at the Moulin Rouge.

April 29, 1960

With the payola scandal still in the news, Dick Clark divested himself of some of the recording company interests and music publishing rights he owned

Sam Cooke began a week’s engagement at New York’s Apollo Theater.

G.I. Blues Production

April 29, 1961

Blue Hawaii Production 

April 29, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! production

April 29, 1963

April 29, 1964

Roustabout Post-Production

Radio Recorders Studio B – Hollywood, California
Roustabout (Track) ////////-11

April 29, 1965

Harum Scarum Post Production

April 29, 1966

April 29, 1967

Aretha Franklin releases “Respect”, a song that will become her signature tune and go on to win two Grammy Awards in 1968 for Best Rhythm & Blues Recording and Best Rhythm & Blues Solo Vocal Performance, Female.

April 29, 1968

Live a Little, Love a Little 

April 29, 1969

Elvis reported to the studio and after completing looping, he was dismissed from Change Of Habit.  

April 29, 1970

Rick Nelson and Doug Kershaw were guest performers on Johnny Cash’s ABC-TV music variety show.

April 29, 1971

April 29, 1972

New York City Mayor John Lindsay intervened in the immigration proceedings against John Lennon. Lindsay called attempts by the U.S. government to deport Lennon “a grave injustice in light of Lennon’s unique contributions to music and art.” Lennon was granted permanent resident status in the U.S. in 1976.

April 29, 1973

Although virtually unknown in Great Britain, 29 year old John Denver kicks off a six week UK TV series for the BBC.

More than 15,000 people attending a Rock concert by Elvin Bishop, Canned Heat, Buddy Miles and Fleetwood Mac are routed from a baseball stadium in Stockton, California, by police firing tear-gas canisters. More than 80 people, including 28 police officers, are hurt and fifty arrests are made.

In a Howard Hughes Plane – Elvis Arriving at the Seattle airport on April 29, 1973

Seattle’s Centre Arena had 2 Elvis concerts, the Afternoon in the “Lightblue Swirls suit” suit and the more spectacular “Pharaoh” for the evening.

Date: 29 Apr 1973
Time: 3pm
Venue: Seattle, WA.
Seattle Center Arena
Tickets: 6,800
Costume: Lightblue Swirls suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me Tender
You Gave Me A Mountain
Steamroller Blues
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
Fever
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me Make It Through The Night
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Center Arena, Seattle, Washington : April 29, 1973

Date: 29 Apr 1973
Time: 8pm
Venue: Seattle, WA.
Seattle Center Arena
Tickets: 6,800
Costume: Studden Nail suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me Tender
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
You Gave Me A Mountain
Steamroller Blues
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
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: Evening In Seattle

 

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 29 1973 Seattle Center Arena Seattle WA (3:00 pm) 6800 Lucky Original belt Yellow Suit Yes Yes Yes
Info April 29 1973 Seattle Center Arena Seattle WA (8:00 pm) 6800 Pharao Fire suit belt White Suit Yes Yes

April 29, 1974

April 29, 1975

The Bee Gees released their 13th album, “Main Course,” the Gibb brothers’ first album to include disco influenced songs.

In Navy Blue Two-Piece with Multi Colored Arrows, Elvis performed at the Middle Tennessee State University Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Date: 29 Mar 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Navy Blue Two-Piece with Multi Colored Arrows
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
And I Love You So
Big Boss Man
It’s Midnight
Burning Love
[band introductions]
My Boy
I’ll Remember You
When It’s My Time [K. Westmoreland]
Let Me Be There
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

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 29 1975 Middle Tennessee State U. Murfreesboro TN (8:30 pm) 12000 Navy Blue Two-Piece with Multi Colored Arrows None Light Blue suit Yes Yes

April 29, 1976

After a gig in Memphis Bruce Springsteen took a cab to Elvis Presley’s Graceland home and proceeded to climb over the wall. A guard took him to be a crank fan and apprehended him. Springsteen had a song “Fire” he wanted to give to Elvis, and was told he was not at Graceland.

April 29, 1977

The Kinks performed at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto

The Temptations, the most successful male vocal group of the 1960’s and early ’70s, left Motown Records after 17 years. They signed with Atlantic, but after recording two unsuccessful Disco albums, the Temps were later lured back to Motown by Berry Gordy Jr.

Elvis performed at the Arena, Duluth, Minnesota – a rare 1977 not performed in the iconic Inca Sundial suit, but the Arabian jumpsuit first worn in 1974.

 

In order to keep Ginger with him, Elvis had her mother and sister flew in.

Date: 29 Apr1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Duluth, MN.
Duluth Arena.
Tickets: 7,755
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
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel

Bridge Over Troubled Water
Big Boss Man
My Way
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Delta Lady
Hail Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll
Hurt
Hound Dog

Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: A Day In Duluth

CONCERT DATE: April 29 1977 (8:30 pm). Duluth MN.

Ol’ Swivel Hips Still Wovs’Em
by James Heffernan
Duluth News-Tribune
April 30, 1977

A somewhat subdued yet happy – almost giddy – Elvis Presley did what he does best again Friday night in the Duluth Arena. A capacity crowd got what it came for at $12 to $15 a head for a show that was identical in most ways to the one Elvis put on here in October. The side acts were the same, the introductory music was the same and even some of comedian Jackie Kahane’s jokes were the same.

And despite reports that Elvis had ballooned up to 285 pounds and was ailing, he looked pretty good. There’s no question that he’s fighting the battle of the bulge like most 42-year old men. But his paunch was well contained in his white sequined suit and massive belt and he looked healthy enough, even at close range.

The Elvis magic was still intact. Women still scream and try to make it to the stage to be immortalized by a kiss. A few made it. The white scarves, fresh from his damp neck, were handed out to screaming fans. Police and ushers fought the crowd back and one young woman fell and broke her leg at the foot of the stage. Her only regret, as police and Gold Cross ambulance attendants worked on her backstage, was that she was missing the performance. “I wanna go back and see Elvis”, she cried, her knee bulging as though a golf ball had been implanted in it. She left in an ambulance. And while this small drama was unfolding behind the scenes, Elvis continued at center stage, doing as much bantering with the audience as singing. The crowd at stage front surged some more, with many women trying to pass bouqets of flowers to their idol.

Just for the record, the 8PM concert got under way about 8.30 after the Elvis entourage had milked the audience dry selling posters, belt buckles, programs and other memorabilia at tables situated throughout the arena. Once again, Elvis’ very fine male quartet opened the show, followed by the comedian. He worked in the names of Mayor Beaudin and County Atty. Keith Brownell as well as some popular references to Twig. “I knew there were a lot of people from Twig here, I saw their plows parked outside.” Some day a comedian is going to come to Duluth and not mention Twig.

Kahane introduced the soul singing Sweet Inspirations, a female trio with a lot of bounce, and they took it to the intermission. It was 9.30. The half hour intermission gave fans one more opportunity to purchase Elvis souvenirs, relentlessly hawked by sales people festooned with buttons bearing the singer’s likeness. They were for sale too.

At precisely 10 PM, wrist-watch time, Elvis’ band struck up the now-familiar introduction – the “Space Odyssey” song- and the great man swaggered to the stage, blue spotlights playing on him and thousands of hand-held cameras popping flashbulbs. The crowd surged forward down the aisles despite the protestations of ushers and police and he was off and wriggling.

The star didn’t wriggle quite as much as last time, and he seemed to be having trouble remembering the words to some of his own standards. I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You received a lot of help from his backup singers. My Way and Bridge Over Troubled Waters, not songs generally associated with Elvis went better.

Still the crowd was pleased. After about an hour’s work, Elvis left the Arena, bound for more glory and Duluth International Airport, three floors at the Radisson vacated to be sold to more ordinary customers who can come and go more freely, but don’t make as much money.

It’s becoming fashionable for reviewers to say that Elvis is slipping a bit, but it’s never safe to underestimate the boy from Tupelo, Miss., whose impact on popular culture at mid-century and beyond is undisputed. As radio commentator Paul Harvey said in 1955: “The kid won’t last a year.”

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 29 1977 Duluth Arena Duluth MN (8:30 pm) 7755 1974 Arabian Original belt White suit Yes Yes

1978

In London, singer P.J. Proby was fired from his role as the oldest of three Elvises in the stage musical “Elvis,” because he continually changed his lines during performances.
Image result for Elvis music 1978 pj proby

Timothy Whitnall, Shakin’ Stevens, and James Proby in ‘Elvis’

Elvis (musical) – Wikipedia

1989

At the Dollywood theme park in Tennessee, Porter Wagoner joined Dolly Parton on stage for the first of four sold-out shows, marking the first time they had performed together since their split in 1976.

1990

The TV-movie Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys” starring Bruce Greenwood, Greg Kean, Arlen Dean Snyder, Casey Sander, Bo Foxworth, Wendy Foxworth, and Linda Dona, aired on ABC.

1993

Barry White was a guest voice on Fox-TV’s “The Simpsons.”

2003

“Only the Strong Survive,” a musical documentary about Stax Records, premiered in New York City. Wilson Pickett, Jerry Butler, Isaac Hayes, Sam Moore, Mary Wilson, Rufus and Carla Thomas, Luther Ingram, Ann Peebles, and the Chi-Lites were among the artists featured.

The Elvis Presley album “Live At The Louisiana Hayride” was released.

Image result for elvis live at the louisiana hayride 2003

2007

Nancy Sinatra made a rare TV appearance in an episode of The Sopranos where she sang “Bossman” to a small gathering of the main characters.

2013

Scottish singer Emeli Sande made U.K. chart history when her first album, “Our Version Of Events”, notched 63 consecutive weeks in the Top Ten of the U.K.’s Official Album Chart. That broke a 50-year-old record held by The Beatles‘ “Please Please Me”, which spent 62 weeks in the Top Ten in 1963 and 1964.

2016

Fifteen of Prince’s albums made it into the UK chart as fans rushed to buy his music following his sudden death. Six were in the top 40 with The Very Best Of, Ultimate and Purple Rain at two, three and four.

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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