Give us this day, May 5, our daily Elvis
The Billboard, a magazine for the music and entertainment industries, began weekly publication after six years as a monthly. By midyear it was calling itself “The Official Organ of the Great Out-Door Amusement World.”
Bluesman Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup’s chart debut was “Rock Me Mama,” and eventual #3 R&B. Crudup started singing with the gospel group The Harmonizing Four and was discovered by an Okeh Records A&R man while playing on a Chicago street corner.
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 delivered supplies to job sites for Crown Electric for $1.00 an hour.
May 5, 1955
Elvis performed at the Ladd Stadium., Mobile, Alabama, where some girls chased Elvis across the football field.
|Info||May 5 1955||Ladd Stadium||Mobile AL||(8:15 PM)||Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree||Yes|
May 5, 1956
|Info||May 5 1956||New Frontier Hotel||Las Vegas NV||(8:00 PM)||The Atomic Powered Singer|
|Info||May 5 1956||New Frontier Hotel||Las Vegas NV||(12:00 AM)||The Atomic Powered Singer|
May 5, 1957
May 5, 1958
Military service Fort Hood in Texas.
May 5, 1959
Military Service in Germany
May 5, 1960
Elvis complained to the Colonel that RCA had altered the sound on It’s Now Or Never. RCA responded by suggesting that Elvis’ record player probably produced a different sound than the studio equipment, hoping that Elvis’ Concerns would go away.
G.I. Blues Production
May 5, 1961
While the Colonel and RCA were disputing which song would be released as Elvis’ next single, Elvis solved the issue by picking “I Feel So Bad” from the last Nashville session. The Colonel responded: “I don’t pick the tunes, Elvis does.”
Blue Hawaii production
May 5, 1962
The Shirelles were presented with a Gold record for “Soldier Boy”, a song that was recorded in one take and originally intended as an album filler. It was the second million seller for them, following their first number one hit, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”. The girls would later find the US Top 10 again with “Dedicated to the One I Love”, “Mama Said”, “Baby It’s You” and “Foolish Little Girl”.
The soundtrack to West Side Story went to No.1 on the US album chart. It went on to spend a total of 54 weeks at the No.1 position. While Elvis had not done that movie, in favour of Blue Hawaii, he did cause Natalie Wood to be cast.
Girls! Girls! Girls! Production
May 5, 1963
May 5, 1964
May 5, 1965
ABC-TV’s “Shindig!” featured performances by the Isley Brothers, Glen Campbell, Sonny & Cher, the Chambers Brothers, Ray Peterson, Willie Nelson, and Jimmy Boyd, all participating in a “Tribute to Elvis” episode.
Opening medley (song excerpts):
1. Joey Cooper – “Blue Suede Shoes.”
2. The Blossoms – “Got A Lot O’ Livin’ To Do.”
3. Glen Campbell – “Big Hunk O’ Love.”
4. The Wellingtons – “I Need Your Love Tonight.”
5. Sonny & Cher – “I Got Stung.”
6. The Isley Brothers – “Hard Headed Woman” (end of medley).
Other songs (not in broadcast order):
–Chambers Brothers – “Jailhouse Rock.”
–Sonny and Cher – “Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear,” “All Shook Up” and “Treat Me Nice.”
–Cher – “Wooden Heart.”
–Isley Brothers – “Wear My Ring Around Your Neck.”
–Glen Campbell – “Trouble” & “Surrender.”
–Ray Peterson – “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” “It’s Now or Never” and “Heartbreak Hotel.”
–Linda Gail Lewis – “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Crying in the Chapel.”
–Jimmy Boyd – “Hot Dog” and “Poor Boy.”
–The Blossoms – “Wear My Ring Around Your Neck” and “Shake Rattle & Roll.”
–The Shindogs – “King Creole.”
–Delaney Bramlett – “That’s Alright Mama.”
–Joey Cooper – “Mean Woman Blues” and “Crawfish.”
–Willy Nelson – “Hound Dog” (not “Willie Nelson,” the country singer).
–The Wellingtons – “Wear My Ring Around Your Neck.”
–Maria Ghava (Shindig dancer) sings “Hey Memphis.”
–The Shindig dancers – “Party.”
Finale: Joey Cooper – “Blue Suede Shoes” (with closing credits).
May 5, 1966
May 5, 1967
Elvis and Priscilla went to the ranch during the day but returned in the evening to see movies at the Memphian.
May 5, 1968
May 5, 1969
Stevie Wonder received the Distinguished Service Award from the President’s Committee on Employment of Handicapped People by President Nixon at the White House.
The Beatles single ‘Get Back’ was released in the US. John Lennon claimed in 1980 that “there’s some underlying thing about Yoko in there”, claiming that Paul McCartney looked at Yoko Ono in the studio every time he sang “Get back to where you once belonged.”
Change of Habit post production
May 5, 1970
May 5, 1971
May 5, 1972
May 5, 1973
Elvis did dinner and midnight shows at Lake Tahoe
|Date:||05 May 1973|
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
|Date:||05 May 1973|
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
|Info||May 5 1973||Sahara Hotel||Lake Tahoe NV||Dinner (10.00pm)|
|Info||May 5 1973||Sahara Hotel||Lake Tahoe NV||Midnight (12.00am)|
May 5, 1974
At RCA Studio A in New York City, Perry Como began recording “It’s Impossible.” It peaked at #10 on the pop music chart, his first hit single in the 1970s, Como had racked up Top 25 records in four consecutive decades – the 1940s, ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. Elvis recorded the song in 1973.
May 5, 1975
Elvis Arriving in Jackson with Mindi Miller and Red West
Elvis performed at the Mississippi State Fair Coliseum, Jackson, Mississippi, which was a benefit performance.
This show was the Special Benefit Show that the Colonel had arranged with Elvis to raise money for the January 9, 1975 McComb Twister Victims. A total of $113,674.88 was raised. Through Mississippi Governor Bill Waller’s intervention, the Coliseum was provided free of charge to house the 10,242 fans. Elvis and the Colonel also had all the money raised by the souvenir sales contributed to the Tornado victims cause. They even paid for all the shows advertising and production for the show (a total of $35,000). Before the show a Check for $113,674.88 was presented to Governor Waller , who then offered Elvis the States thanks “it was an historic occasion” commented Waller “This is the biggest Benefit in the State”. Elvis also met backstage McComb Mayor John Thompson and other state officials
In 2017 dollars, 1975 ones convert at a rate of 353.2% to $515,131.03 for the donation and $158,606.60 advertising.
|Date:||05 May 1975|
State Fair Coliseum
|Costume:||White 2-piece suit|
|Info||May 5 1975||State Fair Coliseum||Jackson MS||(8:30 pm)||10242||White Two-piece suit with blue shoulder ornaments||None||Red Suit||Yes|
May 5, 1976
Elvis performed at the Sahara Hotel, Lake Tahoe.
|Date:||05 May 1976|
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
|Track list:||Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
If You Love Me Let Me Know
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Tryin’ To Get To You
Polk Salad Annie
Hawaiian Wedding Song
How Great Thou Art
It’s Now Or Never
Can’t Help Falling In Love
|Recordings:||The Concert Years Vol 4
|Info||May 5 1976||Sahara Hotel||Lake Tahoe NV||Dinner (8.00pm)||White Egyptian Bird||Original belt||Red Suit||Yes|
May 5, 1977
Country music singer Loretta Lynn was pictured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
Top of the Pops has it; 1,000th broadcast on BBC-TV. The weekly version of the show ran from January 1st, 1964 to July 30th, 2006.
Duran Duran were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘The Reflex’, the group’s second and last No.1. The song which was taken from their third album Seven and the Ragged Tiger was also a US No.1.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame chairman Ahmet Ertegen announces that Cleveland, Ohio has been chosen as the city where the Hall will be built.
The John Lennon tribute concert was held at the Pier Head Arena in Merseyside, featuring Lenny Kravitz, Al Green, Joe Cocker, The Christians, Kylie Minogue, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Deacon Blue, Lou Reed, Joe Walsh and Wet Wet Wet.
TV series “Elvis Good Rocking Tonight” continues on-air.
Grand Ole Opry: Elvis and the boys get the offer to perform at the Grand Ole Opry where, after their heads swell a bit, they go over like a lead balloon. They go back to Memphis with their tails between their legs, and struggle to record their next record.
The Beach Boys played themselves on an episode of the ABC-TV sitcom “Full House.”
Paul McCartney released “Flaming Pie,” his first studio album in more than four years and the last to feature vocals and participation from his wife Linda McCartney, who died of breast cancer in 1998.
Sonny and Cher‘s only child, who was born Chastity Sun Bono, appeared in a Santa Monica, California court where a judge signed off on an official gender and name change. The judge ruled that the gender reassignment is complete and that Chastity will now be a man known as Chaz Bono.
A group of UK musicians, including Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Soul singer Beverly Knight, released a charity single called “Save the Children (Look Into Your Heart)”, to benefit children in Nepal following the devastating earthquake there.
Rock Island Auction Company sells Elvis Presley’s Smith & Wesson revolver, one of his sheriff’s badges and a Colt Python revolver
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