Daily Elvis: May 6

Give us this day, May 6, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

1944

The King Cole Trio charted with “I Can’t See For Lookin’, ” reaching #2 R&B and #24 pop. The trio would have twenty-five hits between 1942 and 1950 before their leader Nat King Cole would permanently go solo.

1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

1950

Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers came up with one of the biggest hits of the ’40s when “Pink Champagne” charted, intoxicating its listeners to the tune of #1 R&B for thirteen weeks (#30 pop).

Amos Milburn, a Houston, TX, blues artist, charted with “Walking Blues,” reaching #8 R&B. With Milburn it was all or nothing, as he had nineteen straight Top 10 R&B hits, including four #1s from 1948 to 1954. His biggest success was his first charter, “Chicken Shack Blues.”

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 6, 1955

The Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree show played in Birmingham, Alabama, with Scotty and Bill playing, but without Elvis, who had returned to Memphis for Dixie Locke’s junior prom.

Dixie Locke’s Junior Prom : May 6, 1955

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Romances: Dixie Locke

Hank Snow, His Rainbow Ranch Boys, Faron Young, The Wilburn Brothers, Mother Maybelle, The Carter Sisters, Jimmy Rogers Snow, and Onie Wheeler

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
  May 6 1955 Birmingham, Alabama Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes

May 6, 1956

Elvis Presley’s first engagement in Las Vegas ended. During his final show at the New Frontier Hotel Elvis introduced “Blue Suede Shoes” as: “This song here is called ‘Get out of the stables, Grandma, you’re too old to be horsing around'”.

Reviews : Elvis Presley at The New Frontier Hotel

Elvis Presley’s at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas 1956

RCA recorded this concert and released it on the limited edition 8 LP silver “Elvis Aaron Presley” set, later reissued on 4 cds.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info May 6 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (8:00 PM) The Atomic Powered Singer
Info May 6 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (12:00 AM) The Atomic Powered Singer

 

May 6, 1957

The last episode of “I Love Lucy” aired in prime time on CBS-TV.

Iconic because that created the sitcom 3 camera formula and would be the main show when television invented “syndication”, before the home video and internet streaming of content.

To Desi, it was about him becoming a star with a whacky red headed wife, to everyone else, it was Movie’s Lucille Ball trying to make her husband famous on a tv show.  She would go on to “Here’s Lucy” series, Vivian Vance would continue and both of her children would appear on the show and later “The Lucy Show”. Desilu Productions would also Produce the first Star Trek series.

Desi Arnez, Frank Sintras and all the big band crooners were out of fashion, and have had periodic recurrences – Harry Connick Jr, until he moved from music to movies, and Canada’s Micheal Buble currently.

Elvis reported to the MGM studio

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He got Clark Gable’s dressing room and the rest of the week was spent with costume fittings, makeup tests and dance rehearsals for Jailhouse Rock

Image result for Elvis presley may 6, 1960 Radio Recorders

May 6, 1958

In Boston, Alan Freed‘s “Big Beat Show” concert tour played Boston Garden, with performances by Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Danny & the Juniors, Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers, the Diamonds, Billy & Lillie, the Chantels, Dicky Doo and the Don’ts, Jo Ann Campbell, Larry Williams, Ed Townsend, the Pastels, and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas

May 6, 1959
Military Service in Germany

May 6, 1960

U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Civil Rights Act of 1960. Designed to deal with discriminatory practices in America’s segregated South, the act established federal inspection of voter registration rolls and introduced penalties for anyone who obstructed someone’s attempt to vote or register to vote.

Sam Cooke performed at the Howard Theater in Washington, DC, while the Platters were in San Francisco at Fack’s #2 Club.

Elvis worked at Radio Recorders from 1.00 to 10.00 p.m. recording for G.I. Blues.

Radio Recorders Studio B – Hollywood, California
WPA5 2545-02
Shoppin’ Around (Remake) L2PB 3684-07
Pocketful Of Rainbows (Remake) L2PB 3683-02
Frankfort Special (Remake) L2PB 3680-10
Tonight’s All Right For Love WPA1 8124
Tonight’s All Right For Love (Tempo – Insert) ////////-02
Tonight’s All Right For Love (Composite) L2PB 3975-SP
Big Boots (Slow Tempo – Remake) ////////-06
Big Boots (Slow Tempo – Insert) ////////-04
Big Boots (Slow Tempo – Composite) L2PB 3685-SP
Tonight’s All Right For Love (Music & Chorus – “Tales From The Vienna Woods”) WPA1 8125-05

Thorne Nogar ( Radio Recorders) and The King –

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May 6, 1961

Blue Hawaii Production

May 6, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! 

May 6, 1963

May 6, 1964

May 6, 1965

May 6, 1966

May 6, 1967

Pearls Before Swine begin recording an album called “One Nation Underground”. The LP includes a song called “Miss Morse”, which would be banned in New York when it was discovered that lead singer Tom Rapp was singing F-U-C-K in Morse code. After disc jockey Murray The K played the record on the air, local Boy Scouts correctly interpreted the chorus and phoned in a complaint.

Two weeks after being pushed out of the top spot on the Cashbox Best Sellers list by The Monkees’ “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You”, Nancy and Frank Sinatra return to number one with “Something Stupid”.

May 6, 1968

Live a Little, Love a Little 

May 6, 1969

May 6, 1970

May 6, 1971

Ike and Tina Turner receive their only Gold record for their version of “Proud Mary”, which climbed to #4 in the US.

May 6, 1972

Billy Preston charted with his biggest hit, “Outa-Space,” reaching #1 R&B and #2 pop.

Elton John‘s “Rocket Man” is released. It will reach #6 in the US and #2 in the UK. In 2004, it was ranked #242 on the list of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

May 6, 1973

Paul Simon’s first solo tour began with a performance at the Music Hall in Boston. Recordings from the tour were later released on the 1974 album, “Live Rhymin'”. Former partner Art Garfunkel would release his first solo album, “Angel Clare” and the single “All I Know” later in the year.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Shows at Lake Tahoe

Date: 06 May 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Stateside, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

 

Date: 06 May 1973
Time: Midnight
Venue: Stateside, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: 2001 Theme
C C Rider
I Got A Woman
– segued medley with –
Amen
Old Shep
( above song is just a request )
Love Me Tender
Steamroller Blues
Surrender
( above song is just an excerpt )
You Dont Have To Say You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Long Tall Sally
– segued medley with –
Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On
– segued medley with –
Flip Flop And Fly
Hound Dog
Im Leavin
Fever
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
Band Introductions
Ill Remember You
I Cant Stop Loving You
Bridge Over Troubled Water
A Big Hunk Of Love
Its Over
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
Recordings:
Engagement – Tour Ref: Lake Tahoe Season 2 – Lake Tahoe May 4th – May 20th 1973
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info May 6 1973 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (10.00pm)
Info May 6 1973 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Midnight (12.00am) Yes Yes

May 6, 1974

On Tour, Elvis performed at Montgomery, AL’ Garrett Coliseum

Date: 06 Mar 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Montgomery, AL.
Garrett Coliseum
Tickets: 11,328
Costume: Aloha Eagle
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Tryin’ To Get To You
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Help Me
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Release Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0
Engagement – Tour Ref: 
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
  May 6 1974
 

May 6, 1975

Elvis performed on tour at the Middle Tennessee state University Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Date: 06 May 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Murfreesboro, TN
Mid Tennessee State University
Tickets: 12,000
Costume: Blue 2-piece suit
Track list: 2001 Theme
C C Rider
I Got A Woman
– segued medley with –
Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Dont Have To Say You Love Me
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear
– segued medley with –
Dont Be Cruel
The Wonder Of You
Polk Salad Annie
Band Introductions
Johnny B Goode
( featuring James Burton )
Drum Solo
( featuring Ronnie Tutt )
Bass Solo
( featuring Jerry Scheff )
Piano Solo
( featuring Glen D Hardin )
Electric Piano Solo
( featuring David Briggs )
School Day
My Boy
T-R-O-U-B-L-E
Ill Remember You
Why Me Lord ?
Let Me Be There
( followed by a reprise of above song )
An American Trilogy
Fairytale
Little Darlin
Funny How Time Slips Away
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
Recordings: official release: Follow that Dream Dixieland Rocks

During this show, Elvis talked to the audience about the catastrophe of the recent hurricane and the subsequent victims in McCombe.

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 May 6 1975 Middle Tennessee State U. Murfreesboro TN (8:30 pm) 12000 Navy Blue Two-Piece with Blue Armadillo None Dark Blue Suit Yes Yes

May 6, 1976

Led Zeppelin broke their own concert attendance record at a show in Michigan, when more than 76,000 fans saw their performance.

Elvis did Dinner Show at Lake Tahoe

Date: 06 May 1976
Time: 10pm
Venue: Stateline, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
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
Tryin’ To Get To You
My Way
Burning Love
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
I’ll Remember You
Hurt
Hound Dog
Hawaiian Wedding Song
How Great Thou Art
Sweet Sweet Spirit [The Stamps]
It’s Now Or Never
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Lake Tahoe

Elvis invited US impressionist, Douglas Roy to the stage during this show.

Engagement – Tour Ref: Lake Tahoe Season 5 – Lake Tahoe April 30th – May 9th 1976
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info May 6 1976 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (8.00pm) White Egyptian Bird Original belt White Suit Yes Yes

May 6, 1977

Back home in Memphis Elvis spent most of the next 2 weeks upstairs at Graceland.

1978

The soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever started an 18 week run at No.1 on the UK album chart, also No.1 in the US. The album, which features seven Bee Gees songs, went on to sell over 30 million copies worldwide.

1982

Former manager of The Bay City Rollers Tam Paton, was convicted on a charge of gross indecency with boys and was sentenced to three years in jail.

1984

Tina Turner‘s “What’s Love Got to Do With It” is released. The song would eventually climb to number one, win Grammys for record and song of the year and established Turner as a major solo star. When Tina left her husband and former band mate Ike Turner in 1975, she was carrying nothing more than thirty-six cents in change and a gas station credit card.

1992

Whitney Houston performed on her first network TV special, Whitney Houston—This Is My Life, on ABC-TV. The show was produced by her own Nippy Inc. production company. Nippy was her  childhood nickname.

1993

Agents of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service raided Jerry Lee Lewis‘ home in Nesbit, Mississippi, and hauled away his belongings in an attempt to make up for what it said were $1.6 million in back taxes.

1997

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at their twelfth annual ceremonies. The event was held at the hall’s Cleveland home for the first time.  inducted:

  •  Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, and Nash.
  • George  Clinton and the Parliament/Funkadelic army
  • Joni Mitchell failed to show up for her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. She apparently wanted to avoid the media hoopla over her reunion with the daughter she gave up for adoption 32 years earlier.

2002

Songwriter Otis Blackwell died from a heart attack. Among his hits were “All Shook Up”, “Return To Sender”, “Don’t Be Cruel”, “Great Balls Of Fire”, “Fever” and “Handy Man”. Over the years, Blackwell’s songs have sold more than 185 million copies. Otis Blackwell had also written under the name John Davenport,

The Guinness Hit Singles book listed “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen as the UK’s favorite single of all time, followed by “Imagine” by John Lennon, “Hey Jude” by The Beatles, “Dancing Queen” by ABBA and “Like A Prayer” by Madonna.

2003

After the controversy regarding Dixie Chicks member Natalie Maines’ comments about President George W. Bush and the Iraq war, a Colorado radio station suspended two of its disc jockeys for playing music by Dixie Chicks.

2005

US coffee shop chain Starbucks banned the sale of Bruce Springsteen’S latest album Devils and Dust over concerns about its adult content. The retailer – which stocked CDs at its branches in the US – said it would be promoting other albums instead.

2006

Nancy Sinatra unveiled her star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame as she celebrated forty years in music since the debut of her 1966 hit “These Boots Are Made for Walkin”.

2008

Cher returned to the stage at the Las Vegas Coliseum for the first of 200 planned shows, however only 78 of the them were performed.

2012

Over 300 guests, including Chubby Checker, Berry Gordy, Paul Anka, Marie Osmond and Stevie Wonder, gathered on the grounds of Dick Clark’s Malibu estate for a private memorial service. Clark’s three children spoke first, followed by his widow Kari, who read a list of “65 reasons I love Dick Clark.” The long-time host of TV’s American Bandstand died April 18 of a heart attack.

2015

The results of the evolution of western pop music, spanning from 1960 to 2010, was published in The Royal Society Open Science Journal. The scientists who looked at more than 17,000 songs found three music revolutions – in 1964, 1983 and 1991. In 1964 the invasion of British bands introduced a radical new rocky sound. Synthesisers, samplers and drum machines, drove a second major style shift in 1983. The third, in 1991, came about when rap and hip-hop went mainstream. The team also refuted claims that pop music was starting to sound the same.

2016

Stevie Wonder closed out a public memorial for Prince with a performance of “Purple Rain” in front of several thousand fans in Los Angeles.

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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