Daily Elvis: May 7

Give us this day, May 7, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

1941

In Hollywood, Glenn Miller & His Orchestra recorded “Chattanooga Choo Choo.”

1946

Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corp. was founded, later renamed Sony.

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

1953

The original Broadway production of the Cole Porter musical “Can Can,” starring Gwen Verdon, Hans Conreid, Lilo, and Peter Cookson, opened at New York’s Shubert Theatre for 892 performances.

1954

Clyde McPhatter of the Drifters was drafted into the Army, but was lucky to be stationed in Buffalo, NY. On weekends he would bus in for gigs with the group.

May 7, 1955

Bo Diddley charted with  “Bo Diddley,” reaching #1 R&B and beginning a legendary career that pushed him into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

Ray Charles reaches the top of the US R&B chart for the first time with “I Got A Woman”. It was later ranked #235 on Rolling Stone‘s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Elvis, Scotty and Bill played the Peabody Auditorium., Daytona Beach, Florida. for the first time while on a tour with Hank Snow’s Jamboree – Hank Snow, His Rainbow Ranch Boys, Martha Carson, The Wilburn Brothers, Mother Maybelle, The Carter Sisters, Jimmy Rogers Snow, The Davis Sisters and Onie Wheeler

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info May 7 1955 Peabody Auditorium Daytona Beach FL (8:15 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes

May 7, 1956

 

May 7, 1957

Jailhouse Rock

MGM Sound Stage – Hollywood, California
Young Hearts
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May 7, 1958

The Champs performed their instrumental hit “Tequila” on ABC-TV’s “American Bandstand.”

Nashville tries to re-create the Elvis Sound at Owen Bradley’s Quonset Hut studio in Nashville, with Conway Twitty recording his own composition and impersonating Elvis’ vocal quirks on “It’s Only Make Believe.”

May 7, 1959
Elvis did Military Service in Germany

May 1959 – Elvis Movie Causes Mexican Riot

1959 Elvis Presley, "Photoplay" Magazine (No Label) (Scarce)

May 7, 1960

Elvis 9th LP release,  compilation of hit singles, “50 Million Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong – Elvis Gold Records, Vol. 2” hit #31 in the U.S. “Elvis’ Gold Records, Vol. 2” peaked at number 31 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart.  It was certified by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for a Gold Record Award (based on $1,000,000 in wholesale sales) on November 1, 1966. It was certified for a Platinum Record Award for sales of one million copies in the US on March 27, 1992

Elvis’ 1st LP with “the tonsil shot” cover and iconic pink and green lettering cover and this Gold Lame Suit Cover are the 2 most copied album art by other artists.

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TV guide puts Elvis and Frank on the cover.

TV Guide: May 7, 1960 - Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra

For the 1 hour broadcast, appears in only 1/3 of the show. Elvis did a group opening song, 2 songs and a duet with Frank Sinatra.

Elvis Restricted In TV Return | Chicago Tribune Archive

 

G.I. Blues production

May 7, 1961

Blue Hawaii Production

SWEDISH VINTAGE BILDJOURNALEN MAGAZINE 10/1961 ELVIS PRESLEY ON COVER

May 7, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! production

May 7, 1963

May 7, 1964

May 7, 1965

SHINDIG (ABC, 8:30-9:30 p.m.).* Elvis Presley’s tenth anniversary in show business is the occasion for a program of the songs he made famous performed by artists of the day/era.

In Birmingham, Alabama, a show billed as “America vs. England” featured the Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, Marty Robbins, Sonny James, the Righteous Brothers, Cannibal and the Headhunters, Skeeter Davis, Archie Campbell and Del Reeves in concert at Legion Field.

Girl Happy opens nationally and does relatively good business. The soundtrack album goes top ten.

 

Frankie and Johnny pre-production

May 7, 1966

The Rolling Stones released the single “Paint It, Black” in the U.S. It was originally titled “Paint It Black,” without a comma. Keith Richards has said that the comma was added by the record label.

The Mamas and the Papas started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Monday Monday’, it made No.3 in the UK

Elvis Presley’s single “Frankie and Johnny” hit #25 in the U.S.

Elvis watched some movies at the Crosstown Theatre

May 7, 1967

Soviet youths openly defied police and danced The Twist in Moscow’s Red Square during May Day celebrations.

The Supremes sang “The Happening” on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show,” broadcast from Expo ’67 in Montreal. Xavier Cugat with Charo, Roberta Peters, Frank Ifield, Clair & McMahon, and Corbet Monica also performed on the program.

1174 Hillcrest Drive (bought May 7, 1967)

Elvis purchased 1174 Hillcrest Drive, as with Graceland, gates to be installed.

 

May 7, 1968

Aretha Franklin made her first tour of Europe. While at the Olympia Theatre in Paris, her performance was recorded for a future album.

May 7, 1969

“The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour” on CBS-TV featured guests Goldie Hawn, Pat Paulsen, Roy Clark, John Hartford, and the Association.

May 7, 1970

May 7, 1971

The Rolling Stones released “Brown Sugar” in North America, the first single on their own label.

After returning to Los Angeles Elvis flew to Las Vegas with Joe Esposito, Charlie Hodge, James Caughley, Red West and Mike Keaton.

May 7, 1972

Tom Jones’ “Special London Bridge Special” on BBC television featured performances by the Carpenters and Engelbert Humperdinck and appearances by Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Jonathan Winters, Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Rudolf Nureyev, Jennifer O’Neill, and Hermione Gingold.

Elvis flew to Los Angeles, where he would leave the next day for a vacation with Vernon and Dee and some of the guys on Hawaii.

May 7, 1973

George Harrison released “Give Me Love.” Harrison’s single went on to replace “My Love” by Paul McCartney at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and in turn was replaced at #1 by “Will It Go Round in Circles” by singer/musician Billy Preston, who played with Harrison and McCartney during the “Let It Be” sessions in 1969.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Tahoe shows

Date: 07 May 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Stateside, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

Date: 07 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
Love Me Tender
Steamroller Blues
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
Im Leavin
Hound Dog
Fever
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
Band Introductions
Ill Remember You
I Cant Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk Of Love
Bridge Over Troubled Water
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 7 1973 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (10.00pm)
Info May 7 1973 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Midnight (12.00am) Yes

May 7, 1974

May 7, 1975

RCA released the album “Today.” “T-R-O-U-B-L-E”, which was released as its first single and went Top 40 in the US. “Bringin’ It Back” was its second single in the US.

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City Managers who once resisted Elvis Presley concerts as damaging riots, now realized tourism and venue fees.

May 7, 1975, issue of Variety reported: Elvis’s 1975 show in Macon, Georgia. “After making 10,242 of his Georgia fans happy,” noted Variety, “Elvis Presley left Macon about $85,000 richer from his sellout concert April 24 at the Coliseum.” The arena manager reported that Elvis’s share of the $96,000 receipts was $81,000. To that was added about $4,000 in the sale of Elvis souvenirs. In addition to the Coliseum’s $15,000 fee, Macon retailers and hoteliers profited nicely from Elvis coming to town.

Elvis performed on tour at the Middle Tennessee State University Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, TN

Memphis Mafia Joe Esposito and Dick Grob on the stage with Elvis.

Date: 07 May 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Murfreesboro, TN
Mid Tennessee State University
Tickets: 12,000
Costume: Blue 2-piece suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me Let Me Know
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
The Wonder Of You
Burning Love
[band introductions]
Johnny B.Goode
School Days
Bridge Over Troubled Water
T.R.O.U.B.L.E
I’ll Remember You
Let Me Be There
An American Trilogy
Funny How Time Slips Away
Hound Dog
Little Darlin’
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Keep The Fire Burnin’
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 7 1975 Middle Tennessee State U. Murfreesboro TN (8:30 pm) 12000 Navy Blue Two-Piece with Red Armadillo None White Suit Yes Yes

May 7, 1976

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Tahoe shows

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Date: 07 May 1976
Time: 8pm
Venue: Stateline, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Fever
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
It’s Midnight
Love Me Tender
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Hurt
Softly As I Leave You
Heartbreak Hotel
Jailhouse Rock
It’s Now Or Never
How Great Thou Art
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Date: 07 May 1976
Time: Midnight
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
The Wonder Of You
Happy Birthday
That’s All Right
Are You Lonesome Tonight
I’ll Remember You
Ku-i-p-o
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
Hail Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll
My Way
Jailhouse Rock
Love Me Tender
Hurt
Heartbreak Hotel
How Great Thou Art
Hound Dog
Laras Theme
One Night
It’s Now Or Never
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

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 7 1976 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (8.00pm) V-Neck Original belt Black Suit Yes Yes
Info May 7 1976 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Midnight (12.00am) Blue Egyptian Bird Original belt Blue Suit Yes Yes

May 7, 1977

The Eagles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Hotel California’, the group’s fourth US No.1, a No.8 hit in the UK. The Eagles also won the 1977 Grammy Award for Record of the Year for ‘Hotel California’ at the 20th Annual Grammy Awards in 1978. The song’s guitar solo is ranked 8th on Guitar Magazine’s Top 100 Guitar Solos and was voted the best solo of all time by readers of Guitarist magazine.

1978

In London, it took less than eight hours to sell the 90,000 tickets for an upcoming series of Bob Dylan concerts.

In New York City, David Bowie played the first of three nights at Madison Square Garden.

1983

Spandau Ballet were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘True’, the group’s only No.1. The song spent four weeks at the top of the UK chart and was a hit in 20 other countries. Parts of the original version have been sampled and used in a number of songs – most notably PM Dawn’s 1991 US No.1 hit ‘Set Adrift on Memory Bliss’, which contains a sample of the song’s famous guitar hook.

Spandu Ballet vs Duran Duran lacked the The Beatles vs The Rollings Stones, which DD and Stones both won.

1991

In his hometown of Englewood, New Jersey, R&B singer Wilson Pickett drove his car through the mayor’s front yard, yelling death threats. He was arrested and found to have open containers of alcohol in his car. Pickett was released after agreeing to perform a charity concert and serve a one-year probation.

1994

Randy Bachman led 1,322 guitarists who had gathered in Vancouver to play Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s “Takin’ Care of Business”, for 68 minutes and 40 seconds.

1996

Evan Chandler filed a $60 million breach of contract suit against Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley. The charge was that they had violated a confidentiality clause in the 1994 out-of-court settlement by discussing the case with Diane Sawyer on “PrimeTime Live.”

1998

Eddie Rabbitt, US singer, songwriter died of lung cancer aged 56. During his career, he scored over 20 No.1’s on Billboard’s country singles chart including 1981 ‘I Love A Rainy Night’. Elvis Presley, Dr Hook, Tom Jones, Kenny Rogers, Crystal Gayle and Lynn Anderson all recorded his songs.

2000

Singer Patti Page, at age 72, performed in a special concert at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium to celebrate the release of her latest album, “Brand New Tennessee Waltz.”

2003

Singer/songwriter Carole King played a music store owner on WB-TV’s “Gilmore Girls.”

2009

Dolly Parton was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Music from the University of Tennessee.

2013

The book “The Ear of the Heart: An Actress’ Journey from Hollywood to Holy Vows” by Mother Dolores Hart was published. She worked with Elvis in Loving You and King Creole.

She had previously done a documentary “God is bigger than Elvis” which failed to Oscar. She left Hollywood for a Catholic Convent and then uses Elvis often to fundraise.

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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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