Daily Elvis: May 8

Give us this day, May 8, our daily Elvis

1541

Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto was the first documented European to discover the Mississippi River. He called it Rio de Espiritu Santo.

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

1945

It was Victory in Europe Day, or V-E Day. World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich. The surrender agreement had been signed the previous day by German envoys in a schoolhouse at Rheims, France.

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.

Elvis and Dixie attended the annual Memphis Cotton Carnival.
Britain’s BBC bans the song “Such a Night” by Johnnie Ray after listeners complain about its ‘suggestiveness’. Ray’s animated stage persona included pounding on his piano, writhing on the floor and even crying, which earned him the nicknames “Mr. Emotion”, “The Nabob of Sob”, and “The Prince of Wails”.

May 8, 1955

Elvis outside Fort Homer W. Hesterly Armory, Tampa, FL.

Elvis performed at Fort Homer Hesterly Armory , Tampa, Florida at 2.30 and 8.15 p.m. near the bottom of the bill for headliner Hank Snow, His Rainbow Ranch Boys, Faron Young, 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 8 1955 Fort Homer Hesterly Armory Tampa FL (2:30 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree
Info May 8 1955 Fort Homer Hesterly Armory Tampa FL (8:15 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree

May 8, 1956

The cover of MAD magazine showed the fictional character Alfred E. Neuman for the first time.

Elvis went back to Memphis where he stopped by the newspaper office and announced: “Man, I really like Vegas. I’m going back there the first chance I get.”
For the first time Elvis stayed extended at his new Audubon Drive home

May 8, 1957

Jailhouse Rock Pre-production: Elvis went to the MGM soundstage to record the vocals for Baby I Don’t Care. Afterwards there were some script rehearsals.

May 8, 1958

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas. 

May 8, 1959
Military Service in Germany: Since Red West went home for a couple of days, Elvis tried to recruit Alan Fortas to replace Red West, but this failed. Alan was already warned by Red of the restrictiveness of life in Germany. Elvis then contacted Cliff Gleaves.

May 8, 1960

G.I. Blues Production

May 8, 1961

Darlene Love & the Blossoms—who were the premier vocal back-up singers for everyone from Elvis to Dionne Warwick—finally earned some attention with a single of their own when “Son-n-Law” charted, reaching #79 pop. It was their only Top 100 single and the answer record to Ernie K. Doe’s “Mother-n-Law.”

RCA released the single “I Feel So Bad/Wild in the Country”  “I Feel so Bad” peaked at No.5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and No.15 on Billboard’s Top 20 R&B Singles chart while  reaching No.4 on the UK singles chart, while “Wild in the Country” only manged 26 on the Billboard Hot 100 but made the top 10 in Flamish Belgium (Flanders) and Hong Kong

Image result for elvis feel so bad/wild

Blue Hawaii Production

May 8, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! Production

May 8, 1963

Darlene Love made a rare TV appearance when she preformed on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand singing her current hit, “(Today I Met) The Boy I’m Gonna Marry.”

May 8, 1964

Little Richard performed on the British TV show, Ready, Steady, Go! along with Carl Perkins and the Swinging Blue Jeans.

May 8, 1965

Eight spots in the Billboard Top Ten were occupied by British acts, setting an all-time record: #1 – “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter” by Herman’s Hermits, #3 – “Ticket to Ride” by The Beatles, #4 – “Game of Love” by Wayne Fontana And The Mindbenders, #6 – “I Know a Place” by Petula Clark, #7 – “Silhouettes” by Herman’s Hermits, #8 – “I’m Telling You Now” by Freddie And The Dreamers, #9 – “The Last Time” by The Rolling Stones and #10 – “Cast Your Fate to the Wind” by Sounds Orchestral.

Frankie and Johnny Pre-production

May 8, 1966

May 8, 1967

During filming of what became the documentary “Don’t Look Back,” Bob Dylan got the idea for one of the first music videos: a short film of his single “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” featuring him standing in an alley next to London’s Savoy Hotel flipping giant cue cards with the lyrics of the song on them.

Elvis 22nd album was a soundtrack disc:”Girl Happy” hit #7 in the U.K. In the US, it peaked at number eight on the Top LP’s chart. It was certified Gold on July 15, 1999 by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Co-starring in the movie was TV actress/singer Shelly Fabres – a duet and a song by her in the movie and on the soundtrack might have increased sales to her fan base. A missed opportunity, even when there were movie duets, the soundtrack would be Elvis alone.

This disc was the 6th in a row that was a soundtrack LP, with only the Elvis Golden Records 3 collection of singles.

Bill Haley & His Comets and released on Decca Records: “Yeah, She’s Evil!”Haley actually recorded his version six days after  just before Elvis’ recording of the same song under the  different name of  “Meanest Girl in town” – and released his single before Elvis’s soundtrack. Burring that original vs cover line rather a lot.

The soundtrack single, a dance tune “Do the Clam” was released approximately a month ahead of the album as a single, peaking at number 21 and is perhaps Elvis’ dirtiest ditty.

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May 8, 1968

May 8, 1969

May 8, 1970

The Beatles released “Let It Be”

May 8, 1971

May 8, 1972

Billy Preston became the first rock performer to headline at Radio City Music Hall.

May 8, 1973

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Tahoe Shows

Date: 08 May 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Stateside, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

 

Date: 08 May 1973
Time: Midnight
Venue: Stateside, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
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 8 1973 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (10.00pm)
Info May 8 1973 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Midnight (12.00am)

May 8, 1974

May 8, 1975

May 8, 1976

BBC Radio 1 DJ Johnny Walker announced he was quitting the station after being told he must pretend to like The Bay City Rollers.

Olivia Newton-John made her New York City debut with a concert at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Supertramp‘s album, “Breakfast in America” turns Platinum as it continues its rise to #1 in the US. The group would enjoy three Top 15 singles: “The Logical Song”, “Goodbye Stranger” and “Take the Long Way Home”.

The Elvis Presley single “Hurt” hit #37 in the U.K.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Tahoe Shows

Date: 08 May 1976
Time: 8pm
Venue: Stateline, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
Oh Happy Day
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me Let Me Know
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Happy Birthday
Trying To Get To You
My Way
Polk Salad Annie
Band Introductions/ Early Morning Rain (featuring John Wilkinson ) /
Whatd I Say( featuring James Burton ) / Drum Solo ( featuring Ronnie Tutt )
Bass Solo ( featuring Jerry Scheff ) / Love Letters Piano Solo ( featuring Tony Brown )
Electric Piano Solo ( featuring David Briggs ) / School Day
Hail Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll
Hurt
Hound Dog
Softly As I Leave You
Burning Love
My Heavenly Father [K. Westmoreland]
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: A Night At The Sahara

Date: 08 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 Let Me Know
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Trying To Get To You
My Way
Band Intros: Early Morning Rain (featuring John Wilkinson ) / Whatd I Say (featuring James Burton )
Johnny B Goode (featuring James Burton ) / Drum Solo ( featuring Ronnie Tutt ) /Bass Solo (featuring Jerry Scheff ) Piano Solo ( featuring Tony Brown ) Electric Piano Solo ( featuring David Briggs ) Love Letters School Day 
Hail Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll
Hurt
Fever
Softly As I Leave You
My Heavenly Father [K. Westmoreland]
Danny Boy [S. Nielson]
Hound Dog
The Wonder Of You
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
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 8 1976 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (8.00pm) V-Neck Original belt Yes Yes
Info May 8 1976 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Midnight (12.00am) Blue Egyptian Bird Original belt Yes Yes

May 8, 1977

 

1998

The three surviving Beatles and John Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, won a legal battle to block the CD release of a Beatles recording made at the Star Club in Hamburg in 1962.

2005

CBS aired the first part of the new four-hour mini-series “Elvis.” The second part aired on May 11. Jonathan Rhys Meyers played the part of Elvis – it was the first Elvis biography to use Elvis recordings.

 

2006

Apple Computers won a lengthy legal battle over the right to sell music via the Internet without violating the trademark of the Beatles’ record label Apple.

2008

Country Music Hall of Famer Eddy Arnold, died of natural causes, one week before his 90th birthday. Arnold had reached the Billboard Pop chart four times, including the 1965 #4 hit, “Make The World Go Away”,  What’s He Doing In My World, The Tip Of My Fingers, Misty Blue, Somebody Like Me, I Want To Go With You, Bouquet Of Roses, The Cattle Call, Trouble In Mind, Easy On The Eyes, There’s Been A Change In Me, I Wanna Play House With You, Just A Little Lovin’ Will Go A Long Way, Anytime) songwriter (You Don’t Know Me. Arnold had  been managed by Col Parker before Elvis.

 

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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