Give us this day, May 12, our daily Elvis
Known as Lady Day, Billie Holliday charted R&B (#5) with “Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)” It was her firsr and only R&B Hit but her last of thirty-nine pop hits that started in 1935.
Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee
The number one record on America’s R&B chart was a song called “Rocket 88” by Jackie Brenston And His Delta Cats – whe were actually Ike Turner And His Kings of Rhythm. “Rocket 88” is a first rock record contender, the the strings/horns are not guitars/drums.
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 12, 1955
Elvis performed at the New Baseball Park, Jacksonville, Florida.
May 12, 1956
Elvis Presley’s single “Heartbreak Hotel” hit #15 in the U.K.
“Hank Snow’s All Star Jamboree” was booked to play, featuring country acts Faron Young, the Wilburn Brothers and Mother Maybelle Carter and the Carter sisters. Other artists appearing on the Jamboree were Jimmy Rodgers Snow (Hank’s son), Slim Whitman, The Davis sisters, Martha Carson and Elvis, Scotty and Bill who had only recently began touring with them.
Elvis flew to Minneapolis. He and the band didn’t stay at the same hotel.
Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Baseball Park (renamed Wolfson Park)
|Info||April 12 1956||Armory||Albuquerque NM||(7:00 PM)||Yes|
|Info||April 12 1956||Armory||Albuquerque NM||(9:00 PM)||Yes|
May 12, 1957
Jailhouse Rock pre-production
Elvis had a date with Anne Neyland, who had a minor part in the Jailhouse Rock Film Co-star Judy Tyler was married, so the Publicity Showmance fell to Starlette Neyland
May 12, 1958
The Everly Brothers started a four-week run at No.1 in the US with ‘All I Have To Do Is Dream’.
Military service Fort Hood in Texas.
May 12, 1959
Military Service in Germany
May 12, 1960
Frank Sinatra’s Welcome Home Party For Elvis Presley is broadcast on ABC-TV.
For a fee of $125,000, Elvis sang “Stuck On You” and “Fame And Fortune” his now released current single – of which these performances were recorded prior to the single.
Elvis then did a duet with Sinatra, with Elvis singing “Witchcraft” and Sinatra “Love Me Tender”.
The show had an opening group song, then everyone had an act and then Elvis and Frank sang.
Nancy Sinatra, Peter Lawford and Sammy Davis Jr also performed
Ratings for the show were through the roof at 41.5 percent but Billboard magazine later said “Although Elvis became a Sargeant in the Army, as a singer, he never left the awkward squad.” The show marked Presley’s last TV appearance for eight years.
Elvis attended a kenpo karate demonstration at the Beverly Hills Hotel, where he also met the instructor, Ed Parker.
May 12, 1961
May 12, 1962
The Temptations charted for the first time with “Dream Come True,” reaching #22 R&B, though it was the flip, “Isn’t She Pretty,” that was the portent of things to come from this Hall of Fame quintet.
May 12, 1963
Ray Charles & the Raelettes began their first British tour in London’s Finbury Astoria.
Bob Dylan walked out of rehearsals for the US TV Ed Sullivan show after being told he couldn’t perform his song Talking John Birch Paranoid Blues due to it mocking the US military and segregation. CBS officials asked Dylan to substitute it for another song, but the singer reportedly said: ‘No, this is what I want to do. If I can’t play my song, I’d rather not appear on the show’.
May 12, 1964
The Beach Boys started a four week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Beach Boys Concert’, the group’s first US No.1.
6th annual Grammy Awards are announced. Henry Mancini’s “The Days of Wine and Roses” is Record and Song of the Year. The Album of the Year is “The Barbra Streisand Album” and Best Rock and Roll Recording goes to Nino Tempo and April Stevens for “Deep Purple”.
May 12, 1965
Elvis went to Radio Recorders for the soundtrack sessions of Frankie and Johnny. He was there from 7.00 p.m. to 4.00 a.m. However, Elvis was not in the right mood to record so only instrumental tracks were cut.
|Radio Recorders Studio B – Hollywood, California|
|Come Along (Track)||////////-06|
|Beginners Luck (Track)||////////-05|
|Down By The Riverside / When The Saints Go Marchin’ In (Track)||////////-07|
May 12, 1966
May 12, 1967
May 12, 1968
May 12, 1969
May 12, 1970
May 12, 1971
Jerry Lee Lewis was granted a divorce from his cousin Myra.
Elvis went to the Self Realization Center with Sir Gerald.
May 12, 1972
May 12, 1973
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Tahoe Shows
|Date:||12 May 1973|
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
|Date:||12 May 1973|
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
|Info||May 12 1973||Sahara Hotel||Lake Tahoe NV||Dinner (10.00pm)|
|Info||May 12 1973||Sahara Hotel||Lake Tahoe NV||Midnight (12.00am)|
May 12, 1974
Elvis performed at the Selland Arena, Fresno, California at 3.00 p.m.
|Date:||12 May 1974|
|Costume:||Blue Rainbow suit|
|Track list:||2001 Theme
C C Rider
The Wonder Of You
An American Trilogy
Big Boss Man
Funny How Time Slips Away
Taken From Review. Is Incomplete
|Info||May 12 1974||Selland Arena||Fresno CA||(3:00 pm)||7500||Blue Swirl||Blue Starburst suit belt||White Suit||Yes|
May 12, 1975
May 12, 1976
http://www.elvisrecordings.com/ Master and Sessions