Daily Elvis: June 22

Give us this day, June 22,  our daily Elvis

1846

In Paris, France, 32 year old Adolphe Sax, a Belgian musician and musical instrument designer, patents the saxophone. Sax continued to make instruments throughout his life, however, rival instrument makers challenged the legitimacy of his patents and initiated a campaign of litigation against him and his company, driving him into bankruptcy twice, in 1856 and 1873.

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.

1936

Kris Kristofferson, musician, actor, and writer, known for such hits as ‘Me and Bobby McGee’, ‘For the Good Times’, ‘Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down’, and ‘Help Me Make It Through the Night’. In 1985, Kristofferson joined fellow country artists Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash in forming the country music supergroup The Highwaymen. In 2004, Kristofferson was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

, 1938

Vernon Presley in prison  ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)

,1939

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

1943

The Presley family moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, May 15 to June 20, Returning to Tupelo.

1944

August 8, 1945 to July 18, 1946
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

510 1/2 Maple Street, South Tupelo -the Presleys lived with Glady’s cousin Frank Richards and his wife, Leona.

1947

Mulbery Alley

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953 – Humes High School

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

Sept 20 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

June 3, 1951 to July 1, 1951

Elvis was employed as a machinist by “Precision Tool Co.”

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Elvis worked as an user at Loew’s State Theatre

1953

398 Cypress Street (rented from January 7 to April 1953

, 1954

Elvis worked at Crown Electric,  until mid-October 1954

The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented til the end of 1954 to mid-1955

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

June 22, 1955

The Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 22, 1956

Elvis Presley started a three-day run playing 10 shows at the Paramount Theater  in Atlanta, Georgia. The stage manager was told; “Pull all white lights. Presley works all in color, Presley act has no encore. When he leaves the stage, immediately close curtains.”

The supporting acts: Flaim Sextet, Phil Maraquin, Frank Connors, George & Betty Johnstone, Doris & Lou Storm, and The Jordanaires

Not just an act on the bill, The Jordanaires backed Elvis for the first time on tour in Atlanta.


Scotty, and Bill Elvis with the Jordanaires at the Paramount Theater

Elvis set list: Heartbreak Hotel, I Was The One, I Want You I Need You I Love You, Baby Lets Play House, Blue Suede Shoes

The stage manager was told; “Pull all white lights. Presley works all in color, Presley act has no encore. When he leaves the stage, immediately close curtains.”
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info June 22 1956 Paramount Theater Atlanta GA (2:00 PM) Yes
Info June 22 1956 Paramount Theater Atlanta GA (5:50 PM) Yes
Info June 22 1956 Paramount Theater Atlanta GA (8:30 PM) Yes

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

June 22, 1957

The Quarry Men, consisting of Rod Davis, Eric Griffiths, Colin Hanton and John Lennon, performed on the back of a coal truck during a street party marking Liverpool’s 750th anniversary.

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive, Graceland purchased on March 19.

The Military Service Disruption

June 22, 1958

Military service at Fort Hood in Texas., for basic training as part of the Second Armored Division. He was stationed there for six months.

June 22, 1959

Chuck Berry’s “Memphis” was released.

“Kansas City” by Wilbert Harrison, one of the top R&B songs of the Rock Era, remained at #1 for a 7th week for that format.

Fabian‘s biggest hit, “Tiger” entered the Billboard chart, where it would top out at #3. In all, the Philadelphia singer, born Fabiano Forte, placed eight songs in the US Top 40.

Elvis in Paris with Lamar Fike, Rex Mansfield and Charlie Hodge until the 25th

Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 22, 1960

Hank Ballard & the Moonlighters performed on American Bandstand.

G.I. Blues

June 22, 1961

The Beatles recorded “Ain’t She Sweet”, “Cry for a Shadow”, “When the Saints Go Marching In”, “Why”, “Nobody’s Child” and “My Bonnie”.

Hedda Hopper Looking at Hollywood … Elvis Presley’s ” Pioneer, Go Home ” starts in Florida in three weeks.The movie would be re-named “Follow That Dream”

June 22, 1962

Priscilla  visits from Germany for 2 weeks (June 17 – 28 ).

June 22, 1963

The fastest-rising song was “Surf City” by Jan & Dean, which surfed from #68 to #20 on this date.

Lesley Gore remained at #1 on the R&B chart with “It’s My Party”.

“One Fine Day” reached the Top 10 for the Crystals.

13-year old Stevie Wonder first entered the US singles chart as Little Stevie Wonder with ‘Fingertips Parts One and Two.’ ‘Fingertips’ which featured a young Marvin Gaye on drums was the first live, non-studio recording to reach No.1 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart in the United States since Johnny Standley’s 1952 comic monologue ‘It’s in the Book’.

The Surfaris‘ “Wipe Out” is released in the US, where it will enter the Billboard Hot 100 two weeks later and reach #2 by mid-August. The record would also reach #5 in the UK. The song would be re-issued in 1966 and climb to #16 on the Billboard Top 40 and again in 1970 when it failed to chart.

Juke Box Jury 6/22/1963 – Beatles Interviews

June 22, 1964

Dean Martin released the single “Everybody Loves Somebody”.

Jan & Dean released the single “The Little Old Lady From Pasadena”.

The Drifters released the single “Under the Boardwalk”.

The Beatles played their first ever show in New Zealand at Wellington Town Hall. The local Chief Constable refused a police escort for The Beatles leaving just two policemen to control over 5,000 fans.

Principal photography began on Girl Happy and Elvis was visited on the set by Lynda Bird Johnson (daughter of then President Lyndon Johnson) and actor, George Hamilton.

 

June 22, 1965

Frankie and Johnny

June 22, 1966

June 22, 1967

The drug possession trial of Rolling Stone members Mick Jagger and Keith Richards opened in London.

Speedway

June 22, 1968

Mason Williams’ “Classical Gas” was released.

The Jeff Beck group featuring Rod Stewart made their US debut at the Fillmore East, New York.

Herb Alpert started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘This Guys In Love With You’. His first No.1 plus first No.1 for the A&M label and the writer’s Bacharach and David’s first chart topper. A No.3 hit in the UK.

In the U.K., the #1 song was “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” by the Rolling Stones.

The Otis Redding album Dock Of The Bay went to No.1 Album in the UK. The posthumously released album, and his sixth studio album contained a number of singles and B-sides dating back to 1965 and one of his best known songs, the posthumous hit (Sittin’ On The Dock) Of The Bay.

“This Guy’s In Love with You” by Herb Alpert became the new #1 song, ending a three week run by “Mrs. Robinson” from Simon & Garfunkel.  That classic dropped to 3 and moving up to 2 was “MacArthur Park” from actor Richard Harris.  The Ohio Express was singing about “Yummy Yummy Yummy” at #4 while Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 had their great sound at #5 with “The Look of Love”.  The rest of the Top 10:  Tommy James & the Shondells with “Mony Mony”, Aretha Franklin’s “Think” at #7, Merrilee Rush moved into the Top 10 with “Angel of the Morning”, Archie Bell & the Drells had #9–“Tighten Up” and Friend and Lover had a Top 10 song with “Reach Out of the Darkness”.

Western Recorders Studio 1 – Hollywood, California
Up Above My Head / I Found That Light / Saved (intro) (“Gospel” section 2 – cont.) WPA1 8040-13
Saved (part 1) / Preach For The Sky / Saved (part 2) (“Gospel” section 3) WPA1 8041-SP
Gospel Medley (composite) ////////-SP
Trouble (“Opening”) / WPA1 8030-21
Guitar Man (“Opening”) WPA1 8047-SP

June 22, 1969

American singer, actress, Judy Garland, died of a barbiturate overdose aged 47, she was found on the floor of her rented Chelsea home, in London, UK. Made more than two dozen films, played Dorothy in the 1939 film ‘Wizard Of Oz’, sang ‘Over The Rainbow’ in the film, (voted the ‘Song Of The Century’ in a 2001 poll published in America). 1961 US No.1 comeback album ‘Judy At Carnegie Hall’.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 22, 1970

Led Zeppelin appeared at Laugardalsholl Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland on the group’s one and only visit to Iceland. It is suggested that Robert Plant was inspired to write the lyrics to ‘Immigrant Song’ during this trip.”

Elvis bought three Jetstar snowmobiles, which were equipped with treads that allowed them to be driven on the Graceland grass.

June 22, 1971

The second Glastonbury Festival in England took place. Held over 5 days to coincide with the summer solstice, (the weather was, for a British ‘summer’ very good). Acts who appeared included: Melanie, Quintessence, David Bowie, The Edgar Broughton Band, Pink Fairies, Terry Reid – with David Lyndley and Linda Lewis, Gong, Hawkwind, Arthur Brown, Brinsley Schwarz, Fairport Convention, Family and Traffic. Over 7,000 fans attended the event.

Joni Mitchell released her fourth studio album Blue. The album is now generally regarded by music critics as one of the greatest albums of all time. In July 2017, Blue was chosen by NPR as the greatest album of all time made by a woman.

RCA released “I’m Leaving/Heart of Rome” I’m Leaving – In the United States “I’m Leavin'” reached number 36 on Billboard Hot 100 for the week of August 21, 1971.[3] In the UK Singles Chart, it reached number 23 for the week of October 2, 1971  Heart of Rome – it reached #23 in the UK and #83 in Australia.

Heart of Rome / I’m Leavin’ | elvisrecords.com

I’m Leavin’ (Elvis Presley song) – Wikipedia

Elvis Presley – Heart Of Rome Lyrics | Genius Lyrics

June 22, 1972

June 22, 1973

Elvis performed at the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York
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photo by Len Leech
Date: 22 Jun 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Uniondale, NY.
Nassau Veteran Coliseum
Tickets: 16,500
Costume: White Today suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me Tender
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On/Mama Don’t Dancece/Shake Rattle & Roll/Jailhouse Rock
I’m Leaving
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Fever
What Now My Love
Hound Dog
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
All Shook Up
Don’t Be Cruel
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

June 22, 1973 (8:30 pm). Uniondale, NY. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Elvis Presley Leaves Hotel To Perform At Nassau Coliseum

Elvis Presley Sighting at Hilton Inn – June 22, 1973 Photos and Images

‘Uniondale Hysteria’ CD Uniondale, June 22, 1973 8.00 … – Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley in Concert at the Nassau Coliseum – June 22, 1973

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 10 – June 20th – July 3rd 1973
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info June 22 1973 Nassau Veteran Coliseum Uniondale NY (8:30 pm) 16500 Pharao Fire suit belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes

June 22, 1974

Gordon Lightfoot started a two-week run at the top of the Billboard album chart with “Sundown”. The title track reached #1 on the Pop and Adult Contemporary charts as well as #13 on the Country chart, while “Carefree Highway” reached #10 on the Pop chart, #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart and #81 on the Country chart.

Sex Predator Gary Glitter owned the top song in the U.K. with “Always Yours”.

“You Won’t See Me” by Anne Murray was the new #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot was the new #1 album.

Elvis performed at the Civic Center Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island at 3.00 and 8.30 p.m.

Date: 22 Jun 1974
Time: 3.00pm
Venue: Providence, RI.
Civic Center
Tickets: 13,113
Costume: Inca Gold Leaf suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Trying To Get To You
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me Lord
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Funny How Times Slip Away
Big Boss Man
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

June 22, 1974 (3:00 pm) Providence, RI. – Elvis Presley In Concert

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Date: 22 Jun 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Providence, RI.
Civic Center
Tickets: 13,113
Costume: Peacock suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Trying To Get To You
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me, Lord
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
Let Me Be There
Funny How Time Slips Away
Big Boss Man
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

June 22, 1974 (8:30 pm). Providence, RI. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 13 – June 15th – July 2nd 1974
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info June 22 1974 Civic Center Providence RI (3:00 pm) 13113 Egyptian Original belt Blue Light Suit Yes Yes
Info June 22 1974 Civic Center Providence RI (8:30 pm) 13113 Blue Swirl Original belt Purple suit Yes

June 22, 1975

June 22, 1976

June 22, 1977

Elvis performed at the Arena, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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© Len Leech

Date: 22 Jun 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Sioux Falls, SD.
Sioux Falls Arena.
Tickets: 7,911
Costume: Mexican Sundial Suit
Track list: 2001 Theme
C C Rider
I Got A Woman
Love Me
Jailhouse Rock
Teddy Bear
Its Now Or Never
** Taken From Review.  Incomplete
Recordings:

June 22, 1977 (8:30 pm) Sioux Falls, SD. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Pre-Concert Article – Elvis Presley In Concert

Looking Back: Elvis died within months of Sioux Falls concert

Elvis in Concert (album) – Wikipedia

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 32 – June 17th – June 26th 1977
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info June 22 1977 Sioux Falls Arena Sioux Falls SD (8:30 pm) 7911 Mexican Sundial Original belt Red Suit Yes

The Wake and Aftermath

1980

Don McLean had his second UK No.1 single with the Roy Orbison song ‘Crying’. The song had been a No.2 US hit for Orbison in July 1961. In 1987, Orbison re-recorded the song as a duet with k.d. lang as part of the soundtrack for the motion picture, Hiding Out. Their collaboration won the Grammy Award.

1981

Mark Chapman pleaded guilty to the charge of murdering John Lennon in 1980. He was later sentenced to 20 years to life. The most hated man in Rock ‘n’ Roll history has been denied parole nine times and as of 2020 was still incarcerated where he belongs.

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1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1985

Bryan Adams started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Heaven’, his first No.1 single, it made No.35 in the UK. The song had been featured in the film ‘Night In Heaven’.

Born in the U.S.A. was still only down to #5 after 53 weeks on the album chart.  The blockbuster from Bruce Springsteen had been in the Top 10 every one of those 53 weeks.

1987

Los Lobos released their remake of the Richie Valens hit “La Bamba”.

1988

Jesse Ed Davis, popular session guitarist with John Lennon, Eric Clapton, the Monkees, Steve Miller, Jackson Browne and Harry Nilsson, died from heroin in Venice, California at the age of 43.

1990

Kripp Johnson, a founding member of the Del-Vikings, died of cancer at the age of 57. One of the first racially-integrated Rock ‘n’ Roll groups, the Doo Wop quintet had two Top 10 hits in 1957, “Come Go With Me” and “Whispering Bells”.

Ry Cooder and David Lindley, The Cure, Happy Mondays, Sinead O’Connor, Deacon Blue, De La Soul, Adamski, Blue Aeroplanes, Julian Cope, Del Amitri, Jesus Jones, James and The Pale Saints all appeared on the first day of this years Glastonbury Festival. A three day ticket cost £38.

Billy Joel becomes the first Rock artist to perform at Yankee Stadium.

1991

The Jimi Hendrix handwritten lyrics to “Room Full of Mirrors” sold for $35,200 at an auction in New York City.

Paula Abdul spent a second week at #1 with “Rush, Rush”.

The funeral for Joe Kubert of Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels, was held in Royal Oak, Michigan.

1992

At a concert at the Town & Country Club in London, Tom Jones was joined on stage by Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour.

Nirvana‘s Kurt Cobain was rushed to hospital after a gig in Belfast, Northern Ireland suffering from acute stomach pains brought on by ulcers.

Three members of M.C. Hammer’s tour crew were wounded in a drive in shooting incident, three days later Joseph Mack, a dancer in Hammer’s entourage was shot on stage during a concert in Nevada.

1996

The brother of singer Diana Ross, Arthur Ross and his wife were murdered by suffocation in the basement of their rented Detroit home. The badly decomposed bodies were discovered after neighbors complained of a foul odor coming from the house. Two men were later charged with murder and robbery. Arthur Ross had written songs for Marvin Gaye, The Miracles and Madonna.

1997

Hanson had the #1 U.K. album with Middle of Nowhere.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

Clay Aiken, runner-up in the 2003 US American Idol went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘This Is The Night.’ Luther Vandross was at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Dance With My Father’.

Avril Lavigne won the Best International Video Award for “Sk8er (sp) Boy” at the MuchMusic Video Awards.

2004

The “Elvis: ’68 Comeback Special – Deluxe Edition DVD” and “Elvis, Aloha from Hawaii – Deluxe Edition DVD” sets were released in North America.

2008

Coldplay went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Viva La Vida’, their first UK No.1. History was made by this single, as it had no physical CD-single release in the UK, being available by internet download only. The song won a Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 2009.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2010

The Eagles appeared at the Canada Inn in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

2011
It was reported in the Irish press that Bono’s wandering peahen was causing havoc for some south Dublin residents. The peahen the less spectacular-coloured female partner to a male peacock had arrived in the Ard Mhuire housing estate in Killiney near to where the singer lived. One newspaper ran the headline: “Bono’s cock drives me nuts”. Local woman Susan McKeon said she first noticed the bird at night. “It had a tiny head and a huge body. It was actually quite ugly but I don’t think it’s fully grown.”2012

MP Andrew Turner called for a review of procedures after thousands of rock fans were delayed for hours heading to the Isle of Wight Festival. After heavy rain cars were unable to park on waterlogged fields – leading to gridlock as about 55,000 people headed to the site. Some fans were stuck in traffic for up to 16 hours on the way to the festival. Elbow, Lana Del Rey, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam all appeared at this year’s festival.

The crypt in which Elvis Presley was first buried was withdrawn from a Los Angeles auction after more than 10,000 fans protested it should be kept as a shrine. Presley was temporarily interred for two months after he died before being reburied at his Graceland home as well as Gladys Presley. Graceland was re-zoned for a small family cemetery plot – with Vernon Presley being third and his mother, Minnie Mae Presley being the last burial.

2013

‘Blurred Lines’ by Robin Thicke started a 13 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart. Featuring American rapper T.I. and American singer and producer Pharrell, the video was made in two versions; the first video features models Emily Ratajkowski, Jessi M’Bengue, and Elle Evans being topless, the second features them covered. The topless version of the video was removed from YouTube for violating the site’s terms of service regarding nudity, though it was later restored, but flagged as inappropriate. ‘Blurred Lines” peaked at No.1 in 14 countries.

2016

Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant told a court hearing the ‘Stairway To Heaven’copyright dispute that he had a dim memory of the time the song was written. Plant also said he could not remember meeting the band Spirit, who claimed the band stole their guitar riff for Stairway to Heaven in the 1970s. “I don’t have a recollection of almost anyone I’ve hung out with,” Plant said, causing roars of laughter in the court. The case was brought on behalf of Spirit’s late guitarist, Randy Wolfe. His estate claimed the opening riff of the 1968 song Taurus is fundamentally the same as the iconic opening bars of Stairway to Heaven.

2018

“The Beach Boys With the Royal Philharmonic” topped both the Billboard Classical Albums and Classical Crossover Albums charts. The album blends The Beach Boys‘ original recordings of such hits as “California Girls”, “Kokomo” and “Good Vibrations” with new orchestral accompaniment from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Elvis‘ Battered Jet Hits Auction Block Again

The King is back (again): Elvis Presley sings duet with daughter Lisa …

Elvis Presley to collaborate with his daughter Lisa Marie on new …

Official Charts Company– Elvis Presley has notched up an incredible 21 UK Number 1 singles, and 13 UK Number 1 albums, more than any other solo artist.

Review: ‘The King’ Is Both an Elvis Presley Documentary and a Song …

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Highly CitedPR Newswire (press release)5 hours ago

Elvis Presley and his minstrels

The HinduThe last surviving member of Elvis Presley’s band The Blue Moon Boys departs, taking Western music lovers down the Sixties rockabilly lane.
2019

Lisa Marie Presley’s son looks just like Elvis‘ ‘twin’ in rare family photo …

USA TODAY11 hours ago
A picture of Lisa Marie Presley’s son channeling her famous father, Elvis Presley, has the internet all shook up. Presley shared a rare family …
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Highly CitedEntertainment Tonight17 hours ago
2019
Sir Elton John was awarded France’s highest civilian award, the Legion d’Honneur. The British musician was presented with the award by President Emmanuel Macron during a ceremony at the Élysée Palace. President Macron’s office praised Sir Elton as a “melodic genius” and as one of the first gay artists to give a voice to the LGBT community.
American drummer and record producer Jerry Carrigan died age 75. He first achieved widespread recognition by being part of the first wave of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and later as a first-call session musician in Nashville for over three decades. He recorded with Elvis PresleyJohnny Cash, Charlie Rich, Kenny Rogers Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Stevens and Dolly Parton.
2020
Elvis Macrame Belt Sells for $298,000!: At the recent Julien’s ‘Music Icons 2020 Auction’ Elvis memorabilia sold very well with the biggest surprise being Elvis’ ivory macrame belt with accented reflective stones selling for $298,000 – after 32 bids – and for nearly 10 times its expected price.

Other notable Elvis items that sold were
– A pair of black western trousers with beige fringe on the sides, worn by Elvis in his role as Johnny in Frankie and Johnny (UA, 1966). (Shown below) Estimate US$6000 – Winning Bid $11,875

 The OWL metal decoration buckle. The back of the buckle has handwritten “Elvis LR” from one of Presley’s famous suits worn on stage –  Winning Bid $5,120
– A 1966 Chevrolet Impala which Elvis later decided to gift it to Gary Pepper, president of Presley’s fan club –  Winning Bid $62,500
– 14K yellow gold TCB necklace with full-cut round diamonds Winning bid $34,375
 14K yellow gold TCB necklace. – $7,680
– A sterling silver cross pendant with turquoise stone inlay  Estimate $6,000 Winning Bid $11,520
–  A 1977 Silverado pickup truck was purchased on Christmas Eve 1976 by Presley. He eventually gave it to his father, Vernon Presley. Winning bid $41,600.

The main item featured at the auction however was Kurt Cobain‘s ‘MTV Unplugged’ guitar which sold for a sky-high $6 million. The 1959 Martin D-18E that Cobain played in the band’s rare acoustic performance on November 18, 1993, approximately five months before his death, Cobain chose this guitar to paint what Rolling Stone called “his last self-portrait.” The guitar was sold to Australian Peter Freedman, owner of Røde Microphones.

Also a custom guitar played by Prince at the height of his stardom in the 1980s and 1990s sold for $563,500 around three times the estimate. Prince played the blindingly blue guitar with the artist’s “love” symbol on its neck on his 1984 Purple Rain tour, and it also appeared on the classic albums Lovesexy and Sign O’ The Times. He used it into the early 1990s.

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet/Juliens)

Elvis Presley one of many masked statues in Las Vegas | Las Vegas Review-Journal
Impressively, a few well-known Vegas figures in town are masked up, 24/7 — Elvis and Caesar among them. http://www.reviewjournal.com
Story image for elvis presley from Jamestown Sun

Elvis Presley display to benefit JRHS

Jamestown Sun3 hours ago
Jack Gorman will show “Elvis Presley – The Final Curtain,” some of his collection of Presley memorabilia, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and …
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Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar dance to Elvis Presley’s Can …

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In the background, you can hear Elvis Presley’s famous song, Can’t Help Falling In Love. Ankita also has a great voice and time-and-again, she …

The Windy History of Penny Lane: The Beatles, the Slave …

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Was Penny Lane named after a notorious slave trader? The history of a Beatles landmark explained. Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images. The signs for …

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