Daily Elvis: June 26

Give us this day, June 26, our daily Elvis


At the National Theatre in Munich, Wagner’s opera Die Walküre is performed for the first time, introducing the famous piece “The Ride Of The Valkyries.”


Andreas Cornelis van Kuijkwas born in Holland, in America, he became Col Tom Parker and Elvis Presley’s manager. Before working in the music business Parker was an elected dog catcher in Florida where he invented pet cemeteries, he often claimed to have worked in the carnival circuit, and had previously managed country singer Eddy Arnold.  Parker was eventually sued by the Elvis Estate, which established Parker’s fees were out of industry standards and he revealed he was not an American, belling it would protect him from court action. He died on January 21st 1997 age 87 after he suffered a stroke.

Tupelo, Mississippi



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


“The Kraft Music Hall” debuted on NBC radio.

, 1938

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


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

Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.


Thanks to Dooley Wilson’s rendition as piano-playing Sam in Casablanca, Rudy Vallee‘s 12-year-old version of “As Time Goes By” lands at #1 on the charts, where it stays for four weeks.

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


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

Commerce Street, a rental

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


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


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 26, 1954

Sam Phillips asked Marion Keisker to call Presley to try out the song Without You, but he failed to come up with a successful version of the song. . An enthusiastic Elvis rushed right over. “I was there by the time she hung up the phone,” he later joked.

Elvis Presley: How Sun Records boss Sam Phillips discovered a star

First recordings – Elvis Presley – the story – Fred’s Corner

Sun Records: Marion Keisker

June 26, 1955

Decca Records announces that Bill Haley And His Comets have sold more than 3 million units in thirteen months. Both “Rock Around The Clock” and “Shake Rattle and Roll” sold a million copies, while “Dim, Dim the Lights” and “Mambo Rock” sold about 500,000.

Elvis performed at the Slavonian Lodge , Biloxi, Mississippi, where he, Scotty and Bill opened the new club with air-condition to a sellout crowd.

Elvis Presley (with Scotty Moore and Bill Black) played the first of three nights at the Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. The local paper ran a preview which read; ‘A good looking youngster who has become a juke-box favorite with his That’s Alright, Mama, and Blue Moon of Kentucky. Presley is expected to repeat some of his hit tunes at the Airmen’s Club show in addition to mixing up a few country tunes with some “bop” and novelty numbers.’

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Elvis Presley saw June in the audience.

Romance: June Juanico

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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The Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 26, 1956

In an article in LOOK magazine entitled, The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Controversy, Swing Band leader Benny Goodman makes this comment about Rock ‘n’ Roll; “I guess it’s okay, man. At least it has a beat.”

Elvis performed at the Charlotte Coliseum, North Carolina with opening acts: Flaim Sextet, Phil Maraquin, Frank Connors, George & Betty Johnstone, Doris & Lou Storm, The Jordanaires

Heartbreak Hotel
Long Tall Sally
I Was The One
Baby Lets Play House
Blue Suede Shoes
I Want You I Need You I Love You
Hound Dog

Elvis onstage at the Charlotte Coliseum

Elvis at the Coliseum, 1956 | Charlotte Observer

Young Elvis at the Charlotte Coliseum, June 26, 1956.

Elvis Presley Incredible Signed Concert Agreement – June 26, 1956

Understanding Elvis: Southern Roots Vs. Star Image

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The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

June 26, 1957

A very impatient Elvis got off the train in Lafayette, rented a car and drove the rest of the way to Memphis. This would be his first night in his new home: Graceland.

The Military Service Disruption

June 26, 1958

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

June 26, 1959

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

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 26, 1960

G.I. Blues

June 26, 1961

Gary U.S. Bonds started a two-week run at No.1 on the US charts with ‘Quarter To Three’, a No.7 hit in the UK. Before Bonds recorded this, it was an instrumental by The Church Street Five called ‘A Night With Daddy G.’ Bond’s manager added lyrics to it and had him record it. This is often covered by Bruce Springsteen who is a big fan. In 1981, Springsteen produced a successful comeback album for Bonds.

The Spinners debuted on the chart with their first single, “That’s What Girls Are Made For”. They would more success in  the ’70s and ’80s

The Marcels performed on the television show American Bandstand with their #1 smash “Blue Moon”.

At RCA Studio B in Nashville, Roy Orbison recorded “Crying.” Five of the musicians who played on the Elvis session on the same day and in the same studio also played on the Roy Orbison session.

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee
Kiss Me Quick M2WW
That’s Someone You Never Forget M2WW
I’m Yours M2WW
I’m Yours (work part 1 – ending)
I’m Yours (composite – single version) M2WW 0859-SP
I’m Yours (vocal overdub – album version) M2WW 0859-SP
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Little Sister M2WW 0861-04

Elvis Presley recorded “Little Sister” June 25 & 26, 1961 | Born To Listen

Little Sister – Elvis Presley Recording Sessions

June 26, 1962

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

June 26, 1963

John Lennon and Paul McCartney compose “She Loves You” in a hotel room in Newcastle, England, while on tour there.

June 26, 1964

The Beatles released the album, “A Hard Day’s Night” in North America.

During a world tour, The Beatles played two shows at Town Hall, Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand. The flight from Auckland to Dunedin was tense due the receipt of an anonymous threat that a “germ bomb” had been placed on board the aircraft.

Girl Happy set – Parker’s birthday

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June 26, 1965

The Byrds went to No.1 on the US singles chart with their version of Bob Dylan’s ‘Mr Tambourine Man’. Interestingly, the only member of the group to actually play on the record was Jim McGuinn on vocals and 12 string guitar. Studio musicians Leon Russell, Glen Campbell, Larry Knechtel and Hal Blaine recorded the other instruments, while The Byrds’ David Crosby and Gene Clark sang background vocals.

The Four Tops held on to #1 for the fourth week on the R&B chart with “I Can’t Help Myself”.

“Mr. Tambourine Man” by the Byrds reached #1 in a super Top 10.  The Four Tops fell to 2 after three weeks at #1 with “I Can’t Help Myself”,  Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs remained at #3 (“Wooly Bully”) with the Rolling Stones climbing from 26 to 4 with “Satisfaction”.  The rest of the Top 10:  Herman’s Hermits at #5 with “Wonderful World”, Elvis had song #6–“Crying In The Chapel”, the Yardbirds moved up two with “For Your Love”, Patti Page had #8 with “Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte”, the Beach Boys’ former #1 “Help Me Rhonda” was at #9 and Johnny Rivers moved from 15-10 with “Seventh Son”.

Frankie and Johnny post-production

Elvis gave the Colonel an electric golf cart for his birthday.

With Col. Parker and his wife Marie on June 26, 1965

June 26, 1966

The Beatles returned to Hamburg, Germany for two concerts at Ernst Merck Halle, with a press conference in between.  Hamburg was the city whose clubs gave the group their start in the early 1960’s.

During a North American tour, The Rolling Stones played two shows, a matinee show at The Coliseum in Washington DC and an evening show at The Baltimore Civic Centre in Maryland. The McCoys and The Standells were the support acts.

Elvis flew back to Los Angeles with Red West, Jerry Schilling, Marty Lacker and Charlie Hodge, because his bus needed a new engine. The others had left a few days earlier, driving Elvis’ new black Cadillac Eldorado convertible and several other cars plus a trailer full of motorcycles.

June 26, 1967

Speedway Production

Elvis in his car – fan shot candids

United Recorders – Hollywood, California
There Ain’t Nothing Like A Song (Nancy Sinatra – vocal overdub) WPA1 1022-08
Your Groovy Self (Nancy Sinatra) WPA1 1038-13

June 26, 1968

There was a rehearsal of the entire Burbank show between 10.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m.

On the set Elvis sung a birthday song for the Colonel on the melody of “It Hurts Me”.

It Hurts Me
Parody lyrics by the ’68 special’s writer’s Chris Beard and Allan Blye

It hurts me
to see the budget climb up to the sky.
It hurts me
when Finkel gives me trouble.
When I see all my money go
just for one g***damned ol’ tv show,
it hurts me
the way that Finkel spends my dough.

The whole town is talkin’,
they’re callin’ me a fool
for listenin’ to binder’s same old lies.
Finkel calls me, says I’ve got no choice
then hangs up the phone in that damned Rolls Royce.
It hurts me
when my tears start to flow.

They promised me sure
if I would give in
that I would – that I would
never go wrong, but tell me the truth
is it too much to ask
for one lousy, tired ol’
Christmas song…?

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Photos : Colonel Tom Parker’s Birthday on the Set of the ’68 Special

June 26, 1969

Joni Mitchell was a guest on The Mama Cass Television Program on ABC-TV.

Signing autographs at Graceland sometime between June 22nd and July 4th 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 26, 1970

June 26, 1971

Carole King reached #1 for the first of five weeks on the Easy Listening chart with “It’s Too Late”.

The first radio station to play Don McLean’s “American Pie,” aired in its 8-minute, 36-second entirety debuts on WNEW-FM radio in New York. McLean would later say, “The song starts off with my memories of the death of Buddy Holly. But it moves on to describe America as I was seeing it and how I was fantasizing it might become, so it’s part reality and part fantasy, but I’m always in the song as a witness or as even the subject sometimes in some of the verses.” The single would rise to #1 in the US, #2 in the UK and reached the Top Ten in fifteen other countries.

Love Letters From Elvis (chart debut June 26, 1971, peak position # 33, 15 weeks on the chart)

June 26, 1972

During sessions at Olympic Studios, London, England, David Bowie recorded ‘John, I’m Only Dancing’, with Mick Ronson on lead guitar and Lou Reed on rhythm guitar. The track which was released and became a hit single in the UK in September of this year was not released in America, being judged too risqué by RCA Records. The original video directed by Mick Rock, featuring androgynous dancers from Lindsay Kemp’s mime troupe, was banned by British music show Top Of The Pops.

June 26, 1973

Mick Jagger is named in a paternity suit by a woman named Marsha Hunt. She claimed that Jagger is the father of her two year old daughter, however, after Jagger takes a blood test, she is proved wrong.

Keith Richards’ troubles continued as police raided his home in London.  They found guns, ammunition, Mandrax and Chinese heroin and arrested Richards once again.

Elvis performed at the Civic Center Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


© Steve Toli

Date: 26 Jun 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Pittsburgh, PA.
Civic Center Arena
Tickets: 14,296
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
Heartbreak Hotel
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
I’m Leavin’
How Great Thou Art
Hound Dog
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
Help Me Make It Through The Night
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love

June 26, 1973 (8:30 pm). Pittsburgh, PA. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 10 – June 20th – July 3rd 1973
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June 26, 1974

Cher divorced Sonny Bono after 10 years of marriage. Four days later, Cher married guitarist Gregg Allman, the couple split 10 days after that, got back together and split again. They did stay married for three years, producing Elijah Blue Allman.

Bad Company released their debut album.

Elvis performed at the Fair and Expo Center’s Freedom Hall, Louisville, Kentucky.


© George Hill

Date: 26 Jun 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Louisville, KY.
Fair & Expo C-Hall
Tickets: 20,000
Costume: Peacock 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
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 Time Slips Away
Big Boss Man
Steamroller Blues
Can’t Help Falling In Love

June 26, 1974 (8:30 pm). Louisville, KY. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Elvis!. The Presley appeal outlasts the years by Billy Reed The Courier Journal

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Heading to perform his concert in Louisville, KY at the Fair & Expo C-Hall on June 26, 1974

Elvis Presley: Louisville, Kentucky, June 26, 1974 | Video and Audio

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 13 – June 15th – July 2nd 1974
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June 26, 1975

Sonny & Cher‘s divorce becomes final. Blogger Nina Notes: and their varity tv show, funnier.

Bob Dylan released the album The Basement Tapes on Columbia Records.

Veteran R&B arranger / producer Van McCoy earns his first Gold record for the Disco smash, “The Hustle”. It turns out to be the biggest dance craze of the decade and resulted in McCoy being named Top Instrumental Artist of 1975 by Billboard magazine.

June 26, 1976

Peter Frampton‘s “Baby I Love Your Way” is released in the US, where it will reach #12.

With his breakout album Live Bullet climbing the charts, Bob Seger plays his first headlining stadium show, performing to 59,000 at the Pontiac Silverdome.

TV talent show winners from Liverpool The Real Thing were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘You To Me Are Everything’, the group’s only No.1 hit. It was the first single by a Black British band to top the UK charts.

Elvis performed at the Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.


© Cathi Avenell

Date: 26 Jun 1976
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Providence, RI.
Civic Center
Tickets: 13,500
Costume: Bicentennial (white) Suit
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
And I Love You So
Jailhouse Rock
Polk Salad Annie
[band Intrductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
It’s Now Or Never
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Date: 26 Jun 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Providence, RI.
Civic Center
Tickets: 13,500
Costume: Bicentennial (white) Suit
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
And I Love You So
Jailhouse Rock
Polk Salad Annie
[band Intrductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
Funny How Times Slip Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love

June 26, 1976 (2:30 pm). Providence, RI. – Elvis Presley In Concert

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June 26, 1976. (8:30 pm). Providence, RI. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Heading to perform his concert in Providence, RI on June 26, 1976

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 22 – June 25th – July 5th 1976
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June 26, 1977

Elvis performed at the Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Getting an award before his last concert June 26, 1977
Going on stage for the very last time in Indianapolis, IN on June 26, 1977
In his limo before and after his last concert June 26, 1977

Before the show, he was presented with a plaque commemorating the 2 billionth record to come out of RCA’s pressing plant. The last song the King ever performed publicly was “Can’t Help Falling In Love”.

Blogger Nina Notes: in 1987 At Graceland, I saw the plaque for a billion records sold. Elvis sales were always underreported and the estate has sued the record company several times for international sales. Between official and bootleg, Elvis Presley would be the best guess for most recorded, photos, audio and film/video than any other person last century.


© Bob Heis

Date: 26 Jun 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Indianapolis, IN.
Market Square Arena.
Tickets: 18,000
Costume: Mexican Sundial Suite
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
It’s Now Or Never
Little Sister
TeddyBear/Don’t Be Cruel
Please Release Me
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Bridge Over Troubled Water
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
I Really Don’t Want To Know
Hound dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Closing vamp
Image result for elvis final curtain


© Tom Loomis

Many of the band members became ill after the show and were hospitalised overnight. This would be Elvis’ last ever concert; afterwards, Elvis and Ginger returned to Memphis

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The King’s Final Bow: Elvis’s Last Concert in Indianapolis

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The King’s Final Bow: Elvis’s Last Concert in Indianapolis

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Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 32 – June 17th – June 26th 1977
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The Wake and Aftermath


The Village People become the first disco act to play Madison Square Garden.

Elvis’ father, Vernon Presley, died of a heart attack in Tupelo, Mississippi at the age of 63. Nearly two years earlier, he cried at Elvis’ coffin, “Son, Daddy will be with you soon. Daddy will be with you soon.” Vernon is buried next to his son at Graceland.

Elvis’ father, Vernon Presley | Elvis Articles – Elvis Australia

Vernon Presley – IMDb

Vernon Presley, 63, Dies, Executor of Elvis’ Estate – The Washington …


The Eagles were in concert in Cedar Falls, Iowa.


Monday was the usual date of release for singles, but radio stations began receiving Foreigner’s new 45 “Urgent” on a Friday so they could play it over the weekend

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder held down #1 for a sixth week with “Ebony And Ivory”.

 Asia spent a second week at #1 on the Album chart with their self-titled debut.  Tug of War by Paul McCartney held on to 2 and Van Halen remained at #3 with Diver Down.  Stevie Wonder’s Original Musiquarium I was #4 followed by Human League’s Dare and Willie Nelson’s Always on My Mind.  The rest of the Top 10:  Toto IV was #7, Aldo Nova came in eighth, Rick Springfield remained at #9 with Success Hasn’t Spoiled Me Yet and American Fool by John Cougar (Mellencamp) first entered the Top 10 of the Album chart at #10.

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


Despite missing 75 days of school her senior year so she could tour, Debbie Gibson graduates from Calhoun High School in Merrick, Long Island, with honors. The previous day, her song “Foolish Beat” went to #1 in America.


Sonic Youth release Goo. With songs like “Kool Thing,” the album is a seminal landmark in alternative rock.

Nelson release their debut album After the Rain, which sells over 2 million copies thanks to the #1 single “(Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection.” Nelson is the duo of Gunnar and Matthew, the twin sons of Rick Nelson.


Elton John and Eric Clapton play the first of three sell-out dates at London’s Wembley Stadium. It is the first public outing for John since undergoing painful hair transplants.


Janet Jackson monopolized the Singles chart as “That’s The Way Love Goes’ remained at #1 for the seventh week in a row.


Van Halen announces that Sammy Hagar had left the band and would be replaced by their former front-man, David Lee Roth. Hagar calls the band’s decision a devastating, backstabbing disappointment.


At 10 a.m. PDT, Marcy Playground debuted the video for “Saint Joe On The Schoolbus,” on the Internet.


Pearl Jam score their biggest Hot 100 hit when “Last Kiss,” a cover of a song from the ’60s, reaches #2, held off the top spot by Jennifer Lopez’ first single, “If You Had My Love.”


Eminem gave his deposition in a $10 million civil suit filed by his mother, Deborah Mathers-Briggs.  Ms. Mathers-Briggs claimed that Eminem defamed her character in songs and interviews.

Britney Spears hometown of Kentwood, Louisiana announced that a new museum, due to open early next year, would include a section including fan mail, platinum records and genuine items of the singers clothing.


The Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey caused uproar among theologians after rejecting an application from a rock star for a degree course on religious grounds. Former Cockney Rebel member Andrew Brown who was now a minister of the Unitarian church wanted to complete a MA in theology but Carey had rejected his application because Brown did not belong to a mainstream church.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Defying predictions of musical and personal implosion, Velvet Revolver, fronted by Scott Weiland and with three ex-Guns N’ Roses members in the lineup, debuts at #1 in America with their first album, Contraband.


Tickets for a forthcoming Rolling Stones gig at the Hollywood Bowl were set to become the most expensive in rock ‘n’ roll history. Fans would have to pay up to £249 for a seat – £2 per minute to watch the Stones.

Brian Wilson, Van Morrison, Garbage and James Blunt were among the performers on the final day of the Glastonbury Festival in England.

Pink proposes to her boyfriend, motocross rider Carey Hart, by holding up a sign that says “Will You Marry Me?” while he is racing in Mammoth, California. On the next lap, she adds, “I’m Serious.” He pulls out of the race to say yes; the couple get married the following year.


B.B. King performed for U.S. president George W. Bush at the White House.


The 21-song Elvis Presley collection “That’s Alright” was released.


Total Guitar magazine voted Celine Dion’s rendition of the AC/DC track ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ as the world’s worst cover version ever. In the best cover versions list, Jimi Hendrix was voted into first place with his version of the Bob Dylansong ‘All Along the Watchtower,’ The Beatles rendition of ‘Twist and Shout’, (first recorded by the Top Notes), was in second place, followed by the Guns N’ Roses version of the Wings song ‘Live and Let Die’.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Randy Jackson expressed his anger over a charity event honoring his brother Michael, insisting he is “sick of people trying to exploit” his famous family. The Forever Michael tribute evening was held in Los Angeles exactly a year and a day after the King Of Pop passed away. Randy wrote on his Twitter.com page: “I don’t mean to be negative all the time, but please understand my bro shouldn’t be dead & I get protective when people try 2 exploit us, esp (especially) now.”


A red-and-black leather jacket that Michael Jackson wore in his 1983 music video for “Thriller” was purchased at an auction by Texas gold trader Milton Verret. The new owner said he plans to use the jacket to raise money for children’s hospitals around the world.


Michael Jackson’s son, Prince, tearfully described his father’s death, testifying in his family’s wrongful death lawsuit against concert promoter AEG Live. He told the court that he is haunted by the words he heard from Dr. Conrad Murray, “Sorry, kids. Your dad’s dead.”


President Barack Obama sings “Amazing Grace” at the funeral for Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was killed along with eight others when a gunman opened fire during a Bible study at his church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Sirius XM Holdings Inc agreed to pay five record companies $210 million to settle a lawsuit accusing the satellite radio company of broadcasting songs made before 1972 without permission and without paying royalties.

Billboard’s gate revenue branch, Boxscore announced that The Rolling Stones had grossed over $360 million on tour since 2012.


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The Bee Gees‘ Barry Gibb was knighted by Prince Charles at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London, England. After the event, the 71-year-old songwriter said, “If it was not for my brothers, I would not be here.”

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Elvis Presley’s rusted private jet for sale after 36 years sitting on airstrip

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When Did Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley First Start Dating?

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Her marriage to Elvis Presley has granted her legendary status. In the years since his untimely death, Presley has served as one of the …
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Elvis Presley’s Granddaughter Riley Keough Calls out …

PopCulture.com12 hours ago
Elvis Presley’s Granddaughter Riley Keough Calls out Washington Redskins’ Racist Name. By Daniel S. Levine – June 26, 2020 12:00 am EDT. Share.
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The Beatles: WATCH The Rolling Stones sing Fab Four song …

Express.co.uk10 hours ago
The Fab Four even wrote The Stones first big hit in the UK, I Wanna Be Your Man. And now archive footage of the band playing The Beatles‘ Eight …
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When James Bond Dissed the Beatles

Ultimate Classic RockJun. 24, 2020
Both would have an impact on global culture in the years that followed, with the Beatles representing a new form of musical expression while Sean Connery’s 007 …
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The Paul McCartney song that challenged John Lennon as …  

Far Out MagazineJun. 24, 2020
The Bespectacled Beatle also wrote and recorded ‘I Should Have Known Better’, ‘Tell Me Why’ and ‘If I Fell’ all for the new record. It marked one …
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