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Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, a composer who developed Dalcroze Eurhythmics to teach music to students, is born in Vienna, Austria.
Contralto singer LaVerne Sophia Andrews (firstborn of The Andrews Sisters) is born in Mound, Minnesota.
Jazz drummer Louie Bellson, famous for his work with Duke Ellington, is born in Illinois.
Bill Haley, (William John Clifton Haley), singer, guitarist, ‘The first Rock ‘n’ Roll star.’ As Bill Haley and his Comets he had the 1955 UK & US No.1 single ‘Rock Around the Clock’ Haley was one of the earliest acts to bring rock and roll to the attention of white America and the rest of the world. He sold over 60 million records during his career. Haley died on 9th February 1981.
Della Reese is born Delloreese Patricia Early in the Black Bottom neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan.
306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.
“Sing, Sing, Sing” was recorded by Benny Goodman and his band.
Born today American soul singer,Gene Chandler, (Eugene Dixon) who had the 1962 US No.1 single ‘Duke Of Earl’, and the 1979 UK No.11 single ‘Get Down’.
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.
Soul singer Jan Bradley, who becomes popular by covering Curtis Mayfield tunes before writing her own songs, is born Addie Bradley in Byhalia, Mississippi.
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.
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
Elvis had a temporary job as an assembler At M. B. Parker Company for the month of July, making 90-cents an hour or $36.00 a week.
398 Cypress Street (rented from January 7 to April 1953
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
July 6, 1954
Sam Phillips gave Memphis DJ Dewey Phillips an acetate of Elvis Presley’s “That’s All Right (Mama)” to play on his radio show.
July 6, 1955
“Baby Let’s Play House” became Elvis Presley’s first national hit song, when it made #5 on the Billboard Country Singles chart in July 1955. The first three Elvis singles only had regional chart success in the markets where he played concerts or within radio broadcast.
The Presleys lived at 1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
July 6, 1956
Elvis visited 12 year old Ellen Mincey at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Memphis.
She and her mother were injured in an auto accident the previous day, as they returned home from a picnic to get ready to attend Elvis’ performance at Russwood Baseball Park.
The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive
July 6, 1957
John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time at The Woolton Church Parish Fete where The Quarry Men were appearing. As The Quarry Men were setting up for their evening performance, McCartney eager to impress Lennon picked up a guitar and played ‘Twenty Flight Rock’ (Eddie Cochran) and ‘Be-Bop-A-Lula’ (Gene Vincent). Lennon was impressed, and even more so when McCartney showed Lennon and Eric Griffiths how to tune their guitars, something they’d been paying someone else to do for them.
The Presleys lived at Graceland
The Military Service Disruption
July 6, 1958
Elvis received a speeding ticket in Forth Worth.
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.
The Presleys live in a rented house off base with his parents, his grandmother Minnie, cousins Gene and Junior Smith, and friend Lamar Fike.
July 6, 1959
Military Service in Germany
Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
July 6, 1960
During an interview with the Memphis Press-Scimitar, Elvis said about his new stepmother: ” She seems pretty nice. I only had one mother and that’s it. There’ll never be another. As long as she understands that, we wont’ have any trouble.”
July 6, 1961
Elvis arrived in a chartered bus in Crystal River, Florida for the start of the filming of Follow That Dream.
July 6, 1962
July 6, 1963
Two weeks after being released, The Surfaris‘ classic surf tune “Wipe Out” cracks the Billboard Hot 100 on its way to number two. The song was recorded as a “filler” in just two takes, but would stay in the Top 40 for ten weeks and become one of the most popular instrumentals in Rock ‘n’ Roll history.
Three members of The United States Marine Corps at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina who called themselves The Essex, had the number one song on Billboard’s chart with “Easier Said Than Done”. It was a tune that the group would later confess none of them really liked. In the studio they rushed through the recording, intending the track to be the “B” side of their first single.
James Brown went to No.2 on the US album chart with ‘Live At The Apollo’. Recorded on the night of October 24, 1962 at Brown’s own expense, it spent 66 weeks on the Billboard Albums chart. In 2003, the album was ranked No.24 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
July 6, 1964
July 6, 1965
Jackie Wilson releases “Higher And Higher.”
July 6, 1966
During a show at Syracuse’s War Memorial Hall, The Rolling Stones allegedly drag an American flag across the stage floor. Two days later, local authorities accused the group of desecrating Old Glory.
July 6, 1967
Pink Floyd made their first appearance on BBC TV music show Top Of The Pops to promote their new single ‘See Emily Play’. A badly damaged home video recording recovered by the British Film Institute of this show was given a public screening in London on 9th January 2010 at an event called “Missing Believed Wiped” devoted to recovered TV shows. It was the first time any footage was seen of the performance since its original broadcast.
July 6, 1968
The Rolling Stones scored their fifth US No.1 single when ‘Jumpin Jack Flash’ hit the top of the charts Keith Richards has stated that he and Jagger wrote the lyrics while staying at Richards’ country house, where they were awoken one morning by the sound of gardener Jack Dyer walking past the window. When Jagger asked what the noise was, Richards responded: “Oh, that’s Jack – that’s jumpin’ Jack.”
Woburn Music Festival, Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire took place. A two-day affair featuring Donovan, Fleetwood Mac, Pentangle, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Alexis Korner, Family, Taste, Tim Rose, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Duster Bennett and Tyrannosaurus Rex, two-day tickets were priced at £2.
July 6, 1969
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
July 6, 1970
July 6, 1971
Karen and Richard Carpenter hosted “Make Your Own Kind of Music” on NBC-TV. which would air on NBC from July 20th to September 7th.
American jazz trumpeter, singer and bandleader, Louis Armstrong died. Had many hits including the 1964 US No.1 ‘Hello Dolly!’, 1968 UK No.1 ‘What A Wonderful World’ plus ‘When The Saints Go Marching In’, ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’, and ‘We Have All the Time in the World.’ He made frequent use of laxatives as a means of controlling his weight, resulting in Armstrong appearing in humorous, advertisements for laxative product Swiss Kriss; the ads bore a picture of him sitting on a toilet, as viewed through a keyhole, with the slogan “Satch says, ‘Leave it all behind ya!” He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 1990.
Elvis went to the RCA studio on Sunset to rehearse for his upcoming show.
July 6, 1972
David Bowie appeared on the UK music show Top Of The Pops playing his new single ‘Starman’, his first hit since 1969’s ‘Space Oddity’ three years before. The single peaked at No.10 and stayed on the charts for 11 weeks.
Elvis was introduced to Linda Thompson.
July 6, 1973
July 6, 1974
“Rock The Boat” by The Hues Corporation becomes the first disco song to top the Hot 100.
Elvis remained in Memphis for the rest of the month,
July 6, 1975
July 6, 1976
Elvis presented J.D. Sumner with a check for $25,000 to purchase a new touring bus for the Stamps.
July 6, 1977
Performing at Olympic Stadium in Montreal on the final stop of Pink Floyd‘s first stadium tour, Roger Waters spits on an unruly fan and excoriates the crowd for setting off fireworks. The experience inspires their next album, The Wall.
Elvis Presley’s single “Way Down” was released. It initially peaked at No. 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart dated August 6, 1977 and had fallen to No. 53 on the chart for the week ending August 27, 1977. Thereafter, it reversed direction and reached an even higher peak at No. 18 on 24 September – 1 October 1977. “Way Down” reached No. 1 on the American Country chart the week he died. Overseas, the song hit the UK Singles Chart a few weeks later
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|U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks||14|
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|Canadian RPM Top Singles||15|
|Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks||23|
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Elvis upstairs at Graceland to the balance of the month
The Wake and Aftermath
American singer, producer songwriter, Van McCoy died from a heart attack in Englewood, New Jersey. Van McCoy and the Soul City had the US No.1 single ‘The Hustle’. Worked with Gladys Knight and the Pips, The Stylistics, Aretha Franklin and David Ruffin.
1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
The Jacksons kicked off their North American Victory tour at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City. Over 2 million people attended the 55 concerts which grossed over $75 million. Michael Jackson donated $5 million to various charities.
Phil Collins went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Sussudio’, his third US No.1, it made No.12 in the UK. The track was taken from his third solo studio album, No Jacket Required.
Neil Young & Crazy Horse release Life, their last album under the Geffen label. With the exceptions of studio recordings “Cryin’ Eyes” and “We Never Danced,” the tracks are all taken from live performances.
Kris Kristofferson makes a public apology after a plaque that was given to him by a Vietnam veteran’s group is found in a trash can. Kristofferson was given the plaque for playing at a welcome home benefit concert for veterans two days earlier, along with John Fogerty, Neil Diamond and Stevie Wonder. Kristofferson would later donate $1,000 to the Vietnamese Veterans Association.
MTV refuses to play Neil Young‘s video for “This Note’s For You,” citing a policy against videos that mention products. The video is a parody of various ad campaigns, with lyrics mentioning Coke, Pepsi, Miller and Bud.
David Gates from Gateshead, Northumberland was given one year’s probation after being convicted of stealing guitars from the back of a van belonging to The Bay City Rollers.
The light-hearted drama tht advanced CGI, Forrest Gump hits theaters. Aside from becoming the top-grossing film of the year in North America and winning multiple Academy Awards, the movie spawns a hit soundtrack with songs from Elvis Presley, Three Dog Night, The Doors, The Byrds, The Mamas & the Papas, Buffalo Springfield, and more.
Roy Rogers, star of many Western films in which he sang, dies of heart failure at 86. The other singing cowboy of his era, Gene Autry, dies a few months later.
Folk singer Richie Havens publishes his autobiography, They Can’t Hide Us Anymore.
A pair of Sir Elton John’s sandals was set to become the most expensive shoes in history when they went under the hammer for charity. Offers over £20,000 were invited for the Salvatore Ferragamo sandals to raise funds for Elton’s Aid Trust.
George Harrison‘s widow Olivia put the couple’s home up for sale for £20m saying she couldn’t bear to live with the memories of the attack by schizophrenic Michael Abram who broke into the house in 1999.
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
The Dixie Chicks performed a concert at Dallas’ American Airlines Center despite an anonymous threat that group member Natalie Maines would be shot on stage, (after the controversy regading her comments about President George W. Bush, and the Iraq war). Maines had a police escort to and from the show and then directly to the airport.
Skip Battin bassist and songwriter with The Byrds died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. (1965 US & UK No.1 single ‘Mr Tambourine Man’). Also played with New Riders Of The Purple Sage and The Flying Burrito Brothers.
Beyonce featuring Jay-Z started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Crazy In Love.’ The track features a sample from The Chi-Lites’ 1970 ‘Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)’. Also 8 weeks at No.1 on the US chart.
A specially designed Elvis 50th Anniversary NASCAR was unveiled at Sun Studio.
Pamela Clarke Keogh’s book “Elvis Presley: The Man. The Life. The Legend.” was released.
Grammy award winning Rap star Lil’ Kim who was convicted of perjury and conspiracy in March 2005, was sentenced to a year in jail for lying to a grand jury to protect friends. Kim told the court “I testified falsely to the grand jury and during the trial. At the time I thought it was the right thing to do. Now I know it was wrong.” Lil’ Kim, (real name Kimberley Jones), was also fined $50,000 (£28,000). Charges were brought against her after a gunfight erupted outside a New York radio station in 2001 as a rival rap group was arriving.
Avril Lavigne was facing legal action by members of 1970s rock band The Rubinoos, who claimed she had copied one of their songs. Songwriters Tommy Dunbar and James Gangwer alleged Lavigne’s hit ‘Girlfriend’ was lifted from their 1979 song ‘I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend.’
Britney Spears apologised for attacking a photographer’s car with an umbrella earlier this year. Pictures of the 25-year-old lashing out appeared in several newspapers shortly after photos emerged of her shaving her head in a hair salon. In a message on her website, she said: “I apologise to the pap for a stunt that was done four months ago.” She said she got “carried away” preparing for a film part but added that she did not get the role.
Alanis Morissette begins an eight-episode stint on the Showtime drama Weeds, playing obstetrician Audra Kitson.
2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
Harvey Fuqua, a founding member of the Doo-Wop group The Moonglows who would go on to guide the career of Soul great Marvin Gaye, died of coronary problems at the age of 80 in a Detroit hospital.
Nielsen SoundScan’s sales figures for the first six months of the year showed a 1% improvement over the same period in 2010. More CDs were sold than downloads, but digital sales were up by 19% compared to the same time last year.
Pete Doherty was facing another prison sentence after allegedly breaking into a shop in Regensburg, Germany earlier this year. The owners of the music shop, from which The Libertines singer allegedly stole a guitar and record, were said to be pressing charges against him. The Sun Newspaper reported that Doherty admitted to smashing the shop window, but says he didn’t remember stealing anything, as he was drunk at the time. Doherty was currently serving 6 months in a UK jail for cocaine possession.
Carol Hawkins, the former personal assistant of U2 bassist Adam Clayton was jailed for seven years for embezzling 2.8m euros (£2.2m) of his money to fund a lavish lifestyle. Hawkins was convicted on 181 counts of theft from the bassist’s bank accounts over a four-year period. The judge said Hawkins’ crimes were “rooted in greed and nothing else”.
Television and film producer Jerry Weintraub, former Chairman/CEO of United Artists, (The Brink, Frank Sinatra: The Main Event, Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve, Ocean’s Thirteen, The Karate Kid, Diner, Nashville, Oh! God)/artist manager/concert promoter (Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, John Denver) died after a bowel rupture triggered two heart attacks at age 77.
Drake equalled Michael Jackson’s 1983 US chart record after he had the No.1 album and song in the American charts for seven consecutive weeks. ‘Views’ and ‘One Dance’ remained unbeaten on the Billboard charts respectively. In the UK ‘One Dance’ scored its twelfth week atop the UK charts, overtaking the Rihanna song ‘Umbrella’ which was the millennium’s previous longest-running No.1.
Jay-Z’s digital-only album 4:44 went platinum within five days – despite limits on who could access it. The music was only available on Tidal, the star’s own streaming service, and to customers of US mobile firm Sprint. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) platinum certification, which requires more than one million sales, is rare for digital-only albums. The RIAA only started counting digital streams last year, with 1,500 plays considered equal to one album sale.
According to Nielsen Music, vinyl album sales grew 19.2 percent in the U.S in the first half of 2018 compared with the first six months of 2017. From Dec. 29, 2017, through June 28, 2018, there were 7.6 million vinyl albums sold; up from 6.4 million in the comparable frame a year ago.
Vince Martin, who reached #9 in America with “Cindy, Oh Cindy” in 1956, passed away at the age of 81 after being diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis the previous March.
Liliane Montevecchi Died; the French-born actress, singer and dancer who played Forty Nina with Elvis in King Creole
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