Give us this day, July 12, our daily Elvis
Milton Berle, Mr Television, who featured Elvis twice on his popular network TV show in 1956, was born. He died in 2002.
306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.
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.
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
572 Poplar Avenue
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)
Elvis worked at Precision Tool company, operating a drill press for $1.55 a hour from September 21, 1953 to March 19, 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
July 12, 1954
Elvis Presley signed a recording contract with Sun Records and a one-year personal management contract with Scotty Moore.
Elvis and Scotty agreed that Scotty would be Elvis’ manager and booking agent and all earnings would be split up in three: 50 percent to Elvis, 25 percent each to Scotty and Bill. The document was signed by Elvis and his parents.
Gladys Presley was able to sign her name, regardless of what Elvis told Linda Thompson.
July 12, 1955
The Presleys lived at 1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
July 12, 1956
Elvis remained in Biloxi for most of July. Elvis and June went for some deep-sea fishing on the Aunt Jennie with June’s mother.
The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive
July 12, 1957
Alan Freed‘s show The Big Beat debuts on ABC-TV with guests The Everly Brothers, Frankie Lymon, Buddy Knox and Connie Francis. The show was later canceled by episode 13, in which Frankie Lymon was seen dancing with a White girl, which reportedly offended the management of ABC’s local affiliates in the southern states.
The Presleys lived at Graceland,
The Military Service Disruption
July 12, 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.
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 12, 1959
Military Service in Germany
Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
July 12, 1960
Pianist Floyd Cramer records his biggest hit, “Last Date”, which will reach #2 in the US by next November, selling over a million copies.
July 12, 1961
Pat Boone begins a 10-day tour of South Africa at the Ice Dome in Durban. When he returns to California, he will begin filming State Fair.
July 12, 1962
Ray Charles was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Don Gibson penned country ballad ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’. His only UK No.1 was taken from his Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music album.
The Rolling Stones made their live debut at the Marquee Jazz Club, London, with Dick Taylor on bass (later of The Pretty Things) and Mick Avory on drums, (later of The Kinks). Billed as The Rollin’ Stones, they were paid £20 for the gig, the equivalent of £330 in 2010.
Elvis borrowed $134,000, using Graceland as collateral in order to purchase land.
July 12, 1963
The Crystals released their hit “Then He Kissed Me”.
Viva Las Vegas Pre-production
July 12, 1964
The Beatles appeared at the Hippodrome Theatre in Brighton with The Fourmost and the Shubdubs (whose drummer, Jimmy Nicol, would later fill in for an ill Ringo Starr on The Beatles’ world tour). Also in the US The Ed Sullivan Show re-broadcast The Beatles’ first live television appearance on the Sullivan show (from February 9). On the way to tonight’s gig George Harrison was involved in a minor crash in his brand new E-Type Jaguar in Kings Road, Fulham, London. Passing pedestrians collected bits of broken glass as souvenirs.
July 12, 1965
The Beach Boys recorded “Sloop John B” at Western Recorders in Hollywood, California.
The Beach Boys released the single “California Girls”.
The Righteous Brothers released “Unchained Melody” as a single.
The McCoys released called “Hang On Sloopy” on Bang Records.
The Turtles released their 45 “It Ain’t Me Babe”.
July 12, 1966
July 12, 1967
Back on the movie set of Speedway Elvis announced that Priscilla was pregnant and told reporters: “This is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me.”
July 12, 1968
The Bee Gees recorded “I’ve Got To Get A Message To You”.
Micky Dolenz of the Monkees married Samantha Juste.
July 12, 1969
Marvin Gaye was at #1 on the R&B chart for the sixth consecutive week with “Too Busy Thinking About My Baby”.
Henry Mancini remained at #1 for the eighth straight week on the Easy Listening chart with the beautiful “Love Theme From ‘Romeo & Juliet'”.
The Ballad of John and Yoko” was banned by many radio stations because they found the line “Christ, you know it ain’t easy” to be offensive.
One Hit Wonders Zager and Evans started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘In The Year 2525, (Exordium And Terminus)’. The song was also No.1 in the UK, making them the only one hit wonders ever in both the US and UK singles charts. After getting a lot of requests to sing the song that they included in their live act, Denny Zager and Rick Evans had invested just $500 to press 1000 copies of the tune. After a Texas radio station added it their play list, RCA signed the duo, but the record would prove to be their only US chart entry. It did however stay at #1 in the US for 6 weeks, which was longer than any other song that year and earned it the distinction of #1 record of the year 1969.
Blood, Sweat & Tears was solid at 2 with “Spinning Wheel” while Oliver moved up with “Good Morning Starshine” and the former #1 “Love Theme From ‘Romeo & Juliet'” by Henry Mancini was #4. Three Dog Night’s classic “One” was #5 while Tommy James & the Shondells’ “Crystal Blue Persuasion edged up to 6.
the rock supergroup “Blind Faith,” consisting of Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker, made its U.S. debut at Madison Square Garden. The band made only this tour and one album before splitting up.
Elvis Presley was pictured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
July 12, 1970
Janis Joplin debuted with her new group, the Full Tilt Boogie Band, before 4,000 people in Louisville, Kentucky. Less than three months later, she would be dead from a heroin overdose.
Johnny Cash presented an autographed gold record of “A Boy Named Sue” to South Dakota judge Sue Hicks, who was the inspiration for the song.
July 12, 1971
The New Seekers recorded a modified version of a commercial jingle they did for Coca-Cola in 1970, changing the title and lyrics from “I’d Like To Buy The World A Coke” to “I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony).” Although the song was released a week earlier by the Hillside Singers, the New Seekers rendition was the more popular of the two, peaking at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 while the Hillside Singers version stalled at #13.
Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner performed together for the first time, as Linda Ronstadt’s musicians, for a concert in Disneyland, California. After the show, the four formed a new group, the Eagles.
13,000 people packed the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh to see the first authorized staging of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” The work was the brainchild of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice and made its debut as a record album, which became the top seller of 1971. Scores of unlicensed concert productions sprang up in the U.S. in the wake of the album’s success, so Webber and Rice came up with their own concert and theatrical versions, one of which opened on Broadway in October 1971.
July 12, 1972
Michael Jackson released the single “Ben”. A love song to a rat who can read, from a movie sequel to Willard.
Elvis was back in Los Angeles where he remained until the 20th.
July 12, 1973
July 12, 1974
Elvis remained in Memphis for the rest of the month,
July 12, 1975
“K.C. and the Sunshine Band” made their pop chart debut with “Get Down Tonight.”
Johnny Nash had the #1 U.K. Song with “Tears On My Pillow”.
Elton John’s song “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” rose from 51 to 25 on this date.
Olivia Newton-John had control of the Adult Contemporary chart with “Please Mr. Please”.
“The Hustle” by Van McCoy reached #1 on the R&B chart.
Elvis performed at the Civic Center, Charleston, at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.\
|Date:||12 Jul 1975|
|Costume:||Silver Phoenix suit|
|Date:||12 Jul 1975|
|Costume:||Indian feather (white) suit|
|Track list:||Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
If You Love Me
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
The Wonder Of You
Why Me Lord
How Great Thou Art
Let Me Be There
Funny How Times Slip Away
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love
|Info||July 12 1975||Civic Center||Charleston WV||(2:30 pm)||8400||Silver Phoenix||Original belt||White Suit||Yes|
|Info||July 12 1975||Civic Center||Charleston WV||(8:30 pm)||8400||Chief||Original belt||Dark Blue Suit||Yes||Yes|
July 12, 1976
July 12, 1977
Elvis upstairs at Graceland to the balance of the month
The Wake and Aftermath
Chicago disc jockey Steve Dahl held the infamous Disco Demolition between games of a baseball doubleheader at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Dahl burned Disco records brought by fans who received discount admission. Some of those fans decided to start their own fires and a mini-riot ensued, forcing the White Sox to forfeit the second game.
pop singer Minnie Riperton, famed for her five-octave range, died of cancer at age 31. Following a mastectomy in 1976, she became a spokeswoman and fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Riperton’s recording of Stevie Wonder’s “Lovin’ You” topped the Billboard Hot 100 in 1975.
Bennie Mardones‘ “Into The Night” enters the Billboard chart where it will reach #11. A re-recorded version of the same song would climb to #20 nine years later.
During their 23 date ’11 O’clock Tick Tock’ U2 played at The Moonlight, West Hampstead in London, England.
Olivia Newton-John and the Electric Light Orchestra had the UK No.1 single with ‘Xanadu’, taken from the film of the same name. It gave Olivia Newton-John her third UK No.1 single.
Billy Joel had the best selling single in America with “It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me”, a number he wrote in the back of a car on the way to a recording session. The lyrics are sung from the prospective of a manager and an artist, arguing about remaining hip for the younger crowd vs. staying the course and letting the music speak for itself. The song would go on to be certified Platinum by the RIAA.
U2 was in concert at the Moonlight Club in West Hampstead, London.
Glass Houses was the top album for the fifth week, beating out Just One Night by Eric Clapton. McCartney II was actually #3, the Soundtrack to “The Empire Strikes Back” came in fourth while Pete Townshend’s solo effort Empty Glass was #5. The rest of the Top 10: Jermaine Jackson with Let’s Get Serious, the Commodores at 7 with Heroes, the former #1 blockbuster Against the Wind by Bob Seger, the Soundtrack to “Urban Cowboy” which starred John Travolta and Debra Winger, and Lipps, Inc. had #10 covered with Mouth To Mouth.
1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
The Moody Blues had scored a big comeback as “Your Wildest Dreams” was #1 again on the Adult Contemporary chart.
Simply Red reached #1 with “Holding Back The Years” in its 15th week of release. Genesis was up strong from 6 to 2 with “Invisible Touch” while the previous #1 from Billy Ocean–“There’ll Be Sad Songs” fell to 3. Janet Jackson’s “Nasty” was song #4 and El DeBarge had a solo hit away from family with “Who’s Johnny”. The rest of the Top 10: Peter Gabriel with “Sledgehammer”, Kenny Loggins with “Danger Zone”, Howard Jones on his way down with “No One Is To Blame”, the Moody Blues at 9 with “Your Wildest Dreams” and the Fabulous Thunderbirds entered the Top 10 with “Tuff Enuff”.
“Culture Club” lead singer Boy George was charged in London with possession of heroin. Following raids earlier in the week, four people, including the singer’s brother, Kevin O’Dowd, were charged with conspiring to supply Boy George (born George O’Dowd) with the drug. Boy George, who said he was under treatment for heroin addiction, was later fined $500.
Michael Jackson arrived in the UK for his first ever-solo appearances. He performed a total of eight nights to 794,000 people.
“Guns N’ Roses” singer Axl Rose was arrested at New York’s JFK International Airport on a warrant from St. Louis prosecutors. Rose was wanted on charges stemming from a riot during a 1991 “Guns N’ Roses” concert. He was released on $100,000 bond.
A memorial to Buddy Holly was unveiled in Dallas, TX.
Prince performed a concert at his Paisley Park Studios in Minneapolis, Minnesota to benefit a community radio station.
record stores around the world threw midnight parties as “The Rolling Stones”‘ “Voodoo Lounge” album went on sale. It was their first release since “Steel Wheels” five years earlier.
thousands of people gathered in New York’s Times Square as the finale of Barbra Steisand’s Madison Square Garden concert was shown live on a huge TV screen. Her closing number was “Somewhere” from “West Side Story.”
Jonathan Melvoin, a backup musician with the “Smashing Pumpkins,” died in a New York hotel of an overdose of drugs and alcohol. He was 34.
Anthony Kiedis, lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, broke his wrist in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles.
Shawn Colvin debuted at #8 with “Sunny Came Home”.
The album Pieces of You by Jewel re-entered the Top 10 after 72 weeks of release.
The Spice Girls backed out of a promise to perform a free concert at Toronto’s City Hall, choosing instead to appear on the Canadian television show Much Music.
folk singer and songwriter Jimmie Driftwood, best known for writing “The Battle of New Orleans,” died in Fayetteville, Ark., at age 91.
DMX was arrested in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad in the middle of a concert for using obscene language.
Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit was arrested in St. Paul, Minnesota for kicking a local security guard in the head during a Limp Bizkit performance.
Montreal-born jazz pianist Oscar Peterson became the first Canadian winner of the International Music Council UNESCO Music Prize. UNESCO cited Peterson’s career as a musician and composer, as well as his work promoting human rights.
A statue erected in the memory of John Lennon is unveiled in London’s Trafalgar Square. The sculpture features a revolver with a knotted barrel created by Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reutersward
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
After coming out as gay and leaving the leather metal band, Rob Halford of Judas Priest announced he had rejoined the group for their first album and tour in 13 years.
R.E.M., the Cardigans and the Proclaimers performed on the opening day of the two-day T in the Park Festival in Kincross, Scotland.
jazz great Benny Carter died in Los Angeles at age 95. He was a master of melodic invention on the alto saxophone, and was also a renowned composer, instrumentalist, orchestra leader and arranger. Carter performed with or wrote music for nearly all of jazz’s early greats, including Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Dizzy Gillespie. He received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987.
Rockabilly singer/songwriter (Bluebirds Over The Mountain, Don’t Let The Rain Come Down) Ersel Hickey died after surgery to remove his bladder at the age of 70.
After his death, Johnny Cash was still popular enough to top The Billboard 200. “American V: A Hundred Highways” earned the Man in Black his first #1 album since 1969’s “Johnny Cash at San Quentin”.
Rod Stewart received the Commander of the Order of the British Empire medal from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.
Sara Caplan, a former attorney for Phil Spector, agreed to testify in his murder trial about evidence allegedly withheld by a defense expert rather than go to jail for contempt of court. Caplan says she saw a forensic expert pick up a small white object about the size of a fingernail at the scene and put it in a vial. Autopsy pictures of Clarkson show a small piece of acrylic fingernail missing from her right thumb.
“Bon Jovi” performed a free concert for over 50,000 people in New York’s Central Park as part of the festivities leading up to Major League Baseball’s All-Star game. Some of the free tickets were reportedly being hawked by scalpers on eBay for as much as $1,500 a pair.
Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones left his wife of 23 years and took up with an 18-year-old Russian cocktail waitress.
George Martin, producer of the Beatles, was honored by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences as the most successful producer of all-time.
Earl Nelson, who sang in the duo Bob and Earl and also sang backing vocals on Jackson 5 remake of “Rockin’ Robin”, died in Los Angeles. Earl, who had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, was 79.
Following his predicatable death, Michael Jackson claimed the entire top-10 spots on Billboard’s Top Pop Catalogue Album chart for a third week in a row.
a Paul McCartney fan followed through on her pledge to get the former “Beatle’s” autograph tattooed on her arm. Audrey McCombs, 19, of Fortuna, Calif., stole the show at McCartney’s concert in Halifax on July 11th when she held up a sign that read: “Will you sign my arm so I can get it tattooed?” McCartney brought the young woman on stage and signed her upper arm.
2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
The state of California declared it “Pat Boone Day”.
Gerry Marsden of Gerry & the Pacemakers received an honorary fellowship from Liverpool’s John Moores University.
In Los Angeles, CA, Jewel performed her songs “Who Will Save Your Soul” and “Foolish Games” undercover at a karaoke bar.
Olga Guillot, the legendary Cuban bolero singer who became the first Latin artist to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York, died at age 86. She was born in Santiago, Cuba, and was first recognized for her singing talent at age 13, when she placed second in a singing contest with her sister. At 20, she performed with Edith Piaf. She left Cuba in 1962, two years after the start of the communist revolution, and settled in Mexico. Over the years, she recorded 14 records that went gold and 10 platinum.
country music legend Garth Brooks returned to Calgary for the first time in 16 years to perform a rare arena concert as part of the Calgary Stampede’s 100th anniversary celebrations. When the 16,000 Saddeldome tickets went on sale in April, they sold out in 58 seconds. (Brooks retired from recording and touring in 2000 to raise his three young daughters. In 2009, he began performing limited weekend acoustic sets at the Wynn Las Vegas.)
Pollstar magazine announced that former Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters had grossed up $158.1 million in concert ticket sales worldwide so far this year with The Wall Live show. Bruce Springsteen was came in second place with $79.9 million.
“The Rolling Stones” founders Mick Jagger and Keith Richards along with longtime members Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood marked the 50th anniversary of the band’s first gig at the Marquee Club by attending a retrospective photo exhibition at London’s Somerset House.
“Aerosmith” frontman and “American Idol” judge Steven Tyler announced he was leaving Fox TV’s top-rated but struggling show after two years.
acoustics pioneer Amar Bose, founder and chairman of the audio technology company Bose Corp., known for the rich sound of its small tabletop radios and its noise-cancelling headphones, died at age 83. Bose founded the company, based in Framingham, Mass., in 1964.
at the Major League Baseball all-star game in San Diego, Remigio Pereira, a member of the Canadian classical-pop quartet The Tenors, altered a line in O Canada to insert a political statement. He sang “We’re all brothers and sisters, all lives matter to the great” instead of “With glowing hearts we see thee rise. The True North strong and free.” He also held up a sign bearing the message “all lives matter” on one side and “united we stand” on the other. Social media lit up with widespread condemnation. On Nov. 21, the other Tenors announced they would move ahead as a trio.
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