Daily Elvis: July 13

Give us this day,  July 13, our daily Elvis


A US patent is granted to inventor Guglielmo Marconi for transmitting electrical signals, leading to the invention of radio.

July 13, 1924

“Hillbilly singer” Vernon Dalhart recorded “The Wreck Of The Old 97.” It was the first Southern song to become a national success in the U.S., eventually selling more than 7 million copies.

Tupelo, Mississippi



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

, 1938

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


Frank Sinatra releases “Melancholy Mood” and “From The Bottom Of My Heart.”

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.


Riley Puckett, one of the pioneers of recorded old-time country music, died in East Point, Ga., at age 52. His death was due to blood poisoning from an infected boil on his neck. Among Puckett’s many recordings was “Rock All Our Babies to Sleep,” said to be one of the first discs to feature a country yodeller.

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


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)

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

, 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

July 13, 1955

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

July 13, 1956

“Hound Dog” b/w “Don’t Be Cruel.” released – it was the first single that the A and B sides races each other up the chart.

Within a few weeks “Hound Dog” had risen to #2 on the Pop charts with sales of over one million. Soon after it was overtaken by “Don’t Be Cruel” which took #1 on all three main charts; Pop, Country, and R ‘n’ B.

Don’t Be Cruel” is a song recorded by Elvis Presley and written by Otis Blackwell and Elvis Presley in 1956. By the end of 1956 it had sold in excess of four million copies.[1][3] Billboard ranked it as the No. 2 song for 1956.

It was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002. In 2004, it was listed #197 in Rolling Stone’s list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song is currently ranked as the 173rd greatest song of all time, as well as the sixth best song of 1956, by Acclaimed Music

Between them, both songs remained at #1 on the Pop chart for a run of 11 weeks tying it with the 1950 Anton Karas hit “The Third Man Theme” and the 1951/1952 Johnnie Ray hit “Cry” for the longest stay at number one by a single record from late 1950 onward until 1992’s smash “End of the Road” by Boyz II Men.

Elvis remained in Biloxi for most of July. Vernon and Gladys arrived in Biloxi too to visit their son.

Romance: June Juanico

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

July 13, 1957

Anita Wood had dinner at Graceland with Elvis and his parents.

Romance: Anita Wood

The Military Service Disruption

July 13, 1958

Buddy Holly nearly drowned trying to swim across a lake in the North Woods, near Rhinelander, Wisconsin while on tour.

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 13, 1959

The movie “Hound-Dog Man,” starring Fabian, Stuart Whitman, Carol Lynley, Arthur O’Connell, and Dodie Stevens, began production.

Paul Anka‘s “Lonely Boy” was the number one song on the Billboard Hot 100. Paul would also sing the song in the movie Girls Town, in which he starred with Mamie Van Doren and Mel Torme.

The Shirelles release “Dedicated To The One I Love.”

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

July 13, 1960

July 13, 1961

Follow That Dream 

July 13, 1962

Bob Dylan signed a contract with publisher Witmark.

July 13, 1963

The Rolling Stones played their first ever gig outside London when they appeared at The Alcove Club, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire supporting The Hollies.

Elvis Presley had one of the hottest songs, “(You’re The) Devil In Disguise”, moving up from 49- to 16.

Later convicted child molestor Rolf Harris scored a #1 on the Easy Listening chart with “Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport”

The Surfaris rode into the Top 10 with “Wipe Out”

Viva Las Vegas

July 13, 1964

The Animals went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘The House Of The Rising Sun.’ Recorded in one take, this was the first UK No.1 to have a playing time of more than four minutes.

The Beatles release the single “A Hard Day’s Night” in the US.

The Supremes recorded “Come See About Me”

Girl Happy 

July 13, 1965

Paul McCartney was presented with five Ivor Novello Awards at a lunch party at The Savoy, London. John Lennon refused to attend; Paul was 40 minutes late after he had forgotten about the engagement.

July 13, 1966

Double Trouble

July 13, 1967

Pink Floyd made their second appearance on BBC Top Of The Pops to promote their new single ‘See Emily Play’ which was hosted by Pete Murray. The single went on to peak at No.6 on the UK chart.

The Who opened for Herman’s Hermits at the Stampede Corral in Calgary, Alberta.


July 13, 1968

Black Sabbath played their first gig at a small backstreet Blues club in Birmingham, England. The group would develop into one of the biggest Heavy Metal bands of the 1970’s with such albums as “Paranoid”, “Masters of Reality” and “Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath”.

Steppenwolf‘s “Born To Be Wild” is released in the US, where it will reach #2. A line from the song which includes the words “heavy metal thunder” is often credited with popularizing a new term for loud, guitar dominated music.

Hugh Masekela’s instrumental “Grazing In The Grass” was the top R&B song.

The Doors had one of the fastest-rising songs of the decade as “Hello, I Love You” climbed from #77 to #22 on this date.

Herb Alpert remained at #1 for the fourth week in a row with “This Guy’s In Love With You”.  Cliff Nobles & Company’s great instrumental “The Horse” was at #2 while the Rolling Stones were stopped at three with “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”.  Gary Puckett (from Twin Falls, Idaho) & the Union Gap moved up to #4 with “Lady Willpower” while Hugh Masekela’s instrumental “Grazing In The Grass” was song #5.  The rest of the Top 10:  Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 with “The Look Of Love”, Merrilee Rush had #7–“Angel Of The Morning”, the 5th Dimension shot up from 17-8 with “Stoned Soul Picnic”, Shorty Long’s “Here Comes The Judge” was #9 and the Cowsills had the #10 song–“Indian Lake”.

July 13, 1969

Over 100 US radio stations banned The Beatles new single ‘The Balled Of John and Yoko’ due to the line ‘Christ, you know it ain’t easy’, calling it offensive.

Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, Ten Years After, the Jeff Beck Group and Vanilla Fudge played at the Singer Bowl Music Festival in New York’s Flushing Meadows.  One of the highlights was when lead guitarist Jimmy Page, lead singer Robert Plant, and drummer John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, Glenn Cornick of Jethro Tull, Alvin Lee of Ten Years After, and Rod Stewart and Ron Wood of Faces jammed with the Jeff Beck Group, playing “Jailhouse Rock”.


The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

July 13, 1970

July 13, 1971

David Cassidy had an operation to have his gall bladder removed at age 21.

July 13, 1972

Elvis was back in Los Angeles where he remained until the 20th.

July 13, 1973

Bob Dylan releases Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid, the soundtrack album for the Sam Peckinpah-directed movie of the same name.

Queen released their self-titled debut album on EMI Records.

Smokey Robinson and the Miracles were guest hosts of The Midnight Special, welcoming the Stylistics and Rare Earth.

July 13, 1974

During a North American tour The Rolling Stones played the first of two nights at the Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan. The Doors, Aerosmith, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Bruce Springsteen and KISS have all appeared here.

Eric Clapton invites Todd Rundgren to play guitar during the encore of Clapton’s concert at Madison Square Garden. Todd’s guitar rig isn’t working, so Clapton takes off his guitar, hands it to Todd, and steps aside to listen.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played at the Bottom Line in Greenwich Village in Manhattan, New York.

Elton John started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with his eighth studio release, ‘Caribou’, and his third No.1 album. The album contained the singles, ‘Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me’, and ‘The Bitch Is Back’.

George McCrae started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Rock Your Baby’, his only US No.1, also No.1 in the UK. Regarded by some as the first Disco No.1. It was a New York City club hit first, becoming one of the fewer than forty all-time singles to have sold ten million copies or more worldwide.

“Annie’s Song” by John Denver was #1 on the Adult chart for a second week.

After topping the Billboard Hot 100 last week, vocalist Flemming Williams led The Hues Corporation to the number one spot on the Cash Box Best Sellers chart with “Rock The Boat”. The record first appeared as though it would flop, as several months went by without much radio airplay or sales activity. It wasn’t until the song became a Disco club favorite in New York that Top 40 radio finally began playing the song.

Eric Clapton‘s version of Bob Marley’s “I Shot The Sheriff” is released in America where it will become his only US #1. Clapton would later say “I tried to ask him (Marley) what the song was all about, but couldn’t understand much of his reply. I was just relieved that he liked what we had done.

Dionne Warwick & the Spinners released their collaboration “Then Came You”.

George McCrae moved into the #1 slot with “Rock Your Baby” while John Denver was making a move (8-2) with “Annie’s Song”.  The former #1 from the Hues Corporation, “Rock The Boat” moved down to 3.  Gordon Lightfoot was at #4 with “Sundown”.  The rest of the Top 10:  “On And On” from Gladys Knight & the Pips, Elton John moved from 25-6 with “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”, Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods were at 7 with “Billy, Don’t Be A Hero”, Anne Murray edged up with “You Won’t See Me”, the Hollies scored their 20th hit with “The Air That I Breathe” and the Righteous Brothers reminded us of the great stars in “Rock and Roll Heaven” at #10.

Caribou by Elton John took over as the #1 album after debuting at #5 in its first week.  Another hot album was Back Home Again by John Denver, which moved from 17-2.  Gordon Lightfoot was third with Sundown followed by Paul McCartney & Wings with Band on the Run.  The Soundtrack to “The Sting” by Marvin Hamlisch was #5.  The Rest of the Top 10:  John Denver’s Greatest Hits at #6 in its 32nd week of release, Diamond Dogs from David Bowie, Journey to the Centre of the Earth by former Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman at #8, Cat Stevens with Buddha and the Chocolate Box and Loggins & Messina On Stage at #10.

Elvis remained in Memphis for the rest of the month,

July 13, 1975

Elvis performed at the International Convention Center, Niagara Falls, New York at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.


Date: 13 Jul 1975
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Niagara Falls, NY.
Convention Center
Tickets: 11,500
Costume: Silver Phoenix suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
The Wonder Of You
Burning Love
[band introductions]
Why Me Lord
How Great Thou Art
Let Me Be There
Funny How Times Slip Away
Little Darlin’
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Date: 13 Jul 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Niagara Falls, NY.
Convention Center
Tickets: 11,500
Costume: Black Phoenix suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
The Wonder Of You
Burning Love
[band introductions]
Why Me Lord
How Great Thou Art
Let Me Be There
Heartbreak Hotel
Funny How Time Slips Away
Little Darlin’
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Elvis Presley Ticket Stub 7-13-1975 Niagara Falls NY – Rare | eBay

July 13, 1975. (8:30 pm) Niagara Falls, NY. – Elvis Presley In Concert

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July 13, 1976

Elvis Presley has his father Vernon fire three of his security crew, Sonny West, Red West and Dave Hebler.  Hebler had been his self-defense instructor and personal bodyguard for four years.  Sonny West had been with Elvis since 1960. Red West had been with Elvis since high school when he stopped bathroom bullies from cutting Elvis’ hair. 

July 13, 1977

Elvis gave a Triumph sports car to Ginger.

Romances: Ginger Alden

The Wake and Aftermath


The BBC announced a ban on The Sex Pistols latest single ‘No One Is Innocent’, which featured vocals by Ronnie Biggs, the British criminal notorious for his part in the Great Train Robbery of 1963. At the time of the recording, Biggs was living in Brazil, and was still wanted by the British authorities, but immune from extradition. Despite the lack of radio play, the song would still reach number seven on the UK chart. As for Biggs, he voluntarily returned to the United Kingdom in 2001 and spent several years in prison before being released on compassionate grounds in 2009.


singer Bryan Ferry collapsed in France from a kidney infection. The remainder of a European tour by his group, “Roxy Music,” was cancelled.


Pat Benatar released the single “Fire And Ice”.

Journey released “Who’s Crying Now”.

Bob Dylan suddenly met with the media and answered questions for two hours after seeing the transcript of an interview with an man who posed as Dylan in a Danish newspaper.

the first issue of the Canadian music industry magazine “The Record” was published. It was last printed in August 1999 before becoming a web-based publication. In March 2001, it was completely shut down.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


Philippe Wynne, lead singer of “The Spinners” from 1972-77, died of a heart attack while on stage in Oakland, Calif. “The Spinners”‘ close harmony ballads regularly hit the top of the pop and R&B charts from 1972-79. Their hits included “I’ll Be Around,” “Could It Be I’m Falling in Love” and “Then Came You.”


Survivor owned the top Adult Contemporary song for the fourth straight week with “The Search Is Over”.

Duran Duran became the first artists to have a No.1 on the US singles chart with a James Bond theme when ‘A View To A Kill’, went to the top of the charts.

At 12.01 Status Quo started the Live Aid extravaganza, held between Wembley Stadium, London and The JFK Stadium, Philadelphia. The cream of the world’s biggest rock stars took part in the worldwide event, raising over £40million. TV pictures beamed to over 1.5bn people in 160 countries made it the biggest live broadcast ever known. Artists who appeared included Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, The Who, U2, David Bowie and Mick Jagger, Queen, Tina Turner, The Cars, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Bryan Adams, Hall and Oates, Lionel Richie and Led Zeppelin.

George Michael sang lead vocals to Elton John’s performance of “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” at the Live Aid Concert. Andrew Ridgeley was also on stage and performed background vocals.

In November 2004, the concert was released on DVD worldwide.

Tears for Fears bow out of performing at Live Aid, Bob Geldof’s star-studded charity concert for famine relief in Africa, after two members of their band quit. The group donates concert funds to the cause, but feels the weight of Geldof’s disapproval. TFF’s Roland Orzabal says, “He made us feel very guilty. All those millions of people dying, it was all our fault. I felt terrible. I tell you, I know how Hitler must have felt.”  Blogger Nina notes – Hitler had no problem with masses dying, that was his idea.

David Bowie and Mick Jagger debut their video for “Dancing in the Street” at Live Aid. Bowie also performs “Heroes” at Wembley Stadium.

Piggybacking on Live Aid, top Australian acts play a benefit concert in Sydney called Oz For Africa. INXSLittle River Band and Men At Work are all on the bill.

Elton John re-signed with MCA Records in America, his five-album deal being worth $8 million, the biggest advance in history at the time.

Madonna is featured in Penthouse magazine with pictures lifted from a soft-core porn film she had made years earlier. Most of these photos had already been published in Spin magazine.


Stevie Nicks and Peter Frampton performed at the San Diego Sports Arena in California.

Joan Baez closed Toronto’s Mariposa Folk Festival, then appeared barefoot at a news conference. She said that the recent Amnesty International benefit concerts had overcome her usual state of being cynical about all-star events.


Representatives of fifty of America’s largest record retailers were guests at Michael Jackson’s home in Encino, California to preview his new album, ‘Bad’. The LP would go on to sell over 30 million copies worldwide.

Madonna donated the US$400,000 proceeds from a Madison Square Garden concert to the American Foundation for AIDS Research.


Sting gave a concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. to benefit the rainforests.


Curtis Mayfield was seriously injured when a strong gust of wind blew a lighting scaffold down that hit Curtis in the back of the neck during an outdoor concert at Wingate Field in Brooklyn, New York.  Mayfield suffered a critical spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed below the neck.


Bryan Adams went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Everything I Do I Do It For You’ which featured on the soundtrack for the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. It stayed at No.1 for a record-breaking 16 weeks, (breaking a record held since 1955), also a No.1 in the US (for 7 weeks) and a hit in 16 other countries. Won a Grammy Award for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture in 1992.

Bonnie Raitt debuted at #9 on the Album chart with Luck of the Draw.

INXS, Jesus Jones and Deborah Harry play to a crowd of 72,000 at Wembley Stadium in London, six years to the day Live Aid was held there. It is later released as the live album and video Live Baby Live.


Jett Williams, illegitimate daughter of country legend Hank Williams, is granted partial royalties of his songs by a New York appeals court, adding to a ruling reached on July 5 that she should receive half of his estate. The court ruled Jett should receive one-quarter to one-third of the millions of dollars in royalties generated by her father’s music since 1982. Williams’s son, Hank Williams Jr., and widow, Billie Jean Williams Berlin, split the royalties before the ruling.

Musicworld: The Williams Family


Janet Jackson released the single “If”.


an estimated 60- to 100,000 “Deadheads” converged on the small Vermont town of Highgate, about 60 kilometres south of Montreal, for the start of the “Grateful Dead’s” summer concert tour. Police reported a 10-kilometre-long traffic jam on a nearby interstate highway.

bluesman Eddie Boyd died in Helsinki, Finland, at age 80. His 1952 recording of “Five Long Years” was a No. 1 R&B hit.


Geddy Lee of Rush sang “Oh Canada” before the Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland.

Sony announces that it has accepted a $40 million buyout of George Michael’s contract, following the singer’s request. The company would retain the rights to his back catalog, a greatest hits album and would receive 3% of retail sales of his next two albums.  Michael then signed with David Geffen’s new Dreamworks label in North America, and with Virgin Records for the rest of the world. In 1994, Michael lost a bid to break his multi-album contract with Sony, which he claimed amounted to “professional slavery.”


Over 2,000 guitar players, including Chet Atkins and Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, set a new world record for the largest jam session ever when they played “Heartbreak Hotel” for 75 straight minutes at Nashville’s Riverfront Park.

The previous record was set in Vancouver, Canada on May 7th, 1994, when Randy Bachman led 1,322 mostly-amateur guitarists in a performance that lasted 68 minutes.

The Eagles performed in Wembley Stadium in London.

about 240,000 people braved heat and rain to attend a 12-hour country music festival at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Among the performers were Alan Jackson, Hank Williams Jr. and Patty Loveless.

Metallica had the top album with Load, holding off Jagged Little Pill from Alanis Morissette, which was making yet another bid for #1 after 55 weeks  The Fugees owned #3–The Score while Toni Braxton fell to 4 with Secrets and Keith Sweat debuted at 5 with his self-titled debut.  The rest of the Top 10:  Tracy Chapman’s New BeginningE. 1999 Eternal from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Celine Dion at 8 with Falling Into You, the Soundtrack to “The Nutty Professor” at #9 and No Doubt slipped into the Top 10 with Tragic Kingdom..


The Prodigy topped the U.K. album chart with The Fat of the Land.

John Denver‘s drunk driving trial ended in a hung jury, deadlocked 3-3. Denver’s defense attorney argued that the singer suffered from a thyroid condition that had distorted his blood alcohol tests.


RealNetworks Inc. rolled out a test version of RealSystem G2. G2 is a streaming video and audio delivery system.


Paul McCartney displayed 73 paintings at the Kunstforum Lyz gallery in the German town of Siegen. McCartney had been painting for the past 16 years (since he turned 40).

The Elvis Presley album “Artist of the Century” was released.

Elvis Presley – Artist Of The Century 1999 set question

Elvis Presley CD : Artist Of The Century (3-CD Slipcase) EU – Bear


The Corrs had the #1 song in the U.K. with “Breathless”.

In Japan, Yoko Ono filed a lawsuit against Teito Rapid Transit Authority for copyright infringement for their unauthorized use of a ticket showing the portrait of John Lennon.

James Brown is formally charged with assaulting Russell Eubanks, an employee of South Carolina Electric and Gas, with a steak knife after Eubanks visited Brown’s Beech Island estate to check on reports that he was without electricity.


The Eagles were in concert at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland.


Green Day and No Doubt headlined the opening of the two-day T in the Park Festival in Kinross, Scotland.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Prince released his new album N.E.W.S. as a digital download.

Ashanti had the #1 album with Chapter II.

Broadway singer Eileen Rodgers dies of lung cancer at age 73.

Compay Segundo, the Cuban musician who gained worldwide fame with the Buena Vista Social Club, died in Havana at age 95.


Jimmy Buffett releases License To Chill, his 21st studio album. It’s mostly a collection of duets with fellow country stars, including Martina McBrideKenny Chesney, and George Strait. It’s also his first album to go to #1 in the US.

Arthur ‘Killer’ Kane, bass player with The New York Dolls, died aged 55 after checking himself in to a Los Angeles emergency room, complaining of fatigue. He was quickly diagnosed with leukaemia, and died within two hours. The influential American band formed in 1972 and made just two albums, the 1973 ‘New York Dolls’ and 1974 ‘Too Much Too Soon’. His estranged wife wanted to honour her late husband’s wishes and bury him next to former Dolls stars Johnny Thunders and Jerry Nolan in Mount St Mary’s cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, but officials at the morgue refused to release his body for burial because his remains were so decomposed. (His body had laid in a morgue for over a month).

Hal Carter, manager, agent and producer who worked with the Kinks, Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent, died of liver cancer in London at the age of 69.


R. Kelly had the #1 album with TP.3 Reloaded.


Joan Jett plays a murder victim on the “Reunion” episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Her character hosts a show called Rock ‘n Talk before she meets her demise.

Les Crane, who gave us “Desiderata”, died at the age of 74 in Greenbrae, California.


blogger Kevin Cogill, who admitted to leaking part of the long-awaited “Guns N’ Roses” album “Chinese Democracy,” was sentenced to a year of probation. He also served two months of home confinement, subjected his computers to government scrutiny and recorded a public service announcement for the Recording Industry Association of America.

hundreds of fans gathered at O2 Arena in London to pay their respects to Michael Jackson, bringing candles, flowers and written tributes. It was supposed to be the first night of Jackson’s 50-concert run in London but he died suddenly on June 25 at the age of 50.

The sales for the shows went to ticket resellers rather than fans and many people bought to have a ticket to the last show he gave or the first he did not; in blogger Nina’s recollection of the time.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Tom Jones received an apology from Island Records after a company executive’s e-mail branded his comeback album Praise & Blame a “sick joke.” However, the e-mail leak prompted some members of the UK press to suggest that it was actually a clever marketing stunt in the build-up to the July 26 release.


Jerry Ragovoy, a songwriter credited with songs made famous by “The Rolling Stones” (“Time is on My Side”), Janis Joplin (“Piece of My Heart”) and others, died from complications from a stroke. He was 80. Over the years, his songs were recorded by greats like Elvis Presley, B.B. King and Aretha Franklin. He also was a producer for artists including Diana Ross and Dionne Warwick.


Roger Waters’ tour The Wall Live, topped worldwide concert ticket sales for the first half of 2012. The show based Pink Floyd’s hit 1970s album, took $158.1m (£102.3m) beating Bruce Springsteen and Madonna. Waters sold 1.4 million tickets according to Pollstar magazine, which tracks the live concert business.

Halifax-born jazz icon Charles “Bucky” Adams died at age 75. He received the African Nova Scotian Music Association’s lifetime achievement award in 2007. Refusing to leave home and his family, he turned down offers to play on the road with the likes of B.B. King. He shared the stage with musical giants like Count Basie, Oscar Peterson and others when they came to play in Nova Scotia.


Glee star Cory Monteith is found dead in a Vancouver hotel room after accidentally ingesting a toxic combination of heroin and alcohol. The 31-year-old Canadian actor played Finn Hudson on the popular FOX musical series.

Measuring Up To Elvis


Rapper 50 Cent filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. A report in the Wall Street Journal said the businessman and actor had assets and debts in the range of $10m to $50m (£6.5m- £32m). The news came out just days after a jury ruled that he must pay $5m to a woman suing over a sex tape case.

Clark County medical examiners issued a statement that said they had found no evidence to prove allegations by two of B.B. King’s adult children that the Blues legend had been poisoned, hastening their father’s death last May.


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Elvis Presley’s own snow-white Lincoln limousine, as well as a Harley-Davidson motorcycle purchased a year before his untimely death, will be …
Story image for elvis presley from Press of Atlantic CityMusical Elvis cookie jar popular among collectors, Presley fans

Press of Atlantic City6 hours ago
Question: Among some Elvis Presley items I inherited from a friend is an 11-inch-wide, 8-inch-high musical ceramic cookie jar marked “Vandor …

Billboard magazine said its music charts will no longer count albums or singles sold in bundles with concert tickets, T-shirts or other memorabilia, a move designed to make the rankings better reflect fans’ listening habits and less prone to manipulation by record companies.

With the soaring popularity of branded merchandise and—until the pandemic—a booming live-music business, artists in recent years have increasingly offered CDs and digital downloads packaged with memorabilia or concert tickets. Such bundled sales are widely…


Billboard Charts to Stop Tallying Music Sold With T-Shirts, Tickets – WSJ
The magazine said its music charts will no longer count albums or singles sold in bundles with concert tickets, T-shirts or other memorabilia, a move designed to make the rankings better reflect fans’ listening habits.


Elvis Presley’s ‘Happiness Wasn’t There’ in Final Days Before His Death
Elvis Presley’s ‘happiness wasn’t there’ in his final days, former nurse and ‘Taking Care of Elvis’ author, Letetia Henley Kirk exclusively tells Closer.


Ed Hill Has Died: Ed Hill of The Stamps sadly passed away July 13, 2020. Edwin Lee Hill, son of a minister, was born in St. Louis, MO, and started singing at the early age of 15 with a group called “Humble Hearts” followed by The Prophets Quartet which would become regulars on the Gospel Singing Caravan TV series with the LeFevres, the Blue Ridge Quartet and the Johnson Sisters.
After Ed retired The Prophets, he enjoyed a lengthy tenure with Hovie Lister and The Statesmen. J.D. Sumner of the Stamps Quartet asked Ed to manage his talent agency and music companies, and in 1973 was asked to sing baritone temporarily until a permanent voice could be acquired. This “‘temporary” would become five years fulltime with the Stamps Quartet and with Elvis Presley.
In 1987, J.D. Sumner reorganized the Stamps Quartet from his existing Master’s V group, and J.D.
again asked Ed to become a member of his group. According to J.D., Ed was “one of the best quartet men I ever worked with.”
Ed, along with The Stamps were permanent members of the Elvis Presley Show until Elvis’ death in 1977.
Around 1974 Ed Hill took over Al Dvorin’s roll of announcing the end of every show.. “Ladies and gentlemen, Elvis has left the building. Thank you and good night!” . . . it was none other than Ed Hill himself.
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Elvis’s grandson dead at 27

Benjamin Keough, Elvis Presley’s grandson, has died – CNN

http://www.cnn.com › 2020/07/12 › benjamin-keough-elvis-pre…
2 hours ago – Elvis Presley’s grandson Benjamin Keough has died, a representative for his mother, Lisa Marie Presley, said. He was 27.

Benjamin Keough, grandson of Elvis Presley, dies at 27 | CTV …

http://www.ctvnews.ca › entertainment › benjamin-keough-gran…
16 hours ago – Elvis Presley’s grandson Benjamin Keough has died, a representative for Keough’s mother, Lisa Marie Presley, said. He was 27.

Benjamin Keough, son of Lisa Marie Presley and grandson of Elvis Presley, dead at 27
Benjamin Keough, the son of Lisa Marie Presley and grandson of Elvis Presley, died Sunday in Southern California, authorities said. He was 27.


Grandson of Elvis Presley has died at age 27 in Calabasas, L.A. coroner confirms – Los Angeles Times
Benjamin Keough, grandson of Elvis Presley, son of Lisa Marie Presley and brother of actor Riley Keough, has died.


Engineer Alan Parsons Recalls ‘Intimidating Experience’ of Working With The Beatles, Says Paul McCartney Was ‘Always Pretty Demanding’ | Music News @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com
Alan also talks what makes a great artist and a great producer.


A long-lost Rolling Stones collaboration with Jimmy Page has been unearthed | Guitar.com | All Things Guitar
An unreleased Rolling Stones song featuring Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page will be included in the Stones’ upcoming reissue of the 1973 LP Goats Head Soup.


John Travolta’s ‘Grease’ Co-Star Olivia Newton-John Posts Poignant Tribute To His Late Wife Kelly Preston
The singer was close friends with her co-star’s wife and once worked with her on special project. Olivia-Newton John paid tribute to Kelly Preston following the actress’s death at age …

Naya Rivera Dead: ‘Glee’ Star, 33, Found After Boating Accident – Hollywood Life
Incredibly sad news for ‘Glee’ fans has been confirmed. Naya Rivera is dead after a boating accident in CA.



Musicians Might Be Able to Finally Stop Trump From Using Their Songs | Pitchfork
From the Rolling Stones to Rihanna, artists are finding new ways to make the president stop playing their music at campaign events.


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