Give us this day, July 21, our daily Elvis
Kay Starr, who gave us one of the great songs of the Rock Era (“Rock And Roll Waltz”, a #1 song for six weeks in 1955), was born in Dougherty, Oklahoma.
306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.
July 21, 1938
Vernon in prison
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.
July 21, 1945
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.
1010 North Green Street, in the Shakerag section of Tupelo.
Sept. 12, 1948 – Sept. 20, 1949
Humes High School, Memphis, TennesseeJuly 1953,
At M. B. Parker Company, Elvis had a temporary job as an assembler. He worked there until the job ran out at the end of the month, making 90-cents an hour or $36.00 a week.
572 Poplar Avenue
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)
April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954
Elvis worked at Crown Electric for $1.00 an hour. He delivered supplies to the job sites and hoped to train to be an electrician. He stayed at Crown until mid-Oct
end of 1954 to mid-1955
2414 Lamar Avenue, rented
rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.
1414 Getwell Street
The Sun Records Rockabilly Era
July 21, 1954
July 21, 1955
The Cadets charted with their rock ‘n’ roll novelty, “Stranded in the Jungle” (#4 R&B, #15 pop). A year earlier their balladeer alter egos the Jacks had a hit with “Why Don’t You Write Me,” which reached #3 R&B and #82 pop. This Jekyll-Hyde persona would continue for several years, with the group being balladeers as the Jacks and purveyors of rock ‘n’ roll as the Cadets.
Elvis performed at the Silver Moon Club, Newport, Arkansas. The other act was Porky Sellers and His Arkansas Playboys
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The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
July 21, 1956
Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers started a three week run at the top of the UK chart with “Why Do Fools Fall In Love”, a record that had reached #6 in America last February.
Billboard magazine calls Elvis Presley “the most controversial entertainer since Liberace.” The article also notes that Ed Sullivan, who once said Presley would never appear on his show, just signed the singer for three appearances.
July 21, 1957
The Military Service Disruption
July 21, 1958
The Coasters’ “Yakety Yak” hits #1
The Dell-Vikings’ cover of “You Cheated” was released, along with the Miracles’ “Money” and the Videos’ classic “Trickle, Trickle.”
“Hard Headed Woman” by Elvis Presley was the top tune on the Billboard chart. In 1958 it went to No. 1 on the Billboard charts and went to number two for two weeks on the R&B chart. It became the first rock and roll single to earn the RIAA designation of Gold Record.
Military service Fort Hood in Texas.
July 21, 1959
Military Service in Germany/ Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
July 21, 1960
Elvis obtained his first-degree black belt in karate.
July 21, 1961
The Everly Brothers reached #1 with “Temptation” in the U.K.
Following his first Billboard chart success last February with “(I Wanna) Love My Life My Life Away”, which rose to #39, Gene Pitney makes his first appearance on American Bandstand, singing “Every Breath I Take”, which would stall at #42. His breakthrough would come next December when “Town Without Pity” would crack the Top Ten.
The Supremes’ second single, “Buttered Popcorn,” was released, with Florence Ballard singing lead. The group was still more than a year from its first chart 45, “Your Heart Belongs to Me.”
July 21, 1962
Bobby Vinton’s “Roses Are Red” was the #1 song, followed by “The Wah Watusi” from the Orlons and the former #1 “I Can’t Stop Loving You” from Ray Charles.
John Lee Hooker’s “Boom Boom” reached #60 pop (#16 R&B), becoming his only 45 in the pop Top 100. It was also his last of nine R&B hits starting in 1949.
Following his huge hit, “Hey! Baby”, which had gone to number one in America for three weeks last March, Bruce Channel sees his song “Come On Baby” peak at the bottom rung of the Billboard Hot 100 during a one week stay. It would be the last time he made the Pop chart in America although he did reach #12 in the UK in 1968 with a tune called “Keep On”. Channel would later move to Nashville where he penned several successful Country hits for other artists in the ’70s and ’80s.
Elvis rented the Memphis Fairgrounds
July 21, 1963
Viva Las Vegas July 15 – September 11,
July 21, 1964
July 21, 1965
Barry McGuire released the single “Eve Of Destruction”
Sonny & Cher appeared in concert at The Power House in San Diego, California.
July 21, 1966
July 21, 1967
The Jimi Hendrix Experience played the first of three nights at the Café au -GoGo in New York City.
July 21, 1968
Jane Asher announces on a national British TV show, Dee Time, that her engagement to Paul McCartney was off by saying “I haven’t broken it off, but it’s finished.” She has refused all attempts to discuss the matter since then. Paul reportedly was watching at a friend’s home and acted surprised by the news, even though Jane had caught him in bed with a woman named Francie Schwartz a few days earlier. Jane was said to have inspired many of McCartney’s songs, such as “All My Loving”, “And I Love Her”, “I’m Looking Through You”, “You Won’t See Me”, “We Can Work It Out”, “Here, There and Everywhere”, and “For No One”. Jane went on to have a long career in films and television as well as becoming a successful author and business woman.
A British Elvis Fan convention had a preview of Speedway and recorded message from Elvis.
July 21, 1969
The Beatles began working on “Come Together” at Abbey Road Studios in London.
Duke Ellington and a portion of his band performed a 10-minute composition on ABC-TV titled, “Moon Maiden.” The event took place just one day after Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon.
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
July 21, 1970
That’s the Way It Is Production
July 21, 1971
Carole King‘s single “It’s Too Late” sat on top of Billboard’s singles chart and she received a Gold album for “Tapestry”. The LP, released four months earlier, was the number one album in the US for 15 weeks and would stay on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart for 292 weeks.
Elvis did dinner & midnight Tahoe Shows.
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Lake Tahoe Hotel
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Lake Tahoe Hotel
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July 21, 1972
Elvis arrived in Memphis, back from a stay in Los Angeles.
July 21, 1973
Lennie Peters and Dianne Lee had the top tune in England with “Welcome Home”. They became the first music act since The Beatles to simultaneously top the UK singles chart and album chart. Although success in America eluded them, they would go on to have three more Top 20 hits in Great Britain. Peters, who died of bone cancer in 1992, was an uncle of Rolling Stones’ drummer Charlie Watts.
Canned Heat, Chuck Berry and Nazareth were among the acts at the Buxton Festival at the Booth Farm in Derbyshire, England
The Carpenters made it three weeks in a row at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “Yesterday Once More”.
Jim Croce scored his first #1 song with “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown”. Billy Preston fell with “Will It Go ‘Round In Circles” and the Carpenters had their 13th hit in four years (“Yesterday Once More”), with all but three of those going Top 10. Three Dog Night’s classic “Shambala” was at #4 and Paul Simon’s “Kodachrome” was at 5. The rest of the Top 10: George Harrison with “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)”, Deep Purple with “Smoke On The Water”, Bette Midler blasted into the Top 10 with “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, Clint Holmes with “Playground In My Mind” and Bloodstone placed “Natural High” at #10.
While Billboard listed it at #4, Cashbox magazine said that Three Dog Night‘s version of “Shambala” was the hottest selling single in the country. A simultaneous release by B.W. Stevenson was also a hit on the US Country charts.
Detroit, Michigan declared it “Mary Wilson & the Supremes Day”.
Elvis arrived in the middle of the night at the Stax Studio and the musicians were shocked by his appearance. For most of them it was the first time they saw him not in good shape. The session broke off at 3.00 a.m.
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July 21, 1974
Elvis remained in Memphis for the rest of the month,
July 21, 1975
Elvis performed at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum Greensboro, North Carolina.
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July 21, 1976
“Guys & Dolls” opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 239 performances
KISS released the album “The Originals.”
The Eagles performed at the Center & Exhibition Hall in Louisville, Kentucky.
Elvis in Vegas, under Dr. Ghanem’s “care” – 14 to 21st an induced coma at the doctor’s house for weight loss.
July 21, 1977
The Rolling Stones were joined onstage at the Tucson Community Center by Linda Ronstadt in her hometown of Tucson, Arizona, for “Tumbling Dice”, which Ronstadt remade for her Simple Dreams album.
Despite protests, The Sex Pistols made their first appearance on the UK music show Top Of The Pops, where they lip-synched to their third single, “Pretty Vacant”. The performance helped push the song up the charts to #7.
Elvis upstairs at Graceland to the balance of the month
The Wake and Aftermath
Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” film, based on the Beatles’ album of the same name, premieres in NYC
Tubeway Army owned the top U.K. album with Replicas.
“Bad Girls” by Donna Summer took over at #1 on the R&B chart.
Earth, Wind & Fire were exploding up the chart (68-46) with “After the Love Has Gone”.
Robert Palmer’s “Bad Case Of Loving You” was released.
“Lovin’ You” singer Minnie Ripperton dies at 31 She died in the arms of her husband, songwriter and record producer Richard Rudolph. As a singer, Minnie Riperton had a five-octave vocal range classified as a coloratura soprano. She started her career at 15 years old as a member of the Chicago female vocal group The Gems. Ripperton reached the peak of her career in 1975, with the release of her timeless classic “Lovin’ You.” Its music video famously featured the singer in a simple white dress, with flowers in her hair, singing to soft guitar accompaniment. Birds can be heard chirping during the intro. Minnie also effortlessly displays her signature whistle, earning her the nickname “Queen of the Whistle Register” down in music history.
The Thompson Twins appeared at Hope & Anchor in London.
Keith Godchaux of Grateful Dead was critically injured in a car accident in Marin County, California, and lost his life two days later. Godchaux and his wife, Donna, a background vocalist, had been with the Dead from 1971 until 1979, when they were asked to leave.
1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
Queen played at the Forum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Diana Ross plays a free concert in New York City’s Central Park on a rainy day. She has a good attitude, claiming that the rain “Feels good” and saying, “It took me a lifetime to get here, I ain’t going nowhere.” Positive thinking cannot save the show, however, and it is stopped and rescheduled for the next day.
Prince registered his fourth week at #1 on the R&B chart with “When Doves Cry”. and on the pop three weeks in a row at #1 with “When Doves Cry”, one of The Top 500 Songs of the Rock Era*. Bruce Springsteen was stuck at 2 with “Dancing In The Dark” while Ray Parker, Jr. moved from 8 to 3 with “Ghostbusters”. Billy Idol had a huge hit at #4–“Eyes Without A Face”. The rest of the Top 10: the Pointer Sisters with “Jump (For My Love)”, the Jacksons moved into the Top 10 with “State Of Shock”, Ann Wilson & Mike Reno were still at 7 with “Almost Paradise”, ZZ Top was up to 8 with “Legs”, Elton John moved from 16-9 with his 38th career hit “Sad Songs (Say So Much)” and Rod Stewart was right behind with “Infatuation”.
Born in the U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen once again ruled the Album chart with Huey Lewis & the News trailing with Sports. Prince moved up from 11 to 3 with Purple Rain while the Cars’ great album Heartbeat City was at #4.
country star Hank Snow made a triumphant return to his home province of Nova Scotia. More than 500 people attended a luncheon in Halifax in honour of the 72-year-old singer. Premier John Buchanan proclaimed it “Hank Snow Week” in Nova Scotia. Snow was born in Liverpool, N.S. but moved to Nashville in the mid-1940s and became a U.S. citizen. He released his best known song, “I’m Movin’ On,” in 1950 — it topped the charts for 21 weeks. Other hits included “I Don’t Hurt Anymore” and “I’ve Been Everywhere.” Snow died in 1999.
Guns n’ Roses released their debut album Appetite for Destruction on Geffen Records. In the chart dated August 6, 1987, “Appetite for Destruction” started its run in the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart. It opened at number 182, taking a year before topping the charts on August 6, 1988. It would then spend four nonconsecutive weeks at the top of the albums charts.
A judge in Aiken, South Carolina ordered James Brown to hold a benefit concert for police and abused children as part of a sentence on drug and firearms charges. Brown called the sentence a back-door way of getting him to do a concert for free.
Weird Al Yankovic’s first movie “UHF” opened.
Pink Floyd‘s “The Wall” is performed where the Berlin Wall once stood Roger Waters staged a production of “The Wall” at Potsdamer Platz, Germany. Sinead O’Connor, Bryan Adams, Phil Collins and Cyndi Lauper among others took part in the benefit The event was held on the west side of the Berlin wall and helped raise money for disaster relief. Over 200,000 fans attended the concert, which was released on CD and in video form later in the year.
BBC’s Radio One apologizes to listeners after Madonna repeatedly cursed during a live concert broadcast.
Lisa Stansfield had the #1 R&B song with “You Can’t Deny It”.
En Vogue reached #2 pop with “Hold On,” their debut disc. Former Commodores member Thomas McElroy and partner Denzil Foster, who wanted to invent a funky, contemporary version of the Supremes, put the female quartet together.
Glenn Medeiros and Bobby Brown moved to #1 with “She Ain’t Worth It” while En Vogue moved to challenge with “Hold On”. Billy Idol was at 3 with “Cradle Of Love”. Johnny Gill moved to #4 with “Rub You The Right Way” and Mariah Carey’s first release “Vision Of Love” climbed from 14 to 5.
The Elvis Presley compilation album “Essential Elvis vol 3 – Hits Like Never Before” hit #71 in the U.K.
A judge in Los Angeles threw out a lawsuit against Michael Jackson by five of his former security guards. The guards had claimed they were fired for knowing too much about night time visits by young boys to Jackson’s estate. The singer denied any improprieties.
Kim Thayil of Soundgarden was arrested for hitting a fan who was trying to take his picture at a hotel in Rockingham, North Carolina.
Alanis Morissette’s album Jagged Little Pill returned to #1 in the U.K.
The Eagles were in concert at the Maritime Museum in Stockholm, Sweden.
C. Delores Tucker filed suit against the estate of late rapper Tupac Shakur. The suit alleged intentional infliction of emotional distress, slander, and invasion of privacy due to derogatory lyrics about Tucker. The lyrics about Tucker, a lobbyist against gangsta rap lyrics, were on Shakur’s last album, “All Eyez On Me.”
The Beastie Boys began touring for their fift album “Hello Nasty.”
Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots was arrested in Los Angeles on a felony warrant. Weiland was a no-show at a July 9 court date
Charley Pride received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was the 2,140th star to be dedicated.
MP3.com sold stock in an initial public offering. The stock made spokeswoman Alanis Morissette worth $42 million. The stock more than doubled on its first day of trading.
Madonna kicked off the North American leg of her 47-date Drowned World Tour at the First Union Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was her first world tour since The Girlie Show in 1993 and would gross over $75 million.
Famed producer Gus Dudgeon, who worked with Elton John, the Beach Boys, David Bowie, Kiki Dee, XTC and Joan Armatrading, died in a car accident near Reading, Berkshire, England. Dudgeon was 59.
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
Iron Maiden and Motorhead performed at Centrum Centre in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Coldplay performed the second of two concerts at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney, Australia. The recorded show would soon be their
live CD and DVD.
Mariah Carey had her biggest hit in over a decade with “We Belong Together”, which remained at #1 for the fourth week.
Ashanti was found guilty of breach of contract and thus owed producer Genard Parker $630,000.
British R&B artist Long John Baldry died in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada after battling a chest infection for four months. He was 64. Baldry was one of the founding fathers of British Rock ‘n’ Roll in the ’60s. Eric Clapton has stated many times that he was inspired to pick up the guitar after seeing Baldry perform. Baldry discovered both Rod Stewart and Elton John.
The Rolling Stones were the top touring band in the world for the first half of 2006, reporting $147.3 million in grosses from 45 shows in US arenas and international stadiums.
Nancy Sinatra was given the Excellence in Arts award by the Vietnam Veterans of America at their national convention in Springfield, Illinois.
The Eagles were in concert at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario.
The Police performed the first of two concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado.
The iTunes Music Store reached 8 billion songs sold.
2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
Sony Corporation of America: Elvis Presley: PRINCE FROM another planet
Ivanka Trump speaks in support of her father Donald at the Republican National Convention, taking the podium as “Here Comes The Sun” plays. The estate of George Harrison, who wrote the song, Tweets: “The unauthorized use of #HereComestheSun at the #RNCinCLE is offensive & against the wishes of the George Harrison estate. If it had been “Beware Of Darkness,” then we MAY have approved it! #TrumpYourself”
Singer Justin Bieber barred from performing in China by Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture citing his “bad behavior”
Red West died.
A 1957 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop once owned by Duane Allman, and played on the classic Derek And The Dominos song “Layla”, sold at auction for $1.25 million. Heritage Auctions also sold Graham Nash’s 1969 Martin D-45 he played with Crosby, Stills & Nash at Woodstock, as well as instruments that once belonged to Johnny Cash, Stephen Stills and Bo Diddley.
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