Daily Elvis: August 28

Give us this day,  August 28, our daily Elvis

1833

By declaration of the British Parliament, slavery was banned throughout the British Empire.

1850

Wagner’s opera, “Lohengrin,” was performed for the first time.

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

, 1938

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

,1939

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

1943

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

1944

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

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

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

1947

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

August 1952

Elvis worked at the Upholsterers Specialties Company.

1953

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

August 28, 1954

This show is not listed on Scotty Moore’s Website.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1954
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Info August 28 1954 Hippodrome Memphis TN

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

August 28, 1955

Fourteen-year-old Emmett Till from Chicago was abducted from his uncle’s home while visiting him in Mississippi. Two white men brutally murdered the black teenager for supposedly whistling at a white woman. On September 23, a jury acquitted both defendants after a 67-minute deliberation. The two men lived the rest of their lives without formal punishment and died of cancer in the early 1980s.

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

August 28, 1956

Love Me Tender 

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

August 28, 1957

U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina began a 24-hour and 18-minute non-stop filibuster – the longest ever by a lone senator – in an unsuccessful attempt to derail passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1957.

Jerry Lee Lewis performed on The Steve Allen Show on NBC-TV.

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

Meanwhile, in Memphis: Elvis with Anita Wood and Gladys

Romance: Anita Wood

The Military Service Disruption

August 28, 1958

The Elvis Presley film “King Creole” opened in London.

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.

August 28, 1959

The Quarry Men (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ken Brown) performed at the Casbah Coffee Club, Hayman’s Green, West Derby, Liverpool. This is the opening night of a new teen club in a large Victorian house that is owned by Mrs. Mona Best and the first of seven straight Saturdays that The Quarry Men play here. The band shared one microphone connected to the house P.A.

Military Service in Germany, 60 Goethestr.1

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

August 28, 1960

Seventeen-year-old Barry White completed his four-month prison sentence for stealing 300 tires from a car dealership. While in prison, he heard Elvis Presley’s recording of “It’s Now Or Never” and decided that upon release he would devote his life to music.

Principal photography for Follow That Dream was completed.

August 28, 1961

Joe Dowell has Billboard’s top tune with a cover version of an Elvis Presley album cut, “Wooden Heart”. Session musicians included Floyd Cramer on piano, The Anita Kerr Singers, The Jordanaires and Ray Stevens on organ.

Tamla Records releases The Marvelettes’ first single, “Please Mr. Postman”. The song will sell over a million copies and become the group’s biggest hit, reaching the top of both the Billboard Pop and R&B charts.

August 28, 1962

Neil Sedaka enjoyed his first #1 song with “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do”.  He would have to wait 12 years for another one.

Elvis returned to Hollywood, for preproduction on It Happened At The World’s Fair.

August 28, 1963

The Rolling Stones and Long John Baldry performed at the National Jazz and Blues Festival, on the Richmond Athletic Grounds in Richmond, Surrey, England.

In Washington, DC, an estimated 250,000 Civil Rights advocates joined the “March On Washington For Jobs And Freedom.” They gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to hear songs by Mahalia Jackson, Joan Baez and Peter, Paul & Mary. The climax of the event was the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. giving what became known as his “I have a dream” speech.

The Kingston Trio were the mystery guests on the television showWhat’s My Line?

Viva Las Vegas

Romances: Ann-Margaret

August 28, 1964

Right after finishing their set at New York’s Forest Hills Tennis Stadium and on the same day they made their first appearance on the cover of LIFE magazine, the Beatles returned to their suite at the Hotel Delmonico to meet journalist Al Aronowitz who introduced them to his friend Bob Dylan.

The Beatles had just met Elvis, and Dylan is a huge fan. Wonder what they talked about, eh? Jerry Schilling and Marty Lacker of the Memphis Mafia hung out, Joan Baez was there too.

The Beatles opening acts included Bill Black and His Combo.

August 28, 1965

The Beatles’ movie Help! premiered in the United States in New York  City.  The world premiere was at the Pavilion Theatre in London on July 6.
1966:  The Beatles arrived at O’Hare Airport in Chicago for their final tour of the United States.

The Rolling Stones announce that Allen Klein, who they met three days ago, will co-manage the group along with Andrew Long Oldham. At the same time, they sign a five year recording deal with Decca Records.

The Beach Boys ‘California Girls’ was at No.3 on the US singles chart, the single peaked at No.26 in the UK. The music for the song came from Brian Wilson’s first LSD experience.

Bob Dylan played the first night of a 40 date North American tour at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in New York City. Dylan played the first set solo and was backed by a band consisting of Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, Harvey Brooks and Al Kooper in the second set. This format, one acoustic and one electric set was kept through-out the tour.

Sonny Bono performed “Laugh At Me” on the television show Shindig on ABC.  The Rolling Stones, Donovan, the Ronettes and Bobby Goldsboro also performed.

Paradise, Hawaiian Style

August 28, 1966

The Beatles performed at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles in front of a crowd of 45,000 people. After the show, their attempt to escape the stadium in an armored truck went awry when they reached the main gate and found it locked. The Beatles had to spend two hours sitting in the back of the truck before they could leave the stadium.

Double Trouble

August 28, 1967

The Grateful Dead and Big Brother and the Holding Company played at the wake of a Hell’s Angels member who had been struck by a car in San Francisco, CA

August 28, 1968

At the Columbiua Studio in Nashville, Tammy Wynette recorded “Stand By Your Man,” a song she co-wrote in 15 minutes in the studio with producer Billy Sherrill.

The Beach Boys were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Do It Again’, the group’s second and final UK No.1

Simon and Garfunkel started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Bookends’. The duo’s fourth studio album featured ‘America’, ‘Mrs. Robinson’ and ‘A Hazy Shade of Winter’.

The Doors are awarded a Gold record for “Hello, I Love You”, which had reached #15 in the UK and #1 in the US.

Working at Trident Studios, London, The Beatles started recording a new John Lennon song ‘Dear Prudence’. They built the song instrument by instrument, utilizing the 8-track equipment at Trident. John and George played guitars, while Paul played drums to compensate for Ringo Starr who had quit The Beatles on August 22.

The Beatles announced the formation of Apple Records.

Elvis completed looping and was released from Charro.

August 28, 1969

Elvis completed his record breaking Las Vegas engagement with Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.

Date: 28 August 1969
Time: 8.15pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Opening Theme
Blue Suede Shoes
I Got A Woman
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
Jailhouse Rock
– segued medley with –
Dont Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel
Hound Dog
I Cant Stop Loving You
Mystery Train
– segued medley with –
Tiger Man
Baby What You Want Me To Do
Its Now Or Never
( above song is just one verse )
Loving You
( above song is just one verse )
One Night
Love Me
Yesterday
– segued medley with –
Hey Jude
In The Ghetto
Suspicious Minds
Whatd I Say
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
Recordings: 0
Date: 28 August 1969
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: White Herringbone suit
Track list: Opening Theme
Blue Suede Shoes
I Got A Woman
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
Jailhouse Rock
– segued medley with –
Dont Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel
Hound Dog
I Cant Stop Loving You
My Babe
Mystery Train
– segued medley with –
Tiger Man
Baby What You Want Me To Do
Are You Lonesome Tonight ?
Yesterday
In The Ghetto
Suspicious Minds
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
Recordings: 0
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 1 – Las Vegas July 31st – August 28th 1969
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Info August 28 1969 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info August 28 1969 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Closing (12.00am) 2200 White Herringbone White Macrame belt White Suit

Elvis was the first entertainer to fill the hotels and empty the Casinos in the last decade of Upper Middle Class and International Tourism; Elvis Presley brought the Middle Class to town, and was Vegas’ first Artist in Residence.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

August 28, 1970

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

Date: 28 August 1970
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

This time it was Joe Esposito who received a threat about ‘killing Elvis’. The FBI was notified and Elvis requested Ed Parker, Jerry Schilling and Red West to fly to Vegas to protect him on stage During a four-week engagement at The International Hotel in Las Vegas, a security guard at the hotel received a phone call in which he was told Elvis Presley would be shot during his last show. The person demanded $50,000 to reveal the name of the potential killer. Later that day a menu was found in Elvis’ mail at the hotel on which Elvis’ face was destroyed and a gun had been drawn pointing to his heart. The threats were taken very seriously. Elvis played his last show without any incident.

Date: 28 August 1970
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

Las Vegas, August 10 – September 7, 1970 – Elvis Presley In Concert

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 3 – Las Vegas August 10th – September 8th 1970
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Info August 28 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info August 28 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200

August 28, 1971

Canada’s Five Man Electrical Band saw their hit single “Signs” peak at #3 on the US Pop chart. It would go on to sell over a million copies and be awarded a Gold Record by the R.I.A.A. A string of other hits followed: “Absolutely Right”, “Money Back Guarantee”, “Moonshine”, “Werewolf”, and “I’m A Stranger Here”, but none could match the band’s earlier success.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

Date: 28 August 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Black Matador suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
That’s All Right / Proud Mary
I Got A Woman/Amen
Sweet Caroline
Polk Salad Annie
Johnny B. Goode
It’s Impossible
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Whole Lotta Shakin’
Heartbreak Hotel
Teddy Bear/Donât Be Cruel
Hound Dog
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I’m Leavin’
Elvis Introduces Ed Parker
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Can’t Help Falling In Love
recordings:

Elvis received a lifetime achievement award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in his dressing  room

Elvis Presley : Receiving the Bing Crosby Award : August 28, 1971

In his dressing room Elvis receives a lifetime achievement award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS). There have only been five previous recipients of the award: Bing Crosby (for whom it has just been renamed), Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Irving Berlin.

This is one of the few legitimate forms of recognition that Elvis gets from the recording industry during his lifetime – but it is a highly significant one. Photo below, NARAS reps, Bing Crosby’s nephew, Chris with Elvis.

Elvis Presley : Receiving the Bing Crosby Award : August 28, 1971

Being presented with the NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award in Las Vegas on August 28, 1971

Date: 28 August 1971
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: 2001 Theme
Thats All Right
I Got A Woman
Proud Mary
Sweet Caroline
Polk Salad Annie
Johnny B Goode
Its Impossible
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
– segued medley with –
Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On
Heartbreak Hotel
Teddy Bear
– segued medley with –
Dont Be Cruel
Hound Dog
Suspicious Minds
Im Leavin
I Just Cant Help Believin
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
Recordings:
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 5 – Las Vegas August 9th – September 6th 1971
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Info August 28 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Black Cisco Kid Jumpsuit with Green Shoulders Gold Attendance belt Yes
Info August 28 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Turquoise Concho Original belt Yes

August 28, 1972

In New York City, David Bowie and the Spiders from Mars debuted at Carnegie Hall.

Alice Cooper was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘School’s Out’. Cooper has said he was inspired to write the song when answering the question, “What’s the greatest three minutes of your life?”. Cooper said: “There’s two times during the year. One is Christmas morning, the next one is the last three minutes of the last day of school.”

The mayor of San Antonio, Texas declared it Cheech & Chong Day.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.

Date: 28 August 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

With two Italian fans in Las Vegas on August 28, 1972

Date: 28 August 1972
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
Johnny B. Goode
Until It’s Time For You To Go
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
Polk Salad Annie
What Now My Love
Fever
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
All Shook Up
Little Sister/Get Back
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog
I’ll Remember You
Walk That Lonesome Road [JD Sumner & The Stamps]
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
For The Good Times
A Big Hunk O’ Love
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 7 – Las Vegas August 4th – September 4th 1972
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Info August 28 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info August 28 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes

August 28, 1973

Elton John was up big (74-34) with “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting”.

Maureen McGovern enjoyed a fast climb up the charts (20-9-1) and she remained at #1 with “The Morning After”.  Wings closed to #2 with “Live And Let Die” while the Stories were up from 8-3 with “Brother Louie”.  Diana Ross was at position #4 with her second big solo hit “Touch Me In The Morning” and Jim Croce’s former #1 “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” was at #5.  The rest of the Top 10:  Deep Purple with “Smoke On The Water”, Marvin Gaye was up from 17-7 with “Let’s Get It On”, the Carpenters were on the way down with “Yesterday Once More”, Charlie Daniels came in ninth with “Uneasy Rider” and Bobby “Boris” Pickett entered the Top 10 with “Monster Mash”.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas

Date: 28 August 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Trouble
Blue Suede Shoes
Long Tall Sally/Mama Don’t Dance/Flip, Flop And Fly/Jailhouse Rock
Hound Dog
Fever
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
Band Introductions
My Boy
( above song is 1 false start only )
What A Friend We Have In Jesus
( above song is just an excerpt )
My Boy
( above song is 1 false start only )
Release Me
My Boy

I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
The The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Heartbreak Hotel
Don’t Be Cruel
How Great Thou Art
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0
Date: 28 August 1973
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Trouble
Blue Suede Shoes
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’/Mama Don’t Dance/Flip, Flop And Fly/Jailhouse Rock/Hound Dog
Love Me Tender
Fever
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
My Boy
Take These Chains From My Heart
My Boy
Release Me
My Boy
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
Heartbreak Hotel
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
The The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
How Great Thou Art
Johnny B. Goode
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 9 – Las Vegas August 6th – September 3rd 1973
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Info August 28 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 1973 Arabian Original belt Yes Yes
Info August 28 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes

August 28, 1974

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

Date: 28 August 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
It’s Midnight
Big Boss Man
Fever
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
I’m Leavin’
Softly, As I Leave You
Hound Dog
An American Trilogy
If You Talk In Your Sleep
Help Me
My Boy
How Great Thou Art
Let Me Be There
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Elvis by Sandi Pinchon

Date: 28 August 1974
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
It’s Midnight
Big Boss Man
Fever
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
I’m Leavin’
Softly, As I Leave You
Hound Dog
An American Trilogy
If You Talk In Your Sleep
Why Me Lord
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
How Great Thou Art
Let Me Be There
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 11 – Las Vegas August 19th – September 2nd 1974
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Info August 28 1974 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Emperor Beige Leather Two-piece Light Blue Suit Yes Yes
Info August 28 1974 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Rainfall Beige Leather Two-piece Yes Yes

August 28, 1975

August 28, 1976

Keith Moon, drummer of the Who, collapsed and was hospitalized in Miami, Florida.

Elvis performed on tour at the Summit, Houston, Texas at 2.30 p.m., The Heart Broken Concert.

Getting into his limo to drive to the concert hall for his matinee show in Houston on August 28, 1976

Elvis was all bloated and had trouble moving on stage and his words were slurred. Many members of the audience were crying and leaving.

Date: 28 August 1976
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Houston, TX.
The Summit
Tickets: 17,500
Costume: Bicentennial (blue) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me Let Me Know
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So (1 false start)
Jailhouse Rock
Fever
America The Beautiful (with reprise)
Polk Salad Annie
Band Introductions
Early Morning Rain ( featuring John Wilkinson )
Whatd I Say( featuring James Burton )
Johnny B Goode ( featuring James Burton )
Drum Solo ( featuring Ronnie Tutt )
Bass Solo ( featuring Jerry Scheff )
Piano Solo ( featuring Tony Brown )
Electric Piano Solo ( featuring David Briggs ) School Day

Hound Dog
Funny How Time Slips Away
Love Me Tender
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Newspaper Articles > 1976 > August 28, 1976. Houston, TX

Journalist Bob Claypool wrote the often-quoted review about this concert for the Houston Post, in it he said…

Elvis Presley has been breaking hearts for more than 20 years now, and Saturday afternoon in the Summit – in a completely new and unexpected way – he broke mine.
In short, the concert was awful – a depressingly incoherent, amateurish mess served up by a bloated, stumbling and mumbling figure who didn’t act like “The King” of anything, least of all rock ‘n’ roll.”

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 24 – August 27th – September 8th 1976
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Info August 28 1976 The Summit Houston TX (2:30 pm) 17500 White Egyptian Bird Egyptian suit belt White Suit Yes Yes

Elvis’ Worst Ever Concert

The Wake and Aftermath

August 28, 1977

1978

– Devo released their “Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo” LP.

1979

Led Zeppelin played their final concert in the U.K. at the Knebworth Festival at Knebworth Park, in Knebworth, England.

Chic owned the top R&B song for the third week with “Good Times”.

ELO had a huge hit on their hands as “Don’t Bring Me Down” motored up from #41 to #18.

1980

Queen released the single “Another One Bites The Dust”.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1984

The Jacksons’ Victory Tour broke the record for concert ticket sales after they surpassed the 1.1 million mark in two months.

Lionel Richie had his second #1 on the AC chart from his great albumCan’t Slow Down as “Stuck On You” was #1 for a second week.

Ray Parker, Jr. had his biggest career hit as “Ghostbusters” reached #1.  That ended Prince’s hold on the top spot with his great song “When Doves Cry”.

Prince made it seven weeks in a row with one of the top R&B songs of the 1980’s–“When Doves Cry”.

Purple Rain was in its fifth week of release with two at #1 on the Album chart.  Sports by Huey Lewis & the News was now moving up after 45 weeks while Born in the U.S.A. fell to #3 after 8 weeks.  The Jacksons had #4 withVictory and the Cars were back with another great album–Heartbeat City.  The rest of the Top 10:  Lionel Richie was still hanging around with Can’t Slow Downafter 40 weeks, Ratt couldn’t climb with Out of the Cellar, the Soundtrack to “Ghostbusters”, Tina Turner had a Top 10 album with Private Dancer and Billy Idol closed out the group with Rebel Yell.

1985

Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran had a scare after his yacht capsized off of the English coast during a race.  The Royal Navy rescued him after LeBon was trapped for 40 minutes under the hull in an underwater air pocket.

1986

Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood and Neil Young perform in a show that’s billed as, Get Tough On Toxics, in Long Beach, California. The show also featured all of The Eagles except Glenn Frey, who was in the hospital with an intestinal disorder.

Tina Turner is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

The first four albums by the Monkees amazingly re-entered the Top 200 albums chart.

1988

Kylie Minogue set a new UK record when her debut album ‘Kylie’ became the biggest selling album by a female artist in Britain with sales of almost two million.

1990

Mariah Cary reached #1 on the R&B chart with her first single “Vision Of Love”.

1992

Ray Charles sang “America The Beautiful” at the opening of the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1993

Billy Joel started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘River Of Dreams.’ Joel claimed most of the music came to him in his sleep, hence the title. The singers second wife, one time model Christie Brinkley, painted the album cover which was later voted worst album cover of the year.  The couple would divorce a year later.

1995

The funeral of Jerry Garcia was held in Belvedere, California.

1996

Isaac Hayes, who co-wrote Sam And Dave‘s classic “Soul Man”, sends a protest letter to presidential candidate Bob Dole, requesting Dole stop using his song, which supporters had changed to “I’m A Dole Man.”

1997

The first Genesis album in six years was premiered live in an Album Network radio special and simultaneous webcast at http://www.atlantic-records.com.

1998

A biopic about Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers, “Why Do Fools Fall In Love,” starring Halle Berry, Vivica A. Fox, and Larenz Tate as Frankie, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters. Little Richard and Ben Vereen made cameo appearances in the film.

2002

A taped interview with Lisa Marie Presley was aired on NBC’s “Dateline.”

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

S.W.A.T. starring LL Cool J was the #1 movie of the week.

2005

Was there anything to challenge it?  “We Belong Together” by Mariah Carey was #1 for an 11th week with not one song worthy of taking over #1.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2012

Celebrity Net Worth named Ringo Starr as the world’s richest drummer, with an estimated fortune of $300 million. Phil Collins was ranked second with $250 million, former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl was third with $225 million, The Eagles’ Don Henley came in forth with $200 million and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich was fifth with $175 million. Also making the top ten were U2’s Larry Mullen and The Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts.

2016

John Lennon’s killer, Mark David Chapman, was denied parole for the ninth time. Earlier newspaper reports said that five letters recommending Chapman’s release this year had been received by the board, but Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono had written the three-man board opposing it. Chapman’s next hearing was scheduled for 2018.

2018

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2019

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Flashback: Elvis Presley Releases ‘Suspicious Minds’ 50 Years Ago – Rolling Stone.  Music, Film, TV and Political News Coverage – http://www.rollingstone.com

EastEnders’ Kat Slater actor shares brilliant snap ‘with Elvis Presley’ – MyLondon
Jessie Wallace looks all shook up huh huh huh

http://www.mylondon.news

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