Give us this day, September 26, our daily Elvis
Emile Berliner, a 36 year old German immigrant living in Washington DC, applies for a patent on his invention, the gramophone. The machine was the first to play flat discs as opposed to Thomas Edison’s wax cylinder apparatus. The patent would be granted in November.
John Philip Sousa and his band played the “Liberty Bell March” in Plainfield, NJ.
Operations began at Chicago’s new Galvin Manufacturing Corporation, where work would take place on the first mass-produced, commercial car radio. In 1930, Galvin would introduce the Motorola to the Radio Manufacturers Association’s annual meeting in Atlantic City. .
306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.
Sept 26, 1937
American blues singer Bessie Smith died aged 43 after being involved in a car accident while traveling along Route 61 outside Memphis, Tennessee. Her 1923 song ‘Downhearted Blues’ was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2006.
September 26, 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.
September 26, 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.
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
Elvis worked for MARL Metal Products, a furniture manufacturer – He worked the 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM shift as an assembler.
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
September 26, 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
September 26, 1955
Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher married in Grossinger, New York.
Elvis began another tour booked by Bob Neal. Elvis performed at the Jr. High Gymnasium, Gilmer, Texas.
Elvis and Bill at Gilmer Junior High – Sep. 26, 1955
Photo by David Top
Scotty, DJ, Elvis (with Jim Ed’s D28) and Bill at Gilmer Junior High – Sep. 26, 1955
Photo by David Topp
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The Presleys lived at 1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
September 26, 1956
Fats Domino‘s version of “Blueberry Hill” enters the Billboard Pop chart where it will reach number two. The song had been written in 1940 and was recorded by several artists including The Glenn Miller Orchestra who took it to #1 in 1941.
Elvis drove to Tupelo with Nick Adams.- Elvis was late and missed the parade.
The town of Tupelo, MS, declared “Elvis Presley Day.”
Elvis performed at the Mississippi Alabama Fair And Diary Show, Tupelo Fairgrounds where as a 10 year old, he’d placed 5th in a talent contest.
The classic image of Elvis and a stage shot showing Nick Adams, who was an opening act doing impressions of other celebs at the side of the stage: Elvis wore a velvet shirt, made for him by Natalie Wood’s dressmaker.
The show was filmed by Fox Movietone News, but the bad audio made it almost a “silent” movie, and is the only professionally filmed 1950s concert of Elvis.
His Parents and Barbara Hearn, the last girlfriend who knew him before famous, also attended –
Nick and Elvis between shows.
Tammy Wynette, at the age of 14, watched the show from the first row.
The Carter Sisters
Long Tall Sally
Introduction and Presentation
I Was The One
I Want You I Need You I Love You
I Got A Woman
Dont Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Love Me Tender
I Was The One
I Got A Woman
Don’t Be Cruel
Blue Suede Shoes
Baby Lets Play House
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The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive
September 26, 1957
The classic musical West Side Story opened at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City.
Elvis and some friends spent the evening at the Fairgrounds, attracting a huge crowd.
The Presleys lived at Graceland
The Military Service Disruption
September 26, 1958
USS Randall on the Atlantic Ocean – Bunkmate: Charlie Hodge until Oct 1 In Germany
September 26, 1959
Military Service in Germany
Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
September 26, 1960
Connie Francis becomes the first female singer in the Rock and Roll era to have two consecutive number one singles when “My Heart Has a Mind Of Its Own” went to the top of the Billboard chart. It followed “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool”.
September 26, 1961
The Greenbriar Boys started a two-week residency at Gerde’s Folk Club in New York. The opening act was Bob Dylan.
September 26, 1962
The sitcom “The Beverly Hillbillies,” starring Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, Max Baer, Jr., Raymond Bailey and Nancy Kulp, began its nine-season run on CBS-TV.
September 26, 1963
September 26, 1964
Herman’s Hermits were at the top of the British singles chart with “I’m Into Something Good”, the group’s only UK #1. The song was recorded earlier in the year by Earl-Jean McCrea, who had been the lead singer of the R&B vocal group The Cookies. Her version peaked at #38 in the US.
Roy Orbison‘s “Oh, Pretty Woman” reaches the top of the Billboard Hot 100. It would be the last of a string of nine straight Top Ten records for The Big O. The title was inspired by Orbison’s wife Claudette interrupting a conversation to announce she was going out; when Orbison asked if she was okay for cash, his co-writer Bill Dees interjected “A pretty woman never needs any money.”
The Rolling Stones released the single “Time Is On My Side”.
the Kinks debuted on the U.S. chart with their first single release “You Really Got Me”.
Elvis and the whole caravan left for Hollywood.
September 26, 1965
Queen Elizabeth II presented the Beatles with the Order of the British Empire. The award had been recommended by Prime Minister Harold Wilson who explained, “I saw the Beatles as having a transforming effect on the minds of youth, mostly for the good. It kept a lot of kids off the streets.” The Fab Four, who reportedly got high in a bathroom before the event, were said to be delighted, but many older and more conservative previous honorees returned their awards in protest.
At the end of a European tour Roger Daltry knocked out Keith Moon resulting in the singer being sacked from The Who. The band were playing two shows in one night in Denmark, when an argument broke about between all four band members. Daltrey was reinstated the following day.
September 26, 1966
September 26, 1967
September 26, 1968
Dusty Springfield enters a recording studio in Memphis to lay down tracks for what will prove to be the critically acclaimed LP “Dusty In Memphis”, which will include her US #10 hit, “Son Of A Preacher Man”.
Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones was found guilty of possession of marijuana by a jury at the Marlborough Street Magistrates Court.
Elvis went to the Memphian, like almost every night for this period in Graceland. He was accompanied by Priscilla, Sonny West, Gee Gee Gambill, Charlie Hodge and Lamar Fike.
They watched The Thomas Crown Affair, with Steve McQueen and Hang ‘Em High, with Clint Eastwood.
September 26, 1969
The Beatles release their 13th album in the UK, “Abbey Road”, which debuts at #1 and will stay there for eleven straight weeks. It is issued in the US a week later and will top the Billboard album chart for twelve weeks. It has since gone on to sell over 31 million copies world wide. The album cover, showing the band crossing the street just outside the recording studio, will become one of the most imitated in recording history. The zebra crossing itself has become so popular with Beatle fans, it has its own webcam. In their interviews for The Beatles Anthology, the surviving band members stated that, although none of them ever made the distinction of calling it the “last album”, they all felt at the time this would very likely be the final Beatles product and therefore agreed to set aside their differences and “go out on a high note”.
Elvis with Charlie Hodge at RCA Studio A for an overdub session
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The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
September 26, 1970
Tamla-Motown Records announces that The Jackson 5 sold 10 million singles world wide in nine months with “I Want You Back”, “ABC” and “The Love You Save”.
Pink Floyd performed at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the opening show of their Fall tour of North America.
Elvis spent the weekend in Palm Springs.
September 26, 1971
September 26, 1972
September 26, 1973
September 26, 1974
John Lennon releases “Walls and Bridges”, an LP that will prove to be his last album of new material for nearly six years. It will reach #1 in the US and #6 in the UK.
Elvis flew out of Memphis to begin his 4th tour of 1974.
September 26, 1975
The Rocky Horror Picture Show opened in theaters. Movie-going would never be the same.
September 26, 1976
Elvis flew from Palm Springs to Memphis.
The Wake and Aftermath
U2 had a concert in the Cedar Ballroom in Birmingham, England.
Hall And Oates‘ “Private Eyes” LP enters the Billboard chart. The album will go Platinum and contains two #1 hits: “Private Eyes” and “I Can’t Go For That”, as well as the Top Ten hit “Did It in a Minute”.
1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
Paul Anka received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard.
Prince released the single “Purple Rain”
Michael Jackson started a six-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Bad’. Released nearly five years after Jackson’s previous studio album, Thriller, Bad, went on to become the world’s best-selling album having sold between 30 to 45 million copies worldwide. The album produced five US No.1’s, the first album to do so.
Nina Notes: Elvis was a singles artist era, when the hit singles became LPS, rather than an LP Spawning singles.
Whitney Houston started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Didn’t We Almost Have It All’.
Paul McCartney started his world tour at The Drammenshallen, in Drammen, Norway. It was McCartney’s first major tour outing in ten years, since Wings UK Tour 1979, and his first appearances in North America in thirteen years.
Paul Simon, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Jimmy Buffett performed at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, Florida to raise money for victims of Hurricane Andrew.
The soundtrack album “Honeymoon In Vegas” hit #18 in the U.S. The film featured cover versions of Elvis songs by Billy Joel, Ricky Van Shelton, Amy Grant, Dwight Yoakam, Trisha Yearwood, Jeff Beck and Jed Leiber, John Mellancamp and Bono.
Prince released “The Gold Experience.”
The initial 300,000 units of Elton John’s single “Candle In The Wind 1997” sold out in Japan on the first day of release.
Prince slipped and pulled a ligament onstage in Atlantic City, New Jersey, forcing a postponement of the remainder of his U.S. tour. After recovery, Prince resumed the tour on October 17.
MTV Russia debuted at midnight. The first video shown on the network was Mumiy Troll’s “Vladivostok 2000.”
The Dixie Chicks landed at #1 on the Album chart with Fly.
Kenny Rogers put his 360-acre Beaver Dam Farms estate in Colbert, Georgia up for auction.
The Elvis Presley compilation “White Christmas” was released on CD.
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
English singer, songwriter Robert Palmer died of a heart attack aged 54 in Paris France. He was a member of Vinegar Joe and Power Station (with Duran Duran members Andy Taylor and John Taylor with drummer and former Chic member Tony Thompson). As a solo artist had the 1986 US No.1 & UK No.5 single ‘Addicted To Love’ and the 1988 hit ‘Simply Irresistible’.
A report published on requests by artists to venues of their backstage requirements revealed; Limp Bizkit insisted that all the lamps in their rooms be dimmable while Mariah Carey would only have ‘bendy’ straws as she will not use straight ones. Van Halen insisted that back-stage celery is trimmed and not peeled. The Red Hot Chili Peppers asked for a meditation room and a selection of aromatherapy candles. Barry Manilow requested that the air temperature in the auditorium be kept at a regular 65 degrees.
Jerry Lee Lewis released “Last Man Standing,” an album of duets with Jimmy Page, B.B. King, Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, Neil Young, John Fogerty, Rod Stewart, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Don Henley, Willie Nelson, and Little Richard, among others. The album title refers to Lewis being the lone survivor of the half-dozen household names on the Sun Records talent roster of the 1950s.
A charitable foundation set up by Shakira donated $40 million (£19.6 million) to help victims of natural disasters. The money would go towards repairing damage caused by an earthquake in Peru and a hurricane in Nicaragua. A further $5 million (£2.46 million) would be spent on health and education in four Latin American countries.
Following five months of testimony, a mistrial was declared in the murder case of music producer Phil Spector. After deliberating for twelve days, the jury told Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler that they were deadlocked 10 to 2 on whether Spector murdered actress Lana Clarkson more than 4 1/2 years ago.
After a 43-year wait, Paul McCartney performed his first concert in Tel Aviv, kicking it off with the Beatles’ song “Hello, Goodbye” to the joy of tens of thousands of cheering fans.
Jay-Z started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album charts with ‘The Blueprint 3’, the rappers eleventh studio album.
2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
In a poll by the BBC, the theme from Star Wars was voted Britain’s favorite film soundtrack, followed by “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly” and “West Side Story”.
Universal, Warner Brothers, Sony and several other record labels filed a law suit against the operators of YouTube-mp3.org, a service that allowed its users to remove audio from videos streamed on YouTube. The court action, launched against a German company, alleged that “tens, or even hundreds, of millions of tracks are illegally copied and distributed by stream ripping services each month.”
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