Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis
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The Updated for 2018 are:
- Added the Elvis Era Headers to the post, and
- the following updates to the original Daily Elvis Post:
1949 – 1977
May 19, 1954
Elvis and Dixie attended the Oral Roberts Crusade.
The Sun Records Rockabilly Era
May 9, 1955
In Ft. Myers, Florida, Grand Ole Opry stars Faron Young and the Wilburn Brothers performed in concert at the New City Auditorium, with “special added attraction Elvis Presley with Bill and Scotty.”
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
Elvis Presley: “I Want You, I Need You, I Love You”-“My Baby left Me” (RCA Victor). The current phenom of the music biz, Elvis Presley probably could have a hit if his name were on a blank disk. This coupling is sure of a big ride even though the material is not up to the level of his “Heartbreak Hotel” smash. “I Want You” is a slow ballad with a strong beat and Presley belts it with his identifying vocalisthenics. Flip, in a traditional blues vein, also gets an energetic workout.
May 9, 1957
Jailhouse Rock Pre-production
The Military Service Disruption
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
May 9, 1960
The U.S. became the first country to use the oral birth control pill legally.
The great instrumental “White Silver Sands” by Bill Black’s Combo was #1 for the third out of four weeks on the R&B chart.
Elvis Presley held on to #1 for a third week with “Stuck On You”. Incredibly, it was Elvis’s 74th week at #1 in his career. All this in just five years.
May 9, 1961
U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Newton Minow criticized current television as being a “vast wasteland.”
In RCA Studio B in Nashville, Ann-Margret recorded “I Just Don’t Understand,” which became her only Top 40 hit, peaking at #17 on theBillboard Hot 100 singles chart.
May 9, 1965
During a UK tour Bob Dylan played the first of two sold out nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall. All four members of The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Donovan, and Marianne Faithfull. were in the audience.
Frankie and Johnny Pre-production
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
May 9, 1971
May 9, 1973
Mick Jagger added $150,000 of his own money to the $350,000 by The Rolling Stones January benefit concert for victims of the Nicaraguan earthquake.
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Tahoe Shows
May 9, 1974
Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie performed “Blowin In The Wind” and “Spanish Is The Loving Tongue” for a benefit concert for Chile at New York City’s Felt Forum.
Opening for Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen gave a two-hour performance at the Harvard Square Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Jon Landau, who would later become the manager and producer for Springsteen, famously said in Boston’s The Real Paper, “I saw the future of rock and roll and its name is Bruce Springsteen.”
May 9, 1975
Back home Elvis screened some movies at the General Cinema in Whitehaven.
May 9, 1976
Elvis closed out the Tahoe engagement with over 2 hours of show, then flew home to Memphis.
The Wake and Aftermath
The original Broadway production of the musical “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” starring Nell Carter, André De Shields, and Charlaine Woodard, opened at New York’s Longacre Theatre for 1604 performances.
Outside Graceland, fans protest over the sentence of Treatise Wheeler who drove his car into the Elvis Mourners on August 18, 1977, striking Alice Marie Hovatar, Juanita Joanne Johnson and Tammy Baiter in the crowd. Hovatar and Johnson were mangled beyond recognition, while Wheeler was apprehended by police on scene.
|Adam and the Ants were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Stand And Deliver.’ The song enjoyed a five-week run at No.1.|
Elvis Presley’s single “Lovin’ Arms” hit #47 in the U.K. From Presley’s posthumous album Guitar Manand was released as the second single from it, with “You Asked Me To” on the side B. In the UK the song spent 6 weeks on the singles chart, peaking at number 47 for the week of April 14. In the United States the single charted as a double-A-side (“Lovin’ Arms / You Asked Me To”) on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, peaking at number 8 on the week on June 20.
Elvis Presley’s album “This is Elvis Presley” hit #47 in the U.K.
1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
Nudie Cohn, who designed decorative rhinestone-covered suits and other elaborate outfits for some of the most famous celebrities of his era, died at the age of 81.
2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
The Elvis Presley 3-CD set “Legendary” was released by Sony International. The set contained 50 songs.
2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
In New York City, Andy Warhol’s painting “Double Elvis,” which shows Elvis Presley as a cowboy shooting from the hip, sold for $37 million at Sotheby’s auction house.
Daily Highlight for 2018
Actress (Glen or Glenda)/songwriter (Rock-A-Hula Baby) Dolores Fuller died at age 88.
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