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
At the Castle Studio in Nashville’s Tulane Hotel, Hank Williams recorded his compositions “Jambalaya (On the Bayou),” “Settin’ The Woods On Fire” and “I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive.”
The Sun Records Rockabilly Era
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
June 13, 1956
Elvis and June Juanico in Houston: When Elvis and June were having breakfast at a restaurant on South Main Street, Elvis got himself surrounded by a lot of girls. He told a reporter he was engaged to only one: his career.
The Military Service Disruption
June 13, 1958
“High School Confidential,” starring Russ Tamblyn, Jan Sterling, John Drew Barrymore, Diane Jergens, Mamie Van Doren, Ray Anthony, Michael Landon, and featuring Jerry Lee Lewis performing the title song, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.
Ed Sullivan phones Colonel Tom Parker and says he wants Elvis to make a fourth appearance on his show as soon as he is discharged from the Army. Unfortunately for Sullivan, Elvis would never return to his program as The Colonel chose to book his client on Frank Sinatra’s variety show on May 12th, 1960 for a then unheard of fee of $125,000.
Military service Fort Hood in Texas. On Leave @ Graceland May 31 to June 13
June 13, 1959
Military Service in Germany / At the beginning of a 15 day furlough Elvis traveled to Munich and later Paris with Lamar, Rex and Charlie Hodge.
U.S. Army Pvt. Elvis Presley received a 15-day furlough and used it to travel from his post in Germany to Paris. While there, he and his entourage stayed in a suite at the Prince De Galles Hotel on the Champs Elysees and made frequent visits to the Moulin Rouge and the Lido club.
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
une 13, 1962
At Western Recorders in Hollywood, Ricky Nelson recorded “It’s Up To You.”
June 13, 1963
DOLORES HART, the 24-year-old film actress and co- star of Elvis Presley, is becoming a nun a Hollywood spokesman said
June 13, 1964
The Beatles performed another two shows at Centennial Hall, Adelaide, South Australia. For the four shows that The Beatles performed in Adelaide there were 12,000 tickets, for which 50,000 requests had been placed. The two shows on this day were drummer’s Jimmy Nicol’s last as a “temporary Beatle”. Ringo Starr (who had been ill), re-joined The Beatles in Melbourne the next day.
The Rolling Stones make a television appearance on Hollywood Palace, a show hosted by Dean Martin. Dino made some jokes at the Stones’ expense. After a trampolinist’s act, Dean quipped, “That’s the father of The Rolling Stones; he’s been trying to kill himself ever since.”
Elvis Presley’s cover of Ray Charles 1959 hit “What’d I Say” hit #21 in the U.S.
The b-side “Viva Las Vegas” hit #29 in the U.S. reached #12 on the UK Singles Chart, improving to #15 after a reissue in 2007. and it was certified Gold Award issued on March 27, 1992.
June 13, 1967
The Bee Gees appear on the UK TV show As You Like It, where they perform their new single “New York Mining Disaster 1941”. Originally titled “Have You Seen My Wife, Mr. Jones”, the song would go on to reach #12 in the UK and #14 in the US.
Priscilla’s pregnancy is announced. The group stayed over two nights in Flagstaff, Arizona, while visiting the Grand Canyon.
June 13, 1968
Elvis continued with the rehearsals at Binder-Howe Productions office throughout the week and the weekend.
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
June 13, 1971
Frank Sinatra performed his “retirement” concert at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles, a benefit performance marking the 50th anniversary of the Motion Picture And Television Relief Fund. His 11-song set ended with the song “Angel Eyes” and its last line, “‘S’cuse me … while I … disappear,” after which the spotlight that had been reduced to illuminate only his face was extinguished. Sinatra returned a year and a half later with the legendary comeback album “Ol’ Blue Eyes Is Back.”
June 13, 1972
The Drifters’ original lead singer, Clyde McPhatter died. He was considered by many as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest voices and Elvis Presley was one of his biggest fans. Joined Billy Ward & the Dominoes in 1950, formed The Drifters in 1953, had several solo hits including 1962 ‘Lover Please,’ was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
Elvis performed at the Roberts Municipal Coliseum, Evansville, Indiana.
June 13, 1973
At RCA Studio B in Nashville, Dolly Parton recorded her composition “I Will Always Love You,” inspired by her professional partner and mentor Porter Wagoner, whom she was leaving at the time in order to begin a solo career.
Elvis attended screenings at either the Memphian or the Crosstown almost every night of the month until he had to go on tour again on the twentieth.
June 13, 1974
Elvis flew into Memphis before taking off on his third tour of 1974.
June 13, 1975
John Lennon made his last ever TV appearance when he appeared on ‘Salute To Sir Lew Grade’, performing ‘Slippin And Slidin’, and ‘Imagine’. The performance was recorded at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel on April 18, 1975.
Peter Frampton played the first of two nights at the Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, California. Recordings from these two shows were used as part of his No.1 double album ‘Frampton Comes Alive’. It became the best-selling album of 1976, selling over 6 million copies in the US and Frampton Comes Alive! was voted “Album of the year” in the 1976 Rolling Stone readers poll. It stayed on the chart for 97 weeks.
June 13, 1976
June 13, 1977
Three days after escaping prison, the convicted assassin of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., James Earl Ray, was recaptured.
Elvis called President Jimmy Carter to try to help out his friend George Klein in a federal court case. President Carter returned the phone call, but could not understand anything Elvis said.
The Wake and Aftermath
The movie version of “Grease,” starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, and Jeff Conaway, had its world premiere in New York City.
“Roadie,” starring Meat Loaf, Art Carney and Kaki Hunter, with Roy Orbison, Hank Williams, Jr., Alice Cooper, Merle Kilgore, Blondie, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Peter Frampton, and Don Cornelius, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.
1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
Businessman (Jimmy Dean Sausage)/singer (P.T. 109, Big Bad John)/actor (J.J. Starbuck, Daniel Boone, Diamonds Are Forever)/television host (The Jimmy Dean Show)/radio host (Town and Country Time)/Country Music Hall of Famer Jimmy Dean died at age 81. Along with placing eight songs on Billboard’s Top 40 between 1958 and 1976, Dean was also elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in February, 2010. His remains are entombed in a 9-foot-tall piano-shaped mausoleum overlooking the James River on the grounds of his Virginia estate. Borrowing from the lyrics of his biggest hit single, “Big Bad John,” Dean’s epitaph reads “Here Lies One Hell of a Man.”
Stevie Wonder was inducted into the Hall of Fame at New York’s Apollo Theater, the same venue where he began his professional career as a 12-year-old in 1962.
The Beach Boys‘ first album of all-new material since 1992, “That’s Why God Made the Radio”, raced up the Billboard 200 chart to number 3. Their span of Billboard Top Ten LPs stretched to 49 years and one week since they first graced the chart with “Surfin’ U.S.A.” the week of June 15, 1963.
Songwriter Lincoln Wayne “Chips” Moman, who produced hits for Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond, Willie Nelson, Merrilee Rush, the Box Tops, the Gentrys and Carla Thomas died of complications from emphysema at age 79. (Hey Won’t You Play-Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song, Luckenbach Texas-Back To The Basics Of Love)/ record producer (Suspicious Minds, In The Ghetto, Kentucky Rain, Don’t Cry Daddy, Sweet Caroline, Always On My Mind, Angel Of The Morning, Cry Like A Baby, Keep On Dancing, Gee Whiz)
Daily Highlight for 2018
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