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The Updated for 2018 are:
- Added the Elvis Era Headers to the original post,
- Our Daily Elvis, along with:
- the following updates to the original Daily Elvis Post:
1949 – 1977
The Sun Records Rockabilly Era
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
July 14, 1956
Pat Boone’s version of Ivory Joe Hunter’s 1950 hit, “I Almost Lost My Mind”, topped the Cashbox Best Sellers list. Over the years, nearly 50 other artists have recorded the song.
Elvis remained in Biloxi for most of July.
The Military Service Disruption
July 14, 1958
The Quarrymen, featuring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John “Duff” Lowe on piano and Colin Hanton on drums, recorded a vanity disc at a small studio in an electronics shop owned by a man named Percy Phillips. The band recorded ‘That’ll Be The Day’ and ‘In Spite Of Danger’ in one take each. With the names of the tunes and the song’s writers hand written on the label, each band member was to keep the 10-inch 78 rpm disc for a week before passing it on. Both recordings eventually ended up on Anthology 1.
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 with his parents, his grandmother Minnie, cousins Gene and Junior Smith, and friend Lamar Fike.
July 14, 1959
Military Service in Germany
Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
uly 14, 1961
Billboard magazine reports that the teenage dance craze, The Twist, is being picked up by the adult crowd in Philadelphia.
July 14, 1962
The Beatles played their first ever gig in Wales when they appeared at The Regent Dansette in Rhyl. Tickets cost five shillings, ($0.70).
Bobby Vinton‘s “Roses Are Red” sat on top of both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Cashbox Best Sellers list. It was a song that Bobby found in a pile of demo discs that were marked “reject” at Epic Records. The label was about to drop Vinton’s band, but he talked them into recording him as a solo artist. The single became a million seller and was both Bobby’s and Epic’s first Gold record. It made #15 in the UK.
July 14, 1963
The film’s cast and crew of Viva Las Vegas traveled to Las Vegas where they stayed at the Sahara Hotel.
July 14, 1965
Shelly Fabares, the Beau Brummels, Ian Whitcomb, Terry Black, Kelly Garrett, Billy Preston, theBlossoms and Bobby Sherman performed on ABC-TVs primetime weekly music show “Shindig!
July 14, 1966
July 14, 1967
David Bowie released the single ‘Love You Till Tuesday’ which failed to reach the charts. Bowie’s 1969 showpiece film Love You till Tuesday took its name from the song, which also featured over the opening credits.
July 14, 1969
During this period Elvis spoke with almost every musician he knew about accompanying him to Las Vegas.
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
July 14, 1970
Rehearsals for the upcoming show in Las Vegas were held at MGM’s studio in Culver City and were filmed for use in the documentary that could be titled That’s The Way It Is.
July 14, 1971
Elvis went to Tahoe for rehearsals.
July 14, 1972
Elvis was back in Los Angeles where he remained until the 20th.
July 14, 1973
During a concert at the John Wayne Theatre in Hollywood, California, Phil Everly smashed his guitar and stormed of stage, Don finished the set by himself and announced that The Everly Brothers had split. This was the last that the duo performed together for nearly ten years.
July 14, 1974
Elvis remained in Memphis for the rest of the month,
July 14, 1975
Elvis performed at the Civic Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, where Elvis threw his guitar into the crowd.
July 14, 1976
Elvis flew on to Las Vegas with Linda, where he once again put himself under Dr. Ghanem’s care.
July 14, 1977
Elvis Costello and The Attractions made their live debut supporting Wayne County at The Garden, Penzance, Cornwall, England.
Elvis upstairs at Graceland to the balance of the month
The Wake and Aftermath
Allen Klein, the man who had managed both The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, began a two month jail sentence for falsifying income tax documents. For years Klein had control over ABKCO (Allen and Betty Klein Company) Music and Records and was responsible for the lack of CD releases by such artists as Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell, The Rays, The Dovells and many others from the 1960s.
1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
Michael Jackson gave himself a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for setting a new attendance record, when he played the first of seven nights at Wembley Stadium in London. The shows on his Bad World Tour were attended by a total of 504,000 fans beating the record previously held by Genesis, with four sold out nights. Among entertainers in the audience were Diana Ross, Boy George and Terence Trent D’Arby.
At the height of “Elvis is Alive” phenomenon, Nashville radio station WYHY offered $1 million to anyone who showed up at the studios with proof that Elvis Presley was still alive.
At The Peach Festival, South Carolina, 432 guitarist’s broke the world record for the most guitar players appearing in unison for the longest period of time, when they performed ‘Louie Louie’ for 30 minutes.
Tom Jones lost a paternity suit and was ordered to pay $200 a week in child support to 27 year old Katherine Berkery of New York. The judge in the case was Judge Judy Sheindlin, who was still serving in her 15 year tenure as a New York Family Court judge before appearing in her court TV show, Judge Judy.
Olivia Newton-John discloses that she has breast cancer. She was later deemed fully recovered until 2018.
Walkers Spice Girls crisps went on sale in the UK, over 16 million bags were sold by the end of the year.
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
Lisa Marie Presley performed her new single “Sinking In” on the “Late Show with David Letterman.”
A pair of glasses worn by former Beatle John Lennon sparked a bidding war after being offered for sale online. The circular sunglasses were worn by Lennon during The Beatles 1966 tour of Japan, where the band played some of their last ever live dates. Anonymous rival bidders had pushed the price as high as £750,000 at online auction house 991.com.
Michael Jackson fans from all over the world congregated at London’s O2 arena, where the star had been due to begin his run of 50 concerts. Fans who left messages to a wall of tributes and conducted Jackson sing-a-longs, held a minute’s silence at 1830 BST to mark the time when the doors to the concert would have opened.
The 50 show at the Oz, planned for over 6 months sold out immediately online a ticker seller sold to their own subsidary ticket resellers, whereas, Elvis’ 1969 return to performing in Vegas was 53 sold out shows over a few weeks. Jackson’s LA memorial concert also saw most seeking ticket for re-sale and the expected crowds did not materialize and the city of LA was left with a huge police security expense.
2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
Members of a Michael Jackson fan club reached out to officials at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California, offering to clean up the King of Pop’s vandalized tomb which had been defaced with permanent ink tributes.
Speaking to fans at a show in Quebec City, Canada, Stevie Wonder vowed that he would never again perform in Florida or any of the other 22 states that carry the controversial “Stand Your Ground” law following the acquittal of Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman, the man who gunned down teenager Trayvon Martin.
The Las Vegas coroner’s office confirmed that B.B. King died of natural causes primarily stemming from Alzheimer’s disease and was not murdered. Two of his daughters had alleged King was poisoned by long-time associates.
Dave Somerville, lead singer for The Diamonds, died of cancer at the age of 81. The Canadian quartet charted sixteen times on Billboard’s various charts in the late 1950s and early 1960s, including the Top 10 hits “Little Darlin’”, “Silhouettes” and “The Stroll”
The Elvis Aliver Conspiracy Won’t End: The AP reported on July 14, 2017, that a story claiming a dead homeless man
Highlight for 2018
July 14, 1964
The Rolling Stones were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘It’s All Over Now’, the group’s first of 8 UK No.1’s. Written by Bobby Womack and Shirley Womack, it was first released by The Valentinos featuring Bobby Womack in the same year.
Such A Night/Never Ending released. Such A Night was originally an LP track on his 1960 album Elvis Is Back,. The 1964 single reached # 13 in the UK and number 16 in the US..
Never Ending was recorded in 1963 and was first released on this single, and then as an LP filler track for the Double Trouble soundtrack LP, it failed to make the top 100, peaking at 111.
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