Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis
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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
July 17, 1954
Elvis performed at the Bon Air, Memphis.
With Scotty and Bill Elvis performed the two songs they know well enough to play in front of an audience: Thats All Right and Blue Moon Of Kentucky
|the other act was Doug Poindexter and The Starlight Wranglers – which Scotty and Bill were members of.|
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
July 17, 1956
Elvis spent the evening at various nightclubs in Biloxi.
The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive
July 17, 1957
The Presleys lived at Graceland
The Military Service Disruption
uly 17, 1958
Dolores Hart interview about Elvis Presley.
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 17, 1959
Billie Holiday died in a New York City hospital from cirrhosis of the liver after years of alcohol abuse, aged 43. (While under arrest for heroin possession, with Police officers stationed at the door to her room.) In the final years of her life, she had been progressively swindled out of her earnings, and she died with $0.70 in the bank.
Military Service in Germany
Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
July 17, 1961
Motown Records releases The Supremes‘ second single, “Buttered Popcorn” with “Who’s Loving You” on the flip side. The record, featuring Florence Ballard on lead vocal, would be a total flop.
July 17, 1962
Elvis Presley’s single “She’s Not You” was released with the B-side “Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello.”
July 17, 1963
July 17, 1964
In Los Angeles, Frank Sinatra recorded “Softly, As I Leave You.”
July 17, 1965
King Records released ‘Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag’ by James Brown, which went on to sell over 2 million copies and receive the Grammy Award for best for Best Rhythm & Blues Recording. ‘Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag’ is considered seminal in the emergence of funk music as a distinct style.
The Miracles‘ “Tracks of My Tears” is released. It will reach #16 in the US and #9 in the UK and sell over a million copies.
The Elvis Presley single “It Feels So Right” hit #55 in the U.S.
July 17, 1966
July 17, 1967
The Beatles single ‘All You Need Is Love / Baby You’re A Rich Man’ (originally called ‘One Of The Beautiful People’) was released in the US. It became The Beatles 14th US No.1. During the ‘live’ recording of “All You Need Is Love”, John can be clearly seen chewing gum while singing the lead vocal.
American jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane died from liver cancer at Huntington Hospital in Long Island, New York, aged 40. Worked with Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie. Released the 1964 album ‘A Love Supreme’.
Jimi Hendrix either quit or was fired as the opening act for the Monkees’ US tour after only five days. Mickey Dolenz later recalled, “Jimi would amble out onto the stage, fire up the amps and break out into ‘Purple Haze’ and the kids in the audience would instantly drown him out with ‘We want Daaavy!’ God, was it embarrassing.” Hendix’s replacement was Vanilla Fudge.
July 17, 1968
The animated film Yellow Submarine, premiered at The London Pavilion. The Beatles made a cameo appearance in the film but didn’t supply their own voices for the characters.
July 17, 1969
Elvis in the driveway of his Hillcrest home leaving for rehearsal at RCA Studios.
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
July 17, 1970
That’s the Way It Is Production – Elvis flew to Palm Springs for a five-day break.
July 17, 1971
July 17, 1972
A bomb exploded under The Rolling Stones equipment van in Montreal, believed to be the work of French separatists. Angry fans rioted throwing bottles and rocks after 3,000 tickets for the show turned out to be fake.
Elvis was back in Los Angeles where he remained until the 20th.
July 17, 1973
With Jimmy Velvet at the Shelby County Sheriff’s office in Memphis getting deputy badges on July 17, 1973 – Photos taken by Vernon Presley
two different posts about the same guy – he was an Elvis superfan and a minor celeb.
He hung around the Elvis circle and was not part of the Memphis Mafia and he spent more of his life promoting Elvis than himself.
July 17, 1974
The Moody Blues opened what they claimed was the first ‘Quadraphonic’ recording studio in the world.
contract dated July 17, 1974, between James Burton and Elvis Presley Show
Elvis remained in Memphis for the rest of the month,
July 17, 1975
Elvis performed at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, Connecticut.
photo © Cathi Avenell
July 17, 1976
The album “From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee” hit #41 in the U.S, and was certified Gold on October 10, 1977 by the RIAA.
Elvis in Vegas, under Dr. Ghanem’s “care” – 14 to 21st an induced coma at the doctor’s house for weight loss.
July 17, 1977
Elvis upstairs at Graceland to the balance of the month
The Wake and Aftermath
1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
James Brown was honored by the state of Georgia for his comeback after a two-year prison term. The proclamation cited the Godfather of Soul for his “unique brand of Funk.”
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
Highlight for 2018
American Bandstand: Episode #8.45
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