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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 18, 1953
Elvis attempts to audition to Sam Phillips but he’s not there – but lucky for Elvis – Marion Keisker was.
Marion Keisker, wrote down Presley’s information and noted that he is a “good ballad singer.” As she recalled years later: “I said, ‘What kind of singer are you?’ He said, ‘I sing all kinds.’ I said, ‘Who do you sound like?’ He said, ‘I don’t sound like nobody.’”
Long referred to as a present for Gladys, Elvis never took it home, leaving it with the friend who loaned him the money, and it would surface 37 years later as part of an RCA compilation called ‘Elvis – the Great Performances’.
|Memphis Recording Service – Memphis, Tennessee (private demo recording)|
July 18, 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
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
July 18, 1956
Elvis remained in Biloxi for most of July.
The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive
July 18, 1957
The Presleys lived at Graceland
The Military Service Disruption
July 18, 1958
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 18, 1959
Military Service in Germany
Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
July 18, 1960
Brenda Lee went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I’m Sorry’ it made No.12 in the UK. Seeking publicity the 4′ 11 tall singer was once billed as a 32-year- old midget and had the nickname Little Miss Dynamite.
Roy Orbison saw his first record, “Only The Lonely” climb into the Top 5 in the United States after The Everly Brothers and Elvis both turned the song down. Over the next six years, The Big O would have 22 Top 40 hits.
Elvis Presley’s “It’s Now Or Never” was released. In 1960, “It’s Now or Never” was a number-one record in the U.S., spending five weeks at number one and the UK, where it spent eight weeks at the top in 1960 and an additional week at number one in 2005 as a re-issue, and numerous other countries, selling in excess of 25 million copies worldwide, Elvis Presley’s biggest international single ever. Its British release was delayed for some time because of rights issues, allowing the song to build up massive advance orders and to enter the UK Singles Chart at number one, a very rare occurrence at the time. “It’s Now or Never” peaked at number seven on the R&B charts
|Australia (Kent Music Report)||1|
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)||1|
|Germany (Der Musikmarkt)||2|
|Netherlands (Single Top 100)||1|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||1|
|US Billboard Hot 100||1|
|US Billboard Hot R&B Sides||7|
|US Singles (Cash Box)||1|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||39|
|Netherlands (Single Top 100)||58|
|Scotland (Official Charts Company)||1|
|US Billboard Hot 100||7|
|US Singles (Cash Box)||2|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||152|
July 18, 1961
July 18, 1963
July 18, 1964
The Supremes‘ “Where Did Our Love Go?” enters Billboard’s Hot 100. It would stay on the chart for 14 weeks and become the group’s first number one hit.
July 18, 1966
Bobby Fuller leader of The Bobby Fuller Four was found dead in his car in Los Angeles aged 23. Fuller died mysteriously from gasoline asphyxiation, while parked outside his apartment. Police labelled it a suicide, but the possibility of foul play has always been mentioned. Had the 1966 US No.9 single ‘I Fought The Law’ written by Sonny Curtis of Buddy Holly’s Crickets and covered by The Clash.
July 18, 1967
Working at Abbey Road studios The Beatles recorded ‘Cry Baby Cry’ and ‘Helter Skelter’. One take of ‘Helter Skelter’ lasted 27′ 11”, the longest Beatle recording ever.
July 18, 1969
During sessions at Abbey Road studios, London, Ringo Starr recorded his vocal to ‘Octopus’s Garden’, for the Abbey Road album. Starr had written the song when he ‘quit’ The Beatles the previous year and was staying on actorPeter Seller’s yacht in the Mediterranean.
The rehearsals for opening night in Las Vegas began.
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
July 18, 1970
That’s the Way It Is Production
July 18, 1972
Elvis was back in Los Angeles where he remained until the 20th.
July 18, 1973
July 18, 1974
The US Justice Department ordered John Lennon out of the country by September 10th. The Immigration and Naturalization Service denied him an extension of his non-immigrant visa because of his guilty plea in England to a 1968 marijuana possession charge. The US Court of Appeal would overturn the deportation order in 1975 and Lennon was granted permanent resident status the following year.
Elvis remained in Memphis for the balance of July,
July 18, 1975
Elvis performed at the Cleveland Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio.
© Bob Heis
Elvis said of Kathy Westmoreland: “She will take affection from anybody, any place, …
July 18, 1976
Elvis in Vegas, under Dr. Ghanem’s “care” – 14 to 21st an induced coma at the doctor’s house for weight loss.
July 18, 1977
Elvis upstairs at Graceland to the balance of the month
The Wake and Aftermath
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John are awarded a Platinum record for their number one hit, “You’re The One That I Want”.
Billy Joel held the top position of both the US albums and singles charts. His album Glass Houses contained his first and biggest No.1 hit, ‘It’s Still Rock ‘n’ Roll to Me.’
1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
Red West, a boyhood friend and member of Elvis Presley’s “Memphis Mafia”, passed away at the age of 81 after suffering an aortic aneurysm. West appeared in many of the singer’s movies as well as in Road House, Black Sheep Squadron and Goodbye Solo.
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