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The Updated for 2018 are:
- Added the Elvis Era Headers to the original post,
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- the following updates to the original Daily Elvis Post:
Emile Berliner, inventor of the gramophone, died following a heart attack at age 78. He acquired a patent in Canada for his machine in 1897 and set up manufacturing facilities in Montréal. Five years before he died, Berliner sold his firm to the Victor Talking Machine Company.
1949 – 1977
August 3, 1953
Once again back at the Tennessee Employment Security Office, Elvis expressed interest in obtaining a job where he could keep clean and was sent out for several interviews.
The Sun Records Rockabilly Era
August 3, 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
August 3, 1955
Bill Haley files a law suit against Dave Miller of Essex Records. Haley asks the court to ban Miller from issuing recordings that Haley made while under an Essex contract. The suit describes the recordings as “of inferior quality to said plaintiffs current releases.”
Elvis performed at the Robinson Auditorium, Little Rock, Arkansas.
This tour featured Webb Pierce, Elvis, Scotty and Bill, Red Sovine, Wanda Jackson, Bud Deckelman and Charlie Feathers. Local attraction Sammy Barnhart was again added to the line-up in Little Rock
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
August 3, 1956
In Miami, Elvis Presley began a week-long tour of Florida.
Elvis performed at the The Olympia Theater, Miami, Florida, at 3.30, 7.00 and 9.00 p.m.
June Junico arrived with a friend to join Elvis on tour, and her appearance was noted by the press.
The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive
August 3, 1957
Elvis Presley’s single “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear” hit #3 in the U.K.
The Presleys lived at Graceland
The Military Service Disruption
August 3, 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.
August 3, 1959
The Browns, a trio consisting of siblings Maxine, Bonnie and Jim Ed, break into the Billboard Top 40 with their rendition of a Country flavored tune called “The Three Bells”. The record would go on to top the Hot 100, the Country chart, and somewhat surprisingly, the Billboard R&B chart.
“A Big Hunk Of Love” becomes Elvis Presley‘s fourteenth straight Gold record. Recorded in Nashville while he was still in the Army, it was the first of Presley’s hits that did not include guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black. The a-side spent two weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 while the b-side peaked at #12. The single was less successful on the Cashbox Top 100 with the a-side peaking at #2 and the b-side at #23.On the UK Singles Chart the a-side peaked at #4, while the b-side did not appear on the chart. The a-side also peaked at #10 on Billboard magazine’s R&B Singles chart
Military Service in Germany; Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
August 3, 1960
Flaming Star Pre-production- Elvis doing horse riding lessons
August 3, 1961
August 3, 1962
August 3, 1963
The Beatles played their last ever performance at The Cavern Club in Liverpool. During their set a power cut silenced their instruments and plunged the Cavern into temporary darkness. Lennon and McCartney performed an acoustic version of ‘When I’m Sixty-Four’, a song they wouldn’t release until 1967, while waiting for the electricity to return. The Beatles, whose fee for their first performance at the Cavern had been £5, received a fee of £300 for this performance.
The Beach Boys released ‘Surfer Girl’, the first song Brian Wilson ever wrote and the first one he produced.
The Elvis Presley single “(You’re The) Devil In Disguise” hit #1 in the U.K.
August 3, 1964
Girl Happy : Principal photography on Girl Happy was concluded.
August 3, 1965
Paradise, Hawaiian Style pre-production
Elvis continued overdubbing at Radio Recorders between 3.00 and 10.00 p.m.
August 3, 1966
The Rolling Stones began nine days recording sessions for their next album at Los Angeles, RCA Studios, Hollywood, USA. Tracks recorded included: Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow? Let’s Spend The Night Together, My Obsession, Yesterday’s Papers and Back Street Girl.
Comedian/satirist/social critic Lenny Bruce died of a morphine overdose at the age of 40.
August 3, 1967
August 3, 1968
The Doors started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Hello I Love You’ a #15 hit in the UK. The group’s second US No.1. ‘Hello I Love You’, was also in the Top 5 at the same time as Jose Feliciano’s version of ‘Light My Fire’, giving The Doors two songs, written by the group, simultaneously in the Top 5.
The two day Newport Pop Festival took place in Costa Mesa, California with Alice Cooper, Canned Heat, Chambers Brothers, Charles Lloyd Quartet, Country Joe and the Fish, Electric Flag, James Cotton Blues Band, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Sonny & Cher, Steppenwolf and Tiny Tim. Over 100,000 fans attended the festival.
August 3, 1969
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
August 3, 1970
That’s the Way It Is Production
August 3, 1971
Ringo Starr receives a Gold record for “It Don’t Come Easy”, which went to #4 in both the US and the UK. Ringo was given full writer’s credit even though it was later revealed that George Harrison not only helped him, but may have written the bulk of the song.
Elvis traveled to Las Vegas to the Las Vegas Hilton.
August 3, 1973
Stevie Wonder released his 16th studio album Innervisions. Wonder played all or virtually all instruments on six of the album’s nine tracks, singles from the album were, ‘Higher Ground’ and ‘Living for the City’ and ‘He’s Misstra Know-It-All’.
Elvis flew to Vegas to begin rehearsals at the Hilton.
August 3, 1974
Anne Murray appeared at The Schaefer Festival in New York as the headlining act. The opening act was Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.
Elvis Presley’s single “If You Talk In Your Sleep” hit #17 in the U.S.
Elvis remained in Memphis for the rest of the month,
August 3, 1975
Elvis leased an aircraft for one year, putting down a $26,000 deposit against $13,000 a month rental.
August 3, 1976
Elvis performed at the Cumberland County Memorial Auditorium, Fayetteville, North Carolina.
August 3, 1977
Elvis upstairs at Graceland to the balance of the month
The Wake and Aftermath
1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
Actress Carolyn Jones died of colon cancer at 53. (The Addams Family, How the West Was Won, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Man Who Knew Too Much, The Seven Year Itch, King Creole, The Tender Trap, The Bachelor Party, A Hole in the Head, Marjorie Morningstar, House of Wax, The War of the Worlds, Sail a Crooked Ship, Desirée, Baby Face Nelson, The Opposite Sex)
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
The Beach Boys released their 27th studio LP, “Summer in Paradise”. It did not sell very well, partially because it was overshadowed by a Beach Boys box set issued the following week. The band did not record another album of original material until “That’s Why God Made the Radio” in 2012.
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
Elvis on Tour released on DVD.
Highlight for 2018
Stage Door Glimpse of Elvis Starts Riot – Aug. 3, 1956
Miami News Photo by Charles Trainor
Elvis onstage at the Olympia – Aug 3, 1956
Miami News Photo by Charles Trainor
Del Puschert and Elvis backstage cutting up ripped pants
Photoplay magazine photos by Stan Wayman courtesy FECC/ Brian Petersen
Fans in line on SE 2nd Ave catching fragments of clothing
Photoplay magazine photo courtesy FECC/ Brian Petersen
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