Our Daily Elvis for August 15, 2018

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Tupelo, Mississippi


Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

August 1952

Elvis worked at the Upholsterers Specialties Company.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

August 15, 1954

Elvis performed at the Goodwyn Institute in Memphis.

The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented til the end of 1954 to mid-1955

August 15, 1955

After a suggestion that RCA bid $20,000 to land Elvis Presley, company executive Mitch Miller replies “No singer is worth that much.”

Elvis attended a meeting in Memphis with the Colonel, Bob Neal and Vernon at which a new contract was signed that named the Colonel at ‘special advisor’ with control of virtually every aspect of the operation.

The Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

August 15, 1956

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

August 15, 1957

Elvis asked Steve Sholes to hire Millie Kirkham for his next session.

The Presleys lived at Graceland,

The Military Service Disruption


August 15, 1958

21-year-old Buddy Holly was married to 25-year-old Maria Elena Santiago, a woman he had met just two months earlier. The wedding took place at the home of Buddy’s parents in Lubbock, Texas, only a few days after his song “Think It Over” entered the US Top 40.


Elvis on Military Leave in Memphis.


The funeral of Gladys was held at Graceland at 3.30 p.m. and Elvis and Vernon almost collapsed.

Red West’s Father died.

Elvis Presley | August, 1958 – Methodist Hospital – Elvis Presley Music


Elvis Presley’s single “A Big Hunk O’ Love” hit #1 in the U.S. written by Aaron Schroeder and Sid Wyche, who also wrote “It’s Now or Never” and “Good Luck Charm”; both of which – like “A Big Hunk o’ Love” – were originally recorded by American rock and roll icon Elvis Presley. “A Big Hunk o’ Love” was released as a single on June 23, 1959[1] by RCA Victor and later topped the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks.

The a-side spent two weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 while the b-side peaked at #12.[2] The single was less successful on the Cashbox Top 100 with the a-side peaking at #2 and the b-side at #23.[4] On the UK Singles Chart the a-side peaked at #4, while the b-side did not appear on the chart.[5] The a-side also peaked at #10 on Billboard magazine’s R&B Singles chart

The song was revived by Presley in 1972 during his engagements at the Las Vegas Hilton in February 1972 and was used in his live shows until mid-1973. It was performed live for the last time on January 26, 1974. The song is included in the 1972 documentary Elvis On Tour and his 1973 show broadcast via satellite, Aloha from Hawaii. During this time period, it was played by the Elvis’ TCB Band, and featured Glen D. Hardin and James Burton.

Military Service in Germany

Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

August 15, 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

Letter to Colonel Parker from actor George Burns – Elvis Presley Music

Flaming Star 

August 15, 1961

Follow That Dream 

August 15, 1962

Lennon and McCartney drove from Liverpool to Skegness, to ask Ringo Starr to join the Beatles, (Starr was playing a residency with Rory Storm & the Hurricanes at Butlins). Shortly before, Starr had agreed to join Kingsize Taylor in Hamburg, as Taylor was offering £20 a week, but Lennon and McCartney offered £25 a week, which Starr accepted.

August 15, 1963

Viva Las Vegas

Romances: Ann-Margaret

August 15, 1964

Trying to capitalize on the Beatles’ film success, MGM signs The Dave Clark Five to a movie contract for picture called Having A Wild Weekend.

Despite the fact that the US record charts are dominated by Rock and Roll, crooner Dean Martin has the number one tune with his biggest hit, “Everybody Loves Somebody”. It made it to #11 in the UK. The song had been around since 1949 and had been previously recorded by several well known artists without success. When Martin’s version pushed The Beatles’ “A Hard Day’s Night” out of the top spot on the Billboard chart, he sent telegrams to Elvis and to Frank Sinatra saying “I did it! I knocked ’em out of first place!”

August 15, 1965

The Beatles set a new world record for the largest attendance at a pop concert when they played in front of 55,600 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City. The Beatles were paid $160,000 for the show, the set list included: ‘Twist and Shout’, ‘She’s a Woman’, ‘I Feel Fine’, ‘Dizzy Miss Lizzie’, ‘Ticket to Ride’, ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’, ‘Baby’s In Black’, ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’, ‘A Hard Day’s Night’, ‘Help!’, and ‘I’m Down’. Two of the Rolling Stones were among the audience, Mick Jagger and Keith Richard and later that evening; Bob Dylan visited The Beatles at their hotel.

Elvis, Vernon and the Colonel visited the USS Arizona.

Parker with Elvis and then Vernon above, below: Jerry Schilling follows Elvis.

Elvis did a benefit concert to raise funds for the memorial and  was in Hawaii in production for Paradise, Hawaiian Style

Elvis on Holiday – Visiting The U.S.S. Arizona Memorial


August 15, 1966

During a US tour The Beatles appeared at the D.C. Stadium in Washington DC to over 32,000 fans. Tickets cost $3. Five members of the Ku Klux Klan, led by the Imperial Wizard of Maryland, picketed the concert.

Double Trouble

August 15, 1967


August 15, 1968


August 15, 1969

The Woodstock Music and Art Festival began on Max Yasgur’s 600 acre farm in Bethel, New York. The three-day long festival drew a crowd of more than 500,000 people and became one of the most celebrated Rock and Folk concert festivals of all time. Attended by over 400,000 people, the event featured, Jimi Hendrix, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Santana, The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, Canned Heat, Joan Baez, Melanie, Ten Years After, Sly and the Family Stone, Johnny Winter, Jefferson Airplane, Ravi Shanker, Country Joe and the Fish, Blood Sweat and Tears, Arlo Guthrie, and Joe Cocker. During the three days there were three deaths, two births and four miscarriages.

During a North American tour Led Zeppelin appeared at the Hemisfair Arena in San Antonio. Jethro Tull and Sweet Smoke were also on the bill. During the show Zeppelin received abuse from locals due to the length of their hair.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.


The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

August 15, 1970

Elvis Presley’s album “On Stage” hit #2 in the U.K.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows. That’s the Way It Is Production

August 15, 1971

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.

August 15, 1972

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.

August 15, 1973

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.

August 15, 1974

August 15, 1975

Elvis canceled his lease on the Fairchild plane and bought a Jet Commander in its place at a cost of $508,000.
Later in the evening Elvis left Memphis for Las Vegas, but the plane was forced to make an unscheduled stop in Dallas because Elvis had difficulty breathing. After resting for several hours in a motel, he continued the trip.

August 15, 1976

August 15, 1977

Elvis was planning to leave to begin a tour which would start in Portland.

He woke at about 4.00 p.m. He watched television until 10.30 p.m.  Then he left for his dentist appointment, where fans at the gate took the last living photos of Elvis.

Romances: Ginger Alden

The Wake and Aftermath

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


Michael Jackson had his third UK No.1 with the single ‘I Just Can’t Stop Loving You’, a duet with Siedah Garrett. It was originally intended to be a duet between Jackson and either Barbra Streisand or Whitney Houston. Session singer Siedah Garrett also worked with Madonna.

On the tenth anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley thousands of people marched past his grave in Memphis, TN.


Boyz II Men started a 13 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘End Of The Road’ the group’s first US No.1. Taken from the Eddie Murphy film ‘Boomerang’, it broke the 36-year-old record held by Elvis for the longest run at No.1

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


On NBC’s “Today Show” a segment aired about a special song being planned for inclusion on the “Elvis 2nd To None” CD.

At Graceland, Ernst Jorgensen and Joe DiMuro from BMG/RCA announced the discovery of a lost Elvis recording, “I’m a Roustabout.”

The crowd on hand witnessed the premiere of the music video for the new Paul Oakenfold remix of Elvis’ 1969 recording of “Rubberneckin’.”


The Osmond Brothers, joined by siblings Donny, Marie and Jimmy, took the stage for the taping of a 50th anniversary reunion show to be aired on PBS. A meeting of no less than seven singing Osmonds onstage hadn’t happened in more than 20 years, although no one could remember the exact date of the last full family concert.

Sixteen solo John Lennon albums were made available to download on iTunes for the first time. A deal was approved by the late Beatle’s widow Yoko Ono following a lengthy legal battle between the band’s label Apple Corps and Apple Inc, which owned Tunes.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


KISS was cut from a Michael Jackson tribute concert because of comments made by bassist Gene Simmons last year when he told Classic Rock magazine “No matter what my fond memories and fond images of Michael were, with one allegation of pedophilia after another and another and another… Oh dear.”


Michael Jackson’s father, Joe, dropped his wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Conrad Murray, who was serving time after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the singer’s death.

Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley made a surprise visit to Graceland on the eve of the 35th anniversary of Elvis’ death. The pair spoke to the surprised crowd from an elevated platform where Lisa Marie said “I’ve always avoided this because I felt that it would be too emotional, but I really felt it was important to come down here tonight.”


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