Our Daily Elvis for August 21, 2018

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Daily Elvis: August 21

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The Updated for 2018 are:

  1. Added the Elvis Era Headers to the original post,
  2. Our Daily Elvis, along with:
  3. the following updates to the original Daily Elvis Post:



Tupelo, Mississippi


Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977


The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

August 21, 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 21, 1955

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

August 21, 1956

Comics Bill Buchanan and Dickie Goodman have the number three song in America with a novelty tune called “Flying Saucer”. The premise of the record was two radio news reporters who ask questions which are then humorously answered with snippets from mid-’50s hits. Buchanan and Goodman were sued by 17 different record companies for copyright infringement, but all were dismissed by a ruling that said the parodies did not infringe on the sales of the original records.

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

August 21, 1957

Elvis bought two stone lions and had them installed on either side of the steps leading up to Graceland.

The Military Service Disruption


August 21, 1958

Military Leave in Memphis

August 21, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

August 21, 1960

Flaming Star 

August 21, 1961

Tamla Records released the Marvelettes first single, ‘Please Mr. Postman’. The song went on to sell over a million copies and become the group’s biggest hit, reaching the top of both the Billboard Pop and R&B charts. The song is notable as the first Motown song to reach the No.1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart.

Patsy Cline recorded the classic Willie Nelson song, ‘Crazy’. Cline was still on crutches after going through a car windshield in a head-on collision two months earlier and had difficulty reaching the high notes of the song at first due to her broken ribs. ‘Crazy’ spent 21 weeks on the chart and eventually became one of her signature tunes.

Elvis Presley started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Something For Everybody’ his sixth US No.1 album.


Follow That Dream 

August 21, 1962

Gary Pepper and Elvis | August 21st 1962, taken after private movie evening,screened by Mr Paul Shafer, Malco theatre, Memphis.

August 21, 1963

Viva Las Vegas

Romances: Ann-Margaret

August 21, 1964

August 21, 1965

The Rolling Stones started a three week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Out Of Our Heads’ the group’s first US No.1 album.

Paradise, Hawaiian Style

August 21, 1966

On their last ever US tour The Beatles performed in two cities due to a cancellation due to rain the previous day. First they performed at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, Ohio. Then they flew to St. Louis, Missouri, for a concert at Busch Stadium, where they performed under a tarpaulin due to heavy rain. It was this gig that convinced Paul McCartney that The Beatles should stop performing live.

Double Trouble


The Doors started recording their second album at Sunset Sound Studios, Hollywood, California.

In the morning Elvis completed looping on Speedway and after lunch he had makeup tests for his next picture, Stay Away, Joe.


Stay Away Joe

August 21, 1968

Tommy James and The Shondells returned to the UK No.1 position for the second time with the single ‘Mony Mony’. In a peculiar twist, in 1987 Billy Idol’s version of the song replaced another Tommy James hit at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 — ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’, covered by Tiffany.


August 21, 1969

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

Roaming the halls in Las Vegas on August 21, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

August 21, 1970

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

The Dinner Las Vegas show as attended by Elvis’ Grandma Minnie Mae Presley and Aunt Delta Biggs.

August 21, 1971

Arthur Brown’s Kingdom Come, Hawkwind, Duster Bennett, Brewers Droop, Indian Summer, Graphite, (and second from the bottom on the bill) Queen all appeared at the Tregye Festival Truro, Cornwall, England.

Elvis Presley’s reissued single of “Heartbreak Hotel” hit #10 in the U.K.

Elvis Presley’s single “I’m Leavin’” hit #36 in the U.S.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

August 21, 1972

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

August 21, 1973

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

August 21, 1974

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

Follow That Dream release: Nevada Nights

‘Nevada Nights’ FTD CD review – Elvis Information Network

August 21, 1975

Elvis cancelled the remainder of the 36 Vegas shows, and left the Hilton at 6.00 a.m. accompanied by Dr. Nick. They flew to Memphis, where Elvis was admitted to the Baptist Memorial Hospital, from exhaustion.

August 21, 1976

The Rolling Stones, 10CC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Todd Rundgren’s Utopia and Hot Tuna all appeared at The Knebworth Festival, Hertfordshire, England, tickets £4.50.

It was announced by RCA Victor records that the sales of Elvis Presley records passed the 400 million mark.

The Wake and Aftermath


1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Lisa Marie Presley made her Grand Ole Opry debut where she wowed the sold-out audience by performing three songs from her current album, “Storm & Grace”.



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