Our Daily Elvis for August 16, 2018

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Daily Elvis: August 16

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Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

August 16, 1937

The American Federation of Radio Artists (AFRA) was organized as a part of the American Federation of Labor. On September 17, 1952, the Television Authority and AFRA merged to create a new union, the present-day American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

August 1952

Elvis worked at the Upholsterers Specialties Company.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

August 16, 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 16, 1955

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

 

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

August 16, 1956

Actor Bela Lugosi died after a heart attack at 73. (Dracula, White Zombie, Bride of the Monster, The Wolf Man, Son of Frankenstein, Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein, The Body Snatcher, The Ape Man, The Invisible Ray, The Black Cat, Ghosts on the Loose, Island of Lost Souls, Glen or Glenda, Spooks Run Wild, Ninotchka, International House, Bowery at Midnight, Voodoo Man, Plan 9 from Outer Space)

Elvis left Memphis on an American Airlines flight for Los Angeles where he reported to 20th Century Fox for pre-production meetings for his first movie: The Reno Brothers, based on a true story and would be renamed “Love Me Tender” and the second movie version in the same time period.

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

August 16, 1957

Buddy Holly And The Crickets played the Apollo Theatre in Harlem and were booed by the mostly Black crowd who were expecting to see an R&B group that also used the name ‘The Crickets’. By the end of the night however, the audience was cheering for the Lubbock, Texas band. Also on the bill that night were Roy Hamilton, Shep And The Limelites and Clarence “Frogman” Henry.

For his first effort at Imperial Records, Ricky Nelson records “Be Bop Baby”, which already has 750,000 advance orders. The song will go on to sell over a million copies and reach #3 on the Billboard chart.

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

 

August 16, 1958

Military Leave in Memphis: Elvis attended the funeral of Red West’s father. He was overcome with emotions and later in the afternoon he visited his mother’s grave.

August 16,1959

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

August 16, 1960

Flaming Star : Principal photography began at Conejo Movie Ranch in Thousand Oaks, California.

August 16, 1961

Follow That Dream 

August 16, 1962

Peter, Paul And Mary released their first US Top 10 hit, “If I Had a Hammer”, a standard Folk song that had been around since 1949.

Little Stevie Wonder (aged 12), released his first single, ‘I Call It Pretty Music, (But The Old People Call It The Blues)’, the single featured Marvin Gaye on drums.

Brian Epstein told Pete Best that the other Beatles wanted him out of the group, and that he was being replaced. Epstein then asked Best to perform with The Beatles that night at the Riverpark Ballroom in Chester, Cheshire. Pete Best does not show up, drummer Johnny Hutchinson of The Big Three filled in the temporary vacancy.

August 16, 1963

Viva Las Vegas

Romances: Ann-Margaret

August 16,1964

August 16, 1965

Elvis received a telegram from the president of Capitol Records inviting him to a cocktail party in Los Angeles on the 24th, to meet the Beatles.

Paradise, Hawaiian Style

August 16, 1966

Double Trouble

August 16, 1967

Speedway

August 16, 1968

Working at Abbey Road studios on The White Album, The Beatles recorded 14 takes of the new George Harrison song ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’, taking the song from its early acoustic version into an electric version.

The Jackson Five made their formal debut with Diana Ross and The Supremes at the Great Western Forum, California.

Bruce Springsteen’s new band Earth made their live debut at the Off Broad Street Coffee House in Red Bank, New Jersey, admission was 75c. The lineup of the group consisted of Springsteen (guitars & vocals), John Graham (bass), Michael Burke (drums) and ‘Flash Craig’ (organ). The group only had a 6-month existence.

Charro!

August 16, 1969

During a North American tour Led Zeppelin appeared at the Convention Hall in Asbury Park with Joe Cocker as support. Zeppelin had been asked to perform at Woodstock but due to this gig commitment were unable to attend. And down the road Bruce Springsteen’s band Child played the first of two shows over two days at the Student Prince, Ashbury Park. Springsteen was also unable to attend Woodstock due to these gigs.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

August 16, 1970

This week’s UK Top 5 singles: No.5, Free, ‘All Right Now’, No.4, Shirley Bassey, ‘Something’, No.3, Hotlegs, ‘Neanderthal Man’, No.2, The Kinks, ‘Lola’ and No.1, Elvis Presley, ‘The Wonder Of You’, (his 16th UK No.1).

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

August 16, 1971

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.

August 16, 1972

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.

August 16, 1973

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.

August 16, 1974

August 16, 1975

Peter Gabriel announced that he was leaving Genesis. The group auditioned more than 400 singers during the next 18 months before deciding that Phil Collins, who had been the drummer for Genesis since 1970, could front the band.

Noon rehearsals were held each day for three days in preparation for the Vegas opening.

August 16, 1976

August 16, 1977

12:00 midnight: After his 10:30 pm dentist’s appointment is completed, Elvis and girlfriend Ginger Alden return to Graceland.

Elvis as he enters Graceland in his Stutz Blackhawk around 12:30 a.m. on August 16, 1977

2:15 am: Elvis calls his doctor to request more painkillers, ostensibly because of pain engendered by the dentist trip. Elvis’ stepbrother Ricky Stanley drives to the all-night pharmacy at Baptist Memorial Hospital and returns with six Dilaudid pills.

4:00 am: Elvis wakes up first cousin Billy Smith and his wife, Jo, to request they play a game of racquetball with him. Presley, as usual, plays the game while barely moving, and playfully attempts to hit Billy with the ball. In doing so, Elvis manages to hit himself with his racquet, bruising his leg. The game is called off.

4:30 am: Elvis moves to a nearby piano and performs two unidentified gospel numbers and “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain.”

5:00 am: Elvis decides to turn in early (for him), going up to his bedroom with Ginger. He takes one of the pre-packaged packets of pills created by his doctor for twice-daily use.

7:00 am: Elvis takes a second pack of pills.

8:00 am: Still unable to sleep, Elvis asks for a third packet, which is brought to him by his aunt, Delta Mae Biggs.

9:30 am: Elvis takes the book he’s been reading, Frank Adams’ The Scientific Search For The Face Of Jesus, and goes into his bathroom, “Don’t fall asleep in there,” she says, knowing his propensity to nod off.

“Okay, I won’t,” he says.

Ginger, who Elvis gave a Tylenol 3 tablet, drops back to sleep.

-at some point, Elvis had ice cream and cookies and more Pills, with his Aunt Delta likely being the last person to see him alive.

1:30 pm: Ginger awakens and sees Elvis is still gone. When knocking on the bathroom door produces no reply, she enters and finds his lifeless body on the floor in front of the toilet.

She calls downstairs for help and Nancy Rook, Graceland Maid answers and dispatches Elvis associates Al Strada and Joe Esposito, who arrive in the bathroom and they call the fire department. An ambulance is dispatched. Daughter Lisa Marie and father Vernon arrive in the bathroom, but Lisa Marie is quickly removed from the scene.

 

2:56 pm: Elvis Presley arrives at the Baptist Medical Center in Memphis.

3:00 pm: Elvis is pronounced dead.

4:00 pm: On the steps of Graceland, heartbroken father Vernon Presley tells the assembled reporters: “My son is dead.”

Vernon Presley Talks to the Media – August 16, 1977

His autopsy was performed at 7:00 p.m.  The death was announced as the autopsy was being carried out: The official coroner’s report listed “cardiac arrhythmia” as the cause of Presley’s death, (which only means the heart stopped and not why) but the real cause of death: a cocktail of ten prescribed drugs, taken together in doses no doctor should ever prescribe to a person with terminal illness, which Elvis did not have. The pills he took were for symptom management: pain and sleep mostly, nothing for an actual medical condition.

Romances: Ginger Alden

Also on Memphis Mafia duty during the final hours were Stepbrothers David E. Stanley and Rick Stanley. One delivered pill packs and the other was smoking pot with a pal in the pool table room, off the TV room.

 

The staff of television newsrooms considered Elvis’ death a late-breaking story. There was not enough time for TV reporters who had been sent to Memphis to file stories for the evening news. Executives had to decide quickly what film footage they could use from their files and where to place the story in relation to the other news of the day. NBC-TV not only rewrote their news lineup to lead off with the story of Elvis’ death, but the network also made immediate plans to delay The Tonight Show and put together a late-night news documentary. David Brinkley, a national news anchor for NBC at the time, opened his broadcast with three minutes devoted to Elvis’ sudden death. ABC-TV also decided to lead with the Presley story.

When they learned that NBC would be doing a late-night news special about the significance of Elvis Presley to American music, ABC announced that they would also air a half-hour documentary.

CBS did not follow suit, however. The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite, featuring the most respected man in broadcasting at that time, had led the news program ratings for more than a decade. CBS executives chose not to open the evening broadcast with the Presley story. Arbitron’s records indicate that when millions of viewers realized this they immediately switched the channel to another network.

The CBS decision not to lead with Elvis’ death gave the CBS Evening News its lowest ratings in years. (For the record, Roger Mudd was substituting for Walter Cronkite that evening.) CBS devoted only 70 seconds to its story on Elvis, placing it after a lengthy segment on the Panama Canal. The producer for that evening’s news was vehemently opposed to leading off with Elvis’ death, in spite of other members of the CBS programming staff suggesting it repeatedly. Interviewed later, the producer agreed that he was out of sync with the national consciousness. Two days later, CBS tried to save face by putting together a documentary on Elvis.

Elvis Presley dies – Aug 16, 1977 – HISTORY.com

The Death Of Elvis Presley : August 16, 1977 : Elvis Biography

Radio Luxembourg was the first radio station in Europe to announce Elvis’ death.At 11pm Mark Wesley reads the news and announces Elvis’ death, and then it’s the Tony Prince show. Prince, close to tears at times, devotes his entire show to Elvis, finishing at 3.45am.

elvis variety obit

The Wake and Aftermath

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1984

RCA Victor Records released the Elvis Presley single “Baby, Let’s Play House.”

the Producer was Joan Deary, who started at RCA the same year as Elvis, but she was a secretary then. In 1973, she recorded the Aloha Concert for RCA and she was the last RCA producer known to Elvis Presley.

1987

Cinemax-TV premiered “Elvis ’56.”

1994

Light Year Entertainment released a three-video boxed set entitled “Elvis – The Concert Collection.”

1997

Will Smith started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Men In Black’ taken from the film of the same name. The song won Smith a Grammy in 1997 for Best Rap Solo Performance.

Elvis Presley, via video, starred in “Elvis in Concert ’97.” Over thirty of his former TBC bandmates made appearances.

Elvis: The Concert – Wikipedia

On the 20th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death, over 30,000 fans descended on Memphis, Tennessee for a 10 minute mourning, circling his grave. A poll found that almost a third of the fans were keeping an eye out for him in the crowd.

2002

In Memphis, TN, Lisa Marie Presley introduced a recording of “Don’t Cry Daddy” The event was the last day of a 25th anniversary concert, the first of three Father/Daughter duets – following on the Hank Williams Sr/Jr and the Nat King and Nathalie Cole post-humus duets.

Elvis & June: A Love Story (2002) – IMDb

Released: The true story of Elvis’ first fiancee, June Juanico. This documentary featuries the oldest home movie of Elvis in a private setting…on vacation in Biloxi, Mississippi with June in the summer of 1956.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2011

Aug. 16, 1977 | Elvis Presley Dies – The New York Times

Thousands of silent mourners paid their respects to Elvis Presley at his gravesite at Graceland, on the 34th anniversary of his death. Flower arrangements and heart-shaped wreaths decorated the burial site as Presley’s music played softly in the background.

2012

Elvis Presley’s ex-wife and daughter address emotional vigil 

Elvis Presley Through the Years – Rolling Stone

2015

Ginger Alden’s husband passed away on August 16, 2015 | Elvis Articles

2016

August 16, 1977: Elvis Presley dies in Graceland bathroom

“My Brother Elvis” by David E. Stanley was published.

2017

THIS DATE IN HISTORY, Aug. 16: Marking deaths of Elvis, Babe Ruth

Elvis Presley left a lasting impact on Ann-Margret, says TCM host

Will we ever see hologram Elvis on stage? Never say never, Priscilla

15 of Elvis Presley’s great – and not so great – style moments

British GQ– Still stylish, however, and few men have worn sunglasses better than Presley. Getty Images. Leaving Philadelphia International Airport in 1974. The costumes are now a permanent fixture. Getty Images. Live onstage in 1975 in the Nassau Coliseum once again. The costumes are going full Liberace.

Elvis Remembered At RCA Studio B

Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley Lead Elvis Fans in Candlelight Vigil

Elvis Presley fans furious at being charged to visit his grave

Elvis’s death was a perfect example: The media doesn’t understand

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2018

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Our Daily Elvis for August 15, 2018

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Daily Elvis: August 15

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Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

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

1959

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

Speedway

August 15, 1968

Charro!

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

1987

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.

1992

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

2003

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’.”

2007

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

2011

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.”

2012

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.”

2017

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2018

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Our Daily Elvis for August 14, 2018

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Daily Elvis: August 14

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Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

, 1938

Vernon Presley in prison  ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

August 1952

Elvis worked at the Upholsterers Specialties Company.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

August 14, 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 14, 1955

Elvis attended Jim Ed and Maxine Brown’s parents 25th wedding anniversary party in Gladewater, Texas.

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

August 14, 1956

A Washington D.C. DJ, Bob Rickman, creates the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Elvis Presley. Much of the national coverage of the singer has been critical, as evidenced by the many headlines which refer to him as a hillbilly as well as being a threat to society.

Back in Memphis Elvis was spotted at a service station in his new Lincoln.

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

August 14, 1957

Elvis received a phone call from James Savery about plans for the Elvis Presley Youth Center in Tupelo. Elvis did a concert and raised $10,000 in funds and it was never built.

The Presleys lived at  Graceland,

The Military Service Disruption

 

August 14, 1958

Military Leave in Memphis: Gladys Presley died at 46, although her age was reported as 42 for many years. Elvis and Vernon at the hospital

 

While resting at his Graceland home after visiting his mother at a Memphis hospital, Elvis Presley receives a call from his father, telling him that his mother has passed away.

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

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

August 14, 1958 : The Death of Gladys Love Presley

August 14, 1959

At Owen Bradley’s Quonset Hut studio in Nashville, Johnny Cash, backed by the Anita Kerr Singers, recorded “The Rebel-Johnny Yuma,” “The Little Drummer Boy,” “I’ll Remember You,” “Lorena,” “The Ballad Of Boot Hill,” and “Remember The Alamo.”    Elvis Pal Nick Adams was tv’s Johnny Yuma on The Rebel.

Military Service in Germany, Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

August 14, 1960

Flaming Star 

August 14, 1961

Wanda Jackson‘s “Right Or Wrong” enters the Billboard Pop chart on its way to #29. She would follow it with the #27 hit, “In The Middle Of A Heartache” next November.

Rockabilly: Wanda Jackson

Follow That Dream Filming resumed in Hollywood.

August 14, 1962

Unhappy with drummer Pete Best’s role in The Beatles Brian Epstein and the other three members decided to sack him. Best played his last gig the following night at The Cavern, Liverpool. Ringo Starrwho was nearing the end of a three-month engagement with Rory Storm & the Hurricanes at a Butlin’s holiday camp received a telephone call from John Lennon, asking him to join The Beatles. Ringo gave Rory Storm three days notice and on August 18, appeared as a member of The Beatles for the first time. John Lennon later admitted to the group’s “cowardly” handling of the event.

August 14, 1963

Viva Las Vegas

Romances: Ann-Margaret

August 14, 1964

US singer Johnny Burnette was killed in a boating accident on Clear Lake California, aged 30. His unlit boat was struck by an unaware cabin cruiser, the impact threw him off the boat and he drowned. Burnette scored the 1961 US No.8 & UK No.3 single ‘Your Sixteen’.

Johnny Burnette – Wikipedia

The Johnny Burnette Trio – Rockabilly Legends

Johnny Burnette Mirrored Elvis – Geezer Music Club

August 14, 1965

At Studio 50 in New York City, the Beatles taped performances for CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” They did six songs: “I Feel Fine,” “I’m Down,” “Act Naturally,” “Ticket to Ride,” “Yesterday,” and “Help!” The tape aired on September 12, 1965 and marked their fourth appearance on the program.

Sonny & Cher started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I Got You Babe’. Sonny Bono is said to have been inspired to write the song to capitalize on the popularity of the term “babe,” as heard in Bob Dylan’ss ‘It Ain’t Me Babe’.

25 year old Charles Fizer of the R&B vocal group The Olympics was killed during the Watts Riots. The group reached the US Top 10 in 1958 with “Western Movies”.

The Elvis Presley EP “Tickle Me” hit #70 in the U.S.  Tickle Me used existing Elvis songs rather than new songs and RCA released 2 Extend Play singles, with the format falling out of favor. There were 2 EPs from for Tickle Me and in 2005, the movie got a full CD soundtrack with bonus tracks.

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Paradise, Hawaiian Style

August 14, 1966

London’s The Catholic Herald newspaper ran an editorial describing John Lennon’s recent “bigger than Jesus” remark as generally accurate but “arrogant.” Meanwhile, L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper of record, accepted the public apology Lennon made a few days earlier.

Little Anthony & The Imperials, The Shadows and The Castiles (with Bruce Springsteen on vocals) all appeared at the Surf ‘n See Club in Seabright New Jersey.

Double Trouble

August 14, 1967

All UK offshore pirate radio stations were closed down when the marine broadcasting act came into force. Radio Caroline continued to broadcast until March 68.

Speedway

August 14, 1968

Charro!

August 14, 1969

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

August 14, 1970

The first day of the three day UK Yorkshire Folk, Blues & Jazz Festival at Krumlin, Yorkshire took place featuring Atomic Rooster, Pink Floyd, (who didn’t appear after being fog bound at Paris Airport), The Kinks, Elton John, Mungo Jerry, Yes, Alan Price, Georgie Fame, Juicy Lucy, Pretty Things and The Groundhogs. Weekend tickets, £3.

Elvis Presley’s single “The Wonder Of You” was certified gold by the RIAA.

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

August 14, 1971

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows; Elvis complained he was coming down with the flu.

August 14, 1972

The date for the Elvis: Aloha From Hawaii concert is pushed back to January 1973, due to the upcoming release of Elvis: On Tour.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

August 14, 1973

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

August 14, 1974

Paul Anka‘s duet with Odia Coates, “You’re Having My Baby”, is awarded a Gold record despite its denouncement by feminists who object to the use of the word “my” as in “my baby”, not “our baby.” The record buying public feels differently as the song climbed to #1 in the US and #6 in the UK.

Elvis held three days of rehearsals at RCA’s Sunset Boulevard studio, running tonight from 7.00 [p.m. until 1.20 a.m. and continued on the next tow night from 9.00 p.m. till midnight.

August 14, 1975

August 14, 1976

Cliff Richard‘s biggest US hit, “Devil Woman” entered the Billboard Top 40 where it would reach #6. A huge star in his native UK, Richard achieved nine US Top 40 entries, including “We Don’t Talk Anymore” (#7 in 1979} and “Dreaming” (#10 in 1980).

August 14, 1977

Elvis and Ginger went motorcycling with cousin Billy and Jo Smith.

Romances: Ginger Alden

The Wake and Aftermath

1980

The Statue of Presley was unveiled in Elvis Presley Plaza in Memphis, TN. this statue was eventually moved inside the Memphis Welcome Centre

 

1981

The BBC recording of the Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana reached #1 on the UK album chart.

Judge Joseph Evans orders that Elvis’ estate does not have to make any more payments to Col. Tom Parker, ending his 36 year hold on much of the King’s finances.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2007

The DVD “Elvis Thru the Years” was released. The DVD presented the life of Elvis Presley through rare film footage, press conferences, behind-the-scenes feature, movie trailers, news clips, and comedy sketches to commemorate the 30-year anniversary of the Elvis’ death.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

 

2013

Michael Jackson’s former wife, 54-year-old Debbie Rowe testified in Los Angeles Superior Court that “Michael had a very low pain tolerance.” Giving evidence in a civil action filed by Katherine Jackson over her son’s death in 2009, Ms Rowe went on to say “Unfortunately, some of the doctors decided that when Michael was in pain, they would try to see who could give him the best pain killer.”

2014

Paul McCartney led the final event held at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park before it was to be torn down to make way for a housing, retail and entertainment development.

2015

Sammy Davis Jr. pendant among Elvis artifacts auctioned | The Seattle

Sammy Davis Jr pendant among 160 auctioned Elvis Presley items …

Elvis Presley gift to Sammy Davis Jr. sold for $40,000 at Graceland 

2016

Ringo Starr became the first Beatle to become a great grandfather when his granddaughter, Tatia Starkey, gave birth to Stone Zakamo Low. Tatia is the daughter of Ringo’s son Zak Starkey.

2017

Just days after Ted Nugent claimed that his involvement with National Rifle Association has played a part in keeping him out of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, double inductee David Crosby wrote on his Twitter account that Ted “just isn’t good enough.”

Collectors from around the world gathered at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee to bid on pieces of Elvis Presley for the 40th Anniversary Elvis Week commemoration, with 315 items sold in the August 12 auction selling for over $1.6 million.  All of the 315 items offered came from third-party collectors and not from the treasured Graceland Archives owned by Lisa Marie Presley.

What the Rise and Fall of Elvis Mean to America 40 Years After His Death

Featured Elvis Reference Site: Elvis Information NetworkELVIS WEEK 2017 – DAY 3– EIN exclusive report: ‘C’mon Everybody’ and watch out Memphis because Sanja Meegin, EIN’s roving reporter, is back in the Promised Land once again to give us all the inside scoops on Elvis Week 2017.

This is Sanja’s 18th visit to Memphis and Elvis Week, and today she checked out the alternate ELVIS Collectors’ Fairs getting time to meet up with Jimmy Velvet, Nancy Rook and Elvis photographer Keith Alverson along the way..

EIN is the only website with these exclusive Sanja Meegin Elvis Week 2017 reports, click here & don’t miss her great photos

 

2018

Aug 09, 2018 – Aug 18, 2018 – Elvis Week 2018 – Events – Graceland

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Hundreds of items with ties to Elvis Presley sold at auction

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Dear Readers

I began this blog on October 20, 2017

Daily Elvis: October 20

on this day, Elvis opened for Bill Haley and Pat Boone and stole the show, with the infamous Pied Piper of Cleveland a day in the life of  Disc Jockey – Bill Randal being filmed on this day in Elvis history.

 

I have gone around over  year, updating the original posts with a daily update this year

anyway, I am changing laptops and my web presence, so, if this is the last post on the daily elvis blog

I want to thank my readers and the Elvis websites and other music sites that I linked to in the daily posts

enjoy the compile, and feel free to share or re-compile.

The last elvis fan screamed at by the Memphis mafia

2007 Joe Esposito and Jerry Schilling (not in the photo) with your blogger Nina Tryggvason

ElvisWorld: The Bathroom Bullies

Col Thomas Parker

Sun Records: Marion Keisker

Superfan: Kay Wheeler

America’s son on SUN: Elvisworld

Elvis @ Louisiana Hayride

Elvis Presley: TV Star

Elvis Presley Movie Star

Christmas Specials: Radio and TV

From Rockabilly Sun to RCA’s Atomic Powered Singer

The Million Dollar Quartet Studio Jam

Sun to RCA: The Producers

From Rocksploitations to Rock Opera: The Movie Soundtrack

The Trials of Lenny Bruce vs Elvis Presley, Police Badge Collector

Elvis Presley Collections – The Major Sets

Internet Elvis: Rare and Obscure Songs

The Elvis Religion

Elvis Fan Feature: Olof Adams

Elvis Presley: Racism vs Sexism – a sexuality social cocktail

1987 – Memphis

The Science of Tipping and the Social Arts

ElvisWorld: Hound Dogs

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Steve Allen did not like getting hammered in the ratings by Milton Berle twice with Elvis as the guest.

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Steve Allen was an urbane northern big city wit and closet gay in the 50s.

He had Elvis just once and it was the tv low point of Elvis’ career.

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Steve Allen joked that it was Elvis’ first comeback, as if the Berle Show had been less than a stellar success with Elvis burlesquing Hound Dog.

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Allen’s smackdown of highlighting Elvis’ southern roots with the Hillybill Act that Imogene Cocoa and shamefully Andy Griffith took part in as well.

A Tuxedo’d Elvis just showed how freaking sexy he was and ultimately the joke was on Allen and all Elvis’ naysayers.

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Even standing almost still, just suggesting movement – made the girls …..

squirm and squeal in the theatre seats

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ElvisWorld: Cigars, Cigarettes, Weed?

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Elvis Presley smoked pot in the 1950s before it was illegal.

He did smoke cigarettes and often paid the photographers who caught him smoking for their film, because he struggled to be a good role model. He enjoyed cigars.

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Elvis Presley came from families that moonshined and drank. Several to their deaths. So he rarely drank, it is one of the things most positively said about him by his insiders.

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Booze is a depressant, it makes people maudlin and violent, Elvis had a few hard drinkers in his group – Charlie Hodge most noteably. His parties had booze, but Elvis mostly drank water, sodas, juice and milkshakes. The last meal he had was cookies and ice cream.

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Elvis Presley tried LSD one time and The Beatles smoked pot at Elvis’ house when they met him in 1964.

He did medical grade drugs ordered from the pharmacy manual obtained by doctor…

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Elvis Presley: the 68 Comeback – the Album that wasn’t supposed to be

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Steve Binder, the director of the Elvis special, was promised by Col Parker that there would be no soundtrack album. This was a one time tv event, like the TAMI Program Binder had directed in the early 60s.

It marks the return of Elvis to the live stage and performing his A Game – a revitalized studio period and then The Concert Years.

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This show aired on tv and blew the rating and put Elvis back on the Main Stage.

bootlegs of the un-released recordings circulated… until the dawn of home video and VHS and DVD deluxe box sets!

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One of the sit down shows was released on VHS.

It was funny to me that, at the time, The Beatles were “too good” for the CD format.

Yet. there was Elvis – an LP and CD release $5 difference in price, CDs cost more, but they had another 5 tracks…

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