Our Daily Elvis for August 17, 2018

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Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

 

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

 

August 17, 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 17, 1955

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

August 17, 1956

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

August 17, 1957

Actress Debbie Reynolds led the Cashbox chart with “Tammy”, featured in the movie Tammy and the Bachelor. The song would go on to earn a Gold Record and was the best selling single of the year. It was nominated for the 1957 Academy Award for Best Original Song, but lost to “All The Way” from the film The Joker Is Wild, which finished at #15 in total sales.

The Presleys lived at  Graceland,

 

The Military Service Disruption

 

August 17, 1958

Military Leave In Memphis – Elvis returned to his mother’s grave.

August 17, 1959

American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis released Kind of Blue which is regarded by many critics as jazz’s greatest record, Davis’s masterpiece, and one of the best albums of all time. Its influence on music, including jazz, rock, and classical genres, has led writers to also deem it one of the most influential albums ever recorded.

Although filming started for location shots for G.I. Blues, Elvis was forbidden to take part in the shooting. Elvis was visited in Bad Neuheim by Hal Wallis.

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

August 17, 1960

The Beatles began their first Hamburg engagement at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany, playing the first of 48 nights at the Club. The owner, Bruno Koschmider, asked The Beatles to “Mach Shau”, or really put on a show, which led to the band screaming, shouting, and leaping about the stage and sometimes playing lying on the floor. John Lennon once appeared wearing only his underwear and on another occasion, wearing a toilet seat around his neck. The Beatles lodged in a single room behind the screen of a nearby movie house.

Flaming Star 

August 17, 1961

Follow That Dream 

August 17, 1962

August 17, 1963

Viva Las Vegas

Romances: Ann-Margaret

August 17, 1964

In Scotland, Glasgow council announced that all male swimmers with Beatles-style haircuts would have to wear bathing caps because hair from “Beatle-cuts” was clogging the filters of city pools. Showing how pathetic that the powers that would be, really are.

Elvis had a private meeting with the Colonel about Larry Geller.

Tickle Me

August 17, 1965

Paradise, Hawaiian Style

August 17, 1966

During a press conference in Toronto where The Beatles were scheduled to play that night, the group created more controversy by siding with American “draft dodgers” who chose to move to Toronto instead of staying in the U.S. where they could be drafted into the military to fight in Vietnam.

Double Trouble

August 17, 1967

Speedway

August 17, 1968

The Doors started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with Waiting For The Sun. The group’s third album spawned their second US No.1 single, ‘Hello, I Love You’. After charges of plagiarism, UK courts would rule that the tune was lifted from The Kinks‘ “All Day and All of the Night” and British royalties would go to Ray Davies.

Charro!

August 17, 1969

On the final day of the three-day Woodstock festival in Bethel, New York, there were performances by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, the Who, Jimi Hendrix, Ten Years After, John Sebastian, Sha Na Na, Joe Cocker, Country Joe and the Fish, the Band, Ten Years After, Johnny Winter and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.

Elvis Presley’s TV special was re-broadcasted on NBC-TV. The song “Blue Christmas” was edited out and replaced with “Tiger Man.”

Elvis in Vegas, shown in an autograph hotel lobby session with fans.

Elvis in the lobby of the International Hotel on August 17 when Elvis came for an autograph session.

Elvis Presley : Las Vegas : August 17, 1969

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

August 17, 1970

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

August 17, 1971

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

August 17, 1972

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

August 17, 1973

Paul Williams of The Temptations died of a self inflicted gunshot wound at the age of 34. Williams had left the Temps in 1971 because of poor health, although he continued to supervise their choreography. At the time of his death, he owed $80,000 in taxes and his celebrity boutique business had failed.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

August 17, 1974

Eric Clapton started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 461 Ocean Boulevard, a No.3 hit in the UK. The house featured on the album cover is 461 Ocean Boulevard in the town of Golden Beach, Florida near Miami where Clapton lived while making the album.

Nottingham England’s Paper Lace had Billboard’s top tune with a song about a gangster shootout called “The Night Chicago Died”. After the song became a hit, the band’s manager contacted Chicago’s mayor Richard Daley, hoping for a civic reception. What they got instead was ‘a rather rude letter’, ending in …are you nuts?’ Adding to the band’s woes, they were forbidden to perform the song ‘live’ in America at the height of its popularity because of contract issues.

August 17, 1975

August 17, 1976

A fanzine called Sniffin’ Glue, which chronicled of the early days of British Punk Rock, is first published in the UK. Although initial issues only sold about 50 copies, circulation soon increased to 15,000. Fearing absorption into the mainstream music press, publisher Mark Perry would cease operations in September ’77.

August 17, 1977

U.S. President Jimmy Carter issued a statement saying, in part, “Elvis Presley’s death deprives our country of a part of itself. He was unique and irreplaceable. More than 20 years ago, he burst upon the scene with an impact that was unprecedented and will probably never be equaled. His music and his personality, fusing the styles of white country and black rhythm and blues, permanently changed the face of American popular culture. His following was immense and he was a symbol to people the world over, of the vitality, rebelliousness and good humor of his country.”

From the archive, 17 August 1977: Elvis Presley dies

Florists Transworld Delivery (FTD) reported that the number of orders in one day for flowers to be delivered to Graceland had surpassed the total for any other event in the company’s history.

From The Washington Post, Aug. 17, 1977:

Elvis Presley, who revolutionized American popular music with his earthy singing style and became a hero to two generations of rock ‘n’ roll fans, died yesterday in Memphis, Tenn. He was 42. Continued

Elvis’ body was moved to Graceland for Family and Then Public Viewing, Elvis cousin Bill Mann took the infamous Coffin Photo for the National Enquirer, owned by Rupert Murdoch, who was also the publisher of the Bodyguard book, Elvis What Happened.

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Elvis planned concert, cancelled.

 

Memphis was in a heat wave, and many fans were overcome.

At Graceland:

Vernon and Lisa Marie

Grandmother Minnie Mae “Dodger” Presley

Vernon’s Sister – Delta

Romances: Priscilla

His Ex-wife

Romances: Linda Thompson

His Ex-Girlfriend

Romances: Ginger Alden

His Fiance/Last Girlfriend

The Wake and Aftermath

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1990

Wild at Heart is released in North America – Nicolas Cage does his best Elvis.

1991

Nirvana shot the video for ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ at GMT Studios in Culver City, California, costing less than $50,000 to make, the shoot features real Nirvana fans as the audience. The video won Nirvana the Best New Artist and Best Alternative Group awards at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards, and in 2000 the Guinness World Records named ‘Teen Spirit’ the Most Played Video on MTV Europe.

The Elvis Presley single “Are You Lonesome Tonight (The Laughing Version)” hit #68 in the U.K.

1992

Despite once being listed in the Guinness Book as the world’s highest paid entertainer, Wayne Newton files for bankruptcy, claiming he owes $20 million.

1993

Police in Los Angeles began an inquiry into child abuse allegations against Michael Jackson. The investigation began after the son of a Beverly Hills dentist told his therapist that Jackson sexually abused him. Jackson’s security staff claimed the allegations followed a failed attempt to blackmail the singer for 20 million dollars. Although no criminal charges were ever laid, lawyers for the 13 year-old filed a civil suit a month later claiming damages for sexual battery, seduction and other allegations. The suit was settled out of court in January 1994 for somewhere between $5 to $24 million.

1995

The rights to the Rolling Stones’ 1981 hit “Start Me Up” were purchased by Microsoft to use as the theme for their upcoming Windows 95 ad campaign.

1997

A pair of Elvis Presley’s black underwear was stolen from the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum in Los Angeles.

1999

Led Zeppelin topped a chart of Britain’s most bootlegged musicians, compiled by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), after identifying 384 bootleg titles featuring Led Zeppelin performances. The bootleg chart was complied from the BPI’s archive of some 10,000 recordings seized over the past 25 years. The Beatles came in second with 320 entries, other acts listed included The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Pink Floyd.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2006

The Jerry Schilling book “Me and a Guy Named Elvis: My Lifelong Friendship with Elvis Presley” was released.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2017

Incredible 431-week Billboard streak: Drake has had at least 1 song on the Hot 100 every week for more than 8 years, starting in 2009.

40 years after his death, Elvis Presley held down the #2 spot on the UK’s Official Albums Chart with “50 Greatest Hits”. It was his 52nd UK Top Ten album. Glen Campbell‘s final studio LP, “Adios” came in at #3 a week after he passed away.

The Elvis Candlelight Vigil 2017 drew an estimated crowd of 50,000 to 60,000 people last night to Graceland, about 15,000 fewer than five years ago.

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ELVIS WEEK 2017 – DAY 6– 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.

Yesterday Sanja spent the whole evening at the Candlelit Vigil and Meditation Gardens on a emotional summer’s night. It was all the more emotional with Lisa Marie plus her children and Priscilla being there to say a special Thank You to all the fans.

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

Fans mark 41st anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death

Las Vegas Review-JournalAug. 16, 2018
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Fans of Elvis Presley are holding flickering candles and walking quietly past the grave of the rock n’ roll pioneer on the 41st …

Elvis Week: Candlelight Vigil

The Commercial AppealAug. 15, 2018
August 14, 2018 – Elvis Presley fans light their candles before walking to PresleyÕs gravesite during the nighttime vigil. The event took place …

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ElvisWorld: The Bathroom Bullies

Elvis World by Stern Jane Michael – AbeBooks

one of the more interesting Elvis books that was published was ElvisWorld by Jane and Michael Stern.

It was gold and lavish and filled with all kinds of Elvis trivia and photographs of elvis related items

but the most surprising was the photo of one of the school bullies that threatened to cut Elvis’ hair and resulted in Red West protecting Elvis in the bathroom, one of the more dangerous places, along with the gym change room in schools.

 

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Our Daily Elvis for August 4, 2018

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Daily Elvis August 4

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1901

Born on this day, Louis Armstrong, singer, bandleader, trumpet. Had many hits including the 1964 US No.1 ‘Hello Dolly!’, 1968 UK No.1 ‘What A Wonderful World’ plus ‘When The Saints Go Marching In’, ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’, and ‘We Have All the Time in the World.’ Died 6th July 1971.

1927

At the Taylor Christian Hat Factory in Bristol, Tennessee, Jimmie Rodgers, later revered as “The Father of Country Music,” made his first recordings, “The Soldier’s Sweetheart” and “Sleep, Baby, Sleep.” Three days earlier, the Carter Family – Sara, Alvin Pleasant ‘A.P.,’ and Maybelle – made their first recordings, “Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow,” “Little Log Cabin By The Sea,” “The Poor Orphan Child,” and “The Storms Are On The Ocean,” at the same location.

 

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

August 1952

Elvis worked at the Upholsterers Specialties Company.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

August 4, 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 4, 1955

Elvis performed at the Municipal (Muny) Hall Auditorium , Camden, Arkansas at 7.00 and 9.30 p.m.

Other acts were Webb Pierce, consistently voted the nations’ number one star of Country music, Red Sovine, a Decca Record artist, formerly of KWKH in Shreveport, Bud Deckleman, MGM recording star, Charlie Feathers also of SUN Records, and Miss Wanda Jackson Oklahoma City’s contribution to Folk Music.

Scotty Moore – Municipal (Muny) Hall – Camden, AR

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

August 4, 1956

The Platters score their second Billboard #1 with their version of “My Prayer”. The song was originally a French tune written in 1926 by Georges Boulanger called “Avant de Mourir” that had English lyrics added in 1939. Both Glenn Miller and The Ink Spots had hits with it that year.

 

Car shopping for a Lincoln in Miami on August 4, 1956

 

 

Elvis performed at the The Olympia Theater , Miami at 1.30, 3.30, 7.00 and 9.00 p.m.



Press Scimitar photo courtesy Brian Petersen‘s “The Atomic Powered Singer”

The other acts were Frank Connors, Phil Maraquin, Nancy Ford, The Jordanaires, and The Headliners


Scotty and Elvis onstage at the Olympia – Aug 4, 1956


Elvis onstage at the Olympia – Aug 4, 1956

Elvis Presley Concert Setlist at Olympia Theater, Miami on August 4 

Let´s Keep the 50´s Spirit Alive!: August 4, 1956 – Elvis Presley

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

August 4, 1957

The Everly Brothers make their second appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show and perform their upcoming release, “Wake Up Little Susie”, a song which would be banned from some radio stations because it was about two teenagers who accidentally fell asleep together. The Everly Brothers also sang “Bye Bye Love” during their second appearance on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show,” guest-hosted by Dan Dailey. Frankie Lymon, the Kirby Stone Four and Jay Lawrence also performed on the program.

The Presleys lived at  Graceland,

The Military Service Disruption

 

August 4, 1958

Billboard magazine changed the name of its weekly music chart from the Top 100 to the Hot 100. Their first number one was “Poor Little Fool” by Ricky Nelson, his sixth hit record in the US.

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 4, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

August 4, 1960

Flaming Star  Elvis was fitted with contact lenses to change his blue eyes to brown for his role as Pacer Burton for his role in Flaming Star. In the end he kept his own blue eyes; being Elvis doing a movie, rather than an actor as a film character. 

Elvis Presley – Flaming Star wardrobe test – August 10, 1960

August 4, 1961

Follow That Dream 

August 4, 1962

The Rolling Stones played the first of 22 weekly shows at Ealing Jazz Club in Ealing, London. They were known as The Rollin’ Stones during this period.

August 4, 1963

UK music weekly The NME reported that The Beatles could score their first US hit with ‘From Me To You’ as the single was ‘bubbling under’ on the charts at No.116.

The Beatles appeared at the Queen’s Theatre in Blackpool. So many fans crowded around the theatre, blocking every entrance, that The Beatles had to go through a construction area, up and across some scaffolding to the roof of the theatre, from where they were lowered through a trap door.

Viva Las Vegas

August 4, 1964

Girl Happy 

August 4, 1965

Elvis worked from 7.00 to 10.30 p.m. and completed the soundtrack of Paradise, Hawaiian Style 

Paradise, Hawaiian Style | Elvis Presley Official Web Site

August 4, 1966

John Lennon’s comment that The Beatles were “more popular than Jesus Christ” was re-printed in an American teen magazine called Datebook and was widely reported in North America. The statement, made to London Evening Standard journalist Maureen Cleave several months earlier, caused a public outcry in the US and led to mass destruction of Beatle records. Thirty five radio stations banned all Beatles songs and even the Ku Klux Klan made threats against the group. What Lennon actually said was “Christianity will go. It will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn’t argue about that, I’m right and I will be proved right. We’re more popular than Jesus Christ now; I don’t know which will go first, rock ‘n roll or Christianity. Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It’s them twisting it that ruins it for me.”

A ban on the broadcast of Beatles records in South Africa and on some U.S. radio stations went into effect in response to John Lennon saying the band was more popular than Jesus. The South African Broadcasting Corporation’s ban on Beatles records lasted for five years, until after the group had disbanded, but continued in subsequent years on John Lennon’s solo recordings.

Double Trouble

August 4, 1967

A female Monkees fan stowed away on the bands plane between shows in Minneapolis and St Louis. The girl’s father threatened to bring charges for transporting a minor across state lines.

Pink Floyd released their debut album The Piper At the Gates of Dawn on which most songs were penned by Syd Barrett. In subsequent years, the record has been recognised as one of the seminal psychedelic rock albums of the 1960s. When reviewed, by the two main UK music papers in the UK, Record Mirror and NME both gave the album four stars out of five. The album which was recorded at Abbey Road studios, London during the same time that The Beatles were recording Sgt. Pepper peaked at No.6 on the UK album chart and failed to chart in the US.

Speedway

August 4, 1968

The second day of the two day Newport Pop Festival took place in Costa Mesa, California with Blue Cheer, Eric Burdon & The Animals, Grateful Dead, Illinois Speed Press, Iron Butterfly, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service and The Byrds. Over 100,000 fans attended the festival.

Charro!

August 4, 1969

Lot Detail – 1969 Elvis Presley Handwritten Signed Letter to Gary Pepper

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

August 4, 1970

The rehearsals for the filming of That’s The Way It Is started today and went on the following three days, with the singers scheduled at 1.00 p.m. and the entire group at 7.00 p.m.

August 4, 1972

 Elvis performed at the Showroom, Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, which was the opening night of this engagement.

August 4, 1976

Elvis performed at the Cumberland County Memorial Auditorium, Fayetteville, North Carolina.

August 4, 1977

Elvis What Happened? Was published.

Elvis upstairs at Graceland to the balance of the month

The Wake and Aftermath

1979

The film “Rock & Roll High School” starring the Ramones premiered in New York, NY.

1980

After a five year hiatus, John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin recording their album “Double Fantasy” at New York’s Hit Factory Studio. The LP would go to number one in the US after its release in November, less than a month before Lennon was gunned down outside his New York apartment. “Double Fantasy” received the 1981 Grammy Award for Album of the Ye

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1984

Prince started a 24 week run at the top of the US album charts with ‘Purple Rain’. His sixth studio album which features the hits ‘When Doves Cry’ and ‘Let’s Go Crazy’, as well as the title track has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, becoming the seventh best-selling soundtrack album of all time.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2018

It’s now or never: Elvis back for one night only

The Guardian– Now, 50 years on, Elvis Presley’s famed 1968 TV concert is getting a big-screen reboot, showing at 250 cinemas throughout Britain next week.

 

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Our Daily Elvis for May 12, 2018

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Daily Elvis: May 12

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Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

1951

The number one record on America’s R&B chart was a song called “Rocket 88” by Jackie Brenston And His Delta Cats – whe were actually Ike Turner And His Kings of Rhythm. “Rocket 88” is a first rock record contender, the the strings/horns are not guitars/drums.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

May 12, 1955

Hank Snow’s All Star Jamboree” was booked to play, featuring country acts Faron Young, the Wilburn Brothers and Mother Maybelle Carter and the Carter sisters.  Other artists appearing on the Jamboree were Jimmy Rodgers Snow (Hank’s son), Slim Whitman, The Davis sisters, Martha Carson and Elvis, Scotty and Bill who had only recently began touring with them.

Elvis flew to Minneapolis. He and the band didn’t stay at the same hotel.

Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Baseball Park  (renamed Wolfson Park)

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

May 12, 1956

Elvis Presley’s single “Heartbreak Hotel” hit #15 in the U.K.

Elvis Presley released “I Want You, I Need You, I Love You.” The more than 300,000 pre-orders for the single constituted the greatest number in RCA Victor’s history,  reaching No. 3 on the Billboard Top 100 popular music singles chart, and scoring No. 1 on the country music chart.

Letter to the editor : Las Vegas SUN : May 12, 1956

May 12, 1957

Jailhouse Rock pre-production

Elvis had a date with Anne Neyland, who had a minor part in the Jailhouse Rock Film Co-star Judy Tyler was married, so the Publicity Showmance fell to Starlette Neyland

The Military Service Disruption

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

May 12, 1960

Frank Sinatra’s Welcome Home Party For Elvis Presley is broadcast on ABC-TV.  For a fee of $125,000, Elvis sang “Stuck On You” and “Fame And Fortune” his now released current single – of which these performances were recorded prior to the single.

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Elvis attended a kenpo karate demonstration at the Beverly Hills Hotel, where he also met the instructor, Ed Parker.

May 12, 1965

The Rolling Stones recorded ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ at RCA Hollywood studios. Keith Richards had come up with the guitar riff in the middle of the night a week earlier. It gave the band their first number 1 single in the US.

Wilson Pickett recored the soul classic ‘In the Midnight Hour’ with studio musicians Steve Cropper and Al Jackson of the Stax Records house band, including bassist Donald “Duck” Dunn. The song was composed by Pickett and Steve Cropper at the historic Lorraine Motel in Memphis where Martin Luther King, Jr. would later be assassinated in April 1968.

Elvis went to Radio Recorders for the soundtrack sessions of Frankie and Johnny. He was there from 7.00 p.m. to 4.00 a.m. However, Elvis was not in the right mood to record so only instrumental tracks were cut.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

1971

May 12, 1971

Jerry Lee Lewis was granted a divorce from his cousin Myra.

Elvis went to the Self Realization Center with Sir Gerald.

May, 1978 – “Now It Can Be Told…” as told by his chaueffer,”Sir” Gerald Peters
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May 12, 1973

Led Zeppelin started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with their fifth album Houses Of The Holy. The group’s third US No.1 album went on to spend 39 weeks on the US chart. Houses Of The Holy has now been certified 11 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 11 million copies.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Tahoe Shows

May 12, 1974

Elvis performed at the Selland Arena, Fresno, California at 3.00 p.m.

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The Wake and Aftermath

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1984
Lionel Richie started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Hello’ his second US solo No.1, also a No.1 in the UK
May 12, 1990
TV show “Good Rockin Tonight” aired episode 9 – Bodyguards.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003
In London, Lisa Marie Presley performed at a nightclub. She performed songs from her debut album “To Whom It May Concern.”

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2017

Tickets On Sale Now For Elvis Presley ‘The Wonder Of You’ European …

ELVIS in Concert Live on Screen : GEALive

2018

Elvis Presley’s DIAMOND-STUDDED watch worth £74000 goes up for

Elvis Presley’s Diamond-Encrusted Omega Watch To Be Auctioned Off

Rita Moreno dishes: Marlon Brando was a MUCH better lover than Elvis.

 

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1960

Frank Sinatra’s Welcome Home Party For Elvis Presley is broadcast on ABC-TV.

Elvis then did a duet with Sinatra, with Elvis singing “Witchcraft” and Sinatra “Love Me Tender”.

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The show had an opening group song, then everyone had an act and then Elvis and Frank sang.

Nancy Sinatra, Peter Lawford and Sammy Davis Jr also performed

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Ratings for the show were through the roof at 41.5 percent but Billboard magazine later said “Although Elvis became a Sargeant in the Army, as a singer, he never left the awkward squad.” The show marked Presley’s last TV appearance for eight years.

 

The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: Welcome Home Elvis – Wikipedia

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http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

http://www.elvisrecordings.com/  Master and Sessions

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

Elvis History Blog

 

Our Daily Elvis for April 2, 2018

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Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

 

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

Elvis performed at  the City Auditorium, Houston, Texas, which was remotely broadcast by the Louisiana Hayride. The show included  Slim Whitman, Hoot and Curley, Johnny Horton, Tibby Edwards and Floyd Cramer.
Over 2,000 people were turned away for this performance and Elvis and Slim Whitman both tore the house down.
Elvis on stage in Houston ( Texas ) in april 2, 1955

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis Presley played before a combined audience of 23,000 people in two concerts at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. The second of the concerts, for 15,000 fans, was the largest audience Elvis had faced to date. Presley performed formally outside the U.S. only four times in his career – these two concerts in Toronto, another the following night in Ottawa, and one in Vancouver later in 1957.

CHUM DJ Josh King introducing Elvis at Maple Leaf Gardens  – Apr. 2, 1957

The Military Service Disruption

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. arrived in Birmingham, Alabama, to join the city’s leading civil rights activist, the Rev. Frederick Lee Shuttlesworth, in leading a massive desegregation campaign.
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Elvis and Priscilla were spotted in the Chenault’s parking lot by a reporter.
Chenault’s parking spot in Memphis, down at 1400 Bellevue (which is now EP Blvd) TN. Elvis was talking to a reporter after he got back (the day before) from the West Coast where he just had finished up filming “Fun In Acapulco”.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

1977

Elvis Presley’s single “Moody Blue” hit #6 in the U.K.

The Wake and Aftermath

1978

“Dallas,” starring Larry Hagman, Barbara Bel Geddes, Jim Davis, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Victoria Principal, and Charlene Tilton, began its 14-season run on CBS-TV. Priscilla Presley would eventually join the cast.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1996

A revival of the 1970’s musical “Elvis” opened in London. Timothy Whitnall played the 1960’s Elvis and P.J. Proby played Elvis in the later years. The show, which runs April 2-July 20, with preview shows from March 19.

2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2014

Four people, including the gunman, were killed and sixteen others were injured during a shooting spree on the Fort Hood military base near Killeen, Texas. The perpetrator was U.S. Army Specialist 4th Class Ivan A. Lopez-Lopez, a veteran of the war in Iraq, who had been undergoing psychiatric treatment for depression and was allegedly distraught over the deaths of two family members and financial issues.

Elvis was at Fort Hood for 6 months for basic training in 1958.

2017

City Of Ottawa Proclaims “Elvis Presley Day” – Jewel 98.5 Ottawa

2018

10 Best TV Shows to See in April: ‘Westworld,’ Elvis and Jesus

Daily Highlight for 2018

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Elvis was promoted by Ed Parker to the 6th degree black belt in his International Kenpo Karate Association.

Reference Sites:

http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

http://www.elvisrecordings.com/  Master and Sessions

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

Elvis History Blog

 

Elvis Presley: Racism vs Sexism – a sexuality social cocktail

During his childhood, he was literally the last white house on the bad white street on the wrong side of town.

so, every morning, when he step outside of his particular square shack divided into two rooms, each with an outhouse in back.

if he turned one way, it was the next white kid to play with

and if he turned the other, it was the first black kid on the next block

he had pals on both sides

his early childhood was not segregated at home, only at the school he went to, he crushed on every girl to the point that there was a schoolyard taunt guaranteed to make a girl cry – “elvis likes you”

ElvisWorld: The Memphis Mafia origins

and, in the 1970s, Elvis did actually date a black woman, he knew the public would never accept it so it was short and sweet; and the book that I read that in was written by Nancy Rook, a Graceland maid – so first hand source.

Now, the Lisa Marie and Jackson marriage, I have to say was actually legitimate romantically.

Sweet Inspirations Myrna Smith took Lisa Marie to see the Jackson 5 perform in Vegas in the 1970s.

Lisa Marie apparently told Myrna that she would marry Micheal Jackson and she told Lisa Marie, then 5 years old, that that was never gonna happen.

Myrna also dated one of Elvis’ MM Guys – Jerry Schilling.

that was in his inner circle – and even more

Surreal Memories: Elvis’ Memphis Mafia

Elvis used to hire Issac Hayes in his bar band era for his new year eve parties and he regularly helped people make contacts in the music and movie industry.

there is amazing film of Elvis meeting Roy Hamilton in 1969 – too bad there’s no sound! at the american sound studio

Elvis gave Roy one of the songs he was going to do – Angeline – and that turned out to be Hamilton’s last single.

Elvis imitated that which he held in esteem, he did not cynically copy for cash. that was why he was such a threat to the American status quo in 1950s post war economic boom of teens with cash and time – and it was big that he sang “black songs”, it was subversive because he sang black WOMEN’s songs.

Mama Thorton sang Hound Dog about her cheating man

Elvis, the cheating man, blamed the dog he was emulating, sang Hound Dog.

they were really a duet, dueling pov’s of nuance, part of the courtship dance of songs in the tradition of call and answer.

hit records often spawned novelty wanna be response songs.

Elvis the Pelvis was the fear of what he was doing to the white women.

Sinatra made them swoon, Elvis conducted orgy revivals in the 1950s,

The Blue Hawaii movie, the template of the Presley Picture.

I like to think of Elvis’s 1960s as doing world music before that became genre in the 1990s .

Elvis did hawaiian/calypso and latin bossa nova and european folk tunes into the middle 1960s and then at the end, he did some mild psychelic – Edge of Reality is a drug trip song from Easy Come Easy Go, and EuroDisco – City by Night from Double Trouble.

In the 1970s, he was all power ballads and swamp stadium rock on tour doing his Vegas Cabaret. He didn’t tour the world, the world came to Vegas to see Elvis.

I was re-watching the Elvis That’s the Way it Is new all Elvis version – and I think while a concert documentary is a good thing, that original version’s segment of the British Fan club made it documentary about the impact of Elvis and was explaining fandom, not Elvis, who was the ticket seller.

anyway, in the new version, there’s more concert footage and in one song Elvis is working the stage, doing the kisses

and women he kisses, men he shakes hands

and then, after a few women, he bends down to kiss the guy, who does not even react and there’s a audience laugh before Elvis shakes the guy’s hand. the band never breaks and Elvis doesn’t either

but it was an odd moment.

and most of all, there’s actual video on youtube of Elvis and Charlie Hodge with Elvis singing Are you lonesome tonight and Hodge is doing stereotype mincing routine, making Elvis laugh and flub the song, in the Elvis bootleg world, it’s even refered to as “Lonesome Tonight The Gay Version” – although Elvis does not change the lyrics.

it seems more like an in joke being played on the audience, rather than homophobic joke the audience is in on.

and that was from the era where fans had to sneak in rolls of film and camera which was often in 2 parts and heavy to carry and clunky to hide.

in any case Jailhouse Rock was the first gay #1 rock n roll song.

Jails were not coed, the writers wrote it to see if Elvis would reject it, they didn’t want to write for him until his Hound Dog disc cheques cleared.

Elvis delivered the song with the same searing sexuality as all his other teenage heavy petting 1950s songs

Walking in Memphis: Cher as Elvis!

Elvis was too pretty to be straight; while he was enlightened about ethnicity, he was sexist about women.

 

also, I believe that Elvis Presley was bisexual. His relationship with Nick Adams as an example

Book Review: Rebel & The King Expanded

but also his Memphis Mafia guys – all more masculine than Elvis

Elvis was in control of the access to women, which was why the MM guys flocked to him, for the overflow and pulling power. And, there are all the Memphis Mafia tell all books, with the obligatory orgy party scenes, Elvis as sexual conductor; and each of them saying that there was more, that they would take to their graves.

Bisexual is pretty much the only thing not officially printed, but so long published that in the 1950s, Mexico had a riot at movie theatre to protest King Creole on the basis of Elvis being homosexual as well as a false quotation about Elvis being racist towards Mexican and Black People. Which is as false as the shoe shine quote.

ElvisWorld: Memphis Police

Elvis the metrosexual fashionista

Elvis was metrosexual; but was he Bisexual?

Elvis Presley & Mexico: Rumors of Racism & the King of Rock’s …

Elvis Presley ‘Shine My Shoes’ Remark – Snopes.com

Cultural impact of Elvis Presley – Wikipedia

How Did Elvis Get Turned Into a Racist? – The New York Times

Elvis Presley and Racism | The Ultimate, Definitive Guide | Elvis …

The definitive truth about Elvis Presley and racism according to B.B. …

Superfans: The Lewis Family

Elvis with Donna Lewis at Graceland, She wrote three books (“Hurry Home Elvis”) made from volumes of her diaries during that time. Volume I deals with 1962-1966, Volume II with 1967-1968 and Volume III is about 1969-1977. Donna’s diaries offer a great day-by-day account of Elvis’ semi-public comings and goings, during the time he resided in Memphis.

Title: “Hurry home, Elvis”: Donna Lewis’ diaries: 9780965508636 …

Hurry Home Elvis: Donna Lewis Diaries, 1962-1966 – Donna Lewis

Elvis Book Review – David Neale

Her parents were Elvis fans and they moved to Memphis, they ended up on the fringe of the Elvis Circle:

Friday, July 20, 1962 Donna Lewis, her mom, and Elvis at the Memphis Fairgrounds:

Elvis and Donna – 1969