Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis
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The Updated for 2018 are:
- Added the Elvis Era Headers to the post, and
- the following updates to the original Daily Elvis Post:
1949 – 1977
The Sun Records Rockabilly Era
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
A 31-year-old woman named Gogi Grant knocked Elvis out of Billboard’s number one spot with a song called “The Wayward Wind”. It was a tune that she recorded almost as an after thought, with just fifteen minutes of studio time remaining. Six weeks later, Elvis would be back on top with “I Want You, I Need You, I Love You”
Elvis Presley’s single “Blue Suede Shoes” hit #9 in the U.K. whereas it peaked at 20 in the USA, and certified gold in 1999. Elvis recorded it twice – his mono Perkins cover and a stereo soundtrack version for GI Blues.
“I Want You, I Love You” hit #31 in the U.S. second No. 1 single on the country music charts, and peaking at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 100 popular music singles chart – The single was a rare spliced take, Steve Sholes took parts of two takes he liked (takes 14 and 17), cut and spliced them together to create a take worthy of release. His cuts were so seamless, nobody at RCA Victor could tell it wasn’t from a single take.
Elvis went to a local TV host Wink Martindale’s Dance Party to promote his charity show at Russwood Park in Memphis, July 4.
Elvis announced that the door prize will be his diamond initial ring.
Elvis and coke a cola
The Military Service Disruption
June 16, 1958
Doris Day released “Everybody Loves A Lover,” which became the last of her 20 Top 10 singles (six of them as a featured vocalist with the Les Brown band).
a June 16, 1958, article in Billboard, the plan was to sell the tags, priced at $1, at department stores, theaters, drugstores, and record stores beginning on July 7 to coincide with the opening of Elvis’s new movie,King Creole.
Military service Fort Hood in Texas. Advanced Tank Training.
June 16, 1959
Elvis on military leave in Paris with Lamar, Rex and Charlie Hodge.
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
June 16, 1962
The Konrads (featuring Dave Jay later to become David Bowie) made their live debut when they played at Bromley Technical School in Kent, England.
The Isley brothers charted with “Twist & Shout,” reaching #2 R&B and #17 pop. The song was originally recorded by the Top Notes on Atlantic in 1961, then by the Isley Brothers who recorded the song before The Beatles.
The Elvis Presley EP “Follow That Dream” hit #15 in the U.S. The extended play record was the number-one EP in the UK for 20 weeks. It was simultaneously certified Gold and Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Americaon March 27, 1992.
June 16, 1965
ABC-TV’s “Shindig!” featured performances by the Everly Brothers, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, Gerry & the Pacemakers, and Dick & Dee Dee.
Herman’s Hermits were awarded their first Gold record for “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter”. The song was originally an album cut that got so much air play in the US, MGM Records released it as a single.
Bob Dylan recorded ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City, in the sessions for the forthcoming ‘Highway 61 Revisited’ album. Session musicians included Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper, whose Hammond organ on ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ became one of rock’s most recognizable sounds.
Frankie and Johnny
June 16, 1966
The Beatles made a surprise live appearance on the UK television program Top Of The Pops performing ‘Paperback Writer’ and ‘Rain’. It became The Beatles’ last live musical television appearance, with the sole exception of the June 1967 worldwide transmission of ‘All You Need Is Love’.
June 16, 1967
The original Kingston Trio gave their final concert, although other editions of the popular vocal group would continue well into the new millennium.
The three day Monterey Pop Festival in California began. All the proceeds went to charity when all the artists agreed to perform for free, the ‘Summer of Love’ was born. The festival saw many of the leading Rock acts of the time appeared, and the first major US appearances: Otis Redding, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Simon and Garfunkel, Canned Heat, The Mamas and The Papas, The Grateful Dead, Eric Burdon and The Animals, The Association, Booker T. and The MGs, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, The Byrds, David Crosby and Steve Miller. John Phillips of The Mamas and The Papas would later write, “San Francisco” (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair) about the festival, which became a big hit for Scott McKenzie later in the year.
June 16, 1969
On his way back to Memphis Elvis made a stop in Vegas.
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
June 16, 1970
The sponsors of the original Woodstock Festival announce that they lost more than $1.2 million on the actual concert. They would eventually profit from the sale of the Woodstock sound track and related memorabilia.
Mungo Jerry were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘In The Summertime’. It went on to become the best selling UK single of 1970 spending seven weeks at No.1 and was a hit in 26 other countries. The UK release was a maxi-single playing at 33 rpm, (whereas singles generally played at 45 rpm).
June 16, 1971
“Love Letters from Elvis” released – it would reach only #53 on the US Billboard Singles chart. It was Elvis’s lowest chart position for a single since “Almost in Love” had reached #95 in late 1968. “Heart Of Rome” was placed on the B-side of the non-album track “I’m Leavin’” released as a single in August 1971 it reached #23 in the UK and #83 in Australia.
June 16, 1972
David Bowie released his fifth studio album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars a concept album telling the story of a fictional bisexual alien rock star named Ziggy Stardust. The album which reached No.5 in the UK and No. 75 in the US has been consistently considered one of the greatest albums of all time.
In Chicago, Elvis Presley performed the first of three shows at the Stadium.
June 16, 1973
Suzi Quatro had her first UK No.1 single with the Nicky Chinn & Mike Chapman song ‘Can The Can’. 10CC were at No.2 with ‘Rubber Bullets’ and Fleetwood Mac at No.3 with ‘Albatross.’
Elvis attended screenings at either the Memphian or the Crosstown almost every night of the month until he had to go on tour again on the twentieth.
June 16, 1974
Elvis performed at the Tarrant County Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas, at 3.00 and 8.30 p.m.
June 16, 1976
A summer variety series featuring the Jackson family called The Jacksons debuted on CBS-TV for a four-week run. Along with the Jackson 5 were the group’s sisters Rebbie, La Toya, and youngest member Janet.
With the breakdown of Elvis’ inner circle, communication with Colonel Tom Parker has become almost nonexistent, leading him to write a personal note to the King wondering what’s happened.
The Wake and Aftermath
Ringo Starr released “Bad Boy” in North America, his seventh solo album.
The film adaptation of “Grease,” starring John Travolta, Oliva Newton-John, and Stockard Channing, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.
The feature film “The Blues Brothers,” adapted from a John Belushi-Dan Aykroyd “Saturday Night Live” skit, had its world premiere in Chicago. James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles and Aretha Franklinhad supporting roles in the movie.
The Oak Ridge Boys single “Elvira” was certified Gold.
1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
Celebrating 30 years in the music business and 100 singles released, Cliff Richard performs at London’s Wembley Stadium to a sell out crowd of over 72,000. Supporting acts included some old friends from his early days, Gerry And The Pacemakers, The Kalin Twins and The Searchers.
The U.S. Postal Service released a set of seven stamps that featured Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Clyde McPhatter, Otis Redding, Ritchie Valens, Dinah Washington and Elvis Presley.
46 years after his first hit, Elvis Presley started a four week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘A Little Less Conversation’, (Elvis vs. JXL), giving Elvis a total of 18 UK No.1 singles, the most by any artist in chart history. This also set a new record for the longest span of No.1 hits with 44 years, 11 months and 9 days. His first UK No.1 single was ‘All Shook Up’ in 1957 – one more than the Beatles’ 2002 tally.
While the 1968 version peaked at 69 on the Hot 100 in the USA, the remix of Elvis Presley’s “A Little Less Conversation” from the 2001 film Ocean’s Eleven, hit #1 in the U.K; it became a worldwide hit, topping the singles charts in nine countries and was awarded certifications in ten countries by 2003.
In the United States, the song peaked at number 50 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart, the first Hot 100 hit for Presley since 1981, and extending his list of charted singles into the 21st century.
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
Black Sabbath established a new UK chart record for the longest gap between No.1 albums when their new release, 13 debuted at the top of the charts, 42 years and 8 months after their second album Paranoid reached No.1.
England’s Crown Prosecution Service announced that there was insufficient evidence to prosecute Sir Cliff Richard on charges of historical sex abuse. In a statement to the press, Richard said, “I have always maintained my innocence, co-operated fully with the investigation, and cannot understand why it has taken so long to get to this point.”
The Boston Globe–NEW YORK — D.J. Fontana, whose simple but forceful drumming behind ElvisPresley helped to shape the early sound of rock ‘n’ roll, died …
Daily Highlight for 2018
After that Elvis visited a café near the Strand movie theater on Main Street, where he posed for pictures with Robbie Moore, a young woman who was a telephone operator and had no idea who Elvis was, when he strolled in with magazine photographers.
Elvis mugged for the cameras and ate her hamburger, leaving her with the bill of $1.25.
When Moore complained to the press, Presley Fans began to harass her and eventually Elvis settled out of court for the encounter.
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