Our Daily Elvis for June 17, 2018

Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis

Daily Elvis: June 17

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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:

June 17, 1933

21-year-old Gladys Love Smith marries 17-year-old Vernon Elvis Presley.

 

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1943

Perry Como signed his first RCA Victor contract, beginning a 44-year professional relationship with the label. Three days after signing, he cut his first record for the company, “Goodbye, Sue.” It peaked at #18 in the early autumn of 1943 and marked his first appearance on the record charts.

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

 

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

June 17, 1955

After a month of booking gigs in larger venues in Dallas and Houston, Colonel Tom Parker arranged a meeting with Elvis Presley’s manager, Bob Neal, resulting in an agreement that saw the Colonel handle Presley’s gigs and career strategy from now on.

Elvis performed at Roundup Hall, High School Gym, Stamford, Texas.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 17, 1956

Audobon Drive with June

Romance: June Juanico

June 17, 1957

Billboard magazine discontinues the Most Played in Jukeboxes chart, as the popularity of jukeboxes was on the decline and radio stations were incorporating more and more Rock ‘n’ Roll into their play lists.

Elvis completed still photography by Virgil Apger for Jailhouse Rock.

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The Military Service Disruption

June 17, 1958

In New York, Bobby Darin recorded “Early In The Morning,” which was released as being by the Ding Dongs on the Brunswick label, then as the Rinky-Dinks on Atco.

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

June 17, 1959
Elvis in Paris with Lamar, Rex and Charlie Hodge.

After a press conference Elvis was mobbed sitting at a sidewalk café.

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The Prince Of Paris (June 17, 1959) | Elvis – Echoes Of The Past

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 17, 1960

Elvis wrote to the U.S. Army and requested that he would be placed on standby rather than on active reserve, as his work required him to travel a lot.

1962

After long negotiations between Elvis and Priscilla’s parents in which Elvis had convinced them to allow Priscilla to fly to Los Angeles, Priscilla finally arrived from Germany for a 2 week visit.

June 17, 1965

Working at Abbey Road studios in London The Beatles completed work on the new Paul McCartney song ‘Yesterday’ with the overdubbing of an additional vocal track by McCartney and a string quartet. They also recorded ‘Act Naturally’ for Ringo’s vocal contribution on the ‘Help!’ album and the song ‘Wait’, in four takes. ‘Wait’ will not be included on ‘Help!’, it was included on the following LP, Rubber Soul

Frankie and Johnny

June 17, 1967

In New York’s Central Park, Barbra Streisand sang for 135,000 fans at a free concert that was recorded and later released as a CBS-TV special and a soundtrack album called “A Happening In Central Park.”

June 17, 1968

Elvis reported to rehearsals at the NBC studios in Burbank, California, at 1.00 p.m. for a meeting with Billy Goldenberg, Steven Binder’s musical arranger. From 3.00 to 5.00 p.m. there was a dance rehearsal with Jaime Rogers. Lance LeGault was present also, and helped Elvis with his dance sequences. This schedule was repeated the next two days.

June 17, 1969

From Elvis in Memphis is released to favorable reviews. The album peaked at number 13 on the Billboard 200, number two on the country charts and number one in the United Kingdom, and its single “In the Ghetto” reached number three on the BillboardHot 100. The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1970. In later years, it garnered further favorable reviews, while it was ranked number 190 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 17, 1972

The Rolling Stones album Exile On Main Street started a four-week run at the top of the US charts. The double album, regularly regarded as one of the band’s best, features Rocks Off, Rip This Joint, Happy and Tumbling Dice.

Five people were arrested for burglarizing Democratic Party headquarters at the Watergate complex in Washington, DC. The men all worked for the re-election of President Richard Nixon.

Elvis performed at the Chicago Stadium, Chicago at 2.30 and 8.00 p.m.

Backstage before his Chicago concert on June 17, 1972

Elvis Presley | Chicago Stadium | June 17, 1972

Elvis favourite to take Sinatra’s Vegas crown

On Tour 72 #6 – www.elvisandhismusic.com

June 17, 1973

Dolly Parton recorded ‘I Will Always Love You’ in RCA’s Studio “B” in Nashville. Written for her one-time partner and mentor, Porter Wagoner, (the two were splitting professionally at the time). The song was later a world-wide hit for Whitney Houston

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 17, 1974

Elvis performed at the Louisiana State University Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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June 17, 1974 (8:30 pm) Baton Rouge, LA. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Elvis Presley Delights Capacity House at LSU Center Last Night by Vernon Alston The State-Times

une 17, 1975

Elvis was release from the hospital.

June 17, 1977

NBC-TV’s “The Midnight Special” featured guest host Neil Sedaka and performances by Fleetwood Mac, Van Morrison, George Benson, Carole Bayer Sager, and Kenny Rogers.

Elvis with Ginger Alden and Lisa Marie leaving Graceland on his way to Springfield, MO on June 17, 1977

Possibility the last or one of the last photos of Elvis and Lisa Marie.


Getting ready to take the stage in Springfield, MO on June 17, 1977

Elvis performed at the Southwest Missouri State University Hammons Center, Springfield, Missouri. This was the first show of his final tour.

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Romances: Ginger Alden

Elvis fans may set Hammons Record

Elvis Doesn’t Need That IT anymore by Bill Tatum Springfield News-Leader

June 17, 1977. Springfield, MO.

Elvis Presley’s Final Stage Shows in 1977 – Elvis History Blog

On Tour 77 #29 – www.elvisandhismusic.com

 

The Wake and Aftermath

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1991

Comedian Minnie Pearl, who entertained Grand Ole Opry audiences for more than 50 years, suffered a stroke that ended her performing career. She spent her remaining years in a Nashville nursing home and died of complications from another stroke in 1996.

1992

The RIAA confirmed  two millions in sales for the album box set “World Wide 50 Gold Award Hits, Volume 1.”

And platinum sales of the “Elvis Aron Presley” box set 8 LP or reissue 4 cds.

Elvis Collectibles: Elvis Aaron Presley

Collecting Elvis Collector Sets

2002

A remix of the Elvis Presley song “A Little Less Conversation” hit #1 in Britain.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

The DVD “The Journey – Elvis Presley” was released.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2016

In an event which could only be described as “surprising,” 1980s Pop star Rick Astley scored his first U.K. #1 LP in 29 years with the album “50”. The effort marked Astley’s first studio album since 2005’s “Portrait”, which reached #26.

The Garth Brooks album “The Ultimate Hits” was certified Platinum.

Daily Highlight for 2018

1885

The dismantled Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City aboard the French ship Isere.

Unboxing the Statue of Liberty, 1885 – Rare Historical Photos

 

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

 

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Our Daily Elvis for June 16, 2018

Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis

Daily Elvis: June 16

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The Updated for 2018 are:

  1. Added the Elvis Era Headers to the post, and
  2. the following updates to the original Daily Elvis Post:

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

 

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

1956

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.

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Elvis announced that the door prize will be his diamond initial ring.

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Elvis and coke a cola

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Martindale and Elvis Presley – Elvis Australia

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.

Elvis in June … Important June dates during Elvis Presley’s life

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 ReddingJanis JoplinJimi HendrixSimon and GarfunkelCanned HeatThe Mamas and The PapasThe Grateful DeadEric Burdon and The AnimalsThe AssociationBooker T. and The MGsThe WhoJefferson AirplaneThe 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.

Lot Detail – 1967 Standard Response Letter of Thanks for Wedding

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.

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June 16, 1972 (8:30 pm) Chicago, IL – Elvis Presley In Concert

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Elvis Presley | Chicago Stadium | June 16, 1972 8.30 P.M.

June 16, 1972 (8:30 pm) Chicago, IL – Elvis Presley In Concert

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.

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June 16, 1974 (3:00 pm) Fort Worth, TX. – Elvis Presley In Concert

June 16, 1974 (8:30 pm) Fort Worth, TX. – Elvis Presley In Concert

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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

1978

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.

1980

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.

1981

The Oak Ridge Boys single “Elvira” was certified Gold.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1989

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.

1993

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.

2002

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.

CNN.com – Elvis makes UK chart history – June 16, 2002

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.

Why Elvis vs JXL’s “A Little Less Conversation” Still Matters, 15 Years

 

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2013

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.

2016

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.”

2018

Elvis’s gold lion head ring sells for £33500 at auction

DJ Fontana, 87, powerful drummer for Elvis Presley

The Boston GlobeNEW 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

1956

 

Elvis Presley on TV: 10 Unforgettable Broadcasts – Rolling Stone

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.

     

 

Elvis Presley’s Memphis Encounter with Robbie Moore in 1956

When Moore complained to the press, Presley Fans began to harass her and eventually Elvis settled out of court for the encounter.

 

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

 

Our Daily Elvis for June 12, 2018

Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis

Daily Elvis: June 12

Click the above for the complete Daily Elvis posting

The Updated for 2018 are:

  1. Added the Elvis Era Headers to the post, and
  2. the following updates to the original Daily Elvis Post:

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

June 12, 1935

At age 17, Ella Fitzgerald recorded her first song, “Love and Kisses,” with Chick Webb’s band. It failed to chart.

June 12. 1939

At Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, shooting began on “Dr. Cyclops,” starring Albert Dekker, Janice Logan, Victor Kilian and Paul Fix, the first horror movie photographed in three-strip Technicolor.

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

 

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 12, 1956

Elvis and June Juanico flew to Houston to pick up the new convertible Elvis had ordered.

Romance: June Juanico

The Military Service Disruption

1958

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.  On Leave @ Graceland May 31 to June 13

June 12, 1959

Chess Records release two LPs in US, Chuck Berry’s third album “Chuck Berry Is On Top” and Bo Diddley’s first release, “Go Bo Diddley”.

Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson perform on the same bill in Norfolk, Virginia. At Cooke’s insistence, arena management includes integrated seating for the audience.

Elvis Presley left today on a two-week furlough to Paris, France

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 12, 1960

Connie Francis sang “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool” on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Louis Prima & Keely Smith, Dick Van Dyke, Victor Borge, Jay North, and Wayne & Shuster also performed on the program.

G.I. Blues

June 12, 1961

Frankie Avalon began a 12-day tour of South America.

Wild in the Country Reviewed: Elvis Acting Passable, but Film Script is Inept

June 12, 1962

Post-Production Publicity Photos for Girls Girls Girls

 

June 12, 1963

The movie “Cleopatra,” starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and Rex Harrison, had its world premiere at the Rivoli Theatre in New York City.

At Western Studios in Los Angeles, the Beach Boys recorded “Little Deuce Coupe” and “Surfer Girl.” It was the first Beach Boys recording session where Brian Wilson served as the official producer.

June 12, 1964

The Beatles arrived in Adelaide, Australia and were greeted by an estimated 250,000 fans, (the biggest welcome the band would ever receive), who lined the ten mile route from the airport to the city centre. The group gave their first four shows in Australia at the Centennial Hall, Adelaide over two nights, playing: I Saw Her Standing There, I Want To Hold Your Hand, All My Loving, She Loves You, Till There Was You, Roll Over Beethoven, Can’t Buy Me Love, This Boy, Long Tall Sally and Twist And Shout. Temporary member Jimmy Nicol was standing in for Ringo on drums who was recovering from having his tonsils removed.

Beatles Press Conference: Adelaide, Australia 6/12/1964

Girl Happy pre-production – Elvis didn’t report at the arranged session time of 7.00 p.m. and the band was dismissed at 10.40 p.m. after completing several backing tracks.

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June 12, 1965

The Beatles were included in the Queen’s birthday honours list to each receive the MBE. Protests poured into Buckingham Palace, MP Hector Dupuis said ‘British Royalty has put me on the same level as a bunch of vulgar numbskulls’.

The Supremes scored their fifth consecutive US No.1 single (they were the first American group to accomplish this feat), when ‘Back In My Arms Again’, went to the top of the charts.

Sonny And Cher make their first TV appearance on American Bandstand, singing a tune called “Just You”.

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Elvis Presley’s single “Crying In The Chapel” hit #3 in the U.S. Pop Chart and topping the Easy Listening chart for seven weeks, the greatest chart success for Presley over a six-year span. The single reached number one on the British charts in 1965 where it stayed for two weeks.

In 1965, “Crying in the Chapel” became Elvis’s first hit record in 2 years

The soundtrack to the Elvis Presley movie “Girl Happy” hit #8 in the U.S. and  was certified Gold on July 15, 1999 by the Recording Industry Association of America.

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Frankie and Johnny

June 12, 1966

The Dave Clark Five sang “Please Tell Me Why” and “Look Before You Leap” on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Wayne Newton, Peter Gennero, Joey Adams, and Jackie Vernon also appeared.

Elvis reported to the studio where he spent very little time on the vocals although the songs obviously meant a lot to him; Indescribably Blue, Kui Lee’s  I’ll Remember You and If Every Day Was Like Christmas.

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee
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June 12, 1967

The U.S. Supreme Court, hearing Loving v. Virginia, by a unanimous vote, ended state laws that prohibited interracial marriages.

Bob Dylan’s album Greatest Hits peaked at No.10 in the US chart. The cover photograph of the album was taken by Rowland Scherman at Dylan’s November 28th, 1965, concert in Washington, D.C., winning the 1967 Grammy award for Best Album Cover, Photography. The original album package also included Milton Glaser’s now-familiar psychedelic poster depicting Dylan.

THE LATEST word from Hollywood is that Nancy Sinatra and Elvis Presley will make a pair in a forthcoming Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer production titled, somewhat enigmatically, “Speedway. It’s described as a musical written by Phillip Shuken no other details, except that filming will begin this month at MGM s Culver City studios. We can’t help wondering if the story is related to that of an earlier “Speedway,” also produced by MGM, back there in 1929, and filmed largely in Indianapolis, with William Haines and Anita Page starring

The Indianapolis Star from Indianapolis, Indiana on June 12, 1967 …

June 12, 1968

Elvis Presley’s 27th movie, “Speedway,” co-starring Nancy Sinatra, Bill Bixby, Gale Gordon, William Schallert, and Poncie Ponce, premiered in Charlotte, North Carolina, where it was filmed.

Elvis continued with the rehearsals at Binder-Howe Productions office throughout the week and the weekend.

1174 Hillcrest Drive, Beverly Hills, California. Leaving his house for the second pre-recording session at Western Recorders, Elvis stopped to sign autographs. In return, he got one fan to light his cigar.

Elvis Presley : Beverly Hills, California : June 12, 1968

Elvis Presley : Beverly Hills, California : June 12, 1968 + Meeting The …

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 12, 1970

David Bowie released the single ‘Memory of a Free Festival’, which featured guitarist Mick Ronson and drummer Mick Woodmansey’s studio debut with Bowie’s band, bringing together the line-up that would shortly record The Man Who Sold the World. The track also featured Marc Bolan on lead guitar and backing vocals.

Elvis photographed with a fan at the Memphian Theater in Memphis, TN on Friday, June 12, 1970.

Elvis photographed with a fan at the Memphian Theater in Memphis, TN on Friday, June 12, 1970. Source: "The Elvis Files Vol. 5: 1969 - 1970" by Erik Lorentzen. See more: http://www.elvisinfonet.com/book_elvis_files_vol.5.html

June 12, 1971

Elvis Presley’s single “Life/Only Believe” hit #53 in the U.S. The single release had a seven-week stay on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, peaking at #53. It reached #8 on the Easy Listening chart and #34 on the Country Chart. Both songs were from the upcoming album Love Letters from Elvis.

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The Elvis Presley Story Radio 12 hour program announced

The 1971 “Elvis Presley Story” radio documentary – Elvis History Blog

Back home in Memphis Elvis spent time at Kang Rhee’s studio.

June 12, 1972

John Lennon and Yoko Ono released the album “Some Time In New York City” in North America.  It was not released in the UK until September 15.

Elvis performed at the Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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June 12, 1973

At RCA Studio B in Nashville, Dolly Parton recorded “Jolene.”

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 12, 1976

The album “From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee” hit #29 in the U.K.

From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee was certified Gold on October 10, 1977 by the RIAA. In 2000 the album’s tracks were added to Moody Blue to create an expanded 19-track CD of the latter title. In 2000 a two-disc edition of From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee was issued on the “Follow That Dream” label

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The Wake and Aftermath

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1989

Graceland opened the Elvis Presley Autoland Museum, which contained over 20 cars owned by Presley, including his famous Pink Cadillac, Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Stutz Blackhawks, a 1975 Dino Ferrari, a 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible, and the red MG that Elvis drove in the film Blue Hawaii.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2013

Elvis Presley Enterprises Announces Plans For Elvis Week 2013 

June 12: Elvis Presley Autoland Museum opens at Graceland

Graceland opened its doors to The Elvis Presley Autoland Museum

2014

Elvis Presley Car Museum Celebrates 25th Anniversary

2018

An Elvis Museum opens and Van the Man gets into the Hall of Fame

QUIZ: How well do you know Elvis Presley?

Elvis Presley: The Searcher plays in the UK on tv

Elvis Presley’s “68 Comeback Special” Is Hitting Movie Theaters This …

What I learned about Des Moines from 3 expensive eBay auctions

 

Daily Highlight for 2018

June 12, 1957

American Jazz Hall of Famer/Big Band and Jazz Hall of Famer Jimmy Dorsey died of throat cancer at the age of 53.

The Great Clowns of American Television

Elvis on the movie set Jailhouse rock may/june 1957.Elvis on the movie set Jailhouse rock may/june 1957.

Jailhouse Rock

Elvis Presley with a baby Wallaby on the set of Jailhouse Rock

Elvis shipped a wallaby, which was given to him as a gift, from Australia to the Memphis Zoo.

Reference Sites:

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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

 

Our Daily Elvis for June 11, 2018

Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis

Daily Elvis: June 11

Click the above for the complete Daily Elvis posting

The Updated for 2018 are:

  1. Added the Elvis Era Headers to the post, and
  2. the following updates to the original Daily Elvis Post:

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

1949

A star was born at Nashville’s Grand Old Opry when Hank Williams performed his new single, “Lovesick Blues.” He was called back for six encores, a Ryman Auditorium record.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

June 11, 1955

Fats Domino’s “Ain’t That A Shame” reached #1 R&B for eleven weeks and was his first single to cross to pop at #10.

Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport.

Elvis with Jim Reeves and Leon Post (wearing sunglasses) backstage at the Hayride June 1955

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 11, 1956

Time magazine of June 11, 1956, mockingly referred to the singer as “dreamboat Groaner Elvis (‘Hi luh-huh-huh-huv-huv yew-hew’) Presley.”

In Hollywood, Joe Hazen wrote a memo to Hal Wallis that Elvis’ “meteoric rise is unquestionably a freak situation but that does not detract from the fact that as a straight actor the guy has great potentials.”

The Colonel: The Extraordinary Story of Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis

Elvis flew home to Memphis for the funeral of his cousin Lee Edward Smith, who was drowned.

Outside his Audubon Drive house was June Juanico, the girl Elvis met a year ago. Elvis would spend much time with June the rest of the week.

Romance: June Juanico

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

1957

Jailhouse Rock

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive, Graceland purchased on March 19.

The Military Service Disruption

1958

Jerry Lee Lewis discovered that the scandal surrounding his marriage to his teenaged second cousin was not confined to England, after he returned to the U.S. and was booed off a New York City stage. A second show was cancelled due to poor ticket sales, and Lewis’ career seemed to be in shambles.

Elvis in Nashville at Studio B: Elvis at Graceland for 2 weeks On Leave May 31 to June 13 at Graceland.

June 11, 1959

The U.S. Postmaster General banned D.H. Lawrence’s book, “Lady Chatterley’s Lover.” The ban was overruled by the U.S. Court of Appeals the following March.

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 11, 1960

Drummer Tommy Moore made the fateful decision to quit The Beatles and return to his job of driving a forklift at Garston bottle works. He was briefly replaced by Norman Chapman, who was called into National Service after just three gigs. After going drummerless and mostly jobless for a few weeks, the band hired Pete Best on August 12th, only one day before they were to go to Hamburg to play a string of club dates.

G.I. Blues

June 11, 1962

The Beatles recorded a BBC radio program, “Here We Go”, at the Playhouse Theatre in Manchester, in front of a studio audience composed largely of loyal Cavern fans. This was the last recording on which Pete Best played drums.

Elvis finished post production looping for the film Girls! Girls! Girls!

June 11, 1964

Chicago police break up a Rolling Stones press conference in the middle of Michigan Avenue.

Girl Happy Pre-production: Soundtrack recording for Girl Happy continued from 7.00 p.m. to 5.00 a.m. Elvis was unhappy with the material and with his own performance and left the sessions after 34 exhausting takes of Do Not Disturb.

June 11, 1965

The Beatles are announced as recipients of the Members of the British Empire award by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth. Protests poured into Buckingham Palace. MP Hector Dupuis said “British Royalty has put me on the same level as a bunch of vulgar numbskulls,” when he returned his OBE three days later. Four more high ranking recipients would also give theirs back in the days that followed.

Frankie and Johnny

June 11, 1966

The Rolling Stones started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Paint It, Black’, the group’s third US No.1 single. Also a No.1 in the UK, it was the first No.1 single to feature a sitar on the recording.

European radio stations mistakenly report that The Who‘s lead singer Roger Daltrey is dead. Actually, it was guitarist Pete Townshend who was only injured in a car accident a few days earlier.

Melody Maker reported that Eric Clapton had split from John Mayall’s Bluebreakers, Jack Bruce had left Manfred Mann and Ginger Baker quit the Graham Bond Organization to form a new band called Cream.

Elvis remained at the hotel, still refusing to go to the studio. Instead he listened to the recordings of Red West, which were very good.

For Elvis CD Collectors • Red West –> Songs for Elvis, 1962-1975

June 11, 1968

A fire in a London recording studio interrupted The Rolling Stones while they were recording “Sympathy For The Devil” for their “Beggars Banquet” album.

At EMI studios in London, John Lennon works on “Revolution 9” in studio 3, while Paul McCartney records “Blackbird” in studio 2.

Elvis  in rehearsals at Binder-Howe Productions office throughout the week and the weekend. Today, Elvis met with costume designer Bill Belew to discuss his ideas for the show, readily accepting Belew’s suggestions of high ‘Napoleonic’ collars and a black leather suit.

The Man Who Dressed the King: Bill Belew and Elvis Presley

June 11, 1969

The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘The Ballad Of John and Yoko’ the group’s 17th UK No.1. The only two Beatles that played on the track were John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 11, 1972

Elvis performed at Madison Square Garden, New York at 2.30 p.m.

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This fourth show was added after the original three show series sold out.

 

Elvis at Madison Square Garden’ Forty years on! – EIN spotlight.

Lot Detail – June 11, 1972 Elvis Presley Ticket Stubs

From New York To Chicago – Elvis Presley CD Info

Elvis ending his Garden concert in june 11 1972.

Elvis Presley earned raves for 1972 Madison Square Garden shows

June 11, 1973

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 11, 1974

Vernon leaves Dee Stanley and purchases a nearby home.

 

The Wake and Aftermath

1979

Actor John Wayne (The Searchers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Rio Bravo, True Grit, The Shootist, Rooster Cogburn, How the West Was Won, The Longest Day, Hatari!, North to Alaska, The Alamo, The High and the Mighty, Island in the Sky, The Quiet Man, Sands of Iwo Jima, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Stagecoach, Red River, Chisum, McLintock!, The Green Berets, Donovan’s Reef)  died of stomach cancer at 72.

John Wayne and Elvis Presley (by Jeff Schrembs) 

Interview with Red West | Elvis Articles – Elvis Australia

For Elvis CD Collectors • Elvis and John Wayne

Elvis Presley – Off Topic Discussions – John Wayne Message Board 

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2008

The U.S. Congress heard singer Nancy Sinatra’s plea for legislation requiring that all performers – not just songwriters – be compensated when their songs are played on commercial radio.

The American Federation of Musicians filed a federal lawsuit against the producers of American Idol, claiming musicians were underpaid because the show’s ‘live’ music was re-recorded for reruns. The union filed the suit seeking unspecified damages in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, alleging that American Idol Productions Inc. and its subsidiary Tick Tock Productions Inc. violated a collective bargaining agreement.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2012

Lisa Marie Presley, who owns Graceland and a minority stake in Elvis Presley Enterprises, gave her approval for her father’s image to be turned into a hologram, with possible uses that range from a duets album and a TV drama series to appearances at the Graceland mansion in Memphis and perhaps on the road.

2013

Simon & Schuster announced a deal with Ringo Starr to publish his children’s book, “Octopus’ Garden,” based on a song the drummer wrote and sang while with the Beatles. Meanwhile, Starr was on hand at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles for the opening of “Ringo: Peace & Love,” an exhibition of artifacts from his life and career, from childhood snapshots to his pink satin suit from “Sgt. Pepper,” and complete drum kits dating from his 1960s appearances as a member of the Beatles on TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show” to more recent appearances as leader of his All-Starr Band.

2015

A week after getting a Lifetime Country Music Achievement Award,  Jim Ed Brown of The Browns died after a lengthy battle with cancer at the age of 81. The trio, that also included Jim’s sisters Maxine and Bonnie, reached the Billboard Hot 100 with the chart topping “The Three Bells” in 1959 and again in 1960 with “Scarlet Ribbons” and “The Old Lamplighter”. After the group broke up, Jim went on to a career in Country music which landed him in the Country Music Hall Of Fame in 2015.

MusicWorld: The Browns

In Manchester, Tennessee, the annual Bonnaroo music festival opened. The four-day event featured performances by Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons, Deadmau5, Kendrick Lamar, Florence + the Machine, Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters, Earth Wind & Fire, Kacey Musgraves, Tears for Fears, and Brandi Carlile, among others.

2017

Neil Diamond continued the North American leg of his 50-Year Anniversary World Tour with a concert at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

2018

Don’t be lonesome tonight – see Elvis – Independent.ie

 

Daily Highlight for 2018

June 11, 1957

RCA releases “Teddy Bear”- The song was a U.S. No. 1 for seven weeks on the Pop Chart; while also hitting No. 1 on the R&B Best Sellers List, and No. 1 on the country charts.

“(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear” … A Chartbuster for Elvis Presley in 1957

RCA releases Elvis’ 5th LP: Elvis’ Golden Records – his first compilation of hits singles, and is widely believed to be the first greatest hits album in rock and roll history; it is the first of five Elvis’ Golden/Gold Records compilations, four of which would be released during Presley’s lifetime.  The first disc  was certified Gold on October 17, 1961, Platinum on May 20, 1988, 5x Platinum on March 27, 1992 and 6x Platinum on August 17, 1999

 

 

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

 

Our Daily Elvis for June 9, 2018

Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis

Daily Elvis: June 9

The Updated for 2018 are:

  1. Added the Elvis Era Headers to the post, and
  2. the following updates to the original Daily Elvis Post:

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

 

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

1954

The above receipt, dated June 9, 1954, was for a two-sided acetate recording made by Elvis Presley. Sun records studio was originally called Memphis Recording Service opening in January 16 1950

Elvis cut two sides (master 0914-A and 0914-B) on Saturday, 6/5, and picked up his acetate dub on Wednesday, 6/9. This documentation is likely for a song like, perhaps, Casual Love Affair. The flipside is likely another slow country ballad with just Elvis on guitar, i.e. not Without You since Elvis paid for the acetate. The receipt is very similar to the one for I’ll Never Stand in Your Way It Wouldn’t Be the Same Without You

Acetate Receipt | Casual Love Affair – Elvis Presley Music

June 9, 1955

With Ferlin Huskey, Martha Carson, The Carlisles, J.E. & Maxine Brown, Onie Wheeler – Elvis, Scotty and Bill played the City Auditorium at Sweetwater, Tx.

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The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 9, 1956

Elvis performed at the State Fairgrounds Grandstand, Phoenix, Arizona:

Heartbreak Hotel
Long Tall Sally
I Want You I Need You I Love You
Blue Suede Shoes
Hound Dog

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June 9, 1957

Jailhouse Rock

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Anne Neyland and Elvis news clipping

The Reading Eagle - June 9,1957 The parlay pretty unknown Anne Neyland has made of her dating Elvis Presley,besides siiting on the set of his picture,'Jailhouse Rock',every day, she now has snared a long term contract plus the femme lead in 'Jailhouse', no other starlet can make this claim, not Natalie Wood,Yvonne Lime nor the mulititude who have dated Elvis,they received headlines,nothing more.

The Military Service Disruption

Jerry Lee Lewis and his producer Sam Phillips take out a full page ad in Billboard magazine to explain his second divorce and third marriage to his 14-year-old second cousin Myra.

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LP chart for the Week of June 9, 1958

1. Johnny’s Greatest Hits, Johnny Mathis
2. South Pacific, Soundtrack
3. The Music Man, Original Cast
4. South Pacific, Original Cast
5. Elvis’ Golden Records, Elvis Presley

Elvis at Graceland for 2 weeks leave May 31 to April 13.

Military service at Fort Hood in Texas., for basic training as part of the Second Armored Division. He was stationed there for six months.

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

June 9, 1959

Bobby Darin played his first Las Vegas show at the Sahara Hotel, opening for George Burns.

Elvis was hospitalized in the 97th General Hospital in Frankfurt with tonsillitis and a high fever. June 3 to 9th, 1959.

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 9, 1960

G.I. Blues

June 9, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! post production

June 9, 1963

The Beatles on the last night of their tour with Roy Orbison, performed at King George’s Hall, Blackburn, Lancashire. They had been the opening act for Orbison, and mid-tour, switched, it was during this tour that The Beatles’ fans started throwing jelly babies at them while they were on stage, after an off-the-cuff remark on television that George Harrison enjoyed eating them. On their early tours in the U.S., they were pelted with much harder jelly beans.

Barbra Streisand sang “When The Sun Comes Out” on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Other performing guests on the program included the McGuire Sisters, Stiller & Meara, and Guy Marks.

June 9, 1964

During an evening session Bob Dylan recorded Mr. Tambourine Man at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City. This was the first session for the Another Side Of Bob Dylan, which saw Dylan recording fourteen original compositions that night. The Byrds later recorded a version of Mr. Tambourine Man that was released as their first single and reached No.1 on both the US & UK Chart. The Byrds’ recording of the song was influential in initiating the musical subgenre of folk-rock, leading many contemporary bands to mimic its fusion of jangly guitars and intellectual lyrics in the wake of the single’s success.

Elvis reported to a music meeting at MGM for his new movie Girl Happy. (pre-production)

Frankie and Johnny

June 9, 1966

“Paradise, Hawaiian Style” co-starring Suzanna Leigh, James Shigeta, Donna Butterworth, and Marianna Hill, premiered in Memphis, TN ahead of the June 15 national release.

June 9, 1967

The Monkees kicked off their Summer tour at the Hollywood Bowl in California, where they performed in front of a large and hysterical crowd.

Just before leaving for California Priscilla learned that she was pregnant.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 9, 1970

Bob Dylan is awarded an honorary Doctorate in Music by Princeton University.  Corretta Scott King (Doctor of Humanities) and Walter Lippman (Doctor of Laws) also received honorary degrees.

After a very successful recording session in Nashville where thirty-five masters were completed, Elvis flew home to Memphis.

June 9, 1971

Paul McCartney’s “Ram” LP goes Gold in the US, where it would reach #2 and spend over five months in the Top Ten, eventually going Platinum. The album reached #1 in the UK.

Still in Nashville Elvis recorded four songs to complete the gospel album about 4.30 a.m.

June 9, 1972

Bruce Springsteen signed with Columbia Records and started to assemble the E Street Band from various Asbury Park ex-band mates.

 

Elvis Presley made entertainment history by performing 4 sold-out shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden. George Harrison, John Lennon, David Bowie, Bob Dylan and Art Garfunkel were among music stars that attended the shows. The shows were recorded and became the album ‘Elvis as recorded at Madison Square Garden’ and eventually “An Afternoon in the Garden” and “Prince from Another Planet”.

June 9, 1973

Elvis Presley’s U.K.-only single “Polk Salad Annie” hit #23 in the U.K.

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 9, 1975

Elvis performed at the State Fair Coliseum, Jackson.

June 9, 1975. (2:30 pm) Jackson, MS. – Elvis Presley In Concert

June 9, 1975. (8:30 pm) Jackson, MS. – Elvis Presley In Concert

‘ELVIS – Spirit Of Jackson, MS’- FTD CD. EIN in-depth review

The Wake and Aftermath

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1993

The U.S. Postal Service, following on the Elvis Stamp sales, debuted its Legends of American Music, Rock and Roll-Rhythm and Blues stamp collection. The set featured Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Clyde McPhatter, Otis Redding, Ritchie Valens, Dinah Washington, and Elvis Presley. They would eventually do all the music genres.

1997

In Memphis, Carl Perkins entered a hospital to have surgery performed on blocked neck arteries.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2007

George Michael became the first music artist to perform at the new Wembley Stadium in London when he played the first of two shows at the venue during his ’25 Live Tour’.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2011

The annual four-day Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival opened in Manchester, Tennessee.  Among the performers on the Festival’s 10thanniversary were Robert Plant & Band of Joy, Eminem, Gregg Allman, Loretta Lynn, Buffalo Springfield, Widespread Panic, Wanda Jackson, Arcade Fire, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Mavis Staples, Dr. John,the Original Meters, Allen Toussaint, Lil Wayne, Bruce Hornsby, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Primus, Dennis Coffey, Lewis Black, andCheech Marin.

2014

Today in Elvis History: Four Sold-Out Shows at Madison Square

2018

Elvis, anxiety, and exorcism: Ex-preacher still looking for apology after being cut out of church

 

Daily Highlight for 2018

Elvis Presley made entertainment history by performing 4 sold-out shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Elvis gave a press conference at 4.00 p.m. at the Hilton. Asked about his image as a shy, humble country boy, Elvis responded: ” I don’t know what makes them say that”, and stood up to reveal the International Hotel gold belt under his jacket, with his father proudly beaming beside him.

At the MSG Press Conference, Elvis was asked a number of questions, as funny as the Gold Belt he won as an Attendance recorder setter in Vegas; his resistance to offering a political commentary and his supporting other celebs making different decisions was more riveting
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Elvis & his Dad at his June 9, 1972 press conference in the Mercury Ballroom of the New York Hilton

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Interview with Elvis Presley : The 1972 Madison … – Elvis Australia

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Afterwards Elvis performed at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Elvis Presley earned raves for 1972 Madison Square Garden shows

Elvis Presley | Madison Square Garden | Opening Night 

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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

 

Our Daily Elvis for June 8, 2018

Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis

Daily Elvis: June 8

Click the above for the complete Daily Elvis posting

The Updated for 2018 are:

  1. Added the Elvis Era Headers to the post, and
  2. the following updates to the original Daily Elvis Post:

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1948

“Texaco Star Theater” starring Milton Berle began an eight-year tenure on NBC-TV.

 

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

1949

A report by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) named celebrities John Garfield, Edward G. Robinson, Danny Kaye, Dorothy Parker, Fredric March, Paul Muni and Helen Keller as members of the Communist Party.

 

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

June 8, 1955

Elvis performed at the Auditorium, Sweetwater, Texas.

Sweetwater Reporter (June 7, 1955) (Newspaper Ad)

Sweetwater Reporter (June 9, 1955) (Newspaper Ad)

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 8, 1956

Elvis performed at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles.

 

Lot Detail – June 8, 1956 Elvis Presley Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium

For Elvis CD Collectors • June 8, 1956 – Los Angeles, Shrine

Heartbreak Hotel
I Was The One
I Got A Woman
I Want You I Need You I Love You
Blue Suede Shoes
Hound Dog

June 8, 1957

Jailhouse Rock

June 7, 1956. Long Beach, CA.

Long Beach Independent (June 5, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)

Long Beach Independent (June 5, 1956) (Newspaper Article)

Long Beach Independent (June 7, 1956) (Newspaper Article)

Long Beach Independent (June 8, 1956) (Newspaper Photo)

Long Beach Independent (June 8, 1956) (Newspaper Photo)

Long Beach Independent (June 8, 1956) (Newspaper Photo)

“Writhing Singer Has L.B. Soxers Wailing” by Paul Wallace
Long Beach Independent (June 8, 1956) (Concert Review)

The Military Service Disruption

June 8, 1958

Elvis at Graceland for 2 weeks leave May 31 to April 13.

Military service at Fort Hood in Texas., for basic training as part of the Second Armored Division. He was stationed there for six months.

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

June 8, 1959

The Clovers recorded two versions of Leiber and Stoller’s “Love Potion No. 9 ” – one that became the group’s biggest hit single, and one for the album of the same name for which a new final verse was created referring to “love potion #10.”

General Hospital in Frankfurt with tonsillitis and a high fever. June 2 to june 8

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 8, 1960

GI Blues

June 8, 1961

The Elvis Presley movie “Wild In The Country,” co-starring Hope Lange, Tuesday Weld, John Ireland, Gary Lockwood, and Millie Perkins, had its premiere in Memphis.

Elvis bought a water-skiing boat and a boat trailer.

June 8, 1962

Principal photography finished for Elvis Presley’s movie “Girls! Girls! Girls!”.

June 8, 1965

Frankie and Johnny

June 8, 1966

At EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London, the Beatles recorded “Good Day Sunshine.”

June 8, 1967

The Beatles Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band went to No.1 in the UK. Costing £25,000 ($42,500) to produce the album was recorded over 700 hours of studio time. It was also the first album to print the lyrics on the sleeve. The album spent 27 weeks at No.1 on the UK chart.

Procol Harum were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’ the group’s only UK No.1. In 2004 the song was named the most played record of the past 70 years. More than 900 recorded versions by other artists are known.

The staff at Graceland throws Priscilla a shower.

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Elvis was not in a good mood when he got to the Memphian this night. The grass at the ranch had not been cut and he made the remark, “If it’s not cut by tomorrow night I’m gonna go down and burn that *&((*&^^ 168 acres!” The first movies was “The Naked Runner”. The second movie was “The Viscount”
 

June 8, 1968

James Earl Ray, suspected of assassinating the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. two months earlier, was captured at London’s Heathrow Airport trying to leave the UK on a false Canadian passport.

The Elvis Presley single “U.S. Male” hit #15 in the U.K.

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June 8, 1969

Although he was actually dismissed from the band, founding member of the Rolling Stones Brian Jones announced that he was resigning from the group, saying that he no longer saw “eye to eye” with the rest of the band. One month later, he was found dead in his swimming pool.

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Later Elvis rented the Memphian. He arrived at 12:30 am in his Lincoln, wearing a dark brown , brown pants and white boots.  The movies were “Goldfinger” , “Heaven With A Gun”. Throughout the night Elvis would sing lines from “Funny How Time Slips Away”.

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“The film? (Change of Habit) … it’s a change of pace for me, yeah. It’s more serious than my usual movies, but it don’t mean I’m aiming for a big dramatic acting scene, no sir. The way I’m headed, I want to try something different now, but not too different. I did this film because the script was good, and I guess I know by now what the public goes for. Most of the scripts that come my way are all the same. They’ve all got a load of songs in them, but I just did a western called ‘Charro!’ which hasn’t any songs ‘cepting the title tune. It did have a couple of nude scenes, but they’ve been cut. Anyhow, can you imagine a dramatic western where the hero breaks into song all the time?” — San Francisco Chronicle, June 8, 1969.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 8, 1970

Elvis returned to Nashville Studio B, where he worked until 2.00 a.m.

1971

Elvis at RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee

June 8, 1972

Elvis flew to New York City, where he arrived at the Hilton for the first stop on his new tour.

June 8, 1973

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 8, 1975

Elvis performed at the State Fair Coliseum, Jackson, Mississippi at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.

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During the evening concert, Elvis made a comment about needing a fly swatter. He’s handed one and waves it around swatting imaginary flies as the coliseum lit up with the flash bulbs of cameras.

The Wake and Aftermath

1979

Paul McCartney released the ninth and final studio album by Wings, “Back to the Egg,” in the UK. It was issued in North America three days later.

The Who released the soundtrack album “The Kids Are Alright,” as a companion to the band’s documentary film of the same name.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

 

1998

The surviving Beatles are seen together for the first time in nearly 30 years at a memorial service for Linda McCartney held at St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London, England.

2000

Lisa Marie Presley and her children broke ground for the Presley Place in a special ceremony.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

Led Zeppelin were at No.1 on the US album chart with their triple live album How The West Was Won, the band’s seventh US No.1 album. The performances were from the band’s 1972 tour of the United States, recorded at the LA Forum on 25 June 1972 and Long Beach Arena on 27 June 1972.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2016

Janis Joplin‘s childhood home in Port Arthur, Texas was put up for sale. Although surrounding houses usually sold for between $70,000 and $80,000, the asking price for the five-bedroom, three-bathroom house was $500,000. “You’re obviously paying for the fame of the home,” said the listing realtor. 2017: A previous listing in June 2016 had a price of $500,000. It was reduced to $250,000 in November 2016, and now it’s down to $200,000. The house has been appraised at $52,500

Janis Joplin’s childhood home in Port Arthur up for sale at a reduced price

2018

Jun 01, 2018 – Jun 08, 2018 – Elvis – Live in Concert 2018 European …

Daily Highlight for 2018

1984

“Ghostbusters,” starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, and Rick Moranis, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters. – The Movie includes a scene where a News Anchor asked the Ghostbusters how is Elvis doing.

Ghostbusters (1984) – IMDb

Top Secret is released with Val Kilmer debuting in a Presley Picture.

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

 

Our Daily Elvis for June 7, 2018

Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis

Daily Elvis: June 7

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The Updated for 2018 are:

  1. Added the Elvis Era Headers to the post, and
  2. the following updates to the original Daily Elvis Post:

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

June 7, 1954

With Big Joe Turner’s “Shake, Rattle and Roll” riding high on the Billboard R&B chart, Bill Haley And His Comets enter Decca Records’ New York studio to record the same number. Haley’s version will enter the Pop chart next August for an amazing 27 week run and rise to #7, becoming the first Rock ‘n’ Roll tune to sell a million copies.

June 7, 1955

Lura May Mitchell’s watermelon party in Hope, AR


Elvis and Jim Ed Brown at Lura May Mitchell’s watermelon party in Hope, AR

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Ferlin Huskey, Martha Carson, The Carlisles, J.E. & Maxine Brown, Onie Wheeler and Elvis with Scotty and Bill played the Fair Park Coliseum at Hope AR.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 7, 1956

With Opening Acts, Flaim Sextet, Phil Maraquin, Frank Connors, Jackie Little and The Jordanaires; Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach California.


Scotty and Elvis onstage at Long Beach Municipal Auditorium

Hound Dog
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Long Tall Sally
Thats All Right
I Want You I Need You I Love You
I Got A Woman

June 7, 1957

Jailhouse Rock

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive, Graceland purchased on March 19.

The Military Service Disruption

1958

On Leave at Graceland May 31 to June 13 Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

1959

Johnny Horton sang “The Battle Of New Orleans” on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Al Martino, the Barry Sisters, and Jack Carter also performed on the program.

General Hospital in Frankfurt with tonsillitis and a high fever. June 2 to june 8

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 7, 1960

G.I. Blues

Hal Wallis, Dean Martin, Shirley Maclaine and Elvis cut a birthday cake for Deano.

June 7, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls!

June 7, 1963

Decca Records releases “Come On”, The Rolling Stones‘ first single; the track was originally written and released by Chuck Berry in 1961. The Stones version would go on to peak at #21 in the UK; and the B-side was a cover of Willie Dixon’s ‘I Want to Be Loved’.

June 7, 1964

During a world tour, The Beatles flew from Amsterdam to Hong Kong. When the plane stopped to refuel in Beirut, police turned firefighting foam on hundreds of fans who had invaded the runway at the airport.

During their first ever US tour The Rolling Stones were booed off stage at a gig in San Antonio, Texas. Some performing Monkeys who had been the act on before the Stones were brought back on stage for another performance.

June 7, 1965

The U.SThe USA Supreme Court handed down a decision that legalized the use of contraception by married couples.

Frankie Frankie and Johnny

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 7, 1972

After playing off-Broadway for four months, the original production of “Grease,” starring Adrienne Barbeau, Carol Demas, and Barry Bostwick, opened at New York’s Broadhurst Theatre. The musical changed theaters twice more during its 8-year run as it racked up a total of 3,388 performances.

June 7, 1973

At the Columbia Recording Studio in Nashville, Marie Osmond recorded “Paper Roses.”

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 7, 1975

17-year-old Tanya Tucker‘s #1 Country hit, “Lizzie And The Rainman” peaks at #37 on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite having 40 Top Ten records on the Billboard Country Chart, ten of which reached #1, this would mark the only time Tucker cracked the Pop Chart Top 40.

Elton John’s ninth studio album ‘Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboys’, went to No.1 on the US album chart, the first album ever to enter the US chart at No.1. (where it stayed for seven weeks)

Before his evening show in Shreveport, LA on June 7, 1975

Elvis performed at the Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport, Louisiana at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.

June 7, 1976

Capitol Records re-issues some of The Beatles‘ hits in a package called, “Rock ‘N’ Roll Music”. Even though Ringo Starr speaks out against it, the album would reach #2 in the US.

Elvis returned to Memphis in the early afternoon and for the next few weeks remained mostly in his room.

June 7, 1977

Led Zeppelin played the first of six sold out nights at Madison Square Garden, in New York City during their 11th and final North American tour. Playing a 3 hour set, tickets cost $8.50 – $10.50.

The Wake and Aftermath

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

June 7, 1982

Elvis Presley‘s Graceland mansion in Memphis, TN, opened as a tourist attraction.

Elvis’ Aunt Delta, still living at Graceland, just the ribbon.

Elvis Presley’s Graceland Estate Opened to Public on This Day in ’82

June 7, 1982: Priscilla Presley Opened Graceland to the Public – Lifetime

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1993

Seven years after the city won the right to host the building; the ground breaking ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland –  Guests stood on a guitar shaped stage at the construction site on the shore of Lake Erie. On the shore of Lake Erie in Cleveland,  among those were among those present:  Chuck Berry, Sam Phillips, Ruth Brown, Carl Gardner, Pete Townshend, Sam Moore and Billy Joel

Prince changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol (The Artist).  (from the name “The Artist formerly Known as Prince)

997

Hanson started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘MMMbop’. Originally called The Hanson Brothers, lead singer Zak Hanson was just 13-years-old at the time of the hit. One of the biggest debut singles of all time; reaching No.1 in 27 countries.

The Elvis Presley compilation album “Always On My Mind – Ultimate Love Songs” hit #5 in the U.K.

 

1998

Songwriter Wally Gold died in a New Jersey hospital aged 70. Wrote ‘It’s My Party’ hit for Lesley Gore and ‘It’s Now or Never’, hit for Elvis Presley. Member of late 50s group The Four Esquires, produced Kansas & Gene Pitney.

Wally Gold – Wikipedia

Obituary: Wally Gold | The Independent

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2017

Sony announced re-issued of the Follow that Dream “Boy From Tupelo”

Elvis Presley: 'A Boy From Tupelo' Set Collects Every Early Recording
2018

Elvis Presley Las Vegas Contract From 1956 Slated for Auction

Elvis / Orchestra Copenhagen 2018 Concert Review:

tupeloelvisfestival.comThis Week: The Tupelo Elvis Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary – starting tomorrow with a king-sized celebration June 6-10, 2018

Daily Highlight for 2018

1917

Born on this day, Dean Martin, American singer, actor, comedian, and film producer, nicknamed the “King Of Cool”. He was a member of the Rat Pack and the host of the television variety program The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974) and The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast (1974–1985).Hits include t 1956 UK & US No.1 single ‘Memories Are Made Of This’ and ‘Everybody Loves Somebody’. He died December 25th 1995.

June 7, 1960

G.I. Blues

Hal Wallis, Dean Martin, Shirley Maclaine and Elvis cut a birthday cake for Deano.

Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine with Elvis at a birthday party for Dean on June 7, 1960

 

For Elvis CD Collectors • Dino, Shirley & Elvis June 7, 1960

2007

Rancho Mirage, California renamed a portion of 35th Avenue as Dean Martin Drive in honor of its late former resident on the 90thanniversary of his birth.

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