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:
June 17, 1933
21-year-old Gladys Love Smith marries 17-year-old Vernon Elvis Presley.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Possibility the last or one of the last photos of Elvis and Lisa Marie.
Elvis performed at the Southwest Missouri State University Hammons Center, Springfield, Missouri. This was the first show of his final tour.
The Wake and Aftermath
1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
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.
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.
A remix of the Elvis Presley song “A Little Less Conversation” hit #1 in Britain.
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
The DVD “The Journey – Elvis Presley” was released.
2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
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
The dismantled Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City aboard the French ship Isere.
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