Our Daily Elvis for April 23, 2018

Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis

Daily Elvis: April 23

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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:

April 23, 1616

Poet/playwright William Shakespeare died at the age of 52. (Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, The Comedy of Errors, Richard III, All’s Well That Ends Well)

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1943

At the Apollo Theater in Harlem, the Earl “Fatha” Hines Band began a series of engagements featuring then-unknowns Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and Sarah Vaughan.

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

1949

  “Trouble Blues” by Charles Brown charted on its way to #1 R&B for an amazing fifteen weeks. It became the fifth biggest R&B hit of all time.

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Elvis worked as an user at Loew’s State Theatre

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

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

 

Al Hibbler charted with the inspirational recording, “Unchained Melody” from the motion picture Unchained. The record reached #1 R&B and #3 pop and was the definitive version of this oft-recorded song until the Righteous Brothers’ blue-eyed soul version in 1965.
Print Ad for Elvis Presley's Louisiana Hayride Performance April 23, 1955

Elvis performed “Blue Moon Of Kentucky” and “Thats All Right” at the Louisiana Hayride, from Heart O’ Texas Coliseum (Hayride Remote), Waco, Texas. as one of the opening acts with Johnny Walker, Jimmy Newman, J.E & Maxine Brown for Slim Whitman and Jim Reeves

Print Ad for Elvis Presley’s Louisiana Hayride Performance

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis Presley (with Scotty Moore and Bill Black),  made his Las Vegas debut, opening for the Freddie Martin Orchestra and comedian Shecky Greene at the New Frontier Hotel.
Although he had become a teen sensation by this time, Elvis was not the typical Vegas Strip entertainer of the period and the audience reception was cool-to-indifferent. The contract was torn up after one week of what was supposed to be a two-week engagement. The experience was not a total loss, however. While there, Presley witnessed Freddie Bell and the Bellboys doing a raucous version of Big Mama Thornton’s blues hit “Hound Dog,” and he soon worked that song into his live act.  Presley wouldn’t play Las Vegas again for almost 13 years. 

The Military Service Disruption

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

1960

The Nerk Twins appeared at The Fox And Hounds in Caversham, Berkshire, England. The Nerk Twins being John Lennon and Paul McCartney who were staying at Paul’s aunt’s pub.

After eight weeks as the best selling song in America, “Theme From A Summer Place” by Percy Faith And His Orchestra is finally replaced on the Cashbox chart by Elvis Presley’s “Stuck On You”.

 

1963

Jan & Dean recorded “Surf City,” co-written by Brian Wilson and Jan Berry, with the Beach Boys providing background vocals. The instrumentation was by members of the famed group of Los Angeles studio musicians known as the “Wrecking Crew.” This became the first surf song single to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

1964

The Beatles were filmed running around Thornbury Playing Fields in Middlesex, England, for their first movie, “A Hard Day’s Night.” The footage was combined with an earlier sequence shot at London’s Gatwick Airport and became the famous “Can’t Buy Me Love” scene. John Lennon was attending a luncheon to honor manager Brian Epstein at the time and not present for the film shoot. A body double was used.

1965

The Rolling Stones began their third North American tour with a show at the Maurice Richard Arena in Montréal, their first live performance in Canada. Over the following three nights, they did concerts in Ottawa, Toronto, and London, Ontario.

Harum Scarum Post Production

Elvis Presley’s single “Please Don’t Stop Loving Me” hit #45 in the U.S.
From LA, Elvis arrived at Graceland at 9.00 p.m. and was welcomed by about 50 fans at the gates.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

Norman Greenbaum’s single “Spirit In The Sky” was certified Gold.
Elvis arrived in Palm Springs where he remained until April 28.
The Rolling Stones released their 16th studio album, Sticky Fingers. The album cover art, complete with working zipper, was done by Andy Warhol.
Elvis bought a Sony tape recorder, some speakers and a bass guitar at Bel Air Camera and Hi Fi.
Elvis Presley : 1174 Hillcrest, Beverly Hills, California : from the book The Elvis Files Vol. 6.
Elvis Presley : 1174 Hillcrest, Beverly Hills, California : April 23, 1971, from the book The Elvis Files Vol. 6.

1972

Elvis on Tour

The Memphis Mafia and Elvis leave the Hotel for the arena.
Elvis leaving his hotel in april 23 1973 for his Anaheim concert. We can see Joe at right on the picture.
Elvis performed at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California.
The Rolling Stones album “Black and Blue” was released.
Ramones released their eponymous debut album. The front cover depicts the band members standing in a line leaning against a brick wall, taken by Roberta Bayley. The cover was ranked No.58 on Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Album Covers.

The Wake and Aftermath

1978

Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious filmed his version of ‘My Way’ for the Sex Pistols film ‘The Great Rock n Roll Swindle.’

1981

Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins gave a performance in Stuttgart, West Germany that was recorded and released as the album “The Survivors.”

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1985

The “We Are The World” album was released. In addition to the title track, the album included nine previously unreleased songs by donating artists, including Prince, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, and Tina Turner, among others.

Liberace first appeared on the TV soap opera “Another World”. He also was a guest VJ on MTV later in the afternoon.

The Coca-Cola Company announced that it was changing its 99-year-old secret formula. New Coke was not a hit with consumers, and the company resumed selling the original version.

1987

Roy Orbison celebrated his 51st birthday by re-recording some of his biggest hits. Included were “Oh Pretty Woman”, “Crying”, “Only the Lonely”, “Dream Baby”, “Running Scared” and many others. These newer recordings are nowhere near the quality of the originals, so if you’re in the market, make sure you buy the original hits, available from Sony Music and specialty labels like Rhino.

1988

Roy Orbison celebrated his 52nd birthday at a Bruce Springsteen concert, during which the audience sang “Happy Birthday” to him.

Whitney Houston topped the pop charts with “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” while setting a record for most consecutive #1 singles. It was her seventh, beating out both the Bee Gees and the Beatles, who each had six in a row.

Houston record was partly because Elvis Presley’s run of #1 from 1956 through 1957 were no longer counted.

1995

Little Richard performed at the opening of Dolly Parton’s Dollywood Amusement Park in Pigeon Falls, TN.

The Sunday Times of London reported that Peter Hodgson of Liverpool had found a 1959 tape in his attic containing some of the Beatles’ earliest recordings. The 16-song tape included “Hello Little Girl,” a Lennon-McCartney composition the Beatles never recorded commercially, and Ray Charles’ “Hallelujah, I Love Her So.” The tape was made on a reel-to-reel recorder that Paul McCartney had borrowed from Hodgson’s father.

1998

James Earl Ray died of liver failure at age 70 while serving a life sentence in prison for the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ray confessed to the crime, but later recanted insisting he had been framed.

2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2008

Amy Winehouse went out on a drink and drug-fuelled spree and hit and head-butted two men. After drinking all day, Amy visited the Good Mixer pub in Camden, London with Babyshambles guitarist Mik Whitnall. Inside she allegedly punched Mustapha el Mounmi in the face after he refused to give way to her at the pool table. The singer then left to visit Bar Tok in the early hours and once at the bar shouted “I am a legend get these people out. I want to take drugs.” After leaving the bar a good Samaritan tried to get her a cab, but she reportedly thought he was trying to molest her and allegedly head-butted him in the face.

2013

Glen Campbell‘s publicist told members of the press that his client is no longer capable of performing on stage due to advancing Alzheimer’s disease. Sandy Brokaw went on to say that the 77-year-old Campbell planned on recording one final album called “See You There”, which would feature new renditions of old songs.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2015

London England’s Sunday Times named Sir Paul McCartney as the wealthiest UK musician with assets of an estimated at over 730 million pounds. He was followed by Andrew Lloyd-Webber at 650 million, the band U2 with 431 million, Elton John with 270 million and Mick Jagger with 225 million pounds.

In Brooklyn, New York, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played the first of two nights of  The River Tour at the Barclays Center. The second night was on April 25.

Entertainment History: On April 23rd, 1956, Elvis Presley made his Las Vegas Debut

40 years ago today: The “King” makes final visit to Toledo

Photos: Priscilla Presley to open Elvis attraction, show April 23

2017

Neil Diamond continued the North American leg of his 50-Year Anniversary World Tour with a concert at Amalie Arena in Tampa.

On This Date: April 23, 1956, Elvis Presley’s Historical first 

Daily Highlight for 2018

Country Music Memories: Elvis Presley Bombs in Las Vegas Debut

1956 New Frontier Hotel – elvis presley museum

Elvis: Articles from the Las Vegas Sun | Vegas.com

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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Elvis Presley: The Gold Standard

Measuring Up To Elvis

Drake SUPPOSEDLY tied with Elvis’ number of US top-10 singles: The news is that the Canadian rapper Drake has now tied with Elvis Presley for the number of top-10 US Billboard singles.
Drake supposedly tied with Elvis for number of top-10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 this week after his latest release, “Nice For What,” hit No. 1 on the chart, dethroning his previous No. 1 single, “God’s Plan.”
The rapper has now earned 25 top-10 singles on Billboard’s chart, matching the mark Presley set with 1972’s “Burning Love.”
EIN notes however that this story is totally false as the Billboard ‘Top 100′ only started in summer 1958 and so the KEY years of Elvis’ run of top ten hits, 1956 and 1957 are actually missing from the list!
Without even considering this new age of “instant download” and the distortion that this has created on the charts, ELVIS still dominates everyone who had the same period in the charts.
Elvis had another 13 top ten US hits in 1956/57 making his total actually 38 – the same as Madonna.

So Drake still has a long way to actually match or beat Elvis and also to get close other artists with the most top-10 singles.

Drake’s contemporary Rihanna ranks third with 31 – behind The Beatles and Madonna.

Top bands / solo artists with the most Billboard Hot 100 top-10 singles:
Paul McCartney —  23
The Rolling Stones —  23
Elvis Presley —  25 (Actually 38) 
Drake —  25
Mariah Carey — 27
Janet Jackson —  27
Elton John —  27
Stevie Wonder —  28
Michael Jackson —  29
Rihanna —  31
The Beatles —  34
Madonna — 38
(News, Source;DodgyStatistics/ElvisInfoNet)

Following up on my earlier Why Elvis Remains the Bar and some semi-recent news items that would like to proclaim the King is off or at least having to share the throne; specifically about Mariah Carey getting more number 1 singles, Glee surpassing Elvis chart records and most erroneously, Michael Jackson topping Elvis on the Forbes dead celebrity earning list.

Forbes Dead Celebrity Earnings Lists

Elvis has been the number one dead celebrity earner in all but three years that Forbes has calculated the list. The first time Elvis was bumped to number two was the year that Courtney Love sold Kurt Cobains’ catalog for Cobains one and only appearance on the list.

Elvis made is lowest appearance on the list in 2009 with $55 million, the year of Jackson’s death – Elvis ranked at number four with Jackson’s debut at number three with $90 million in earnings – shattering expectations of an outrageous lead of a record first place.

Jackson was defeated in the race to number one by the sale of the Rodgers and Hammerstein catalog for a total earnings of $235 million and the liquidation of Yves St. Laurent’s estate at $350 million.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s earnings were from their catalog sales and St. Laurent’s estate was liquidation of artwork and assets that had been invested and collected – so the earnings, to my mind, should have been credited to the artists who made the sold works, even though the money didn’t flow to their estates.

That brings us to putting 2010 into view. The 2010 list has Jackson as the number one dead earning celebrity and Elvis as the second.

Jackson’s  estate took in $250 million for 2010;  alleged to be largely due to the release of his rehearsal footage for his never given “This Is It” concerts. But, I think a careful review of revenues would show that these earning came from from Jackson’s investment in The Beatles catalog with the Rock Band video game and the final release of The Beatles as a complete catalog box set – in both stereo and mono.

Especially given that in terms of box office, Myles Cyrus’ Hannah Montana concert film had a better opening weekend than This is It.

Elvis holds number two this year with $60 million for 2010. Which is what his estate took in, largely through Graceland Tourism, merchandise and sales of his post 1973 recordings.

What money was earned due to Elvis’ catalog doesn’t get included as part of Elvis’ estate earnings – since all sales of his catalog pre 1973 is Sony’s profits – not Elvis’ earnings – so in terms of what Elvis’ catalog actually earns, this is not reflected in any of the Forbes lists because the estate gets not a penny.

In 1973, Elvis was forced to sell his interest in his back catalog to RCA to refinance his divorce. When Elvis and Priscilla initially divorced, Elvis simply agreed to pay what she demanded – but, Priscilla ended up suing for more money then and spendaholic Elvis didn’t have the cash.

Parker negotiated what he thought was a sweet deal to re-sell to RCA what had already been sold with no thought to the longer term value – Parker simply in his immediate greed for cash, forgot the lessons that they had learned from Elvis sales in the 1950s – that there was no limit to how many times fans would buy re-packaged Elvis.

In 1973, no one suspected that Elvis didn’t have years and decades ahead of him to continue to record more material – but it’s interesting that the urgency of fear that Elvis was just a fad in the 50’s and to get while the getting was good overrode the longer view that Elvis could (and is) endless repackaged and re-sold to fans would be more sustainable income.

Priscilla received a larger settlement, Parker took 50% of the sales and Elvis ended up with a pittance and no back catalog to rely on for future income – it’s no wonder that Elvis would soon be deeper into drugs and not trusting even his longest running friend – Red West.

Elvis the man meant less to the people around him than Elvis the ATM.

Elvis got so little recognition and credit for his work when he was alive that him topping this list is a testament to his lasting legacy – although given that the money is more sourced by Graceland and merchandise than his catalog, Elvis’ placement is a testament to how much he was loved and meant to his fans, who continue to be as disrespected as Elvis in that we are treated as ATM machines and pawned off with ridiculous and tacky merchandise, endless and thoughtless repackages – but, as when Elvis was alive – the marketing of Elvis responds to the market – so the movies got cheaper when we the fans weren’t critical and Elvis became disillusioned – confused why he had such a devoted following, but knowing he was putting out inferior product to his capacity so knew on a level that it was an unearned and uncritical following.

We get the Elvis we deserve, not unlike we get the government we deserve with low voter turnout and disengagement.

It is difficult to quantify subjective things like what a given person’s impact in social and art contributions terms, so we rely on the vulgar measure of money: how much money is generated. Curious then, like with the St. Laurent liquidation that the artists who created the art that he purchased and the estate sold were credited to the investor, not the creator who sold the works for a paltry sum compared to what the investor “earned” for their later sale. – If a painting original sells for a few hundred or thousand dollars it is less impressive than when that same painting later sells for millions or tens of millions.

Charts: Elvis vs Mariah Carey and Glee

A change in technology and the rules of the organizations that maintain charts will always favour current recording artists over decades ago and deceased ones. Which, is rightfully so, since the living should be more important than the dead.

However, it is tricky when you are not giving consideration to the person, but hyping and measuring sales.

In the fifties, a gold record was a million seller and sixty years later,  gold record is a half million seller and a million is platinum.

In the fifties, Elvis was the second artist who ever sold a million copies of a 45 single and he was the first artist who sold consistent million selling singles after million selling singles. So, the fact of assigning gold and platinum records is a result of Elvis’ sales.

So it is difficult to claim that any artist has sold more than Elvis or earned more accolades, when that we even count and measure these accolades is because of Elvis in the first place.

So, how someone else does on a scale that exists because of Elvis compared to Elvis…well no matter how anyone rates on the chart, Elvis will remain the chart itself until some other artist has such an impact as to change how we measure artists against each other.

As for technology, to have a million selling single in the fifties, an artists had to record an A and B side, the record had to have good radio play, the artist had to appear on tv or tour and the record had to sell;which meant that people had to take the time and effort to go to a store and buy the physical record, limited access by number of copies available and distribution and how fast records put be pressed and shipped. Record sales could stall while waiting for more product to be available.

Today, an artist can record one song and put it up on itunes and do an internet campaign and people have to download it. Minimal effort on the part of the artist, the label and the fan.

A download represents less commitment and more curiosity – music is a downloadable and disposal commodity, as opposed to an investment in a physical collection, which requires space and time throughout the ownership of the disc, rather than allocating file space in increasingly unlimited digital media.

Mariah Carey matching Elvis for number 1 hit records, first is not beating Elvis, only matching Elvis – and the market for music is now so fragmented that artists can have a number of huge selling success, but remain largely unknown outside of their specific audience.

Few artists achieve a mainstream/cross over success or even awareness, regardless of how talented or deserving. Mariah Carey is far more known for her diva conduct than her music.

When Elvis started, the music industry was in silos and Elvis broke the barriers of white vs black music – and Elvis recorded any music that appealed to him – he sang country, blues, rock, showtunes, folk tunes from several countries, funk, bossa nova/latin, swamp rock and gospel – Elvis is in more Music Halls of Fame than any other performer – Elvis truly was something for everyone.

While most artists achieve success with a specific demographic and type of music – just repeating the same over and over without ever reinventing or trying new styles.

With the size and ease of music collecting and listening, the audience today is at once cavernous yet still in style silos, as most people tend to be attracted to a narrower range of music.

Although, I find it endlessly hysterical when young people discover the rebellious music that their parents or even grandparents listened to – such was the dismay of the young girl in the late 80’s who, bringing home a cd of the Lost Boys soundtrack was looking forward to freaking out her Mom with this Jim Morrison lead singer of the Door – until it was pointed out to her that Morrison had been dead before she was born and her Mom could probably introduce her to their original vinyl and Janice Joplin besides.

As for Glee – like with Elvis and The Beatles – there was one Elvis who had to have all the appeal for his fans, while there was four Beatles to chose from – so an ensemble cast recording cover tunes of proven hit songs is not at all comparable even to the Partridge Family and The Brady Bunch who at least recorded original songs and are more properly the basis for comparison.

Elvis didn’t have a regular tv show to showcase his performances or songs, like the Monkees did and Elvis, while he recorded covers, did so in a different style as well as original songs – so as fun and good as the Glee cast is – the songs are covers of hit songs that benefit from being a tv show soundtrack and the cast is actors who can sing – not singers who also act. The songs are supported by scripted tv program, not a concert tour, and are not at all comparable to any musical artist, as they are wholly a separate category of repacked and sanitized for increasingly younger audiences.

Glee is to Elvis, as the wholesome and sexually unthreatening white young male teen idol singers that followed the wave of real rockers – Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Eddie Cochrane and other sexually threatening rockers were.

Elvis brought raw black music and urgent sex to the white teens and Buddy Holly make rock n roll into a higher and refined, pure and innocent – Peggy Sue only got laid after Peggy Sue got married – she wasn’t a girl in high heel sneakers or the temptress Woman from way over town.

That it’s that packaged and sanitized music that is downloaded and file allocated today – and its just not comparable either through the effort of acquiring it from the fans or the critical appreciation of music as a force of nature captured for a moment in a raw and unrefined performance of sexual power – but rather, a wall of sound orchestrated, choreographed and controlled to simulate the real thing.

 

Elvis vs Artists, Studios and his management

 

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The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: Welcome Home Elvis – Wikipedia

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Our Daily Elvis for April 22, 2018

Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis

Daily Elvis: April 22

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

April 22, 1952

The first nuclear explosion shown on live network television was an atomic test in Nevada.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

1954

At the Capitol Recording Studio in Hollywood, Dean Martin recorded “Sway.”

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

1955

Elvis performed at Texarkana, AR Arkansas Municipal Auditorium

The other acts were Tommy Sands, J.E. & Maxine Brown and Cheesie Nelson as Cheesy and the Flying Saucers.


Scotty, DJ, Elvis and Bill on stage at the Arkansas Municipal Auditorium in Texarkana – Apr. 22, 1955

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis flew from Houston to Las Vegas, Nevada for a 2 week engagement that would be shortened to 1 week. It would be Elvis’ first major career setback.

The Presleys lived at  at  1414 Getwell Street  until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive  March 1957

1957

Elvis Presley had his custom built ‘Music Gates’ installed at Gracelands. The gates were designed by Abe Saucer and custom built by John Dillars Jr, of Memphis Doors inc.

Image result for graceland gates installed april 22 1957

The musical gates with the red/orange primer before being painted white and green.

The Music Gates at Graceland

The Music Gates at Graceland | April 22, 1957

Elvis Presley New Music Gates at Graceland in 1957 – April 22, 1957

The Graceland gates in red.

The Military Service Disruption

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

Elvis spent his evenings at the Crossbow, where he met Lance LeGault.

G.I. Blues 

1961

Blue Hawaii 

1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! 

1963

The President of The National Federation Of Hairdressers offered a free haircut to the next No.1 group in the UK pop charts. He said The Rolling Stones are the worst, one of them looks as if he’s got a feather duster on his head.’
The 1964-65 New York World’s Fair opened its first season.
Publicity stills were shot for Roustabout, some were used by RCA for covers or inserts.

Col Parker considered himself part of the Elvis Presley act.

1965

The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Ticket To Ride.’ Taken from the film Help! it was the group’s seventh UK No.1.

In Hollywood, Frank Sinatra recorded “It Was A Very Good Year” for inclusion in his “September Of My Years” album. The session was filmed by CBS-TV for a Walter Cronkite special about Sinatra’s 50th birthdaybroadcast on November 16, 1965.

Harum Scarum Post Production

1967

In the most popular Monkee poll conducted in the music paper Disc & Music Echo, Davy Jones received 63% of the votes, Mickey Dolenz 22%, Peter Tork 8% and Mike Nesmith 7%.

Clambake

1968

Country Music Hall of Famer Steve Sholes, the prominent recording executive for RCA Victor who was responsible for recruiting Chet Atkins, Eddy Arnold, the Browns, Hank Locklin, Homer and Jethro, Hank Snow, Jim Reeves, Pee Wee King and most famously: Elvis Presley, died after a heart attack at the age of 57.

Steve Sholes : Signed Elvis Presley to RCA | Elvis Articles

Stephen H. Sholes – Wikipedia

For Elvis CD Collectors • Remembering Steve Sholes 

1969

The Who gave their first complete live performance of the rock opera “Tommy” at a show in Dolton, England.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

Michael Jackson peaked at #2 pop and R&B with “Rockin’ Robin.” The song was a hit for Bobby Day & the Satellites in 1958 and coincidentally also reached #2. The song that kept Jackson out of #1 was Roberta Flack’s “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.”
Elvis went back to California to spend the weekend in Palm Springs.

Elvis on Tour 

Elvis Presley began a series of nine concerts at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium in Phoenix.

1974

The Who’s Tommy Rock Opera was being made into a Movie, April 22, Tina Turner began filming her “Acid Queen” roll. The movie also starred Ann-Margaret.

April 22, 1974 (8:30 pm). Detroit, MI. Olympia Stadium 

Still a Heavy: Elvis Proves He’s Bigger Than Ever  by Lawrence DeVine, Detroit Free News

1975

RCA released the single “T-R-O-U-B-L-E/Mr Songman” – on the USA charts, it made #11 on the Hot Country Chart and #35 on the Hot 100.

Johnnie Taylor’s “Disco Lady” became the first single to sell more than two million copies.
Elvis performed at the City Auditorium Arena, Omaha, Nebraska.

The Wake and Aftermath

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1993

The rock opera musical “The Who’s Tommy,” starring Michael Cerveris in his Broadway debut, opened at New York’s St. James Theatre for 899 performances.

1994

The 37th President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, died four days after suffering a stroke at age 81.

2002

Linda Susan Boreman, the former adult film actress (Deep Throat) who worked under the stage name Linda Lovelace, died in a Denver hospital after being taken off life support at age 53. She had suffered massive trauma and internal injuries in a car accident 19 days earlier.

2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

Madonna released her ninth studio album, “American Life.”

Songwriter Felice Bryant died of cancer. Wrote many hits with her husband Boudleaux including; The Everly Brothers, ‘Bye Bye Love’, ‘All I Have To Do Is Dream’, ‘Wake Up Little Susie’ and ‘Raining In My Heart’ a hit for Buddy Holly. Other acts to record their song include Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Tony Bennett, Simon and Garfunkel, Sarah Vaughan, Grateful Dead, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Beach Boys, Roy Orbison, Elvis Costello, Count Basie, Dean Martin, Ruth Brown, Cher, R.E.M. and Ray Charles.

April 22, 2008

1960s British singer Tommy Steele claimed he took Elvis Presley on a secret tour of London in 1958; beginning a trend of faded celebs to claim an Elvis connection. Elvis is the most documented person in the world, yet, Elvis associates continue to have to debunk and deny many celeb utterings.

2016

Elvis at 21 opens » Telfair Museums

2018

Apr 20, 2018 – Apr 22, 2018 – Niagara Falls Elvis Festival – Events

Elvis Festival 2018 – Visit Niagara Canada

Niagara Falls Elvis Festival

Elvis Festival 2018 on April 21,2018 | NiagaraThisWeek.com

Sinfónico de Elvis Presley Chile Tickets | 22/04/2018 | Ticketbis.net

Ron Jeremy, the ‘Elvis Presley of porn,’ is bringing his comedy act to …

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2018

2018

Apr 20, 2018 – Apr 22, 2018 – Niagara Falls Elvis Festival – Events

Elvis Festival 2018 – Visit Niagara Canada

Niagara Falls Elvis Festival

Elvis Festival 2018 on April 21,2018 | NiagaraThisWeek.com

Sinfónico de Elvis Presley Chile Tickets | 22/04/2018 | Ticketbis.net

Ron Jeremy, the ‘Elvis Presley of porn,’ is bringing his comedy act to …

Daily Highlight for 2018

2017

Former home of Elvis Presley catches fire on Audubon Drive

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/

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Our Daily Elvis for April 21, 2018

Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis

Daily Elvis: April 21

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Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

April 21, 1947

At Castle Studio in Nashville and his first recording session for the MGM label, Hank Williams recorded four of his compositions, including “Move It On Over,” which became his first chart single. The master tapes were re-engineered in New York City a week later by Danny Conover at WOR-Radio.

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

 

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

April 21, 1955

Elvis performed at New Boston, TX High School Football Field

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

When Presley’s troupe rolled into town for two shows on April 21, 1956, he had become already a national figure in the music business. He had appeared with the Dorsey Brothers and Milton Berle on their national TV shows, and his first RCA single, “Heartbreak Hotel” was only two weeks away from reaching the #1 spot on Billboard’s “Top 100” pop chart.
Elvis performed at the City Auditorium, Houston, Texas at 7.30 and 9.30 p.m.

The Military Service Disruption

April 21, 1959

At Columbia’s 30th Street Studio in New York City, Johnny Mathis recorded “Misty.” The recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002.

RCA begins a Gold Standard Series: RCA Victor EPA-5088, A TOUCH OF GOLD VOLUME 1,  sold less than 150,000 copies, the lowest sales for any Presley EP album up to that time. These Extended Play releases are not included as part of Elvis’ sales or chart weeks.

First pressings of US Elvis Presley EPs First edition, released April 21, 1959

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

Dick Clark testifies before a Congressional committee investigating the payola scandal. He admits he had a financial interest in 27 percent of the records he played on the show over a two year period, but is cleared of all charges. Clark was ordered to sell off some of his conflicting interests, but had his name cleared — unlike disc jockey Alan Freed, who refused to admit that payola was an illegal or immoral practice.
Elvis began pre-production on G.I. Blues 

1961

The Beatles debuted at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England.

Elvis Presley was America’s greatest cultural ambassador – Foreign Dignitaries often met him and many of his movies were American Tourism Promotion. Hal Wallis, Indonesia’s first President Kusno Soekarno, Elvis and Joan Blackman during Blue Hawaii Production

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Elvis Presley with Indonesia’s first President Kusno Soekarno

“Indorock” – Indonesia's Contribution To The Birth Of Rock’N’Roll - Indonesia Expat

April 21, 1962

President John F. Kennedy opened the Seattle World’s Fair by telegraph key from his Easter vacation in Florida on April 21, 1962, using the same telegraph key that President Taft had used to open the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle in 1909. The key triggered a radio telescope in Maine, which picked up an impulse from a star 10,000 light years away. This impulse was directed towards the fairgrounds to start the festivities, which included the release of 2,000 balloons, the ringing of the Space Needle’s 538 bell Carillon, 10 Air Force F-102s flying overhead and aerial bombs bursting and raining down tiny flags.

It Happened at the World’s Fair’ was the fourth studio movie known to be made in Seattle and Elvismania soon set in the city.

1964

By VERNON SCOTT HOLLYWOOD (UPI) Would vou believe that Richard Burton and Peter O’Toole owe part of their current success to Elvis Presley? These two brilliant Shakespearean – trained actors, winning world – wide acclaim for their performances in “Becker,” might not have had the opportunity to star in the picture were it not for Sir Swivel Hips. Don’t laugh. It’s not that Elvis refused either the role of King Henry n or Becket. No. Elvis helped finance “Becket” indirectly. Producer Hal Wallis, who has made Presley’s biggest hits, also produced “Becket.” And were it not from the revenue of Elvis’ movies there might not have been the wherewithal to film “Becket.” Says Wallis: “In order to do the artistic pictures it is necessary to make the commercially succeesful Presley pictures. But that doesn’t mean a Presley picture can’t have quality, too.” Wallis is that one producer !n a million who turns out movies for all audiences. He doesn’t fall Into the category of artistic souls.

Elvis’ was made “Special Deputy Sheriff of Shelby County” ; a promotion from “Honorary  Chief Deputy Sheriff”

 

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

Elvis returned to Memphis where he bought a house for Linda Thompson at 1254 Old Hickory, near Graceland.
1976

The Wake and Aftermath

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1984

The album that very likely could be one of The Top Soundtracks of the Rock Era was Footloose, which began a ten week run at the top of the Billboard album chart on the strength of the title track by Kenny Loggins and “Let’s Hear It For The Boy” by Deniece Williams —  besting the Michael Jackson album Thriller which fell to #3.  The move ended Thriller’s run of 37 non-consecutive weeks at #1.

1990

Paul McCartney set a new world record when he played for 184,000 fans at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, the largest crowd to ever attend a paid rock concert. For free concerts, attendance of over 600,000 saw Simon & Garfunkel in a free concert in New York City’s Central Park in 1981.

2000

2000

Neal Matthews of The Jordanaires died of a heart attack. He sang back-up on Elvis Presley’s “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Hound Dog” and also worked with Ricky Nelson, Marie Osmond, Tom Jones and Merle Haggard, Patsy Cline, Johnny Horton, Marie Osmond and Tom Jones.

Neal Matthews Jr.; Singer Backed Elvis Presley as Jordanaires’ Member

In Memory of Neal Matthews – The Jordanaires

Neal Matthews of The Jordanaires Dies at 70 | CMT

2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2004

In Santa Barbara, CA, Michael Jackson was indicted by a grand jury after they found there was suffidient evidence to bring charges against him for molestation. Jackson was scheduled to be arraigned on April 30 where he was expected to plead not guilty.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2011

Los Angeles Judge Michael Pastor agreed to allow prosecutors to show autopsy photos of Michael Jackson to the jury in Dr Conrad Murray’s involuntary manslaughter trial. Dr Murray’s defense lawyers had objected, saying the photographs would enflame jurors’ passions.

2013

Calvin Harris made chart history by becoming the first artist to have eight top 10 hits from one studio album. His track ‘I Need Your Love’, featuring singer Ellie Goulding, climbed to No.7 on the Official UK Chart. The DJ and producer from Dumfries, Scotland had overtaken Michael Jackson, who previously held the record with seven top 10 hits from both his 1987 album Bad and his 1991 record Dangerous.

2017

1970’s Shock Rocker Alice Cooper reveals that he once held a loaded gun at Elvis in 1971.

2018

rare poster from Elvis Presley’s 1955 NC concert sells for double the expected price

Elvis Presley, The Searcher review

Was Elvis Presley a cultural appropriator of black music?

The Number Ones: Elvis Presley’s “Good Luck Charm”

Elvis Presley hits abound in ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ stage musical …

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Elvis Presley started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Good Luck Charm’, his fifth US No.1 of the 60s. Also an UK No.1 hit. “Good Luck Charm” was his 29th Top 10 and his 54th hit in seven years.

Good Luck Charm” was published by Gladys Music, Elvis Presley’s publishing company, that reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list in the week ending April 21, 1962. It remained at the top of the list for two weeks. It reached number one in the UK Singles Chart in the week ending 24 May 1962 and stayed there for five weeks. It completed his second hat-trick of chart topping singles in the UK.

Rather than a link in his perpetual chart success, the record foreshadowed a down turn in Elvis’s recording career. Good Luck Charm would reach #1 on the charts, but Presley would have just one more chart-topper in his career, and that wouldn’t come until over seven years later.

In addition, many of the composers who had provided Elvis’s hit tunes would stop writing for him after 1962. For all its success, Good Luck Charm caused a crisis in Elvis’s recording career.

the B-side  “Anything That’s Part Of You” was #31 in the U.S.

Elvis Presley releases had a tendency both side of the single to chart.

Elvis Presley’s 1962 Pivotal Single Release of Good Luck Charm

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Elvis Screwed by Billboard Charts

Drake Equals Elvis Presley for Fourth-Most Hot 100 Top 10s Among

 

Billboard has long been the go to for song and album charting since music was first manufactured as a physical product to be sold.

Because the easiest way to sell something is to establish that everyone else is buying it before you – so get yours before someone else get it, you don’t want to be the last on on your street? Wait, we don’t know our neighbours anymore, scratch that.

I used to work in a Mom and Pop video store in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s – right on the cusp of VCRs coming down in price, below the $3000 they were originally – think about that, you can get Blue ray players for under $100 now! But new tech is always expensive and it seems rarely worth being an early adaptor – so as a public service, I want to continue the Meme:

Let’s all ignore any physical media after blu-ray and force the studios to stop re-selling the same content and instead, merge the big TV with computers and sell us subscriptions to your back catalog and new releases and end the need for TV broadcasters and content on physical media sales. Long tail and ever green.

Let’s face it, most of us watch entertainment in very different ways that Televsion was imagined and not changed in meaningful ways since it’s inception.

The only purpose of TV is the commercials – and we all skip over them now – so they’ve got to work in commercials as product placement, incorporate consumer messages into the programs, the same way that these products occur in our daily lives.

So, Elvis and Billboard. Elvis Info Net provides a detailed explanation of how the charting rules have been altered to minimize deceased or decades ago artists, in favour of current artists today./

In a way, it’s a bit like poorly done affirmative action – past artists are being dropped from the charts, resulting in a shifting of the history of popular music and creating false impressions.

Elvis was the second person to sell a million copies of a single. He was the first to sell consistent million sellers back to back – and if the current billboard group wants to promote current hitmakers as being impressive, then removing Elvis as the measuring standard, creates a fraudlent impression.

Honestly, if I were a performer, I’d want my chart history to stand against the best, not take out the King and measure myself against all the other pretenders.

Because that’s what’s going on.

Elvis has never been given his due as an artist – he became famous the wrong way, he was Southern and alien to the northern skewed enterainment business.

More than that, Elvis was a well mannered and respectful to authority, and when he obeyed, he was a workhorse musical and movie hitmaker who could take our minds off our daily grind and just enjoy being entertained without thought to hidden messages.

When Elvis didn’t obey, he showed us with his Sun singles, the early RCA hits, the 68 Special, the Chips Moman sessions, his true greatness eliminating all diversity resistance and blending all musical human expression into an atomic sexual  volcanic force of nature:

Rockabilly was Country done Blues with a Gospel fervor delivery.

Elvis was a musical sponge and he could and did record it all – pop, rock, ballads, blues, country, rockabilly, show tunes, folk songs, Great Songbooks, Tin Pan Alley and at the end of his career, he didn’t record opera, but he was expressing even that epic a delivery with Hurt, How Great Thou Art and The American Trilogy.

If music stories organized by genre, Elvis would have to have space all over the store, in almost every category. He continues to defy description, so is taken for granted. Elvis sells whether his label or studio put any thought or effort into products or marketing.

Some songs, he was even doing sing song spoken word versions of. Softly as I leave you – with Elvis speaking and Sherril Nielsen singing the lead, with Elvis ending on the final harmony. Spine chilling and dramatic story telling, giving comfort to our life’s hurts and pain and reminding us of the joys and our greater potential.

For as much as Elvis maintained he kept his views to himself, through his song choices, Elvis made his message clear. Be kind and polite, generous and ignore the things that don’t matter, like the colour of someone’s skin over the quality of their individual character.

He quoted a lot, the Hank Williams, Men with Broken Hearts and embraced the Walk a Mile in my Shoes as a guiding principle. He wasn’t a Ghetto poser, he lived out the Great Depression in rural sharecropper father in prison and not the best of providers when he wasn’t, with a strong mother who loved her boy above all, and why he aspired to the middle class dream of ascending prosperity to provide for her, all the things that they didn’t have. Sadly, Gladys did not live long and seemed more bewildered and frightened by Elvis’ unprecedented fame and adoration, than enjoying it.

Money has a way of separating you from your friends who have none. And the Presleys went from public housing to a mansion in a few short years. Enough to turn anyone to drink and despair, if you think about how foriegn a world it was that they suddenly had that their feet. Worse, that sense that their new money would never allow the Presleys to fit in. The Unsinkable Molly Brown syndrome and it wouldn’t be until the 1960’s and post-army service, that Elvis obtained that veneer of civilized society that made him the biggest box office draw. The man who’s movies made the money that all the artistic movies were made from.

Ironic then, that it’s the Elvis light musical comedies with exotic locations and pretty girls that remain re-watchable and timeless, since they existed in the Elverse.

Because let’s face it. Elvis was and remains in a universe entirely of his own.

But that doesn’t mean it’s okay for Billboard to erase Elvis’s career from musical history.

34 years after his death and he’s still too dangerous and unpinndownable for the studio execs and establishment industry.

The only way other artists can beat him is to cheat him.

So how can any artist want to claim record milestones, when they are only comparing themselves to each other – and not against the one person who’s career path everyone is trying – and failing – to emulate?

How can we pretend that Elvis wasn’t the King?

 

 

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Our Daily Elvis for April 20, 2018

Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis

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April 20, 1931

In Chicago, Louis Armstrong recorded his theme song, “When It’s Sleepy Time Down South.” This first of dozens of recordings of the song by Armstrong failed to chart; Paul Whiteman had the big 1931 hit with it. A later version, with Satchmo backed by the Gordon Jenkins orchestra, peaked at #19 in early 1952.

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

April 20, 1939

The first civil rights song, “Strange Fruit,” an Abel Meeropol poem originally titled “Bitter Fruit” and later set to music, was recorded by Billie Holiday. It became Holliday’s biggest record succ

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

Elvis started work at Crown Electric, where he started out driving a truck at $1 an hour, delivering supplies to building sited. He was hoping for the chance to train to be an electrician. He stayed at Crown until mid-October 1954 after having recorded his first record at Sun Studio and officially become a self-employed entertainer.

The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented til the end of 1954 to mid-1955

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

Elvis performed at the American Legion Hut, Grenada, Mississippi.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis performed at the North Side Coliseum , Fort Worth, Texas at 7.00 and 9.30 p.m.

Elvis Presley | April 20, 1956 | North Side Coliseum, Forth Worth

Elvis Presley’s “All Shook Up” remained #1 for the second of eight weeks.

It went on to be the biggest single of 1957 selling over 2 million copies.
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Elvis and Yvonne Lime attended a party at Sam Philips’ home with Dewey and Dot Philips. The night went on till the morning and ended with breakfast and gospel sung out by the pool.

The Military Service Disruption

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

Elvis Presley’s returned to Hollywood to film “G.I. Blues.

Elvis Presley (And Charlie Hodge) : April 20, 1960

Elvis arrived in Los Angeles for GI Blues, but to avoid the large crowd at the station he disembarked on a siding just outside the station and took a cab to the Beverly Wilshire Hotel with The Colonel.
Charlie Hodge : ‘When we got to Los Angeles, they put us in about five or six different cars, and each car went in a different direction, and they didn’t know which one Elvis was in, so they didn’t know which one to follow,then we of course, went through the hotel there in Beverly Hills, the Beverly Wilshire Hotel’.

Getting into a cab at Union Station in Los Angeles on April 20, 1960

Elvis Presley | On the Train and arriving in Los Angeles California

1962

New Orleans Citizens’ Council offered a free one-way ride for blacks to move to northern states.

Elvis Presley’s 15th film, “Viva Las Vegas,” co-starring Ann-Margret, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.
This was the last day of principal photography for Roustabout.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

 

The Wake and Aftermath

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1985

The charity record ‘We Are The World’ by USA For Africa was at No.1 on the UK singles chart. The US artists’ answer to Band Aid had an all-star cast including Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross, Bob Dylan, Daryl Hall, Huey Lewis, Ray Charles, Billy Joel and Paul Simonplus the composer’s of the track, Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie.

1987

A record store in Callaway, Florida was forced to closed down and a part-time clerk was arrested after selling a copy of ‘2 Live Is What We Are’ by 2 Live Crew to a 14 year old boy. Officials had deemed the recording “obscene” because of its pornographic lyrics.

April 20, 1991

Film director  Don Siegel died of cancer at age 78. (Dirty Harry, Escape from Alcatraz, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Shootist, Telefon, Coogan’s Bluff, Madigan, Flaming Star, Rough Cut, Charley Varrick, Two Mules for Sister Sara, Death of a Gunfighter, Baby Face Nelson, Riot in Cell Block 11, Hound-Dog Man)

2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2018

Was Elvis Presley a cultural appropriator of black music?

Elvis Presley hits abound in ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ stage musical …

‘Heartbreak Hotel’ to bring Elvis Presley hits to Broadway Playhouse

Apr 20, 2018 – Apr 22, 2018 – Niagara Falls Elvis Festival – Events

Daily Highlight for 2018

1970

The New York Times reported that Catholic and Protestant youth groups had adopted the Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” as a religious symbol.

Paul McCartney released his first solo album, “McCartney.”

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the practice of school busing as a method of achieving racial desegregation.

 

Elvis Presley recorded a live version of “The Wonder of You” in Las Vegas, Nevada in February 1970. The song was released as a single on April 20, 1970, backed by the song “Mama Liked the Roses“. In the United States, both songs charted at #9 together in the spring of 1970. “The Wonder of You” was one of his most successful records in the UK ever, topping the UK Singles Chart for six weeks in the summer of that year. It also stayed at number one in the Irish Charts for three weeks that same year. This was the 59th Top 40 hit of his career. Presley’s version also reached number 37 on the US Country Singles chart, and number one on the easy listening chart.[1]

” Mama Liked the Roses” is a song by Elvis Presley and recorded in 1969. The song was released as the B-side to “The Wonder of You” 45 single on April 20, 1970 and the 1970 RCA Camden LP Elvis’ Christmas Album. As a single, it failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, but reached number 65 on the Cashbox charts.[2] The song was composed by John L. Christopher, who also co-wrote “Always on My Mind“.

1971

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Our Daily Elvis for April 19, 2018

Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis

Daily Elvis April 19

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April 19, 1764

England’s Parliament banned the American colonies from printing their own paper money.

April 19, 1824

Poet George Gordon Byron, known as Lord Byron, died of fever at 36.

April 19, 1927

In New York City, actress Mae West was sentenced to 10 days in jail (a workhouse on Roosevelt Island) for obscenity, as a result of “Sex,” a play she wrote and starred in at Daly’s 63rd Street Theatre. More than 325,000 people, including police officers and their wives, judges, and members of the district attorney’s staff, saw the play during its 375 performances before the police raided the theater and arrested West.

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

 

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

R&B singer Clyde McPhatter, a member of the Drifters prior to being drafted into the U.S. Army, completed a two-year tour of duty and upon discharge immediately launched his solo career.
Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium , Oklahoma City at 7.30 and 9.30 p.m.

Scotty, D.J. Bill and Elvis onstage at the Municipal Auditorium – Apr. 19, 1956
Oklahoma
 City Times photo courtesy NewsOK

Regional TV news coverage:

The “King of Rock & Roll” was 21 when he performed in Tulsa for the first time in 1956. His hip-shaking moves drove female fans to hysteria and one fainted before the show began.

The Military Service Disruption

The Courier-Journal from Louisville, Kentucky on April 19, 1959 · Page 119

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

1960

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Elvis Presley (age 25) greets fan Mrs. Carrie Tywater (age 69) in a layover at the Texas & Pacific Railway station
The Beatles single ‘Ticket to Ride’ was released on Capitol records in the US. The single’s label stated that the song was from the upcoming movie ‘Eight Arms to Hold You’ (the original name for the movie ‘Help!’).
The film T.A.M.I. (Teen-Age Music International) Show featuring The Rolling StonesThe SupremesThe Four TopsJames BrownThe Beach Boys and Smokey Robinson And The Miracles opened in London under the title Teenage Command Performance.
Elvis completed his work on Harum Scarum 

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

Elvis performed at the Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, New Mexico and following on this show Elvis flew home to Memphis.  Elvis on Tour

 

The Wake and Aftermath

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1995

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The video “Elvis – The Lost Performances” was certified by the RIAA at 100,000 copies sold.

1997

Michael Jackson attended an unveiling of a wax statue of himself at the Grevin Museum of Wax in Paris, France. Jackson provided one of his own outfits to dress the figure.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

The oldest working musician in Britain, George Conrad Leonard, died at the age of 104. During his career he had worked with Fred Astaire, Cole Porter, Petula Clark and the BBC. At the age of 99 he was still performing 75 times a year. Until the age of 103, he played the piano every Thursday at lunchtime in the Plantation Cafe at Squire’s Garden Centre in Twickenham.

2005

Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. announced that two 30-second TV commercials designed to attract vacationing families to Graceland to experience the “real” Elvis Presley would air nationally in the US starting in April 2006. It was the first time that the company has used television advertising to promote Graceland tourism.

2010

A week after Catholic Church officials published an article in the Vatican’s L’Osservatore Romanonewspaper that said they forgive John Lennon’s remarks about The Beatles being “bigger than Jesus”, Ringo Starr rejected their forgiveness. The newspaper’s editors had written, “The Beatles said they were bigger than Jesus and put out mysterious messages, that were possibly even Satanic… (but) what would Pop music be like without the Beatles?” Ringo was unimpressed and replied “Didn’t the Vatican say we were Satanic or possibly Satanic? And they’ve still forgiven us? I think the Vatican, they’ve got more to talk about than the Beatles.”

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2017

Stories of Rock: Wednesday April 19 | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

 2018

 Elvis Presley: The Searcher’ Uncovers the King’s Early Days

Drake has tied Elvis Presley’s number of top-10 singles — here’s …

Business InsiderDrake has tied Elvis Presley’s number of top-10 singles — here’s where he ranks all time. John Lynch. 13h. 23,642. facebook linkedin twitter email … The rapper has now earned 25 top-10 singles on Billboard’s chart, matching the mark Presley set with 1972’s “Burning Love.” Billboard notes that Drake has also added to his …

Daily Highlight for 2018

difficult to choose:

2017

Elvis Presley propiedad Dixie Cup que se bebía desde abril 19th 1956

Elvis Presley reportedly drank from cup for sale on eBay | The Wichita .

Elvis Presley cup sells for $3k – Capital Lifestyle – Capital FM Kenya

or

 2018

 

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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/

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