Our Daily Elvis for June 19, 2018

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Daily Elvis: June 19

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The Updated for 2018 are:

  1. Added the Elvis Era Headers to the post, and
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1862

U.S. President Abraham Lincoln outlined his Emancipation Proclamation which outlawed slavery in U.S. territories.

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

 

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

June 19, 1955

Elvis performed at the Magnolia Gardens (matinee) and then at Cook’s Hoedown club (eve)  

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 19, 1956

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis ended their 10-year partnership after starring on radio, TV and in 16 feature films.

Col Parker made a deal for an Elvis Presley Fan Magazine, and the photographer followed Elvis on his date with Barbara Hearn to Libertyland, on Black Community Day.

Elvis Presley and Barbara Hearn at Elvis' 1034 Audubon Drive House : June 19, 1956.

June 19, 1957

Elvis received lead sheets and demos for 2 new songs from Mike Stoller.

The Military Service Disruption

June 19, 1958

Buddy Holly enters Coral Record’s studios in New York to record for the first time without The Crickets. None of the tracks he laid down would become hits.

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

June 19, 1959

Elvis in Paris with Lamar, Rex and Charlie Hodge.

Rare Elvis Presley interview June 19, 1959 via YouTube | Elvis Expert

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 19, 1960

Newspaper insert Parade Sunday Magazine Elvis Presley Cover: Fighting to Stay on Top (article title)

G.I. Blues

June 19, 1961

Ben E. King enjoys his biggest hit as “Stand By Me” reaches #4 on the Billboard singles chart. The same song would re-appear on the Hot 100 in 1986, reaching #9, after it was featured as the title track in a film starring River Phoenix.

Pat Boone had his sixth and final number 1 hit in the US with “Moody River”. A year later, “Speedy Gonzales” would finish his run of thirty-eight Top 10 hits. A tongue-in-cheek, heavy metal “comeback” was attempted in 1997 with an album called “In a Metal Mood (No More Mr. Nice Guy)”.

The following short article in Billboard on June 19, 1961, a month after “Surrender” exited the “Hot 100,” indicates that RCA may have overestimated the record’s sales potential.

• Copies of “Surrender” given away in Canada

“Station CKWX [in Vancouver, B.C.] gave away 3,000 recordings of ‘Surrender’ by Elvis Presley this month in a contest which pulled in more than 10,000 letters. According to CKWX deejay Red Robinson, RCA Victor had ‘over-pressed’ the Presley disk, so they turned the excess wax over to the jock and suggested he build a promotion around it. Robinson offered the disk free to the first 3,000 dialers who wrote in and merely said they like Elvis.”

“Surrender” … Elvis Presley’s 1961 International Hit Recording

June 19, 1962

Instead of staying with the Barrises, as promised to Priscilla’s parents, Pris moved into the Bellagio Road house one day before Elvis decided to show her Las Vegas. With the entourage they traveled in the motor home, and stayed at the Sahara for the next 12 days.

June 19, 1963

June 19, 1964

Elvis Presley enjoyed his 15th UK #1 single with his rendition of “Crying In The Chapel”, which first became a hit for 17-year-old Darrell Glenn when it topped the Cashbox Best Sellers chart in 1953. To date there are over 50 known recorded versions of the song, but none as successful as Presley’s which would eventually be awarded Platinum status by the RIAA.

June 19, 1965

Elvis Presley enjoyed his 15th UK #1 single with his rendition of “Crying In The Chapel”, which first became a hit for 17-year-old Darrell Glenn when it topped the Cashbox Best Sellers chart in 1953. To date there are over 50 known recorded versions of the song, but none as successful as Presley’s which would eventually be awarded Platinum status by the RIAA.

Frankie and Johnny

June 19, 1966

June 19, 1967

Having admitted to taking LSD four times during an interview with Life Magazine, Beatle Paul McCartney told The Daily Mirror that he didn’t regret that he’d spoken out and hoped that his fans would understand.

Elvis reported to MGM for pre-production of Speedway, beginning with a 10.00 a.m. music meeting and a 2.00 p.m. wardrobe fitting. According to Peter Guralnick and Ernst Jorgensen’s book, “Elvis: Day by Day,” on that first day Elvis presented his costar with a car that had “‘Speedway’ painted on one door and ‘Starring Nancy and Elvis’ on the other.”

Nancy Sinatra … Elvis Presley’s Leading Lady in “Speedway”

June 19, 1968

The Rolling Stones scored their seventh UK No.1 single when ‘Jumpin Jack Flash’ hit the top of the charts. Keith Richards has stated that he and Jagger wrote the lyrics while staying at Richards’ country house, where they were awoken one morning by the sound of gardener Jack Dyer walking past the window. When Jagger asked what the noise was, Richards responded: “Oh, that’s Jack – that’s jumpin’ Jack.”

June 19, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 19, 1972

Elvis with fans outside his plane in Fort Worth, TX on Monday June 19, 1972 

Elvis performed at the Henry Levitt Arena, Wichita, Kansas.

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Elvis Presley : Wichita Falls, KS. : June 19, 1972

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June 19, 1972 (8:30 pm) Wichita Falls, KS – Elvis Presley In Concert

June 19, 1973

Late at night Elvis had minor surgery on his foot in Memphis.

June 19, 1974

Elvis performed at the Civic Center Auditorium, Amarillo, Texas.

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June 19, 1976

The Beach Boys‘ cover of Chuck Berry‘s “Rock And Roll Music” enters the Billboard Top 40 where it would peak at #5 during a thirteen week run. That was one spot higher than Berry’s 1957 original.

Germany’s Silver Convention topped the Cashbox Best Sellers list with “Get Up And Boogie”, a Disco tune that contained only six different words (Get, Up, And, Boogie, That’s, Right). It was a formula that had also worked on their first US hit, “Fly Robin, Fly” in 1975.

Future Smiths singer Steve Morrissey had a letter published in this weeks music magazine Record Mirror and Disc asking the editor why the paper had not included any stories on The Sex Pistols.

June 19, 1977

Elvis performed at the Civic Auditorium Arena, Omaha, Nebraska where the show was filmed to the CBS TV special what later was called Elvis In Concert.

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June 19, 1977. (8:30 pm) Omaha, NE. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Reviews – Elvis Presley In Concert

The Wake and Aftermath

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1988

Over 3,000 East Germans gather at the Berlin Wall to hear Michael Jackson, who was performing a concert on the other side of the wall in West Berlin.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2011

Amy Winehouse was booed by crowds in Serbia’s capital Belgrade after appearing to be too drunk to perform. The concert – the first on the singers 12-day European tour, saw Winehouse mumble her way through parts of songs, leave the stage altogether and at one point she threw her microphone to the floor. She was frequently booed by the crowd, who had paid up to £45 to see her in a country in which wages are some of the lowest in Europe.

2013

Slim Whitman the American country music and western music singer/songwriter and instrumentalist died aged 90. Known for his yodeling abilities and his smooth high octave falsetto, he sold in excess of 120 million records during his career. Michael Jackson cited Whitman as one of his ten favorite vocalists and Beatle George Harrison cited Whitman as an early influence. Paul McCartney credited a poster of Whitman with giving him the idea of playing his guitar left-handed with his guitar strung the opposite way to a right-handed player’s.

Slim Whitman, influential crooner and telemarketer, dies at 90 – latimes

Slim Whitman wasn’t bigger than The Beatles, but he was important

Legendary country singer Slim Whitman dead at 90 – Reuters

 

Elvis Presley | Backstage at the Overton Park Shell | Friday, July 30 …

2015

Blues musician Wendell Holmes died aged 71. He released 12 albums as part of The Holmes Brothers, a family band that included his siblings Sherman and Willie. During their career, the brothers played with many artists including Van Morrison, Peter Gabriel, Rosanne Cash, Levon Helm and Willie Nelson.

2016

Artists including Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Pearl Jam, U2 and Sir Paul McCartneycalled for online copyright laws to be reformed. More than 180 artists signed an open letter criticising the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). They claimed the law benefits companies that “exploit music for their financial enrichment”, but not artists.

2018

Private jet once owned by Elvis Presley for sale – again

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley that has sat on a runway in New Mexico for nearly four decades is back on …

Private jet once owned by Elvis Presley for sale

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A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley that has sat on a runway in New Mexico for nearly four decades is back on the auction block.

The best conspiracy theories from Elvis Presley is alive to Justin …

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After “Elvis is Alive”, the “Paul is Dead” theory has been ongoing since the 1960s. The Beatles’ bassist Paul McCartney was supposed to have …

Obituary – DJ Fontana, long-time drummer with Elvis Presley

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Died: June 13, 2018. DJ FONTANA, who has died aged 87, was the drummer who helped launch rock ‘n’ roll as Elvis Presley’s sideman.

Daily Highlight for 2018

June 19, 1956

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis ended their 10-year partnership after starring on radio, TV and in 16 feature films.

Col Parker made a deal for an Elvis Presley Fan Magazine, and the photographer followed Elvis on his date with Barbara Hearn to Libertyland, on Black Community Day.

Elvis Presley and Barbara Hearn at Elvis' 1034 Audubon Drive House : June 19, 1956.

Memphis Police provide crowd control on the midway, as Elvis throws a ball to win Hearn a prize.

Elvis attending on Black Community day, with these photos in a nationally published fan magazine, were socially revolutionary. In the 1960s and 1970s, he’d rent the park when he had carnival urges to ride the rides.

Elvis Presley and Barbara Hearn | June 19, 1956

Fairgrounds Amusement Park, Memphis.

Elvis Presley and Barbara Hearn : June 19, 1956 : Fairgrounds Amusement Park, Memphis

After the fairground, Elvis, Barbara and Photographer Robert Williams went into the Gridiron Restaurant:

The photos were published in “Elvis Presley Speaks”, and Miss Moore sued and settled for $5,500.

 

After the cafe, it was off to the movies.

 

Romances: Barbara Hearn

50s Magazine: Elvis Presley Speaks

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 Romances: Mary Kathleen Selph

 

Elvis Presley and Mary Kathleen Selph (cq) (Left) seen at the corner of South Parkway and Elvis Presley Blvd. in Memphis, Tennessee June 30, 1972. (By Dave Darnell / The Commercial Appeal) *** NOTE: ID on Selph from her mother, Peggy Selph Cannon (cq) on 5 Jan 00. Mrs. Cannon lives at 7706 Deer Trail Lane, Bartlett, TN 38133. Mrs. Cannon says her daughter was killed in an auto accident on 18 Jul 72 at the age of 20 and was the 60th traffic fatality in Memphis that year.

 

Elvis Presley and Mary Kathleen Selph  at the corner of South Parkway and Elvis Presley Blvd. in Memphis, Tennessee June 30, 1972. ID on Mary Kathleen Selph from her mother, Peggy Selph Cannon on Jan 5, 2000. Mrs. Cannon says her daughter was killed in an auto accident on July 18, 1972 at the age of 20.

Cannon says her daughter, Kathleen ‘Kathy’ Selph, then 20, was being driven home by Elvis when the picture was shot by a photographer for The Commercial Appeal in June 1972. A neighbor showed her the photograph in the newspaper that week, and Cannon says she ‘reprimanded’ her daughter for dating a married man. That’s when she learned that Elvis and Priscilla Presley had separated.

The daughter, who had moved out of her parents’ home, had been working as a dancer and singer at the old Whirlaway Club, where a member of Elvis’ Memphis Mafia noticed she resembled Priscilla Presley, says Selph’s brother, Steve. His sister and Elvis were introduced and dated for a while, he says.

Daily Elvis: June 18

Mary Kathleen Selph was killed in an auto accident on July 18, 1972 at the age of 20.

Woman With Elvis No Longer A Mystery | Elvis News – Elvis Presley

Woman With Elvis No Longer A Mystery – Google Docs

For Elvis CD Collectors • Elvis & Mary Kathleen Selph (Photoplay …

Elvis Presley and Kathleen Selph – Phoenix – The Elvis Forum

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

 

Our Daily Elvis for June 16, 2018

Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis

Daily Elvis: June 16

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

 

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:

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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 15, 2018

Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis

Daily Elvis: June 15

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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 15, 1955

Elvis performed at the Belden High School Gym, Belden, Mississippi. In order to avoid being mobbed, Elvis had to crawl through a back window. He ripped the seat of his pants, which he had to held together during his performance with a safety pin.

Other acts were Onie Wheeler, The Miller Sisters, The Simmons Brothers, Bob Ritter

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 15, 1956

At Audobon Drive with June

Romance: June Juanico

June 15, 1957

After UK radio stations started playing copies of Elvis Presley’s “All Shook Up” which were intended for US servicemen, the tune debuts at #24, a week before its official release date.

Jailhouse Rock post production

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

The Military Service Disruption

1959

“Hushabye” by the New York quintet, The Mystics, enters the Top 40 of the Billboard Pop Chart. The song will eventually reach #20 during a nine week run, and be used by Alan Freed as the closing theme to his televised Saturday night Big Beat Show. The following year, the group would record several more tunes using Paul Simon (aka Jerry Landis), and later Jay Traynor on lead vocals, but never recaptured the magic of “Hushabye”.

After a press conference in Munich, Germany, Elvis traveled to Paris with Lamar Fike, Rex Mansfield and Charlie Hodge in a private train car.

Bromance: Rex Mansfield

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Elvisverse: Elvis and Charlie Hodge

Elvisverse: Elvis and Lamar Fike

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 15, 1961

Wild in the Country opened in theatres in the USA and Canada.

Elvis Presley’s “Wild in the Country” Turns 55 | Official Graceland Blog

June 15, 1962

June 15, 1963

21 year old Kyu Sakamoto became the first Japanese artist to hit the top of the US singles chart with a song called “Sukiyaki”. It was also a #6 hit in the UK. (and was also a No.10 UK single for Kenny Ball in the same year) The original title of the song was “Ue O Muite Aruko”, which translates “I Look Up When I Walk”. Sakamoto was killed on August 12th, 1985 when JAL Flight 123, a Boeing 747, crashed and burned on a thickly wooded mountain about 60 miles northwest of Tokyo. He was 43.

Jan And Dean‘s “Surf City” is released. The song featured Brian Wilson on backing vocals and would prove to be the duo’s only US number 1 record.

Elvis and The Col sent Frank Sinatra a telegram: “Dear Frank, Happy Father’s Day, enough said? Elvis and The Colonel.”

Elvis – Word for Word: What He Said, Exactly As He Said It

June 15, 1964

Ringo Starr re-joins The Beatles in Melbourne, Australia after being released from a London hospital where he was treated for tonsillitis and pharyngitis. In his absence, drummer Jimmie Nicol, formerly of Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames, filled in admirably.

Peter & Gordon arrived in the U.S. to perform in New York at the World’s Fair.

Elvis returned to Radio Recorders from 2.00 to 6.00 p.m. to complete vocal tracks for Girl Happy. It would take another 8 months before he went in a recording studio again.

June 15, 1965

Jody Miller‘s Country crossover tune “Queen Of The House” enters the Billboard Top 40 on its way to #12. It was an answer song to Roger Miller’s “King Of The Road” and many American DJ’s played the two records back-to-back. Although the pair shared the same last name, they are not related.

In New York, Bob Dylan began a two-day recording session that produced his classic “Like A Rolling Stone.” The fourth of 15 takes on the second day was the version released as the single.

The EP “Tickle Me” shipped and peaked at #70 on the Hot 100.

June 15, 1966

The Beatles L.P., “Yesterday and Today” is released by Capitol with the controversial “butcher” cover, with the Beatles smiling amongst a group of decapitated baby dolls. The original photo became a huge publicity problem for Capitol and was quickly replaced by a more conventional jacket.

 

Yesterday and Today – Wikipedia

Inside Beatles’ Bloody, Banned ‘Butcher’ Cover – Rolling Stone

“Paradise Hawaiian Style,” co-starring Suzanna Leigh and James Shigeta, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.

Elvis sent a letter to Felton Jarvis, thanking him and the Studio Personnel.

Elvis – Word for Word: What He Said, Exactly As He Said It

1967

New York Times Movie Review – – ‘Easy Come, Easy Go’ With Presley in Neighborhood Houses

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 15, 1972

Elvis performed at the Milwaukee Auditorium Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Drums, Lights, Shrieks – Elvis! by Joel McNally Milwaukee Journal

On the hotel parking ramp in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 15, 1972

> On Tour 72 #5 – www.elvisandhismusic.com

Elvis Presley left the building in Milwaukee in 1972, 1974, 1977 – Home

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June 15, 1973

On NBC-TV’s “The Midnight Special,” Jim Croce welcomed guest performers Little Anthony And The Imperials, Wishbone Ash, Barbara Fairchild, Savoy Brown, Shawn Phillips, and Bobby Womack.

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 15, 1974

ABBA’s second album (but first UK release), ‘Waterloo’ entered the UK chart for the first time peaking at No.28. The album’s title track won ABBA the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest.

Paul McCartney and Wings announced the addition of Geoff Britton to the group, replacing Denny Seiwell.

John Denver released the single “Back Home Again.”

Elvis Presley began a 18-date tour at the Tarrant County Convention Center in Fort Worth, TX.

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June 15, 1975

Elvis was admitted to the Mid-South Hospital for 2 days for what the press reported as ‘an extensive eye examination’ but what is in fact cosmetic surgery around his eyes. Both Dr. Nick and the plastic surgeon try to talk him out of it, but Elvis insisted – he had convinced George Klein to do it ahead of himself.

 

The Wake and Aftermath

1979

On NBC-TV’s “The Midnight Special,” Bob Welch welcomed Olivia Newton-John, Foxy, Fast Fontaine, and Thelma Houston.

The Who’s documentary “The Kids Are Alright” had its North American premiere in New York.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1989

Nirvana’s debut album ‘Bleach’ was released in the US. The title for the album came from a poster ‘Bleach Your Works’ urging drug users to bleach their needles. Kurt Cobain claimed that most of the lyrics on the album were written the night before recording while he was feeling “pissed off”, and that he did not regard them highly.

Actor Victor French (Highway to Heaven, Carter Country, Little House on the Prairie, Get Smart, An Officer and a Gentleman, The Magnificent Seven, Rio Lobo, Charro!, The Quick and the Dead, Chato’s Land)/television director (Highway to Heaven, Little House on the Prairie, Gunsmoke) died of lung cancer at 54.

Victor French – IMDb

VICTOR FRENCH, 54, CO-STAR OF ‘HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN,’ DIES 

 

Victor French – Phoenix – The Elvis Forum

Charro! – Wikipedia

Charro! … A Review of Elvis Presley’s Twenty-ninth Movie

1993

Ray Charles made music history when his album “My World” showed up on Billboard’s Hot 200, marking the sixth decade he had a charted LP.

“Paul McCartney Live In The New World,” his first live televised concert, aired in the U.S. on Fox-TV.

1994

The television special “The Lion King: A Musical Journey With Elton John” was shown on ABC the same day that Disney’s 32ndanimated feature film “The Lion King” opened in select U.S. cities.

1996

US jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald died in Beverly Hills, California, aged 79. Already blinded by the effects of diabetes, Fitzgerald had both her legs amputated in 1993. Winner of 13 Grammy Awards, the 1956 ‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook’ was the first of eight “Songbook” sets. Appeared in the TV commercial for Memorex, where she sang a note that shattered a glass while being recorded on a Memorex cassette tape. The tape was played back and the recording also broke the glass, asking “Is it live, or is it Memorex”

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2018

Longtime Elvis Presley Drummer DJ Fontana Has Died

Billboard– Fontana, a member of the Rock Hall of Fame, was the last surviving member of Elvis‘ original core of musicians. He met Presley and the others …

Daily Highlight for 2018

2014

82-year-old Casey Kasem, the host of US radio shows like American Top 40 and Casey’s Countdown for nearly 40 years, died after battling Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia. He was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1981 and was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame in 1985.

Casey Kasem Obituary

 

Elvis: The Echo Will Never Die (Video 1986) – IMDb

Casey Kasem’s Rock and Roll Goldmine: Elvis: The Echo That Will

2016

 

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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

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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

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.

Radio Recorders Studio B – Hollywood, California
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Do The Clam (track) ////////-05
Wolf Call (track) ////////-08
Wolf Call (track – intro) ////////-02
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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
Indescribably Blue (vocal overdub) TPA4 0982-02
I’ll Remember You (vocal overdub) TPA4 0983-SP
If Every Day Was Like Christmas (vocal overdub) MWA5 9102-02

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.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

 

 

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