Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis
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The Updated for 2018 are:
- Added the Elvis Era Headers to the post, and
- the following updates to the original Daily Elvis Post:
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.
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
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.
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
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
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.
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 played Greensboro NC on tour.
The Wake and Aftermath
1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
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.
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.
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.
2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
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
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.
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.
1970’s Shock Rocker Alice Cooper reveals that he once held a loaded gun at Elvis in 1971.
Daily Highlight for 2018
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.
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