Our Daily Elvis for August 16, 2018

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Daily Elvis: August 16

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Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

August 16, 1937

The American Federation of Radio Artists (AFRA) was organized as a part of the American Federation of Labor. On September 17, 1952, the Television Authority and AFRA merged to create a new union, the present-day American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

August 1952

Elvis worked at the Upholsterers Specialties Company.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

August 16, 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

August 16, 1955

The Presleys lived at 1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

 

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

August 16, 1956

Actor Bela Lugosi died after a heart attack at 73. (Dracula, White Zombie, Bride of the Monster, The Wolf Man, Son of Frankenstein, Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein, The Body Snatcher, The Ape Man, The Invisible Ray, The Black Cat, Ghosts on the Loose, Island of Lost Souls, Glen or Glenda, Spooks Run Wild, Ninotchka, International House, Bowery at Midnight, Voodoo Man, Plan 9 from Outer Space)

Elvis left Memphis on an American Airlines flight for Los Angeles where he reported to 20th Century Fox for pre-production meetings for his first movie: The Reno Brothers, based on a true story and would be renamed “Love Me Tender” and the second movie version in the same time period.

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

August 16, 1957

Buddy Holly And The Crickets played the Apollo Theatre in Harlem and were booed by the mostly Black crowd who were expecting to see an R&B group that also used the name ‘The Crickets’. By the end of the night however, the audience was cheering for the Lubbock, Texas band. Also on the bill that night were Roy Hamilton, Shep And The Limelites and Clarence “Frogman” Henry.

For his first effort at Imperial Records, Ricky Nelson records “Be Bop Baby”, which already has 750,000 advance orders. The song will go on to sell over a million copies and reach #3 on the Billboard chart.

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

 

August 16, 1958

Military Leave in Memphis: Elvis attended the funeral of Red West’s father. He was overcome with emotions and later in the afternoon he visited his mother’s grave.

August 16,1959

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

August 16, 1960

Flaming Star : Principal photography began at Conejo Movie Ranch in Thousand Oaks, California.

August 16, 1961

Follow That Dream 

August 16, 1962

Peter, Paul And Mary released their first US Top 10 hit, “If I Had a Hammer”, a standard Folk song that had been around since 1949.

Little Stevie Wonder (aged 12), released his first single, ‘I Call It Pretty Music, (But The Old People Call It The Blues)’, the single featured Marvin Gaye on drums.

Brian Epstein told Pete Best that the other Beatles wanted him out of the group, and that he was being replaced. Epstein then asked Best to perform with The Beatles that night at the Riverpark Ballroom in Chester, Cheshire. Pete Best does not show up, drummer Johnny Hutchinson of The Big Three filled in the temporary vacancy.

August 16, 1963

Viva Las Vegas

Romances: Ann-Margaret

August 16,1964

August 16, 1965

Elvis received a telegram from the president of Capitol Records inviting him to a cocktail party in Los Angeles on the 24th, to meet the Beatles.

Paradise, Hawaiian Style

August 16, 1966

Double Trouble

August 16, 1967

Speedway

August 16, 1968

Working at Abbey Road studios on The White Album, The Beatles recorded 14 takes of the new George Harrison song ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’, taking the song from its early acoustic version into an electric version.

The Jackson Five made their formal debut with Diana Ross and The Supremes at the Great Western Forum, California.

Bruce Springsteen’s new band Earth made their live debut at the Off Broad Street Coffee House in Red Bank, New Jersey, admission was 75c. The lineup of the group consisted of Springsteen (guitars & vocals), John Graham (bass), Michael Burke (drums) and ‘Flash Craig’ (organ). The group only had a 6-month existence.

Charro!

August 16, 1969

During a North American tour Led Zeppelin appeared at the Convention Hall in Asbury Park with Joe Cocker as support. Zeppelin had been asked to perform at Woodstock but due to this gig commitment were unable to attend. And down the road Bruce Springsteen’s band Child played the first of two shows over two days at the Student Prince, Ashbury Park. Springsteen was also unable to attend Woodstock due to these gigs.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

August 16, 1970

This week’s UK Top 5 singles: No.5, Free, ‘All Right Now’, No.4, Shirley Bassey, ‘Something’, No.3, Hotlegs, ‘Neanderthal Man’, No.2, The Kinks, ‘Lola’ and No.1, Elvis Presley, ‘The Wonder Of You’, (his 16th UK No.1).

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows. That’s the Way It Is Production

August 16, 1971

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.

August 16, 1972

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.

August 16, 1973

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.

August 16, 1974

August 16, 1975

Peter Gabriel announced that he was leaving Genesis. The group auditioned more than 400 singers during the next 18 months before deciding that Phil Collins, who had been the drummer for Genesis since 1970, could front the band.

Noon rehearsals were held each day for three days in preparation for the Vegas opening.

August 16, 1976

August 16, 1977

12:00 midnight: After his 10:30 pm dentist’s appointment is completed, Elvis and girlfriend Ginger Alden return to Graceland.

Elvis as he enters Graceland in his Stutz Blackhawk around 12:30 a.m. on August 16, 1977

2:15 am: Elvis calls his doctor to request more painkillers, ostensibly because of pain engendered by the dentist trip. Elvis’ stepbrother Ricky Stanley drives to the all-night pharmacy at Baptist Memorial Hospital and returns with six Dilaudid pills.

4:00 am: Elvis wakes up first cousin Billy Smith and his wife, Jo, to request they play a game of racquetball with him. Presley, as usual, plays the game while barely moving, and playfully attempts to hit Billy with the ball. In doing so, Elvis manages to hit himself with his racquet, bruising his leg. The game is called off.

4:30 am: Elvis moves to a nearby piano and performs two unidentified gospel numbers and “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain.”

5:00 am: Elvis decides to turn in early (for him), going up to his bedroom with Ginger. He takes one of the pre-packaged packets of pills created by his doctor for twice-daily use.

7:00 am: Elvis takes a second pack of pills.

8:00 am: Still unable to sleep, Elvis asks for a third packet, which is brought to him by his aunt, Delta Mae Biggs.

9:30 am: Elvis takes the book he’s been reading, Frank Adams’ The Scientific Search For The Face Of Jesus, and goes into his bathroom, “Don’t fall asleep in there,” she says, knowing his propensity to nod off.

“Okay, I won’t,” he says.

Ginger, who Elvis gave a Tylenol 3 tablet, drops back to sleep.

-at some point, Elvis had ice cream and cookies and more Pills, with his Aunt Delta likely being the last person to see him alive.

1:30 pm: Ginger awakens and sees Elvis is still gone. When knocking on the bathroom door produces no reply, she enters and finds his lifeless body on the floor in front of the toilet.

She calls downstairs for help and Nancy Rook, Graceland Maid answers and dispatches Elvis associates Al Strada and Joe Esposito, who arrive in the bathroom and they call the fire department. An ambulance is dispatched. Daughter Lisa Marie and father Vernon arrive in the bathroom, but Lisa Marie is quickly removed from the scene.

 

2:56 pm: Elvis Presley arrives at the Baptist Medical Center in Memphis.

3:00 pm: Elvis is pronounced dead.

4:00 pm: On the steps of Graceland, heartbroken father Vernon Presley tells the assembled reporters: “My son is dead.”

Vernon Presley Talks to the Media – August 16, 1977

His autopsy was performed at 7:00 p.m.  The death was announced as the autopsy was being carried out: The official coroner’s report listed “cardiac arrhythmia” as the cause of Presley’s death, (which only means the heart stopped and not why) but the real cause of death: a cocktail of ten prescribed drugs, taken together in doses no doctor should ever prescribe to a person with terminal illness, which Elvis did not have. The pills he took were for symptom management: pain and sleep mostly, nothing for an actual medical condition.

Romances: Ginger Alden

Also on Memphis Mafia duty during the final hours were Stepbrothers David E. Stanley and Rick Stanley. One delivered pill packs and the other was smoking pot with a pal in the pool table room, off the TV room.

 

The staff of television newsrooms considered Elvis’ death a late-breaking story. There was not enough time for TV reporters who had been sent to Memphis to file stories for the evening news. Executives had to decide quickly what film footage they could use from their files and where to place the story in relation to the other news of the day. NBC-TV not only rewrote their news lineup to lead off with the story of Elvis’ death, but the network also made immediate plans to delay The Tonight Show and put together a late-night news documentary. David Brinkley, a national news anchor for NBC at the time, opened his broadcast with three minutes devoted to Elvis’ sudden death. ABC-TV also decided to lead with the Presley story.

When they learned that NBC would be doing a late-night news special about the significance of Elvis Presley to American music, ABC announced that they would also air a half-hour documentary.

CBS did not follow suit, however. The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite, featuring the most respected man in broadcasting at that time, had led the news program ratings for more than a decade. CBS executives chose not to open the evening broadcast with the Presley story. Arbitron’s records indicate that when millions of viewers realized this they immediately switched the channel to another network.

The CBS decision not to lead with Elvis’ death gave the CBS Evening News its lowest ratings in years. (For the record, Roger Mudd was substituting for Walter Cronkite that evening.) CBS devoted only 70 seconds to its story on Elvis, placing it after a lengthy segment on the Panama Canal. The producer for that evening’s news was vehemently opposed to leading off with Elvis’ death, in spite of other members of the CBS programming staff suggesting it repeatedly. Interviewed later, the producer agreed that he was out of sync with the national consciousness. Two days later, CBS tried to save face by putting together a documentary on Elvis.

Elvis Presley dies – Aug 16, 1977 – HISTORY.com

The Death Of Elvis Presley : August 16, 1977 : Elvis Biography

Radio Luxembourg was the first radio station in Europe to announce Elvis’ death.At 11pm Mark Wesley reads the news and announces Elvis’ death, and then it’s the Tony Prince show. Prince, close to tears at times, devotes his entire show to Elvis, finishing at 3.45am.

elvis variety obit

The Wake and Aftermath

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1984

RCA Victor Records released the Elvis Presley single “Baby, Let’s Play House.”

the Producer was Joan Deary, who started at RCA the same year as Elvis, but she was a secretary then. In 1973, she recorded the Aloha Concert for RCA and she was the last RCA producer known to Elvis Presley.

1987

Cinemax-TV premiered “Elvis ’56.”

1994

Light Year Entertainment released a three-video boxed set entitled “Elvis – The Concert Collection.”

1997

Will Smith started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Men In Black’ taken from the film of the same name. The song won Smith a Grammy in 1997 for Best Rap Solo Performance.

Elvis Presley, via video, starred in “Elvis in Concert ’97.” Over thirty of his former TBC bandmates made appearances.

Elvis: The Concert – Wikipedia

On the 20th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death, over 30,000 fans descended on Memphis, Tennessee for a 10 minute mourning, circling his grave. A poll found that almost a third of the fans were keeping an eye out for him in the crowd.

2002

In Memphis, TN, Lisa Marie Presley introduced a recording of “Don’t Cry Daddy” The event was the last day of a 25th anniversary concert, the first of three Father/Daughter duets – following on the Hank Williams Sr/Jr and the Nat King and Nathalie Cole post-humus duets.

Elvis & June: A Love Story (2002) – IMDb

Released: The true story of Elvis’ first fiancee, June Juanico. This documentary featuries the oldest home movie of Elvis in a private setting…on vacation in Biloxi, Mississippi with June in the summer of 1956.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2011

Aug. 16, 1977 | Elvis Presley Dies – The New York Times

Thousands of silent mourners paid their respects to Elvis Presley at his gravesite at Graceland, on the 34th anniversary of his death. Flower arrangements and heart-shaped wreaths decorated the burial site as Presley’s music played softly in the background.

2012

Elvis Presley’s ex-wife and daughter address emotional vigil 

Elvis Presley Through the Years – Rolling Stone

2015

Ginger Alden’s husband passed away on August 16, 2015 | Elvis Articles

2016

August 16, 1977: Elvis Presley dies in Graceland bathroom

“My Brother Elvis” by David E. Stanley was published.

2017

THIS DATE IN HISTORY, Aug. 16: Marking deaths of Elvis, Babe Ruth

Elvis Presley left a lasting impact on Ann-Margret, says TCM host

Will we ever see hologram Elvis on stage? Never say never, Priscilla

15 of Elvis Presley’s great – and not so great – style moments

British GQ– Still stylish, however, and few men have worn sunglasses better than Presley. Getty Images. Leaving Philadelphia International Airport in 1974. The costumes are now a permanent fixture. Getty Images. Live onstage in 1975 in the Nassau Coliseum once again. The costumes are going full Liberace.

Elvis Remembered At RCA Studio B

Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley Lead Elvis Fans in Candlelight Vigil

Elvis Presley fans furious at being charged to visit his grave

Elvis’s death was a perfect example: The media doesn’t understand

Featured Reference Site:  Elvis Information Network: Elvis Week 2017

ELVIS WEEK 2017 – DAY 5– EIN exclusive report: ‘C’mon Everybody’ and watch out Memphis because Sanja Meegin, EIN’s roving reporter, is back in the Promised Land once again to give us all the inside scoops on Elvis Week 2017.

This is Sanja’s 18th visit to Memphis and Elvis Week, and as we head to the Candlelight Vigil she spent the day looking around Memphis to check out all those more obscure ELVIS connections such as Anita Woods house, Sam Phillips recording studio, Khang Rhee’s karate studio just to name a few.. and then to the Strictly ELVIS dance party..

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2018

Aug 09, 2018 – Aug 18, 2018 – Elvis Week 2018 – Events – Graceland

Elvis Presley Fans Remember the King With Silent Vigil in Memphis

BillboardFans of Elvis Presley are holding flickering candles and walking quietly past the grave of the rock n’ roll pioneer on the 41st anniversary of his …

Elvis Presley’s mobile home is up for auction

CNNElvis Presley’s mobile home is up for auction … Heartbreak Hotel, but when it came to his own vacations Elvis Presley preferred to spend time in …

Elvis Presley almost performed at Hersheypark Arena

PennLive.com4 hours ago
Rock and roll legend Elvis Aaron Presley died on Aug. 16, 1977. The headline in The Patriot the next day said, “‘Mr. Swivel Hips,’ Presley, 42, .

Aretha Franklin dies on anniversary of fellow rock ‘n’ roll icon Elvis

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… dies on anniversary of fellow rock ‘n’ roll icon Elvis Presley’s death … the 41-year anniversary of Elvis’ death, who was found dead in 1977.

 

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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/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

Elvis History Blog

 

 

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Our Daily Elvis for August 13, 2018

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Daily Elvis: August 13

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Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

August 13 1952

The original version of “Hound Dog” was recorded by Willie Mae (Big Mama) Thornton – her version being a woman telling off a cheating man, while Elvis’ version would be the man telling himself. It would become the first hit for the song-writing team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller and would top the Billboard R&B chart for seven straight weeks, selling nearly two million copies.

Elvis worked at the Upholsterers Specialties Company.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

August 13, 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

August 13, 1955

Due to the large number of Pop hits which are remakes of R&B hits, Savoy Records announces that those wanting to record cover versions of songs must obtain permission from the US copyright office.

Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

August 13, 1956

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

August 13, 1957

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

 

August 13, 1958

Military Leave in Memphis: Elvis was in the hospital most of the day and evening with his mother.

Elvis Presley | August 13, 1958 | Waiting at the Hospital for word

Elvis Presley | August, 1958 – Methodist Hospital – Elvis Presley Music

August 13, 1959

Brenda Lee recorded “Sweet Nothin’s”, which will prove to be her breakthrough hit and launched her Hall Of Fame career.

Bobby Darin signs a six-year film contract with Paramount, which is expected to earn him $1 million.

Military Service in Germany, Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

August 13, 1960

Flaming Star 

August 13, 1961

Follow That Dream 

August 13, 1963

The Elvis Presley album “Girls! Girls! Girls!” was certified gold by the RIAA.

Viva Las Vegas

Romances: Ann-Margaret

August 13, 1964

The Supremes recorded ‘Baby Love’, written and produced by Motown’s main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland, the song went on to be the group’s first UK No.1 and second US chart topper. It was also the second of five Supremes songs in a row to go to No.1 in the United States.

August 13, 1965

The Beatles‘ second film, Help! opens in New York, two weeks after its London premiere.

The Beatles arrived at Kennedy International Airport for a tour of North America. The set list for the tour was ‘Twist and Shout’, ‘She’s a Woman’, ‘I Feel Fine’, ‘Dizzy Miss Lizzie’, ‘Ticket to Ride’, ‘Everybody’s Trying to Be My Baby’, ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’, ‘Baby’s in Black’, ‘Act Naturally’, ‘A Hard Day’s Night’, ‘Help!’, ‘I’m Down’ and ‘I Wanna Be Your Man.’ The tour was not a happy one for The Beatles,John Lennon took to screaming off-microphone obscenities at the audiences.

Mike Smith, lead singer of The Dave Clark Five, suffered two broken ribs when he was pulled off the stage by fans. The group were in Chicago at the beginning of a US tour.

Paradise, Hawaiian StyleThe day was spent filming authentic dances by the various group participating in an international conference at the Polynesian Culture Center on Hawaii for Paradise Hawaiian Style.

 

August 13, 1966

The Rev. Thurman H. Babbs of the New Haven Baptist Church in Cleveland called for the excommunication of all Beatles fans. Two days after John Lennon’s apology for saying the Beatles were more popular than Jesus Christ, radio station KLUE in Longview, Texas organizes a Beatles Bonfire where the group’s records and memorabilia were destroyed. The next morning, the station’s transmission tower was struck by lightning, halting all broadcasting and rendering the news director unconscious.

Revolver The Beatles seventh album release in three years started a seven-week run at No.1 on the UK charts. It spent a total of 34 week’s on the UK chart and was also a US No.1. The title “Revolver”, like Rubber Soul before it, is a pun, referring both to a kind of handgun as well as the “revolving” motion of the record as it is played on a turntable.

KLUE radio, Texas, is struck by lightning – The Beatles Bible

Radio Station KLUE 1280 AM – The Lennon Prophecy – blogger

The soundtrack to the Elvis Presley’s movie “Paradise, Hawaiian Style” hit #7 in the U.K

Double Trouble

August 13, 1967

The Daughters of the American Revolution were successful in preventing a Joan Baez concert at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC because of her opposition to the Vietnam War.

The soundtrack to the Elvis Presley’s movie “Paradise, Hawaiian Style” hit #7 in the U.K.

Speedway

August 13, 1968

Charro!

August 13, 1969

The Guess Who record “American Woman”, which will become a Top Ten hit in the US, Canada, Switzerland and the Netherlands. The same week they receive their first American Gold record for “These Eyes”.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

Las Vegas, August 13, 1969 DS – Elvis Presley In Concert

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

August 13, 1970

That’s the Way It Is Production: Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

Elvis Presley CD : The Wonder Of You – Las Vegas August 13,1970

The Wonder Of You – FTD CD. EIN in-depth review

August 13, 1971

John Lennon flew from Heathrow Airport to New York, he never set foot on British soil again; although he was planning to return to visit his Aunt Mimi right before he was murdered in December, 1980.

37-year-old session musician King Curtis was stabbed to death while arguing with a pair of drug dealers he discovered on the steps outside his Manhattan apartment. Born Curtis Ousley, his saxophone can be heard on many hits in the ’50s and ’60s, including The Coasters’ “Yakety Yak”. He later led Aretha Franklin’s backing band, The Kingpins and opened for The Beatles during their 1965 performance at Shea Stadium.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

Elvis was visited by Joyce Bova

Romances: Joyce Bova

August 13, 1972

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

August 13, 1973

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

August 13, 1977

Canada’s Bachman-Turner Overdrive, who had reached the Billboard Top 40 seven times since 1974, announce that they are splitting up. Their biggest hits included “Takin’ Care Of Business” (#12), “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet” (#1) and “Roll On Down The Highway” (#14).

Elvis upstairs at Graceland to the balance of the month

The Wake and Aftermath

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1982

Major American record companies including CBS Atlantic and Warner Brothers all made staff cut-backs as the industry plunged into ‘the worst shape in its history’.

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1990

Curtis Mayfield, best known for his early 1970s hits “Freddie’s Dead” and “Superfly”, was left paralyzed from the neck down after a stage lighting structure fell on him during an outdoor concert in Brooklyn. Mayfield passed away on December 26, 1999.

1992

Neil Diamond played the first of six sold-out nights at Madison Square Garden in New York. Diamond would bring in over $40 million from touring this year, the second highest in the music industry.

1994

Woodstock ’94 was held in Saugerties, New York, attended by over 350,000 fans, the festival featured Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, Aerosmith and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Tickets cost $135.00, (£89.00).

2002

The Everly Brothers released the album “A Night at the Royal Albert Hall.”

The Elvis Presley movies “Love Me Tender”, “Flaming Star” and “Wild in the Country” were released on DVD.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

Lisa Marie Presley performed on “Live with Regis and Kelly.”

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2013

10 moments that made Elvis Presley a legend – USA Today

2016

Paul McCartney’s One on One tour rolled into St. Louis for a concert a Busch Stadium.

 

2017

Featured Elvis Reference Site: Elvis Information Network

ELVIS WEEK 2017 – DAY 2 – EIN exclusive report: ‘C’mon Everybody’ and watch out Memphis because Sanja Meegin, EIN’s roving reporter, is back in the Promised Land once again to give us all the inside scoops on Elvis Week 2017.

This is Sanja’s 18th visit to Memphis and Elvis Week, and today it was “Graceland Here We Go!” as she checked out the new Elvis Museum as well as the changes within Graceland itself including the updated Racquetball Court. She even managed a little side-trip to Circle G on the way ..

EIN is the only website with these exclusive Sanja Meegin Elvis Week 2017 reports, click here & don’t miss her great photos

2018

Aug 09, 2018 – Aug 18, 2018 – Elvis Week 2018 – Events – Graceland

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American singer – and sometime actor – Elvis Presley, the hugely influential 20th century cultural icon known as the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll”, …

Aug. 12: 62 years ago, Elvis played New Orleans — and The Times …

NOLA.comSixty-two years ago, on Aug. 12, 1956, Elvis Presley played not one but two shows on the same day at the Municipal Auditorium.
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Elvis Presley’s Circle G Ranch sneak peek

The Commercial AppealHorn Lake resident Amanda Bennett, who shares a birthday with Elvis Presley, takes a selfie with a horse during “A Day at the Ranch,” the first …

 

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http://www.elvisrecordings.com/  Master and Sessions

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

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Elvis History Blog

 

 

Our Daily Elvis for August 8, 2018

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Daily Elvis: August 8

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Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

August 1952

Elvis worked at the Upholsterers Specialties Company.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

August 8, 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

August 8, 1955

Elvis performed at the Mayfair Building, Tyler, Texas, which was the beginning of a weeklong tour with Jim Ed and Maxine Brown. Drummer D.J. Fontana, who had performed occasionally with Elvis Presley, became a regular member of his backup band.

MusicWorld: The Browns

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

August 8, 1956

Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium , Orlando Florida at 8.00 and 10.15 p.m.

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Other acts were Frank Connors, Phil Maraquin, Nancy Ford, The Jordanaires and The Headliners

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

August 8, 1957

Elvis took Venetia Stevenson, an actress, Lamar Fike, George Klein, and some others to the Memphis Fairgrounds and then to a private midnight showing of Loving You at the Strand.

 

Lamar Fike, Cliff Cleaves, Venetia Stevenson, Elvis, George Klein and ?

Elvis Presley and Venetia Stevenson: Graceland – August 8, 1957

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

 

August 8, 1958

All through the summer Gladys had been feeling ill and Elvis finally relented/insisted that something be done about it. He put his parents on a train to Memphis so that his mother could see her personal physician. Gladys was an alcoholic and deeply depressed about Elvis’s celebrity and military careers; she was not doing well in the Texas climate, or coping with the rags to riches social stratosphere; the measure of her son’s love, he had done it all for her.

Elvis would have to threaten to go AWOL to gain the leave that would have been granted to any regular solider to follow his parents back to Memphis.

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

The Presleys live in  a rented house off base with his parents, his grandmother Minnie, cousins Gene and Junior Smith, and friend Lamar Fike.

August 8, 1959

Elvis Presley’s single “A Big Hunk O’ Love” hit #4 in the U.K.

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

1960

England’s Decca Records scrapped 25,000 copies of Ray Peterson’s “Tell Laura I Lover Her” because they felt the song, which recounts the last thoughts of a teenager dying from a car accident, was “too tasteless and vulgar.” A rival record company felt differently and recorded a cover version by a singer named Ricky Valance, which went to number one on the British chart. In the US, Peterson’s version reached number seven on the Billboard Pop chart.

Flaming Star  Elvis recorded four songs at Radio Recorders for Flaming Star between 8.00 p.m. and 4.00 a.m. Elvis was embarrassed by the material.

August 8, 1961

Britain’s Lonnie Donegan has his biggest hit in the US when the novelty tune “Does You’re Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour On The Bedpost Overnight” reaches number 5.

Elvis Presley released the single “(Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame” b/w “Little Sister.” The relatively intense tune, featuring a Bo Diddley beat, performed well on both pop and easy listening stations, reaching No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, and No. 2 on the Easy Listening chart, based (at the time) on the Top 100. However, the single’s Hot 100 chart run was atypical of a Top Ten hit. In the autumn of 1961 it shot from 22 to 4, then dropped to 10, then 26, all within the space of four weeks. The single (a double A-side with “Little Sister“, as in the States) spent four weeks at No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart — one of Presley’s nine UK chart-toppers between 1960 and 1962.

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August 8, 1963

The Searchers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Sweets For My Sweet’, the group’s first of three UK No.1’s. The song was written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman and was originally recorded by The Drifters.

The Beatles arrived in Guernsey in The Channel Islands, where they played two shows at Candie Gardens. They arrived in a 12-seater plane after making the 30 mile trip from Jersey, (their equipment was sent over by ferry). The Beatles would receive the sum of £1000 (approx.$1,600) for the two shows.

Viva Las Vegas

Romances: Ann-Margaret

August 8, 1964

A single by The Young World Singers called “Ringo For President” was released in the US. Ringo Starr comments: ‘I don’t believe I will have the time.’ Such was The Beatles drummer appeal that fans launched a “Ringo for President” campaign in the midst of the Johnson/Goldwater race. A well-organized contingent – most of whose members were below the voting age of 21 – banded together to enter the drummer as a third-party write-in candidate for Commander in Chief.

“House of the Rising Sun” by The Animals is released in America. Although the band would put 14 songs in the Top 40, this will be their only US number one. It was reported that the song was recorded in just one take and the band was actually in the studio for less than ten minutes.

The soundtrack to the Elvis Presley movie “Kissin’ Cousins” hit #5 in the U.K.

Girl Happy

August 8, 1965

Paradise, Hawaiian Style

August 8, 1966

In response to John Lennon’s remark about The Beatles being bigger than Jesus, The South African Broadcasting Corporation banned all Beatles records. Also on this day The Beatles LP Revolver was released in the US, the bands seventh album featured: ‘Taxman’, ‘Eleanor Rigby’, ‘I’m Only Sleeping’, ‘Here, There and Everywhere’, ‘She Said She Said’, ‘And Your Bird Can Sing’ and ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’. It spent 77 weeks on the Billboard chart peaking at No.1.

Double Trouble

August 8, 1967

Speedway

August 8, 1968

Charro!

August 8, 1969

While a policeman held up traffic, the cover photo for The Beatles‘ “Abbey Road” album is taken, showing the Fab Four striding across a zebra crossing outside Abbey Road studios in London. Six shots were captured by photographer Iain Macmillan, and the session was completed in less than ten minutes. For photo buffs, Macmillan used a Hasselblad camera with a 50mm wide-angle lens, aperture f22, at 1/500 of a second.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

August 8, 1970

Canadian immigration officials turn back thousands of American fans on their way to the Strawberry Fields Rock Festival in Mosport, Ontario, on the grounds that they “failed to produce adequate monies to support themselves.” 8,000 Americans made it there.

Janis Joplin bought a headstone at the Mont Lawn Cemetery in Philadelphia for the grave of her greatest influence, Bessie Smith. Smith died in 1937 after being refused admission to a whites only hospital.

That’s the Way It Is Production

August 8, 1972

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

August 8, 1973

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

August 8, 1974

Elvis remained in Memphis for the rest of the month,

August 8, 1977

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Elvis rented Libertyland in the early morning hours as a special treat for Lisa Marie and a host of friends.

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Elvis leaves Graceland with Ginger Alden and Lisa Marie on her lap. Clearly. this was before seat belts were totally legally mandatory.

The Wake and Aftermath

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1987

U2 scored their second US No.1 single from their Joshua Tree album with ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’. The song received two nominations for the 30th Grammy Awards in 1988, for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

1992

Madonna went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘This Used To Be My Playground’. A No.3 hit in the UK, the track was taken from the film ‘A League Of Their Own.’

A riot broke out during a Guns N’ Roses and Metallica gig at Montreal stadium when Metallica’s show was cut short after singer James Hetfield was injured by pyrotechnics. Guns N’ Roses took the stage but frontman Axl Rose claimed that his throat hurt, causing the band to leave the stage early. The cancellation led to a riot by the audience who overturned cars, smashed windows, looted local stores and set fires.

1996

KISS appeared at the Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati, Ohio on their 192 date Alive World Tour. During this show a fan threw his fake leg on stage, which all the members signed and handed back to him.

1998

The Spice Girls had the UK No.1 single with ‘Viva Forever’, their 7th UK chart topper. Brandy and Monica were at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘The Boy Is Mine’.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2005

Two of the jurors who voted to acquit Michael Jackson of child molestation and other charges said on NBC’s Today show that they now regret their decisions.

2006

Janet Jackson appeared on the cover of Vibe magazine wearing nothing but a skimpy bikini bottom and a necklace made of large shells. The 40-year-old singer had recently lost about 60 pounds.

2007

The US National Musical Publishers’ Association joined other businesses in seeking to sue YouTube claiming songwriters were not being properly compensated when their music appeared on the site. The legal action had been combined with those of several other companies, including Viacom and Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and Comedy Central.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2010

John Lennon’s killer, Mark David Chapman, had his parole hearing delayed until early September so that officials could gather additional information. The 55-year-old Chapman became eligible for parole in 2000 after serving 20 years, but had been denied his freedom five times.

Ted Kowalski, a member of the Canadian quartet The Diamonds, died of heart disease at the age of 79. The vocal group had a string of hits in the late 1950s including “Little Darlin’”, “Silhouettes” and “The Stroll”.

2012

The members of Motley Crue and KISS announced that they would donate $100,000 to support those affected by the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shootings where 12 people were killed and 58 were injured. The musicians hoped that their gesture will encourage others to give.

2016

The judge overseeing Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway To Heaven’ trial ruled against the band and their publishing company’s attempts to recoup nearly $800,000 in legal fees. While a federal jury determined that Led Zeppelin were not guilty of plagiarizing Spirit’s ‘Taurus’ in a copyright infringement trial, judge R. Gary Klausner ruled that, since the lawsuit itself was not frivolous and meritless, the estate of Spirit guitarist Randy (California) Wolfe and their attorney Francis Malofiy were not obligated to repay the defendants’ legal fees.

2017

American singer, guitarist, songwriter, television host, and actor Glen Campbell died in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 81. He became a patient at an Alzheimer’s long-term care and treatment facility in 2014. Campbell released more than 70 studio albums and sold 45 million records worldwide. His hits include: ‘By the Time I Get to Phoenix’, ‘Wichita Lineman’, ‘Galveston’ and ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’. His guitar playing can be heard on ‘Strangers in the Night’ by Frank Sinatra, ‘You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’‘ by The Righteous Brothers and ‘I’m a Believer’ by The Monkees.

  

 

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Our daily Elvis for August 7, 2018

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1934

August 7, 1934…The U.S. Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that struck down the government’s ban on the James Joyce novel “Ulysses.” At issue was whether or not the novel was obscene. The Appeals Court confirmed that offensive language in a literary work is not obscene where it does not promote lust, an opinion now more widely interpreted as an affirmation of literary free expression.

 

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

August 1952

Elvis worked at the Upholsterers Specialties Company.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

August 7, 1954

Johnny Cash married Vivian Liberto at St Ann’s Catholic Church in Memphis. Cash had plans of becoming a Memphis appliance salesman, he instead formed a band with Luther Perkins and Marshall Grant, and was signed to Sun Records a year later.

The August 7, 1954 issue of “The Billboard” Magazine included the following review of the “That’s All Right”/”Blue Moon of Kentucky” single. “Presley is a potent new chanter who can sock over a tune for either the country or the r. & b. markets. On this new disk he comes thru with a solid performance on an r. & b.-type tune and then on the flip side does another fine job with a country ditty. A strong new talent.”

Elvis Presley performed at the Eagle’s Nest, in Memphis Tennessee, (the first of 12 shows at the venue in this year). The advertisement in the local paper read; ‘See and hear Elvis singing That’s All Right and The Blue Moon of Kentucky.’

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

August 7, 1955

Elvis performed at the Magnolia Gardens , Houston

 

and then at the Cook’s Hoedown club , Houston.

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Elvis Presley Magnolia Gardens August 7, 1955

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

August 7, 1956


Elvis being interviewed by Bob Hoffa backstage before his performance

Elvis performed at the Florida Theatre, St. Petersburg, Florida at 3.30, 7.00 and 9.00 p.m.


Elvis onstage at the Florida Theatre – Photos © Bob Moreland/Ger Rijff”s “The Cool King”

Elvis Presley | August 7, 1956 | St. Petersburg’s Florida Theater

August 7, 1957

The Quarry Men played at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, (without Paul McCartney who was away at Boy Scout summer camp). The Cavern was still a jazz club, but skiffle was tolerated, but when John Lennon dared to play ‘Hound Dog’ and ‘Blue Suede Shoes’, the club owner sent a note to the stage saying, “Cut out the bloody rock!”

Paul Anka makes his first network TV appearance on American Bandstand where he performs his current hit, “Diana”.

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

 

August 7, 1958

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

The Presleys live in  a rented house off base with his parents, his grandmother Minnie, cousins Gene and Junior Smith, and friend Lamar Fike.

August 7, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

August 7, 1960

Flaming Star 

August 7, 1961

Patsy Cline reaches number one on the Billboard Country chart and number twelve on the Hot 100 with “I Fall To Pieces”. It was one of the slowest ascending records in music history, taking over six months to peak from when it was first released on January 30th. Although it was a tune that Patsy initially wanted no part of, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it at #238 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2004.

Follow That Dream 

August 7, 1962

August 7, 1963

This weeks UK Top 5 albums: No.5, Elvis Presley, ‘It Happened At The World Fair’, No.4, ‘West Side Story’, Soundtrack, No.3, Cliff Richard, ‘Cliff’s Hit Album’, No.2, The Shadows, ‘Greatest Hits’, No.1, The Beatles, ‘Please Please Me.’

The film, Beach Party with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, opens in American theatres. Music is provided by Dick Dale And The Del Tones.

Viva Las Vegas

August 7, 1964

TIME magazine reviewed the Beatles’ new movie “A Hard Days Night” and advised readers to “avoid this film at all costs.” Most other professional movie critics disagreed.

The Rolling Stones, Ronnie Scott, Tuby Hayes, Manfred Mann, Yardbirds and Mose Allison all appeared at the fourth Richmond Jazz Festival held over three days in Richmond, England.

Girl Happy 

August 7, 1965

The Turtles‘ version of Bob Dylan’s “It Ain’t Me Babe” is released. It will become the first of the band’s nine chart singles, rising to #8 by mid-month.

Vocalist and keyboard player Mike Smith of The Dave Clark 5 is pulled off the stage by overzealous fans during a show in Chicago and breaks two ribs.

Wilson Pickett tops the Billboard R&B chart for the first time when “In The Midnight Hour” reaches #1. The song will climb to #21 on the Pop chart, followed by fifteen more hits over the next seven years.

Although it failed to chart at all in the UK, Herman’s Hermits reached number one in the US with a silly little song called “I’m Henry VIII, I Am”. The tune was actually written in 1910 and had been popularized by Cockney comedian Harry Champion the following year. Unlike the Hermits’ version, which simply repeats the chorus three times, the original song was written with three different verses. Singer Peter Noone interviewed Elvis Presley for UK music paper New Musical Express in Hawaii while Elvis was on the Presley Picture Movie set. 

Principal photography began for Paradise Hawaiian Style. 

August 7, 1966

Double Trouble

August 7, 1967

Speedway

August 7, 1968

Charro!

August 7, 1969

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Shows

 

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

August 7, 1970

The Goose Lake International Music Festival was held in Leoni, Michigan. Over 200,000 fans attended the three day festival. Acts who appeared included, Jethro Tull, 10 Years After, Mountain, Chicago, Bob Seger, John Sebastian, James Gang, Stooges with Iggy Pop, Brownsville Station, MC5, Rod Stewart and Flying Burrito Brothers.

That’s the Way It Is Production: Rehearsals for TTWII with the entire show moved to the main stage of the showroom. For the first time Joe Guercio worked with Elvis and was leading the orchestra,

August 7, 1971

After having half-a-dozen Top 20 hits in the US, The Bee Gees finally scored their first Billboard number one with “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart”. Barry and Robin Gibb had written the song for crooner Andy Williams, but he turned it downThe Bee Gees had a four week run at No.1

Frank Zappa‘s “Just Another Band from L.A.” is released. It’s the last Zappa album to include former Turtles Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman. The two would leave to record on their own as Flo and Eddie.

James Taylor had the best selling single in America, according to the Cashbox chart, with the Carole King written “You’ve Got A Friend.” The song reached #4 in the UK and was actually recorded simultaneously with King’s version with shared musicians.

Because the entire Presley group had come directly from performing in Tahoe, the rehearsals were held for just three days at the Hilton showroom, beginning today.

August 7, 1972

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.

August 7, 1973

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

August 7, 1974

Elvis remained in Memphis for the rest of the month,

August 7, 1975

Elvis’ chow Getlow suffered from a kidney ailment and couldn’t be moved to the West Boylston veterinary hospital, so the whole party remained at the Ritz for two more days before continuing.

Memphis August 7, 1975

 

Elvis rented out the crosstown movie theatre and returned to graceland with Linda Thompson.

August 7, 1976

Elton John and Kiki Dee were at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’, giving Elton his sixth US No.1. It was written by Elton John with Bernie Taupin under the pseudonym “Ann Orson” and “Carte Blanche.

The Beach Boys‘ cover of Chuck Berry‘s “Rock And Roll Music” peaks at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming their first Top Ten hit since “Good Vibrations” in 1966. Berry’s original reached #6 in the Fall of 1957.

August 7, 1977

Elvis upstairs at Graceland, and mostly upstairs, to the middle of the month

The Wake and Aftermath

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1987

24 years after the movie Beach Party was released, Back to the Beach opened at theatres across America. The film reunited Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, who this time played middle-aged parents with rebellious kids.

1997

Garth Brooks played to the largest crowd ever in New York’s Central Park. An estimated 1 million people attended the live concert with an additional 14.6 million viewing live on HBO.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2018

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2008

Elvis Presley‘s favorite performance costume, the peacock jumpsuit, was sold by auctioneer Gotta Have It for $300,000, making it the most expensive piece of Elvis memorabilia ever sold at an auction. The white outfit with a plunging V-neck and high collar features a blue-and-gold peacock design, hand-embroidered on the front and back and along the pant legs. 

 

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Our Daily Elvis for August 6, 2018

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Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

August 1952

Elvis worked at the Upholsterers Specialties Company.

August 5, 1953

Elvis applied for a job as a delivery boy but was not hired. The same happened at Kroger’s grocery store.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

August 6, 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

August 6, 1955

Elvis performed at the River Stadium, Batesville, Arkansas

Thats All Right
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
Good Rocking Tonight
Baby Lets Play house

The other act was Duke Of Paducah

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

August 6, 1956

Elvis performed at the Polk Theater, Lakeland, Florida at 3.30, 7.00 and 9.00 p.m.

The other acts were Frank Connors, Phil Maraquin, Nancy Ford, The Jordanaires, and The Headliners

Elvis interview in two parts

August 6, 1957

The Presleys lived at  Graceland,

The Military Service Disruption

 

August 6, 1958

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

The Presleys live in  a rented house off base with his parents, his grandmother Minnie, cousins Gene and Junior Smith, and friend Lamar Fike.

August 6, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

August 6, 1960

Chubby Checker appeared on US TV show American Bandstand and performed ‘The Twist.’ The song went to No.1 on the US chart and again 18 months later in 1962. It is the only song to go to the top of the charts on two separate occasions.

Flaming Star 

August 6, 1961

Follow That Dream 

August 6, 1962

Anita Wood announced in the paper that she and Elvis had broken up. She moved out of Graceland and returned home to Jackson, Tennessee, because, she said: ” It is evident that Elvis is not yet ready to settle down.”

Romance: Anita Wood

August 6, 1963

In the evening at Studio A of the Columbia Recording Studio, New York City, Bob Dylan recorded the first session produced by Tom Wilson for the album The Times They Are A-Changin’. Dylan’s third studio album was the first collection to feature only original compositions, the title track being one of Dylan’s most famous. The album consists mostly of stark, sparsely-arranged story songs concerning issues such as racism, poverty, and social change.

The Beatles arrived in Jersey in the Channel Islands, where they spent the day go-carting and relaxing by the pool at The Revere Hotel before playing the first of four nights at the Springfield Ballroom. Some fans had found out where they were staying, but they were happy to chat and be photographed with them.

Back in Memphis Priscilla started reading press reports of the romance between Elvis and Ann-Margret.

Romances: Priscilla

Viva Las Vegas

Romances: Ann-Margaret

August 6, 1964

Girl Happy 

August 6, 1965

The Beatles released their fifth album and soundtrack to their second film ‘Help!’ which included the title track, ‘The Night Before’, ‘You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away’, ‘You’re Going to Lose That Girl’, ‘Ticket to Ride’ and ‘Yesterday’.

Paradise, Hawaiian Style

August 6, 1966

Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs top the Cashbox Best Sellers list with “Lil’ Red Riding Hood”, a #2 hit on the Billboard chart. A week later, the RIAA will certify it as a Gold Record, with sales exceeding one million copies.

Elvis Presley’s single “Love Letters” hit #6 in the U.K.

 

During filming of Double Trouble Elvis would spend most weekend in either Las Vegas or Palm Springs.

 

August 6, 1967

Speedway

August 6, 1968

Charro!

August 6, 1969

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

August 6, 1970

The 10th National Jazz, Blues and Pop four day Festival was held at Plumpton Racecourse in Sussex, England. Featuring, Family, Groundhogs, Cat Stevens, Deep Purple, Fat Mattress, Yes, Caravan, The Strawbs, Black Sabbath, Wild Angles, Wishbone Ash and Daddy Longlegs.

Steppenwolf, Janis Joplin, Paul Simon, Poco and Johnny Winter all appeared at the Concert For Peace at New York’s Shea Stadium. The concert date coincided with the 25th anniversary of dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.

Elvis Presley at a Nancy Sinatra show at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada

 

Charlie Hodge and Elvis, and Elvis with Priscilla

Attending Nancy Sinatra’s opening show at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas on August 6, 1970

Elvis Presley at a Nancy Sinatra show at Caesar’s Palace 

August 6, 1971

August 6, 1972

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.

August 6, 1973

Elvis performed at the Showroom, Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, which was opening night of this engagement.

August 6, 1974

ABBA scored their first US top 10 hit when ‘Waterloo’ went to No.6. ‘Waterloo’ was written specifically to be entered into the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, after the group finished third with ‘Ring Ring’ the previous year in the Swedish pre-selection contest.

Elvis remained in Memphis for the rest of the month,

August 6, 1975

Elvis presented his dentist with a new Cadillac Seville.

August 6, 1976

Late in the evening Elvis returned home to Memphis after the tour.

August 6, 1977

This week’s UK Top 5 singles: No.5 ‘Fanfare For The Common Man’, ELP. No.4, ‘Pretty Vacant’, the Sex Pistols. No.3, ‘Angelo’ Brotherhood Of Man’. No.2, ‘Ma Baker’, Boney M and No.1, ‘I Feel Love’ Donna Summer.

Elvis upstairs at Graceland to the middle of the month

The Wake and Aftermath

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1994

Lisa Loeb started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Stay (I Missed You), a No.6 hit in the UK. Actor and friend Ethan Hawke had asked her to provide a song for the upcoming movie Reality Bites and ‘Stay’ was featured in the film.

Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley made a public appearance in Budapest. Jackson was shooting a video.

2002

The “Elvis, Then & Now” magazine went on sale.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2013

Elvis Presley‘s recording sessions at Stax Records in Memphis were released together for the first time. Titled “Elvis at Stax: Deluxe Edition”, the three-CD box set also featured out-takes and rare photos from the July and December 1973 sessions, which originally produced three separate albums.

2018

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Our Daily Elvis for August 4, 2018

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1901

Born on this day, Louis Armstrong, singer, bandleader, trumpet. Had many hits including the 1964 US No.1 ‘Hello Dolly!’, 1968 UK No.1 ‘What A Wonderful World’ plus ‘When The Saints Go Marching In’, ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’, and ‘We Have All the Time in the World.’ Died 6th July 1971.

1927

At the Taylor Christian Hat Factory in Bristol, Tennessee, Jimmie Rodgers, later revered as “The Father of Country Music,” made his first recordings, “The Soldier’s Sweetheart” and “Sleep, Baby, Sleep.” Three days earlier, the Carter Family – Sara, Alvin Pleasant ‘A.P.,’ and Maybelle – made their first recordings, “Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow,” “Little Log Cabin By The Sea,” “The Poor Orphan Child,” and “The Storms Are On The Ocean,” at the same location.

 

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

August 1952

Elvis worked at the Upholsterers Specialties Company.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

August 4, 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

August 4, 1955

Elvis performed at the Municipal (Muny) Hall Auditorium , Camden, Arkansas at 7.00 and 9.30 p.m.

Other acts were Webb Pierce, consistently voted the nations’ number one star of Country music, Red Sovine, a Decca Record artist, formerly of KWKH in Shreveport, Bud Deckleman, MGM recording star, Charlie Feathers also of SUN Records, and Miss Wanda Jackson Oklahoma City’s contribution to Folk Music.

Scotty Moore – Municipal (Muny) Hall – Camden, AR

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

August 4, 1956

The Platters score their second Billboard #1 with their version of “My Prayer”. The song was originally a French tune written in 1926 by Georges Boulanger called “Avant de Mourir” that had English lyrics added in 1939. Both Glenn Miller and The Ink Spots had hits with it that year.

 

Car shopping for a Lincoln in Miami on August 4, 1956

 

 

Elvis performed at the The Olympia Theater , Miami at 1.30, 3.30, 7.00 and 9.00 p.m.



Press Scimitar photo courtesy Brian Petersen‘s “The Atomic Powered Singer”

The other acts were Frank Connors, Phil Maraquin, Nancy Ford, The Jordanaires, and The Headliners


Scotty and Elvis onstage at the Olympia – Aug 4, 1956


Elvis onstage at the Olympia – Aug 4, 1956

Elvis Presley Concert Setlist at Olympia Theater, Miami on August 4 

Let´s Keep the 50´s Spirit Alive!: August 4, 1956 – Elvis Presley

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

August 4, 1957

The Everly Brothers make their second appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show and perform their upcoming release, “Wake Up Little Susie”, a song which would be banned from some radio stations because it was about two teenagers who accidentally fell asleep together. The Everly Brothers also sang “Bye Bye Love” during their second appearance on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show,” guest-hosted by Dan Dailey. Frankie Lymon, the Kirby Stone Four and Jay Lawrence also performed on the program.

The Presleys lived at  Graceland,

The Military Service Disruption

 

August 4, 1958

Billboard magazine changed the name of its weekly music chart from the Top 100 to the Hot 100. Their first number one was “Poor Little Fool” by Ricky Nelson, his sixth hit record in the US.

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

The Presleys live in  a rented house off base with his parents, his grandmother Minnie, cousins Gene and Junior Smith, and friend Lamar Fike.

August 4, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

August 4, 1960

Flaming Star  Elvis was fitted with contact lenses to change his blue eyes to brown for his role as Pacer Burton for his role in Flaming Star. In the end he kept his own blue eyes; being Elvis doing a movie, rather than an actor as a film character. 

Elvis Presley – Flaming Star wardrobe test – August 10, 1960

August 4, 1961

Follow That Dream 

August 4, 1962

The Rolling Stones played the first of 22 weekly shows at Ealing Jazz Club in Ealing, London. They were known as The Rollin’ Stones during this period.

August 4, 1963

UK music weekly The NME reported that The Beatles could score their first US hit with ‘From Me To You’ as the single was ‘bubbling under’ on the charts at No.116.

The Beatles appeared at the Queen’s Theatre in Blackpool. So many fans crowded around the theatre, blocking every entrance, that The Beatles had to go through a construction area, up and across some scaffolding to the roof of the theatre, from where they were lowered through a trap door.

Viva Las Vegas

August 4, 1964

Girl Happy 

August 4, 1965

Elvis worked from 7.00 to 10.30 p.m. and completed the soundtrack of Paradise, Hawaiian Style 

Paradise, Hawaiian Style | Elvis Presley Official Web Site

August 4, 1966

John Lennon’s comment that The Beatles were “more popular than Jesus Christ” was re-printed in an American teen magazine called Datebook and was widely reported in North America. The statement, made to London Evening Standard journalist Maureen Cleave several months earlier, caused a public outcry in the US and led to mass destruction of Beatle records. Thirty five radio stations banned all Beatles songs and even the Ku Klux Klan made threats against the group. What Lennon actually said was “Christianity will go. It will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn’t argue about that, I’m right and I will be proved right. We’re more popular than Jesus Christ now; I don’t know which will go first, rock ‘n roll or Christianity. Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It’s them twisting it that ruins it for me.”

A ban on the broadcast of Beatles records in South Africa and on some U.S. radio stations went into effect in response to John Lennon saying the band was more popular than Jesus. The South African Broadcasting Corporation’s ban on Beatles records lasted for five years, until after the group had disbanded, but continued in subsequent years on John Lennon’s solo recordings.

Double Trouble

August 4, 1967

A female Monkees fan stowed away on the bands plane between shows in Minneapolis and St Louis. The girl’s father threatened to bring charges for transporting a minor across state lines.

Pink Floyd released their debut album The Piper At the Gates of Dawn on which most songs were penned by Syd Barrett. In subsequent years, the record has been recognised as one of the seminal psychedelic rock albums of the 1960s. When reviewed, by the two main UK music papers in the UK, Record Mirror and NME both gave the album four stars out of five. The album which was recorded at Abbey Road studios, London during the same time that The Beatles were recording Sgt. Pepper peaked at No.6 on the UK album chart and failed to chart in the US.

Speedway

August 4, 1968

The second day of the two day Newport Pop Festival took place in Costa Mesa, California with Blue Cheer, Eric Burdon & The Animals, Grateful Dead, Illinois Speed Press, Iron Butterfly, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service and The Byrds. Over 100,000 fans attended the festival.

Charro!

August 4, 1969

Lot Detail – 1969 Elvis Presley Handwritten Signed Letter to Gary Pepper

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

August 4, 1970

The rehearsals for the filming of That’s The Way It Is started today and went on the following three days, with the singers scheduled at 1.00 p.m. and the entire group at 7.00 p.m.

August 4, 1972

 Elvis performed at the Showroom, Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, which was the opening night of this engagement.

August 4, 1976

Elvis performed at the Cumberland County Memorial Auditorium, Fayetteville, North Carolina.

August 4, 1977

Elvis What Happened? Was published.

Elvis upstairs at Graceland to the balance of the month

The Wake and Aftermath

1979

The film “Rock & Roll High School” starring the Ramones premiered in New York, NY.

1980

After a five year hiatus, John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin recording their album “Double Fantasy” at New York’s Hit Factory Studio. The LP would go to number one in the US after its release in November, less than a month before Lennon was gunned down outside his New York apartment. “Double Fantasy” received the 1981 Grammy Award for Album of the Ye

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1984

Prince started a 24 week run at the top of the US album charts with ‘Purple Rain’. His sixth studio album which features the hits ‘When Doves Cry’ and ‘Let’s Go Crazy’, as well as the title track has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, becoming the seventh best-selling soundtrack album of all time.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2018

It’s now or never: Elvis back for one night only

The Guardian– Now, 50 years on, Elvis Presley’s famed 1968 TV concert is getting a big-screen reboot, showing at 250 cinemas throughout Britain next week.

 

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1921

Opera singer (#1 records Over There, Love Is Mine, I Pagliacci – Vesti La Giubba) Enrico Caruso died at the age of 48. The likely cause of death was peritonitis arising from a burst subrenal abscess.

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1938

Vernon Presley in prison  ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

 

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

August 2, 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

August 2, 1955

Elvis performed at the Community Center, Sheffield, Alabama at 7.00 and 9.30 p.m.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

August 2, 1956

“Life” magazine contained an article entitled “Elvis Presley…He Can’t Be…But He Is.” The article reported that Elvis had grossed $6 million in record sales and that he was receiving 3,000 fan letters a week.

Elvis left for Miami in his new Lincoln.

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

August 2, 1957

Touring with Clyde McPhatter, The Cadillacs, Edna McGriff, Otis Rush, Lee Andrews & The Hearts, Oscar & Oscar, The G-Clefs, Buddy Holly and the Crickets appeared at the Howard Theater, Washington, DC. With “That’ll Be The Day” sitting at No. 2 on the US charts, this was Buddy’s first major tour.

The Official UK Elvis Presley fan club was launched; & still exists today at www.ElvisPresleyFanClub.co.uk 

The Presleys lived at  Graceland,

The Military Service Disruption

 

August 2, 1958

Johnny Cash left his first record label, Sun, to sign a major-label contract with Columbia, where he would remain for the next 26 years.

Buddy Holly’s version of “Rave On” peaks at #5 on the UK chart. The record, which lasts only 1:47, is one of Holly’s last hits during his lifetime.

The Elvis Presley single “Hard-Headed Woman” hit #2 in the U.K.

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

The Presleys live in  a rented house off base with his parents, his grandmother Minnie, cousins Gene and Junior Smith, and friend Lamar Fike.

August 2, 1959

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

August 2, 1960

Johnny Kidd and The Pirates were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Shakin’ All Over’. Their only UK No.1. Kidd died in car crash in 1966. Many acts have covered the song, including: The Who, Led Zeppelin, Iggy Pop and The Guess Who.

Elvis began horseback- riding lessons each afternoon for the next two weeks in preparation for his role in Flaming Star.

August 2, 1961

Follow That Dream 

August 2, 1962

Aretha Franklin made her professional TV debut on American Bandstand.

Robert Allen Zimmerman legally became Bob Dylan having signed a music publishing deal with Witmark Music on 12th July of this year, engineered by Albert Grossman.

August 2, 1963

Jerry Lee Lewis accepted $9,500 to open Las Vegas’ new Thunderbird Hotel as he continued to attempt a career resurrection after the scandal of his marriage to 13-year-old second cousin Myra Gale Brown.

Viva Las Vegas

August 2, 1964

The Beatles appeared at the Gaumont Cinema in Bournemouth. One of the supporting acts, billed as a ‘new and unknown London group’, was The Kinks.

After an intense search the bodies of Jim Reeves and Dean Manuel were found in the wreckage of an aircraft and, at 1:00 p.m. local time, radio stations across the United States announced Reeves’ death formally. The single-engine Beechcraft Debonair aircraft, with Reeves at the controls had crashed 42 hours earlier during a thunderstrom. Thousands of people travelled to pay their last respects at his funeral two days later. The coffin, draped in flowers from fans, was driven through the streets of Nashville and then to Reeves’ final resting place near Carthage, Texas.

Girl Happy 

August 2, 1965

A week late, Elvis arrived at Paramount for preproduction on Paradise Hawaiian Style. After a cast insurance medical exam and wardrobe fittings, Elvis reported to Radio Recorders at 2.00 p.m. to do some vocals on some previously recorded instrumental tracks. He left at 2.30 a.m.

August 2, 1966

Double Trouble

August 2, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience played the first of five nights at the Salvation Club in New York City. During this period a typical set list included: Foxy Lady, Hey Joe, The Wind Cries Mary, Purple Haze and Burning Of The Midnight Amp.

Speedway

August 2, 1968

The Doors started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Hello I Love You’, the group’s second US No.1. The Doors scored 8 top 40 US hits from 67-71.

Charro!

August 2, 1969

‘Wet Dream’, by Jamaican reggae singer Max Romeo entered the UK singles chart. The song gained notoriety due to its lyrics which were of an explicit sexual nature, was banned by the BBC and most radio stations.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows at The International Hotel.

Elvis Presley – Las Vegas Dinner Show 2 August , 1969 (CDr) at Discogs

Elvis Presley – Live 1969 – Keith Flynn’s Elvis

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

August 2, 1970

Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of ‘The Wonder Of You’ his sixteenth No.1. Ray Peterson recorded the original version in 1959 which gave him a Top 30 hit.

The Wonder of You – Wikipedia

 

That’s the Way It Is Production

Elvis Presley – Rehearsals 1972 – Keith Flynn’s Elvis

Elvis Presley 1970-1972 | That’s The Way It Is – Elvis Presley Music

August 2, 1971

Elvis closed his engagement, which had broken all records again; with a Dinner and Midnight Tahoe Show.

Elvis Presley – Las Vegas Dinner Show 2 August , 1969 (CDr) at Discogs

August 2, 1972

Brian Cole, an original member of The Association, died of a heroin overdose at the age of 28. He played bass on the hits “Windy”, “Cherish” and “Never My Love”.

The rehearsals for opening night continued for all in the showroom, Las Vegas Hilton.

August 2, 1974

Elvis remained in Memphis for the rest of the month,

August 2, 1975

The Eagles enjoy the second of their five Billboard #1 hits with “One Of These Nights”, as the album of the same name led the Hot 200 Albums chart. The single, which featured Don Felder‘s classic guitar solo, reached #23 in the UK.

Elvis Presley’s lp”Today” hit #57 in the U.S.

Today (Elvis Presley album) – Wikipedia

Elvis attended the Memphis Grizzlies opening football game, with a busload of friends. Later in the evening Elvis screened some movies at the General Cinema in Whitehaven, where he would continue to screen films for the next three night.

August 2, 1976

Peter “Puddy” Watts, road manager with Pink Floyd died of a heroin overdose. Watts supplied the crazed laughter on the groups The Dark Side of The Moon album.

Elvis performed at the Civic Center, Roanoke, Virginia.

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© Len Leech

Performance Shows He’s Still A Star by Russell Leavitt The Roanoke Times

Elvis Presley | Roanoke VA | August 2, 1976 – Elvis Presley Music

Elvis Presley : August 2, 1976 : Roanoke VA | Elvis Photos

Roanoke, VA. – Elvis Presley In Concert

August 2, 1977

Sex Pistol Sid Vicious was fined £125 by a London court after he had been found carrying a knife at the 100 Club Punk Festival last September.

Elvis upstairs at Graceland to the balance of the month.

The Wake and Aftermath

1980

Although the movie Xanadu was a total flop, the soundtrack sold well and produced Olivia Newton-John‘s US number one hit “Magic”.

The Clash released their single ‘Bank Robber’ after it been available as an import only. The band’s record company CBS didn’t want to release the record saying it was not commercial enough.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1997

The Elvis Presley compilation album “Platinum – A Life In Music” hit #80 in the U.S.

2001

New Orleans International Airport was re-named Louis Armstrong Airport in honour of the New Orleans born trumpet player, singer and bandleader.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2007

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards signed a deal reportedly worth more than $7 million to write his autobiography. The book, which traces his life from cherubic choirboy to Rock ‘n’ Roll survivor, hit stores in the Fall of 2010.

Managers of Elvis Presley‘s famous home, Graceland, announced plans to overhaul its tourist complex with a new visitors center bigger than a football field, a convention hotel and high-tech museum displays.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2018

Elvis Presley and America get lost together in The King

Straight.com– Early in The King, an insanely ambitious overview of Elvis Presley’s role in popular culture, a grizzled tech-crew chief asks writer-director …

Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley reps sue over image use

New York Post– It’s the case of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley — but this is no Lifetime movie. The blond bombshell’s estate and an entertainment brand that …

Mermaid recalls the day Elvis Presley visited Weeki Wachee

WFLAHernando County – There have been Elvis sightings all over the world but not quite like the one that took place in the Tampa Bay area nearly 60 …

Miller co-authors book with ex-bodyguard to Elvis Presley

Bradford Era– Elvis Presley may have left the building, but to the people whose lives he touched, whether it be through his music or through his friendship, …

Baz Luhrmann is set to direct an Elvis Presley biopic

VOGUE Paris (press release)– With his signature slump, sensual croon and iconic outfits, it’s now Elvis‘ turn to be the subject of a biopic, after figures like Whitney Houston and …

Listen to Jack White cover two Elvis Presley songs on new podcast

NME.com– Jack White has covered two songs by Elvis on a new podcast. The musician, who also runs the Third Man Records label, was a guest on the …

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