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The Updated for 2018 are:
- Added the Elvis Era Headers to the original post,
- Our Daily Elvis, along with:
- the following updates to the original Daily Elvis Post:
1949 – 1977
The Sun Records Rockabilly Era
September 9, 1954
Elvis made his appearance Katz Drug Store Lamar-Airways Shopping Center, Memphis; performing
Thats All Right
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
There was the opening of a new shopping center and Elvis caused a huge crowd of teenagers. George Klein, Elvis’ former classmate at Humes High School was present too.
Johnny Cash was in the audience and after the show met Elvis for the first time.
Opal Walker was a young girl from Memphis at the time who was at the show that night and took 3 photos that have since been reprinted in countless books and articles. They are the only known photos of the appearance there though none show the actual performance and the official first Elvis fan photos.
September 9, 1955
The J.P. Seeburg Corporation introduces its new Dual Music System Jukebox, the first ever equipped to hold a hundred singles and two song per side Extended Play discs.
Elvis performed at the McComb High School Auditorium, McComb, Mississippi.
The other acts were Johnny Cash, Bud Dickerman, Eddie Bond, Floyd Cramer, and Jimmy Day
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
September 9, 1956
The Johnny Burnette Trio appear on Ted Mack’s Amateur Hour TV show. With Johnny on lead vocals and guitar, his brother Dorsey on stand-up bass and Paul Burlison on lead guitar, they won three weeks in a row, earning them a string of tour dates. It would take Johnny four more years to reach the US charts with “Dreamin” and “You’re Sixteen”.
Elvis performed at the Ed Sullivan Show, CBS Studios, Los Angeles, for the very first time. Since Sullivan himself had had a car accident in August, Elvis was hosted by Charles Laughton in New York City. More than 80 % of the national viewers watched Elvis’ live performance of Don’t Be Cruel, Love Me Tender, Ready Teddy and Hound Dog.
There were also well organized letter writing campaigns and petitions against Presley, but it was later brought to light that many of the signatures were fictitious or of deceased people.
Love me Tender would get a million orders for a song not even recorded, causing “The Reno Brothers” movie to be renamed for the song.
September 9, 1957
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into law the first civil rights bill to pass Congress since Reconstruction.
A 16 year old Canadian lad named Paul Anka had the number one song in America with “Diana”.
Jerry Lee Lewis‘ “Whole Lot Of Shakin’ Going On” peaks at #3 on the Billboard Top 100. The record would not only top the R&B and Country charts, but it would go on to be ranked #61 on Rolling Stone magazine’s Greatest Songs Of All Time and in 2005 be added to the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress. That’s not bad for a song that Jerry Lee, along with drummer J.M. Van Eaton and guitarist Roland Janes, had recorded in just one take because Sun Records’ producer Jack Clement didn’t have enough tape left for any other attempts.
Elvis and Anita Wood took a train to Memphis.
The Military Service Disruption
September 9, 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.
September 9, 1959
Military Service in Germany
Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
September 9, 1960
Elvis rented a house at 525 Perugia Way in Bel Air, Beverly Hills. The owner of the house was Ali Kahn, and Elvis rented it for $1,400 per month. This was all due to several incidents at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Elvis stayed here off and on for the next 5 years.
September 9, 1961
September 9, 1962
It Happened at the World’s Fair Production: September 4-13 in Seattle
September 9, 1963
The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘She Loves You.’ ‘Please Please Me’ was at No.1 on the UK album chart. ‘She Loves You’ became The Beatles’ best-selling single in the United Kingdom, and was the best selling single in Britain in 1963.
September 9, 1964
September 9, 1965
The Rolling Stones were at No.1 in the UK with ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ , giving the band their 4th UK No.1 single.
US newspaper The Hollywood reporter ran the following advertisement; ‘Madness folk & roll musicians, singers wanted for acting roles in new TV show. Parts for 4 insane boys. The Monkees were born. 437 people applied for the job.
September 9, 1966
September 9, 1967
Sam And Dave‘s classic, “Soul Man” is released in the US, where it will rise to #4 by the end of November. The song would be given the 1968 Grammy Award for Best Rhythm & Blues Group Performance, Vocal or Instrumental.
September 9, 1968
Working at Abbey Road studios on The White Album, The Beatles recorded ‘Helter Skelter’. John Lennon played bass and honked on a saxophone, roadie Mal Evans tried his best at playing trumpet. Paul McCartney recorded his lead vocal and George Harrison ran about the studio holding a flaming ashtray above his head.
Elvis spent most of September in Palm Springs.
September 9, 1969
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
September 9, 1970
Elvis flew to Phoenix for a 6 city tour arranged by the Colonel and the tour started in the Coliseum, Phoenix, Arizona.
MGM filmed parts of this performance for Elvis That’s the Way It Is
September 9, 1971
John Lennon’s “Imagine” LP is released. It would reach #1 on both sides of the Atlantic. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine named “Imagine” as #76 on its list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Elvis travelled to Los Angeles.
September 9, 1974
Elvis and Sheila Ryan spent 5 days in Palm Springs together before Elvis had to leave for Memphis.
The Wake and Aftermath
1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
Actor Burgess Meredith died of Alzheimer’s disease at 89. (Stay Away Joe, Batman, Gloria, Search, Mr. Novak, Rocky movies, The Day of the Locust, Clash of the Titans, Foul Play, Grumpy Old Men, Grumpier Old Men, The Cardinal, Magic, The Sentinel, In Harm’s Way, Stay Away Joe, Hurry Sundown, Advise & Consent, There Was a Crooked Man, The Hindenburg, Madame X, Mackenna’s Gold)
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
The CD single for Elvis Presley’s “Rubberneckin’” was released. The disc also contained two remixes by Paul Oakenfold.
2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
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