Daily Elvis: June 16

Give us this day, June 16, our daily Elvis

June 16, 1816

Lord Byron challenged his house guests to write a ghost story, inspiring Mary Shelley to pen the novel “Frankenstein” and John Polidori to write the short story “The Vampyre.”

June 16, 1897

The United States government signed an annexation treaty with the Republic of Hawaii, which officially became a U.S. Territory the following August.

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.

, 1938

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

,1939

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

1943

The Presley family moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, May 15 to June 20, Returning to Tupelo.

1944

August 8, 1945 to July 18, 1946
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

510 1/2 Maple Street, South Tupelo -the Presleys lived with Glady’s cousin Frank Richards and his wife, Leona.

1947

Mulbery Alley

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953 – Humes High School

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

Sept 20 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

June 3, 1951 to July 1, 1951

Elvis was employed as a machinist by “Precision Tool Co.”

June 16, 1952

“Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl,” the English translation of a book in the Dutch language diary kept by Frank while she was in hiding with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, was first published in the U.S. and UK.

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Elvis worked as an user at Loew’s State Theatre

1953

398 Cypress Street (rented from January 7 to April 1953

, 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

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

June 15, 1955

Disney’s 15th animated feature film “Lady and the Tramp” had its world premiere in Chicago. It was the first Disney cartoon feature filmed in CinemaScope.

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 16, 1956

Patti Page saw what would be her biggest hit, “Allegheny Moon”, enter the Billboard chart, where it would reach #2 during a 22 week run. In all, the Oklahoma native would place sixteen songs in the Top 40 between 1954 and 1965.

In Cleveland, the Giant Rock ‘n Roll Revue began two days of live performances at “The Hipp” (Hippodrome Theater), with Chuck Berry, Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, Clyde McPhatter, the Diamonds, Don Cherry, Lonnie Donegan, Johnny Burnette & the Rock ‘n Roll Trio, “Sam the Man” Taylor, the 4 Tunes, and Joe Howard and His Band. WERE Radio’s Bill Randle was the emcee.

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

Dewey Phillips sang.

 

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.

Romance: June Juanico

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

June 16, 1957

At Columbia 30th Street Studio in New York City, Johnny Mathis recorded “Chances Are” and “The Twelfth Of Never.” That night on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show,” Mathis performed “It’s Not For Me To Say,”Rusty Draper, Don Rondo, Polly Bergen and John Raitt also appeared on the program.

Jailhouse Rock

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

1960

G.I. Blues

June 16, 1961

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.

“Follow That Dream” (song)
Chart (1962) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening[5] 5
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 15

It was simultaneously certified Gold and Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America on March 27, 1992.

June 16, 1963

The top four spots on the UK chart are held by acts from Liverpool with The Beatles at #1 (“From Me To You”), Gerry And The Pacemakers at #2 (“I Like It”), Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas at #3 (“Do You Want To Know A Secret”) and Billy Fury at #4 (“When Will You Say I Love You”).

June 16, 1964

 

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, 1968

 

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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Date: 16 Jun 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Chicago, IL.
Chicago Stadium
Tickets: 20,000
Costume: White Adonis suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
That’s All Right
Proud Mary
Never Been To Spain
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Until It’s Time For You To Go
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
Polk Salad Annie
Love Me
All Shook Up
Heartbreak Hotel
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Little Sister/Get Back
Love Me Tender
Blue Suede Shoes
Hound Dog
[band introductions]
For The Good Times
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Funny How Time Slips Away Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

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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

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 6 – June 9th – June 20th 1972
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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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Date: 16 Jun 1974
Time: 3.00pm
Venue: Fort Worth, TX.
Tarrant County Center
Tickets: 14,000
Costume: Inca Gold Leaf suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Trying To Get To You
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Suspicious Minds
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Heartbreak Hotel
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Funny How Time Slips Away
Big Boss Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

June 16, 1974 (3:00 pm) Fort Worth, TX. – Elvis Presley In Concert

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Date: 16 Jun 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Fort Worth, TX.
Tarrant County Center
Tickets: 14,000
Costume: American Eagle
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Trying To Get To You
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me Lord
Suspicious Minds
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Heartbreak Hotel
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Funny How Time Slips Away
Big Boss Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

June 16, 1974 (8:30 pm) Fort Worth, TX. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 13 – June 15th – July 2nd 1974
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June 16, 1975

John Lennon sues the US government, charging that officials tried to deny his immigration through selective prosecution. Accusing them of harassment during deportation proceedings, Lennon named former US Attorneys General John Mitchell and Richard Kleindienst in the complaint.

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.

June 16, 1977

Kenny Rogers was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Lucille’. It was the American Country music singer’s first of two UK No.1’s.

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

1984

Tina Turner’s Private Dancer album charted, reaching #3 (#1 R&B) and becoming such a huge hit thaat it stayed in the Top 10 for ten months. It also sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. In Britain it reached #2 – and was one of three LPS that defined that year – Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA.

Frankie Goes To Hollywood had their second UK No.1 single with ‘Two Tribes.’ It stayed at No.1 for nine weeks making Frankie Goes To Hollywood the first band to have their first two singles go to the top of the UK chart. During this run the group’s previous single ‘Relax’ climbed back up the charts to No.2.

1989

The first day of the UK three day Glastonbury Festival took place featuring Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, Throwing Muses, Pixies, All About Eve, Hot House Flowers, The Waterboys, Suzanne Vega and Fairground Attraction. Tickets cost £28 ($48).
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.

 

1996

An estimated 100,000 people attended the two-day Tibetan Freedom Concert at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco for performances by the Beastie Boys, Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Lee Hooker, Beck, Richie Havens, Rage Against The Machine, Sonic Youth, Fugees, De La Soul, and Yoko Ono. It was the largest U.S. benefit concert since Live Aid in 1985.

1998

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced its list of the top 100 films in the first century of cinema history. “Citizen Kane” was #1, followed by “Casablanca,” “The Godfather,” “Gone With The Wind,” and “Lawrence of Arabia.”

1999

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a 1992 federal music piracy law does not prohibit a palm-sized device that can download high-quality digital music files from the Internet and play them at home.

In Phoenix, Cher started her 122-date Believe Tour at the America West Arena.

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

2004

Scotland’s University of St. Andrews announced that it would make Bob Dylan an honorary doctor of music at its June 23 summer graduation ceremony.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2012

In Toronto, the stage at Downsview Park collapsedbefore a performance by Radiohead, killing the band’s drum technician and injuring three other crew members. Live Nation and an engineer were charged but in September 2017 a judge stayed those charges saying the case had taken too long to come to trial.

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.”

Meat Loaf was rushed to hospital after collapsing on stage during a concert in in Edmonton, Canada. The singer was performing his hit, ‘I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)’, when he dropped his microphone and fell to the floor.

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 …

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Elvis Presley Collections – The Major Sets

During Elvis Presley’s career began in the era of singles,extended singles with 4 songs and LP albums.

Before the Military disrupted his unprecedented consistent charting and unheard of chart domination, across the genres, but also singles, extended plays and LPs, Elvis had 2 LP collections of hit singles.

 

In the 1960s, he had 2 LP collections of hit songs, and, in the 1970s,

RCA released a volume 1 and 2 box sets with 4 LPs, Elvis’ Gold Worldwide Hits

We all got to hear which Elvis we had in common and some regional variations around the globe.

One of the sets even included an envelope with a 1 by 2 inch swatch of fabric from a part of Elvis’ clothes. A mix of personal garb, and movie costumes – and astonishing, Elvis included most of the 1968 Special clothes – which were luckily saved and not cut apart. But imagine, opening your box and finding a black leather patch.

and the greatest hits set was completed after his death with the final singles to the First Grieve wave re-chartings. The King was dead. Long live the king.

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An early elaborate Elvis box set – a Plastic Graceland with every LP on CD with significant post-humus releases as well as the Original Album set. I saw one on original sale at an HMV store for $1,500 Canadian.

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In the 1990s, The Elvis Presley catalog underwent a digital re-mastering. Elvis Presley got a rare “the artist treatment” with three decade themed Studio Masters.

The 1950s box set was the first release of Elvis’ first demo audition attempt for Sun Records – Elvis’ own disc, given to his high school pal, who had paid the fee and had the disc the whole time.

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The 196os set included the studio masters with a selection of movie song, and spawned a sequel set.

The 1970s set was divided between studio and concert recordings.

 

Elvis Masters: RCA/BMG vs Sony

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The Second Elvis Catalog Digital re-mastering occurred after Elvis’ second demo audition attempt was also made available. And three new Catalog Collections, including the Complete Masters, which still managed to reveal concert recorded rarities.

Elvis: Complete Masters v Album Collection

Elvisworld: Album Stickers and Inserts

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on my other blog:

Collecting Elvis Collector Sets

The Elvis Presley Economy

Elvisworld: The Repackage Model

ElvisWorld: Joan Deary

 

related on this blog:

Sun to RCA: The Producers

Elvis @ Louisiana Hayride

Television and Elvis Presley

Internet Elvis: Rare and Obscure Songs

Elvis Presley, Hall of Famer

Daily Elvis: February 24

Give us this day, February 24,  our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.

, 1938

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

,1939

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

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

1943

1944

August 8, 1945 to July 18, 1946
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

510 1/2 Maple Street, South Tupelo -the Presleys lived with Glady’s cousin Frank Richards and his wife, Leona.

1947

Mulbery Alley

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

Sept 2o 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

 

 

February 24, 1954

Elvis worked at Precision Tool company, operating a drill press for $1.55 a hour from September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954

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

Elvis performed at the South Side Elementary School Bastrop, Louisiana at 7.30 and 9.30 p.m.
This was the last show of this second Jamboree Attractions tour.

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info February 24 1955 South Side Elementary School Bastrop LA (7:30 PM) WSM Grand Ole Opry Tour Yes
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 Scotty Moore – South Side Elementary School, Bastrop, LAThe Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

With the city looking for a legal way to shut down the increasing number of rock ‘n’ roll shows, police in Cleveland, Ohio were instructed to enforce a 1931 ordinance barring people under the age of 18 from dancing in public unless accompanied by an adult.
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Rare picture of Elvis and his manager,Colonel Parker.
February 24, 1956 - Elvis and Mae Boren Axton - When Elvis played the Ballpark in Jacksonville, FL. (Mae Boren Axton cowrote Heartbreak Hotel)
Mae Boren Axton and Elvis – she wrote “Heartbreak Hotel” and was the mother of Hoyt Axton.
Elvis performed at the Jacksonville Baseball Park  (renamed Wolfson Park), Jacksonville, Florida.
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The Presleys lived at  at  1414 Getwell Street  until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive  March 1957

Elvis finally completed the version of Loving You that would appear on record.
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He also kept his promise to Sam Philips to record When It Rains It Really Pours, which he hadn’t completed at Sun. After the conclusion of this recording session Steve Sholes had 7 finished masters from 2 days of work.

King Creole Production

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

February 24, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

February 24, 1960

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

In New York City, Sam Cooke began a week of shows at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. His supporting acts were Little Anthony and the Imperials and Aretha Franklin.
With Wild in the Country filming once again completed, Elvis had returned to Memphis, where he hold a rehearsal with Scotty, DJ, the Nashville session players and the Jordanaires at Graceland for his Memphis charity show.

February 24, 1962

Elvis’ 10th UK chart topper with “Can’t Help Falling In Love” / “Rock-A-Hula Baby”.

A double A-sided release with “Can’t Help Falling in Love“, it peaked at No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart in February 1962, and spent four weeks at the chart summit.

“Can’t Help Falling In Love” would become Elvis’ signature concert good bye song in the 1970s.

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February 24, 1963

In Richmond, Surrey, the Rolling Stones began performing on Sunday nights in the Crawdaddy Room of the Station Hotel, their first steady engagement. They were paid approximately $41 (US) and only 66 people showed up for the first performance.

Fun in Acapulco

February 24, 1964

The Beatles began filming their second, as yet un-named movie, on New Providence in the Bahamas. Director Richard Lester filmed them riding bicycles near the airport. The film would first be called Eight Arms to Hold You before producers finally settled on Help!. Co-starring in the movie was actor Victor Spinetti, who would also appeared in A Hard Day’s Night, Magical Mystery Tour and John Lennon’s How I Won The War.
At Universal and Radio Recorders studios in Hollywood, a month after they recorded “Help Me, Ronda” for issue on an album, the Beach Boys re-recorded the song for release as a single. For the first time, other than on their Christmas album, guitarist Al Jardine sang lead. The Los Angeles session musicians known as the Wrecking Crew provided much of the instrumentation, along with Carl Wilson on guitar and Brian Wilson on acoustic piano and Hammond B-3 organ. Backing vocals were by Mike Love, Carl, Dennis and Brian Wilson.
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At the last minute there was a soundtrack session set up for Elvis’ new film, Harum Scarum. Due to the hurried manner in which the session was scheduled, Elvis’ regular accompanists were not available ant their places were taken by Charlie McCoy on guitar, Henry Strzelecki on bass and Kenny Buttrey on drums. They were joined by Rufus Long and Ralph Strobel on flute and oboe in order to lend A middle Eastern touch to the soundtrack.
This was Elvis’ first visit to a recording studio in 8 months and his distraction and disaffection with the material was obvious. He broke off at 3.30 a.m. after only 4 hours in which he did 38 dreary takes of Shake That Tambourine.

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee – Elvis Presley Recording

February 24, 1965

February 24, 1966

Spinout 

February 24, 1967

Robert Stigwood signed a five-year management contract with the Bee Gees.

Detroit declared it Aretha Franklin Day and Martin Luther King, Jr. presented Aretha Franklin with the Southern Christian Leadership Award at Cobo Hall

In Los Angeles, the Supremes began recording “The Happening.” They completed the track the following day. When “The Happening” was released a month later, it was the final single issued by the Supremes under that name. Beginning with their next single, “Reflections,” the group’s billing changed to Diana Ross and the Supremes, and Florence Ballard was replaced with Cindy Birdsong of Patti LaBelle and the Blue Belles.

February 24, 1968

Elvis Presley’s single for “Guitar Man” hit #43 in the U.S.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays their last British concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall before breaking up the following June.
The B.J. Thomas single “Hooked On A Feeling” was certified Gold.
After shopping for clothes in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles on February 24, 1969, Elvis flew to Vegas. Two days later, February 26, Elvis and the Colonel set up a ceremonial contract signing on the construction site of the International Hotel for his upcoming concert engagement. The actual contract would be signed on April 15.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

February 24, 1970
Elvis and Priscilla remained in Las Vegas to attend Ann-Margret’s opening at the International.
February 24, 1972
Roberta Flack’s “Killing Me Softly With His Song” topped the pop charts for the first of five weeks.
With Roger McGuinn remaining the only original member, The Byrds made their final live appearance when they played at The Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey.
Elvis and Linda attended Ann-Margret’s Vegas opening.
Elvis and Linda remained in Las Vegas along with Elvis’ Memphis karate instructor, Kang Rhee, who conducted karate classes in the suite.
February 24, 1974
February 24, 1975
Led Zeppelin released their sixth album Physical Graffiti in the UK.
At Sound Labs in Hollywood, Glen Campbell recorded “Rhinestone Cowboy.”
February 24, 1976
The Eagles ‘Greatest Hits’ became the first album to be certified platinum by the R.I.A.A. New certification’s represented sales of 1 million copies for albums and two million for singles.
The new certification represented sales of at least 1 million copies for albums and 2 million copies for singles. The Platinum award was originated in the early seventies because Gold status was achieved by most popular records in a very short period of time. The Eagles’ greatest hits album stayed on Billboard’s Hot 200 chart for two and half years.

February 24, 1977

The Wake and Aftermath

1978

Barry Manilow shared the stage with Ray Charles during The Second Barry Manilow Special, dueting on “It’s a Miracle”. Manilow had just enjoyed a Top Ten hit with “Looks Like We Made It” and would follow with “Can’t Smile Without You”, “Even Now”, “Copacabana” and “Ready to Take a Chance Again” during the next few months.

1979

The Pointer Sisters, now down to a trio after Bonnie Pointer had left for a solo career, enjoy their biggest US hit when the Bruce Springsteen written “Fire” tops out at Billboard’s #2.

1982

Grammy Awards:

  • John Lennon’s “Double Fantasy” LP is named Album Of The Year
  • Kim Carnes’ “Betty Davis Eyes” wins for Record Of The Year
  • Sheena Easton is named Best New Artist.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1987

Grammy Awards:

  • Paul Simon’s “Graceland” – Best Album;
  • Steve Winwood’s “Higher Love” – Best Record
  • Bruce Hornsby And The Range – Best New Artist
  • Fats Domino is presented with a Lifetime Achievement award.

1990

Johnnie Ray, the 1950’s teen idol, died of liver failure at the age of 63. He scored over twenty US Top 40 singles between 1952 and 1960, including the number two hit, “Just Walking In The Rain”. He was even referred to in Dexys Midnight Runners’ 1982 hit “Come On Eileen” as Poor old Johnnie Ray, sounded sad upon the radio, he moved a million hearts in mono.

The Roy Orbison All-Star Tribute Concert:

  • Roger McGuinn, David Crosby and Chris Hillman of The Byrds reunited, A couple of months later, the trio would record four more songs for their upcoming Boxed Set, which also included the two songs from the tribute concert.
  • Bob Dylan joined Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman andDavid Crosby to sing “Mr. Tambourine Man,
  • Also performing at the benefit concert were B.B. King, John Fogerty, John Lee Hooker, Chris Isaak, Bonnie Raitt, Michael McDonald, Ricky Skaggs, Levon Helm, Emmylou Harris, Jerry Harrison, John Hiatt, Booker T, Larry Gatlin, Al Kooper, Slim Jim Phantom, Iggy Pop, Lee Rocker, Brian Setzer, Tina Weymouth, and Dwight Yoakam.

 

February 24, 1992

The US Post Office begins the Elvis Stamp Referendum:  two possible designs for the US Postal Service Elvis Presley Stamp were unveiled at the Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, NV. The younger 1950’s Elvis was the winner. The Elvis stamp was released on January 8, 1993.

Elvis Presley Stamp

On This Date: February 24, 1992, two Elvis Presley stamp designs …

1993

At the Grammys, NARAS president Michael Greene, make an incoherent, boring ten-minute speech and denied Little Richard the opportunity to receive his award onstage.A justifiably disgruntled Little Richard stated at the Grammys, “I’m the innovator, I’m the emancipator, I’m the originator, I’m the architect of rock ‘n’ roll.”

1997

The Spice Girls won best single with ‘Wannabe’ at this year’s Brit Awards held in London. Other winners included, Best Group for Manic Street Preachers, Best Dance Act went to The Prodigy, George Michael won Best Male, Best Female went to Gabrielle, Best Newcomer was won by Kula Shaker, International Male was Beck, International Female Sheryl Crow and Best International Group was The Fugees.

1998

Elton John is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in front of his parents and his partner David Furnish.

The Elvis Presley compilation album “A Touch of Platinum” was released.

1999

at the forty-first annual Grammy Awards:

  • Sam Cooke was honored posthumously with the NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Also honored were Smokey Robinson and Otis Redding
  • Lauryn Hill received five Grammys including Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (for “Doo-wop (That Thing)” ), Best New Artist, Album of the Year, and Best R&B Album (for The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill).
  • Madonna wins four Grammy Awards, including Best Pop Album for “Ray Of Light”.
  • Celine Dion is given the nod for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female for “My Heart Will Go On”
  • Eric Clapton’s “My Father’s Eyes” is named Best Pop Vocal Performance – Male.

2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2004

Estelle Axton, who helped create the legendary US soul music label Stax, died in hospital in Memphis, aged 85. Stax was home to Otis Redding, Rufus Thomas, Isaac Hayes and Booker T and the MG’s and the Stax studio, ‘Soulsville USA’, was second only to Motown in its production of soul hits during its 1960s heyday.

Elvis Presley also had a legendary session at Stax.

2006

The Sex Pistols gave a virtual middle finger to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when they issued an open letter on front man Johnny Rotten’s Website, saying they have no intention of attending the induction ceremony at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel. “Next to The Sex Pistols, rock and roll and that hall of fame is a piss stain. Your museum, urine in wine. We’re not coming.”

2009

The United States Mint launched a new coin featuring American composer, pianist and bandleader Duke Ellington;  making him the first African-American to appear by himself on an American coin.

2011

Elvis was everywhere – News – Bastrop Daily Enterprise – Bastrop, LA

2012

At New York’s Apollo Theater, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Buddy Guy, and Elvis Costello were among the performers at Howlin for Hubert, a tribute to guitarist Hubert Sumlin, who played in Howlin’ Wolf’s band for decades and died of heart failure on December 4.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2016

Lennie Baker, vocalist and sax player for the ’50s Tribute group Sha Na Na, passed away at the age of 69. Joining the group in 1970, he appeared with the band on their TV show, which ran from 1977 to 1981, as well as appearing in the 1978 movie Grease where he sang lead vocal on “Blue Moon”.

Elvis Presley‘s former personal physician, Dr. George C. Nichopoulos, passed away at the age of 88. Known as “Dr. Nick”, Nichopoulos was Presley’s doctor for eleven years before the singer’s death from heart disease on August 16th, 1977. In 1995, the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners ultimately revoked his medical license after it ruled he had over-prescribed potentially addictive drugs to thirteen patients, two of whom died and two were musically famous, Elvis and fellow rock ‘n’ roller Jerry Lee Lewis; with the bulk of the patients being Memphis Business men. 

The Simpson’s Dr Nick is based on Dr. George C. Nichopoulos

 

2017

Daily Elvis: February 9

Give us this day, February 9, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.

, 1938

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

,1939

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

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

1943

1944

August 8, 1945 to July 18, 1946
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

510 1/2 Maple Street, South Tupelo -the Presleys lived with Glady’s cousin Frank Richards and his wife, Leona.

1947

Mulbery Alley

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

Sept 2o 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

February 9, 1954

September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954

Elvis worked at Precision Tool company, operating a drill press for $1.55 a hour.

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

February 9, 1955

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis performed 4 shows at the Carolina Theater, Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore and Bill Black : February 9, 1956
 Justin Tubb and Elvis backstage in Spartanburg, SC
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Elvis and Red West with a fan backstage in Spartanburg, SC – Feb. 9, 1956

Red West was along on this tour and according to Peter did most of the driving, towing a little trailer cart for the instruments that Elvis’ father, Vernon, had made up and painted pink. Red wrote that “it looked more like a rolling toilet than anything else, but the way Elvis’ dad went on about that thing, you would have thought it was a goddamned yacht.”

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info February 9 1956 Carolina Theather Spartanburg SC (3:15 PM) East Coast Tour Yes
Info February 9 1956 Carolina Theather Spartanburg SC (5:15 PM) East Coast Tour Yes
Info February 9 1956 Carolina Theather Spartanburg SC (7:15 PM) East Coast Tour Yes
Info February 9 1956 Carolina Theather Spartanburg SC (9:15 PM) East Coast Tour Yes

February 9, 1957

After nine weeks, Guy Mitchell’s “Singing The Blues” is pushed out of Billboard’s top spot by Elvis Presley‘s “Too Much”.

Loving You  

The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive  March 1957. Then  at Graceland

February 9, 1958

King Creole 

A report by the American Research Bureau cites Dick Clark’s American Bandstand as the top-ranked daytime television program, drawing an average of 8,400,000 viewers per day.

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

February 9, 1959

Almost a week after “The Day The Music Died” in the February 3rd plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper, fill-in artist Frankie Avalon left the ill-fated Winter Dance Party tour because of pneumonia, and was replaced by Fabian and Paul Anka.

Military Service in Germany

Janie Wilbanks, the girl that Elvis met at the Memphis train station when the troop train passed through, had come to Germany, to visit her uncle, and stayed with Elvis for nearly a week – Feb 8 to?

Military Service in Germany

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

February 9, 1960

Elvis Presley’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was added. The star was one of the original 1,558 to be placed.

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

 

February 9, 1961

The Beatles appeared at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, for the very first time (as The Beatles), they would go on to make a total of 292 other appearances at the Club. They were paid £5 for this luchtime appearance and George Harrison was nearly denied admission to play because he was wearing jeans.

February 9, 1962

February 9, 1963

Fun in Acapulco

February 09, 1964

Davy Jones made his U.S. television debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show” with other cast members of Oliver!

The Beatles made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, which was watched by over 73 million people (60% of the viewing audience). The Fab Four performed “All My Loving”, “Till There Was You”, “She Loves You”, “I Saw Her Standing There” and “I Want to Hold Your Hand”. Also performing on the show is a future member of The Monkees, Davy Jones, who appeared as part of the cast of Oliver.

For the Beatles’ first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, Elvis and the Colonel sent a telegram to be read on the air. ” Congratulations on your appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show and your visit to America STOP We hope your engagement will be successful and your visit pleasant STOP Sincerely Elvis and the Colonel.”

February 9, 1965

You’ll Be Gone” is a song co-written by Elvis Presley and published by Elvis Presley Music and released in 1965 on the Girl Happy soundtrack album and as a 45 single. The song was recorded in 1962 and is significant because it was co-written by Elvis Presley, with his bodyguard Red West and Charlie Hodge.

“You’ll Be Gone” was released as an RCA Victor 45 picture sleeve single on February 9, 1965 as the B side with “Do the Clam“, as RCA Victor 47-8500. . “You’ll Be Gone” charted at no. 121 on Billboard. In Canada, “You’ll Be Gone” reached no. 16 on the singles chart as a double A side with “Do the Clam” in February, 1965 in a six-week chart run.

The A side “Do the Clam” reached no. 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and remained on the chart for 8 weeks.  21 on Billboard in the United States, no. 15 on the Record World chart, no. 16 in Canada, and no. 19 in the UK.[2][3] It was very successful in Australia, where it reached no. 4 on the charts.[4] It has appeared on six compilation albums of Elvis Presley’s recordings. Co-writer Dolores Fuller is perhaps best known for her role as the title character’s girlfriend in Ed Wood‘s 1953 surrealist film, Glen or Glenda.

It is possibly the dirtiest ditty that Elvis did, and few noticed being a movie song.

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February 9, 1966

Liza Minnelli brought her night club act to New York City.

February 9, 1967

The music video, although not yet called that, for the latest Beatles single ‘Penny Lane’ and ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ was shown on BBC-TV’s Top Of The Pops. It was the first Beatles single not to make No.1 in the UK since 1963, held off the top by Engelbert Humperdinck’s ‘Release Me.’

Elvis Presley bought the Circle G ranch in Walla, Mississippi.

February 9, 1968

Hal Cone former manager of The Monkees and Head of Jones Records was found guilty of theft, forgery, receiving stolen property and conspiracy.

Elvis Presley : Horseback riding at Graceland : February 9, 1968. Photo by Judy Palmer.

Elvis Presley : Horseback riding at Graceland : February 69, 1968.

Elvis Presley : Horseback riding at Graceland : February 9, 1968

 February 9, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

February 9, 1970

Simon & Garfunkel’s album “Bridge Over Troubled Water” was certified Gold.

Elvis does the dinner & midnight show in Vegas.
Date: 09 Feb 1970
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: 0
Recordings: 0
Date: 09 Feb 1970
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: 0
Recordings: 0
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 2 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1970
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info February 9 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 9 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
February 9, 1971
Elvis does the dinner & midnight show in Vegas.
Date: 09 Feb 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Date: 09 Feb 1971
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 4 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1971
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info February 9 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 9 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
February 9, 1972
Paul McCartney’s Wings played the first night of a UK College tour in Nottingham. The group arrived unannounced asking social secretaries if they would like them to perform that evening. The band’s intended first stop on the tour, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, refused to allow them to play so they drove on to Nottingham. Admission was 40p, British pub rock band Brinsley Schwarz was the opening act for the tour..
Elvis does the dinner & midnight show in Vegas.
Date: 09 Feb 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Date: 09 Feb 1972
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 6 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1972
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info February 9 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 9 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
February 9, 1973
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Billboard news Editor John Sippel gives Elvis an award for the Aloha From Hawaii Broadcast.
Date: 09 Feb 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me Tender
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Fever
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Top Acts In Vegas Vol. 7
Date: 09 Feb 1973
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: 2001 Theme
C C Rider
I Got A Woman
– segued medley with –
Amen
Love Me Tender
You Dont Have To Say You Love Me
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Fever
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Johnny B Goode
Hound Dog
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
Band Introductions
I Cant Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
Recordings:
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 8 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1973
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info February 9 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Yes Yes
Info February 9 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes
Elvis closed out what had been a generally good engagement, in which he had been described as being “in good humor” and “at the top of his form”. At the same time he had continued to exhibit the kind of erratic personal behavior that had shown up increasingly over the past year, like shooting out a chandelier and several television sets.
Date: 09 Feb 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
When My Blue Moon turns To Gold Again
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Tryin’ To Get To You
Sweet Caroline
Love Me Tender
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Killing Me Softly [by Voice]
Spanish Eyes
Why Me Lord
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
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Date: 09 Feb 1974
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
Heartbreak Hotel
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Trying To Get To You
Sweet Caroline
Love Me Tender
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Killing Me Softly [by Voice]
Spanish Eyes
Why Me Lord
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
Blueberry Hill/I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 10 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 9th 1974
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info February 9 1974 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Yes Yes
Info February 9 1974 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Closing (12.00am) 2200 1973 Arabian Original belt Yes Yes
February 9, 1975
Cher‘s solo weekly TV show premieres on CBS with guest Elton John.
At Autumn Sound Studio in Garland, Texas, Willie Nelson began recording “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain” for his album “Red Headed Stranger.” It became Nelson’s first #1 record on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.
Elvis in hospital from January 29 to February 14, 1975
February 9, 1976
February 9, 1977
1979
A Birmingham, England band called UB40 play their first ever gig at a pub in their hometown. The Reggae group took their name from the UK unemployment benefit form.
1981
Rock and Roll pioneer, Bill Haley died of a heart attack at the age of 55.  Scored the 1955 UK & US No.1 single ‘Rock Around the Clock’ and became known as the first Rock ‘n’ Roll star. Haley was blinded in his left eye as a child due to a botched operation and later adopted his distinctive spit-curl hairstyle to distract attention from his blind eye.
He was still a big star in Europe and in Mexico where his “Twist” album was a best selling LP. Haley was getting ready to release a new Country And Western album when he passed away in Harlingen, Texas. He had been suffering from a brain tumor and had given his last concert in South Africa in April of 1980. During his career, Bill Haley sold over 60 million records.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

 1982
George Harrison presented UNICEF with a cheque for $9 million (£5.3 million), ten years after the fundraising The Concert For Bangladesh.

1983 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

 1985
Madonna started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Like A Virgin’, a No.3 hit in the UK.
1997
Mississippi blues artist Jack Owens died aged 92. In 1995 he appeared in a TV advertisement for Levi’s jeans, showing him seated on his front porch.
1999
BMG releases Sunrise – a Sun Records collection with alternative versions and outtakes.
Sunrise is a two-disc compilation of Elvis Presley‘s studio recordings at Sun Studio from 1953 to 1955, released in 1999, RCA 67675-2. This set features all of the surviving master recordings made by Presley and his accompanists, Scotty Moore and Bill Black, occasionally augmented by other musicians, prior to his arrival on RCA Records in 1956.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2010
Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr became the 2,401st person to be added to the Hollywood Walk Of Fame during a ceremony that marked the 50th anniversary of the attraction’s groundbreaking. The Beatles as a group were given a star in 1998.
2012
Paul McCartney finally got his own star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, becoming the last of the four Beatles to get the honor. His star was placed outside the Capitol Records building, alongside those of band members John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
2015
 Bob Dylan turned the tables on his critics during a 30-minute speech, at the Musicares charity gala honouring his career. The 73-year-old, who rarely talks about his work, asked why critics complained he “can’t sing” and sounds “like a frog” but do not “say that about Tom Waits?” The singer added, “Critics say my voice is shot, that I have no voice. Why don’t they say those things about Leonard Cohen? Why do I get special treatment?”

 

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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

 

Daily Elvis: December 28

Give us this day, December 28, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1940

306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.

December 28, 1937

Vernon in prison

December 28, 1938

Vernon in prison

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

December 28, 1945
Berry Street – “Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1946
Commerce Street, a rental
510 1/2 Maple Street, South Tupelo -the Presleys lived with Glady’s cousin Frank Richards and his wife, Leona.

Mulbery Alley
1010 North Green Street, in the Shakerag section of Tupelo.

Memphis, Tennessee

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

Sept 2o 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954

Elvis worked at Precision Tool company, operating a drill press for $1.55 a hour

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

 

The Elvis Presley single – Sun 215 – “Milkcow Blues Boogie”/”You’re a Heartbreaker” was released.
It was announced that Elvis Presley had signed a management contract with Bob Neal.

Elvis and Tommy Sands (said to be) at Cook’s Hoedown – Photo Rockin’ Across Texas/The Magic Collection
Elvis performed at the Cook’s Hoedown club, Houston. Most likely Elvis appeared on other dates in Texas or Arkansas the next 3 days, including the Red River Arsenal near Texarkana.
The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented end of 1954 to mid-1955
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The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

December 28, 1955
The Presleys  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.
December 28, 1956
Alan Freed’s Christmas show at the Brooklyn Paramount set a one-day attendance record of  $27,200. The show was part of his eight-day Christmas extravaganza featuring the Moonglows, Shirley & Lee, the Dells, the Heartbeats, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Jesse Blevins, and the G-Clefs.
The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive May 11 1956 to March 1957.
Chicago sisters begged their mother to let them go on a short bus trip to see their idol in “Love Me Tender” – Barbara and Patricia Grimes  disappeared from the Brighton Park, Chicago, Illinois area on December 28, 1956 and were found dead on January 22, 1957.
Elvis rented the Rainbow Rollerdrome for the evening.
The Presleys lived at Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

December 28, 1958

Military Service in Germany

October 1958 to February 2, 1959: Hotel Grunwald in Bad Nauheim, Germany

December 28, 1959

Frankie Avalon‘s second chart topper, “Why” becomes Billboard’s last number one song of the fifties.

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

December 28, 1960

Where the Boys Are,” starring Dolores Hart, George Hamilton, Yvette Mimieux, Jim Hutton, Barbara Nichols, Paula Prentiss, Chill Wills, Frank Gorshin, and Connie Francis, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.

Wild in the Country christmas break from production

December 28, 1961

Danny Williams was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Moon River’, the Oscar-winning song was from the film Breakfast At Tiffany’s. The Tokens were at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight.’

Vernon and Dee Presley  and her three children move into their new home at 3650 Hermitage Drive.

ElvisWorld: The Stanleys

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December 28, 1962

Priscilla Visit

Romances: Priscilla

December 28, 1963

The single “Dominique” and its companion LP “The Singing Nun” top the Billboard singles chart and album chart respectively.

A quartet from Minneapolis, Minnesota who called themselves The Trashmen saw their first release, “Surfin’ Bird”, enter the Billboard Hot 100 where it would reach #4 during the first week of February, next year. The song is a combination of two R&B hits by The Rivingtons: “Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow” and “The Bird’s the Word”.

December 28, 1964

December 28, 1965

Elvis returned one of the horses he had bought earlier this month and bought 2 others instead.
December 28, 1966
December 28, 1967
December 28, 1968
The three day Miami Pop festival took place, the first major rock festival held on the East Coast of the US, with Chuck Berry, The McCoys, Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac, Marvin Gaye, The Turtles, The Box Tops, Steppenwolf, Three Dog Night, Pacific Gas and Electric, Procol Harum, Canned Heat, Iron Butterfly and The Grateful Dead.
Pink Floyd appeared at the two day festival Flight To Lowlands Paradise II, Margriethal-Jaarbeurs, Utrecht, The Netherlands, (replacing The Jimi Hendrix Experience). Other acts appearing included Jethro Tull, Jeff Beck, The Pretty Things and the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band.
The top two singles on the pop charts were both by Motown acts Marvin Gaye at #1 with “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and Stevie Wonder at #2 with “For Once In My Life.”
The Doors‘ “Touch Me” is released. With a guitar intro strongly influenced by The Four Seasons’ “C’mon Marianne”, the song would reach #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, #1 in Canada, #10 in Australia, but didn’t chart at all in the UK.
The Beatles went to No.1 on the US album chart with the The White Album the group’s 12th US No.1 album. A double album, its plain white sleeve has no graphics or text other than the band’s name embossed, which was intended as a direct contrast to the vivid cover artwork of the band’s earlier Sgt. Pepper’s. No singles were issued from the album in Britain and the United States, the songs ‘Hey Jude’ and ‘Revolution’ originated from the same recording sessions and were issued on a single in August 1968.
December 28, 1969
“Temptations Day” was declared in Detroit, MI.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

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Elvis arrived all dressed up with lots of guns and badges – and his police flashlight- with him.
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After a church reception there was a second reception at Graceland.
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Here was a picture taken with Elvis and all the guys displaying the badges they too had just received from Sheriff Nixon, which is of course, every Bride’s dream wedding.
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George Harrison was at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘My Sweet Lord’ making him the first Beatle to score a No.1 US hit. The song was originally intended for Billy Preston.
Elvis continued to screen movies at the Memphian and the Crosstown.
December 28, 1972
December 28, 1973
December 28, 1974
Helen Reddy went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Angie Baby’, the singers third US No.1. The song was turned down by Cher.
December 28, 1975
Elvis performed at the Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, Texas.
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Date: 28 Dec 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Dallas, TX.
Memorial Auditorium
Tickets: 9,800
Costume: Indian feather (white) suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Fairytale
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Trying To Get To You
Blue Suede Shoes
My Way
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Hurt
Unchained Melody
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: A Hot Winter Night In Dallas
2010 Follow that Dream release of this concert:
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 27 – December 27th – December 31st 1976
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The Wake and Aftermath

1977

Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1981

Warner Brothers Records, which includes Elektra and Asylum, follows the lead of RCA and raises its price for 45 rpm singles to $1.99.

1983

Depressed over mounting debts and personal problems, 38 year old Beach Boys‘ drummer, Dennis Wilson drowned after jumping over board from his yacht at Marina Del Ray Harbor in Los Angeles. He was the first of the group to release a solo album, “Pacific Ocean Blue”, writing and singing every track. Special permission was granted by President Reagan to have a burial at sea, which is usually only allowed for deceased Navy personnel. His brother Brian, who was still unable to cope with day to day life, did not attend the funeral.

1996

The Spice Girls become the first female act to ever have their first three singles top the UK chart when “2 Become 1” debuts at #1.

2002

British Glam Rock star Gary Glitter (real name: Paul Gadd), who was convicted of child pornography offences in 1999 in England, was deported from Cambodia. The 58 year old Glitter had set up a home last year in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

50 Cent’s debut album, ‘Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ was named the biggest selling album in the US in 2003 with the album going platinum six times over. Outkast came second with ‘Speakerboxxx’ / ‘The Love Below’ and Linkin Park’s ‘Meteora’ was the third biggest seller. The Top 10 albums of 2003 in the USA accounted for around 30 million sales.

Michael Jackson gave an emotional interview to CBS-TV’s “60 Minutes,” his first since being arrested on child molestation charges, saying, “Before I would hurt a child, I would slit my wrists.” Ed Bradley had taped the interview with Jackson three days earlier on Christmas night.

2004

A North Carolina man named Wade Jones sold three tablespoons of water taken from a cup used by Elvis Presley during a 1977 concert for $455.

2005

Pink Floyd were voted the greatest rock stars ever in a survey of 58,000 listeners from UK radio station Planet Rock. Led Zeppelin were voted into second place, 3rd was The Rolling Stones, 4th The Who, 5th, AC/DC, 6th, U2, 7th, Guns N’ Roses, 8th, Nirvana, 9th, Bon Jovi and in 10th place Jimi Hendrix. Listeners also named the 1970s as the golden age of rock, followed by the 1960’s.

2009

Elvis 75: Good Rockin’ Tonight; reaching #43 in the USA and #8 in the UK charts. It certified Gold.

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2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2011

Peter Frampton filed a lawsuit against A&M Records over the way that his digital royalties are calculated. The suit alleged breach of contract and unfair competition and seeks compensatory damages.

2016

Neil Diamond achieved his 38th Top 10 hit on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary radio airplay chart with “The Christmas Medley (Acoustic Christmas)” It was his first AC Top 10 since “Cherry Cherry Christmas” hit #4 on January 2, 2010.

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Daily Elvis: December 3

Give us this day, December 3, our daily Elvis

1925

“Concerto in F,” by George Gershwin, had its world premiere at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Gershwin himself played the piano.

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.

, 1938

Vernon in prison

,1939

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

1943

1944

, 1945
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

510 1/2 Maple Street, South Tupelo -the Presleys lived with Glady’s cousin Frank Richards and his wife, Leona.

1947

Mulbery Alley

 

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953

Elvis attended Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

Sept 2o 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954

Elvis worked at Precision Tool company, operating a drill press for $1.55 a hour.

end of 1954 to mid-1955
2414 Lamar Avenue, rented

rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

1414 Getwell Street

 

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

 

 

December 3, 1954

Elvis play Texarkana, AR Municipal Auditorium and sang “Old Shep” and “That’s All Right”


Bobby Jean Frost,  Elvis Presley, and Dora Lou Pate backstage at Arkansas Municipal Auditorium – Mar. 6, 1955**
Photo courtesy Texarkana Gazette

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1954
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The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis Presley‘s first release on RCA Victor Records was announced. The first two sides were actually purchased from Sam Phillips of Sun Records: “Mystery Train” and “I Forgot to Remember to Forget”. Elvis was described by his new record company as ‘The most talked about personality in recorded music in the last ten years.’
Elvis performed at the Montgomery, AL State Coliseum, Alabama.
The other acts were Roy Acuff, Kitty Wells, Johnnie & Jack, Fred Wamble, Jack Turner, Buddy Hawk, Eddie Hill
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WBAM DJ Dan Brennan, Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore (obscured) and Bill Black at State Coliseum, Montgomery, AL, Saturday December 3, 1955
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Guy Mitchell was at No.1 on the US singles chart with his version of ‘Singing The Blues’, which spent nine weeks at the top of the charts. Two other charting versions of the song were released almost simultaneously with Mitchell’s, one by UK singer Tommy Steele (with the Steelmen) and the other by US country singer Marty Robbins.
Elvis purchased a new 1957 2 door hardtop Eldorado Cadillac Seville for $8,400.

December 3, 1957

At RCA Studio B in Nashville, Don Gibson, backed by The Jordanaires, recorded four songs, including his compositions “Oh Lonesome Me” and “I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You.”

The Military Service Disruption

December 3, 1958

Military Service in Germany

October 1958 to February 2, 1959: Hotel Grunwald in Bad Nauheim, Germany

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December 3, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

December 3, 1960

Elvis Presley’s single “Are You Lonesome Tonight” hit #1 in the U.S.

Wild in the Country production

December 3, 1961

Kid Galahad  October 23, 1961 until December 20, 1961

December 3, 1962

December 3, 1963

The Rolling Stones had their second UK No.1 single with their version of ‘Little Red Rooster’. The Stones had recorded the song at Chess Studios in Chicago, the same studios where Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and Little Walter had recorded their blues classics.
Elvis was at the Memphian nearly every night of this month.
December 3, 1965
The Beatles kick off a series of nine shows, starting in Glasgow and wrapping up at Cardiff’s Capitol Cinema on December 12th. It would prove to be their final tour of Great Britain.
Keith Richards steps on a microphone cable and is electrocuted and knocked unconscious during a Rolling Stones concert in Sacramento, California. After a short break, he recovers and is able to continue.
December 3, 1966
The Monkees made their live debut at the International Arena, Honolulu. The massive success of the TV series and its spin-off records had created intense pressure to mount a touring version of the group..
Ray Charles was given a five year suspended prison sentence and a $10,000 fine after being convicted of possessing heroin and marijuana.
December 3, 1967
The Supremes, with Cindy Birdsong replacing Florence Ballard, were guests on a CBS-TV Tennessee Ernie Ford special, singing their latest release, “Reflections,” and recent hit, “The Happening.”
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Elvis’ radio christmas special aired – and was what Parker wanted for the tv show the next year

December 3, 1968

In his first appearance before a ‘live’ audience in seven years, and months of filming and 4 actual concerts in the NBC studio with invited audience members: Elvis Presley’s comeback special airs on NBC-TV.

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At the end of the show The King performs his latest single, “If I Can Dream”, which is currently #12 on the Billboard Hot 100, his highest charting song since his 1965 hit “I’m Yours” reached #11.

It charted on Billboard’s Hot 100 for 13 weeks, peaking at #12, with more than one million sales; though the RIAA has only certified the song as gold (500,000 units shipped) as of March 27, 1992. In Canada the song peaked at 6 on RPMs top singles chart, lasting more than several weeks.

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The Trouble with Girls: Movie Production.

The NBC special, “Singer Presents Elvis” was aired at 9.00 p.m. and was viewed by 42 % of the viewers, giving NBC its biggest rating victory of the year.The press was critical but loved it too. Los Angeles Times: “I don’t think many viewers care to see singers sweat on TV, but there is no question: Elvis is back”.

 

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December 3, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

Elvis made a big donation of $7,000 to the LA Police community relations program, however, he requested that the gift could be stay unknown to the public. A little time later, Elvis received a gold commissioner’s badge from Chief Davis.
On this same date Elvis went shopping at Kerr’s Sporting Goods. It took 4 salesmen to help him, because he made purchased not only for himself, but as well as for friends and even customers who were wandering in off the street.
Elvis returned to Los Angeles from Palm Springs and within a few days he flew to Dallas.
The Montreaux Casino caught fire and burned during a show by Frank Zappa And The Mothers of Invention. The incident was later immortalized by Deep Purple‘s 1973 hit, “Smoke on the Water”. (some stupid with a flare gun, burned the place to the ground…”)
December 3, 1972
December 3, 1973
Ringo Starr released “You’re Sixteen,” his second consecutive #1 single as a solo artist.
Elvis returned to Dr. Ghanem’s home during this week, accompanied by Linda Thompson and Charlie Hodge. He had to undergo a second “sleep diet”.
December 3, 1975
Hilton Las Vegas in the V Neck suit.
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Date: 03 Dec 1975
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Fairytale
Big Boss Man
And I Love You So
Tryin’ To Get To You
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Blue Christmas
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
My Boy
Just Pretend
How Great Thou Art
Burning Love
Softly, As I Leave You
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
America The Beautiful
Can’t Help Falling In Love
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Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 14 – Las Vegas December 2nd – December 15th 1975
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December 3, 1976
Bob Marley narrowly escaped an assassination attempt when seven gunman sprayed bullets into his Kingston, Jamaica home where he and The Wailers were rehearsing. He had become unpopular in some circles because of his influence on local politicians. Marley moved to Miami Florida soon after and the gunmen were never caught.
An estimated three and a half million people applied for ABBA’s forthcoming British Albert Hall concerts, there were just over 11 thousand tickets available.
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Hilton Las Vegas 2 shows – one in the Chief Jumpsuit and the later show the Blue Swirl.

A Lazy Legend in Las Vegas in 1976? – Elvis Presley In Concert

Date: 03 Dec 1976
Time: 1.00am
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Rainbow (blue) suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
It’s Now Or Never
One Night
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
Hurt
Hound Dog
How Great Thou Art
Blue Christmas
Can’t Help Falling In Love

 

Date: 03 Dec 1976
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Indian Feather (white) suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
It’s Now Or Never
One Night
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Love Letters
Blue Christmas
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 15 – Las Vegas December 2nd – December 12th 1976
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The Wake and Aftermath

1977
Paul McCartney saw his song “Mull Of Kintyre” hit number one in the UK and become the largest selling single that he or any of the other Beatles ever had, either as a group or solo. It was the first record to sell over 2 million copies in the UK. The song was co-written by Wings’ guitarist Denny Laine, who penned most of the verses but later sold his rights to McCartney when he went bankrupt in the mid ’80s. The six pipers and six drummers that Paul hired from the Campbelltown Pipe Band signed off for a one-time performance fee of 30 Pounds cash ($46) plus another 300 Pounds ($460) for the video. The bagpipe laden tune was virtually ignored in the US, although the B-side, “Girls’ School”, charted at #33 early in 1978.
1979
A concert by The Who at The Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, turned to disaster when 11 members of the audience were trampled to death after a stampede to claim unreserved seats, another 26 fans were injured. The concert was using ‘festival seating’ where seats are available on a first come-first served basis. When the waiting fans outside the Coliseum heard the band performing a late sound check, they thought that the concert was beginning and tried to rush into the still-closed doors.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983

The Elvis Presley album “A Legendary Performer Vol. 4” hit #91 in the U.K

 
1986
A lawsuit was filed against Judas Priest and CBS Records, alleging that two fans shot themselves after listening to the band’s music for six hours. The suit was dismissed in 1990.
1991
Payola Scandal Disk Jockey Alan Freed gets a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1994
Boyz II Men knocked themselves off the No.1 position on the US singles chart when ‘On Bended Knee’ started a six week run a No.1. The group’s ‘I’ll Make Love To You’ had been at No.1 for a record breaking 14 weeks.

2001

American session guitarist Grady Martin died aged 72. He was a member of the legendary Nashville A-Team, playing guitar on hits ranging from Roy Orbison’s ‘Oh, Pretty Woman’, Marty Robbins’ ‘El Paso’ and Loretta Lynn’s ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’. During a 50-year career, Martin backed such names as Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Joan Baez and J. J. Cale.

BMG releases “The Country side of Elvis” – a career spanning 2 disc set

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2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2004

The iTunes Music Store was launched in Canada.

Investigators from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department and County District Attorney’s Office, conducted a second raid of Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch. In November of 2003, more than 60 sheriff’s deputies raided Jackson’s estate in the foothills above Santa Barbara, looking for evidence that he had molested a young boy and plied him with alcohol.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2013

Billy Joel announced that he would play once a month at New York’s Madison Square Garden for the indefinite future, “as long is there is a demand.”

2014

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran was named the most-streamed artist in the world by Spotify. The 23-year-old had racked up more than 860 million streams on the service, beating Eminem and Coldplay who came second and third respectively. Katy Perry was the year’s most streamed female artist, with Ariana Grande second and Lana Del Rey third.

2015

Rick Nelson’s twin sons, Matthew and Gunnar, appeared on a Billboard chart for the first time in more than 20 years when their original holiday song “This Christmas” debuted on the Adult Contemporary list at #22. Billed as Nelson, the pair first appeared on the Hot 100 in 1990 with their breakthrough hit “(Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection”, which went all the way to number one.

2016

Forbe’s magazine announced it’s annual list of the highest paid musicians between June 2015 and June 2016. Taylor Swift topped everyone at #170 million, One Direction was second with $110 million. Of people we care about, AC/DC finished 7th with $67.5 million, The Rolling Stones were 8th at $66.5 million, Bruce Springsteen was 11th with 60.5 million, Paul McCartney was 12th at $56.5 million, Elton John was 24th at $42 million, and Jimmy Buffett was 27th with $40.5 million.

Former Member of Elvis Presley’s Inner Circle Faces Foreclosure

 2017
Pontiac Silverdome Stadium is demolished – site of 1975 New Year’s Concert

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