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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

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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..

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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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

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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, .

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Our Daily Elvis for August 2, 2018

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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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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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Our Daily Elvis for July 7, 2018

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Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

June 3, 1951 to July 1, 1951

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

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Elvis worked as an user at Loew’s State Theatre

July 7, 1953

“The Eddy Arnold Show,” a live 15-minute summer replacement for “The Dinah Shore Show,” began on NBC-TV. The program aired on Tuesday and Thursday nights.

Elvis had a temporary job as an assembler At M. B. Parker Company for the month of July, making 90-cents an hour or $36.00 a week.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

july 7 1954

Elvis Scotty and Bill were back in Sun Studio trying to cut a second song to complete a single with “That’s Allright Mama”.

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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

July 7, 1955

Elvis purchased his second Pink Cadillac, a new 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 60 in blue with black roof, to replace the Cadillac that was burned. He had the car repainted by a neighbor who designed a pink color for Elvis and named the color ‘Elvis Rose’. This is the one that he gave to his mother, probably the most famous car in the world. Gladys Presley would always proudly point to it as ‘her’ car.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

July 7, 1956

In San Jose, California, 12 people were injured when a riot broke out at a Fats Domino concert.

At the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Johnny Cash made his Grand Ole Opry debut performing three songs, including “I Walk The Line.” Backstage, he met his future wife, June Carter, for the first time.

Elvis drove down to Tupelo for the day.

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

July 7, 1957

Elvis Presley scored his first UK No.1 with ‘All Shook Up’, (his tenth UK single release). It stayed at No.1 for seven weeks.

Elvis was introduced to Anita Wood by George Klein.

Romance: Anita Wood

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

July 7, 1958

Ricky Nelson‘s “Poor Little Fool” enters the US charts, where it will eventually reach number one. The record holds the distinction of being the first number-one song on Billboard‘s newly created Hot 100 chart, replacing the magazine’s Jockeys and Top 100 charts.

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.

July 7, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

July 7, 1960

Elvis bought a water-skiing boat. He continued to rent the Rainbow Rollerdrome and the Memphian Theater almost every day.

 

July 7, 1961

Follow That Dream 

July 7, 1962

The Beatles played at Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight, in Birkenhead. The show was a dance for the local golf club, the capacity of the hall was 450, but 500 people squeezed in to hear and see The Beatles.

July 7, 1963

The Rolling Stones made their UK TV debut when they appeared on ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars.’ Also appearing on the show was, Mickie Most, The Cadets, Helen Shapiro and Gordon Mills. The group made a total of 13 appearances on the show between 1963 and 1966.

July 7, 1964

Girl Happy

July 7,1965

Sonny And Cher perform their new single “I Got You Babe” on US TV’s Rock and Roll show, Shindig.

July 7, 1966

The Kinks were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Sunny Afternoon’, the group’s third and last UK No.1.

Marty Lacker, Elvis and ? at Rocca Place

Double Trouble

July 7, 1967

The Monkees opened a national tour with Jimi Hendrix as the opening act, who would be replaced as unsuitable for minors.

Speedway

July 7, 1969

George Harrison recorded his new song ‘Here Comes the Sun’ with just two other Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr at Abbey Road in London. John Lennon was absent recovering from a car crash in Scotland.

Elvis continued to work on material for Vegas with Charlie Hodge.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

July 7, 1973

Paul McCartney releases “Live and Let Die”, the theme from the James Bond movie of the same name. It will reach #2 in the US and #9 in the UK.

Billy Preston started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Will It Go Round In Circles’, his first of two US chart toppers.

Driving into Graceland with Linda Thompson on a golf cart on July 7, 1973

July 7, 1974

RCA releases Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis – his fifth live album in less than five years and the last to be issued in his lifetime. topped Billboards Country chart and reached the top 40 of the Top LPs & Tape listings (now known as the Billboard 200).   Although the live album was not a major commercial success, it did produce the singer’s third and final Grammy Award winner, “How Great Thou Art”, which won for best inspirational performance.

Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis was the first RCA Elvis release to not have Elvis on the cover.

In 2004, FTD Records re-released Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis containing the entire concert, which had included performances of songs such as “Suspicious Minds” and “Polk Salad Annie” that had been omitted from the 1974 LP to avoid repetition with Presley’s previous live albums. On March 17, 2014, close to the 40th anniversary of the concert, Sony/RCA Legacy re-released the album as a two-CD set.

Elvis Presley’s 1974 Memphis Concert Remembered With 2 CD Set

Elvis remained in Memphis for the rest of the month,

July 7, 1976

Elvis left in the early hours of the morning for Los Angeles, then flew on to Palm Springs.

The FBI Files on Elvis Presley – Google Books Result

July 7, 1977

Elvis upstairs at Graceland to the balance of the month

The Wake and Aftermath

1980

Led Zeppelin played their last-ever concert with drummer John Bonham when they appeared at Eissporthalle, West Berlin at the end of a European tour. The set included: ‘Black Dog’, ‘The Rain Song’, ‘Hot Dog’, ‘All My Love’, ‘Trampled Under Foot’, ‘Since I’ve Been Loving You’, ‘Kashmir’, ‘Stairway To Heaven’ and ‘Rock And Roll’. They finished the show with a 17-minute version of ‘Whole Lotta Love’.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1984

“Relax” by Frankie Goes To Hollywood becomes the biggest selling single of all time in Great Britain, replacing Paul McCartney’s “Mull Of Kintyre” for that honor.

Bruce Springsteen went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Born In The USA’. The album went on to spend a total of 139 weeks on the US chart. It eventually reached a 15 Times Platinum certification on April 19, 1995 and has sold over 30 million copies worldwide.  Its also one of three albums (Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814) to produce seven Top-ten US singles.

Prince started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘When Doves Cry’, his first US No.1 which went on to sell over 2 million copies, it made No. 4 in the UK.

1989

It was announced that for the first time compact discs were out selling vinyl albums. The dominance of CDs virtually wiped out the 45 RPM single format, as nothing ended up replacing them. The 3 1/2 inch CD single would die out after record companies refused to offer them at a reasonable price.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

Lisa Marie Presley’s album “To Whom It May Concern” was certified Gold.

2007

Live Earth took place. The 24-hour, 7-continent series of concerts featured more than 100 music artists.  The concerts were organised by former US Vice-President Al Gore, as part of his campaign to “heal the planet”. Rock stars from around the world performed to hundreds of thousands of fans to highlight climate change. Concerts were held in Washington, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg, London, Hamburg, Tokyo, Shanghai and Sydney. Madonna brought London’s Live Earth concert to a close, playing a song she had written for the event. Other major acts who appeared included; Snow Patrol, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Genesis, The Beastie Boys, James Blunt, The Foo Fighters, Duran Duran, UB40, Snoop Dogg, Enrique Iglesias, Crowded House & Joss Stone. with The Police closing the days events in New Jersey.

2009

Michael Jackson’s family and fans said farewell to the pop superstar at an over hyped and under attended memorial service. The singer’s coffin was placed in front of the stage during the event at the Staples Center in Los Angeles after an earlier private funeral. Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey paid tribute before the family joined a sombre finale on stage. Motown boss Berry Gordy, who signed the Jackson Five, ended his tribute with the words: “Michael, thank you for the joy, thank you for the love. You will live in my heart forever.”included Duran Duran, Jamelia, Robert Plant and UB40.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2015

Climate scientists from five leading universities found that 163 of Bob Dylan’s 542 songs reference the climate – almost a third – making him the musician most likely to mention the weather in his lyrics. The Beatles came in at number two, mentioning the weather in 48 of the 308 songs they wrote.

2017

The Official Charts Company overhauled the way it compiles the UK Top 40 in an effort to stop A-list artists elbowing newer acts out of the way. The move was prompted by Ed Sheeran, whose new album ÷ [Divide] proved so popular that it propelled 16 tracks into the top 20 in March.

Priscilla Presley recalls one of her favorite moments with Elvis

2018

Elvis Presley movies | Jersey Retro

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July 7, 1954

Two versions of “Sh-Boom” hit the US Top 10. The original version by a Black group called The Chords was at #9 and the cover version by a White group from Canada called The Crew Cuts was at #5.

 

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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

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Elvis History Blog

 

Our Daily Elvis for May 27, 2018

Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis

 

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Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1933

The Century of Progress Exposition (World’s Fair) opened in Chicago. Originally designed to celebrate the city’s centennial, it came to symbolize hope for the future of Chicago, and America, in the midst of the Great Depression.

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

1950

Frank Sinatra made his television debut on NBC’s Bob Hope-hosted “Star-Spangled Review.”

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

1954

Twenty days after Uncle Sam called Clyde McPhatter, the Drifters’ “Honey Love” was released. It became their second #1 R&B hit of three releases.

May 27, 1955

Elvis played the Arkansas Municipal Auditorium in Texarkana, AR.


The Browns performing with Elvis, Scotty and Bill at Arkansas Municipal Auditorium

MusicWorld: The Browns

Elvis Presley | Texarkana, AR | Friday, May 27, 1955

Elvis Presley : Texarkana, AR : Friday, May 27, 1955 | Elvis Photos

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

May 27, 1956

Elvis performed at the University of Dayton Fieldhouse, Dayton, Ohio at 2.00 and 8.00 p.m.

A Review of Elvis Presley’s 1956 Appearance in Dayton, Ohio

more pictures of Elvis, Scotty, Bill and DJ – Elvis Presley Music Site

Elvis Presley with family and fans, May 1956

Photos : Elvis, Scotty, Bill and DJ in Dayton – May 27, 1956 | Elvis Photos

Elvis, Scotty, Bill and DJ performed two shows – Elvis Presley Music

May 27, 1957

“That’ll Be the Day” by Buddy Holly And The Crickets is released. The Nashville rendition of this song, done by Buddy Holly and the Three Tunes in July 1956 and released on the Decca label, failed to chart. This new version, recorded in February 1957 at Norman Petty’s studio in Clovis, New Mexico went to #1. The song would reach #1 in the UK and #3 in the US and was later ranked at #39 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time. In 2005, the recording was placed in the National Recording Registry, a list of sound recordings that “are culturally, historically, or aesthetically important, and/or inform or reflect life in the United States.” It was also the first song to be recorded by The Quarrymen, the skiffle group that subsequently became The Beatles.

At Norman Petty’s studio in Clovis, New Mexico, At Norman Petty’s studio in Clovis, New Mexico, Buddy Holly and the Crickets recorded “Not Fade Away” and “Everyday.” recorded “Not Fade Away” and “Everyday.”

Toronto radio station CHUM went to a Top 40 format and published its first hit record chart 50 years ago today, in 1957. The No. 1 song was Elvis Presley’s All Shook Up. The 1,500th issue of the chart made its appearance on March 14, 1986, making it the oldest surviving radio station chart in North America. The chart was discontinued later in 1986 when CHUM dropped its Top 40 format.

Historicist: Elvis in Toronto, 1957 – Torontoist

The Military Service Disruption

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

May 27, 1960

Jackie Wilson broke the attendance record at the Apollo Theater in New York while performing for a week. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Arena hosted a rock ‘n’ roll extravaganza featuring LaVern Baker, the Coasters, Llyod Price, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Bo Diddley, Jimmy Jones, Sammy Turner, and Jimmy Reed.

May 27, 1961

Johnny Cash appeared on “The Deputy,” the NBC-TV western series starring Henry Fonda.

May 27, 1962

Like many other Sundays in Hollywood Elvis and the guys played football at De Neve Park near Elvis’ home and Elvis’ team was suspiciously invincible.

Girls! Girls! Girls!

May 27, 1962 – DOLORES HART SAYS: | Chicago Tribune Archive

May 27, 1963

Ruth Brown appeared at the Cafe Tia Juana in Cleveland. Brown was once asked by a reporter, “At what point did rhythm & blues start becoming rock ‘n’ roll?” Without hesitation she fired back:  “When the white kids started to dance to it.”

The album The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan was released by Columbia in the USA. Establishing Bob Dylan as a leader in the singer-songwriter genre and a supposed spokesman for the youth-orientated protest movement, it reached No.22 in the US charts and No.1 in the UK charts. The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan showcased Dylan’s songwriting talent for the first time and propelled him to national and international fame.

The Beatles released “From Me To You” b/w “Thank You Girl” on the Vee-Jay label in the U.S. It failed to chart, but later in the year a Del Shannon cover version of “From Me To You” became the first Lennon-McCartney composition to enter the U.S. pop chart.

Elvis went to RCA’s Studio B in Nashville and recorded from 7.00 p.m. to 4.00 a.m.

May 27, 1965 – Looking at Hollywood | Chicago Tribune Archive

May 27, 1966

In London, prior to his concert at the Royal Albert Hall, Bob Dylan welcomed the Beatles in his dressing room. Paul McCartney, who was eager to impress the singer, played him an electronic version of a song that would later become “Tomorrow Never Knows.” Dylan laughed and left the room after saying to Paul, “Oh, I get it, you don’t want to be cute anymore.”

Elvis went into the recording studio from 7.00 p.m. to 5.00 a.m.

How Great Thou Art (Elvis Presley album) – Wikipedia

Elvis Presley Recording Sessions – Keith Flynn’s Elvis Presley Pages

May 27, 1967

The RCA Victor and Columbia labels announced that on June 1 they would raise the list price of their record albums by a dollar to $4.98. It was the first increase since 1953.

Otis Redding‘s backup band, The Bar-Kays, enter the US charts with “Soul Finger”, an instrumental that will peak at #3 R&B and #17 Pop. Six months later, four members of the band died in the plane crash that killed Redding.

Elvis Presley’s single “That Someone You Never Forget” hit #92 in the U.S.

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Elvis Presley’s single “You Gotta Stop/Love Machine” hit #38 in the U.K.

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May 27, 1968

At the Capitol Tower Recording Studio in Hollywood, Glen Campbell recorded “Wichita Lineman.”

Hawaii Vacation and USS Arizona Memorial visit

Priscilla & Elvis Presley USS Arizona Memorial May 27, 1968

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

May 27, 1974

Backstage after a Jackson 5 show at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas, 6-year-old Lisa Marie Presley was introduced to 15-year-old Michael Jackson.

Elvis performed in Tahoe.

May 27, 1976

Elvis performed at the Athletic Center, Bloomington, Indiana, which was the first show of a short tour of 11 days.

Heading to his first show of tour # 18 on May 27, 1976

Romances: Linda Thompson

May 27, 1976 (8:30 pm). – Elvis Presley In Concert

Elvis Lived The Good Life On Assembly Hall Stage by Rich Stim Bloomington Herald-Times

“Presley’s evolution from a skinny young rebel to the well-heeled showman makes for the ideal statement about what can happen to a person or a country, if they have the right attitude.”

Archives Photograph Collection – “Elvis Presley at Assembly Hall”

Lot Detail – 1976 Elvis Presley Concert Tour Vendor Settlement Sheet

 

 

May 27, 1977

Virgin Records releases the anti-establishment anthem “God Save The Queen” by The Sex Pistols. UK sales will reach over 150,000 in the first five days, despite the fact that major retailers refuse to sell the record and the BBC bans it from air-play. Against all odds, the single still reached #2 on the UK singles chart. It sold 200,000 copies in one week and peaked at No.2 on the UK charts behind Rod Stewart’s ‘I Don’t Want to Talk About It’. There have been persistent rumours, (never confirmed or denied), that it was actually the biggest-selling single in the UK at the time, and the British Phonographic Industry conspired to keep it off the No.1 slot.

At the Nashville club in London, Declan McManus made his stage debut as Elvis Costello.

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Elvis performed at the Broome county Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton, New York

May 27, 1977. (8:30 pm) Binghamton. NY. – Elvis Presley In Concert

DVD: “Elvis The Sun King”

The Wake and Aftermath

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1989

The Beach Boys and Chicago began touring together for the first time in 14 years. Brian Wilson joined the group for a few shows during the tour.

Cliff Richard released his one hundredth single, ‘The Best Of Me’, which became his 26th Top 3 UK hit.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2005

Robbie Williams was voted into first place beating Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie to be named the best live solo artist. A UK nation-wide survey of 5,000 people saw the former Take That star beat music icons including Madonna, Michael Jackson and Bob Dylan. U2 were named best live band, ahead of Queen and Oasis, in a poll by Carling to celebrate the UK’s live music scene.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2017

Elvis Presley’s private jet just sold for well below its estimate Digital Trends

Elvis Presley’s jet auctioned after sitting on runway 30 years CBC.ca

2018

Elvis Presley: The Searcher on TV in Australia May 27 | Elvis Articles

Elvis Fans Only | Elvis Presley Official Fan Club

Priscilla Presley: – «Elvis ble aldri tatt seriøst»

26 maggio 1994: Michael Jackson sposa Lisa Marie Presley

Daily Highlight for 2018

May 27, 1968

At the Capitol Tower Recording Studio in Hollywood, Glen Campbell recorded “Wichita Lineman.”

Hawaii Vacation and USS Arizona Memorial visit

Priscilla & Elvis Presley USS Arizona Memorial May 27, 1968

There was a plaque that commemorated Elvis’s concert to raise funds for the memorial.

 

It was removed by the Federal government in 1987, citing Elvis as a poor role model – at the peak of the Elvis Aliver hysteria, which also had threatened the US Post Office issue the first Elvis Presley postal stamp, that same year.

Reinstate Elvis’ name on the “USS Arizona” – Petitions24.com

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Elvis Presley on Holiday, Hawaii, May, 1968 – Elvis Presley Photos

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http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

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

Elvis History Blog

 

Our Daily Elvis for May 17, 2018

Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis

Daily Elvis May 17

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Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1933

In Nashville, Jimmie Rodgers, who was terminally ill with tuberculosis, recorded “Blue Yodel No. 12” and “I’m Free From The Chain Gang Now,” which were among his final sides for RCA Victor. The “Singing Brakeman,” as he was nicknamed, died nine days later.

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

June 3, 1951 to July 1, 1951

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

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Elvis worked as an user at Loew’s State Theatre

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

1952

Lloyd Price charted with his debut single, “”Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” on Specialty Records, reaching #1 R&B for seven weeks.

Johnny Horton debuted on “The Louisiana Hayride,” an influential radio (and eventually television) country music show broadcast from the Municipal Memorial Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana. Later he was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry but declined for “personal reasons.” Horton was married to Hank Williams’ widow, Billie Jean, who hated the Opry because they had fired Williams.

1954

In the case of Brown vs. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously for school integration, declaring that racially segregated schools were inherently unequal.

Elvis delivered supplies to job sites for  Crown Electric for $1.00 an hour. April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954

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

May 17, 1955

Opening for Hank Snow, Martha Carson, The Country Gentlemen and Slim Whitman; Elvis performed at the City Auditorium, Asheville, North Carolina, at 7.00 and 9.00 p.m.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

May 17, 1956

Elvis flew to Springfield, Missouri, with Gene Smith and Tom Diskin, while the band drove to the show in Elvis’ Cadillac.
At the Shrine Mosque, Springfield, Missouri, Elvis performed: Heartbreak Hotel, I Was The One, Blue Suede Shoes, Money Honey and Hound Dog

For Elvis CD Collectors • Elvis on May 17, 1956 and Nov. 8, 1956

May 17, 1957

Elvis wrote a note to the staff of the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital: “Dear Friends, I want you to know how very much I appreciate your very wonderful treatment while I was there. When I went in I was all shook up but I left loving you. Thanks a million. My best to all. Sincerely, Elvis Presley.”

 

The Dog House That Frank Helped Build | May … – Elvis Presley Music

Jailhouse Rock

The Military Service Disruption

May 17, 1958

Ferriday, Louisiana celebrates Jerry Lee Lewis Day with a parade honoring their home town boy who was just about to leave on his fateful tour of England.

Connie Francis topped the UK chart for the first of six weeks with “Who’s Sorry Now”, a song that was first recorded by Isham Jones And His Orchestra in 1923. It also reached #4 on the Billboard charts and earned a Gold record for sales of one million copies.

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

May 17, 1960

Fats Domino performed at the Memorial Auditorium in Dallas, TX, but his appearance cost him more than he made. Thieves rifled his dressing room, absconding with $1,300 of the Fat man’s money while he was onstage doing “Ain’t That a Shame.”

At the Capitol Tower Recording Studio in Hollywood, Dean Martin recorded “Just In Time.”

G.I. Blues 

May 17, 1961

Blue Hawaii 

May 17, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! 

May 17, 1965

Frankie and Johnny 

May 17, 1967

Working at Abbey Road studios The Beatles began recording a new John Lennon song ‘You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)’. The song was not finished until November 1969, and was not released until March 1970 (as the B-side of the ‘Let it Be’ single).

“Don’t Look Back”, a documentary on Bob Dylan‘s 1965 British tour – including the Judas incident- premiered in San Francisco, CA.

May 17, 1968

The producer Bob Finkel had hired Steve Binder as director for Elvis’ upcoming Christmas special and there was a meeting with Elvis at 8833 Sunset Boulevard to discuss the show.

May 17, 1969

Britain’s music magazine, The New Musical Express announces that for the first time ever, LP sales and production have outstripped those of singles in Great Britain. 49,184,000 albums were produced during 1968 compared with 49,161,000 singles.

The album “Elvis: NBC TV Special” hit #2 in the U.K.

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The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

May 17, 1971

Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney released “Ram,” the only album credited to the pair.

On the third recording night in Nashville Elvis started with Help Me Make It Through The Night and Until It’s Time For You To Go. Finally Elvis went back to the original reason that he was there for: the gospel album. But only after some karate moves, so the session ended before completing the album.

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee
Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right (jam) APA4 1269-02
Help Me Make It Through The Night APA4 1273-SP
Until It’s Time For You To Go APA4 1274-08
Lady Madonna (informal recording) WPA5 2572-01
Lead Me, Guide Me APA4 1275-06

Welcome to My World (Elvis Presley album) – Wikipedia

May 17, 1973

Due to illness Elvis, cancelled these Dinner and Midnight Tahoe Shows, and the next 2 nights, ending the Season.

Lake Tahoe, May 4 – May 20, 1973 – Elvis Presley In Concert

May 17, 1974

ABC aired the Elton John television special “Say Goodbye To Norma Jean And Other Things.”

NBC-TV’s “The Midnight Special” presented another retro tribute, with Frankie Avalon as host, and performances by Sam & Dave, Lou Christie, the Fleetwoods, Shirley & Lee, Frankie Ford, and Fabian.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Tahoe Shows.

May 17, 1975

Elton John was awarded a Platinum record for his album “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy”. It was the first L.P. to sell one million copies on its first day of release.

Led Zeppelin played the first of five sold-out nights to 17,000 fans at Earls Court Arena, London England. The set list included: Rock And Roll, The Song Remains The Same, The Rain Song, Kashmir, No Quarter, Going To California, Dazed And Confused, Stairway To Heaven, Whole Lotta Love, and Black Dog. Tickets cost £1 ($1.70) – £2.50 ($4.25).

NBC paid $5 million for the rights to show “Gone with the Wind on television one time. It was shown on November 7, 1976 and received a then-record household rating of 47.7 and a 65 share of viewers.

The Wake and Aftermath

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1993

Johnny Cash began recording sessions for his 81st album, “Def American.”

1995

Chuck BerryFats Domino and Little Richard  performed together on the same stage for the first time at Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, England,   They were scheduled to appear in London the following night and in Birmingham on May 20, however Domino did not perform at either of those shows due to illness.

2002

Songwriter Sharon Sheeley died in a Los Angeles hospital from complications following a cerebral hemorrhage. She was 62. Sheeley wrote “Poor Little Fool” for Ricky Nelson as well as “Dum Dum”, a hit for Brenda Lee. Sharon was the girlfriend of Eddie Cochran and was in the London car accident that took Eddie’s life on April 17th, 1960.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2005

Lisa Marie Presley performed “Idiot” on “Good Morning America.”

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2012

Donna Summer, the 1970s pop singer known as the Queen of Disco, died of lung cancer, an illness she believed she contracted from inhaling toxic particles released after the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York. She won five Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, and had three multi-platinum albums, including the hits ‘Hot Stuff’, ‘Love to Love You, and ‘Baby’ and ‘I Feel Love’.

Lisa Marie Presley performed her song “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” on American Idol’s results show.

Video : Lisa Marie Presley : Live on American Idol : May 17, 2012

2014

Elvis Presley On Stage Tours Europe – Graceland

2018

Elvis Presley pleaded ex-wife to take him back, reveals book – Firstpost

Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special Gets 50th Anniversary …

Back in late 1968, Elvis Presley had been out of the spotlight for a while — unusual for the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. That all changed with the TV …

Elvis Presley Enterprises dismisses suit against EDGE

Memphis Business Journal7 hours ago
In March, Elvis Presley Enterprises took legal action against the area’s economic development organization. This week, that suit was dismissed.

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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

 

Daily Elvis: September 24

Give us this day, September 24, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

September 24, 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.

September 24, 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

1948
1010 North Green Street, in the Shakerag section of Tupelo.

Memphis, Tennessee

1949-1953

Sept. 12, 1948 – Sept. 20, 1949

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

September 1952

Elvis worked for MARL Metal Products, a furniture manufacturer – He worked the 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM shift as an assembler.

572 Poplar Avenue

185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954

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

April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954

Elvis worked at Crown Electric for $1.00 an hour. He delivered supplies to the job sites and hoped to train to be an electrician. He stayed at Crown until mid-Oct

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

rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

1414 Getwell Street

Audobon Drive

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

September 24, 1954

Elvis performed at the Eagle’s Nest, Memphis. The other act was Tiny Dixon Band

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1954
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Info September 24 1954 Eagles Nest Memphis TN (9:00 PM)

September 24, 1955

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

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info September 24 1955 Municipal Auditorium Shreveport LA (8:00 PM) Louisiana Hayride

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

September 24, 1956

Elvis and Nick Adams went to see Mildred Scrivener, Elvis’ senior-class homeroom teacher at Humes High.
Elvis donated $900 to the school for new uniforms for its ROTC program.

September 24, 1957

The Elvis Presley classic, ‘Jailhouse Rock’ was released. It became his ninth US number one single and stayed on the Billboard chart for nineteen weeks. Rolling Stone magazine included it at number 67 on its list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time[2] and was named one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. In 2004, it finished at number 21 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema. On November 27, 2016, the Grammy Hall of Fame announced its induction, along with that of another 24 songs

The Military Service Disruption

September 24, 1958

The sitcom “The Donna Reed Show,” starring Reed, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares, and Paul Petersen, began the first of its eight seasons on ABC-TV.

USS Randall – Bunkmate: Charlie Hodge until Oct 1 In Germany

September 24, 1959

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

September 24,1960

On Howdy Doody’s last NBC-TV show, Clarabelle the Clown finally spoke, saying “Goodbye, kids.”

Flaming Star 

September 24, 1961

September 24, 1962

Elvis Presley receives an invitation to appear at the Royal Variety Performance, a gala evening held annually in the United Kingdom which is attended by senior members of the British Royal Family. Presley’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker graciously declines, citing motion picture commitments. 

It Happened at the World’s Fair  

September 24, 1963

September 24, 1964

September 24, 1965

Paradise, Hawaiian Style

September 24, 1966

September 24, 1967

Filming continued for The Beatles ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ at West Malling Air Station, Maidstone, Kent with the shooting of the ‘Your Mother Should Know’ ballroom finale. With The Beatles all dressed in white suits and shoes, gliding down a glittery staircase as 160 members of Peggy Spencer’s dance team swirled round about.

September 24, 1968

Elvis spent most of September in Palm Springs.

September 24, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

September 24, 1970

Ringo Starr releases his second solo album, “Beaucoups of Blues”, which will reach #65 on the Billboard Hot 200 during a 15 week stay. British fans virtually ignored the Country flavored effort, and the LP failed to chart at all in the UK.

Elvis flew from Memphis to Los Angeles.

September 24, 1971

September 24, 1972

September 24, 1973

Elvis flew to Los Angeles. He stayed at home and was visited by several of his doctors.

September 24, 1974

September 24, 1975

September 24, 1976

Elvis in Palm Springs, not to return to Memphis before the 26th.

 

The Wake and Aftermath

1977

Elvis Presley’s album “The Sun Years” hit #31 in the U.K.

Elvis Presley’s single “Way Down” hit #18 in the U.S.

The first Elvis Presley convention took place in Memphis, TN.

The Sun Years is a collection of interviews and is not an official release.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1988

James Brown was the object of an hour-long, two-state car chase by Augusta, Georgia police who were tipped off that he was armed and behaving erratically. Traveling more than six miles in his pickup truck after authorities shot out his two front tires, Brown was finally arrested. At trial, he was found guilty of illegal possession of drugs and firearms, simple assault, carrying a deadly weapon in public, resisting arrest, and seven misdemeanors. Sentenced to five years in prison, Brown was released after serving two years.

1998

Elvis Presley is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

2002

The album “Elvis – 30 #1 Hits” was released on CD and Audio DVD. It was the first Elvis Presley album to debut at the top of the U.S. charts. The album also set a record by debuting at #1 in 17 territories.

ELV1S: 30 No. 1 Hits – Wikipedia

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

Gordon Lightfoot was inducted into the Canadian Songwriter Hall of Fame. Gord placed six songs on the Billboard Top 40 and several more on the Canadian charts.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

 

 

 

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

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

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

Elvis History Blog

 

Daily Elvis August 12

Give us this day,  August 12, our daily Elvis

August 12, 1877

Thomas Edison finished designing his phonograph and gave the plans to mechanic John Kreusi to build. A skeptical Kreusi bet Edison two dollars that the device would never work.

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

August 1952

Elvis worked at the Upholsterers Specialties Company.

1953

398 Cypress Street (rented from January 7 to April 1953

572 Poplar Avenue
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

August 12, 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 12, 1955

Elvis performed on tour with The Browns at the Driller Park, Kilgore, Texas.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info August 12 1955 Driller Park Kilgore TX (8:00 PM) Tom Perryman Tour

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

August 12, 1956

As had often been the custom they traveled at night and slept by day.  Traveling with Red West and cousins Gene and Junior Smith, Elvis arrived in the new Lincoln Continental Mark II that he had purchased in Miami at the start of this tour.

Putting his shoes on after a long ride from Jacksonville, FL to New Orleans on August 12, 1956


Elvis arrives in New Orleans in his new Lincoln – Aug. 12, 1956
Photo © Jay B. Leviton courtesy Ger Rijff’s “Elvis Close Up”

With Opening Acts: Frank Connors, Phil Maraquin, Nancy Ford, The Jordanaires and The Headliners

Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium , New Orleans, Louisiana at 4.00 and 8.15 p.m.

Heartbreak Hotel
I Got A Woman
Blue Suede Shoes
I Want You I Need You I Love You
My Baby Left Me
Tutti Frutti
Hound Dog


The Jordanairse, Elvis and Bill Black at the Municipal Auditorium – Aug 12, 1956
Photo © Jay B. Leviton courtesy Ger Rijff’s “Elvis Close Up”

Elvis Presley’s 1956 Triumphant Tour of Florida

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info August 12 1956 Municipal Auditorium New Orleans LA (4:00 PM) over 9000 Yes
Info August 12 1956 Municipal Auditorium New Orleans LA (8:15 PM) over 9000 Yes

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

August 12, 1957

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

August 12, 1958

Elvis on emergency leave to Memphis

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

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.

August 12, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

August 12, 1960

Pete Best auditioned to become The Silver Beatles’ drummer and was asked to travel to Hamburg in Germany for the bands next set of dates. Before leaving for Hamburg, The Silver Beatles changed their name to simply, “The Beatles”.

Flaming Star 

August 12, 1961

Elvis flew from Tampa to Los Angeles.

Follow That Dream 

August 12, 1962

August 12, 1963

Viva Las Vegas

Romances: Ann-Margaret

August 12, 1964

The Beatles first film A Hard Day’s Night opened in 500 American cinemas to rave reviews. The film was a financial and critical success. Time magazine rated it as one of the all-time great 100 films.

Elvis Presley was released by the studio after concluding work on the film “Girl Happy.”

August 12, 1965

Paradise, Hawaiian Style

August 12, 1966

The Beatles performed two shows at the International Amphitheatre in Chicago, Illinois. This was the first stop on what would turn out to be The Beatles’ final US tour. Support acts were the Remains, Bobby Hebb, Cyrkle, and the Ronettes.

Double Trouble

August 12, 1967

The Beatles‘ “All You Need Is Love”, beginning with the now familiar opening to the French national anthem, “La Marseillaise”, was the best selling single in America. It would top the Billboard chart a week later and reach #1 in nine other countries, including France.

Speedway

August 12, 1968

Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham played together for the first time when they rehearsed at a studio in Gerrard Street in London’s West End. The first song they played was a version of ‘The Train Kept A-Rollin.’ They also played ‘Smokestack Lightning’ and a version of ‘I’m Confused’ (soon to become ‘Dazed And Confused’). The first live dates they played were as The Yardbirds, and it was not until the following month when they started to use the name Led Zeppelin.

Charro!

August 12, 1969

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.

Date: 12 August 1969
Time: 8.15pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Opening Theme
Blue Suede Shoes
I Got A Woman
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel
Hound Dog
Instrumental
Memories
Mystery Train – segued medley with -Tiger Man
Monologue (Life Story)
Baby What You Want Me To Do
Runaway
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Yesterday/Hey Jude
[band introductions]

Elvis introduced Was Diamond and Joe Esposito after introducing the band.

In The Ghetto
Suspicious Minds
What’d I Say
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Recordings:

Elvis Presley: Bright Light City: August 12th, 1969 Full Album – YouTube

Date: 12 August 1969
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Opening Theme
Blue Suede Shoes
I Got A Woman
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel
Hound Dog
Memories
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Baby What You Want Me To Do
Runaway
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Yesterday/Hey Jude
[band introductions]
In The Ghetto
Suspicious Minds
What I’d Say
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

Elvis Presley | Las Vegas | August 12, 1969

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 1 – Las Vegas July 31st – August 28th 1969
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info August 12 1969 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Black Herringbone Black Macrame Belt Black Suit with Red Scarf Yes Yes
Info August 12 1969 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Black suit

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

August 12, 1970

Janis Joplin performs her final concert at Harvard Stadium to a packed house of 10,000. She would die of a drug overdose less than two months later.

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

Date: 12 August 1970
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Opening Theme
That’s All Right
I Got A Woman
Hound Dog
Heartbreak Hotel
Love Me Tender
I’ve Lost You
I Just Can’t Help Believing
Patch it Up
Twenty Days And Twenty Nights
You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Blue Suede Shoes
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Elvis Presley 12 August 1970 Dinner Show on Vimeo

Elvis Presley | Las Vegas | August 12, 1970 | Dinner Show

Date: 12 August 1970
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Conchas suit
Track list: Opening Theme
That’s All Right
I Got A Woman/Ave Maria
Hound Dog
Love Me Tender
I’ve Lost You
I Just Can’t Help Believing
Patch It Up
Twenty Days & Twenty Nights
You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
One Night
Don’t Be Cruel
Blue Suede Shoes
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

official release of both shows

Elvis “Non Stop Erotic Cabaret”: 45 years ago today Elvis’ performance from the midnight show at the Las Vegas International on August 12, 1970 has been described by his record company as “Probably the best live concert ever recorded by Elvis Presley.”
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 3 – Las Vegas August 10th – September 8th 1970
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info August 12 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Concho Original belt White Suit Yes Yes
Info August 12 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Chain Original belt Black Suit Yes Yes

August 12, 1971

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.

Date: 12 August 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
That’s All Right
Jailhouse Rock
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Johnny B. Goode
It’s Over
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog
Suspicious Minds
I’m Leavin Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

 

Date: 12 August 1971
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
That’s All Right
Proud Mary
Jailhouse Rock
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Johnny B. Goode
It’s Over
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes/Whole Lotta Shakin’
Heartbreak Hotel
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Elvis Introduces Richard Egan
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I’m Leavin’
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 5 – Las Vegas August 9th – September 6th 1971
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info August 12 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 White Cisco Kid Two-Piece with Black Shoulders Gold Attendance belt Black Suit
Info August 12 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Violet Cisco Kid Two-Piece with Blue Shoulders Gold Attendance belt Black Suit Yes Yes

August 12, 1972

Alice Cooper was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘School’s Out’. The bands only UK No.1, which was also a No.7 hit on the US chart. Cooper has said he was inspired to write the song when answering the question, “What’s the greatest three minutes of your life?”. Cooper said: “There’s two times during the year. One is Christmas morning, the next one is the last three minutes of the last day of school.”

The compilation album “Elvis Sings Hits From His Movies, Volume 1” hit #87 in the U.S. It was certified Gold and Platinum on January 6, 2004 by the RIAA.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.

Date: 12 August 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: White Blue Jewelled Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Proud Mary
Until It’s Time For You To Go
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
Polk Salad Annie
What Now My Love
Fever
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
One Night
All Shook Up
Heartbreak Hotel
Hound Dog
Love Me Tender
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
My Way
American Trilogy
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Date: 12 August 1972
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Proud Mary
Never Been To Spain
Until It’s Time For You To Go
You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
Polk Salad Annie
What Now My Love
Fever
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
One Night
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel
Hound Dog
For The Good Times
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
My Way
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Elvis Presley “Hot August Night” August 12, 1972 M.S. – YouTube

Elvis : Hot August Night – August 12, 1972 | Elvis Presley Bootlegs

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 7 – Las Vegas August 4th – September 4th 1972
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info August 12 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Yes Yes
Info August 12 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes Yes

August 12, 1973

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.

Date: 12 August 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

French Fan Club members visiting Elvis in his dressing room in Las Vegas on August 12, 1973

Date: 12 August 1973
Time: Midnight
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
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Trouble
Blue Suede Shoes
Long Tall Sally/Mama Don’t Dance/Flip, Flop And Fly/Jailhouse Rock/Hound Dog
Love Me Tender
Fever
Bridge Over Troubled Water
An American Trilogy (just an excerpt )
Crying Time
Suspicious Minds
Band Introductions and Elvis Introduces Mark Conery

Suspicious Minds
My Boy
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Release Me
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Heartbreak Hotel
Young Love ( just an excerpt )
I Just Cant Help Believin ( just an excerpt )

What Now My Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

August 12, 1973 – For Elvis CD Collectors

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 9 – Las Vegas August 6th – September 3rd 1973
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info August 12 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info August 12 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes Yes

August 12, 1974

Elvis flew to Los Angeles.

August 12, 1975

Palm Springs where they remained for three days. (10, 11 and 12th)

August 12, 1976

August 12, 1977

The Angola Coach Company sold Elvis Presley’s original former tour bus.

Elvis, Ginger and Lisa Marie driving through the Graceland gates on August 12, 1977

Elvis upstairs at Graceland to the balance of the month

The Wake and Aftermath

1978

The Commodores started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Three Times A Lady’, also No.1 in the UK and becoming Motown’s biggest British selling single. Lionel Richie wrote the song about his love for his wife, mother and grandmother hence ‘Once, Twice, Three Times a Lady.’

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984

As The Olympic Games came to a close, Lionel Richie performed, ‘All Night Long’ live from Los Angeles to an estimated television audience of 2.6 billion people around the world.

1985

43-year-old Kyu Sakamoto, the first Japanese artist to have a number one hit in the United States with “Sukiyaki” (June 1963), was killed when Japan Airlines flight 123 crashed into Mount Takamagahara during a flight from Haneda Airport (Tokyo International Airport) to Osaka International Airport, Japan. Only four of the five hundred and twenty-four people onboard survived the deadliest single-aircraft accident in history. In the months after the crash, domestic air travel decreased by as much as 25%. To this day, Japan Airlines no longer uses flight number 123.

1989

The two day Moscow Music Peace Festival was held at The Lenin Stadium in Moscow, Russia. Western Acts who appeared included Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, Bon Jovi, Skid Row and The Scorpions. This was the first time that an audience had been allowed to stand up and dance at a stadium rock concert in the Soviet Union. Previous to this, all concerts had to be seated.

1992

RCA and the RIAA presented Elvis Presley’s estate with 110 gold and platinum records.

2002

In Memphis, TN, Mobile Graceland began a tour of 31 cities.

Graceland on Wheels | Live Design

US Mobile Graceland | AP Archive

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2008

John Lennon’s killer was denied parole for a fifth time “due to concern for the public safety and welfare.” 53 year old Mark David Chapman, who was being held at New York’s Attica Correctional Facility, had been in prison for 27 years after pleading guilty to the murder, which he has said he committed to gain attention.

2012

The London 2012 Olympics ended with a spectacular musical closing ceremony. The three-hour show featured some of the biggest names of British music from decades past, including the Spice Girls, George Michael, The Who, Take That, Muse, Jessie J, Emeli Sande, Elbow, Madness, The Pet Shop Boys, One Direction, Ray Davies, Liam Gallagher, and Brian May and Roger Taylor from Queen.

2013

Elvis and women: He couldn’t help falling in love – USA Today

2015

At Graceland, Priscilla Presley joined U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan for a dedication ceremony for the new Music Icons: Elvis Presley Commemorative Forever stamp.

L to R: Quintin R. Smith, Pastor, Historical First Baptist Church of Millington; Memphis City Councilman Harold B. Collins; Joshua D. Colin, Vice President, Area Operations, USPS; Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr; PMG Megan Brennan; Priscilla Presley; Rep. Steve Cohen; Jack Soden, CEO, Elvis Presley Enterprises; Shelby County Mayor, Mark Luttrell. Photo courtesy USPS.

The music CD titled “ELVIS FOREVER” went on sale at select U.S. post offices.

2016

Barbara Gibb, mother of The Bee Gees‘ Barry (1946-), Robin (1949 -2012) and Maurice Gibb (1949-2003) and as solo artist Andy Gibb (1958-1988), passed away at the age of 95.

2017

Featured Elvis Fan Resource Site: Elvis Information Network

ELVIS WEEK 2017 – 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 she jetted in to town before everyone arrives later tonight. On the way she checked out Beale Street after warming up in Lincoln, Nebraska and looking for the spirit of Elvis 1956!

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

 2018

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

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Lisa Marie Presley Hosts Exclusive Launch For Elvis Presley’s Gospel …

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Birthplace celebrates Elvis ahead of Presley’s date of death
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Lisa Marie Presley exhibit opens

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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