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April 14, 1865…Just after 10 p.m. at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC, Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth shot U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. Booth was hunted down and shot as he hid in a barn near Port Royal, Virginia. Lincoln died at 7:22 a.m. the next day.
306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.
Vernon Presley awaiting prison ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)
The novel “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck was first published.
Vernon Presley in prison ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.
August 8, 1945 to July 18, 1946
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.
Commerce Street, a rental
510 1/2 Maple Street, South Tupelo -the Presleys lived with Glady’s cousin Frank Richards and his wife, Leona.
1948-1953 – Humes High School
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
Lita Roza was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘(How Much) Is That Doggie In Window.’ The 27 year old singer was the NME readers’ Top Female artist of 1953 and with this single became the first British female singer to top the UK singles Chart, (and the first Liverpudlian to do so).
The Sun Records Rockabilly Era
The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented til the end of 1954 to mid-1955
Elvis left Breckenridge in the morning behind the wheel of his Cadillac. Elvis performed later that day at Owl Park, Gainesville, Texas, where he still was largely unknown and only drew a handful of people along with Frank Starr, The Rock-Away Boys, Onie Wheeler
|Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
||April 14 1955
The Presleys lived at 1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
Maybe due to the flight problems of the other day or just because Elvis was tired, the session at RCA’s Nashville studio didn’t went very well. Just one song was recorded in 3 hours: ” I Want You, I Need You, I Love You”.
Singer Elvis Presley, looking tired and somewhat dejected, leaning over railing in recording studio during break from cutting new record. (Photo by Don Cravens/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Singer Elvis Presley (2R) in recording studio. (Photo by Don Cravens/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
While Elvis was in the studio he was presented with a gold record for “Heartbreak Hotel”.
Elvis with his 1st Gold Record – Apr. 14, 1956
Rock and roll singer Elvis Presley mugs for the camera before boarding a plane headed to Memphis, Tennesee on April 14, 1956 in Nashville, Tennessee.
After the session Elvis and the band took a flight back to Memphis where in the evening Elvis stopped by Dewey Philips’ radio show at the Hotel Chisca.
The Presleys lived at at 1414 Getwell Street until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive March 1957
The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive, Graceland purchased on March 19.
The Military Service Disruption
Military service at Fort Hood, TX, for basic training as part of the Second Armored Division. He was stationed there for six months.
The Presleys lived at Graceland
In Germany, Elvis was drafted for another public relations oriented event when he was sent to Steinfurth as part of a work detail to help erect a memorial statue for veterans of WW I.
Elvis in Steinfurth am 14.04.1959 um 09:30 Uhr. Dieses Foto zeigt den Stadtkern mit der Kirche wo das Kriegerdenkmal abgebaut wurde.
Elvis bought a Welchsler stereo and some records in Bad Neuheim.
Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
The original Broadway production of the musical “Bye Bye Birdie,” starring Chita Rivera, Dick Van Dyke, Dick Gautier, Paul Lynde, Kay Medford, and Michael J. Pollard, opened at New York’s Martin Beck Theater for 607 performances.
At Bell Sound Studio in New York City, Lloyd Price recorded “Question.”
At RCA’s Music Center of the World studios in Hollywood, Sam Cooke recorded “Cupid.”
Girls! Girls! Girls!
The Rolling Stones played at The Crawdaddy Club, Richmond. All four members of The Beatles were in the audience. The name of the club derived from Bo Diddley’s1960 song ‘Doing the Craw-Daddy’, which The Rolling Stones regularly performed as part of their set. In turn the club would inspire the name of the American music magazine Crawdaddy!
Millie Small appeared on ABC-TV’s “Shindig!” and performed her song “My Boy Lollipop.” Other guests on the show included Jerry Lee Lewis, April & Nino, and Neil Sedaka.
Elvis Presley’s 17th feature film, “Girl Happy,” co-starring Shelley Fabares, Harold J. Stone, and Gary Crosby, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.
Spinout post production
David Bowie’s novelty record ‘The Laughing Gnome’ was released in the UK. The track consisted of the singer meeting and conversing with the creature of the title, whose sped-up voice (created by Bowie and studio engineer Gus Dudgeon) delivered several puns on the word “gnome”. The song became a hit when reissued in 1973, despite it being radically different to his material at the time, the single made No. 6 in the UK charts.
The Bee Gees released their first single, “New York Mining Disaster 1941,” with a promotional slogan from their record label heralding them as “The most significant talent since the Beatles.”
ABC-TV aired the final episode of the rock music variety show “Where The Action Is.”
Record producer Phil Spector married Ronettes lead singer Veronica “Ronnie” Bennett. She filed for divorce in 1972, citing several instances of alleged cruelty. The final decree was issued in 1974.
Elvis and Priscilla spent Easter in Palm Springs at their new rental house on Camino del Norte.
Live a Little, Love a Little
The “33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee” TV special, starring The Monkees, aired on NBC.
The recording of ‘The Ballad Of John and Yoko’ took place, with just two Beatles, Paul McCartney and John Lennon. Paul played bass, drums and piano with John on guitars and lead vocals. The song was banned from many radio stations as being blasphemous. On some stations, the word ‘Christ’ was edited in backwards to avoid the ban.
“coming soon” and “ask for” release variations.
In the Ghetto/Any Day Now released: The song was Presley’s first Top 10 hit in the US in four years, peaking at number 3, and his first UK Top 10 hit in three years, peaking at No. 2. It hit No. 1 on Cashbox. It was a number-one hit in West Germany, Ireland, Norway, Australia and New Zealand.
After Elvis Presley, the song has been performed by many other artists. Among them were, most notably, Sammy Davis Jr., Marilyn Manson, Susan Cadogan, Candi Staton, Dolly Parton, Bobby Blue Bland, Bobbie Gentry, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Ian Stuart Donaldson, The Cranberries, Merle Haggard, Leatherface, Three Six Mafia, DNX vs. The Voice, Natalie Merchant, Bad Lieutenant, Fair Warning, Beats International, Eleanor Shanley, Chris Clark and Hecchi & Kethmer.
The song was recorded as a duet in 2007 by Lisa Marie Presley as a duet with her father to raise money for the Presley Foundation.
Elvis with Charlie Hodge in LA, talking to a fan during Change of Habit production.
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
The Chino Canyon estate was purchased by Elvis and Priscilla Presley on April 14, 1970. They put $20,000 as a down payment and financed $85,000 for a total purchase price of $105,000. When Elvis bought the house, it was 3500 square feet. After Elvis and Priscilla got divorced in 1973, Elvis expanded the house with an additional 2000 square feet for a party room, a new bedroom with two bathrooms, and a sauna.
The Illinois Crime Commission issued a list of what it termed “drug-oriented records.” Included on the list were “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” by Procol Harum, “White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane, and “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” by the Beatles.
released ‘Starman’ as a single in the UK, which became his first hit since 1969’s ‘Space Oddity’ three years before. The song was a late addition to the album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
included at the insistence of RCA’s Dennis Katz, who heard a demo and loved the track, believing it would make a great single. The lyrics describe Ziggy Stardust bringing a message of hope to Earth’s youth through the radio, salvation by an alien ‘Starman’.
Before his show in Greensboro, NC on April 14, 1972
Elvis performed at the Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolin; This show was filmed and recorded for Elvis on Tour
Burning Love is performed live for the first time as a show highlight.
||14 Apr 1972
||Blue Owl suit
||Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
Never Been To Spain
You Gave Me A Mountain
Until It’s Time For You To Go
Polk Salad Annie
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Love Me Tender
For The Good Times
An American Trilogy
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
This show was filmed by MGM for the movie ‘On Tour’.
Before his show in Greensboro, NC on April 14, 1972
Backstage before his show in Greensboro, NC on April 14, 1972
|Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 5 – April 5th – April 19th 1972
||April 14 1972
||Royal Blue Fireworks
Led Zeppelin started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with Houses Of The Holy also a No.1 in the US. The young girl featured on the cover of the album climbing naked up Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland is Samantha Gates who was 6 years old at the time of the photo shoot.
At the Roundhouse in London, the Who’s Pete Townshend made his solo concert debut backed only by his own pre-recorded audio tapes.
Stevie Wonder and Motown Records held a news conference to announce that he had signed a “$13 million-plus” contract to continue recording for Motown’s Tamla label.
The Wake and Aftermath
Art Garfunkel started a six week run at No.1 in the UK with the theme from the film ‘Watership Down’, ‘Bright Eyes’ which went on to become the biggest selling single of the year. The song was written by the man behind The Wombles, Mike Batt.
The Johnny Cash special “Spring Fever” aired on CBS-TV with guests Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, June Carter Cash, Rosanne Cashand Ray Charles.
A New Jersey State assemblyman introduced a resolution to make Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run” the official state song. It was instead cited by legislators as the state’s “rock anthem.”
ABC aired Olivia Newton John’s TV special “Olivia’s Hollywood Nights,” with guest performers Elton John, the Carpenters, and Andy Gibb.
1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
Kenny Rogers’ “We’ve Got Tonight” album was certified Gold.
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
The Texas Board of Education began requiring that the state’s public school textbooks describe evolution as “theory rather than fact.”
Members of the First Church of the Nazarene in Ironton, Ohio, held a record burning after evangelist Jim Brown told them that the song “A Horse is a Horse,” the theme song from the U.S. TV show “Mr. Ed,” contained satanic messages when played backwards
In Bosnia, Joan Baez performed for 700 people in war-torn Sarajevo.
Tammy Wynette’s body was exhumed and an autopsy performed in an attempt to settle a dispute over how the country music legend died. No autopsy was conducted when Wynette was found dead on April 6, 1998. Her cause of death had been listed by the family doctor as resulting from a blood clot. The 1999 autopsy indicated heart failure. An official ruling in 2001 stated that Tammy Wynette died of natural causes.
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
Former “American Bandstand” host, Dick Clark, revealed that he had had Type 2 diabetes since 1994, but kept it a secret from everyone except close friends and family.
Dolly Parton received the Living Legend Medal from the U.S. Library of Congress for her contributions to the cultural heritage of the United States.
Singer (Tiny Bubbles) Don Ho died of heart failure at 76.
Former Beatle George Harrison was honoured with a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Sir Paul McCartney attended the unveiling outside the landmark Capitol Records building, joining Harrison’s widow Olivia and son Dhani. Eric Idle, Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and musician Tom Petty also attended the ceremony.
Country music singer George Strait became the first act to place a record in the Top 10, on any of the Billboard magazine charts, for 30 consecutive years. His streak continued through 2012.
2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
Justin Bieber caused outrage after writing a message in a guestbook at the Anne Frank Museum, which stated he hoped the Holocaust victim would have been a fan. The 19-year-old wrote: “Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber.” It provoked fierce online criticism of the Canadian singer, who was in Amsterdam as part of a tour.
Harry Styles’s debut single ‘Sign of the Times’ brok Ed Sheeran’s 13-week run at the top of the UK charts. The One Direction star achieved his first No.1 as a solo artist with this release – the first from his self-titled debut album.
The annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival opened near Palm Springs, California. Scheduled headliners during the 4-day event spread over two weekends were Radiohead, Lady Gaga and Kendrick Lamar, with more than 160 other music acts slated to perform.
Neil Diamond continued the North American leg of his 50-Year Anniversary World Tour with a concert at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha.
Elvis on tv: Sun Records broadcasts a season one recap episode.
Released: ‘Elvis Las Vegas ’74’ 2 CD Set from FTD : FTD News : Elvis Presley. : ‘For Elvis Fans Only’ Official Elvis Presley Fan Club
this is really tempting, it includes the rare 1967 radio christmas special
which Co Parker had clearly planned for Elvis to do as the 1968 tv special
‘Elvis: His Songs Of Praise Vol. 2’ Hardcover Book + CD : FTD News : Elvis Presley. : ‘For Elvis Fans Only’ Official Elvis Presley Fan Club
Priscilla Presley Makes Big Claim About Elvis And Facebook
HBO broadcasts part one of “Elvis the searcher” – two-part, three-and-a-half hour broadcast documentary.
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