Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis
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The Updated for 2018 are:
- Added the Elvis Era Headers to the post, and
- the following updates to the original Daily Elvis Post:
April 23, 1616
Poet/playwright William Shakespeare died at the age of 52. (Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, The Comedy of Errors, Richard III, All’s Well That Ends Well)
At the Apollo Theater in Harlem, the Earl “Fatha” Hines Band began a series of engagements featuring then-unknowns Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and Sarah Vaughan.
1949 – 1977
“Trouble Blues” by Charles Brown charted on its way to #1 R&B for an amazing fifteen weeks. It became the fifth biggest R&B hit of all time.
April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952
Elvis worked as an user at Loew’s State Theatre
The Sun Records Rockabilly Era
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
Elvis performed “Blue Moon Of Kentucky” and “Thats All Right” at the Louisiana Hayride, from Heart O’ Texas Coliseum (Hayride Remote), Waco, Texas. as one of the opening acts with Johnny Walker, Jimmy Newman, J.E & Maxine Brown for Slim Whitman and Jim Reeves
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
The Military Service Disruption
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
After eight weeks as the best selling song in America, “Theme From A Summer Place” by Percy Faith And His Orchestra is finally replaced on the Cashbox chart by Elvis Presley’s “Stuck On You”.
Jan & Dean recorded “Surf City,” co-written by Brian Wilson and Jan Berry, with the Beach Boys providing background vocals. The instrumentation was by members of the famed group of Los Angeles studio musicians known as the “Wrecking Crew.” This became the first surf song single to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The Beatles were filmed running around Thornbury Playing Fields in Middlesex, England, for their first movie, “A Hard Day’s Night.” The footage was combined with an earlier sequence shot at London’s Gatwick Airport and became the famous “Can’t Buy Me Love” scene. John Lennon was attending a luncheon to honor manager Brian Epstein at the time and not present for the film shoot. A body double was used.
The Rolling Stones began their third North American tour with a show at the Maurice Richard Arena in Montréal, their first live performance in Canada. Over the following three nights, they did concerts in Ottawa, Toronto, and London, Ontario.
Harum Scarum Post Production
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
The Wake and Aftermath
Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious filmed his version of ‘My Way’ for the Sex Pistols film ‘The Great Rock n Roll Swindle.’
Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins gave a performance in Stuttgart, West Germany that was recorded and released as the album “The Survivors.”
1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
The “We Are The World” album was released. In addition to the title track, the album included nine previously unreleased songs by donating artists, including Prince, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, and Tina Turner, among others.
Liberace first appeared on the TV soap opera “Another World”. He also was a guest VJ on MTV later in the afternoon.
The Coca-Cola Company announced that it was changing its 99-year-old secret formula. New Coke was not a hit with consumers, and the company resumed selling the original version.
Roy Orbison celebrated his 51st birthday by re-recording some of his biggest hits. Included were “Oh Pretty Woman”, “Crying”, “Only the Lonely”, “Dream Baby”, “Running Scared” and many others. These newer recordings are nowhere near the quality of the originals, so if you’re in the market, make sure you buy the original hits, available from Sony Music and specialty labels like Rhino.
Roy Orbison celebrated his 52nd birthday at a Bruce Springsteen concert, during which the audience sang “Happy Birthday” to him.
Whitney Houston topped the pop charts with “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” while setting a record for most consecutive #1 singles. It was her seventh, beating out both the Bee Gees and the Beatles, who each had six in a row.
Houston record was partly because Elvis Presley’s run of #1 from 1956 through 1957 were no longer counted.
Little Richard performed at the opening of Dolly Parton’s Dollywood Amusement Park in Pigeon Falls, TN.
The Sunday Times of London reported that Peter Hodgson of Liverpool had found a 1959 tape in his attic containing some of the Beatles’ earliest recordings. The 16-song tape included “Hello Little Girl,” a Lennon-McCartney composition the Beatles never recorded commercially, and Ray Charles’ “Hallelujah, I Love Her So.” The tape was made on a reel-to-reel recorder that Paul McCartney had borrowed from Hodgson’s father.
James Earl Ray died of liver failure at age 70 while serving a life sentence in prison for the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ray confessed to the crime, but later recanted insisting he had been framed.
2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
Amy Winehouse went out on a drink and drug-fuelled spree and hit and head-butted two men. After drinking all day, Amy visited the Good Mixer pub in Camden, London with Babyshambles guitarist Mik Whitnall. Inside she allegedly punched Mustapha el Mounmi in the face after he refused to give way to her at the pool table. The singer then left to visit Bar Tok in the early hours and once at the bar shouted “I am a legend get these people out. I want to take drugs.” After leaving the bar a good Samaritan tried to get her a cab, but she reportedly thought he was trying to molest her and allegedly head-butted him in the face.
Glen Campbell‘s publicist told members of the press that his client is no longer capable of performing on stage due to advancing Alzheimer’s disease. Sandy Brokaw went on to say that the 77-year-old Campbell planned on recording one final album called “See You There”, which would feature new renditions of old songs.
2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
London England’s Sunday Times named Sir Paul McCartney as the wealthiest UK musician with assets of an estimated at over 730 million pounds. He was followed by Andrew Lloyd-Webber at 650 million, the band U2 with 431 million, Elton John with 270 million and Mick Jagger with 225 million pounds.
In Brooklyn, New York, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played the first of two nights of The River Tour at the Barclays Center. The second night was on April 25.
Neil Diamond continued the North American leg of his 50-Year Anniversary World Tour with a concert at Amalie Arena in Tampa.
Daily Highlight for 2018
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