Daily Elvis: July 24

Give us this day, July 24, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1940

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

July 24, 1938

Artie Shaw recorded “Begin the Beguine.”

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.

July 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.

Mulbery Alley
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

1948

 Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5 charted with “All For the Love of Lil,” reaching #13 R&B. Jordan and his band appeared in several movies of the period, including Follow the BoysSwing Parade of 1946, and Meet Miss Bobby Sox.

July 1953,

Aat M. B. Parker Company, Elvis had a temporary job as an assembler. He worked there until the job ran out at the end of the month, making 90-cents an hour or $36.00 a week.

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

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

The Orioles’ “In the Chapel of the Moonlight” and the Vibranaires’ rarer-than-rare “Doll Face” were issued.

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

July 24, 1954

Elvis played with Scotty and Bill at the Bon Air in Memphis.

Dixie Locke was in Memphis again, she could not attend because she was underage.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1954
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info July 24 1954 Bon Air Club Memphis TN

July 24, 1955

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

July 24, 1956

July 24, 1957

The Military Service Disruption

July 24, 1958

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

July 24, 1959

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

July 24, 1960

Brenda Lee continued to hold on to #1 with “I’m Sorry”.

July 24, 1961

Follow That Dream 

July 24, 1962

The Beatles performed two shows at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England, then performed at the Cabaret Club (28 Duke Street) later in the evening.  It was the group’s only show at the Cabaret Club, which has since been demolished.

July 24, 1963

Viva Las Vegas Elvis began three days of filming at the Lake Mead Marina.

July 24, 1964

The Beatles reached #1 on the U.K. Album chart with A Hard Day’s Night. The Beatles moved from #12 to #1 in their second week with the album Hard Day’s Night.

“Rag Doll” by the 4 Seasons was #1 for a second week.  “A Hard Day’s Night” by the Beatles moved up from #21 to #2.  The Beach Boys’ former #1 “I Get Around” came in third, followed by “Memphis” from Johnny Rivers and “The Girl From Ipanema” by Getz and Gilberto.  The rest of the Top 10:  Jan & Deanwith “The Little Old Lady From Pasadena”, the Dave Clark Five slid down with “Can’t You See That She’s Mine”, “Dang Me” from Roger Miller, Dusty Springfield posted her first Top 10 song with “Wishin’ And Hopin'” and the Impressions remained at 10 with “Keep On Pushing”.

A riot broke out during a The Rolling Stones‘ gig at The Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, Lancashire. Keith Richards noticed a man with his hands on the stage exhorting the crowd to spit, and warned him, but the spitting continued. Richards is then reported to have stood on his hands and kicked him in the face, whereupon some of the 7000 fans in attendance started fighting, causing over 4,000 Pounds in damage. Blackpool City Council later voted to ban The Stones from playing in the city. 44 years later, the 2008 council voted to lift the ban, but a spokesman for the group said they had no plans to return.

Girl Happy

July 24, 1965

Jewel Akens and P.J. Proby performed on ABC-TV’s “American Bandstand.”

Bob Dylan shocked fans at the Newport Jazz Festival when he appeared with an electric guitar.  It was the first time he had performed with other than an acoustic guitar.

The Beach Boys‘ “California Girls” is released in the US, where it will reach #3 in September. The song was the first Beach Boys recording to include vocals from Bruce Johnston who had joined the group to substitute for Brian Wilson on concert tours.

The trio of Dino, Desi and Billy achieve their first US chart entry with “I’m A Fool”, which will rise to #17. Dino, the son of Dean Martin, Desi, the son of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, along with Billy Hinsche would also crack the Top 40 with “Not The Lovin’ Kind” later in the year.

Elvis Presley’s single “(Such An) Easy Question” hit #11 on the Top 100 in the U.S, and would top the Billboard Easy Listening chart, spending two weeks at number one in July 1965

It was first released on the Pot Luck album in 1962 and again in 1965 as a single due to its inclusion in the Elvis Presley movie Tickle Me.

July 24, 1966

The Rolling Stones played their last concert with Brian Jones.  Jones would later quit the group because of “musical differences”.

Double Trouble

July 24, 1967

Jefferson Airplane‘s second album “Surrealistic Pillow” is certified Gold on the strength of the Top Ten hits, “Somebody to Love” and “White Rabbit”.

Speedway

July 24, 1968

The Beatles began recording “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” with just a solo version by George Harrison backed by his acoustic guitar and an organ part towards the end.

James Drake, who billed himself as Nervous Norvus for his 1956, #8 US hit “Transfusion”, a novelty tune about bloody accidents, died of liver failure at the age of 56.

Charro!

July 24, 1969

Led Zeppelin, the First Edition, and Pacific Gas & Electric performed on the opening day of the Midwest Rock Festival in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Neil Young performed with Crosby, Stills and Nash for the first time at Fillmore East in New York City.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

July 24, 1970

The Jackson 5 wrapped up six weeks at #1 on the R&B chart with their first single “The Love You Save”.

“Close To You” by the Carpenters was #1 for a third straight week on the Easy Listening chart.

The Carpenters would soon become household names as “Close To You” first entered the #1 position on this date.  Three Dog Night was next with “Mama Told Me (Not To Come)”.  Freda Payne’s “Band Of Gold” moved up to #3, the Jackson 5 had “The Love You Save” and Bread was up from 10-5 with their first single “Make It With You”.  The rest of the Top 10:  “Ball Of Confusion” from the Temptations, Blues Image was at #7 with “Ride Captain Ride”, the Five Stairsteps remained on the eighth step with “O-o-h Child”Stevie Wonderplaced his 23rd hit–“Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)” at #9 and Melanie finished the list with “Lay Down”.

That’s the Way It Is Production: Elvis continued rehearsals at RCA.

July 24, 1971

A cover version of “Indian Reservation”, a number three hit in the UK by Don Fardon, went to number one in the US for The Raiders. The song was actually recorded by Mark Lindsay alone, but he chose to put the group’s name on the label as a sign of friendship for his old buddy, Paul Revere.

Elvis did dinner and midnight Tahoe Shows

Date: 24 Jul 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Stateline NV.
Lake Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
That’s All Right
Proud Mary
My Babe
I Walk The Line
Love Me Tender
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
Polk Salad Annie
Johnny B. Goode
Love Me
Heartbreak Hotel
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
One Night
Hound Dog
It’s Over
Suspicious Minds
Bridge Over Troubled Water
I Can’t Stopo Loving You
[band introductions]
Help Me Make It Through The Night
The Impossible Dream
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0
 

Date: 24 Jul 1971
Time: Midnight
Venue: Stateline NV.
Lake Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: 2001 Theme
Thats All Right
Proud Mary
My Babe
– segued medley with –
This Train
Love Me Tender
You Dont Have To Say You Love Me
Youve Lost That Loving Feeling
Polk Salad Annie
Johnny B Goode
Love Me
I Just Cant Help Believin
Its Impossible
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Teddy Bear
– segued medley with –
Dont Be Cruel
One Night
Hound Dog
Its Over
Suspicious Minds
Bridge Over Troubled Water
I Cant Stop Loving You
Band Introductions
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Bridge Over Troubled Water
( followed by a reprise of above song )
The Impossible Dream
Recordings:

Engagement – Tour Ref: Lake Tahoe Season 1 – Lake Tahoe July 20th – August 2nd 1971
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info July 24 1971 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (10.00pm)
Info July 24 1971 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Midnight (12.00am) Yes Yes

July 24, 1972

23-year-old Bobby Ramirez, drummer with Edger Winter‘s White Trash, was killed in a bar fight in Chicago after some redneck made a comment about the length of his hair. He died of head injuries after being kicked with steel-tipped shoes.

Elvis had an ankle injury and went to Baptist Memorial Hospital for an ankle corset.

July 24, 1973

Elvis was frustrated by the sound of the recorded songs, recorded the last few days in the Stax studio, and walked out when he learned his personal mike was stolen from the studio.

Stax Studio – Memphis, Tennessee
Girl Of Mine CPA5 4769-11
Good, Bad But Beautiful (track) CPA5 4770-NA

July 24, 1974

Elvis remained in Memphis for the rest of the month,

July 24, 1975

Elvis performed at the Civic Center, Asheville.

Date: 24 Jul 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Asheville NC.
Ashville Civic Center
Tickets: 7,437
Costume: Dark Blue Aztec suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
That’s All Right
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Hound Dog
The Wonder Of You
American Trilogy
Heartbreak Hotel
Jailhouse Rock
Something
Return To Sender
Wooden Heart
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Johnny B. Goode
School Days
T-R-O-U-B-L-E
Shake A Hand
Pieces Of My Life
How Great Thou Art
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 17 – July 8th – July 24th 1975
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info July 24 1975 Ashville Civic Center Asheville NC (8:30 pm) 7437 Chicken Bone Light Blue Armadillo belt White Suit Yes Yes Yes
My answer: Why sell? I mean, how many times can you stand in front of a full-length mirror in your homemade Elvis jumpsuit, strumming the King’s guitar and belting out, “You ain’t nothing but a hound dog!” OK, admittedly a few hundred thousand times, if you’re an aging, paunchy dude like me, but eventually you hit a wall.

Real answer: South Asheville resident Mike Harris is the man who owned the Elvis Presley guitar, a claim to fame that dates to a sold-out Elvis show at the Asheville Civic Center on July 24, 1975. Siting in the front row with his girlfriend and future wife, Debbie Pless, at one point Harris had pointed at the King’s custom-made black Gibson J-200.
Elvis Presley on stage in Asheville in July 1975. The King of Rock n’ Roll gave a customized acoustic guitar to Asheville resident Mike Harris during a show. Harris sold the guitar at auction in 2016.

Elvis Presley on stage in Asheville in July 1975. The King of Rock n’ Roll gave a customized acoustic guitar to Asheville resident Mike Harris during a show. Harris sold the guitar at auction in 2016. (Photo: Citizen Times file photo)

The King, being the King, called Harris onstage and gave it to him, saying, “Hold onto that. Hopefully, it’ll be valuable one day.”

“When he gave it to me at the Civic Center that night, his dad was sitting there on the stage,” Harris told me this week. “Now, 40-plus years later, I’m thinking, ‘How did his dad feel that night, watching him give away that guitar?'”

July 24, 1976

Elton John, who had already achieved stardom in the United States, had his first hit in the UK with “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, a duet with Kiki Dee. Like many of Elton’s singles from his early career, the song was never included on an original album.

Two years after it peaked at #60 in the US, Hall And Oates‘ “She’s Gone” is re-issued by Atlantic Records. This highly edited, remixed version would climb to number 7.

The Beach Boys‘ “20 Golden Greats” LP started a ten week stay at #1 on the UK album chart during its 86 week run. The compilation became the second biggest selling album of the year in Great Britain.

Elvis performed at the Civic Center, Charleston, West Virginia at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.

Date: 24 Jul 1976
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Charlston, WV.
Civic Center
Tickets: 8,500
Costume: Bicentennial (white) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Jailhouse Rock
Fever
America
[band introductions]
Hurt
Funny How Times Slip Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: (wrong date shown on cover)

Date: 25 Jul 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Syracuse, NY.
Onondaga War Memorial
Tickets: 8,550
Costume: Bicentennial (white) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Jailhouse Rock
Fever
America The Beautiful
Polk Salad Annie
Band Introductions: Early Morning Rain ( featuring John Wilkinson )
Whatd I Say( featuring James Burton )
Johnny B Goode ( featuring James Burton )
Drum Solo( featuring Ronnie Tutt )
Battle Of New Orleans ( featuring Jerry Scheff )
Piano Solo ( featuring Tony Brown )
Electric Piano Solo ( featuring David Briggs )
Love Letters /School Day

Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Hurt
Hound Dog
Elvis introduces Felton Jarvis Bruce Jackson and Bill Porter
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 23 – July 23rd – August 5th 1976
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info July 24 1976 Civic Center Charleston WV (2:30 pm) 8500 Blue Egyptian Bird Original belt Red Suit Yes Yes
Info July 24 1976 Civic Center Charleston WV (8:30 pm) 8500 White Egyptian Bird Egyptian suit belt White Suit Yes Yes Yes

July 24, 1977

Elvis upstairs at Graceland to the balance of the month

The Wake and Aftermath

1978

The movie Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, starring Peter Frampton and The Bee Gees, opens in New York City. Although promotional posters claim it is “A “Fantastical Movie Adventure”, it bombs at the box-office and the critics were vicious in their reviews.

1981

Air Supply scored their first #1 song with “The One That You Love”, finally toppling “Bette Davis Eyes” by Kim Carnes after nine weeks at the top.  “Jessie’s Girl” by Rick Springfield was #3 and Joey Scarbury moved up strong with “Theme From ‘Greatest American Hero'”.  The rest of the Top 10:  The Oak Ridge Boys with “Elvira”, Kenny Rogers and one of The Top Adult Contemporary Songs of the 80’s*–“I Don’t Need You”, the Pointer Sisterswith “Slow Hand” up to #7, Hall & Oates dropping with “You Make My Dreams”, the Manhattan Transfer at #9 with “Boy From New York City” and Marty Balin’s first solo hit “Hearts” at #10.

Long Distance Voyager by the Moody Blues was #1 on the Album chart, taking over from Mistaken Identity by Kim Carnes.  The #71 Album of All-Time in the Rock Era*Hi Infidelity was still going strong for REO Speedwagon. Street Songs by Rick James came in fourth followed by Hard Promises fromTom Petty & the Heartbreakers.  The rest of the Top 10:  Paradise Theater fromStyx, Face Value by Phil Collins at #7, Share Your Love, moving up from 14-8 for Kenny Rogers, Stars On Long Play and Zebop! from Santana.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1982

Survivor started a six-week run at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Eye Of The Tiger.” The song, which was used as the theme for Rocky III, won the band a Grammy. The song also topped the UK chart. Over the next four years, the band would place six more songs on the Billboard Top 40 and become an icon of ’80s Rock.

John Cougar (Mellencamp) topped the Cashbox Best Sellers chart with “Hurts So Good”. Two weeks later the record would climb to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and stay in the Top 10 for 16 weeks, longer than any other song in the 1980s.

1985

Bob Dylan sang “Blowin’ In The Wind”, “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna’ Fall” and “The Times They Are A-Changin'” at the 12th World Festival of Youths and Students in Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union.  And indeed the times they were a-changin'” in Russia.

1987

The movie biography of Richie Valens called La Bamba opens in US theatres. The film starred Lou Diamond Phillips as Valens and Esai Morales as Ritchie’s older brother Bob. The production had the full support of the Valenzuela family and Bob and Connie Valenzuela even came to the set to help the actors portray their characters correctly. The music was performed by Los Lobos.

Madonna owned the #1 song in the U.K. with “Who’s That Girl”.

1987

Heart’s stay at #1 reached three weeks with “Alone”.  Bob Seger was eagerly waiting with “Shakedown” at #2 and U2 moved up strong with “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”.  Whitney Houston’s former #1 “I Wanna’ Dance With Somebody” was at 4.

1988

UB40 re-released their cover of the Neil Diamond song “Red Red Wine” on A&M Records, five years after it was a hit in the U.K. and four years after it peaked at #34 in the United States

1990

A wrongful death trial involving Judas Priest opened in Reno, NV. Parents had charged in a lawsuit that the band’s “Stained Class” album contained subliminal messages that drove two teen-agers to attempt suicide. The judge cleared the group.

1992

Neil Diamond’s Greatest Hits 1966-1992 set the pace on the U.K. Album chart.

Boyz II Men moved from #53 to 32 on this date with “End Of The Road”.

1992

“The One” by Elton John was the new #1 song on the Adult Contemporary chart, Elton’s 12th #1 for the genre.

1993

UB40’s cover of “Can’t Help Falling In Love” started a seven-week run at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Originally recorded by Elvis Presley in 1961, the song was also a hit for Canada’s Corey Hart in 1987.

1995

At Carnegie Hall in New York, a three-night celebration of Frank Sinatra‘s 80th birthday began. An obviously ailing Sinatra attended the but did not sing. Among the performers were Vic Damone, Burton Lane, Joe Williams, Betty Comden and Adolf Green, Maureen McGovern, Margaret Whiting, Rosemary Clooney, and Linda Ronstadt. The Empire State Building was lit with blue lights in honor of “Ol’ Blue Eyes.”

Boyz II Men and New Kids on the Block played a benefit basketball game at the Clark Athletic Center of the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Charlie Rich died of a blood clot in his lung at a motel in Hammond, Louisiana at the age of 62.

Jan 9, 2012 – When the Beatles visited Elvis Presley for the first and only time in August 1965, … It was Charlie Rich’s big hit of the moment Mohair Sam.
Jul 27, 1995 – After Elvis Presley moved from the Memphis Sun label to RCA, the … and Johnny Cash, said that Charlie Rich was going to be his new Elvis.

1998

 Stevie Wonder performed at Kingsmead Stadium in Durban, South Africa, to celebrate nelson Mandela’s eightieth birthday. Thirteen years earlier, Stevie’s records had been banned by South African radio due to a dedication Stevie made to Mandela after receiving an Oscar.

Tanya Tucker filed a $300,000 lawsuit against Capitol Records Nashville. The charge was that the label has willfully neglected her career.

1999

They tried to copy the original but failed miserably.  Obviously, attendees at Woodstock ’99 didn’t understand what the original Woodstock was about.  We say that because at the ’99 imitation, rioters set fires and looted vendors while the Red Hot Chili Peppers were bringing the festival to a close.
2002:  While staying at the TriBeCa Grand Hotel in Manhattan, New York, bodyguards for Mariah Carey heard “a commotion”.  When they got into Carey’s hotel suite, they found that she had broken down into hysterics and had intentionally broken scores of dishes and glasses in the kitchenette.  Carey suffered several cuts on her body and was checked into a hospital shortly after midnight on July 26 for “extreme exhaustion”.

Actor Will Smith tops the Billboard Hot 100 with “Wild Wild West”, on which he simply rapped over Stevie Wonder’s “I Wish”. Despite its chart success, the song won the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Original Song of 1999 and Matthew Wilkening of AOL Radio later ranked it at #27 on his list of the 100 Worst Songs Ever.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

Mariah Carey opened a tour of North America at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Paradise, Nevada.

A poll by long-time radio station heavyweight KIIS in Los Angeles found that Americans believed Eminem was “more truthful” than U.S. President George W. Bush.

2005

Sony BMG Music admitted to using payola to get airplay for Jennifer Lopez, Avril Lavigne, Good Charlotte and others after an investigation by the New York District Attorney’s office.

2007

The game “Guitar Hero Encore: Rock the 80s” was released in North America.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2013

Whitney Houston’s grave in New Jersey was marked with a teardrop-shaped headstone that bears the inscription: “I will always love you”, from the Dolly Parton song she made famous.

2018

Demi Lovato was rushed to hospital in L.A. after being found unconscious in her home following a drug overdose. Two months later, the pop star’s mother said Lovato was doing well. “She’s working on her sobriety, and she’s getting the help she needs.”

2019

Inside the Las Vegas Show That Turned Elvis’ Career Around | Time
By the end of the 1960s, Elvis Presley’s career was in disrepair. But a Las Vegas residency sparked a new phase for the King — and Vegas entertainment more broadly.

time.com

Austin Butler Says He’s ‘Honored’ To Be Playing Elvis In New Movie | Austin Butler | Just Jared Jr.
Austin Butler feels really lucky right now. Speaking with ET last night (July 22) at the Once Upon a Time …

http://www.justjaredjr.com

Elvis Presley’s Granddaughter Riley Keough Reveals Rare Childhood …

PopCulture.comJul. 23, 2019
Elvis Presley’s granddaughter shared a precious throwback photo of herself as a baby on Monday, and many fans were cooing. Riley Keough …

Led Zeppelin Singer Robert Plant Mocks Elvis Presley With A Bizarre Meme
The legendary vocalist of Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant posted a really weird meme on his official Twitter account and made fun of legendary musician, Elvis

metalheadzone.com

Peyton Manning dressed up as Elvis Presley and threw a touchdown bomb
Peyton Manning’s still got it, even when he’s wearing a cape.

ftw.usatoday.com

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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: July 23

Give us this day, July 23, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1940

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

July 23, 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.

July 23, 1945
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

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

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

Memphis, Tennessee

1949-1953

Sept. 12, 1948 – Sept. 20, 1949

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

July 1953,

Aat M. B. Parker Company, Elvis had a temporary job as an assembler. He worked there until the job ran out at the end of the month, making 90-cents an hour or $36.00 a week.

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

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

July 23, 1954

July 23, 1955

Slim Whitman’s “Rose Marie” climbed to the top of the UK singles chart where it would stay for 11 weeks. That feat set a record that would last 36 years until Bryan Adams spent 16 weeks at the top with “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You”.

Fats Domino continued to roll, watching “Ain’t It A Shame” (now better known as “Ain’t That A Shame”) post its 10th week on top of the R&B chart.

Chuck Berry released “Maybellene,” his first single and first hit.

Elvis performed at the Big “D” Jamboree, Sportatorium , Dallas, Texas.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info July 23 1955 Municipal Auditorium Shreveport LA (8:00 PM) Louisiana Hayride

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

July 23, 1956

July 23, 1957

The Military Service Disruption

July 23, 1958

Ersel Hickey performed on ABC-TV’s “American Bandstand.”

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

July 23, 1959

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

July 23, 1960

July 23, 1961

Follow That Dream 

July 23, 1962

The Telstar communications satellite sent the first live television broadcast from the United States to Europe.  Before the scheduled trans-Atlantic press conference with U.S. President John F. Kennedy began, Europeans were shown part of a major league baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Chicago Cubs.

 The Shirelles charted with “Welcome Home Baby,” a logical sequel to their last hit, “Soldier Boy.” The single made it to #20 R&B and 322 pop. Soon after, a publisher offered the group’s manager, Florence Greenberg, a new tune as a follow-up called “He’s A Rebel.” Florence turned it down, and the Crystals went on to have a #1 hit with it.

July 23, 1963

Neil Young went through his first recording session at radio station CKRC in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Viva Las Vegas: The filming of Viva Las Vegas took place at the parking lot of the Sahara Hotel.

July 23, 1964

The Beatles registered their fifth U.K. #1 when “A Hard Day’s Night” reached the top.

The Beatles were at The Night of a Hundred Stars at the Palladium in London.

Girl Happy 

July 23, 1965

July 23, 1966

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson was on hand as the Cavern Club reopened in Liverpool.

Frank Sinatra went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Strangers In The Night’. The LP would be the most successful of his career, being certified Platinum for 1 million copies sold in the US. The title track would earn him two Grammy awards for Record Of The Year and Best Male Vocal Performance. but the Beatles meant business, moving from 18 to 2 with their albumYesterday…And Today.

“Hanky Panky” by Tommy James & the Shondells remained at #1 with “Wild Thing” from the Troggs trailing.  Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs had their follow-up to “Wooly Bully”–it was “Lil’ Red Riding Hood” moving from 9 to 3.  “The Pied Piper” by Crispian St. Peters also made a nice move (12-4) whileDusty Springfield came in fifth with “You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me”.  The rest of the Top 10:  The Beatles’ former #1 “Paperback Writer”, Paul Revere & the Raiders from Boise, Idaho moving up to #7 with “Hungry”, the Cyrkle with “Red Rubber Ball”, the Mamas & the Papas entered the Top 10 with “I Saw Her Again” and Tommy Roe’s “Sweet Pea” at #10.

Jack Jones reached #1 on the Easy Listening chart with “The Impossible Dream”.

Country star Roger Miller reaches Billboard’s Hot 100 with a novelty tune called “You Can’t Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd”. The song, which Miller later said was the favorite of all the songs he wrote, will climb to #40.

The Lovin’ Spoonful had the perfect hit for the season–“Summer In The City”, which moved from #53 to #21 on this date.

The Troggs led the Cashbox Best Sellers chart with their version of “Wild Thing”. Lead singer Reg Presley would later say that after hearing the song for the first time, he was hesitant to record it because the words were “so corny.”

Elvis Presley’s “Love Letters” hit #19 in the U.S.

Double Trouble

July 23, 1967

Speedway

July 23, 1968

Charro!

July 23, 1969

James Brown Day was declared in Los Angeles to honor his sellout concert at the Great Western Forum. Unfortunately, James was not there to accept the award. He had already left the proceedings because Mayor Sam Yorty showed up late. Moral:  don’t keep the “Godfather of Soul” waiting.

The Rolling Stones topped the U.K. chart with “Honky Tonk Women”

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

July 23, 1970

That’s the Way It Is Production Rehearsals for the upcoming show in Las Vegas moved to the RCA studio on Sunset, where they worked from 7.00 p.m. to 1.00 a.m. Elvis ran through more than 60 songs with Ronnie Tutt, Glen Hardin and David Briggs.

July 23, 1971

The Rolling Stones and Brian Jones’ father filed a lawsuit against former Stones manager Allen Klein, alleging that Klein mismanaged the group’s money.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Tahoe Shows

Date: 23 Jul 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Stateline NV.
Lake Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Date: 23 Jul 1971
Time: Midnight
Venue: Stateline NV.
Lake Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Engagement – Tour Ref: Lake Tahoe Season 1 – Lake Tahoe July 20th – August 2nd 1971
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info July 23 1971 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (10.00pm)
Info July 23 1971 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Midnight (12.00am)

July 23, 1972

July 23, 1973

Cher released the single “Half Breed”.

Still in the Stax studio two more songs were completed from 11.00 to 3.30 a.m.

Stax Studio – Memphis, Tennessee
Raised On Rock CPA5 4767-10
For Ol’ Times Sake CPA5 4768-08

July 23, 1974

Elvis remained in Memphis for the rest of the month,

July 23, 1975

Elvis performed at the Civic Center, Asheville.

© Keith Alverson

Date: 17 Jul 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: New Haven, CT.
Veterans Mem Coliseum
Tickets: 11,000
Costume: Dark Blue suit
Track list: 2001 Theme
C C Rider
I Got A Woman
– segued medley with –
Amen
Big Boss Man
Love Me
If You Love Me
Its Midnight
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear
– segued medley with –
Dont Be Cruel
Hound Dog
The Wonder Of You
Turn Around And Look At Me
Polk Salad Annie
Band Introductions
Johnny B Goode
( featuring James Burton )
Drum Solo
( featuring Ronnie Tutt )
Bass Solo
( featuring Jerry Scheff )
Piano Solo
( featuring Glen D Hardin )
School Day
T-R-O-U-B-L-E
Why Me Lord ?
How Great Thou Art
Let Me Be There
( followed by a reprise of above song )
Shake A Hand
Fairytale
Elvis introduces Vernon Presley
Little Darlin
Mystery Train
– segued medley with –
Tiger Man
Funny How Time Slips Away
( followed by a reprise of above song )
Its Now Or Never
Promised Land
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
Recordings:

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 17 – July 8th – July 24th 1975
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info July 23 1975 Ashville Civic Center Asheville NC (8:30 pm) 7437 Totem Pole Red Armadillo belt Black Suit Yes Yes Yes

July 23, 1976

Elvis performed at the Freedom Hall, Louisville, Kentucky, which is his 5th tour of the year.

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Date: 23 Jul 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Louisville, KY.
Freedom Hall
Tickets: 19,400
Costume: Bicentennial (blue) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Jailhouse Rock
Fever
America
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Love Letters
Hurt
Hound Dog
Funny How Times Slip Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 23 – July 23rd – August 5th 1976
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info July 23 1976 Freedom Hall Louisville KY (8:30 pm) 19400 White Egyptian Bird Egyptian suit belt White Suit Yes Yes

July 23, 1977

Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” reached #1 in England and would soon be #3 pop in America. The “Queen of Disco” started out in the  German productions of Hair and Godspell before being discovered by producer Giorgio Moroder at a Blood, Sweat & Tears demo session.

 Barry Manilow made it to #1 with “Looks Like We Made It”, his eighth hit, sixth Top 10 and third chart-topper.  Andy Gibb closed to #2 with “I Just Want to Be Your Everything”, Shaun Cassidy fell with “Da Doo Ron Ron” and Peter Frampton’s title track from his album I’m In You was at #4.  The rest of the Top 10:  “My Heart Belongs To Me” from Barbra Streisand, Hot with “Angel In Your Arms”, Alan O’Day slipped to 7 with “Undercover Angel”, Jimmy Buffett’s signature song “Margaritaville” at #8, Peter McCann with “Do You Wanna’ Make Love” and the Emotions crashed into the Top 10 with “Best Of My Love”.

Peter Frampton had the best selling single in America with “I’m In You”. Both the song and the album of the same name would go on to reach Platinum status.

Donna Summer‘s Disco hit “I Feel Love” tops the UK chart in the first of a four week stay.

Elvis upstairs at Graceland to the balance of the month

The Wake and Aftermath

1979

The Ayatollah Khomenini bans all forms of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Iran, claiming it has a corrupting influence.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983

Synchronicity reached #1 on the Album chart in only the fourth week of release for the Police.  In those days, it was tough to get to the top because of the stronger competition.  The Soundtrack to “Flashdance” was up to #2 whileThriller by Michael Jackson relinquished its stranglehold on the top spot…for the time being, and Def Leppard’s great album Pyromania had to stay at #4.  The rest of the Top 10:  Stevie Nicks with The Wild Heart, David Bowie’s Let’s Dance, Loverboy had a solid album at #7 with Keep It Up, Men At Work’s Cargowas #8, Prince’s solid album 1999 was at #9 and Eddy Grant remained at 10 with Killer on the Rampage.

 Rick James charted with “Cold Blooded,” reaching #1 R&B for six weeks and earning him his biggest R&B hit of twenty-seven singles through 1989. The song, reportedly written about his then-girlfriend, actress Linda Blair, only made it to #40 pop as MTV was ignoring Rick’s and most Black artist’s videos.

“All Night Long” by the Mary Jane Girls charted, eventually reaching #11 R&B. It was a  busy and productive year for Rick James, who wrote and produced the record.

Paul Young rose to the top of the U.K. chart with his remake of the Marvin Gaye song “Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home)”.

1987

The surviving members of the Beatles sued EMI-Capitol for $40 million representing back payments and the right to own their own music.

1988

Richard Marx scored a #1 with “Hold On To The Nights”.  Def Leppard was on fire, however, with “Pour Some Sugar On Me”, INXS had a red-hot song with “New Sensation” and Steve Winwood was closing fast with “Roll With It”.  The rest of the Top 10:  Cheap Trick’s former #1 “The Flame”, newcomer Breathe was at 6 with “Hands To Heaven”, Eric Carmen had song #7–“Make Me Lose Control”, Pebbles was down with “Mercedes Boy”, Terence Trent D’Arby moved from 14 to 9 with “Sign Your Name” and former Go-Go Jane Wiedlin entered the Top 10 with “Rush Hour”.

1989

Ringo Starr launched his first tour since the break-up of The Beatles with a show in Dallas. Starr began the concert with his 1971 hit “It Don’t Come Easy”. His backup band included guitarist Joe Walsh, organist Billy Preston and Bruce Springsteen’s sax man Clarence Clemons.

1994

The International Astronomical Union named an asteroid orbiting between Mars and Jupiter after Frank Zappa, who had died the previous December.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2001

The heavy metal band Megadeth was banned from performing in Malaysia after the government decided their “imagery was inappropriate for youths.”

59 year old Paul McCartney, who lost his first wife Linda to cancer three years ago, becomes engaged to 33 year old Heather Mills, an activist for the disabled. It will be the first marriage for Mills, a former swimwear model whose left leg was amputated below the knee after she was run down by a police motorcyclist in 1993. The pair would split in 2006 and divorce in 2008, with a settlement that cost Macca millions.

2003

James Brown announced that he was separating from his fourth wife by placing a notice in Variety magazine that showed a picture of himself, his wife Tomi Rae and their two-year-old son, James Brown II, posing with Goofy at Walt Disney World.

The Sun Records studio in Memphis was designated a national historic landmark.

Sun Studio to become historic landmark – Memphis Business Journal

2005

Queen’s 1985 Live Aid performance was voted the best rock concert ever by over 7,000 UK Sony Ericsson music fans. Radiohead were voted the best festival act for their 1997 Glastonbury performance and Bob Dylan’s 1966 Manchester Free Trade Hall gig won the best ever solo gig.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2008

A waxwork model of Amy Winehouse was unveiled at Madame Tussauds. The singer’s parents, Mitch and Janis, revealed the model, ‘complete with trademark beehive and sailor tattoos’, at the London attraction. Earlier in the week her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, was jailed for 27 months for attacking a pub landlord and perverting the course of justice.

2010

Surgical instruments allegedly used to conduct Elvis Presley’s autopsy were removed from an upcoming auction amid doubts about their authenticity. Forceps, needle injectors, rubber gloves and a toe tag were among the items that were expected to fetch about $14,000 at Chicago, Illinois’ Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. The so-called “memorabilia” was supposedly kept by a senior embalmer at the Memphis Funeral Home where the singer’s body was stored prior to his funeral, but the claims were questioned after another employee revealed that the equipment was sterilized and used again in other autopsies.

A new Low in Elvis World

2011

Amy Winehouse was found dead at her north London home, she was 27. A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed that a 27-year-old woman had died in Camden and that the cause of death was as yet unexplained. London Ambulance Service said it had been called to the flat at 1554 BST and sent two vehicles but the woman died. The troubled singer had a long battle with drink and drugs which overshadowed her recent musical career.

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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

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Daily Elvis: July 22

Give us this day, July 22, our daily Elvis

1933

Caterina Jarboro became the first black prima donna of a U.S. opera company. She sang “Aida” at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1940

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

July 22, 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.

July 22, 1945
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

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

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

Memphis, Tennessee

1949-1953

Sept. 12, 1948 – Sept. 20, 1949

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

1952

Alan Freed presents Moondog Coronation Ball at old Cleveland Arena, 25,000 attend 1st rock & roll concert ever

July 1953,

Aat M. B. Parker Company, Elvis had a temporary job as an assembler. He worked there until the job ran out at the end of the month, making 90-cents an hour or $36.00 a week.

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

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

July 22, 1954

July 22, 1955

Elvis with Scotty and Bill played Minden, LA Joy Drive-In

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info July 22 1955 Joy Drive-In Minden LA (9:21 pm)

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

July 22, 1956

While a song from his first recording session called “Blue Days, Black Nights” is receiving airplay in the UK, Buddy Holly heads back to a studio in Nashville to lay down additional tracks. He is currently appearing at live gigs billed as Buddy Holly And The Three Tunes.

July 22, 1957

B.B. King charted for the first time with “Be Careful With A Fool” (#95). He had already had eighteen R&B charters; it took him six years to cross over. He would go on to have thirty-six pop singles on the hit list through 1989.

The Military Service Disruption

July 22, 1958

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

July 22, 1959

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

July 22, 1960

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, the Five Satins, Joe Turner, Ben E. King, Faye Adams, Nappy Brown, and Annie Laurie (who had an R&B hit with “Since I Fell For You” in 1947) appeared at Chicago’s Regal Theater.

July 22, 1961

The Everly Brothers had the UK’s number one record with “Temptation”, a song that was first introduced by Bing Crosby in the 1933 film Going Hollywood. The tune reached #27 in America during a three week run on the Billboard Top 40 a month earlier.

Follow That Dream 

July 22, 1962

July 22, 1963

The Beatles‘ first US album, “Introducing The Beatles” was pressed by Vee-Jay Records, who thought they had obtained the legal rights from EMI affiliate, Trans-Global Records. When it was finally released in January, 1964, Capitol Records would hit Vee Jay with an injunction against manufacturing, distributing, advertising, or otherwise disposing of records by the Beatles. After a trial, Vee-Jay was allowed to release any Beatles records that they had masters of in any form until October 15th, 1964. After that time, they no longer had the right to issue any Beatles product.

The Beatles began their tour of the U.K. with Gerry and the Pacemakers at Odeon Cinema in Weston-super-Mare, England.

The Beach Boys released the single “Surfer Girl.”

The Angels released “My Boyfriend’s Back”.

Viva Las Vegas

July 22, 1964

Girl Happy 

July 22, 1965

Rolling Stones‘ Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Bill Wyman appear in a London courtroom and are found guilty of “insulting behavior” for urinating against a London gas station wall. They argued that the owner had refused to give them the key to the men’s room, but they are fined five pounds each.

July 22, 1966

Double Trouble

July 22, 1967

The Doors made their national television debut performing “Light My Fire” on American Bandstand

The Bee Gees had the fastest-rising song on this date–79 to 42, with “To Love Somebody”.

Petula Clark’s “Don’t Sleep In The Subway” was #1 for a second week on the Adult chart.

Speedway

July 22, 1968

Principal photography for Charro began on location in Apache Junction, Arizona, at the Apacheland Movie Ranch.

July 22, 1969

Aretha Franklin is arrested for disorderly conduct after creating a disturbance in a Detroit parking lot. After posting 50-dollars bail, she ran down a road sign while leaving the police station.

The recording “Elvis,” of the NBC-TV special, was certified gold by the RIAA.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

July 22, 1970

That’s the Way It Is Production; Elvis returned to Los Angeles.

July 22, 1971

John Lennon and Yoko Ono began recording the promotional film for the song “Imagine”

Thirteen days after lead singer Jim Morrison passed away, The Doors are awarded a Gold album for “L.A. Woman”. The L.P. included “Lover Her Madly” and “Riders on the Storm”.

Elvis did dinner and midnight Tahoe Shows

Date: 22 Jul 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Stateline NV.
Lake Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Photos: 0
Date: 22 Jul 1971
Time: Midnight
Venue: Stateline NV.
Lake Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Engagement – Tour Ref: Lake Tahoe Season 1 – Lake Tahoe July 20th – August 2nd 1971
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info July 22 1971 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (10.00pm)
Info July 22 1971 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Midnight (12.00pm)

July 22, 1972

The album “Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden” hit #3 in the U.K.

July 22, 1973

Back in the studio again Elvis managed to record three more songs from 11.00 p.m. to 3.00 a.m.

Stax Studio – Memphis, Tennessee
Find Out What’s Happening CPA5 4764-09
I’ve Got A Thing About You Baby CPA5 4765-15
Just A Little Bit CPA5 4766-02

July 22, 1974

Elvis remained in Memphis for the rest of the month,

July 22, 1975

Elvis performed at the Civic Center, Asheville, North Carolina.

Date: 22 Jul 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Asheville NC.
Ashville Civic Center
Tickets: 7,437
Costume: Indian feather (white) suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Big Boss Man
Why Me Lord
Love Me
If You Love Me
Shake A Hand
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Hound Dog
The Wonder Of You
Memphis, Tennessee
Funny How Time Slips Away
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
T-R-O-U-B-L-E
It’s Now Or Never
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
How Great Thou Art
Burning Love
Let Me Be There
Heartbreak Hotel
Little Darlin’
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 17 – July 8th – July 24th 1975
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info July 22 1975 Ashville Civic Center Asheville NC (8:30 pm) 7437 Chief Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes

July 22, 1976

July 22, 1977

Elvis Costello’s first album, “My Aim Is True,” was released in Britain. It was later released in the U.S.

While on stage in Cohasset, Massachusetts, Tony Orlando shocked the crowd and his group, Dawn, by announcing his retirement from show business. Following a short illness, Tony was back at work two months later, but could never find the chart success he once enjoyed.

Elvis upstairs at Graceland to the balance of the month

The Wake and Aftermath

1978

The album Some Girls by the Rolling Stones topped the chart, but theSoundtrack to “Grease” moved from 8-2.  Gerry Rafferty was at 3 with City to City while Bob Seger was moving up with Stranger in Town.  The rest of the Top 10:  The Commodores with Natural HighDarkness on the Edge of Town fromBruce Springsteen was stuck at 6, Andy Gibb’s Shadow Dancing was at #7, theSoundtrack to “Saturday Night Fever” was at 8 after 35 weeks, Foreignermoved into the Top 10 with their second album Double Vision and theSoundtrack to “Thank God It’s Friday” was at #10.

It was an outstanding Top 10–“Shadow Dancing” by Andy Gibb prevailed for a sixth week at #1, out-dueling “Baker Street” by Gerry Rafferty for the fifth week.  “Miss You”, the Rolling Stones’ disco hit, was up to #3 while Bob Seger moved up with “Still The Same”.  The rest of the Top 10:  Donna Summer moved from 10 to 5 with “Last Dance”, “Grease” was the word for Frankie Valli as he entered the Top 10, Heatwave had a hit with “The Groove Line”, the O’Jays were on their way down with “Use Ta Be My Girl” as was ABBA‘s “Take A Chance On Me” at #9 and the Commodores raced up from 21 to 10 with “Three Times A Lady”.

1979

Little Richard, known as Reverend Richard Penniman, spoke at a revival meeting in North Richmond, CA. He warned the congregation about the evils of rock & roll music.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983

Diana Ross gave a free concert in New York’s Central Park after the previous night’s concert was washed out by heavy wind and rain.

1985

The album Like a Virgin became the first album by a female artist to reach five million in sales.  (Some websites say that the album hit five million on August 10.  This is incorrect.  According to the official website of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), ‘Like a Virgin’ was certified as a five-million seller on July 22.)

1987

A jury in New York ruled that Morris Albert’s 1975 composition “Feelings” was plagiarized from “Pour Toi”, a song written in 1956 by French composer Lou Lou Geste. The jury ruled that Geste was owed at least a half million dollars in royalties. Albert’s rendition had reached #6 in the US and #4 in the UK in 1975.

1991

Bobby Womack performed at London’s Hackney Empire.

1994

More than 54,000 fans packed Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, as Billy Joel and Elton John performed the first of five concerts together.

1999

Woodstock 99 music festival begins Griffiss Park, Rome NY (till 25th) attended by 200,000. Ended due to violence.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

Lisa Marie Presley was a guest on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”. She did not perform on the show.

2004

Lisa Marie Presley was the featured guest on Soundstage!

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2013

The Rolling Stones celebrated their homecoming in London with an iTunes-only live album titled “The Rolling Stones – Hyde Park Live”, which featured many of the band’s greatest hits.

2016

Great Britain’s Official Charts Company named Paul McCartney as the UK’s most successful albums artist of all time. His first #1 LP, “Please Please Me”, still holds the record for the most weeks at the top of the chart with 30. “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band” is the largest selling studio album of all time in England with sales of over 5.1 million. In total, McCartney has spend a total of 191 weeks atop of the UK Albums Chart over his 50+ year career.

2019

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Daily Elvis: December 16

Give us this day, December 16, our daily Elvis

1770

Composer Ludwig Van Beethoven was born.

1893

Anton Dvorak attended the first performance and the official world premiere of his “New World Symphony” at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

1907

Eugene Farrar became the first singer to broadcast on radio when he sang “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?” from the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York. Culture Club would take a different song with the same title to number one in 1982.

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

Bob Crosby and his Bobcats backed up Bing as “San Antonio Rose” was recorded for Decca Records.

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

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

memphis after sept 48

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 (rented from January 7 to April 1953

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

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

December 16, 1954

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

December 16, 1955

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

The Jones Boys opened for Elvis and The Blue Moon Boys at Sweetwater, TX Municipal Auditorium

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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The Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

December 16, 1956

The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive May 11 1956 to March 1957.

 For the fourth week, Sam Cooke sat atop the R&B chart with “You Send Me”.

Elvis bought the Santa sleigh and 8 reindeer for $300 from Bain Sign Company in Memphis. They are still displayed on the Graceland lawn every year.

The Presleys lived at Graceland

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An unidentified woman approached Elvis Presley at Goodfellows headquarters  with a request: ‘Elvis, please autograph my arm!’ Elvis was at the headquarters to present the Press-Scimitar Goodfellows with 100 brand new $10 bills. Elvis let it be known that the Goodfellows had played Santa Claus for him seven years earlier. ‘Our family had it pretty rough that year,’ he recalled. ‘The Goodfellows made my Christmas for me’

An unidentified woman approached Elvis Presley at Goodfellows headquarters Dec. 16, 1957, with a request: 'Elvis, please autograph my arm!'. .

Elvis Presley | December 16, 1957 – Elvis Presley Music

The Memphis Draft Board announced that Elvis Presley would be receiving his draft notice soon.

The Military Service Disruption

December 16, 1958

Military Service in Germany

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

December 16, 1959

Mark Dinning released the single “Teen Angel”.

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

December 16, 1960

Wild in the Country

December 16, 1961

Elvis Presley’s soundtrack to “Blue Hawaii” reached #1 on the album charts. It remained at #1 for 20 weeks.

In the United States, the album spent 20 weeks at the number one slot and 39 weeks in the Top 10 on Billboards Top Pop LPs chart. It was certified Gold on December 21, 1961, Platinum and 2x Platinum on March 27, 1992 and 3x Platinum on July 30, 2002 by the Recording Industry Association of America. On the US Top Pop Albums chart Blue Hawaii is second only to the soundtrack of West Side Story as the most successful album of the 1960s.

Kid Galahad

December 16, 1962

Romances: Ann-Margaret

December 16, 1963

December 16, 1964

December 16, 1965

Released as a double A side The Beatles ‘Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out’, became their ninth UK No.1 and their third Christmas chart topper in a row. The single was a US No.1 in January 1966.

The Beatles appeared in the tribute The Music of Lennon-McCartney on BBC-TV, along with Peter & Gordon, Lulu, Billy J. Kramer, Cilla Black, Marianne Faithfull, Esther Phillips and Peter Sellers.

December 16, 1966

The first Jimi Hendrix Experience single ‘Hey Joe’, was released in the UK on Polydor records, the track had been rejected by the Decca label. It went on to be a No.6 hit in the UK, but failed to chart in America. Chas Chandler, who was now managing Hendrix had seen Folk singer Tim Rose perform the song at the Cafe Wha? in New York City.

Gladys Knight & the Pips reached #2 pop and #1 R&B (for six weeks) with “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” which would later become Marvin Gaye’s signature song. “Grapevine” also became the biggest hit of Knight’s sixty-eight R&B hits between 1961 and 1996.
The Rolling Stones announced that Marianne Faithfull was the first signing to their ‘Mother Earth’ label.
Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. by the Monkees topped the Album chart for the third straight week.  It was the group’s fourth consecutive #1 album to begin their career.
The Monkees topped the singles chart for a third week with “Daydream Believer”.
Fan photos of Elvis with Joe Esposito – Elvis and Priscilla returned to Memphis.
Bob Seger released his first career single “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man”.
The Trouble With Girls
December 16, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

Five singles and five albums by Creedence Clearwater Revival were certified Gold. The singles were: “Down on the Corner”, “Lookin’ Out My Back Door”, “Travelin’ Band”, “Bad Moon Rising” and “Up around the Bend”. The LPs were “Cosmo’s Factory”, “Willy and the Poor Boys”, “Green River”, “Bayou Country” and “Creedence Clearwater Revival”.
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Elvis rented the projection room at MGM to screen That’s The Way It Is.
December 16, 1971
Frank Zappa’s ‘200 Motels’ film opened at London’s Piccadilly Classic Cinema in the UK. The film which also featured Ringo Star, covers a loose storyline about The Mothers of Invention going crazy in the small town Centerville.
Don McLean’s eight-minute-plus version of “American Pie” was released.
December 16, 1972
Billy Paul started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Me and Mrs Jones’, a No.12 hit in the UK. The song which describes an extramarital affair between a man and his lover, was later recorded by Michael Buble.
December 16, 1973
December 16, 1974
John Lennon released the single “#9 Dream”.
Mott the Hoople broke up.
December 16, 1975
The Bay City Rollers earn a Gold record for their first US single, “Saturday Night”. They will go on to have five more Billboard Top 40 hits.
December 16, 1976

The Wake and Aftermath

1977
The Bee Gees are awarded a Gold record for “How Deep is Your Love”, the fourth of their nine Billboard number one singles. The song would become the subject of a copyright infringement suit five years later when an amateur songwriter named Ronald Selle claimed the brothers Gibb lifted the melody from a composition he’d written called “Let It End”. The case was decided in Selle’s favor, but the verdict was overturned a few months later.
Saturday Night Fever premiered in New York City.
 
1978
Originally a member of the Soul Satisfiers (1971), Gloria Gaynor attacked the singles survey with “I Will Survive,” a #1 anthem for women and the sixth of her seven hits between 1974 and 1979.
Bob Dylan played the final show of his Street Legal world tour at the Hollywood Sportatorium in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
Chic and “Le Freak” commanded attention at the top of the R&B chart for the third straight week.
  One of the hottest songs moved up the chart from 78 to 45–“Please Come Home For Christmas” by the Eagles.
Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond moved to #1 with “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”.  Chic relinquished with “Le Freak” while the Bee Gees had their fourth Top 10 song in a row, as “Too Much Heaven” rose from 12 to 3.
1979:  The original members of KISS performed for the final time at the Toledo Sports Arena in Toledo, Ohio before their 1996 reunion.
Billy Joel led the way on the Album chart for a fifth week with 52nd Street.  Steve Martin continued to sit at #2 with A Wild and Crazy GuyBarbra Streisand’s Greatest Hits, Volume 2 was a big-seller and Donna Summer remained fourth with Live and More.  The rest of the Top 10:  Foreigner’s Double Vision, the Soundtrack from “Grease”Comes a Time from Neil Young, C’est Chic by Chic entered the Top 10, Queen moved from 30 to 9 with Jazz and Al Stewart crawled into the Top 10 with Time Passages.
The reissue of “Elvis’ 40 Greatest Hits” hit #40 in the U.K.
 

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983

The Who officially called it quits.

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

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Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram released the single “Somewhere Out There”.

1988
American soul and disco singer Sylvester James died of complications from AIDS in San Francisco aged 41. Scored the 1978 US No.36 & UK No.8 single ‘You Make Me Feel, Mighty Real’. He sang back-up vocals for Aretha Franklin on her 1985 Who’s Zoomin’ Who’ Album.
1989
Billy Joelwent to No.1 on the US album chart with his 11th studio release ‘Storm Front’. The album featured one of Joel’s three No.1 hits, ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’, a fast-paced song, mentioning some of the major historical events that took place in his time, and ‘Leningrad’, Joel’s take on the end of the Cold War.
Phil Collins had a hot new release, …But Seriously, that rose from 16-6 in just its third week.
The top Adult Contemporary song was “Another Day In Paradise” by Phil Collins for the third week in a row.
“We Didn’t Start The Fire” by Billy Joel was #1 again with Phil Collins in hot pursuit with “Another Day In Paradise”.  Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville moved to 3 with “Don’t Know Much”, Soul II Soul were next with “Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)” and Taylor Dayne reached #1 “With Every Beat Of My Heart”.  The rest of the Top 10:  “Blame It On The Rain” from Milli Vanilli, Technotronic were at 7 with “Pump Up The Jam”, Janet Jackson collected another hit with “Rhythm Nation”, Bon Jovi’s “Living In Sin” was up to #9 and Cher had her 25th career solo hit with “Just Like Jesse James”.
1991
Chubby Checker filed a lawsuit against McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada seeking $14 million in damages because they allegedly used an imitation of his voice. The song “The Twist” had been used in a French fry commercial.
1993
With stories beginning to surface about Michael Jackson’s alleged improprieties with young boys, St. Louis radio station KEZK becomes one of the first to announce that it will no longer play the singer’s records.
MTV aired Nirvana’s ‘Unplugged’ session for the first time. The album featured an acoustic performance taped at Sony Music Studios in New York City on November 18, 1993. Unlike many artists who appeared on the show, Nirvana filmed its entire performance in a single take with the band’s fourteen-song setlist included six cover versions.
Oasis opened for the Verve at the Krazy House in Liverpool, England.
1995
The Beatles‘ “Free As A Bird” peaks at number 2 on the UK charts and number 6 in the US. Written by John Lennon and performed by him on piano as a rough demo shortly before he was murdered, the track was completed by the remaining Beatles at Paul McCartney’s home studio.
Whitney Houston had the #1 R&B song for a fourth week with “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)”.
Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men had a big hit on their hands with “One Sweet Day”, #1 for the third week, and they weren’t close to done.
1997
Oasis played the first of three nights at Wembley Arena in London.
Pop singer Nicolette Larson, best known for her hit version of Neil Young’s “Lotta Love” in 1978, passed away at the age of 45. She had been admitted to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank with massive liver failure and was then transferred to UCLA Medical Center, where she died from an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the brain.  According to close friend Astrid Young, her death “was in no small way related to her chronic use of Valium and Tylenol PM”.
1999
Celine Dion officially went over 100 million in career sales in the United States.
2000
The estranged father and former manager of LeAnn Rimes made embarrassing allegations during a legal battle involving millions of pounds. One fact told in court was that LeAnn paid her mother £6,700 every time she styled her hair before a show.
2001
Scottish guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Stuart Adamson, lead singer of Big Country was found dead in Hawaii a month after disappearing from his home in the US. His body found in a closet in his room at the Best Western Plaza Hotel in Honolulu. The 43-year musician had fought a long battle against alcoholism. Adamson founded Scottish art-punk band Skids in 1977 and in the 1990s he founded alternative country rock act The Raphaels. Adamson had famously feuded with American Brian Seltzer of the Stray Cats over America’s contribution to world music, with Seltzer asking who did Adamson think invented rock music “Angus McPresley?”
Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of the Frank and Nancy Sinatra 1967 No.1 hit ‘Somethin’ Stupid’. The Christmas No.1 for this year. From William’s album Swing When You’re Winning.
2002
Liza Minnelli and her husband, David Gest, filed a $23 million dollar lawsuit against VH1, MTV Networks, Viacom and Remote Productions, Inc. for breach of contract. The lawsuit was filed because plans were dropped on a reality show that was centered on the lives of Minnelli and Gest.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003
Ron Wood, guitarist of the Rolling Stones, joined the Stereophonics on stage to play “Handbags And Gladrags” and the Beatles’ “Don’t Let Me Down” at Earls Court in London.
Michael Jackson was out on police bail of $3m after being arrested following allegations of child abuse. The 45-year-old singer strenuously denied the allegations, calling them a big lie. Following the allegations of child abuse a special information web site was set up by the District Attorney’s office because of the level of media interest in the case. Mr Jackson, who was arrested, cited and released after surrendering to police on 20th November, was due to appear in court on 9 January.
2004
 Freddie Perren, Grammy Award-winning co-producer of Saturday Night Fever who wrote “I Will Survive” for Gloria Gaynor and hits for Tavares and Peaches & Herb and co-wrote and produced “ABC” and “I Want You Back” for the Jackson 5, died at age 61 in Los Angeles.  He had suffered a massive stroke 11 years earlier.
It was reported that Lisa Marie Presley would keep Graceland but sell the bulk of the Elvis estate. The deal, worth approximately $100 million, included the rights to the Elvis Presley name and image. The agreement stated that Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. would sell 85 percent of its assets to businessman Robert F.X. Sillerman. The new publicly traded name would be called CKX Inc.
The iTunes Music Store reached 200 million songs sold.
2005
The surviving Beatles and relatives of the band’s late members began legal action against EMI to get royalties allegedly worth £30m. Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and relations of George Harrison and John Lennon claimed EMI owed record royalties to their company Apple Corps.
2006
Sir Paul McCartney said he left EMI, his record label of 45 years, as it had become “boring” and he had “dreaded going to see” its executives. McCartney told The Times that the company’s handling of his music had become “symbolic of the treadmill”. The ex-Beatle went on to sign a deal with Starbucks’ label, Hear Music.
2007
56 year old singer / songwriter Dan Fogelberg died after a three year battle with prostate cancer. His hits “Longer” (#2), “Same Old Lang Syne” (#9), “Hard To Say” (#7) and “Leader of the Band” (#9) helped define the Soft Rock era of the ’70s and ’80s,

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2010
Paul McCartney paid tribute to his Beatles band mate John Lennon during an appearance on Saturday Night Live where he performed “A Day in the Life” and then thrilled viewers with a cover version of his late friend’s anti-war anthem “Give Peace a Chance”.
A spokesman for the British Recorded Music Industry said that over 7.7 million people illegally downloaded 1.2 billion tracks this year. Calling for swift action to be taken, he went on to say “It is a parasite that threatens to deprive a generation of talented young people of their chance to make a career in music, and is holding back investment in the burgeoning digital entertainment sector.”
2011
An ultra-rare ‘Beatles VI’ in-store promotional poster sold at an eBay auction for $6,300. Seventeen bids were placed before the 20 – 28 inch rarity sold. Beatles VI Is Here! was printed in block letters across the top of the black-and-white photo of the Fab Four, with album art of the first five records printed along the bottom edge. Going, Going, Gone
The Beach Boys announced plans to reunite (with Brian Wilson included) for a 50th Anniversary Tour.
2013
It was reported that Miley Cyrus had insured her infamous tongue for $1 million. A source told Heat magazine: “Miley’s totally aware of how her tongue is getting more headlines than she is, and getting it insured is just part of her trademarked image. It’s not the first time she’s done something like this – when she first cut her hair short, she tried to get her new crop patented. She wanted it to become known as The Miley”.
 Ray Price (“For The Good Times”) died in Mount Pleasant, Texas at the age of 86 from pancreatic cancer.
2014
Legendary American radio host Casey Kasem was laid to rest at Norway’s Vestre Gravlund Cemetery. After Kasem died June 15 at the age of 82, his wife Jean Kasem and daughter Kerri Kasem waged a public battle over the burial site. Jean wanted Kasem interred in Norway because of her own Norwegian heritage and because her plans to relocate there would allow her to visit him.
2015
The Recording Industry Association of America announced that Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” had sold 30 million copies in the United States, making Jackson the first artist to attain 30-time multi-Platinum status. so much for the industry and public and awareness. eh.  Billie Jean was never his lover.
2016

Vintage Audio: Elvis Presley’s Last Performance on “The Louisiana …

 2017

Lisa Marie Presley’s Estranged Husband Demands She Reveal Finances

Lisa Marie Presley’s estranged husband Michael Lockwood is All Shook Up over financial documents which he claims could unlock how much she rakes in from a trust paid by the estate of Elvis Presley.

Dec 15, 2017 – Dec 16, 2017 – Holiday Concert Weekend – Events

2018

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Elvis Presley Estate, Live Nation To Produce Wide Range Of Concerts …

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Artists of all genres are about to be received at Graceland. The former home of Elvis Presley, which is now a famous tourist attraction in …
2019

From Perkins to Presley: Blue Suede Shoes

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As Cash told it, he and Perkins were performing at a show in Amory, Mississippi alongside Elvis Presley. When Presley took to the stage, Cash …
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Elvis Presley: ‘Who’s this son of ab****?’ Star’s surprising …

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Elvis Presley welcomed daughter Lisa Marie Presley with Priscilla Presley back in 1968. Naturally, being raised by the King, Lisa Marie grew …

Inside Priscilla Presley’s Relationship With Daughter Lisa Marie

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Although Lisa Marie isn’t her mom’s only child, she is the sole heir to music legend Elvis Presley. When he died in 1977, he left an inheritance …

Michael Jackson ‘cradled baby dolls and bawled his eyes out because ex wife Lisa Marie Presley refused to have kids’ – The Sun
MICHAEL Jackson once revealed he used to hold baby dolls and cry after Lisa Marie Presley said didn’t want kids with him. The revelation has come from recordings between Jacko and pal, Rabbi …

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Daily Elvis: December 15

Give us this day, December 15, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

, 1938

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

December 15,1939

“Gone with the Wind,” starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, had its world premiere at Loew’s Grand Theater in Atlanta, the culmination of three days of festivities in the city. Among those attending were Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Vivian Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Ann Rutherford, Olivia de Havilland, and author Margaret Mitchell. Noticeably absent were cast members Hattie McDaniel and Butterfly McQueen, black actresses who were not welcome on the white side of segregated Atlanta society.

 

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

American jazz musician, singer and composer, Fats Waller died of pneumonia on a train trip near Kansas City, Missouri. Wrote many songs including ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’, ‘Your Feet’s Too Big’ and ‘The Reefer Song’. In 1926 Waller was kidnapped at gunpoint in Chicago and driven to a club owned by gangster Al Capone. Inside the club he was ordered to perform at what turned out to be a surprise birthday party for the gangster.

1944

A single-engine plane carrying U.S. Army Major Glenn Miller disappeared in thick fog over the English Channel while en route to Paris. The true fate of the plane and its passengers has never been determined.

70 years later, mystery of Glenn Miller’s disappearance may be solved …

Glenn Miller – Wikipedia

Hank Williams married Audrey Sheppard, with the ceremony taking place at a filling station. Their son, Randall Hank Williams, would achieve fame in his own right as Hank Williams, Jr., who was born on May 26, 1949. The marriage ended in divorce on May 29, 1952.

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

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

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

1947

Mulbery Alley

 

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

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

January 7, 1950 to April 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

December 15, 1954

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Johnny Cash released the Sun Records single “Folsom Prison Blues,” which peaked at #4 on the Country chart but did not break into the Billboard top pop list. Cash included the song in his repertoire for decades. He performed it at Folsom Prison on January 13, 1968 and that “live” version was eventually released by Columbia on the “At Folsom Prison” album the same year, and as a single that reached #32 on the pop chart.
 
Elvis performed at the Helena, AR Catholic Club,  in a show with Carl Perkins. There were sold 500 tickets, two days in advance.
 
Col Tom Parker made the first Television appearance deal for Elvis on the Jackie Gleason Show – hosted by the Dorsey Brothers
The Presleys  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.
 
Fats Domino had one of the biggest R&B songs of all-time with “Blueberry Hill”, #1 for a ninth straight week.
 
 
Elvis Presley gave his final regular performance on Louisiana Hayride, a live radio program that was broadcast on KWKH in Shreveport, Louisiana. Presley made 50 appearances on the show. At the end of the show, Horace Logan first uttered the now legendary phrase ‘Elvis has left the building’.

Elvis arrived in Shreveport at 5.00 a.m. and checked into the Captain Shreve Hotel. He performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Hirsch Memorial Coliseum , Louisianan Fairgrounds, Shreveport.


Elvis on stage at the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum in Shreveport – Dec. 15, 1956
Photo by Jack Barham courtesy of Louisiana Hayride Archives – J. Kent

 
This would be his final Hayride appearance and a one man radio concert with over 9,000 fans enjoying it in person.
Tommy Blake and Elvis

Backstage there were milling scores who want to slap his back, shake his hand and “remember me” him. Then the reporters, the photographers, the disk jockeys with their tape-recorders, city officials, civic dignitaries, fan club presidents, business associates. . . 2


Horace Logan, deejay Ed Hamilton and Elvis at the Hirsch Coliseum – Dec. 15, 1956
Photo by Langston McEachern

 


Elvis waves farewell to Shreveport and the Hayride – Dec. 15, 1956
Photo by Langston McEachern

Elvis had already made “Love Me Tender” and “Loving You” was scheduled next. The performance was attended by Hal Kanter, director of Elvis’ upcoming film. After watching the show Hal Kanter crafted the screenplay: the story of the rise of a young singer, who very much resembled Elvis Presley. It would even have an Artistic Free Speech Fight vs City Hall scene for Lizabeth Scott – in what would become her final movie.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive May 11 1956 to March 1957.

December 15, 1957

Sammy Davis Jr. hosts a syndicated radio talk show with a round-table discussion of Rock ‘n’ Roll. His guests are Columbia Records executive Mitch Miller and MGM Records president Arnold Maxim. When Davis and Miller blast Rock ‘n’ Roll as “the comic books of music,” Maxim takes an opposing viewpoint and says, “I don’t see any end to Rock ‘n’ Roll in the near future.”

The Presleys lived at Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

December 15, 1958

A new soul artist debuted on the chart with “Try Me”; it was the first single by James Brown.

 “Lonely Teardrops” by Jackie Wilson took over at #1 on the R&B chart.

The Teddy Bears held on to #1 for a third week with “To Know Him Is to Love Him”.  There were two new entries in the Top 10:  The great song “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” by the Platters at #6 and, moving from 37 to 10–“The Chipmunk Song” by the Chipmunks.

Military Service in Germany

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

December 15, 1959

At Bell Sound Studios in New York City, the Everly Brothers recorded the Pierre Delanoë-Gilbert Bécaud composition “Let It Be Me.” It was the first time they recorded outside of Nashville and the first time they were backed by a string section. Jerry Allison of the Crickets played drums on the session.

Colonel Tom Parker cleverly keeps his client in the news by suggesting that Elvis may re-enlist at the end of his first hitch. That, of course, never happened and Presley received his official discharge from active duty on March 5th, 1960.

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

December 15, 1960
Wild in the Country Production

December 15, 1961

Kid Galahad  Production

December 15, 1962

The Beatles played two separate shows at the same venue, the Majestic Ballroom in Birkenhead, Merseyside. First they played a standard Majestic booking then at midnight, the first-ever “Mersey Beat” poll awards show took place. As poll winners, The Beatles closed the show (at 4:00 am).

The 4 Seasons had one of the top songs of the new decade with “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, #1 for a fifth week.  Elvis Presley was stuck at 2 for the fifth week with “Return To Sender” while “Bobby’s Girl” wasn’t going anywhere for Marcie Blane.  Chubby Checker moved up nicely with “Limbo Rock” and the Tornadoes slid up to 5 with “Telstar”.  The rest of the Top 10:  The Orlons with “Don’t Hang Up”, Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass with “The Lonely Bull”, “Ride!”  by Dee Dee Sharp at #8, Little Esther Phillips edged up with “Release Me” and Steve Lawrence moved from 20 to 10 with “Go Away Little Girl”.

“Return To Sender” hit #1 in the U.K. The song peaked at #1 on the UK Singles Chart,[5] and was even the UK Christmas number one of 1962. It also reached #2 on the American Billboard singles chart, but reached number 1 on the rival Cash Box and Music Vendor singles charts. “Return to Sender” also went to #5 on the R&B charts.[6] It was the first Christmas number one in Ireland, as the Irish Charts had been founded in October 1962.

Gerri Granger later recorded an answer song: “Don’t Want Your Letters”.

Cut from the movie, and the single’s B side, “Where Do You Come From” peaked at number 99 on the Billboard Hot 100, The single was certified “Platinum” by the RIAA for sales in excess of one million units in the US.

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Actor Charles Laughton (Spartacus, Mutiny on the Bounty, Witness for the Prosecution, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Advise & Consent, The Big Clock, Captain Kidd, The Canterville Ghost, Hobson’s Choice, It Started with Eve, This Land Is Mine)  died of complications from gall bladder cancer at 63. Laughton had been the host of the first and second of three Ed Sullivan episode that Elvis Presley appeared on; while the Ed hosted one was from the waist up.

Romances: Ann-Margaret

December 15, 1963

December 15, 1964

The Beatles released the album “Beatles ’65.”

Dusty Springfield is deported from South Africa for the “crime” of performing in front of an multiracial audience at a show near Cape Town.

December 15, 1965

The movie “Harum Scarum” opened in the U.S.

The trumpets and cellos were recorded for inclusion on the song “Strawberry Fields Forever” by the Beatles at Abbey Road Studios in London.
 
Elvis gave a present to George Klein: a yellow Cadillac convertible.
 
December 15, 1967
The Who released the album The Who Sell Out in the U.K.
 
Just a few days after it was released, The Beatles‘ “Magical Mystery Tour” LP goes Gold. It would top the Billboard Hot 200 album chart for eight weeks and receive a Grammy nomination for Best Album.
 
The Beach Boys meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Paris and learn transcendental meditation.  Mike Love would later muse, “If enough people were to learn to meditate, it would be an entirely different world, meaning world peace, prosperity and health.”
 
While performing with the Jefferson Airplane on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, Grace Slick appears in blackface and raises a black-leather glove in a power salute at the conclusion of “Crown of Creation”. The incident is one of several which leads to the show’s cancellation the following season. The gesture had been made infamous when two African-American athletes at that year’s Olympics raised their fists instead of putting their hands over their hearts during the U.S. National Anthem.
 
The Trouble With Girls
 
December 15, 1969
A benefit concert for UNICEF at the Lyceum Ballroom, in London: George Harrison, Delaney and Bonnie, Billy Preston and The Who’s drummer, Keith Moon and Eric Clapton joined John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band as part of Peace for Christmas,  The concert was the last live appearance that Lennon ever made in his home country.
 
The Guess Who released their single “No Time”.
 

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

 
December 15, 1970
 CCR released their great album Pendulum.
 
“Elvis – That’s The Way It Is” was released in the U.K.
 
 
December 15, 1971
December 15, 1972
 
David Cassidy went to #1 on the UK album chart with his third solo album “Dreams Are Nothin’ More Than Wishes”.
 
Charlie Rich started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with the country & western ballad ‘The Most Beautiful Girl’, the singers only No.1 single, was also a No.2 hit in the UK.
 
It was Helen Reddy’s name atop the Adult chart for a third week with her newest–“Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)”.
 
“Love’s Theme” by Barry White’s Love Unlimited Orchestra moved from 79 to 50.
 
Elton John was officially a superstar.  Goodbye Yellow Brick Road remained at #1 on the Album chart for a sixth week.  The only new entry in the Top 10 was The Singles 1969-1973 by the Carpenters, which climbed from #30 to #8.
 
Aerosmith perform their first single, “Dream On” on American Bandstand. Guitarist Joe Perry would later say that he didn’t particularly like the song, but knew the band needed to record a ballad if they wanted to get radio play.
 
Charlie Rich scored a #1 with “The Most Beautiful Girl”.  Elton John settled for #2 with “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”, although many markets had him #1.  The Carpenters previous #1 “Top Of The World” fell down while Chicago remained at #4 with another song many markets had much higher–“Just You ‘N’ Me”.  The rest of a solid Top 10:  Jim Croce’s new posthumous release “Time In A Bottle” jumped from 13 to 5, Todd Rundgren was up with “Hello It’s Me”, Helen Reddy reached #7 with “Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)”, Ringo Starr was at 8 with his former #1 “Photograph”, the Steve Miller Band collected their first Top 10 with “The Joker”, up from 15 to 9, and the Staple Singers had themselves a Top 10 song with “If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me)”.
 
Elvis Presley recording session that was stopped earlier that morning was picked up again and ran from 9.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m.
The Eagles were on an amazing streak and on this date, they released the single “Take It To The Limit”.
 
Elvis closed his 2 week Las Vegas engagement and after expenses Elvis and The Colonel had to split $180,000.
 
 
Date: 15 Dec 1975
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Rainfall suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Tryin’ To Get To You
And I Love You So
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Hound Dog
I’m Leaving
You Gave A Mountain
Polk Salad Annie
Just Pretend
How Great Thou Art
Burning Love
Softly, As I Leave You
America The Beautiful
Little Sisiter
One Night
Until It’s Time For You To Go
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
It’s Now Or Never
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 14 – Las Vegas December 2nd – December 15th 1975  
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
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December 15, 1976

The Wake and Aftermath

 
 1977
The Sex Pistols were refused entry into the USA two days before a scheduled NBC TV appearance. Johnny Rotten because of a drugs conviction, Paul Cook & Sid Vicious because of ‘moral turpitude’ and Steve Jones because of his criminal record.
 
1979
U2 appeared at the Windsor Castle Pub, Harrow Road, London, admission was free.
 
Pink Floyd started a five week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with‘Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)’ their only UK chart topper. The song, which was also the final No.1 single of the 1970s, received a Grammy nomination for Best Performance by a Rock Duo or Group, but Floyd lost to Bob Seger’s Against the Wind.
 
The Long Run by the Eagles continued to hold on to #1 on the Album chart for the seventh consecutive week.  Donna Summer sat at 2 with On the Radio–Greatest Hits–Volumes I & II and Styx remained third with Cornerstone.  Stevie Wonder was at 4 with Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants and the Bee Gees Greatest edged up to #5.  The rest of the Top 10:  The excellent In Through the Out Door from Led Zeppelin, Barbra Streisand’s WetTusk from Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers snuck up one with Damn the Torpedoes and the Commodores reached the Top 10 with Midnight Magic.
 
1980
The Eagles released their live single “Seven Bridges Road”.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983
Despite having one of his performances picketed by a senior’s advocate group called The Grey Panthers, “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer” by Dr. Elmo hit #1 on the Billboard Christmas singles charts, becoming the first song to ever surpass Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas”. To this day, estimated sales of the song top 50 million copies.

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

 
1984
“Do They Know It’s Christmas?” enters the UK chart at #1, where it will stay for five weeks. The Bob Geldof produced song, specifically written to raise money for relief of famine in Ethiopia, was recorded by leading Irish and British musicians, including Phil Collins, Bono, George Michael, Sting, David Bowie, Boy George and Paul McCartney. The record would sell more than three million copies in Britain alone and enjoy similar success around the world.
 
Ashford and Simpson had the top R&B song with “Solid”.
 
Singer/actress Olivia Newton-John married actor Matt Lattanzi. They had a daughter before divorcing in 1995.
 
1988
Soul singer James Brown was sentenced to six years in prison for various offences including possession of weapons and resisting arrest.
 
1989
Billy Joel had his last number one album when “Stormfront” reached the top of the US charts. The LP also contained his final number 1 hit, “We Didn’t Start the Fire”, along with the singles, “I Go to Extremes” (#6) and, “And So It Goes” (#37). 
 
1990
Elton John topped the Adult Contemporary chart with “You Gotta’ Love Someone”.
 
To the Extreme by Vanilla Ice was the #1 album with previous #1 Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em second.  Mariah Carey’s great debut was up to #3, swapping places with I’m Your Baby Tonight by Whitney Houston.  Madonna was up from 12 to 5 with her compilation The Immaculate Collection. The rest of the Top 10:  The Rhythm of the Saints from Paul Simon, Bette Midler with Some People’s Lives, the super debut from Wilson Phillips, AC/DC at #9 with The Razors Edge and George Michael with Listen Without Prejudice.
 
Stevie B once again delivered the #1 song with “Because I Love You (The Postman Song)” while Bette Midler challenged “From A Distance”.  Whitney Houston had song #3–“I’m Your Baby Tonight” and Madonna appeared to have a big hit with “Justify My Love”, moving from 10-4.  The rest of the Top 10:  “Impulsive” from Wilson Phillips, UB40’s remake of “The Way You Do The Things You Do”, D.N.A. with Suzanne Vega and “Tom’s Diner”, Poison crawled down with “Something To Believe In”, George Michael had his 10th consecutive Top 10 with a song from the great album Listen Without Prejudice–“Freedom” at #9 and the Damn Yankees flew in with “High Enough”.
 
1992
Nirvana released “Incesticide,” a collection of b-sides and rarities.
 
Dr. Dre’s debut album “The Chronic” was released.
 
1994
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“It’s Now or Never: the Elvis the Tribute Concert” is broadcast. John Stamos hosted artists from a variety of genres doing Elvis Presley covers.
 
 
DJ Fontana, John Stamos, some ETA, Scotty Moore and Neal Matthews
DJ Fontana, Chris Isaak and Scotty Moore
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In attendance: Priscilla Presley, and Lisa Marie with 2nd husband, Micheal Jackson
“It’s Now or Never, the tribute to Elvis” tv special soundtrack
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1997
 ‘Spice World The Movie’, featuring The Spice Girls premiered at The Empire, Leicester Sq, London. The following year it was nominated for the ‘worst film’ at the Golden Raspberry Awards.
 
The surviving members INXS released a tape of an interview in which they talk about the life and death of the group’s late vocalist Michael Hutchence. The band members had been reluctant to give interviews until this release.
 
1998
The surviving members INXS released a tape of an interview in which they talk about the life and death of the group’s late vocalist Michael Hutchence. The band members had been reluctant to give interviews until this release.
 
1999
Former Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren announced that he was running for the Mayor of London. He said he would be campaigning for brothels, pot shops and boozing in libraries. “I changed London with the Sex Pistols, I can change London as Mayor.”
 
Country music superstar Garth Brooks said that he planned to keep an “extremely low” profile in 2000 and that he would “probably” announce his retirement at the end of the year.
 
 Boy George, formerly of Culture Club, was knocked unconscious when a mirror ball fell on his head while doing a show in Dorset, England.
 
2001
R&B singer Rufus Thomas, whose biggest Pop hit was “Walkin’ The Dog” in 1963, died following a short illness at 84 – he’d recorded on Sun Records in the 1950s and on Stax Records in the 1960s and 1970s. Scored the 1963 US No.10 single ‘Walking The Dog’ and the 1970 UK No.18 & US No.28 single ‘Do The Funky Chicken’.  A popular Memphis disc jockey from 1953 to 1974, there is street named in his honor, just off Beale Street.
Thomas’ Sun Records song “Tiger Man” was performed by Elvis on his 1968 tv special – and Elvis appeared on stage with Thomas in 1956:
Blue featuring Elton John went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word.’ Previously a No.11 hit for Elton in 1976. It gave Elton only his 5th No 1 after over 30 years of hits!
 

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2005

Apple Records sued EMI for $52.9 million in unpaid royalties.

 
2006
The iconic blues musician B.B. King was honored by President George W. Bush on Dec. 15, 2006, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in Washington, D.C. During the ceremony, Bush lauded the guitarist for setting himself apart as the standard in playing the instrument.
 
The Rolling Stones‘ A Bigger Bang tour re-captured the title of top-grossing tour ever from U2’s Vertigo and was the top grossing tour of the year, according to numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore. The Stones took in about $437 million since the previous November. 
 
 2008
A modest, one-story, red-brick house in St. Louis where Rock ‘n’ Roll pioneer Chuck Berry lived for eight years in the 1950s, was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Berry, who now lives in Wentzville, Mo., about 40 miles west of St. Louis, said “Many of my favorite songs came about while in that house. It’s good to know that my music and now that house will always be a part of St. Louis’ history.”
 
Madonna paid former husband Guy Ritchie around £50m as part of their divorce settlement. The singers US spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg told The Associated Press the figure included the value of the couple’s Ashcombe home in England, and the financial part of the settlement had been worked out but custody of the couple’s children had yet to be finalised.
 
 Quincy Jones and Dave Brubeck were inducted into the California Hall of Fame in Sacramento.
 
2009
With U2 leading the way by making over 311 million dollars, several classic rockers were among the top earning touring acts of the year, including Madonna ($222 million), Bruce Springsteen ($156 million), AC/DC ($135 million), Billy Joel and Elton John ($90 million) and Tina Turner ($86 million).
 

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2010

Various Pink Floyd items were sold at an Entertainment Memorabilia auction by Bonhams in Knightsbridge London. A demo pressing of the single ‘Point Me To The Sky/Careful With That Axe Eugene’ sold for £720. Pink Floyd signatures, in various blue marker pens on four separate pieces of paper mounted and framed together with a copy of ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ sold for £624.00 and a demo pressing of the single by Syd Barrett ‘Octopus’ / ‘Golden Hair’ from 1969, misspelt ‘Barratt’ corrected in ink on A-side, sold for £300.

2011

Phil Spector’s lawyers asked the US Supreme Court to review his murder conviction, arguing his constitutional rights were violated by the trial judge. In February, 2012, that appeal would be denied.

2012

At the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, the Rolling Stones played the fifth and last concert of their 50th anniversary mini-tour. Guest performers at the concert included Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga, the Black Keys, John Mayer, and former Stones guitarist Mick Taylor.

Paul McCartney was the musical guest on NBC-TV’s “Saturday Night Live.” He performed “My Valentine” accompanied by Joe Walsh and “Cut Me Some Slack” backed by Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselicand Pat Smear of Nirvana.

2013

Actress  Joan Fontaine, younger sister of actress Olivia de Havilland, died at age 96. Fontaine and de Havilland are the only siblings to ever win lead acting Academy Awards, for “Rebecca” and “To Each His Own” and “The Heiress,” respectively.

 
2014
Taylor Swift was at No.1 on the US album chart with her fifth studio album 1989. The album eventually became the best-selling album of 2014 in the US market and had sold over 5.7 million copies by the end of 2015, while selling 9.5 million worldwide. Seven singles have been released from the set.
 
2016

Priscilla Presley brings ‘Elvis and Me’ to San Antonio tonight

2017

Pop review: Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Elvis Presley shock: new evidence shows how he really died

Dec 15, 2017 – Dec 16, 2017 – Holiday Concert Weekend – Events

2018

almost looks like Jerry Schilling

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6495807/Priscilla-Presley-cuts-glamorous-figure-enjoys-relaxed-lunch-date-male-companion.html

Priscilla Presley, 73, enjoys relaxed lunch date with male companion

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“I’d rather make $350 a week playing a maid than $35 a week being one” is the quote I remember, now the internet says 700, but then, Elvis’ aloha figures are now claimed at 1.5 billion when a decade ago it was one, and there were not that many tvs between the then global population of 3.5 billion

Daily Elvis: December 13

Give us this day, December 13, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

, 1938

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

,1939

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

The Ravens’ first release, “Write Me A letter,” became the first R&B record to hit the pop Top 25, reaching #25. It also peaked at #5 R&B.

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)

1950

Actor James Dean began his show business career with a non-speaking part in a television commercial for Pepsi-Cola.

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

September 1952

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

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

December 13, 1954

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

December 13, 1955

Dickie Valentine was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Christmas Alphabet’, the first Christmas song to reach the No.1 position. It was the first Christmas No.1 that was actually about Christmas, a trend that would continue off and on over the next several decades.

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

Patti Page reaches #11 on the Billboard chart with a song called “Mama From The Train (A Kiss, A Kiss)”, it was Patti’s fifth of sixteen Top 40 hits.
In a year when he had eleven US Top 40 hits, Elvis Presley endures a rare miss when a song called “Paralyzed” peaks at #78 during a one week stay. In the UK however, the record would reach #8 in August, 1957.
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Elvis met Hal Kanter, screenwriter and director of his upcoming film – Loving You. Freddy Bienstock, form Hill and Range, was also in town to help Elvis choose the songs for the film.
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The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

December 13, 1957

Pat Boone‘s fifth US number one hit is the title song to his movie April Love.

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

December 13, 1958

Military Service in Germany

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

December 13, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

December 13, 1960

Elvis Presley’s “It’s Now Or Never” sets a new record in the UK for achieving one million sales just six weeks after its release. Elvis the Rocker has left the building and Elvis the Crooner is in.  

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Wild in the Country Production

December 13, 1961

The movie The Young Ones, starring Cliff Richard, premiered in London.

The Beatles performed at the The Cavern Club Liverpool playing two shows at lunchtime and then again at night. Decca Records’ Mike Smith attended the night performance with a view to offering The Beatles a recording contract. Decca would later reject the band, saying “The Beatles have no future in show business.”

Kid Galahad  Production

December 13, 1962

After scoring a US Top 20 hit with “She Can’t Find Her Keys” earlier in the year, 17 year old Paul Peterson re-entered the charts with “My Dad”, which would reach #6. The former Disney Mouseketeer and cast member of the TV’s Donna Reed Show would go on to found A Minor Consideration, an organization committed to changing the working conditions for child performers.

Elvis Presley  had his 13th UK #1 single with “Return To Sender”. The record included backing musicians, Scotty Moore on electric guitar, D.J. Fontana on drums, Dudley Brooks on piano, and Boots Randolph on baritone sax.

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Romances: Ann-Margaret

December 13, 1963

December 13, 1964

December 13, 1965

December 13, 1966

Jimi Hendrix recorded “Foxey Lady”. and then made his TV debut on ITV’s ‘Ready Steady Go!’ (Marc Bolan was also on the show). The Jimi Hendrix Experience also recorded ‘Foxy Lady’ on this day. The United States version of Are You Experienced listed the song with a spelling mistake as ‘Foxey Lady’ and this is how it is still known among many North American fans.

December 13, 1967

December 13,1968

The Trouble With Girls Production
December 13, 1969
The Supremes’ great song “Someday We’ll Be Together” took over at #1 on the R&B chart.
 “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head” by B.J. Thomas zoomed to #1 on the Adult chart – from the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.  B.J. Thomas moved into the Top 10 overall with “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head”.
  Abbey Road was one of the great albums of the Rock Era to this point and on this date, the Beatles made it seven weeks at #1.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

December 13, 1970
Dave Edmunds was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of the 1955 Smiley Lewis hit ‘I Hear You Knocking.’ The Welsh singer, songwriter and producers only No.1 hit.
December 13, 1971
“Bedknobs and Broomsticks,” starring Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, and Roddy McDowall opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.
December 13, 1972
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December 13, 1974

George Harrison has lunch with President Gerald Ford at the White House. They exchanged buttons: Ford gave George a WIN (Whip Inflation Now) pin and Harrison gave the president an Om (Hindu mantra word expressing creation) button. Later that same day, Ford meets with Peter Frampton.

December 13, 1975
The Rolling Stones‘ request to put on a three day show for 100,000 fans on Easter Island is denied by the government of Chile, who say “The whole future of the island” would be damaged.
Patti Smith released her debut studio album Horses. Produced by John Cale, Horses has since been viewed by critics as one of the greatest and most influential albums in the history of the American punk rock movement, as well as one of the greatest albums of all time. Horses has also been cited as a key influence on a number of acts, including Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Smiths, R.E.M. and PJ Harvey.
Barry Manilow was on a roll and “I Write The Songs” was the new #1 song on the Adult chart.
A song on the move for C.W. McCall–“Convoy”, up from #82 to #29 on this date.
The Silver Convention were holding steady at #1 for a third week with “Fly, Robin, Fly”.  Right behind them, the Staple Singers (“Let’s Do It Again”) and Jigsaw’s “Sky High”.  K.C. and the Sunshine Band fell down with “That’s The Way (I Like It)” while newcomers the Bay City Rollers were up to 5 with “Saturday Night”.  The rest of the Top 10:  The Ohio Players burst onto the scene with “Love Rollercoaster”, the Bee Gees were up to 7 with their great song “Nights On Broadway”, Diana Ross jumped from 19 to 8 with the song from the movie in which she starred in–“Theme From ‘Mahogany’ (Do You Know Where You’re Going To)”, Simon & Garfunkel scored their 17th hit with “My Little Town” and Sweet crawled into the list with “Fox On The Run”.
Chicago IX, the group’s Greatest Hits package, rose to #1 on the Album chart.  Red Octopus by Jefferson Starship was still hanging around and Rock of the Westies by Elton John reversed course and headed back up.  Windsong from John Denver was third with the self-titled debut by K.C. and the Sunshine Band #5.  The rest of the Top 10:  Paul Simon slipped with Still Crazy After All These YearsGratitude jumped from 98 to 7 for Earth, Wind & Fire, History/America’s Greatest Hits was #8, Alive!  by Kiss edged up and Save Me from the Silver Convention cracked the Top 10.
Elvis Presley’s U.K.-only version of Tom Jones’ “Green, Green Grass Of Home” hit #29 in the U.K.
Elvis Presley in residence in Vegas: Hotel Hilton Dinner Show in the Totem Pole and Midnight in the Blue Silver Phoenix.
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Date: 13 Dec 1975
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Tryin’ To Get To You
And I Love You So
Trying To Get To You
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Wooden Heart
You Gave A Mountain
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
How Great Thou Art
Softly, As I Leave You
America The Bautiful
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Blue Christmas
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Dinner at Eight and Wooden Heart in Vegas

Elvis Presley : Las Vegas : December 13, 1975 : Midnight Show

Elvis Presley : Las Vegas : December 13, 1975 : Midnight Show

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Date: 13 Dec 1975
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Silver Phoenix suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Tryin’ To Get To You
And I Love You So
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
You Gave A Mountain
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Johnny B. Goode
Hail Hail Rock’n’Roll
Just Pretend
How Great Thou Art
Burning Love
Hound Dog
Welcome To My World
Softly, As I Leave You
America The Beautiful
It’s Now Or Never
Little Darlin’
Little Sister
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Just Pretend                        Unsurpassed Masters Vol. 4
 
All Shook Up
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 14 – Las Vegas December 2nd – December 15th 1975
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info December 13 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner 2200 Totem Pole Original belt Yes Yes Yes
Info December 13 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Silver Phoenix Second belt Red Suit Yes Yes
Elvis Presley’s U.K.-only version of Tom Jones’ “Green, Green Grass Of Home” hit #29 in the U.K.
Paul McCartney’s triple-album set “Wings Over America” goes gold three days after its release.
Elvis returned to Memphis for a 2 week rest before hitting the road again on a brief 5 day tour.

The Wake and Aftermath

1979
New records making their first appearance on the US record charts include: Rod Stewart‘s “I Don’t Want to Talk About It”, Anne Murray‘s “Daydream Believer”, Queen‘s “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, Pat Benatar’s “Heartbreaker” and Neil Diamond‘s “September Morn”.
1980
Stevie Wonder was doing fine on the R&B chart, as “Master Blaster (Jammin’)” was #1 for a seventh week.
Newcomer Christopher Cross took over at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “Never Be The Same”.
Kenny Rogers’ Greatest Hits was the new #1 album as he was certainly as hot as anyone at the time and being compared to Elvis – which tends to end musical careers
Kenny Rogers remained at the top for the fifth week with “Lady”.  Leo Sayer had his biggest career hit with “More Than I Can Say” while Queen, by now #1 in most markets, was third with “Another One Bites The Dust”.  The late John Lennon moved up with “(Just Like) Starting Over” and Stevie Wonder maintained at 5 with “Master Blaster”.  The rest of the Top 10:  Neil Diamond with “Love On The Rocks”, Bruce Springsteen found himself at #7 with “Hungry Heart”, Barbra Streisand was at #8 with “Woman In Love” and also moved from 14-9 with her duet “Guilty” with Barry Gibb and Pat Benatar reached the Top 10 for the first time with “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”.
December 13, 1981
Chicago Tribune serials Albert Goldman’s Elvis book:Elvis Presley: devoted son, disdainful spouse

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1982

The Stray Cats released the single “Stray Cat Strut”.

1983

During Robert Plant’s solo concert at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, former Led Zeppelin mate Jimmy Page joined him to perform the old Roy Head song “Treat Her Right”.

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1985
Phil Collins makes his TV acting debut in America when he guests on an episode of “Miami Vice.” Don Johnson’s tv character had a pet alligator named Elvis.
1986
Bruce Hornsby & The Range went to No.1 on the US singles chart, with ‘The Way It Is’, a No.15 hit in the UK. Written by Bruce Hornsby and his brother John Hornsby, it made explicit reference to the American Civil Rights Movement. The song was heavily sampled by Tupac Shakur in his song, ‘Changes’ from 1998.
The Way It Is” moved to #1 for newcomer Bruce Hornsby & the Range.  The Bangles were within striking distance with “Walk Like An Egyptian”.  Huey Lewis & the News peaked at 3 with “Hip To Be Square” and Sun Valley, Idaho’s Peter Cetera slipped from #1 with “The Next Time I Fall”, his duet with Amy Grant.  The rest of the Top 10:  Wang Chung was “chungin'” with “Everybody Have Fun Tonight”, Bon Jovi’s former #1 “You Give Love A Bad Name”, Billy Idol moved up three with “To Be A Lover”, “Notorious” entered the list for Duran Duran, Gregory Abbott had a big hit with “Shake You Down”, which moved from 15 to 9 and Ben E. King amazingly came back to the Top 10 25 years after he originally was there with “Stand By Me”, spurred by the movie of the same name.

1987

Lionel Richie’s “Ballerina Girl” charted, reaching #5 R&B and #7 pop. Interestingly, the B-side, “Deep River Woman,” reached #10. . . .on the country charts!

1991

Mariah Carey released the single “Someday”.

John Denver‘s special, Montana Christmas Skies aired on CBS-TV. He was joined by Clint Black, Kathy Mattea and Patty Loveless.

1993

Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash joined Billy Joel on stage in Los Angeles to play a solo on the tune “Shameless.”

1994

Prince was on The Late Show with David Letterman, performing Dolphin

1996

The film, Jerry Maguire, co-starring The Eagles‘ singer / guitarist Glenn Frey, makes its debut in US theatres. The movie’s other star, Cuba Gooding Jr. is the son of Cuba Gooding Sr., the lead vocalist for The Main Ingredient, who are most often remembered for their 1972, #3 hit “Everybody Plays the Fool”.

1997

Chuck Berry performed for an hour at the opening of the Hard Rock Cafe in Dubai.

Children’s TV characters The Teletubbies went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Teletubbies Say-eh-oh’. The single spent a total of 32 weeks on the chart.

Spiceworld, the Spice Girls’ follow-up album, moved into the Top 10.

Elton John’s tribute to the late Princess Diana from England (“Candle In The Wind 1997”) was now at 10 weeks at #1.  At this point, only seven songs in the Rock Era had stayed at the top longer.  And Elton was not done.

1999

The performing rights organization Broadcast Music Incorporated declared “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” to be the most played (BMI) song of the century on American radio and television, with more than eight million airings. The original recording of the song is by the Righteous Brothers. “Never My Love” was the second most-played song, followed by “Yesterday,” “Stand By Me,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” Rounding out the Top Ten were “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay,” “Mrs. Robinson,” “Baby I Need Your Loving,” “Rhythm Of The Rain,” and “Georgia On My Mind.”

2000

It was announced that after 74 years the UK rock weekly Melody Maker was to close down. The Christmas edition would be the last one then it would merge with the NME creating a more sizeable broad-based magazine.

Sir Paul McCartney held his first-ever London book signing at Waterstone’s in Piccadilly. Sir Paul was in the store to sign copies of his new book, Paul McCartney Paintings.

Michael Jackson, Paul Simon, Aerosmith and Queen were announced as the new inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

2001

The two surviving members of Nirvana, Krist Novoselic and David Grohl, filed a countersuit against Courtney Love. The charge was that she has manipulated the memory and work of her dead husband, Kirk Cobain, for the benefit of her own career.

2002

Canadian guitarist and singer Zal Yanovsky of The Lovin Spoonful died of a heart attack. Was a member of The Mugwumps with Denny Doherty and Cass Elliot. Formed Lovin Spoonful with John Sebastian in 1964, they scored the 1966 US No.1 & UK No.8 single ‘Summer In The City’

UK music channel Music Choice analysed all the Christmas No.1 singles from the past 30 years and identified criteria for their success. These included the use of sleigh bells, children singing, church bells harmony and references to love. They concluded that Sir Cliff Richards 1988 hit ‘Mistletoe and Wine’ was the perfect Christmas hit.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

Lauryn Hill launched a blistering attack on the Catholic church, urging religious figures to “repent” whilst speaking on a stage regularly used by the Pope. The former Fugees singer was playing at a Christmas show in Vatican City and took the opportunity to speak her mind about allegations of sexual abuse in America, before an audience that included top Vatican cardinals, bishops and the cream of Italian society.

2004

ABC-TV announced that Dick Clark would not be able to host his annual “Rockin’ New Year’s Eve” broadcast due to a stroke he suffered on December 8th.

2005

A cheque signed by John Lennon made out to the Inland Revenue sold for £2,000 at a UK auction. It was sold by former madam Lindi St Clair, (formerly known as Miss Whiplash), after she decided she had no use for it. Clair who now runs a duck farm in Herefordshire had bought the cheque for £4,000 in 1988. It was signed by Lennon on 23rd January 1968 on a District Bank Limited form and made out for £6,946.

2006

New York police arrested Koral Karsan and charged him with first-degree attempted grand larceny for allegedly trying to extort $2 million from John Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono. The 50 year old Karsan had worked for Ono as a chauffeur for over six years.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2010

In New York, Paul McCartney performed an intimate concert for 1,400 people at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, as part of Sirius XM Radio’s celebrations on acquiring 20 million subscribers. The planned 22-song set was followed by two encores of three songs each. McCartney told the audience, “I just want to just soak in the Apollo. I’ve dreamed of playing here for many a year. This is very special for us British boys. The holy grail.”

2012

A collection of love letters written by Mick Jagger to American singer Marsha Hunt sold at auction for £187,250. The letters were penned in the summer of 1969 while The Rolling Stones frontman was in Australia. They are believed to be the inspiration for the band’s hit single ‘Brown Sugar’.

Librarian of Congress, James H. Billington, announced that Carole King is the 2013 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

2015

Officials at New York’s Madison Square Garden announced that Billy Joel had sold out his 30th consecutive show at the 18,666 seat venue, set for June 17, 2016.

Billboard.com reported that John Lippman, the owner of the legendary mail-order company Columbia House, was interested in reviving the service with vinyl records. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, vinyl sales were up over 50 percent in the first half of 2015.

Songwriter/record producer Luigi Creatore, who teamed with his cousin Hugo Peretti to create hits for Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, and Jimmie Rodgers, among others, died of complications from pneumonia at age 93. Paretti died in 1986.  (Cant Help Falling In Love, Wild In The Country, Chain Gang, Wonderful World, Honeycomb, Kisses Sweeter Than Wine, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, I Will Follow Him)

2016

Elvis Presley among five chosen for Mississippi Hall of Fame

2017

Elvis Presley record collection stolen in burglary

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Daily Elvis: December 12

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Tupelo, Mississippi

1915

Frank Sinatra was born in Hoboken, New Jersey; died of a second heart attack suffered on May 14, 1998 in Los Angeles.

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

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

memphis after sept 48

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

September 1952

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

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

December 12, 1954

The Platters played the Riverside Rancho in California.

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Bill Haley & the Comets recorded “See You Later Alligator”.
Elvis appeared with Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins on a show at the National Guard Armory. Mississippi.
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According to Bill E. Burk, the show was booked by Bobby Ritter, a dee jay for WTUP in Tupelo, who also reputedly booked Elvis for others shows in Mississippi, including Bruce and Tupelo. “He (Elvis) was always late on stage, it seemed,” said Ritter. “On those nights when he would arrive late, Bob Neal and I would go on stage. Bob would be the comedian and I the straight man and we tried to keep the folks entertained until Elvis got there, but they didn’t want to hear us.”
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Carl Perkins remembers the Amory concert well.
Perkins and Elvis had driven to Amory together from a concert the night before in Helena, Arkansas. En route, they were discussing music and both mentioned how much they liked singing the song, Only You, made popular by the Platters.
During his time on the Amory stage, someone in the audience shouted, “Only You, Carl.”
“You got it, hoss,” Carl snapped back, and sang his version of the song.
Perkins had the house jumping and they weren’t ready for him to leave the stage when the time came.
Backstage, Perkins found Elvis sitting, head in hands, shutting out the world.
“You feelin’ okay?” he asked Elvis.
“Aw, ain’t no need in me goin’ on,” Elvis replied. “They’re ready for you. What’d you do Only You for?”
Challenged, Perkins snapped, “’Cause I wanted to. ‘Cause I can sing it. There’s two reasons. You want another one?”
“Well, I was gonna do it,” Elvis told his fellow Sun partner.
“Well, go on out there and do it,” Perkins commanded.
“Hell, the Platters are singin’ it somewhere tonight.”
“I ain’t that big a damn fool,” a sulking Elvis said. “I ain’t goin’ out there and sing something you done sung. You done tore ’em all to pieces. I might as well go on to the car. “
Ritter and a partner had seen this interplay. Ritter made a five dollar bet, that despite the audience’s reaction to Perkins, Elvis would come out the crowd winner at the end.
“Walking toward the stage, Elvis asked me what we had been talking about,” said Ritter. “I told him about the bet.”
When Elvis walked on, the crowd was still shouting “We want Carl! We want Carl.”
Elvis, said Ritter, seemed to become overly motivated.
“He went wild. He sang, he was all over that stage. He was down on his knees. He was attacking that guitar.
“And it wasn’t long before he had ’em eatin’ outta his hands!”
When he re-entered the backstage area, Elvis winked at Ritter and said, “Go get your five dollars!”
By this time, Elvis had signed with RCA and the concert in Amory would be the last time the three acts would appear together – Carl Perkins was days away from audition the “Blue Suede Shoes” for Sam Phillips and cut it at Sun.
 Sometime in the fall of 1955, Carl and Johnny shared a bill at the Armory in Amory.  It was reputedly on this show that Johnny suggested that Carl write a song based on a phrase he had heard. Cash told Perkins of a black airman whom he had met when serving in the military in Germany. He had referred to his military regulation air shoes as “blue suede shoes.” Cash suggested that Carl write a song about the shoes. Carl replied, “I don’t know anything about shoes. How can I write a song about shoes?
While playing in Jackson, Tennessee several nights later, he saw a dancer in the crowd trying to keep his girlfriend away from his new blue suede shoes, which connected with the idea that Cash had given him and leads his writing lyrics and subsequently he and his brothers worked up an arrangement.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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The Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.
A busy day: Elvis donated some toys to a Marine drive for underprivileged children.
RCA decided to have Elvis in advertising for RCA equipment and the Hungerford Furniture photo shoot was done.  RCA realized teenagers don’t buy family furniture and the photos were unused.

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Hal Kanter, screenwriter and director of “Loving You”, flew to Memphis to meet Elvis Presley.
Elvis stopped by the police station for a visit then he went downtown to the Malco Theater to see Storm Of The Nile.
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The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

December 12, 1957

Ignoring that he was still married to Jane Mitchum, 22-year-old Jerry Lee Lewis marries his third cousin, 13-year-old Myra Gayle Brown, in a brief civil ceremony in Hernando, Mississippi. The union was performed by the Reverend M.C. Whitten with no family or friends in attendance. It would eventually ruin Jerry Lee’s Rock ‘n’ Roll career.

Disc Jockey Al Priddy of KEX, Portland, Oregon is fired for violating the radio station’s ban against playing Elvis Presley’s rendition of “White Christmas”. He was told by the management “It is not in the spirit we associate with Christmas.”

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

December 12, 1958

Military Service in Germany

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

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December 12, 1959

After being pushed out of the number one spot on the Cashbox Best Sellers chart for the last four weeks, Bobby Darin‘s “Mack The Knife” returned to the head of the list. It is a feat that is seldom duplicated.

The four male members of The Platters were acquitted of charges of aiding and abetting prostitution, lewdness and assignation after an incident on August 10th in Cincinnati. Despite the outcome of the trial, the scandal would severely damage the group’s career.

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

December 12, 1960

The Miracles charted R&B for the first time with “Shop Around,” reaching #1 for eight weeks while hitting #2 pop. The R&B classic, the first million-seller for the group and for their label, Motown, would become a symbol of the Motown machine’s power to manufacture hits.

Elvis Presley had been around four years and already his career hit total was up to 43.  Even better, he had the #1 song for the third straight week with “Are You Lonesome Tonight?”

Elvis Presley’s soundtrack album “G.I. Blues” hit #1 in the U.S.  Elvis did not want this LP released and it outsold his preferred “Elvis is Back”

Wild in the Country Production

December 12, 1961

James Brown, The Famous Flames, Sugar Pie DeSanto and The Brownies all appeared at The Evergreen Ballroom, Lacey, Washington.

The Beatles appeared at Hambleton Hall, Huyton in Liverpool after returning to Liverpool from their first live performances in south England and London. The Beatles arrived so late for their appearance in Huyton that they only had time to play for 15 minutes. The promoters, having to pay The Beatles their full £15 were very unhappy.

Kid Galahad  Production

December 12, 1962

The Beatles performed two shows at the Cavern Club at lunch and yet another at night.

Romances: Ann-Margaret

December 12, 1963

The Beatles owned the #1 song in the U.K. with “I Want To Hold Your Hand”, their third #1 in their native land.

December 12, 1964

After being pushed out of the number one spot on the Cashbox Best Sellers chart for the last four weeks, Bobby Darin‘s “Mack The Knife” returned to the head of the list. It is a feat that is seldom duplicated.

The Zombies reached their highest point on the Billboard Pop chart when “She’s Not There” topped out at #2. Although they recorded the track in just one take, it would stay on the Hot 100 for 3 months and climbed to #12 in the UK.

Bobby Vinton climbed into the #1 position with “Mr. Lonely”, holding off the Zombies and “She’s Not There”.  “Ringo” fell with Lorne Greene while the Supremes made another bid for #1 with “Come See About Me” and “I Feel Fine” by the Beatles moved from 22 to 5 in its second week.  The rest of the Top 10:  “Time Is On My Side” from the Rolling Stones, the Kinks with their signature song “You Really Got Me”, a former #1 for the Supremes in “Baby Love”, “I’m Gonna’ Be Strong” from Gene Pitney and the Beach Boys checked in at #10 with “Dance, Dance, Dance”.

December 12, 1965

18-year-old David Bowie recorded ‘Can’t Help Thinking About Me’ at Pye Studios, London, England, which was later released as a single under the name David Bowie with The Lower Third. It became the first David Bowie record to be released in the US as well as the first time the name “Bowie” appeared under the songwriters credit.

The Beach Boys went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Good Vibrations’, the group’s third US No.1. As a child, his mother told him that dogs could pick up “vibrations” from people, so that the dog would bark at “bad vibrations” Wilson turned this into the general idea for the song.
Pink Floyd was in concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London for the first time.
Elvis Presley’s album “California Holiday” hit #17 in the U.K. (Called Speedway in North America)
Elvis donated all kind of checks with a total amount of $105,000 for charities.
December 12, 1967
Ray Charles performed as the headline act at New York’s first Jazz Festival, held at Downing Stadium.
American soul singer, songwriter Otis Redding was killed in a plane crash, aged 26. Redding and his band had made an appearance in Cleveland, Ohio on the local ‘Upbeat’ television show the previous day. The plane carrying Otis Redding and his band crashed at 3.28.pm into icy waters of Lake Monoma near Madison. Redding was killed in the crash along with members from the The Bar-Kays, Jimmy King, Ron Caldwell, Phalin Jones and Carl Cunningham. Trumpet player Ben Cauley was the only person to survive the crash.
December 12, 1968
with fans in Beverly Hills – at home from Trouble with Girls Production
Elvis Presley : Beverly Hills, California : December 12, 1968.
December 12, 1969
John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band released Live Peace in Toronto 1969, recorded at the Toronto Rock & Revival Show on September 13.
The album “From Memphis To Vegas/From Vegas To Memphis” was confirmed gold by the RIAA.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

December 12, 1970
 The Doors played their last concert with Jim Morrison as lead singer, at the Warehouse in New Orleans. Band members Ray Manzarek, Robbie Krieger and John Densmore would later recall watching Jim Morrison lose “all his energy” as the show came to a close.
Although they had enjoyed 26 previous Top 40 Hits, Smokey Robinson And The Miracles reached number one on the Billboard Pop chart for the first time with “The Tears Of A Clown”. It was also a #1 in the UK.
“Stoned Love” by the Supremes was the new #1 R&B song.
Charges of larceny by trick are filed against Little Richard in Miami Beach, Florida by Blacks, Inc., a black advocacy group which says the veteran Rocker pocketed $250 he had solicited for the organization. Little Richard claims that all he wants is a receipt and then he’ll give them their money. A week later, the charges were dropped.
The Magic Christian, a movie featuring Ringo Starr and Peter Sellers, premieres to negative reviews in London. The film also featured appearances by John Cleese, Raquel Welch, Christopher Lee, Richard Attenborough and Roman Polanski.
Abraxas by Santana was #1 for the third week and Led Zeppelin III tried to move back up.  The Carpenters’ classic debut Close To You was third with newcomer James Taylor close behind with Sweet Baby James.
The Bee Gees were on the move with their great song “Lonely Days”, which jumped from 81 to 56.
 After 37 career hits, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles had a #1 song and it was a smash–“The Tears Of A Clown”.  The Partridge Family headed down with “I Think I Love You” and Brian Hyland peaked at 3 with “Gypsy Woman”.  The 5th Dimension led a second tier that was pretty dynamite–“One Less Bell To Answer” at #4, followed by the Jackson 5’s “I’ll Be There”, George Harrison and “My Sweet Lord” was up to #6 after three weeks while Santana climbed from 17 to 7 with “Black Magic Woman”.  The rest of the Top 10:  Badfinger’s “No Matter What”, Chicago reached #9 with “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” and the Guess Who closed the list with “Share The Land”.
The Elvis compilation album “Almost In Love” hit #65 in the U.S.
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Playing the first of two nights at London’s Rainbow Theatre, in England, Frank Zappa was pushed off stage by Trevor Howell, the jealous boyfriend of an audience member. Zappa fell onto the concrete-floored orchestra pit – the band thought Zappa had been killed. He suffered serious fractures, head trauma and injuries to his back, leg, and neck, as well as a crushed larynx, which ultimately caused his voice to drop a third after healing. This accident resulted in him using a wheelchair for an extended period, forcing him off the road for over half a year.
 Diana Ross began filming for the movie Lady Sings the Blues.
Elvis and Joyce Bova flew to Washington staying at the Washington Hilton.
December 12, 1972
The CBGB Club (Country, BlueGrass, and Blues), opened in the lower eastside of New York City. Founded by Hilly Kristal, it was originally intended to feature its namesake musical styles, but became a forum for American punk and New Wave bands such as Blondie, Television, Patti Smith and the Ramones.
Elvis worked hard in the Stax Studios until 5.00 a.m. Elvis was focused on 4 songs written or brought to him by Voice.
December 12, 1974
Saying that he felt that now was the time to move on and do something new, Mick Taylor quit The Rolling Stones 5 1/2 years after replacing Brian Jones as lead guitarist. Former Faces member Ron Wood would be named to take his place.
December 12, 1975
Elvis did a Midnight Vegas Show in The Rainfall Jumpsuit.
Date: 12 Dec 1975
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Fairytale
And I Love You So
Tryin’ To Get To You
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
One Night
You Gave A Mountain
Guadalajara
[band introductions]
Just Pretend
How Great Thou Art
Softly, As I Leave You
Little Darlin’
America The Beautiful
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Little Sister
O Sole Mio – It’s Now Or Never
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 14 – Las Vegas December 2nd – December 15th 1975
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Elvis Presley performed his last Las Vegas Concert.
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Scarf Sideman Charlie Hodge’s birthday.
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Date: 12 Dec 1976
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: King of Spades suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
My Way
Fairytale
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
Little Sister
It’s Now Or Never
Tryin’ To Get To You
Happy Birthday
Blue Suede Shoes
Blue Christmas
Softly, As I Leave You
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
That’s All Right
Bridge Over Troubled Water
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Hurt
Such A Night
Sweet Caroline
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Black Diamond
 
Farewell From Vegas
After the show of December 12, 1976 Elvis broke down in his dressing room and cried. He had talked with Rex Humbard, televangelist, about the lack of meaning of the life he lead.
Humbard (who died aged 88 in 2007) recollected: “I took both his hands in mine and said: “Elvis, right now I want to pray for you”, “Please do”, Elvis said, and cried.”
Humbard performed Elvis’ funeral service.
 Elvis Presley : Las Vegas : December 12, 1976.
It is hard to imagine that it wasn’t good to be the King, but Elvis Presley, although he dominated radio, had successful movies and smash tv specials, the amount of money that passed through his hands made him the biggest individual driver of the American economy – supporting the recording and movie industry as much as in his private life, he hired his extended family and lucky outsiders who made his inner circle.
Elvis Presley didn’t go to church because he didn’t want to disrupt the service.
Elvis Presley also didn’t care for how all the Preachers and Minsters had their hands out for money – and certainly, there was no comfort in their religion.
Elvis Presley publicly maintained that he was a Christian and that is really all that it takes for a person to be a member of a group – he did explore and study a range of religions = he had a lot of Jewish friends and he was deeply into eastern philosophies much to the disinterest of his inner circle who wanted to party and not have Elvis read -preach and try to spiritualize the group around him, probably as a means to reduce his guilt at the rather hedonistic life he did lead – offset by his extreme generosity to a wide range of charity groups.
Mostly. it’s getting away from that binary thinking and Elvis could have done better if he had stood up for his aspirations, and that was the biggest issue I think for him – everyone thought Elvis was an alpha male, but he really wasn’t – he was the guy in the corner with a guitar and he managed to be so good that the centre of attention shifted to him, rather than him stepping up into it.
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 15 – Las Vegas December 2nd – December 12th 1976
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The Wake and Aftermath

1979

Paul McCartney & Wings performed in Birmingham, England on their farewell tour.  Robert Plant and John Bonham of Led Zeppelin were among the fans in attendance.

1981

Barry Manilow’s 11th career #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart remained there for a third week–“The Old Songs”.  Manilow had spent a total of 20 weeks at #1 all told.

Foreigner chalked up a third week at #2 with “Waiting For A Girl Like You”, although most stations had it #1.  There were two great new Top 10’s–Quarterflash with “Harden My Heart” at #9 and “Don’t Stop Believin'” from Journey.

The great rock album by Foreigner was #1 for a fourth week.  Ghost in the Machine from the Police remained second with Tattoo You from the Rolling Stones and Escape by Journey holding their positions.  The rest of the Top 10:  Raise!  from Earth, Wind & Fire, Physical at 6 for Olivia Newton-John, Stevie Nicks was at #7 for the fourth week with Bella Donna, AC/DC debuted at #8 with For Those About to Rock We Salute YouAbacab held steady for Genesis and Rush was at #10 again with Exit…Stage Left.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983

Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Say Say Say’. It was Jackson’s 10th No.1 (solo & The Jackson’s) and McCartney’s 29th, (solo and The Beatles).

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1985
47-year-old Ian Stewart, the “Pete Best” of The Rolling Stones, died of a heart attack in his doctor’s waiting room. He left the band in May of 1963 when manager Andrew Loog Oldham felt that he didn’t fit the bad boy image of the group, but continued to work with them as a road manager and played keyboards on most of The Stones’ essential albums from the 1960s until the 1980s.
Dionne Warwick celebrates her 45th birthday by receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1987
He should be forgotten, but Michael Jackson–“The Way You Make Me Feel” was the new #1 song on the R&B chart.
George Michael moved into the #1 spot vacated by Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven Is A Place On Earth” with the title track from Faith.
 For the fourth week, Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes enjoyed the #1 Adult Contemporary hit with “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life”.
1991
Cynthia Lennon, as well as Sean and Yoko Ono, attended the funeral of John Lennon’s Aunt Mimi (Smith). Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr all sent floral arrangements. During the service, the funeral home played “Imagine”.
1992
Michael Bolton made it five weeks at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with the former Bee Gees hit “To Love Somebody”.
The count was up to three for weeks at #1 for Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You”.  Although Shai didn’t know it at the time, they would have to settle for #2 with “If I Ever Fall In Love”.
The Soundtrack to “The Bodyguard” moved to #1 on the Album chart, ahead of Eric Clapton’s Unplugged.  Michael Bolton remained at #4 with Timeless (The Classics) and Garth Brooks turned around with The Chase.  Amy Grant moved from 14 to 6 with Home for Christmas and Garth Brooks’ Christmas album Beyond the Season was #10.
1995
The Beatles released their first new song in 25 years “Free As A Bird”.
Hip hop artist Darren Robinson died age 28. He was also known as Buffy, The Human Beat Box, and DJ Doctor Nice and was a member of the 1980s hip hop group The Fat Boys. He, along with Doug E. Fresh and others, were pioneers of beatboxing, a form of vocal percussion used in many rap groups throughout the 1980s and 1990s.
1997
John Fogerty began recording a two-hour television special for MTV (his live album Premonition) in Burbank, California.
Double Live by Garth Brooks continued to set the pace on the Album chart with the new Metallica–Garage Inc. second.  These Are Special Times from Celine Dion was #3 while Jewel slipped with Spirit.  The Backstreet Boys re-entered the Top 10 after 68 weeks of release with their debut.
1998:  A seven-inch single by the Quarrymen (John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison) was destined to be the rarest record of all-time, and it was named as just that in the Rare Record Price Guide 2014.  The group paid to record the single which was essentially a pep talk to salesmen at EMI Records.  Just 50 copies were made with each valued at $20,500.
1998
A seven inch single by The Quarry Men, featuring John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison, was named as the rarest record of all time. Only 50 copies were made with each one being valued at 10,000 Pounds ($20,500).
A recording of a 1963 Beatles concert was sold at auction at Christies in London for £25,300, ($41,500). The tape of The Beatles’ 10-song concert was recorded by the chief technician at the Gaumont Theatre in Bournemouth during one of six consecutive nights which The Beatles had played. Also sold for £5,195 ($8,500), was a set of autographs of five Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Pete Best, and Stuart Sutcliffe. The autographs had been obtained by a fan in Liverpool in 1961.
Bruce Springsteen won a £2 million court battle to ban an album of his early songs. The case revolved around a dispute over copyright ownership between Bruce and a former manager.
1999
 Celine Dion’s compilation All the Way, A Decade of Song was the #1 album.
Rick Danko died in his sleep at his home near Woodstock, New York. The Canadian guitarist and singer joined The Hawks in 1963 who went on to work as Bob Dylan’s backing band, (with Robbie Robertson, Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson). Renamed The Band who released their 1968 debut Music from Big Pink (featuring the single ‘The Weight’). The Band released the 1978 concert film-documentary triple-LP soundtrack ‘The Last Waltz.’
A war of words broke out between Cliff Richard and George Michael after George branded Cliff Richards hit ‘Millennium Prayer’ as ‘vile’. Cliff hit back by saying that his single was a Christian celebration.
2000
Eminem went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Stan’ featuring British singer Dido. ‘Stan’ was No.1 in eleven countries. Dido’s lyrics are actually a sample of the opening lines from her song ‘Thank You’.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

December 12, 2003
Mick Jagger was knighted by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace. Jagger’s 92 year-old father was in attendance to see his son receive the award.
The Presley Pictures  “Roustabout”, “King Creole”, “Blue Hawaii” and “Paradise, Hawaiian Style” were released on DVD.
2004
One of three RCA microphones used by radio station KWKH for the historic Elvis Presley appearance at the Louisiana Hayride was sold for $37,500. The microphone was one of three used during 50 performances by Elvis Presley when he performed for the radio show in Shreveport from 1954 to 1956.
2005
Queen overtook The Beatles to become the third most successful act of all time. Sales in 2005 showed that Queen had now overtaken The Beatles to make it into third place, spending 1,755 weeks on the British singles and album charts. The Beatles slipped to fourth place, with 1,749 weeks. Elvis had spent 2,574 weeks on the singles and album charts, making him number one in the Top 100 most successful acts of all time. Sir Cliff Richard remained in second place, clinching 1,982 weeks.
2007
Ike Turner, suffered a fatal heart attack at the age of 76.  His “Rocket 88” is a contender for first rock n roll song, but his role as one of Rock and Roll’s most innovative architects was overshadowed by his image as the man who abused his former wife and singing partner Tina Turner.
A copy of John Lennon’s book, A Spaniard in the Works, which contained a lock of Lennon’s hair, sold at Gorringes Auction House for $48,000. Lennon gave the book and the hair to Betty Glasow, the Fab Four’s hairdresser during their heyday. He wrote in the book, “To Betty, Lots of Love and Hair, John Lennon xx.”
Led Zeppelin played their first concert in 19 years, at London’s 02 Arena as part of the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones were joined on stage by Jason Bonham, the son of their late drummer John Bonham. More than one million people had taken part in a ballot for the 20,000 tickets available for the show with all proceeds going to Ahmet’s own charity. Zeppelin performed 16 songs including two encores. A number of celebrities attended the gig including Dave Grohl, Jeff Beck, Brian May, David Gilmour, The Edge, Peter Gabriel, Mick Jagger, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Jerry Hall, Priscilla Presley and Paris Hilton.
2008
The Associated Press reported that the US military used loud music to “create fear, disorient and prolong capture shock” for prisoners at military detention centers at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Among the songs blasted 24 hours a day were ‘Born In The USA’ by Bruce Springsteen, ‘Hell’s Bells’ by AC/DC, ‘White America’ by Eminem, ‘The Theme From Sesame Street’ and ‘I Love You’ from the Barney and Friends children’s TV show.
2009
Paul Anka denied accusations by his estranged wife Anna Yeager that he threatened her with a gun during a domestic dispute. Police decided not to take any action after no evidence of wrongdoing was found. The pair had married just eighteen months earlier.

 2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2010

The original hand-written lyrics to Bob Dylan’s ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’ sold at a New York auction for $422,500 (£267,400). Adam Sender, a hedge fund manager and art collector, outbid five others, placing telephone bids. The song, one of Dylan’s most politically charged, was the title track of his 1964 album.

2011
Barry Manilow entered a Los Angeles hospital to have ripped abductor muscles repaired on both hips. He was quoted as saying, “That’s what you get when you jump around to ‘Copacabana’ for 30 years!”
A copy of The Beatles ‘Love Me Do’ 1962 Demonstration Record sold for $17,339.31 during a 10-day eBay auction. According to the seller, this original demo was the ‘Holy Grail’ of Beatles items.
2012
Google Inc. announced that “Whitney Houston” was the top search of the year following her untimely death on February 11th. Korean rapper PSY’s “Gangnam Style” music video was second, followed by “Superstorm Sandy”.
2013

A spokeswoman for Apple records confirmed the release of 59 rare and unheard Beatles recordings in a bid to stop their copyright protection expiring. EU law protects recordings for 70 years, but only if they get an official release. Otherwise, the copyright period lasts 50 years. In the case of The Beatles, that means the master tape for their 1963 debut album “Please Please Me” is protected until 2033, but the unreleased session tapes for that album are not.

Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow announced that The Beatles, Kris Kristofferson and The Isley Brothers were among the artists to be honored with the Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award at a special ceremony the night before the 56th Annual Grammys in January.

2014
 2015
Janis Joplin’s psychedelic 1965 Porsche sold for $1.76 million at RM Sotheby’s car auction in New York City. The car was originally expected to fetch between $400,000 and $600,000.

2016

Live like, The King, Elvis Presley in one of his former homes

2017

74-year-old Gayla Peevey was on hand to welcome another hippopotamus to the Oklahoma City Zoo, more than sixty years after her song about wanting one for Christmas helped raise $3,000 to purchase the facility’s first one. She was also was there in December 1953 when the Nile hippopotamus Mathilda arrived, and her recording of “I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas” has since gone on to become a Christmas favorite.

Suzanna Leigh, Elvis Presley’s Co-Star in ‘Paradise, Hawaiian Style dies

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2018

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