Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis
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The Updated for 2018 are:
- Added the Elvis Era Headers to the post, and
- the following updates to the original Daily Elvis Post:
Columbia Records started the first mass production of the 33-RPM long player. The new format could contain a maximum of 23 minutes of music per side versus the three minutes that could be squeezed on to a 78 RPM disc.
1949 – 1977
The Sun Records Rockabilly Era
June 18, 1955
Jimmy Young was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of ‘Unchained Melody’, (a theme for the obscure prison film Unchained and a hit for the Righteous Brothers in 1965, and an Elvis 70s concert showstopper).
Elvis performed at the Big D Jamboree, Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
June 18, 1956
At Audobon Drive with June
June 18, 1957
Jailhouse Rock Post-production
Presley Fans Keep Studio From Chopping Sideburns By ALINE MOSBY United Press Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (UP) —
Elvis Presley was All Shook Up with gratitude today. Durned if fans didn’t keep MGM Studio from chopping off his famous sideburns and bangs. MGM figured on giving Elvis a crewcut and shaving off those side whiskers because he plays a convict in “Jailhouse Rock”, the third movie on the agenda of the Presley . steamroller through Hollywood. But this caused the biggest crisis in the movie business since Lassie was exposed as a she: Four thousand post cards and letters from Presley fans poured into MGM, begging that the studio let their hero act with his original hair hanging around his sensual- looking face. His Trademark A Fortville, Ind., mother wrote “We love him at our house. Elvis has had more criticism than anyone but his loyal fans stand by.”
The Military Service Disruption
June 18, 1959
Elvis in Paris with Lamar, Rex and Charlie Hodge.
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
June 18, 1962
Priscilla visits from Germany for 2 weeks.
June 18, 1963
Paul McCartney celebrates his 21st birthday at the home of his Aunt Ginny (referred to as Aunty Gin in “Let ‘Em In”), along with various friends, relatives and the other Beatles.
Elvis Presley’s single “(You’re The) Devil In Disguise” / “Please Don’t Drag That String Around” released.
The Devil in Disguise,peaked at number three in the US on the Billboard singles chart on August 10, 1963 and number nine on the Billboard Rhythm and Blues singles chart, becoming his last top ten single on the Rhythm and Blues charts in the USA. when the song was debuted to a British audience on the BBC television show Juke Box Jury, the celebrity guest John Lennon voted the song “a miss” stating on the new song that Elvis Presley was “like Bing Crosby now”. The song went on to reach number 1 in the UK for a single week.The song also topped Japan’s Utamatic record chart in the fall of 1963.
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)||1|
|Canada (CHUM Chart)||1|
|Finland (Finnish Singles Chart)||1|
|French Singles (SNICP)||1|
|Germany (Official German Charts)||2|
|Netherlands (Single Top 100)||1|
|New Zealand Singles (NZFPI)||3|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||1|
|US Billboard Hot 100||3|
|US Hot R&B Sides||9|
“Please Don’t Drag that String Around, did not chart; and “Devil in Disguise” re-charted in 2005, but did not break the Top 10.
Elvis with fans at The Memphian Movie theatre
Elvis in rehearsals at Binder-Howe Productions office.
June 18, 1964
Touring Australia The Beatles played at Sydney Stadium in Sydney. This was Paul McCartney 22nd birthday and after the show his guests included 17 girls who were winners of the Daily Mirrors ‘Why I would like to be a guest at a Beatles birthday party’ competition.
Presley’s return to the charts: For the First Time in the three years since The Beatles rocketed to fame and fortune, the English hit parade has been topped by that figure out of the past, Elvis Presley. His “Crying in the Chapel” displaced Briton Sandie Shaw’s “long Live Love”, according to a recent weekly report, at the top of the pile.
The best The Beatles could do was take 24th place, with “Ticket to Ride”. The Beatles recent appearance on the queen’s birthday honors list, creating them members of the Order of the British Empire, cannot be expected to do much for their dwindled popularity. One teen-age girl, for example, said of The Beatles favor at the royal hand, “They’ve become respectable, and I don’t want anything to more to do with them.”
All along, of course, we knew that even The Beatles would have their day and be replaced. But we did not expect to see so ancient a figure as Elvis Presley rise to occupy the Beatles’ vacated throne – and in the Beatles home country! Isn’t anything certain any more, even the fickleness of addicts to popular records?
June 18, 1965
The final cut of Harum Scarum is screened for studio executives, and the Colonel, aghast, declares “It would take a fifty-fifth cousin to P.T. Barnum to sell this picture… The best thing to do is to book it fast, get the money, then try again.”
Elvis’ father’s day telegram to Frank Sinatra
June 18, 1966
Frank Sinatra’s “Strangers In The Night” overtook The Rolling Stones‘ “Paint It Black” as the best selling single in the US.
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
June 18, 1972
“Live at Madison Square Garden” is released days after the concerts. It was certified Gold on August 4, 1972, Platinum on May 20, 1988, 2x Platinum on March 27, 1992 and 3x Platinum on July 15, 1999 by the RIAA. Along with Aloha from Hawaii: Via Satellite it ranked as the top 1970’s RCA live album by Elvis Presley.
Elvis performed at the Tarrant County Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas.
June 18, 1973
Elvis attended screenings at either the Memphian or the Crosstown almost every night of the month until he had to go on tour again on the twentieth.
June 18, 1974
Elvis performed at the Louisiana State University Assembly Center, Raton Rouge, Louisiana.
June 18, 1975
Elvis Presley in Mid-South Hospital in Memphis, supposedly to have “an extensive eye examination, actually underwent a face-lift.
June 18, 1976
ABBA gave a special live performance in Stockholm for Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and Silvia Sommerlath on the eve of their wedding.
June 18, 1977
The Beatles’ “Live At The Hollywood Bowl”, recorded in August, 1964 and August, 1965, rose to the top of the UK album chart. Across the pond, it would climb to #2 on the Billboard Hot 200.
Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten was slashed on his face and hands by knife-wielding youths on a London street. They objected to the Pistols’ anti-monarchist song “God Save the Queen”. The next day, another member of the Pistols, Paul Cook, was beaten by a gang armed with iron pipes.
Elvis performed at the Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri. He seemed tired but announced to the crowd: ” In spite of what you may hear or you may read, we’re here, and we’re healthy and we’re doing what we enjoy doing.”
“It isn’t a pretty sight to behold a crumbling phenomenon. Urged on and on around the country by fans who rely on his past glories to fuel their image of him, Elvis is like a bull in the ring. He belongs to the crowd – and they refuse to let him go.”
“Photoplay” magazine awarded Elvis Presley with its Gold Medal Award For Favorite Variety Star and Favorite Rock Music Star.
The Wake and Aftermath
1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
Geraldo show Did Elvis Presley fake his death?
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
Ray Charles’ funeral was held at the First AME Church in Los Angeles. Stevie Wonder, Glen Campbell, B.B. King, Wynton Marsalis, and Willie Nelson performed during the service. Non-performing mourners included Clint Eastwood, Berry Gordy, Jr., and Little Richard.
2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
Daily Highlight for 2018
Mary Kathleen Selph was killed in an auto accident on July 18, 1972 at the age of 20.
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