Daily Elvis: January 2

Give us this day, January 2, our daily Elvis

The first issue of The Melody Maker magazine went on sale in the UK. Advertised as being for “all who are interested in the production of popular music,” the first issue featured dance band news, a story about ukuleles and how to read music by sight.

Tupelo, Mississippi


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

January 2, 1938

Vernon in prison


The Andrews Sisters recorded “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.”

Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

January 2, 1945
Berry Street – “Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

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

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

Memphis, Tennessee

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

Sept 2o 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954

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


The Sun Records Rockabilly Era


January 2, 1954

Eddie Calvert started a nine-week run at No.1 on the UK singles with ‘Oh, Mein Papa.’ This was the first No.1 to be recorded at Abbey Road studios in London and stayed at the top of the charts for 9 weeks.

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

January 2, 1955

Johnny Ace, who died December 24, 1954 in a “be careful/it’s not loaded” “Russian Roulette”  incident was buried at the Clayton Temple AME Church in Memphis. More than 5,000 mourners attended, including pallbearers Little Junior Parker, Wille Mae Thornton, Roscoe Gordon, and B.B. King. Ace was formerly in King’s band before joining the Beale Streeters.

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis and Red West returned to Memphis to began a 5 day tour with Johnny Cash and others.
Elvis performed at the High School, Charleston, Mississippi, where he was billed as “The King of Western Bop.”
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The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive May 11 1956 to March 1957.
January 2, 1957
Harry Belafonte’s version of the traditional Jamaican Folk song “Banana Boat” (Day-O) enters the Hot 100 where it will peak at #5 next March.
Jackie Wilson recorded his last sides with Billy Ward and his Dominoes (including “To Each His Own”) for Decca before embarking on his tremendous solo career.
 The Presleys lived at Graceland
Elvis got a letter from the Colonel, who lectured him about the responsibilities of being a star. Elvis had complained about requests for local appearances and wanted his manager to deal with that.

The Military Service Disruption

January 2, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

Elvis called George Klein in Memphis. He made regular calls to friends at home, especially Anita Wood.

January 2, 1960

Military Service in Germany

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

Elvis requested leave to go to Paris.

This is the leave of absence request that allowed Elvis to spend two weeks in France in January of 1960. Elvis took a few friends with him to France to study under the famous martial arts instructor Tetsuji Murakami, a Master of the Japanese Shotokan technique. Elvis and his friends also caught a performance by the American Gospel group, the Golden Gate Quartet.

Elvis Presley : Leave of absence request : January 2, 1960

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

Elvis flew back to Los Angeles with Sonny West, Charlie Hodge, Alan Fortas, and Gene Smith for Wild in the Country to resume production.
January 2, 1962
After refusing to sign an oath that says they have never been members of the Communist party, the American Folk group, The Weavers are removed from the line-up of NBC-TV’s Jack Parr Show.

January 2, 1963

Priscilla Visit

January 2, 1964
January 2, 1965
Elvis Presley went to No.1 on the US album chart with the soundtrack from ‘Roustabout,’ Presley’s eighth No.1.
It was his last LP released in both stereo and mono; with the mono version being rarer. It was certified Gold on May 20, 1988 by the Recording Industry Association of America. 
The album would be Presley’s final soundtrack to reach number one and his next number one album would be 1973’s Aloha From Hawaii: Via Satellite.
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 Elvis Presley’s soundtrack “Roustabout” was knocked out of first place the next week by the Beatles’ “Beatles ’65.”

January 2, 1966
This was the date of Elvis’ new agreement with the Colonel, which for the first time explicitly recognized that they were engaged in what amounted to a partnership or joint venture.
January 2, 1968
Newark, NJ, police confiscated a shipment of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s album “Two Virgins” owing to the album featuring a nude cover.
Elvis Gold Records volume 4 was released: a compilation of hit singles released between 1961 and 1967, peaking at number 33 on the Billboard 200. It was certified Gold on March 27, 1992 by the Recording Industry Association of America.
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January 2, 1969
In London, The Beatles gathered at Twickenham Studios to begin rehearsals for their new project, conceived by Paul McCartney and tentatively titled “Get Back.” The resulting film and album were released as “Let It Be” after the band broke up, and the Beatles went on to record one more studio album, “Abbey Road.”

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

January 2, 1970
January 2, 1971
George Harrison became the first solo Beatle to have a #1 album in the US when “All Things Must Pass” went to the top of the Billboard chart for a seven week stay. It was eventually certified 6x Platinum by the RIAA and was ranked #437 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
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RCA released “Elvis Country (I’m 10,000 Years Old)”  it reached number 12 on the Billboard 200. It peaked at number six in the United Kingdom, selling over one million copies worldwide. It was certified Gold on December 1, 1977 by the Recording Industry Association of America.
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Elvis generally worked song by song and this was the only attempt at a cohesive album and the song snippets used as a bridge between tracks turned it into a concept album. This cover was more than the usual Elvis face shot of the 50s and 60s or the Jumpsuit Shots of the other 1970s albums, and is the only by Elvis statement cover: his iconic childhood picture, Americana Roots.
 January 2, 1973
January 2, 1974
US country singer, actor and radio presenter Tex Ritter died of a heart attack when he was trying to bail a member of his band from a jail in Nashville. His song ‘High Noon’ won an Oscar for Best Song in 1952.
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RCA did a series of “Legendary Performer” for most of their label artists getting 1 LP of rare material not deemed suitable for release at the time of recording. Ultimately, four volumes of Presley’s outtakes and live recordings, along with interviews were released over the next decade in the RCA A Legendary Performer series, the only artist besides Glenn Miller to have multiple volumes issued in that series.
There was also an LP sized book of newspaper clippings and studio paperwork.
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 It was certified Gold on January 8, 1975 and Platinum and 2x Platinum on July 15, 1999 by the RIAA. The album opens with his first recording from 1954, “That’s All Right“, the song that started his recording career at Sun Records.
January 2, 1975
U.S. District Court Judge Richard Owen ruled in New York, that John Lennon and his lawyers will have access to Department of Immigration files pertaining to his deportation case.
January 2, 1976
January 2, 1977

The Wake and Aftermath


The trial of ex-Sex Pistol, Sid Vicious for the October 1978 murder of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen, opened in New York City. Vicious died of a heroin overdose before the trial was complete.


US singer Larry Williams was found dead from a gunshot wound to his head in his Los Angeles, California home aged 45. Williams had the 1957 US No.5 & UK No. 21 single ‘Short Fat Fannie.’ Also known for ‘Bony Moronie’ and ‘Dizzy Miss Lizzy.’ The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Dr. Feelgood, Flying Burrito Brothers, Johnny Winter, Little Richard, The Who, Ritchie Valens and Bill Haley & His Comets all covered his songs

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

Tom Jones made a guest appearance on Late Night With David Letterman, performing his comeback tune, “Kiss”, a song he recorded with The Art of Noise. It was his first US hit in almost a dozen years.
Record Mirror published a chart of last years Top UK singles artists. No.1 was Kylie Minogue, No.2, Bros, No.3, Yazz, No.4 Tiffany, No.5, Phil Collins, No.6, Cliff Richard, No.7, Erasure, No.8, Pet Shop Boys, No.9, Belinda Carlisle, and No.10, Wet Wet Wet.
Actor Alan Hale, Jr. died of thyroid cancer at the age of 71. (Gilligan’s Island, Biff Baker U.S.A., Casey Jones, Hang ‘Em High, Young At Heart, Johnny Dangerously, The North Avenue Irregulars, There Was a Crooked Man, Tiger By the Tail, Bullet for a Badman, Advance to the Rear, The Lady Takes a Flyer)
Robert Wagner and Alan Hale Jr with Elvis on October 5, 1956:

Meat Loaf started a three week run at the top of the UK album chart with “Bat Out Of Hell II – Back Into Hell”. The LP, which featured the single “I’d Do Anything for Love”, also topped the charts in the US and Australia and has sold more than 14 million copies world-wide.
Soul singer Isaac Hayes topped the UK chart with a tune called “Chocolate Salty Balls”, using the exaggerated deep voice of Chef, his character in the animated TV series South Park.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


The Essential Elvis Presley is a greatest hits collection by American rock and roll icon Elvis Presley. The album was released as a two-disc set on January 2, 2007 by RCA Records as a part of Sony BMG‘s The Essential series and was later released by RCA and Legacy Recordings as a Limited Edition 3.0 three-disc set.

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In the Netherlands the album was released as The Dutch Collection, which topped the albums chart in that country, while The Essential Elvis Presley topped the albums chart in Sweden. Although not as successful as other releases in The Essential series, the album was certified gold in three countries. In the U.S. it was certified Gold on 8/4/2010 and Platinum on 3/3/2016 by the RIAA.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Elvis Presley’s private planes to be auctioned off – Jan. 2, 2015


Dear Stanley Brothers: if you had been doing your jobs, he might not have died that night

seriously, this is not a topic you want attention on eh?

Adele was at No.1 on the US album chart with her third studio album 25. The album was a massive commercial success, debuting at No.1 in more than 25 markets and broke first-week sales records in multiple countries, including the United Kingdom and United States; in the US, the album sold 3.38 million copies in its first week of release, marking the largest single-week sales for an album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking point-of-sale music purchases in 1991.



Restaurant news: Chuy’s schedules annual Elvis Birthday Bash

For years, Austin-born Tex-Mex chain Chuy’s has celebrated the birthday of ElvisPresley with music, food, and fun. On Monday, Jan. 8 the chain will once again be throwing its annual Elvis Birthday Bash at all nine of the chain’s Houston locations.

Legends in Concert presents ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO ELVIS …

Elvis Presley performed twice in SD the year of his death


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Daily Elvis: October 21

Give us this day, October 21, Our Daily Elvis


A “Saturday Evening Post” advertisement offered a chance to buy a two-sided record from Columbia.

Tupelo, Mississippi


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

October 21, 1938

Vernon in prison

Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

October 21 1945
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

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

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

Memphis, Tennessee


Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

October 21, 1948

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

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

 October 21, 1954

October 21, 1955

Elvis performed at the Missouri Theatre , St. Louis, Missouri at 7.00 and 9.30 p.m on a show bill with Lester Wilburn
Roy Acuff, Kitty Wells, Johnnie & Jack, The Smokey Mountain Boys, The Tennessee MT Boys, P&P & His Jug Band
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis was visited by Juan Juanico for a couple of days. Because of the many fans around the house they stayed inside for most of the time. However during the night Elvis and June did go out to see some newsreel footage at the local theater. Unfortunately fans saw the limousine and vandalized it.
October 21, 1957
Jailhouse Rock opens in USA theatres
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“Jailhouse Rock” becomes Elvis Presley‘s ninth Billboard chart topper in the last year and a half. Rolling Stone magazine would later rank it as #67 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time and it was named as one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
 The Military Service Disruption

October 21, 1958
Buddy Holly was at the Pythian Temple Studios in New York for the last time, taping “It Doesn’t Matter Any More”, “Raining In My Heart”, “Moondreams”, and “True Love Ways”.
At Master Recorders in Hollywood, Ricky Nelson recorded “It’s Late.” At a later date, the Jordanaires overdubbed background vocals for the track.
Elvis Presley released the single “One Night” b/w “I Got Stung.”

Military Service in Germany

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

October 21, 1959


Military Service in Germany: Elvis’ unit on manoeuvres called Big Lift at the military training area in Wildflecken near the Swiss border.
Feb 3 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

October 21, 1960

Elvis flew to Los Angeles with Joe Esposito, Charlie Hodge and Billy Smith. The other guys went by car.

Elvis hired Marty Lacker.

ElvisWorld: Marty Lacker

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Also new in the house was Scatter, a chimpanzee. Elvis got the chimp from Captain Bill Killebrew. The monkey was trained to “drive a car” . Elvis and the guys really enjoyed the things the chimp did, unlike some of the girls around.

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October 21, 1962
Cliff Richard appeared on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Kate Smith, Rip Taylor, Wayne & Shuster and Dave Barry also performed on the program.
Bob Dylan records his first album, “Bob Dylan”, for Columbia Records. The LP featured the 20-year-old singer accompanied only by his guitar and harmonica. The recording is done in one day and productions costs were held to $400.
Girls Girls Girls opens in theatres
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October 21, 1963
October 21, 1964
The movie musical “My Fair Lady” made its world premier in New York.
Bill Black, leader of Bill Black’s Combo and Elvis Presley’s original bass player, died from a brain tumor. Black’s biggest solo hit was “White Silver Sands”, an instrumental that made it into the US Top Ten in 1960.
Elvis was quoted in the Commercial Appeal as saying that Bill ” was a great man and a person that everyone loved. This comes as such a shock to me that I can hardly explain how much I loved Bill”.
Elvis didn’t attend the funeral, as he was afraid of causing disruption.
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Bill Black played stand up bass, and he knew how to work an audience. You slapped that bass, spun it around, dance with it like it’s a gal, ride it like a hog and never ever – miss a lick.
Bill Black worked at day job and played clubs with the Starlight Wranglers, a country band with Scotty Moore. Neither was impressed with the greasy boy in the pink suit when he showed up with his battered starter guitar.
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Elvis Presley wanted to be Tony Curtis and Dean Martin, a sentimental playboy crooner. All those wrong elements came together when Elvis dug deeper than that shallow dream and into the music that really mattered – finding a bit a happy in an otherwise bleak life – rock n roll – a fusion of country/blues imbued with a gospel fervor, profaning the sacred and putting Women’s Sexuality on Public Display.

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Elvis, Scotty and Bill recorded those first pivotal sides. DJ Fontana joined in at the hayride and gave Elvis a burlesque beat.

Bill, Scotty and DJ appear in Love Me Tender and Loving You and Jailhouse Rock as band members or session musicians.

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As much as Elvis Presley was noted by up n commers in music or movies to give advise and often a hand up – networking introductions – There is no way around it. Elvis screwed over Scotty and Bill – and his music suffered for it.

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Bill Black and Scotty Moore stayed pals but had separate careers. Bill formed a combo and opened for The Beatles on their north american tour.

If Bill had lived, I doubt he would have played the 68 special and probably Scotty wouldn’t have either. DJ Fontana would have.
But the magic of that show wasn’t the production numbers – it was mostly that bit in the round of Elvis face to face with 2 of the three guys he started with. The crowning part was Elvis alone in the boxer ring round, proving he was the It Performer.
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The American TV music show Shindig! features The Kingsmen performing their hits, “Louie Louie”, “Money” and “Jolly Green Giant”. Also appearing were Joe Tex, The Dave Clark Five, Brenda Holloway and Eddie Rambeau.
October 21, 1966
Easy Come, Easy Go Production
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October 21, 1967
Elvis in  Arizona for Stay Away, Joe 
October 21, 1968
The Trouble with Girls
October 21, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

At the Schwartz and Ableser Jewelry Elvis picked up one more TCB pendant without the chain.
Only 2 days ago he had bought 12 and 1 day before another 10, all with the chains.
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October 21, 1971
Elvis arrives at the Laboratory for the Patrica Parker Paternity suit – Peter Parker, her baby, is not Elvis’.
October 21, 1972
Curtis Mayfield started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with soundtrack to ‘Superfly’.
Seventeen years after having hits with some of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s most memorable classics, Chuck Berry his first and only US and UK was “My Ding-a-Ling”, a college novelty song about masturbation.  It was recorded live at Coventry Lanchester Polytechnic in England as part of the Lanchester Arts Festival, for which Berry turned up an hour and a half late.  It blocked Elvis’ Burning Love single from #1, and he’d not have another #1 during his lifetime.
From October 8 to the end of the month, Elvis watched movies at the Memphian or the Crosstown.
October 21, 1973

Elvis in Memphis Baptist Memorial Hospital. Linda Thompson stayed in the room with him.

Romances: Linda Thompson

Queen’s single “Killer Queen” was released.
Dr Ghanem ordered a series of tests to determine the cause of Elvis’ intestinal problems. These turned up a ” nonpenetrating ulcer crater” along with “edematous mucosal folds”. Elvis stayed in a special wing of Dr. Ghanem’s home, for celebrity patients. Elvis had to go through a new “sleep diet”, consisted of liquid nourishment and sedated rest.
Elvis had contractual commitments to RCA and the Colonel had come up with several ideas to fulfill these.
A collection of movie title tracks, an album especially for children and so forth. RCA had not yet responded to any of his suggestions, so now the Colonel went to RCA with a telegram from Elvis:
” I would like to work on an album for early ’76 release, where I would do a combination, part conventional and part live from Las Vegas, during my Dec. 2-15 engagement. This would give a much better flavor with all the new material. Best regards, Elvis”  Nothing came from this suggestion.

Get Lo

 Milo High flies Elvis’ aunt, Delta Biggs, and Mike McGregor to Boston to pick up Elvis’ chow. Get Lo, who has been recuperating at the New England Institute for Comparative Medicine veterinary hospital in West Boylston for almost three months.

The 21st October show was in the city Kalamazoo Wings Stadium and Elvis wore the Ace Of Spades Suit for the first time since nearly two year to the date of its debut but this time with the V-Neck suit belt
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Date: 21 Oct 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Kalamazoo, MI.
Wings Stadium
Tickets: 7,500
Costume: King Of Spades (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
Jailhouse Rock
Help Me
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
America The Beautiful
[band introductions]

Early Mornin’ Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love LEtters
Hail Hail Rock n’ Roll
Hound Dog
Blue Christmas
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 25 – October 14th – October 27th 1976
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“Bat Out Of Hell” was released by Meat Loaf.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

A television special called The Carl Perkins and Friends Show, marked the 30th anniversary of the song “Blue Suede Shoes”. The event featured Carl Perkins, the song’s writer, along with Dave Edmunds, Eric Clapton, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
The erotic photograph book, “Sex,” was released by Madonna. The first run of 500,000 copies sold out.
Lisa Marie Presley gives birth to Elvis’  second grandchild, first grandson. She and 1st husband Danny Keough name the baby Benjamin Storm Keough.
The Guinness Book Of Records announced that Elton John’s “Candle In The Wind” (Princess Diana version) was now the biggest selling single record of all time in the US and the UK, with 31.8 million sales in the first 40 days after its release. The all-time sales leader world wide is Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas”.
U.S. President Bill Clinton signed the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998, extending the duration of U.S. copyrights by 20 years. Copyrights had lasted for the life of the author plus 50 years. The new act allows copyrights to last the life of the author plus 70 years in the case of individual works, or 75 to 95 years in the case of works of corporate authorship and works first published before January 1, 1978.
Concerts at Madison Square Garden and the RFK stadium in Washington were expected to raise millions in funds for the victims of the Sept 11th attacks. Stars who appeared included Michael Jackson, Tom Petty, Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, and The Who

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

Three Dog Night vocalist Cory Wells died suddenly at the age of 74. His lead vocals on “Eli’s Coming”, “Mama Told Me Not To Come”, “Shambala” and “Never Been To Spain” helped the band achieve twenty-one Billboard Top 40 hits and place eleven albums on the Billboard 200 chart.
Sony releases the second Elvis with Symphony: The Wonder of You – and also concert tours with local orchestras.
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The Wonder of You is a compilation album by American singer Elvis Presley (1935–77). It was released on October 21, 2016 by RCA Records and Legacy Recordings. The album features archival vocal recordings of Elvis accompanied by new orchestral arrangements by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, recorded at the Abbey Road Studios. It also features a duet with German singer Helene Fischer.
The album debuted at #1 on the UK Albums Chart earning a BPI Silver award in its debut week with sales of 63,500

It is Elvis’ 13th UK number-one album, making him the solo artist with most UK number-one albums (and overall only behind The Beatles with 15 number-one albums).[5] Elvis also extended the record for most UK top 10 albums, with The Wonder of You becoming his 52nd top 10 album.[6] It became the year’s 5th top selling album, and the biggest seller by a US artist, the top four being Adele “25”, Coldplay’s “A Head Full Of Dreams”, Justin Bieber’s “Purpose”, and Michael Ball & Alfie Boe’s “Together” (three UK artists and a Canadian). Finally, it was also the #2 album released in the UK in 2016, after “Together” and by extension, the top selling album released in 2016 by a non UK artist.

In the United States, the album debuted at #1 in the Billboard Classical Chart, making it Presley’s second stay at the top on that chart, after last year’s “If I can dream”. It has thus far remained inside that chart’s Top 20 for 21 weeks.

Worldwide, and according to the Mediatraffic Global Chart Report March 8, 2017, the album has thus far sold 725,000 units.

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