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The Updated for 2018 are:
- Added the Elvis Era Headers to the original post,
- Our Daily Elvis, along with:
- the following updates to the original Daily Elvis Post:
July 13, 1924
“Hillbilly singer” Vernon Dalhart recorded “The Wreck Of The Old 97.” It was the first Southern song to become a national success in the U.S., eventually selling more than 7 million copies.
1949 – 1977
The Sun Records Rockabilly Era
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
Elvis remained in Biloxi for most of July. Vernon and Gladys arrived in Biloxi too to visit their son.
The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive
July 13, 1957
Anita Wood had dinner at Graceland with Elvis and his parents.
The Military Service Disruption
July 13, 1958
Military service at Fort Hood in Texas., for Advanced Tank Training as part of the Second Armored Division. He was stationed there for six months.
The Presleys live in a rented house off base with his parents, his grandmother Minnie, cousins Gene and Junior Smith, and friend Lamar Fike.
July 13, 1959
The movie “Hound-Dog Man,” starring Fabian, Stuart Whitman, Carol Lynley, Arthur O’Connell, and Dodie Stevens, began production.
Paul Anka‘s “Lonely Boy” was the number one song on the Billboard Hot 100. Paul would also sing the song in the movie Girls Town, in which he starred with Mamie Van Doren and Mel Torme.
Military Service in Germany
Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
July 13, 1961
July 13, 1963
The Rolling Stones played their first ever gig outside London when they appeared at The Alcove Club, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire supporting The Hollies.
July 13, 1964
The Animals went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘The House Of The Rising Sun.’ Recorded in one take, this was the first UK No.1 to have a playing time of more than four minutes.
July 13, 1966
July 13, 1967
July 13, 1968
Black Sabbath played their first gig at a small backstreet Blues club in Birmingham, England. The group would develop into one of the biggest Heavy Metal bands of the 1970’s with such albums as “Paranoid”, “Masters of Reality” and “Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath”.
Steppenwolf‘s “Born To Be Wild” is released in the US, where it will reach #2. A line from the song which includes the words “heavy metal thunder” is often credited with popularizing a new term for loud, guitar dominated music.
July 13, 1969
Over 100 US radio stations banned The Beatles new single ‘The Balled Of John and Yoko’ due to the line ‘Christ, you know it ain’t easy’, calling it offensive.
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
July 13, 1972
Elvis was back in Los Angeles where he remained until the 20th.
July 13, 1974
During a North American tour The Rolling Stones played the first of two nights at the Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan. The Doors, Aerosmith, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Bruce Springsteen and KISS have all appeared here.
Elton John started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with his eighth studio release, ‘Caribou’, and his third No.1 album. The album contained the singles, ‘Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me’, and ‘The Bitch Is Back’.
George McCrae started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Rock Your Baby’, his only US No.1, also No.1 in the UK. Regarded by some as the first Disco No.1. It was a New York City club hit first, becoming one of the fewer than forty all-time singles to have sold ten million copies or more worldwide.
Eric Clapton‘s version of Bob Marley’s “I Shot The Sheriff” is released in America where it will become his only US #1. Clapton would later say “I tried to ask him (Marley) what the song was all about, but couldn’t understand much of his reply. I was just relieved that he liked what we had done.
Elvis remained in Memphis for the rest of the month,
July 13, 1975
Elvis performed at the International Convention Center, Niagara Falls, New York at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.
July 13, 1976
Elvis Presley has his father Vernon fire three of his security crew, Sonny West, Red West and Dave Hebler. Sonny West and his cousin Red had been with Elvis since 1960. Hebler had been his self-defense instructor and personal bodyguard for four years.
July 13, 1977
Elvis gave a Triumph sports car to Ginger.
The Wake and Aftermath
1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
Paul McCartney displayed 73 paintings at the Kunstforum Lyz gallery in the German town of Siegen. McCartney had been painting for the past 16 years (since he turned 40).
The Elvis Presley album “Artist of the Century” was released.
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
Tom Jones received an apology from Island Records after a company executive’s e-mail branded his comeback album Praise & Blame a “sick joke.” However, the e-mail leak prompted some members of the UK press to suggest that it was actually a clever marketing stunt in the build-up to the July 26 release.
Rapper 50 Cent filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. A report in the Wall Street Journal said the businessman and actor had assets and debts in the range of $10m to $50m (£6.5m- £32m). The news came out just days after a jury ruled that he must pay $5m to a woman suing over a sex tape case.
Clark County medical examiners issued a statement that said they had found no evidence to prove allegations by two of B.B. King’s adult children that the Blues legend had been poisoned, hastening their father’s death last May.
Music Week–28 minutes ago
The Federalist–20 hours ago
In-Depth–AZCentral.com–2 hours ago
2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
HIGHLIGHT FOR 2018
July 13, 1956
“Hound Dog” b/w “Don’t Be Cruel.” released – it was the first single that the A and B sides races each other up the chart.
Within a few weeks “Hound Dog” had risen to #2 on the Pop charts with sales of over one million.Soon after it was overtaken by “Don’t Be Cruel” which took #1 on all three main charts; Pop, Country, and R ‘n’ B.
“Don’t Be Cruel” is a song recorded by Elvis Presley and written by Otis Blackwell and Elvis Presley in 1956. By the end of 1956 it had sold in excess of four million copies. Billboard ranked it as the No. 2 song for 1956.
It was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002. In 2004, it was listed #197 in Rolling Stone’s list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song is currently ranked as the 173rd greatest song of all time, as well as the sixth best song of 1956, by Acclaimed Music
Between them, both songs remained at #1 on the Pop chart for a run of 11 weeks tying it with the 1950 Anton Karas hit “The Third Man Theme” and the 1951/1952 Johnnie Ray hit “Cry” for the longest stay at number one by a single record from late 1950 onward until 1992’s smash “End of the Road” by Boyz II Men.
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