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:
1949 – 1977
June 3, 1951 to July 1, 1951
Elvis was employed as a machinist by “Precision Tool Co.”
April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952
Elvis worked as an user at Loew’s State Theatre
July 7, 1953
“The Eddy Arnold Show,” a live 15-minute summer replacement for “The Dinah Shore Show,” began on NBC-TV. The program aired on Tuesday and Thursday nights.
Elvis had a temporary job as an assembler At M. B. Parker Company for the month of July, making 90-cents an hour or $36.00 a week.
The Sun Records Rockabilly Era
july 7 1954
Elvis Scotty and Bill were back in Sun Studio trying to cut a second song to complete a single with “That’s Allright Mama”.
|Sun Studio – Memphis, Tennessee|
Elvis worked at Crown Electric, until mid-October 1954
The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented til the end of 1954 to mid-1955
July 7, 1955
Elvis purchased his second Pink Cadillac, a new 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 60 in blue with black roof, to replace the Cadillac that was burned. He had the car repainted by a neighbor who designed a pink color for Elvis and named the color ‘Elvis Rose’. This is the one that he gave to his mother, probably the most famous car in the world. Gladys Presley would always proudly point to it as ‘her’ car.
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
July 7, 1956
In San Jose, California, 12 people were injured when a riot broke out at a Fats Domino concert.
At the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Johnny Cash made his Grand Ole Opry debut performing three songs, including “I Walk The Line.” Backstage, he met his future wife, June Carter, for the first time.
Elvis drove down to Tupelo for the day.
The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive
July 7, 1957
Elvis Presley scored his first UK No.1 with ‘All Shook Up’, (his tenth UK single release). It stayed at No.1 for seven weeks.
Elvis was introduced to Anita Wood by George Klein.
The Presleys lived at Graceland
The Military Service Disruption
July 7, 1958
Ricky Nelson‘s “Poor Little Fool” enters the US charts, where it will eventually reach number one. The record holds the distinction of being the first number-one song on Billboard‘s newly created Hot 100 chart, replacing the magazine’s Jockeys and Top 100 charts.
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 7, 1959
Military Service in Germany
Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
July 7, 1960
Elvis bought a water-skiing boat. He continued to rent the Rainbow Rollerdrome and the Memphian Theater almost every day.
July 7, 1961
July 7, 1962
The Beatles played at Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight, in Birkenhead. The show was a dance for the local golf club, the capacity of the hall was 450, but 500 people squeezed in to hear and see The Beatles.
July 7, 1963
The Rolling Stones made their UK TV debut when they appeared on ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars.’ Also appearing on the show was, Mickie Most, The Cadets, Helen Shapiro and Gordon Mills. The group made a total of 13 appearances on the show between 1963 and 1966.
July 7, 1964
July 7, 1966
The Kinks were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Sunny Afternoon’, the group’s third and last UK No.1.
Marty Lacker, Elvis and ? at Rocca Place
July 7, 1967
July 7, 1969
George Harrison recorded his new song ‘Here Comes the Sun’ with just two other Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr at Abbey Road in London. John Lennon was absent recovering from a car crash in Scotland.
Elvis continued to work on material for Vegas with Charlie Hodge.
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
July 7, 1973
Paul McCartney releases “Live and Let Die”, the theme from the James Bond movie of the same name. It will reach #2 in the US and #9 in the UK.
Billy Preston started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Will It Go Round In Circles’, his first of two US chart toppers.
July 7, 1974
RCA releases Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis – his fifth live album in less than five years and the last to be issued in his lifetime. topped Billboard‘s Country chart and reached the top 40 of the Top LPs & Tape listings (now known as the Billboard 200). Although the live album was not a major commercial success, it did produce the singer’s third and final Grammy Award winner, “How Great Thou Art”, which won for best inspirational performance.
Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis was the first RCA Elvis release to not have Elvis on the cover.
In 2004, FTD Records re-released Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis containing the entire concert, which had included performances of songs such as “Suspicious Minds” and “Polk Salad Annie” that had been omitted from the 1974 LP to avoid repetition with Presley’s previous live albums. On March 17, 2014, close to the 40th anniversary of the concert, Sony/RCA Legacy re-released the album as a two-CD set.
Elvis remained in Memphis for the rest of the month,
July 7, 1976
Elvis left in the early hours of the morning for Los Angeles, then flew on to Palm Springs.
July 7, 1977
Elvis upstairs at Graceland to the balance of the month
The Wake and Aftermath
Led Zeppelin played their last-ever concert with drummer John Bonham when they appeared at Eissporthalle, West Berlin at the end of a European tour. The set included: ‘Black Dog’, ‘The Rain Song’, ‘Hot Dog’, ‘All My Love’, ‘Trampled Under Foot’, ‘Since I’ve Been Loving You’, ‘Kashmir’, ‘Stairway To Heaven’ and ‘Rock And Roll’. They finished the show with a 17-minute version of ‘Whole Lotta Love’.
1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
“Relax” by Frankie Goes To Hollywood becomes the biggest selling single of all time in Great Britain, replacing Paul McCartney’s “Mull Of Kintyre” for that honor.
Bruce Springsteen went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Born In The USA’. The album went on to spend a total of 139 weeks on the US chart. It eventually reached a 15 Times Platinum certification on April 19, 1995 and has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. Its also one of three albums (Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814) to produce seven Top-ten US singles.
Prince started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘When Doves Cry’, his first US No.1 which went on to sell over 2 million copies, it made No. 4 in the UK.
It was announced that for the first time compact discs were out selling vinyl albums. The dominance of CDs virtually wiped out the 45 RPM single format, as nothing ended up replacing them. The 3 1/2 inch CD single would die out after record companies refused to offer them at a reasonable price.
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
Lisa Marie Presley’s album “To Whom It May Concern” was certified Gold.
Live Earth took place. The 24-hour, 7-continent series of concerts featured more than 100 music artists. The concerts were organised by former US Vice-President Al Gore, as part of his campaign to “heal the planet”. Rock stars from around the world performed to hundreds of thousands of fans to highlight climate change. Concerts were held in Washington, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg, London, Hamburg, Tokyo, Shanghai and Sydney. Madonna brought London’s Live Earth concert to a close, playing a song she had written for the event. Other major acts who appeared included; Snow Patrol, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Genesis, The Beastie Boys, James Blunt, The Foo Fighters, Duran Duran, UB40, Snoop Dogg, Enrique Iglesias, Crowded House & Joss Stone. with The Police closing the days events in New Jersey.
Michael Jackson’s family and fans said farewell to the pop superstar at an over hyped and under attended memorial service. The singer’s coffin was placed in front of the stage during the event at the Staples Center in Los Angeles after an earlier private funeral. Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey paid tribute before the family joined a sombre finale on stage. Motown boss Berry Gordy, who signed the Jackson Five, ended his tribute with the words: “Michael, thank you for the joy, thank you for the love. You will live in my heart forever.”included Duran Duran, Jamelia, Robert Plant and UB40.
2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
Climate scientists from five leading universities found that 163 of Bob Dylan’s 542 songs reference the climate – almost a third – making him the musician most likely to mention the weather in his lyrics. The Beatles came in at number two, mentioning the weather in 48 of the 308 songs they wrote.
The Official Charts Company overhauled the way it compiles the UK Top 40 in an effort to stop A-list artists elbowing newer acts out of the way. The move was prompted by Ed Sheeran, whose new album ÷ [Divide] proved so popular that it propelled 16 tracks into the top 20 in March.
Daily Highlight for 2018
July 7, 1954
Two versions of “Sh-Boom” hit the US Top 10. The original version by a Black group called The Chords was at #9 and the cover version by a White group from Canada called The Crew Cuts was at #5.
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