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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:
1949 – 1977
After Atlantic Records bought Ray Charles’ contract from Swingtime, Charles recorded his first session for Atlantic, cutting four songs. Over the next seven years, he would record such classics as ‘Mess Around,’ ‘I Got a Woman,’ ‘Hallelujah, I Love Her So’ and ‘What’d I Say.’
Elvis worked for MARL Metal Products, a furniture manufacturer – He worked the 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM shift as an assembler.
The Sun Records Rockabilly Era
September 8, 1954
Radio personality Alan Freed begins broadcasting on New York’s WINS. Although the phrase “rock and roll” had been around since the 1940s, Freed is generally given credit for making it popular.
There was a opening of a new shopping center in Memphis. In the advertisement of the opening was the announcement: “by the newest Memphis hit in the recording business Elvis Presley”. This took place in front of Katz Drug Store the following night between 9.00 and 10.00 a.m.
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
September 8, 1955
Elvis performed at the City Auditorium, Clarksdale, Mississippi; with Johnny Cash
Bud Dickerman, Eddie Bond, Floyd Cramer, Jimmy Day
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
September 8, 1956
Eddie Cochran signs with Liberty Records where he will have three US Top 40 hits, “Sittin’ In The Balcony” (#18), “Summertime Blues” (#8) and “C’mon Everybody” (#35).
Elvis Presley’s ” I Want You, I Need You, I Love You” hit #14 in the U.K.
The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive
September 8, 1957
Reet Petite’ by Jackie Wilson was released for the first time, it became a UK No. 1, 29 years later. During a 1975 benefit concert, Wilson collapsed on-stage from a heart attack and subsequently fell into a coma that persisted for nearly nine years until his death in 1984.
Elvis and Anita Wood had breakfast at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and after that they visited Radio Recorders to listen to the songs Elvis had been recording over the last few days. Later they watched 4 movies at the theaters around town, while talking about screening Jailhouse Rock the next day.
The Presleys lived at Graceland
The Military Service Disruption
September 8, 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.
September 8, 1959
Military Service in Germany, Hotel Grunwald in Bad Nauheim, Germany
Feb 3 – March 1960 Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
September 8, 1960
September 8, 1961
September 8, 1962
Dickey Lee cracks the Billboard Top 40 for the first time with a song called “Patches”. Despite being banned by some U.S. radio stations for its teen suicide theme, the record would climb to #6 on the Hot 100 and enjoy an eleven week stay.
Elvis Presley’s single “She’s Not You” hit #5 in the U.S.
It Happened at the World’s Fair Production: September 4-13 in Seattle
September 8, 1963
September 8, 1964
September 8, 1965
An ad in the show business trade paper Variety announced open tryouts for anyone wishing to be a member of the new group being formed for a TV series called “The Monkees.”
September 8, 1966
September 8, 1967
September 8, 1968
The Beatles performed ‘Hey Jude’ on the UK television show ‘Frost On Sunday’ in front of an invited audience. The song was the first single from The Beatles’ record label Apple Records and at over seven minutes in length, ‘Hey Jude’ was, at the time, the longest single ever to top the British charts. It also spent nine weeks as No.1 in the United States—the longest run at the top of the American charts for a Beatles’ single.
Led Zeppelin appeared at Raventlow Parken, Nykobing, Falster, Denmark supported by The Beatnicks and The Ladybirds, (who were a all girl topless go-go dancing outfit). This was the group’s third ever live gig
Elvis spent most of September in Palm Springs.
September 8, 1969
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
September 8, 1970
Elvis did a 3 am extra show at the end of his Vegas Engagement of Dinner and Midnight Shows.
September 8, 1971
Elvis bought a custom-made Stutz Blackhawk. His first was badly damaged in an accident earlier that year and would not be repaired for almost 3 years.
September 8, 1972
September 8, 1973
Marvin Gaye Gaye started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Let’s Get It On’, his second US No.1, only reached No.31 in the UK.
Elvis and Linda attended a Tom Jones performance and Elvis even appeared on stage at Caesar’s Place.
September 8, 1976
Elvis performed at the Convention Center, Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
The Wake and Aftermath
1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley opened the 11th annual MTV Video Music Awards.
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
In a show beamed live to 21 movie theaters across Europe, David Bowie performed the first interactive concert that allowed audience members at the various locations to talk to him and make song requests.
RCA/BMG announced the finalized track listing for “Elvis 2nd To None.” The compilation disc was scheduled for release on October 7, 2003.
2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
Jury selection began for the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray. Prospective jurors were asked to fill out a 30-page questionnaire to determine their level of knowledge of the case and any strong views about Jackson or Murray.
In a private ceremony at the Élysée Palace in Paris, French president Francois Hollande presented Paul McCartney with France’s highest public decoration, the Legion of Honour, in appreciation for the former Beatle’s contribution to music.
At an auction in England, a winning bidder who did not wish to be identified purchased a bible that once belonged to Elvis Presley for £59,000 (approximately $94,000 US), more than double the sale price that was expected. The bible was given to Elvis in 1957 by an aunt and uncle on his first Christmas at Graceland. He used it throughout the rest of his life, and wrote down his thoughts and annotations on its pages.
Cher was forced to postpone the second leg of her Dressed to Kill tour due to an acute viral infection.
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