Daily Elvis: May 25

Give us this day, May 25, our daily Elvis

1927

At the Sam Harris Theatre in New York City, Movietone News was shown for the first time. These newsreels were produced for showing in theaters until 1967 when television competition led to their extinction.

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1940

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

May 25 1938

Vernon in prison

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

May 15 – June 20, 1942

Mississippi Gulf Coast and then they all returned to Tupelo, homesick for family and friends.

August 8, 1945
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1946
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

1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

Sept. 12, 1948 – Sept. 20, 1949

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

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Elvis was an usher at Loew’s State Theatre

April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954

Elvis delivered supplies to job sites for  Crown Electric for $1.00 an hour.

end of 1954 to mid-1955
2414 Lamar Avenue, rented

mid-1955 to May, 11 1956
1414 Getwell Street

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

May 25, 1955

As part of the Jimmy Rodgers Memorial celebration, Elvis performed at the American Legion Hall, Meridian, Mississippi, where Elvis was called back for encore after encore.


Bill and Elvis pose on the locomotive at the Memorial at “Rodgers Park”

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

May 25, 1956

Elvis performed at the Fox Theater , Detroit, Michigan at 4.00, 7.00 and 9.45 p.m.


Full page Newspaper supplement in the paper and, at the threatre, a larger than life promotional Elvis on the grand staircase –
Photo by Louis Goldenberg, Paramount Photo Service, Huntington Woods, MI

Charles Manos of the Detroit Free Press gave a somewhat favorable review of the show the following day when he wrote, Elvis Presley, the rock-n-roll dreamboat, danced up a storm in Detroit Friday. Some 15,000 teenager, mostly girls, paid nearly $25,000 in small change to watch him sing, play the guitar and wiggle across the stage at the Fox Theater.  His take-home pay for the three performances was estimated at $10,000.


Elvis and DJ onstage at the Fox3

Scotty and Bill were still only earning their $200 a week salary.  By the time of their appearance back in Memphis, on July 4th at Russwood Park, Scotty would be behind in child support and have to refinance his guitar in an attempt to make ends meet.


Elvis, Scotty, Bill and DJ at the Fox Theatre

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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May 25, 1957

Jailhouse Rock

The Military Service Disruption

1958

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas. 

May 25, 1959

At Bell Sound Studio in New York City, Lloyd Price, backed by the Ray Charles Singers, recorded “I’m Gonna Get Married,” the fourth and last of his #1 singles on the Billboard R&B chart.
Military Service in Germany/ 14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

May 25, 1960

G.I. Blues

May 25, 1961

Ral Donner recorded “You Don’t Know What You’ve Got (Until You Lose It).”

May 25, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls!

May 25, 1963

The Elvis Presley soundtrack album “It Happened At The World’s Fair” hit #4 in the U.S. and U.K.

In 2003 It Happened at the World’s Fair was reissued on the Follow That Dream edition that contained the original album along with numerous alternate takes

The single released ahead of the LP “One Broken Heart for Sale” and “They Remind Me Too Much of You” just missed the top ten, peaking at number 11 with the b-side  number 53 – Elvis first single to not make the top 10.

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May 25, 1964

May 25, 1965

Blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, Sonny Boy Williamson died in his sleep. Van Morrison, Aerosmith, The Who, The Animals, Yardbirds and Moody Blues all covered his songs. According to the Led Zeppelin biography Hammer of the Gods, touring the UK in the 60’s, Sonny Boy set his hotel room on fire while trying to cook a rabbit in a coffee percolator.

Frankie and Johnny

May 25, 1966

Elvis left for Nashville at 1.00 a.m. on a rented Greyhound. At Studio B Elvis met his new producer, Felton Jarvis. According to Chet Atkins, Felton’s temperament would suit Elvis better. Felton was already a big fan of Elvis.


This was the first time in more than 2 years that Elvis was in the studio to record something else than soundtracks.
He had to deliver 2 singles, a Christmas single and a gospel album. Elvis worked form 10.00 p.m. to 7.00 a.m. on this first night. He concentrated on the album How Great Thou Art, but recorded Tomorrow Is A Long Time from Bob Dylan as well.

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee
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Down In The Alley TPA4 0912-09
Tomorrow Is A Long Time TPA4 0913-03

May 25, 1967

May 25, 1968

The 1968 Monterey Pop Festival was canceled.

Simon And Garfunkel‘s “Bookends” replaces their own “The Graduate” at the top of the US album chart.

Still on Hawaii, Elvis and Priscilla went to Ed Parker’s championship karate tournament at the Honolulu International Center. The couple met with former international light-contact champion Mike Stone.

May 25, 1969

The originally X-rated movie, “Midnight Cowboy,” starring Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight, and with Sylvia Miles, John McGiver, Brenda Vaccaro and Barnard Hughes, had its world premiere in New York City. The Voight role was originally offered to Elvis.

CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show” Theodore Bikel, Louis Nye, and Ron Carey also appeared,  Sam & Dave performed “Soul Man” and “I Thank You,” and Mary Hopkin sang “Goodbye”

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

May 25, 1970

May 25, 1971

May 25, 1972

Elvis vacation in Vegas;

Backstage at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas with Engelbert Humperdink

 

May 25, 1973

May 25, 1974

Elvis did Midnight and Dinner Tahoe Shows

 

Date: 25 May 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Stateline, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Trying To Get To You
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me Lord
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Funny How time Slips Away
Big Boss Man
It’s Now Or Never
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: And The King For Dessert

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Date: 25 May 1974
Time: Midnight
Venue: Stateline, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Trying To Get To You
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me Lord
You Gave Me A Mountain
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I Can’t Stop Loving You
I’m Leavin’
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Let Me Be There
The Wonder Of You
Big Boss Man
Funny How Times Slip Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Elvis: Lake Tahoe ’74’ FTD In-Depth Review: ‘ELVIS: Lake Tahoe ‘74’ features another value-for-money double pack with two Dinner Shows from May 25 and May 26 1974. This a 2-CD 5” digipack release.
The setlist at Lake Tahoe this season was fine, and while the May 25, 1974 Dinner Show has been out as an audience recording, the May 26, 1974 Dinner Show is totally unreleased.

Although both concerts are “Dinner Shows” on May 26, with The Jackson 5 in the audience, Elvis was inspired and included several rarities – and pushed the band on with unexpected reprises.
Both concerts create a good combination – making this a great two-for-one release from FTD.
Engagement – Tour Ref: Lake Tahoe Season 3 – Lake Tahoe May 16th – May 27th 1974
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May 25, 1975

May 25, 1976

May 25, 1977

Star Wars premiered.  The movie has since been re-titled as “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.”

Leaving the Sheraton Hotel in Portland, Maine on the morning of May 25, 1977

Romances: Ginger Alden

 

Elvis performed at the Community War Memorial, Rochester, New York.

Concert photo by Len Leech

Date: 25 May 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Rochester, NY.
Comunity War Memorial.
Tickets: 10,000
Costume: Mexican Sundial 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
O’Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Tryin’ To Get To You
One Night

[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
School Days
Hurt
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 31 – May 20th – June 2nd 1977
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The Wake and Aftermath

1978

The Who perform a concert in London to be filmed for their documentary movie on the band’s history, The Kids Are Alright. This will prove to be Keith Moon’s last performance with the band before his death on September 7th.

Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983

Return of the Jedi,” starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Billy Dee Williams, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters and set a new record for opening day movie ticket sales. The movie has since been re-titled as “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.”

1985

The Elvis Presley compilation album “Reconsider Baby” hit #92 in the U.K.

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The Definitive Elvis “blues” album

1986

An estimated 7 million Americans took part in “Hands Across America” to raise money for the hungry and homeless, in Memphis, people included the Beale Street Elvis statue in the event.

1988

Debbie Gibson’s “Foolish Beat” hit #1, making her the youngest artist to write, sing and produce a #1 hit. She was 17 years old at the time.

1991

Mariah Carey becomes the first artist since The Jackson 5 to have her first four chart singles top the Billboard Hot 100 when “I Don’t Wanna Cry” went to number one.

1997

A report showed that Elvis Presley was now the world’s bestselling posthumous entertainer with worldwide sales of over one billion, over 480 active fan clubs and an estimated 250,000 UK fans who still buy his records. Ironically he had died owing $3 million (£1.76 million).

2001

Lisa Marie Presley arrived with Nicolas Cage when he received an honorary doctorate of fine arts from Cal State University Fullerton.

2003

Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2005

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office in California announced that it was officially closing the stabbing case of Meredith Hunter, the 18-year-old American who was killed at the 1969 Rolling Stones Altamont Free Concert. Investigators, concluding a renewed two-year investigation, dismissed the theory that a second Hell’s Angel took part in the stabbing.

2010

Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2013

American rock and roll bassist Marshall Lytle, died aged 79. He was best known for his work with the groups Bill Haley & His Comets and The Jodimars in the 1950s. He played upright slap bass on the iconic 1950s rock and roll records ‘Crazy Man, Crazy’, ‘Shake, Rattle and Roll’, and ‘Rock Around the Clock’.

2014

May 25, 2014…Actor (The Bronze Buckaroo, Two-Gun Man from Harlem, Harlem Rides the Range)/singer (Flamingo, Satin Doll w/ Duke Ellington Orchestra) Herb Jeffries, the silver screen’s first black singing cowboy, died of heart failure at the age of 100.

reference sites:
http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

http://www.elvisrecordings.com/  Master and Sessions

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

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Daily Elvis March 30

Give us this day, March 30, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

1953

The Crows monumental hit, “Gee,” was recorded at New York’s Beltone Studios. American R & B group, The Crows  achieved commercial success in the 1950s. The group’s first single and only major hit, Gee, released in June 1953, has been credited as a contender for being the first Rock n’ Roll hit by a rock and roll group. It peaked at position #14 pop and #2 rhythm-and-blues charts on the Billboard magazine 1954.

March 30, 1954

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In New York, Marilyn Monroe rode an elephant at the Ringling Brothers Circus as a charity stunt
Elvis performed at the El Dorado High School Auditorium, El Dorado, Arkansas.

Elvis with his first Cadillac, a 1954, in the Spring of 1955
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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 March 30, 1956
Buddy Knox became the first artist in the Rock ‘n’ Roll era to write his own number one hit when “Party Doll” topped the Billboard chart. Buddy would go on to place four more songs in the Top 40 between 1957 and 1961.
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Elvis performed at the Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

RCA Victor Ad in Fort Wayne News Sentinel – Mar. 29, 1957

Bob Chase interviews Elvis for WOWO Radio at Memorial Coliseum – Mar. 30, 1957
Elvis fans had to sit through: Rex Marlowe, June Day, Jimmy James, Frank Connors, Frankie Trent, The Jordanaires


Fans wait for Elvis’ show to start at Fort Wayne’s Memorial Coliseum – May 30, 1957

George E. Sokolsky

Elvis Fans Speak Up

Since I got off my punditic horse to discuss the affairs of the young, they have been going for me good and proper, telling me of my ignorance of things important and how a square can not be expected to understand anything. I am, however, pleased to know that so many of these teeners read the newspapers because after all, they will some day grow up and get married and even become old. And their kids will regard them as either squares or morons, depending upon what happens to them during the interval.
One young lady of 17 does not think I’m old yet, that is, if I am not over 50. This girl must have gone to a progressive school because she writes:
“. . .The schools nowadays teach the children to express themselves. And they sure do. They tell their parents what to do and sometimes where to go. And to be truthful about it the teachers don’t know much more about teaching school than their pupils.”
Another young lady of 14 writes that she considers herself fairly intelligent. But she has this to say about her favorite, Elvis:
“I am not trying to prove that Elvis is the greatest thing the world has ever known but I am saying that he is by far one of the greatest entertainment personalities ever and the greatest inspiration young people have had to follow in a long while. What I am saying is that when the history of our century is written there should be a nice fat chapter or two devoted to the great Mr. Elvis Presley.”
It is too bad that the President of the United States is not the source of such devotion and admiration amounting almost to adoration. Of a child of 14, one expects a romantic view of life, a glorification of an heroic personality. But not this child. She is practical. She says:


Elvis onstage at Memorial Coliseum – Mar. 30, 1957

Photo lead courtesy Jove Pascual

How Elvis Inspires Her

“I will tell you-Elvis is an inspiration to strive for a high goal. He shows America’s youth that nothing is impossible. What could seem more impossible than a poor Tennessee truck driver becoming a millionaire within one year? These teenagers who love Elvis feel that whatever trade they plan to enter they can reach the top of the heap. Therefore they do not strive to be just a minimum salaried employee, they strive to be a highly paid employer.”
There is a materialistic interpretation of human development. Way back in the days when Elbert Hubbard was writing his “Little Journeys,” George Westinghouse, J.P. Morgan and other rough and ready souls were extolled for their ability to earn money by concentration on invention and organization. Horatio Alger wrote his guide-books to success, the easiest road to it being to marry the boss’s daughter.
However, it is something new in the story of a man’s progress that a yodeler becomes an inspiration because he, having been a truck driver, became a millionaire in one year. I believe that even Al Capone did not do it so quickly.

Mozart Is ‘Total Loss’

This young lady listened to Tchaikovsky and Mozart but felt “absolutely nothing.” Of course, Mozart had a rather tough time especially. There were no recordings in those days and teenagers were seen and not heard.
I saw a letter to the editor about all this, in which the writer believes that one of the world’s greatest anthropologists, Margaret Mead, and I are naive – “amazingly – naive” because we do not yet know “that teen-agers conform not to their parents’ morals, but to the morals of their own generation.” This is something that needs to be learned by the elders who do not understand why the world seems to be going backwards. For if civilization has any meaning at all, it must be that morality-the revealed law of God to man-is eternal, universal and changeless. I do not know the age of this writer from Oradell, New Jersey, but I wonder if it ever occurred to her that such a codification of morality as the “Ten Commandments,” is the symbol on man’s progress up from the tom tom.
Forsooth, these children do fight for what they believe. But we oldsters need not retreat and leave the world to darkness and to noise. Civilization always wins after a struggle.

Ft. Wayne News-Sentinel March 28, 1957 courtesy Allen County Public Library

THE HERO – The adolation shown Elvis Presley by the 10,003 fans gathered in the Memorial Coliseum Saturday night beat anything in Fort Wayne Theater history.

Photo courtesy News-Sentinel.com

 

Before Elvis performed: Heartbreak Hotel, I Was The One, Don’t Be Cruel, All Shook Up, I Got A Woman, When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again, One Night, Hound Dog.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1957
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March 30, 1958

Little Richard had his final US Top 10 hit with a song he had recorded in October, 1956, “Good Golly Miss Molly”. The previous Autumn he had given up Rock ‘n’ Roll and had enrolled at Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama, to study theology.

Elvis in military service doing Texas Training

March 30, 1959
Military Service in Germany

March 30, 1960

March 30, 1961

Blue Hawaii 

The Hawaii House of Representatives passed Special Resolution 105 thanking Elvis and the Colonel for the Pearl Harbor Concert.

March 30, 1962

The Russian newspaper Pravda warns communist youths about the dangers of dancing the Twist.

Girls! Girls! Girls! 

March 30, 1963

The Chiffons reached #1 pop and R&B with “He’s So Fine.” The single spent four weeks in the top spot on both charts, becoming a million seller.

16 year old Lesley Gore records her breakthrough hit, “It’s My Party”. Producer Quincy Jones hurried Gore into the studio when he found out that Phil Spector was going to cut the song with The Crystals. The single would reach #1 in the US and #9 in the UK.

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In the UK press, Presley plunges, but in America, he continues to shock n awe

Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on March 30, 1963 · Page 34

Presley Piques Pakistani Parents By LEMMY PINNA KARACHI W h e n 700 Pakistani youths recently organized an “Elvis Presley Club,” there was a seismic shock throughout this Moslem country’s society.  One weekly newspaper deplored any publicity on formation of such a club, saying it would encourage the youths of Pakistan to “wholesale western waywardness.” Another editorialized: “To set up this hip- swinging matinee idol as a hero shows up our own failure in capturing the imagination of our youths.”

The club, however, operates on a comparatively low-voltage level. According to its president, J9-year-old Zafar Qureishi, it is part of the Elvis Presley Fan Club girding the globe. Equipped with an inner cabinet that is busily working up a constitution, the club is run on a nonprofit basis. “Our admission fee is 5 rupees ($1), with a monthly subscription of 1 rupee (20 cents),” the president said.

“With the funds we will hold regular Elvis Presley movies, concerts and dances.” In one such sponsored screening of Presley’s “Love Me Tender,” the club raised 250 rupees ($50) which it donated to rehabilitation of the victims of the recent Garibabad fire when 1,000 persons were left homeless. “As you can see,” said the active organizer, “our club is aimed at making teen-agers happy, contented, and well adjusted members of society.”

Pakistani parents view the organization with trepidation. Some claimed the Elvis Presley club here to be a hangout for “teddy boys”, youngsters sporting drain- piper trousers and frowned upon for loitering on street corners. Presley club members quickly deny this. “We don’t take hoodlums and bad eggs,” one said. “In fact, a!l applicants are screened and the club is not open to all.”

According to the mother of a girl who now proudly owns a membership card embossed with the photograph of Elvis Presley, the stigma lies not so much in the club itself as on such western influenced items as rock n’ roll, the twist and drain-pipe trousers. These western-type influences have been militantly curbed, albeit unsuccessfully, within this country. Teddy boys have been hounded off Karachi’s sunbaked pavements by the police; movies on “the twist” have been banned b y Pakistan’s C e n s o r Board.

Karachi’s Presley fans, however, shrug away all such adult repressions by saying this is the “first organized a n d healthy” club open to youths of decent families. “And we mean to keep it that way,” a crew-cut boy draped in tight trousers drawled. “We will sponsor another Elvis Presley film soon,” he added. All members will see ‘Kid Galahad’ for free, and what we collect from outsiders will be donated to a charitable organization.” But the tremor that really shook the staid Moslem society here was caused by such club-sponsored terpsichorean feats as an all- night rock n’ roll contest. For some adults who felt at a “loss-for-words” to describe this new western infiltration on the Moslem society, a new word was recently coined: ‘Presleytiz- ing.”

March 30, 1964

Former Beatles drummer Pete Best appears on US TV’s I’ve Got A Secret. It only took a handful of questions before the panel guessed his former occupation and when host Gary Moore asked him why he left the group, he said “I thought I’d like to start of group of my own and I thought at that time they weren’t going to go as big as they are now.”

Roustabout 

March 30, 1965

Harum Scarum 

March 30, 1966

Spinout Production

Frankie and Johnny — released by United Artists

March 30, 1967

On British TV’s Top of the Pops, the engineer accidentally ran the backing track for an Alan Price record, “Simon Smith and His Amazing Dancing Bear” instead of “Purple Haze.” Jimi Hendrix, without missing a beat, nonchalantly stated, “I don’t know the words to that one, man.”

Elvis Presley’s “Guitar Man” hit #19 in the U.K.

In the US, the 1967 single spent one week at number one on the country chart, peaking at U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #38 and Cashbox’s Cash Box Top 100 at #42

Elvis was in Clambake Production

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Jerry Reed, who took his version of “Guitar Man” to number 53 on the country music charts in 1967.

Jerry Reed and The Importance of Elvis Presleys Guitar Man Sessions

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In  1981 Felton Jarvis/Joan Deary RCA era release of an LP and single with a  “Guitar Man” that was re-recorded in a new electric arrangement, with Presley’s original vocal left intact, and it was the last of his eleven number one country hits. The record also peaked at number twenty-eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and was his last top-40 pop hit in the U.S.

Chart (1981) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 28
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks 16
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Dutch Top 40 39
Australian Kent Music Report 73

 

March 30, 1968

Live a Little, Love a Little 

March 30, 1969

Change of Habit 

 

March 30, 1970

Elvis bought a Colt Python from a gun shop in Mississippi.
Berry Gordy Jr. founder of Motown Records, patented the name the Jackson 5, which would eventually force the group to change their names to the Jacksons when they signed with Epic Records in 1976.
Filming of the MGM documentary “Standing Room Only” – later to be renamed “Elvis On Tour” began with a simulated recording session of the just-completed songs.
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March 30, 1971
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March 30, 1974
Nine weeks after entering the Hot 100, John Denver‘s “Sunshine On My Shoulders” goes to #1.
March 30, 1975
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows
Dinner Show
Date: 30 Mar 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
And I Love You So
Big Boss Man
Love Me Tender
Burning Love
[band introductions]
What’d I Say
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
School Days
How Great Thou Art
Hound Dog
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Elvis Las Vegas

 Elvis Presley : Las Vegas : March 30, 1975
Midnight Show

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Date: 30 Mar 1975
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Darkblue two piece suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
And I Love You So
Big Boss Man
It’s Midnight
Burning Love
[band introductions]
My Boy
I’ll Remember You
Let Me Be There
For The Good Times
Funny How Time Slips Away
Hound Dog
Sweet Caroline
Softly, As I Leave You
Little Darling
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 12 – Las Vegas March 18th – April 1st 1975
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Elvis performed on tour at the Rapides Parish Coliseum, Alexandria, Louisiana, and Felton Jarvis continued with recording songs, hoping for full versions that would be releasable or new songs that Elvis hadn’t done in studios.
Date: 30 Mar 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Alexandria, LA.
Rapides Parish Coliseum.
Tickets: 15,000
Costume: King Of Spades (white) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Fever
Love Me Tender

[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
School Days
Hurt
Hound Dog
Danny Boy/Walk With Me [S.Nielsen]

Blue Suede Shoes
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:


Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 29 – March 23rd – April 3rd 1977
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Info March 30 1977 Rapidas Parish Coliseum Alexandria LA (8:30 pm) 15000 1974 Arabian Original belt Black Suit Yes Yes Yes

1992

The soundtrack to Wayne’s World was the number 1 album in the US. It featured the return to the charts of Queen‘s, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, actually making the song a bigger hit the second time around. Tracks by Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Alice Cooper, as well as a new version of “Dream Weaver” from Gary Wright, were also included on the LP.

1996

The Beatles had the #1 album on the UK chart with “Anthology 2”. It had similar success in America where it topped the Billboard Hot 200 and sold over 1.7 million copies.

Two of the Isley Brothers, Ron and Ernie, along with R. Kelly, peaked at #4 pop with “Down Low (Nobody Has to Know).” The Isleys were an early influence on Kelly’s career.

2004

Maximum Elvis released:

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It contained the songs “The King Of Western Bop”, “A White Man Who Could Sing The Blues”, “Let’s Get Real, Real Gone For A Change”, “The Snowman”, “This Unspeakably Untallnted, Vulgar Young Entertainer”, “At The Movies”, “A Nice Lad When You Get To Know Him”, “The Hippie Element”, “Death” and “Resurrection?”.

 

2009

RCA releases I Believe: The Gospel Masters

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Review : I Believe – The Gospel Masters 4 CD Set

2011
The Australian band Men at Work lost a Federal Court appeal of a ruling which found their 1983 hit single “Down Under” was partly copied from a Folk song called “Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree”. The decision cleared the way for copyright owners Larrikin Music to claim millions of dollars in unpaid royalties from “Down Under” writers Colin Hay and Ron Strykert.
2012
“Weird Al” Yankovic launched a $5 million lawsuit against Sony Music Entertainment for underpayment of royalties. The case would be settled in December, 2013 in Yankovic’s favor for undisclosed terms.

2017

Sun Records episode 6: “Who they Were Meant to Be” airs

6 Who They Were Meant to Be Sam and Marion take Elvis on the road to promote “Blue Moon,”. Colonel Tom Parker pays a heavy price for his gambling, while Jerry Lee tries to stay on the straight and narrow in his new married life. 30 Mar. 2017

TV Show: Sun Records

Mar 30, 2017 – Apr 02, 2017 – Nashville Elvis Festival – Events

reference sites:
http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

http://www.elvisrecordings.com/  Master and Sessions

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

www.elvishistoryblog.com/

 

Daily Elvis March 27

Give us this day, March 27, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

1952

Sun Records of Memphis, Tennessee began releasing records.

March 27, 1954

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March 27, 1955

March 27, 1956

Hollywood screen test of a scene from The Rainmaker – there are only stills that are known to exist.

Screenwriter Allen Wiess, who wrote 6 Presley Pictures described his acting as High School.

Hal Wallis agreed and decided to build the movies around Elvis.

Katherine Hepburn, star of The Rainmaker, could hardly have a younger brother with a different regional accent.

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Elvis worked with veteran actor Frank Faylen in the first test scene and with twenty-one-year-old actress Cynthia Baxter (later Cynthia O’Neal) in the second scene.
 
In May, Elvis told Will Jones of the Minneapolis Tribune that he favored the second of the two scenes. “I took this screen test where I came in and was real happy and jolly and I didn’t like it. I did this other one where I was mad at this girl, and I liked that better—it was me.”
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screenwriter Allan Weis came to the following conclusion:

“In viewing the test, one thing was clear. It would be a mistake to try to force this strong personality into a preconceived role. His parts must be tailored for him, designed to exploit the thing he did best—sing.”

Hal Wallis agreed, and between 1957-1967, he produced nine Presley musicals – Weis writing 6 of them
Elvis left for Chicago with Gene Smith and Arthur Hooton.

March 27, 1957 - Elvis With Mrs. Herbert 'Margaret' Judd Anterton at the train station in Memphis. - Elvis is on his way to Chicago for the opening show of his first tour of 1957....The menu Elvis is signing for Margret Anterton must be for Anterton's, a Memphis seafood restaurant on 151 Madison Avenue that her husband, Herbert owns. - Ironically, Elvis was never a big fan of things like oysters. ( I know he didn't like the smell of fish cooking either.)

  Elvis With Mrs. Herbert ‘Margaret’ Judd Anterton at the train station in Memphis. – Elvis is on his way to Chicago for the opening show of his first tour of 1957….The menu Elvis is signing for Margret Anterton must be for Anterton’s, a Memphis seafood restaurant on 151 Madison Avenue that her husband, Herbert owns. – Ironically, Elvis was never a big fan of things like oysters. (he didn’t like the smell of fish cooking either.)
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 “A Professional 8″x10″ Glossy Photograph of Elvis Presley and another fame seeking person who is pinning something to Elvis’ lapel.” Photo by Les Cooper (Commercial Photographer in Memphis) On this day Elvis way on his way to Chicago, IL for the opening show of his first tour of 1957.

March 27, 1958

Military service

CBS Laboratories announces the invention of stereophonic records. Although the new format would be playable on ordinary phonographs, when used on the proper equipment, a new rich and fuller sound would be heard.

Elvis attended a goodbye party for Sargent Ira Jones.

Elvis celebrated the halfway mark of his army stint with an “Over the Hump” party.
Elvis celebrates the halfway mark of his army stint with an Over the Hump Party - March 27, 1959Elvis and his father Vernon in march 27 1959 in Germany. Elvis celebrated the halfway mark of his army stint with an "Over the Hump" party.
March 27, 1960
Two anti-payola bills are introduced in US Congress by 71-year-old Representative Emanuel Celler of New York. He blames payola for “the cacophonous music called Rock and Roll,” and says that style of music would never have gained popularity, “especially among teenagers,” if not for the result of payola.
 Del Shannon ‘s “Runaway” enters the Billboard chart on its way to becoming a million selling, number one hit. In 2004, Rolling Stone rated the song as #466 on their 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Principal photography for Blue Hawaii began on location in Hawaii and continued for 3 weeks.

 

Elvis was examined by the studio doctor in the morning for cast insurance. Afterwards Elvis worked on the Girls! Girls! Girls!  soundtrack at Radio Recorders from 1.00 p.m. to 12.30 a.m.

March 27, 1963

March 27, 1964

Roustabout 

March 27, 1965

British rocker P.J. Proby, who was accused of splitting his skin-tight trousers during performances on several occasions, was ordered off the stage at a municipal ballroom in Hereford, England. Proby would later claim that that real reason he was fired was to make room for Tom Jones.

The Supremes scored their fourth US No.1 single with ‘Stop! In The Name Of Love.’ The song was included on the Supremes’ sixth album, More Hits by The Supremes, The song was also honored by inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s permanent collection of the 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

Harum Scarum 

March 27, 1966

Spinout 

March 27, 1967

Fats Domino performed on his first British tour at London’s Saville Theater with the Bee Gees and Gerry & the Pacemakers.

Clambake 

March 27, 1968

Live a Little, Love a Little 

In preparation for his upcoming Las Vegas engagement Elvis began to think about material. Because of the absence of Red West, Elvis started to work with Charlie Hodge on plans for the show. Today Joe Esposito purchased a new tape recorder, speakers and other audio equipment, as well as a drum set for ongoing musical experimentation.
Elvis flew back to Los Angeles and spent the next weeks traveling back and forth between there, Palm Springs and Las Vegas, never spending more than a few days in any location.
March 27, 1971
Ike & Tina Turner’s raucous remake of Credence Clearwater Revival’s “Proud Mary” reached #4 pop and #5 R&B, giving the tempestuous duo their first Top 5 hit.
Three Dog Night‘s version of Hoyt Axton’s “Joy To The World” enters the Billboard Hot 100 on its way to becoming the biggest selling single of the year.
Although Elvis had been rehearsing for his Vegas opening at RCA studio since 1969, he had not recorded there since April 1960. This would also be the first time that Elvis worked with J.D. Sumner and the Stamps and with his live band. All were there except for Jerry Scheff, who was replaced by Emory Gordy.
The sessions began at 7.00 p.m. and ended in the early morning hours. Elvis focused on bittersweet songs of loss and regret like “Where Do I Go From Here”, “For The Good Times” and “Separate Ways”, which was written for and about him.
 March 27, 1973
March 27, 1974
March 27, 1975
Elvis doing the Dinner and Midnight Concert routine.
Date: 27 Mar 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
And I Love You So
Big Boss Man
It’s Midnight
Promised Land
Fairytale
Band Introductions / What’d I Say (by James Burton) / Drum Solo (by Ronnie Tutt) / Bass Solo (by Duke Bardwell) / Piano Solo (by Glen D. Hardin) / Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (by David Briggs) / School Day
Elvis Talks – Introduction of Lee Majors
My Boy
I’ll Remember You
Help Me
Let Me Be There
An American Trilogy
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

Date: 27 Mar 1975
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
And I Love You So
Big Boss Man
It’s Midnight
Burning Love
Fairytale
[band introductions]
My Boy
Help Me
Let Me Be There
Until It’s Time For You To Go
Heartbreak Hotel
Hound Dog
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:  
 
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 12 – Las Vegas March 18th – April 1st 1975
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Info March 27 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Yes Yes
Info March 27 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes
Elvis took his 3-wheeled Supercycle for a spin on the Graceland grounds with Linda Thomspon.
Elvis performed on tour at the Taylor County Coliseum, Abilene, Texas, and some songs were recorded by Felton Jarvis.

CONCERT DATE: March 27 1977 (8:30 pm). Abilene TX.

Elvis To Return Here For March 27 Concert
by Robert Williams
The Abilene Reporter News
March 1, 1977

Elvis Presley is coming back to Taylor County Coliseum March 27. coliseum manager Dennis Templeton announced this morning. “Due to the appreciation of The Abilene audience on his first visit to the Big Country,” Templeton said, “Elvis has agreed to a return engagement.” The concert will begin at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 27.

Tickets for the concert go on sale at 9 a.m. Wednesday, “and will be sold until all are gone,” Templeton said. Prices are $10. $12.50 and $15. There will be a 25-cent handling charge on each ticket sold to pay the box office staff.

“The tickets will be sold on a first come, first serve basis,” Templeton said, and no phone reservations or mail orders will be accepted. Although Presley performed for a sell-out crowd of 8,600 people on his last appearance in Abilene Oct. 9, 1974, only about 8,200 seats are available for this performance under direction of The Abilene Fire Department.

“Ever since I’ve been here, all I’ve heard is, “When are you going to get Elvis back?” Templeton said. “So now he’s back.” Expecting a large crowd at the opening of ticket sales, Templeton has moved two West Texas Fair ticket booths lo the front of the coliseum so eight ticket windows may be operated at once.

The tickets will he evenly divided between the eight windows, Templeton said, and all will have front-row tickets. “So it doesn’t matter what line you get in,” Templeton said. “If you don’t get a front-row seat, it’s because someone beat you to it.”

Date: 27 Mar 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Abilene, TX.
Taylor County Coliseum.
Tickets: 7,500
Costume: Mexican Sundial Suit
Set 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
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Trying To Get To You
That’s All Right
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
My Way
Fever
How Great Thou Art – intro :
Band Introductions Early Morning Rain / What’d I Say / Johnny B. Goode – Ronnie Tutt drum solo – Jerry Scheff bass solo- Tony Brown piano solo – Bobby Ogdin electric piano solo / Hail Hail Rock And Roll /
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Hurt
Hound Dog
Danny Boy/Walk With Me [S. Nielsen]
Blue Suede Shoes
Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: King Time In Abilene

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 29 – March 23rd – April 3rd 1977
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info March 27 1977 Taylor County Coliseum Abilene TX (8:30 pm) 7500 Mexican Sundial Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes

 

March 27, 2006

Graceland declared a National Historic Site

march 27, 2013

Gordon Stoker, the tenor voice of The Jordanaires who backed Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Jim Reeves and many more, passed away at the age of 88. Estimated sales of records that the vocal group sang on total more than eight billion copies.

2015

Willie Nelson announced that he and his family were hard at work on a new brand of marijuana called Willie’s Reserve. Stores of that same name were being planned and were to include his signature brand and other strains that are grown to meet quality standards.

2017

reference sites:
http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

http://www.elvisrecordings.com/  Master and Sessions

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

www.elvishistoryblog.com/

 

Daily Elvis: March 16

Give us this day, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

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Elvis performed at the Ruffin Theater, Covington, Tennessee.
Elvis and the band flew to New York City from Atlanta, arriving at 4.03 p.m.
Elvis received a telephone call from his parents; they announced that they had found the ideal home; it was called Graceland…..

 

1959
Military Service

March 16, 1961

The number one song in the US was Surrender by Elvis Presley

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1962

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In UK Can’t Help Falling In Love / Rock-A-Hula Baby by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 and in Canada #3 GOOD LUCK CHARM Elvis Presley

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1963

Elvis Presley’s “One Broken Heart For Sale” hit #11 in the U.S.

Fun in Acapulco post production

1964

Roustabout 

1965

Harum Scarum 

1966

Spinout 

1967

Clambake Pre-production

1968

Live a Little, Love a Little 

1969

Change of Habit 

Dr. Nick flew in from Memphis with Dr. Meyer, an ophthalmologist, who treated Elvis at his hotel before admitting him to Nashville’s Baptist Hospital, where a diagnosis of iritis and secondary glaucoma was confirmed. Elvis was visited by Barbara Leigh and Tennessee governor Winfield Dunn.
At the studio Felton Jarvis resumed work, overdubbing background vocal in anticipation of Elvis’ return.
Elvis plays Memphis for the first time since 1961 and does four shows in two days to meet the demand for tickets. Another live album results from the excitement in Memphis, Elvis Recorded Live On Stage in Memphis, recorded at one of the shows. Included is a live performance of How Great Thou Art that will go on to win Elvis his third Grammy award.
Elvis performed at the Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.
This was Elvis’ first appearance in his hometown since 1961 and the 4 shows that were initially booked, were sold out immediately.
So the Colonel added a fifth one, which were the perfect occasion for a live homecoming album and so the perfect way to avoid having to coax Elvis back into the studio. Elvis seemed both happy and mildly amused to be there and he declared: “Hello Memphis. It’s good to be home”.
Hello Memphis: the 2:30 show
Instead of “Elvis has left the building” these shows ended with “Elvis as left for Graceland”
Elvis Presley Live On Stage in Memphis March 16, 1974
24,600 Fans Respond To Gyrating Elvis
By Lewis Nolan & Michael Clark, The Commercial Appeal
March 17, 1974
Concert Date: March 16, 1974 Memphis, TN. Midsouth Coliseum

Elvis Presley gyrated to the shrieks and screams of nearly 25,000 fans in two concerts at the Mid-South Coliseum yesterday drawing both on old favorites which launched his climb to fame and recent hits.

The performances yesterday afternoon and last night were sold out at 12,300 each as the singer performed in his hometown for the first time in 13 years.

The crowds reacted to the magical personality almost as though the clock had been turned back to 1961.

While some of the reaction was slightly subdued, probably because of the well-groomed individuals in their late 20s and 30s who comprised most of the predominantly white audience, all the ingredients of Presleymania were persent. There were screams, shrieks, shouts and standing applause from the moment Presley stepped on stage until he walked off about one hour later.

A security force of about 60 men, including police, sheriff’s deputies and special officers, was in duty. Police who ringed the stage through out the performance had to hold back dozens of women in the closing moments of the performance who dashed forward, waving their arms and sreaming ‘Elvis, Elvis’.

A number of tickets were available outside the coliseum last night and it was a buyer’s market.

As performance time neared, $10 tickets were being dumped by scalpers for $5 and $5 tickets went for a little as $1. One young person said the tickets were bought with the intention of scalping, but ‘the newspapers’ knocked the bottom out of the market and we’re trying to get back the investment’.

Elvis’ remarks to his hometown audience, outside of courtesy ‘thank-you’ after heavy applause, were sparse. He said, ‘Hello, Memphis’, and later told the audience ‘It’s a pleasure to be at homeagain for the first time in a long time’. At times, it seemed that he was about to talk to the crowd, but shouts and shrieks from the audience would drown out his words and he would go into another song.

His song selection was a wide-ranging trip, through the more than 50 gold records he has recorded as well as few selections made famous by other singers, such as ‘Johnny B. Goode’ and ‘Polk Salad Annie’

But the crowd seemed to react even more favorably when he sang old hits, including ‘Hound Dog’, ‘All Shook Up’, ‘Teddy Bear’, ‘Don’t Be Cruel’, ‘Love Me Tender’, and ‘Treat Me Like a Fool’

Elvis Presley Live On Stage in Memphis March 16, 1974

The most emotional moment of the performance came during ‘American Trilogy’ a medley of songs including ‘Dixie’ and the ‘Battle Hymn of the Republic’. When Elvis, his 12-piece orchestra, 5-piece rock band, 2 trios and a quartet started with ‘Dixie’, there was a little doubt about the regional flavor of the audience who had seen him rise from humble beginnings in Tupelo, Miss. And Memphis to become world’s most famous entertainer.

At the closing part of the selection, a flute played the hauting strains of ‘Dixie’ and brass instruments played the ‘Battle Hymn of the Republic.’ Spotlights danced over a room-size american flag suspended over the stage.

As Elvis’ unmistakable voice closed the number, the audience came to its feet for extended applause and cheers. But while the performance was sprinkled with patriotic and gospel songs, Elvis keyed on songs which brought his sensuous movements and song delivery into play.

He mopped his brow with scarves and threw the scarves to pleading women in the first few rows. He calledwomen ‘Hon,’ and would elicit screams of response whenever he would hint of pelvic movement.

Whenever he wiggled, postured his body or breathed heavily into the microphone, the audience ersponded. But, it seemed that when he would go through his now famous routines, it was with a wink and a kidding smile. He was wearing a white, stiff-collar suit decorated with embroidery and spangles.

His movements were highlighted by cameras which flashed throughout the performances, seen by many persons through field glasses. E.E. ubbaBland, coliseum manager said: ‘This is the largest gross (an estimated $586,000) show we’ve ever had’. The figure includes all five concerts.

Presley also will perform at 2:30 and 8:30 p.m. today and at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Bland also said, ‘This is the tighest security backstage we have ever had’.

One woman apparently unsuccessful in breaking through the security was Mrs. Barbara Ray of 3276 Benjestown.’ Mrs. Ray wearing a mink stole and floor legngth gown, said she flew to Honolulu last November to see Presley’s concert there and traveled to Nashville last summer to see him. Mrs Ray who said she is the same age as Elvis – 39 – objected to the security measures which she said were stronger in Memphis than in the other two cities. She said she was trying to get someone to deliver him a lel of flowers she had purchased. ‘I ran up onto the stage in Nashville and gave him a lel. I Hawaii, he kissed the women around the stage.’

Minutes before the performance atarted, Mrs. Ray still had the lel. With her was her daughter, Carol, 12, also an Elvis fan. There appeared to be many mother-daughter teams in the crowd, which seemed as though women outnumbered men by a comfortable margin.

Before the performance during intermission and after the performance, merchandise billed as super souvenirs in living loving color were hawked through the crowd and at booths set up in hallways. Opera glasses were selling for $5, scarves for $7.50 and programs for $3, Also available were pennants and booklets.

Crowds which some policeen expected to gather outside the coliseum during the performance never materialized. Also, ticket scalping, which some officers suspected would take place on a grand scale was evidently held to a minimum. The vice squad, which prowled through the crowds waiting to get into the building reported no arrests for scalping were made. Tickets however were available outside the coliseum.

Mr. And Mrs. Terry Bray of Florence, Ala. Said they had ‘sent off twice for tickets, and gotten our money back twice’. But they gladly parted with that ticket money when confronted by a man who had several to sell.

No sooner had the Brays departed than four ticketless women who had driven from St. Louis purchased the seller’s remaining surplus and went in search of a fourth which was quickly found.

Willbur Heasley, who had a handful of the supposedly scarce tickets for sale at the official price, said ‘If you just scrounge around you can get them’ However the day was not happy for Carol Wigginton.

Miss Wigginton, 26, of Amory, Miss. And a friend, miss Patricia White of Tupelo, miss, took up a position outside the coliseum’s stage entrance about noon in hopesof getting the merest glimpse of their idol on his arrival.

By 1:30 p.m. despite no word of Elvis and a bitting wind, their enthusiasm had not waned: ‘Everytime I see a black car go by I go ape – I mean wild – ape is out’ Miss Wigginton said.

Finally, after three and a half hours of devoted waiting in the cold. Elvis’ black Cadillac sped before Miss Wigginton’s eyes and into the coliseum without so much as a hair of the star’s head visible.

Camera hanging useless at her side, her lips turning blue and her body shaking with cold, miss Wiggington was forced to give up. It looks like he could have stopped for a minute after we waited for three hours. I can’t believe I got that close and didn’t get a picture’, she said as tears welled in her eyes.

Memphis Heat CD : March 16, 1974 : Elvis Presley Bootleg’s : : ‘For …

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Jun 4, 2011 – Coming soon from the Touchdown label is Memphis Heat a previously unreleased audience recording of the evening show from March 16, …

Memphis Heat CD : March 16, 1974
Tracklisting: Recorded Live In Memphis : March 16, 1974 – Evening Show [01] Also Sprach Zarathustra (1.16) [02] See See Rider (2.17) [03] I Got A Woman (3.48) [04] Love Me (1.32) [05] Trying To Get To You (2.06) [06] All Shook Up (0.59) [07] Steamroller Blues (2.52) [08] Teddy Bear/ Don’t Be Cruel (1.50) [09] Love Me Tender (1.38) [10] Johnny B. Goode (1.33) [11] Hound Dog (1.10) [12] Fever (2.57) [13] Polk Salad Annie (3.42) [14] Why Me Lord (3.41) [15] Suspicious Minds (3.37) [16] Band Introductions (2.08) [17] I Can’t Stop Loving You (2.16) [18] Help Me (2.39) [19] American Trilogy (3.53) [20] Let Me Be There (with reprise) (3.50) [21] Funny How Time Slips Away (3.10) [22] Can’t Help Falling In Love (1.39) [23] Closing Vamp (0.49)

Elvis Presley Live On Stage in Memphis March 16, 1974

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Mar 16, 1974 – March 16-20, 1974 – Elvis plays Memphis for the first time since 1961 and does four ….Elvis live at Del Webb’s Sahara Tahoe : 1971-1976

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 11 – March 1st – March 20th 1974
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Info March 16 1974 Midsouth Coliseum Memphis TN (2:30 pm) 12300 1973 American Eagle Second belt Yellow Suit Yes Yes Yes
Info March 16 1974 Midsouth Coliseum Memphis TN (8:30 pm) 12300 1973 Arabian Original belt Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes
This day was the first of a 3 day rehearsals period beginning each day at noon at Showroom, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada. Like always Elvis tried a lot of songs which were never performed on stage.
T-R-O-U-B-L-E
Tomorrow Night
Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
And I Love You So
Fairytale
I Can Help
Shake A Hand
Bringin’ It Back
Little Darlin’
Pieces Of My Life
You Can Have Her
Suzie Q
You’re The Reason I’m Living
March 16, 1977
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2017
Sun Records episode 4 “Never Better” airs on CMT.
4 Never Better Sam’s worsening anxiety attacks lead to a radical new medical procedure. Elvis tries to win Trixie back. Overseas, Johnny Cash makes a decision that will affect his girlfriend back home. 16 March, 2017

reference sites:
http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

www.elvishistoryblog.com/

Daily Elvis: February 14

Give us this day, February 14,  our daily Elvis

1931

Ted Lewis’ version of “Just A Gigolo” is the most popular tune in America. David Lee Roth would score a number 12 hit with the same song 54 years later in 1985.

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

, 1938

Vernon Presley awaiting prison  ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)

,1939

Vernon Presley  in prison ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

1943

1944

August 8, 1945 to July 18, 1946
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

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

1947

Mulbery Alley

 

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953

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

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

 

February 14, 1954

Elvis worked at Precision Tool company, operating a drill press for $1.55 a hour from September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954

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

Elvis met Tom Diskin at Roswell, a hotel in New Mexico, no later than 3.00 p.m. after instructions from the Colonel, in order to do radio promotion and to get the schedule for Elvis’ first appearance that evening on the Hank Snow Jamboree tour.
Elvis performed at the North Junior High School Auditorium, Roswell at 7.30 and 9.30 p.m.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info February 14 1955 North Junior High School Auditorium Roswell NM (7:30 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes
Info February 14 1955 North Junior High School Auditorium Roswell NM (9:30 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Actor Tab Hunter receives over 62,000 Valentines from a large following of female fans. A year later, he would have his first hit record with “Young Love”. His Heartthrob Status faded, and in the 1970s, he would make Jon Waters movies and later come out as gay, exposing the sexual oppression in Hollywood. 
Elvis performed at the Charles L. Coon High School, Wilson, North Carolina at 7.00 and 9.00 p.m. There was a 3rd show added at 11.00 p.m. The other performers refused to play the last show, until the Colonel promised them extra pay.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info February 14 1956 Charles L. Coon Auditorium Wilson NC (7:00 PM) 4000 East Coast Tour Yes
Info February 14 1956 Charles L. Coon Auditorium Wilson NC (9:00 PM) East Coast Tour Yes
Info February 14 1956 Charles L. Coon Auditorium Wilson NC (11:00 PM) East Coast Tour

The Presleys lived at  at  1414 Getwell Street  until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive  March 1957

RCA informed Elvis Presley that they would exercise their option to extend the term of his contract. The current contract was to expire on October 15, 1961, the new contract was scheduled to expire on October 15, 1966.
Elvis re-recorded both fast and slow versions of Loving You at Radio Recorders. RCA informed Elvis that it was exercising its option to extend the term of his contract, currently due to expire on October 15, 1961, until October 15, 1966.

Loving You   January 21, – March 8; national release July 9, 1957

February 14, 1958

On CBS-TV, Walter Cronkite reported that the Iranian government had banned rock ‘n’ roll because it was against the concepts of Islam and also a health hazard. Iranian doctors backed up the government’s “unhealthy” claim, warning of hip damage due to “extreme gyrations.”

King Creole January 20 and March 10, 1958

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

February 14, 1959

Military Service in Germany

Janie Wilbanks, the girl that Elvis met at the Memphis train station when the troop train passed through, had come to Germany, to visit her uncle, and stayed with Elvis for nearly a week – Feb 8 to?

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

February 14, 1960

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

February 14, 1961

The Platters sued their label, Mercury Records, after amassing thirty-two hits because the label refused to issue  singles not sung by lead Tony Williams, who left the group in 1960.  As the debate raged, Mercury released twelve more 45s through 1964, all old previously-recorded sides.

The Beatles performed at the Cassanova Club, Liverpool, and at Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool where they play a special Valentine’s Day show. Paul McCartney sang Elvis Presley’s “Wooden Heart”, wearing wooden heart pinned to his coat, covered with satin and embroidered with the names “John”, “Paul”, “George”, and “Pete”. The heart was raffled off, and the winner also won a kiss from Paul.

While at home at Graceland, Elvis frequently screened motion pictures, both current and historic, in the basement TV room on a 16mm projector supplied by RCA.

February 14, 1963

Fun in Acapulco January 25 – March 2x

The Crystals performed on the British teen show, Ready, Steady, Go!, which was the equivalent of Soul Train and American Bandstand rolled into one.
The UK singing duo Chad And Jeremy appeared on ABC-TV’s Patty Duke Show as downtrodden, would-be British Invasion stars Nigel and Patrick. Patty gets them their big break and they repay her with a concert at her high school.
Elvis donated President Roosevelt’s Yatcht to Danny Thomas’ St Jude Hospital, rather than the ship being decommissioned and is in the current era, a tourist attraction.
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Elvis interrupted his Vegas stay to travel to Long Beach, California, for presentation of the Potomac to Danny Thomas on behalf of St Jude’s Hospital in Memphis.

February 14, 1965

Elvis attended a music meeting to select songs for the soundtrack for Spinout 
From Harry Levitch Elvis bought a man’s white gold horseshoe ring for $475, a lady’s horseshoe pin for $ 475, and a special Valentine’s charm.
Elvis and Priscilla went to Gladys’ grave and left some flowers and a card (from “Elvis-Priscilla-Lisa Marie”), with special orders that the card had to be burned along with the flowers when they wilted.
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February 14, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

February 14, 1970
Billboard magazine reports that the Recording Industry Association of America is “Mounting Total War Against Tape Pirating of Pre-recorded Music.”
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Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows
Date: 14 Feb 1970
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: 0
Recordings: 0
Date: 14 Feb 1970
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: 0
Recordings: 0
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 2 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1970
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info February 14 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 14 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
February 14, 1971
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows
Date: 12 Feb 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Date: 14 Feb 1971
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 4 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1971
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info February 14 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 14 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin a week long stint as guest hosts on US TV’s Mike Douglas Show. For the next five days the pair will welcome the likes of Chuck Berry, The Chambers Brothers, activist Ralph Nader, comedian Louis Nye and the US Surgeon General.
The musical “Grease,” starring Barry Bostwick and Adrienne Barbeau, opened Off Broadway at the Eden Theatre in downtown Manhattan. The production moved to Broadway and the Broadhurst Theatre on June 7, 1972. Two more theaters and 3,388 performances later, the show closed on April 13, 1980.
RCA taped both dinner and midnight shows primarily for the purpose of recording newly introduced songs. Felton Jarvis supervised the taping, but his health problems had worsened and he required dialysis treatment several times a week. The intended live album never actually materializes, but the recordings would show up on various subsequent releases.
Date: 14 Feb 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Date: 14 Feb 1972
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
Proud Mary
Never Been To Spain
You Gave Me A Mountain
Until It’s Time For You To Go
Polk Salad Annie
Love Me
Little Sister/Get Back
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Hound Dog
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Help Me Make It Thru The Night
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
An American Trilogy
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 6 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1972
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info February 14 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 14 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
The Hilton released this announcement before the dinner show: “Ladies and Gentlemen, Elvis because of illness was unable to do his late show last night. He did, however , do the dinner show last night against doctor’s advice. Again, tonight, he was asked by his doctors not to do a show, but he wants to do the best he can. He does not want to disappoint the people who came to see him. There will be no late show tonight. Thank You.”
Date: 14 Feb 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me Tender
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Fever
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 8 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1973
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info February 14 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Yes Yes
Info February 14 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV CANCELLED
Elvis was discharged from the hospital, . He’d been admitted on January 29 – but in order to avoid crowds of fans this was done between midnight and 1.00 a.m. He returned to Graceland to recuperate. Dr.Nick had hoped to regulate Elvis’ medication and diet and began a routine, in which either he or his nurse, would stop by Graceland every day to dispense the allotted prescriptions. Dr. Nick also encouraged Elvis to play racquetball with him as often as he could and he spent time in discussion with Elvis. Elvis got “laugh therapy” from his constant viewing of old Monty Python episodes that he had in Video Cassette from tv,  which he knew by heart now.
 February 14, 1976
US singer songwriter Janis Ian received 461 Valentine’s day cards after indicating in the lyrics of her song ‘At Seventeen’, she had never received any.
Elvis performed at the Bay front Center, St. Petersburg, Florida.
Date: 14 Feb 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: St. Petersburg, FL. Bay Front Center
Tickets: 8,355
Costume: Indian Feather
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Guadalajara (part)
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Fever
My Way
[Band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Blueberry Hill
Solos
Love Letters
Hurt
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Image result for elvis presley february 14Image result for elvis presley february 14
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 28 – February 12th – February 21st 1977
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info February 14 1977 Bay Front Center St Petersburg FL (8:30 pm) 8355 Chief Second belt White Suit Yes Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath

1979

George Harrison released the album “George Harrison.”

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1984

Rod Stewart and Olivia Newton-John are among the guests at Elton John‘s marriage to studio engineer, Renate Blauel, in Sydney, Australia. The couple stayed together for four years, although John later admitted he knew he was homosexual before the marriage.

1985

Whitney Houston’s self titled debut album is released by Arista Records on Valentine’s Day. The LP will produce four giant Billboard hits, “You Give Good Love” (#3), “Saving All My Love For You” (#1), “How Will I Know” (#1), and “Greatest Love Of All” (#1).

1987

Bon Jovi started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’, the group’s second US No.1, a No.4 hit in the UK.

1992

Wayne’s World, the motion picture starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, opens in movie theaters across the US. The use of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in the film propelled the song to No.2 on the US singles charts nearly 20 years after its first release.

1998

Celine Dion’s ‘My Heart Will Go On’ set a new recorded for the most radio plays in the US with 116 million plays in one week.

1999

Buddy Knox, who scored a #1 hit in 1957 with “Party Doll”, died of cancer at the age of 65.

Elton John appeared as himself in a special episode of the animated series The Simpsons shown on US TV

2001

“Timeless–Live in Concert,” winner of four Emmy Awards and billed as Barbra Streisand‘s farewell concert, aired on Fox-TV.

2003

Stolen reel-to-reel studio recordings by The Beatles were found in Australia. Police recovered the tapes of the bands 1968 The White Album and the Abbey Roadalbum after they were advertised for sale in a Sydney newspaper. Australian police had been tipped off by British detectives from Operation Acetone, an investigation into thefts of original Beatles music from Abbey Road studios in London in the 1960’s.

2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley.

2010

Dale Hawkins, a Rockabilly artist most often remembered for his 1957 hit “Susie-Q”, lost his battle with colon cancer at the age of 73.

Doug Fieger, the lead singer for The Knack on their 1979 hit “My Sharona”, died after a six-year battle with cancer. He was 57.

Everybody Hurts, recorded to help Haiti’s earthquake victims went to No.1 on the UK singles chart. The REM cover featured Leona Lewis, Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams and Take That sold over 453,000 copies in its first week.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2012

Whitney Houston, whose majestic voice helped her place 32 songs on the Billboard Pop chart between 1985 and 2001, passed away at the age of 48. Daughter of Cissy Houston of The Sweet Inspirations. 

SOCA, a branch of UK law enforcement, closed down the illegal music download site RnBXclusive.com. Visitors to the page were told that “the individuals behind this website have been arrested for fraud” and also cautioned those who may have downloaded music, “you may be liable for prosecution…”

2014

On February 14, 1973 Elvis Presley visited Muhammad Ali before 

2015

In New York City, Paul McCartney played a surprise concert at 1,000-seat Irving Plaza. He announced the event that morning saying tickets, at $40 each, would be available at the rock club’s door.

2016

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.

2017

Marty Lacker, Memphis Mafia member died.

Marty Lacker, member of Elvis’ Memphis Mafia, dies – The Tennessean

 

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Reference Sites:

http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

http://www.elvisrecordings.com/  Master and Sessions

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

Elvis History Blog

 

Daily Elvis: February 7

Give us this day, February 7, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

, 1938

Vernon Presley  in prison ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)

,1939

February 7, 1941

Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra, with vocalist Frank Sinatra, recorded their Top 10 hit “Everything Happens to Me.”

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

1943

February 7, 1944

Bing Crosby, backed by the Williams Brothers Quartet (which included young Andy Williams) recorded the #1 song (for nine weeks) “Swinging On A Star.”

August 8, 1945 to July 18, 1946
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

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

1947

Mulbery Alley

 

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953

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

 

1953

Lloyd Price charted with “Ain’t It a Shame” reaching #4 R&B, his fourth Top 5 hit in a row. Two years later, Fats Domino would take the tune to the Top 10 on the pop charts.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

February 7, 1954

September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954

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

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

Elvis performed at the Ripley High School Gym, Ripley, Mississippi.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info February 7 1955 High School Auditorium Ripley MS (8:00 PM) Yes

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis performed 4 shows at the Center Theater, High Point, North Carolina at 2.30, 4.30, 7.00 and 9.00 p.m.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info February 7 1956 Center High Point NC (2:30 PM) East Coast Tour
Info February 7 1956 Center High Point NC (4:30 PM) East Coast Tour
Info February 7 1956 Center High Point NC (7:00 PM) East Coast Tour
Info February 7 1956 Center High Point NC (9:00 PM) East Coast Tour

 

February 7, 1957

At the RCA Victor Studio in the Methodist Television, Radio & Film Commission building in Nashville, Jim Reeves recorded five songs, including future hit “Four Walls,” backed by Chet Atkins, Bob Moore, Floyd Cramer, Farris Coursey, and the Jordanaires. Atkins also produced the session.

Loving You  

The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive May 11 1956 to March 1957.

February 7, 1958

King Creole 

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

 

More than a thousand people attended Buddy Holly’s funeral at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Lubbock, Texas. His tombstone reads “Holley”, the correct spelling of his given surname and includes pictures of a guitar. His widow, Maria Elena Holly, did not attend. Buddy’s pallbearers were Joe Mauldin, Jerry Allison, Niki Sullivan, Bob Montgomery, Sonny Curtis and Phil Everly.
Ritchie Valens was laid to rest in San Fernando Mission Cemetery in California.
Elvis attended the Holiday on Ice Show in Frankfurt. He had become friendly with a number of the skaters and paid them a visit backstage.
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Military Service in Germany

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

February 7, 1960

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

February 7, 1961

Elvis’s single of “Surrender/Lonely Man” was released. Surrender would reach number 1, while the flip, cut from Wild in the Country, reached 32 on the Billboard Hot 100. Both songs also entered the top 3 in Hong Kong.

Chart (1961-2005) Peak
position
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles[3] 8
France (SNEP)[4] 92
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 6
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 25
Italy (Musica e dischi)[7] 2
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 20
Norway (VG-lista)[9] 2
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 1

February 7, 1962

February 7, 1963

The first Beatles single ‘Please Please Me’ was released in the US on the Vee Jay label. Capitol Records, EMI’s United States label, were offered the right to release the single in the US, but turned it down. Dick Biondi, a disc jockey on WLS in Chicago and a friend of Vee-Jay executive Ewart Abner, played the song on the radio from February 1963, thus becoming the first DJ to play a Beatles record in the United States.

Fun in Acapulco

February 7, 1964

Pan Am flight 101 was greeted by over 5,000 Beatles fans as it arrived at New York’s JFK airport, bringing The Beatles to the US for the first time and causing riotous scenes as they touched down.

Ben E. King performed on Ready, Steady, Go!, the British TV equivalent of American Bandstand.

February 7, 1965

February 7, 1966

The Beach Boys’ album “Summer Days” was certified Gold.

February 7, 1967

Boots Randolph’s album “Yakety Sax” was certified Gold.

The Bee Gees returned to their native England after nine years of living in Australia.

February 7, 1968

Actor  Nick Adams (The Rebel, Saints and Sinners, Pillow Talk, Rebel Without a Cause, Mister Roberts) died of a drug overdose at the age of 36.

Actor Nick Adams chronicled time spent with Elvis Presley – latimes

For Elvis CD Collectors • 7 Feb ’68: Nick Adams found dead …

February 7, 1969

“This Is Tom Jones” premiered on ABC-TV.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono were featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, on sale for 35 Cents, (2/6). John was named as Rolling Stone’s Man Of The Year.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

February 7, 1970

Johnny Cash’s album “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash” was certified Gold.

Dinner and Midnight International Hotel Vegas Shows.

Date: 07 Feb 1970
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: 0
Recordings: 0

 

Date: 07 Feb 1970
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: 0
Recordings: 0
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 2 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1970
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info February 7 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 7 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200

February 7, 1971

Dinner and Midnight International Hotel Vegas Shows.

Date: 07 Feb 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

Date: 07 Feb 1971
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 4 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1971
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info February 7 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 7 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200

February 7, 1972

Dinner and Midnight Hotel Hilton Vegas Shows.

Date: 07 Feb 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Date: 07 Feb 1972
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

 

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 6 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1972
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info February 7 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 7 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200

February 7, 1973

Dinner and Midnight Hotel Hilton Vegas Shows.

Date: 07 Feb 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

 

Date: 07 Feb 1973
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
ngagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 8 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1973
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info February 7 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 7 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV CANCELLED

February 7, 1974

Dinner and Midnight Hotel Hilton Vegas Shows.

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Felton Jarvis and Elvis Presley

Date: 07 Feb 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Tryin’ To Get To You
Sweet Caroline
Love Me Tender
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Killing Me Softly [by Voice]
Spanish Eyes
Why Me Lord
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
Date: 07 Feb 1974
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Aloha Eagle
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Tryin’ To Get To You
Sweet Caroline
Love Me Tender
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Spanish Eyes
Why Me Lord
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
Blueberry Hill
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 10 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 9th 1974
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info February 7 1974 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Yes
Info February 7 1974 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 1973 American Eagle Second belt Yes Yes

February 7, 1975

Elvis in hospital from January 29 to February 14, 1975

Paul Simon started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ’50 Ways To Leave Your Lover’, the singers first solo US No.1.
James Burton, Glen D. Hardin and Jerry Scheff had to leave due to prior commitments. They were replaced by Nashville players Billy Sandford, Bobby Emmons and Norbert Putnam. The session began at midnight but they achieved little. A studio version of America The Beautiful and one master, Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain.

The Wake and Aftermath

1979

The Clash kick off their first American tour at the Berkeley Community Theatre outside San Francisco.

1981

John Lennon was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Woman’, an ode to his wife Yoko Ono. It was Lennon’s third No.1 in seven weeks after his death on December 8, 1980.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1984

Michael Jackson was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records as the album Thriller passed 25 million copies sold.

1985

Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” became New York City’s official anthem.

1987

George Michael and Aretha Franklin were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)’. Written by Simon Climie it gave Aretha her first UK No.1 almost 20 years after her first hit.

1988

The mini-series “Elvis and Me,” based on Priscilla Presley’s book and starring Dale Midkiff, Susan Walters, Billy Green Bush, and Hugh Gillin, began on ABC-TV.

Elvis and Me (TV Movie 1988) – IMDb

 

1989

A Georgia State legislative representative introduced a bill to make Little Richard’s “Tutti Frutti” the state’s official rock song; it did not pass.

1999

Blondie went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Maria’, giving the group their 6th UK No.1 single, 20 years after their first. At the age of 54, lead singer Debbie Harry became the oldest female to make No.1.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2004

Queen’s single ‘We Will Rock You’ topped a poll of music fans to find the greatest rock anthem of all time. The 1977 song beat the band’s classic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ into second place in a survey of 1,000 people carried out for the UCI cinema chain. The poll was carried out to mark the release of new Jack Black comedy ‘School of Rock.’

2005

Michael Jackson’s Thriller was named the top pop video in a poll of Channel 4 viewers in the UK. The 1983 video, which depicts the singer as a werewolf and a zombie, beat videos by Madonna and Robbie Williams. Animated videos for Peter Gabriel’s Sledgehammer and A-Ha’s Take On Me were in second and third place respectively. 4th was Queen with Bohemian Rhapsody, 5th, Madonna Like a Prayer, 6th, Robbie Williams, Rock DJ, 7th, Michael Jackson, Billie Jean, 8th, The Verve, Bittersweet Symphony, 9th, Madonna Vogue and 10th Nirvana, Smells Like Teen Spirit.

2006

The FTD Elvis Presley collection “Southern Nights” was released.

Review : Southern Nights FTD CD | Elvis Reviews – Elvis Australia

2008

Amy Winehouse was told she could not perform at this year’s Grammy awards ceremony because her US visa application has been rejected by the embassy in London. The singer was arrested for marijuana possession in Norway last year. Winehouse has been nominated for six Grammy awards ahead of the ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday.

In Las Vegas, Caesars Palace announced that Cher had been signed to perform approximately 200 shows over the next three years. The 61-year-old singer agreed to perform 90-minute concerts, four nights a week for a reported $60 million. The series of shows ran until February 2011.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2015

In Malibu, California, Olympic champion and realty TV personality Bruce Jenner was involved in a four-vehicle, multiple rear-end collision that left one person dead and sent seven people, not including Jenner, to the hospital with injuries.

Jenner was divorced from Linda Thompson and the woman killed in the car crash had appeared in the Elvis movie Double Trouble.

Woman killed in Bruce Jenner car crash danced with Elvis … – Daily Mail

Bruce Jenner Car Crash Victim — Big Screen Brush with Elvis | TMZ.com

Bruce Jenner sued over fatal car accident – CNN

For Elvis CD Collectors • RIP Kim Howe (Double Trouble)

2018

Elvis Presley: The Searcher,’ the companion album to new HBO …

Elvis Presley Documentary Soundtrack Features Pearl Jam Score

Elvis Doc ‘The Searcher’ Pulls Hits, Rarities for Soundtrack

The Number Ones: Elvis Presley’s “A Big Hunk O’ Love”

 

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Daily Elvis: January 20

Give us this day, January 20, our daily Elvis

 

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

, 1938

Vernon Presley  spent six months in custody awaiting trial Jan 4 – (minus 6 months until)

.in prison ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)

,1939

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

1943

1944

August 8, 1945 to July 18, 1946
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

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

1947

Mulbery Alley

 

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953

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

January 20, 1954

U.S. television’s first live coast-to-coast broadcast of a Presidential Inauguration address took place as Dwight D. Eisenhower assumed the office.

A television show was transmitted from the U.S. to Canada for the first time. The CBS Television production of “Studio One” was sent from WBEN-TV in Buffalo, New York to CBLT-TV in Toronto.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

 

January 20, 1954

September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954

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

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

January 20, 1955

Elvis performed at the Leachville High School Gym, Leachville, Arkansas.
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Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info January 20 1955 High School Gym Leachville AR (8:00 PM) Bob Neal Tour #1 Yes

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis performed at the North Side Coliseum, Fort Worth, Texas.

SING IT, ELVIS – These three 15-year old students at E. M. Daggett Junior High alternately wept and screamed as Elvis Presley contorted on the stage at North Side Coliseum Friday night. Left to right are Mary Hicks, Paula Egenbacher and Carolyn Faulkner.

Star-Telegram Photo courtesy Fort Worth Library

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info January 20 1956 North Side Coliseum Fort Worth TX (8:00 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes

The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive May 11 1956 to March 1957.

January 20, 1957

Principal photography for Loving You   begins

The Presleys lived at Graceland

January 20, 1958

Disc jockeys at St. Louis radio station KWK gave every rock ‘n’ roll record in the station library a “farewell spin” before smashing them all to pieces. Station manager Robert T. Convey said rock ‘n’ roll had dominated the airwaves long enough and called the action “a simple weeding out of undesirable music.”

Elvis Presley was originally scheduled to report for duty from the U.S. Army on this day. He was allowed a 60-day deferment so he could finish the film “King Creole.” He reported for his induction on March 24, 1958.

King Creole Principle Photography begins

Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film – Page 527 – Google Books Result

The Military Service Disruption

January 20, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

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Elvis was promoted to act as a sergeant 3 days after reporting back for duty.
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Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

In Chicago, Jerry Butler, the Shirelles, Dee Clark, Ben E. King, the Miracles, LaVern Baker, Clyde McPhatter, and Little Anthony performed on stage at the Regal Theater.
Elvis was released by the studio, principal shooting already had been completed 3 days earlier on Wild in the Country
January 20, 1962
January 20, 1963
January 20, 1964
January 20, 1965
American disc-jockey Alan Freed died from uraemia at the age of 42. Freed called himself the “father of rock and roll”, appeared in the movies such as ‘Rock Around the Clock’ and Don’t Knock the Rock. His career was destroyed by the payola scandal that hit the broadcasting industry in the early 1960s. Initially interred at the Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York, his ashes were moved in 2002 to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, and were later returned to Freed’s family in 2015.
ABC-TV’s “Shindig!” welcomed the Rolling Stones, Kinks, Dave Clark Five, Petula Clark, Bobby Vee, Bobby Sherman, and Gerry and the Pacemakers.
January 20, 1966
January 20, 1967
The Monkees TV show was shown for the first time in the UK. The series followed the adventures of four young men (the Monkees) trying to make a name for themselves as rock ‘n roll singers.
January 20, 1968
One Hit Wonders John Fred and the Playboy Band started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Judy In Disguise, (With Glasses)’, it made No.3 in the UK. The song was inspired by The Beatles ‘Lucy In The Sky’.
Elvis returned to American at 9.00 p.m. with the firm determination to record In The Ghetto about which he had doubts at first, but eventually was convinced the song could become a hit. He did 23 takes, which occupied most of the evening and he left at 4.00 a.m.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

January 20, 1970
January 20, 1971
January 20, 1972
January 20, 1973
Following his newfound success as a country music artist Jerry Lee Lewis made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry.  Although Opry officials had directed him to play only country music songs and to keep his comments clean, Lewis eventually defied instructions by playing his classic rock ‘n’ roll hits and declaring himself “the rock & rollin’, country & western, rhythm & blues singin’ motherf—–.”
January 20, 1974

Elvis put down a deposit of $75,000 on an impounded Boeing 707 but the deal fallsl through. The previous owner had been Robert Vesco, the fugitive financier who had fled to South America after allegedly embezzling hundreds of millions of dollars from international investment firms. Buying his plane would involve some complicated wrangling with the IRS. And Elvis was warned about another complication: If the plane ever landed in any of the countries Vesco was establishing a base in, there was every reason to believe that he might try to seize it.

In April Elvis buys a Convair 880 Jet recently taken out of service by Delta Airlines for the then-substantial sum of $250,000. With complete refurbishing the total exceeded $600,000. He immediately rechristened it the Lisa Marie.

After hearing Don Kinney, a Denver television newsman, joking on the air about Elvis’ generosity and telling he wanted a car too, Elvis bought him a Seville. Don Kinney contradicts this and tells his story.
Meanwhile the vacation in Denver wasn’t a great success and Jerry Schilling quit for good, telling Elvis that “friendship is more important than the job”.
Felton Jarvis had arranged for Elvis to record at Buss Cason’s new up-to-date Nashville studio, Creative Workshop. Felton was confident that Elvis would feel at home there. The band was Elvis’ own, plus Chip Young on guitar and Randy Cullers on percussion. But just hours before the scheduled start, Joe Esposito called to say Elvis had not yet left Memphis.
Elvis didn’t attend because he could not get Ginger Alden to accompany him according to Memphis Mafia Members while in Ginger Alden’s book, she puts it down to Elvis having a cold (but, given that that really helped during the American Sound Sessions in 1969…) the Jungle Room sessions would be Elvis last recording session.
RCA would have to record concerts in hopes of new songs.

The Wake and Aftermath

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1982
During an Ozzy Osbourne concert in Des Moines, Iowa, a member of the audience threw a bat onto the stage. Stunned by the light, the bat lay motionless, and thinking it was a rubber fake, the singer picked it up and attempted to bite its head off. As he did this, the bat started to flap its wings and Ozzy soon realized it wasn’t fake but in fact a living thing. After the show Ozzy was immediately rushed to the nearest hospital for rabies shots.

1983 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1988
The Beatles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Yoko, Sean, and Julian Lennon all attend. Paul McCartney did not attend, sending instead a letter stating that continuing business differences with the other ex-Beatles was the reason for his absence.
During the Beach Boys‘ acceptance speech at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, vocalist Mike Love insulted just about everybody in the music business, including Paul McCartney, Diana Ross, Bruce Springsteen and Mick Jagger.
1990
Actress Barbara Stanwyck  (The Big Valley, The Colbys, The Barbara Stanwyck Show, Double Indemnity, Meet John Doe, The Lady Eve, Walk on the Wild Side, Titanic, Christmas in Connecticut, Stella Dallas, Roustabout, The Great Man’s Lady, Executive Suite, Sorry Wrong Number, Golden Boy, Annie Oakley, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, Cattle Queen of Montana, Union Pacific) died of heart failure at 82.
2000
Tourism chiefs in Liverpool were banned from putting up motorway signs saying ‘Liverpool, the Birthplace Of The Beatles because the Highways Agency thought the signs would distract motorists.
2002
George Harrison had the posthumous UK No.1 single with the re-release of the 1971 former No.1 ‘My Sweet Lord’. Harrison’s single replaced Aaliyah’s ‘More Than A Woman’, the only time in chart history that one deceased artist had taken over from another at No.1. ‘My Sweet Lord’.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003
8 Mile, starring Eminem toppled The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers from its four-week hold at the top of the UK box office. The story of a Detroit rapper took £4,440,334 at 423 cinemas in the UK and Ireland.
Or: Eminem remakes “Loving You”
2004
The Elvis Presley 2-CD set “The Gospel Side of Elvis” was released.
2006
American music executive Johnny Bienstock died of complications from heart disease aged 83. Owned Moss Rose Music, worked with Ernest Tubb, Hank Snow, Elvis Presley, The Bee Gees, Eric Clapton, Del Shannon and Meat Loaf.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2017
Sir Paul McCartney was suing Sony over control of The Beatles’ back catalogue. McCartney had gone to a US court, seeking to regain the publishing rights to 267 of the band’s classic songs. He had been trying to get them back since the 1980s, when Michael Jackson famously out-bid him for the rights. Jackson’s debt-ridden estate sold the songs to Sony in 2016.
 2018

Auction bids surpass $1700 for 1956 paper cup allegedly used by Elvis 

The bizarre real reason Elvis never toured Britain: His manager was an illegal immigrant terrified America wouldn’t let him back in, as the writer of a new Presley musical reveals

January 20: Elvis Presley recorded In The Ghetto in 1969