Daily Elvis: August 31

Give us this day, August 31, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

August 31, 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.

August 31, 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.

1947

Mulbery Alley

1948
1010 North Green Street, in the Shakerag section of Tupelo.

Memphis, Tennessee

1949-1953

Sept. 12, 1948 – Sept. 20, 1949

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

August 1952

Elvis worked at the Upholsterers Specialties Company.

572 Poplar Avenue

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

April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954

Elvis worked at Crown Electric for $1.00 an hour. He delivered supplies to the job sites and hoped to train to be an electrician. He stayed at Crown until mid-Oct

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

rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

1414 Getwell Street

Audobon Drive

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

August 31, 1954

August 31, 1955

Chuck Berry’s “Maybellene” reached #5 pop while spending eleven weeks at #1 on the R&B hit list.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

August 31, 1956

Love Me Tender  

Elvis Presley: August 31, 1956, on the set of Love Me Tender

August 31, 1957

Elvis Presley played his third and last concert in Canada, the only concerts performed outside of the USA; 26,000 fans attended the show with tickets costing $1.50, $2.50 and $3.50.

(1957 $1.50 Canadian would be $13.22 Canadian in 2017; in American money, $13.07)

Vancouver DJ Red Robinson MCed Elvis in 1957 and The Beatles in 1964 on the same stage.

MANDATORY PHOTO CREDIT: Collection of Red Robinson/ Elvis Presley with Vancouver disc jockey Red Robinson before his concert at Empire Stadium on Aug. 31, 1957.

 

With Opening Acts: Howard Hardin, The Burns Twins & Evelyn, Joe Termini, Wells & The Four Fays, Paul Desmond and The Jordanaires, who also joined Elvis onstage:

Elvis performed at the Empire Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Heartbreak Hotel
All Shook Up
I Was The One
I Got A Woman
That’s When Your Heartaches Begin
Fools Hall Of Fame
Don’t Be Cruel
Love Me
Mean Woman Blues
Hound Dog

Vancouver DJ & Concert MC Red Robinson recorded this concert, which has not been released in full or officially.

 

Elvis Presley Vancouver, Canada. Empire Stadium August 31, 1957

Memories of Elvis in Vancouver, B.C.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1957
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info August 31 1957 Empire Stadium Vancouver CAN (8:00 PM) 26500 Pacific Northwest Tour Yes

The Military Service Disruption

August 31, 1958

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

August 31, 1959

Military Service in Germany, Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

August 31, 1960

Flaming Star

August 31, 1961

Follow That Dream 

August 31, 1962

The Shirelles, ben E. King, Little Eva, Chuck Jackson, Dee Dee Sharp, the Marvelettes, the Ronettes, the Del-Satins, the Majors and Tony Orlando (years before Dawn) performed at Murray the K’s annual New York Labor Day Rock ‘n’ Roll show at the Brooklyn Fox Theater.

Elvis reported to wardrobe fitting at MGM

It Happened at the World’s Fair  

August 31, 1963

The Angels become the first white girl group to have a US number one hit when “My Boyfriend’s Back” topped the Billboard Hot 100.

Viva Las Vegas

August 31, 1964

 

August 31, 1965

August 31, 1966

August 31, 1967

 

August 31, 1968

Charro!

August 31, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

August 31, 1970

That’s the Way It Is Production

Date: 31 August 1970
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

 

Date: 31 August 1970
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 3 – Las Vegas August 10th – September 8th 1970
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info August 31 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info August 31 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200

August 31, 1971

 

Date: 31 August 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Black Matador suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
That’s All Right
I Got A Woman/Amen
Proud Mary
Sweet Caroline
Polk Salad Annie
Johnny B. Goode
It’s Impossible
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Hound Dog
[band introductions]
I’m Leavin’
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Matador in Vegas

 

Date: 31 August 1971
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
That’s All Right
I Got A Woman/Amen
Proud Mary
Sweet Caroline
Polk Salad Annie
Johnny B. Goode
It’s Impossible
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On
Heartbreak Hotel
Teddy Bear
Don’t Be Cruel
It’s Over
Hound Dog
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I’m Leavin
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Midnight Show

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 5 – Las Vegas August 9th – September 6th 1971
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info August 31 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Black Cisco Kid Jumpsuit with Green Shoulders Gold Attendance belt Yes Yes
Info August 31 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 White Cisco Kid Jumpsuit with Black Leather Shoulders Gold Attendance belt Yes Yes

August 31, 1972

Date: 31 August 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

 

Date: 29 August 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 7 – Las Vegas August 4th – September 4th 1972
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info August 31 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info August 31 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200

August 31, 1973

Date: 31 August 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Black Spanish Flower suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Trouble
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’/Mama Don’t Dance/Flip Flop And Fly/Hound Dog
Love Me Tender
Fever
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
My Boy
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
How Great Thou Art
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

 

Date: 31 August 1973
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Black Spanish Flower suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Trouble
Long Tall Sally/Mama Don’t Dance/Flip, Flop And Fly/Jailhouse Rock
Hound Dog
Love Me Tender
Fever
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
My Boy
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
The The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
How Great Thou Art
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 9 – Las Vegas August 6th – September 3rd 1973
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info August 31 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Black Spanish Flower with blue green stones Original belt Green Suit Yes Yes Yes
Info August 31 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Blue Starburst Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes

August 31, 1974

In a US federal court, John Lennon testifies that he believes the Nixon administration tried to have him deported because of his involvement with the anti-war demonstrations at the 1972 Republican convention in Miami. He also suspected his phones were tapped and that he was under surveillance by government agents.

Elvis did Vegas Shows

Date: 31 August 1974
Time: 3.00am
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Wineglass suit (2-piece)
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
It’s Midnight
Big Boss Man
Fever
All Shook Up
Softly, As I Leave You
Hound Dog
An American Trilogy
Suspicious Minds
If You Talk In Your Sleep
Help Me
Let Me Be There
Hawaiian Wedding Song
How Great Thou Art
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Night Fever In Vegas

 

Date: 31 August 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Peacock
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
It’s Midnight
Big Boss Man
Fever
All Shook Up
Softly, As I Leave You
Hound Dog
An American Trilogy
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
If You Talk In Your Sleep
Until It’s Time For You To Go
Help Me
Let Me Be There
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Heartbreak Hotel
How Great Thou Art
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

Date: 31 August 1974
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Peacock
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
It’s Midnight
Big Boss Man
Fever
All Shook Up
Elvis Introduces John Bassett
Softly, As I Leave You
Hound Dog
An American Trilogy
Bridge Over Troubled Water
If You Talk In Your Sleep
Why Me Lord
Let Me Be There
Hawaiian Wedding Song
How Great Thou Art
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: It’s Midnight In Vegas

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 11 – Las Vegas August 19th – September 2nd 1974
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info August 31 1974 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Emperor Beige Leather Two-piece White Suit Yes Yes
Info August 31 1974 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Mermaid Beige Leather Two-Piece White Suit Yes

August 31, 1975

August 31, 1976

George Harrison is found guilty of subconscious plagiarism of the song “He’s So Fine” by The Chiffons in writing his hit, “My Sweet Lord”. He would eventually pay the copyright holder, Bright Tunes, $587,000 in damages. In a case of sweet retribution, the Chiffons then recorded their own version of “My Sweet Lord.”

Elvis performed on tour at the Coliseum, Macon, Georgia.

© Keith Alverson

Date: 31 August 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Macon, GA.
Macon Coliseum
Tickets: 10,200
Costume: Bicentennial (white) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Jailhouse Rock
Fever
America
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Hurt
Hound Dog
That’s All Right
Blue Christmas
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 24 – August 27th – September 8th 1976
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info August 31 1976 Macon Coliseum Macon GA (8:30 pm) 10200 Blue Egyptian Bird Original belt White Suit Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath

1977

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984

‘Purple Rain’ the movie-starring Prince opened at cinemas across the UK with special late night previews. The film grossed more than US $80 million at the box office and became a cult classic.

 

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2006

The Times ran a story on the demands of rock stars when on tour. Ozzy Osbourne insists on an eye, ear, nose and throat doctor at each venue. The Beach Boys require a licensed masseur, Meat Loaf a mask and one small tank of oxygen. David Bowie requests that the dressing room temperature is between 14c and 18c and Paul McCartney must have a large arrangement of white Casablanca lilies in his dressing room. Mick Jagger must have an onstage autocue with the lyrics to all the songs, it would also tell him the name of the city in which they were performing.

 

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

 

 

 

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/

Elvis History Blog

 

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Daily Elvis: August 29

Give us this day, August 29, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

August 29, 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.

August 29, 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.

1947

Mulbery Alley

1948
1010 North Green Street, in the Shakerag section of Tupelo.

Memphis, Tennessee

1949-1953

Sept. 12, 1948 – Sept. 20, 1949

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

August 1952

Elvis worked at the Upholsterers Specialties Company.

 

572 Poplar Avenue

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

 

April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954

Elvis worked at Crown Electric for $1.00 an hour. He delivered supplies to the job sites and hoped to train to be an electrician. He stayed at Crown until mid-Oct

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

rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

1414 Getwell Street

Audobon Drive

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

August 29, 1954

August 29, 1955

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

August 29, 1956

Elvis recorded his first spoken word single: “The Truth About Me” – a flexidisc attached to magazine covers.

Love Me Tender  

August 29, 1957

Elvis arrived in Spokane, Washington at 11.20 p.m. for the beginning of a tour, managed by Al Dvorin.

The Military Service Disruption

August 29, 1958

Alan Freed‘s Big Beat Show opens at the Fox Theatre in Brooklyn. Those performing included Frankie Avalon, Jimmy Clanton, Chuck Berry, Bobby Freeman, Bill Haley And His Comets and The Elegants.

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

August 29, 1959

The Quarrymen perform for about 300 teenagers at the opening of The Casbah Coffee Club, located in the basement of a family home owned by Pete Best‘s mother, Mona. The group consists of John, Paul, George and guitarist Ken Brown. Still without a drummer, the band shared one microphone connected to the house P.A. system and would return for six more Saturday night engagements for 15 shillings each per night.

Military Service in Germany, Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

August 29, 1960

Flaming Star 

August 29, 1961

Follow That Dream 

August 29, 1962

Elvis Presley‘s 10th feature film “Kid Galahad,” co-starring Gig Young, Lola Albright, Joan Blackman, and Charles Bronson, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.

It Happened at the World’s Fair  

August 29, 1963

Viva Las Vegas

August 29, 1964

Billboard magazine reports that guitar sales in both the US and the UK, have skyrocketed in the wake of the British Invasion.

August 29, 1965

Paradise, Hawaiian Style

August 29, 1966

Seven years to the day since John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison first performed together at Liverpool’s Casbah Coffee Club, The Beatles play their last paid, public concert in front of 25,000 fans at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park. The band did 11 songs in just over a half an hour, opening with “Rock & Roll Music” and closing with “Long Tall Sally”.  Despite that “Revolver” had released weeks earlier, the band did not play even a single cut from it.

Double Trouble

August 29, 1967

Brian Epstein’s funeral is held in Liverpool. The event was not attended by The Beatles, who wished to give his family privacy by not attracting the media and fans.

August 29, 1968

Charro!

August 29, 1969

With the Colonel, the whole staff and gang and wives, Elvis and Priscilla attended Nancy Sinatra’s opening night at the International. After the show all went to a party hosted by Frank Sinatra and attendees included Fred Astaire.

Memphis Mafia Joe Esposito aka Diamond Joe in the photobomb position.

Elvis Presley at Nancy Sinatra’s Opening Night Post Show Party

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

August 29, 1970

Date: 29 August 1970
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

That’s the Way It Is Production

Date: 29 August 1970
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 3 – Las Vegas August 10th – September 8th 1970
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info August 29 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info August 29 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200

August 29, 1971

 

Date: 29 August 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

 

Date: 29 August 1971
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 5 – Las Vegas August 9th – September 6th 1971
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info August 29 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Black Cisco Kid Jumpsuit with Red Shoulders Gold Attendance belt Yes
Info August 29 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Black Cisco Kid Jumpsuit with Light Blue Shoulders Gold Attendance belt Yes

August 29, 1972

 

Date: 29 August 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

 

Date: 29 August 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 7 – Las Vegas August 4th – September 4th 1972
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info August 29 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info August 29 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200

August 29, 1973

 

Date: 29 August 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
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Trouble
Blue Suede Shoes
Long Tall Sally/Mama Don’t Dance/Flip, Flop And Fly/Jailhouse Rock
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
My Boy
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
The The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Larger Than Life

 

Date: 29 August 1973
Time: Midnight
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
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Trouble
Blue Suede Shoes
Long Tall Sally/Mama Don’t Dance/Flip, Flop And Fly/Jailhouse Rock
Hound Dog
Fever
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
My Boy
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
The The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
How Great Thou Art
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 9 – Las Vegas August 6th – September 3rd 1973
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info August 29 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Yes Yes
Info August 29 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes Yes

August 29, 1974

Date: 29 August 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Mermaid suit (2-piece)
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
It’s Midnight
Big Boss Man
Fever
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
The Wonder Of You
Softly, As I Leave You
Hound Dog
An American Trilogy
If You Talk In Your Sleep
Why Me Lord
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
How Great Thou Art
Let Me Be There
Early Morning Rain
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

 

Elvis Presley, in the 50s was The pelvis, but in the 1970s, he was a meta artist, who used his limbs, shaking what moved from the hips, and on this night, he proselytized karate instead of the bible.

Already karate had been taking more and more time during Elvis’ performance, but this night Elvis put on his Karate
outfit (over his stage suit!) and discussed (atgreat leangth) his Karate skills –
putting on a full-scale demonstration with Red West.

Date: 29 August 1974
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Mermaid suit (2-piece)
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
It’s Midnight
Big Boss Man
Fever
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
Until It’s Time For You To Go
Softly, As I Leave You
Hound Dog
An American Trilogy
Suspicious Minds
If You Talk In Your Sleep
Why Me Lord
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
How Great Thou Art
Let Me Be There
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Las Vegas Show

 

Midnight show. Las Vegas, NV. – Elvis Presley In …

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 11 – Las Vegas August 19th – September 2nd 1974
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info August 29 1974 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Emperor Beige Leather Two-piece Yes Yes
Info August 29 1974 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Rainfall Beige Leather Two-piece Black Suit Yes Yes

August 29, 1975

August 29, 1976

Elvis performed on tour at the Municipal Auditorium, Mobile, Alabama at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.

Date: 29 August 1976
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Mobile, AL.
Municipal Auditorium
Tickets: 10,720
Costume: Bicentennial (blue) 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
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Jailhouse Rock
Fever
America
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Hurt
Hound Dog
That’s All Right
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Stuck In Mobile

 

Date: 29 August 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Mobile, AL.
Municipal Auditorium
Tickets: 10,720
Costume: Bicentennial (white) Suit
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 24 – August 27th – September 8th 1976
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info August 29 1976 Municipal Auditorium Mobile AL (2:30 pm) 10720 Blue Egyptian Bird Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes
Info August 29 1976 Municipal Auditorium Mobile AL (8:30 pm) 10720 White Egyptian Bird Egyptian suit belt Dark Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath

August 29, 1977

Three men are arrested in Memphis after trying to steal Elvis’ body. As a result, the City of Memphis approved Vernon Presley’s request for a land variation for Graceland and the creation of the Presley Family Cemetery at Graceland.

1980

Queen performed at the Forum in Montréal.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

 

1987

The East LA band, Los Lobos had the number one single on Billboard’s Hot 100 this week with a remake of Ritchie Valens‘ “La Bamba”, from the movie of the same name. Singer Cesar Rosas said that the song itself is a traditional Mexican tune that means “wedding song.”

 

1990

Elton John checks into a rehab center in Chicago to get treatment for bulimia, alcoholism and drugs.

 

1998

Singer/songwriter (That Certain Female)/Rockabilly Hall of Famer Charlie Feathers died of complications from a stroke-induced coma at the age of 66.

1999

HBO premiered “Cher: Live In Concert From Las Vegas.”

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2006

The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” was voted #1 record album of all time by the British public in a poll to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the UK album chart. Altogether, the Beatles had four albums in the top 10, with “Revolver” at #6, “Abbey Road” at #8, and The Beatles “White Album” at #10.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2016

John Lennon’s assassin, 61-year-old Mark David Chapman, was denied parole for the ninth time. His next parole hearing is scheduled for August 2018.

 

 

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Chart Feats and How Charts Count

There were Industry music charts before Elvis, but it was not until after him that most countries began to track and there was no one before Elvis who dominated the charts and for everyone afterwards, he was the bar. By changing the chart names, current artists are favoured, while even during Elvis’ life, his chart feats were under-reported.

It was a marketing tool and inter-company bragging rights. At first it was dollars of sales, then sales units; also the charts arose from radio play, jukebox spins and professional musicians performing and recording versions of the same songs – registering copyrights and paying across the writers, musicians and performers.

From Performed Live to Live on Radio, to Live Television, and Taped Radio/TV, to the Discography Boxsets and the Digital Era.

How and what is counted, and how it impacts the public perception of the musical charts.

The Era of Singles that were Collected onto Albums

1905

September 23

The first regular column devoted to music appeared in Billboard magazine. Up until then, the publication’s main topics were the outdoor advertising industry and live entertainment at circuses and fairs.

1925

August 13,

“The Prisoner’s Song” by Vernon Dalhart became country music’s first million-selling record. It charted for 32 weeks, twelve of them at #1, and eventually sold more than seven million copies, the biggest-selling non-holiday record of the pre-1955 era.

1926

January 2
The first issue of The Melody Maker magazine went on sale in the UK. Advertised as being for “all who are interested in the production of popular music,” the first issue featured dance band news, a story about ukuleles and how to read music by sight.

1936

January 1 – Billboard magazine issued its first record sales chart, with “Stop! Look! Listen!” by Jazz artist Joe Venuti listed as the number one record.

1940

July 20

1940

Billboard’s first Music Popularity Chart is published. The magazine had previously printed best-seller lists submitted by the individual record companies, but the new chart combined the top sellers from all major labels. Their first number one song was “I’ll Never Smile Again” by Frank Sinatra And The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.

1942

June 4

Capitol Records opens for business, becoming the first major record label based on the US West coast. The company had been established earlier in the year by singer Johnny Mercer and investor Buddy De Sylva as Liberty Records. It was Capitol’s manager, Glenn Wallichs, who invented the art of record promotion by sending free copies of new releases to disc jockeys.

1953

January 1,

With the number 1 song that week on the Country chart called, “I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive”; 29 year old Hank Williams died at 29. Williams is regarded as one of the most important country music artists of all time. 35 of his singles (five released posthumously) were placed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart, 11 of which ranked at No.1, including ‘Cold, Cold Heart,’ ‘Hey, Good Lookin’, ‘I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive,’ and ‘Your Cheatin’ Heart.’

September 23

The Spaniels record “Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight”, which will reach the US Top 30 next year despite competition from a Pop-style, Gold record version by the McGuire Sisters. The song became well known again in the late 1970s as the closing song performed by Sha Na Na on their weekly variety show as well as its appearance in American Graffiti and again in the late 1980s after its use in the hit film Three Men and a Baby.

1954

July 28

The Crew Cuts reached the top spot of the Billboard Pop singles chart with “Sh-Boom”, a song that many consider to be the premier forerunner of 1950s Rock and Roll. The tune stayed at the top for seven weeks.

October 1

The UK’s Top 12 Pop Chart, as published by the New Musical Express, became the Top 20 Chart. The list was compiled by the magazine’s representative who simply telephoned approximately twenty record shops, asking for a list of the ten best-selling songs. Because of its success, other retailers such as Record Mirror and Melody Maker, would soon begin compiling their own charts.

1955

January 1

RCA Victor announced that they were dropping the prices of their records in an attempt to spur record sales.

July 27

Billboard magazine claims that only two singing stars can be considered guaranteed hit makers these days: Nat King Cole and Country star Webb Pierce. Cole has already placed 7 songs on the Pop chart and will go on to add 22 more. The flamboyant Pierce had achieved 12 number one records on the Country charts and would enjoy a streak of 34 consecutive Top Ten hits running into 1957. His version of “In The Jailhouse Now” topped the chart for 21 weeks in 1955.

 

August 27

The Guinness Book of Records, a collection of world records, both human achievements and the extremes of the natural world, was first published. The book itself holds a world record, as the best-selling copyrighted book series of all time.

1956

January 1

Bill Haley’s ‘Rock Around the Clock’ went to No.1 on the UK singles chart for the second time. The single is often cited as the biggest-selling vinyl rock and roll single of all time with sales over 25m.

December 31
Elvis Presley accomplished one of the greatest feats in music history. On December 29, 1956 the King had a remarkable 10 songs on the Billboard Top 100 Chart. This feat has not been accomplished since, and given the way musicians nowadays spread out the release of their singles, this is a feat that may never be accomplished ever again.
Songs such as “Hound Dog”, “Love me Tender”, and “Heartbreak Hotel” were among the Elvis hits that swarmed the Billboard charts at the end of 1956. What makes this feat even more incredible is that every single Elvis released between 1956-1958 reached #1 on the charts in the United States, thus monopolizing the top of the Billboard charts for the better part of two years.

Elvis’ single “Old Shep” hit #47 in the U.S.

 

July 13

“Hound Dog” b/w “Don’t Be Cruel.” released – it was the first single that the A and B sides races each other up the chart.

 

Within a few weeks “Hound Dog” had risen to #2 on the Pop charts with sales of over one million. Soon after it was overtaken by “Don’t Be Cruel” which took #1 on all three main charts; Pop, Country, and R ‘n’ B.

Don’t Be Cruel” is a song recorded by Elvis Presley and written by Otis Blackwell and Elvis Presley in 1956. By the end of 1956 it had sold in excess of four million copies.[1][3] Billboard ranked it as the No. 2 song for 1956.

It was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002. In 2004, it was listed #197 in Rolling Stone’s list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song is currently ranked as the 173rd greatest song of all time, as well as the sixth best song of 1956, by Acclaimed Music

Between them, both songs remained at #1 on the Pop chart for a run of 11 weeks tying it with the 1950 Anton Karas hit “The Third Man Theme” and the 1951/1952 Johnnie Ray hit “Cry” for the longest stay at number one by a single record from late 1950 onward until 1992’s smash “End of the Road” by Boyz II Men.

July 28,

Elvis Presley’s single “I Want You, I Need You” hit #3 in the U.S.”

I Want You, I Need You, I Love You” is a popular song written by Maurice Mysels and Ira Kosloff. It is known best for being Elvis Presley‘s seventh RCA Victor single release. Pre-orders of over 300,000 were the biggest ever in the history of the company.  It was released during May 1956, becoming Presley’s second No. 1 single on the country music charts, and peaking at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 100 popular music singles chart, an earlier version of the Billboard Hot 100. Before the creation of the Billboard Hot 100 chart during 1958, there were a number of charts including Jukebox plays, Store charts, and Airplay charts. The song scored No. 1 on the Billboard Top Sellers in Stores chart.

August 21

Comics Bill Buchanan and Dickie Goodman have the number three song in America with a novelty tune called “Flying Saucer”. The premise of the record was two radio news reporters who ask questions which are then humorously answered with snippets from mid-’50s hits. Buchanan and Goodman were sued by 17 different record companies for copyright infringement, but all were dismissed by a ruling that said the parodies did not infringe on the sales of the original hits.

September 28

Elvis Presley released “Love Me Tender,” the first single to reach 1 million in pre-orders.

September 29

The Lennon Sisters, accompanied by The Lawrence Welk Orchestra, enter the Billboard Top 40 with their version of “Tonight You Belong To Me”, which will peak at #15. Their record was in direct competition with a version by Patience & Prudence who took the song to #4 simultaneously.

Bill Haley equals Ruby Murray’s record set in 1955 by having five songs in the UK Top 30 – “See You Later, Alligator” (#19), “Razzle Dazzle” (#17), “Rock Around The Clock” (#13), “The Saints Rock ‘n’ Roll” (#11) and “Rockin’ Through The Rye” (#4).

1957

May 27,

Toronto radio station CHUM went to a Top 40 format and published its first hit record chart 50 years ago today, in 1957.  The very first song played was “All Shook Up” and at #1 on the first published chart as well. The 1,500th issue of the chart made its appearance on March 14, 1986, making it the oldest surviving radio station chart in North America.  The chart was discontinued later in 1986 when CHUM dropped its Top 40 format.

A teenaged Red Robinson was playing rock and roll records on CJOR in Vancouver two and a half years before CHUM switched in ‘57, but that was one program and only for a few hours a day. in 1957, Red Robinson would MC Elvis and in 1964 The Beatles from the Vancouver Empire Stadium Stage.

June 11,

RCA releases “Teddy Bear”- The song was a U.S. No. 1 for seven weeks on the Pop Chart; while also hitting No. 1 on the R&B Best Sellers List, and No. 1 on the country charts.

“Teddy Bear” entered Billboard’s Top 100 chart at #47 on June 24, 1957, and shot to the top in short order. In its second week, it rose to #4, where it stayed for a second week before taking over the #1 spot from Pat Boone’s “Love Letters in the Sand” on July 15. “Teddy Bear” then settled in at the top of the chart for 7 weeks. (In Elvis’s career, only “All Shook Up,” at 8 weeks, spent longer at #1 than “Teddy Bear.”)

On the flip side, meanwhile, “Loving You” began its own lengthy run on the Top 100. It entered the chart at #81 on June 24 and climbed steadily upward until it peaked at #28 on August 19. Although it never reached the upper tier of the chart, “Loving You” had amazing staying power. It stayed on the Top 100 for 22 weeks, a total exceeded by only eight other Presley songs. In the end, the combined chart runs of “Teddy Bear” and “Loving You” made in the second biggest two-sided hit single in Elvis’s career, behind only “Hound Dog” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”

RCA releases Elvis’ 5th LP: Elvis’ Golden Records – his first compilation of hits singles, and is widely believed to be the first greatest hits album in rock and roll history; it is the first of five Elvis’ Golden/Gold Records compilations, four of which would be released during Presley’s lifetime.  The first disc  was certified Gold on October 17, 1961, Platinum on May 20, 1988, 5x Platinum on March 27, 1992 and 6x Platinum on August 17, 1999

June 17

Billboard magazine discontinues the Most Played in Jukeboxes chart, as the popularity of jukeboxes was on the decline and radio stations were incorporating more and more Rock ‘n’ Roll into their play lists.

July 27

The Everly Brothers had the best selling song in America with “Bye Bye Love”. The tune has been ranked 210th on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and has also been recorded by Connie Francis, Roy Orbison, Ray Charles, Trini Lopez, Ray Stevens and Simon And Garfunkel.

July 28

Billboard magazine publishes the Most Played By Jockeys chart and the Top 100 for the final time. They would be combined into the Hot 100 a week later.

August 25

Canadian singer, songwriter Paul Anka was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Diana’ . His only UK No.1 as an artist, Anka was the first teenage solo act to reach No.1.

September 2

September 2, 1957

The Elvis Presley EP “Loving You Vol II” hit #18 in the U.S.

The Elvis Presley soundtrack EP “Love Me Tender” hit #22 in the U.S.

September 23

Buddy Holly And The Crickets scored their only US number one hit with their first Billboard chart maker, “That’ll Be the Day”. Holly would later reach the Top Ten with “Peggy Sue” and “Oh, Boy!” and crack the Top 20 with “Maybe Baby” and “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore”.

September 24

The Elvis Presley classic, ‘Jailhouse Rock’ was released. It became his ninth US number one single and stayed on the Billboard chart for nineteen weeks. Rolling Stone magazine included it at number 67 on its list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time[2] and was named one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. In 2004, it finished at number 21 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema. On November 27, 2016, the Grammy Hall of Fame announced its induction, along with that of another 24 songs

September 29

Elvis Presley’s soundtrack album “Loving You” hit #1 in the U.S. It spent ten weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart. It was certified Gold on April 9, 1968 by the Recording Industry Association of America. It would also #1 in the UK.

1958

June 9

Johnny Mathis’s Greatest Hits album reached #1. It remained there for what was then a record 490 weeks (almost ten years.)

July 7

Ricky Nelson‘s “Poor Little Fool” enters the US charts, where it will eventually reach number one. The record holds the distinction of being the first number-one song on Billboard‘s newly created Hot 100 chart, replacing the magazine’s Jockeys and Top 100 charts.

July 8

The first Gold record album presented by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) was awarded to the soundtrack LP, ‘Oklahoma’. The honor signified that the album had reached one million dollars in sales. The first Gold single issued by the RIAA was ‘Catch a Falling Star’ by Perry Como in March of 1958. A Gold single represented sales of one million records.

July 21, 1958

“Hard Headed Woman” by Elvis Presley was the top tune on the Billboard chart.  In 1958 it went to No. 1 on the Billboard charts and went to number two for two weeks on the R&B chart. It became the first rock and roll single to earn the RIAA designation of Gold Record.

July 26

Cuban band leader Perez Prado, often referred to as the King of the Mambo, led his orchestra to the top of the Cashbox Best Sellers list with a song called “Patricia”. It would also be the last record to climb to #1 on the Billboard Jockeys and Top 100 charts, both of which gave way the next week to the newly introduced Billboard Hot 100 chart.

August 4

Billboard magazine changed the name of its weekly music chart from the Top 100 to the Hot 100. Their first number one was “Poor Little Fool” by Ricky Nelson, his sixth hit record in the US.

September 13

Cashbox magazine expands its record chart to include the top 100 best sellers in America. The publication began in 1942 as a jukebox and industry journal and would continue to publish in the shadow of Billboard until going out of business in October, 1996. In the mid-2000s, Cashbox re-appeared online at CashboxMagazine.com

1959

June 3 Billboard magazine splits its album chart into two separate sections: Best Selling Stereophonic LPs and Best Selling Monophonic LPs.

August 1

After nine weeks as the best selling song in America, Johnny Horton’s “The Battle Of New Orleans” is pushed out of the number one spot by Paul Anka‘s “Lonely Boy”.

August 3, 1959

“A Big Hunk Of Love” becomes Elvis Presley‘s fourteenth straight Gold record. Recorded in Nashville while he was still in the Army, it was the first of Presley’s hits that did not include guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black.

the a-side spent two weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 while the b-side peaked at #12.[2] The single was less successful on the Cashbox Top 100 with the a-side peaking at #2 and the b-side at #23.[4] On the UK Singles Chart the a-side peaked at #4, while the b-side did not appear on the chart.[5] The a-side also peaked at #10 on Billboard magazine’s R&B Singles chart

September 29

Cliff Richard becomes the first UK artist to have a Rock ‘n’ Roll hit in the US when “Living Doll” makes the Billboard chart, where it will peak at #30.

 

1960

June 6

Bing Crosby was presented with a Platinum disc to commemorate his 200 millionth record sold. The sales figures were a combined total of 2,600 recorded singles and 125 albums. Crosby’s global lifetime sales on 179 labels in 28 countries totaled 400 million records.

July 29,

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rejected proposals that it set up specific controls over radio and TV programs.

 

August 1

Billboard reports the findings of a Seventeen magazine survey that said the average teenage girl listens to the radio two hours and thirteen minutes a day and plays records two hours and twelve minutes a day.

Chubby Checker‘s “The Twist” is released in the US, where it will become the number one song by mid-September. Record industry history was made when Checker’s original hit recording re-entered the charts in the Fall of 1961 and by January of 1962, was back in the number one position. It was the first record ever to hit number one on two separate occasions.

August 27

A Rock ‘n’ Roll oddity took place at the top of the UK chart when “Please Don’t Tease” by Cliff Richard And The Shadows was replaced by “Apache”, an instrumental credited to just The Shadows. Interestingly, Cliff Richard actually appears on the recording, playing a Chinese drum at the beginning and end of the track.

The series “Louisiana Hayride,” known as “The Cradle of the Stars,” presented its last performance on radio station KWKH in Shreveport, Louisiana after almost 12½ years on the air.

August 28

Tamla Records releases The Marvelettes’ first single, “Please Mr. Postman”. The song will sell over a million copies and become the group’s biggest hit, reaching the top of both the Billboard Pop and R&B charts.

September 13

With the American music scene still reeling from the “payola” scandal, the US Federal Communications act was amended to outlaw payments of cash or gifts in exchange for airplay of records.

September 19

Hank Ballard and The Midnighters had the honour of being the first group to have three songs in the US Top 100 at the same time. ‘Finger Poppin’ Time,’ ‘Let’s Go Let’s Go Let’s Go’ and ‘The Twist’ all made the Top 30. Ballard refused to perform ‘The Twist’ on a highly rated US TV show, so Chubby Checker picked it up at the insistence of Dick Clark, and Checker’s version of the song was number 1 this week in 1960.

Chubby Checker‘s version of “The Twist” reached the top of the Billboard Pop chart for a one week stay. The same record would make a return to number one in January, 1962, becoming the first single in history to accomplish that feat.  The Fat Boys made No.2 in the UK in 1988. 

September 26

Connie Francis becomes the first female singer in the Rock and Roll era to have two consecutive number one singles when “My Heart Has a Mind Of Its Own” went to the top of the Billboard chart. It followed “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool”.

1961

August 7

Patsy Cline reaches number one on the Billboard Country chart and number twelve on the Hot 100 with “I Fall To Pieces”. It was one of the slowest ascending records in music history, taking over six months to peak from when it was first released on January 30th. Although it was a tune that Patsy initially wanted no part of, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it at #238 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2004.

August 21

Elvis Presley started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Something For Everybody’ his sixth US No.1 album.

1962

September 13

Elvis Presley had his 12th UK #1 hit with “She’s Not You”. The single, backed by “Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello”, topped out at #5 in the US.

1963

July 29

Peter, Paul And Mary‘s version of Bob Dylan‘s “Blowin’ In The Wind” is released. It will enter the Hot 100 two weeks later on its way to #2. In 1999, the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and in 2004 it was ranked #14 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

August 24

Stevie Wonder became the first artist ever to score a US #1 album and single in the same week. Wonder was at the top of the LP chart with “Little Stevie Wonder / The 12 Year Old Genius” and had the #1 single with “Fingertips part 2”, which was also the first ever live recording to lead the hit parade.

1964

August 1

The title track from The Beatles‘ movie A Hard Day’s Night topped the record charts on both sides of the Atlantic. The film was originally titled Beatlemania until producers heard an offhanded comment by Ringo Starr as he flopped into a canvas chair and said “It’s been a hard day’s night, that was.”

September 26

Roy Orbison started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Oh Pretty Woman’. The title was inspired by Orbison’s wife Claudette interrupting a conversation to announce she was going out; when Orbison asked if she was okay for cash, his co-writer Bill Dees interjected “A pretty woman never needs any money.”

October 1

Capitalizing on material it owns, recorded by its two best-selling groups, Vee Jay Records releases the album “The Beatles Vs. The Four Seasons”. The record, which consists of previously released material, stays on the LP chart for just three weeks, reaching only as high as #142.

1965

January 1,

The Beatles had three L.P.s in the Top 10 of the US albums chart, with “Beatles ’65” (number 1), “A Hard Day’s Night” (number 6) and “Beatles’ Story” (peaking at number 7).

August 27

On the last day of a five-day break from their North American tour, The Beatles attended a recording session for The Byrds.

Elvis was visited by the Beatles from 10.00 p.m. at his Perugia Way home until the early hours of the next day.

The Beatles arrived, they stared at Elvis, then, they all jammed on Chuck Berry.

Col Parker and Brian Epstein also had a meeting around the pool table.

Despite the best planning of Parker, a fan at the gate got photos.

Upon leaving the house, John Lennon told Jerry Schilling to make sure Elvis knew that “if it hadn’t been for him, the Beatles would be nothing.” Some of The Beatles and Memphis Mafia members smoked pot. It was the softest drug any of them ever used. The next night, some of the Memphis Mafia when to hang out with The Beatles.

Elvis Presley plays host to The Beatles at his rented home in Perugia Way, Bel Air. The get-together, which included an un-recorded jam session of Chuck Berry songs mostly, lasted four hours. While their clients got to know each other, managers Col. Tom Parker and Brian Epstein played pool in the next room.

1966

Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘What Now My Love’, setting a new American record with four albums in the US Top Ten. The other three were; ‘South of the Border’, ‘Going Places’ and ‘Whipped Cream and Other Delights’.

1967

August 27

The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein was found dead of an apparent drug overdose at his home in Belgravia, London, just a few weeks shy of his 33rd birthday. The Fab Four were in Bangor, North Wales at the time, attending a conference by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The death is ruled accidental and the Maharishi tells the Beatles that Epstein’s death, being in the realm of the physical world, is “not important.” The group would later renounce their association with the Maharishi and Epstein is remembered as being the man who took The Beatles from being a rough looking club act to the most successful band in the world. 

September 23

16 year old Alex Chilton led The Box Tops to the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 with “The Letter”. In the UK, it reached #5. The record would go on to sell over four million copies and receive two Grammy nominations for Best Contemporary Group Performance and Best Performance By A Vocal Group, although they lost both to The Fifth Dimension. As for the song, “The Letter”, it’s come back twice since The Box Tops’ version. It was a Top Twenty hit for a group called The Arbours in 1969 and a Top Ten song for Joe Cocker in 1970.

1968

January 1

Billboard magazine reported that for the first time albums had outsold singles in the US with album sales reaching over 192 million units.

July 26

The Jackson Five signed a one-year contract with Motown Records. They made history in 1970 as the first recording act to have their first four singles to reach No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100, with the songs being ‘I Want You Back’, ‘ABC’, ‘The Love You Save’ and ‘I’ll Be There’.

July 30

The Beatles started a five week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Yesterday…And Today’, the group’s 8th No.1 album. Issued only in the United States and Canada, the album is remembered primarily for the controversy surrounding its original cover image, the “butcher cover” featuring the band dressed in white smocks and covered with decapitated baby dolls and pieces of meat.

August 21

Tommy James and The Shondells returned to the UK No.1 position for the second time with the single ‘Mony Mony’. In a peculiar twist, in 1987 Billy Idol’s version of the song replaced another Tommy James hit at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 — ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’, covered by Tiffany.

August 26, 1969

Elvis Presley released “Suspicious Minds,” his 18th and last lifetime #1 single in the U.S.

 

Chart (1969–70) Peak
position
Australian Go-Set National Top 40 1
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 13
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 5
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM) 3
Canada Top Singles (RPM) 1
Germany (Official German Charts) 7
Irish Singles Chart 2
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 6
Netherlands (Single Top 100) 4
Norway (VG-lista) 10
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 58
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 42
U.K. Singles Chart 2
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard) 4
US Billboard Hot 100 1

Image result for Elvis Presley's single "Suspicious Minds" was released.

Sept 19

Creedence Clearwater Revival scored their only UK No.1 single with ‘Bad Moon Rising’ a US No.2 hit. Also on this day the group started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Green River.’

September 26

The Beatles release their 13th album in the UK, “Abbey Road”, which debuts at #1 and will stay there for eleven straight weeks. It is issued in the US a week later and will top the Billboard album chart for twelve weeks. It has since gone on to sell over 31 million copies world wide.

1970

July 11

The soundtrack to the 1969 Woodstock concert becomes the first triple-disc album to top the Billboard chart.

August 1

After a seven week stay at the top of the UK singles chart, Mungo Jerry‘s “In The Summertime” is finally displaced by Elvis Presley‘s “The Wonder Of You”.

September 26

Tamla-Motown Records announces that The Jackson 5 sold 10 million singles world wide in nine months with “I Want You Back”, “ABC” and “The Love You Save”.

1971

January 1
Radio Luxembourg aired over seven hours of continuous Beatles’ music to celebrate the group’s tenth year in the music business. Every song played was a single or LP track by The Beatles or from their solo albums.
June 17
Carole King saw her “Tapestry” album hit number 1 in the US for the first of 15 consecutive weeks. The LP contained such classic tracks as “It’s Too Late”, “I Feel the Earth Move”, “So Far Away”, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” and “You’ve Got a Friend”. The Grammy Award winning disc is considered by many to be one of the best Rock ‘n’ Roll albums of all time.  July 21, 1971…Carole King‘s “Tapestry” album was certified Gold. It eventually was certified Diamond by the RIAA with more than 10 million copies sold.
August 1

Elvis Presley’s single “Burning Love” was released;  with the B-sideIt’s a Matter of Time“, and it reached the Top 40 on the country charts, peaking at #36.

For the week of October 21, 1972, “Burning Love” rose to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, being kept from #1 by Chuck Berry‘s novelty song “My Ding-a-Ling.” However, it reached #1 on Cashbox’s Top 40 Charts for the week of November 11, which gave him 20 US #1 hits. The song was Elvis’s 40th and last Top Ten hit on the US charts

August 28

Canada’s Five Man Electrical Band saw their hit single “Signs” peak at #3 on the US Pop chart. It would go on to sell over a million copies and be awarded a Gold Record by the R.I.A.A. A string of other hits followed: “Absolutely Right”, “Money Back Guarantee”, “Moonshine”, “Werewolf”, and “I’m A Stranger Here”, but none could match the band’s earlier success.

1973

August 28

Deep Purple received a Gold record for “Smoke On the Water”, which hit #5 in the US on its way to selling over two million copies. It was the band’s biggest success since “Hush”, which also reached #5 in 1968.

1976

August 21

It was announced by RCA Victor records that the sales of Elvis Presley records passed the 400 million mark.

September 1

Wish You Were here was close to spending one year on the UK chart. Pink Floyd’s ninth studio had been premiered at Knebworth in July 1975, and was released in September that year. It was an instant success, with record company EMI unable to press enough copies to satisfy demand.

1977

August 27

Ten Elvis Presley albums re-charted in the USA

September 3

The month after his death, Elvis Presley had 27 albums and 9 singles in the Top 100 charts in the UK. ‘Moody Blue’ was the No.1 album while ‘Way Down’ was No.1 on the singles chart, (putting him equal with The Beatles each amassing 17 No.1 hits).

1978

Andy Gibb became the first solo artist in the history of Billboard’s Hot 100 to have his first three releases reach number one when “Shadow Dancing” hit the top of the chart. Since then, Michael Jackson had four number ones in a row and Mariah Carey had five. “Shadow Dancing” would be the best selling single in the US in 1978, but was only a #42 hit in the UK.
September 19
Linda Ronstadt‘s latest release, “Living in the U.S.A.” is issued with advance orders of two million units, making it a Double Platinum LP before it even hit the stores.
On the strength of the single “Start Me Up”, The Rolling Stones album “Tattoo You” started a nine week run at #1 on the Billboard album chart. Primarily composed of out-takes from previous recording sessions, some dating back a decade, it is the last Rolling Stones album to reach the top position of the US charts.

1979

august 25
Nine weeks after being released, The Knack‘s infectious tune “My Sharona” reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 where it would remain for six weeks. Billboard magazine would name the record as the number one single of 1979. In the UK, it reached number six. 
25 years after his first UK #1 single, Cliff Richard had his 10th chart topper with “We Don’t Talk Anymore”.

1980

August 9
ABBA scored their eighth UK No.1 single with ‘The Winner Takes It All’. Taken from their ‘Super Trouper’ album. By this time, both couples were divorced.

1982

August 7
‘Kids From Fame’ by The Kids From Fame started an eight week run at No.1 on the UK album chart. The American television series was originally produced between 1982 and 1987, based on the 1980 motion picture of the same name. Using a mixture of drama and music, it followed the lives of the students and faculty at the New York City High School for the Performing Arts.
August 27
Led Zeppelin lead vocalist Robert Plant’s solo L.P. “Pictures at Eleven”, is awarded a Gold record. It was his first recorded work since the group disbanded in the wake of the death of drummer John Bonham.

1983

September 24
Culture Club’s “Karma Chameleon” leads the UK chart in the first of a six week stay. The song would also reach the top of the Billboard chart next February and would be Number One in sixteen countries worldwide.

1984

July 7

“Relax” by Frankie Goes To Hollywood becomes the biggest selling single of all time in Great Britain, replacing Paul McCartney’s “Mull Of Kintyre” for that honor.

July 7
Bruce Springsteen’s “Born In The USA” went to #1 on the Billboard album chart for the first of a four week stay. On the strength of seven single releases, the LP would stay in the Top Ten for a remarkable 84 weeks. It eventually reached a 15 Times Platinum certification on April 19, 1995 and has sold over 30 million copies worldwide.

1984

Prince started a 24 week run at the top of the Billboard Hot 200 chart with his sixth album, “Purple Rain”. The RIAA lists it as having gone Platinum 13 times over.

August 18

George Michael was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his first solo single ‘Careless Whisper.’ It made George the first person to reach No.1 as a solo artist and a member of a band in the same year. It gave Epic records UK their first UK million seller and the song was No.1 in nearly 25 countries, selling over six million copies worldwide.

August 21

Tina Turner‘s comeback album, “Private Dancer” is certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, and the single from it, “What’s Love Got To Do With It” is certified Gold. The album peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 200 chart and the single reached #1 on the US singles chart as well as reaching #5 in the UK and the Top Ten in several other European countries.

1987

August 27

Four days before its official release date, Michael Jackson’s new album, “Bad” is previewed by an L.A. radio station. Advance orders have already topped 2.2 million.

August 31

The largest pre-order of albums in the history of CBS Records occurred as 2.25 million copies of Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’ album were shipped to record stores in the US. The LP followed the Jackson album, Thriller the biggest Jackson-seller of all time (over 35 million copies sold). ‘Bad’ went on to sell over 13 million copies.

September 26

Michael Jackson started a six-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Bad’. Released nearly five years after Jackson’s previous studio album, Thriller, Bad, went on to become the world’s best-selling album having sold between 30 to 45 million copies worldwide. The album produced five US No.1’s, the first album to do so.

1988

July 2
Michael Jackson became the first artist to have five number one singles from one album when “Dirty Diana” went to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. The other four chart-toppers from the L.P. “Bad” were the title track, “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”, “The Way You Make Me Feel” and “Man in the Mirror”.
August 27
George Michael had his fourth consecutive number one single from the album “Faith”, when “Monkey” climbed to the top of the Billboard Pop chart. It was his eighth US chart topper of the 1980s, a record bested only by Michael Jackson.
September 24
Bobby McFerrin’s a cappella tune, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” hit the top of the record charts, not only in the US but in almost every country in the world. The song would go on to win Grammy Awards for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year. It made #2 in the UK. During his career, McFerrin became ten-time Grammy Award winner.

1989

January 1
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) changed the requirements for a musical work to achieve gold and platinum status.
July 7
CDs started outselling vinyl records for the first time. The dominance of CDs virtually wiped out the 45 RPM single format, as nothing ended up replacing them. The 3 1/2 inch CD single would die out after record companies refused to offer them at a reasonable price.

The Era of Albums that spawned Singles

1990

July 28

Elton John started a five-week run at #1 on the UK album chart with “Sleeping With The Past”, his fifth UK chart topper.

August 4

Mariah Carey’s started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Vision Of Love’, her debut release. ‘Vision Of Love’ was nominated for three Grammy Awards at the 33rd annual ceremony, held on February 20, 1991: Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, winning the latter.

 

1991

September 24

Nirvana’s album Nevermind was released in America, entering the chart at No. 144 on its first week. The album which peaked at No. 1 in January 1992 has now sold over 30m copies world wide.

1992

October 22

Members of Boyz II Men receive awards for having the longest running #1 song of the Rock era. “End Of the Road” broke Elvis’ record of 11 weeks, previously held by “Don’t Be Cruel / Hound Dog”

August 12

RCA and the RIAA presented Elvis Presley’s estate with 110 gold and platinum records.

August 15

Boyz II Men started a 13 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘End Of The Road’ the group’s first US No.1. Taken from the Eddie Murphy film ‘Boomerang’, it broke the 36-year-old record held by Elvis for the longest run at No.1

1993

January 1

Elton John breaks Elvis Presley‘s record for the most consecutive years having a US Top 40 hit when “The Last Song” peaks at number 24, giving him a string of 23 straight hit making years.

June 15

Ray Charles made music history when his album “My World” showed up on Billboard’s Hot 200, marking the sixth decade he had a charted LP.

August 28

Billy Joel had the number 1 album in the US when “River of Dreams” reached the top on the strength of the title track and “All About Soul”. The L.P. would go on to sell over 4 million copies in America, but the album cover, which was painted by Billy’s then wife Christie Brinkley, was bashed by critics, some calling it the worst album cover of the year. The couple would divorce a year later.

Digital Song, Album and Discographies Era

1995

September 2

Michael Jackson went to No.1 on the US singles chart with a song written by R. Kelly ‘You Are Not Alone’. It holds a Guinness World Record as the first song in the 37 year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to debut at No.1.

Because the Charts that Elvis dominated in 1956 through 1958 were no longer counted, and this was where the shift occurred to favour current artists.

1996

October 22

It was announced that, “The Beatles were now bigger than The Beatles”. The statement was based on sales so far this year, having sold 6,000,000 albums from their back catalogue and a combined total of 13,000,000 copies of ‘The Beatles Anthology 1’ and ‘The Beatles Anthology 2’. With the release of ‘The Beatles Anthology 3’ a week away, it was anticipated that total Beatles album sales for 1996 would exceed 20 million. A poll showed 41 percent of sales were to teenagers who were not born when The Beatles officially called it quits in 1970.

July 21

Alanis Morissette started a second run at No.1 on the UK album chart with Jagged Little Pill which stayed at the top for eight weeks. Overall, the album has sold over 33 million copies worldwide, becoming one of the most successful albums in music history.

1997

August 31

Oasis went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their third album ‘Be Here Now.’ The album had sold over a million copies on the first day of release. At that point, Oasis were at the height of their fame, and ‘Be Here Now’ became the United Kingdom’s fastest selling album to date.

September 6

1997

While an estimated 2.5 billion people watched on television, Elton John sings a re-worked version of “Candle In The Wind” at the funeral of England’s Princess Diana. After the song is re-recorded and released as a single, it would become the largest selling record in history since UK and US singles charts began in the 1950s, with sales topping 33 million.

2000

Sept 24

2000, Madonna started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Music’, the singers seventh UK No.1 album.

2001

August 27

The Dixie Chicks sued their record company, Sony Music Entertainment, for allegedly defrauding the trio of $4 million in royalties. They also sought termination of their contract with Sony. The dispute was settled privately with the Chicks awarded their own label, Open Wide Records, distributed by Sony.

2002

46 years after his first hit, Elvis Presley started a four week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘A Little Less Conversation’, (Elvis vs. JXL), giving Elvis a total of 18 UK No.1 singles, the most by any artist in chart history. This also set a new record for the longest span of No.1 hits with 44 years, 11 months and 9 days. His first UK No.1 single was ‘All Shook Up’ in 1957.

 

September 24

The album “Elvis – 30 #1 Hits” was released on CD and Audio DVD. It was the first Elvis Presley album to debut at the top of the U.S. charts. The album also set a record by debuting at #1 in 17 territories.

2003

Janis Ian, who scored her first hit, 1967’s “Society’s Child” when she was just sixteen years old, married her lesbian partner, Patricia Snyder in Toronto, and is iconic for “At Seventeen”; it’s the second marriage for both.

2004

September 19

The Guinness World Records released figures that showed that Status Quo have had more hit singles on the UK chart than any other band history. The group made the chart 61 times, dating from “Pictures of Matchstick Men” in 1968 to “You’ll Come Around” in 2004. Queen was second with 52 hits, while The Rolling Stones and UB40 had 51 hits each.

2005

January 1, The copyright on songs recorded in 1954 and earlier expired in most of Europe, including Bill Haley’s “Rock Around the Clock” and “Only You” by The Platters. In the UK, Elvis’ 1950s singles would be re-issued and re-chart.

January 9,  “Jailhouse Rock” entered the UK singles chart at #1, the day after the King would have turned 70 years old. The song became the 999th #1 in the history of the British chart, having also been the 67th in January 1958, when it was the first disc to enter the survey at #1.

Image result for Elvis #1 singles box set

September 2

2005

Mariah Carey became only the fifth act ever to hold the top two positions in the US singles chart. The singer’s ‘We Belong Together’ notched a 10th consecutive week at No.1 on the Billboard chart while ‘Shake It Off’ jumped two places to second place. The feat put Carey in a select group of acts to hold the top two with Nelly, OutKast, The Bee Gees and The Beatles. ‘We Belong Together’ was Carey’s 16th number one, giving her the third highest number of chart-toppers in the US behind the Beatles and Elvis Presley.

2006

August 27

Barry Manilow‘s TV special Barry Manilow: Music and Passion was presented with an Emmy Award for Best Individual Variety Performance. The following day Manilow underwent surgery to repair torn cartilage in both hips and faced a six week recovery.

The Rolling Stones played at the Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield, England on their A Bigger Bang world tour.

2008

January 1

The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) reported that the number of music downloads sold in the UK in the final week of 2007 was double the total of 12 months earlier. In total there were 2.95 million downloads in seven days, the highest ever recorded for any weekly period. And when the whole of the year was taken into account, 77.5 million downloads were sold in the UK in 2007.

 

2009

January 1

Although the number of viewers dropped for the third straight year, Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve With Ryan Seacrest was still the most-watched New Year’s Eve countdown special in America with an 8.5 rating. Primary competitor, New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly, earned a 5.0 rating during its telecast.

September 13

92-year-old Vera Lynn, who made her name by entertaining troops in World War II, became the oldest living artist to have a UK number one album. “We’ll Meet Again – The Very Best of Vera Lynn” took the top spot in the British charts, even outselling much-hyped re-mastered versions of the Beatles’ back catalogue, according to the UK’s Official Charts Company. The previous oldest living artist to top the charts was Bob Dylan, who at 67 saw his album “Together Through Life” become number one in the UK earlier in the year.

September 23

14 re-mastered Beatles albums and boxed sets sold more than 2.25 million copies during the first five days they were on sale in North America, Japan and the UK, prompting EMI Music CEO Elio Leoni-Sceti to declare that “Beatlemania has returned.”

2011

August 27

Tom Jones‘ representatives denied reports that the singer suffered heart problems prior to a show in Monte Carlo, Monaco a few days before, insisting he was simply dehydrated

2012

June 13

The Beach Boys‘ first album of all-new material since 1992, “That’s Why God Made the Radio”, raced up the Billboard 200 chart to number 3. Their span of Billboard Top Ten LPs stretched to 49 years and one week since they first graced the chart with “Surfin’ U.S.A.” the week of June 15, 1963.

July 27

The Beatles were headed back to the Top 40 of the Billboard 200 albums chart with the iTunes-exclusive compilation “Tomorrow Never Knows”. The set includes 14 classic songs by the band and marked the first time The Beatles released an album exclusively to iTunes that had never been previously issued.

August 27

Just as his new album, “The Singer” was being released, Art Garfunkel announced that he had regained his voice after being sidelined since 2010 with vocal paresis. The condition had caused the cancelation of a planned Simon And Garfunkel North American tour and although no further reunion talks were scheduled, Garfunkel said he was still open to the idea.

August 28

The Website Celebritynetworth.com named Ringo Starr as the world’s richest drummer, with an estimated fortune of $300 million. Phil Collins was ranked second with $250 million, former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl was third with $225 million, The Eagles’ Don Henley came in forth with $200 million and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich rounded out the top five with $175 million. Also making the top ten were U2 star Larry Mullen and The Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts.

september 27

Rapper Little Wayne became the new king of the Billboard Hot 100 by placing his 109th song on the chart. Elvis Presley, with 108 entries, held the clear title of for 45 years, with his last appearance, “Rubberneckin’”, reaching #100 in 2003. However, not only are Elvis’ early hits on earlier charts counted, but of Little Wayne’s charted songs, only 42 were led by Lil Wayne; he was the featured act on 67 of them; Elvis remains as the Solo Artist King of the Charts

2013

Black Sabbath established a new UK chart record for the longest gap between No.1 albums when their new release, 13 debuted at the top of the charts, 42 years and 8 months after their second album Paranoid reached No.1.

August 1

Nielsen SoundScan reported that US album sales totaled 4.68 million for the week ending July 28, the lowest weekly total since the tracking system was formed in May, 1991.

September 1

Classic Beatles albums finally went platinum after the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) changed its sales award rules. Gold or platinum status has become synonymous with record success but the system has only been in place since 1973. This made Sgt. Pepper’s a triple-platinum album, having sold more than 900,000 copies since 1994. In total, the album is estimated to have sold 5.1 million units in the UK since its 1967 release. The albums Revolver, Help, Rubber Soul, Revolver and The White Album also now had platinum status.

2015

August 27

With only 15.66 million digital songs sold in the US during the previous week, the music industry saw its lowest weekly sales since December 2007 when just 15.64 million units were sold. Live music was another matter, as ticket sales for concerts across America were up 5.6% in the first eight months of the year.

2016

January 2

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.

 

June 2

The limited edition vinyl pressing of the David Bowie album ChangesOneBowie was at No.1 on the UK’s Official Vinyl Album Chart. Bowie had four other vinyl albums on the chart; Blackstar at No.14, Hunky Dory at No. 17, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars at No. 18 and Nothing Has Changed – The Very Best of David Bowie at No.23. Sales of vinyl records were up 32% to $416 million, their highest level since 1988, according to the RIAA.

 

July 8

2016, Canadian rapper and singer Drake was at No.1 on the US chart with his fourth studio album Views. With Views, Drake also joined Adele, Michael Bublé and Taylor Swift as the only artists in the 2010s decade to have an album remain at No.1 on the Billboard 200 for six consecutive weeks.

September 6

Barbra Streisand extended her US chart record after she scored her 11th US No.1 album with her Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway. The star had already notched up more chart toppers than any other female artist, and now extends her lead over Madonna, who has eight. She also overtook Elvis Presley, who has 10*, to tie with Bruce Springsteen.

*Because the charts from 1956 to 1958, the years Elvis dominated the charts are no longer counted.

September 23

According to the Music Business Association, playlists were now a more popular way to listen to music than albums. The report said playlists accounted for 31% of listening time across all demographics, while albums lagged behind on 22%. But single tracks remained the dominant format, according to the study, accounting for 46% of music played.

2017

August 17

Incredible 431-week Billboard streak: Drake has had at least 1 song on the Hot 100 every week for more than 8 years, starting in 2009.

August 22

The Official UK Top 40 Albums Chart Top 5:

  1. Ed Sheeran – Divide (with 15,343 copies sold)
  2. 50 Elvis Presley – The 50 Greatest Hits (with 15,308 copies sold)
  3. Glen Campbell – Adios

Elvis at UK Number Two & Scottish Number One!: In an incredible race up the UK Official Charts, Ed Sheeran just piped Elvis Presley to the Number 1 Album in one of the year’s closest chart races
The Top 2 on this week’s UK Official Albums Chart were separated by just 35 combined sales, and it is Ed Sheeran who scoops his 16th (non-consecutive) week at Number 1, denying Elvis Presley an extension of his Official Chart record.
In the Scottish Official Album Charts Elvis’ “The 50 Greatest Hits” was NUMBER ONE ahead of Glen Campbell’s final album ‘Adios’ with Ed Sheeran at #3.
Ed’s third studio album and the reissued Elvis compilation “The 50 Greatest Hits” were neck-and-neck all week, but Ed has pipped Elvis to the post at the final whistle.
Elvis’ collection, re-released in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of his death, reaches a new peak of Number 2 following its previous best of Number 8 achieved in 2000.
Elvis holds the record for the most Number 1 albums ever achieved by a solo artist; he topped the Official Albums Chart last year with his 13th Number 1 album The Wonder Of You, his collaborative collection with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
(News, Source;OfficialCharts/ElvisInfoNet)

 

 

 

 

Reference Sites:

On this Day – Elvis Presley

Daily Elvis: August 27

Give us this day,  August 27, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

August 27, 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.

August 27, 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

Sept. 12, 1948 – Sept. 20, 1949

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

August 1952

Elvis worked at the Upholsterers Specialties Company.

572 Poplar Avenue

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

April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954

Elvis worked at Crown Electric for $1.00 an hour. He delivered supplies to the job sites and hoped to train to be an electrician. He stayed at Crown until mid-Oct

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

rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

1414 Getwell Street

Audobon Drive

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

August 27, 1954
Elvis performed at the Eagle’s Nest, Memphis along with another act: Tiny Dixon Band

Thats All Right
Blue Moon Of Kentucky

Elvis, Scotty and Bill became a regular attraction with solid weekend bookings for the next three months.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1954
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info August 27 1954 Eagles Nest Memphis TN (8:30 PM)

 

August 27, 1955

Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info August 27 1955 Municipal Auditorium Shreveport LA (8:00 PM) Louisiana Hayride

 

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

August 27, 1956

Love Me Tender  

August 27, 1957

Elvis left by train for the West Coast at 11.00 p.m.

The Military Service Disruption

August 27, 1958

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

August 27, 1959

Military Service in Germany,  Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

August 27, 1960

The series “Louisiana Hayride,” known as “The Cradle of the Stars,” presented its last performance on radio station KWKH in Shreveport, Louisiana after almost 12½ years on the air.

Flaming Star 

August 27, 1961

Follow That Dream 

August 27, 1962

August 27, 1963

Viva Las Vegas

August 27, 1964

August 27, 1965

On the last day of a five-day break from their North American tour, The Beatles attended a recording session for The Byrds.

Elvis was visited by the Beatles from 10.00 p.m. at his Perugia Way home until the early hours of the next day.

The Beatles arrived, they stared at Elvis, then, they all jammed on Chuck Berry.

Col Parker and Brian Epstein also had a meeting around the pool table.

Despite the best planning of Parker, a fan at the gate got photos.

Upon leaving the house, John Lennon told Jerry Schilling to make sure Elvis knew that “if it hadn’t been for him, the Beatles would be nothing.”

The next night, some of the Memphis Mafia when to hang out with The Beatles.


August 27, 1966

Double Trouble

August 27, 1967

The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein was found dead of an apparent drug overdose at his home in Belgravia, London, just a few weeks shy of his 33rd birthday. The Fab Four were in Bangor, North Wales at the time, attending a conference by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The death is ruled accidental and the Maharishi tells the Beatles that Epstein’s death, being in the realm of the physical world, is “not important.” The group would later renounce their association with the Maharishi and Epstein is remembered as being the man who took The Beatles from being a rough looking club act to the most successful band in the world.

A coroner’s inquest concluded that Epstein died from an overdose of the sleeping pill Carbitrol. He also managed several other artists including Gerry & The Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, Cilla Black and The Remo Four. The first contract between The Beatles and Epstein was auctioned in London in 2008, and was sold for £240,000.

Elvis continued to spend time at the ranch but instead of horseback riding he had found a new hobby: target shooting.

August 27, 1968

Elvis threw a buffet dinner for cast and crew of Charro! at 6.00 p.m. at the Goldwyn Studios. Then he went to Las Vegas for a brief stay at the Aladdin Hotel.

 

August 27, 1969

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

Date: 27 August 1969
Time: 8.15pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

 

Date: 27 August 1969
Time: 8.15pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 1 – Las Vegas July 31st – August 28th 1969
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info August 27 1969 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info August 27 1969 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

August 27, 1970

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

Date: 27 August 1970
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

 

Date: 27 August 1970
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 3 – Las Vegas August 10th – September 8th 1970
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info August 27 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info August 27 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200

August 27, 1971

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

Date: 27 August 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Black Cisco Kid Jumpsuit with Light Blue Shoulders
Track list: 2001 Theme
Thats All Right
I Got A Woman
Proud Mary
Sweet Caroline
Polk Salad Annie
Johnny B Goode
Its Impossible
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
– segued medley with –
Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On
Heartbreak Hotel
Teddy Bear
– segued medley with –
Dont Be Cruel
Hound Dog
Suspicious Minds
Im Leavin
Love Me Tender
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
Recordings:

 

 

Date: 27 August 1971
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
That’s All Right
Proud Mary
I Got A Woman/Amen

Sweet Caroline
Polk Salad Annie
Johnny B. Goode
It’s Impossible
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes/Whole Lotta Shakin’
Heartbreak Hotel
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Hound Dog
Love Me Tender
[band introductions]

Elvis introduces Unknown Diane Sheppard
I’m Leavin’
Bridge Over Troubled Water (with reprise)
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Recordings:

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 5 – Las Vegas August 9th – September 6th 1971
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info August 27 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Black Cisco Kid Jumpsuit with Light Blue Shoulders Gold Attendance belt Yes
Info August 27 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 White Cisco Kid Jumpsuit with Black Leather Shoulders Gold Attendance belt Yes Yes

August 27, 1972

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

Date: 27 August 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

 

Date: 27 August 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 7 – Las Vegas August 4th – September 4th 1972
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info August 27 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info August 27 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200

August 27, 1973

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

Date: 27 August 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
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Blue Suede Shoes (2 false starts)
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’/Mama Don’t Dance/Flip, Flop And Fly/Jailhouse Rock
Hound Dog
Love Me Tender
Fever
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]

Elvis introduces Lisa Marie Presley & Abe Lastfoge
Release Me
I Can’t Stop Loving You
A Big Hunk O’ Love
The The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Recordings:

 

Date: 27 August 1973
Time: Midnight
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
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Trouble
Blue Suede Shoes
Long Tall Sally/Mama Don’t Dance/Flip, Flop And Fly/Jailhouse Rock
Hound Dog
Love Me Tender
Fever
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
My Boy
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
Heartbreak Hotel
Mystery Train
Tiger Man
The The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
How Great Thou Art
Johnny B. Goode
What Now My Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 9 – Las Vegas August 6th – September 3rd 1973
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info August 27 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Yes
Info August 27 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 White Jumpsuit Yes

August 27, 1974

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows:

 

Date: 27 August 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Phoenix (light blue)
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
It’s Midnight
Big Boss Man
Fever
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
I’m Leavin’
Softly, As I Leave You
Hound Dog
You Gave Me A Mountain
Polk Salad Annie
If You Talk In Your Sleep
Why Me Lord
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
O Sole Mio – It’s Now Or Never
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Let Me Be There
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

After the August 24th midnight show Elvis had painted the decorative angels on the showroom wall black, and about this he told the audience in the following shows, pointing out his handiwork.

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© Sandi Pichon
Date: 27 August 1974
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Phoenix (light blue)
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
It’s Midnight
Big Boss Man
Fever
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
I’m Leavin’
Softly, As I Leave You
Hound Dog
You Gave Me A Mountain
Polk Salad Annie
If You Talk In Your Sleep
Elvis introduces Red West and Kang Rhee
Why Me Lord
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
O Sole Mio – It’s Now Or Never
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Let Me Be There

Elvis introduces Vernon Presley
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Recordings:

 

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 11 – Las Vegas August 19th – September 2nd 1974
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Info August 27 1974 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Emperor Beige Leather Two-piece Yes Yes
Info August 27 1974 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Turquoise Phoenix Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes

August 27, 1975

August 27, 1976

Elvis performed on tour at the Convention Center Arena, San Antonio, Teas, which is the beginning of his sixth tour.

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© Sean Shaver

Date: 27 August 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: San Antonio, TX.
Convention Center
Tickets: 11,000
Costume: Bicentennial (blue) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
And I Love You So
Jailhouse Rock
Fever
America
Polk Salad Annie
band introductions:
Early Morning Rain – featuring John Wilkinson
What’d I Say – featuring James Burton
Johnny B. Goode – featuring James Burton
Love Letters
Drum Solo ( featuring Ronnie Tutt )
Bass Solo ( featuring Jerry Scheff )
Piano Solo ( featuring Tony Brown )

School Days
Electric Piano Solo ( featuring David Briggs )

Hurt
Burning Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Recordings:

August 27, 1976 (8:30 pm). San Antonio, TX. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 24 – August 27th – September 8th 1976
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Info August 27 1976 Convention Center San Antonio TX (8:30 pm) 11000 Blue Egyptian Bird Original belt Black Suit Yes Yes

 

The Wake and Aftermath

1977

Ten Elvis Presley albums re-charted.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

 

 

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

 

 

 

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/

Elvis History Blog

 

Daily Elvis: May 23

Give us this day, May 23, our daily Elvis

1934

In Bienville Parish, Louisiana, bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were ambushed and killed in their stolen Ford V8 Deluxe by six Texas Rangers shooting a combined total of nearly 130 rounds.

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1940

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

1940

Frank Sinatra, the Pied Pipers (including Jo Stafford) and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra recorded “I’ll Never Smile Again,” which went on to spend 12 weeks at #1.

May 23, 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.

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

January 7 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street, rented

Bill Haley And His Comets saw their first release for Essex Records, “Crazy Man, Crazy” enter the Cashbox Best Sellers chart at #19. The success will be short lived however, as the record would fall out of the Top 50 two weeks later.

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 23, 1955

Elvis Scotty and Bill played at the Mayfair Building in Tyler TX.

Elvis backstage at the Mayfair Bldg. in Tyler, TX
Photos: Jim Curtin’s Candids of the King

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info May 23 1955 Mayfair Building Tyler TX (8:00 PM)

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

May 23, 1956

Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium, Sioux City, Iowa.

The review in the paper the next day panned the show, naturally, or rather Elvis specifically, when Journal writer Marjorie Howe wrote:

An hysterical crowd of 5,000 gave Elvis Presley a screaming reception at the auditorium Wednesday night. His performance was the most disgusting exhibition this reporter has ever seen. For Presley is the male counterpart of a hoochee koochee dancer in a burlesque show.

The writhing goes on while Presley is singing Blue Suede Shoes or Hound Dog, but his frenzied singing and guitar strumming are only incidental to the act. In fact, the singing can barely be heard above the crowd noise for every paroxysm brings a fresh outbreak of shrieks from the audience.

A formidable line of police officers kept the people away from the stage but they jammed the aisles, moving ever closer. They were almost all teenagers, with girls in the overwhelming majority.

Presley is not long out of the teen-age bracket himself. He has a sulkey look and his infrequent smile is almost surly. He wears long sideburns and is beginning to get fat.

The Elvis Presley performance took up only one fourth of the show, the last fourth, but it was the part the audience was waiting for. They showed their impatience at every delay. They were restless. They were watching for a glimpse of Presley. The tension mounting.

They almost ignored some of the preliminary acts, which were fairly good. They liked the comedian and the male quartet but talked all the time some other singing was going on.

Then there was an intermission and still further postponement and finally Presley appeared and the contortions and the tumult began. The act was merely variations on a single theme, except that every new wiggle was a little more “low down,” in Presley’s own words, and quite soon the orgy was ended. The only consolation is a prediction that Elvis Presley’s sensational popularity will be short lived.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info May 23 1956 Municipal Auditorium Sioux City IA (8:00 PM) 5000 Yes

 

May 23, 1957

Jailhouse Rock Wardrobe photos

 

The Military Service Disruption

May 23, 1958

Patti Page released “Left Right Out Of Your Heart.” It became the 23rd of her 24 Top 10 singles.

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas. 

May 23, 1959

Military Service in Germany – 14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

May 23, 1960

Ella Fitzgerald charted R&B with “Mack the Knife,” reaching #6; and despite Bobby Darin’ pop version charting nine months ahead of Ella’s pop chart debut, her version still impressively reached Pop chart #27.

First recorded by the Spaniels in 1958, “A Rockin’ Good Way” bounced onto the Hot 100 for Dinah Washington in a duet with Brook Benton while rockin’ its way to #7.

The Everly Brothers started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Cathy’s Clown’, which also spent seven weeks at No.1 in the UK. It became the Everly Brothers’ biggest hit single and their third and final US chart topper, selling eight million copies worldwide.

G.I. Blues

May 23, 1961

Blue Hawaii  Principal photography for Blue Hawaii ended

Elvis Presley during filming of "Blue Hawaii" (March 27 - May 23, 1961) | The lady in the picture was put in charge to bring Elvis his meals and what ever he needed. On the last day he was there he wanted to pay her and she told him that she couldn't take the money so he kissed her on the cheek and sang "Amazing Grace" to her.

The lady in the picture was put in charge to bring Elvis his meals and what ever he needed. On the last day he was there he wanted to pay her and she told him that she couldn’t take the money so he kissed her on the cheek and sang “Amazing Grace” to her.

 

and publicity stills were shot as well.

May 23, 1962

May 23, 1963

May 23, 1964

Ella Fitzgerald became the first artist to have a hit with a Beatles cover when her version of ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ entered the UK chart.

The Beach Boys release “I Get Around” which will go on to become the group’s first #1 hit, topping the US chart for two weeks.

May 23, 1965

Frankie and Johnny

May 23, 1966

The Beatles “Paperback Writer” is released in the US, where it will go on to become the band’s twelfth Billboard #1 hit. The song also topped the charts in the United Kingdom, West Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Norway.

May 23, 1967

May 23, 1968

May 23, 1969

The Who released their fourth album, “Tommy,” the first musical work billed as a rock opera.

Elvis flew to Palm Springs for the weekend.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

May 23, 1970

Paul McCartney’s debut solo album, “McCartney”, started a three-week run at the top of the Billboard Hot 200, while The Beatles’ LP “Let It Be” was #1 on the UK album chart for three weeks.

The Elvis Presley 37th album “Let’s Be Friends” hit #105 in the U.S.

A cheapie  compilation released on RCA’s Camden in April 1970, was re-issued  by Pickwick Camden Records with the original Camden catalog #CAS 2408 and with a black border around the original cover art. It was reissued for compact disc by Sony Music Entertainment in 2006 – was certified Gold on June 15, 1999 and Platinum on January 6, 2004

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May 23, 1971

Elvis flew to Los Angeles, where he would stay for 2 weeks.

May 23, 1972

May 23, 1973

May 23, 1974

George Harrison announced the launch of his own record label, ‘Dark Horse.’

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Tahoe Shows

Date: 23 May 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Stateline, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: C C Rider / I Got A Woman – Amen / Love Me / Tryin’ 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 (Incomplete) / Funny How Time Slips Away / Big Boss Man / It’s Now Or Never / Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Date: 23 May 1974
Time: Midnight
Venue: Stateline, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

There was a party to celebrate Linda’s birthday after the show.

Romances: Linda Thompson

Engagement – Tour Ref: Lake Tahoe Season 3 – Lake Tahoe May 16th – May 27th 1974
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Info May 23 1974 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (10.00pm) Yes Yes
Info May 23 1974 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Midnight (12.00am)

May 23, 1975

Elton John’s “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy” album was released, the first to be certified a million-seller on its first day of release and first album to debut at #1, where it stayed for seven weeks.

B.J. Thomas’ single “(Hey, Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song” was certified Gold.

May 23, 1976

May 23, 1977

Engelbert Humperdinck’s “After the Lovin'” album was certified Platinum.

Jefferson Airplane are barred from giving a free concert at Golden Gate Park when San Francisco authorities pass a resolution banning electronic instruments. The group later wrote “We Built this City” about the ban.

Elvis performed at the Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island.

Date: 23 May 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Providence, RI.
Civic Center.
Tickets: 13,500
Costume: Mexican Sundial 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
Funny How Time Slips Away

My Way
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
ngagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 31 – May 20th – June 2nd 1977
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info May 23 1977 Civic Center Providence RI (8:30 pm) 13500 Mexican Sundial Original belt White Suit Yes Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath

1979

The Third Barry Manilow Special airs on ABC-TV.

Sister Sledge’s “We Are Family” goes Platinum. The album’s title track, a #2 hit last month, is the rallying call for baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates, who will go on to win the 1979 World Series in October.

1981

After Smokey Robinson’s song “Being With You” was turned down for Kim Carnes, he recorded it himself and it reached #2 pop today. He was kept from the top spot by (you guessed it) Kim Carnes’ “Bette Davis Eyes.”

 

1982

The Central London chapter of the British Musicians Union puts forth a resolution to ban synthesizers and rhythm machines from all recording sessions and live engagements. The proposal was defeated.

1999

The UK’s Royal Mail issued a 19p stamp featuring Freddie Mercury to mark his contribution to the Live Aid charity concert in 1985. The late Queen front man was an avid philatelist whose collection was bought by the Post Office in 1993.

2006

The King of Sweden presented the surviving members of Led Zeppelin with the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm recognising them as “great pioneers” of rock music. Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones were joined by the daughter of drummer John Bonham, who died in 1980. The Polar Music Prize was founded in 1989 by Stig Anderson, manager of Swedish pop group ABBA who named it after his record label, Polar Records

2012

Erasmus MC University Medical Center in the Netherlands announced they had drawn clear links between listening to loud music, smoking marijuana and having “risky” sex. The study, published in the Official Journal of the American Academy Of Pediatrics, revealed that young people who listened to loud music on their MP3 players were more likely to have sparked up a joint in the last month. The researchers, surveyed 944 students from inner-city vocational schools aged 15 to 25.

2013

During court proceedings for Michael Jackson‘s wrongful death trial, a stage manager testified that he warned an AEG executive just five days before the star’s death that he was in a physical and mental decline.

2016

Elvis Presley’s guitar sells for £230,000 – The Telegraph

2017

Promised Land review – a wild ride through doomed America in Elvis

Story image for elvis presley from USA TODAY

Memphis: Elvis never left the building

New Zealand HeraldInside the home of rock ‘n’ roll, Winston Aldworth gets a glimpse into the head and heart of The King.

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/

Elvis History Blog

Daily Elvis May 9

Give us this day, May 9, our daily Elvis

May 9, 1887

Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West show began the first of its eight tours of Europe.

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Elvis was an usher at Loew’s State Theatre

1953

Billy Ward & the Dominoes’ “These Foolish Things” was released. It became their ninth Top 10 R&B hit (#5) in three years.

April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954

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

May 19, 1954

Elvis and Dixie attended the Oral Roberts Crusade.

May 9, 1955

Faron Young, The Wilburn Brothers, Onie Wheeler and “special added attraction Elvis Presley with Bill and Scotty.” performed at the City Auditorium, Fort Myers, Florida.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info May 9 1955 City Auditorium Fort Myers FL (8:00 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes

May 9, 1956

Elvis in Memphis, Audobon Drive

 

May 9, 1957

Jailhouse Rock Pre-production

Elvis wardrobe test on the movie set of Jailhouse rock in may 9 1957.

Elvis returned to radio Recorders to complete the work on the Jailhouse Rock soundtrack from 1.00 to 4.15 p.m.

May 9, 1958

Disc Jockey Alan Freed quit radio station WINS in New York City after they refused to stand behind him in the wake of recent charges of inciting a riot at a Boston concert. In Hershey, Pennsylvania on that same day, Freed debuted his new package tour that starred Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers, Danny & the Juniors, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Larry Williams, and The Chantels.

Richard Burton made his American television debut in a “DuPont Show of the Month” presentation of “Wuthering Heights” on CBS, co-starring Patty Duke, John Colicos, and Rosemary Harris.

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas

May 9, 1959

Jackie Wilson’s “That’s Why (I Love You So)” topped off at #2 R&B and #13 pop.

UK music paper Melody Maker introduced a Juke Box Top 20 Chart compiled from 200 Juke Boxes around the UK.

16 year-old Wayne Newton made his Las Vegas debut at the Freemont Hotel. That first booking, scheduled to last two weeks, stretched into three years. Newton went on to become the king of the Vegas showrooms, earning close to $20-million a year.
Military Service in Germany

May 9, 1960

The U.S. became the first country to use the oral birth control pill legally.

The great instrumental “White Silver Sands” by Bill Black’s Combo was #1 for the third out of four weeks on the R&B chart.

Elvis Presley held on to #1 for a third week with “Stuck On You”.  Incredibly, it was Elvis’s 74th week at #1 in his career.  All this in just five years.

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G.I. Blues Production

May 9, 1961

In RCA Studio B in Nashville, Ann-Margret recorded “I Just Don’t Understand,” which became her only Top 40 hit, peaking at #17 on theBillboard Hot 100 singles chart.

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Blue Hawaii Production

May 9, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! production

May 9, 1963

May 9, 1964

Gene Vincent and the Shouts appeared at The Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Gate, England. The poster advertised that the first 50 girls would be admitted free; tickets cost six shillings and six pence, ($0.94).

Chuck Berry began his first British tour, performing with the Animals, the Nashville Teens, the Swinging Blue Jeans, and others at the Astoria Theater, Finsbury Park, London.

“Hello, Dolly!” by Louis Armstrong ended the Beatles’ 14-week monopoly at #1.  The Beatles were still second with “Do You Want to Know A Secret”.  Mary Wells moved up with “My Guy”, leapfrogging “Bits And Pieces” from the Dave Clark Five, while the Beatles’ former #1–“Can’t Buy Me Love”, was fifth.

The Beatles’ Second Album continued to top the chart with Meet the Beatles! coming in second.  Hello, Dolly! remained at #3, the Dave Clark Five moved up to #4 with Glad All Over and Al Hirt had the fifth-biggest album with Honey in the Horn.

 

May 9, 1965

Frankie and Johnny Pre-production

May 9, 1966

May 9, 1967

Sandy Shaw had the #1 record in the U.K. with “Puppet On A String”.

May 9, 1968

 

May 9, 1969

Beatles guitarist George Harrison’s experimental album Electronic Sounds was released on Zapple records.

May 9, 1970

The Guess Who scored their only #1 song with “American Woman”/”No Sugar Tonight”.  “ABC” by the Jackson 5 slipped to #2 while the Beatles were at #3 with “Let It Be”.

In Washington, DC, nearly 100,000 Vietnam War protesters staged a demonstration in front of the White House.

May 9, 1971

May 9, 1972

May 9, 1973

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Tahoe Shows

Date: 09 May 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Stateside, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

 

Date: 09 May 1973
Time: Midnight
Venue: Stateside, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me Tender
You Gave Me A Mountain
Steamroller Blues
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On/Flip Flop & Fly
I’m Leavin’
Hound Dog
Fever / What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Bridge Over Troubled Water
A Big Hunk O’Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
Engagement – Tour Ref: Lake Tahoe Season 2 – Lake Tahoe May 4th – May 20th 1973
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Info May 9 1973 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (10.00pm)
Info May 9 1973 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Midnight (12.00am) Yes

May 9, 1974

Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie performed “Blowin In The Wind” and “Spanish Is The Loving Tongue” for a benefit concert for Chile at New York City’s Felt Forum.

Opening for Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen gave a two-hour performance at the Harvard Square Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Jon Landau, who would later become the manager and producer for Springsteen, famously said in Boston’s The Real Paper, “I saw the future of rock and roll and its name is Bruce Springsteen.”

May 9, 1975

Back home Elvis screened some movies at the General Cinema in Whitehaven.

May 9, 1976

Elvis closed out the Tahoe engagement with over 2 hours of show, then flew home to Memphis.

Date: 09 May 1976
Time: 10pm
Venue: Stateline, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Aztec (dark blue) 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
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Blue Suede Shoes
Return To Sender
Heartbreak Hotel
Hawaiian Wedding Song
America The Beautiful
Polk Salad Annie
Band introductions/ Early Morning Rain/What’d I Say/Johnny B. Goode
/Love Letters/School Days/Hail, Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll
Young And Beautiful
That’s All Right
Blue Christmas
Hurt (with Reprise)
Hound Dog
Micky Mouse Club Song
Happy Birthday
Heavenly Father [K. Westmoreland]
Love Me Tender
Danny Boy [S. Nielsen]
Funny How Time Slips Away [S. Nielsen]
Burning Love
Help Me
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Jailhouse Rock
One Night
How Great Thou Art
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
Engagement – Tour Ref: Lake Tahoe Season 5 – Lake Tahoe April 30th – May 9th 1976
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Info May 9 1976 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Closing (10:00pm) Chicken Bone Original belt White Suit Yes

May 9, 1977

1978

The original Broadway production of the musical “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” starring Nell Carter, André De Shields, and Charlaine Woodard, opened at New York’s Longacre Theatre for 1604 performances.

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Outside Graceland, fans protest over the sentence of Treatise Wheeler who drove his car into the Elvis Mourners on August 18, 1977, striking Alice Marie Hovatar, Juanita Joanne Johnson and Tammy Baiter  in the crowd. Hovatar and Johnson were mangled beyond recognition, he was apprehended by police on scene.

 

1981

Elvis Presley’s single “Lovin’ Arms” hit #47 in the U.K. From Presley’s posthumous album Guitar Man and was released as the second single from it, with “You Asked Me To” on the side B. In the UK the song spent 6 weeks on the singles chart, peaking at number 47 for the week of April 14. In the United States the single charted as a double-A-side (“Lovin’ Arms / You Asked Me To”) on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, peaking at number 8 on the week on June 20.

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Elvis Presley’s album “This is Elvis Presley” hit #47 in the U.K.

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1982

Called “9 to 5” in Europe, Dolly Parton sued Sheena Easton for the song title in the US,  thus “Morning Train” by Sheena Easton remained at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

1984

Nudie Cohn, who designed decorative rhinestone-covered suits and other elaborate outfits for some of the most famous celebrities of his era, died at the age of 81.

1988

Several US department stores refuse to stock the newly released Prince album “Lovesexy” because of its cover photo, which features a nude picture of him.

1990

Irish singer Sinead O’Connor refuses to perform on NBC-TV’s Saturday Night Live after shock comedian Andrew Dice Clay is named as host. Two years later, O’Connor would do some shocking of her own when she ripped up a picture of the Pope on the same show, sending her career into ruins.

1992

Rapper Snoopy Dog made his chart debut with “Deep Cover,” reaching #46. The recording actually read, “Dr. Dre Introducing Snoop Doggy Dog,” and was from the film of the same name. Dog would go on to become one of gangsta rap’s icons with forty-four R&B charters through 2003.

Bruce Springsteen appeared on Saturday Night Live on NBC-TV.

1998

Brian Wilson, genius of the Beach Boys, began to make a remarkable comeback from mental illness when he performed his first-ever solo concert at the Norris Cultural Center in St. Charles, Illinois.

The Soundtrack to “Titanic” was #1 on the Album chart for the 16th week in a row with One Step at a Time from George Strait and another soundtrack,City of Angels close behind.  Let’s Talk About Love by Celine Dion was #4 followed by the great debut from Savage Garden that held down #5.

2006

The Elvis Presley 3-CD set “Legendary” was released by Sony International. The set contained 50 songs.

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2012

In New York City, Andy Warhol’s painting “Double Elvis,” which shows Elvis Presley as a cowboy shooting from the hip, sold for $37 million at Sotheby’s auction house.

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2013

Cher‘s mother, 86-year-old Georgia Holt, made her Billboard chart debut when her LP “Honky Tonk Woman” entered the Heatseekers Albums Chart at #13 and the Top Country Albums Chart at #43.

David Bowie’s latest video, which starred Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard, was temporarily pulled from YouTube over its graphic content. “The Next Day” featured heavy religious imagery, including Cotillard bleeding from stigmata marks. The video sees Bowie performing in a basement bar, surrounded by religious figures, while Oldman, dressed as a priest, punches a beggar before dancing with a prostitute, played by Oscar-winner Cotillard. YouTube admitted making the “wrong call” in removing the video, and reinstated it with an adult content warning.

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: May 7

Give us this day, May 7, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

1941

In Hollywood, Glenn Miller & His Orchestra recorded “Chattanooga Choo Choo.”

1946

Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corp. was founded, later renamed Sony.

1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

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.

1953

The original Broadway production of the Cole Porter musical “Can Can,” starring Gwen Verdon, Hans Conreid, Lilo, and Peter Cookson, opened at New York’s Shubert Theatre for 892 performances.

1954

Clyde McPhatter of the Drifters was drafted into the Army, but was lucky to be stationed in Buffalo, NY. On weekends he would bus in for gigs with the group.

May 7, 1955

Bo Diddley charted with  “Bo Diddley,” reaching #1 R&B and beginning a legendary career that pushed him into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

Ray Charles reaches the top of the US R&B chart for the first time with “I Got A Woman”. It was later ranked #235 on Rolling Stone‘s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Elvis, Scotty and Bill played the Peabody Auditorium., Daytona Beach, Florida. for the first time while on a tour with Hank Snow’s Jamboree – Hank Snow, His Rainbow Ranch Boys, Martha Carson, The Wilburn Brothers, Mother Maybelle, The Carter Sisters, Jimmy Rogers Snow, The Davis Sisters and Onie Wheeler

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info May 7 1955 Peabody Auditorium Daytona Beach FL (8:15 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes

May 7, 1956

 

May 7, 1957

Jailhouse Rock

MGM Sound Stage – Hollywood, California
Young Hearts
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May 7, 1958

The Champs performed their instrumental hit “Tequila” on ABC-TV’s “American Bandstand.”

Nashville tries to re-create the Elvis Sound at Owen Bradley’s Quonset Hut studio in Nashville, with Conway Twitty recording his own composition and impersonating Elvis’ vocal quirks on “It’s Only Make Believe.”

May 7, 1959
Elvis did Military Service in Germany

May 1959 – Elvis Movie Causes Mexican Riot

1959 Elvis Presley, "Photoplay" Magazine (No Label) (Scarce)

May 7, 1960

Elvis 9th LP release,  compilation of hit singles, “50 Million Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong – Elvis Gold Records, Vol. 2” hit #31 in the U.S. “Elvis’ Gold Records, Vol. 2” peaked at number 31 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart.  It was certified by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for a Gold Record Award (based on $1,000,000 in wholesale sales) on November 1, 1966. It was certified for a Platinum Record Award for sales of one million copies in the US on March 27, 1992

Elvis’ 1st LP with “the tonsil shot” cover and iconic pink and green lettering cover and this Gold Lame Suit Cover are the 2 most copied album art by other artists.

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TV guide puts Elvis and Frank on the cover.

TV Guide: May 7, 1960 - Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra

For the 1 hour broadcast, appears in only 1/3 of the show. Elvis did a group opening song, 2 songs and a duet with Frank Sinatra.

Elvis Restricted In TV Return | Chicago Tribune Archive

 

G.I. Blues production

May 7, 1961

Blue Hawaii Production

SWEDISH VINTAGE BILDJOURNALEN MAGAZINE 10/1961 ELVIS PRESLEY ON COVER

May 7, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! production

May 7, 1963

May 7, 1964

May 7, 1965

SHINDIG (ABC, 8:30-9:30 p.m.).* Elvis Presley’s tenth anniversary in show business is the occasion for a program of the songs he made famous performed by artists of the day/era.

In Birmingham, Alabama, a show billed as “America vs. England” featured the Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, Marty Robbins, Sonny James, the Righteous Brothers, Cannibal and the Headhunters, Skeeter Davis, Archie Campbell and Del Reeves in concert at Legion Field.

Girl Happy opens nationally and does relatively good business. The soundtrack album goes top ten.

 

Frankie and Johnny pre-production

May 7, 1966

The Rolling Stones released the single “Paint It, Black” in the U.S. It was originally titled “Paint It Black,” without a comma. Keith Richards has said that the comma was added by the record label.

The Mamas and the Papas started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Monday Monday’, it made No.3 in the UK

Elvis Presley’s single “Frankie and Johnny” hit #25 in the U.S.

Elvis watched some movies at the Crosstown Theatre

May 7, 1967

Soviet youths openly defied police and danced The Twist in Moscow’s Red Square during May Day celebrations.

The Supremes sang “The Happening” on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show,” broadcast from Expo ’67 in Montreal. Xavier Cugat with Charo, Roberta Peters, Frank Ifield, Clair & McMahon, and Corbet Monica also performed on the program.

1174 Hillcrest Drive (bought May 7, 1967)

Elvis purchased 1174 Hillcrest Drive, as with Graceland, gates to be installed.

 

May 7, 1968

Aretha Franklin made her first tour of Europe. While at the Olympia Theatre in Paris, her performance was recorded for a future album.

May 7, 1969

“The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour” on CBS-TV featured guests Goldie Hawn, Pat Paulsen, Roy Clark, John Hartford, and the Association.

May 7, 1970

May 7, 1971

The Rolling Stones released “Brown Sugar” in North America, the first single on their own label.

After returning to Los Angeles Elvis flew to Las Vegas with Joe Esposito, Charlie Hodge, James Caughley, Red West and Mike Keaton.

May 7, 1972

Tom Jones’ “Special London Bridge Special” on BBC television featured performances by the Carpenters and Engelbert Humperdinck and appearances by Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Jonathan Winters, Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Rudolf Nureyev, Jennifer O’Neill, and Hermione Gingold.

Elvis flew to Los Angeles, where he would leave the next day for a vacation with Vernon and Dee and some of the guys on Hawaii.

May 7, 1973

George Harrison released “Give Me Love.” Harrison’s single went on to replace “My Love” by Paul McCartney at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and in turn was replaced at #1 by “Will It Go Round in Circles” by singer/musician Billy Preston, who played with Harrison and McCartney during the “Let It Be” sessions in 1969.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Tahoe shows

Date: 07 May 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Stateside, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

Date: 07 May 1973
Time: Midnight
Venue: Stateside, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list:  2001 Theme
C C Rider
I Got A Woman
– segued medley with –
Amen
Love Me Tender
Steamroller Blues
You Dont Have To Say You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Long Tall Sally
– segued medley with –
Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On
Im Leavin
Hound Dog
Fever
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
Band Introductions
Ill Remember You
I Cant Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk Of Love
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
Recordings:
Engagement – Tour Ref: Lake Tahoe Season 2 – Lake Tahoe May 4th – May 20th 1973
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info May 7 1973 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (10.00pm)
Info May 7 1973 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Midnight (12.00am) Yes

May 7, 1974

May 7, 1975

RCA released the album “Today.” “T-R-O-U-B-L-E”, which was released as its first single and went Top 40 in the US. “Bringin’ It Back” was its second single in the US.

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City Managers who once resisted Elvis Presley concerts as damaging riots, now realized tourism and venue fees.

May 7, 1975, issue of Variety reported: Elvis’s 1975 show in Macon, Georgia. “After making 10,242 of his Georgia fans happy,” noted Variety, “Elvis Presley left Macon about $85,000 richer from his sellout concert April 24 at the Coliseum.” The arena manager reported that Elvis’s share of the $96,000 receipts was $81,000. To that was added about $4,000 in the sale of Elvis souvenirs. In addition to the Coliseum’s $15,000 fee, Macon retailers and hoteliers profited nicely from Elvis coming to town.

Elvis performed on tour at the Middle Tennessee State University Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, TN

Memphis Mafia Joe Esposito and Dick Grob on the stage with Elvis.

Date: 07 May 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Murfreesboro, TN
Mid Tennessee State University
Tickets: 12,000
Costume: Blue 2-piece suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me Let Me Know
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
The Wonder Of You
Burning Love
[band introductions]
Johnny B.Goode
School Days
Bridge Over Troubled Water
T.R.O.U.B.L.E
I’ll Remember You
Let Me Be There
An American Trilogy
Funny How Time Slips Away
Hound Dog
Little Darlin’
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Keep The Fire Burnin’
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 15 – April 24th – May 7th 1975
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info May 7 1975 Middle Tennessee State U. Murfreesboro TN (8:30 pm) 12000 Navy Blue Two-Piece with Red Armadillo None White Suit Yes Yes

May 7, 1976

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Tahoe shows

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Date: 07 May 1976
Time: 8pm
Venue: Stateline, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Fever
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
It’s Midnight
Love Me Tender
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Hurt
Softly As I Leave You
Heartbreak Hotel
Jailhouse Rock
It’s Now Or Never
How Great Thou Art
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Date: 07 May 1976
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
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
The Wonder Of You
Happy Birthday
That’s All Right
Are You Lonesome Tonight
I’ll Remember You
Ku-i-p-o
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
Hail Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll
My Way
Jailhouse Rock
Love Me Tender
Hurt
Heartbreak Hotel
How Great Thou Art
Hound Dog
Laras Theme
One Night
It’s Now Or Never
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: Lake Tahoe Season 5 – Lake Tahoe April 30th – May 9th 1976
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info May 7 1976 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (8.00pm) V-Neck Original belt Black Suit Yes Yes
Info May 7 1976 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Midnight (12.00am) Blue Egyptian Bird Original belt Blue Suit Yes Yes

May 7, 1977

The Eagles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Hotel California’, the group’s fourth US No.1, a No.8 hit in the UK. The Eagles also won the 1977 Grammy Award for Record of the Year for ‘Hotel California’ at the 20th Annual Grammy Awards in 1978. The song’s guitar solo is ranked 8th on Guitar Magazine’s Top 100 Guitar Solos and was voted the best solo of all time by readers of Guitarist magazine.

1978

In London, it took less than eight hours to sell the 90,000 tickets for an upcoming series of Bob Dylan concerts.

In New York City, David Bowie played the first of three nights at Madison Square Garden.

1983

Spandau Ballet were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘True’, the group’s only No.1. The song spent four weeks at the top of the UK chart and was a hit in 20 other countries. Parts of the original version have been sampled and used in a number of songs – most notably PM Dawn’s 1991 US No.1 hit ‘Set Adrift on Memory Bliss’, which contains a sample of the song’s famous guitar hook.

Spandu Ballet vs Duran Duran lacked the The Beatles vs The Rollings Stones, which DD and Stones both won.

1991

In his hometown of Englewood, New Jersey, R&B singer Wilson Pickett drove his car through the mayor’s front yard, yelling death threats. He was arrested and found to have open containers of alcohol in his car. Pickett was released after agreeing to perform a charity concert and serve a one-year probation.

1994

Randy Bachman led 1,322 guitarists who had gathered in Vancouver to play Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s “Takin’ Care of Business”, for 68 minutes and 40 seconds.

1996

Evan Chandler filed a $60 million breach of contract suit against Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley. The charge was that they had violated a confidentiality clause in the 1994 out-of-court settlement by discussing the case with Diane Sawyer on “PrimeTime Live.”

1998

Eddie Rabbitt, US singer, songwriter died of lung cancer aged 56. During his career, he scored over 20 No.1’s on Billboard’s country singles chart including 1981 ‘I Love A Rainy Night’. Elvis Presley, Dr Hook, Tom Jones, Kenny Rogers, Crystal Gayle and Lynn Anderson all recorded his songs.

2000

Singer Patti Page, at age 72, performed in a special concert at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium to celebrate the release of her latest album, “Brand New Tennessee Waltz.”

2003

Singer/songwriter Carole King played a music store owner on WB-TV’s “Gilmore Girls.”

2009

Dolly Parton was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Music from the University of Tennessee.

2013

The book “The Ear of the Heart: An Actress’ Journey from Hollywood to Holy Vows” by Mother Dolores Hart was published. She worked with Elvis in Loving You and King Creole.

She had previously done a documentary “God is bigger than Elvis” which failed to Oscar. She left Hollywood for a Catholic Convent and then uses Elvis often to fundraise.

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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

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

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

www.elvishistoryblog.com/

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