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

February 24, 1976
The Eagles ‘Greatest Hits’ became the first album to be certified platinum by the R.I.A.A. New certification’s represented sales of 1 million copies for albums and two million for singles.
The new certification represented sales of at least 1 million copies for albums and 2 million copies for singles. The Platinum award was originated in the early seventies because Gold status was achieved by most popular records in a very short period of time. The Eagles’ greatest hits album stayed on Billboard’s Hot 200 chart for two and half years.

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
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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
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
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
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
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: June 30

Give us this day, June 30, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

, 1938

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

,1939

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

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

1943

The Presley family moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, May 15 to June 20, Returning to Tupelo.

1944

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

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

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

1947

Mulbery Alley

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953 – Humes High School

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

Sept 20 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

June 3, 1951 to July 1, 1951

Elvis was employed as a machinist by “Precision Tool Co.”

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Elvis worked as an user at Loew’s State Theatre

1953

398 Cypress Street (rented from January 7 to April 1953

, 1954

Elvis worked at Crown Electric,  until mid-October 1954

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

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

June 30, 1955

Elvis performed at the Curtis Gordon’s Radio Ranch Club, Mobile, Alabama along with regular act The Radio Ranch Boys

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info June 30 1955 Curtis Gordons Radio Ranch Mobile AL (8:30 PM) Marty Robbins Tour Yes

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 30, 1956

Police are called to deal with a series of fights that broke out at the Asbury Park Convention Hall in New Jersey during a show by Bill Haley And His Comets. City council will later vote to ban all Rock ‘n’ Roll concerts.

Elvis performed at the Mosque Theater, Richmond, Virginia at 5.00 and 8.00 p.m.

Elvis on the backstage ramp at the Mosque:


Waiting in the wings of the Mosque stage


I Was The One
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
I Want You I Need You I Love You

Opening Acts on the tour Flaim Sextet, Phil Maraquin, Frank Connors, George & Betty Johnstone, Doris & Lou Storm and The Jordanaires

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Elvis Presley : Mosque Theater, Richmond, Va : June 30, 1956

DJ, Elvis and Bill onstage at the Mosque


Immediately after this show Elvis aboard the Railroad train again and returned to New York.

June 30, 1956: Elvis Presley in Richmond, Virginia: Moment By …

New York photographer Al Wertheimer, who had been hired by Ann Fulchino of RCA to shoot some promotional photos, would meet up with Elvis in Richmond for this final appearance at the Mosque then follow Elvis from there to New York and back to Memphis where he would take several thousand photographs, many of which are now world famous – especially this one: The Kiss


Sneaking a kiss from Bobbi Owens moments before going onstage – June 30, 1956
Photo © Alfred Wertheimer

The Elvis-Kiss Mystery-Solved! | Vanity Fair

Stealing a backstage kiss on June 30, 1956

Elvis’s mystery blonde in classic 1950s photograph The Kiss

Famous Tongue Kiss photo Elvis Mystery Girl | Elvis Presley News

Elvis at 21: June 30, 1956: EXCLUSIVE | Young Elvis Presley:

June 30, 1956: Elvis Presley in Richmond, Virginia

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info June 30 1956 Shrine Mosque Theater Richmond VA (5:00 PM) Yes
Info June 30 1956 Shrine Mosque Theater Richmond VA (8:00 PM) Yes

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

June 30, 1957

Buddy Holly records “Peggy Sue”, which will go on to reach #3 on the Billboard chart and #6 in the UK. In real life, she was Peggy Sue Gerron, the girlfriend of Crickets drummer Jerry Allison. The song was initially titled “Cindy Lou” after Buddy’s niece, but Allison convinced Buddy to change the title just before the recording session. Allison and Gerron were later married.

The Presleys lived at  Graceland,

The Military Service Disruption

June 30, 1958

Military service at Fort Hood in Texas., for Advanced Tank Training as part of the Second Armored Division. He was stationed there for six months.

June 30, 1959
Military Service in Germany /  Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 30, 1960

The album “Elvis Is Back” hit #1 in the U.K. Elvis Is Back! topped the UK Albums Chart and reached number two in Billboard’s Top LP’s. In the USA, it was outsold by the GI Blues Soundtrack.

Initially, the release received mixed reviews, but over subsequent years its critical reception became progressively more positive. The album was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1999.

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The album “Elvis’ Golden Records, Vol. 2” hit #4 in the U.K. while in the USA  it 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' Gold Records, Vol. 2 original LP cover.jpg

 

Elvis arrived home at 3.00 p.m. and spent the evening at home with Vernon, Anita, Gene andLouise Smith.

Romance: Anita Wood

Elvis’ Smith Cousins

 

June 30, 1961

Elvis conduct business for Gladys Music, Inc., Employees Pension Trust Agreement.

Robert Edward Auctions | 1961 Elvis Presley Signed Gladys Music, Inc …

Elvis hosted a party for Red West, who was to be married the next day to Elvis’ secretary Pat Boyd.

Daily Elvis: June 30

June 30, 1962

Pat Boone‘s “Speedy Gonzales” enters the Billboard Hot 100 where it will reach #6. It was a song that Pat had to plead with his producer Randy Wood to let him record after he had first heard it in The Philippines. The tune would prove to be Boone’s last Top 40 entry after a run of 7 years and 37 other hit singles.

The Elvis Presley EP “Follow That Dream” hit #34 in the U.K.

June 30, 1963

June 30, 1964

Girl Happy

June 30,1965

A Promotional Pen for “Tickle Me”

June 30, 1966

The Beatles played the first of three concerts at the Nippon Budokan Hall, Japan. The concert was filmed with The Beatles wearing black suits. The following day’s first performance was also filmed; with The Beatles wearing white suits. There was a strict police presence with 3,000 police observing each concert played in front of 10,000 fans. Amateur recordings of the performance quickly became available as a bootleg album known as “Three Nights in Tokyo”.

Elvis overdubbed vocals for three songs from 7.00 p.m. till midnight on MGM’s recording stage.

MGM Sound Stage – Hollywood, California
Could I Fall In Love (harmony vocal overdub) (alternate master) ////////-01
Could I Fall In Love (harmony vocal overdub) UPA3 3936-05
City By Night (vocal overdub #1) (alternate master) ////////-10
Old MacDonald (vocal overdub) UPA3 3939-02

June 30, 1967

Speedway Production

Col Parker Article and Double Trouble Review:

Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan on June 30, 1967

June 30, 1968

Another day was needed to complete the taping of the show. Once again Elvis performed “If I Can Dream”. The fifth take was used for the broadcast.

June 30, 1969

Signing autographs at Graceland sometime between June 22nd and July 4th 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 30, 1970

Elvis returned to California.

Nashville, Tennessee (overdub session) – Elvis Presley Recording

June 30, 1971

Paul Revere And The Raiders receive a Gold record for their only US #1 hit, “Indian Reservation”. The song, written by John D. Loudermilk, had been a US #20 hit and had reached #3 in the UK for Don Fardon in 1968.

June 30, 1972

Woman With Elvis No Longer A Mystery : Elvis News : : 'For Elvis Fans Only' Official Elvis Presley Fan Club

Elvis Presley and Mary Kathleen Selph : June 30, 1972
Elvis Presley and Mary Kathleen Selph at the corner of South Parkway and Elvis Presley Blvd. in Memphis, Tennessee.
Mary was killed in an auto accident on 18 July 72 at the age of 20; her parents didn’t know until many years later that she’d ever met Elvis.

June 30, 1973

George Harrison’s “Give Me Love” knocks Paul McCartney’s “My Love” out of the number one spot on both the Billboard Pop chart and the Cash Box Best Sellers list. George’s song reached #8 in the UK.

Slade were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Skweeze Me Pleeze Me’, the group’s fifth UK No.1 and second single to enter the chart at No.1.

In Elvis’ hotel suite with Jeanne LeMay (Linda Thompson pal and Graceland secretary, before his June 30, 1973 afternoon Atlanta show

Elvis performed at the Omni, Atlanta at 3.00 and 8.30 p.m.

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Date: 30 Jun 1973
Time: 3pm
Venue: Atlanta, GA.
Omni Coliseum
Tickets: 17,143
Costume: Thunderbird suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Long Tall Sally/Mama Don’t Dancece/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
I’m Leavin’
How Great Thou Art
Hound Dog
Fever
Something
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
Date: 30 Jun 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Atlanta, GA.
Omni Coliseum
Tickets: 17,143
Costume: White Studded Nail Circle suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See Seee Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Love Me Tender
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
I’m Leavin’
How Great Thou Art
Hound Dog
Fever
Something
What Now, My Love
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

June 30, 1973 (8:30 pm). Atlanta, GA. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 10 – June 20th – July 3rd 1973
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info June 30 1973 Omni Coliseum Atlanta GA (3:00 pm) 17143 Thunderbird Original belt White Suit Yes Yes
Info June 30 1973 Omni Coliseum Atlanta GA (8:30 pm) 17143 Nail Studded Original belt Black Suit Yes Yes Yes

June 30, 1974

Elvis performed at the Auditorium Arena, Omaha Nebraska at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.

Date: 30 Jun 1974
Time: 3.00pm
Venue: Omaha, NE.
Omaha Civic Auditorium
Tickets: 10,246
Costume: Blue Rainbow suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Trying To Get To You
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me Lord
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Funny How Times Slip Away
Big Boss Man
Steamroller Blues
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

June 30, 1974. (3:00 pm) Omaha, NE. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Elvis Wows Omaha By Kathy Moore Lincoln Nebraska Journal 

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Date: 30 Jun 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Omaha, NE.
Omaha Civic Auditorium
Tickets: 10,311
Costume: Peacock suit
Track list: See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Trying To Get To You
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me, Lord
Suspicious Minds
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Funn How Times Slip Away
Big Boss Man
Steamroller Blues
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

June 30, 1974. (8:30 pm) Omaha, NE. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Presley in Nebraska – Nebraska State Historical Society

2018

Unreleased 1974 Elvis Presley Shows Set For May Release

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 13 – June 15th – July 2nd 1974
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info June 30 1974 Omaha Civic Auditorium Omaha NE (3:00 pm) 10246 Blue Swirl Original belt White suit Yes Yes
Info June 30 1974 Omaha Civic Auditorium Omaha NE (8:30 pm) 10311 Peacock Original belt Purple Suit Yes

June 30, 1975

The Jackson Five announced that they were leaving Motown Records for Epic Records. The brothers were forced to change their name to The Jacksons since Motown owned the other name.

June 30, 1976

Police raided the home of Neil Diamond searching for drugs, they found less than one ounce of marijuana.

 

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Elvis performed at the Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina.

Date: 30 Jun 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Greensboro, NC.
Coliseum
Tickets: 16,000
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
Blue Suede Shoes
Fever
America
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Love Me Tender
Hurt
Funny How Time Slips Away
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

June 30, 1976 (8.30pm). Greensboro, NC. – Elvis Presley In Concert

June 30, 1976, Greensboro, NC.

With a few fans in Greensboro, NC on June 30, 1976
Driving to the show June 30, 1976

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 22 – June 25th – July 5th 1976
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info June 30 1976 Coliseum. Greensboro NC (8:30 pm) 16000 Blue Egyptian Bird Original belt White Suit Yes Yes

June 30, 1977

Marvel Comics issues the first of two comic books based on the costumed characters of the group KISS. The popular rumor of the day was that red ink was mixed with small amounts of blood from each group member. This however, turned out to be a hoax.

Elvis at Graceland

The Wake and Aftermath

1978

United Artists released The Buzzcocks single ‘Love You More’, at 1 minute 29 seconds it was the second shortest single ever released. Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs 1960 hit ‘Stay’ was the shortest hit at one minute 28 seconds. 3-Minute Hero’s

1979

One of the first records to use a synthesized drum track, “Ring My Bell”, reaches number one in the US for Anita Ward. It also topped the charts in the UK.

Donna Summer held the number two and number three positions on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “Hot Stuff” and “Bad Girls”. She was the first solo entertainer to hold two of the top three positions simultaneously.

1981

Forty-five year old Jerry Lee Lewis was rushed to a Memphis hospital, suffering from a hemorrhaging stomach ulcer. After two operations, he would slowly recover and was back in the studio recording an album for MCA Records four months later.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983

After a ten year split, The Everly Brothers announced that they would be reuniting. The pair had parted company after Phil smashed his guitar and walked off the stage during a 1973 performance.

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1987

The “La Bamba” soundtrack album was released, with most tracks performed by Los Lobos

Lucy de Barbin claims her daughter Desiree is Elvis’ daughter and has a media feud with a woman calling herself Deborah Presley, another love child claimant

Syracuse Herald Journal, June 30, 1987 – NewspaperArchive

 

1989

Great Balls Of Fire!, a biographical film about the life of Jerry Lee Lewis, debuts in theatres across America. The movie would fizzle at the box office, but critics gave it mostly positive reviews. Jerry Lee was unhappy with the bumpkin-like portrayal of himself by actor Dennis Quaid and later said, “They really fouled it up, the way they did it.”

Police were called in to control over 4,000 Bobby Brown fans trying to see him at the HMV Record store in London’s Oxford Street, six fans were hospitalised and one had to be given the kiss of life.

1990

New Kids On The Block started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Step By Step’. The group’s third US No.1, a No.2 hit in the UK. Their album ‘Step By Step’ also went to No.1 on the UK album chart today

2000

Eight men were trampled to death during Pearl Jam’s performance at The Roskilde festival, near Copenhagen. Police said the victims had all slipped or fallen in the mud in front of the stage.

2001

Beach Boys member Al Jardine went to court in a bid to sue his former band mates, claiming he had been frozen out of the Beach Boys. The $4 million (£2.35 million) suit was filed against Mike Love, Brian Wilson, the Carl Wilson Trust and Brother Records Incorporated in a New York Superior Court. In 1998 a US judge temporarily barred Jardine from performing under the name Beach Boys Family And Friends after representations from Mike Love and Brother Records. Jardine lost the case in 2003.

American guitarist and producer Chet Atkins died in Nashville aged 77. Recorded over 100 albums during his career, produced records for Perry Como, Elvis Presley, Don Gibson, Jim Reeves and Waylon Jennings. He was a major influence on George Harrison and Mark Knopfler.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2006

With Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley were the tour guides:

U.S. President George W. Bush took Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on a private tour of Graceland.

GWB and LB. Tour of Graceland with the Prime Minister of Japan.

Bush, Japan’s PM Do Graceland – CBS News

** FILE ** President Bush smiles as Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi puts on a pair of Elvis-like sunglasses after being taken on a tour of Graceland, the Memphis, Tenn., home of Elvis Presley, by Bush in this June 30, 2006, file photo. Bush has since been scrutinized for stepping outside the boundaries of strict political protocol and taking Koizumi, a lifelong fan of the late rock and roll legend, to Graceland. (AP Photo/Rob Carr/File)

Bush Takes Koizumi for Tour of Graceland – Washington Post

In Memphis, Two Heads of Government Visit the Home of Rock ‘n’ Roll (NYT)

2008

On CBS-TV’s daytime drama “The Young and the Restless,” Little Richard made a cameo appearance, officiating at the wedding ceremony of two of the show’s characters.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2014

Ed Sheeran’s second album X became the fastest-selling UK album of the year so far after selling 182,000 copies in its first week, 14,000 more than Coldplaymanaged with Ghost Stories which was released in May.

 

2018

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http://www.elvisconcerts.com

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

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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

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

Elvis History Blog

Daily Elvis: June 29

Give us this day, June 29, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

, 1938

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

,1939

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

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

1943

The Presley family moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, May 15 to June 20, Returning to Tupelo.

1944

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

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

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

1947

Mulbery Alley

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953 – Humes High School

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

Sept 20 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

June 3, 1951 to July 1, 1951

Elvis was employed as a machinist by “Precision Tool Co.”

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Elvis worked as an user at Loew’s State Theatre

1953

398 Cypress Street (rented from January 7 to April 1953

, 1954

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

Elvis worked at Crown Electric,  until mid-October 1954

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

June 29, 1955

Elvis performed at Curtis Gordon’s Radio Ranch Club, Mobile, Alabama.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info June 29 1955 Curtis Gordons Radio Ranch Mobile AL (8:30 PM) Marty Robbins Tour Yes

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 29, 1956

Marilyn Monroe married the last of her three husbands, playwright Arthur Miller. They divorced in 1961.

U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 into law, authorizing $25 billion for the construction of 41,000 miles of coast-to-coast Interstate freeways.

Elvis Presley’s taxes probably funded the highways, as much as needing to ship his product to market.

https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/interstate/thisday.cfm

June 29,1956: A Day In History - 55th Anniversary of the Interstate Highway System - 50th Anniversary - Interstate System - Highway History - Federal Highway Administration

Elvis and his party took a chartered plane to Charlotte, North Carolina, where they caught a Delta flight to New York City.

Elvis arrives for Steve Allen show rehearsals –
in the era of film photography, he was the most photographed person; because in the 1950s,
was the first time, professional equipment became a consumer product

In New York, Elvis was fitted for a tux for the the Steve Allen Show.

Then there was Steve Allen Show rehearsals. Skitch Henderson was NBC-TV’s musical conductor from 1951 to 1966, as well as The Steve Allen Show’s bandleader during its run on Sunday nights in 1956-60.

 

Elvis at 21: June 29, 1956: rehearsal hall

Elvis played piano – and Alfred Wertheimer had been hired by RCA to photograph Elvis.

After that Elvis took a train to Richmond.

Elvis — Alfred Wertheimer

The Charlotte Observer reported the following incident in its June 29, 1956, edition. It seems Elvis was sitting in his “baby blue” limousine after his Thursday night show in Charleston, South Carolina, when a girl reporter for The News and Courier approached his car to take a picture. Apparently, she was after a closeup. She was so close that Elvis was able to stick his head out and bite her hand.

Many girls probably would have enjoyed being bitten by Elvis. This reporter was not one of them. “Hey, you big bruiser, what’s the idea?” she asked him. “You trying to make like Marlon Brando or something.”

“I was only being friendly, like a little puppy dog,” Elvis responded.

The reporter told Elvis it was the first time anyone had ever bitten her as a sign of friendship. “Lady, if you want to get ahead, you gotta be different,” explained Elvis. It was a different era. No lawsuit was filed.

Important June dates during Elvis Presley’s life

 

June 29, 1957

Police in Iran close all dance halls and prosecute their owners after laws are passed that rule Rock and Roll dancing as “harmful to health.” The ban was not lifted until the 1990s.

At Norman Petty’s studio in Clovis, New Mexico, Buddy Holly and the Crickets began a three-day recording session that produced “Peggy Sue,” “Listen To Me,” “I’m Gonna Love You Too,” and “Oh Boy!”

The Presleys lived at  Graceland,

The Military Service Disruption

June 29, 1958

Military service at Fort Hood in Texas., for Advanced Tank Training as part of the Second Armored Division. He was stationed there for six months.

June 29, 1959

Dick Clark announces his first Caravan of Stars tour, which would feature The Skyliners, who were still riding high on their hit “Since I Don’t Have You”. Chubby Checker, Duane Eddy, Bobby Darin, Fabian, Buddy Holly, Annette Funicello and Bo Diddley also toured with the Caravan.

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 29, 1960

G.I. Blues: Elvis was released by the studio and flew to St. Louis with Gene Smith. There he rented a car and drove back to Memphis.

June 29, 1961

Del Shannon was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Runaway.’ His only UK No.1 and the first of 14 UK Top 40 hits.

June 29, 1962

June 29, 1963

James Brown’s first album, Live at the Apollo, debuted on the pop charts, eventually rising to #2. Despite enormous chart success, he never had a #1 pop album of forty-nine albums hit the pop charts through 1988.  Live would remain his all-time biggest success and would be considered a milestone in the development of live albums for years to come.

Del Shannon‘s cover version of the Beatles’ “From Me To You” became the first song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney to appear on the American charts, where it would stay for four weeks, reaching #77. The Beatles’ rendition climbed only to #116. The title of the song was inspired from a letters column called From You To Us that ran in the popular British music newspaper, The New Musical Express.

The U.S. Army grants Jimi Hendrix an honorable discharge on the basis of unsuitability. A month earlier his platoon sergeant filed a report that said: “He has no interest whatsoever in the Army…. It is my opinion that Private Hendrix will never come up to the standards required of a soldier. I feel that the military service will benefit if he is discharged as soon as possible.” Hendrix would later falsely claim that he had received a medical discharge after breaking his ankle during his 26th parachute jump.

Bye Bye Birdie Theatre Review:

Winnipeg Free Press Newspaper Archives, Jun 29, 1963, p. 11

June 29, 1964

Touring Australia The Beatles played two shows at the Festival Hall, Brisbane. Over 8,000 fans had waited until after midnight to greet the group as they landed at Brisbane Airport.

At Brian Epstein’s insistence, The Beatles reluctantly record German versions of “She Loves You” and “I Want To Hold Your Hand” in Rue de Seures, Paris, under the direction of George Martin.

Media Gossip on whether The Beatles movies make as much as Elvis’,  mentor/manager Col. Tom Parker replied “There’s no comparison because they have to split it four ways. Besides, they’d don’t eat as much as Elvis.”

Girl Happy

June 29, 1965

June 29, 1966

After a 7.00 p.m. cast insurance medical exam, Elvis resumed Double Trouble soundtrack recording at the MGM recording stage till 3.00 a.m. The change to the soundstage was because Elvis had been late to the recording studio.

MGM Sound Stage – Hollywood, California
Double Trouble ////////-04
Double Trouble (work part – ending) ////////-NA
Double Trouble (composite) UPA3 3934-SP
Baby, If You’ll Give Me All Of Your Love ////////-05
I Love Only One Girl UPA3 3940-02
It Won’t Be Long UPA3 3942-03
Old MacDonald (track) ////////-07
Long Legged Girl (With The Short Dress On) (remake) UPA3 3937-05

June 29, 1967

Speedway

June 29, 1968

1968 TV Special: Rehearsals started at 9.00 a.m. Then at 6.90 and 8.00 p.m.;

Elvis taped the two stand-up segments, this time not only in front of a live audience but with a full orchestra, conducted by Billy Goldenberg.

June 29, 1969

With fans at Graceland on Sunday June 29, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 29, 1970

There was a screening at the Memphian tonight and every night until Elvis returned to California.

June 29, 1971

The Memphis City Council voted to change the name of Highway 51 South to Elvis Presley Boulevard. The formal renaming ceremony occurred in January 1972.

June 29, 1972

June 29, 1973

Following an overdose the night before, Before the show – meeting Governor Carter & Wife.

Backstage with some fans at the Omni Coliseum in Atlanta, GA on June 29, 1973

 

Elvis performed at the Omni Atlanta, Georgia.

Photo by © Jack West

Date: 29 Jun 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Atlanta, GA.
Omni Coliseum
Tickets: 17,143
Costume: White Sunlight suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
Jailhouse Rock
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
I’m Leavin’
How Great Thou Art
Hound Dog
Fever
Something
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Elvis Presley : Atlanta : Omni Coliseum : June 29, 1973

June 29, 1973 (8:30 pm). Atlanta, GA. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 10 – June 20th – July 3rd 1973
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info June 29 1973 Omni Coliseum Atlanta GA (8:30 pm) 17143 Orange Sunburst Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes

June 29, 1974

Canada’s Gordon Lightfoot scores his first US number one single with “Sundown”. His best previous outing had been “If You Could Read My Mind” which reached number 5 in 1971.

Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.

Date: 29 Jun 1974
Time: 3.00pm
Venue: Kansas City.
Municipal Auditorium
Tickets: 10,400
Costume: Inca Gold Leaf
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Tryin’ To Get To You
All Shook Up
Steamroller Blues
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
Neartbreak Hotel
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me Lord
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Funny How Time Slips Away
That’s All Right
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

June 29, 1974. (3:00 pm) Kansas City, MO. – Elvis Presley In Concert

 

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Date: 29 Jun 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Kansas City.
Municipal Auditorium
Tickets: 10,400
Costume: American Eagle
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
When My Blue Moon Turns Gold Again
Blue Christmas
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Trying To Get To You
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me, Lord
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Let Me Be There
Johnny B. Goode
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 13 – June 15th – July 2nd 1974
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Info June 29 1974 Municipal Auditorium Kansas City MO (3:00 pm) 10400 Egyptian Original belt Yes
Info June 29 1974 Municipal Auditorium Kansas City MO (8:30 pm) 10400 1974 American Eagle Original belt Black suit Yes Yes

June 29, 1975

Elvis had surgery on his foot in Memphis.

June 29, 1976

Elvis arrives with Linda Thompson

At the Philadelphia Airport on June 29, 1976

Elvis performed at the Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia.

© Keith Alverson

Date: 29 Jun 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Richmond, VA.
Coliseum
Tickets: 20,000
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
Help Me
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
America
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
Hurt
Hound Dog
Funny How Times Slip Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

June 29, 1976. (8:30 pm) Richmond, VA. – Elvis Presley In Concert

 

After this show, Elvis boarded his plane to North Caroline for the following evening’s performance, but collapsed during the flight with apparent exhaustion.

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 22 – June 25th – July 5th 1976
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info June 29 1976 Coliseum. Richmond VA (8:30 pm) 11900 White Egyptian Bird Egyptian suit belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes

June 29, 1977

Elvis at Graceland

The Wake and Aftermath

1979

ETERNAL REVENUE : Elvis’ Millions Were Disappearing When

THREE DAYS AFTER HER former father-in-law, Vernon Presley, died in June of 1979, Priscilla Beaulieu Presley sat in a downtown Memphis office and tried to comprehend the sobering news she had just heard: Without drastic action, everything that Elvis Presley had left their daughter, Lisa Marie, could be lost. Even his beloved home, Graceland.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1984

Bruce Springsteen kicked off the first leg of his Born in the USA Tour with a three night run at the Civic Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Springsteen would play a total of 156 shows ending on October 2, 1985 in Los Angeles.

1985

David Bowie and Mick Jagger recorded a version of the Martha Reeves and the Vandellas 1964 hit ‘Dancing In The Street.’ for the forthcoming Live Aid fundraising event. The single went on to become a No.1 UK hit. The original plan was to perform a track together live, with Bowie performing at Wembley Stadium and Jagger at John F. Kennedy Stadium, until it was realized that the satellite link-up would cause a half-second delay that would make this impossible unless either Bowie or Jagger mimed their contribution, something neither artist was willing to do.
The Cooper-Hewitt Museum, a part of the Smithsonian Institute, auctions off John Lennon’s psychedelic-painted 1965 Rolls-Royce Phantom V at Sotheby’s in New York. The car, which Lennon donated to the museum in 1977, was sold to the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum for a then record price of $2,299,000. When John had the car painted from its original black in April, 1967, it drew some public outrage. An old woman in London’s downtown attacked the car using her umbrella and yelling: “You swine, you swine! How dare you do this to a Rolls-Royce!”

1991

Dionne Warwick, Chaka Khan, En Vogue, Levert, and Dianne Reeves, among others, performed on the Celebrate the Soul of American Music  TV show.

1998

George Harrison announces that he had been receiving radiation treatment for throat cancer caused by smoking. Harrison says he has been given a clean bill of health by saying, “I’m not going to die on you folks just yet.” That sad event would take place on November 29th, 2001.

1999

Michael Jackson suffered severe bruising after falling over 50 feet when a bridge collapsed during a concert at Munich’s Olympic stadium. Jacko was singing ‘Earth Song’ at the time of the accident.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

Destiny’s Child singer Beyonce started a five week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Dangerously In Love’, also a US No.1.

2007

Canada Post issued the limited edition Anne Murray stamp. She was recognized along with three other iconic Canadian recording artists: Paul Anka, Gordon Lightfoot and Joni Mitchell.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2016

Elvis Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie filed for divorce from her fourth husband, Michael Lockwood, just months after the couple celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary the previous January. Lisa Marie had previously been wed to Danny Keough from 1988 until 1994, Michael Jackson from 1994 to 1999 and to actor Nicolas Cage from 2002 to 2004.
2017

Daily Elvis: June 23

Give us this day, June 23, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

, 1938

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

,1939

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

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

1943

The Presley family moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, May 15 to June 20, Returning to Tupelo.

1944

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

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

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

1947

Mulbery Alley

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953 – Humes High School

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

Sept 20 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

June 3, 1951 to July 1, 1951

Elvis was employed as a machinist by “Precision Tool Co.”

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Elvis worked as an user at Loew’s State Theatre

1953

398 Cypress Street (rented from January 7 to April 1953

, 1954

Elvis worked at Crown Electric,  until mid-October 1954

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

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

June 23, 1955

Elvis arrived in Lawton, OK, in his parents’ car with Bill’s bass strapped to the roof.

Elvis performed at the McMahon Memorial Auditorium, Lawton, Oklahoma, at 8.00 p.m. and at the Southern Club Lawton at 11.00 p.m.  The other acts were Leon Payne, Chuck Lee, Joe Carson, Cecil Lee, Bobby Joe Stewart


Ronnie Jones, Elvis, Allen Johnson, Al Terrill and Jim Powers at the Southern Club – June 23, 1955
Photo courtesy Georgia Williams

 


Bill, Nancy Ferguson, Allen Johnson, Scotty, Elvis, Jim Powers, Ronnie Jones, Al Terrill,
Carol Crossland, Jay Davis and Nancy Klass at the Southern Club – June 23, 1955
Photo courtesy Georgia Williams

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info June 23 1955 McMahon Memorial Auditorium Lawton OK (8:00 PM) Marty Robbins Tour
Info June 23 1955 Southern Club Lawton OK (11:00 PM) Marty Robbins Tour

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

 

June 23, 1956

Elvis performed at the Paramount Theater, Atlanta, Georgia at 12.35, 3.15, 5.30 and 8.30 p.m.

The Other acts were Flaim Sextet, Phil Maraquin, Frank Connors, George & Betty Johnstone, Doris & Lou Storm, The Jordanaires

 

Dane Harris published newspaper article: “TEEN-AGE SQUEALS Presley Rocks Fans, $15 Shirt Ripped Off” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info June 23 1956 Paramount Theater Atlanta GA (12:35 PM) Yes
Info June 23 1956 Paramount Theater Atlanta GA (3:15 PM) Yes
Info June 23 1956 Paramount Theater Atlanta GA (5:50 PM) Yes
Info June 23 1956 Paramount Theater Atlanta GA (8:30 PM) Yes

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

June 23, 1957

Lonnie Donegan was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Gamblin’ Man / Putting On The Style’, the singers second UK No.1. It was the last UK No.1 to be released as a 78rpm as well as a 7′ vinyl record.

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive, Graceland purchased on March 19.

The Military Service Disruption

1958

Military service at Fort Hood in Texas., for Advanced Tank Training as part of the Second Armored Division. He was stationed there for six months.

June 23, 1959

RCA releases “My Wish Came True/Big Hunka Love” – the a-side spent two weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 while the b-side peaked at #12; The a-side also peaked at #10 on Billboard magazine’s R&B Singles chart. The single was less successful on the Cashbox Top 100 with the a-side peaking at #2 and the b-side at #23. On the UK Singles Chart the a-side peaked at #4, while the b-side did not chart.

Elvis in Paris with Lamar Fike, Rex Mansfield and Charlie Hodge until the 25th

Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 23, 1960

Eddie Cochran was at No.1 in the UK with the single ‘Three Steps To Heaven’. The American singer had been killed three months earlier in a car crash while touring the UK.

G.I. Blues

June 23, 1961

June 23, 1962

The film soundtrack to ‘West Side Story’ went to No.1 on the UK charts for the first time. It spent a total of 13 weeks at No.1 on seven different occasion Elvis had turned down the movie and his Blue Hawaii soundtrack dominated the charts but lost the Oscar to West Side Story for the soundtrack award.

For Elvis CD Collectors • Elvis in West Side Story?

West Side Story (soundtrack) – Wikipedia

Priscilla  visits from Germany for 2 weeks (June 17 – 28 ).

Image

June 23, 1963

June 23, 1964

There was a birthday party for Colonel Tom Parker with various friends.

Colonel Parker And His Amazing Technicolor Movie-Coats 

Girl Happy June 22 – August 12

June 23, 1965

Motown Records releases “Tracks Of My Tears” by Smokey Robinson And The Miracles. The song was written by the group, based on a riff that Miracles guitarist Marv Tarplin had come up with. Their version would reach number 16 on the US Pop charts, while Johnny Rivers’ rendition would reach number 10 two years later.

At the completion of principal photography Elvis gave away dozens of the wristwatches that he had specially designed.

Frankie and Johnny

June 23, 1966

The Beatles had their tenth consecutive UK No.1 single with ‘Paperback Writer’ / ‘Rain.’ The track is marked by the boosted bass guitar sound throughout, partly in response to John Lennon demanding to know why the bass on a certain Wilson Pickett record far exceeded the bass on any Beatles records. It was also cut louder than any other Beatles record, due to a new piece of equipment used in the mastering process.

June 23, 1967

Speedway

June 23, 1968

Elvis recorded “If I Can Dream” in several impassioned takes.

Elvis at Western Recorders in Burbank, CA on June 23,1968.

Western Recorders Studio 1 – Hollywood, California
Electronic Karate (instrumental) ////////-17
Guitar Scratch, Bridge (instrumental) ////////-03
Guitar Scratch, Bridge (instrumental – dubdown) ////////-01
The Scratch (instrumental) ////////-NA
Road Medley (composite) ////////-SP
If I Can Dream (record version) WPA1 8029-05
If I Can Dream (dubdown to track) WPA1 8111-02
Memories (track) ////////-04
Memories (short track) ////////-02
Let Yourself Go (closing instrumental) ////////-05
Let Yourself Go (closing instrumental – dubdown) FRA1 8104-04

 

June 23, 1969

Signing autographs at Graceland sometime between June 22nd and July 4th 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 23, 1970

RCA released “Elvis On Stage”  which reached number 13 on both the Billboard 200 and country music charts. It was certified Gold on February 23, 1971, and Platinum on July 15, 1999, by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Released on LP, reel to reel, 8-track and cassette tape.

The album has remained in print since its release date and has sold more than ten million copies globally. In 1999 BMG reissued the album with six additional songs and then in 2010  a Follow That Dream Legacy Edition was released.

June 23, 1971

June 23, 1972

Smokey Robinson appears in concert for the last time with The Miracles in Washington, DC. After enjoying 27 Billboard Top 40 hits with the group, Robinson would go on to have nine more as a solo artist while The Miracles would have just two without him.

June 23, 1973

George Harrison started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Living In The Material World’, his second US No.1. His third studio solo album was the follow-up to 1970s acclaimed All Things Must Pass and his massive charity project, The Concert For Bangladesh

Elvis performed at the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale at 3.00 and 8.30 p.m.

Date: 23 Jun 1973
Time: 3pm
Venue: Uniondale, NY.
Nassau Veteran Coliseum
Tickets: 16,500
Costume: White Snowflike suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me Tender
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On/Mama Don’t Dancece/Shake Rattle & Roll/Jailhouse Rock
I’m Leaving
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Fever
What Now My Love
Hound Dog
Suspicious Minds
[band intrtoductions]
All Shook Up
Don’t Be Cruel
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Elvis Presley : Long Island Ny : 3pm Show : June 23, 1973

June 23, 1973 (3:00 pm). Uniondale, NY. – Elvis Presley In Concert

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June 23, 1973 (8:30 pm). Uniondale, NY. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Date: 23 Jun 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Uniondale, NY.
Nassau Veteran Coliseum
Tickets: 16,500
Costume: White Red Flower suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me Tender
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
Heartbreak Hotel
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Hound Dog
Fever
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
All Shook Up
Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 10 – June 20th – July 3rd 1973
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info June 23 1973 Nassau Veteran Coliseum Uniondale NY (3:00 pm) 16500 1973 Snowflake Original belt White Suit Yes Yes
Info June 23 1973 Nassau Veteran Coliseum Uniondale NY (8:30 pm) 16500 Fire Original belt Black Suit Yes Yes Yes

June 23, 1974

On his way to perform the afternoon show on June 23, 1974 in Philadelphia

Elvis performed at the Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 3.00 and 8.30 p.m.

Date: 23 Jun 1974
Time: 3.00pm
Venue: Philadelphia, PA.
The Spectrum
Tickets: 19,000
Costume: Peacock suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Trying To Get To You
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me, Lord
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Funny How Time Slips Away
Big Boss Man
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Waving to fans after his afternoon Philadelphia show on June 23, 1974

June 23, 1974 (8:30 pm) Philadelphia, PA. – Elvis Presley In Concert


Heading to the stage to perform his evening show in Philadelphia on June 23, 1974

 

Date: 23 Jun 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Philadelphia, PA.
The Spectrum
Tickets: 19,000
Costume: American Eagle
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me, Let Me Know
Fever
Big Boss Man
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog
The Wonder Of You
Blue Suede Shoes
[band introductions]
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel
Why Me Lord
That’s All Right
Blue Christmas
Let Me Be There
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Johnny B. Goode
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

Elvis: No Encores For Him by Ron Williams Evening Journal (Wilmington, DE)

Elvis Presley Arrives At Hilton Inn After Concert – June 23, 1974

For Elvis CD Collectors • June 23, 1974 (8:30 pm) Philadelphia, PA

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 13 – June 15th – July 2nd 1974
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info June 23 1974 The Spectrum Philadelphia PA (3:00 pm) 19000 Peacock Original belt Green Suit Yes Yes
Info June 23 1974 The Spectrum Philadelphia PA (8:30 pm) 19000 1974 American Eagle Original belt Black Suit Yes Yes Yes

June 23, 1975

During his ‘Welcome To My Nightmare’ tour in Vancouver, Canada, Alice Cooper fell from the stage and broke six ribs.

June 23, 1976

Paul McCartney and Wings played the last date on their Wings Over America tour at the Forum in Los Angeles.

The airplane lease agreement was signed by VERNON PRESLEY, acting for ELVIS PRESLEY,

Elvis Presley’s Red Velvet Plane

The FBI Files on Elvis Presley – Google Books Result

June 23, 1977

Elvis performed at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium Des Moines, Iowa.

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© Julie Anderson

Date: 23 Jun 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Des Moines, IA.
Veteran’s Mem Auditorium.
Tickets: 11,000
Costume: Mexican Sundial Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio
It’s Now Or Never
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Help Me
Danny Boy [S. Nielsen]
Walk With Me [S. Nielsen]
Blue Suede Shoes

[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
I Really Don’t Want To Know
Hurt
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Before and after his Des Moines concert on June 23, 1977

Reviews – Elvis Presley In Concert

Before and after his Des Moines concert on June 23, 1977

June 23, 1977 (8:30 pm) Des Moines, IA. – Elvis Presley In Concert

D.M. fans shierk, swoon as Elvis croons his tunes by Jim Healey Des Moines Register 

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 32 – June 17th – June 26th 1977
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info June 23 1977 Veterans Mem Auditorium Des Moines IA (8:30 pm) 11000 Mexican Sundial Original belt Blue Light suit Yes Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath

1979

Supertramp‘s album, “Breakfast in America” rose to the top of the US album chart on the strength of three hit singles, “The Logical Song” (#6), “Goodbye Stranger” (#15), and “Take the Long Way Home” (#10). The LP would win two Grammys and sell in excess of 18 million copies worldwide.

 

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1984

Duran Duran started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘The Reflex’, the group’s first US No.1, was taken from their third album, Seven and the Ragged Tiger.

1990

Elton John had his first UK solo No.1 single with ‘Sacrifice / Healing Hands’ after achieving over 50 previous UK hits and 6 chart toppers in the US.

Actor Gary Busey, who played Buddy Holly in The Buddy Holly Story, pays $237,419 for one of Holly’s acoustic guitars at an auction at Sotheby’s in New York. The guitar came in a tooled leather case made by Holly himself.

MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This” topped the Billboard R&B chart. By simply talking over Rick James’ 1981 hit, “Super Freak”, Hammer (real name: Stanley Kirk Burrell) would go on to win Grammy Awards for Best Rhythm & Blues Song as well as Best Rap Solo Performance.

1992

The Elvis Presley five-CD boxed set “The King Of Rock’n’Roll – The Complete 50’s Masters” was released. It peaked at #159 on the album chart and was certified a gold record on August 7, 1992, by the RIAA. Further certifications were for platinum on November 20, 1992, and for double platinum on July 30, 2002.

1994

The one hour stage musical Copacabana, based on the Barry Manilow song, opens in London, England at the Prince of Wales Theatre, where it will play for 26 months.

1996

Bryan Adams went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ’18-Till I Die’. Metallica went to No.1 on the US album chart with their sixth studio album ‘Load’. The album has now sold over five million copies in America alone.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2004

Bob Dylan was awarded an honorary degree by the University of St. Andrews Scotland’s oldest University and made a “Doctor of Music.”

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2012

The crypt in which Elvis Presley was first buried was withdrawn from a Los Angeles auction after protests it should be kept as a shrine. More than 10,000 fans signed a petition against the sale of the tomb at Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee. Julien’s Auctions said it would not sell the crypt until the cemetery “finds a plan that best suits the interests of the fans while respecting and preserving the memory of Elvis”.

2013

Bobby “Blue” Bland, who placed three songs on the Billboard Top 40, including 1962’s “Turn On Your Love Light”, passed away at the age of 83.

Bobby “Blue” Bland | 100 Greatest Singers of All Time | Rolling Stone

Bobby Blue Bland | ElvisBlog

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Elvis Presley and Racism | The Ultimate, Definitive Guide

2016

Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin won a copyright lawsuit that claimed they had plagiarized the music to their most celebrated song, “Stairway to Heaven”. A Los Angeles jury determined that the lawyer representing the estate of late guitarist Randy Wolfe, who played with the group Spirit, did not prove that the band lifted the song’s intro from Spirit’s 1968 instrumental “Taurus”.

2018

Story image for elvis presley from Indianapolis Star

Elvis Presley plaque is coming back to Indianapolis on 41st …

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A plaque commemorating Elvis Presley’s final concert is returning to the intersection of Alabama and Market streets on June 26 — the 41st …

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Reference Sites:

http://www.elvisnews.com

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

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

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

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

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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

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

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