Daily Elvis: April 26

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Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

, 1938

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

,1939

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

1941

At Biggs Studio in Dallas, singer/songwriter Ernest Tubb recorded five songs, including his classic “Walking The Floor Over You.”

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

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

1943

1944

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

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

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

1947

Mulbery Alley

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953 – Humes High School

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

Sept 2o 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Elvis worked as an user at Loew’s State Theatre

1952

Hank Williams made his only network television appearance, singing “Hey Good Lookin,'” on NBC-TV’s “The Kate Smith Evening Hour.”

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

April 26, 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

At the Capitol Recording Studio in Hollywood, the Platters recorded four songs, including “Only You (And You Alone),” at their first session for Mercury Records. This version of “Only You (And You Alone)” was a re-make of a song they first recorded for the Federal label in May 1954.
Elvis performed at the City Auditorium Big Spring, Texas  along with Dub Dickerson, Gene Kay, Chuck Lee and Walking-A-Ranch Hands
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Joyce Railsback, a fan who had been keeping a diary about all their broadcasts on the Hayride, finally got see them in person here and wrote that Elvis wore pink pants and a pink shirt with black trim. After the show she got to meet him and have a Hayride program autographed
Stanley Oberst wrote that having arrived in Big Spring earlier in the day, Elvis met and ate with Oscar Glickman, the owner and operator of The Record Shop at 211 S Main St., not far from the auditorium. Promoting his Sun recordings, Elvis attempted to sell Glickman copies from the trunk of his car, a practice of self promotion not uncommon for many artists in those days. Though reluctant and with little faith in the boy’s future as a performer, he was won over by Elvis’ charm.  He bought a box of 78s and reputedly put one record on the shelf and the rest in the basement.7
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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The Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

April 26, 1956

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DJ Fontana, Scotty Moore, Bill Black with Elvis poolside in Vegas


Relaxing by the pool between shows April 26, 1956 Photo © courtesy EPE, Inc.

The Band with the Boy Singer – promotional pictures printed in teenaged magazines.

Elvis surrounded by girls girls girls and being the most photogenic and photographed

Another painful set of shows for an Adult Vegas Audience for Elvis and The Blue Moon Boys at  New Frontier Hotel Vegas.

Bill Willard, a reviewer for the Las Vegas Sun Link newspaper, panned the performance writing, ‘For the teen-agers, the long, tall Memphis lad is a whiz; for the average Vegas spender or showgoer, a bore. His musical sound with a combo of three is uncouth, matching to a great extent the lyric content of his nonsensical songs’.

Willard may have captured the dismay that older Vegas audiences had with the young upstart, but Las Vegas resident Ed Jameson caught a vision of the future Elvis would have in Vegas. Penning a rebuttal to Willard’s review, Jameson wrote, ‘He is not a Rock ‘n’ Roller nor is he a cowboy singer. He is something new coming over the horizon all by himself and he deserves his ever-growing audience. Nobody should miss him. Parents would do well to take their children to hear him.  It would be a good way to get to know and understand your own kids’.

Reviews : Elvis Presley at The New Frontier Hotel April 1956

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Harry Belafonte signed for the then-unheard-of sum of $1 million with RCA Records. Known as the King of Calypso, Belafonte was actually from the Bronx.
The Presleys lived at  at  1414 Getwell Street  until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive  March 1957

The Military Service Disruption

April 26, 1958

In Chicago, Alan Freed’s “Big Beat Show” concert tour played two shows at the Civic Opera House, with performances by Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Danny & the Juniors, Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers, the Diamonds, Billy & Lillie, theChantels, Dicky Doo and the Don’ts, Jo Ann Campbell, Larry Williams, Ed Townsend, the Pastels, and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.

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

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

April 26, 1959

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

Elvis had music rehearsals for G.I. Blues Production
Joan Blackman and Elvis finishing Location filming in Hawaii for Blue Hawaii production –
Elvis and Joan Blackman "Blue Hawaii" - On April 26, 1962 location filming in Hawaii was completed.

April 26, 1962

Jerry Lee Lewis‘ arrives in London to begin a tour of England. It has been four years since Lewis fled the UK because of the disclosure that he was married to his then thirteen year old cousin, Myra Gale Brown – their young son had drowned in the family pool days earlier. Lewis would perform thirty-two times and gross nearly $50,000.

At RCA Victor’s Music Center of the World studios in Hollywood, Sam Cooke recorded his compositions “Having A Party” and “Bring It On Home To Me.”

On location shooting for the Elvis Presley film “Girls! Girls! Girls!” finished.

April 26, 1963

Frankie Avalon inks a deal to appear in the Hollywood movie, Beach Party, where he and Annette Funicello would sing, battle a motorcycle gang led by Eric Von Zipper and dance to Dick Dale And The Del Tones. They would make many beach movie together in the 1960s and an 1980s reunion movie practically direct to VHS.

UK’s Musical Express features an Elvis cover and colour poster.

April 26, 1964

The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and the Dave Clark Five headlined the NME poll winner’s concert at Wembley Empire Pool, London.

April 26, 1965

Bob Dylan made his first visit to England to promote his album, “Bringing It All Back Home.” Filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker chronicled the tour for the documentary “Don’t Look Back.”

April 26, 1966

Dusty Springfield was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me’, the singers only UK No.1. When recording the track, Springfield was not satisfied with her vocal until she had recorded forty-seven takes.

t EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London, the Beatles recorded the John Lennon composition “And Your Bird Can Sing.” It was used as the theme song of the Beatles’s cartoon series during its third season. Lennon later referred to the song as “another of my throwaways … fancy paper around an empty box.”

April 26, 1967

Clambake 

April 26, 1968

Live a Little, Love a Little 

April 26, 1969

Dorothy Morrison & the Edwin Hawkins Singers hit the pop charts with the pure gospel song “Oh Happy Day,” which broke all barriers on its way to #4 pop and million-seling status.

During the band’s second North American tour Led Zeppelin played the second of two nights at The Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco in California. It was during this show that ‘Whole Lotta Love’ was played live for the first time.

Canada’s Guess Who  latest single “These Eyes” entered the Billboard Top 40. It would climb to #6 and was followed by twelve more hits over the next five years. Lead singer Burton Cummings would later recall; “We fought RCA tooth and nail not to release that as a single because we wanted to be a Rock band.”

 

Change of Habit 

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

April 26, 1970

John Wayne, Bob Hope, and Tom Jones were the guest stars on Raquel Welch’s NBC-TV special, “Raquel!”

The original Broadway production of the Stephen Sondheim musical “Company,” starring Elaine Stritch, Barbara Barrie, Dean Jones, Donna McKechnie, Charles Kimbrough, and Beth Howland, opened at New York’s Alvin Theatre for 705 performances.

April 26, 1971

John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison officially end their plans to appeal Paul McCartney’s efforts to legally dissolve The Beatles.

Elvis flew to Memphis. He would be at the movies most nights and the theater would be closed to all but the inner circle.

April 26, 1973

In Howard Hughes’ airplane, Elvis arrives as the Fresno Air Terminal, fans mob the airports and tv news and press media do full coverage.

His stage and personal wear blur, the Cisco Kid Vest:

We can see here Elvis in april 26 1973 in Fresno using as personal wardrobe his 1971 sleeveless Cisco kid jacket . It was the last time that he wear it.

In the White Snowflake Jumpsuit, Elvis performed at the International Sports Arena, San Diego. California.

Elvis Still Rock Royalty  by Carol Olten The San Diego Union

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Date: 26 Apr 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: San Diego, CA.
Selland Arena
Tickets: 15,000
Costume: White Snowflike suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me Tender
You Gave A Mountain
Steamroller Blues
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
How Great Thou Art
Johnny B. Goode
I’m Leaving
Hound Dog
Fever
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
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: 0

Elvis Presley | April 26, 1973 | San Diego, California

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 9 – April 22nd – April 30th 1973
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April 26, 1974

Gladys Knight & the Pips’ “The Way We Were” charted, becoming their thirty-third of forty-two Top 100 singles. The same day, the quintessential disco hit “The Hustle,” by the late great Van McCoy, entered the hit list, rising to #1 pop and R&B.
B.J. Thomas not only reached the top spot on both the Cash Box Best Sellers list and the Billboard Hot 100, he also set a record for the number one song with the longest title with “Hey Won’t You Play Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song”. The tune was not a hit in the UK.
Elvis performed at the Curtis-Hixon Auditorium, Tampa, Florida at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m;the afternoon show was recorded on Soundboard
Date: 26 Apr 1975
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Tampa, FL.
Curtis Hixson Hall
Tickets: 7,500
Costume: Grey 2-piece suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Love Me Tender
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
It’s Midnight
Burning Love
[band introductions]
What’d I Say
School Days
My Boy
T-R-O-U-B-L-E
I’ll Remember You
Let Me Be There
American Trilogy
Funny How Time Slips Away
That’s All Right
Heartbreak Hotel
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: The King Rocks On Tampa

Hefty And Hot, Elvis Still Carries Weight with Fans  by Victor Livingston, St. Petersburg Times

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Date: 26 Apr 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Tampa, FL.
Curtis Hixson Hall
Tickets: 7,500
Costume: White 2-piece suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Love Me Tender
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Help Me
Burning Love
[band introductions]
What’d I Say
School Days
My Boy
T-R-O-U-B-L-E
Alfie (1 line)
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Let Me Be There
American Trilogy
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 15 – April 24th – May 7th 1975
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Info April 26 1975 Curtis Hixon Hall Tampa FL (8:30 pm) 7500 Navy Blue Two-Piece with Multi Colored Arrows None Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes
‘Wings At The Speed Of Sound’ went to No.1 on the US album chart. Paul McCartney’s fifth No.1 album after The Beatles became his most successful American chart album, spending seven unconsecutive weeks at No.1. The album featured the hits ‘Let ‘Em In’ and ‘Silly Love Songs’
Elvis performed at the Coliseum, Seattle, Washington.

 

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April 26, 1976 (8:30 pm) Seattle, WA.
Date: 26 Apr 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Seattle, WA.
Coliseum
Tickets: 14,687
Costume: Aztec (Dark Blue) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Tryin’ To Get To You
My Way
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
What’d I Say
America
And I Love You So
Hound Dog
Hurt
Help Me
How Great Thou Art
Blue Suede Shoes
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Live In Seattle
 

The Elvis Presley Army – 14,687 Strong  Seattle Post-Intelligencer April 27, 1976

Boarding the Lisa Marie in Long Beach, CA on April 26, 1976 heading for Seattle, WA

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 20 – April 21st – April 27th 1976
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In New York City, the disco boom really got rolling with the opening of Steve Rubell’s new ultra-exclusive club, Studio 54. Among the guests invited to opening night: Mick Jagger and wife Bianca, Cher, Donald and Ivana Trump, Debbie Harry, Halston, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Liza Minnelli, Salvador Dali, Martha Graham, Brooke Shields, Margaux Hemingway, Jerry Hall, and Robin Leach.
 
The National Enquirer ups the ante by publishing new photos of Elvis and claiming he’s had a recent face lift.​
Elvis performed at the Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Photo by Bob Heis
Date: 26 Apr1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Kalamazoo, MI.
Wings Stadium.
Tickets: 7,500
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
And I Love You So

My Way
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Hail Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll
Hurt
Hound Dog

Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Memories From Kalamazoo
 
Bob Heis Photo:
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 30 – April 21st – May 3rd 1977
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The Wake and Aftermath

1978

“Ringo,” an updated, musical version of Mark Twain’s “The Prince and the Pauper,” aired on NBC-TV, with Ringo Starr in the lead role and George Harrison as narrator. Ringo sang his best-remembered Beatles songs, “Act Naturally,” “Yellow Submarine,” and “With a Little Help from My Friends.” Art Carney, John Ritter, Carrie Fisher, Vincent Price, Angie Dickinson, and Mike Douglas also appeared;  but the effort still finishes 53rd out of 65 shows.

1980

Blondie were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Call Me’, the group’s fourth UK No.1, featured in the Richard Gere movie ‘American Gigolo’, the track was also a No.1 in the US where it became the band’s biggest selling single. Producer Giorgio Moroder originally asked Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac to help compose and perform a song for the soundtrack, but she declined.

The Carpenters’ fifth television special “Music Music Music,” with guest stars Ella Fitzgerald and John Davidson, aired on ABC.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1984

Mike McCartney unveiled the £40,000 statue of The Beatles by John Doubleday at the new £8 million Cavern Walks shopping centre in Liverpool, England. John’s first wife, Cynthia, was also in attendance.

1988

Mick Jagger appeared in White Plains, New York, Federal Court in the copyright infringement case brought by reggae singer Patrick Alley, who claimed the Mick Jagger solo track Just Another Night was a plagiarism of his own song of the same name. Alley was claiming $7m in profits from the track. During the case Sly Dunbar played drums to the court to show how the beats were different in each song and Mick sang and played demos of his song to show the court the development of the track. At the end of the week-long trial, Jagger won the case.

1997

ABC’s telecast of U2: A Year in POP becomes the lowest-rated prime-time program in the history of major network television.

2001

Destiny’s Child were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Survivor’, Janet Jackson was at No.1 on the US chart with ‘All For You’ and Shaggy and Ricardo RikRok Ducent had the Australian No.1 single with ‘It Wasn’t Me’

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

David Cassidy guest-starred in an episode of CBS-TV’s “The Agency.”

2009

Tinchy Stryder feat N-dubz started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Number 1’, the first time ever that a single called ‘Number 1’ has made it to the top of the UK charts.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2011

Dionne Warwick and the surviving members of The Shirelles launched a lawsuit against the producers of a new Broadway musical called Baby It’s You, accusing them of cashing in on the plaintiffs’ stories and successes while using plaintiffs’ names, likenesses and biographical information without their consent.

2013

US country singer George Jones who had a string of No.1 songs between the 1950s and 1990s, died aged 81. Nicknamed Possum, his signature song was He Stopped Loving Her Today, a track about love and death. He was married to Tammy Wynette between 1969 and 1975 and the pair recorded several songs together in the 1970s.

George Jones toured on the same country play bills as Elvis in the early 1950s.

George Jones and Elvis | ElvisBlog

The King Is Gone (So Are You) – Wikipedia

Elvis Presley Singing George Jones Hit is Absolutely Epic

BEYOND BELIEF: “No Stranger to this House” – Elvis Joins George

2016

In the first week after the death of Pop star Prince, fans bought 654,000 copies of his albums and downloaded 2.82 million of his songs. “The Very Best of Prince”, “Purple Rain” and “The Hits / The B-Sides” re-entered the Billboard 200 albums chart at 1, 2 and 6, respectively.

2017

Neil Diamond continued the North American leg of his 50-Year Anniversary World Tour with a concert at the BB&T Center in Ft. Lauderdale.

2018

Watch a 4-year-old Bruno Mars perform as Elvis and speak to Jonathan Ross

Why are so many celebrities connected to a Lake Worth radio station?

Riley Keough, Elvis Presley’s Granddaughter, Buys Trendy Silver Lake …

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Daily Elvis: January 2

Give us this day, January 2, our daily Elvis

1926
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.

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1940

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

January 2, 1938

Vernon in prison

1940-41

The Andrews Sisters recorded “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.”

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

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

January 2, 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

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

Sept 2o 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954

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

 

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

 

January 2, 1954

Eddie Calvert started a nine-week run at No.1 on the UK singles with ‘Oh, Mein Papa.’ This was the first No.1 to be recorded at Abbey Road studios in London and stayed at the top of the charts for 9 weeks.

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

January 2, 1955

Johnny Ace, who died December 24, 1954 in a “be careful/it’s not loaded” “Russian Roulette”  incident was buried at the Clayton Temple AME Church in Memphis. More than 5,000 mourners attended, including pallbearers Little Junior Parker, Wille Mae Thornton, Roscoe Gordon, and B.B. King. Ace was formerly in King’s band before joining the Beale Streeters.

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis and Red West returned to Memphis to began a 5 day tour with Johnny Cash and others.
Elvis performed at the High School, Charleston, Mississippi, where he was billed as “The King of Western Bop.”
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The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive May 11 1956 to March 1957.
January 2, 1957
Harry Belafonte’s version of the traditional Jamaican Folk song “Banana Boat” (Day-O) enters the Hot 100 where it will peak at #5 next March.
Jackie Wilson recorded his last sides with Billy Ward and his Dominoes (including “To Each His Own”) for Decca before embarking on his tremendous solo career.
 The Presleys lived at Graceland
Elvis got a letter from the Colonel, who lectured him about the responsibilities of being a star. Elvis had complained about requests for local appearances and wanted his manager to deal with that.

The Military Service Disruption

January 2, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

Elvis called George Klein in Memphis. He made regular calls to friends at home, especially Anita Wood.

January 2, 1960

Military Service in Germany

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

Elvis requested leave to go to Paris.

This is the leave of absence request that allowed Elvis to spend two weeks in France in January of 1960. Elvis took a few friends with him to France to study under the famous martial arts instructor Tetsuji Murakami, a Master of the Japanese Shotokan technique. Elvis and his friends also caught a performance by the American Gospel group, the Golden Gate Quartet.

Elvis Presley : Leave of absence request : January 2, 1960

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

Elvis flew back to Los Angeles with Sonny West, Charlie Hodge, Alan Fortas, and Gene Smith for Wild in the Country to resume production.
January 2, 1962
After refusing to sign an oath that says they have never been members of the Communist party, the American Folk group, The Weavers are removed from the line-up of NBC-TV’s Jack Parr Show.

January 2, 1963

Priscilla Visit

January 2, 1964
January 2, 1965
Elvis Presley went to No.1 on the US album chart with the soundtrack from ‘Roustabout,’ Presley’s eighth No.1.
It was his last LP released in both stereo and mono; with the mono version being rarer. It was certified Gold on May 20, 1988 by the Recording Industry Association of America. 
The album would be Presley’s final soundtrack to reach number one and his next number one album would be 1973’s Aloha From Hawaii: Via Satellite.
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 Elvis Presley’s soundtrack “Roustabout” was knocked out of first place the next week by the Beatles’ “Beatles ’65.”

January 2, 1966
This was the date of Elvis’ new agreement with the Colonel, which for the first time explicitly recognized that they were engaged in what amounted to a partnership or joint venture.
January 2, 1968
Newark, NJ, police confiscated a shipment of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s album “Two Virgins” owing to the album featuring a nude cover.
Elvis Gold Records volume 4 was released: a compilation of hit singles released between 1961 and 1967, peaking at number 33 on the Billboard 200. It was certified Gold on March 27, 1992 by the Recording Industry Association of America.
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January 2, 1969
In London, The Beatles gathered at Twickenham Studios to begin rehearsals for their new project, conceived by Paul McCartney and tentatively titled “Get Back.” The resulting film and album were released as “Let It Be” after the band broke up, and the Beatles went on to record one more studio album, “Abbey Road.”

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

January 2, 1970
January 2, 1971
George Harrison became the first solo Beatle to have a #1 album in the US when “All Things Must Pass” went to the top of the Billboard chart for a seven week stay. It was eventually certified 6x Platinum by the RIAA and was ranked #437 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
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RCA released “Elvis Country (I’m 10,000 Years Old)”  it reached number 12 on the Billboard 200. It peaked at number six in the United Kingdom, selling over one million copies worldwide. It was certified Gold on December 1, 1977 by the Recording Industry Association of America.
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Elvis generally worked song by song and this was the only attempt at a cohesive album and the song snippets used as a bridge between tracks turned it into a concept album. This cover was more than the usual Elvis face shot of the 50s and 60s or the Jumpsuit Shots of the other 1970s albums, and is the only by Elvis statement cover: his iconic childhood picture, Americana Roots.
 January 2, 1973
January 2, 1974
US country singer, actor and radio presenter Tex Ritter died of a heart attack when he was trying to bail a member of his band from a jail in Nashville. His song ‘High Noon’ won an Oscar for Best Song in 1952.
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RCA did a series of “Legendary Performer” for most of their label artists getting 1 LP of rare material not deemed suitable for release at the time of recording. Ultimately, four volumes of Presley’s outtakes and live recordings, along with interviews were released over the next decade in the RCA A Legendary Performer series, the only artist besides Glenn Miller to have multiple volumes issued in that series.
There was also an LP sized book of newspaper clippings and studio paperwork.
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 It was certified Gold on January 8, 1975 and Platinum and 2x Platinum on July 15, 1999 by the RIAA. The album opens with his first recording from 1954, “That’s All Right“, the song that started his recording career at Sun Records.
January 2, 1975
U.S. District Court Judge Richard Owen ruled in New York, that John Lennon and his lawyers will have access to Department of Immigration files pertaining to his deportation case.
January 2, 1976
January 2, 1977

The Wake and Aftermath

1979

The trial of ex-Sex Pistol, Sid Vicious for the October 1978 murder of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen, opened in New York City. Vicious died of a heroin overdose before the trial was complete.

1980

US singer Larry Williams was found dead from a gunshot wound to his head in his Los Angeles, California home aged 45. Williams had the 1957 US No.5 & UK No. 21 single ‘Short Fat Fannie.’ Also known for ‘Bony Moronie’ and ‘Dizzy Miss Lizzy.’ The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Dr. Feelgood, Flying Burrito Brothers, Johnny Winter, Little Richard, The Who, Ritchie Valens and Bill Haley & His Comets all covered his songs

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1989
Tom Jones made a guest appearance on Late Night With David Letterman, performing his comeback tune, “Kiss”, a song he recorded with The Art of Noise. It was his first US hit in almost a dozen years.
Record Mirror published a chart of last years Top UK singles artists. No.1 was Kylie Minogue, No.2, Bros, No.3, Yazz, No.4 Tiffany, No.5, Phil Collins, No.6, Cliff Richard, No.7, Erasure, No.8, Pet Shop Boys, No.9, Belinda Carlisle, and No.10, Wet Wet Wet.
1990
Actor Alan Hale, Jr. died of thyroid cancer at the age of 71. (Gilligan’s Island, Biff Baker U.S.A., Casey Jones, Hang ‘Em High, Young At Heart, Johnny Dangerously, The North Avenue Irregulars, There Was a Crooked Man, Tiger By the Tail, Bullet for a Badman, Advance to the Rear, The Lady Takes a Flyer)
Robert Wagner and Alan Hale Jr with Elvis on October 5, 1956:

1994
Meat Loaf started a three week run at the top of the UK album chart with “Bat Out Of Hell II – Back Into Hell”. The LP, which featured the single “I’d Do Anything for Love”, also topped the charts in the US and Australia and has sold more than 14 million copies world-wide.
1999
Soul singer Isaac Hayes topped the UK chart with a tune called “Chocolate Salty Balls”, using the exaggerated deep voice of Chef, his character in the animated TV series South Park.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

 2007

The Essential Elvis Presley is a greatest hits collection by American rock and roll icon Elvis Presley. The album was released as a two-disc set on January 2, 2007 by RCA Records as a part of Sony BMG‘s The Essential series and was later released by RCA and Legacy Recordings as a Limited Edition 3.0 three-disc set.

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In the Netherlands the album was released as The Dutch Collection, which topped the albums chart in that country, while The Essential Elvis Presley topped the albums chart in Sweden. Although not as successful as other releases in The Essential series, the album was certified gold in three countries. In the U.S. it was certified Gold on 8/4/2010 and Platinum on 3/3/2016 by the RIAA.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2015

Elvis Presley’s private planes to be auctioned off – Jan. 2, 2015

2016

Dear Stanley Brothers: if you had been doing your jobs, he might not have died that night

seriously, this is not a topic you want attention on eh?

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.

 

2018

Restaurant news: Chuy’s schedules annual Elvis Birthday Bash

For years, Austin-born Tex-Mex chain Chuy’s has celebrated the birthday of ElvisPresley with music, food, and fun. On Monday, Jan. 8 the chain will once again be throwing its annual Elvis Birthday Bash at all nine of the chain’s Houston locations.

Legends in Concert presents ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO ELVIS …

Elvis Presley performed twice in SD the year of his death

 

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