Daily Elvis: May 8

Give us this day, May 8, our daily Elvis

1541

Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto was the first documented European to discover the Mississippi River. He called it Rio de Espiritu Santo.

May 8, 1886

Jacob’s Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia was the first establishment to offer pharmacist John Stith Pemberton’s recent invention, Coca-Cola. A non-alcoholic version of French Wine Coca, it was initially sold as a patent medicine. Pemberton claimed Coca-Cola cured many diseases, including morphine addiction, dyspepsia, neurasthenia, headache, and impotence.

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

, 1938

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

,1939

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

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

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

1943

1944

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

1945

It was Victory in Europe Day, or V-E Day. World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich. The surrender agreement had been signed the previous day by German envoys in a schoolhouse at Rheims, France.

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

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

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

Britain’s BBC bans the song “Such a Night” by Johnnie Ray after listeners complain about its ‘suggestiveness’. Ray’s animated stage persona included pounding on his piano, writhing on the floor and even crying, which earned him the nicknames “Mr. Emotion”, “The Nabob of Sob”, and “The Prince of Wails”.
Elvis and Dixie attended the annual Memphis Cotton Carnival.

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

May 8, 1955

Elvis outside Fort Homer W. Hesterly Armory, Tampa, FL.

Elvis performed at Fort Homer Hesterly Armory , Tampa, Florida at 2.30 and 8.15 p.m. near the bottom of the bill for headliner Hank Snow, His Rainbow Ranch Boys, Faron Young, The Wilburn Brothers, Mother Maybelle, The Carter Sisters, Jimmy Rogers Snow, The Davis Sisters and Onie Wheeler

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info May 8 1955 Fort Homer Hesterly Armory Tampa FL (2:30 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree
Info May 8 1955 Fort Homer Hesterly Armory Tampa FL (8:15 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

May 8, 1956

The cover of MAD magazine showed the fictional character Alfred E. Neuman for the first time.

At Universal Recording in Chicago, Pat Boone recorded “I Almost Lost My Mind.”

At Webster Hall in New York City, Perry Como recorded “More.”

Elvis went back to Memphis where he stopped by the newspaper office and announced: “Man, I really like Vegas. I’m going back there the first chance I get.”

For the first time Elvis had an extended stay at his new Audubon Drive home.

May 8, 1957

At the Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh, WJAS disc jockey Barry Kaye presented a concert featuring Ray Charles, George Hamilton IV, theMoonglows, Ruth Brown, the Clovers, Johnnie & Joe, Bo Diddley, theCharms, and the G-Clefs.

Jailhouse Rock Pre-production: Elvis went to the MGM soundstage to record the vocals for Baby I Don’t Care. Afterwards there were some script rehearsals.

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

The Military Service Disruption

May 8, 1958

In Lima, Peru, U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon was shoved, stoned, booed and spat upon by protesters.

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

May 8, 1959

In Los Angeles, Frank Sinatra and a children’s chorus recorded “High Hopes,” a song he introduced in the feature film, “A Hole in the Head.”

Military Service in Germany: Since Red West went home for a couple of days, Elvis tried to recruit Alan Fortas to replace Red West, but this failed. Alan was already warned by Red of the restrictiveness of life in Germany. Elvis then contacted Cliff Gleaves.

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

May 8, 1960

The Browns performed “The Old Lamplighter” on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Nina Simone, Bess Myerson, Wayne and Shuster, Ford and Hines, Gordon and Shiela MacRae, and Noonan and (Peter) Marshall also appeared on the program.

G.I. Blues Production

May 8, 1961

Darlene Love & the Blossoms—who were the premier vocal back-up singers for everyone from Elvis to Dionne Warwick—finally earned some attention with a single of their own when “Son-n-Law” charted, reaching #79 pop. It was their only Top 100 single and the answer record to Ernie K. Doe’s “Mother-n-Law.”

RCA released the single “I Feel So Bad/Wild in the Country”  “I Feel so Bad” peaked at No.5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and No.15 on Billboard’s Top 20 R&B Singles chart while  reaching No.4 on the UK singles chart, while “Wild in the Country” only manged 26 on the Billboard Hot 100 but made the top 10 in Flamish Belgium (Flanders) and Hong Kong

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Blue Hawaii Production

May 8, 1962

Beatles manager Brian Epstein had a chance meeting with engineer Ted Huntly at a London record store. After Epstein related his discouragement about the Decca label rejecting the band, Huntly suggested he send a demo recording of the Beatles to EMI and, in particular, to one of their producers, George Martin.

Girls! Girls! Girls! Production

May 8, 1963

Darlene Love made a rare TV appearance when she preformed on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand singing her current hit, “(Today I Met) The Boy I’m Gonna Marry.”

Seven months after its premiere in the UK, the first James Bond movie, “Dr. No,” starring Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman, Jack Lord, and Bernard Lee, was released in North America.

May 8, 1964

Little Richard performed on the British TV show, Ready, Steady, Go! along with Carl Perkins and the Swinging Blue Jeans.

The Beatles had held the No.1 position on the US singles chart for fourteen weeks with three No.1’s in succession. ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ for seven weeks, ‘She Loves You’ for two weeks and ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’, for five weeks.

May 8, 1965

Eight spots in the Billboard Top Ten were occupied by British acts, setting an all-time record: #1 – “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter” by Herman’s Hermits, #3 – “Ticket to Ride” by The Beatles, #4 – “Game of Love” by Wayne Fontana And The Mindbenders, #6 – “I Know a Place” by Petula Clark, #7 – “Silhouettes” by Herman’s Hermits, #8 – “I’m Telling You Now” by Freddie And The Dreamers, #9 – “The Last Time” by The Rolling Stones and #10 – “Cast Your Fate to the Wind” by Sounds Orchestral.

The filming of the promotional film for Bob Dylan’s Subterranean Homesick Blues took place at the side of the Savoy Hotel in London. Actors in the background were Allen Ginsberg and Bob Neuwirth. The original clip was actually the opening segment of D. A. Pennebaker’s film, Don’t Look Back, a documentary on Bob Dylan’s 1965 tour of England. In the film, Dylan, who came up with the idea, holds up cue cards for the camera with selected words and phrases from the lyrics. The cue cards were written by Donovan, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Neuwirth and Dylan himself. While staring at the camera, he flipped the cards as the song played.

The Elvis Presley album “Girl Happy” hit #7 in the U.K.

Frankie and Johnny Pre-production

May 8, 1966

May 8, 1967

During filming of what became the documentary “Don’t Look Back,” Bob Dylan got the idea for one of the first music videos: a short film of his single “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” featuring him standing in an alley next to London’s Savoy Hotel flipping giant cue cards with the lyrics of the song on them.

Gerry and the Pacemakers announced they were disbanding, recognizing that they could “no longer keep pace with the rapidly changing UK rock scene.”

Elvis 22nd album was a soundtrack disc:”Girl Happy” hit #7 in the U.K. In the US, it peaked at number eight on the Top LP’s chart. It was certified Gold on July 15, 1999 by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Co-starring in the movie was TV actress/singer Shelly Fabres – a duet and a song by her in the movie and on the soundtrack might have increased sales to her fan base. A missed opportunity, even when there were movie duets, the soundtrack would be Elvis alone.

This disc was the 6th in a row that was a soundtrack LP, with only the Elvis Golden Records 3 collection of singles.

Bill Haley & His Comets and released on Decca Records: “Yeah, She’s Evil!”Haley actually recorded his version six days after  just before Elvis’ recording of the same song under the  different name of  “Meanest Girl in town” – and released his single before Elvis’s soundtrack. Burring that original vs cover line rather a lot.

The soundtrack single, a dance tune “Do the Clam” was released approximately a month ahead of the album as a single, peaking at number 21 and is perhaps Elvis’ dirtiest ditty.

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May 8, 1968

May 8, 1969

John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr signed a business management contract with Allen Klein and his company ABKCO, but Paul McCartney refused to sign, continuing to let the Eastmans represent his interests.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

May 8, 1970

The Beatles  twelfth and final album, Let It Be was released, (it was recorded before the Abbey Road album, and was originally to be called ‘Get Back’). The album came in a deluxe-boxed edition with a ‘Get Back’ book.

May 8, 1971

May 8, 1972

Billy Preston became the first rock performer to headline at Radio City Music Hall.

May 8, 1973

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Tahoe Shows

Date: 08 May 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Stateside, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

 

Date: 08 May 1973
Time: Midnight
Venue: Stateside, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

Lake Tahoe, May 4 – May 20, 1973 – Elvis Presley In Concert

Engagement – Tour Ref: Lake Tahoe Season 2 – Lake Tahoe May 4th – May 20th 1973
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Info May 8 1973 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (10.00pm)
Info May 8 1973 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Midnight (12.00am)

May 8, 1974

May 8, 1975

May 8, 1976

BBC Radio 1 DJ Johnny Walker announced he was quitting the station after being told he must pretend to like The Bay City Rollers.

Olivia Newton-John made her New York City debut with a concert at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Supertramp‘s album, “Breakfast in America” turns Platinum as it continues its rise to #1 in the US. The group would enjoy three Top 15 singles: “The Logical Song”, “Goodbye Stranger” and “Take the Long Way Home”.

Willie Nelson visited Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Review when it played Houston, Texas, and joined him on stage for a duet performance of “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.” The concert was a benefit for former boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, who had been wrongfully jailed for murder.

ABBA scored their third UK No.1 single with ‘Fernando’, the song went on to become ABBA’s biggest selling single, with sales over 10 million. And also on day Abba started a nine-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with their ‘Greatest Hits’ album.

The Elvis Presley single “Hurt” hit #37 in the U.K.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Tahoe Shows

Date: 08 May 1976
Time: 8pm
Venue: Stateline, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
Oh Happy Day
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me Let Me Know
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Happy Birthday
Trying To Get To You
My Way
Polk Salad Annie
Band Introductions/ Early Morning Rain (featuring John Wilkinson ) /
Whatd I Say( featuring James Burton ) / Drum Solo ( featuring Ronnie Tutt )
Bass Solo ( featuring Jerry Scheff ) / Love Letters Piano Solo ( featuring Tony Brown )
Electric Piano Solo ( featuring David Briggs ) / School Day
Hail Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll
Hurt
Hound Dog
Softly As I Leave You
Burning Love
My Heavenly Father [K. Westmoreland]
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: A Night At The Sahara

Date: 08 May 1976
Time: Midnight
Venue: Stateline, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me Let Me Know
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Trying To Get To You
My Way
Band Intros: Early Morning Rain (featuring John Wilkinson ) / Whatd I Say (featuring James Burton )
Johnny B Goode (featuring James Burton ) / Drum Solo ( featuring Ronnie Tutt ) /Bass Solo (featuring Jerry Scheff ) Piano Solo ( featuring Tony Brown ) Electric Piano Solo ( featuring David Briggs ) Love Letters School Day 
Hail Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll
Hurt
Fever
Softly As I Leave You
My Heavenly Father [K. Westmoreland]
Danny Boy [S. Nielson]
Hound Dog
The Wonder Of You
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Engagement – Tour Ref: Lake Tahoe Season 5 – Lake Tahoe April 30th – May 9th 1976
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Info May 8 1976 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (8.00pm) V-Neck Original belt Yes Yes
Info May 8 1976 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Midnight (12.00am) Blue Egyptian Bird Original belt Yes Yes

May 8, 1977

The Wake and Aftermath

1982

Paul McCartney scored his fifth UK No.1 album with ‘Tug Of War’. The album featured the duet with Stevie Wonder ‘Ebony & Ivory’, which was inspired by McCartney hearing comedian Spike Milligan say “black notes, white notes, and you need to play the two to make harmony, folks!”, (the ebony (black) and ivory (white) keys on a piano).

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1998

The three surviving Beatles and John Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, won a legal battle to block the CD release of a Beatles recording made at the Star Club in Hamburg in 1962.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2005

Bruce Springsteen was at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Devils and Dust’ his 13th No.1 studio album.

CBS aired the first part of the new four-hour mini-series “Elvis.” The second part aired on May 11. Jonathan Rhys Meyers played the part of Elvis – it was the first Elvis biography to use Elvis recordings.

 

2006

Apple Computers won a lengthy legal battle over the right to sell music via the Internet without violating the trademark of the Beatles’ record label Apple.

2008

Country Music Hall of Famer Eddy Arnold, died of natural causes, one week before his 90th birthday. Arnold had reached the Billboard Pop chart four times, including the 1965 #4 hit, “Make The World Go Away”,  What’s He Doing In My World, The Tip Of My Fingers, Misty Blue, Somebody Like Me, I Want To Go With You, Bouquet Of Roses, The Cattle Call, Trouble In Mind, Easy On The Eyes, There’s Been A Change In Me, I Wanna Play House With You, Just A Little Lovin’ Will Go A Long Way, Anytime) songwriter (You Don’t Know Me. Arnold had  been managed by Col Parker before Elvis.

Eddy Arnold – Elvis Information Network

Colonel of Lies – The Washington Post

Col Parker, Eddy Arnold, Elvis Presley and Steve Sholes at RCA.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2013

ELVIS AT STAX: DELUXE EDITION’ 3CD BOX SET TO BE RELEASED AUGUST 6TH!

2014

Chuck Berry was named as one of the 2014 Polar Music Prize laureates. A spokesperson from the award committee said: “In the course of three minutes he conjures up an image of the everyday life and dreams of a teenager, often with the focus on cars. Chuck Berry, born in 1926, was the first to drive up onto the highway and announce that we are born to run.”

Elvis Presley On Stage Tours Europe – Graceland

2016

Never judge a man…. (Elvis Presley 5/8/2016) | elvis presley expert blog

2017

2018

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Daily Elvis: February 24

Give us this day, February 24,  our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

, 1938

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

,1939

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

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

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

1943

1944

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

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

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

1947

Mulbery Alley

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

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

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

 

 

February 24, 1954

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

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

Elvis performed at the South Side Elementary School Bastrop, Louisiana at 7.30 and 9.30 p.m.
This was the last show of this second Jamboree Attractions tour.

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info February 24 1955 South Side Elementary School Bastrop LA (7:30 PM) WSM Grand Ole Opry Tour Yes
Info February 24 1955 South Side Elementary School Bastrop LA (9:30 PM) WSM Grand Ole Opry Tour Yes
 Scotty Moore – South Side Elementary School, Bastrop, LAThe Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

With the city looking for a legal way to shut down the increasing number of rock ‘n’ roll shows, police in Cleveland, Ohio were instructed to enforce a 1931 ordinance barring people under the age of 18 from dancing in public unless accompanied by an adult.
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Rare picture of Elvis and his manager,Colonel Parker.
February 24, 1956 - Elvis and Mae Boren Axton - When Elvis played the Ballpark in Jacksonville, FL. (Mae Boren Axton cowrote Heartbreak Hotel)
Mae Boren Axton and Elvis – she wrote “Heartbreak Hotel” and was the mother of Hoyt Axton.
Elvis performed at the Jacksonville Baseball Park  (renamed Wolfson Park), Jacksonville, Florida.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info February 24 1956 Baseball Park Jacksonville FL (8:15 PM) Florida Tour

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

Elvis finally completed the version of Loving You that would appear on record.
Dudley Brooks and Elvis Presley
He also kept his promise to Sam Philips to record When It Rains It Really Pours, which he hadn’t completed at Sun. After the conclusion of this recording session Steve Sholes had 7 finished masters from 2 days of work.

King Creole Production

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

February 24, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

February 24, 1960

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

In New York City, Sam Cooke began a week of shows at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. His supporting acts were Little Anthony and the Imperials and Aretha Franklin.
With Wild in the Country filming once again completed, Elvis had returned to Memphis, where he hold a rehearsal with Scotty, DJ, the Nashville session players and the Jordanaires at Graceland for his Memphis charity show.

February 24, 1962

Elvis’ 10th UK chart topper with “Can’t Help Falling In Love” / “Rock-A-Hula Baby”.

A double A-sided release with “Can’t Help Falling in Love“, it peaked at No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart in February 1962, and spent four weeks at the chart summit.

“Can’t Help Falling In Love” would become Elvis’ signature concert good bye song in the 1970s.

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February 24, 1963

In Richmond, Surrey, the Rolling Stones began performing on Sunday nights in the Crawdaddy Room of the Station Hotel, their first steady engagement. They were paid approximately $41 (US) and only 66 people showed up for the first performance.

Fun in Acapulco

February 24, 1964

The Beatles began filming their second, as yet un-named movie, on New Providence in the Bahamas. Director Richard Lester filmed them riding bicycles near the airport. The film would first be called Eight Arms to Hold You before producers finally settled on Help!. Co-starring in the movie was actor Victor Spinetti, who would also appeared in A Hard Day’s Night, Magical Mystery Tour and John Lennon’s How I Won The War.
At Universal and Radio Recorders studios in Hollywood, a month after they recorded “Help Me, Ronda” for issue on an album, the Beach Boys re-recorded the song for release as a single. For the first time, other than on their Christmas album, guitarist Al Jardine sang lead. The Los Angeles session musicians known as the Wrecking Crew provided much of the instrumentation, along with Carl Wilson on guitar and Brian Wilson on acoustic piano and Hammond B-3 organ. Backing vocals were by Mike Love, Carl, Dennis and Brian Wilson.
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At the last minute there was a soundtrack session set up for Elvis’ new film, Harum Scarum. Due to the hurried manner in which the session was scheduled, Elvis’ regular accompanists were not available ant their places were taken by Charlie McCoy on guitar, Henry Strzelecki on bass and Kenny Buttrey on drums. They were joined by Rufus Long and Ralph Strobel on flute and oboe in order to lend A middle Eastern touch to the soundtrack.
This was Elvis’ first visit to a recording studio in 8 months and his distraction and disaffection with the material was obvious. He broke off at 3.30 a.m. after only 4 hours in which he did 38 dreary takes of Shake That Tambourine.

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee – Elvis Presley Recording

February 24, 1965

February 24, 1966

Spinout 

February 24, 1967

Robert Stigwood signed a five-year management contract with the Bee Gees.

Detroit declared it Aretha Franklin Day and Martin Luther King, Jr. presented Aretha Franklin with the Southern Christian Leadership Award at Cobo Hall

In Los Angeles, the Supremes began recording “The Happening.” They completed the track the following day. When “The Happening” was released a month later, it was the final single issued by the Supremes under that name. Beginning with their next single, “Reflections,” the group’s billing changed to Diana Ross and the Supremes, and Florence Ballard was replaced with Cindy Birdsong of Patti LaBelle and the Blue Belles.

February 24, 1968

Elvis Presley’s single for “Guitar Man” hit #43 in the U.S.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays their last British concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall before breaking up the following June.
The B.J. Thomas single “Hooked On A Feeling” was certified Gold.
After shopping for clothes in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles on February 24, 1969, Elvis flew to Vegas. Two days later, February 26, Elvis and the Colonel set up a ceremonial contract signing on the construction site of the International Hotel for his upcoming concert engagement. The actual contract would be signed on April 15.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

February 24, 1970
Elvis and Priscilla remained in Las Vegas to attend Ann-Margret’s opening at the International.
February 24, 1972
Roberta Flack’s “Killing Me Softly With His Song” topped the pop charts for the first of five weeks.
With Roger McGuinn remaining the only original member, The Byrds made their final live appearance when they played at The Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey.
Elvis and Linda attended Ann-Margret’s Vegas opening.
Elvis and Linda remained in Las Vegas along with Elvis’ Memphis karate instructor, Kang Rhee, who conducted karate classes in the suite.
February 24, 1974
February 24, 1975
Led Zeppelin released their sixth album Physical Graffiti in the UK.
At Sound Labs in Hollywood, Glen Campbell recorded “Rhinestone Cowboy.”
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.

February 24, 1977

The Wake and Aftermath

1978

Barry Manilow shared the stage with Ray Charles during The Second Barry Manilow Special, dueting on “It’s a Miracle”. Manilow had just enjoyed a Top Ten hit with “Looks Like We Made It” and would follow with “Can’t Smile Without You”, “Even Now”, “Copacabana” and “Ready to Take a Chance Again” during the next few months.

1979

The Pointer Sisters, now down to a trio after Bonnie Pointer had left for a solo career, enjoy their biggest US hit when the Bruce Springsteen written “Fire” tops out at Billboard’s #2.

1982

Grammy Awards:

  • John Lennon’s “Double Fantasy” LP is named Album Of The Year
  • Kim Carnes’ “Betty Davis Eyes” wins for Record Of The Year
  • Sheena Easton is named Best New Artist.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1987

Grammy Awards:

  • Paul Simon’s “Graceland” – Best Album;
  • Steve Winwood’s “Higher Love” – Best Record
  • Bruce Hornsby And The Range – Best New Artist
  • Fats Domino is presented with a Lifetime Achievement award.

1990

Johnnie Ray, the 1950’s teen idol, died of liver failure at the age of 63. He scored over twenty US Top 40 singles between 1952 and 1960, including the number two hit, “Just Walking In The Rain”. He was even referred to in Dexys Midnight Runners’ 1982 hit “Come On Eileen” as Poor old Johnnie Ray, sounded sad upon the radio, he moved a million hearts in mono.

The Roy Orbison All-Star Tribute Concert:

  • Roger McGuinn, David Crosby and Chris Hillman of The Byrds reunited, A couple of months later, the trio would record four more songs for their upcoming Boxed Set, which also included the two songs from the tribute concert.
  • Bob Dylan joined Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman andDavid Crosby to sing “Mr. Tambourine Man,
  • Also performing at the benefit concert were B.B. King, John Fogerty, John Lee Hooker, Chris Isaak, Bonnie Raitt, Michael McDonald, Ricky Skaggs, Levon Helm, Emmylou Harris, Jerry Harrison, John Hiatt, Booker T, Larry Gatlin, Al Kooper, Slim Jim Phantom, Iggy Pop, Lee Rocker, Brian Setzer, Tina Weymouth, and Dwight Yoakam.

 

February 24, 1992

The US Post Office begins the Elvis Stamp Referendum:  two possible designs for the US Postal Service Elvis Presley Stamp were unveiled at the Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, NV. The younger 1950’s Elvis was the winner. The Elvis stamp was released on January 8, 1993.

Elvis Presley Stamp

On This Date: February 24, 1992, two Elvis Presley stamp designs …

1993

At the Grammys, NARAS president Michael Greene, make an incoherent, boring ten-minute speech and denied Little Richard the opportunity to receive his award onstage.A justifiably disgruntled Little Richard stated at the Grammys, “I’m the innovator, I’m the emancipator, I’m the originator, I’m the architect of rock ‘n’ roll.”

1997

The Spice Girls won best single with ‘Wannabe’ at this year’s Brit Awards held in London. Other winners included, Best Group for Manic Street Preachers, Best Dance Act went to The Prodigy, George Michael won Best Male, Best Female went to Gabrielle, Best Newcomer was won by Kula Shaker, International Male was Beck, International Female Sheryl Crow and Best International Group was The Fugees.

1998

Elton John is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in front of his parents and his partner David Furnish.

The Elvis Presley compilation album “A Touch of Platinum” was released.

1999

at the forty-first annual Grammy Awards:

  • Sam Cooke was honored posthumously with the NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Also honored were Smokey Robinson and Otis Redding
  • Lauryn Hill received five Grammys including Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (for “Doo-wop (That Thing)” ), Best New Artist, Album of the Year, and Best R&B Album (for The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill).
  • Madonna wins four Grammy Awards, including Best Pop Album for “Ray Of Light”.
  • Celine Dion is given the nod for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female for “My Heart Will Go On”
  • Eric Clapton’s “My Father’s Eyes” is named Best Pop Vocal Performance – Male.

2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2004

Estelle Axton, who helped create the legendary US soul music label Stax, died in hospital in Memphis, aged 85. Stax was home to Otis Redding, Rufus Thomas, Isaac Hayes and Booker T and the MG’s and the Stax studio, ‘Soulsville USA’, was second only to Motown in its production of soul hits during its 1960s heyday.

Elvis Presley also had a legendary session at Stax.

2006

The Sex Pistols gave a virtual middle finger to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when they issued an open letter on front man Johnny Rotten’s Website, saying they have no intention of attending the induction ceremony at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel. “Next to The Sex Pistols, rock and roll and that hall of fame is a piss stain. Your museum, urine in wine. We’re not coming.”

2009

The United States Mint launched a new coin featuring American composer, pianist and bandleader Duke Ellington;  making him the first African-American to appear by himself on an American coin.

2011

Elvis was everywhere – News – Bastrop Daily Enterprise – Bastrop, LA

2012

At New York’s Apollo Theater, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Buddy Guy, and Elvis Costello were among the performers at Howlin for Hubert, a tribute to guitarist Hubert Sumlin, who played in Howlin’ Wolf’s band for decades and died of heart failure on December 4.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2016

Lennie Baker, vocalist and sax player for the ’50s Tribute group Sha Na Na, passed away at the age of 69. Joining the group in 1970, he appeared with the band on their TV show, which ran from 1977 to 1981, as well as appearing in the 1978 movie Grease where he sang lead vocal on “Blue Moon”.

Elvis Presley‘s former personal physician, Dr. George C. Nichopoulos, passed away at the age of 88. Known as “Dr. Nick”, Nichopoulos was Presley’s doctor for eleven years before the singer’s death from heart disease on August 16th, 1977. In 1995, the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners ultimately revoked his medical license after it ruled he had over-prescribed potentially addictive drugs to thirteen patients, two of whom died and two were musically famous, Elvis and fellow rock ‘n’ roller Jerry Lee Lewis; with the bulk of the patients being Memphis Business men. 

The Simpson’s Dr Nick is based on Dr. George C. Nichopoulos

 

2017

Daily Elvis: January 26

Give us this day, January 26, our daily Elvis

January 26, 1784

Benjamin Franklin, in a letter to his daughter, expressed his displeasure about the choice of the eagle as the symbol of America. He preferred the turkey for the symbol.

January 26, 1934

In New York City, the Apollo Theater opened as a “Negro vaudeville theater,” featuring Ralph Cooper, Aida Ward, Benny Carter’s Orchestra, and 16 dancers billed as “Gorgeous Hot-Steppers.”

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

, 1938

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

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

,1939

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

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

1943

1944

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

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

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

1947

Mulbery Alley

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

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

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

January 26, 1954

September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954

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

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


Elvis and Bill at Gilmer Junior High – Sep. 26, 1955

Photo by David Topp courtesy Stanley Oberst’s Rocking Across Texas
 Elvis Presley : Backstage : Gilmer : January 26, 1955
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info January 26 1955 Rural Electric Administration Building Gilmer TX (7:30 PM) Tom Perrymans East Texas Tour

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

January 26, 1956

In Nashville with famed producer Owen Bradley, Buddy Holly And The Two Tunes record their first tracks for Decca Records in Nashville. “Blue Days, Black Nights” was recorded and became his debut single. Holly also recorded “Love Me,” “Don’t Come Back Knockin'” and “Midnight Shift.”

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

January 26, 1957

Little Richard’s single “The Girl Can’t Help It,” from the Jayne Mansfield film of the same name charted on its way to #49 pop and #7 R&B. At the same time, Richard’s “Long Tall Sally” peaked at #3 in England. By now Richard had already appeared in three rock ‘n’ roll films: Don’t Knock the  Rock with Bill Haley, The Girl Can’t Help It, and Alan Freed’s Mr. Rock & Roll.

Loving You  Production

The Presleys lived at Graceland

January 26, 1958

At Bell Sound studios in New York City, Buddy Holly recorded “Rave On.” Norman Petty co-produced (with Milton DeLugg) and played piano on the session.

Buddy Holly and the Crickets made their second appearance on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Sullivan considered Holly’s hit “Oh, Boy!” too raucous for the show and ordered him to substitute another song. Holly refused, causing Sullivan to limit Buddy to one song instead of two, then sabotaged the performance with bad lighting and sound, and mispronounced his and the band’s name when introducing them. Jimmie Rodgers also appeared on the show singing “Oh-Oh, I’m Falling In Love Again.”

King Creole Production

The Military Service Disruption

January 26, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

January 26, 1960

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

January 26, 1961

Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Are You Lonesome Tonight’. The singers sixth UK No.1. The song which was written by Roy Turk and Lou Handman in 1926 first became a hit in 1950 when the Blue Barron Orchestra version reached the top twenty on Billboard’s Pop chart. Elvis recorded the song at the suggestion of his manager Colonel Tom Parker as it was Parker’s wife, Marie Mott’s, favorite song.

When it was released in November 1960 it was an immediate success in the U.S., topping Billboard’s Pop Singles chart and number three on the R&B chart and even Cashbox’s Country Chart at 46. Presley’s version was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1961 and upgraded to double platinum in 1992.

26th January 1961, Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart

January 26, 1962

Bishop Burke of the Buffalo, New York Catholic Diocese bans the Twist, in any form, from all of his school’s functions.

Elvis vacationed in Vegas and took in the Johnnie Ray show.

Elvis Presley with Las Vegas Entertainment Columnist Forest Duke at the opening of Johnny Ray's show at the Dunes Hotel. Sonny West is behind them.
Elvis Presley with Las Vegas Entertainment Columnist Forest Duke at the opening of Johnny Ray’s show at the Dunes Hotel. Sonny West is behind them : January, 26, 1962.

Elvis Presley : At the opening of Johnny Ray’s show

Elvis and Johnnie Ray, January 1962 : Backstage after Ray's Opening at the Dunes Hotel
Elvis and Johnnie Ray, January 1962 : Backstage after Ray’s Opening at the Dunes Hotel.

Marty Lacker : Elvis had Joe make reservations to see Johnny Ray at the Hacienda Hotel,and when twelve guys who all looked alike arrived in black limousines and black mohair suits and sunglasses,people started to stare,and somebody yelled out, ‘Who the hell are they, the mafia?’

Elvis Presley and Johnnie Ray : January 26, 1962

January 26, 1962 – Elvis Presley Music

January 26, 1963

The Beatles played two gigs, the first was at the El Rio Club/Dance Hall in Macclesfield, Cheshire, supported by Wayne Fontana and the Jets. Then The Beatles drove 20 miles to their next gig at King’s Hall, Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire.

Fun in Acapulco

January 26, 1964

January 26, 1965

‘Downtown’ by Petula Clark was at No. 1 on the US singles chart. A young Jimmy Page had played as a session guitarist on the track, giving him his first US No.1 hit, (and a No. 2 hit in the UK).

January 26, 1966

Again, it was horse buying day. This time Elvis bought a bay mare.
January 26, 1968
January 26, 1969
The Beatles and Billy Preston recorded “The Long And Winding Road,” a song Paul McCartney wrote at his farm in Scotland the previous year, inspired by the growing tension within the group. The Beatles re-recorded the song with different lyrics and structure on January 31 but that version was never issued. On April 1, 1970 at Abbey Road Studios in London, producer Phil Spector embellished the January 26 track using 18 violins, four violas, four cellos, three trumpets, three trombones, two guitars, and a choir of 14 women, completely contrary to the Beatles’ stated intentions for a “real” recording when they began work on the “Get Back” project. While the released version of the song was successful, the post-production modifications by Spector angered McCartney to the point that when he made his case in court for breaking up the Beatles as a legal entity, he cited the treatment of “The Long and Winding Road” as one of six reasons for doing so.
Ringo Starr, under his real name, Richard Starkey, wrote “Octopus’s Garden.” At the time, George Harrison said, “It’s only the second song Ringo has ever written, mind you, and it’s lovely.” Recorded in April 1969 and released in September of that year as a track on the Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album, it was the last song released by the group featuring Starr on lead vocals.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

John Lennon wrote “Instant Karma!” in the morning and, with producer Phil Spector and a backing “choir” assembled from patrons at London’s Hatchetts Club, recorded it in the afternoon. The recording was mixed that night and the single was released ten days later.
Australia’s first rock festival ended. The Ourimbah Rock Festival had begun the previous day.
Elvis performed at the Showroom, International Hotel, Las Vegas.
Elvis opened his 4 week engagement with a single invitation only-show. Everyone from Fats Domino to Zsa Zsa Gabor attended the show.
Elvis Introduced Priscilla during this show.
Date: 26 Jan 1970
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: White Pearl Suit
Track list: Opening Theme
All Shook Up
That’s All Right
Proud Mary
Don’t Cry Daddy
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Long Tall Sally
Let It Be Me
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Walk A Mile In My Shoes
In The Ghetto
True Love Travels On A Gravel Road
Sweet Caroline
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Kentucky Rain
Suspicious Minds
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:  

This was the first time Elvis wore one piece jumpsuits to allow him greater freedom of movement  as more and more karate became part of his act, after all, shirts came untucked. Bill Belew had supplied a couple of these jumpsuits for his engagement, as well in black as in white. They were made by Ice Capades Costumes in Los Angeles – and they weighed between 25 to 35 pounds, depending on the ornaments, these were canvass, not cotton or polyester.
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 2 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1970
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January 26, 1971

Elvis Presley began a month-long, 57-show season at the International Hotel in Las Vegas.

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Green Cisco Kid Elvis at the International Hotel Vegas

Date: 26 Jan 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Cisco Kid (black)
Track list: Opening Theme
That’s All Right
I Got A Woman
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Love Me Tender
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Make The World Go Away
Sweet Caroline
You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
Polk Salad Annie
How Great Thou Art
[band introductions]
The Wonder of You
Something
Heartbreak Hotel
Blue Suede Shoes
One Night
Hound Dog
[band introductions]
Suspicious Minds
The Impossible Dream
Recordings:
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 4 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1971
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January 26, 1972

Elvis at the Hilton Hotel Vegas

Elvis opened his engagement with a single dinner show and received reviews about his slimmer appearance and less talkative manner. The cape was now a permanent part of the show. Elvis did feature some new ballads, like You Gave Me A Mountain, It’s Over and It’s Impossible. American Trilogy was also introduced during this show.

 

Date: 26 Jan 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
Proud Mary
Never Been To Spain
You Gave Me A Mountain
Until It’s Time For You To Go
Polk Salad Annie
Love Me
Little Sister/Get Back
All Shook up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
One Night
Hound Dog
A Big Hunk O’Love
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
An American Trilogy
[band introductions]
I’ll Remember You
Suspicious Minds
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

Romances: Priscilla

While, Priscilla did flew in for the opening night, she only was present at the end of the engagement.

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 6 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1972
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January 26, 1973

Elvis Elvis opened this 8th Las Vegas engagement at the Hilton Hotel Vegas

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Date: 26 Jan 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
Burning Love
Something
You Gave Me A Mountain
Steamroller Blues
Sweet Caroline
My Way
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Johnny B. Goode
Lawdy Miss ClawdyFever
Hound Dog
I Can’t Stop Loving You
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I’ll Remember You
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On Goin’ On
An American Trilogy
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Back On The Mainland
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 8 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1973
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January 26, 1973 OS. Las Vegas, NV. – Elvis Presley In Concert

January 26, 1974

Ringo Starr went to #1 on the Billboard singles chart with his version of Johnny Burnette’s 1960, #8 hit “Your Sixteen”. The track featured Paul McCartney on kazoo and Harry Nilsson on background vocals. It reached #3 in the UK.

Bobby Womack charted with “Looking For A Love,” reaching #1 R&B for three weeks and #10 pop. It was his biggest hit of forty-five charters between 1962 and 1994. The song was a remake of his first chart 45, twelve years earlier.

Elvis backstage in Las Vegas January 26, 1974 with Superfan Sean Shaver

Elvis did Hilton Hotel Dinner and Midnight Artist in Residence Vegas shows.

 

Date: 26 Jan 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Flowers suit (light blue)
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Let Me Be There
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
Sweet Caroline
Love Me Tender
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakinâ On/Mama Don’t Dancece/Flip, Flop And Fly/Jailhouse Rock/Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Killing Me Softly [by Voice]
Spanish Eyes
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Dr. Nick had urged that the engagement was reduced to 2 weeks instead of 4. Since it was Saturday Elvis had to do 2 shows this evening. It was the first time Voice made their appearance on stage with Elvis and for the first time in 3 years Elvis did not bring a cape on stage.

Date: 26 Jan 1974
Time: Midnight (12.00am)
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume:
Track list: 2001 Theme
C C Rider
I Got A Woman
– segued medley with –
Amen
Love Me
Let Me Be There
Youve Lost That Loving Feeling
Sweet Caroline
Love Me Tender
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin/Mama Dont Dance/Flip Flop And Fly/Jailhouse Rock/Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Spanish Eyes
Suspicious Minds
Band Introductions
Elvis Introduces Lorne Greene
I Cant Stop Loving You
Help Me
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk Of Love
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
 
Recordings:

 

 

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 10 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 9th 1974
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January 26, 1975

January 26, 1975

The BBC ‘Omnibus’ documentary ‘Cracked Actor’ a film about David Bowie was shown on UK TV. Filmed in 1974 when Bowie was was a cocaine addict, the documentary has become notorious for showing Bowie’s fragile mental state during this period.

January 26, 1976

Sixteen years after his big hit “El Paso,” Marty Robbins recorded the sequel, “El Paso City,” at Columbia Recording Studio B in Nashville.

January 26, 1977

As the Punk music movement continued to grow, The Clash sign a 100,000 Pound contract with CBS Records, a remarkable amount for a band that had played a total of about thirty gigs and very few as a headliner.

 

Elvis called jeweler Lowell Hays in the early hours of the morning to order an engagement ring for Ginger, which he wished to present to her in the evening. Hays told him there simply wasn’t time to obtain another stone as big as the center diamond in his TCB ring. Eventually Elvis agreed to have the diamond removed from his own ring. Late in the evening Elvis got down on one knee to propose to Ginger in the bathroom.

Romances: Ginger Alden

The Wake and Aftermath

1979

Former U.S. Vice President/former New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller died after a heart attack at age 70. As part of a PBS documentary about the Rockefeller family, it was stated that “It became known that he had been alone with a young woman who worked for him, in undeniably intimate circumstances, and in the course of that evening had died from a heart attack.” That aide, Megan Marshack, and the Rockefeller family have never commented on the circumstances surrounding his death.

Elvis met Rockerfeller in June 1967, during the production of the movie Speedway:

1980

Three years after signing with Warner Brothers Records, 21 year old Prince makes his US television debut on American Bandstand where he performs his R&B chart topping hit, “I Wanna Be Your Lover”. When interviewed after his performance the singer froze and struggled to reply to the questions he was being asked.

At a soccer stadium in Rio de Janiero, Frank Sinatra sang for 175,000 people, up to that time the largest concert audience ever. Rod Stewart set the all-time attendance record on New Year’s Eve, 1994 when he performed a free concert for 3.5 million people at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janiero.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1987

Diana Ross hosted the fourteenth annual American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, Janet Jackson, who was nominated in nine categories, walked away with two awards, Best Female R&B Video Artist and Best R&B Single for “Nasty.”

1991

Queen had their second UK No.1 with ‘Innuendo’. At 6 minutes 30 seconds, it exceeded their epic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by 35 seconds and became the third longest UK No.1 song of all time, behind The Beatles ‘Hey Jude’ and Simple Minds’ ‘Belfast Child’ (subsequently the 9 minutes 38 seconds ‘All Around The World’ by Oasis took over the top slot and demoted Innuendo to fourth place). For ‘Innuendo’s’ flamenco guitar solo, Brian May was joined by Yes guitarist Steve Howe.

1999

The National Transportation Safety Board concluded that John Denver died in a 1997 airplane crash because he took off with too little fuel in one tank, had trouble switching to his backup tank and inadvertently put his plane into a roll while his attention was diverted.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2004

John Lydon was one of ten contestants to take part in the latest I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here UK TV show set in the Australian outback. The former Sex Pistols singer was seen by 11 million viewers on the first night covered in bird seed being pecked by giant ostriches. Lydon who was paid £25,000 ($42,500) to appear in the show, but walked off the jungle set after four days.

2007

Tommy Dee, who reached #11 on the Billboard chart in 1959 with “Three Stars”, a song dedicated to Richie Valens, Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper, died at the age of 70 after a long illness.

Michael Jackson returned to the United States after living in Bahrain, France and Ireland for more than a year in self-imposed exile following his acquittal in a high-profile child molestation trial that ended in June 2005.

The Rolling Stones topped the US music rich list for the second year running after making $150.6m (£76.2m) in 2006. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill were second in the poll with a combined fortune of $132m (£67.2m) and American country band Rascal Flatts appeared third, having earnt $110.5m (£56.2m) in the past year.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2011

Gladys Horton, whose lead vocals helped The Marvelettes establish their career with such hits as “Mr. Postman”, “Playboy” and “Beechwood 4-5789”, died following a stroke at the age of 66.

2017

All shook up about Elvis in remote Aussie town

The Straits Times20 hours ago
Men dressed as Elvis Presley ride in the back of a convertible during a …. on January 26, 2017, with the headline ‘All shook up about Elvis in
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