our daily elvis for september 12, 2018

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Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

Sept. 12, 1948

Elvis Presley, at the age of 13, moved with his parents from Tupelo, Mississippi to Memphis, Tennessee.

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

September 12, 1954

The first ‘teen idol’, Frank Sinatra was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Three Coins In The Fountain,’ the singer’s first UK No.1. The song was The Academy Award winning Best Original Song of 1954.

Elvis worked at Crown Electric,  until mid-October 1954

September 12, 1955

Elvis performed at the City Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia.

The bill was: Hank Snow and His Rainbow Ranch Boys, Elvis and opening: The Louvin Brothers and Cowboy Copas

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

September 12, 1956

There was an announcement by the police chief of San Diego; if Elvis ever returned to his city and performed in the way he did in the spring, Elvis will be jailed for disorderly conduct.

Love Me Tender  

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

September 12, 1957

Guest performers on ABC-TV’s “American Bandstand” were Nick Noble and the Tune Weavers promoting, respectively, their new releases “Moonlight Swim” and “Happy Happy Birthday Baby.”

Elvis Presley : September 12, 1957 : Little Shamrock Cafe, Cleveland.


Elvis Presley : September 12, 1957 : Little Shamrock Cafe, Cleveland.

The Day Elvis Presley came to Cleveland : September 12, 1957

Elvis called Scotty to talk about his resignation and Bill’s. Elvis asked what he had to do to get them both back. Since Scotty had a lot of debts, he asked for a $50 per week raise and an amount of $10,000 at once.

The Presleys lived at  Graceland.

The Military Service Disruption


September 12, 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.
The Presleys live in  a rented house off base.
September 12, 1959
Military Service in Germany
Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

September 12, 1960

Elvis and Juliet Prowse, costar in G.I. Blues, attended a special screening of the movie. Hal Wallis’ assistant called it “a howling success”.

Elvis Presley and Juliet Prowse : September 12, 1960

September 12, 1961

Wild in the Country

September 12, 1962

It Happened at the World’s Fair  Production: September 4-13 in Seattle

September 12, 1963

The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘She Loves You’, the group’s second No.1. It became the biggest seller of the year and the biggest selling Beatles single in the UK.

September 12, 1964

The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, the Shangri-La’s, Dusty Springfield, the Ronettes, Millie Small, the Temptations, the Miracles, and Little Anthony and the Imperials shared the stage at the Fox Theatre in Brooklyn, New York.

September 12, 1965

In segments taped August 14, 1965, The Beatles performed “I Feel Fine,” “I’m Down,” “Help!,” “Yesterday,” “Act Naturally,” and “Ticket To Ride” on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

Paradise, Hawaiian Style

September 12, 1966

The Monkees television show premieres on NBC. Producers Bert Schneider and Bob Rafelson decided to emulate the zany, madcap humor of the Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night for the small screen. When they placed an ad in Variety for four Folk and Rock musicians to appear in a TV series, over 400 applied for the job, including Stephen Stills, John Sebastian, Harry Nilsson and Danny Hutton (later of Three Dog Night), but as it turned out, only one of the four winners, guitarist and songwriter Michael Nesmith, actually saw the ad. Micky Dolenz (who would play drums), Davy Jones (who would sing), and Peter Tork (bass) found out about the opportunity from other sources. Nesmith and Tork had experience in the Folk scene; Dolenz and Jones were primarily actors, although Nesmith and Jones had already made some obscure solo recordings. Some have claimed that Charles Manson also applied, but he was in prison at the time and would not be paroled until March 21, 1967.  The series ran for a total of 58 episodes.

“The Roger Miller Show” debuted on ABC-TV. The series lasted for 16 episodes.

September 12, 1967

Filming continued for The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour. The bus headed for Widecombe on the Moor, where a local fair was being held but the bus driver (Alf Manders) took a shortcut to bypass heavy traffic and ended up stuck on a bridge, the coach ended up having to drive in reverse for a half-mile before it could turn around. They then head for Plymouth, followed by a 20-car convoy of journalists and photographers.

In Memphis on September 12, 1967 roughly four weeks before heading out to Hollywood, to film Stay, Away Joe!

September 12, 1968

Elvis spent most of September in Palm Springs.

September 12, 1969

Elvis returned from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, before he went to Palm Springs for a week.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

September 12, 1970

Bob Dylan joined Joan Baez, Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie at the Woody Guthrie Memorial Concert held at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California.

Elvis performed at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, at 3.00 and 8.30 p.m.

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September 12, 1974
Elvis and Sheila Ryan spent 5 days (Sept 9 – 13) in Palm Springs together before Elvis had to leave for Memphis.

The Wake and Aftermath

September 12, 1974

1977

The Elvis Presley single “Way Down” was certified gold by the RIAA.

1980

In Kansas City, Queen performed at Kemper Arena.

An in-depth report on the death of Elvis Presley aired on ABC-TV’s “20/20”. It raised so many unanswered questions that the official case concerning Elvis’ death was reopened.


1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

2000

The Elvis Presley boxed set “Peace in the Valley – The Complete Gospel Recordings” was released on LP as a limited release and then generally as CD set. It was all the gospel, but not Christmas recordings, which would be the actually complete set. Elvis’ christmas catalog is re-issued annually with track lists blurring his original 1950s with the later 1970s seasonal recordings of the gospel genre of music.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

Johnny Cash, “The Man in Black” who became a towering figure in American music with such hits as “Folsom Prison Blues”, “I Walk the Line”, and “A Boy Named Sue”, died at the age of 71. During his career, Cash won 11 Grammys, most recently in 2003, when “Give My Love To Rose” earned him honors as Best Male Country Vocal Performance. He also notched fourteen number 1 Country music hits. He was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1980 and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. Two of his most popular albums were recorded live at Folsom Prison in 1968 and at San Quentin in 1969. Many people wrongly thought he had served prison time himself. He never did, although he did spend the odd night in jail during his youth and battled addictions to pills on and off throughout his life.

Johnny Cash Remembers Elvis Presley | Elvis Articles – Elvis Australia

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Million Dollar Quartet – Wikipedia

Lisa Marie Presley performed on “The Ellen Degeneres Show.”

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2018This is why you can hear the voice Elvis Presley at Poundland Coventry Live · 4 hours ago

Elvis‘ in Elmwood Park: Teen brings Presley tribute to the library

Chicago Tribune–Sep. 10, 2018 Adeline Moore and Pam Ferrari said they have been huge fans of Elvis Presley for years. Moore said their admiration of their favorite singer led … Elvis Costello & The Imposters’ new album demands to be taken seriously British GQ · 1 day ago

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Our Daily Elvis for August 2, 2018

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1921

Opera singer (#1 records Over There, Love Is Mine, I Pagliacci – Vesti La Giubba) Enrico Caruso died at the age of 48. The likely cause of death was peritonitis arising from a burst subrenal abscess.

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1938

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

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

 

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

August 2, 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

August 2, 1955

Elvis performed at the Community Center, Sheffield, Alabama at 7.00 and 9.30 p.m.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

August 2, 1956

“Life” magazine contained an article entitled “Elvis Presley…He Can’t Be…But He Is.” The article reported that Elvis had grossed $6 million in record sales and that he was receiving 3,000 fan letters a week.

Elvis left for Miami in his new Lincoln.

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

August 2, 1957

Touring with Clyde McPhatter, The Cadillacs, Edna McGriff, Otis Rush, Lee Andrews & The Hearts, Oscar & Oscar, The G-Clefs, Buddy Holly and the Crickets appeared at the Howard Theater, Washington, DC. With “That’ll Be The Day” sitting at No. 2 on the US charts, this was Buddy’s first major tour.

The Official UK Elvis Presley fan club was launched; & still exists today at www.ElvisPresleyFanClub.co.uk 

The Presleys lived at  Graceland,

The Military Service Disruption

 

August 2, 1958

Johnny Cash left his first record label, Sun, to sign a major-label contract with Columbia, where he would remain for the next 26 years.

Buddy Holly’s version of “Rave On” peaks at #5 on the UK chart. The record, which lasts only 1:47, is one of Holly’s last hits during his lifetime.

The Elvis Presley single “Hard-Headed Woman” hit #2 in the U.K.

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.

The Presleys live in  a rented house off base with his parents, his grandmother Minnie, cousins Gene and Junior Smith, and friend Lamar Fike.

August 2, 1959

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

August 2, 1960

Johnny Kidd and The Pirates were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Shakin’ All Over’. Their only UK No.1. Kidd died in car crash in 1966. Many acts have covered the song, including: The Who, Led Zeppelin, Iggy Pop and The Guess Who.

Elvis began horseback- riding lessons each afternoon for the next two weeks in preparation for his role in Flaming Star.

August 2, 1961

Follow That Dream 

August 2, 1962

Aretha Franklin made her professional TV debut on American Bandstand.

Robert Allen Zimmerman legally became Bob Dylan having signed a music publishing deal with Witmark Music on 12th July of this year, engineered by Albert Grossman.

August 2, 1963

Jerry Lee Lewis accepted $9,500 to open Las Vegas’ new Thunderbird Hotel as he continued to attempt a career resurrection after the scandal of his marriage to 13-year-old second cousin Myra Gale Brown.

Viva Las Vegas

August 2, 1964

The Beatles appeared at the Gaumont Cinema in Bournemouth. One of the supporting acts, billed as a ‘new and unknown London group’, was The Kinks.

After an intense search the bodies of Jim Reeves and Dean Manuel were found in the wreckage of an aircraft and, at 1:00 p.m. local time, radio stations across the United States announced Reeves’ death formally. The single-engine Beechcraft Debonair aircraft, with Reeves at the controls had crashed 42 hours earlier during a thunderstrom. Thousands of people travelled to pay their last respects at his funeral two days later. The coffin, draped in flowers from fans, was driven through the streets of Nashville and then to Reeves’ final resting place near Carthage, Texas.

Girl Happy 

August 2, 1965

A week late, Elvis arrived at Paramount for preproduction on Paradise Hawaiian Style. After a cast insurance medical exam and wardrobe fittings, Elvis reported to Radio Recorders at 2.00 p.m. to do some vocals on some previously recorded instrumental tracks. He left at 2.30 a.m.

August 2, 1966

Double Trouble

August 2, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience played the first of five nights at the Salvation Club in New York City. During this period a typical set list included: Foxy Lady, Hey Joe, The Wind Cries Mary, Purple Haze and Burning Of The Midnight Amp.

Speedway

August 2, 1968

The Doors started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Hello I Love You’, the group’s second US No.1. The Doors scored 8 top 40 US hits from 67-71.

Charro!

August 2, 1969

‘Wet Dream’, by Jamaican reggae singer Max Romeo entered the UK singles chart. The song gained notoriety due to its lyrics which were of an explicit sexual nature, was banned by the BBC and most radio stations.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows at The International Hotel.

Elvis Presley – Las Vegas Dinner Show 2 August , 1969 (CDr) at Discogs

Elvis Presley – Live 1969 – Keith Flynn’s Elvis

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

August 2, 1970

Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of ‘The Wonder Of You’ his sixteenth No.1. Ray Peterson recorded the original version in 1959 which gave him a Top 30 hit.

The Wonder of You – Wikipedia

 

That’s the Way It Is Production

Elvis Presley – Rehearsals 1972 – Keith Flynn’s Elvis

Elvis Presley 1970-1972 | That’s The Way It Is – Elvis Presley Music

August 2, 1971

Elvis closed his engagement, which had broken all records again; with a Dinner and Midnight Tahoe Show.

Elvis Presley – Las Vegas Dinner Show 2 August , 1969 (CDr) at Discogs

August 2, 1972

Brian Cole, an original member of The Association, died of a heroin overdose at the age of 28. He played bass on the hits “Windy”, “Cherish” and “Never My Love”.

The rehearsals for opening night continued for all in the showroom, Las Vegas Hilton.

August 2, 1974

Elvis remained in Memphis for the rest of the month,

August 2, 1975

The Eagles enjoy the second of their five Billboard #1 hits with “One Of These Nights”, as the album of the same name led the Hot 200 Albums chart. The single, which featured Don Felder‘s classic guitar solo, reached #23 in the UK.

Elvis Presley’s lp”Today” hit #57 in the U.S.

Today (Elvis Presley album) – Wikipedia

Elvis attended the Memphis Grizzlies opening football game, with a busload of friends. Later in the evening Elvis screened some movies at the General Cinema in Whitehaven, where he would continue to screen films for the next three night.

August 2, 1976

Peter “Puddy” Watts, road manager with Pink Floyd died of a heroin overdose. Watts supplied the crazed laughter on the groups The Dark Side of The Moon album.

Elvis performed at the Civic Center, Roanoke, Virginia.

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Performance Shows He’s Still A Star by Russell Leavitt The Roanoke Times

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Elvis Presley : August 2, 1976 : Roanoke VA | Elvis Photos

Roanoke, VA. – Elvis Presley In Concert

August 2, 1977

Sex Pistol Sid Vicious was fined £125 by a London court after he had been found carrying a knife at the 100 Club Punk Festival last September.

Elvis upstairs at Graceland to the balance of the month.

The Wake and Aftermath

1980

Although the movie Xanadu was a total flop, the soundtrack sold well and produced Olivia Newton-John‘s US number one hit “Magic”.

The Clash released their single ‘Bank Robber’ after it been available as an import only. The band’s record company CBS didn’t want to release the record saying it was not commercial enough.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1997

The Elvis Presley compilation album “Platinum – A Life In Music” hit #80 in the U.S.

2001

New Orleans International Airport was re-named Louis Armstrong Airport in honour of the New Orleans born trumpet player, singer and bandleader.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2007

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards signed a deal reportedly worth more than $7 million to write his autobiography. The book, which traces his life from cherubic choirboy to Rock ‘n’ Roll survivor, hit stores in the Fall of 2010.

Managers of Elvis Presley‘s famous home, Graceland, announced plans to overhaul its tourist complex with a new visitors center bigger than a football field, a convention hotel and high-tech museum displays.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2018

Elvis Presley and America get lost together in The King

Straight.com– Early in The King, an insanely ambitious overview of Elvis Presley’s role in popular culture, a grizzled tech-crew chief asks writer-director …

Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley reps sue over image use

New York Post– It’s the case of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley — but this is no Lifetime movie. The blond bombshell’s estate and an entertainment brand that …

Mermaid recalls the day Elvis Presley visited Weeki Wachee

WFLAHernando County – There have been Elvis sightings all over the world but not quite like the one that took place in the Tampa Bay area nearly 60 …

Miller co-authors book with ex-bodyguard to Elvis Presley

Bradford Era– Elvis Presley may have left the building, but to the people whose lives he touched, whether it be through his music or through his friendship, …

Baz Luhrmann is set to direct an Elvis Presley biopic

VOGUE Paris (press release)– With his signature slump, sensual croon and iconic outfits, it’s now Elvis‘ turn to be the subject of a biopic, after figures like Whitney Houston and …

Listen to Jack White cover two Elvis Presley songs on new podcast

NME.com– Jack White has covered two songs by Elvis on a new podcast. The musician, who also runs the Third Man Records label, was a guest on the …

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Daily Elvis: March 17

Singer Carl Perkins made his first TV appearance, performing on ABC’s “Ozark Jubilee.”
RCA hired photographer Alfred Wertheimer to do some pictures and they only paid him for black and white – colour was more expensive then and RCA wasn’t sure Elvis would last. On day one, Wethereimer shot 20 rolls of film and his collection of images became iconic and released over various books, calendars and photo exhibitions.
Elvis Presley sitting alone at a piano singing and playing gospel music - March 17, 1956
Carl Perkins was seriously injured when their driver fell asleep at the wheel on Route 13 between Dover and Woodside, Delaware. , causing the car to hit the back of a truck before plunging into water. The truck driver was killed, and Carl was seriously injured, although back on the road in about a month. His brother Jay Perkins suffered a fractured neck; never fully recovered and was later diagnosed with a brain tumor, from which he died in 1958.  The accident derailed Perkins’ career, almost for good, as he was forced to spend months in the hospital nursing a fractured neck, broken collarbone, and a severe concussion, while Elvis Presley had a bigger hit with Carl’s song “Blue Suede Shoes.”
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Elvis performed at the Mosque Theater, Richmond, Virginia, at 7.00 and 9.00 p.m.

Daily Elvis: March 24

March 24, 1956

At 8.00 p.m. Elvis performed for the last time at the Stage Show, CBS Studio. Elvis performed Money Honey and his big hit Heartbreak Hotel. Because of Carl Perkins’ accident and missing his own tv show appearance, Elvis chose not to perform Blue Suede Shoes.
Elvis at his final appearence at the Dorsey show in march 24 1956.

 

Daily Elvis: March 31

In Little Rock, Arkansas, Sun labelmates Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins began their only tour together; also on the bill were  Onie Wheeler,  Glen Douglas.
Billed as the nation’s only atomic powered singer, Elvis Presley played two shows (2pm and 6pm), at the Olympia in Detroit, Michigan in front of 24,000 fans. Elvis, Scotty, Bill and DJ made their second appearances in Detroit, at the Olympia Stadium, at 2.00 and 8.00 p.m, the opening acts were Rex Marlowe, June Day, Jimmy James, Frank Connors, Frankie Trent and The Jordanaires

 

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May 2,  1956

For the first time in “Billboard” chart history, five singles were in both the pop and the R&B top 10. The singles were Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel,” Carl Perkins’ “Blue Suede Shoes,” Little Richard’s “Long Tall Sally,” the Platters’ “Magic Touch,” and Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers’ “Why Do Fools Fall in Love.”

 

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May 26, 1956

The Clovers’ “Love, Love, Love” (#4 R&B) and the Magnificents’ “Up on the Mountain” (#9) R&B) were released

Carl Perkins finally appears on The Perry Como Show. Unfortunately, 2 months since his car accident, his hit “Blue Suede Shoes” had already peaked in popularity and Perkins’ career momentum was lost.

Liberace gave a three-hour solo piano performance for an audience of 16,000 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

Elvis performed at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium , Columbus, Ohio at 7.00 and 10.00 p.m.

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June 1, 1956

Doris Day signed a five-year recording contract with Columbia Records worth $1 million. By late June, “Whatever Will Be, Will Be” (Que Sera, Sera) entered the US charts and eventually climbed to number 2 for a three week stay.

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Elvis made a surprise visit to the Overton Park Shell in Memphis. Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison and Warren Smith were performing there.

Elvis and Carl teased the fans by asking each other for autographs.

Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley swap autographs, Memphis | June 1

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Daily Elvis: December 4

Elvis, with Vegas Showgirl Marilyn Evans, showed up at Sun Records where Carl Perkins and his band with Jerry Lee Lewis hired for the session was recording. Elvis’ drop by turned the session into The Legendary Jam Session. Sam Phillips called the press, leveraged the unexpected visit for publicity and called Johnny Cash, newly signed to the label for the photographs.

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The Perkins session that became known as The Million Dollar Quartet was recorded by Phillips. knowing it could never be released – already sold to RCA Presley was a national and breaking international star – while Perkins and Cash were on his label.

Jerry Lee Lewis was still trying to convince Phillips, and was there as a session musician.

Phillips recorded the mostly gospel, with Chuck Berry songs, and Elvis doing impersonations of Country Singers Bill Monroe and Hank Snow as well as impersonating Jackie Wilson who sang lead for Billy Ward and His Dominos, whom Elvis had just seen perform in Vegas.

Million Dollar Quartet – Dec. 4 1956 | Sun Record Company

A copy of the tape was made for Elvis and it was located in the 1980s in his Graceland bedroom closet, along with a recording of the 1956 Tupelo Homecoming show and an interview with Elvis and both of his parents.

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The Million Dollar Quartet

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71-year-old former Elvis Presley girlfriend tracked down in Chicago

Most of the infamous jam is gospel music, which was changed for the Broadway Play. Also, Elvis plays piano for most of the recordings and while Johnny Cash is in the photos, he’s not evident on any of the tape. Elvis’ Vegas Showgirl Date – Marilyn Evans is – she quips about “This Rover Boy Trio”

Marilyn Evans, the mystery girl Elvis brought to the Million Dollar Quartet

Romances: Marilyn Evans

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1978

1981

 

Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins gave a performance in Stuttgart, West Germany that was recorded and released as the album “The Survivors.”

1986

Class of ’55 – Wikipedia

eventually, the December 4, 1956 are released on bootlegs and then officially

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The Million Dollar Quartet Studio Jam

and the legendary session becomes a broadway musical of era hits and not the gospel and Chuck Berry that it was.

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Carl Perkins : Blue Suede Shoes and Elvis Presley | Elvis Articles

Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash – History – One Night in Memphis

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April 23, 1616

Poet/playwright William Shakespeare died at the age of 52. (Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, The Comedy of Errors, Richard III, All’s Well That Ends Well)

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1943

At the Apollo Theater in Harlem, the Earl “Fatha” Hines Band began a series of engagements featuring then-unknowns Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and Sarah Vaughan.

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

1949

  “Trouble Blues” by Charles Brown charted on its way to #1 R&B for an amazing fifteen weeks. It became the fifth biggest R&B hit of all time.

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Elvis worked as an user at Loew’s State Theatre

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

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

 

Al Hibbler charted with the inspirational recording, “Unchained Melody” from the motion picture Unchained. The record reached #1 R&B and #3 pop and was the definitive version of this oft-recorded song until the Righteous Brothers’ blue-eyed soul version in 1965.
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Elvis performed “Blue Moon Of Kentucky” and “Thats All Right” at the Louisiana Hayride, from Heart O’ Texas Coliseum (Hayride Remote), Waco, Texas. as one of the opening acts with Johnny Walker, Jimmy Newman, J.E & Maxine Brown for Slim Whitman and Jim Reeves

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The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis Presley (with Scotty Moore and Bill Black),  made his Las Vegas debut, opening for the Freddie Martin Orchestra and comedian Shecky Greene at the New Frontier Hotel.
Although he had become a teen sensation by this time, Elvis was not the typical Vegas Strip entertainer of the period and the audience reception was cool-to-indifferent. The contract was torn up after one week of what was supposed to be a two-week engagement. The experience was not a total loss, however. While there, Presley witnessed Freddie Bell and the Bellboys doing a raucous version of Big Mama Thornton’s blues hit “Hound Dog,” and he soon worked that song into his live act.  Presley wouldn’t play Las Vegas again for almost 13 years. 

The Military Service Disruption

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

1960

The Nerk Twins appeared at The Fox And Hounds in Caversham, Berkshire, England. The Nerk Twins being John Lennon and Paul McCartney who were staying at Paul’s aunt’s pub.

After eight weeks as the best selling song in America, “Theme From A Summer Place” by Percy Faith And His Orchestra is finally replaced on the Cashbox chart by Elvis Presley’s “Stuck On You”.

 

1963

Jan & Dean recorded “Surf City,” co-written by Brian Wilson and Jan Berry, with the Beach Boys providing background vocals. The instrumentation was by members of the famed group of Los Angeles studio musicians known as the “Wrecking Crew.” This became the first surf song single to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

1964

The Beatles were filmed running around Thornbury Playing Fields in Middlesex, England, for their first movie, “A Hard Day’s Night.” The footage was combined with an earlier sequence shot at London’s Gatwick Airport and became the famous “Can’t Buy Me Love” scene. John Lennon was attending a luncheon to honor manager Brian Epstein at the time and not present for the film shoot. A body double was used.

1965

The Rolling Stones began their third North American tour with a show at the Maurice Richard Arena in Montréal, their first live performance in Canada. Over the following three nights, they did concerts in Ottawa, Toronto, and London, Ontario.

Harum Scarum Post Production

Elvis Presley’s single “Please Don’t Stop Loving Me” hit #45 in the U.S.
From LA, Elvis arrived at Graceland at 9.00 p.m. and was welcomed by about 50 fans at the gates.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

Norman Greenbaum’s single “Spirit In The Sky” was certified Gold.
Elvis arrived in Palm Springs where he remained until April 28.
The Rolling Stones released their 16th studio album, Sticky Fingers. The album cover art, complete with working zipper, was done by Andy Warhol.
Elvis bought a Sony tape recorder, some speakers and a bass guitar at Bel Air Camera and Hi Fi.
Elvis Presley : 1174 Hillcrest, Beverly Hills, California : from the book The Elvis Files Vol. 6.
Elvis Presley : 1174 Hillcrest, Beverly Hills, California : April 23, 1971, from the book The Elvis Files Vol. 6.

1972

Elvis on Tour

The Memphis Mafia and Elvis leave the Hotel for the arena.
Elvis leaving his hotel in april 23 1973 for his Anaheim concert. We can see Joe at right on the picture.
Elvis performed at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California.
The Rolling Stones album “Black and Blue” was released.
Ramones released their eponymous debut album. The front cover depicts the band members standing in a line leaning against a brick wall, taken by Roberta Bayley. The cover was ranked No.58 on Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Album Covers.

The Wake and Aftermath

1978

Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious filmed his version of ‘My Way’ for the Sex Pistols film ‘The Great Rock n Roll Swindle.’

1981

Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins gave a performance in Stuttgart, West Germany that was recorded and released as the album “The Survivors.”

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1985

The “We Are The World” album was released. In addition to the title track, the album included nine previously unreleased songs by donating artists, including Prince, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, and Tina Turner, among others.

Liberace first appeared on the TV soap opera “Another World”. He also was a guest VJ on MTV later in the afternoon.

The Coca-Cola Company announced that it was changing its 99-year-old secret formula. New Coke was not a hit with consumers, and the company resumed selling the original version.

1987

Roy Orbison celebrated his 51st birthday by re-recording some of his biggest hits. Included were “Oh Pretty Woman”, “Crying”, “Only the Lonely”, “Dream Baby”, “Running Scared” and many others. These newer recordings are nowhere near the quality of the originals, so if you’re in the market, make sure you buy the original hits, available from Sony Music and specialty labels like Rhino.

1988

Roy Orbison celebrated his 52nd birthday at a Bruce Springsteen concert, during which the audience sang “Happy Birthday” to him.

Whitney Houston topped the pop charts with “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” while setting a record for most consecutive #1 singles. It was her seventh, beating out both the Bee Gees and the Beatles, who each had six in a row.

Houston record was partly because Elvis Presley’s run of #1 from 1956 through 1957 were no longer counted.

1995

Little Richard performed at the opening of Dolly Parton’s Dollywood Amusement Park in Pigeon Falls, TN.

The Sunday Times of London reported that Peter Hodgson of Liverpool had found a 1959 tape in his attic containing some of the Beatles’ earliest recordings. The 16-song tape included “Hello Little Girl,” a Lennon-McCartney composition the Beatles never recorded commercially, and Ray Charles’ “Hallelujah, I Love Her So.” The tape was made on a reel-to-reel recorder that Paul McCartney had borrowed from Hodgson’s father.

1998

James Earl Ray died of liver failure at age 70 while serving a life sentence in prison for the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ray confessed to the crime, but later recanted insisting he had been framed.

2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2008

Amy Winehouse went out on a drink and drug-fuelled spree and hit and head-butted two men. After drinking all day, Amy visited the Good Mixer pub in Camden, London with Babyshambles guitarist Mik Whitnall. Inside she allegedly punched Mustapha el Mounmi in the face after he refused to give way to her at the pool table. The singer then left to visit Bar Tok in the early hours and once at the bar shouted “I am a legend get these people out. I want to take drugs.” After leaving the bar a good Samaritan tried to get her a cab, but she reportedly thought he was trying to molest her and allegedly head-butted him in the face.

2013

Glen Campbell‘s publicist told members of the press that his client is no longer capable of performing on stage due to advancing Alzheimer’s disease. Sandy Brokaw went on to say that the 77-year-old Campbell planned on recording one final album called “See You There”, which would feature new renditions of old songs.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2015

London England’s Sunday Times named Sir Paul McCartney as the wealthiest UK musician with assets of an estimated at over 730 million pounds. He was followed by Andrew Lloyd-Webber at 650 million, the band U2 with 431 million, Elton John with 270 million and Mick Jagger with 225 million pounds.

In Brooklyn, New York, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played the first of two nights of  The River Tour at the Barclays Center. The second night was on April 25.

Entertainment History: On April 23rd, 1956, Elvis Presley made his Las Vegas Debut

40 years ago today: The “King” makes final visit to Toledo

Photos: Priscilla Presley to open Elvis attraction, show April 23

2017

Neil Diamond continued the North American leg of his 50-Year Anniversary World Tour with a concert at Amalie Arena in Tampa.

On This Date: April 23, 1956, Elvis Presley’s Historical first 

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Country Music Memories: Elvis Presley Bombs in Las Vegas Debut

1956 New Frontier Hotel – elvis presley museum

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Our Daily Elvis for April 10, 2018

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Daily Elvis: April 10

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1916 – Vernon Elvis Presley was born  to Jessie D. McClowell Presley and Minnie Mae Hood

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April 10, 1931

Poet/writer (The Prophet) Kahlil Gibran died of cirrhosis of the liver and tuberculosis at the age of 48.

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

April 10, 1955

Dr. Jonas Salk successfully tested his polio vaccine.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Nat King Cole is attacked by a group of five racial segregationists while singing onstage at the Municipal Hall in Birmingham, Alabama. The attackers were quickly arrested by police and Cole would return later that night for a second show.
at the Fair Park Coliseum, Lubbock, Texas: Elvis headlined with opening and supporting acts Faron Young, Wanda Jackson, Jimmy & Johnny, The Country Deputies, and Buddy Holly & The Two Tunes.

The Military Service Disruption

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

1963

Elvis Presley’s movie “It Happened at the World’s Fair” opened in the U.S. The movie had premiered in Los Angeles on April 3.

The also released soundtrack album, released in Mono and Stereo, reached  #4.

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The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

Elvis performed at the Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia and this show was filmed and recorded for Elvis on Tour 

Date: 10 Apr 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Richmond, VA.
Richmond Coliseum
Tickets: 11,500
Costume: Red Burning Love suit
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
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel
Hound Dog
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Love Me Tender
It’s Over / Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
For The Good Times
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Funny How Time Slips Away Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

1976

Peter Frampton went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Frampton Comes Alive’, one of the biggest selling ‘live’ albums in rock history. It was the best-selling album of 1976, selling over 6 million copies in the US. Frampton Comes Alive! was voted “Album of the year” in the 1976 Rolling Stone readers poll. It stayed on the chart for 97 weeks.

The Wake and Aftermath

1982

“Ebony and Ivory”, a duet by Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney, debuts on the US charts at #29. It will eventually reach number one in both the US and UK, becoming Wonder’s first British chart topper. The song listed at #59 on Billboard’s Greatest Songs of all time, but in October 2007 it was named “the worst duet in history” by BBC 6 Music listeners and these days gets little airplay on either side of the Atlantic.

The Laughing Version of “Are You Lonesome Tonight” hit #25 in the U.K. The song was recorded on July 31st, 1969.

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1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

2001

Bruce Springsteen won a court battle to keep the rights to his early songs. Ronald Winter of Masquerade Music had released the album ‘Before The Fame’ was found to be in breach of copyright. Springsteen was awarded more than £2m damages.

2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2007

Johnny Cash’s last residence, a 14,000-square-foot house in Hendersonville, Tennessee, was destroyed by a construction fire. Home to Johnny and June Carter Cash for 35 years, it had been purchased after Cash’s death by Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees and was undergoing renovation

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2018

Unsuspicious Minds

Slate Magazine– Elvis Presley is likely the single most complicated figure in all of American popular culture.

SOFA Entertainment Announce High Definition DVD Releases For …

SOFA Entertainment/UMe Announce New And Digitally Upgraded …

On May 25, SOFA Entertainment/UMe will release three DVD collections honoring Elvis Presley’s legacy on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and beyond its stage: The 3 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring Elvis Presley (2DVD), which includes all three entire episodes featuring Elvis; JUST ELVIS: All His Ed Sullivan Show Performances (1DVD), featuring just his iconic performances, including his infamous 1957 performance filmed from the waist up; and Elvis: The Great Performances (2DVD), which collects three previously released documentaries featuring appearances on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and dozens of other great Elvis TV and film performances into one DVD collection: Center StageThe Man And The Music, and From The Waist Up.

TV This Week: ‘Howards End’; ‘Killing Eve’; ‘Deadliest Catch’; ‘Elvis …

THE KINGSPIRACY 

Do clues shown in Elvis Presley: The Searcher prove the King’s ‘accidental’ death was really suicide?

‘NO TRUTH’: Elvis Presley’s ex-fiancee blasts Priscilla over suicide …

 

 Thom Zimny Reminds Us of Elvis, The Man Behind the …

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April 10, 1955

Elvis’ 4th Sun Records single on 45 and 78: Sun 217: Baby Let’s Play House/I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone released. The A Side was Elvis’ first national chart at #5 on the Billboard Country singles in July 1955.

“Baby Let’s Play House” is a song written by Arthur Gunter and recorded by him in 1954 on the Excello Records label, and covered by Elvis Presley the following year on Sun Records.

At Sun, Elvis tried two versions of “I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone”. The slow version would be released on the Elvis A Golden Celebration box set in 1986.

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Our Daily Elvis for March 22, 2018

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Daily Elvis: March 22

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Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

 

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

March 22, 1955

23 year old Johnny Cash lays down his first tracks at Sam Phillips’ Memphis Recording Studio. With Luther Perkins on guitar and Marshall Grant on bass, Johnny sang five Country / Gospel numbers, of which “Mr. Porter” was the only useable cut. Phillips tells Johnny to come back when he’s written a hit.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Carl Perkins was seriously injured when their driver fell asleep at the wheel on Route 13 between Dover and Woodside, Delaware. , causing the car to hit the back of a truck before plunging into water. The truck driver was killed, and Carl was seriously injured, although back on the road in about a month. His brother Jay Perkins suffered a fractured neck; never fully recovered and was later diagnosed with a brain tumor, from which he died in 1958.  The accident derailed Perkins’ career, almost for good, as he was forced to spend months in the hospital nursing a fractured neck, broken collarbone, and a severe concussion, while Elvis Presley had a bigger hit with Carl’s song “Blue Suede Shoes.”
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The Military Service Disruption

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

Elvis checked into the penthouse of Miami’s Fontainebleau Hotel with Joe, Lamar, Gene and Cliff. The rest of the week he rehearsed for the Frank Sinatra show.

Elvis Presley : Miami : Hotelroom : March 22, 1960

Elvis in march 22 1960 at the Fountainbleau Hotel in Miami.

Elvis Presley‘s 23rd film, “Easy Come, Easy Go,” co-starring Dodie Marshall, Pat Priest, Elsa Lanchester, and Pat Harrington, Jr., opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters; and doesn’t do well
Principal photography for Clambake began. Elvis was restored both to health and to his old Hollywood state of mind.

March 22, 1969

Elvis Presley’s “If I Can Dream” hit #11 in the U.K.

Elvis with gate fans at 1174 Hillcrest Drive Beverly Hills

Holding up a fans baby sometime on March 22, 1969

Elvis Presley : March 22, 1969 : 1174 Hillcrest Drive Beverly Hills.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

1976

Linda Thompson, Elvis and Joe Esposito  Leaving Cincinnati, OH after two shows there on March 21, 1976 and Elvis and group arriving in St Louis on March 22, 1976

Romances: Linda Thompson

Elvis Presley : Leaving Cincinnati, OH on March 22, 1976 …

The Wake and Aftermath

1978
“The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash,” a Beatles parody starring ex-Monty Python member Eric Idle, aired on NBC. It earned the lowest ratings of any show on U.S. prime time network TV that week.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2018

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RCA releases, or lets escape as Elvis joked about his records, All Shook Up
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The Million Dollar Quartet Studio Jam

Following a 1956 vacation in Vegas, Elvis Presley walked into Sun Records on December 4 and interrupted a Carl Perkins recording session – leaving a legendary jam on tape and a myth in the making.

December 04, 1956

Elvis, with Vegas Showgirl Marilyn Evans, showed up at Sun Records where Carl Perkins and his band with Jerry Lee Lewis hired for the session was recording. Elvis’ drop by turned the session into The Legendary Jam Session. Sam Phillips called the press, leveraged the unexpected visit for publicity and called Johnny Cash, newly signed to the label for the photographs.

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The Perkins session that became known as The Million Dollar Quartet was recorded by Phillips. knowing it could never be released – already sold to RCA Presley was a national and breaking international star – while Perkins and Cash were on his label.

Jerry Lee Lewis was still trying to convince Phillips, and was there as a session musician.

Phillips recorded the mostly gospel, with Chuck Berry songs, and Elvis doing impersonations of Country Singers Bill Monroe and Hank Snow as well as impersonating Jackie Wilson who sang lead for Billy Ward and His Dominos, whom Elvis had just seen perform in Vegas.

Million Dollar Quartet – Dec. 4 1956 | Sun Record Company

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A copy of the tape was made for Elvis and it was located in the 1980s in his Graceland bedroom closet, along with a recording of the 1956 Tupelo Homecoming show and an interview with Elvis and both of his parents.

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The Million Dollar Quartet

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71-year-old former Elvis Presley girlfriend tracked down in Chicago

Most of the infamous jam is gospel music, which was changed for the Broadway Play. Also, Elvis plays piano for most of the recordings and while Johnny Cash is in the photos, he’s not evident on any of the tape. Elvis’ Vegas Showgirl Date – Marilyn Evans is – she quips about “This Rover Boy Trio”

Marilyn Evans, the mystery girl Elvis brought to the Million Dollar Quartet

Romances: Marilyn Evans

The four ended up taping some songs together, but recordings from the impromptu session would not be pressed on to discs for another 25 years when they were released as “The Million Dollar Quartet”.

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Elvis Presley had a copy of the session tapes which RCA used, while the Sun Studio was later sold and their original tapes were used by the new owner. Who also had Jimmy Ellis sing “Elvis on Jerry Lee Lewis recordings.

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The Million Dollar Quartet – COMPLETE PHOTOGRAPHY

December 4, 1957

After hearing reports that many US radio stations had banned Elvis’ Christmas album because of their shock over “the Pelvis” singing religious songs, DJ Allen Brooks of CKWS in Kingston, Ontario, plays the entire album and invites listeners to call in their opinion. Of eight hundred callers, only 56 disapprove of Presley’s sacred music.

Elvis Presley invented Christian Rock

1977

 

 

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