Daily Elvis: June 4

Give us this day, June 4, our daily Elvis

June 4, 1919

The U.S. Senate passed the Women’s Suffrage bill, leading to the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution which gave women the right to vote.

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

, 1938

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

,1939

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

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

June 4, 1942

Capitol Records opens for business, becoming the first major record label based on the US West coast. The company had been established earlier in the year by singer Johnny Mercer and investor Buddy De Sylva as Liberty Records.  The label became home to such artists as Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin, Glen Campbell, Steve Miller, Dr. Hook, Bob Seger, Tina Turner, Heart and countless others. It was Capitol’s manager, Glenn Wallichs, who invented the art of record promotion by sending free copies of new releases to disc jockeys.

1943

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

1944

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

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

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

1947

Mulbery Alley

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953 – Humes High School

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

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

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

June 3, 1951 to July 1, 1951

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

 

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Elvis worked as an user at Loew’s State Theatre

1953

398 Cypress Street (rented from January 7 to April 1953

1954

Elvis worked at Crown Electric,  until mid-October 1954

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

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

June 4, 1955

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

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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The Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 4, 1956

At the Municipal Auditorium in his hometown of Norfolk, Virginia, Gene Vincent made his live performance debut.

Elvis and Gene Smith flew to Los Angeles for the rehearsals for Elvis’ second appearance on the Milton Berle Show.

Judy Spreckles, a divorced socialite friend, tagged along. Below, Debra Padget rehearses with Elvis.

   

The Oakland Tribune newspaper reported on June 4, 1956 that “Elvis Presley fans all but tore the roof off the Oakland Auditorium Arena – not once but twice – as the youthful singing sensation proved yesterday he is, without a doubt, the most amazing of entertainers. Presley whips through a song as if he had grabbed a live wire. Some 6,400 madly screaming fans at two performances responded as if they, too, had been jolted by the same current“.

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“Oakland Auditorium” by Francesc Lopez – Elvis Presley In Concert

Oakland Auditorium – Elvis Presley In Concert

Elvis rocks The Milton Berle Show – Jun 05, 1956 – HISTORY.com

Rock ‘n’ Roll Rebel: Elvis Presley on the Milton Berle Show | Official

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

June 4, 1957

At the University of California, Berkeley, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his Power of Nonviolence speech.

Jailhouse Rock

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

The Military Service Disruption

June 4, 1958

Jerry Lee Lewis renewed his marriage vows with second cousin Myra, since he wasn’t divorced from his first wife when he married her.

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.  On Leave at Graceland from May 31 to june 13

Elvis rented out the Rollerdrome and the Fairgrounds. He took his parents to see King Creole, bought a new red Lincoln and got a haircut at Jim’s Barber Shop before a family photo session.

June 4, 1959
General Hospital in Frankfurt with tonsillitis and a high fever. June 2 to june 8

Media Reports:

Elvis Presley May Keep Tonsils Frankfurt, Germany -(UPD)-Elvis Presley, hospitalized by tonsillitis, will not have to undergo an operation on the golden throat which has made him a rich man, an Army spokesman said today. The loose-hipped rock n roll singer was admitted to the 97th General Hospital here Wednesday after running a 102-degree fever. 1 Army physicians said that Presley has an infection of the throat in addition to inflamed tonsils; The initial examinations indicated his case was not serious. “He is undergoing treatment for both ailments,” said a spokesman for the 3rd Armored Division in which Presley serves. “The doctors have decided that an operation is not necessary.” . He added, however, that if Presley does not react favorably to the treatment, the question of removing his tonsils will have to be reconsidered.

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 4, 1960

G.I. Blues Elvis was visited at the set of G.I. Blues by three Scandinavian princesses: the Danish princess Margrethe, The Norwegian Princess Astrid and the Swedish Princess Margaretha.

In the evening Elvis and his entourage went to several nightclubs.

Elvis Today: Three Princesses And A King

Learn more about all the dignitaries visiting Elvis on the set of G.I. Blues (Elvis Australia)

Elvis Presley with Princesses Margrethe of Denmark, Astrid of Norway

June 4, 1961

June 4, 1962

The Beatles signed their first contract with EMI Parlophone, but it was just to produce a series of demo recordings. They still needed to pass an audition to be signed to make records that would be released.

Girls! Girls! Girls!

June 4, 1963

In the UK, the Searchers released their debut single, “Sweets For My Sweet,” a hit for the Drifters two years earlier. The Searchers version was #1 in the UK for two weeks in August but failed to chart in the U.S. when it was issued during the early stages of the British Invasion in 1964.

June 4, 1964

The Beatles played two performances at the KB Hallen, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark on the first date of a 27-day world tour. Drummer Jimmy Nicol replaced Ringo Starr who was ill in hospital.

June 4, 1965

Frankie and Johnny

June 4, 1966

June 4, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Procol Harum, Denny Laine and The Chiffons all appeared at The Saville Theatre, London. Both Paul McCartney and George Harrisonwere in the audience to see Hendrix perform the title track from Sgt. Pepper which had been released just 3 days earlier.

The Beatles started a 23 week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Recorded over a 129-day period beginning in December 1966, the album widely regarded as one of the greatest of all time, includes songs such as ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’ and ‘A Day in the Life’

The Monkees won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series.

The Young Rascals, Nancy Ames, the Harry James Orchestra, Rodney Dangerfield, Georgie Kaye and the mouse puppet Topo Gigio performed on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

June 4, 1968

June 4, 1969

Seven years after his first hit Tommy Roe was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Dizzy’ his only No.1 hit. Also a UK No. 1 for Vic Reeves and Wonder Stuff in 1991.

In Glenrowan, Australia, hundreds of people signed a petition protesting against the casting of Mick Jagger in the role of the Australian folk hero Ned Kelly in the film of the same name. The film, directed by Tony Richardson, was released in October 1970.

At the Graceland gates greeting fans sometime between May 29th and June 10th 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 4, 1970

Elvis arriving at Studio B on June 4, 1970.

Elvis Presley | Arriving at Studio B | June 4, 1970

Arriving at RCA Studio B in Nashville on June 4, 1970

Elvis began five days of recording at RCA’s Studio B in Nashville. Each day he reported at 6.00 p.m. and worked until dawn the next morning.

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Top: David Briggs, Norbert Putnam, Elvis Presley, Al Pachuki, Jerry Carrigan.
Bottom: Felton Jarvis, Chip Young, Charlie McCoy, James Burton.

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Nashville Marathon : June 4-8, 1970 : Elvis Articles

June 4, 1971

ABC aired “The Bobby Sherman TV Special,” with guest performers the 5th Dimension.

June 4, 1972

June 4, 1973

Elvis attended screenings at either the Memphian or the Crosstown almost every night of the month until he had to go on tour again on the twentieth.

June 4, 1974

Paul McCartney & Wings’ “Band On The Run,” the single and the album, were certified Gold.

June 4, 1975

The California Agricultural Labor Relations Act, the first law in the U.S. giving farm workers collective bargaining rights, was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

At Sound Labs in Hollywood, Glen Campbell recorded “Country Boy (You’ve Got Your Feet in L.A.).”

Elvis in the back seat of his limo in Houston, TX on June 4, 1975

Elvis performed at the Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston Tx.

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Date: 04 Jun 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Houston, TX.
Hofheinz Pavillion
Tickets: 12,000
Costume: Silver Phoenix suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Hound Dog
The Eyes Of Texas [two lines]
The Wonder Of You
Burning Love
[band introductions]
Johnny B. Goode
School Day
T-R-O-U-B-L-E [incomplete]
Why Me Lord?
How Great Thou Art (with reprise)
Let Me Be There
American Trilogy
Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise)
Little Darlin’
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

Music: Elvis Presley by Bob Claypool,  The Houston Post

Going Back To Houston – Elvis Presley CD Info **RCA – BMG – FTD

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 16 – May 30th – June 10th 1975
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June 4, 1976

The Sex Pistols appeared at The Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England. The now legendary night is regarded as a catalyst to the punk rock movement. In the audience was, Morrissey, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook (soon to form Joy Division) and Mark E Smith, (The Fall). Tickets cost £1.

Elvis performed at the Omni, Atlanta, Georgia.

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Date: 04 Jun 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Atlanta, GA.
Omni
Tickets: 17,540
Costume: Bicentennial (white) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel
Help Me
Jailhouse Rock
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Hurt
Burning Love
Funny How Time Slips Away
Little Darlin’
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Fans Change, But Presley Stays The Same by Sally Smith The Atlanta Constitution

June 4, 1976 (8:30 pm). Atlanta, GA. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 21 – May 27th – June 6th 1976
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June 4, 1977

Apple II, the first personal computer, went on sale.

Elvis presented Lincolns to Kathy Westmoreland and Larry Geller for their loyalty.

The Wake and Aftermath

1979

In Washington, DC, Chuck Berry played a concert for President Jimmy Carter and his family at the White House.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983

Donna Summer entered the carts with the anthem of the ’80s, “She Works Hard For the Money” reaching #1 R&B for three weeks and #3 pop.

The Police started a four week run at No.1 in the UK with ‘Every Breath You Take’ the group’s fifth and final No.1 single. Taken from the bands album Synchronicity, Sting won Song of the Year and The Police won Best Pop Performance for the song at the 1984 Grammy Awards.

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1984

Tina Turner released the single “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”

Bruce Springsteen releases the album “Born In The USA”, which will top the Billboard Hot 200 chart for seven weeks and spawn seven Top-10 singles and is in a three way tie with Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814.

1985

Elton John began a high court battle with Dick James Music, seeking the rights to early songs and recordings plus damages estimated at more than £30 million ($51 million). The singer lost a six-month court battle to recover the copyright to 169 songs however, the court ordered Dick James to cough up millions in unpaid royalties.

1986

At the Cow Palace in San Francisco, 14,000 fans attended the first concert of a six-date Conspiracy of Hope benefit tour to increase awareness of Amnesty International on the 25th anniversary of its work for human rights. The shows were headlined by U2 and Sting, and also featured Bryan Adams, Peter Gabriel, Joan Baez, Lou Reed, and the Neville Brothers.

The producers of the Beatles tribute show “Beatlemania!”were forced to pay Apple Corps Ltd. $10 million in royalties following a years-long court battle that ended in Apple’s favor.

1992

The U.S. Postal Service announced that people preferred the “younger Elvis” stamp design in a nationwide vote.

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1994

Wet Wet Wet started a fifteen-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Love Is All Around’, from the film ‘Four Weddings & A Funeral’. The song was written by Reg Presley of The Troggs and was a former Top 10 hit for his band in 1967.

1998

In Chicago’s Grant Park, Ray Charles reunited with his touring band to perform in celebration of his 50th year in the music business.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2002

On a CNN news show, phone-in guest George Michael was jeered and heckled by the live audience while he attempted to defend the content of the video for his new single “Shoot The Dog,” in which U.S. President George W. Bush was shown in bed with British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Michael insisted it was an attack on Blair and not on President Bush.

2003

Lisa Marie Presley performed “Sinking In” at the halftime show of the NBA Finals game between the New Jersey Nets and the San Antonio Spurs.

2008

Residents of Canada and the UK were first to be able to buy and rent films at the iTunes Store.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2010

Billboard magazine reported that weekly album sales may have hit its lowest point since the early 1970s. According to the RIAA, album shipments in 1973 totaled an average of 7.47 million per week, while last weeks sales totaled 4.98 million units. One industry executive described the situation as “pretty scary.”

2012

Herb Reed, bass singer and founder member with American doo-wop group The Platters died aged 83. The Platters scored four No.1’s in the late 50s: The Great Pretender, My Prayer, Twilight Time and Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. Reed is credited with coming up with the group’s name – inspired by disc jockeys who referred to their records as “platters”.

2014

Handwritten letters, notes, poems and sketches by John Lennon all exceeded pre-sale estimates at an auction at Sotheby’s in New York. The Fat Budgie, a nonsensical poem, sold for $143,000 (£85,000), having been valued at up to $35,000 (£21,000). A handwritten manuscript called I Sat Belonely went for $137,000 (£82,000), four times its estimate. The pieces, part of an 89 lot sale, came from Lennon’s books In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works.

2015

According to the BPI’s Music Market 2015 report British acts accounted for 1 in 7 albums sold worldwide. With 13.7% of worldwide sales, it’s the highest British share since the BPI began recording figures in 2000. Albums by One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Sam Smith and Pink Floyd all made the top ten list of the world’s biggest-sellers of 2014.

At a medical facility in Franklin, Tennessee where he was being treated for cancer, Jim Ed Brown received his Country Music Hall of Fame medallion. He died one week later.

The U.S. Postal Service announced that on August 12th they would issue a brand new Elvis Presley commemorative stamp as part of their music icons series. In 1993, the post office issued the first stamp of Elvis which went on to become the largest selling sticker in Post Office history.

2017

Neil Diamond continued the North American leg of his 50-Year Anniversary World Tour with a concert at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York.

Ariana Grande’s Manchester benefit concert, with guest performers Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, Liam Gallagher, Niall Horan and Pharrell Williams, aired on networks in 38 countries across five continents. An attack at her May 22 show in Manchester, England killed 22 people and left dozens injured. All net proceeds from the “One Love Manchester” concert were donated to victims and families affected by the attack. An audience estimated at 50,000 attended the more than three-hour concert.

Actor Roger Smith, who recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of his marriage to singer/dancer/actress Ann-Margret, died at age 84.  (77 Sunset Strip, Mister Roberts, Auntie Mame, Man of a Thousand Faces)

Roger Smith (actor) – Wikipedia

Roger Smith – Biography – IMDb

 

FILE – In this Aug. 21, 2010 file photo, actress Ann-Margret winner of the award for outstanding guest actress in a drama series for “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” left, poses with her husband Roger Smith in the press room at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Smith, star of the ‚Äú77 Sunset Strip,‚Äù and husband of actress Ann-Margret, died at a Los Angeles hospital on Sunday, June 4, 2017, at age 84. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Roger Smith Dead: ’77 Sunset Strip’ Star, Ann-Margret’s Husband Was

Ann-Margret and Elvis Presley … A Viva Las Vegas Love Story

Pictures | Ann-Margret and Elvis Presley | Page I – Elvis Presley Music

Ann-Margret – Wikipedia

2018

Jun 01, 2018 – Jun 08, 2018 – Elvis – Live in Concert 2018 European

Elvis. A Wonder of You in concerto. Special guests Il Volo e Priscilla …

No bids for Elvis Presley guitar from ‘Girls! Girls! Girls!’

No bid on Elvis Presley guitar from ‘Girls! Girls! Girls!’

Joel Goldenberg: Elvis Presley’s best, the late 1960s, part 3

 

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Daily Elvis: April 9

Give us this day, our daily Elvis

April 9, 1682

Robert de La Salle claimed the Mississippi River basin, and all lands that touch it, for France.

April 9, 1914

“The World, The Flesh & the Devil,” the first full-color film, was shown in London.

April 9, 1932

Carl Perkins is born.

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Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

, 1938

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

,1939

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

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

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

1943

1944

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

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

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

1947

Mulbery Alley

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953 – Humes High School

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

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

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

 

At the annual Minstrel Show at L.C. Humes High School in Memphis, and billed 16th on the 22-act program, Elvis Presley sang “Keep Them Cold Icy Fingers Off Of Me.” After receiving the greatest amount of applause, he was invited to perform an encore and sang Teresa Brewer’s “Till I Waltz Again With You.”
The Humes High School band presented its annual Minstrel Show at 8.00 p.m. in the auditorium, with Elvis the 16th listed act on the bill, as “Guitarist…..Elvis Prestly”. Both Elvis and his class mates dated this as the beginning of his rise of fame.
According to Elvis: “I wasn’t popular in school. I wasn’t dating anybody. And then they entered me in this talent show, and I came out and did my “Till I Waltz Again With You” by Teresa brewer. It was amazing how popular I became after that”.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

1954

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

Elvis performed Thats All Right, I Got A Woman and Blue Moon Of Kentucky on the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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The Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis and the band flew to Memorial Auditorium Wichita Falls, Texas where he performed at the Municipal Auditorium at 7.00 and 9.00 p.m.
Also on this tour: Hank Locklin, Charlene Arthur and Bill Mack
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 The Presleys lived at  at  1414 Getwell Street  until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive  March 1957
Elvis and Dewey Philips dropped by Sam Philips’ house late in the evening. They played some pool.
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 The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive, Graceland purchased on March 19.

The Military Service Disruption

1958

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

At Sun Studio in Memphis, Johnny Cash recorded “Guess Things Happen That Way” and “Come In Stranger.”

 

Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas

Director Says Elvis Presley Will Get Respect He Wants

By HASMSL k. tinned Press Staff Corfespondent HOLLWYOOD (Up) — Director Mike Curtiz admits that he let out a loud hoot of laughter the first lime he was asked to direct Elvis Presley in a motion picture; ‘He needs someone who can really discover him,” Curtis was told by producer Hai Wallis who was then in the initial phase of planning Presley’s final pre-Army movie, “King Creole.” Elvis needs to be discovered as much as. Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield ‘do,” Curtiz said in an attempt to end the  conversation. Bui he finally did agree to see the sideburns king’s dramatic test. “After the first few lines Elvis spoke,” Curtiz said, “1 began to sit up and take notice.” “Instead of a gyrating rock-and- roller, I was watching a natural, un-actory actor, underplaying his role because he knew none of the tricks of the trade.”

Discovered Many Stars Curtiz, credited with the ‘discovery’ of such persons as Doris Day, Errol Flynn, John Garfteld, was convinced. And that was the beginning of what Curtis said was an attempt to 1 give Elvis what he most wants —respect. ‘Elvis knows the trend of his own publicity,” Wallis told Curtis, ‘and he’s painfully aware of the fact that not everyone is in his corner. He realizes that he is 1 ridiculed, made the butt of jokes and that the older movie goers run in the other direction when they see his name on a theater marquee.”

Curtis said Presley was the first one on the set at 6:30 the morning, his lines learned, and he always stayed within earshot of the camera so he would not have to be called twice. ‘When I told him that he would sing three ballads without one single movement, 1 didn’t get the answer you’d expect. “instead, he merely nodded and said simply, ‘You’re the boss, Mr. Curtiz. ” the director described Presley the actor as an “amazingly rest.”

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

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

1959

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

Back home in Memphis Elvis went on a shopping spree. Later in the evening he went with his entourage to the Rollerdrome and the Memphian.

 

1961

Blue Hawaii 

Principal photography for Girls! Girls! Girls!  began. Each morning from now on Elvis’ wardrobe was brought to the hotel before he was driven to the set for makeup.

1963

The Beatles appeared live on the ITV show Tuesday Rendezvous, miming ‘From Me to You’ and ‘Please Please Me’ (during the closing credits). In the evening The Beatles played live at the Gaumont State Cinema, Kilburn, London.

1964

Capitol Records reached an out-of-court settlement with Vee-Jay Records over Beatles records it claimed the latter did not have the right to release. Vee Jay was forced to stop selling “From Me To You,” “Please Please Me,” “Love Me Do,” and other early releases, including “Twist and Shout” on its Tollie subsidiary.

Roustabout 

 

1965

Harum Scarum 

1966

 

1967

The Doors and The Jefferson Airplane appeared at Cheetah, Santa Monica Pier, Venice, California. This was the largest show The Doors had played to date with a crowd of over 3,000

Clambake 

1968

In Atlanta, following private and public funerals, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was buried in South View Cemetery. His remains were exhumed in 1977 and reburied at the plaza between the King Center and Ebenezer Baptist Church. His widow Coretta was buried next to him in 2006.

The 1957 soundtrack “Loving You” was certified Gold on April 9, 1968 by the Recording Industry Association of America.

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Live a Little, Love a Little  Production

 Bob Dylan released his ninth studio album Nashville Skyline, which embraced country music. With liner notes by Johnny Cash, (who also appeared on the record), at the time of release it was dismissed by some critics as lightweight, but included ‘Lay, Lady, Lay’, a major hit single for Dylan. The album also gave Dylan his fourth UK No.1 album.
on CBS-TV’s “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour.” Ray Charles and Lynn Kellogg guested
 Elvis’ 1960 LP “His Hand in Mine” is certified as Gold.
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During Change of Habit  filming: Elvis was given the rest of the week off by a studio doctor because of a sore throat. He would spend the week in Palm Springs.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

1970

Paul McCartney announced the official split the Beatles.

1971

Elvis on Tour : Elvis performed at the Coliseum, Hampton Roads, Virginia at 2.30 and 8.00 p.m. This show was filmed by Abel and Adidge’ film crew, while RCA recorded this evening show.
Elvis on stage in Hampton road in april 9 1972. That was the tour when the movie Elvis on tour was filmed.
Date: 09 Apr 1972
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Hampton, VA.
Hampton Roads Coliseum
Tickets: 11,000
Costume: 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
Are you Lonesome Tonight?
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Hound Dog
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
For The Good Times
[band introductions]
An An American Trilogy
Love Me Tender
A Big Hunk O’ Love
How Great Thou Art
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
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This show was filmed by MGM for the movie ‘On Tour’.
Date: 09 Apr 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Hampton, VA.
Hampton Roads Coliseum
Tickets: 10,650
Costume: Blue Nail Studded suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
Until It’s Time For You To Go
Polk Salad Annie
Love Me
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Hound Dog
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
For The Good Times
[band introductions]
An An American Trilogy
Love Me Tender
A Big Hunk O’ Love
How Great Thou Art
Sweet Sweet Spirit [JD Summer & The Stamps]
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
Live In Virginia
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 5 – April 5th – April 19th 1972
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Info April 9 1972 Hampton Roads Coliseum Hampton Roads VA (2:30 pm) 11000 Red Pinwheel Gold Attendance belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes
Info April 9 1972 Hampton Roads Coliseum Hampton Roads VA (8:30 pm) 10650 Blue Nail White Fireworks suit belt Dark Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes
Queen played a showcase concert for their new record label EMI at the Marquee Club in London.
Paul McCartney & Wings released the single “My Love” in North America.
Because of Elvis’ disappointment in Ed Parker, Kang Rhee awarded Elvis with a 7th degree black belt in his Pasaryu school of karate.

1974

Terry Jacks was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Seasons In The Sun.’ Jacks became the first Canadian to score a No.1 since Paul Anka in 1957. The song (written in French by Belgian, Jacques Brel), had English lyrics by poet Rod McKuen.

Bruce Springsteen met rock critic Jon Landau, who later managed the singer and successfully promoted him as “rock ‘n’ roll’s future.”

In Las Vegas, the Jackson 5 played the first of 15 shows at the MGM Grand Hotel.

1975

Priscilla did a magazine photo shoot in Beverly Hills.

Priscilla Beaulieu Presley, Beverly Hills, April 9, 1975..

Exclusive Photo Shoot of Priscilla Presley at her Beverly Hills Home

1976

American folk singer songwriter Phil Ochs, hung himself at his sister’s home in Queens, New York. Wrote ‘There But A Fortune’, a hit for Joan Baez. Phil Ochs commits suicide: Phil Ochs – Wikipedia

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1977

ABBA went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Dancing Queen’, the group’s 7th US Top 40 hit and first No.1. The song was also a No.1 in the UK in 1976 and 12 other countries.

Shaun Cassidy performed “Da Doo Ron Ron” on “American Bandstand.”

When 70s Girls Sang the 50s Boy Songs

The Wake and Aftermath

1981

In Jackson, Tennessee, and on the singer’s 59th birthday, the Carl Perkins Museum opened in his restored childhood home.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983

David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the title track from his latest album ‘Let’s Dance’, his fourth UK No.1 and featuring blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. The song introduced Bowie to a new, younger audience oblivious to his former career in the 1970s and was a US No.1 hit, Bowie’s first single to reach number one on both sides of the Atlantic.

This is Elvis the TV broadcast version

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1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1988

Dave Prater of soul duo Sam & Dave was killed when his car left the road and hit a tree in Syracuse, Georgia, on his way to his mother’s house in Ocilla. He was 50. Recorded for Stax Records from 1965 – 1968, hits included ‘Soul Man’ and ‘Hold On, I’m Coming.’

Sam and Dave | Memphis Music Hall of Fame

Today in Music History: Remembering Dave Prater | The Current

American singer and songwriter Brook Benton died aged 56. He scored over 20 US top 40 singles, in the late 1950s and early 1960s, he scored hits such as ‘It’s Just A Matter Of Time’ and ‘Endlessly’, and made a comeback in 1974 when he had the No.4 hit ‘Rainy Night In Georgia.’

For Elvis CD Collectors • Elvis & Brook Benton

Elvis Presley and Brook Benton – Elvis Presley Photos

Elvis was NOT a racist: The definitive article by Elvis Information Network

1994

Singer Wayne Newton, at age 52, married his second wife, 30-year-old attorney Kathleen McCrone. They have a daughter, born in 2002.

1997

Songwriter Mae Boren Axton died aged 82 after drowning in her bath at her home in Hendersonville, Tennessee after an apparent heart attack. Known as the ‘Queen Mother of Nashville’ she wrote over 200 songs including a co-writing credit on the Elvis Presley hit ‘Heartbreak Hotel’. She was the mother of country singer, songwriter Hoyt Axton.

Mae Boren Axton Interviews Elvis Presley : 1955 | Elvis Interviews

Mae Axton, 82, Co-Writer of an Elvis Hit – The New York Times

The Story Behind Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel”

1998

A Los Angeles Superior Court jury awarded Michael Jackson$2.7 million in damages in a defamation-of-character suit against Victor Gutierrez of the syndicated television show “Hard Copy.”

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2009

Bay City Rollers manager Tam Paton died in the bath at his Edinburgh home of a suspected heart attack. The 70-year-old, who had suffered two previous heart attacks and a stroke in recent years, was found dead in his luxury mansion. Paton had made millions through the success of the band in the 1970s, but was a far more controversial figure in recent years. He was convicted of sex offences against two boys aged 16 and 17 in 1982, and was convicted of drug dealing in 2004 after £26,000 worth of cannabis was found at his home, but was cleared on appeal.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2013

According to the Official Charts Company one billion songs had now been downloaded in the UK. Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’ was the most downloaded single of all time in the UK, followed by tracks by Maroon 5 and Gotye. The Official Charts Company said on average more than three million tracks were now sold every week.

2017

Fans Say Goodbye to Chuck Berry at His Funeral’s Public Viewing
Neil Diamond continued the North American leg of his 50-Year Anniversary World Tour with a concert at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City.
2018

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

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

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

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

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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

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

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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: February 19

Give us this day, February 19,  our daily Elvis

February 19, 1807

At Wakefield in the Mississippi Territory (now in the state of Alabama), former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr was arrested for treason. The Constitution requires treason either be admitted in open court or proved by an overt act witnessed by two people. Since no witnesses came forward, Burr was acquitted.

February 19, 1878

Thomas Edison patented his latest invention, a “music player,” later called a phonograph.

 

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

February 19, 1938

Roy Acuff joined the Grand Ole Opry.

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

1952

Tex Ritter recorded “High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)” for use under the opening credits of the feature film “High Noon.” Also issued as a single, Ritter’s version peaked at #12 on Billboard‘s Best Selling Records chart, surpassed by Frankie Laine’s concurrently released rendition of the song which reached #5.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

 

February 19, 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

 

Etta James charted with “The Wallflower” (sometimes called “Roll With M Henry”), reaching #1 R&B for four weeks. The song was an answer record to Hank Ballard’s “Work With Me, Annie,” while Georgia Gibbs copied James’s version for a pop version called “Dance With Me, Henry.” James would go on to have thirty R&B hits with her last one being a cover of Big Brother and the Holding Company’s (a.k.a. Janis Joplin and band) “Piece of My Heart.”
Pat Boone released the single “Two Hearts,” which became his first chart entry. It was also the first of his dozen cover versions of songs that been hits for black R&B artists.
Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info February 19 1955 Municipal Auditorium Shreveport LA (8:00 PM) Louisiana Hayride

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

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Elvis performed at Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa, Florida at 2.00, 5.00 and 8.00 p.m. Elvis was billed here as “Country Music’s Mr. Rhythm”. The poster advised to come early for best seats.
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Other acts: Justin Tubb, The Louvin Brothers, The Alabama Sanddusters, Mother Maybelle, The Carter Sisters, June Carter and Benny Martin
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info February 19 1956 Fort Homer Hesterly Armory Tampa FL (2:00 PM) Florida Tour
Info February 19 1956 Fort Homer Hesterly Armory Tampa FL (5:00 PM) Florida Tour
Info February 19 1956 Fort Homer Hesterly Armory Tampa FL (8:00 PM) Florida Tour

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

Elvis Presley: Why was he refused a beer in West Palm Beach bar?

Let´s Keep the 50´s Spirit Alive!: February 19, 1956 – Elvis Presley 

February 19, 1957

The live cross-country concert tour “Biggest Show of Stars for ’57” made a stop at Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo for a show featuring Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Bill Doggett, Clyde McPhatter, the Five Keys, Ann Cole, the Moonglows, the Five Satins, and Charlie Brown.

Loving You  

The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive until March 1957, moving into Graceland

February 19, 1958

Singer/songwriter Carl Perkins left the Sun label to sign with Columbia Records as their first rockabilly artist. His Sun labelmate Johnny Cash made that same leap two years later.

King Creole 

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

February 19, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

February 19, 1960

The Browns sang “The Old Lamplighter” on ABC-TV’s “American Bandstand.”

MusicWorld: The Browns

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

February 19, 1961

February 19, 1962

Chuck Berry begins serving a three year sentence in the Indiana Federal Penitentiary after being convicted the previous October of transporting a minor across state lines for immoral purposes. He would be released twenty months later.

February 19, 1963

“The Feminine Mystique” by Betty Friedan was first published.

Fun in Acapulco

February 19, 1964

A British company shipped a half ton of Beatle wigs to the US. An American reporter later asked John Lennon, “How do you feel about teenagers imitating you with Beatle wigs?” John replied “They’re not imitating us because we don’t wear Beatle wigs.”

Simon & Garfunkel completed work on their original acoustic version of “The Sounds Of Silence” for their first album “Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.” The track was later overdubbed with drums, electric bass and electric guitar, all without the knowledge or participation of Simon & Garfunkel, and re-released as a single in September 1965. By January 1966, the augmented version was #1 on the Billboard pop singles chart.

February 19, 1965

Working at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles recorded a new John Lennon song ‘You’re Going To Lose That Girl’ in two takes. The track was released on the Help! album.

February 19, 1966

Lou Christie went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Lightnin Strikes’, a No.11 hit in the UK. Nancy Sinatra held the UK No.1 single position with ‘These Boots Are Made For Walkin’

Spinout 

February 19, 1967

On CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” The Four Tops performed along with Pearl Bailey, Pat Boone, Boots Randolph, Morey Amsterdam andJoe E. Lewis also appeared on the program.

February 19, 1968

Another recording night at American; this time with songs like Kentucky Rain (written by Eddie Rabbitts) and Only The Strong Survive, which Elvis clearly made his own -adult contemporary as it was.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

February 19, 1970
Glen Campbell’s “Try a Little Kindness” album was certified Gold.
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.
Date: 19 Feb 1970
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

Elvis was acting ‘funny’ at this show. During the spoken intro of Polk Salad Annie, Elvis falls down on the stage. During a very long Love Me Tender, many in the audience began clapping in unison as this interlude went on for twenty minutes! When Elvis ignored them, they started ‘booing!’ On one recording (unknown at this point) a lady can be heard saying “I think he’s drunk.” Later, when Elvis joked that he’d replace the Sweet Inspirations with The Supremes, the same woman can be heard saying “I wish there was someone else here tonight.” Others in the audience thought he was stoned.

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Date: 18 Feb 1970
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: On Stage
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 2 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1970
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info February 19 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 19 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.
Date: 19 Feb 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Accidentally Elvis knocked himself in the mouth with the microphone in the mouth when a fan rushed the stage, chipping his tooth in the process.
Date: 19 Feb 1971
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sparch Zarathustra
That’s All Right
I Got A Woman
By The Time I Get To Phoenix
I Got A Woman
Love Me Tender
Loving You
Jailhouse Rock
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Sweet Caroline
You Lost That Lovin Feeling
Polk Salad Annie
Johnny B Goode
Something
How Great Thou Art
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Love Me
Don’t Be Cruel
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Little Sister – Get Back
It’s Now Or Never
Hound Dog
Guadalajara
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Help Me Make It Thru The Night
There Goes My Everything
Just Pretend
Old Shep
In The Ghetto
Snowbird
The Impossible Dream
Recordings: Flashback In Las Vegas
 
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 4 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1971
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info February 19 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 19 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes Yes
February 19, 1972
Paul McCartney releases “Give Ireland Back to the Irish”, his commentary about the Britain-Ireland conflict. The song was immediately banned by the BBC, but the notoriety the song received from the banning only increased its popularity and the record soared into the UK Top 20.
Harry Nilsson started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with his version of the Badfinger song ‘Without You.’ His vocal was recorded in a single take and his performance was rewarded with Nilsson’s second Grammy Award.
On CBS-TV’s “All In The Family,” Sammy Davis, Jr. made a memorable guest appearance during which he gave the show’s main character, white bigot Archie Bunker, a surprise kiss.
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.
Date: 18 Feb 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Date: 18 Feb 1972
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 6 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1972
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info February 19 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Yes Yes
Info February 19 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes Yes
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.
Date: 18 Feb 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
By now it was clear to everyone that the 4 men who jumped on stage the day before were nothing more than over stimulated fans, Elvis became convinced that they had been sent by Priscilla’s boyfriend, Mike Stone. Elvis raged to all the guys and made accusations that it was Stone who broke up his marriage and that he was now trying to take his daughter away from him as well. In his anger Elvis even thought of killing Stone, but when he finally calmed down several days later, the idea abandoned. Romances: Priscilla
Date: 19 Feb 1973
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 8 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1973
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info February 19 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Yes
Info February 19 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
Inaugural American Music Awards in Hollywood, CA: Created by TV veteran Dick Clark to compete with The Grammys, awards are presented based on record sales, airplay as well as votes:
  • Al Green received the award for favourite Album Soul/R&B
  • The Carpenters for Favorite Band,
  • Jim Croce, Favorite Male Artist,
  • Tony Orlando And Dawn, Favorite Single for “Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round The Ole Oak Tree”.

 

At the Aquarius Theatre in Los Angeles, four songs by KISS were video-taped (only three made it to air) for the band’s TV debut on the Friday late-night program “In Concert.” The episode aired March 29, 1974 on ABC. Melissa Manchester, Kool & The Gang, Foghat, and Redbonealso performed on the show.

Elvis was back in Los Angeles and with Lisa Marie when she had a tonsillectomy.
February 19, 1975
February 19, 1976
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band scored a No.1 single in the US with their version of the Bruce Springsteen song ‘Blinded By The Light.’ The track was the first single from Bruce Springsteen’s 1973 debut album Greetings from Asbury Park N.J. The Earth Band’s version features several changed lyrics. The most prominent change is in the chorus, where Springsteen’s “cut loose like a deuce” is replaced with “revved up like a deuce.” Springsteen himself has said that it was not until Manfred Mann rewrote the song to be about a “feminine hygiene product” that it became popular.
Leo Sayer had his only UK No.1 single with the Albert Hammond and Carole Bayer Sager song ‘When I Need You.’ Both Celine Dion and Cliff Richard have scored hits with the song.
Elvis performed on tour at the Civic Center Freedom Hall, Johnson City, Tennessee.
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Date: 19 Feb 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Johnson City, TN.
Civic Center Freedom Hall
Tickets: 7,000
Costume: White King of Spaces Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
My Way
[Band introductions]
E
arly Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Hurt
Danny Boy
Walk With Me [S.Nielsen]
Hurt
Polk Salad Annie
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Johnson City… Goodbye
Because Ginger missed her family Elvis flew them in for the final days of the tour.
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 28 – February 12th – February 21st 1977
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info February 19 1977 Civic Center Freedom Hall Johnson City TN (8:30 pm) 7000 1974 Arabian V-Neck suit belt Red Suit Yes Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath

1980

Singer  Ronald Belford “Bon” Scott, lead vocalist of AC/DC, died when he choked on his vomit after an all-night drinking binge at the age of 33. (Highway to Hell, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap)

1981

Five years after being found guilty of “subconscious plagiarism” of the Chiffons’ “He’s So Fine” in his song “My Sweet Lord,”George Harrison was ordered to pay $587,000 to plaintiff ABKCO Music.

Dolly Parton’s single “9 To 5” was certified Gold. It is the title song of the motion picture in which Parton co-starred with Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dabney Coleman.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983

Boosted by heavy play on the daytime tv soap opera “General Hospital” as well as radio; James Ingram and Patti Austin’s “Baby, Come to Me” reached #1 on the pop charts after taking eighteen weeks to get there.

Kajagoogoo had their only UK No.1 single with ‘Too Shy’. Also a hit in other European countries, 5 weeks at No.1 in Germany, a Top 5 hit in Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, and Netherlands. The group had four other Top 40 hits UK hits.

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1987

A controversial anti-smoking ad aired on television for the first time. It featured actor Yul Brynner in a public service announcement recorded shortly before his October 1985 death from lung cancer.

1991

Grammy Awards were  boycotted by Public Enemy the because the rap award was not going to be presented during the live TV ceremony. Also boycotted the event: Sinead O’Connor

1994

The Jackson clan came together for the much-publicized Jackson Family Honors show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Michael Jackson appeared but did not sing, much to the consternation of many paying customers. Dionne Warwick took time out from her Psychic Friends Network (where she was reportedly making seven figures a year) to appear with the flock.

Mariah Carey had her first UK No.1 with her version of the Peter Ham Tom Evans song ‘Without You’. Nilsson also took the song to No.1 in 1972. (Carey’s version was released on January 24, 1994, just over a week after Nilsson had died following a heart attack). Both Ham and Evans committed suicide, (Ham in 1975 and Evans in 1983) after an ongoing battle to receive royalties from the song.

1995

Roxette performed in Beijing. It was the first concert in China by a western artist since 1984 when George Michael performed there.

1996

Winners at this year’s Brit Awards included Paul Weller who won British Male Solo Artist, British Female Solo Artist went to Annie Lennox, Oasis won British Group, Best Album for ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory’ and Best British Video for ‘Wonderwall. British Breakthrough Act went to Supergrass, International Group was Bon Jovi, International Breakthrough Act went to Alanis Morissette and David Bowie was awarded Outstanding Contribution to music. Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker was arrested after a stage invasion during Michael Jackson’s appearance, (who won Artist of a Generation). Cocker was accused of attacking children who were performing with Jackson; all charges against Cocker were dropped on March 11th of this year.

 

1997

A New York judge dismissed a $7 million lawsuit filed against Motley Crue for hearing loss of a fan that was suffered at one of their concerts.

1998

The Stray Cats reunited for a single show at L.A.’s House Of Blues. The show was a benefit for the Carl Perkins Foundation.

2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2004

Johnny Cash’s family blocked an attempt by advertisers to use his hit song ‘Ring of Fire’ to promote haemorrhoid-relief products. The idea is said to have been backed by Merle Kilgore, who co-wrote the song with Cash’s wife, June Carter Cash. Cash’s daughter Rosanne said the family “would never allow the song to be demeaned like that.”

2008

Two releases by Oasis were voted the best British albums ever recorded in a poll of 11,000 people. Their 1994 album Definitely Maybe came top, while their 1995 follow-up (What’s the Story) Morning Glory was second in the vote for Q magazine and HMV. Radiohead’s OK Computer finished third, followed by Revolver by The Beatlesand the Stone Roses’ self-titled debut. The full list of 50 British albums included five by The Beatles.

2010

In Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil’s “Viva ELVIS” production world premiered at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter.

Viva Elvis – Wikipedia

Viva Elvis: Las Vegas Show | Cirque du Soleil

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2014

David Bowie was named best British male at the Brit Awards in London, although he was not there in person to collect his award. Arctic Monkeys won both best group and best album for the third time – the first act to achieve that milestone. Ellie Goulding won best British female, while pop act One Direction were honoured for their global success for the second year running. Bowie’s prize came at the expense of four much younger hopefuls – Jake Bugg, Tom Odell, John Newman and Mercury Prize winner James Blake.

2015

After a further 15% decline in sales in 2014, Starbucks announced that they would stop selling CDs in their over 21,000 stores by the end of March, 2015.

2016

Pulitzer Prize-winning author (To Kill a Mockingbird) Harper Lee died at age 89.

Mockingbird’s Harper Lee Died

Misperceptions: To Kill A Mockingbird

Advise about Professional Writing

Raw Recovery Movies: Pleasantville

2017

Elvis Presley’s grandchildren taken into child custody

2018

Elvis Presley’s 18-carat vintage watch expected to raise eyebrows at …

Elvis Presley spent years heartbroken and lonely

The one woman Elvis Presley really loved

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Reference Sites:

http://www.elvisnews.com

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

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

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

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

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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

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

Elvis History Blog

 

Daily Elvis: January 27

Give us this day, January 27, our daily Elvis

1926

Scottish inventor John Logie Baird demonstrated a pictorial transmission machine, or television. He later invented the world’s first fully electronic color television tube.

1927

Having secured contracts with 16 radio stations, United Independent Broadcasters Inc. started a radio network. The company later became the Columbia Broadcasting System, or CBS.

1948

Wire Recording Corporation of America announced its development of the first magnetic tape recorder. Called the Wireway machine, it came with a built-in oscillator and a price tag of $149.50.

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 27, 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 performed at the Reo Palm Isle, Longview, Texas.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info January 27 1955 Reo Palm Isle Club Longview TX (8:00 PM) Tom Perrymans East Texas Tour Yes

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Scotty, Bill and DJ arrived in New York by car from Memphis.
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“Heartbreak Hotel,” RCA’s first official Elvis Presley record lease, was shipped to retailers across the U.S; selling 300,000 copies in its first week. It is soon to go to number one on Billboard’s pop singles chart for eight weeks and hit number one on the country chart and number five on the R&B chart. It becomes the second single to sell over one million copies, and the first for Elvis.

Heartbreak Hotel – Wikipedia

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

‘Heartbreak Hotel’ – EIN spotlight on Elvis’ first Number One.

January 27, 1957

Loving You  

January 27, 1957 – British Road Named After Elvis Presley

The Presleys lived at Graceland

January 27, 1958

Little Richard, in his quest to become a Seventh Day Adventist minister, joined the Oakwood Theological College in Huntsville, AL. He would later state: “If God can save an old homosexual like me, he can save anybody.” Of course he’s also quoted as saying: “If there was anything I loved better than a big penis, it was a bigger penis.”

King Creole 

The Military Service Disruption

January 27, 1959

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Military Service in Germany

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

January 27, 1960

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

January 27, 1961

At New York City’s Carnegie Hall, Frank Sinatra played a benefit show for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 27, 1962

In San Francisco, an estimated 15,000 people attended a concert featuring Chubby Checker, Jan & Dean, Dick and DeeDee, Bobby Freeman, and the Untouchables at the Cow Palace.

Elvis Presley’s single “Can’t Help Falling in Love” was certified Gold, his 29th Gold Record.

January 27, 1963

Fun in Acapulco

January 27, 1964

January 27, 1965

January 27, 1966

Elvis signs up for 4 more movies.

Lot Detail – 1966 Agreement Letter Signed by Elvis Presley and …

January 27, 1967
On the Kennedy Space Center launch pad where the first Apollo manned mission was due to take off February 21, a flash fire during a pre-flight test killed U.S. astronauts Virgil Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee. Investigators attributed the fire to a wide range of design and construction flaws.

Seventeen months after Ford Motor Co. offered eight-track tape players as an option on three of its 1966 models, General Motors began offering them as an option in Buicks.
January 27, 1968
Otis Redding’s single “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” was released, six weeks after he was killed in a plane crash.
January 27, 1969
Four days after doing ten takes of “Get Back” at Apple Studios in London, The Beatles were back there to record it 14 more times. Take 11 from this day’s work was spliced together with the best coda ending recorded the following day to become the version that was released.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

January 27, 1970

John Lennon wrote, recorded and mixed his new single ‘Instant Karma!’ all in one day. It ranks as one of the fastest-released songs in pop music history, recorded at London’s Abbey Road Studios and arriving in stores only ten days later.

Elvis did International Hotel – Dinner and a Midnight Show

Date: 27 Jan 1970
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Date: 27 Jan 1970
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 2 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1970
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info January 27 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info January 27 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
David Bowie arrived in the U.S. for his first visit. He couldn’t perform live because of work permit restrictions, but he attracted publicity when he wore a dress at a promotional event.
Elvis received his order of 4 TLC pendants in Las Vegas from Sol Schwartz. This was the female variation that Elvis had come up with on the TCB theme.

Dinner and Midnight shows at the International Hotel.

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Date: 27 Jan 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
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Elvis introduces Hal Wallis in the Audience.
Date: 27 Jan 1971
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Black Cisco Kid suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
That’s All Right
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Love Me Tender
There Goes My Everything
Sweet Caroline
You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
Polk Salad Annie
Only Believe
How Great Thou Art
[band introductions]
Johnny B. Goode
The Wonder Of You
Something
Make The World Go Away
Love Me
One Night
Blue Suede Shoes
Hound Dog
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Love Me Tender
Can’t Help Falling In Love

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Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 4 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1971
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info January 27 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info January 27 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Black Cisco Kid Jumpsuit with Green Shoulders Gold Attendance belt Black Suit Yes

January 27, 1972

American gospel singer Mahalia Jackson died in Chicago of heart failure and diabetes complications aged 60. Known as the “Queen of Gospel Music” she recorded over 30 albums

Elvis was Vegas’ artist in residence

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

 

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

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 6 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1972
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info January 27 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info January 27 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200

January 27, 1973

Hilton Hotel Dinner and Midnight Shows.

Date: 27 Jan 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
Until It’s Time For You To Go
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Fever
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Love Me Tender
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Burning Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Indie Releases
 

 

January 27, 1973 DS. Las Vegas, NV. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Date: 27 Jan 1973
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Until It’s Time For You To Go
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Fever
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Love Me Tender
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
Burning Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 8 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1973
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info January 27 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Orange Sunburst Original belt Yes Yes Yes
Info January 27 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes
The press reported that Elvis looked well and was in a good humor at his “opening”.
Date: 27 Jan 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Let Me Be There
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
Sweet Caroline
Love Me Tender
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ On/Mama Don’t Dance/Flip, Flop And Fly/Jailhouse Rock/Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
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:
Date: 27 Jan 1974
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Let Me Be There
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
Sweet Caroline
Love Me Tender
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ On/Mama Don’t Dance/Flip, Flop And Fly/Jailhouse Rock/Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Spanish Eyes
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 10 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 9th 1974
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info January 27 1974 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV 10 PM Show 2200 Nail Mirrored Original belt Yes Yes

January 27, 1975

January 27, 1976

David Bowie filed a $2 million lawsuit against his former attorney for unfair business practices and withholding funds.

The sitcom “Laverne and Shirley,” starring Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams, started its eight-season tenure on ABC-TV. It was a spinoff from the series “Happy Days.”

January 27, 1977

Romances: Ginger Alden

The Wake and Aftermath

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1984

Michael Jackson received second-degree burns to his head while on the set of a Pepsi commercial from an accidental explosion. He was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for treatment Pepsi would pay compensation, but Jackson became addicted to drugs.

1990

 Michal Jackson received the Entertainer of the Decade award from the American Cinema Awards Foundation, as presented to him by movie queen Sophia Loren.

1991

At Tampa Stadium in Tampa, Florida, Whitney Houston sang the “Star Spangled Banner” and New Kids on the Block performed at halftime of Super Bowl XXV. A recording of Houston’s rendition of the national anthem was later released as a single. ABC News pre-empted the halftime show for a report by Peter Jennings on the progress of the Gulf War.

1993

Eleven days after reaching its peak at #3 on the pop charts, “In The Still Of The Night (I Remember),” by Boyz II Men was certified platinum by the RIAA.

1994

Janet Jackson was touted as Best Female Sex Symbol and Best Female Singer while the rap trio Cypress Hill came out on top in Rolling Stone’s Music Awards and Reader’s poll as Best Rap Group of the Year.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2004

Master Tape Collection, based out of New Jersey, began selling 2-inch sections of reel tape. The tape contained original recordings (the “Sun Sessions) of Elvis Presley. The 2-inch cuttings preserved in a plaque sold for $495.

Elvis Presley Master Tapes to be cut and sold

All Shook Up Over Cutting And Selling of Elvis Tape – The New York

2006

Western Union discontinued its telegram and commercial messaging services, ending an era of telegrams that began in 1851. The company explained that the number of telegrams sent had steadily decreased to about 20,000 a year because of the arrival and growth of other communication services such as e-mail.

2007

In his hometown of New Orleans, it was declared Fats Domino Day.

2009

Bruce Springsteen released his 16th studio album, “Working On A Dream.”

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2014

American folk singer and activist Pete Seegar died at the age of 94. He had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of the Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly’s ‘Goodnight, Irene’, which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. Members of the Weavers were blacklisted during the McCarthy Era. In the 1960s, he re-emerged on the public scene as a prominent singer of protest music in support of international disarmament, civil rights, counterculture and environmental causes.

2016

Elvis Presley’s ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ was released January 27, 1956

Music-versary: Elvis’ Heartbreak Hotel was released on January 27 

Elvis’ ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ is 60 – CNN

2017

Elvis Presley birthday show set for Count Basie Theatre.

King of collectibles: Elvis reigns there, too

Tom Daley: “I’m an adrenaline junkie”

Well, I also used to dress up as Elvis and sing at weddings. I’ve got a video of it on my YouTube channel – me as a mini Elvis.
Meanwhile, Priscilla Presley

 2018

Hairstylist’s basement salon a shrine to Elvis Presley

The King vs. the “Reality Star Fool”

The King’ Helmer Eugene Jarecki On How The Story Of Elvis Is The …

 

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Daily Elvis January 6

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Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

, 1938

Vernon Presley  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)

 

1951

Jazz diva Dinah Washington charted with “Harbor Lights,” reaching #10 R&B. The Platters would take it to #15 (#8 pop) in 1960, having carefully studied Washington’s version.

Elvis recorded it as his first Sun Session and Sam Phillips was not impressed, that would take 2 more songs.

Elvis’ recording would not be released until RCA’s The Legendary Performer and various Sun Collections; and might explain why Elvis thought of himself as a sort of jazz singer much to 1950s jazz musician horror. Elvis blended from everything, he was a musical sponge.

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954

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

 

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

January 6, 1954

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

January 06, 1955

Elvis performed at the Fair Park Coliseum, Lubbock, Texas.
Elvis is introduced as the ‘Memphis Flash’ and described to the radio audience by announcer Frank Page as wearing crocodile–skin shoes with pink socks. He performed ‘That’s All Right’, ‘Hearts of Stone’, ‘Blue Moon of Kentucky’, and ‘Fool, Fool, Fool’.
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January 6, 1955 (Demo Session) ‘Cotton Club’ – Lubbock, Texas

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Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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 The Presleys  lived at 1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

In the United Kingdom, Lonnie Donegan’s version of “Rock Island Line” entered the charts, kicked off the national skiffle music craze, and eventually sold more than three million copies.
Elvis performed at the Marianna, AR T.A. Futrall High School Gymnasium, Randolph, Mississippi.
This was the last time he ever appeared in a small auditorium.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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January 6 1956 High School Gym Randolph, MS
 
The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive May 11 1956 to March 1957.
Elvis Presley made the last of his three appearances on the “Ed Sullivan Show.” He performed “Hound Dog,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Love Me Tender,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Peace in the Valley,” “Too Much,” and “When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again.”
Carol Burnett, Lonnie Satin, Arthur Worsley, Leny Eversong, and boxer Sugar Ray Robinson also appeared on the program.
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Elvis performed at the Ed Sullivan Show, CBS Studios Maxine Elliot Theater, West Thirty-ninth Street, at 8.00 p.m.
Elvis wore the same velvet shirt given to him by Natalie Wood, that he’d wore at the Tupelo Homecoming Concert,  with a gold lame vest given to him as a Christmas present by Barbara Hearn.
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Elvis sung Don’t Be Cruel and performed the only sacred song ever done on the Sullivan show: Peace In The Valley for the Hungarian Revolution or maybe his mother.
Elvis was shot only from the waist up and at the conclusion of the show Elvis was thanked by Ed Sullivan by telling the audience: “this is a real decent, fine boy. We want to say that we’ve never had a pleasanter experience with a big name than we’ve had with you”. After the show Elvis took the midnight train back to Memphis.
Elvis Presley - January 6th 1957, Warwick Hotel, New York

At the end of the show, Ed Sullivan told the nation that Elvis was a “decent fine boy”; but the parental disapproval never went away, even after did 2 years of military service doing real service and costing the USA economy, big money in tax losses from him, the increase security of guarding a particular private and the cost of mail processed by the military.

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January 6, 1958

Johnny Cash released the Sun Records single “Ballad Of A Teenage Queen” b/w “Big River.”

The Military Service Disruption

January 6, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

January 6, 1960

Danny And The Juniors‘ Rock ‘n’ Roll classic “At The Hop” was the number one song in the US.

Military Service in Germany- in Paris on Leave

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

Elvis in the U.S. Army 1958-1960 | Elvis In Paris – Elvis Presley Photos

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

A birthday party for Elvis on the set of Wild In The Country.. Cast and crew presented him with a plaque saying “Happy Birthday, King Karate.”
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Wild in the Country Production

Elvis Presley | Friday, January 6, 1961 | Elvis’ 26 birthday party

January 6, 1962

Elvis Presley had his third UK No.1 album with ‘Blue Hawaii’; it spent a total of 18 weeks at the top of the charts.

 

January 6, 1963

Priscilla Visit

Romances: Priscilla

January 6, 1964

With The Ronettes as the opening act, The Rolling Stones began their first UK headlining tour.

January 6, 1965

January 6, 1966

The Beatles‘ “We Can Work It Out” is awarded a Gold record, two days before it begins a three week reign at Billboard’s number one spot. It had entered the US chart on December 18, 1965 and stayed on the Hot 100 for 12 weeks.

The barn behind Graceland was renovated to accommodate the many new horses. Soon it would be named: the House of the Rising Sun.
January 6, 1968
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour started an eight week run at No.1 on the US album chart, the group’s 11th US chart topper.
Dick Clark premiered his rock ‘n’ roll variety show “Happening ’68” on ABC-TV, with guests Joey Bishop, Harper’s Bizarre and Dino, Desi & Billy (son of Dean Martin and son of Lucille Ball/Desi Arnez.) The series, which aired on Saturday afternoons right after “American Bandstand,” was co-hosted by Mark Lindsay and Paul Revere  and lasted two seasons.
Elvis met with Felton Jarvis at Graceland. Unlike always, there was the suggestion to use Chips Moman’s American Studio at 827 Thomas Street in Memphis. Since George Klein, Marty Lacker and Red West had connections there and Elvis liked the idea of recording a few miles from home, the decision was made.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

Elvis flew to Los Angeles, accompanied by Priscilla and Lisa-Marie, to prepare himself for his upcoming Las Vegas engagement.
January 6, 1971
January 6, 1972
January 6, 1973
Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” leads the US hit parade, stirring speculation about exactly who she was singing about. In 2015 Simon told People magazine that the subject in question is actually a composite of three different men; but later complicated the debate by claiming that she was singing about openly gay record producer David Geffen.
January 6, 1974
January 6, 1975
 The mayor of Boston cancelled a Led Zeppelin concert after over 2,000 fans rioted trying to buy tickets. The fans caused an estimated $50,000 to $75,000 damage at Boston Garden. The gig during the bands North American tour was rescheduled for Feb 4th.
January 6, 1976
Vacation in Vail Colorado

January 6, 1977

EMI Records dropped The Sex Pistols giving the band £40,000 ($68,000) to release them from their contract.

Romances: Ginger Alden

The Wake and Aftermath

1979

Village People scored their only UK #1 single with “Y.M.C.A.” At it’s peak, the record was selling 150,000 copies a day.

The Bee Gees led the Billboard Hot 100 for the seventh time when “Too Much Heaven” climbed to the top. The Brothers Gibb donated the proceeds from the single to UNICEF, the agency dedicated to helping children around the world. 

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1984

The John Lennon single “Nobody Told Me” was released in North America, his last U.S. Top 10 hit, peaking at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, and his third single to enter the Top 10 posthumously. Partially recorded shortly before his death in 1980, the track was completed by Yoko Ono in 1983.

1989

Sales figures were released that showed the biggest selling UK album artists of 1988 were, #1 – Fleetwood Mac, #2 – Kylie Minogue, #3 – Michael Jackson, #4 – U2, #5 – Dire Straits.

 

1993

The press reported that David Bowie had lost over $4.25 million (2.5 million Pounds) in unpaid royalties to an Italian, Mafia-linked bootlegging organization.

 

1998

Sonny Bono suffered fatal head and neck injuries while skiing at the Heavenly Ski Resort in Nevada. The 62 year old Bono was apparently skiing alone, late in the day when he crashed into a tree. After leaving show business, Sonny was elected Mayor of Palm Springs, California in 1988 and in 1994 was elected to the US congress and re-elected in 1996.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2004

The Elvis Presley DVD and CD “200 Cadillacs” were released.

Review: 200 Cadillacs DVD | Elvis Reviews – Elvis Australia

200 Cadillacs CD&DVD review – The Elvis Information Network

200 Cadillacs (Video 2004) – IMDb

2005

US CD sales rose for the first time in four years. The CD format accounted for 98% of the 666 million albums sold, according to research company Nielsen Soundscan. A total of 140 million digital tracks were legally downloaded during 2004, equivalent to 14 million albums. R&B star Usher was the biggest-selling artist with his album ‘Confessions’ selling eight million copies. Other top sellers of the year were Norah Jones, Eminem and country stars Kenny Chesney and Gretchen Wilson. The UK recorded a record year for album sales in 2004, with 237 million sold The Scissor Sisters proved the most popular album of the year, followed by Keane and Maroon 5.

2006

Former British rocker Gary Glitter was formally charged with committing obscene acts with two girls aged 10 and 11. The 61 year old Glitter, whose real name is Paul Francis Gadd, was accused of kissing and engaging in other physical acts with the girls at his rental home in the southern Vietnamese resort town of Vung Tau.

American soul, jazz, singer Lou Rawls died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The 72-year-old, Grammy-winning artist had been battling lung cancer. Rawls had the 1976 US No.2 & UK No.10 single ‘You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine’.

A collection of Elvis Presley memorabilia bought by a council worker who embezzled nearly £600,000 was set to be sold to compensate the local authority. Julie Wall, 46, from Rippon Drive in Sleaford, was jailed for three years for the offence last October. The collection – which included rare recordings and foreign pressings of Elvis songs, was to be auctioned off by a High Court receiver to provide compensation.

This became a tv movie in 2008.

Caught in a Trap (2008) (TV)

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2016

Hail to The King, baby: Remembering Elvis Presley

Jerry Springer Pours His Heart out Singing Elvis Presley

Comedian/actor Pat Harrington, Jr. (One Day at a Time, The Jack Paar Tonight Show, The Steve Allen Plymouth Show, Make Room for Daddy, Owen Marshall Counselor at Law, The President’s Analyst, Move Over Darling, The Wheeler Dealers, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes) and Easy Come Easy Go as an Elvis Sidekick/cartoon voicist (Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels, A Garfield Christmas)  died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease at 86.

Pat Harrington Jr., ‘One Day at a Time’ Actor, Dead at 86 – Rolling Stone

2017

Norway announced that it would become the first country in the world to gradually stop using the FM radio network. The move, which aimed to ditch the analogue platform in favor of a digital one called Digital Audio Broadcasting, would bring a clearer sound to the nation’s five million people.

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Daily Elvis: January 1

Give us this day, January 1, Our daily Elvis

 

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1940

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

1936

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

December 31, 1937

Vernon in prison

 December 31, 1938

Vernon in prison

January 1, 1940

NBC begins regular FM transmission from New York’s Empire State Building on W2XDG. In October of the same year, the FCC granted 15 stations the first construction permits for commercial FM operation. Edwin Armstrong, the inventor of FM (Frequency Modulation) first demonstrated the technology to executives and engineers of RCA in 1933.

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

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

December 31, 1945
Berry Street – “Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1946
Commerce Street, a rental
510 1/2 Maple Street, South Tupelo -the Presleys lived with Glady’s cousin Frank Richards and his wife, Leona.

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

Memphis, Tennessee

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

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

1949

Billy Eckstine entered the R&B hit list with “Blue Moon,” reaching #12 and #21 pop. It would be Billy’s version that the Marcels would wildly revamp for their 1961 hit.

 

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January 1, 1950

26 year old Sam Phillips opens his Memphis Recording Service at the corner of Union and Marshall in Memphis, Tennessee. The new venture’s slogan is “We Record Anything – Anywhere – Anytime.”

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

 

January 1, 1953

29 year old Hank Williams died of heart failure while on his way to a show in Canton Ohio. Ironically, he had the number 1 song that week on the Country chart called, “I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive”.

Williams is regarded as one of the most important country music artists of all time. 35 of his singles (five released posthumously) were placed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart, 11 of which ranked at No.1, including ‘Cold, Cold Heart,’ ‘Hey, Good Lookin’, ‘I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive,’ and ‘Your Cheatin’ Heart.’ During his last years Williams’s consumption of alcohol, morphine and painkillers severely compromised his professional life, ending his association with the Grand Ole Opry, but not the Louisiana Hayride.

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

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

RCA Victor announced that they were dropping the prices of their records in an attempt to spur record sales.
The Presleys  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.
Elvis performed “I Got A Woman” and “Baby Lets Play House” at the Grand Prize Saturday night Jamboree, Houston, TX Eagles’ Hall.along with James O Gwynne, Coye Wilcox, The Dixie Drifters, Ernie Hunter, Herb Remington, Tommy Sands, George Jones, Jerry Jerico

Elvis (said to be) at Cook’s Hoedown – Dec 28, 1954 (or Jan 1, 1955)

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January 1, 1955 – Elvis’ new managerial contract with Bob Neal goes into effect on this date; Presley went on to play over 250 shows in 1955.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info January 1 1955 Eagles Hall Houston TX (8:00 PM) Grand Prize Saturday Night Jamboree

RCA Victor’s Atomic Powered Singer

Bill Haley’s ‘Rock Around the Clock’ went to No.1 on the UK singles chart for the second time. The single is often cited as the biggest-selling vinyl rock and roll single of all time with sales over 25m.
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Sun Records released ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ as a single backed with another classic ‘Honey Don’t’ (One of three Carl Perkins songs latter recorded by The Beatles.)
The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive May 11 1956 to March 1957.
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Elvis flew from Shreveport with Red West to play a Grand Ole Opry package headlined by Hank Snow and featuring Webb Pierce and Slim Whitman, Rod Brasfield, Duke Of Paducah, Dr Lew Childre, Benny Martin

Elvis performed at the Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri, at 3.00 and 8.00 p.m.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info January 1 1956 Kiel Auditorium St Louis MO (3:00 PM) Grand Ole Opry show Yes
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January 1, 1957
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Elvis at the Greeneville train station, Tennessee.
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The Presleys lived at Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

January 1, 1958

Little Richard officially announced that he had retired at the peak of his career to become an Evangelist. His conversion would last all of four years.

Military Service in Germany

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

TV ratings for December 1958 listed Dick Clark’s American Bandstand as the United States’ most popular daytime show.
Johnny Cash played a free concert for the inmates of San Quentin Prison, California. One of the audience members was 19 year-old Merle Haggard, who was in the midst of a 15 year sentence (he served three years) for grand theft auto and armed robbery.
Elisabeth Stefaniak moved into the hotel with Elvis and his household. She was hired to answer all the fan mail, learning quickly from Red and Lamar how to sign Elvis’ name.

Romances: Elizabeth Stefaniak

Vernon Presley smashes his son’s black Mercedes into a tree in Germany. Local newspapers mistakenly print that Elvis has been killed, but Vernon walked away without a scratch.

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

January 1, 1960

Johnny Cash gave his first of many performances at San Quentin Prison. In the audience that night was Merle Haggard, who was serving just under three years for burglary.

January 1, 1961

Wild in the Country production break

January 1, 1962

The Beatles attend a New Year’s Day audition for Decca Records where they record 15 songs. After reviewing their material, the company decided to sign Brian Poole And The Tremeloes instead. A record company executive tells Brian Epstein, “These boys won’t make it. Guitar groups are out. Go back to Liverpool, Mr. Epstein. You have a good business there.”

January 1, 1963

Priscilla Visit

January 1, 1964

The first edition of the BBC TV show Top Of The Pops was transmitted from an old church hall in Manchester, England. Acts miming to their latest releases included The Rolling Stones, (I Wanna Be Your Man), The Dave Clark Five, (Glad All Over), The Hollies, (Stay), and The Swinging Blue Jeans, (Hippy Hippy Shake). The first song played was Dusty Springfield’s ‘I Only Want To Be With You’. Also featured on disc and film, The Beatles (I Want to Hold Your Hand), Freddie & the Dreamers, Cliff Richard and the Shadows and Gene Pitney.

On the 11th anniversary of his father’s death, 14-year-old Hank Williams, Jr. released his version of his father’s composition “Long Gone Lonesome Blues.”

George Hamilton is chosen in favor of Elvis Presley for the title role in the Hank Williams bio, Your Cheatin’ Heart. William’s widow felt that the appearance of Elvis would overshadow her husband’s memory.

Your Cheatin’ Heart (1964) – IMDb

January 1, 1965

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

Elvis Presley’s soundtrack “Harum Scarum” hit #8 on the U.S. charts.

January 1, 1966

The final episode of the US TV show, The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (with Rick Nelson) is filmed. The show began as a radio series of Ozzie and Harriet with child actors in 1944 and moved to television with the Nelson Family in 1952. Later, Guitarist James Burton revealed that Elvis watched the show.

January 1, 1967

January 1, 1968

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

January 1, 1968 – 1967 Hollywood Highlights | Chicago Tribune Archive

January 1, 1969

 

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” debut Motown single reached #1 pop and would reach #1 R&B for four weeks. The song was originally conceived for Gladys Knight & the Pips.
Elvis went to the Memphian, like he would be almost every night until he left for Los Angeles and it was during this time he saw the movie Patton for the first time. This film made an enormous impression on him and he memorized the dramatic speech at its beginning.
January 1, 1971
Radio Luxembourg aired over seven hours of continuous Beatles’ music to celebrate the group’s tenth year in the music business. Every song played was a single or LP track by The Beatles or from their solo albums.
Elvis went to the Memphian or the Crosstown to watch movies almost every night in the New Year, but unlike other times the screening was for the inner circle only.
Elvis spent the first 3 nights of the New Year at the Memphian.
Elvis begins a 2 week crash diet to get ready for the Aloha Show, he made Red West do the diet with him.
January 1, 1974
January 1, 1975
January 1, 1976
January 1, 1977

The Wake and Aftermath

1977
The Clash played the opening night at punk’s first real venue, The Roxy Club in London.
RCA UK invited British fans of the official fan club to select 16 songs from Elvis’s extensive recorded repertoire to represent studio work, Hollywood film soundtracks and live shows. Most songs picked were an assortment of singles, B-sides, album tracks and some obscure movie songs.  It sold over 100,000 copies, peaked at No. 12 in the UK album chart and earned a silver disc award.
 1980
Cliff Richard is awarded the MBE by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the British Empire. Before this, the title was held by the Beatles and Elton John alone among Pop musicians.
1981
Prince and the Revolution released their first home video “Live.” The recording is from the “Purple Rain” tour.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1982
ABBA made their final live appearance as a group when they played in Stockholm, Sweden.

1983 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1985
VH-1 premiered as an adult contemporary music video channel with Marvin Gaye’s “Star Spangled Banner” video.
1989
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) changed the requirements for a musical work to achieve gold and platinum status.
1990
American radio station WKRL in Florida played Led Zeppelin‘s “Stairway To Heaven” for 24 hours straight, as a prelude to an all Zeppelin format.
1992
The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization took over exclusive U.S. and Canadian administration for the Elvis Presley music catalogs through a deal with the Presley estate, Gary Horey, Julian and Jean Aberbach.
1993
Elton John breaks Elvis Presley‘s record for the most consecutive years having a US Top 40 hit when “The Last Song” peaks at number 24, giving him a string of 23 straight hit making years.

January 1, 1995

Elvis Presley Anthology – Boxed Set (Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook)

  • Hardcover: 648 pages
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation; Box edition (January 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0793540410
  • ISBN-13: 978-0793540419

 

1999

B.B. King enjoyed the famous Rose Bowl Parade from atop a Mississippi Tournament of Roses Association float.

2002

Welsh singer Shakin’ Stevens spent several hours in police custody after being arrested for drink driving. The 80’s singer was charged and released to appear before magistrates on January 16th.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

January 1, 2003

Capitol Records announced that Lisa Marie Presley’s first album, “To Whom It May Concern” was set for release on April 8th of this year. The LP would go on to reach #5 on the Billboard Hot 200 and be certified Platinum in 2007.

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January 1, 2005

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

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2007

Queen beat The Beatles to be crowned greatest British band of all time by BBC Radio 2 listeners in the UK. They pipped the Fab Four in a live contest, trouncing other finalists The Rolling Stones, Oasis and Take That. The bands were judged on song-writing, lyrics, live performances, originality and showmanship. More than 20,000 listeners voted by email, text and phone.

2008

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

2009

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

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2011

Chuck Berry cut short a concert at Congress Theater, Chicago, Illinois after collapsing on stage an hour into the show. Berry slumped over a keyboard and did not move for a couple of minutes before being helped off stage, he returned 15 minutes later only to be forced off again almost immediately. The 84 year-old later re-emerged on stage but told fans he had no strength to continue performing.

January 1, 2014

Patti Page, the best selling female artist in America in the 1950s, earning 15 Gold singles and 3 Gold albums, passed away at the age of 85. When Page recorded her first hit single, ‘Confess’ in 1947; owing to a strike, background singers were not available to provide harmony vocals for the song: Page decided to overdub her own, becoming the first pop artist to overdub her vocals on a song. She met Elvis several times.

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Patti Page recorded four US No.1 hits, including ‘Tennessee Waltz’ and the novelty record ‘(How Much Is That) Doggie In The Window’. Page recorded her first hit single, ‘Confess’ in 1947. Because of a strike, background singers were not available to provide harmony vocals for the song, so instead, Page decided to overdub her own, thus, Page became the first pop artist to overdub her vocals on a song.

2015

Miss New Orleans-1957/actress Donna Douglas  (The Beverly Hillbillies, Frankie and Johnny, Lover Come Back, Career, Chronicles of Life Trials) died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 82.

2017

What Could Have Entered the Public Domain on January 1, 2017

Graceland Cam

 

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