Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis
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The Updated for 2018 are:
- Added the Elvis Era Headers to the post, and
- the following updates to the original Daily Elvis Post:
1949 – 1977
The Sun Records Rockabilly Era
June 2, 1954
U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy made the unsubstantiated charge that there were communists working in the Central Intelligence Agency and at American atomic weapons plants.
June 2, 1955
Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium, Amarillo, Texas
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
June 2, 1956
A sleepy Jazz tune called “Moonglow” by Morris Stoloff And The Columbia Pictures Orchestra pushed Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel” out of the top spot on the Cashbox Best Sellers List.
Elvis and Gene Smith flew to Oakland, California, where they arrived at 4.00 a.m. and met with the band who drove the whole way.
June 2, 1957
Johnnie Ray was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Yes Tonight Josephine’, the US singers third and final UK No.1. Ray became deaf in his right ear at age 13 after an accident during a Boy Scout “blanket toss,” a variation of the trampoline. (Ray later performed wearing a hearing aid).
Jailhouse Rock Elvis filmed the scene in the prison coal yard.
The Military Service Disruption
June 2, 1958
Alan Freed kicks off his new Rock ‘n’ Roll radio show on WABC in New York, which will run from 7:15 PM to 11:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
Elvis in his driveway becomes a photo for the “A Date with Elvis” LP.
Military service – On Leave At Graceland May 31 to June 13 – photos of Elvis in the Graceland driveway.
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
June 2, 1960
Bobby Darin performed for the first time at New York’s famed Copacabana night club. His shows on June 15 and 16 were recorded, edited and released in the album “Darin At The Copa.”
June 2, 1961
“Gidget Goes Hawaiian,” starring James Darren, Deborah Walley, Michael Callan, Carl Reiner, and Peggy Cass, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.
June 2, 1962
Ray Charles started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with the Don Gibson penned country ballad ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’, also No.1 in the UK.
June 2, 1965
James Brown released the single “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag.”
ABC-TV’s “Shindig!” featured performances by the Righteous Brothers, Diane Renay, Major Lance, and Patty Duke.
The movie “I’ll Take Sweden,” starring Bob Hope, Dina Merrill, Frankie Avalon, and Tuesday Weld, had its world premiere.
June 2, 1966
Frank Sinatra was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Strangers In The Night’,
June 2, 1968
Elvis and Priscilla returned from Hawaii to Los Angeles.
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
June 2, 1973
Paul McCartney had both the No.1 positions on the US charts when ‘Red Rose Speedway’, went to the top of the album chart and ‘My Love’, started a four week run as the No.1 single.
Elvis Presley’s live version of “Steamroller Blues” hit #17 in the U.S.
June 2, 1975
Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium, Mobile, Alabama, at 4.30 and 8.30 p.m.
Iconic Elvis image would be used as a cover for “Elvis Presley Blvd”, recorded “live” at Graceland.
June 2, 1976
Wings set a new world record when they performed in front of 67,100 fans in Seattle, the largest attendance for an indoor crowd.
Elvis performed at the Civic Center Coliseum, El Paso, Texas.
June 2, 1977
Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium, Mobile, Alabama.
After the show, Elvis returned to Memphis – Elvis Left the Building with Dr Nick and Ginger Alden.
The Wake and Aftermath
1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
Dance band leader Sammy Kaye died of cancer at age 77. (Harbor Lights, The Old Lamp-Lighter, I’m A Big Girl Now, Chickery Chick, Daddy, Dream Valley, Love Walked In, Rosalie)
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
American guitarist and singer Bo Diddley, (Ellas Otha Bates) died of heart failure at his home in Archer, Florida aged 79. The legendary singer and performer, was known for his homemade square guitar and his ‘shave and a haircut, two bits’ rhythm, which influenced artists from Buddy Holly to Bruce Springsteen The Rolling Stones and U2.
2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
Polymnia Choral Society’s 2018 Spring Pops Concert, will celebrate the music of Elvis Presley
Daily Highlight for 2018
June 2, 1953
The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place in Westminster Abbey in London, 16 months after the death of her father, King George VI. It was the first coronation to be televised.
Elvis Presley graduated from L.C. Humes High School in Memphis, TN. He was the first of both family sides Presley and Smith to do so.
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