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August 7, 1934…The U.S. Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that struck down the government’s ban on the James Joyce novel “Ulysses.” At issue was whether or not the novel was obscene. The Appeals Court confirmed that offensive language in a literary work is not obscene where it does not promote lust, an opinion now more widely interpreted as an affirmation of literary free expression.
1949 – 1977
Elvis worked at the Upholsterers Specialties Company.
The Sun Records Rockabilly Era
August 7, 1954
Johnny Cash married Vivian Liberto at St Ann’s Catholic Church in Memphis. Cash had plans of becoming a Memphis appliance salesman, he instead formed a band with Luther Perkins and Marshall Grant, and was signed to Sun Records a year later.
The August 7, 1954 issue of “The Billboard” Magazine included the following review of the “That’s All Right”/”Blue Moon of Kentucky” single. “Presley is a potent new chanter who can sock over a tune for either the country or the r. & b. markets. On this new disk he comes thru with a solid performance on an r. & b.-type tune and then on the flip side does another fine job with a country ditty. A strong new talent.”
Elvis Presley performed at the Eagle’s Nest, in Memphis Tennessee, (the first of 12 shows at the venue in this year). The advertisement in the local paper read; ‘See and hear Elvis singing That’s All Right and The Blue Moon of Kentucky.’
Elvis worked at Crown Electric, until mid-October 1954
The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented til the end of 1954 to mid-1955
August 7, 1955
Elvis performed at the Magnolia Gardens , Houston
and then at the Cook’s Hoedown club , Houston.
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
August 7, 1956
Elvis being interviewed by Bob Hoffa backstage before his performance
Elvis performed at the Florida Theatre, St. Petersburg, Florida at 3.30, 7.00 and 9.00 p.m.
Elvis onstage at the Florida Theatre – Photos © Bob Moreland/Ger Rijff”s “The Cool King”
August 7, 1957
The Quarry Men played at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, (without Paul McCartney who was away at Boy Scout summer camp). The Cavern was still a jazz club, but skiffle was tolerated, but when John Lennon dared to play ‘Hound Dog’ and ‘Blue Suede Shoes’, the club owner sent a note to the stage saying, “Cut out the bloody rock!”
Paul Anka makes his first network TV appearance on American Bandstand where he performs his current hit, “Diana”.
The Presleys lived at Graceland
The Military Service Disruption
August 7, 1958
Military service at Fort Hood in Texas., for Advanced Tank Training as part of the Second Armored Division. He was stationed there for six months.
The Presleys live in a rented house off base with his parents, his grandmother Minnie, cousins Gene and Junior Smith, and friend Lamar Fike.
August 7, 1959
Military Service in Germany
Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
August 7, 1960
August 7, 1961
Patsy Cline reaches number one on the Billboard Country chart and number twelve on the Hot 100 with “I Fall To Pieces”. It was one of the slowest ascending records in music history, taking over six months to peak from when it was first released on January 30th. Although it was a tune that Patsy initially wanted no part of, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it at #238 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2004.
August 7, 1962
August 7, 1963
This weeks UK Top 5 albums: No.5, Elvis Presley, ‘It Happened At The World Fair’, No.4, ‘West Side Story’, Soundtrack, No.3, Cliff Richard, ‘Cliff’s Hit Album’, No.2, The Shadows, ‘Greatest Hits’, No.1, The Beatles, ‘Please Please Me.’
The film, Beach Party with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, opens in American theatres. Music is provided by Dick Dale And The Del Tones.
August 7, 1964
TIME magazine reviewed the Beatles’ new movie “A Hard Days Night” and advised readers to “avoid this film at all costs.” Most other professional movie critics disagreed.
The Rolling Stones, Ronnie Scott, Tuby Hayes, Manfred Mann, Yardbirds and Mose Allison all appeared at the fourth Richmond Jazz Festival held over three days in Richmond, England.
August 7, 1965
The Turtles‘ version of Bob Dylan’s “It Ain’t Me Babe” is released. It will become the first of the band’s nine chart singles, rising to #8 by mid-month.
Vocalist and keyboard player Mike Smith of The Dave Clark 5 is pulled off the stage by overzealous fans during a show in Chicago and breaks two ribs.
Wilson Pickett tops the Billboard R&B chart for the first time when “In The Midnight Hour” reaches #1. The song will climb to #21 on the Pop chart, followed by fifteen more hits over the next seven years.
Although it failed to chart at all in the UK, Herman’s Hermits reached number one in the US with a silly little song called “I’m Henry VIII, I Am”. The tune was actually written in 1910 and had been popularized by Cockney comedian Harry Champion the following year. Unlike the Hermits’ version, which simply repeats the chorus three times, the original song was written with three different verses. Singer Peter Noone interviewed Elvis Presley for UK music paper New Musical Express in Hawaii while Elvis was on the Presley Picture Movie set.
Principal photography began for Paradise Hawaiian Style.
August 7, 1966
August 7, 1967
August 7, 1968
August 7, 1969
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Shows
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
August 7, 1970
The Goose Lake International Music Festival was held in Leoni, Michigan. Over 200,000 fans attended the three day festival. Acts who appeared included, Jethro Tull, 10 Years After, Mountain, Chicago, Bob Seger, John Sebastian, James Gang, Stooges with Iggy Pop, Brownsville Station, MC5, Rod Stewart and Flying Burrito Brothers.
That’s the Way It Is Production: Rehearsals for TTWII with the entire show moved to the main stage of the showroom. For the first time Joe Guercio worked with Elvis and was leading the orchestra,
August 7, 1971
After having half-a-dozen Top 20 hits in the US, The Bee Gees finally scored their first Billboard number one with “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart”. Barry and Robin Gibb had written the song for crooner Andy Williams, but he turned it down. The Bee Gees had a four week run at No.1
Frank Zappa‘s “Just Another Band from L.A.” is released. It’s the last Zappa album to include former Turtles Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman. The two would leave to record on their own as Flo and Eddie.
James Taylor had the best selling single in America, according to the Cashbox chart, with the Carole King written “You’ve Got A Friend.” The song reached #4 in the UK and was actually recorded simultaneously with King’s version with shared musicians.
Because the entire Presley group had come directly from performing in Tahoe, the rehearsals were held for just three days at the Hilton showroom, beginning today.
August 7, 1972
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.
August 7, 1973
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows
August 7, 1974
Elvis remained in Memphis for the rest of the month,
August 7, 1975
Elvis’ chow Getlow suffered from a kidney ailment and couldn’t be moved to the West Boylston veterinary hospital, so the whole party remained at the Ritz for two more days before continuing.
Elvis rented out the crosstown movie theatre and returned to graceland with Linda Thompson.
August 7, 1976
Elton John and Kiki Dee were at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’, giving Elton his sixth US No.1. It was written by Elton John with Bernie Taupin under the pseudonym “Ann Orson” and “Carte Blanche.
The Beach Boys‘ cover of Chuck Berry‘s “Rock And Roll Music” peaks at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming their first Top Ten hit since “Good Vibrations” in 1966. Berry’s original reached #6 in the Fall of 1957.
August 7, 1977
Elvis upstairs at Graceland, and mostly upstairs, to the middle of the month
The Wake and Aftermath
1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
24 years after the movie Beach Party was released, Back to the Beach opened at theatres across America. The film reunited Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, who this time played middle-aged parents with rebellious kids.
Garth Brooks played to the largest crowd ever in New York’s Central Park. An estimated 1 million people attended the live concert with an additional 14.6 million viewing live on HBO.
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
Sputnik International–Aug. 6, 2018
The Commercial Appeal–2 hours ago
Highlight for 2018
Elvis Presley‘s favorite performance costume, the peacock jumpsuit, was sold by auctioneer Gotta Have It for $300,000, making it the most expensive piece of Elvis memorabilia ever sold at an auction. The white outfit with a plunging V-neck and high collar features a blue-and-gold peacock design, hand-embroidered on the front and back and along the pant legs.
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