Our Daily Elvis for June 2, 2018

Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis

Daily Elvis: June 2

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The Updated for 2018 are:

  1. Added the Elvis Era Headers to the post, and
  2. the following updates to the original Daily Elvis Post:

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

Memphis, Tennessee

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.

Jailhouse Rock JUNE 2 1957

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.

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Elvis in his driveway becomes a photo for the “A Date with Elvis” LP.

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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.”

G.I. Blues

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.

Girls! Girls! Girls!

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.

Frankie and Johnny

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.

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On a plane from Hawaii to LA on June 2, 1968

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.

After this show, Elvis fought with Linda Thompson regarding the amount of his money she spent. They spoke of breaking up.

Iconic Elvis image would be used as a cover for “Elvis Presley Blvd”, recorded “live” at Graceland.

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June 2, 1975. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Elvis “The King” Gives ‘Em What They Want by Gordon Tatum Jr. Mobile Register

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.

An Excitement Frenzy – It’s Elvis in Person by Barbara Funkhouser El Paso Times

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.

In the back seat of his car in Mobile, AL on June 2, 1977

The Wake and Aftermath

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1987

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)

Harbor Lights – Wikipedia

Elvis 100% – Harbor Lights

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2008

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.

ELVIS and BO DIDDLEY | ElvisBlog

Diddley: Elvis was great, but he wasn’t an original – The Blade

Bo Diddley: Elvis “ripped off my leg-wriggling” – Anderson Cooper 360

The Indestructible Beat of Bo Diddley – Rolling Stone

Getting Elvis’s Legacy Right – The Atlantic

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2018

Elvis Lives at Polymnia Spring Concert on June 2 | Melrose MA

Polymnia Choral Society’s 2018 Spring Pops Concert, will celebrate the music of Elvis Presley

Elvis guitar fails to strike a chord with buyers

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.

 

Elvis: The Year 1953 | Elvis – Echoes Of The Past

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

 

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Our Daily Elvis June 1, 2018

Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis

Daily Elvis: June 1

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The Updated for 2018 are:

  1. Added the Elvis Era Headers to the post, and
  2. the following updates to the original Daily Elvis Post:

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

June 1, 1938

The world’s first super hero, Superman, appeared in the first issue of the Action Comics series of comic books.

Vernon arrived at Parchman and Gladys and Elvis made the bus trip on several occasions.

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

 

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

June 1, 1955

Patsy Cline recorded “A Church, A Courtroom And Then Goodbye” at her first recording session. It was the first of her 51 sides over a two-year period for Four Star Records.

On a Playbill with Ferlin Huskey, Martha Carson, The Carlisles, J.E. & Maxine Brown, Onie Wheeler and Al Rogers; Elvis performed at the High School Auditorium, Guymon, Oklahoma.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 1, 1956

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

1957

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Elvis Presley’s “Too Much” hit #6 in the U.K.

In the USA, Presley’s “Too Much” reached number one on both the Cashbox and Billboard sales charts and went to number three on the R&B chart. The single peaked at number two on the then-named Top 100 chart, the main Billboard pop chart.

The Military Service Disruption

June 1, 1958

At Graceland on leave from Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

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Elvis Presley – June 1, 1958 – Outside Graceland | Elvis Presley Music

1959

Elvis was promoted to Specialist 4th Class, raising his salary to $122.30 per month.

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The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

1960

G.I. Blues

1961

Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Surrender’, his eighth UK No.1. The song was based on the 1911 Italian song, ‘Return To Sorrento.’

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Elvis flew home to Memphis.

June 1, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls!

June 1, 1965

Frankie and Johnny

June 1, 1967

David Bowie released his self titled debut studio album. Two singles were released from the album, ‘Rubber Band’ and ‘The Laughing Gnome’. The album’s failure cost Bowie his record contract with Deram Records who dropped him in April 1968.

The Beatles released Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, in the UK. Recorded over a 129-day period beginning in December 1966, the album is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all time and was the first Beatles album where the track listings were exactly the same for the UK and US versions. As of 2011, it has sold more than 32 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums in history.

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RCA released Elvis’ twenty-ninth LP the soundtrack for Double Trouble; which peaked at number 47 on the Billboard 200. In 2004 Double Trouble was reissued on the Follow That Dream label in a special edition that contained the original album tracks along with a selection of alternate takes

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June 1, 1968

The Rolling Stones released “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” in North America.

Simon And Garfunkel reached the top of the US charts with “Mrs. Robinson”, which was featured in the soundtrack of the film The Graduate, starring Dustin Hoffman and Ann Bancroft. The song went on to win a Grammy Award for the Best Contemporary Pop Performance by a Vocal Duo or Group.

Elvis’ 31st Album – “Elvis’ Gold Records, Volume 4” – a compilation of hit singles released between 1961 and 1967, peaked at number 33 on the Billboard 200It was certified Gold on March 27, 1992 by the Recording Industry Association of America. The Mono version is rarer than the Stereo version, and 1997 reissue of Elvis’ Gold Records Volume 4 on CD format had 6 additional tracks.

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The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 1, 1971

Gladys Knight is the last musical guest to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show, which was canceled the next day after 23 years on the air. It was TV’s longest running variety show and was a springboard for nearly every major music act in the ’60s. Sullivan was so angry about the cancellation that he refused to do a final show, although he would return for several TV specials and a 25th-anniversary show in 1973. Ed Sullivan died of esophageal cancer at age 73 on October 13th, 1974.

Elvis’ birthplace in Tupelo, MS, was opened to the public as a tourist attraction.

Tupelo painted a structure and added the porch swing and wallpaper.

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June 1, 1973

Paul McCartney & Wings released the single “Live and Let Die.”

George Harrison’s album “Living in the Material World” was certified Gold.

June 1, 1974

UK weekly music paper the New Musical Express published its list of the 100 Greatest Albums. At #3, was the Beach Boys’  “Pet Sounds,” #2 was Bob Dylan’s “Blonde On Blonde,” and the Beatles’ “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” was voted #1.

Elvis flew to Los Angeles, then on to Palm Springs for a week, accompanied by Voice.

June 1, 1975

The Rolling Stones kicked off their biggest ever US tour at Louisiana State University. The tour would take in 45 shows in 26 cities. Guitarist Ronnie Woodjoined The Stones on tour for the first time, replacing Mick Taylor.

Elvis performed at the Von Braun Civic Center, Huntsville Alabama at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.

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Elvis at his hotel before the concert with HPD Officers Ottman, Waters, Chief Sweeton, Officers Ratliff, Burtis, Norment, and Sadler

June 1, 1975. (2:30 pm) Huntsville, AL. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Elvis Presley Cleveland Coliseum, Richfield, Oh June 1, 1975

Dixieland Delight : 1975 : Elvis Presley FTD 2 CD Set [2 Concerts]

June 1, 1976

Elvis performed at the Community Center Arena, Tucson, Arizona.

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Elvis Presley Concerts In Tucson | Pima County Public Library

Elvis Presley A Record Sellout For June show Tucson Daily Citizen

June 1, 1977

Billy Joel wrapped up a four-month tour of the U.S. by appearing at Carnegie Hall in New York.

It was announced that Elvis Presley had signed a deal with CBS for a new television special.

Arriving at the airport and then his hotel in Macon, GA in the early morning hours of June 1, 1977

Elvis summoned an ENT doctor to his suite at the Hilton before this show because he wasn’t feeling well. The doctor observed that Elvis was pale and had swollen joints from fluid retention. He indicated Elvis’ kidneys were not working properly and advised Elvis to be admitted to a hospital ASAP. But the doc’s advise was ignored.

Elvis (and Ginger beside him), followed by Sam Thompson

 

Taking the scenic route to his performance in Macon, GA June 1, 1977

Elvis performed at the Coliseum, Macon, Georgia.

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Newspaper Articles > 1977 > June 1, 1977. Macon, GA.

June 1, 1977. Macon, GA. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Coliseum Workers Take Pick Of Presley Tickets by Jane Oppy The Macon News

The Wake and Aftermath

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1987

“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” is released in CD format in the UK, where it will rise to #3, twenty years after it was first issued.

Re-issued to mark the 40th anniversary of its release, The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” re-entered the UK album chart at #47. To this date, the album spent a total of 201 weeks on the UK charts.
Bob Dylan was discharged from an unidentified hospital after being treated for histoplasmosis, a potentially life threatening fungal infection that causes swelling of the sac surrounding the heart. Dylan was quoted as saying, “I’m just glad to be feeling better. I really thought I’d be seeing Elvis soon.”

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2005

Closing arguments and rebuttals in the Michael Jackson child-molestation trial came to an end.

2007

Contemporary musicians recorded their own versions of songs from the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper album to mark 40 years since it was released. Acts including Oasis, Travis, The Fray, Kaiser Chiefs, Razorlight, Bryan Adams and The Magic Numbers all worked with Geoff Emerick – the engineer in charge of the original 1967 sessions, using the original analogue 4-track equipment to demonstrates the techniques employed for the recording at Abbey Road studios in 1967.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2012

Car show set at Elvis’ home in Memphis June 1-2 – WMC Action News 5

2015

Caitlyn Jenner, former OlympianBruce Jenner after gender transitioning, was pictured on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine making her public debut as a woman.

Tabbing Through the Tabloids: Bruce/Belinda Jenner

The Jenner Transition: From Butch to Cait

Dear Jenner: Return the Medals

Elvisworld: Gender and Jenner

Jenner: Costume, Caricature and Legit Commentary

Jenner is not a hero, but is in community

Romances: Linda Thompson

2018

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

ELVIS in Concert Live on Screen : GEALive

Spandau Ballet are replacing Tony Hadley with an Elvis Presley impersonator

Tony Hadley breaks silence after being replaced with younger …

Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special to Hit Movie Theaters This Summer

Fathom Events Partners With Authentic Brands Group to Exclusively …

Broadway World– Fathom Events Partners With Authentic Brands Group to Exclusively Release Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special’ in Movie Theaters …

Daily Highlight for 2018

June 1, 1956

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

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

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

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

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Reference Sites:

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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/

Elvis History Blog

 

Our Daily Elvis for May 27, 2018

Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis

 

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The Updated for 2018 are:

  1. Added the Elvis Era Headers to the post, and
  2. the following updates to the original Daily Elvis Post:

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1933

The Century of Progress Exposition (World’s Fair) opened in Chicago. Originally designed to celebrate the city’s centennial, it came to symbolize hope for the future of Chicago, and America, in the midst of the Great Depression.

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

1950

Frank Sinatra made his television debut on NBC’s Bob Hope-hosted “Star-Spangled Review.”

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

1954

Twenty days after Uncle Sam called Clyde McPhatter, the Drifters’ “Honey Love” was released. It became their second #1 R&B hit of three releases.

May 27, 1955

Elvis played the Arkansas Municipal Auditorium in Texarkana, AR.


The Browns performing with Elvis, Scotty and Bill at Arkansas Municipal Auditorium

MusicWorld: The Browns

Elvis Presley | Texarkana, AR | Friday, May 27, 1955

Elvis Presley : Texarkana, AR : Friday, May 27, 1955 | Elvis Photos

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

May 27, 1956

Elvis performed at the University of Dayton Fieldhouse, Dayton, Ohio at 2.00 and 8.00 p.m.

A Review of Elvis Presley’s 1956 Appearance in Dayton, Ohio

more pictures of Elvis, Scotty, Bill and DJ – Elvis Presley Music Site

Elvis Presley with family and fans, May 1956

Photos : Elvis, Scotty, Bill and DJ in Dayton – May 27, 1956 | Elvis Photos

Elvis, Scotty, Bill and DJ performed two shows – Elvis Presley Music

May 27, 1957

“That’ll Be the Day” by Buddy Holly And The Crickets is released. The Nashville rendition of this song, done by Buddy Holly and the Three Tunes in July 1956 and released on the Decca label, failed to chart. This new version, recorded in February 1957 at Norman Petty’s studio in Clovis, New Mexico went to #1. The song would reach #1 in the UK and #3 in the US and was later ranked at #39 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time. In 2005, the recording was placed in the National Recording Registry, a list of sound recordings that “are culturally, historically, or aesthetically important, and/or inform or reflect life in the United States.” It was also the first song to be recorded by The Quarrymen, the skiffle group that subsequently became The Beatles.

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Toronto radio station CHUM went to a Top 40 format and published its first hit record chart 50 years ago today, in 1957. The No. 1 song was Elvis Presley’s All Shook Up. The 1,500th issue of the chart made its appearance on March 14, 1986, making it the oldest surviving radio station chart in North America. The chart was discontinued later in 1986 when CHUM dropped its Top 40 format.

Historicist: Elvis in Toronto, 1957 – Torontoist

The Military Service Disruption

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

May 27, 1960

Jackie Wilson broke the attendance record at the Apollo Theater in New York while performing for a week. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Arena hosted a rock ‘n’ roll extravaganza featuring LaVern Baker, the Coasters, Llyod Price, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Bo Diddley, Jimmy Jones, Sammy Turner, and Jimmy Reed.

May 27, 1961

Johnny Cash appeared on “The Deputy,” the NBC-TV western series starring Henry Fonda.

May 27, 1962

Like many other Sundays in Hollywood Elvis and the guys played football at De Neve Park near Elvis’ home and Elvis’ team was suspiciously invincible.

Girls! Girls! Girls!

May 27, 1962 – DOLORES HART SAYS: | Chicago Tribune Archive

May 27, 1963

Ruth Brown appeared at the Cafe Tia Juana in Cleveland. Brown was once asked by a reporter, “At what point did rhythm & blues start becoming rock ‘n’ roll?” Without hesitation she fired back:  “When the white kids started to dance to it.”

The album The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan was released by Columbia in the USA. Establishing Bob Dylan as a leader in the singer-songwriter genre and a supposed spokesman for the youth-orientated protest movement, it reached No.22 in the US charts and No.1 in the UK charts. The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan showcased Dylan’s songwriting talent for the first time and propelled him to national and international fame.

The Beatles released “From Me To You” b/w “Thank You Girl” on the Vee-Jay label in the U.S. It failed to chart, but later in the year a Del Shannon cover version of “From Me To You” became the first Lennon-McCartney composition to enter the U.S. pop chart.

Elvis went to RCA’s Studio B in Nashville and recorded from 7.00 p.m. to 4.00 a.m.

May 27, 1965 – Looking at Hollywood | Chicago Tribune Archive

May 27, 1966

In London, prior to his concert at the Royal Albert Hall, Bob Dylan welcomed the Beatles in his dressing room. Paul McCartney, who was eager to impress the singer, played him an electronic version of a song that would later become “Tomorrow Never Knows.” Dylan laughed and left the room after saying to Paul, “Oh, I get it, you don’t want to be cute anymore.”

Elvis went into the recording studio from 7.00 p.m. to 5.00 a.m.

How Great Thou Art (Elvis Presley album) – Wikipedia

Elvis Presley Recording Sessions – Keith Flynn’s Elvis Presley Pages

May 27, 1967

The RCA Victor and Columbia labels announced that on June 1 they would raise the list price of their record albums by a dollar to $4.98. It was the first increase since 1953.

Otis Redding‘s backup band, The Bar-Kays, enter the US charts with “Soul Finger”, an instrumental that will peak at #3 R&B and #17 Pop. Six months later, four members of the band died in the plane crash that killed Redding.

Elvis Presley’s single “That Someone You Never Forget” hit #92 in the U.S.

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Elvis Presley’s single “You Gotta Stop/Love Machine” hit #38 in the U.K.

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May 27, 1968

At the Capitol Tower Recording Studio in Hollywood, Glen Campbell recorded “Wichita Lineman.”

Hawaii Vacation and USS Arizona Memorial visit

Priscilla & Elvis Presley USS Arizona Memorial May 27, 1968

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

May 27, 1974

Backstage after a Jackson 5 show at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas, 6-year-old Lisa Marie Presley was introduced to 15-year-old Michael Jackson.

Elvis performed in Tahoe.

May 27, 1976

Elvis performed at the Athletic Center, Bloomington, Indiana, which was the first show of a short tour of 11 days.

Heading to his first show of tour # 18 on May 27, 1976

Romances: Linda Thompson

May 27, 1976 (8:30 pm). – Elvis Presley In Concert

Elvis Lived The Good Life On Assembly Hall Stage by Rich Stim Bloomington Herald-Times

“Presley’s evolution from a skinny young rebel to the well-heeled showman makes for the ideal statement about what can happen to a person or a country, if they have the right attitude.”

Archives Photograph Collection – “Elvis Presley at Assembly Hall”

Lot Detail – 1976 Elvis Presley Concert Tour Vendor Settlement Sheet

 

 

May 27, 1977

Virgin Records releases the anti-establishment anthem “God Save The Queen” by The Sex Pistols. UK sales will reach over 150,000 in the first five days, despite the fact that major retailers refuse to sell the record and the BBC bans it from air-play. Against all odds, the single still reached #2 on the UK singles chart. It sold 200,000 copies in one week and peaked at No.2 on the UK charts behind Rod Stewart’s ‘I Don’t Want to Talk About It’. There have been persistent rumours, (never confirmed or denied), that it was actually the biggest-selling single in the UK at the time, and the British Phonographic Industry conspired to keep it off the No.1 slot.

At the Nashville club in London, Declan McManus made his stage debut as Elvis Costello.

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Elvis performed at the Broome county Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton, New York

May 27, 1977. (8:30 pm) Binghamton. NY. – Elvis Presley In Concert

DVD: “Elvis The Sun King”

The Wake and Aftermath

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1989

The Beach Boys and Chicago began touring together for the first time in 14 years. Brian Wilson joined the group for a few shows during the tour.

Cliff Richard released his one hundredth single, ‘The Best Of Me’, which became his 26th Top 3 UK hit.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2005

Robbie Williams was voted into first place beating Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie to be named the best live solo artist. A UK nation-wide survey of 5,000 people saw the former Take That star beat music icons including Madonna, Michael Jackson and Bob Dylan. U2 were named best live band, ahead of Queen and Oasis, in a poll by Carling to celebrate the UK’s live music scene.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2017

Elvis Presley’s private jet just sold for well below its estimate Digital Trends

Elvis Presley’s jet auctioned after sitting on runway 30 years CBC.ca

2018

Elvis Presley: The Searcher on TV in Australia May 27 | Elvis Articles

Elvis Fans Only | Elvis Presley Official Fan Club

Priscilla Presley: – «Elvis ble aldri tatt seriøst»

26 maggio 1994: Michael Jackson sposa Lisa Marie Presley

Daily Highlight for 2018

May 27, 1968

At the Capitol Tower Recording Studio in Hollywood, Glen Campbell recorded “Wichita Lineman.”

Hawaii Vacation and USS Arizona Memorial visit

Priscilla & Elvis Presley USS Arizona Memorial May 27, 1968

There was a plaque that commemorated Elvis’s concert to raise funds for the memorial.

 

It was removed by the Federal government in 1987, citing Elvis as a poor role model – at the peak of the Elvis Aliver hysteria, which also had threatened the US Post Office issue the first Elvis Presley postal stamp, that same year.

Reinstate Elvis’ name on the “USS Arizona” – Petitions24.com

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Elvis Presley on Holiday, Hawaii, May, 1968 – Elvis Presley Photos

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

 

Our Daily Elvis for May 23, 2018

Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis

 

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The Updated for 2018 are:

  1. Added the Elvis Era Headers to the post, and
  2. the following updates to the original Daily Elvis Post:

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1940

Frank Sinatra, the Pied Pipers (including Jo Stafford) and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra recorded “I’ll Never Smile Again,” which went on to spend 12 weeks at #1.

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

May 23, 1950

Linda Thompson was born, later she was Elvis’s girlfriend for four and a half years starting in 1972.

June 3, 1951 to July 1, 1951

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

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Elvis worked as an user at Loew’s State Theatre

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

May 23, 1953

Bill Haley And His Comets saw their first release for Essex Records, “Crazy Man, Crazy” enter the Cashbox Best Sellers chart at #19. The success will be short lived however, as the record would fall out of the Top 50 two weeks later.

May 23, 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

May 23, 1955

Elvis Scotty and Bill played at the Mayfair Building in Tyler TX.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

May 23, 1956

Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium, Sioux City, Iowa.

Elvis Presley’s 1956 Show in Sioux City – Elvis History Blog

Elvis Presley on the Jimmy Dean WMAL-TV Show, March 23, 1956

May 23, 1957

Jailhouse Rock Wardrobe photos

 

The Military Service Disruption

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

May 23, 1960

Ella Fitzgerald charted R&B with “Mack the Knife,” reaching #6; and despite Bobby Darin’ pop version charting nine months ahead of Ella’s pop chart debut, her version still impressively reached Pop chart #27.

First recorded by the Spaniels in 1958, “A Rockin’ Good Way” bounced onto the Hot 100 for Dinah Washington in a duet with Brook Benton while rockin’ its way to #7.

The Everly Brothers started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Cathy’s Clown’, which also spent seven weeks at No.1 in the UK. It became the Everly Brothers’ biggest hit single and their third and final US chart topper, selling eight million copies worldwide. Cadence Records, the Everly Brothers’ former label, released two of their 1959 recordings on the single “When Will I Be Loved” b/w “Be-Bop-A-Lula.”

G.I. Blues

May 23, 1961

Blue Hawaii  Principal photography for Blue Hawaii ended

Elvis Presley during filming of "Blue Hawaii" (March 27 - May 23, 1961) | The lady in the picture was put in charge to bring Elvis his meals and what ever he needed. On the last day he was there he wanted to pay her and she told him that she couldn't take the money so he kissed her on the cheek and sang "Amazing Grace" to her.

The lady in the picture was put in charge to bring Elvis his meals and what ever he needed. On the last day he was there he wanted to pay her and she told him that she couldn’t take the money so he kissed her on the cheek and sang “Amazing Grace” to her.

and publicity stills were shot as well.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

 

May 23, 1971

Elvis flew to Los Angeles, where he would stay for 2 weeks.

May 23, 1974

George Harrison announced the launch of his own record label, ‘Dark Horse.’

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Tahoe Shows

There was a party to celebrate Linda’s birthday after the show.

Romances: Linda Thompson

Lake Tahoe, May 16 – May 27, 1974 – Elvis Presley In Concert

Elvis Presley – Elvis As Recorded Live In Lake Tahoe, Nevada

High Sierra : May ’74 : 1974 : Elvis Presley FTD CD

May 23, 1977

Engelbert Humperdinck’s “After the Lovin’” album was certified Platinum.

Jefferson Airplane are barred from giving a free concert at Golden Gate Park when San Francisco authorities pass a resolution banning electronic instruments. The group later wrote “We Built this City” about the ban.

Elvis performed at the Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island.

Elvis Puts on a show at the Civic Center by Tony Lioce Journal Bulletin

Elvis Presley in concert at the Providence Civic Center on May 23

 On Tour 77 #28 – www.elvisandhismusic.com

The Wake and Aftermath

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2013

During court proceedings for Michael Jackson‘s wrongful death trial, a stage manager testified that he warned an AEG executive just five days before the star’s death that he was in a physical and mental decline.

2016

Elvis Presley’s guitar sells for £230,000 – The Telegraph

2017

Promised Land review – a wild ride through doomed America in Elvis

Story image for elvis presley from USA TODAY

 

Daily Highlight for 2018

May 23, 1970

Paul McCartney’s debut solo album, “McCartney”, started a three-week run at the top of the Billboard Hot 200, while The Beatles’ LP “Let It Be” was #1 on the UK album chart for three weeks.

The Elvis Presley 37th album “Let’s Be Friends” hit #105 in the U.S. A cheapie  compilation released on RCA’s Camden in April 1970, was re-issued  by Pickwick Camden Records with the original Camden catalog #CAS 2408 and with a black border around the original cover art. It was reissued for compact disc by Sony Music Entertainment in 2006 – was certified Gold on June 15, 1999 and Platinum on January 6, 2004

 

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

 

ElvisWorld: Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner: Trump has been ‘the worst’ for transgender people

 

as bad as Trump is for every single demographic

Jenner remains the worst for Trans, a poor role model who endorses the republicans

 

Caitlyn Jenner (If I hadn’t changed my name years before she did, I would have chosen a different middle name), has shown herself to be extremely disconnected from the vast majority of transgender people from the get-go. After seeing some of the interviews she did early on, I was always unsure how she would be as a role model for younger transwomen (I was post-op a couple of years before I had heard of her). She’s proven my caution completely warranted. Even now I wonder about her real motives.

Book Review: A Little Thing Called Life

 

give Linda Thompson’s book a read.

“A Little Thing Called Life: On Loving Elvis Presley, Bruce Jenner, and Songs in Between”

She went from Elvis Presley as her first boyfriend, Jenner her first husband but his second wife; and finally Canada’s David Foster,.

Presley cheated for most of their relationship, including dumping the twenty something Thompson for a 19 year old when he was 42.

Jenner did not advise until after marriage and children, and that was to all three wives. That 1980 “Can’t Stop the Music” movie that Jenner made with the Village People should have been a clue to the public in some way.

As for motives, I suggest “To An Athlete Dying Young” is a poem by A.E. Housman’ and the faded celeb turned reality genre fodder

Foster was 19 years and the biggest jerk of the three. He was with hjs wife when he met Thompson and basically offered to divorce his wife upon meeting her, and he hijacked the reality tv show that her two Jenner sons had.

Kim Kardasian was Priscilla Presley’s maid of honor.

and the woman killed in the Jenner literal car crash that followed the public reveal had been a bit player in an Elvis movie where she danced with him in a movie called Double Trouble.

Thompson also shares about her and Elvis watching Jenner’s gold medal Olympics and Elvis commenting that he wasn’t gay but that Jenner was hot.

so… all reality, you can’t make this up, eh.

Romances: Linda Thompson

on my other blog: dykewriter

Jenner is not a hero, but is in community

Dear Jenner: Return the Medals

17975050-mmmainCostume

Elvisworld: Gender and Jenner

Jenner: Costume, Caricature and Legit Commentary

Wheaties Bruce

The Jenner Transition: From Butch to Cait

Tabbing Through the Tabloids: Bruce/Belinda Jenner ?

see also

Daily Elvis: October 15

Give us this day, October 15 , our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

October 15, 1938

Vernon in prison

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

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

October 15, 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.

1947

Mulbery Alley

1948
1010 North Green Street, in the Shakerag section of Tupelo.

Memphis, Tennessee

1949-1953

October 15, 1949

The Housing Authority’s newspaper, The Memphis Appeal, listed the Presley family as one of the seventeen families who had moved into the courts recently.

Sept. 12, 1948 – Sept. 20, 1949

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

September 1952

Elvis worked for MARL Metal Products, a furniture manufacturer – He worked the 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM shift as an assembler.

572 Poplar Avenue

185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954

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

April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954

Elvis worked at Crown Electric for $1.00 an hour. He delivered supplies to the job sites and hoped to train to be an electrician. He stayed at Crown until mid-Oct

end of 1954 to mid-1955
2414 Lamar Avenue, rented

rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

1414 Getwell Street

Audobon Drive

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

October 15, 1954

Elvis, Scotty and Bill played Eagle’s Nest in Memphis, a nightclub over the changing room at the Clearpool complex. Also on the bill: Tiny Dixon Band and The Eagles

After the show the 3 went to Shreveport, with Sam Philips. Sam had arranged a try-out on the Louisiana Hayride. After a seven-hour drive, they checked in their hotel, the Captain Shreve Hotel.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1954
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Info October 15 1954 Eagles Nest Memphis TN

October 15, 1955

A Canadian quartet called The Four Lads‘ have the fourth best selling single in America with “Moments To Remember”. Originally offered to Perry Como but turned down by his management, the song would stay on the Billboard Top 40 for an amazing twenty-five weeks and sell over four million copies.

Elvis performed at the Fair Park Coliseum, Lubbock, Texas,

with other acts: Jimmy Newman, Johnny Cash, Floyd Cramer, Jimmy Day, Wanda Jackson, Porter Wagoner, Bobby Lord, Buddy & Bob
with Larry Welborn

Nashville talent scout Eddie Crandall was in audience and arranged for Holly to audition and record demos for the Decca US label.

and later that evening at the Cotton Club, Lubbock.


Kenneth Don Shinn (bouncer), Ralph Lowe Jr., Scotty and Elvis onstage at the Cotton Club – Oct. 15, 1955

The Cotton Club Lubbock, TX : October 15, 1955

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info October 15 1955 Fair Park Coliseum Lubbock TX (8:00 PM) The Elvis Presley Show Yes
Info October 15 1955 Cotton Club Lubbock TX The Elvis Presley Show

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

October 15, 1956

Elvis and Gene Smith travelled back from San Antonio to Memphis by plane.

October 15, 1957

Scotty Moore and Bill Black played Texas State Fair, Dallas, TX (4 shows daily from October 5 to 20)

The Military Service Disruption

October 15, 1958

Military Service in Germany

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

October 15, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

October 15, 1960

October 15, 1961

After several weeks in Las Vegas, Elvis returned to Memphis before travelling to Nashville to record 5 songs at RCA’s Studio B between 6.00 p.m. and 4.00 a.m. The injured guitarist Hank Garland was replaced by Jerry Kennedy.

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee
For The Millionth And The Last Time M2WW
Good Luck Charm M2WW 1003-04
Anything That’s Part Of You M2WW 1004-10
I Met Her Today M2WW
Night Rider M2WW 1006-03

October 15, 1962

It Happened at the World’s Fair  

October 15, 1963

October 15, 1964

Tickle Me

October 15, 1965

October 15, 1966

October 15, 1967

Elvis in  Arizona for Stay Away, Joe 

October 15, 1968

Elvis worked at the Samuel Goldwyn Studios soundstage at 2 songs for his movie Charro from 7.00 p.m. till midnight.

Goldwyn Studios – Hollywood, California
Let’s Forget About The Stars (track) ////////-02
Charro (track) ////////-05

October 15, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

October 15, 1970

Elvis was in Memphis. He went shopping and bought a shoulder holster. A couple of days before he was given an official badge which permitted him to carry a pistol.

In the evening he attended The Gospel Quartet Convention at Ellis Auditorium where he was introduced to the audience by James Blackwood, leader of the Blackwood Brothers.

October 15, 1971

October 15, 1972

From October 8 to the end of the month, Elvis watched almost every night movies at the Memphian or the Crosstown.

October 15, 1973

The US Supreme Court decides by a 7-2 vote to refuse to review a 1971 Federal Communications directive that broadcasters, in effect, censor songs with drug-oriented lyrics. The two dissenting votes are cast by Justices William J. Brennan and William O. Douglas, who say, “The government cannot, consistent with the First Amendment, require a broadcaster to censor its music.”

After a short period of feeling well, Elvis, again having breathing problems, forced Dr. Nichopoulos to admit Elvis as his patient to Memphis Baptist Memorial Hospital. Elvis got through a great amount of tests to determine the cause of his condition. Heart failure was ruled out and Dr. Nichopoulos deflected that it could have something to do with Elvis’ “acupuncture” (Demerol  injections) treatments in California.  Elvis had to remain in the hospital for 2 weeks and Linda stayed on his side the whole time.

Romances: Linda Thompson

October 15, 1974

With Sheila Ryan Elvis travelled to Las Vegas, to put himself under the care of Dr. Elias Ghanem. This doctor had taken care of Elvis during engagements since 1972.

October 15, 1975

October 15, 1976

Elvis performed at the Chicago Stadium, Chicago.

Date: 15 Oct 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Chicago, IL.
Chicago Stadium
Tickets: 19,000
Costume: Inca Gold Leaf (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
Help Me
Jailhouse Rock
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Steamroller Blues
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain ( featuring John Wilkinson )
Whatd I Say ( featuring James Burton )
Johnny B Goode ( featuring James Burton )
Drum Solo ( featuring Ronnie Tutt )
Bass Solo ( featuring Jerry Scheff )
Piano Solo ( featuring Tony Brown )
Electric Piano Solo ( featuring David Briggs )
Love Letters, School Day

Hurt (with reprise)
Hound Dog
It’s Now Or Never
Blue Christmas
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

FTD Concert release:

Chicago Stadium : October 15, 1976 – Elvis Presley Music

October 15, 1976 (8:30 pm). Chicago, IL – Elvis Presley In Concert

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 25 – October 14th – October 27th 1976
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info October 15 1976 Chicago Stadium Chicago IL (8:30 pm) 19000 Chief Second belt White Suit Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath

1977

 

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1994

The Elvis Presley collector’s edition album “If Every Day Was Like Christmas” was released.

1995

Paul and Linda McCartney are the guest voices on Fox-TV’s The Simpsons in an episode called “Lisa the Vegetarian”. Macca’s stipulation for appearing was that Lisa’s decision to become a vegetarian would be a permanent character change, to which producer David Mirkin agreed.

1997

Michael Jackson played the last date on the HIStory Tour at King’s Park Rugby Stadium, Durban, South Africa. During the tour, Jackson performed 82 concerts in 58 cities to over 4.5 million fans, visiting 5 continents and 35 countries.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2014

U2 frontman Bono said he was sorry after their latest album was automatically added to the libraries of all iTunes users around the world, saying the move was a “drop of megalomania, a touch of generosity”. iTunes users complained that the 11-track Songs of Innocence had been added to their music library without permission and that it was not clear how to delete it.

2017

Broadway Elvis Play cancelled:

Legal Decision Puts Elvis Resurrection in Doubt

It’s been 61 years since this hit Elvis Presley song was released

Elvis tried to mould me into the perfect woman’ – Priscilla Interview

 

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

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

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

Elvis History Blog

 

Daily Elvis: October 12

Give us this day, October 12, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

October 12, 1938

Vernon in prison

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

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

October 12, 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.

1947

Mulbery Alley

1948
1010 North Green Street, in the Shakerag section of Tupelo.

Memphis, Tennessee

1949-1953

Sept. 12, 1948 – Sept. 20, 1949

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

September 1952

Elvis worked for MARL Metal Products, a furniture manufacturer – He worked the 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM shift as an assembler.

572 Poplar Avenue

185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954

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

April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954

Elvis worked at Crown Electric for $1.00 an hour. He delivered supplies to the job sites and hoped to train to be an electrician. He stayed at Crown until mid-Oct

end of 1954 to mid-1955
2414 Lamar Avenue, rented

rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

1414 Getwell Street

Audobon Drive

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

October 12, 1954

October 12, 1955

The Chrysler Corporation introduces high fidelity record players for their 1956 line-up of cars. The unit measured about four inches high and less than a foot wide and mounted under the instrument panel. The seven inch discs spun at 16 2/3 rpm and required almost three times the number of grooves per inch as an LP. A set of 35 classical recordings were available that provided between 45 and 60 minutes of uninterrupted music. The players would be discontinued in 1961.

Elvis performed at the High School Auditorium, Midland, Texas.

The other acts were Jimmy Newman, Johnny Cash, Floyd Cramer, Jimmy Day, Wanda Jackson, Porter Wagoner and Bobby Lord

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info October 12 1955 High School Auditorium Midland TX (7:30 PM) The Elvis Presley Show Yes

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

October 12, 1956

A motion picture called Don’t Knock The Rock, featuring Little Richard and Bill Haley And His Comets, opens in US theatres. The movie tells the story of a disc jockey, Alan Freed, who tries to prove to teenagers’ parents that Rock ‘n’ Roll is harmless and won’t turn their kids into juvenile delinquents.

Elvis performed at the Heart O’ Texas Coliseum, Waco, Texas:

Heartbreak Hotel
I Got A Woman
Dont Be Cruel
Money Honey
Blue Suede Shoes
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog


Elvis onstage at the Heart O’ Texas Coliseum, Waco, TX – Oct. 12, 1956
Photo by Jimmie Willis

The other acts were Rex Marlowe, Howard & Wanda Bell, Phil Maraquin, Hubert Castle, The Jordanaires and Sherry Davis

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info October 12 1956 Heart O Texas Coliseum Waco TX (8:00 PM) Yes

October 12, 1957

On tour in Sydney, Australia, Little Richard denounces Rock ‘n’ Roll, saying “If you want to live for the Lord, you can’t take Rock and Roll too. God doesn’t like it.” When his sax player, Clifford Burks, dares Richard to prove his “faith in God,” Little Richard tosses four diamond rings, valued at $8,000, into Sydney’s Hunter River and soon after launches a Gospel career. Five years later, he would switch back to Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Scotty Moore and Bill Black played Texas State Fair, Dallas, TX (4 shows daily from October 5 to 20)

Elvis left Memphis for a Las Vegas vacation. He stayed at the Sahara Hotel and dated the exotic dancer Tempest Storm.

The Military Service Disruption

October 12, 1958

Military Service in Germany, Hotel Grunwald in Bad Nauheim, Germany

October 12, 1959

Military Service in Germany Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

October 12, 1960

October 12, 1961

October 12, 1962

The Beatles, still just an up and coming local group, open for one of their idols, Little Richard at a concert at New Brighton Towne, Liverpool.   Although Richard apparently found John and George to be “rude,” he was quite taken with Paul, reportedly to the point of trying to seduce him.

It Happened at the World’s Fair  

October 12, 1963

October 12, 1964

Tickle Me production begins

October 12, 1965

Elvis Presley on a go cart racing up the driveway of Graceland

October 12, 1966

October 12, 1967

Elvis in  Arizona for Stay Away, Joe 

October 12, 1968

The LP “Cheap Thrills” by Big Brother And The Holding Company hit #1 on the Billboard album chart for the first of eight non-consecutive weeks. It would prove to be the most successful LP of the year, selling over a million copies. On March 22, 2013, the album was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the US Library of Congress and was preserved into the National Recording Registry.

October 12, 1969

Elvis and Priscilla, Vernon and Dee, the Esposito’s, the Gambills and the Schillings returned to Los Angeles. The group had come up with the thought to spend their vacation in Europe. Every single one of them really wanted to go to Europe, and the ones without a passport went to arrange for one. The Colonel, however, argued with them that Elvis’ European fans would never accept that Elvis would come to Europe as a tourist and not as a performer. So the plans changed and the bunch switched to the Bahamas.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

October 12, 1970

Elvis flew to Las Vegas to pick up a new car.

October 12, 1971

Gene Vincent, most often remembered for his 1956 hit “Be Bop A Lula”, died of a bleeding ulcer at the age of 36.

October 12, 1972

From October 8 to the end of the month, Elvis watched almost every night movies at the Memphian or the Crosstown.

October 12, 1973

Elvis and Linda arrived at Graceland, where Linda called Dr. Nichopoulos. Just the day before Elvis experienced some difficulty breathing, so Dr. Nichopoulos arranged for his nurse, Tish Henley, to care for Elvis at home.

October 12, 1974

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Tahoe Shows.

Date: 12 Oct 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Stateline NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Mexican Sundial suit
Track list: Unknown

 

Date: 12 Oct 1974
Time: Midnight
Venue: Stateline NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: King Of Spades suit
Track list: Unknown

 

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: Lake Tahoe Season 4 – Lake Tahoe October 11th – October 14th 1974
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info October 12 1974 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (10.00pm) 1974 Arabian Original belt
Info October 12 1974 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Midnight (12.00am) Mexican Sundial Original belt Purple Suit Yes

October 12, 1975

October 12, 1976

Elvis returned the call from Red West and for the first time after the firing they had a long talk. Red taped this conversation. There was the overall tone of regret on both sides, and Elvis speech patterns indicted extreme stress, distress and depression; often deflecting into song titles or lyrics, reaching for what he wanted to say directly.

Elvis’ Last Recorded Conversation

Elvis never confronted Red directly, but simply said: ” If you need me for anything, I would be more than happy to help out. You do whatever you have to do. I just want you and Pat to know I’m still here.”

Transcript of Telephone Conversation Between Red West and Elvis …

The Wake and Aftermath

1977

 

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1991

Mariah Carey breaks The Jackson 5’s record of four straight number one hits when “Emotions” becomes the fifth of her first five singles to reach the top of the Billboard chart. In April, 2008, she would pass Elvis Presley’s record (because his first 2 years were not counted anymore) when she achieved her 18th Billboard chart topper, second at the time to only The Beatles 20.

1999

The book “Elvis Day by Day” by Peter Guralnick and Ernst Jorgensen was released.

2002

Twenty-five years after his death, an album of Elvis Presley‘s best selling songs entitled “Elvis – 30 #1 hits”, tops the Billboard album chart.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

 

 

 

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

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

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

Elvis History Blog