Our Daily Elvis for July 14, 2018

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Daily Elvis: July 14

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Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

 

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

 

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

July 14, 1956

Pat Boone’s version of Ivory Joe Hunter’s 1950 hit, “I Almost Lost My Mind”, topped the Cashbox Best Sellers list. Over the years, nearly 50 other artists have recorded the song.

Elvis remained in Biloxi for most of July.

Romance: June Juanico

The Military Service Disruption

 

July 14, 1958

The Quarrymen, featuring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John “Duff” Lowe on piano and Colin Hanton on drums, recorded a vanity disc at a small studio in an electronics shop owned by a man named Percy Phillips. The band recorded ‘That’ll Be The Day’ and ‘In Spite Of Danger’ in one take each. With the names of the tunes and the song’s writers hand written on the label, each band member was to keep the 10-inch 78 rpm disc for a week before passing it on. Both recordings eventually ended up on Anthology 1.

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.

July 14, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

uly 14, 1961

Billboard magazine reports that the teenage dance craze, The Twist, is being picked up by the adult crowd in Philadelphia.

Follow That Dream 

July 14, 1962

The Beatles played their first ever gig in Wales when they appeared at The Regent Dansette in Rhyl. Tickets cost five shillings, ($0.70).

Bobby Vinton‘s “Roses Are Red” sat on top of both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Cashbox Best Sellers list. It was a song that Bobby found in a pile of demo discs that were marked “reject” at Epic Records. The label was about to drop Vinton’s band, but he talked them into recording him as a solo artist. The single became a million seller and was both Bobby’s and Epic’s first Gold record. It made #15 in the UK.

July 14, 1963

The film’s cast and crew of Viva Las Vegas traveled to Las Vegas where they stayed at the Sahara Hotel.

1964

Girl Happy 

July 14, 1965

Shelly Fabares, the Beau Brummels, Ian Whitcomb, Terry Black, Kelly Garrett, Billy Preston, theBlossoms and Bobby Sherman performed on ABC-TVs primetime weekly music show “Shindig!

July 14, 1966

Double Trouble

MGM Sound Stage – Hollywood, California – Elvis Presley Recording

July 14, 1967

Herman’s Hermits toured the USA with opening act The Who  on 55 dates.

David Bowie released the single ‘Love You Till Tuesday’ which failed to reach the charts. Bowie’s 1969 showpiece film Love You till Tuesday took its name from the song, which also featured over the opening credits.

Speedway

July 14, 1969

Bob Dylan makes a surprise appearance with The Band at the Mississippi River Rock Festival, where he performs three numbers.

During this period Elvis spoke with almost every musician he knew about accompanying him to Las Vegas.

Elvis Presley : July 14, 1969 : Rehearsal song list

Charro!

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

July 14, 1970

Rehearsals for the upcoming show in Las Vegas were held at MGM’s studio in Culver City and were filmed for use in the documentary that could be titled That’s The Way It Is.

July 14, 1971

Elvis went to Tahoe for rehearsals.

July 14, 1972

Elvis was back in Los Angeles where he remained until the 20th.

July 14, 1973

During a concert at the John Wayne Theatre in Hollywood, California, Phil Everly smashed his guitar and stormed of stage, Don finished the set by himself and announced that The Everly Brothers had split. This was the last that the duo performed together for nearly ten years.

July 14, 1974

Elvis remained in Memphis for the rest of the month,

July 14, 1975

Elvis performed at the Civic Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, where Elvis threw his guitar into the crowd.

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July 14, 1976

Elvis flew on to Las Vegas with Linda, where he once again put himself under Dr. Ghanem’s care.

Romances: Linda Thompson

July 14, 1977

Elvis Costello and The Attractions made their live debut supporting Wayne County at The Garden, Penzance, Cornwall, England.

Elvis upstairs at Graceland to the balance of the month

The Wake and Aftermath

1980

Allen Klein, the man who had managed both The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, began a two month jail sentence for falsifying income tax documents. For years Klein had control over ABKCO (Allen and Betty Klein Company) Music and Records and was responsible for the lack of CD releases by such artists as Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell, The Rays, The Dovells and many others from the 1960s.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1988

Michael Jackson gave himself a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for setting a new attendance record, when he played the first of seven nights at Wembley Stadium in London. The shows on his Bad World Tour were attended by a total of 504,000 fans beating the record previously held by Genesis, with four sold out nights. Among entertainers in the audience were Diana Ross, Boy George and Terence Trent D’Arby.

At the height of “Elvis is Alive” phenomenon, Nashville radio station WYHY offered $1 million to anyone who showed up at the studios with proof that Elvis Presley was still alive.

1989

At The Peach Festival, South Carolina, 432 guitarist’s broke the world record for the most guitar players appearing in unison for the longest period of time, when they performed ‘Louie Louie’ for 30 minutes.

Tom Jones lost a paternity suit and was ordered to pay $200 a week in child support to 27 year old Katherine Berkery of New York. The judge in the case was Judge Judy Sheindlin, who was still serving in her 15 year tenure as a New York Family Court judge before appearing in her court TV show, Judge Judy.

1992

Olivia Newton-John discloses that she has breast cancer. She was later deemed fully recovered until 2018.

1997

Walkers Spice Girls crisps went on sale in the UK, over 16 million bags were sold by the end of the year.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

Lisa Marie Presley performed her new single “Sinking In” on the “Late Show with David Letterman.”

2007

A pair of glasses worn by former Beatle John Lennon sparked a bidding war after being offered for sale online. The circular sunglasses were worn by Lennon during The Beatles 1966 tour of Japan, where the band played some of their last ever live dates. Anonymous rival bidders had pushed the price as high as £750,000 at online auction house 991.com.

2009

Michael Jackson fans from all over the world congregated at London’s O2 arena, where the star had been due to begin his run of 50 concerts. Fans who left messages to a wall of tributes and conducted Jackson sing-a-longs, held a minute’s silence at 1830 BST to mark the time when the doors to the concert would have opened.

The 50 show at the Oz, planned for over 6 months sold out immediately online a ticker seller sold to their own subsidary ticket resellers, whereas, Elvis’ 1969 return to performing in Vegas was 53 sold out shows over a few weeks. Jackson’s LA memorial concert also saw most seeking ticket for re-sale and the expected crowds did not materialize and the city of LA was left with a huge police security expense.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2010

Members of a Michael Jackson fan club reached out to officials at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California, offering to clean up the King of Pop’s vandalized tomb which had been defaced with permanent ink tributes.

2012

Fairhaven screens Elvis Presley in ‘Blue Hawaii’ on July 14

2013

Speaking to fans at a show in Quebec City, Canada, Stevie Wonder vowed that he would never again perform in Florida or any of the other 22 states that carry the controversial “Stand Your Ground” law following the acquittal of Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman, the man who gunned down teenager Trayvon Martin.

2014

Elvis Presley shook up the Springfield Civic Center 40 years ago

2015

The Las Vegas coroner’s office confirmed that B.B. King died of natural causes primarily stemming from Alzheimer’s disease and was not murdered. Two of his daughters had alleged King was poisoned by long-time associates.

Dave Somerville, lead singer for The Diamonds, died of cancer at the age of 81. The Canadian quartet charted sixteen times on Billboard’s various charts in the late 1950s and early 1960s, including the Top 10 hits “Little Darlin’”, “Silhouettes” and “The Stroll”

2016

Flashback: Hear Elvis Presley’s Slow-Burning ‘I Want You’ – Rolling stone

2017

The Elvis Aliver Conspiracy Won’t End: The AP reported on July 14, 2017, that a story claiming a dead homeless man

Elvis: The Concert Years HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO July 14th

Highlight for 2018

July 14, 1964

The Rolling Stones were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘It’s All Over Now’, the group’s first of 8 UK No.1’s. Written by Bobby Womack and Shirley Womack, it was first released by The Valentinos featuring Bobby Womack in the same year.

Such A Night/Never Ending released. Such A Night was originally an LP track on his 1960 album Elvis Is Back,. The 1964 single reached # 13 in the UK and number 16 in the US..

Never Ending was recorded in 1963 and was first released on this single, and then as an LP filler track for the Double Trouble soundtrack LP, it failed to make the top 100, peaking at 111.

 

 

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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

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Elvis History Blog

 

 

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Our Daily Elvis for July 9, 2018

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Daily Elvis July 9

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Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

 

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

July 9,1955

A landmark in music history is established on July 9th when Bill Haley‘s “Rock Around The Clock” reaches number one on the Billboard chart. Many music historians will eventually acknowledge the song as a dividing line, separating Rock and Roll from everything that preceded it.

Pat Boone releases his cover version of Fats Domino‘s “Ain’t That A Shame”. Domino’s recording reached number ten in the US while Boone’s version went all the way to number one.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

July 9, 1956

After the June 30th trouble at Asbury Park, Bill Haley And His Comets are denied permission to play at the Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City. A city ordnance was passed that read: “Rock and roll music encouraged juvenile delinquency and inspired young females in lewd bathing suits to perform obscene dances on the city’s beaches.”

Dick Clark made his debut as host of Bandstand on Philadelphia TV station WFIL. He took over from Bob Horn, who had been charged with driving while intoxicated during a highly-publicized police crackdown. The show’s name would be changed to American Bandstand when it went to ABC-TV in 1957. Clark relinquished his hosting duties in 1989 to 26 year-old David Hirsch, but the program of 37 years, ended within a matter of months. 

Unexpectedly Elvis, Red West, Gene and Junior Smith and Arthur Hooton, showed up at June Juanico’s house in Biloxi.

Fans with Elvis in Biloxi

Romance: June Juanico

Elvis’ Smith Cousins

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

July 9, 1957

In Memphis, Elvis Presley attended the premiere of “Loving You.” at the Memphis Strand Theatre, and generally released July 30.

Loving You (1957 film) – Wikipedia

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

July 9, 1958

Johnny Cash signed with Columbia Records, where he would remain for the next 30 years releasing over 60 albums.

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.

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

July 9, 1960

Celeb/TV gossip column in The Times from Hammond, Indiana · Page 35:

Q: What is Elvis Presley’s real name’ How old is he?’-M P, Gauley Bridge.

A: As hard as it may be to believe, Elvis’ name is really Elvis (Although you should I have suspected it–what singer would ever dream of choosing a name like Elvis for himself). He is 23

July 9, 1961

Follow That Dream 

July 9, 1962

Bob Dylan recorded ‘Blowin’ In the Wind’ at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City during an afternoon session. Dylan originally wrote and performed a two-verse version of the song, as in its first public performance, at Gerde’s Folk City on April 16th, 1962. Shortly after this, he added the middle verse.

July 9, 1963

Elvis reported to MGM for preproduction on Viva Las Vegas. Soundtrack recording began at Radio Recorders at 7.00 p.m. and ran till 4.15 a.m.

July 9, 1964

Girl Happy 

July 9, 1966

Double Trouble

July 9, 1967

On a US tour supporting The Monkees, The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared at the Convention Hall, Miami, Florida. After it became plainly apparent that the group is not suited to teenybopper audiences, the tour’s promoter Dick Clark and Hendrix’s manager Chas Chandler concoct a story saying that the conservative Daughters of the American Revolution group had complained at Jimi’s act and so the Experience left the tour after just six shows.

Speedway

July 9, 1969

Working at Abbey Road studios in London The Beatles recorded ‘Maxwell’s Silver Hammer.’ John Lennon returned to the studio after recovering from a car crash in Scotland, and a bed was installed in the Abbey Road studio for Yoko, who was pregnant, and who had been more seriously injured in the car accident.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

July 9, 1970

From Los Angeles Elvis flew in a chartered jet to Las Vegas, where he checked into the International before he went on to Palm Springs.

 

July 9, 1971

David Bowie started recording sessions at Trident Studios in London, for what would become the concept album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. The character of Ziggy was initially inspired by British rock ‘n’ roll singer Vince Taylor, whom Bowie met after Taylor had had a breakdown and believed himself to be a cross between a god and an alien.

July 9, 1972

Paul McCartney and Wings played their very first show when they appeared in the small French town of Chateauvillon. The band included Denny Laine, Denny Seiwell, Henry McCullough and Paul’s wife, Linda. It was McCartney’s first time on the road since The Beatles quit touring in 1966.

Elvis in Palm Springs

July 9, 1974

Crosby, Stills, and Nash start their reunion tour in Seattle.

Elvis remained in Memphis for the rest of the month,

July 9, 1975

Signing autographs in Oklahoma City before take off on July 9, 1975

Arriving in Terre Haute, IN on July 9, 1975


Heading to perform at the Hulman Civic Center in Terre Haute, IN on July 9, 1975

Elvis performed at the Hulman Civic Center, Terre Haute, Indiana.

 

July 9, 1975. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Elvis Presley | Terre Haute, Indiana | July 9, 1975

Elvis Presley : Terre Haute, Indiana : July 9, 1975 | Elvis Photos

Rock Around The Cash Register” by Richard Haas Charleston Daily Mail (July 9, 1975) (Pre-concert Article)

July 9, 1977

Elvis Costello quit his day job at Elizabeth Arden Cosmetics to become a full time musician.

Print ad for Elvis” “Way Down” single.

Elvis upstairs at Graceland to the balance of the month

The Wake and Aftermath

1981

The Jacksons begin a 36 city tour that would produce the LP “The Jacksons Live”. The series of concerts will gross five and a half million dollars, $100,000 of which they will donate to the Atlanta Children’s Foundation.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1999

Elton John had a pacemaker fitted in an operation at a London hospital following reports about his ill health. Sir Elton was forced to cancel a series of concerts.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2004

David Bowie was forced to cancel a string of European shows after emergency heart surgery. The 57 year-old singer had an operation last month in Germany, where he was on tour, to treat “an acutely blocked artery”. The star’s cancellation last month of 11 European dates was originally attributed to a shoulder injury.

Pioneering Cleveland disc jockey (WERE) Bill Randle, nicknamed “The Pied Piper of Cleveland,” died of cancer at 81. In the 1950s, TIME magazine called Bill Randle the top DJ in America. Randle produced the movie short “Day in the life of a Disc Jockey” headliner Pat Boone and opening act Elvis – he also introduced Elvis on the Dorsey Brothers show.

Bill Randle – Wikipedia

DJ legend Bill Randle Dead at 81 | Elvis News

The Bill Randle Chronicles – From Electric Elvis to The Shakers

Bill Randle, rock ‘n’ roll trailblazer and local disc jockey, deserves

For Elvis CD Collectors • The Pied Piper of Cleveland – Page 4

The Pied Piper of Cleveland – Wikipedia

The Pied Piper of Cleveland: A Day in the Life of a Famous … – IMDb

The Pied Piper of Cleveland: A Day in the Life of a Famous … – Filmweb

see also:

Elvis the middle class rebel

The Elv-erse: Elvis vs Pat Boone

ElvisWorld: Making a Movie Short – Pied Piper of Cleveland

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2012

70-year-old Bobby Rydell underwent both a kidney and liver transplant. Six months later, he would be back onstage.

2013

Elton John told the British tabloid The Sun that he considered himself lucky to be alive after unknowingly battling appendicitis. The Rocket Man played through the pain during a series of concerts before seeking medical attention. He told the press, “I’m lucky to be alive. I was a ticking time bomb. I guess I could have died at any time.

Jon Bon Jovi returned to his home town of Sayreville, New Jersey to donate $1 million to the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. Presenting a check to Governor Chris Christie, the singer told a crowd in front of the town hall, “One thought came to me. What can I do? One of the residents responded, saying, ‘Use your voice.’”

2015

Transport for London, the government body that runs the metro rail system in the UK, banned posters promoting The Rolling Stones’ forthcoming exhibition, ‘Exhibitionism’, at London’s Saatchi gallery, because of its artwork. The neon advert showed Rolling Stones iconic tongue and lips design plastered over a woman’s bikini bottoms.

The American on-line news source, The Huffington Post, published a story that detailed a previously unreported rape of Runaways bassist Jackie Fuchs by her now-deceased, former band manager, Kim Fowley. According to the graphic account, the alleged attack occurred on New Year’s Eve 1976 when Fuchs, known then as Jackie Fox, was only 16.

2018

WATCH: ‘ASAP’ pays tribute to Elvis Presley in blue Hawaii

Hear Zayn’s Surprise Cover of Elvis Presley’s ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’

RollingStone.com

Daily Highlight for 2018

July 9, 1959

 

J.D. Presley appeared on CBS TV’s ‘I’ve Got A Secret’. (Elvis Presley’s paternal grandfather)

Jesse D Presley, Elvis’ Grandfather – Elvis Information Network

Relatives: The Presley Grandparents (this blog)

Reference Sites:

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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 July 7, 2018

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Daily Elvis July 7

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Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

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

July 7, 1953

“The Eddy Arnold Show,” a live 15-minute summer replacement for “The Dinah Shore Show,” began on NBC-TV. The program aired on Tuesday and Thursday nights.

Elvis had a temporary job as an assembler At M. B. Parker Company for the month of July, making 90-cents an hour or $36.00 a week.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

july 7 1954

Elvis Scotty and Bill were back in Sun Studio trying to cut a second song to complete a single with “That’s Allright Mama”.

Sun Studio – Memphis, Tennessee
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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

July 7, 1955

Elvis purchased his second Pink Cadillac, a new 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 60 in blue with black roof, to replace the Cadillac that was burned. He had the car repainted by a neighbor who designed a pink color for Elvis and named the color ‘Elvis Rose’. This is the one that he gave to his mother, probably the most famous car in the world. Gladys Presley would always proudly point to it as ‘her’ car.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

July 7, 1956

In San Jose, California, 12 people were injured when a riot broke out at a Fats Domino concert.

At the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Johnny Cash made his Grand Ole Opry debut performing three songs, including “I Walk The Line.” Backstage, he met his future wife, June Carter, for the first time.

Elvis drove down to Tupelo for the day.

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

July 7, 1957

Elvis Presley scored his first UK No.1 with ‘All Shook Up’, (his tenth UK single release). It stayed at No.1 for seven weeks.

Elvis was introduced to Anita Wood by George Klein.

Romance: Anita Wood

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

July 7, 1958

Ricky Nelson‘s “Poor Little Fool” enters the US charts, where it will eventually reach number one. The record holds the distinction of being the first number-one song on Billboard‘s newly created Hot 100 chart, replacing the magazine’s Jockeys and Top 100 charts.

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.

July 7, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

July 7, 1960

Elvis bought a water-skiing boat. He continued to rent the Rainbow Rollerdrome and the Memphian Theater almost every day.

 

July 7, 1961

Follow That Dream 

July 7, 1962

The Beatles played at Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight, in Birkenhead. The show was a dance for the local golf club, the capacity of the hall was 450, but 500 people squeezed in to hear and see The Beatles.

July 7, 1963

The Rolling Stones made their UK TV debut when they appeared on ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars.’ Also appearing on the show was, Mickie Most, The Cadets, Helen Shapiro and Gordon Mills. The group made a total of 13 appearances on the show between 1963 and 1966.

July 7, 1964

Girl Happy

July 7,1965

Sonny And Cher perform their new single “I Got You Babe” on US TV’s Rock and Roll show, Shindig.

July 7, 1966

The Kinks were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Sunny Afternoon’, the group’s third and last UK No.1.

Marty Lacker, Elvis and ? at Rocca Place

Double Trouble

July 7, 1967

The Monkees opened a national tour with Jimi Hendrix as the opening act, who would be replaced as unsuitable for minors.

Speedway

July 7, 1969

George Harrison recorded his new song ‘Here Comes the Sun’ with just two other Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr at Abbey Road in London. John Lennon was absent recovering from a car crash in Scotland.

Elvis continued to work on material for Vegas with Charlie Hodge.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

July 7, 1973

Paul McCartney releases “Live and Let Die”, the theme from the James Bond movie of the same name. It will reach #2 in the US and #9 in the UK.

Billy Preston started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Will It Go Round In Circles’, his first of two US chart toppers.

Driving into Graceland with Linda Thompson on a golf cart on July 7, 1973

July 7, 1974

RCA releases Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis – his fifth live album in less than five years and the last to be issued in his lifetime. topped Billboards Country chart and reached the top 40 of the Top LPs & Tape listings (now known as the Billboard 200).   Although the live album was not a major commercial success, it did produce the singer’s third and final Grammy Award winner, “How Great Thou Art”, which won for best inspirational performance.

Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis was the first RCA Elvis release to not have Elvis on the cover.

In 2004, FTD Records re-released Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis containing the entire concert, which had included performances of songs such as “Suspicious Minds” and “Polk Salad Annie” that had been omitted from the 1974 LP to avoid repetition with Presley’s previous live albums. On March 17, 2014, close to the 40th anniversary of the concert, Sony/RCA Legacy re-released the album as a two-CD set.

Elvis Presley’s 1974 Memphis Concert Remembered With 2 CD Set

Elvis remained in Memphis for the rest of the month,

July 7, 1976

Elvis left in the early hours of the morning for Los Angeles, then flew on to Palm Springs.

The FBI Files on Elvis Presley – Google Books Result

July 7, 1977

Elvis upstairs at Graceland to the balance of the month

The Wake and Aftermath

1980

Led Zeppelin played their last-ever concert with drummer John Bonham when they appeared at Eissporthalle, West Berlin at the end of a European tour. The set included: ‘Black Dog’, ‘The Rain Song’, ‘Hot Dog’, ‘All My Love’, ‘Trampled Under Foot’, ‘Since I’ve Been Loving You’, ‘Kashmir’, ‘Stairway To Heaven’ and ‘Rock And Roll’. They finished the show with a 17-minute version of ‘Whole Lotta Love’.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1984

“Relax” by Frankie Goes To Hollywood becomes the biggest selling single of all time in Great Britain, replacing Paul McCartney’s “Mull Of Kintyre” for that honor.

Bruce Springsteen went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Born In The USA’. The album went on to spend a total of 139 weeks on the US chart. It eventually reached a 15 Times Platinum certification on April 19, 1995 and has sold over 30 million copies worldwide.  Its also one of three albums (Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814) to produce seven Top-ten US singles.

Prince started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘When Doves Cry’, his first US No.1 which went on to sell over 2 million copies, it made No. 4 in the UK.

1989

It was announced that for the first time compact discs were out selling vinyl albums. The dominance of CDs virtually wiped out the 45 RPM single format, as nothing ended up replacing them. The 3 1/2 inch CD single would die out after record companies refused to offer them at a reasonable price.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

Lisa Marie Presley’s album “To Whom It May Concern” was certified Gold.

2007

Live Earth took place. The 24-hour, 7-continent series of concerts featured more than 100 music artists.  The concerts were organised by former US Vice-President Al Gore, as part of his campaign to “heal the planet”. Rock stars from around the world performed to hundreds of thousands of fans to highlight climate change. Concerts were held in Washington, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg, London, Hamburg, Tokyo, Shanghai and Sydney. Madonna brought London’s Live Earth concert to a close, playing a song she had written for the event. Other major acts who appeared included; Snow Patrol, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Genesis, The Beastie Boys, James Blunt, The Foo Fighters, Duran Duran, UB40, Snoop Dogg, Enrique Iglesias, Crowded House & Joss Stone. with The Police closing the days events in New Jersey.

2009

Michael Jackson’s family and fans said farewell to the pop superstar at an over hyped and under attended memorial service. The singer’s coffin was placed in front of the stage during the event at the Staples Center in Los Angeles after an earlier private funeral. Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey paid tribute before the family joined a sombre finale on stage. Motown boss Berry Gordy, who signed the Jackson Five, ended his tribute with the words: “Michael, thank you for the joy, thank you for the love. You will live in my heart forever.”included Duran Duran, Jamelia, Robert Plant and UB40.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2015

Climate scientists from five leading universities found that 163 of Bob Dylan’s 542 songs reference the climate – almost a third – making him the musician most likely to mention the weather in his lyrics. The Beatles came in at number two, mentioning the weather in 48 of the 308 songs they wrote.

2017

The Official Charts Company overhauled the way it compiles the UK Top 40 in an effort to stop A-list artists elbowing newer acts out of the way. The move was prompted by Ed Sheeran, whose new album ÷ [Divide] proved so popular that it propelled 16 tracks into the top 20 in March.

Priscilla Presley recalls one of her favorite moments with Elvis

2018

Elvis Presley movies | Jersey Retro

Was Elvis Presley Racist? Eugene Jarecki Talks to Chuck D About His …

TheWrap– Public Enemy’s Chuck D made Elvis Presley persona non grata for many hip-hop fans when he famously rapped in “Fight the Power”: “Elvis …

Daily Highlight for 2018

July 7, 1954

Two versions of “Sh-Boom” hit the US Top 10. The original version by a Black group called The Chords was at #9 and the cover version by a White group from Canada called The Crew Cuts was at #5.

 

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 July 1, 2018

Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis

Daily Elvis: July 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

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

June 3, 1951 to July 1, 1951

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

July 1, 1953

Elvis went to the Tennessee Employment Security office once again.

April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954

Elvis worked at Crown Electric,  until mid-October 1954

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

July 1, 1955

Elvis performed at the Plaquemine Casino Club, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

July 1, 1956

Elvis performed at the Steve Allen Show, The Hudson Theatre, New York City at 8.00 p.m. see highlight below for more details.

July 1, 1957

The headlines of Billboard magazine say, “Good music may be making a comeback on the bestseller charts…but rock & roll discs continue to dominate the pop market.”

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

July 1, 1961

The Elvis Presley single “I Feel So Bad’s” reached #26 in the U.S. and would peak at No.5 on the US Billboard Hot 100  and No.15 on Billboard’s Top 20 R&B Singles chart. In the UK, it was released on a double A-side single in the UK (c/w “Wild in the Country“), reached No.4 on the UK singles chart, also in 1961.

Red West and Pat Boyd’s wedding day.

Anita Wood and Elvis arriving late to Red West’ wedding

Red West married Pat Boyd; who worked in the Graceland Office Secretary Pool.

Romance: Anita Wood

Elvis Presley | Red West’s Wedding to Elvis’ Secretary Pat Boyd

uly 1, 1962

Gene Vincent was the featured act at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, along with an up and coming local group called The Beatles.

After checking out of the Sahara Elvis and Priscilla returned to Los Angeles, where Priscilla took a flight back to Germany, while Elvis drove home to Memphis.

Romances: Priscilla

July 1, 1963

The Beatles recorded their next single ‘She Loves You’ / ‘I’ll Get You’, at EMI Studios, London, completing the two songs in less than four hours. Released in August this year, ‘She Loves You’ went on to become The Beatles’ first million-selling single.

July 1, 1964

Girl Happy

July 1, 1966

Double Trouble Pre-production rehearsal week

July 1, 1967

The Beatles started a 15 week run at No.1 on the US album chart with Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the group’s 10th US No.1 album. 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’.
Jefferson Airplane‘s psychedelic masterpiece “White Rabbit” entered the Billboard chart, where it eventually reached #8. The song became one of the first records to sneak drug references past radio censors. It uses imagery found in Lewis Carroll’s 1865 book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its 1871 sequel Through the Looking-Glass, such as changing size after taking pills.

With Speedway in production, Elvis and Vernon traveled to Las Vegas to see Ann-Margret’s show.

Romances: Ann-Margaret

July 1, 1968

Elvis spent a week resting in Palm Springs.

July 1, 1969

Sam Phillips sells the legendary Sun Records Studio in Memphis to Shelby Singleton. Sun, more than other record company, was responsible for the emergence of White Rock ‘n’ Roll in the mid-1950’s.Shelby Singleton faked a Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis duet LP with Jimmy Ellis, who would perform as Orion on the Sun Records Label.

Signing autographs at Graceland sometime between June 22nd and July 4th 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

July 1, 1971

With longtime Tupelo friend Janelle McComb at Graceland on July 1, 1971, December 1971 and December 1972

July 1, 1972

Neil Diamond went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Song Sung Blue’, his second US No.1. A No.14 hit in the UK. “Song Sung Blue” was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 1973, Record of the Year and Song of the Year, but lost both to Roberta Flack’s rendition of “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”.

Elvis Presley’s “An American Trilogy” hit #8 in the U.K.  The original Mickey Newbury version reached No. 26 in 1972, and No. 9 on Billboard’s Easy Listening chart. Elvis Presley’s version reached No. 66, and peaked at No. 31 on the Easy Listening chart. It is a medley of three 19th century songs:

July 1, 1973

Enroute to his evening show at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville on July 1, 1973

Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee at 3.00 and 8.30 p.m.

July 1, 1974

Backstage in Omaha on July 1, 1974

Elvis performed at the Auditorium Arena, Omaha.

July 1, 1976

Departing the Lisa Marie with Linda Thompson in Shreveport on July 1, 1976

Elvis is reading The Omen, a popular horror novel from the 1970s.

 

Elvis performed at the Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport, Louisiana.

July 1, 1977

Elvis at Graceland, and mostly upstairs at Graceland – for the balance of the month.

 

The Wake and Aftermath

1979

The Walkman, the world’s first portable cassette player, was introduced by Sony.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1999
American singer Guy Mitchell, (born Albert George Cernik) died aged 72 at Desert Springs Hospital in Las Vegas. He had the 1957 UK & US No.1 single You Got Me Singing The Blues” in 1956 and “Heartaches By The Number” in 1959 plus over 10 other UK Top 40 singles. Mitchell also appeared as George Romack in the 1961 NBC western detective series Whispering Smith.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

The boxed set “Elvis – Close Up” was released. The set included 89 previously unreleased tracks.

Review – Close Up 4 CD Box Set :  Elvis Australia

2004

The Elvis Presley album “Polk Salad Annie, Las Vegas – 1970” was released.

Polk Salad Annie - Las Vegas, Feb.1970

The July 4th issue of TV Guide hit newsstands. Four commemorative covers were released on the same day. Each cover included a mini-CD that featured a never-before-released live version of “That’s All Right.” Each CD was also enhanced with CD-rom content, including Elvis trivia, downloadable Elvis screensavers, and an actual audio recording of an interview TV Guide conducted with Elvis in 1956.

2008

Beatles interview from April 30, 1964, in which John Lennon and Paul McCartney discussed how they met and the way they composed songs together, was broadcast by the BBC after it was discovered in a film can in a damp garage in south London.

Gypsy Roma Traveller

Elvis: in the ghetto, but not a Gypsy | Education | spiked

Gypsies and Travellers – The Truth – Canterbury City Council

2009

Sir Cliff Richard was ordered to demolish a £30,000 conservatory at his home in Surrey after the local council ruled that the conservatory should never have been built. The planning committee said the building contravened policy on green belt areas because it added more than 30% extra floor space.

The Elvis Effect: The week after Michael Jackson’s death, he dominated the Top Ten of Billboard’s album chart. Leading the pack was “Number Ones”, followed by “The Essential Michael Jackson” at #2, “Thriller” was #3 and “Off The Wall” was #4. The Jackson 5’s “Ultimate Collection” held the #5 spot, “Bad” was #6, “Dangerous” was #7, “Greatest Hits – HIStory – Vol. 1” came in at #8 and Michael’s “Ultimate Collection” occupied the #9 position. Collectively, Jackson’s solo albums sold 415,000 copies for the week, 58% of which were digital downloads. The week before his death, his titles sold a combined 10,000 units.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2015

Bruce Springsteen made a surprise appearance at Brian Wilson’s show in Holmdel, New Jersey where he joined the Beach Boys legend on “Barbara Ann” and “Surfin’ USA”.

Graceland Too: The Legacy of Elvis’ Number One Fan

2018

Lana Del Rey Shares Revived ‘Elvis‘ Demo for New ‘King …

Watch: The world’s biggest Elvis Presley impersonator 

Daily Highlight for 2018

July 1, 1956

Brenda Lee signed her first recording contract at the age of 11 after five years of singing professionally. Little Miss Dynamite, as she was called, would go on to have a total of 29 US Top 40 singles in the 1960s, including “Sweet Nothin’s” (#4) “I’m Sorry” (#1), “Dum Dum” (#4) “Fool #1” (#3), “Break It To Me Gently” (#4) and “All Alone Am I” (#3).

Elvis performed at the Steve Allen Show, The Hudson Theatre, New York City at 8.00 p.m.

THE STEVE ALLEN SHOW — Aired July 1, 1956 — Episode 2 — Pictured: Elvis Presley sings “I Want You, I Need You, I Love You” — Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank

THE STEVE ALLEN SHOW — Aired July 1, 1956 — Episode 2 — Pictured: (l-r) Andy Griffith, Imogene Coca, and Elvis Presley perform a parody of Country & Western television shows (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

On July 3rd, the Times would report the actual ratings:

N.B.C.-TV’s Steve Allen toppled C.B.S.-TV’s Ed Sullivan in the hotly contested 8 to 9 P. M. time period last Sunday. Mr. Allen, who featured Elvis Presley, singer, scored a Trendex rating of 20.2 as against Mr. Sullivan’s 14.8. The former attracted 55.3 per cent of the viewing audience and the latter drew 39.7 per cent. It was N.B.C.’s best showing since May 30, 1954. During the 1955-1956 season, N.B.C. surpassed Mr. Sullivan only three times.10

Elvis Presley : Hudson Theater in New York City for the Steve Allen

The show managed to beat out Sullivan’s in spite of the number of high profile guests that appeared that night which included John Huston, Jose Ferrer, Orson Welles, Lauren Bacall, Edward G. Robinson, Vincent Price, Burl Ives and even Gregory Peck reenacting scenes from his upcoming film “Moby Dick.”

 

The King earned $5,000 for the performance and headed for the studio the next day to record the song for a single release. US TV critic John Crosby panned Elvis’ performance, calling him an ‘unspeakable, untalented and vulgar young entertainer.’

Following the Steve Allen show – Elvis returned to the Warwick Hotel where he appeared on the only national talk show interview of his life – Hy Gardner Calling.

Steve Allen would maintain that Elvis was in on the joke being made of him, and Elvis never got over it – even referring to it in 1969 Vegas concert return. That North vs South divide of America.

July 1, 1956 – Elvis Presley Music

When a Basset Hound humiliated Elvis Presley on live TV – Mashable

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 June 29, 2018

Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis

Daily Elvis: June 29

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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 29, 1955

Elvis performed at Curtis Gordon’s Radio Ranch Club, Mobile, Alabama.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis and his party took a chartered plane to Charlotte, North Carolina, where they caught a Delta flight to New York City.

Elvis arrives for Steve Allen show rehearsals –
in the era of film photography, he was the most photographed person; because in the 1950s,
was the first time, professional equipment became a consumer product
Photos : Elvis Presley 1956

Then there was Steve Allen Show rehearsals. Skitch Henderson was NBC-TV’s musical conductor from 1951 to 1966, as well as The Steve Allen Show’s bandleader during its run on Sunday nights in 1956-60.

 

Elvis at 21: June 29, 1956: rehearsal hall

June 29, 1957

Police in Iran close all dance halls and prosecute their owners after laws are passed that rule Rock and Roll dancing as “harmful to health.” The ban was not lifted until the 1990s.

At Norman Petty’s studio in Clovis, New Mexico, Buddy Holly and the Crickets began a three-day recording session that produced “Peggy Sue,” “Listen To Me,” “I’m Gonna Love You Too,” and “Oh Boy!”

The Presleys lived at  Graceland,

The Military Service Disruption

1959

Dick Clark announces his first Caravan of Stars tour, which would feature The Skyliners, who were still riding high on their hit “Since I Don’t Have You”. Chubby Checker, Duane Eddy, Bobby Darin, Fabian, Buddy Holly, Annette Funicello and Bo Diddley also toured with the Caravan.

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 29, 1960

G.I. Blues: Elvis was released by the studio and flew to St. Louis with Gene Smith. There he rented a car and drove back to Memphis.

June 29, 1963

James Brown’s first album, Live at the Apollo, debuted on the pop charts, eventually rising to #2. Despite enormous chart success, he never had a #1 pop album of forty-nine albums hit the pop charts through 1988.  Live would remain his all-time biggest success and would be considered a milestone in the development of live albums for years to come.

Del Shannon‘s cover version of the Beatles’ “From Me To You” became the first song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney to appear on the American charts, where it would stay for four weeks, reaching #77. The Beatles’ rendition climbed only to #116. The title of the song was inspired from a letters column called From You To Us that ran in the popular British music newspaper, The New Musical Express.

The U.S. Army grants Jimi Hendrix an honorable discharge on the basis of unsuitability. A month earlier his platoon sergeant filed a report that said: “He has no interest whatsoever in the Army…. It is my opinion that Private Hendrix will never come up to the standards required of a soldier. I feel that the military service will benefit if he is discharged as soon as possible.” Hendrix would later falsely claim that he had received a medical discharge after breaking his ankle during his 26th parachute jump.

Bye Bye Birdie Theatre Review:

Winnipeg Free Press Newspaper Archives, Jun 29, 1963, p. 11

June 29, 1964

Touring Australia The Beatles played two shows at the Festival Hall, Brisbane. Over 8,000 fans had waited until after midnight to greet the group as they landed at Brisbane Airport.

At Brian Epstein’s insistence, The Beatles reluctantly record German versions of “She Loves You” and “I Want To Hold Your Hand” in Rue de Seures, Paris, under the direction of George Martin.

Media Gossip on whether The Beatles movies make as much as Elvis’,  mentor/manager Col. Tom Parker replied “There’s no comparison because they have to split it four ways. Besides, they’d don’t eat as much as Elvis.”

Girl Happy

June 29, 1966

After a 7.00 p.m. cast insurance medical exam, Elvis resumed Double Trouble soundtrack recording at the MGM recording stage till 3.00 a.m. The change to the soundstage was because Elvis had been late to the recording studio.

June 29, 1967

Speedway

June 29, 1968

1968 TV Special: Rehearsals started at 9.00 a.m. Then at 6.90 and 8.00 p.m.;

  

June 29, 1969

With fans at Graceland on Sunday June 29, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

une 29, 1970

There was a screening at the Memphian tonight and every night until Elvis returned to California.

June 29, 1971

The Memphis City Council voted to change the name of Highway 51 South to Elvis Presley Boulevard. The formal renaming ceremony occurred in January 1972.

June 29, 1973

Following an overdose the night before, Before the show – meeting Governor Carter & Wife.

Backstage with some fans at the Omni Coliseum in Atlanta, GA on June 29, 1973

 

Elvis performed at the Omni Atlanta, Georgia.

June 29, 1974

Canada’s Gordon Lightfoot scores his first US number one single with “Sundown”. His best previous outing had been “If You Could Read My Mind” which reached number 5 in 1971.

Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.

June 29, 1975

Elvis had surgery on his foot in Memphis.

June 29, 1976

Elvis arrives with Linda Thompson

At the Philadelphia Airport on June 29, 1976

Elvis performed at the Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia.

 

The Wake and Aftermath

1979

ETERNAL REVENUE : Elvis’ Millions Were Disappearing When

THREE DAYS AFTER HER former father-in-law, Vernon Presley, died in June of 1979, Priscilla Beaulieu Presley sat in a downtown Memphis office and tried to comprehend the sobering news she had just heard: Without drastic action, everything that Elvis Presley had left their daughter, Lisa Marie, could be lost. Even his beloved home, Graceland.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2016

Elvis Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie filed for divorce from her fourth husband, Michael Lockwood, just months after the couple celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary the previous January. Lisa Marie had previously been wed to Danny Keough from 1988 until 1994, Michael Jackson from 1994 to 1999 and to actor Nicolas Cage from 2002 to 2004.
2017

Daily Highlight for 2018

June 29, 1956

Marilyn Monroe married the last of her three husbands, playwright Arthur Miller. They divorced in 1961.

U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 into law, authorizing $25 billion for the construction of 41,000 miles of coast-to-coast Interstate freeways.

Elvis Presley’s taxes probably funded the highways, as much as needing to ship his product to market.

https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/interstate/thisday.cfm

June 29,1956: A Day In History - 55th Anniversary of the Interstate Highway System - 50th Anniversary - Interstate System - Highway History - Federal Highway Administration

Reference Sites:

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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 June 27, 2018

Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis

Daily Elvis: June 27

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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

1949

Gene Autry recorded “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” The record sold 2.5 million copies the first year and eventually sold a total of 9 million.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

June 27, 1954

Sam Phillips paired Elvis Presley with guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black from The Starlight Wranglers Country Act.

Guitarist Scotty Moore invites Elvis to his apartment to work on some tunes. Elvis showed up in a hot pink suit – and the meeting did not impress Scotty’s wife or Bill Black. Moore tells Sam Phillips that Elvis has potential.

Scotty Moore The Guitarist Who Changed The World

June 27, 1955

Elvis performed at the Airmen’s Club, Keesler Air Force Base, outside Biloxi. A local girl, June Juanico attended the show. Elvis picked June out of the crowd and spent the rest of the evening with her.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 27, 1956

Elvis arrives at the Bell Auditorium with Cousin Smith – Personal Valet.

Elvis performed at the Bell Auditorium, Augusta, Georgia with opening acts: Flaim Sextet, Phil Maraquin, Frank Connors, George & Betty Johnstone, Doris & Lou Storm  and The Jordanaires

Elvis Defends Low-Down Style,” Charlotte Observer, June 271956

Elvis Presley, Reluctant Rebel: His Life and Our Times

Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley – Google Books Result

Elvis Presley at 21: ‘I get lonesome sometimes’ – Telegraph

1957

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

June 27, 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.

June 27, 1959

In order to be able to stay in Paris as long as possible, Elvis hired a limousine to get him back to the barracks.

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 27, 1960

After twelve previous Top 40 records, “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool” becomes Connie Francis‘ first US number one hit. In the UK, it reached #5. She would later reveal that she recorded the song in just two takes.

Colonel Parker backs Elvis up on his dissatisfaction with “It’s Now Or Never,” demanding that it be remixed by RCA yet again.

G.I. Blues

June 27, 1962

Priscilla  visits from Germany for 2 weeks (June 17 – 28 ).

1964

Girl Happy

June 27, 1965

In a rare setback, The Beatles perform two shows in Rome which were both sparsely attended. An Italian newspaper commented that they were “no more than four ugly faces, four heads of long hair, four sublime idiots, four barefoot bums.”

“Tickle Me” opened in London.

Frankie and Johnny post-production

June 27, 1966

The Mothers of Invention released their debut studio album Freak Out! on Verve Records. Often cited as one of rock music’s first concept albums, the album is a satirical expression of frontman Frank Zappa’s perception of American pop culture and the nascent freak scene of Los Angeles. It was also one of the earliest double albums in rock music.

Elvis reported to MGM for a music meeting and wardrobe fittings for Double Trouble, which was for the time being called You’re Killing Me.

Double Trouble : MGM 1967 | Elvis’ Movies

June 27, 1967

Speedway

June 27, 1968

The 1968 Christmas TV special:  Elvis (NBC TV Special) – Wikipedia

At 9.00 a.m. Elvis rehearsed the gospel medley with The Blossoms and other dance performers.

Then, at Burbank California NBC Color City Studio 4 (6 & 8 PM) Elvis performed in front of invited audiences for two “sit down” concerts – the forerunner of the much later MTV Unplugged format.

see Highlights at the end of the post for more.

June 27, 1969

Signing autographs at Graceland sometime between June 22nd and July 4th 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

1970

The Jackson Five started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘The Love You Save’, the group’s third No.1 of the year, it made No.7 in the UK.

Elvis Presley’s single “The Wonder Of You” hit #9 in the U.S. In the United States, both songs charted at #9 together in the spring of 1970 also reached number 37 on the US Country Singles chart, and number one on the easy listening chart. “The Wonder of You” was one of his most successful records in the UK ever, topping the UK Singles Chart for six weeks in the summer of that year. It also stayed at number one in the Irish Charts for three weeks that same year. This was the 59th Top 40 hit of his career.

Under the alias of John Carpenter, Elvis flew home to Memphis from Dallas.

June 27, 1973

Elvis performed at the Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Elvis in concert in Cincinnati , june 27 1973.

June 27, 1974

Elvis performed at the Indiana University Assembly Hall, Bloomington, Indiana.

June 27, 1976

Elvis performed at the Capital Center Arena, Landover, Maryland at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m. where he was visited backstage by Elton John.

https://i2.wp.com/www.elvisconcerts.com/pictures/s76062703.jpg

June 27, 1977

Elvis at Graceland, Memphis Tennessee

The Wake and Aftermath

1980

Led Zeppelin appeared at Messehalle, Nuremberg, Germany during their last ever tour. After the group had played just three songs, drummer John Bonhamcollapsed on stage, causing the remainder of the show to be cancelled.

1981

Michael Jackson had his first solo UK No.1 with ‘One Day In Your Life’ a song recorded by Jackson for his 1975 album, Forever, Michael.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1987

Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” hit #1, while her album Whitney became the first album by a female singer to debut on Billboard’s chart at #1. she also became the first woman to top the singles chart with four consecutive releases when ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ hit No.1.

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1989

The Who perform the Rock opera “Tommy” in its entirety for the first time in seventeen years at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. The show raised money for a children’s charity as well as the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.

Tom Jones is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

1992

Michael Jackson played the first night on his Dangerous World tour at the Olympic Stadium in Munich, Germany.  At the end of the show, Jackson wore a helmet and a fake rocket pack on his back and appeared to fly off stage.The tour consisted of 69 concerts to approximately 3.9 million fans across three continents. All profits made from the tour were donated to various charities including the Heal the World Foundation, Jackson’s main reason for conducting the tour.

1998

One day before the scheduled first show of The Who’s 2002 US tour, bass player John Entwistle, died aged 57 in his hotel room at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Entwistle had gone to bed that night with a stripper, who woke at 10am to find Entwistle cold and unresponsive. The Las Vegas medical examiner determined that death was due to a heart attack induced by an undetermined amount of cocaine.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2006

Michael Jackson announced that he was moving to Europe to re-ignite a musical career stalled by his sex abuse trial.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2011

Despite protests from local residents, a larger-than-life statue of Chuck Berry was approved by University City Council. The initial objections stemmed from the singer’s time behind bars for his 1962 conviction for illegally transporting a teenager across state lines.

2012

The chief medical officer of Russia said that The Beatles were to blame for the country’s drug problem. Yevgeny Bryun, the nation’s medical chief, said that the country’s youth first got introduced to the idea of drug-taking when The Beatles traveled to India to “expand their minds”. Bryun added that it was after this news entered public consciousness that people in Russia realised you could make money from the sale of drugs. When business then realised it was possible to make money from this, goods associated with pleasure, that was when the growth in the demand for drugs started.”
2013
2014
Bobby Womack, Soul singer and studio musician, died at the age of 70. He topped the Billboard R&B chart in 1974 with “Lookin’ For A Love”, placed it and three other tunes on the Pop chart Top 40 and played guitar on several of Aretha Franklin’s albums and also played on Elvis Presley’s Suspicious Minds.

2017

Col Tom Parker Bio-Pic Announced Spencer Proffer, Steve Binder, and Joe Berlinger are developing a feature film about Elvis Presley’s manger Colonel Tom Parker. Production is slated for early 2018. The screenplay will be based on Alanna Nash’s book, “The Colonel: The Extraordinary Story of Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis Presley,” published by Simon & Schuster and one of four Presley books she authored.

2018
In Elvis Fandom news

Elvis Presley Congressional Interview

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Daily Highlight for 2018

June 27, 1968

The 1968 Christmas TV special:  Elvis (NBC TV Special) – Wikipedia

At 9.00 a.m. Elvis rehearsed the gospel medley with The Blossoms and other dance performers.

NBC Studio 4 – Burbank, California
Calliope Carnival / Big Boss Man (“Amusement Pier” part 1 – playback) ////////-10
It Hurts Me (“Amusement Pier” part 2 – vocal overdub) ////////-10
It Hurts Me (“Amusement Pier” part 2 pickups – playback) ////////-06
? (“Amusement Pier” part 3 – playback) ////////-08
It Hurts Me (“Amusement Pier” part 4 – playback) ////////-03
Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child / Where Could I Go But To The Lord
///// Up Above My Head – intro (“Gospel” part 1 – playback) ////////-06
Up Above My Head / I Found That Light / Saved (intro) (“Gospel” part 2 – playback) ////////-06
I Found That Light / Saved (part 1) (“Gospel” part 2 pickups – playback) ////////-04
Preach For The Sky / Saved (part 2) (“Gospel” part 3 pickups – playback) ////////-05
Let Yourself Go (“Guitar Man Let Yourself Go” part 1 – playback) ////////-06
Let Yourself Go (“Guitar Man Let Yourself Go” part 3 – playback) ////////-07
Let Yourself Go (“Guitar Man Let Yourself Go” inserts “grapes” – playback) ////////-02
Let Yourself Go (Guitar Man Let Yourself Go” inserts “palms Together” – playback) ////////-01
Let Yourself Go (“Guitar Man Let Yourself Go” inserts “leaning” – playback) ////////-01
Let Yourself Go (“Guitar Man Let Yourself Go” inserts “kissing” – playback) ////////-01
Let Yourself Go (“Guitar Man Let Yourself Go” part 2 “chairs” – playback) ////////-03
Let Yourself Go (“Guitar Man Let Yourself Go” part 2 “dancing” – playback) ////////-04
Let Yourself Go (“Guitar Man Let Yourself Go” part 2 “lounging” – playback) ////////-01

Then, at Burbank California NBC Color City Studio 4 (6 & 8 PM) Elvis performed in front of invited audiences for two “sit down” concerts – the forerunner of the much later MTV Unplugged format.

On stage were Elvis with his 1960 J200, and entourage members Charlie Hodge with his Gibson L4 and Alan Fortas with a classical guitar prop used in the special and/or a case both of which he basically just kept on his lap. DJ played percussion on an empty guitar case and Scotty Moore was the only one onstage with an electric guitar, his 1963 Super 400.

Elvis infamously took Scotty Moore’s guitar and stood up, pouting over no strap, which Charlie Hodge sang the line “no strap today” and Elvis carried on.


Lance LeGault, Elvis, Charlie Hodge, Scotty, Alan Fortas and DJ on stage in Studio 4 – June 27, 1968

Singer Presents…ELVIS – Wikipedia

Elvis Presley tapes his famous TV “comeback special” – Jun 27, 1968

Sessions: June 27, 1968

Original Ticket from Elvis Presley’s NBC “’68 Comeback Special,”

NBC plans Elvis Presley all-star tribute to celebrate his 1968 TV special

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 June 23, 2018

Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis

Daily Elvis: June 23

Click the above for the complete Daily Elvis posting

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 23, 1955

Elvis arrived in Lawton, OK, in his parents’ car with Bill’s bass strapped to the roof.

Elvis performed at the McMahon Memorial Auditorium, Lawton, Oklahoma, at 8.00 p.m. and at theSouthern Club Lawton at 11.00 p.m.  The other acts were Leon Payne, Chuck Lee, Joe Carson, Cecil Lee, Bobby Joe Stewart


Ronnie Jones, Elvis, Allen Johnson, Al Terrill and Jim Powers at the Southern Club – June 23, 1955
Photo courtesy Georgia Williams

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 23, 1956

Elvis performed at the Paramount Theater, Atlanta, Georgia at 12.35, 3.15, 5.30 and 8.30 p.m. The Other acts were Flaim Sextet, Phil Maraquin, Frank Connors, George & Betty Johnstone, Doris & Lou Storm, The Jordanaires

Dane Harris published newspaper article: “TEEN-AGE SQUEALS Presley Rocks Fans, $15 Shirt Ripped Off” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

1957

Lonnie Donegan was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Gamblin’ Man / Putting On The Style’, the singers second UK No.1. It was the last UK No.1 to be released as a 78rpm as well as a 7′ vinyl record.

The Military Service Disruption

June 23, 1959

RCA releases “My Wish Came True/Big Hunka Love” – the a-side spent two weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 while the b-side peaked at #12; The a-side also peaked at #10 on Billboardmagazine’s R&B Singles chart. The single was less successful on the Cashbox Top 100 with the a-side peaking at #2 and the b-side at #23. On the UK Singles Chart the a-side peaked at #4, while the b-side did not chart.

 

Elvis in Paris with Lamar Fike, Rex Mansfield and Charlie Hodge until the 25th

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 23, 1960

Eddie Cochran was at No.1 in the UK with the single ‘Three Steps To Heaven’. The American singer had been killed three months earlier in a car crash while touring the UK.

G.I. Blues

June 23, 1962

The film soundtrack to ‘West Side Story’ went to No.1 on the UK charts for the first time. It spent a total of 13 weeks at No.1 on seven different occasion Elvis had turned down the movie and his Blue Hawaii soundtrack dominated the charts but lost the Oscar to West Side Story for the soundtrack award.

For Elvis CD Collectors • Elvis in West Side Story?

West Side Story (soundtrack) – Wikipedia

Priscilla  visits from Germany for 2 weeks (June 17 – 28 ).

Image

June 23, 1964

There was a birthday party for Colonel Tom Parker with various friends.

Colonel Parker And His Amazing Technicolor Movie-Coats 

Girl Happy June 22 – August 12

June 23, 1965

Motown Records releases “Tracks Of My Tears” by Smokey Robinson And The Miracles. The song was written by the group, based on a riff that Miracles guitarist Marv Tarplin had come up with. Their version would reach number 16 on the US Pop charts, while Johnny Rivers’ rendition would reach number 10 two years later.

At the completion of principal photography Elvis gave away dozens of the wristwatches that he had specially designed.

Frankie and Johnny

June 23, 1966

The Beatles had their tenth consecutive UK No.1 single with ‘Paperback Writer’ / ‘Rain.’ The track is marked by the boosted bass guitar sound throughout, partly in response to John Lennon demanding to know why the bass on a certain Wilson Pickett record far exceeded the bass on any Beatles records. It was also cut louder than any other Beatles record, due to a new piece of equipment used in the mastering process.

June 23, 1967

Speedway

June 23, 1968

Elvis recorded “If I Can Dream” in several impassioned takes.

Elvis at Western Recorders in Burbank, CA on June 23,1968.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 23, 1970

RCA released “Elvis On Stage”  which reached number 13 on both the Billboard 200 and country music charts. It was certified Gold on February 23, 1971, and Platinum on July 15, 1999, by the Recording Industry Association of America.

June 23, 1973

George Harrison started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Living In The Material World’, his second US No.1. His third studio solo album was the follow-up to 1970s acclaimed All Things Must Pass and his massive charity project, The Concert For Bangladesh

Elvis performed at the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale at 3.00 and 8.30 p.m.

June 23, 1974

On his way to perform the afternoon show on June 23, 1974 in Philadelphia

Elvis performed at the Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 3.00 and 8.30 p.m.

Elvis: No Encores For Him by Ron Williams Evening Journal (Wilmington, DE)

Elvis Presley Arrives At Hilton Inn After Concert – June 23, 1974

For Elvis CD Collectors • June 23, 1974 (8:30 pm) Philadelphia, PA

une 23, 1975

During his ‘Welcome To My Nightmare’ tour in Vancouver, Canada, Alice Cooper fell from the stage and broke six ribs.

June 23, 1976

Paul McCartney and Wings played the last date on their Wings Over America tour at the Forum in Los Angeles.

The airplane lease agreement was signed by VERNON PRESLEY, acting for ELVIS PRESLEY,

Elvis Presley’s Red Velvet Plane

The FBI Files on Elvis Presley – Google Books Result

June 23, 1977

Elvis performed at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium Des Moines, Iowa.

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© Julie Anderson

Before and after his Des Moines concert on June 23, 1977

June 23, 1977 (8:30 pm) Des Moines, IA. – Elvis Presley In Concert

D.M. fans shierk, swoon as Elvis croons his tunes by Jim Healey Des Moines Register 

The Wake and Aftermath

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1990

Elton John had his first UK solo No.1 single with ‘Sacrifice / Healing Hands’ after achieving over 50 previous UK hits and 6 chart toppers in the US.

Actor Gary Busey, who played Buddy Holly in The Buddy Holly Story, pays $237,419 for one of Holly’s acoustic guitars at an auction at Sotheby’s in New York. The guitar came in a tooled leather case made by Holly himself.

MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This” topped the Billboard R&B chart. By simply talking over Rick James’ 1981 hit, “Super Freak”, Hammer (real name: Stanley Kirk Burrell) would go on to win Grammy Awards for Best Rhythm & Blues Song as well as Best Rap Solo Performance.

1992

The Elvis Presley five-CD boxed set “The King Of Rock’n’Roll – The Complete 50’s Masters” was released. It peaked at #159 on the album chart and was certified a gold record on August 7, 1992, by the RIAA. Further certifications were for platinum on November 20, 1992, and for double platinum on July 30, 2002.

 

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2012

The crypt in which Elvis Presley was first buried was withdrawn from a Los Angeles auction after protests it should be kept as a shrine. More than 10,000 fans signed a petition against the sale of the tomb at Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee. Julien’s Auctions said it would not sell the crypt until the cemetery “finds a plan that best suits the interests of the fans while respecting and preserving the memory of Elvis”.

2013

Bobby “Blue” Bland, who placed three songs on the Billboard Top 40, including 1962’s “Turn On Your Love Light”, passed away at the age of 83.

Bobby “Blue” Bland | 100 Greatest Singers of All Time | Rolling Stone

Bobby Blue Bland | ElvisBlog

Little Junior Parker, Elvis Presley, Bobby Blue Bland at the WDIA …

Elvis Presley and Racism | The Ultimate, Definitive Guide

Daily Highlight for 2018

2018

Story image for elvis presley from Indianapolis Star

Elvis Presley plaque is coming back to Indianapolis on 41st …

Indianapolis StarJun. 22, 2018
A plaque commemorating Elvis Presley’s final concert is returning to the intersection of Alabama and Market streets on June 26 — the 41st …

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