From Rockabilly Sun to RCA’s Atomic Powered Singer

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

Elvis performed at the Memphis, TN Eagle’s Nest  An influential DJ showed up at the club and was so impressed by Elvis that he booked him for a show the next week.

November 19, 1954

Sammy Davis Jr. was involved in a car accident in which he lost his left eye. Sammy had released a number of singles which were mostly ignored until he signed with Decca Records in 1955, where he scored hits with “Something’s Gotta Give”, “Love Me or Leave Me” and “That Old Black Magic”.

Elvis performed at Lake Cliff Club concert

November 20, 1954

Known as “Little Miss Share Cropper,” LaVern Baker (Delores Williams) had her debut disc, “Tweedlee Dee,” released today. It reached #4 R&B and #14 pop, beginning her string of twenty-one hits through 1966.
The Drifter’s quintessential R&B version of “White Christmas,” was released, rising to #2 R&B.
Elvis performed at Shreveport, LA’ Louisiana Hayride

November 21, 1954

American singer and actress Rosemary Clooney was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘This Ole House.’ This song was also a No.1 for Shakin’ Stevens in 1981.

Her nephew, actor George Clooney was a pallbearer at her funeral in 2002.

Elvis performed at the Arkansas Municipal Auditorium, Texarkana, Arkansas at 7.00 and 9.15 p.m.
Johnny Cash was very surprised to witness Elvis washing his car by hand to remove all the mud and rain after the long drive.

Elvis performed at Longview, TX’ Reo Palm Isle

November 19, 1955

Carl Perkins recorded ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ at Sun Studios in Memphis. The rock ‘n’ roll classic became a US No.2 & UK No.10 hit for Perkins in 1956, and has been covered by many acts including Elvis Presley and John Lennon. ”

Elvis at Gladewater High School Gymnasium in Gladewater TX;

performing “I Forgot To Remember To Forget”,“Baby Lets Play House”  “Thats All Right” and covering “Rock Around The Clock”

November 20, 1955

Bo Diddley performed on The Ed Sullivan Show , playing “Bo Diddley” even though he was scheduled to play “16 Tons.” Sullivan was so infuriated, Bo would never be invited back. The singer later recalled, “Ed Sullivan said that I was one of the first colored boys to ever double-cross him. Said that I wouldn’t last six months.” Diddley would prove Sullivan wrong, as he released 11 albums between 1958 and 1963.
The song that changed popular music history ‘Rock Around the Clock’ by Bill Haley & His Comets went to No.1 on the UK singles chart. The song was used under the opening credits of the film Blackboard Jungle. The song entered the charts a further six times until 1974.
Elvis signed his contract with RCA which included all the Sun Masters.
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RCA Victor buys Elvis Presley’s contract from Sun Records for $40,000. The deal was inked at New York’s Warwick Hotel and gave Sam Phillips $35,000 for Elvis and $5,000 in back royalties owed to Elvis by Sun to Elvis.
Scotty Moore and Bill Black were not contracted to Sun Records or RCA, ditto DJ Fontana, they were on contract to Elvis. RCA’s Steve Sholes with new acquisition: Elvis Presley
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After the switch from Sun to RCA Elvis sent a telegram to the Colonel: ” Dear Colonel, Words can never tell you how my folks and I appreciate what you did for me. I’ve always known and now my folks are assured that you are the best, most wonderful person I could ever hope to work with. Believe me when I say I will stick with you through thick and thin and do everything I can to uphold your faith in me. Again, I say thanks and I love you like a father, Elvis Presley.”
November 14,  1956
Sam Phillips produced Jerry Lee Lewis‘ first Sun Records recording session, from which came the single “End Of The Road” b/w “Crazy Arms.”
Elvis Presley makes his acting debut as the movie Love Me Tender premieres in New York City. Despite critical reaction, it takes in nearly $4 million in just two months.

November 17, 1956

Elvis Presley’s single “Love Me Tender” hit #1 in the U.S.

Elvis Presley’s single “Blue Moon” hit #9 in the U.K.

Elvis performed at the Honolulu International Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. Originally this (or the next night) show was planned to be the worldwide satellite broadcast.
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Elvis performed at the Honolulu International Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m. which was broadcast on tv in Japan as a technical run for the January 1973 first live broadcast via satellite by a solo performer.
Elvis gave a press conference at the Hawaiian Village Hotel to announce the satellite show once again.

 

America’s son on SUN: Elvisworld

Elvis World: The 1954 Private Demos

Harbour Lights: The Anthem side of Elvis

Elvis Trax: The Spoken Verse

When Elvis Presley dug deep

ElvisWorld: Blue Moon and Unshiny Sun

The Final Sun Sessions Set: Left right and real gone

Sun to RCA: The Producers

1994

The Garth Brooks album “Ropin’ The Wind” was certified 10X Platinum.

1996

Anthology Volume 3 by the Beatles was the #1 album, making the group the only act in the Rock Era to have three #1 albums in a 12-month period.

1997

Céline Dion released the album “Let’s Talk About Love,” which includes the song “My Heart Will Go On” from the movie “Titanic.” In her native Canada, it set a record for first-week sales: 230,000 copies, meaning one out of every 100 Canadians bought the album in the first seven days of its release.

2001

ABC aired Britney Spears’ first TV concert, “Britney Spears: Live from Las Vegas.”

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2003

The Beatles released “Let It Be… Naked” (minus the Phil Spector Wall of Sound embellishments on the original album). The LP would reach #5 in the US and #7 in the UK.

2006
First official release of the Million Dollar Quartet – the most complete and properly sequenced release version.

In a poll compiled by the Official UK Charts Company, “Queen’s Greatest Hits” was named as the most popular album of all time in Britain. According to the list, the album has sold around 5.4 million copies, beating the Beatles’ “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, which has sold 4.8 million copies.

 2013
Paul McCartney posted a letter on his website calling on Russian President Vladimir Putin to release 30 Greenpeace activists whom Russian authorities arrested during a protest over Arctic oil drilling in September. All the activists involved had their charges dropped in late December of this year.
2015
A pair of white boots worn by Elvis Presley during his famous ’68 Comeback TV Special performance were bought by a UK collector for £29,500, ($44,500). Elvis had worn the size-11 Verde boots while singing ‘If I Can Dream’, two months after the assassination of Martin Luther King, the lyrics included quotes from the civil rights leader.
2015
Justin Bieber topped the UK singles chart with ‘Sorry’ breaking a chart record for the most tracks inside the top 40. The chart featured eight songs from Bieber’s new album Purpose, the first time a living artist had so many simultaneous entries. His eight entries saw him break a record set by Elvis Presley in 1957, when he had seven songs in the top 40 singles chart.
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Fats Domino and Elvis

 

Little Richard On Fats Domino: ‘He Could Make a Piano Talk’

Fats Domino and Elvis then Fats with The Beatles in the 1960s.

Fats and Elvis in Vegas in the 1970s.

Fats Domino was the reason Elvis Presley hated being called ‘The King’

Daily Elvis: September 22

Give us this day, September 22,  our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

September 22, 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.

September 22, 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

September 22, 1954

At Decca’s Pythian Temple studio in New York City, Bill Haley And His Comets recorded his “Rock-A-Beatin’ Boogie.”

September 22, 1955

Elvis performed at the Civic Auditorium, Kingsport, Tennessee, which was the last show of a tour.

Elvis sang: Rock Around The Clock, Mystery Train, Milkcow Blues Boogie, and I Love You Because

The Opening Acts were The Louvin Brothers, Cowboy Copas, The Alabama Sanddusters, and Charlie & Ira

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info September 22 1955 Civic Auditorium Kingsport TN (8:00 PM) 270 Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

September 22, 1956

Billboard magazine prints an article which says, “With new experiences to their credit, such as calling in riot squads, and with scars such as damaged seats, some arena and stadium officials have turned their thumbs down to Rock and Roll.”

September 22, 1957

Alan Freed’s “The Biggest Show of Stars for 1957” concert tour played the Municipal Auditorium in Atlanta. Performers included Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Frankie Lymon, Paul Anka, Clyde McPhatter, Buddy Knox, LaVern Baker, the Drifters, Eddie Cochran, the Bobettes, Johnnie & Joe, Jimmy Bowen, and the Spaniels.

The Military Service Disruption

September 22, 1958

The troop train arrived at the Brooklyn Army Terminal at 9.00 a.m. Elvis held a press conference and once again expressed his hope that the fans won’t forget him.

September 22, 1958 , Elvis Preley Sails Brooklyn Army …

 

He walked up the gangplank of the USS Randall 8 times, carrying his duffel bag, so the press could all get a good shot.

 

(Mandatory credit: Alfred Wertheimer/Getty Images) At the New York Port of Embarkation’s Brooklyn Army Terminal (BAT), American musician (and actor) Elvis Presley (1935 – 1977) (right) looks back as he boards the USS Randall via the gangplank and prepares to ship out, New York, New York, September 22, 1958. (Photo by Alfred Wertheimer/Getty Images)

 

Elvis Sails: Brooklyn Army Terminal September 22, 1958

He then joins the rest of the 3rd Armored Division on the USS General Randall for a voyage to the seaport town of Bremerhaven, Germany. During the ocean crossing Privates Elvis Presley and Charlie Hodge bunked together.

Elvisverse: Elvis and Charlie Hodge

September 22, 1959

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

September 22, 1960

Flaming Star 

September 22, 1961

September 22, 1962

Elvis was at Radio Recorders from 11.30 a.m. to 11.00 p.m. to complete soundtrack recording for It Happened At The World’s Fair. Don Robertson, songwriter, was invited to play at the session, either piano or organ.

Radio Recorders Studio B – Hollywood, California
I’m Falling In Love Tonight PPA3 2719-08
They Remind Me Too Much Of You PPA3 2725-09
Cotton Candy Land PPA3 2720-05
A World Of Our Own PPA3 2721-01
How Would You Like To Be PPA3 2722-06
One Broken Heart For Sale (movie version) WPA5 2512-01
One Broken Heart For Sale (record version) PPA3 2724-05
Beyond The Bend PPA3 2723-04
Take Me To The Fair (No. 2) (record version) PPA3 2718-08

 

September 22, 1963

September 22, 1964

Elvis wasn’t well and Dr. Charles Clarke came out to Graceland and submitted a bill of $10 for a house call.

September 22, 1965

Paradise, Hawaiian Style

September 22, 1966

September 22, 1967

A cartoon image of The Beatles wearing colorful outfits appears on the cover of Time magazine, along with the line “The Beatles / Their New Incarnation.”

September 22, 1968

Elvis spent most of September in Palm Springs.

September 22, 1969

Elvis flew back home to Memphis arriving very early in the morning. He remained in Memphis until 5 October, except for some brief trips to Nashville and Dallas.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

September 22, 1970

A day late and in a terrible mood Elvis arrived at the RCA studio in Nashville at 7.00 p.m. The entire evening Elvis tried to speed up things and in 6 hours time they recorded both sides of a single.  They also completed the 2 songs left to complete the country album. Due to absence James Burton was replaced by Eddie Hinton on lead guitar.

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee
Snowbird ZPA4 1797-06
Where Did They Go, Lord ZPA4 1798-06
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On ZPA4 1799-02
Rags To Riches ZPA4 1800-SP
RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee (overdub session)
ZPA4 1798

 

September 22, 1971

September 22, 1972

September 22, 1973

RCA wanted Elvis to complete at least 4 vocals for tracks Felton Jarvis had already recorded. So with the approval of the Colonel, there was a mobile recording truck sent to Elvis’ home in Palm Springs. Elvis however was busy with his new group Voice. After spending a lot of time with Voice for their demos, Elvis finally completed the overdubbing of one of his own songs at 3.00 a.m.

Elvis Presley’s Residence – Palm Springs, California
Sweet Angeline (vocal overdub) CPA5 4772-NA

September 22, 1974

September 22, 1975

September 22, 1976

Elvis in Palm Springs, not to return to Memphis before the 26th.

 

The Wake and Aftermath

1977

1980

John Lennon signs with Geffen Records after David Geffen promises to release his next album without even hearing any of the songs.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

 

1992

Bruce Springsteen plays an electric set for MTV’s Unplugged show. The episode is renamed, MTV Plugged.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

 

2015

Three members of the classic lineup of The Bay City Rollers, Les McKeown, Stuart Wood and Alan Longmuir, revealed that they were reforming the band. Drummer Derek Longmuir, who was sentenced to 300 hours of community service after admitting to possessing child pornography in 2000, was not invited back.

A US District Judge ruled that the original copyright to “Happy Birthday” was invalid and the song would now be entirely in the public domain. The copyright was obtained by the Clayton F. Summy Co. from the song’s writers, sisters Mildred and Patty Hill and bought for $15 million in 1988 by Warner / Chappell Music Inc.

The Daily Elvis From my Other Blog:

Produced by Elvis Presley: The Lesser Known Side of Elvis

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: September 15

Give us this day,  September 15, our daily Elvis

 

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

September 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.

September 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

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)

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

September 15, 1954

September 15, 1955

Elvis performed at the American Legion Auditorium, Roanoke, Virginia.

Hank Snow and His Rainbow Ranch Boys headlining and opening The Louvin Brothers and Cowboy Copas

Elvis returned to Roanoke perform with the TCB band in 1972, 1974 and 1976 and was scheduled to appear again on Aug. 24, 1977, eight days after his death.


Elvis and fan (said to be) in Roanoke, VA – Sep. 15, 1955

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info September 15 1955 American Legion Auditorium Roanoke VA (8:00 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

September 15, 1956

Elvis Presley started a five-week run at No.1 on the US charts with ‘Don’t Be Cruel’. The track went on to become Presley’s biggest selling single, with sales over six million by 1961. This “double-sided hit” which had ‘Hound Dog’ on the B side, became the most successful on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. One side reached No.1 on the chart, the other No.2. The two titles spent a combined 55 weeks in the Top 100 in 1956-1957.

Love Me Tender  

Elvis Presley is presented with a Gold record for “Don’t Be Cruel”, which has just taken over from “Hound Dog” as the best selling single in the US. When the song was recorded on July 2nd, Elvis, along with Scotty Moore, Bill Black, D.J. Fontana and The Jordanaires ran through 28 takes of “Don’t Be Cruel” before he was satisfied.

September 15, 1957

In Montreal, Alan Freed’s “The Biggest Show Of Stars For 1957” concert tour played the Forum. Performers included Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Frankie Lymon, Paul Anka, Clyde McPhatter, Buddy Knox, LaVern Baker, the Drifters, Eddie Cochran, the Bobettes, Johnnie & Joe, Jimmy Bowen, and the Spaniels.

Billy Ward and His Dominoes sang “Star Dust” on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” The Andrews Sisters, Jill Corey, Florian Zabach, Nick Todd, Joe E. Lewis, Mildred Miller and Ronnie Sweetz also performed on the program.

The Military Service Disruption

September 15, 1958

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

September 15, 1959

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

September 15, 1960

Flaming Star 

September 15, 1961

A group from Hawthorne, California called The Pendletones attend their first real recording session at Hite Morgan’s studio in Los Angeles. The band recorded ‘Surfin’, a song that would help shape their career as The Beach Boys.

September 15, 1962

A Chinese newspaper reports what it calls “ugly displays”, as teens have been seen dancing The Twist in Maoming Cultural Park.

Brian Epstein brings The Beatles to an interview with Peter Jones of the London Daily Mirror. Jones concludes they are “a nothing group.”

Elvis Presley’s single “She’s Not You” hit #1 in the U.K.

The Four Seasons started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Sherry’, it made No.8 in the UK. They became the first American group to have three No.1’s in succession.

It Happened at the World’s Fair  

September 15, 1963

September 15, 1964

At Cleveland’s Public Auditorium, police inspector Carl Bear takes the microphone from John Lennon while he is still singing and The Beatles are asked to leave the stage for fifteen minutes so that the screaming crowd can calm down.

September 15, 1965

The Ford Motor Company becomes the first auto maker to offer an 8-track tape player as an option for their entire line of vehicles. Tapes were initially only available at auto parts stores, as home 8-track equipment was still a year away.

Paradise, Hawaiian Style

September 15, 1966

September 15, 1967

Filming continued for The Beatles ‘Magical Mystery Tour’. Lunch was at James and Amy Smedley’s fish and chip shop in Taunton, Somerset with The Beatles being filmed and photographed eating their fish and chips.

September 15, 1968

NBC-TV airs a new music program called Soul, a completely Black production both in front of and behind the cameras. Featured guests are Lou Rawls and Martha And The Vandellas.

Elvis spent most of September in Palm Springs.

September 15, 1969

Ed Sullivan releases his first and only Rock ‘n’ Roll record, “The Sulli-Gulli”, credited to The Ed Sullivan Singers And Orchestra. The song failed to crack the Billboard Hot 100.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

September 15, 1970

US Vice-President Spiro Agnew says the youth of America are being “brainwashed into a drug culture” by Rock music, movies, books and underground newspapers.

Elvis left Mobile at 3.00 p.m. He flew back home to Memphis to complete a 2 day recording session in Nashville. He would return to the West Coast again the 24th.

September 15, 1971

September 15, 1972

September 15, 1973

In the U.K The album “Elvis” hit #16  while it’s single “Fool” hit #15.

Helen Reddy reached the top spot on the Billboard Pop chart for the second time with “Delta Dawn”. Her recording beat out a rendition by Bette Midler that was released at the same time and an earlier version by Country singer Tanya Tucker, who took the song to number 6 on Billboard’s Country chart, but only 72 on the Pop chart.

 

September 15, 1974

September 15, 1975

Pink Floyd released their ninth studio album Wish You Were Here in the UK. The album which explores themes of absence, the music business, and former band-mate Syd Barrett’s mental decline peaked at No.1 on both sides of the Atlantic and went on to spend a total of 84 weeks on the chart.

While riding his 3-wheeled motorcycles again, dressed in a windbreaker, sunglasses on and smoking a cigar, Elvis told a reporter he was feeling fine again.

September 15, 1976

 

The Wake and Aftermath

1977

The Rolling Stones released “Love You Live,” a double album drawn from Tour of the Americas shows in the United States in the summer of 1975, Tour of Europe shows in 1976 and performances from the infamous El Mocambo nightclub concert venue in Toronto in 1977.

1979

Led Zeppelin scored their sixth US No.1 album when In Through The Out Door started a seven-week run at the top of the charts. The eighth studio album by Zeppelin, was their final album of entirely new material.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1982

In southern California, Queen played the Inglewood Forum in their last U.S. concert with Freddie Mercury.

1984

Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s ‘Relax’ became the longest running chart hit since Engelbert Humperdink’s ‘Release Me’, after spending 43 weeks on the UK singles chart.

1994

A reel to reel tape of The Quarry Men appearing at St Peter’s Parish Church garden party in July, 1957, sells for $125,000 at Sotheby’s.

1997

Elton John’s “Candle In The Wind 1997” tribute to Princess Diana sold more than 600,000 copies in its first day of availability in Britain and later became the biggest-selling single of all time.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

ABBA tribute acts overtook Elvis Presley impersonators in the battle of British covers singers according to a survey. The Swedish group jumped from third most tributed act in 2001 to top in 2002 with imitators like Abba Fever and Voulez Vous putting on Abba shows. Elvis dropped to number two while The Beatles dropped to three. The Performing Right Society carried out the research.

2004

Johnny Ramone, co-founder of The Ramones, passed away after a five year battle with prostrate cancer. The 55 year old guitarist’s real name is John Cummings.

2007

“More Than A Memory” by Garth Brooks became the first single to debut at #1 on the Billboard Country Music chart.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2010

The New York Parole Board released the transcript of Mark David Chapman’s parole hearing in which he told the board that he had also considered killing either Johnny Carson or Elizabeth Taylor, but John Lennon was “top of the list” the day he gunned down the former Beatle. Chapman agreed with a parole board member that he did the killing for “instant notoriety.”

2014

Apple released a tool to remove U2’s new album from its customers’ iTunes accounts six days after giving away the music for free. Some users had complained about the fact that their latest album Songs of Innocence had automatically been downloaded to their devices without their permission.

2015

Keith Richards told Internet radio platform iHeartRadio that The Rolling Stones were planning on heading back into the studio to record a new album after wrapping up their tour of South America next February. It would be their first new effort since 2005’s “A Bigger Bang”.

2016

A company called Sid Bernstein Presents brought suit against Apple Corps and Subafilms, Ltd for using footage of the 1965 concert at Shea Stadium which they say is their property. Promoter Sid Bernstein produced the 1965 show and booked The Beatles and the other artists who played on the bill and, although the Beatles’ business enterprises obtained the copyright to the concert footage in that year, he always disputed their copyright claim.

In London’s Leicester Square, “The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years,” a documentary directed by Ron Howard and featuring rare and exclusive footage, had its world premiere. Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Howard were among those who attended the event.

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: September 13

Give us this day,  September 13, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

September 13, 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.

September 13, 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)

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

September 13, 1954

September 13, 1955

Little Richard entered J&M Studios in New Orleans for a two day recording session. Things were not going well and during a break, Richard and his producer, Bumps Blackwell, went to the Dew Drop Inn. With few people there and an old upright piano, Richard started playing like crazy, singing loud, lewd and hamming it up. Blackwell was stunned… why couldn’t he record this? They went back to J&M with only fifteen minutes left in the session and “Tutti Fruiti, good booty” became “Tutti Fruiti, aw-rootie”. The song would be Richard’s break-out hit and managed to make it to #17 early the following year, but a cover by Pat Boone over shadowed Richard’s version and went to #12 on the Billboard Pop chart.

Elvis performed at the Shrine Auditorium, New Bern, North Carolina.

The other acts were The Louvin Brothers, Cowboy Copas and The Alabama Stardusters

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info September 13 1955 Shrine Auditorium New Bern NC (8:00 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

September 13, 1956

Love Me Tender  

September 13, 1957

Scotty Moore was quoted in the Memphis Press Scimitar: “Elvis promised us that the more he made the more we would make. But it hasn’t worked out that way.”

The Military Service Disruption

September 13, 1958

Cashbox magazine expands its record chart to include the top 100 best sellers in America. The publication began in 1942 as a jukebox and industry journal and would continue to publish in the shadow of Billboard until going out of business in October, 1996. In the mid-2000s, Cashbox re-appeared online at CashboxMagazine.com

Cliff Richard made his British TV debut on Jack Good’s Oh Boy program, where he performed “Move It”. Before he was allowed to appear on the show, Richard was ordered to remove his sideburns, he did. 

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

September 13, 1959

Currie Grant brought Priscilla Beaulieu to a party at his apartment. Priscilla said to Elvis, “It’s a pleasure to meet you” and remarked that it was a shame the Army had taken away his sideburns. He played a few songs for her on the guitar. They were immediately smitten with each other. He later described her to friends as smart, and said she treated him like an ordinary guy. Elvis called her “the woman I’ve been looking for my whole life.”

The group got an other new member: Joe Esposito from Chicago.

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

September 13, 1960

In Britain, the director of public prosecution is called upon to ban the American hit “Tell Laura I Love Her” by Ray Peterson. The song was being denounced in the press as likely to inspire a teen-age “glorious death cult.” The story tells of a lovesick youngster who drives in a stock car race to win the hand of his sweetheart. He crashes and just before dying, groans out the words of the title.

With the American music scene still reeling from the “payola” scandal, the US Federal Communications act was amended to outlaw payments of cash or gifts in exchange for airplay of records.

Flaming Star 

September 13, 1961

In Knoxville, Brook Benton, the Platters, Del Shannon, the Drifters, U.S. Bonds, Dee Clark, Gene McDaniels, the Jarmels, Curtis Lee, and Phil Upchurch played the Civic Coliseum.

September 13, 1962

Elvis Presley had his 12th UK #1 hit with “She’s Not You”. The single, backed by “Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello”, topped out at #5 in the US.

It Happened at the World’s Fair  Production: September 4-13 in Seattle, WA

On the last day of location filming Elvis gave 2 Tennessee hams to the Washington governor and the head of the World’s Fair.

After that the group returned to Los Angeles, where cots and bedding were rented for Davis and Kingsley, 2 new members of the security group, so they could move into Elvis’ Bellagio home.

Century 21: Seattle’s September Days with Elvis Presley, 1962 …

September 13, 1963

September 13, 1964

September 13, 1965

The Paul McCartney song ‘Yesterday’ was released as a Beatles single in the US. McCartney’s vocal and acoustic guitar together with a string quartet essentially made for the first solo performance of the band. The final recording was so different from other works by The Beatles that the band members vetoed the release of the song as a single in the United Kingdom. (However, it was issued as a single there in 1976.)

Ringo Starr and wife Maureen welcomed their first child, son Zak Starkey.

Paradise, Hawaiian Style

September 13, 1966

September 13, 1967

September 13, 1968

Elvis spent most of September in Palm Springs.

September 13, 1969

John Lennon and Yoko Ono put a band together for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival Concert in Toronto, Canada that included Eric Clapton, Klaus Voorman (bass player from Manfred Mann) and drummer Alan White (who would later join Yes). Also on the bill were Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Gene Vincent, Alice Cooper and The Doors. The concert would produce a live album called “Live Peace in Toronto 1969”.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

September 13, 1970

Elvis performed at the Curits Hixon Convention Center, Tampa, Florida, at 3.00 and 8.30 p.m.

Date: 13 Sep 1970
Time: 3.00pm
Venue: Tampa, FL.
Curtis Hixon Hall
Tickets: 7,500
Costume: White Chain Suit
Track list: Opening Theme
That’s All Right
I Got A Woman/Amen
I Walk The Line
Love Me Tender
In The Ghetto
I’ve Lost You
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Johnny B. Goode

Elvis introduced his Grandmother

The Wonder Of You
Heartbreak Hotel
Blue Suede Shoes
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
Blue Suede Shoes
Hound Dog
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Recordings: 0

At Curtis Hixon Hall in Tampa, Florida, Elvis Presley stumbles over the lyrics to “In The Ghetto” and gets a case of the giggles that forces him to stop the show until he can regain control of himself.

Date: 13 Sep 1970
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Tampa, FL.
Curtis Hixon Hall
Tickets: 7,500
Costume: Chain Suit
Track list: Opening Theme
That’s All Right
I Got A Woman/Amen
I Walk The Line (one line)
Love Me Tender
In The Ghetto
I’ve Lost You
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Johnny B. Goode
Elvis introduced his Grandmother Dodger Presley
The Wonder Of You
Heartbreak Hotel
Blue Suede Shoes
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
Blue Suede Shoes
Hound Dog
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

 

Relatives: The Presley Grandparents

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 2 – September 9th – September 14th 1970
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info September 13 1970 Curtis Hixon Hall Tampa FL (3:00 pm) 7500 Chain Brown Macrame belt White Suit Yes
Info September 13 1970 Curtis Hixon Hall Tampa FL (8:30 pm) 7500 Metal Eye Red Macrame belt Yes Yes Yes

September 13, 1971

Paul and Linda McCartney celebrated the arrival of their second child, daughter Stella.

September 13, 1972

September 13,1973

September 13,1974

Elvis and Sheila Ryan spent 5 days (Sept 9 – 13) in Palm Springs together before Elvis had to leave for Memphis.

September 13,1975

September 13, 1976

 

The Wake and Aftermath

1977

September 13, 1979

ABC’s 20/20 news program broadcasts “The Elvis Cover-Up” episode and reveals the details surrounding Elvis‘ death 

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1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1985

“We Are The World” wins Best Group Video and the Viewer’s Choice at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Don Henley’s “The Boys Of Summer” video is graced with four trophies, including Best Video. Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire” gets the nod for Best Male Video and Tina Turner wins Best Female Video for “What’s Love Got To Do With It”.

1991

Geffen Records threw a party to launch Nirvana’s single ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’. The band ended up being thrown out of their own party after starting a food fight.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2005

Paul McCartney released his 20th post-Beatles album, “Chaos and Creation in the Backyard”. The reviews were far more favorable than for many of his other efforts.

2009

92-year-old Vera Lynn, who made her name by entertaining troops in World War II, became the oldest living artist to have a UK number one album. “We’ll Meet Again – The Very Best of Vera Lynn” took the top spot in the British charts, even outselling much-hyped re-mastered versions of the Beatles’ back catalogue, according to the UK’s Official Charts Company. The previous oldest living artist to top the charts was Bob Dylan, who at 67 saw his album “Together Through Life” become number one in the UK earlier in the year.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2013

The BBC announced that previously unreleased recordings and studio chatter by The Beatles would be made available for the first time. “On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2”, due out on November 11th, follows the popular “Live at the BBC” album issued in 1994 that sold more than five million copies around the world in six weeks.

 

 

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: September 11

Give us this day,  September 11, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

September 11, 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.

September 11, 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 11, 1952

At Atlantic Records on West 56th St in New York, Ahmet Ertegun begins recording his newest signing, 21 year old Ray Charles, whose contract had been purchased from the Swingtime label for $2,500 last June.

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)

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

September 11, 1954

Elvis performed at the Eagle’s Nest, Memphis. (not listed on Scotty Moore’s site)

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1954
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info September 11 1954 Eagles Nest Memphis TN (9:00 PM)

September 11, 1955

Elvis joined the Hank Snow Jamboree for 2 days, and performed at the Municipal Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia at 3.00 and 8.00 p.m. The other acts were Hank Snow, His Rainbow Ranch Boys and The Louvin Brothers along with Cowboy Copas.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info September 11 1955 Municipal Auditorium Norfolk VA (3:00 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes
Info September 11 1955 Municipal Auditorium Norfolk VA (8:00 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

September 11, 1956

Police are called to break up a crowd of rowdy teenagers following the showing of the film Rock Around The Clock at the Trocadero Cinema in London, England. The following day, The Times prints a reader’s letter that says in part: “The hypnotic rhythm and the wild gestures have a maddening effect on a rhythm loving age group and the result of its impact is the relaxing of all self control.” The film is quickly banned in several English cities.

Love Me Tender  

September 11, 1957

Jerry Lee Lewis hits the number three position on the US record charts with “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”. The song had already been released by a handful of artists and Jerry Lee had been using it in his live act for several months.

In Cincinnati, Alan Freed’s “The Biggest Show of Stars For 1957” concert tour played the Cincinnati Gardens. Performers included Fats Domino, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Chuck Berry, Paul Anka, Frankie Lymon, Clyde McPhatter, the Everly Brothers, LaVern Baker, the Drifters, Eddie Cochran, the Bobettes, Buddy Knox, Johnnie & Joe, the Spaniels, and Jimmy Bowen.

Elvis went home by train, but in Houston he got out and drove the rest to Memphis. He arrived home at 10.00 p.m.

The Military Service Disruption

September 11, 1958

At Atlantic Records studios in New York City, LaVern Baker recorded “I Cried A Tear,” featuring saxophonist King Curtis.

At Bell Sound Studio in New York City, Lloyd Price, backed by the Ray Charles Singers, recorded “Stagger Lee.”

At the Capitol Tower Studios in Los Angeles, Frank Sinatra recorded “Mr. Success,” “Sleep Warm” and “Where Or When.”

Poet Robert Service, “Bard of the Klondike,”  (The Shooting of Dan McGrew) died at 84.

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas. Elvis was assigned to the 3rd Armored Division in Germany.

 

September 11, 1959

The U.S. Congress passed legislation authorizing the creation of food stamps.

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

September 11, 1960

Nancy Sinatra married American teen idol Tommy Sands in Las Vegas. The pair would split in 1965.

Flaming Star 

September 11, 1961

At the Cosimo Recording Studio in New Orleans, Fats Domino recorded “What A Party.”

September 11, 1962

The Beatles return to Abbey Road Studios where they record “P.S., I Love You”. Producer George Martin is concerned with Ringo Starr’s ability and hires session drummer Andy White to re-record “Love Me Do”, on which Ringo played maracas and tambourine. The single that was released on October 5th featured a version of ‘Love Me Do’ with Ringo on drums, but the album ‘Please Please Me’ included a version with Andy White on drums. It remained a sore spot with Ringo for many years.

It Happened at the World’s Fair  Production: September 4-13 in Seattle

September 11, 1963

An unauthorized two-disc set of Bob Dylan songs, called “The Great White Wonder” first appears in a Los Angeles record store. It’s believed to be the first commercial release of a bootleg album.

Elvis completed his part for Viva Las Vegas and returned to Memphis.

September 11, 1964

September 11, 1965

The Beatles started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Help!’, the group’s sixth US chart topper.

Paradise, Hawaiian Style

September 11, 1966

The Beatles receive a Gold record for the single, “Yellow Submarine”.

September 11, 1967

The Beatles‘ “All You Need Is Love” is certified as a million-seller. The boys also begin filming the movie, Magical Mystery Tour. The idea was to cruise the English countryside in a bus “just to see what would happen.” Unfortunately, nothing did and the film was a disaster, receiving scathing reviews and condemned as The Beatles’ first failure. The Evening News TV critic may have summed it up best when he wrote “There was precious little magic and the only mystery was how the BBC came to buy it.”

At the recording session Elvis took over the piano part in You’ll Never Walk Alone. They worked from 6.00 p.m. till 3.30 a.m.

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee
Hi-Heel Sneakers UPA4 2770-07
You Don’t Know Me (remake) UPA4 2771-01
We Call On Him UPA4 2772-09
You’ll Never Walk Alone UPA4 2773-SP
Singing Tree (remake) ////////-05
Singing Tree (harmony vocal overdub) UPA4 2774-NA

September 11, 1968

“Variety” announced that the bordello scene from the 1968 TV Special “Elvis” had been cut. It was cited that the scene had passed NBC censors but the sponsor singer had requested that it be removed.

Elvis spent most of September in Palm Springs.

September 11, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

September 11, 1970

Donny Osmond‘s version of “Go Away Little Girl” hits number one in the US. The song was also a chart topper for Steve Lawrence in 1963 and reached #12 for The Happenings in 1966.

The Jackson 5 Saturday morning cartoon show debuts on ABC-TV. The show features the voices of the five brothers.

Elvis performed at the Olympia Arena, Detroit, Michigan.

Date: 11 Sep 1970
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Detroit, MI.
Olympia
Tickets: 16,000
Costume: White Chain Suit
Track list: Opening Theme
That’s All Right
I Got A Woman – Amen
I Walk The Line just an excerpt
Love Me Tender
I’ve Lost You
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
Polk Salad Annie/Release Me/Polk Salad Annie
band introductions: Johnny B. Goode featuring James Burton
The Wonder Of You

Detroit City (just an excerpt )
Heartbreak Hotel
Blue Suede Shoes/Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On/All Shook Up/Blue Suede Shoes
Hound Dog
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Recordings:

The whole gang had their own things to attend:

Charlie Hodge remained stage manager and general assistant to Elvis, providing him with water and scarves.
Lamar Fike was taking care of the lighting. Sonny West responsible for the security and Richard Davis controlled the wardrobe. Dr. Nichopoulos was tour doctor and Joe Esposito remained in overall command. The Colonel always arrived before Elvis in each city.

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 2 – September 9th – September 14th 1970
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info September 11 1970 Olympia Stadium Detroit MI (8:30 pm) 16000 Chain Red Macrame belt Black Suit Yes Yes

September 11, 1971

The Elvis Presley boxed compilation “World Wide Gold Award Hits, Vol. 2” hit #120 in the U.S.

a 4 LP set, which included a poster of elvis and a swatch of cloth from his personal clothing and movie costumes he’d kept.

September 11, 1972

September 11, 1973

Elvis stayed in Las Vegas. While working out karate with Kang Rhee, Elvis ruined some hotel furniture and even broke his finger on his left hand. During this stay there, Elvis held rehearsals with Voice, a group he’d put together to give to Tom Jones and ended up using himself.

September 11, 1974

Elvis and Sheila Ryan spent 5 days (Sept 9 – 13) in Palm Springs together before Elvis had to leave for Memphis.

September 11, 1975

September 11, 1976

Back in Memphis after his tour, Elvis was seen riding his motorcycle. By now there were rumors that Red and Sonny West and Dave Hebler were writing a book about their lives with Elvis.

The Wake and Aftermath

1977

David Bowie and Bing Crosby filmed a duet version of “Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy” for what turned out to be Crosby’s last television Christmas special. The recording of the song first appeared on Crosby’s “Merrie Olde Christmas” album. Released as a single, it has become a perennial holiday favorite.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1987

Canadian born actor Lorne Green, whose spoken word recording of “Ringo” went to #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 1964, passed away at the age of 72.

Level 42’s ‘It’s Over’, became the first CD video single to go on sale in the UK. It contained twenty minutes of music and five minutes of video (which remained unseen until CDV players went on sale).

Elton John‘s “Greatest Hits Volume 3” was released.

1993

Mariah Carey started a eight week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Dreamlover’. Also on the same day her fourth album ‘Music Box’ went to No.1 in the UK.

1996

David Bowie’s single “Telling Lies” was released exclusively on the Internet, the first time a new single by a major artist was released exclusively online.

2000

The Elvis Presley movie “Viva Las Vegas” was released on DVD.

2001

Olivia Newton-John released the compilation album “Magic: The Very Best Of Olivia Newton-John.”

The Elvis Presley CD compilation album “The 50 Greatest Love Songs” was released.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2006

A study from the University of Leicester found that more than a quarter of classical music fans had tried cannabis. Researchers were trying to find out what people’s taste in music revealed about their lifestyles. The UK study also revealed that blues buffs are the most likely to have received a driving penalty. Hip hop and dance music fans were more likely to have multiple sex partners and were among the biggest drug-takers surveyed. More than 2,500 people were interviewed for the study, which was published in the scientific journal Psychology of Music.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2011

The Beatles album “1” re-appeared in the UK Top Ten chart when it rose to #6 on the strength of sales of over 23,000 copies. Overall, “1” has sold 30 million physical copies since its 2000 release, according to EMI, and is the bestselling album in the world over the past decade.

87-year-old Doris Day became the oldest female artist ever to hit the U.K. Top Ten with an album of newly-released material when “My Heart” debuted at #9.

2015

The Jackson 5’s 1970s hit, “ABC” topped the UK singles chart after it was mixed with a different beat by a British DJ. The original version had topped out at #8 in England.

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: September 8

Give us this day, September 8,  our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

September 8, 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.

September 8, 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

After Atlantic Records bought Ray Charles’ contract from Swingtime, Charles recorded his first session for Atlantic, cutting four songs. Over the next seven years, he would record such classics as ‘Mess Around,’ ‘I Got a Woman,’ ‘Hallelujah, I Love Her So’ and ‘What’d I Say.’

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)

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

September 8, 1954

Radio personality Alan Freed begins broadcasting on New York’s WINS. Although the phrase “rock and roll” had been around since the 1940s, Freed is generally given credit for making it popular.

There was a opening of a new shopping center in Memphis. In the advertisement of the opening was the announcement: “by the newest Memphis hit in the recording business Elvis Presley”. This took place in front of Katz Drug Store the following night between 9.00 and 10.00 a.m.

September 8, 1955

Elvis performed at the City Auditorium, Clarksdale, Mississippi.

The other acts were:

Johnny Cash
Bud Dickerman
Eddie Bond
Floyd Cramer
Jimmy Day
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info September 8 1955 City Auditorium Clarksdale MS (8:00 PM) Five-Day Tour

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

September 8, 1956

Elvis Presley’s ” I Want You, I Need You, I Love You” hit #14 in the U.K.

Eddie Cochran signs with Liberty Records where he will have three US Top 40 hits, “Sittin’ In The Balcony” (#18), “Summertime Blues” (#8) and “C’mon Everybody” (#35).

Love Me Tender  

September 8, 1957

Reet Petite’ by Jackie Wilson was released for the first time, it became a UK No. 1, 29 years later. During a 1975 benefit concert, Wilson collapsed on-stage from a heart attack and subsequently fell into a coma that persisted for nearly nine years until his death in 1984.

Elvis and Anita Wood had breakfast at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and after that they visited Radio Recorders to listen to the songs Elvis had been recording over the last few days. Later they watched 4 movies at the theaters around town, while talking about screening Jailhouse Rock the next day.

Romance: Anita Wood

The Military Service Disruption

September 8, 1958

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

September 8, 1959

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

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

September 8, 1960

Flaming Star 

September 8, 1961

September 8, 1962

Elvis Presley’s single “She’s Not You” hit #5 in the U.S.

It Happened at the World’s Fair  Production: September 4-13 in Seattle

September 8, 1963

Viva Las Vegas

September 8, 1964

September 8, 1965

An ad in the show business trade paper Variety announced open tryouts for anyone wishing to be a member of the new group being formed for a TV series called “The Monkees.”

Paradise, Hawaiian Style

September 8, 1966

September 8, 1967

September 8, 1968

The Beatles performed ‘Hey Jude’ on the UK television show ‘Frost On Sunday’ in front of an invited audience. The song was the first single from The Beatles’ record label Apple Records and at over seven minutes in length, ‘Hey Jude’ was, at the time, the longest single ever to top the British charts. It also spent nine weeks as No.1 in the United States—the longest run at the top of the American charts for a Beatles’ single.

Elvis spent most of September in Palm Springs.

September 8, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

September 8, 1970

Elvis did a 3 am extra show at the end of his Vegas Engagement of Dinner and Midnight Shows.

Date: 08 Sep 1970
Time: 3 am
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Opening Theme
Thats All Right
I Got A Woman
– segued medley with –
Amen
I Walk The Line
( above song is just an excerpt )
Love Me Tender
( above song includes 1 false start )
Ive Lost You
I Just Cant Help Believin
Youve Lost That Loving Feeling
Polk Salad Annie
Band Introductions
Elvis introduces Colonel Parker Vernon Presley
Priscilla Presley
Heartbreak Hotel
( above song includes 2 false starts )
Blue Suede Shoes
– segued medley with –
Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On
– segued medley with –
Blue Suede Shoes
Elvis introduces Bill Porter Felton Jarvis
Light Man
All Shook Up
( above song includes 2 false starts )
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Cant Help Falling In Love
( above song includes 1 false start )
Closing Vamp
Recordings:

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 3 – Las Vegas August 10th – September 8th 1970
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info September 8 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Closing (3.00am) 2200 Chain Red Macrame belt Black Suit Yes Yes Yes

September 8, 1971

Elvis bought a custom-made Stutz Blackhawk. His first was badly damaged in an accident earlier that year and would not be repaired for almost 3 years.

September 8, 1972

September 8, 1973

Elvis and Linda attended a Tom Jones performance and Elvis even appeared on stage at Caesar’s Place.

Romances: Linda Thompson

September 8, 1974

September 8, 1975

September 8, 1976

Elvis performed at the Convention Center, Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

 

Date: 08 Sep 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Pine Bluff, AR.
Convention Center
Tickets: 7,500
Costume: Bicentennial (blue) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Fairytale
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Jailhouse Rock
One Night
You Gave Me A Mountain
Fever
America
Polk Salad Annie
band introductions:
Early Morning Rain ( featuring John Wilkinson )
Whatd I Say ( featuring James Burton )
Johnny B Goode ( featuring James Burton )
Battle Of New Orleans ( featuring Jerry Scheff )
Love Letters, School Day

Hurt (with reprise)
Hound Dog
Funny How Time Slips Away
Help Me
That’s All Right
My Heavenly Father [K. Westmoreland]
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Danny Boy [S. Nielsen]
Walk With Me [S. Nielsen]
Blue Suede Shoes
How Great Thou Art

Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 24 – August 27th – September 8th 1976
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info September 8 1976 Convention Center Pine Bluff AR (8:30 pm) 7500 Blue Egyptian Bird Original belt White Suit Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath

1977

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1988

Elton John holds an auction of his stage costumes in London, England and nets $6.2 million.

1994

Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley opened the 11th annual MTV Video Music Awards.

 

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

RCA/BMG announced the finalized track listing for “Elvis 2nd To None.” The compilation disc was scheduled for release on October 7, 2003.

In a show beamed live to 21 movie theaters across Europe, David Bowie performed the first interactive concert that allowed audience members at the various locations to talk to him and make song requests.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2011

Jury selection began for the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray. Prospective jurors were asked to fill out a 30-page questionnaire to determine their level of knowledge of the case and any strong views about Jackson or Murray.

2012

In a private ceremony at the Élysée Palace in Paris, French president Francois Hollande presented Paul McCartney with France’s highest public decoration, the Legion of Honour, in appreciation for the former Beatle’s contribution to music.

At an auction in England, a winning bidder who did not wish to be identified purchased a bible that once belonged to Elvis Presley for £59,000 (approximately $94,000 US), more than double the sale price that was expected. The bible was given to Elvis in 1957 by an aunt and uncle on his first Christmas at Graceland. He used it throughout the rest of his life, and wrote down his thoughts and annotations on its pages.

 

From my other blog:

Katz Drugstore Launches Hillbilly Cat: Ironic or Iconic? (Sept 8/9)

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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