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Subject: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/16 at 8:25 am

October 2nd 1959, Fifteen Elvis Presley fans were arrested in Germany after marching through the streets of Leipzig shouting "Long live Elvis Presley" and making unkind remarks about German music.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/16 at 2:53 pm

October 2nd 1962 - Elvis Presley's single "Return To Sender" was released with "Where Do You Come From" as the B-side.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/16 at 3:29 pm

October 2nd 1977, The body of Elvis Presley and his mother Gladys were moved from the cemetery where they were buried to Graceland's after an unsuccessful attempt was made to body snatch the coffin.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/16 at 6:09 pm

October 3rd 1945, Elvis Presley made his first ever-public appearance in a talent contest at the Mississippi Alabama Dairy Show singing 'Old Shep', Elvis was 10 years old at the time and came second.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/16 at 2:17 am

October 7th 1957 - RCA Victor announced that they had already received 500,000 advance orders for Elvis' Christmas album.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/16 at 6:05 am

October 7th 1961 - Elvis Presley's single "Little Sister" hit #5 in the U.S.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/16 at 7:58 am

October 7th 1960 - Elvis Presley went into the recording studio to re-record the song "Flaming Star."

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/16 at 6:10 pm

October 7th 1977 - The album "From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee" was confirmed gold by the RIAA.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/07/16 at 7:35 pm

October 7, 2003 - The ablum "Elvis 2nd To None" was released.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: 80sfan on 10/07/16 at 9:06 pm

I prefer Elvis over Michael, but that's just me.  :D

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/16 at 12:07 am

October 8th 1994 - In Memphis, TN, Michael Jackson, Lisa Marie Presley and Janet Jackson attended the all-star "Elvis Aaron Presley - The Tribute."

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/16 at 1:55 am

October 8th 1992 - The U.S. Postal Service announced the commemorative stamp booklet that would include Bill Haley, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Clyde McPhatter, Dinah Washington, and Otis Redding.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/16 at 4:10 am

October 8th 1994 - "Elvis Aaron Presley - The Tribute" was aired as a pay-per-view special.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/09/16 at 10:28 pm

October 9th 1973, Elvis Presley and Priscilla divorced after six years of marriage. Priscilla was awarded property, $725,000 cash and $4,200 a month support.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/16 at 12:22 am

October 10th 1956, Elvis Presley's 'Love Me Tender' entered the US chart for a 19 week stay, peaking at No.1 for 5 weeks. The song, from Presley's first film of the same name, was adapted from the tune "Aura Lee", written in 1861.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/16 at 7:34 pm

October 10th 1999, A charity auction selling Elvis Presley's belongings was held at The Grand Hotel, Las Vegas. A wristwatch sold for $32,500, a cigar box $25,000, an autographed baseball sold for $19,000, and a 1956 Lincoln Continental sold for $250,000.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/16 at 1:23 am

October 11th 1955, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash kicked off an eleven date tour of the Southern US states in Abilene, Texas.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/16 at 1:47 am

October 11th 1958 - The Elvis Presley album "King Creole" hit #2 in the U.S.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/16 at 2:04 am

October 11th 1994 - The book "Good Rockin' Toight: Twenty years on the road and on the town with Elvis" by Joe Esposito was released.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/20/16 at 6:04 am

October 20th 1955, Elvis Presley and Bill Haley and his Comets both appeared at Brooklyn High School auditorium, Cleveland.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/21/16 at 3:28 am

October 21st 1965, Bill Black, Elvis Presley's bass player, (1954-57), died four months after receiving surgery to remove a brain tumour, aged 39. With guitarist Scotty Moore, and Elvis Presley on rhythm guitar, Black played on ‘That's All Right (Mama)’, Heartbreak Hotel, ‘Baby Let's Play House’, ‘Mystery Train’, ‘Hound Dog’; ‘Jailhouse Rock’ in the late 1950s. Black, Scotty Moore and drummer D. J. Fontana toured extensively during Presley's early career. After leaving Presley Black formed Bill Black's Combo.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/16 at 1:16 am

October 28th 1956, Elvis Presley made his second appearance on US TV’s The Ed Sullivan Show, where the host presents him with a gold record for ‘Love Me Tender’.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/16 at 2:29 am

October 28th 1957, After a show at the Pan Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles, local police told Elvis Presley that he was not allowed to wiggle his hips onstage, the local press also ran headlines saying Elvis would have to clean up his act. The next night, the Los Angeles Vice Squad filmed his entire concert, to study his performance.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/16 at 5:55 am

October 28th 1956 – Elvis Presley receives a polio vaccination on national TV. This single event is credited with raising immunization levels in the United States from 0.6% to over 80% in just six months.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/16 at 10:12 pm

November 1st 1956, Elvis Presley bought a new Harley Davidson motorbike and spent the day riding round Memphis on his new bike with actress Natalie Wood.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/16 at 8:48 am

November 3rd 1958, Elvis Presley went on maneuvers for the first time with the US Army's 32nd Tank Regiment near the German, Czech border.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/16 at 5:49 pm

November 3rd 1960, Elvis Presley had his fifth UK No.1 single with 'It's Now Or Never', it stayed at No.1 for eight weeks. The song which was based on the Italian song, 'O Sole Mio', gave Presley his first post-army No.1.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/05/16 at 5:42 pm

November 5th 1971, Elvis Presley kicked off a 15-date North American tour at the Metropolitan Sports Center in Minneapolis. Announcer Al Dvorin uttered the well known phrase: "Elvis has left the building" at the end of the show. He was asked to make the announcement in an effort to quiet the fans who continued to call for an encore.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/16 at 7:07 am

November 8th 1948 - Elvis Presley was enrolled in the eighth grade at Humes High School in Memphis, TN.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/16 at 4:49 pm

November 8th 1962 - Elvis Presley's father and Memphis Mayor Loeb visited Elvis on the set of "It Happened at the World's Fair". At the meeting the mayor accepted Elvis's annual donation of $50,000 to Memphis charities.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/16 at 5:28 am

November 9th 1958, Elvis Presley's 'Hound Dog', exceeded three million copies sold in the USA, becoming only the third single to do so. Bing Crosby's 'White Christmas' & 'Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer' by Gene Autry being the other two.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/16 at 11:51 pm

November 10th 1961, Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'His Latest Flame/Little Sister.' The singers ninth UK No.1.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/16 at 1:35 am

November 10th 1955, Elvis Presley attended the fourth Country Music Disc Jockey Convention in Nashville Tennessee. Back at his hotel Mae Boren Axton played him a demo of a new song she had written with Tommy Durden called 'Heartbreak Hotel'. Presley released the track as a single on January 27, 1956, his first on his new record label RCA Victor. The song gave him his his first No.1 one pop record.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/16 at 4:53 am

November 11th 1957, Elvis Presley appeared at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, this was Presley’s last concert of the 50’s. Presley served in the United States Army between March 1958 and March 1960 and at the time of his draft he was one of the most well-known names in the world of entertainment.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/16 at 1:33 am

November 14th 1961 - The Elvis Presley film "Blue Hawaii" premiered.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/16 at 8:17 pm

November 14th 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.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/16 at 1:00 am

November 23rd 1956, Sheet metal worker Louis Balint was arrested after punching Elvis Presley at a Hotel in Toledo. Balint claimed that his wife's love for Elvis had caused his marriage to break up. He was fined $19.60 but ended up being jailed because he was unable to pay the fine.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/16 at 6:47 am

November 23rd 1976, Ten hours after his last arrest, Jerry Lee Lewis was nicked again after brandishing a Derringer pistol outside Elvis Presley's Graceland's home in Memphis, demanding to see the 'King'. When police arrived they found Lewis sat in his car with the loaded Derringer pistol resting on his knee.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/16 at 7:40 pm

November 25th 1955 - In Port Arthur, TX, Elvis Presley gave his first performance after signing with RCA.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/16 at 7:43 pm

November 25th 1960 - Polls were taken at advance screenings of the Elvis Presley movie "Flaming Star". As a result of the polls the songs "Britches" and "Summer Kisses, Winter Tears" were cut from the final cut of the movie. Polls were also taken on November 23.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/16 at 10:35 pm

November 26th 1954 - Elvis Presley sent his parents a telegram from Texas. The note read "HI BABIES, HERES THE MONEY TO PAY THE BILLS. DON'T TELL NO ONE HOW MUCH I SENT I WILL SEND MORE NEXT WEEK. THERE IS A CARD IN THE MAIL. LOVE ELVIS."

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/16 at 2:17 am

November 30th 1962 - The Elvis Presley film "Kid Galahad" premiered in the U.K.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/16 at 3:07 am

November 30th 1993 - The Elvis Presley album "From Nashville To Memphis - The Essential '60s Masters I" was certified gold by the RIAA.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/16 at 11:14 am

December 2nd 1975 - Elvis Presley began a string of 17 shows at the Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/16 at 12:47 am

December 3rd 1955, Elvis Presley's first release on RCA Victor Records was announced. The first two songs ‘Mystery Train’ and ‘I Forgot to Remember to Forget’ had been purchased from Sam Phillips of Sun Records. Elvis was described by his new record company as 'The most talked about personality in recorded music in the last 10 years.'

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/16 at 5:38 pm

December 3rd 1960 - Elvis Presley's single "Are You Lonesome Tonight" hit #1 in the U.S.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/16 at 7:22 pm

December 3rd 1968 - Elvis Presley's NBC-TV special "Elvis" was aired.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/16 at 2:05 am

December 4th 1956, The so-called 'Million Dollar Quartet' impromptu jam session took place at Sun Studios in Memphis with Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/16 at 2:15 am

December 5th 1960, Elvis Presley started a ten-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'G.I. Blues'. His fifth US No.1 album. Music on this album comprised songs that had appeared in the film of the same name.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/16 at 3:26 am

December 6th 1968 - Elvis Presley received one of 66,000 letters that U.S. President Nixon sent out to potential administrative office holders.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/16 at 4:36 pm

December 7th 1976 - Vernon Presley was taken to the hospital after an Elvis concert. He left the hospital two days later after what appeared to be a heart attack.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/16 at 8:43 pm

December 7th 1976 - Elvis Presley wrote a note, that was later found in his room, that explained his desperate mental state.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/16 at 9:09 am

December 8th 1956 - The album "Elvis" hit #1 in the U.S.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/16 at 4:44 pm

December 8th 1960 - Fabian visited Elvis Presley at Graceland and lent him his pants when Elvis ripped his demonstrating karate.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/16 at 5:08 pm

December 8th 1968 - In the U.S., the TV special "Elvis" aired on NBC-TV.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/16 at 5:44 pm

December 8th 1976 - Elvis Presley announced that "plans are underway now for a visit to London."

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/16 at 6:25 am

December 9th 2005, A man charged with stealing more than $300,000 worth of Elvis Presley's jewelry from the Elvis-A-Rama museum appeared in a Las Vegas court. 30 year old Eliab Aguilar was arrested on November 3rd after police said he approached a retired Elvis impersonator and offered to sell him several items including Presley's 1953 class ring from Humes High School worth $32,000, a 41 carat ruby and diamond ring worth $77,000 and a gold-plated Smith & Wesson .38 special.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/16 at 2:49 pm

December 13th 1962, Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Return To Sender', his 13th UK No.1. Elvis performed 'Return To Sender' in the film Girls! Girls! Girls!. The opening bars and backing on baritone saxophone was performed by Bobby Keys who later went on to work with The Rolling Stones, The Who, Harry Nilsson, George Harrison and Eric Clapton.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/16 at 2:01 am

December 15th 1956, Elvis Presley gave his final performance on Louisiana Hayride, a live radio program that was broadcast on KWKH in Shreveport, Louisiana. Presley made 50 appearances on the show. At the end of the show, Horace Logan first made the now legendary phrase ‘Elvis has left the building’.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/30/16 at 6:13 pm

December 30th 1970, Elvis Presley was given a private tour of the FBI headquarters in Washington DC. Elvis requested and was given a permit to carry a gun in every US state.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/16 at 12:30 am

December 31st 1975 - Elvis Presley grossed $816,000 for a single performance in Pontiac, MI.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/17 at 12:49 am

January 1st 1955, Elvis Presley appeared at The Eagles Hall in Houston Texas. Presley went on to play over 250 shows in 1955.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/02/17 at 10:59 pm

January 2nd 1972 - Elvis Presley gave Muhammad Ali a $10000 robe with "People's Champion" inscribed on it. Ali wore the robe on March 31, 1973 when he lost to Ken Norton.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/03/17 at 3:11 am

January 3rd 1955, Elvis Presley appeared in Boonesville, Virginia. The 20 year-old singer was still a regional star, but by the end of 56' he had become a national sensation, recording two albums, (which included 'Heartbreak Hotel' and 'Blue Suede Shoes'), appeared on national television 11 times, played over 100 concerts and signed a seven year contract with Paramount Pictures.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/17 at 4:28 pm

January 11th 1958, The release date for the Elvis Presley single 'Jailhouse Rock' was put back a week after Decca Records pressing plant in the UK were unable to meet the advance orders of 250,000 copies. Some of the characters named in the song are real people. Shifty Henry was a well-known LA musician, not a criminal. The Purple Gang was a real mob. "Sad Sack" was a U.S. Army nickname in World War II for a loser.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/17 at 5:58 pm

January 12th 1957 - Elvis Presley recorded "All Shook Up" and all the material from his forthcoming movie "Loving You."

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/17 at 9:20 pm

January 12th 1968 - NBC vice-president Tom Sarnoff announced that Elvis Presley and NBC had agreed to produce an Elvis movie and a Christmas TV special for the 1968 Christmas season.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/17 at 3:34 am

January 13th 1969, Elvis Presley began a ten day recording session that would produce his final US number one record, 'Suspicious Minds'. The tracks were laid down at American Sound Studios in Memphis and marked the first time Presley had recorded in his hometown since his Sun Records days in 1956.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/17 at 2:53 am

January 14th 1961, Elvis Presley's 'GI Blues' started a seven-week run at No.1 on the UK chart. Also on this day Elvis was promoted to Acting-Sergeant in the US Army, receiving a pay increase of $22.94 per month.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/17 at 7:19 am

January 14th 1973 – Elvis Presley's concert Aloha from Hawaii is broadcast live via satellite, and sets the record as the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer in television history.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/17 at 6:55 pm

January 28th 1956, Elvis Presley (with Scotty Moore and Bill Black), made his first National Television appearance on the Dorsey brother's "Stage Show". It was the first of six appearances on the show and the first of eight performances recorded and broadcast from CBS TV in New York City. After the success of their first appearance they were signed to five more in early 1956.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/17 at 5:29 pm

March 1st 1961, Elvis Presley signed a five-year movie deal with producer Hal Wallis. During his career, Elvis made over feature films.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/17 at 2:36 am

March 2nd 1955, Elvis Presley appeared at Porky's Rooftop Club in Newport, Arkansas. Constantly on the road, performing night after night this was the group's 46th show this year, (Elvis along with Scotty Moore and Bill Black).

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/17 at 5:49 am

March 2nd 1960, After completing his national service and flying back to America, Elvis Presley stepped on British soil for the first and only time in his life when the plane carrying him stopped for refuelling at Prestwick Airport, Scotland.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/17 at 2:37 am

March 5th 1955, Elvis Presley made his TV debut when he appeared on the weekend show 'Louisiana Hayride' on KWKH TV, broadcast from Shreveport Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/06/17 at 10:46 pm

March 6th 1973, An attempt to bring Elvis Presley to the UK for shows at London's Earl's Court failed. Promoters had hoped that Elvis would be available during the summer but were told that Elvis now had US tour and filming commitments.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/17 at 4:22 pm

March 10th 1956, RCA Records placed a half page advert in Billboard Magazine claiming that Elvis Presley was 'the new singing rage.'

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/17 at 12:30 am

March 15th 1955, Elvis Presley signed a management contract with Colonel Tom Parker. Parker had previously managed the 'Great Parker Pony Circus' with one of the acts being a troupe of dancing chickens.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/17 at 7:03 am

March 16th 1974, During a US tour Elvis Presley played the first of four nights at the Midsouth Coliseum in Memphis Tennessee. This was the first time Elvis had played in Memphis since 1961.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/17/17 at 4:30 pm

March 17th 1957, Elvis Presley bought the Graceland mansion from Mrs Ruth Brown-Moore for $102,500. (£60,295). The 23 room, 10,000 square foot home, on 13.8 acres of land, would be expanded to 17,552 square feet of living space before the king moved in a few weeks later. The original building had at one time been a place of worship, used by the Graceland Christian Church and was named after the builder's daughter, Grace Toof.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/17 at 1:52 am

March 20th 1960, Elvis Presley started his first recordings since being discharged from the US Army. A 12 hour session in a Nashville recording studio produced his next No.1 single, ‘Stuck On You’. Scotty Moore and Bill Black, who had quit Presley's touring band in 1957, were in the studio with him for the last time.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/17 at 12:50 am

April 15th 1969 - Elvis Presley signed a contract for his appearance at the Las Vegas International Hotel in August.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/17 at 6:32 am

April 30th 1957, Elvis Presley recorded the Leiber and Stoller song 'Jailhouse Rock' as featured in his third motion picture of the same name. In the movie, Mike Stoller had a small role as a piano player. 'Jailhouse Rock' later became the first song to debut at No.1 in Great Britain.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/17 at 8:35 pm

May 1st 1967, 32 year old Elvis Presley married 21 year old Priscilla Beaulieu, a girl he first met in 1959 when she was just 14 years old. When Elvis got out of the army in 1960, Beaulieu moved into the singer's Graceland mansion with her family's blessing. The wedding ceremony took place at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas and although the marriage license was only $15, the wedding cake cost $3,500. The couple divorced after five years of marriage on October 9, 1973.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/17 at 1:32 am

May 2nd 1960 - Production began on Elvis Presley's "G.I. Blues." It was his first post-Army movie.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/04/17 at 9:46 pm

May 4th 1973 - Elvis Presley began a 25-show engagement at the Sahara Tahoe Hotel in Stateline, NV. The engagement was cancelled after Presley fell ill.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/17 at 5:37 am

May 5th 1956, Elvis Presley scored his first US No.1 single and album when 'Heartbreak Hotel' went to the top of the charts. 'Heartbreak Hotel' became his first million-seller, and was the best-selling single of 1956. The lyrics were based on a newspaper article about the suicide of a lonely man who jumped from a hotel window.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/17 at 7:26 am

May 14th 1957, Elvis Presley was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after swallowing a porcelain cap from one of his front teeth, which then lodged itself in one of his lungs.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/19/17 at 12:57 am

July 19th 1954, Sun Records released the first Elvis Presley single, 'That's All Right', a cover of Arthur Crudup's 1946 tune 'That's All Right, Mama'. Only about 7,000 original copies were pressed, but the disc became a local hit in Memphis.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/17 at 12:15 am

August 10th 1954 - Elvis Presley made an appearance in Memphis where he debuted "That's All Right (Mama)."

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/17 at 2:05 am

August 10th 1970, Elvis Presley played the first night of a four-week engagement, playing 2 shows most nights at The International Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/11/17 at 3:18 am

August 11th 1972 - Elvis and Pricilla Presley filed for divorce. They had married in May of 1967.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/17 at 10:50 am

August 14th 1956 - A Washington, DC, DJ, Bob Rickman, created the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Elvis Presley.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/17 at 12:30 am

August 15th 1955, Elvis Presley attended a meeting in Memphis with his manager Bob Neal, Colonel Tom Parker and Vernon Presley, at which a new contract was signed that named Colonel Parker as "special advisor" with control of virtually every aspect of Elvis' career. Parker was not really a Colonel at all, but a Dutch immigrant named Andreas Cornelius van Kujik, whose honorary title was given to him in 1948 by Governor Jimmie Davis of Louisiana. He was a flamboyant promoter whose pre-Elvis experience included shows called The Great Parker Pony Circus and Tom Parker And His Dancing Turkeys and was a veteran of carnivals, medicine shows and various other entertainment enterprises.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/17 at 1:09 am

August 15th 1960, Elvis Presley started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'It's Now Or Never', also No.1 in the UK. The song which was based on the Italian song, 'O Sole Mio', gave Presley his first post-army No.1.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/16/17 at 1:16 am

August 16th 1977 – Elvis Presley, died of heart failure at the age of 42.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/16/17 at 1:40 am

August 16th 1958, After being drafted in the US Army, Elvis Presley was assigned to the 3rd Armored Division in Friedberg, West Germany.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Howard on 08/16/17 at 7:58 am


August 16th 1977 – Elvis Presley, died of heart failure at the age of 42.


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Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/17 at 12:23 am

August 17th 1955, Elvis Presley released what would become his first No.1 hit, 'I Forgot to Remember to Forget / Mystery Train'. It hit the top of the country charts several months later and stayed there for 5 weeks.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/17 at 3:02 pm

August 21st 1961, Elvis Presley started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Something For Everybody' his sixth US No.1 album

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/17 at 3:01 am

September 1st 1956 - Elvis Presley shared his success with his family by purchasing his mother a pink Cadillac.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/17 at 11:22 pm

September 3rd 1977, The month after his death, Elvis Presley had 27 albums and 9 singles in the Top 100 charts in the UK. 'Moody Blue' was the No.1 album while 'Way Down' was No.1 on the singles chart, (putting him equal with The Beatles each amassing 17 No.1 hits).

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/17 at 12:30 am

September 4th 1954, To coincide with the release of his second Sun single, 'Good Rockin' Tonight', Elvis Presley along with Bill Black and Scotty Moore made their first appearance at The Grand Old Opry. The audience reaction was so poor, the Opry's manager, Jim Denny told Elvis that he should go back to driving a truck.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/17 at 1:20 am

September 5th 1956, Elvis Presley surprised his mother with a gift of a pink Cadillac. The car remained in the Presley family and eventually went on display at Graceland.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/17 at 4:12 pm

September 5th 2001 - "Junichiro Koizumi Presents: My Favorite Elvis Songs" was released exclusively in Japan. The collection of Elvis Presley songs were picked by Japan's prime minister.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/17 at 12:38 am

September 22nd 1958, After receiving special permission from the US Army, Elvis Presley gave one last press conference at the Military Ocean Terminal in Brooklyn. He then joined the rest of the 3rd Armored Division on the USS General Randall for a voyage to Bremerhaven, Germany.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/17 at 12:43 am

September 25th 1954 - Elvis Presley appeared live on "Grand Ole Opry" and performed "Blue Moon of Kentucky."

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/17 at 1:51 am

September 25th 1954, Elvis Presley released his second single on Sun Records, 'Good Rockin' Tonight,' a song made popular in 1948 by Wynonie Harris.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/17 at 12:35 am

September 26th 1954, Elvis Presley released his second single on Sun Records, 'Good Rockin' Tonight,' a song made popular in 1948 by Wynonie Harris.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/17 at 7:34 am

October 2nd 1959, Fifteen Elvis Presley fans were arrested in Germany after marching through the streets of Leipzig shouting "Long live Elvis Presley" and making unkind remarks about German music.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/17 at 3:37 pm

October 3rd 1945, Elvis Presley made his first ever-public appearance in a talent contest at the Mississippi Alabama Dairy Show singing 'Old Shep', Elvis was 10 years old at the time and came second.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/17 at 11:34 am

October 8th 1994 - "Elvis Aaron Presley - The Tribute" was aired as a pay-per-view special.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/17 at 11:15 am

October 8th 1956, Elvis Presley's 'Love Me Tender' entered the US chart for a 19 week stay, peaking at No.1 for 5 weeks. The song, from Presley's first film of the same name, was adapted from the tune "Aura Lee", written in 1861.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/16/17 at 6:14 am

October 16th 1954 - Elvis Presley made his first radio appearance on the "Louisiana Hayride."

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/17 at 5:00 am

October 28th 1956 - Elvis Presley's song "Love Me Tender" became the No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit. He became the first artist to follow himself into the No. 1 position. The song "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog" had been the No. 1 song for 11 weeks.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 2:31 am

November 1st 1956, Elvis Presley bought a new Harley Davidson motorbike and spent the day riding round Memphis on his new bike with actress Natalie Wood.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 5:51 am

November 1st 1969, Elvis Presley went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Suspicious Minds', his 18th US No.1 single. A No.2 hit in the UK.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/17 at 12:40 am

November 3rd 1958, Elvis Presley went on manoeuvres for the first time with the US Army's 32nd Tank Regiment near the German, Czech border.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/17 at 3:09 am

November 3rd 1960, Elvis Presley had his fifth UK No.1 single with 'It's Now Or Never', it stayed at No.1 for eight weeks. The song which was based on the Italian song, 'O Sole Mio', gave Presley his first post-army No.1.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/17 at 5:24 am

November 9th 1958, Elvis Presley's 'Hound Dog', exceeded three million copies sold in the USA, becoming only the third single to do so. Bing Crosby's 'White Christmas' & 'Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer' by Gene Autry being the other two.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/17 at 7:00 am

November 10th 1955, Elvis Presley attended the fourth Country Music Disc Jockey Convention in Nashville Tennessee. Back at his hotel Mae Boren Axton played him a demo of a new song she had written with Tommy Durden called 'Heartbreak Hotel'. Presley released the track as a single on January 27, 1956, his first on his new record label RCA Victor. The song gave him his his first No.1 one pop record.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/17 at 7:24 am

November 10th 1961, Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'His Latest Flame/Little Sister.' The singers ninth UK No.1.

Subject: Re: Today in Elvis Presley History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/17 at 1:36 pm

November 14th 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.

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