Give us this January 6 our daily Elvis
Elvis performed at the Fair Park, Lubbock, Texas. Probably Elvis recorded his version of Fool Fool Fool and Shake Rattle and Roll today at the local radio station KDAV as promotion for the evening’s show.
Elvis performed at the High School, Randolph, Mississippi.
Elvis had his final and only censored tv appearance on Ed Sullivan – shown from the waist up. Given that Elvis had already been seen head to toe 6 times on the Dorsey Brothers, twice on Berle and once on Steve Allen – although made to stand still – the decision was made to only show Elvis waist up this time – and it became industry legend.
Which is probably why more than morality and likely moreso than Elvis stuffing his pants. Allegedly. The making of myths and legends.
Elvis sang “Peace in the Valley” the only time a religious song was performed on the Sullivan variety program.
Wild In The Country’ sast and crew presented him with a plaque saying “Happy Birthday, King Karate.”
The barn behind Graceland was renovated to accommodate the many new horses. Soon it would be named: the House of the Rising Sun.
Elvis met with Felton Jarvis at Graceland.There was the suggestion to use Chips Moman’s American Studio at 827 Thomas Street in Memphis, since George Klein, Marty Lacker and Red West had connections there. Elvis liked the idea of recording a few miles from home, the decision was made.
With Charles Laughton as host, since Ed was in the hospital following a car crash. Elvis movie, The Reno Brothers, had a name change after Elvis sang Love Me Tender and a million copies were pre-sold before they … Continue reading
Most Americans credit Ed Sullivan with introducing Elvis Presley to the nation on his popular CBS-TV variety show in 1956 The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show Elvis fans know, though, that that honor really belongs to band leaders Jimmy and Tommy … Continue reading
Now, as you see from the top images, Elvis wore a tux to the opry; apparently it was red, and famously lost in a gas station bathroom on the way home. The Grand Ole Opry was a stage for … Continue reading
Steve Allen did not like getting hammered in the ratings by Milton Berle twice with Elvis as the guest. Steve Allen was an urbane northern big city wit and closet gay in the 50s. He had Elvis just once and … Continue reading