Give Us this January 16 Our Daily Elvis
Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium, Galveston, Texas
1957 and 58
Elvis recorded soundtracks.
Elvis donated blood at the Wartturm Barracks in Friedberg for the German Red Cross.
Elvis recorded soundtrack songs and the Jerry Reed number “US Male”
Elvis and Priscilla attended the JCC prayer breakfast at the Memphis Holiday Inn Rivermont.
Afterwards there was a press conference where Elvis responded to a question about the effect of music on today’s youth. “I don’t go along with music advocating drugs and desecration of the flag. I think an entertainer is for entertaining and to make people happy.”
At 5.00 p.m. Elvis gave a reception at Graceland for award winners and Jaycee officials,One hour later Elvis and Priscilla hosted a formal dinner for 100 guests at the Four Flames Restaurant, where place cards had been embossed with the TCB logo and signed by the star.
During the 8.00 p.m. awards ceremony at Ellis Auditorium Elvis proudly accepted an honor that clearly meant as much to him as any public recognition he had ever received. The trophy he received became one of his most treasured possessions, which he even took with him on his travels.
it was the only award Elvis accepted in person, he didn’t attend the Grammies, Oscars or Golden Globes where his music and movies/documentaries were nominated and sometimes won. He was given the Grammy Lifetime award at 35, imagined if he’d attended and accepted that appreciation, it might have made him feel less isolated from the industry he dominated almost effortlessly and thus saddled with easy material instead of being challenged and growing….elvis was the first and last entertainer who will be so agreed upon as a gamechanger and culture blender.
the Racquetball court construction was completed.
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