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Elvis Presley

Sam Phillips, founder of Sun Records, Memphis, Tennessee, where Elvis Presley made his first recordings, is born in Florence, Alabama, USA.
Elvis Presley signs a contract with Popular Songwriters for the traditional Neapolitan song Santa Maria, which is described as having been "arranged by Elvis Presley". Presley receives no advance but will be paid various royalties depending on how the song is used, one example being six cents per copy of piano sheet music sold in the USA.
Elvis Presley plays live on KWKH Radio's weekly show The Louisiana Hayride in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA, He also plays at the 12th Annual White River Carnival in River Stadium, Batesville, Arkansas, USA. The promoter of this gig, Ed Lyon will write to Elvis's manager, Col Tom Parker, demanding compensation because Elvis behaved unprofessionally and told off-colour jokes during his set. Col Parker will give him a $50 refund.
At the fourth annual Country Music Disc Jockey Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. songwriter Mae Axton plays a demo of her composition Heartbreak Hotel to Elvis Presley.
Elvis Presley plays live on KWKH Radio's weekly show The Louisiana Hayride in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.
EMI in the UK runs press ads for Heartbreak Hotel, billing Elvis Presley as 'the King of Western Bop?.
Elvis Presley plays the first of two nights at the Florida Theatre, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Before he had even hit town, Judge Marion Gooding had prepared an arrest warrant for Presley charging him with impairing the morals of minors - just in case Elvis swivelled his hips. On the day itself, young people at the Murray Hill Methodist Church heard Elvis denounced in a sermon entitled, "Hotrods, Reefers, and Rock and Roll." Elsewhere in Jacksonville, the Rev. Robert Gray, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, prayed for Presley's salvation after declaring that the singer had "achieved a new low in spiritual degeneracy."
Elvis Presley plays a benefit concert in Tupelo, Mississippi, USA.
In UK tv show Off The Record, presenter Jack Payne does a run-down of the current singles chart. Not being a rock'n'roll fan, he comments that Elvis Presley's disc reaching No2 is 'amazing ' but there it is?.
Poor Boy, from Elvis Presley's EP Love Me Tender, enters the Billboard Best-Selling Singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No24 during a three-week run.
Too Much by Elvis Presley enters the Billboard Best-Selling Singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No1 during a fourteen-week run.
A Big Hunk O' Love by Elvis Presley is the highest new entry on the Cashbox singles chart in the USA, entering at No34. It also enters the Billboard Hot 100 at No43.
Priscilla Beaulieu, the daughter of an American army officer, is introduced to Elvis Presley at a dinner engagement, while Elvis is doing military service in Germany. She will go on to become Mrs Presley.
Today's edition of Billboard magazine reveals that Elvis Presley has now outstripped every artist in the history of recording, by selling a total of eighteen million singles.
Elvis Presley records It Feels So Right at RCA Studios, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Elvis Presley buys a watch and a diamond necklace as gifts, at a cost of $4,000.
When Elvis Presley attends the Easter Service at the First Assembly of God Church, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, his presence causes such a disturbance that he is obliged to leave.
Elvis Presley's father Vernon signs a document transferring sole ownership of the Memphis, Tennessee, USA, mansion Graceland to Elvis. This document is required because Elvis does not want Vernon's new wife, Dee Stanley, to have any claim on the house.
The Top Ten Singles being played on WMGM Radio in New York City, USA, for the week beginning on this date are as follows :

1. RUNAWAY - Del Shannon (Big Top)

2. BLUE MOON - The Marcels (Colpix)

3. BABY BLUE - The Echoes (Seg-way)

4. Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes) - Carla Thomas (Atlantic)

5. DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE - The Shirelles (Scepter)

6. I'VE TOLD EVERY LITTLE STAR - Linda Scott (Canadian-American)

7. PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER - Cathy Jean And The Roommates (Valmor)

8. ONCE UPON A TIME - Rochell And The Candles (Swingin')

9. PONY TIME - Chubby Checker (Parkway)

10. SURRENDER - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)
Location filming for the next Elvis Presley film, Blue Hawaii, continues in Hawaii, USA.
Location filming for the next Elvis Presley film, Blue Hawaii, continues in Hawaii, USA.
UK weekly pop newspaper the NME [New Musical Express] publishes its chart points table for the first six months of the year, showing Elvis Presley in first place on 916 points, while Cliff Richard runs a poor second at 581 points.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Crystal River, Florida, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming of his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Crystal River, Florida, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming for his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Crystal River, Florida, USA.
Elvis Presley continues filming studio-based scenes for his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bill Bullock of RCA Records writes to Col Tom Parker, manager of Elvis Presley, requesting a title for the recently completed Elvis album. On release, it will be called Pot Luck.
Elvis Presley has a seventeenth day of location filming in Hawaii, USA, for his latest movie, Girls! Girls! Girls!
Elvis Presley has a photo session in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, to produce promotional shots for the movie Girls! Girls! Girls!
Elvis Presley continues filming studio scenes for his next movie, It Happened At The World's Fair, in MGM Studios, Culver City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley plays touch football with friends in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with the shooting of location scenes for his latest movie, Roustabout, at locations in and around Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with the shooting of location scenes for his latest movie, Roustabout, at locations in and around Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley continues filming studio-based scenes for his seventeenth movie, Girl Happy, at MGM Studios, Culver City, California, USA.
Elvis Presley continues filming studio-based scenes for his seventeenth movie, Girl Happy, at MGM Studios, Culver City, California, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with filming of studio scenes for his eighteenth film, Tickle Me, at Allied Artists studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with filming of studio scenes for his eighteenth film, Tickle Me, at Allied Artists studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley releases a new single, Do The Clam, in the UK on RCA Victor Records.
Elvis Presley continues recording tracks for the soundtrack to the film Paradise Hawaiian Style at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Police in Jakarta, Indonesia, Asia, stage a mass burning of records and books by Western musicians and writers which is said to be "undermining Indonesian identity in culture." The burned materials include records by The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Ventures, The Shadows, The Everley Brothers, Rick Nelson and, er, The Blue Diamonds.
Elvis Presley's 21st movie, Paradise, Hawaiian Style, is given a sneak preview in Presley's hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, USA, in advance of its official release a few weeks later.
Elvis Presley continues with his comeback season of concerts at The International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
When Elvis Presley plays at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Del Shannon is in the audience. Elvis performs Shannon's hit, Runaway, and introduces him to the audience.
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Elvis Presley releases a double album, Memphis To Vegas, in the UK on RCA Records.
In his final series of recording sessions, Elvis Presley records Hurt and For The Heart in the den at Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee.
Elvis Presley plays at The Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Elvis Presley is inducted posthumously into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, at the event's inaugural dinner in the Waldorf-Astoria, New York City.
Aaron Schroeder, composer of five No1 hits for Elvis Presley, dies aged 83 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA. For many years, Schroeder battled a rare Alzheimer's-like form of dementia, the last five as a resident of the Lillian Booth Actors' Home in Englewood.
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