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Elvis Presley

Gordon Stoker, leader of legendary gospel/country/rock'n'roll vocal group The Jordanaires (best-known for their work with Elvis Presley), is born in Gleason, Tennessee, USA.
Entrepreneur Sam Phillips signs a lease on a building at 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee, which he will establish as the Memphis Recording Service. In the early 1950s it will become the home of Sun Records, with artists including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis.
R'n'b saxophone star Earl Bostic records Sweet Lorraine in Los Angeles, California, USA. On the same day, Elvis Presley plays at the Silver Slipper, Atlanta, Georgia.
A four-page contract is signed by Robinson Memorial Auditorium, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, and Jamboree Attractions for a performance in the venue by Elvis Presley.
Elvis Presley records I Got A Woman at Sun Studios, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, and also plays live on KWKH Radio's Louisiana Hayride show in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Elvis Presley meets his future manager Col Tom Parker - an illegal immigrant from Holland, for the first time. On the same day Elvis appears at the bottom of the bill for a show at The Auditorium, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, whose stars are Faron Young, Martha Carson, Ferlin Huskey and The Wilburn Brothers.
The Hank Snow All Star Jamboree Tour begins in the City Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, but Elvis Presley is the headline act "by popular demand" according to the posters. Local boy Vincent Eugene Craddock attends the show and will go on to find success as Gene Vincent.
The song Mystery Train is registered for copyright by Hi Lo Music. It is written by Herman Parker and Sam Phillips, and the best-known version will be recorded by Elvis Presley.
Elvis Presley plays at The Mosque, Richmond, Virginia, USA.
EMI in the UK runs press ads for Heartbreak Hotel, billing Elvis Presley as 'the King of Western Bop?.
Hound Dog by Elvis Presley enters the UK Pop Singles Chart, where it will peak at No2 during a 23-week run.
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Elvis Presley wins his first Triple Crown Award, marking the fact that he is the first country-derived artist to top the US r+b charts for sales, juke box plays and airplay.
Songwriting and production duo Jerry Leiber And Mike Stoller sign an independent production/A + R deal with RCA Records, which includes provision for the pair to work with Elvis Presley.
RCA announces advance orders of half a million for Elvis' Christmas Album by Elvis Presley in the USA.
Don't by Elvis Presley enters the UK Pop Singles Chart, where it will peak at No2 during an eleven-week run.
Elvis Presley, currently serving in the US Army in Germany, Europe, is interviewed on his 24th birthday via trans-Atlantic telephone by Dick Clark on his daily tv pop show American Bandstand in the USA.
Elvis Presley enters the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA at No39 with My Wish Came True.
Elvis Presley's dermatologist, Laurens Johannes Griessel-Landau, having been sacked for making homosexual advances to Elvis's friends in Bad Nauheim, Germany, Europe, flies back to London aboard BEA Flight491.
Having lately returned to the US after competing his Army service, Elvis Presley travels overnight by train from Washington DC to Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Elvis Presley breaks a finger while playing football in the grounds of his home, Graceland, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming for his next movie, Wild In The Country , at the 20th Century Ranch, Santa Monica, California, USA.
Yes I'm Lonesome Tonight by Dodie Stevens is the highest new entry in the Cashbox magazine chart of the top pop singles in the USA, entering at No85. The track is an answer song to Are You Lonesome Tonight by Elvis Presley.
Elvis Presley continues with filming of Wild In The Country at the 20th Century Movie Ranch, near Santa Monica, California, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with studio-based filming for the movie Blue Hawaii, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Wild In The Country/I Feel So Bad by Elvis Presley enters the UK Pop Singles Chart, where it will peak at No4 during a twelve-week run.
Can't Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley is the new No1 single in Australia.
Elvis Presley buys a fourteen-karat gold diamond tie tack from Harry Levitch Jewellers in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Having recently completed location filming in Hawaii for his upcoming movie Girls! Girls! Girls!, Elvis Presley now begins studio filming at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley is in Seattle, Washington, USA, on the fourth day of location filming for his latest movie, It Happened At The World's Fair.
Elvis Presley is in Seattle, Washington, USA, on the ninth day of location filming for his latest movie, It Happened At TheWorld's Fair.
Elvis Presley is in Seattle, Washington, USA, on the last day of location filming for his latest movie, It Happened At TheWorld's Fair.
Elvis Presley has a recording session in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, during which he works on the songs It Hurts Me, Ask Me and 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 with the shooting of location scenes for his latest movie, Roustabout, at locations in and around Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley's 16th movie, Roustabout, opens in the USA.
Pre-production work for the next Elvis Presley movie, Frankie and Johnny, begins at Samuel Goldwyn Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley is having script rehearsals for his next film, Frankie And Johnny, at Samuel Goldwyn Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with filming of his next movie, Frankie And Johnny, at Goldwyn Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Principal photography on the next Elvis Presley movie, Frankie And Johnny, continues at Goldwyn Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Lou Goldberg of The William Morris Agency of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA, writes to Joe Small of Admiral Picures, returning to him a cheque in the value of $980.50. The cheque releates to transportation costs for Elvis Presley, but Presley's manager Col. Tom Parker has told Goldberg to return it to Admiral Pictures.
The Beatles are interviewed in Studio One, Aeolian Hall, London, by BBC disc jockey Brian Matthew for the Christmas edition of the radio show Saturday Club. On the same day, in Memphis, Tennessee, Elvis Presley buys a second-hand Greyhound bus which he plans to refurbish and use for driving to California, where he is frequently required to make movies.
Elvis Presley's former doctor Dr. George Nichopoulous, loses his medical license for being "too liberal" when prescribing addictive drugs.
A tooth extracted from the mouth of Elvis Presley, once the property of his former girlfriend Linda Thompson, goes up for auction on eBay. Along with a lock of his hair and a gold record, it will fetch over $100,000.
Scotty Moore, the original guitarist for Elvis Presley, plays at Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, Europe.
Jazz, country and rock'n'roll guitarist Hank Garland, who worked with Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers, Brenda Lee, Roy Orbison, George Shearing, Charlie Parker, Chet Atkins, Patsy Cline and many others, dies of a staph infection, aged 74, in Orange Park, Florida, USA. In a successful solo career, he achieved a million-selling hit in 1949 with Sugarfoot Rag.
One of Elvis Presley's teeth begins a brief tour of dental surgeries in the UK to promote awareness of mouth cancer.
Internationally successful German bandleader James Last dies, aged 86, in Palm Beach, Florida, USA. In a recording career that started in the 1960s, Last sold over 100m albums and scored 52 hit records in Britain alone between 1967 and 1986, a total only bested by Elvis Presley.
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