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Elvis Presley

Are You Lonesome Tonight? by Blue Barron on MGM Records enters the Billboard Popular Singles chart in the USA. It will peak at number nineteen during a run of eight weeks on the chart. The song will prove to be a much bigger hit ten years later for Elvis Presley.
Big Mama Thornton records the original version of Hound Dog, written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, for Peacock Records, in Los Angeles, California, USA. Elvis Presley will score a huge hit with his cover version.
As a supporting act on the last day of a brief Webb Pierce Package tour, Elvis Presley plays in Overton Park Shell, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, Also on the bill are Johnny Cash and Wanda Jackson.
Elvis Presley releases a new single, Hound Dog/Don't Be Cruel, on RCA Records in the USA.
Despite the host's earlier denouncement of Elvis Presley as too suggestive for his show, the emerging King is allowed a slot on The Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA. Sullivan, however, declines to introduce him, leaving that chore to actor Charles Laughton. Pandemonium ensues among the teenage audience, and the show is a turning point in rock history. Watching at home in New Jersey is a seven year old boy called Bruce Springsteen who immediately convinces his parents to buy him a guitar. Watching in Lubbock, Texas, is Buddy Holly.
Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash play in the Million Dollar Quartet at Sun Studios, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. On the same day, Perkins records one of his most successful songs, Matchbox.
Elvis Presley records his sixth US No1 hit, All Shook Up in RCA Studios, Hollywood, California, USA.
(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear by Elvis Presley reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA.
Still on Army Service in Germany, Elvis Presley moves to rented accommodation at 14 Goethestrasse, Bad Nauheim.
Fame And Fortune/Stuck On You, by Elvis Presley reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
Elvis Presley comes to the end of principal filming in Hollywood, Californa, USA, for his movie G.I. Blues.
Elvis Presley arrives home in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, having completed filming of his next movie, G.I. Blues.
Elvis Presley records Charro, the title song from his latest movie, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with filming of Wild In The Country, at The 20th Century Fox Movie Ranch, near Santa Monica, California, USA.
Elvis Presley's manager, Col Tom Parker, announces that Elvis will play a fund-raising concert in Honolulu, Hawaii, to create a memorial to the USS Arizona, which was sunk by the Japanese during the attack on Pearl Harbour.
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.
Elvis Presley continues with location filming for 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 completes location filming for his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Crystal River, Florida, USA.
Elvis Presley begins filming studio-based scenes for his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
In Los Angeles, California, USA, Elvis Presley is reluctant to fly to Hawaii to begin location filming for his next movie Girls! Girls! Girls!. Filming is delayed, and Elvis drives instead to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he books in to The Sahara Hotel. [In due course, he will be obliged to fly to Hawaii].
Elvis Presley continues filming studio scenes for his next movie, It Happened At The World's Fair, in MGM Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley continues filming studio scenes for his next movie, It Happened At The World's Fair, in MGM Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
At Radio Recorders studio, Hollywood, California, USA, Elvis Presley begins recording soundtrack songs for his next movie, Fun In Acapulco.
Elvis Presley arrives at Paramount Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, to begin pre-production work on his next film, Roustabout.
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.
In Memphis, Tennessee, USA, Elvis Presley takes on a new bodyguard, Jerry Schilling, who has been a friend for many years.
Elvis Presley releases his 21st album, Roustabout, on RCA Victor Records in the USA. It is the soundtrack to his film of the same name.
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.
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.
Bing Crosby writes to Elvis Presley's manager, Col Tom Parker, thanking him for Presley's recording of the Crosby hit White Christmas.
Elvis Presley is filming his next movie, Paradise Hawaiian Style at Paramount Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley buys a $600 watch as a Christmas gift for his manager, Col Tom Parker.
During Tom Jones' run of gigs at The Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Elvis Presley attends the show and leads a standing ovation for Jones. It is also during this set of shows that women begin throwing their bras and panties at Jones during his performance - a stunt set up by his PR man Jay Bernstein.
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Elvis Presley records If I Can Dream, Memories and Let Yourself Go, at Western Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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Elvis Presley is filming scenes for his latest movie, Charro, near Apache Junction, Arizona, USA.
Elvis Presley does a special show for an invited audience at The International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Elvis Presley performs his historic Aloha From Hawaii satellite concert to an audience estimated to be over one billion.
Elvis Presley spends $750,000 purchasing a former Delta Airlines Convair jet, which he re-names Lisa Marie. The plane's cost includes extensive renovations such as gold bathroom fixtures, a queen-size bed, a full audio-visual system, and Elvis' TCB logo on the tail.
Under instructions from his son Elvis Presley, Vernon Presley fires longtime 'Memphis Mafia' members Sonny West, Red West and Dave Hebler - the three men most determined to get Elvis off his addiction to prescription drugs.
In Los Angeles, California, USA, an eight and a half year prison sentence plus a $90,000 fine is meted out to William Minor for bootlegging Elvis Presley albums.
French pop and rock idol Johnny Hallyday, sometimes known as France's Elvis Presley, dies aged 74, in Marnes-la-Coquette, France, Europe, having suffered from lung cancer.
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