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Elvis Presley

Scotty Moore is discharged from the US Navy. Two years later, he will become the first guitar player for Elvis Presley on all of his classic Sun Records' recordings in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Elvis Presley records Milkcow Blues Boogie at Sun Studios, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Elvis Presley meets his future manager, Col Tom Parker, 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.
Elvis Presley plays in Sudder Park Baseball Field, Wichita Falls, Texas, USA.
Elvis Presley records My Baby Left Me and his version of the Carl Perkins' composition Blue Suede Shoes, at RCA Studios, New York City, USA.
Elvis Presley's cover version of the Carl Perkins song Blue Suede Shoes is released in the UK on RCA Records. On the same day, Bill Haley and his Comets release a new single, Hot Dog Buddy Buddy/Rockin' Through The Rye, on Decca Records in the USA.
The first Elvis Presley movie, Love Me Tender, premieres in New York City, USA. It will gross $4m in two months.
Elvis Presley records his sixth US No1 hit, All Shook Up in RCA Studios, Hollywood, California, USA.
All Shook Up by Elvis Presley enters the Billboard US Hot 100 singles chart on its way to No1.
Peace In The Valley, from the EP of the same name by Elvis Presley, enters the Billboard Best-Selling Singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No25 during a one-week run.
US Army Private Elvis Presley returns to Fort Hood, Texas, USA, after two weeks of leave.
In Germany, Europe, Elvis Presley's US Army unit throws a farewell party for the star who is returning to civilian life. Elvis also holds a press conference at Friedberg Army Base.
Elvis Presley arrives in Miami, Florida, USA, where he is shortly to record a tv show with Frank Sinatra.
Elvis Presley attends a karate demonstration at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley releases a new single, Are You Lonesome Tonight, on RCA Records in the 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.
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)
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 studio-based filming for the movie Blue Hawaii, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley begins filming studio-based scenes for his latest movie, Follow That Dream, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley is attending meetings in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, about his latest movie, Kid Galahad.
The Top Ten singles being played on WABC Radio in New York City, USA, for the week beginning on this date are as follows:
  1. The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens (RCA)
  2. The Twist - Chubby Checker (Parkway)
  3. Peppermint Twist, Part 1 - Joey Dee And The Starliters (Roulette)
  4. Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes (Tamla)
  5. Run To Him - Bobby Vee (Liberty)
  6. Goodbye Cruel World - James Darren (Colpix)
  7. I Know (You Don't Love Me No More) - Barbara George (AFO)
  8. Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen - Neil Sedaka (RCA)
  9. Walk On By - Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury)
  10. Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley (RCA)
Elvis Presley has a thirteenth day of location filming in Hawaii, USA, for his latest movie, Girls! Girls! Girls!
The National Association of Record Merchandisers declares Elvis Presley to be the Best-Selling Male Vocalist of 1961. Connie Francis is Best-Selling Female Vocalist, and Mitch Miller And The Gang is Best-selling Vocal Group.
Elvis Presley takes some time out from filming his latest movie, Girls! Girls! Girls!, to visit an old army friend at 4225 Beach Drive SW in West Seattle, Washington, USA.
Elvis Presley continues with filming studio scenes for his latest movie, Girls! Girls! Girls!, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California, USA.
Elvis Presley begins filming studio scenes for his latest movie, It Happened At The World's Fair, at MGM Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley continues filming his latest movie, It Happened At The World's Fair, at MGM Studios in 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.
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 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's manager Col Tom Parker concludes a deal to make two more Presley movies - Clambake and Frankie And Johnny - for United Artists.
Manager Brian Epstein sends a telegram to Elvis Presley on behalf of The Beatles' to congratulate him on completing his first decade in the music business.
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.
MGM extends its existing three film contract with Elvis Presley to include four more movies at a fee of $850,000 each.
Elvis Presley records Stop Look And Listen, Am I Ready and other tracks in Hollywood, California, for his next film, Spinout.
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 holds a New Year's Party at the Thunderbird Lounge in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, with music provided by the Bar Kays.
Newly born baby Lisa Marie Presley is brought home from the hospital to Gracelands, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, by her father Elvis Presley and mother Priscilla.
Elvis Presley continues filming his 30th movie, The Trouble With Girls, at MGM Studios in Hollywood, California, USA.
Elvis Presley's 26th film, Stay Away Joe, opens at cinemas in Ireland, Europe.
Elvis Presley continues his current season at the Hilton International, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Elvis Presley plays at The Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The newly-published Guinness Book of British Hit Singles reveals that - decades after his death - Elvis Presley remains the No1 all-time UK chart artist with 1,185 weeks in the charts.
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