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Elvis Presley

Bobby Thompson, a great banjo and guitar player, is born in Converse, South Carolina, USA. He will become one of the most in-demand studio musicians in Nashville, Tennessee, during the 70s and 80s, and will be nominated for a Grammy Award in 1969 for his recording of Area Code 615, and a CMA Award in 1985 for his performances in The Hee Haw Band. His picking can be heard on tracks by Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Jim And Jesse, Hank Snow, Tammy Wynette, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Loretta Lynn, Bill Monroe, Dolly Parton, Perry Como, Eddy Arnold, Les Paul, Connie Smith, Merle Haggard, Trini Lopez, The Monkees, Olivia Newton-John, Melanie, Jimmy Buffett, Dr Hook, Leon Russell, Neil Young and many others.
Elvis Presley and his girlfriend Dixie Locke have Easter Dinner with Elvis's parents in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
On his 20th birthday, Elvis Presley releases his third single, Milk Cow Blues Boogie, on Sun Records in the USA.
Elvis Presley is paid $75 to sign autographs in the Johnson-Connelly Pontiac showrooms, Lubbock, Texas. Local performer Buddy Holly is also present and, later in the evening, both artists play in Lubbock's Fair Park Coliseum.
Elvis Presley plays in Bear Stadium, Gladewater, Texas, USA, to an audience of twenty people. While in town, he records a commercial for KSIJ Radio.
Elvis Presley plays in Sudder Park Baseball Field, Wichita Falls, Texas, USA.
Elvis Presley releases Heartbreak Hotel, his first single for RCA Records, in the USA.
UK music weekly The NME [new Musical Express] reports that the US music industry is 'shocked' that two 'country and western' artists, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley, have become top popular music stars.
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 undergoes his pre-induction army medical at Kennedy Veterans' Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee.
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.
Calling from Germany, Europe, Elvis Presley wakes up his manager Col. Tom Parker with a 5.00am phone call which, despite the Col. grumbling that Elvis had disturbed a dream, lasts for an hour.
Elvis Presley installs a South African masseur, Monsieur Laurenz, in a house near his US army base in Germany. After a couple of weeks of his attentions, however, Elvis decides that Laurenz is "queer" and has him thrown out.
Elvis Presley is interviewed by the FBI in Bad Nauheim, Germany. Presley has complained that he is being blackmailed by his dermatologist, Laurens Johannes Griessel-Landau. It is claimed that, after Presley threatened to sack Mr Griessel-Landau for making homosexual advances to his friends, the dermatologist threatened to expose Presley's relationship with 14 year old Priscilla Beaulieu.
Elvis Presley goes to see Holiday On Ice at Ellis Auditorium, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
RCA Victor becomes the first company to issue all pop singles simultaneously in stereo and mono, the first of which is Stuck On You, by Elvis Presley.
A new musical, Bye Bye Birdie, opens in the Martin Beck Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA. The plot follows the adventures of an Elvis Presley-like rock'n'roller, Conrad Birdie, who is making as much publicity as he can out of having been drafted into the US Army. It will run for 607 performances.
Elvis Presley continues with filming for the movie G.I. Blues, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley records Big Boots for the soundtrack of the film G.I. Blues, at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, but is dissatisfied with the material.
Elvis Presley attends a karate demonstration at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
During a break in the filming of Wild In The Country, Elvis Presley spends Christmas at home in Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, with Priscilla Beaulieu.
The Top Ten singles being played on WLS Radio in Chicago, Illinois, USA, for the week beginning on this date, are as follows : 1. WONDERLAND BY NIGHT Bert Kaempfert (Decca)2. EXODUS Ferrante And Teicher (United Artists)3. ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT Elvis Presley (RCA)4. ANGEL BABY Rosie (Highland)5. MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Al Caiola (United Artists)6. CORINNA CORINNA Ray Peterson(Dunes)7. CHILLS AND FEVER Ronnie Love (Dot)8. WHEELS The String-A-Longs (Warwick)9. A THOUSAND STARS Kathy Young And The Innocents (Indigo)10. LAST DATE Floyd Cramer (RCA)
Elvis Presley continues with filming of Wild In The Country at the 20th Century Movie Ranch, near Santa Monica, California, USA.
Elvis Presley is in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, re-shooting the ending of Wild In The Country, because pre-release screening audiences did not like the original ending in which Hope Lange committed suicide.
Elvis Presley is recording songs for the upcoming movie Blue Hawaii at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California, USA.
Elvis Presley flies back to Hollywood, California, USA, to shoot studio scenes, after completing location filming for Blue Hawaii in Hawaii, USA.
Weekly UK music paper the NME [New Musical Express] reports that Elvis Presley has been "Alerted for US Army recall".
Elvis Presley releases a new single, No More / Blue Hawaii, in Japan, Asia.
At Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, California, Elvis Presley records I Don't Wanna Be Tied and Earth Boy for the soundtrack to his next movie, Girls! Girls! Girls!
Elvis Presley has a ninth day of location filming in Hawaii, USA, for his latest movie, Girls! Girls! Girls!.
Elvis Presley has a fifteenth day of location filming in Hawaii, USA, for his latest movie, Girls! Girls! Girls!
Newly released singles reviewed in today's edition of UK pop weekly NME [New Musical Express], include Good Luck Charm by Elvis Presley, Last Night Was Made for Love by Billy Fury, I'm Looking Out the Window by Cliff Richard and Quando Quando Quando by Pat Boone.
Elvis Presley and his girlfriend Priscilla Beaulieu check out of The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, and travel to 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 pays a visit to a dentist in Hollywood, California, to have two of his teeth crowned at a cost of $170.
Elvis Presley buys a red Corvair for his girlfriend Priscilla Beaulieu, who is now living in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, under the care of Elvis's father Vernon.
The Elvis Presley movie Blue Hawaii is released to cinemas in Spain, Europe.
Elvis Presley is injured during a fight sequence while shooting location scenes for his next movie, Roustabout, in Los Angeles, California, USA. The injury requires stitches above his eye so, to avoid shooting delays, the injury is written into the script.
Elvis Presley finishes the recording of soundtrack songs for his upcoming movie, Girl Happy, at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, 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 has a private screening of films at The Memphian Cinema, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Principal photography on the next Elvis Presley movie, Frankie And Johnny, continues at Goldwyn Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley is filming his next movie, Paradise Hawaiian Style at Paramount Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley is filming scenes for his next movie, Speedway, at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, USA. The film also stars Nancy Sinatra.
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.
In Memphis, Tennessee, USA, Dr. George C. Nichopoulous is indicted on fourteen charges of over-prescribing drugs to Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and others.
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.
Neal Matthews of Elvis Presley's gospel backing group The Jordanaires dies of a heart attack at home in Nashville, Tennessee, aged 70.
When Madonna's album MDNA reaches No1 in the UK albums chart, she sets a new record for the most number one albums by a solo artist. MDNA is her 12th chart-topping album with MDNA, beating Elvis Presley's record of 11.