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1966 – Elvis Presley

1966 – Elvis Presley’s “Tell Me Why” reached #33 in the U.S.

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1957 – Elvis Presley recorded “Teddy Bear” and “One Night.”

2006 – The Elvis Presley box set “Elvis #1 Singles” was released in the U.S. The set included all of Elvis’ 21 #1 U.S. hits on 20 singles with original B sides. Each single included the original 45 rpm single artwork.

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1958 – Elvis Presley recorded the song “King Creole.” The single was released in July 1958.

1986 – Elvis Presley was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Julian and Sean Lennon were his presenters.

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1956 – “Record Mirror” became the first to print a picture of Elvis Presley in the U.K.

1957 – Filming began on Elvis Presley’s second movie, “Loving You.”

1965 – Production began on the film Elvis Presley film “Fun in Acupulco” with soundtrack recording.

1997 – Col. Tom Parker died from complications from a stroke. He was the promoter that guided Elvis Presley to stardom.

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1955 – Elvis Presley performed at the Louisiana Hayride in Shreveport, LA. He performed “Hearts Of Stone,” “That’s All Right, Mama” and “Tweedle Dee.” “Colonel” Tom Parker was in the audience and witnessed Elvis for the first time.

1958 – Elvis Presley recorded “Trouble” and “Hard Headed Woman.”

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1957 – Elvis Presley reported to the Paramount makeup and wardrobe departments for his role as singer Deke Rivers.

1973 – Elvis Presley’s “Elvis, Aloha From Hawaii” TV show was broadcast live via satellite around the world. The U.S. and Europe saw a taped version.

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1956 – Elvis Presley began recording his first songs as an RCA Victor artist in Nashville. Elvis recorded “Heartbreak Hotel,” “I Was the One,” “I’m Counting On You,” “I Got a Woman” and “Money Honey.”

1957 – Elvis Presley left Memphis by train for Hollywood, CA.

January 9th Elvis Today in Hisory

1971 – Elvis Presley was presented an award by The American Junior Chamber of Commerce for being one of the “10 Outstanding Young Men of America.”

January 8th Elvis Presley’s Birthday 1935

1935 – Elvis Aaron Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. His twin brother Jessie Garon was stillborn.

1946 – Elvis Presley received his first guitar from his parents.

1955 – Elvis Presley’s third single “Milkcow Blues Boogie” was released.

1956 – Elvis Presley performed at The Louisiana Hayride. He also performed the previous day.

1957 – The Memphis Draft Board announced that Elvis Presley had been classified as A1 and that he would probably be drafted within the next six to eight months.

1959 – Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand, called Elvis in Germany to tell him that he had been voted most popular singer of the year and that his record “King Creole” was the most popular record of the year.

1965 – Hal Wallis agreed to change Elvis Presley’s 1958 contract into a five-picture deal. The movies Elvis made under the contract were “Blue Hawaii”, “Girls! Girls! Girls!”, “Fun In Acapulco”, “Roustabout” and “Paradise Hawaiian Style”.

1981 – “Elvis Presley Day” was declared in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, North & South Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

1993 – The U.S. Postal Service released a stamp of Elvis. The picture used was one of Elvis in the 1950’s.

2004 – RCA Records and BMG Strategic Marketing Group with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced that Elvis Presley had become the best selling solo artist in U.S. history.

2005 – In the U.K., a campaign began to release Elvis Presley’s 18 #1 songs over 17 consecutive weeks. The campaing ended on April 25th.

2006 – The RIAA presented awards upgrading the sales certification status of “ELVIS 30 #1 HITS” and “It’s Christmas Time” and for the first sales certifications for the DVD “Elvis by the Presleys”. “ELVIS 30 #1 HITS” was upgraded from 3x Platinum to 4x Platinum. The album “It’s Christmas Time” was upgraded from Platinum to 2x Platinum. The DVD “Elvis by the Presleys” was certified at 2x Platinum.

January 7th Elvis Presley Today

1956 – Elvis Presley performed at The Louisiana Hayride. He also performed the next day.

1958 – The Elvis Presley single “Don’t” was shipped.

2003 – The Elvis Presley movies “Easy Come, Easy Go”, “Fun in Acapulco” and “Girls! Girls! Girls!” were released on DVD.