Today in Elvis Presley History

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.

Elvis tribute act Suspicious Minds

1970 – Elvis Presley’s single “Suspicious Minds” hit #2 in the U.K. It was his first U.K. single to have a picture sleeve.

1972 – Highway 51 South in Memphis, TN, was renamed Elvis Presley Blvd.

Today in History

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.”

Elvis today in History

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.

A Vision of Elvis Tour Dates – Full List 2014

Hi folks this is an up to date list of our shows for the year ahead hope to see you there.
FEB
01Theatre Severn Shrewsbury 01743 281 281
07 York Opera House 0844 871 3024

MAR
01 NORWAY Stavanger Concert House
15 Whitley Bay Playhouse 0844 248 1588
28 Elgiva Theatre 01494 582900

APR
07 Bristol Hippodrome 0844 871 3012
18 Glasgow Pavilion 0141 332 1846
26 Epsom Playhouse 01372742555

MAY
16 Rhyl Theatre 01745 330000
17 Newark Palace Theatre 01636 655755
23 Fareham Halls Theatre 01329 231942
30 Retford Majestic Theatre 01777 706866

JUL
18 Pasture’s Lodge Mexborough 01709 579599
19 Embassy Theatre Skegness 0845 674 0505

AUG
16 Grand Theatre Swansea 01792 475715
23 Princess Theatre Hunstanton 01485 532 252

SEP
13 Princess Theatre Torquay 0844 871 3023
26 Regent Theatre Stoke-on-Trent 0844 871 7627

OCT
11 Greenock Arts Centre Greenock 01475 723723
12 Theatre Royal St Helen’s 01744 756000
25 Garrick Theatre Lichfield 01543 412121

NOV
7 Assembly Rooms Tamworth 01827 709618
8 New Theatre Hull 01482 300300
13 Fairfield Halls Croydon 020 8688 9291

Elvis Today in History

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.

Ed Bonja – Review of a Vision of Elvis

Ed-Bonja Elvis Tour Manager

Ed-Bonja Elvis Tour Manager

My name is Ed Bonja. I was privileged to be Elvis Presley’s official photographer and tour manager from 1970-1977. Throughout these great years, I was able to take thousands of fantastic photos capturing the King in several amazing performances.

Ed’s Review of a Vision of Elvis

A true Vision of Elvis

On Stage Rob Kingsley Look extraordinarily like Elvis. He sings like Elvis, but most importantly, he seems to capture the very soul of Elvis -his charisma, his gestures -he even walks like Elvis.

Robs contact with the audience is immediate – As soon as the concerts begin, surrounded by his musicians and backing vocalists, he takes the spectators on an emotional roller coaster through time; and, in doing so, shows them a true Vision of Elvis.

Ed Bonja, 12th of March 2011

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.