August 02, THIS DAY IN ELVIS HISTORY
August 02, 1955
Elvis performed at the Community Center, Sheffield, Alabama at 7.00 and 9.30 p.m.
August 02, 1956 "Life" magazine contained an article entitled "Elvis Presley...He Can't Be...But He Is." The article reported that Elvis had grossed $6 million in record sales and that he was receiving 3,000 fan letters a week.
Elvis left for Miami in his new Lincoln.
The Official UK Elvis Presley fan club was launched.
August 02, 1958
The Elvis single "Hard-Headed Woman" hit #2 in the U.K.
August 02, 1960
August 02, 1960
Elvis began horseback- riding lessons each afternoon for the next two weeks in preparation for his role in Flaming Star.
August 02, 1965
A week late, Elvis arrived at Paramount for preproduction on Paradise Hawaiian Style. After a cast insurance medical exam and wardrobe fittings, Elvis reported to Radio Recorders at 2.00 p.m. to do some vocals on some previously recorded instrumental tracks. He left at 2.30 a.m.
August 02, 1971
Elvis closed his engagement, which had broken all records again.
August 02, 1972
The rehearsals for opening night continued for all in the showroom, Las Vegas Hilton.
August 02, 1975
Elvis attended the Memphis Grizzlies opening football game, with a busload of friends. Later in the evening Elvis screened some movies at the General Cinema in Whitehaven, where he would continue to screen films for the next three night.
August 02, 1976
Elvis performed at the Civic Center, Roanoke, Virginia.
The Elvis compilation album "Platinum - A Life In Music" hit #80 in the U.S.
|Date:||02 August 1976|
|Costume:||Bicentennial (blue) Suit|
|Track list:|| |
Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Early Morning Rain
What'd I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Me Tender
Polk Salad Annie
Can't Help Falling In Love
|Recordings:||10,000 Roanoke Fans Can't Be Wrong