jueves, 13 de octubre de 2011

October 07, On This day in Elvis history

October 07, 1955

Since there was no booking for a performance this night, Elvis and Tillman Franks 

went to Houston to see Bob Wills at Cook's Hoedown Club. Neither Elvis nor Wills 

were impressed with the other.

October 07, 1957

Elvis went to see wrestling matches at Ellis Auditorium. After that he had dinner 

with Penny Banner, one of the lady wrestlers, whom he took back to Graceland afterwards.

October 07,1958
Elvis briefly dated a sixteen year old Germany, and a German actress
named Vera Tschechowa. He also dined with a Berlin starlet. Like many of the
rockabilly singers from Tennessee, he gravitated toward younger women.

October 07, 1960

Elvis recorded the new title song Flaming Star at Radio Recorders in an 8.00 to 11.00 p.m. session.

October 07, 1963

Elvis reported to MGM in Hollywood for the preproduction on Kissin' Cousins. During the 

week he had script and choreography rehearsals. There were also wig fittings for his role as the blond twin.

 Fred Wise and Randy Starr wrote the song "Kissin' Cousins" for Elvis, but
the song was not in the movie. Elvis recorded the song in RCA's Nashville
studios, and the single reached No. 12 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart during a nine
week run (RCA 47-8309, released January 1964). Its flip side was "It Hurts
Me." Elvis cut a completely different "Kissin' Cousins" for the movie (which
appears only on the LP by that title), no single was released of that version.

October 07, 1965

Elvis arrived at Graceland at 11.00 p.m. He drove the Dodge Motor Home himself followed by a caravan of 5 cars.

October 07, 1974

Elvis performed at the Henry Levitt Arena, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas and complained 

to his associates he did not feel well.


07 Oct 1974

Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Wichita, KS.
Levitt Arena
Tickets: 10,000
Costume: Mad Tiger suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
The Wonder Of You
Big Boss Man
If You Love Me
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog
[band introductions]
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel
Why Me Lord
Let Me Be There
When It's My Time [The Stamps]
Johnny B. Goode
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Polk Salad Annie
Can't Help Falling In Love

Recordings: 0
Photos: 0

CONCERT DATE: October 7 1974 (8:30 pm). Wichita KS. Presley Admirers Love Him True
by Bob Heaton
Wichita Eagle
October 1974

Mr. and Mrs. Willis Bennett came to town from Salina to listen to Elvis Monday night. They didn't have tickets but

 they came anyhow. "We hoped we'd find someone selling tickets at the Arena," Mrs. Bennett said. They did. 

By 7 PM, the Bennetts had bought eight tickets for the performance and had resold three of them. "We first found

 a guy with four tickets," she said. "He wanted $65 for them, take it or leave it. We took it." The tickets originally 

sold for $10 each. "Then we heard about a guy who had four on the floor of the arena, right up close," Mrs. Bennett

 continued. "So we bought them and began trying to sell the first four for what we paid." By 7.30 PM, one ticket remained at $16.25.

Elvis' concert at the Henry Levitt Arena at Wichita State University had been sold for weeks prior to Monday's one-nighter.

 Presley fans began filling the arena for the 8.30 performance about 6.30 PM. An hour before the first drum-roll, traffic 

was backed up on Hillside from the 21st Street entrance of the arena parking lot all the way to 13th Street on the south.

As is customary with a Presley concert, music lovers were bombarded with memorabilia offers before they could get out 

of their cars to begin their trek to the arena. Programs were hawked in the parking lot for $2. If that was too steep, 

Presley buttons, small and large and kingsize, were offered. A wide variety of Elvis posters, showing The Performer in sequins, 

capes, leotards and perhaps a tutu or two were concurrently hawked.

But the main attraction was The Entertainer. He packed them in. He always does. Mrs. Bennett said she and her husband 

came to the concert for the benefit of their daughter Terry, 8. "I like him," Mrs. Bennett said, but it is Terry who idolizes

 the ageless singer. "He's out of sight," Terry sighed. Maybe she didn't realize Elvis probably had charmed her mother in much

 the same way almost 20 years before.

Courtesy Of Scott Hayward


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