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This Day in Elvis History

January 24, 1954 Elvis got the attention of Dixie Locke. She made plans with a girlfriend to go roller-skating on Saturday night, making sure that Elvis overheard this conversation. Elvis performed at Humble Oil Company Camp, Hawkins, Texas. Elvis left … Continue reading

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This Day in Elvis History

January 15, 1955 Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport. Elvis wore a rust-colored suit, black-dotted purple tie, and pink socks and performed Hearts Of Stone, That’s All Right and Tweedle Dee. Colonel Parker and Tom Diskin arrived … Continue reading

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January 12, 1955 Elvis performed at the City Auditorium, Clarksdale, Mississippi. This marked a 2 weeks touring with Jim Ed and Maxine Brown, booked by Bob Neal.

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This Day in Elvis History

January 11, 1955 Elvis performed at the High School Gym, New Boston, Texas.

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This Day in Elvis History

January 10, 1970 In the RCA studio on Sunset in Las Vegas the rehearsals began. Ronnie Tutt had been unable to reach an agreement on salary and was replaced by Bob Lanning. James Burton recruited his friend Glen D. Hardin … Continue reading

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January 09, 1959 In a long letter, the Colonel suggested to Elvis that he should make home tape recordings, with only his voice and a piano. The Colonel even told RCA about this, but nothing came from this idea. However, … Continue reading

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This Day in Elvis History

1953 – Vernon and Gladys Presley paid $50 for a 1942 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe as a present for their son Elvis’ eighteenth birthday.

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This Day in Elvis History

1956 – Elvis went to Memphis for a five day tour with Johnny Cash and other Louisianna Hayride stars. 1972 – Elvis gave Muhammad Ali a $10000 robe with “The Peoples Champion” inscribed on it. Ali wore the robe on … Continue reading

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