martes, 10 de noviembre de 2009

ON THIS DAY IN ELVIS HISTORY October 30

October 30, 1954
Elvis, Scotty and Bill played The Eagle's Nest in Memphis, a nightclub over the changing room at the Clearpool complex.
October 30, 1955
Elvis returned to his new home on Getwell, because he had to go to the Sun Studio the coming week for the last time. They had to record the B-side for Trying To Get To You. But after several attempts at When It Rains It Really Pours they broke up; probably because Elvis' contract was about to be sold.
October 30, 1956
Elvis and his friends returned to Memphis by train after staying in New York City.
October 30, 1960
After Elvis travelled to Nashville by bus he joined all the regular Nashville musicians and backup singers. They worked with intense concentration and Elvis completed not only his album His Hand In Mine, but also single version of Surrender. However Elvis was not satisfied with Crying In The Chapel, so this song was not released for another 5 years.
October 30, 1969
Elvis flew to Las Vegas. He was spotted by a gossip columnist Rona Barrett at the blackjack tables with a woman on each arm. Rona wrote in her column: " everybody is commenting on how good Elvis Presley looks these days while he's having fun at the International".
October 30, 1976
This was the second night the musicians were together in the Jungle Room for a RCA recording session. They recorded a couple of instrumental tracks while waiting for Elvis to appear. Finally Elvis did, but only for a short time while there was a delivery of a shipment of Harley - Davidsons. Elvis insisted to take them for trial runs up and down the driveway and to Linda's home, just around the corner. After that Elvis appeared again in the Jungle Room, but now he had a Thompson submachine with him to play with. Finally, it was almost morning, he apologized to the group admitting he was not in the good mood to record anything. So the session was called off.
Elvis arranged for all the musicians a ride home, even went so far to give J.D. Sumner his white limousine to ride back to Nashville in style.