Elvis Presley 1935 – 1977

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Elvis Presley

 

Father – Vernon Elvis Presley
Mother – Gladys Love Smith
Spouse – Priscilla Beaulieu
Children – Lisa-Marie

 

 

 

1935 (8th January)
Elvis Presley was born Elvis Aaron Presley to Vernon Elvis Presley and Gladys Love Presley nee Smith at Tupelo, Mississippi. His twin brother was stillborn.
1938 (during)
Elvis’s father was found guilty of altering a cheque and was imprisoned. The family lost their home and Elvis and his mother moved in with relatives.
1941 (September)
Elvis began his education at East Tupelo Consolidated school.
1945 (3rd October)
Elvis entered a singing contest. He sang the song ‘Old Shep’ and came 5th in the competition.
1946 (8th January)
Elvis was given a guitar for his birthday and began guitar lessons.
1946 (September)
Elvis began attending Milam School. He found it difficult to make friends and played his guitar at lunchtimes rather than mix with other pupils.
1948 (November)
Elvis and his family moved to Memphis Tennessee.
1948 (November)
Elvis began attending L c Humes High School.
1950 (during)
Elvis began practising guitar with his neighbour, Lee Denson.
1950 (September)
Elvis took a part time job as a theatre usher at Loews State Theatre.
1953 (April)
Elvis entered a singing competition, Humes’s Annual Minstrel show, where he performed the song ‘Till I Waltz Again With You’. He became very popular after his performance.
1953 (June)
Elvis left school.
1953 (August)
Elvis paid Sun Records to record a double-sided record ‘My Happiness’ and ‘That’s When Your Heartaches Begin’. Elvis claimed that he wanted to record the disc as a present for his mother but it is more likely that he recorded it in the hopes of being signed by the record label.
1954 (January)
Elvis paid for a second record to be made by Sun Records. ‘I’ll Never Stand in Your Way/It Wouldn’t Be The Same Without You’.
1954 (February)
Elvis auditioned for a quartet called the Songfellows but they turned him down.
1954 (April)
Elvis started working as a truck driver at Crown Electric.
1954 (June)
Sam Phillips of Sun Records asked Elvis Presley to record a ballad but it did not suit his style. Philips then asked Elvis to sing something he liked and afterwards offered him a recording session the following month.
1954 (5th July)
Elvis went to Sun Records for the recording session. He played with Winfield ‘Scotty’ Moore and Bill Black. The evening was not a success but just before leaving Elvis began playing ‘That’s All Right’ and Scotty and Bill joined in. Sam Philips liked the song and played it on the radio the same night.
1954 (17th July)
Presley, Moore and Black played live at the Bon Air Club.
1954 (19th July)
Elvis Presley’s first single, ‘That’s All Right’ was released.
1954 (late July)
Presley, Moore and Black played at the Overton Park Shell where Slim Whitman was headlining the concert. Elvis first performed his famous leg shaking movements.
1954 (September)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Good Rockin’ Tonight’.
1954 (November)
Elvis Presley performed on the US TV programme Louisiana Hayride. The producers of the show signed Presley to appear every Saturday for the following year.
1954 (28th December)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘You’re a Heartbreaker’.
1955 (January)
Elvis signed Bob Neal as his manager.
1955 (February)
Elvis went on tour as support to Hank Snow, a popular country singer.
1955 (10th April)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Baby Let’s Play House’. It reached number 5 in the US country singles charts.
1955 (October)
Presley, Moore, Black and new drummer Fontana, played as support to Bill Haley.
1955 (21st November)
Presley signed a record deal with RCA.
1956 (27th January)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Heartbreak Hotel’. It reached number 1 in the US charts and number 2 in the UK charts.
1956 (28th January)
Elvis appeared on the television programme ‘Stage Show’. The first of six appearances.
1956 (2nd March)
Bob Neal was sacked as Presley’s manager and replaced by music promoter Tom Parker.
1956 (March)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ which reached number 20 in the US charts.
1956 (23rd March)
Elvis released his debut album ‘Elvis’. It reached number 1 in the US and UK album charts.
1956 (3rd April)
Elvis Presley appeared on the show Texaco Star Theater, broadcast aboard the USS Hancock .
1956 (May)
Elvis toured the American midwest. His cover of ‘Hound Dog’ originally by Big Mama Thornton, was used to close his shows and was very well received.
1956 (12th May)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘I Want You, I Need You, I Love You’. It reached number 3 in the US charts.
1956 (5th June)
Presley appeared on the television show ‘The Milton Berle Show’. His shaking and hip movements drew strong criticism from TV critics. Nevertheless, his appearances on the show attracted huge audiences and he began to be called the King of Rock and Roll.
1956 (16th June)
Elvis Presley appeared on the TV show Teenage Dance Party.
1956 (1st July)
Elvis Presley appeared on the TV interview show Hy Gardner Calling.
1956 (1st July)
Elvis Presley appeared on the TV show The Steve Allen Show.
1956 (13th July)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Don’t Be Cruel’ with ‘Hound Dog’ as the B Side. It reached number 1 in the US where it remained for 11 weeks.
1956 (early August)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘I’ll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin’)’. The single ‘Tryin’ to Get to You’ was released around the same time.
1956 (31st August)
Elvis Presley released the double A-sided single ‘Blue Moon’/’Just Because’. It reached number 55 in the US.
1956 (8th September)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Shake, Rattle and Roll’. On the same day he released ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ which reached number 20 in the US charts.
1956 (9th September)
Presley appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show attracting an audience of 60 million viewers.
1956 (28th September)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Love Me Tender’ it reached number 1 in the US charts.
1956 (19th October)
Presley released his second album ‘Elvis’ also known as ‘Elvis Presley 2’. It reached number 1 in the US and number 3 in the UK charts.
1956 (28th October)
Presley made a second appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.
1956 (15th November)
Presley’s first film ‘Love Me Tender’ was released. Due to Elvis’s popularity the film makers added four musical numbers to the film.
1956 (4th December)
Presley made a visit to Sun Records and played an informal session with Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash. Due to copyright infringements the session could not be released for 25 years but became known as the ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ recording.
1957 (4th January)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Too Much’. It reached number 1 in the US charts.
1957 (6th January)
Presley made a third appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.
1957 (19th March)
Elvis Presley purchased Graceland, a mansion in Memphis, Tennessee.
1957 (22nd March)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘All Shook Up’. It reached number 1 in the US charts where it remained for 8 weeks.
1957 (11th June)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear’. It reached number 1 in the US charts where it remained for 7 weeks.
1957 (1st July)
Elvis Presley released the album ‘Loving You’ which was the soundtrack for his second film. It reached number 1 in the US and UK charts.
1957 (9th July)
Elvis played the lead in the film ‘Loving You’ which was released by Paramount Pictures.
1957 (24th September)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Jailhouse Rock’. It reached number 1 in the US charts and number 42 in the UK.
1957 (15th October)
Elvis Presley released ‘Elvis’ Christmas Album’ which included 8 Christmas songs and 4 gospel songs. It reached number 1 in the US and number 2 in the UK charts.
1957 (15th October)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Santa Claus is Back in Town’. It was a hit in the US but did not make the charts as Christmas songs are not included in the regular charts. In the UK it reached number 41.
1957 (8th November)
Elvis Presley’s third film ‘Jailhouse Rock’ was released.
1957 (8th November)
An EP ‘Jailhouse Rock’ was released to coincide with the film release. It reached number 1
1957 (December)
Scotty Moore and Bill Black who had continued to support Elvis resigned because they felt they were underpaid.
1957 (20th December)
Elvis Presley received notification that he was to be conscripted into the US army (known as the draft). His service was deferred to allow him to finish filming ‘King Creole’.
1958 (7th January)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Don’t’. It reached number 1 in the US charts.
1958 (21st March)
Elvis Presley released the compilation album ‘Elvis’ Golden Records’. It reached number 3 in the US and number 2 in the UK charts.
1958 (24th March)
Elvis Presley was drafted into the US army as a private. His arrival at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas attracted hundreds of fans and media personnel.
1958 (7th April)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Wear My Ring Around Your Neck’. It reached number 2 in the US charts.
1958 (10th June)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Don’t Ask Me Why’. It reached number 1 in the US charts and number 2 in the UK.
1958 (2nd July)
The film ‘King Creole’ starring Elvis was released.
1958 (12th August)
Elvis Presley was given leave from the army to visit his mother who was dying.
1958 (14th August)
Elvis Presley’s mother died of heart failure.
1958 (19th September)
Elvis Presley released the soundtrack album ‘King Creole’. It reached number 2 in the US charts and number 1 in the UK.
1958 (1st October)
Elvis Presley was sent to Friedberg, Germany to join the 3rd Armoured Division.
1958 (Autumn)
Elvis was given amphetamines by his sergeant in Germany. He was so impressed by the effect that he continued to take them.
1958 (Autumn)
Elvis Presley met Priscilla Beaulieu in Friedberg.
1958 (21st October)
Elvis Presley released the double A-sided single ‘One Night’/’I Got Stung’. It reached number 4 in the US charts and number 1 in the UK.
1959 (6th February)
Elvis Presley released the compilation album ‘For LP Fans Only’. It reached number 19 in the US charts.
1959 (10th March)
Elvis Presley released the double A-sided single ‘I Need Your Love Tonight’/’A Fool Such as I’. It reached number 2 in the US charts and number 1 in the UK.
1959 (23rd June)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Big Hunk of Love’. It reached number 1 in the US charts and number 4 in the UK.
1959 (24th July)
Elvis Presley released the compilation album ‘A Date With Elvis’. It reached number 32 in the US charts.
1959 (13th November)
Elvis Presley released the compilation album ‘Elvis’ Gold Records Vol 2′ also known as ‘50,000,000 Fans Can’t Be Wrong’. It reached number 3 in the US and number 6 in the UK charts.
1960 (2nd March)
Elvis Presley returned to the United States from Germany and was discharged from the army.
1960 (23rd March)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Stuck on You’. It reached number 1 in the US charts.
1960 (8th April)
Elvis Presley released the album ‘Elvis is Back’. It reached number 2 in the US charts and number 1 in the UK.
1960 (12th May)
Presley appeared on the Frank Sinatra Timex Show. It was a special entitled ‘Welcome Home Elvis’.
1960 (5th July)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘It’s Now or Never’. It reached number 1 in the US and UK charts.
1960 (1st October)
Elvis Presley released the soundtrack album from his forthcoming film, ‘G.I. Blues’. It reached number 1 in the US and UK charts.
1960 (1st November)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Are You Lonesome Tonight’. It reached number 1 in the US and UK charts.
1960 (4th November)
The film G.I. Blues starring Elvis Presley, was released.
1960 (10th November)
Elvis Presley released the gospel album ‘His Hand In Mine’. It reached number 13 in the US charts and number 3 in the UK.
1960 (16th December)
The western film ‘Flaming Star’ starring Elvis Presley, was released.
1961 (February)
Elvis performed two shows in Memphis with proceeds going to a number of local charities.
1961 (February)
Elvis Presley released the EP ‘Elvis by Request’.
1961 (7th February)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Surrender’. It reached number 1 in the US and UK.
1961 (25th March)
Elvis performed at a concert in Honolulu to raise funds for a memorial to commemorate the USS Arizona.
1961 (9th June)
The film ‘Wild in the Country’ starring Elvis Presley, was released.
1961 (17th June)
Elvis Presley released the album ‘Something for Everybody’. It reached number 1 in the US and number 2 in the UK charts.
1961 (8th August)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘(Marie’s the Name) His Latest Flame’. It reached number 4 in the US and number 1 in the UK.
1961 (1st October)
Elvis Presley released the double A-sided single ‘Rock-A-Hula Baby’/’Can’t Help Falling in Love’ from the film Blue Hawaii. It reached number 1 in the US and UK charts.
1961 (20th October)
Elvis Presley released the soundtrack album ‘Blue Hawaii’. It reached number 1 in the US and UK charts.
1961 (22nd November)
The romantic comedy musical film ‘Blue Hawaii’ starring Elvis Presley, was released.
1962 (27th February)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Good Luck Charm’. It reached number 1 in the US and UK charts.
1962 (11th April)
The film ‘Folow That Dream’ starring Elvis was released.
1962 (5th June)
Elvis Presley released the album ‘Pot Luck’. It reached number 4 in the US charts and number 1 in the UK.
1962 (17th July)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘She’s Not You’. It reached number 5 in the US and number 1 in the UK charts.
1962 (1st August)
The film ‘Kid Galahad’ starring Elvis was released.
1962 (5th September)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Return to Sender’ from the film Girls! Girls! Girls!. It reached number 2 in the US charts and number 1 in the UK.
1962 (9th November)
Elvis Presley released the soundtrack album ‘Girls! Girls! Girls!’. It reached number 3 in the US and number 2 in the UK charts.
1962 (21st November)
The musical comedy film ‘Girls! Girls! Girls!’ starring Elivs was released.
1963 (3rd April)
The film ‘It Happened at the World’s Fair’ starring Elvis was released.
1963 (10th April)
Elvis Presley released the soundtrack album ‘It Happened at the World’s Fair’. It reached number 4 in the US and number 4 in the UK charts.
1963 (June)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘(You’re the) Devil in Disguise’. It reached number 3 in the US and number 1 in the UK.
1963 (11th August)
Elvis Presley released the compilation album ‘Elvis’ Golden Records Vol 3′. It reached number 3 in the US and number 6 in the UK charts.
1963 (30th September)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Kissin’ Cousins’. It reached number 12 in the US and number 10 in the UK.
1963 (October)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Bossa Nova Baby’. It reached number 8 in the US and number 13 in the UK charts.
1963 (1st November)
Elvis Presley released the soundtrack album ‘Fun in Acapulco’. It reached number 3 in the US and number 9 in the UK charts.
1963 (27th November)
The musical comedy film ‘Fun in Acapulco’ starring Elvis was released.
1964 (6th March)
The musical comedy film ‘Kissin’ Cousins’ starring Elvis was released.
1964 (2nd April)
Elvis Presley released the soundtrack album ‘Kissin’ Cousins’. It reached number 6 in the US and number 5 in the UK charts.
1964 (28th April)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Viva Las Vegas’. It reached number 29 in the US charts.
1964 (20th May)
The musical film ‘Viva Las Vegas’ starring Elvis was released.
1964 (14th July)
Elvis Presley released the double A-sided single ‘Never Ending’/’Such a Night’. It was not very successful.
1964 (14th July)
Elvis Presley released the double A-sided single ‘Ask Me’/’Ain’t That Loving You Baby’. It reached number 12 in the US.
1964 (20th October)
Elvis Presley released the soundtrack album ‘Roustabout’. It reached number 1 in the US and number 12 in the UK charts.
1964 (9th November)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Blue Christmas’. It was a hit in the US but did not reach the charts as holiday/novelty records are not counted but it reached number 12 in the UK charts.
1964 (10th November)
The musical film ‘Roustabout’ starring Elvis was released.
1965 (during)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Do the Clam’ from his film ‘Girl Happy’. It reached number 21 in the US and number 19 in the UK.
1965 (2nd March)
Elvis Presley released the soundtrack album ‘Girl Happy’. It reached number 8 in the US and number 8 in the UK charts.
1965 (12th March)
The musical romantic comedy film ‘Girl Happy’ starring Elvis was released.
1965 (6th April)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Crying in the Chapel’. It reached number 3 in the US charts and number 1 in the UK.
1964 (6th March)
The musical romantic comedy film ‘Tickle Me’ starring Elvis was released.
1965 (July)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘(Such an) Easy Question’. It reached number 11 in the US charts.
1965 (August)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘I’m Yours’. It reached number 11.
1965 (10th August)
Elvis Presley released the compilation album ‘Elvis For Everyone’. It reached number 33 in the US charts.
1965 (3rd November)
Elvis Presley released the soundtrack album ‘Harum Scarum’. It reached number 8 in the US and number 11 in the UK charts.
1965 (24th November)
The musical comedy film ‘Harum Scarum’ starring Elvis was released.
1966 (January)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Blue River’. It reached number 95 in the US and number 22 in the UK.
1966 (1st March)
Elvis Presley released the soundtrack album ‘Frankie and Johnny’. It reached number 20 in the US and number 11 in the UK charts.
1966 (March)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Frankie and Johnny’. It reached number 45 in the US charts.
1966 (31st March)
The musical film ‘Frankie and Johnny’ starring Elvis was released.
1966 (9th June)
The film ‘Paradise, Hawaiian Style’ starring Elvis Presley, was released.
1966 (10th June)
Elvis Presley released the soundtrack album ‘Paradise, Hawaiian Style’. It reached number 15 in the US and number 7 in the UK charts.
1966 (Summer)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Love Letters’. It reached number 19 in the US and number 6 in the UK.
1966 (13th September)
Elvis Presley released the double A-sided single ‘Spinout’/’All That I Am’. It reached number 40 in the US.
1966 (17th October)
The musical comedy film ‘Spinout’ starring Elvis was released.
1966 (31st October)
Elvis Presley released the soundtrack album ‘Spinout’. It reached number 18 in the US and number 17 in the UK charts.
1966 (15th November)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘If Every Day Was Like Christmas’. It was a hit in the US but did not make the charts as holiday songs are not counted but it made number 9 in the UK.
1966 (December)
Elvis became engaged to long time girlfriend, Priscilla Beaulieu.
1967 (10th January)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Indescribably Blue’. It reached number 33 in the US.
1967 (27th February)
Elvis Presley released the gospel album ‘How Great Thou Art’. It reached number 18 in the US and number 11 in the UK charts.
1967 (22nd March)
The musical comedy film ‘Easy Come, Easy Go’ starring Elvis was released.
1967 (28th April)
Elvis Presley released the double A-sided single ‘That’s Someone You Never Forgot’/’Long Legged Girl (With the Short Dress On)’. It reached number 63 in the US.
1967 (1st May)
Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulieu at the Aladdin Hotel, Las Vegas, United States.
1967 (24th May)
The musical comedy film ‘Double Trouble’ starring Elvis was released.
1967 (1st June)
Elvis Presley released the soundtrack album ‘Double Trouble’. It reached number 47 in the US and number 34 in the UK charts.
1967 (August)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘There’s Always Me’. It reached number 56 in the US.
1967 (September)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Big Boss Man’. It reached number 38 in the US charts.
1967 (10th October)
Elvis Presley released the soundtrack album ‘Clambake’. It reached number 40 in the US and number 39 in the UK charts.
1967 (18th October)
The musical film ‘Clambake’ starring Elvis was released.
1967 (Autumn)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘You Don’t Know Me’. It reached number 44 in the US.
1968 (2nd January)
Elvis Presley released the compilation album ‘Elvis’ Golden Records Volume 4′. It reached number 33 charts.
1968 (early)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Guitar Man’. It reached number 43 in the US charts.
1968 (1st February)
A daughter, Lisa Marie, was born to Elvis and Priscilla Presley.
1968 (8th March)
The western comedy film ‘Stay Away Joe’ starring Elvis was released.
1968 (early Spring)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘US Male’. It reached number 28 in the US charts.
1968 (1st May)
Elvis Presley released the soundtrack album ‘Speedway’. It only reached number 82 in the US charts.
1968 (late Spring)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’. It reached number 90 in the US charts.
1968 (June)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Let Yourself Go’. It reached number 71.
1968 (12th June)
The musical action film ‘Speedway’ starring Elvis was released.
1968 (September)
Elvis Presley released the double A-sided single ‘Almost in Love’/’A Little Less Conversation’. It reached number 69 in the US charts.
1968 (23rd October)
The musical comedy film ‘Live a Little, Love a Little’ starring Elvis was released.
1968 (5th November)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘If I Can Dream’. It reached number 12 in the US charts.
1968 (22nd November)
Elvis Presley released the soundtrack album ‘Elvis (NBC TV Special)’. It reached number 8 in the US and number 2 in the UK charts.
1968 (3rd December)
Elvis appeared in a television special called ‘Elvis’. He hoped to improve his popularity.
1969 (March)
Elvis Presley released the album ‘Elvis Sings Flaming Star’. It reached number 96 in the US and number 2 in the UK charts.
1969 (March)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Charro’. It failed to reach the charts.
1969 (March)
Elvis Presley released the album ‘Let’s Be Friends’. It reached number 105 in the US charts.
1969 (13th March)
The western film ‘Charro!’ starring Elvis was released.
1969 (April)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘In the Ghetto’. It reached number 3 in the US charts.
1969 (17th June)
Elvis Presley released the album ‘From Elvis in Memphis’. It reached number 13 in the US charts and number 1 in the UK.
1969 (17th June)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Clean Up Your Own Backyard’. It reached number 35 in the US and number 21 in the UK charts.
1969 (31st July)
Elvis began a 4 week residency at the International Hotel in Las Vegas.
1969 (26th August)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Suspicious Minds’. It reached number 1 in the US charts and number 2 in the UK.
1969 (3rd September)
The film ‘Thbe Trouble With Girls’ starring Elvis was released.
1969 (14th October)
Elvis Presley released the double album ‘From Memphis to Vegas/From Vegas to Memphis’. It reached number 12 in the US and number 3 in the UK charts.
1969 (November)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Don’t Cry Daddy’. It reached number 6 in the US charts and number 8 in the UK.
1969 (10th November)
The musical film ‘Change of Habit’ starring Elvis Presley was released.
1970 (29th January)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Kentucky Rain’. It reached number 16 in the US charts and number 21 in the UK.
1970 (late February)
Presley made six performances at the Houston Astrodome.
1970 (20th April)
Elvis released the single ‘The Wonder of You’. It reached number 9 in the US and number 1 in thw UK.
1970 (June)
Elvis Presley released the live album ‘On Stage’ which included recordings of his Vegas performances. It reached number 13 in the US and number 2 in the UK charts.
1970 (July)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘I’ve Lost You’. It reached number 32 in the US charts.
1970 (August)
Elvis Presley released the album ‘Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits vol 1’. It reached number 25 in the US charts.
1970 (6th October)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me’. It reached number 11 in the US and number 9 in the UK charts.
1970 (November)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘I Really Don’t Want to Know’. It reached number 21 in the US charts.
1970 (November)
Elvis Presley released the album ‘Elvis’ Christmas Album’. It reached number 7 in the UK charts.
1970 (November)
Elvis Presley released the album ‘Almost in Love’. It reached number 65 in the US and number 38 in the UK charts.
1970 (11th November)
The documentary film ‘Elvis, That’s The Way It Is’ starring Elvis Presley was released.
1970 (11th November)
The album ‘That’s The Way It Is’ featuring music from the documentary film of the same name, was released. It reached number 21 in the US and number 12 in the UK.
1970 (21st December)
Presley met with President Richard Nixon at the White House. They discussed the drug culture among young hippies and Presley told Nixon that The Beatles were part of an anti-American culture.
1971 (during)
Elvis had an affair with Joyce Bova.
1971 (2nd January)
Elvis released the album ‘Elvis Country (I’m 10,000 Years Old)’. It reached number 12 in the US and number 6 in the UK.
1971 (early)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Rags to Riches’. It failed to reach the charts.
1971 (March)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Life’. It reached number 53 in the US charts.
1971 (22nd March)
Elvis Presley released the album ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’. It reached number 69 in the US and number 20 in the UK charts.
1971 (16th June)
Elvis Presley released the album ‘Love Letters from Elvis’. It reached number 33 in the US and number 7 in the UK charts.
1971 (July)
Elvis Presley released the album ‘C’mon Everybody’. It reached number 70 in the US and number 5 in the UK charts.
1971 (Summer)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘I’m Leavin’. It reached number 36 in the US and number 23 in the UK charts.
1971 (August)
Elvis Presley released the album ‘The Other Sides – Elvis Worldwide Gold Award Hits Vol 2’. It reached number 120 in the US.
1971 (Autumn)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘It’s Only Love’. It reached number 51 in the US charts.
1971 (October)
Elvis Presley released the album ‘I Got Lucky’. It reached number 104 in the US and number 26 in the UK charts.
1971 (20th October)
Elvis released the album ‘Elvis Sings The Wonderful World of Christmas’.
1971 (20th October)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Merry Christmas Baby’.
1972 (early)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Until It’s Time For You To Go’. It reached number 40 in the US charts.
1972 (20th February)
Elvis Presley released the album ‘Elvis Now’. It reached number 43 in the US and number 12 in the UK charts.
1972 (23rd February)
Elvis and his wife, Priscilla, separated after Priscilla told Elvis she was involved with Mike Stone.
1972 (Spring)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘He Touched Me’. It failed to reach the charts.
1972 (1st April)
Elvis Presley released the album ‘He Touched Me’. It reached number 79 in the US and number 38 in the UK charts.
1972 (June)
Elvis made a two week tour of America. His shows in Madison Square Garden were a sell out and one was recorded.
1972 (June)
Elvis Presley released the album ‘Elvis Sings Hits from His Movies Volume 1’. It reached number 87 in the US.
1972 (18th June)
Elvis released the album ‘Elvis: As Recorded at Madison Square Garden’. It reached number 11 in the US and number 3 in the UK charts.
1972 (Summer)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘An American Trilogy’. It reached number 66 in the US charts.
1972 (July)
Elvis moved his new girlfriend, Linda Thompson, into Gracelands.
1972 (July)
Elvis released the album ‘Elvis Country (I’m 10,000 Years Old)’. It reached number 12 in the US and number 6 in the UK.
1972 (1st August)
Elvis released the single ‘Burning Love’. It reached number 2 in the US and number 7 in the UK.
1972 (18th August)
Elvis and Priscilla filed for divorce.
1972 (1st November)
The documentary film ‘Elvis on Tour’ was released.
1972 (1st November)
Elvis Presley released the album ‘Burning Love and Hits from His Movies Volume 2’. It reached number 10 in the US charts.
1972 (November)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Separate Ways’. It failed to reach the charts.
1973 (during)
Elvis overdosed on barbiturates twice during the year. He took the drugs to help him perform his gruelling touring schedule.
1973 (January)
Elvis Presley released the album ‘Separate Ways’. It reached number 69 in the US and number 12 in the US charts.
1973 (14th January)
Elvis performed two concerts for the Kui Lee Cancer Fund. One of the concerts, in Hawaii, was broadcast globally as a TV Special ‘Aloha from Hawaii’.
1973 (4th February)
Elvis released the live double album ‘Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite’. It reached number 1 in the US and number 11 in the UK.
1973 (February)
Four fans managed to get on stage with Elvis during a concert. Elvis was convinced that they were assassins sent by Mike Stone, Priscilla Presley’s boyfriend and had to be sedated.
1973 (Spring)
Elvis Presley released the double A-sided single ‘Fool’/’Steamroller Blues’. It reached number 17 in the US and number 15 in the UK charts.
1973 (July)
Elvis Presley released the album ‘Elvis (The Fool Album’. It reached number 52 in the US and number 16 in the UK charts.
1973 (1st October)
Elvis Presley released the album ‘Raised on Rock/For Ol’ Times Sake’. It reached number 50 in the US charts.
1973 (9th October)
Elvis released the album ‘Elvis Country (I’m 10,000 Years Old)’. It reached number 12 in the US and number 6 in the UK.
1973 (Autumn)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Raised on Rock’. It reached number 41 in the US and number 36 in the UK charts.
1973 (late)
Elvis had to be admitted to hospital because he was suffering from the effects of pethidine addiction.
1974 (during)
Elvis Presley’s health began to deteriorate but he refused to rest and continued to tour. Although he did not record any new material.
1974 (2nd January)
Elvis Presley released the compilation album ‘Elvis A Legendary Performer Volume 1’. It reached number 1 in the US and number 20 in the UK charts.
1974 (early)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘I’ve Got a Thing About You Baby’. It reached number 39 in the US charts.
1974 (20th March)
Elvis released the live album ‘Elvis Recorded LIve on Stage in Memphis’. It reached number 12 in the US and number 6 in the UK.
1974 (10th May)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘If You Talk in Your Sleep’. It reached number 17 in the US charts.
1974 (7th July)
Elvis Presley released the soundtrack album ‘Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis’. It reached number 33 in the US and number 44 in the UK charts.
1974 (27th September)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Promised Land’. It reached number 14 in the US and number 9 in the UK charts.
1974 (23rd October)
Elvis Presley released the compilation album ‘Elvis’ 40 Greatest’. It reached number 1 in the UK charts.
1975 (during)
Elvis Presley released the album ‘Pure Gold’. It reached number 5 in the US charts.
1975 (8th January)
Elvis released the album ‘Promised Land’. It reached number 47 in the US and number 21 in the UK.
1975 (early)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘My Boy’. It reached number 20 in the US charts.
1975 (March)
Much to the relief of his recording company RCA, Elvis returned to the recording studio.
1975 (22nd April)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Bringing It Back’. It reached number 65 in the US charts.
1975 (7th May)
Elvis Presley released the album ‘Today’. It reached number 41 in the US and number 29 in the UK charts.
1975 (Summer)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘If I Can Dream’. It reached number 12 in the US charts.
1975 (late)
Elvis’s recording label, RCA, wanted him to record some new material but he did not feel up to it.
1975 (December)
Elvis Presley released the album ‘Double Dynamite’. It failed to reach the charts.
1976 (8th January)
Elvis Presley released the compilation album ‘Elvis A Legendary Performer Volume 2’. It reached number 9 in the US charts.
1976 (early)
Elvis Presley released the single ‘Hurt’. It reached number 28 in the US and number 37 in the UK charts.
1976 (22nd March)
Elvis Presley released the compilation album ‘The Sun Sessions’. It reached number 2 in the US and number 16 in the UK charts.
1976 (16th May)
Elvis released the album ‘From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee’. It reached number 41 in the US and number 29 in the US
1976 (13th July)
Elvis’s father, Vernon Presley, had taken control of his son’s finances. He fired Elvis’s bodyguards saying that he needed to make financial cuts.
1976 (November)
Elvis split up with his girlfriend Linda Thompson and began a relationship with Ginger Alden.
1976 (November)
Elvis Presley released the compilation album ‘Blue Christmas’. It failed to reach the charts.
1976 (29th November)
Elvis released the single ‘Moody Blue’. It reached number 47 in the US.
1977 (March)
Elvis’s health continued to deteriorate and a number of shows had to be cancelled.
1977 (March)
Elvis Presley released the compilation album ‘Welcome to My World’. It reached number 4 in the US and number 7 in the UK charts.
1977 (6th June)
Elvis released the single ‘Way Down’. It reached number 18 in the US and number 1 in the UK.
1977 (19th July)
Elvis released the album ‘Moody Blue’. It reached number 3 in the US and number 3 in the UK.
1977 (16th August)
Elvis Presley was found unconscious on his bathroom floor by his girlfriend. Emergency Services were unable to revive him and he was pronounced dead.
1977 (18th August)
A funeral service was held for Elvis Presley at Graceland before he was taken to Forest Hill Cemetery for burial.
1977 (3rd October)
Elvis Presley posthumously released the single ‘My Way’. It reached number 22 in the US and number 9 in the UK charts.
1977 (3rd October)
Elvis Presley posthumously released the album ‘Elvis in Concert’. It reached number 5 in the US and number 13 in the UK charts.

 

Published Sept 16, 2018 @ 4:35 pm – Updated – Sep 16, 2018 @ 5:17 pm

 

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Heather Y Wheeler. (2018). Elvis Presley 1935 – 1977. Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/elvis-presley-1935-1977. Last accessed December 13th, 2018

 

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