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  • 1930s

  • 1940s

    • 1940s: Frank Sinatra, who had famously inspired the swooning of teenaged girls in the 1940s, condemned the new musical phenomenon. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • September, 1941: Presley entered first grade at East Tupelo Consolidated, where his instructors regarded him as "average". - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • October 3, 1945: The contest, held at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show on October 3, 1945, saw his first public performance: dressed as a cowboy, the ten-year-old Presley stood on a chair to reach the microphone and sang "Old Shep". - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • 1946: As they were about to give up and go home, Presley took his guitar and launched into a 1946 blues number, Arthur Crudup's "That's All Right". - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • September, 1946: Entering a new school, Milam, for sixth grade in September 1946, Presley was regarded as a loner. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • November, 1948: The family moved to Memphis, Tennessee. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
  • 1950s

    • 1950: He began practicing guitar regularly under the tutelage of Jesse Lee Denson, a neighbor two-and-a-half years his senior. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • 1950s: Reinforcing Presley's image as a sex symbol were the reports of his dalliances with various Hollywood stars and starlets, from Natalie Wood in the 1950s to Ann-Margret in the 1960s to Candice Bergen and Cybill Shepherd in the 1970s. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • 1950s: Presley had been the target of many threats since the 1950s, often without his knowledge. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • 1952: He had attended several shows by Freddie Bell and the Bellboys in Vegas, and was struck by their cover of "Hound Dog", a hit in 1952 for blues singer Big Mama Thornton. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • June, 1953: By the time he graduated high school in June 1953, Presley had already singled out music as his future. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • August, 1953: Presley walked into the offices of Sun Records. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • 1954: He began his career there in 1954 when Sun Records owner Sam Phillips, eager to bring the sound of African American music to a wider audience, saw in Presley the means to realize his ambition. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • 1954: Though he never had any formal training, he was blessed with a remarkable memory, and his musical knowledge was already considerable by the time he made his first professional recordings in 1954 at the age of 19. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • March 3, 1955: There was just no reference point in the culture to compare it."[27] Presley made his television debut on March 3 on the KSLA-TV broadcast of Louisiana Hayride. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • 1955: By early 1955, Presley's regular Hayride appearances, constant touring, and well-received record releases had made him a substantial regional star, from Tennessee to West Texas. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • August, 1955: Presley renewed Neal's management contract in August 1955, simultaneously appointing Parker as his special adviser. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • January 27, 1956: The session produced the moody, unusual "Heartbreak Hotel", released as a single on January 27. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • January 28, 1956: After his first appearance, on January 28, Presley stayed in town to record at RCA's New York studio. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • January 28, 1956: Elvis Presley makes his national television debut on CBS on Stage Show, the first of six appearances on the series. - 1956 in television, Wikipedia.
    • January 10, 1956: Presley made his first recordings for RCA in Nashville. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • February 22, 1956: Elvis Presley enters the United States music charts for the first time, with Heartbreak Hotel. - 1956 in the United States, Wikipedia.
    • March 2, 1956: Neal's contract was terminated and, on March 2, Parker became Presley's manager. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • 1956: Presley's rise to national attention in 1956 transformed the field of popular music and had a huge effect on the broader scope of popular culture. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • September 9, 1956: The first, on September 9, 1956, was seen by approximately 60 million viewers—a record 82.6 percent of the television audience. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • September 8, 1956: Sullivan had to take a medical leave from the show and missed the September 8 appearance of Elvis Presley. - Ed Sullivan, Wikipedia.
    • September 9, 1956: Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time. - 1956 in the United States, Wikipedia.
    • November, 1956: He made his film debut in Love Me Tender. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • November 24, 1956: The Hobart Arena was the first Ohio venue for Elvis Presley on November 24, 1956. - Hobart Arena, Wikipedia.
    • December, 1956: "It isn't enough to say that Elvis is kind to his parents, sends money home, and is the same unspoiled kid he was before all the commotion began. That still isn't a free ticket to behave like a sex maniac in public." - Elvis Presley, Wikiquote.
    • January 6, 1957: Presley made his third and final Ed Sullivan Show appearance on January 6, 1957—on this occasion indeed shot only down to the waist. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • 1957: Robert Mitchum asked Presley to costar with him in Thunder Road, on which Mitchum was both writer and producer. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • 1957: Each of the three Presley singles released in the first half of 1957 went to number one: "Too Much", "All Shook Up", and "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear". - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • 1957: Elvis Presley performed in 1957 while Billy Graham inspired a sold out crowd a year later. - Honolulu Stadium, Wikipedia.
    • November 6, 1957: Jailhouse Rock opens nationally and Elvis Presley continues to gain more notoriety. - 1957 in the United States, Wikipedia.
    • 1958: Conscripted into military service in 1958, Presley relaunched his recording career two years later with some of his most commercially successful work. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • 1958: Parker effectively ended the relationship, deliberately or not, with the new contract he sent Leiber in early 1958. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
  • 1960s

    • March 25, 1960: Another benefit concert, raising money for a Pearl Harbor memorial, was staged on March 25, in Hawaii. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • March 2, 1960: Presley returned to the United States on March 2, 1960, and was honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant on March 5. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • 1960: After his return from military service in 1960, Presley continued to perform rock and roll, but the characteristic style was substantially toned down. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • 1960: Parker had already shifted his plans to television, where Presley had not appeared since the Sinatra Timex show in 1960. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • 1960s: The Jordanaires sang harmony, as they had on The Steve Allen Show; they would work with Presley through the 1960s. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • October 30, 1960: Elvis Presley recorded a version of the song during the sessions for his RCA Records gospel album, His Hand in Mine. - Crying in the Chapel, Wikipedia.
    • February, 1961: Presley performed two shows for a benefit event in Memphis, on behalf of 24 local charities. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • 1961: Later known as the '68 Comeback Special, the show featured lavishly staged studio productions as well as songs performed with a band in front of a small audience—Presley's first live performances since 1961. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • June, 1962: As for non-movie albums, between the June 1962 release of Pot Luck and the November 1968 release of the soundtrack to the television special that signaled his comeback, only one LP of new material by Presley was issued: the gospel album How Great Thou Art (1967). - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • 1966: Julie Parrish, who appeared in Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966), says that he hated many of the songs chosen for his films. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • 1966: Shortly before Christmas 1966, more than seven years since they first met, Presley proposed to Priscilla Beaulieu. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • January, 1967: Of the eight Presley singles released between January 1967 and May 1968, only two charted in the top 40, and none higher than number 28. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • 1967: By 1967, Parker had contracts with Presley that gave him 50 percent of most of the singer's earnings on recordings, films, and merchandise. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • 1967: Elvis Presley honeymooned in Palm Springs in 1967 and was a frequent visitor as well. - Coachella Valley, Wikipedia.
    • October, 1967: It was not until October 1967, when the Clambake soundtrack LP registered record low sales for a new Presley album, that RCA executives recognized a problem. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • February 1, 1968: Presley's only child, Lisa Marie, was born on February 1, 1968, during a period when he had grown deeply unhappy with his career. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • 1968: After seven years away from the stage, he returned to live performance in a celebrated comeback television special that led to an extended Las Vegas concert residency and a string of profitable tours. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • December 3, 1968: Recorded in late June, the special, called simply Elvis, aired on December 3, 1968. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • 1969: Lacker was instrumental in convincing Presley to record with Memphis producer Chips Moman and his handpicked musicians at American Sound Studio in early 1969. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
  • 1970s


    • 1970


    • 1971

      • 1971: Three new, non-movie Presley studio albums were released in 1971, as many as had come out over the previous eight years. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.

    • 1972

      • February 23, 1972: The Presleys separated on February 23, 1972, after Priscilla disclosed her relationship with Mike Stone, a karate instructor Presley had recommended to her. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
      • February, 1972: Beginning in February 1972, he took a third of the profit from live appearances;[294] a January 1976 agreement entitled him to half of that as well. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
      • February 23, 1972: February 23 - Elvis and Priscilla Presley separate. - 1972 in music, Wikipedia.
      • April, 1972: MGM again filmed Presley in April 1972, this time for Elvis on Tour, which went on to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Documentary Film that year. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
      • July 10, 1972: The evening concert on July 10 was recorded and issued in LP form a week later. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
      • August 18, 1972: Presley and his wife filed for divorce on August 18. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
      • September 5, 1972: "A live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage. It's my favorite part of the business — live concerts." - Elvis Presley, Wikiquote.

    • 1973

      • January 14, 1973: Aired as scheduled on January 14, Aloha from Hawaii was the first global concert satellite broadcast, reaching approximately 1.5 billion viewers live and on tape delay. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
      • January, 1973: Presley performed two benefit concerts for the Kui Lee Cancer Fund in connection with a groundbreaking TV special, Aloha from Hawaii. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
      • 1973: Toward the end of 1973, he was hospitalized, semicomatose from the effects of Demerol addiction. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
      • 1973: George C. Nichopoulos, Presley "felt that by getting [drugs] from a doctor, he wasn't the common everyday junkie getting something off the street."[215] Since his comeback, he had staged more live shows with each passing year, and 1973 saw 168 concerts, his busiest schedule ever. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
      • July, 1973: For all the concerns of his label and manager, in studio sessions between July 1973 and October 1976, Presley recorded virtually the entire contents of six albums. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
      • December, 1973: After a December 1973 session that produced 18 songs, enough for almost two albums, he did not enter the studio in 1974. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.

    • 1974

      • March 20, 1974: Recorded on March 20, it included a version of "How Great Thou Art" that would win Presley his third and final competitive Grammy Award. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
      • 1974: Barbra Streisand approached Presley to star with her in the remake of A Star is Born. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
      • 1974: Despite his failing health, in 1974 he undertook another intensive touring schedule. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
      • 1974: Eight studio singles from this period released during his lifetime were top ten hits on one or both charts, four in 1974 alone. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
      • August 19, 1974: Elvis Presley performed the song at virtually every live show between 19 August 1974 at The Hilton in Las Vegas to his last concert in Indianapolis on 26 June 1977. - If You Love Me (Let Me Know), Wikipedia.

    • 1975

      • March, 1975: (All three of his competitive Grammy wins—out of 14 total nominations—were for gospel recordings.) Presley returned to the studio in Hollywood in March 1975, but Parker's attempts to arrange another session toward the end of the year were unsuccessful. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.

    • 1976

      • 1976: RCA sent a mobile studio to Graceland that made possible two full-scale recording sessions at Presley's home. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.

    • 1977

      • June 26, 1977: His final concert was held in Indianapolis at the Market Square Arena, on June 26. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
      • 1977: Journalist Tony Scherman writes that by early 1977, "Elvis Presley had become a grotesque caricature of his sleek, energetic former self. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
      • 1977: Prescription drug abuse severely compromised his health, and he died suddenly in 1977 at the age of 42. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
      • August 16, 1977: Presley was scheduled to fly out of Memphis on the evening of August 16, 1977, to begin another tour. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
  • 1980s

  • 1990s

    • 1990s: It was permanently revoked in the 1990s after the Tennessee Medical Board brought new charges of over-prescription. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • 1992: "You know, Bush is always comparing me to Elvis in sort of unflattering ways. I don't think Bush would have liked Elvis very much, and that's just another thing that's wrong with him." - Elvis Presley, Wikiquote.
    • 1997: He won an award for developing the new Italian Blues scene and another one by the official Elvis Presley fan Club for the best radio show dedicated to Presley. - Ernesto De Pascale, Wikipedia.
  • 2000s

    • 2002: A Junkie XL remix of Presley's "A Little Less Conversation" (credited as "Elvis Vs JXL") was used in a Nike advertising campaign during the 2002 FIFA World Cup. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • September 24, 2004: ""What he actually did was take 'black' and 'white' music and transform them into this third thing; (in the final analysis), no one sang so many different kinds of music - rock, gospel, country, standards -, as well as Presley sang them, at such a high level, and for such a long time"" - Elvis Presley, Wikiquote.
    • 2006: It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2006. - Elvis Presley, Wikipedia.
    • November 10, 2007: ""Presley was very classically orientated with his voice, and diction, and very sincere and wanting to get everything perfect"" - Elvis Presley, Wikiquote.






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