GI Blues for Real: Elvis Drafted

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March 24, 1958

Elvis Presley Graceland + Army Induction at the Draft Board office : March 24, 1958

Elvis Presley reports to his chosen branch of service, the Army. Elvis does an amazing job of brave face, while Gladys looks the 4 months from her death that she is. The stress of Elvis fame and sudden fortune, the social isolation from her former friends, her constant fears for Elvis safety caused her depression drinking. The climate in Texas could not have helped and Elvis would resist suggests to send her home to Memphis until it was critical liver failure causing heart attack.

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It is dubious to suggest that the army routine helped Elvis normalize, and he may well have been better doing his musical and movie work – certainly the military normalized the drug using for sleep, waking and energy – and combined with painkillers.

Some Americans thought Elvis was trying to ruins social morals, and Russians considered him an American plot to corrupt other societies with American morals.

March 24 1958 Elvis Presley Inducted Into Army
March 24 1958 Elvis Presley Inducted Into Army

Elvis Presley and fellow inductee Farley Guy (right), an old friend from Lauderdale Courts.

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Gladys did not want her son in the air or on the ocean.

Too controversial to go into the Army Recruitment/Entertainer branch of service, as many screen stars had done before – while some went to actual war; some never to return – Glenn Miller.

Elvis Presley did serve on the Germany-Russia border during the beginning of the Cold War, which lasted until the 1980s, when the Berlin Wall came down.

It was a major tax revenue loss for the American government to try to tame the Hillbilly Cat into a Private; the loss of what career development Elvis would have had, but also the cost of security and postal mail for a private.

The chain of command subverted by Private Presley having better army gear than the officers giving him orders, even as he obeyed and played it as straight as he could. Private by workweek and Celeb on weekends, doing daily autograph sessions within posted hours.

Whatever Elvis learned by his time in Europe, especially the trips to Paris and his brief stay-over in Scotland; sadly, it was not Move to Europe and be treated as an artist, rather than as a cash machine – the golden boy who laid the golden records.

Elvis was born at the bottom of white America

He literally lived in the last white house on the block, the next house was black

but they were all the same wood box 2 room unpainted shotgun shacks

there seems something ironic or symbolic

that on the day Elvis Presley got a medical exam in front of a 55 throng press corp

the government of the day, admits, that they don’t want Americans to have health care

Bill E Burk, Memphis reporter and Elvis Superfan threatened to publish the underwear pictures and ruin Elvis’ sex symbol status jokingly.

From the Elvis Information Net site:

Elvis World’s Bill Burk has finally tracked down the November issue of Playboy and read the full set of claims made by Byron Raphael in his article with Alanna Nash, In Bed With Elvis.

This is Bill’s review:

In summary, Raphael claims he worked for Elvis in 1956-57 and he procured countless girls to climb into bed with Elvis, including some rather well-known movie stars.

First off, Raphael worked first in the mail room for the William Morris Agency. From there, Tom Parker hired him to become a Parker assistant. This much we know to be true from reading Alanna Nash’s Tom Parker biography, which will forever rank as the bio on that old carny as will ever be written.

But that was Parker. This is Raphael. And Elvis.

In checking with those closest to Elvis during his career, EW could find no one who could even hint that Raphael ever worked for Elvis, in any capacity, be it gofer or pimp. The nicest thing any of them said about his claims in Playboy was “BS” … and that did not stand for “Before Stardom.”

Raphael’s claims (as written by Nash):

1. Elvis unzipped his pants and dry-humped RCA’s Nipper on stage before thousands in a October 28, 1957 show in Los Angeles. WHY — with all the thousands of cameras that followed Elvis everywhere he stepped — have there never been ONE photo of this event seen by anyone? And WHY, with Los Angeles police in attendance, was Elvis not arrested for public indecency on the spot?

2. Raphael claims he noted a “huge hard-on through his pants” during the Nipper humping performance. Alanna seems to be obsessed with Elvis’ erections. In one of her books she wrote 4-year-old Elvis got an erection from seeing up Mother Gladys’ dress. In proof-reading that book, I challenged such a thing could happen to a 4-year-old … but she claimed she checked it out with medical people and were told it “could” have happened, so the erection stayed “up” and “in” the book.

3. In brief, Raphael wrote, on seeing Elvis scantily clad so … so often, that “he was well-endowed” … and “he always had a hard-on.” (There we go again.)

Well, two things: (A) Obviously Raphael never saw the Army induction photos of Elvis, clad only in his jockey shorts; and (B) even Elvis referred to that region of his body as “little Elvis” … and rightfully so!

I used to threaten Elvis that if he angered me, I would print those jockey shorts pix and ruin his sex appeal with girls forever !!!

4. Raphael claims “Elvis seldom went all the way,” and further claimed this was because “he always remembered his mother teaching him that “sex before marriage was a sin.”

This ain’t the Elvis that performed some 200 gigs on the road (away from Moma) during his days at Sun; and this ain’t the Elvis so many females have told EW stories about.

5. He further claims he introduced Natalie Wood to Elvis and she went straight into E’s bedroom and 20 minutes later she came out, huffing and puffing that Elvis did not want to consumate the act; at which point she challenged Raphael, right there in Elvis’ suite, and they both got naked and Raphael took care of Wood’s burning needs. That near the end of that sexcapade, Elvis came out of his bedroom, saw them in the act, and said, “Heaven help us.”

HAD THAT SCENE actually happened, and had Raphael actually been working as Elvis’ full-time Hollywood pimp, Elvis probably would have broken his neck right then and there. And he would have been fired on the spot!

Later, he says, Elvis dated Natalie Wood. I mean, c’mon, after E saw the two of them humping right there in his suite and he would even think of seeing her again? Hey, Byron, you got any mountains in the Sahara Desert you want to sell me?

6. Next, the obligatory innuendo that “tongues wagged that Elvis and (Nick) Adams were getting it on.” E’s attitude toward homosexuals was strongly opposed. And again, an inuendo. Writers should either come up with solid proof — or keep their damned fingers off the keyboards !!!

7. He detailed how Juliet Prowse liked to position herself during sexcapades with Elvis during the filming of “G. I. Blues.” And while that may or may not be true, this position is not the same as the one so vividly described by karate king Kang Rhee when he spoke to our EW Breakfast one morning in the only XXX-rated talks we ever had (though we didn’t know it would be XXX-rated when we booked Master Rhee to speak).

8. That he set up a meeting between Marilyn Monroe and Elvis, and that he believes MM was interested in having a romp in the hay with Elvis, but got totally turned off by E’s cousin, Gene Smith, and Cliff Gleaves. Not sure of MM’s interest here, but can well understand how this twosome could turn any woman off wanting to be around Elvis!

9. Much of the end of this Playboy story comes straight out of the pages of the Memphis Mafia book, which Alanna also wrote with Lamar Fike, Marty Lacker and real cousin Billy Smith.

BOTTOM LINE OPINION: That Raphael’s claims rank right down there with “cousin” Earl Greenwood’s; that he has read of certain things; and heard of certain things; and then inserted himself into an active roll in all that happened — or did not happen. Not sure whether Raphael’s stories rank just above, or just below, Greenwood’s.

Addendum: At times, in reading the language in the Playboy story about Elvis, I had to flip back to the magazine’s cover to make sure I wasn’t reading Penthouse by mistake. Much of the verbage sounded like it was straight out of the pages of Penthouse Forum. (For those of you who don’t know the Forum, I’ll spare you the embarrassment.)

Bill Burke worked for the Memphis press and was one of the first to uncover Elvis for the public.

I recommend if you ever see them – snap them up

•Elvis: A 30-Year Chronicle (1985)
•DOT…DOT…DOT: The Best of Bill E. Burk (1987)
•Elvis: Through My Eyes (1987)
•Elvis: Tidernas Story (Swedish translation of preceding listing)
•Early Elvis The Humes Years ( 1990)
•Elvis (Rare) Images Of A Legend (1990)
•Elvis Memories: Press Between The Pages (1992)
•Soldier Boy Elvis (written with Sgt. Ira Jones) (1992)
• Early Elvis The Tupelo Years (1994)
• Elvis In Canada (1996)
•Early Elvis The Sun Years (1997)
•Elvis Aaron Presley: A Candle In The Wind (2005)

This is not the America that Elvis did a 2 year hitch in the Military and was basically the main engine driver of the entertainment industry.

Elvis Presley had a sense of duty to the factory workers in the record plants and the drivers who took records to the store, to the people involved in movie production and distribution, all the way to the users in the movies houses
a job that Elvis had once done and lost over a girl who worked the candy counter.

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Paul Ryan’s Freudian slip says it all
Paul Ryan's Freudian slip says it all

Stoned Extraterrestrial Stumbles Across Hidden Message After Listening To Golden Record Backwards
Stoned Extraterrestrial Stumbles Across Hidden Message After Listening To Golden Record Backwards
it bothers me that Elvis was not included on this gold disc of Earth

however, the Aloha Hawaii broadcast

that is out there as a frequency in the universe

 
“Hair today, gone tomorrow” Elvis quipped.
Col Parker made sure all the hair was swept up and burnt. Curious that he didn’t turn it into units for sale.
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Daily Elvis: March 24

]Give us this day, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

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March 24, 1955

Elvis with Scotty and Bill played a High School show with Bud Dickerman and Onie Wheeler on the playbill. Elvis sang “I got a woman”

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Due to a snowstorm Elvis and the band arrived too late in New York, where they stayed at the Warwick Hotel.
The $185 EP initial ring which Elvis had bought the week before was delivered to him by jeweler Benny Kaplan.
Elvis at his final appearence at the Dorsey show in march 24 1956.Elvis at his final appearence at the Dorsey show in march 24 1956.
At 8.00 p.m. Elvis performed for the last time at the Stage Show, CBS Studio. Elvis performed Money Honey and his big hit Heartbreak Hotel. Because of Carl Perkins’ accident and missing his own tv show appearance, Elvis chose not to perform Blue Suede Shoes.
Elvis at his final appearence at the Dorsey show in march 24 1956.

Ratings from the Neilson Corp. gave ‘Stage Show’ 20.9% of the national audience, compared to Perry Como’s 31.8%. Over the past eight weeks, the ratings for ‘Stage Show’ had not been significantly improved by Elvis’ half-dozen appearances. Following the show, Scotty, Bill. D.J. and Red West, who had accompanied the group for the past few weeks, loaded the instruments into two cars and set off for Memphis. Elvis remained in New York for an extra day or two to do a few interviews and talk business with RCA Victor and the William Morris Agency.

For these appearances the band rented instruments in New York while Elvis associates Red West and Gene Smith transported the band’s own instruments to the next concert appearance using a pink trailer that Elvis’ father Vernon had built for this purpose. After the fourth ‘Stage Show’ the rented standup bass that Bill Black had enthusiastically played had to be repaired. Bill had broken the neck, sound post and the back of the instrument. The repairs cost $32.96.

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Elvis, kisses his mother goodbye before reporting to the Memphis Draft Board, where he and twelve other recruits are inducted into the US Army.
Accompanied by Anita Wood and his parents Elvis reported to the draft board at 6.35 a.m. Elvis was assigned serial number 53 310 761

Elvis Presley on the day of his induction into the army March 24, 1958. ‘There’s not much difference between this and making a movie’, he said. ‘In Hollywood, you have to get up at 5 a.m. and be on the set at 6. The only different thing here is that you don’t have a limousine’.

Elvis Presley on the day of his induction into the army March 24, 1958. 'There's not much difference between this and making a movie', he said.

After reporting for duty about 6:30 a.m. at the Draft Board office in the M&M Building, 198 South Main, he and other inductees would spend much of the day at Kennedy Veterans Hospital for processing and physicals before boarding a bus for Fort Chaffee,  During this bus trip Elvis would meet Rex Mansfield, who would become one of his closest army friends.

Elvis Presley is sworn in on the day of his induction into the army March 24, 1958. Maj. Elbert P. Turner adminstered the oath.

Romance: Anita Wood

Miss Judy Spreckels and Miss Anita Wood (next to Elvis) were among those to see him off.

Elvis Presley on the day of his induction into the army March 24, 1958. Miss Judy Spreckels and Miss Anita Wood (next to Elvis) were among those to see him off.

Bromance: Rex Mansfield

This week in Fort Smith history — March 19-25

Times RecordMar 18, 2017
March 19, 1884 — The New Era newspaper says “social event of the week” … March 24, 1958 — Elvis Aron Presley arrives at Fort Chaffee for …
Gladys and Vernon Presley in 1958.

1959
Military Service: At the midpoint of his army service, dealer orders for his latest stateside RCA Victor release of “A Fool Such As I” coupled with “I Need Your Love Tonight” had just gone over 1,000,000. It was Presley’s 20th consecutive gold record.

March 24, 1960
Elvis Presley and Sheila Riddell :  Fontainebleau Hotel.

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Elvis was in Miami for the Timex Presents Frank Sinatra – Welcome Home Elvis Episode.

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Frank Sinatra rehersals

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March 24, 1963

The Beatles, on tour with Chris Montez and Tommy Roe, perform in their hometown of Liverpool, at the Empire Theatre. This is The Beatles’ first appearance in Liverpool in more than a month. The group’s loyal Cavern fans saw their worst fears being realized: that The Beatles’ rocketing popularity would take them away from Liverpool.

 

 

 

1964

Roustabout  

Radio Recorders Studio B – Hollywood, California
It’s Carnival Time (Vocal Overdub – Movie Version) ////////-12

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The Beatles go on display as wax figures in Madame Tussaud’s Waxwork Museum in London.

1965

Harum Scarum 

1966

Spinout 

The New York State Assembly passes a bill making it a misdemeanor to sell unauthorized copies of records or tapes; such records are commonly known as bootlegs.

1967

Clambake 

1968

Live a Little Love a Little 

1969

Change of Habit 

March 24, 1975

Date: 25 Mar 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me Let Me Know
And I Love You So
Big Boss Man
It’s Midnight / Promised Land
Fairytale
[band introductions]
My Boy
I’ll Remember You
Let Me Be There
Heartbreak Hotel
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Elvis Vegas
The Promised Land
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 12 – Las Vegas March 18th – April 1st 1975
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March 24, 1977

Amarillo ’77 – FTD CD. EIN in-depth review – Elvis Information Network

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1978

The British courts grant British record companies the rights to seize bootleg and pirate recordings.

Tom Jones does a tv tribute to Elvis

 

2004

In Fort Knox, Kentucky, the Patton Museum of Calvary and Armor opened a new exhibit that focused on the years Elvis spent in the U.S. Army. The exhibit was planned to stay at the museum until March of 2005.

 

2005

The Broadway musical “All Shook Up” opened.

 

All Shook Up (musical) – Wikipedia

2012

2017

Sony Music have re-released Platinum: A Life In Music.

Elvis : Platinum : A Life In Music : Elvis Presley 4 CD Set.

Dylan gives rare interview, talks Sinatra, Elvis

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9 Facts on Elvis Presley’s Graceland

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Sixty years ago this week, Elvis Presley purchased the sprawling property known as Graceland, which is now one of the most popular homes to visit in America. With the urging of his parents, Presley bought Graceland due to his rising star status and his

Elvis Presley Birthplace to show lake upgrades

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal – ‎3 hours ago‎
TUPELO – The Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum will host a ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Monday, and everyone’s invited. The free event will highlight work done on the lake located on the backside of the grounds. “The lake was built after Elvis left here

One-time Elvis home torn down, relocation planned

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal – ‎3 hours ago‎
These grooming choices give him away. He’s committed to the King – Elvis Presley. No mere fan, Shutts has built a career on musical memorabilia. He’s bought and sold cars, jet skis and jewelry that belonged to Presley, even a television set once

 

reference sites:
http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

http://www.elvisrecordings.com/  Master and Sessions

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

www.elvishistoryblog.com/

Daily Elvis: March 23

Give us this day, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

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Elvis, Scotty, Bill and Bob Neal flew to New York City and this flight was almost certainly Elvis’ first airplane flight.
The Arthur Godfrey audition took place at 2.30 p.m. on the 14th floor at 501 Madison Avenue.
RCA released “Elvis Presley”
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Carl Perkins and his band were in a career ending car crash; Perkins was in his mid 20s and married. Blue Suede Shoes, his biggest song.

Telegram to Carl Perkins – Mar. 23, 1956
Photo courtesy eBay and Elvis Information Network

Jimmy Dean and Elvis on WMAL-TV’s Town & Country Time set – Mar 23, 1956
Photo courtesy ElvisMatters – Peter Verbruggen

On the day of the show Elvis made a brief appearance at the WMAL-TV studio to promote the show that night on “Town & Country Time.” Dean later wrote in his autobiography:

Elvis was the featured entertainer on the boat that night and was booked on our show to promote the cruise, apparently because it wasn’t quite full. I had the excruciating task of conducting the interview with Elvis, possibly the worst I’ve ever done. It went basically like this:

Me: So, you’re gonna be on the S.S. Mt. Vernon tonight, are you, Elvis?
Elvis: Yep.
Me: Have you ever worked on a boat before?
Elvis: Nope.
Me: I imagine you’re looking forward to this, aren’t you?
Elvis: Yep.

And that was it. “Yep, nope . . . ” and that’s all he would say. But I’m sure it didn’t matter; all it would take would be for the gals who tuned in to that TV show to get a good look at him and he wouldn’t have any trouble selling more tickets. Years later, when we were both playing in Las Vegas, Elvis would apologize profusely for leaving me hanging on that interview, He told me, “You know, Jimmy, I was so sorry about that but I was scared to death.”

excerpt from Thirty Years of Sausage, Fifty Years of Ham by Jimmy Dean and Donna Meade Dean

Elvis performed on the S.S. Mount Vernon Steamship, Washington, D.C. where he was the featured attraction on the Country Music Cruise promoted by well-known country DJ and promoter Connie B. Gay on a bill with Rod Brasfield, Mother Maybelle, The Carter Sisters, June Carter, and Hal & Ginger
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Elvis attended an all-night gospel singing at Ellis Auditorium.
This was Elvis’ last night before his inductions. Elvis, Anita and some friends went to a drive-in and afterwards everyone went roller-skating. Elvis didn’t go to bed all night.

 

 

 

1959
Military Service

March 23, 1960

Elvis was in Miami for the Frank Sinatra Welcome Elvis tv show, shown at his hotel room

Elvis at his Miami hotel in march 23 1960

Blue Hawaii soundtrack recording at Radio Recorders ran from 1.00 to 5.22 p.m.
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Dudley Brooks and Elvis

 

 

 

 

1964

Roustabout 

1965

Harum Scarum 

1966

Spinout 

1967

Clambake 

1968

Live a Little, Love a Little

1969

Change of Habit 

Elvis returned to Los Angeles and the next evening he flew on to Memphis.
Elvis bought 25 watches at $75 each from Memphis jeweler Harry Levitch.
Frank Sinatra announced he’s retiring.
March 23, 1975
Date: 23 Mar 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
I Can Help (excerpt)
Love Me
If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
And I Love You So
Big Boss Man
It’s Midnight
Promised Land
Fairytale
[band introductions]
What’d I Say
School Days
My Boy
I’ll Remember You
Let Me Be There
Heartbreak Hotel
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Springtime In Nevada

 

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Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 12 – Las Vegas March 18th – April 1st 1975
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Elvis performed at the Arizona State University Activities Center, Tempe, Arizona.
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Just before stepping out on stage Elvis whispered to his cousin: “You didn’t think I’d make it, did you?” and Billy recalled that Elvis put on “a hell of a show”.

Recorded live at the Arizona State University
March 23, 1977 Evening Show. Tempe, AZ.

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March 23, 2010
Legacy Edition of On Stage released-  features the entirety of Elvis in Person at the International Hotel on its second disc.
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March 23, 2012
Viral Video
reference sites:
http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

http://www.elvisrecordings.com/  Master and Sessions

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

www.elvishistoryblog.com/

Daily Elvis: March 22

Give us this day, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

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Carl Perkins was seriously injured when their driver fell asleep at the wheel on Route 13 between Dover and Woodside, Delaware. , causing the car to hit the back of a truck before plunging into water. The truck driver was killed, and Carl and his brother Jay were seriously injured. Although Perkins was back on the road in about a month, Jay who suffered a fractured neck; never fully recovered and was later diagnosed with a brain tumor, from which he died in 1958.
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Elvis performed at the Mosque Theater, Richmond, Virginia, at 7.00 and 9.00 p.m.
Also on the bill: Rod Brasfield, Mother Maybelle, The Carter Sisters, June Carter, Hal & Ginger

The band performed at the Mosque again,  this time the ad mistakenly referred to Scotty, Bill and DJ as the “The Blue Mooners” instead of  “The Blue Moon Boys” as did the write-up in February.

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Downtown Memphis Elvis was accused of pulling a gun on Private Hershel Nixon, a 19 year old Marine, who claimed that Elvis had insulted his wife. Elvis had a movie prop gun and the news cycle would continue for three more days.
RCA releases, or lets escape as Elvis joked about his records, All Shook Up
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Each night for the past week, Elvis had rented out the Rainbow Rollerdrome after its regular hours. It was on one of these nights that he met Sonny West, Red’s cousin.

 

1959
Military Service

Elvis checked into the penthouse of Miami’s Fontainebleau Hotel with Joe, Lamar, Gene and Cliff. The rest of the week he rehearsed for the Frank Sinatra show.
Elvis Presley : Miami : Hotelroom : March 22, 1960

 

 

 

Elvis was released from duties after Hal Wallis had seen and approved Fun in Acapulco. Elvis left for Memphis right away, because Priscilla was there waiting for him.

 

1964

Roustabout 

1965

Harum Scarum 

1966

Spinout 

Principal photography for Clambake began. Elvis was restored both to health and to his old Hollywood state of mind.

Easy Come, Easy Go opens nationally and doesn’t do well.

1968

Live a Little, Love a Little 

March 22, 1969

Elvis with gate fans at 1174 Hillcrest Drive Beverly Hills

Elvis Presley : March 22, 1969 : 1174 Hillcrest Drive Beverly Hills.

Back in Memphis Elvis had an appointment at Memphis Eye and Ear Hospital.
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RCA released: You’ll Never Walk Alone Again – a collection of random gospel songs spanning Elvis’ career to date.
The album reached number 69 on the Billboard 200 chart.[3] You’ll Never Walk Alone was later re-released in 2006 as part of a reissue series of Elvis’ budget albums. However, at the time this album was a big seller in the United Kingdom and reached a high position. It was certified Gold on March 27, 1992, Platinum on July 15, 1999, and 3x Platinum on January 6, 2004 by the Recording Industry Association of America.[4]
Elvis returned to Los Angeles for a recording session at RCA’s Hollywood studio.
March 22, 1975

Recorded live at The Hilton Hotel
March 22 1975 MS, Las Vegas, NV.
Tracklisting

CD-1
Joe Guercio’s Orchestra Opening / Voice Introduction – Going Back To Memphis Tomorrow / Into The Father’s House – Closing / Philadelphia Freedom / Introduction of the Sweet Inspirations – Stevie Is A Wonder – For Once In My Life – You Got It Bad Girl – Superstition – You Are The Sunshine Of My Life – Livin’ For The City – All In Love Is Fair – Higher Ground – Closing / Jackie Kahane Comedy Act

Recorded live in Las Vegas, NV. March 19, 1975 Dinner Show.

CD-2
2001 Theme / C C Rider / I Got A Woman – Amen / Love Me / If You Love Me / And I Love You So / Big Boss Man / It’s Midnight / Promised Land / Green Green Grass Of Home / Fairytale / Band Introductions / Whatd I Say ( featuring James Burton ) / Drums Solo ( featuring Ronnie Tutt ) / Bass Solo ( featuring Duke Bardwell ) / Piano Solo ( featuring Glen Hardin ) / Electric Piano Solo ( featuring David Briggs ) / Orchestra Solo ( featuring Joe Guercio Orchestra) / My Boy / I’ll Remember You / Let Me Be There (+ reprise) / Teddy Bear – Don’t Be Cruel / Hound Dog (+ reprise) / I’ll Be There (excerpt) – You’re The Reason I’m Leaving / Cant Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp

Recorded live in Las Vegas, NV. March 20, 1975 Dinner Show.

 

Elvis Back With A Bang

Recorded live at The Hilton.
March 22, 1975 MS. Las Vegas, NV.
Tracklisting
2001 Theme / C. C. Rider / I Got A Woman – Amen / Love Me / If You Love Me / And I Love You So / Big Boss Man / It’s Midnight / Promised Land / Green Green Grass Of Home / Fairytale / Band Introductions / What’d I Say / Drum solo (by Ronnie Tutt / Bass solo (by Duke Bardwell) / Piano solo (Glen D. Hardin) / Keyboard solo (by David Briggs) / Orchestra Solo / My Boy / I’ll Remember You / Let Me Be There (+ reprise) / Teddy Bear – Don’t Be Cruel / Hound Dog (+ reprise) / I’ll Be There (excerpt) – You’re The Reason I’m Living / Can’t Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp

Recorded live at the Las Vegas Hilton
March 22, 1975 MS. Las Vegas, NV.
&
April 1, 1975 DS. Las Vegas, NV.

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 12 – Las Vegas March 18th – April 1st 1975
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RCA released “Elvis The Sun Sessions”
In 2003, the album was ranked #11 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.[7]
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Elvis performed at the Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri.

A Rendez-Vous In St Louis

St. Louis Blues

Recorded live at Kiel Auditorium
March 22 1976, St. Louis, MO
Tracklisting

2001 Theme / C C Rider / I Got A Woman – Amen / Love Me / Let Me Be There (+ reprise) / You Gave Me A Mountain / Steamroller Blues / All Shook Up / Teddy Bear – Dont Be Cruel / Heartbreak Hotel / Love Me Tender / Polk Salad Annie / Band Introductions / Whatd I Say ( featuring James Burton ) / Drum Solo ( featuring Larry Londin ) / Bass Solo ( featuring Jerry Scheff ) / Piano Solo ( featuring Shane Keister ) / Electric Piano Solo ( featuring David Briggs ) / School Day / And I Love You So / Hurt / Hound Dog / America The Beautiful / Funny How Time Slips Away / Cant Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp

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Elvis leaves the building with Linda Thompson – Sonny West in front. then, Elvis leaves the city

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Linda Thompson, Elvis and Joe Esposito leaving

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Late in the evening Billy Smith was barely able to rouse Elvis and got him on the plane to depart for his second tour of the year. Dr. Nick was forced to put Elvis on an IV.
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reference sites:
http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

http://www.elvisrecordings.com/  Master and Sessions

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

www.elvishistoryblog.com/

Daily Elvis: March 21

Give us this day, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

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March 21, 1955

Elvis performed at Parkin, AR  High School Auditorium

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Dr. L.C. Harpe (Opthamologist), Don Leonard, Elvis and Haynes Sherron
Dispatch Staff Photo courtesy Lexington Public Library/Dewey Snider
Elvis performed at the YMCA Gymnasium, Lexington, Kentucky. Elvis was not feeling well and was attended by a physician before the show. He told reporters his success “appears to be a dream to me. I hope I can continue to please the public.”

Edith Kennedy, Linda Shaver, Bonnie Kennedy, Janice Snyder, Lorraine House,
Harriet Gilyard, Bobbie Smith and Barbara Hull with Elvis backstage at the YMCA Mar 21, 1956
Dispatch Staff Photo by “Scoop” McCary courtesy Robert Gordon’s “The King on the Road”

Elvis on stage at the Lexington YMCA – Mar 21, 1956
Photo courtesy Robert Gordon’s “The King on the Road”

Elvis Presley To Play – Large Crowd Expected For Big Show At “Y”

Advance sale tickets are moving at a fast clip and a big attendance should be on hand to “rock and roll” with Elvis Presley, youthful singing sensation at the YMCA tomorrow night.
Presley, the atomic-driven “Mr. Dynamite” of the entertainment world, heads an all-star show that starts at 8 o’clock.
Just turned twenty-one Presley is called the greatest new personality in the last ten years of recorded music. He has best sellers in a number of divisions of RCA recordings, has made many radio and television appearances and is soon booked for a trip to Hollywood to make movies.
His best selling record right now is “Heartbreak Hotel.” Other favorites are “I Was the One,” “I Forgot to Remember to Forget” Good Rockin’ Tonight,” “Tutti Frutti” and “Blue Suede Shoes.”
A gay dresser and full of energy Presley is a great one of public appearances. His restless motions while singing have gained him acclaim from many sources. He is a favorite of the teen-aged set and scores of youngsters are expected to watch him work tomorrow night.
Presley appears here at the head of an outstanding show that also includes such favorites as Mother Mabelle and the Carter sisters and the comedy ace of Grand Ole Opry, Rod Brasfield. All of these stars have been seen on television many times.
Advance tickets are being sold at the James Harman Music Company on North Main Street and are moving at a good clip according to Mr. Hartman. The price range is a popular one. $1 for general admission and $1.50 for reserved seats.


Scotty and Elvis (with 2nd D18) on stage at the YMCA – Mar 21, 1956
Photo courtesy Robert Gordon’s “The King on the Road”

The Salisbury Post reported, Heaven was a big auditorium in Lexington last night for a few thousand teen-agers. A dreamy-eyed young man by the almost, impossible name of Elvis Presley, the country’s newest singing sensation, was the attraction (to use the word mildly). In an appearance that couldn’t have lasted 15 minutes Elvis sent the bobby-soxers in the packed YMCA into a frenzy.4

Far be it from this writer to say whether or not the man can sing because the screams of the predominantly female crowd drowned out everything. But whatever it was, to use the words of the popular music world, the major portion of the audience was not only “sent,” man, it was gone. Gone. GONE.4

Less than six months ago, few people had even heard the name Elvis Presley. But that was before a disc jockey worked him in for a spot on the Dorsey brothers big Saturday night television production, “Stage Show.” The Dorseys are bewilderedly shaking their respective heads. Five times since he first appeared his sweeping popularity has caused the Dorseys (who know a good thing when they see it) to bring Elvis back for reappearances.4

Presley who just turned 21 years of age is a tall handsome young man who sweeps his hair back to the rear of his head to modernized ducktail fashion, has a set of even white teeth (if that means anything) is of average weight and has a style with a microphone that is all his own. Sinatra sort of leaned into his. Johnny Ray looked like a Golden Gloves boxer who just before he fell flat on his face was trying to find his. But this Presley boy wonder. The way he makes love to the thing, caresses it, is something to see, but it is also something that could not accurately be described by a household publication of any sort.4

And on top of all that, he handles a guitar that must be reinforced because of the treatment it gets.  And then Presley steps back, sweat pouring from his lace, his breathing heavy. With his shoulders twitching, hips swaying and legs moving in perfect rhythm, the house comes down. It one could put his finger on any particular thing that Presley does that has caused his sudden rise, it must be those body gyrations. Each tune he really got carried away with himself through his twisting and turning any audience applause needle would have popped right out of the glass.4

The four policemen who had to surround the boy to keep him from being torn apart said the crowd of over 5.000 was the biggest ever assembled for any attraction in the spacious new YMCA there. The place seats around 5,000 and last night saw them standing in the aisles. They had converged from every city and town within 50 miles of Lexington.  Presley is just about as bewildered about the whole thing as everybody else. But, nervously chomping on a piece of chewing gum before he went upstairs and onstage last night, Presley told this reporter, “I love it!”4

He said he decided on singing as a career about a year and a half ago. He had always liked it, but it was not until he and a small group got together and recorded a now-famous hillbilly song called “That’s All Right Mama.” The song went over big, and Presley has been at it ever since with the same combo, his and another guitar, a bass fiddle and a set of drums. Presley takes the hill-billy out of the hill-billy and in its place puts “rock and roll.”  He said his style just comes natural.  How does it feel to be the idol of the bobby-soxers?  Presley grinned sheepishly, shrugged and mumbled something to the effect that he himself can‘t quite realize what has happened, it’s all been so fast. In fact, it appears that it hasn’t thoroughly soaked in yet.4


Scotty and Elvis on stage at the Lexington YMCA – Mar 21, 1956
Photo courtesy Ger Rijff”s “Long Lonely Highway”


Scotty and Elvis on stage at the Lexington YMCA – Mar 21, 1956
Photo courtesy Ger Rijff”s “Long Lonely Highway”

Presley calls Memphis home, but he was born and reared in Tupelo, Miss. According to the publicity agents, he started singing when he used to listen to the “plaintive” songs of the field hands. He is an only child, and daddy was a truck driver who is not doing much of anything these days. He and mama are tickled pink, though, happy for their son. The Presleys moved to Memphis, the land of the blues, about eight years ago. Male reaction appears to be about nil to Presley. One man could be heard saying after it was all over, “I just can’t see lt.”

A freelance writer by the name of Jim Poling who began an assignment yesterday to do a feature on Presley for Pageant Magazine simply threw up his hands in amazement. He plans to stick with Presley and try to find the answer. Pageant wants the story around June.4

Standing quietly to the corner of the dressing room as the hundred or so bobby-soxers were trying to smash their way inside was a young man by the name of Gene Smith. Gene and Elvis are first cousins and grew up together. He drives Elvis’ long Cadillac. The rest of the time he stands around wearing an expression that he would like to unobtrusively pinch himself every few seconds to really see if the thing is true. And then Gene fades aside as the screeching youngsters surge on Elvis for a touch or an autograph.4

4Presley, like the troupers of old, went on last night even though he had been suffering during the day from a touch of flu. It he had failed to appear, there is some doubt that there would have been anything left of the Lexington “Y.” Also on the program were some of the Grand Ole Opry stars, but they were lost in the Presley.4

Current and hot: “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Tutti-Frutti,” “I Got a Gal” and “That’s All Right Mama.”  By the way, nobody fainted last night. But many red-faced youngsters with tears streaming from their entranced eyes, would undoubtedly have done so if the program had lasted another five minutes.4

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Elvis bought a 1956 Ford for Anita Wood.
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RCA releases Elvis’ 1st “Greatest Hits” compilation of hit singles released in 1956 and 1957, and is widely believed to be the first greatest hits album in rock and roll history. It is the first of five Elvis’ Golden/Gold Records compilations, four of which would be released during Presley’s lifetime. It peaked at number three on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart. It was certified Gold on October 17, 1961, Platinum on May 20, 1988, 5x Platinum on March 27, 1992 and 6x Platinum on August 17, 1999 by the Recording Industry Association of America.[2]
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1959
Military Service

Elvis receives his first degree black belt in karate, an interest he developed while in the army.

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Elvis traveled by train from Nashville to Miami, for the Frank Sinatra show. Once again there were thousands of fans along the route.
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The Blue Hawaii session in march 21 1961.
The soundtrack recording for Blue Hawaii began at Radio Recorders at 1.00 p.m. They worked until 11.50 p.m. In 2 days there were completed 15 songs, including Can’t Help Falling In Love. The usual Nashville players were there including Hal Blaine, a percussionist, and steel guitar and ukuleles to help create a Hawaiian sound.

 

 

 

1963

Fun in Acapulco

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1964

Roustabout 

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Elvis Presley’s single “Kissin’ Cousins” hit #12 in the U.S.

1965

Harum Scarum 

Selma to Montgomery march begins – Mar 21, 1965 – HISTORY.com

On this day in History, Selma to Montgomery march begins on Mar 21, 1965

1966

Spinout 

1967

Clambake 

1968

Live a Little, Love a Little 

1969

Change of Habit 

March 21 1970

Elvis Presley’s single “Kentucky Rain” hit #16 in the U.S. The song was written by Eddie Rabbit.

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Elvis Presley’s “Don’t Cry Daddy” hit #8 in the U.K.

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March 21, 1975

Still Stirring Passions

Recorded live at The Hilton Hotel
March 21, 1975 DS. Las Vegas, NV.2001 Theme / See See Rider / I Got A Woman – Amen – I Got A Woman / Elvis Talks / Love Me / Burning Love / It’s Midnight / And I Love You So / Big Boss Man / Hound Dog / Band introductions / What’d I Say / Ronnie Tutt Solo / Duke Bardwell Solo / Glen Hardin Solo / David Briggs Solo / Joe Guercio Theme / My Boy / If You Love Let Me Know / I’ll Remember You / Let Me Be There / An American Trilogy / Can’t Help Falling Love (part)2001 Theme
C C Rider
I Got A Woman
– segued medley with –
Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
And I Love You So
( stopped then restarted )
Its Midnight
Promised Land
Fairytale
Band Introductions
My Boy
Ill Remember You
Teddy Bear
– segued medley with –
Dont Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel
Hound Dog
( followed by a reprise of above song )
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Let Me Be There
( followed by a reprise of above song )
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp

Presley Leaves You In A Blue Suede Funk … – Elvis Presley Music

The Commercial Appeal March 21, 1974. Elvis‘ Finale Taped For Release in June by James Kingsley. Concert Date : March 20, 1974 (8.30 pm) Memphis, TN.

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Elvis performed at the Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.
2001 Theme
C C Rider
I Got A Woman
– segued medley with –
Amen
Love Me
Let Me Be There
You Gave Me A Mountain
Steamroller Blues
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear
– segued medley with –
Dont Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Polk Salad Annie
Band Introductions
Whatd I Say
( featuring James Burton )
Drum Solo
( featuring Larry Londin )
Bass Solo
( featuring Jerry Scheff )
Piano Solo
( featuring Shane Keister )
Electric Piano Solo
( featuring David Briggs )
School Day
And I Love You So
Hurt
( followed by a reprise of above song )
Burning Love
America The Beautiful
Funny How Time Slips Away
Heartbreak Hotel
Hound Dog
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
SONGS – TRACKLISTINGS:
2001 Theme
C C Rider
I Got A Woman
– segued medley with –
Amen
Love Me
( above song includes 1 false start )
Let Me Be There
Love Me Tender
Steamroller Blues
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear
– segued medley with –
Dont Be Cruel
You Gave Me A Mountain
Polk Salad Annie
Band Introductions
Whatd I Say
( featuring James Burton )
Drum Solo
( featuring Larry Londin )
Bass Solo
( featuring Jerry Scheff )
Piano Solo
( featuring Shane Keister )
Electric Piano Solo
( featuring David Briggs )
School Day
And I Love You So
( above song includes 1 false start )
Hurt
( followed by a reprise of above song )
Emergency Announcement by Elvis
Burning Love
America The Beautiful
Hound Dog
Funny How Time Slips Away
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp

Rainfall Jumpsuit

By Cliff Radel : The Cincinnati Enquirer : Concert Date : March 21, 1976 (2:30pm)

Only Elvis Presley could elicit screams just by singing ‘America, the Beautiful’. As he sang about ‘amber waves of grain’, at his Sunday afternoon Riverfront Coliseum, a chorus of girlish screams shot up from the sold-out audience of 17,540. The crowd’s reaction to the next line was wilder. ‘For purple mountains’ majesty above the fruited plains’, Presley sang. Upon reaching ‘fruited’ he momentarily let his gaze drop to the women seated in the first row. He quickly flashed them the patented Elvis sneer. The women jumped out of their seats. Shrieking, they reached out with one hand toward the stage and with the other hit their heads in ecstasy. No performer, 20 years after attaining stardom, receives the response Presley does. If audience adulation was the determining factor, his title to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll would be unquestioned.

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The years have not been kind to Elvis. His eyes are puffy. His ample cheeks and fleshy neck overemphasize his surly lips. If he gains any more weight, they may be squeezed from his face.

Presley’s girth is regal in the manner of Henry VIII. The man’s legendary hip gyrations are there in spirit, but not in action. The enormous six inch wide belt which before Presley split a rear seam in his powder-blue pants was a matching blue number encircled with the Presidential Seal – and the equally enormous paunch drastically restrict his movements. The hips that once could never be shown on television are now only a memory.

The Singer takes these signs of being mortal in stride. Only a true king would be able to laugh at his physical flaws. After his third song, ‘Amen’, featuring the contrabass vocal glisses of J.D. Sumner, he held up a copy of Jerry Dowling’s caricature which appeared in Sunday Enquirer ‘This picture of me appeared in this morning’s paper’, Presley drawled. ‘They captured me just perfect’ he added, running his finger across his image’s distended stomach. ‘All I want to say is whoever drew this’, the King paused and then said laughingly, ‘I hate the (expletive deleted)’, And then he broke into ‘Love Me’ with the opening line, ‘Treat me like a fool…’ ‘Love Me’ also ushered in another Presley tradition, the awarding of scarves to the outstretched hands of his loyal followers. In all he gave out 38 scarves throughout the afternoon.

What Presley gave the audience musically was mostly memories. He did ‘Hound Dog’ and ‘Heartbreak Hotel’, ‘Love Me Tender’, ‘Burning Love’, ‘All Shook Up’, and ‘Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear.’ In all he appeared disinterested and on ‘Burning Love’ he forgot the lyrics. He seemed to delight in garnering screams with the slightest lift of an eyebrow. He only played acoustic guitar in the concerts first three songs. The King did not even touch the instrument, the electric guitar, with which he started a revolution. Despite the jokes about his weight and ambivalent delivery, Presley is still capable of putting across a song. His renditions of ‘This Time You Gave Me a Mountain’ and his new single ‘Hurt’ revealed a powerful voice and wide range all too often tragically obscured by the kind of events that occurred at the concert’s conclusion.

As Elvis sang his traditional closer, ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’, from his 1961 movie ‘Blue Hawaii’, hordes of women rushed down the aisles. Yellow-jacketed Coliseum ushers were sent sprawling.

Private policemen tried in vain to stop the onslaught. With the crowd rushing the stage and reaching for those scarves, Presley cautioned them to ‘take it easy and don’t get hurt’.

Outside the Coliseum after Presley’s 65-minute show the crowd, clutching Elvis scarves, posters, buttons, and Souvenir folios, poured onto Cincinnati’s streets. Lashed to the building’s side was an immense banner proclaiming the ‘Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus – Alone in it’s gratness’. To 17,500 people the circus they had just witnessed was for them the greatest show on earth.

Leaving the Netherland Hotel in Cincinnati on March 21, 1976

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reference sites:
http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

http://www.elvisrecordings.com/  Master and Sessions

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

www.elvishistoryblog.com/

Daily Elvis: March 20

Give us this day, march 20, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

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march 20, 1955


Elvis at Magnolia Gardens – 1955

Elvis did two shows, in the afternoon at Houston, TX Magnolia Gardens and in the evening at Houston, TX Cook’s Hoedown club.

Elvis performed at the Bell Municipal Auditorium, Augusta, Georgia along with Rod Brasfield, Mother Maybelle, The Carter Sisters, June Carter, and Hal & Ginger
Meanwhile Elvis’ parents moved into the new house on Audubon Drive.
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1959
Military Service

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At Graceland before leaving for Nashville.

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Elvis and his entourage, Scotty and DJ left for Nashville for a recording sessions. They were joined by all musician from the June 1958 session – but not Bill Black who never plays with Elvis again.
They worked from 8.00 p.m. to 7.00 a.m. Elvis completed 6 sides for an urgently needed new single, which was pressed and shipped within 2 days, and toward his upcoming album “Elvis is Back”
In the next two days, Elvis records six songs (In true stereo for the first time) including ‘Stuck On You‘ and ‘Fame And Fortune‘ which will be pressed and shipped within two days as an urgently need new single.
Elvis arrived at the Paramount studio to begin his work on Blue Hawaii. After preproduction meetings, Elvis went to Radio Recorders to rehearse with the band.

 

 

 

Elvis left for Los Angeles in his new Dodge motor home.

1963

Fun in Acapulco

March 20, 1964

When Elvis Presley, who rides a motorcycle in current film, ‘Roustabout’, learned co-star Barbara Stanwyck could ride a motorcycle, Elvis promptly hoisted the four-time Academy Award nominee aboard a motorcycle built for two and they were off in a cloud of dust to the amazement of everybody March 20, 1964, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Elvis and Miss Stanwyck are shown in a cow pasture where the film company was on location. (UPI)

Roustabout 

Elvis and Barbara Stanwyck in Thousand Oaks, California,

Elvis and Barbara Stanwyck in Thousand Oaks, California, March 20, 1964

1965

Harum Scarum 

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Elvis Presley’s single “Do The Clam” hit #19 in the U.K.

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1966

Spinout 

After 11 days off, Elvis finally returned to the studio to begin rehearsals for Clambake.

1968

Live a Little, Love a Little 

1969

Change of Habit 

1174 Hillcrest Road, Beverly Hills, CA – Thursday, March 20, 19

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RCA released Elvis Good Times: The album released two singles, both hits: “I’ve Got a Thing About You Baby” rose to #4 on the Country charts, #39 pop; “My Boy” hit #1 on the Adult Contemporary charts, as well as #14 Country and #20 Pop.[3]
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Elvis performed at the Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee. Without preparations RCA had its mobile recording truck on hand to record this final show of the tour – and Elvis Recorded Live On Stage in Memphis was recorded.   He earned his third Grammy Award for this album’s performance of “How Great Thou Art“. The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on July 15, 1999.
On March 17, 2014, close to the 40th anniversary of the concert, Sony/RCA Legacy re-released the album as a two-CD set.
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March 20, 1975

Nibbles Let Loose

Recorded live at The Hilton
March 20, 1975 Dinner Show.
Tracklisting
Recording: Audience

Highlights: If You Love Me, Big Boss Man, Its Midnight, Promised Land, Fairytale, My Boy, I’ll Remember You & Let Me Be There

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 12 – Las Vegas March 18th – April 1st 1975
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Info March 20 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Yes
Info March 20 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
Elvis performed at the Coliseum, Charlotte, North Carolina at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m
Elvis performed in the afternoon in the Silver Phoenix Jumpsuit:

Recorded live at Charlotte Coliseum.
March 20, 1976.(2:30 pm). Charlotte, NC.
Tracklisting

C.C. Rider / I Got A Woman – Amen / Love Me / Let Me Be There / You Gave Me A Mountain / Steamroller Blues / Until It’s Time For You To Go / All Shook Up / Polk Salad Annie / Band Introduction / What’d I Say / School Days / And I Love You So / Hurt / Burning Love / America / Funny How Time

.And the White Egyptian Bird in the evening

Running For President

Recorded live at Coliseum
March 20, 1976, AS. Charlotte, NC.
Tracklisting

Also Sprach Zarathustra – 2001 Theme / Amen / Love Me / Let Me Be There / You Gave Me A Mountain / Steamroller Blues / All Shook Up / Teddy Bear – Don’t Be Cruel / Hound Dog / Heartbreak Hotel / Polk Salad Annie / Introductions / And I Love You So / Hurt / Burning Love / America The Beautiful / Funny How Times Slips Away / Fairytale / How Great Thou Art / Can’t Help Falling In Love

Elvis seemed confused to both fans and reporters.
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 19 – March 17th – March 22nd 1976
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Info March 20 1976 Charlotte Coliseum Charlotte NC (2:30 pm) 12000 Silver Phoenix Original belt Red Suit Yes Yes
Info March 20 1976 Charlotte Coliseum Charlotte NC (8:30 pm) 12000 White Egyptian Bird Original belt White Suit Yes Yes

 

 

 

2017

Story image for Elvis Presley from Toronto Star

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While Elvis Presley, flaunting his sexuality, was making himself into the … A version of this article appears in print on March 20, 2017, on Page …
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reference sites:
http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

http://www.elvisrecordings.com/  Master and Sessions

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

www.elvishistoryblog.com/

Daily Elvis: March 19

Give us this day, March 19, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

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Elvis left Precision Tool, where he was not happy with either the work or the razzing he was forced to put up with because of the length of his hair.
Elvis performed on KPRC-TV and then at the Grand Prize Jamboree, Eagles Hall, Houston, Texas; along with Hoot Gibson, Sonny Burns, The Brown Brothers, Tommy Sands, James O Gwynne, Cote Wilcox, The Dixie Drifters, Ernie Hunter, Herb Remington and Tommy Collins
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info March 19 1955 KPRC-TV Jamboree Houston TX (1:30 PM)
Info March 19 1955 Eagles Hall Houston TX (10:45 PM) Grand Prize Jamboree
Elvis performed at the Township Auditorium, Columbia, South Carolina; along with Rod Brasfield, Mother Maybelle
The Carter Sisters, June Carter, Hal & Ginger
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info March 19 1956 Township Auditorium Columbia SC (8:00 PM) Yes
Elvis went to see the home his parents found earlier that week. As soon as he had seen Graceland he made a $1,000 deposit toward its purchase for himself and his parents.
March 19, 1958
Elvis and Anita Wood shop for cars.
Anita Wood and Elvis Presley March 19, 1958
Two days later Elvis presented Anita with a Ford as a going-away present
Anita Wood and Elvis Presley March 19, 1958

 

 

1959
Military Service

March 19, 1961

Elvis did a telephone interview with Hawaii Music Promoter Tom Moffat in advance of the Bloch Arena benefit concert for the Pearl Harbour Memorial.

Elvis rented the Rainbow Rollerdrome for a roller-skating war with the guys.
Elvis Presley - Rainbow Rollerdrome - March 19, 1960

 

 

1963

Fun in Acapulco

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1964

Roustabout 

The Beatles tape a television appearance for the most famous of UK pop programs, “Top of the Pops.” (This exciting new musical series premiered on January 1, 1964). The Beatles lip-sync to Can’t Buy Me Love and You Can’t Do That (the songs on their latest single). Recorded at London’s Television Theatre.

1965

Harum Scarum 

Elvis flew to Las Vegas for the weekend

Spinout Production

 

march 19, 1967

Elvis Presley Easter Greetings Postcard

There was an Easter Radio Broadcast of selections from from Elvis’ “How Great Thou Art” album.

Elvis Presley Easter Greetings Postcard

 

1968

Live a Little, Love a Little 

1969

Change of Habit 

Elvis was discharged from the hospital and Barbara Leigh flew back to California, while Joyce Bova arrived from Washington to accompany Elvis to Memphis.
Jessie D.  Presley, Elvis’ grandfather, died of a heart attack in Louisville. Elvis did not attend the funeral.
Elvis performed at the Middle Tennessee State University Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 11 – March 1st – March 20th 1974
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Info March 19 1974 Middle Tennessee State U. Murfreesboro TN (8:30 pm) 12200 Blue Starburst Original belt Light blue suit with metal rings Yes
March 19, 1975
Date: 19 Mar 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
And I Love You So
Let Me Be There
Love Me
Big Boss Man
It’s Midnight / Burning Love
Green Green Grass Of Home
Fairytale
My Boy
I’ll Remember You
Promised Land
Until It’s Time For You To Go
If You Love Me
Don’t Be Cruel
The Wonder Of You
That’s All Right
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Date: 19 Mar 1975
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Let Me Be There
And I Love You So
Big Boss Man
It’s Midnight
Burning Love
Green Green Grass Of Home
Fairytale
My Boy
I’ll Remember You
Hound Dog
It’s Now Or Never
If You Love Me
Don’t Be Cruel
An American Trilogy
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 12 – Las Vegas March 18th – April 1st 1975
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Info March 19 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info March 19 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
Elvis performed at the Freedom Hall Civic Center, Johnson City, Tennessee.
Date: 19 Mar 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Johnson City, TN
Freedom Hall
Tickets: 7,000
Costume: V-Neck, puff sleeves suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
You Gave A Mountain
Let Me Be There
Steamroller Blues
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel
Love Me Tender
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
And I Love You So
Until It’s Time For You To Go
Hurt
That’s All Right
Funny How Times Slips Away
Burning Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Johnson City

Fans ‘All Shook Up’ No doubt about it: Elvis is still King

By Cliff Radel : The Cincinnati Enquirer : Concert Date : March 21, 1976 (2:30pm)

Only Elvis Presley could elicit screams just by singing ‘America, the Beautiful’. As he sang about ‘amber waves of grain’, at his Sunday afternoon Riverfront Coliseum, a chorus of girlish screams shot up from the sold-out audience of 17,540. The crowd’s reaction to the next line was wilder. ‘For purple mountains’ majesty above the fruited plains’, Presley sang. Upon reaching ‘fruited’ he momentarily let his gaze drop to the women seated in the first row. He quickly flashed them the patented Elvis sneer. The women jumped out of their seats. Shrieking, they reached out with one hand toward the stage and with the other hit their heads in ecstasy. No performer, 20 years after attaining stardom, receives the response Presley does. If audience adulation was the determining factor, his title to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll would be unquestioned.

The years have not been kind to Elvis. His eyes are puffy. His ample cheeks and fleshy neck overemphasize his surly lips. If he gains any more weight, they may be squeezed from his face.

Presley’s girth is regal in the manner of Henry VIII. The man’s legendary hip gyrations are there in spirit, but not in action. The enormous six inch wide belt which before Presley split a rear seam in his powder-blue pants was a matching blue number encircled with the Presidential Seal – and the equally enormous paunch drastically restrict his movements. The hips that once could never be shown on television are now only a memory.

The Singer takes these signs of being mortal in stride. Only a true king would be able to laugh at his physical flaws. After his third song, ‘Amen’, featuring the contrabass vocal glisses of J.D. Sumner, he held up a copy of Jerry Dowling’s caricature which appeared in Sunday Enquirer ‘This picture of me appeared in this morning’s paper’, Presley drawled. ‘They captured me just perfect’ he added, running his finger across his image’s distended stomach. ‘All I want to say is whoever drew this’, the King paused and then said laughingly, ‘I hate the (expletive deleted)’, And then he broke into ‘Love Me’ with the opening line, ‘Treat me like a fool…’ ‘Love Me’ also ushered in another Presley tradition, the awarding of scarves to the outstretched hands of his loyal followers. In all he gave out 38 scarves throughout the afternoon.

What Presley gave the audience musically was mostly memories. He did ‘Hound Dog’ and ‘Heartbreak Hotel’, ‘Love Me Tender’, ‘Burning Love’, ‘All Shook Up’, and ‘Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear.’ In all he appeared disinterested and on ‘Burning Love’ he forgot the lyrics. He seemed to delight in garnering screams with the slightest lift of an eyebrow. He only played acoustic guitar in the concerts first three songs. The King did not even touch the instrument, the electric guitar, with which he started a revolution. Despite the jokes about his weight and ambivalent delivery, Presley is still capable of putting across a song. His renditions of ‘This Time You Gave Me a Mountain’ and his new single ‘Hurt’ revealed a powerful voice and wide range all too often tragically obscured by the kind of events that occurred at the concert’s conclusion.

As Elvis sang his traditional closer, ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’, from his 1961 movie ‘Blue Hawaii’, hordes of women rushed down the aisles. Yellow-jacketed Coliseum ushers were sent sprawling.

Elvis Presley : March 21, 1976 (8:30 pm) : Cincinnati, OH.
Private policemen tried in vain to stop the onslaught. With the crowd rushing the stage and reaching for those scarves, Presley cautioned them to ‘take it easy and don’t get hurt’.

Outside the Coliseum after Presley’s 65-minute show the crowd, clutching Elvis scarves, posters, buttons, and Souvenir folios, poured onto Cincinnati’s streets. Lashed to the building’s side was an immense banner proclaiming the ‘Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus – Alone in it’s gratness’. To 17,500 people the circus they had just witnessed was for them the greatest show on earth.

March 19, 1976 - Elvis exiting from the stage - Johnson City, Tennessee
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 19 – March 17th – March 22nd 1976
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Info March 19 1976 Freedom Hall Johnson City TN (8:30 pm) 7000 V-Neck Original belt Black Suit Yes Yes Yes

 

 

march 19, 1980

Elvis Presley’s autopsy report is a part of the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners’ case against Dr. George Nichopoulos. Presley’s former personal physician is accused of overprescribing drugs to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Jerry Lee Lewis and more patients from Memphis’ business community – Elvis was not the only death.

Dr Nick later has his medical license revoked.

 

reference sites:
http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

http://www.elvisrecordings.com/  Master and Sessions

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

www.elvishistoryblog.com/