Romances: Mindi Miller

Elvis Presley girlfriend Mindi Miller finally talks about her time with Elvis from 1975 to 1977.

Mindi Miller with Ed Enoch, Al Strada and Tom Morgan Elvis’ Funeral

 

Elvis Information Network Highlight from the Interview by Sanja Meegin.

Mindi Miller was an actress when she met Elvis in early 1975. She was interested in karate (she performed all her own movie stunts), exploring spirituality and the Bible and so they had a lot in common.
Mindi Miller and Elvis bonded over their common interests and soon afterwards he asked her to go on tour with him in April 1975.

She stayed friends with Elvis through the years  (along with members of the ‘Memphis Mafia’) and attended his funeral.

  

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By 1975, Elvis was wearing track suits, only his were DEA issue, and often over his stagewear. It was the 1970s and jogging/exercize clothes were about to become a thing in the 1980s with Jane Fonda’s excersize infomerical fad and Olivia Newton-John’s Physical hit single and album.

Mindi Miller was invited to a part at Elvis’ Monovale House in Bel Air, in March 1975 they dated on and off over the period of 1975 and 1976.

EIN: So when you met him was Elvis dressed up in all his finery so as to impress you?

Mindi Miller: So yes that was the strangest thing –  I went into a room which was a very large room and all the Memphis Mafia were sitting there and they were sitting around the sides of the room with nobody else.  Each had his own chair and they started interviewing me!  They had me sit on the couch,  Elvis was nowhere in sight, there was no party.  I couldn’t imagine what I was in for and so they started asking me all these questions about where I was from what I was doing and what kind of family did I have, was I spiritual or religious and basically it turned out to be a big interview!

After about an hour it seemed of the questioning – a few of the guys walked out of the room and the other guys kept talking to me and I’m assuming now when I think back –  that the other guys that left the room went to get Elvis and probably said to him “she’s OK you can meet her” –  she passes the test so to speak!   So as I was talking to the other guys I literally without turning my head or looking to the side on my right side,   feel this huge, huge presence.  And again it was the same kind of feeling that I had when we passed in the car which is like that thunderbolt of lightning the just hits you and knocks you over. It’s completely unexplainable and I felt this energy and I turned to my right and I looked and there standing in the doorway was Elvis.

And he was not the Elvis that you would imagine –  he was not dressed up and he did not have his stage wear on of course.  He had on a blue sweatsuit with white stripes down the side of the arms and he had the little white tennis hat on which looked very much the same as the one he wore in Hawaii in March 1977.  That’s exactly what he looked like the day that I met him. He was not dressed up, he was very ordinary.  He just looked like a guy that was lounging in his house, relaxing with his buddies.  And that’s the Elvis that I met –  not dressed in a way that he would have been even going out for dinner or to the movies or something like that –  no jeans, no T-shirt, no sweater,  not one of his big blouse shirts or anything like that- just very normal, very average.

 

EIN: Ok – now the painful questions -sorry in advance- When and how did it end? Did Elvis and you keep in touch after your main affair ended?

Mindi Miller: The last time I saw Elvis was in November, the end of November 1976 and I spoke to him in 1977 shortly after his birthday.  He called me personally on the phone – that time none of the guys called me and said “Elvis wants to talk to you”….. he called me himself which he did from time to time with some people. I wished him a happy belated birthday and asked him how he was doing and if he was happy in his life.  I thanked him for all the wonderful things that he had done for me and for the quality time that I had been able to spend with him.
I told him that I learned a lot from him and that I would always hold him dear in my heart.  We never spoke after that, and then I went to his funeral in August 1977 for those three days.

EIN: Was there an actual break up? Or did you just see each other less and less until you didn’t see each other at all?

Mindi Miller: Elvis was not typical in any of his relationships with any of his girlfriends.  He did not like confrontation and he never wanted to hurt anybody’s feelings – but there was something very personal between us and I know why it ended.  However  I’m not at liberty to say.  He would tend to see the girlfriends less and less and then just not see her again, and sometimes it would just fade away he never wanted to hurt anyone’s feelings that’s for sure.

 

Mindi Miller: Yes, I will be attending the “Rolling on the River” VIP Cruise on August 14th at 2pm.  Some of Elvis’ other girlfriends from the 70’s will be joining me – Diana Goodman, Ann Pennington and JoCathy Brownlee. It will be fun 3-hour cruise up the Mississippi River, with lots of Elvis music, drinks and snacks.  I’m very much looking forward to meeting the fans!

(Info and tickets can be found at www.essentialelvis.com)

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2017

Mindi Miller Interview by the Elvis Information Network

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2013

Memories of beloved pets live on at cemetery

She is survived by 63-year-old Mindi Miller, a Pekingese named Saki, former model and one of Elvis Presley’s last …

1987 LA times article – no idea who “Buck Presley” is, but Mindi gets a negative mention:

The ostensible focus of all this was a 1965 Cadillac El Dorado. – latimes

Jan 14, 1987 – A few die-hards of the Elvis Presley Fan Club rubbed elbows with the … She said she was Mindi Miller, Elvis‘ last girlfriend and an actress.

Daily Elvis: April 29

Give us this day, April 29, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

1944

“G.I. Jive” by Louis Jordan charted, reaching #1 R&B for six weeks as well as #1 pop for two. Jordan’s recording’s hold the R&B record for most weeks at #1, an astounding 113 weeks.

1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

June 3, 1951 to July 1, 1951

Elvis was employed as a machinist by “Precision Tool Co.”

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Elvis was an usher at Loew’s State Theatre

April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954

Elvis delivered supplies to job sites for  Crown Electric for $1.00 an hour.

April 29, 1955

Elvis performed “Tweedle Dee” at the Cotton club. Lubbock, Texas as an act with Dub Dickerson, Gene Kay, Chuck Lee, and Walking-A-Ranch Hands

This early fan shot extremely rare in color for the era is generally deemed to be at this show, however, the background does not match the Cotton Club, but another nearby venue. So there might have been two shows on this date or the footage is from another date at the other club. Full details at the Scotty Moore site: Cotton club

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info April 29 1955 Cotton Club Lubbock TX (8:00 PM) TNT Records Tour Yes

April 29, 1956

To capitalize on Elvis Presley’s revival hit of “Money, Honey,” Atlantic Records reissued Clyde McPhatter & the Drifters’ three-year-old original in both the pop and R&B markets.

For Comedian Sheeky Greene and Freddy Martin & His Orchestra, 2 shows a night – For Elvis and the Blue Moon Boys, 2 shows a night to a hostile audience.

However, not all the 1950s media was negative, 10 days after the Tulsa OK show, Elvis received the longest and most positive concert review of his career so far:

1956 appearance in Tulsa, Oklahoma – Elvis History Blog

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info April 29 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (8:00 PM) The Atomic Powered Singer
Info April 29 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (12:00 AM) The Atomic Powered Singer

April 29, 1957

“The Negro disk jockey, once considered a rarity on the nation’s airwaves, has become almost commonplace in this day and age,” Ellis Waters stated today in the New Negro men’s magazine, Duke. The writer continued: “There are now more than 500 Negro platter spinners on the air across the nation.” He described disc jockeying as the “newest Negro industry,” a $250 million annual business.

RCA didn’t want Rocker Elvis to record gospel music – and who would buy songs they already knew and most likely sang? Ed Sullivan had a rare secular high culture and pop culture variety show and Elvis Presley sang the only gospel song of that Show of Show’s run. Elvis Presley should be credited for creating a Christian Music industry and as a result, Christian rock – the least and weakest of the genre formats.

Elvis Presley sang the blues as country and country as blues, with the upbeat message of getting paid and laid, delivered with a gospel fervor. This was his sacred songbook, that balanced his more profane performances. Other rockers lurched between religion and rock, Elvis, just combined them all.

Elvis Presley’s “Peace In The Valley” hit #39 in the U.S, reaching reached number three on the short-lived Billboard EP chart, and number three on the album chart, and number 39 on the singles chart.

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April 29, 1958

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

April 29, 1959
Military Service in Germany – Elvis spent the evening at the Moulin Rouge.

April 29, 1960

With the payola scandal still in the news, Dick Clark divested himself of some of the recording company interests and music publishing rights he owned

Sam Cooke began a week’s engagement at New York’s Apollo Theater.

G.I. Blues Production

April 29, 1961

Blue Hawaii Production 

April 29, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! production

April 29, 1963

April 29, 1964

Roustabout Post-Production

Radio Recorders Studio B – Hollywood, California
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April 29, 1965

Harum Scarum Post Production

April 29, 1966

April 29, 1967

Aretha Franklin releases “Respect”, a song that will become her signature tune and go on to win two Grammy Awards in 1968 for Best Rhythm & Blues Recording and Best Rhythm & Blues Solo Vocal Performance, Female.

April 29, 1968

Live a Little, Love a Little 

April 29, 1969

Elvis reported to the studio and after completing looping, he was dismissed from Change Of Habit.  

April 29, 1970

Rick Nelson and Doug Kershaw were guest performers on Johnny Cash’s ABC-TV music variety show.

April 29, 1971

April 29, 1972

New York City Mayor John Lindsay intervened in the immigration proceedings against John Lennon. Lindsay called attempts by the U.S. government to deport Lennon “a grave injustice in light of Lennon’s unique contributions to music and art.” Lennon was granted permanent resident status in the U.S. in 1976.

April 29, 1973

Although virtually unknown in Great Britain, 29 year old John Denver kicks off a six week UK TV series for the BBC.

More than 15,000 people attending a Rock concert by Elvin Bishop, Canned Heat, Buddy Miles and Fleetwood Mac are routed from a baseball stadium in Stockton, California, by police firing tear-gas canisters. More than 80 people, including 28 police officers, are hurt and fifty arrests are made.

In a Howard Hughes Plane – Elvis Arriving at the Seattle airport on April 29, 1973

Seattle’s Centre Arena had 2 Elvis concerts, the Afternoon in the “Lightblue Swirls suit” suit and the more spectacular “Pharaoh” for the evening.

Date: 29 Apr 1973
Time: 3pm
Venue: Seattle, WA.
Seattle Center Arena
Tickets: 6,800
Costume: Lightblue Swirls suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me Tender
You Gave Me A Mountain
Steamroller Blues
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
Fever
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me Make It Through The Night
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Center Arena, Seattle, Washington : April 29, 1973

Date: 29 Apr 1973
Time: 8pm
Venue: Seattle, WA.
Seattle Center Arena
Tickets: 6,800
Costume: Studden Nail suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me Tender
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
You Gave Me A Mountain
Steamroller Blues
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
How Great Thou Art
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
Fever
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Evening In Seattle

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 9 – April 22nd – April 30th 1973
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Info April 29 1973 Seattle Center Arena Seattle WA (3:00 pm) 6800 Lucky Original belt Yellow Suit Yes Yes Yes
Info April 29 1973 Seattle Center Arena Seattle WA (8:00 pm) 6800 Pharao Fire suit belt White Suit Yes Yes

April 29, 1974

April 29, 1975

The Bee Gees released their 13th album, “Main Course,” the Gibb brothers’ first album to include disco influenced songs.

In Navy Blue Two-Piece with Multi Colored Arrows, Elvis performed at the Middle Tennessee State University Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Date: 29 Mar 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Navy Blue Two-Piece with Multi Colored Arrows
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
And I Love You So
Big Boss Man
It’s Midnight
Burning Love
[band introductions]
My Boy
I’ll Remember You
When It’s My Time [K. Westmoreland]
Let Me Be There
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 15 – April 24th – May 7th 1975
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Info April 29 1975 Middle Tennessee State U. Murfreesboro TN (8:30 pm) 12000 Navy Blue Two-Piece with Multi Colored Arrows None Light Blue suit Yes Yes

April 29, 1976

After a gig in Memphis Bruce Springsteen took a cab to Elvis Presley’s Graceland home and proceeded to climb over the wall. A guard took him to be a crank fan and apprehended him. Springsteen had a song “Fire” he wanted to give to Elvis, and was told he was not at Graceland.

April 29, 1977

The Kinks performed at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto

The Temptations, the most successful male vocal group of the 1960’s and early ’70s, left Motown Records after 17 years. They signed with Atlantic, but after recording two unsuccessful Disco albums, the Temps were later lured back to Motown by Berry Gordy Jr.

Elvis performed at the Arena, Duluth, Minnesota – a rare 1977 not performed in the iconic Inca Sundial suit, but the Arabian jumpsuit first worn in 1974.

 

In order to keep Ginger with him, Elvis had her mother and sister flew in.

Date: 29 Apr1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Duluth, MN.
Duluth Arena.
Tickets: 7,755
Costume: King Of Spades (white) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel

Bridge Over Troubled Water
Big Boss Man
My Way
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Delta Lady
Hail Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll
Hurt
Hound Dog

Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: A Day In Duluth

CONCERT DATE: April 29 1977 (8:30 pm). Duluth MN.

Ol’ Swivel Hips Still Wovs’Em
by James Heffernan
Duluth News-Tribune
April 30, 1977

A somewhat subdued yet happy – almost giddy – Elvis Presley did what he does best again Friday night in the Duluth Arena. A capacity crowd got what it came for at $12 to $15 a head for a show that was identical in most ways to the one Elvis put on here in October. The side acts were the same, the introductory music was the same and even some of comedian Jackie Kahane’s jokes were the same.

And despite reports that Elvis had ballooned up to 285 pounds and was ailing, he looked pretty good. There’s no question that he’s fighting the battle of the bulge like most 42-year old men. But his paunch was well contained in his white sequined suit and massive belt and he looked healthy enough, even at close range.

The Elvis magic was still intact. Women still scream and try to make it to the stage to be immortalized by a kiss. A few made it. The white scarves, fresh from his damp neck, were handed out to screaming fans. Police and ushers fought the crowd back and one young woman fell and broke her leg at the foot of the stage. Her only regret, as police and Gold Cross ambulance attendants worked on her backstage, was that she was missing the performance. “I wanna go back and see Elvis”, she cried, her knee bulging as though a golf ball had been implanted in it. She left in an ambulance. And while this small drama was unfolding behind the scenes, Elvis continued at center stage, doing as much bantering with the audience as singing. The crowd at stage front surged some more, with many women trying to pass bouqets of flowers to their idol.

Just for the record, the 8PM concert got under way about 8.30 after the Elvis entourage had milked the audience dry selling posters, belt buckles, programs and other memorabilia at tables situated throughout the arena. Once again, Elvis’ very fine male quartet opened the show, followed by the comedian. He worked in the names of Mayor Beaudin and County Atty. Keith Brownell as well as some popular references to Twig. “I knew there were a lot of people from Twig here, I saw their plows parked outside.” Some day a comedian is going to come to Duluth and not mention Twig.

Kahane introduced the soul singing Sweet Inspirations, a female trio with a lot of bounce, and they took it to the intermission. It was 9.30. The half hour intermission gave fans one more opportunity to purchase Elvis souvenirs, relentlessly hawked by sales people festooned with buttons bearing the singer’s likeness. They were for sale too.

At precisely 10 PM, wrist-watch time, Elvis’ band struck up the now-familiar introduction – the “Space Odyssey” song- and the great man swaggered to the stage, blue spotlights playing on him and thousands of hand-held cameras popping flashbulbs. The crowd surged forward down the aisles despite the protestations of ushers and police and he was off and wriggling.

The star didn’t wriggle quite as much as last time, and he seemed to be having trouble remembering the words to some of his own standards. I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You received a lot of help from his backup singers. My Way and Bridge Over Troubled Waters, not songs generally associated with Elvis went better.

Still the crowd was pleased. After about an hour’s work, Elvis left the Arena, bound for more glory and Duluth International Airport, three floors at the Radisson vacated to be sold to more ordinary customers who can come and go more freely, but don’t make as much money.

It’s becoming fashionable for reviewers to say that Elvis is slipping a bit, but it’s never safe to underestimate the boy from Tupelo, Miss., whose impact on popular culture at mid-century and beyond is undisputed. As radio commentator Paul Harvey said in 1955: “The kid won’t last a year.”

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 30 – April 21st – May 3rd 1977
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Info April 29 1977 Duluth Arena Duluth MN (8:30 pm) 7755 1974 Arabian Original belt White suit Yes Yes

1978

In London, singer P.J. Proby was fired from his role as the oldest of three Elvises in the stage musical “Elvis,” because he continually changed his lines during performances.
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Timothy Whitnall, Shakin’ Stevens, and James Proby in ‘Elvis’

Elvis (musical) – Wikipedia

1989

At the Dollywood theme park in Tennessee, Porter Wagoner joined Dolly Parton on stage for the first of four sold-out shows, marking the first time they had performed together since their split in 1976.

1990

The TV-movie Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys” starring Bruce Greenwood, Greg Kean, Arlen Dean Snyder, Casey Sander, Bo Foxworth, Wendy Foxworth, and Linda Dona, aired on ABC.

1993

Barry White was a guest voice on Fox-TV’s “The Simpsons.”

2003

“Only the Strong Survive,” a musical documentary about Stax Records, premiered in New York City. Wilson Pickett, Jerry Butler, Isaac Hayes, Sam Moore, Mary Wilson, Rufus and Carla Thomas, Luther Ingram, Ann Peebles, and the Chi-Lites were among the artists featured.

The Elvis Presley album “Live At The Louisiana Hayride” was released.

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2007

Nancy Sinatra made a rare TV appearance in an episode of The Sopranos where she sang “Bossman” to a small gathering of the main characters.

2013

Scottish singer Emeli Sande made U.K. chart history when her first album, “Our Version Of Events”, notched 63 consecutive weeks in the Top Ten of the U.K.’s Official Album Chart. That broke a 50-year-old record held by The Beatles‘ “Please Please Me”, which spent 62 weeks in the Top Ten in 1963 and 1964.

2016

Fifteen of Prince’s albums made it into the UK chart as fans rushed to buy his music following his sudden death. Six were in the top 40 with The Very Best Of, Ultimate and Purple Rain at two, three and four.

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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

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

www.elvishistoryblog.com/

Daily Elvis: April 28

Give us this day, April 28, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

1940

Glenn Miller and His Orchestra recorded “Pennsylvania 6-5000.” It was the telephone number of the Café Rouge at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City, and is still a working number.

1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Elvis was an usher at Loew’s State Theatre

April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954

Elvis delivered supplies to job sites for  Crown Electric for $1.00 an hour.

April 28, 1955

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info April 28 1955 High School Andrews TX

April 28, 1956

“Heartbreak Hotel” hit #1 on the Billboard pop charts.

At the New Frontier Hotel, The Colonel had arranged for Elvis to play a special matinee show for teenagers in addition to the scheduled Dinner and Midnight shows.

At an era where teenagers were just starting to be heard and children not seen at all, finally an audience that related to Elvis.

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By Bill Willard : Las Vegas SUN : April 28, 1956

Accent is on pitch and pull for this batch of acts comprising the current Venus Room Bill. The powers of the New Frontier are pitching the local premiere of Elvis Presley, but the pull will be in Freddy Martin’s smooth music making and word-of-mouth cheering for Shecky Greene’s unbridled comedy…….

Elvis Presley, arriving here on the wave of tremendous publicity, fails to hit the promised mark in a desert isle surfeited with rock and rollers who play in shifts atop every cocktail lounge on the Strip. The brash, loud braying of his rhythm and blues catalog (and mind you, they are big hits everywhere it seems) which albeit rocketed him to the big time, is overbearing to a captive audience. In a lounge, one can up and go — fast. But in a dining room, the table sitter must stay, look and listen the thing out. Which is perhaps why Presley received applause on his opening show edged with polite inference only. For the teen-agers, the long, tall Memphis lad is a whiz; for the average Vegas spender or showgoer, a bore. His musical sound with a combo of three is uncouth, matching to a great extent the lyric content of his nonsensical songs.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info April 28 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (2:00 PM) 700 The Atomic Powered Singer
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April 28, 1957

Elvis arrived in Los Angeles and checked into the penthouse apartment and the presidential suit of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel with Gene and Junior Smith, George Klein, Arthur Hooton and Bitsy Mott. The band remained at the downtown Knickerbocker Hotel.

April 28, 1958

The Drifters recorded their classic “Drip Drop.” It was the last charter (#58 pop) for the original group.

Alan Freed’s Big Beat Show” did two performances at the Central High School Auditorium in Kalamazoo, Michigan, featuring Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Frankie Lymon, Danny & the Juniors, the Diamonds, Billy Ford, the Chantels, Larry Williams, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, and the Pastels.

The Elvis Presley compilation album “Elvis’ Golden Records” hit #3 in the U.S.  It was certified Gold on November 1, 1966, and Platinum on March 27, 1992, by the Recording Industry Association of America.

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Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

April 28, 1959

After a ten-year run, the final “Arthur Godfrey and His Friends” aired on CBS-TV.
Military Service in Germany

April 28, 1960

G.I. Blues Pre-prodcution: Recording continued from 12.30 p.m. to 11.03 p.m. But due to new union rules regarding length of sessions and prescribed breaks it was not an successful session and arrangements were made to continue the following week at Radio Recorders where Elvis had always felt more at home.

RCA Studio’s – Hollywood, California
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What’s She Really Like (Continued) ////////-19
What’s She Really Like (Insert) ////////-22
What’s She Really Like (Composite) L2PB 3679-SP
Pocketful Of Rainbows (Alternate Master) WPA5 2544-12
Blue Suede Shoes L2PB 3687-01
Wooden Heart L2PB 3681-04
Pocketful Of Rainbows (Continued) WPA5 2544-28

April 28, 1961

In the UK “Wooden Heart” by Elvis Presley is #1

In Philadelphia, Jerry Butler, the Flamingos, the Miracles, Maxine Brown, the Vibrations, and Shep and the Limelites played the Uptown Theater.

Blue Hawaii Production

April 28, 1962

In the UK, “Good Luck Charm” by Elvis Presley is #1

Girls! Girls! Girls! production

April 28, 1963

Ray Charles performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

London public relations man Andrew Loog Oldham got his first look at the Rolling Stones onstage at the Crawdaddy Club. The next day he became their manager.

April 28, 1964

At Wembley studios in England, The Beatles filmed the television special “Around the Beatles.” In addition to performing their hit songs, they played Act V Scene 1 of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Nights Dream.” John was cast in the female role of Thisbe, Paul was Pyramus, George played Moonshine, and Ringo was Lion. Paul later named his cat Thisbe.

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RCA issued the “What’d I Say/Viva Las Vegas” single, “Viva Las Vegas” charted separately from its A-side, a modest hit reaching #29 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chartGold Award certification, issued on March 27, 1992.

The Elvis version of “What’d I Say” peaked at #21, the two sides having equivalent appeal in the marketplace. “Viva Las Vegas” reached #12 on the UK Singles Chart, improving to #15 after a reissue in 2007.

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April 28, 1965

Barbara Streisand‘s first TV special aired on CBS. It was titled “My Name is Barbara”.

April 28, 1966

During Elvis’ stay at home, movies were screened at the Crosstown Theater almost every night.

April 28, 1967

Muhammad Ali refused induction into the U.S. Army and, as a result, was arrested and stripped of his boxing title. He sited religious grounds for his refusal.  In June 1967, Ali was found guilty by a jury that deliberated just 21 minutes. After an Appeals Court upheld the conviction, the case went to the U.S. Supreme Court where, in June 1971, his conviction for refusing induction was overturned by unanimous decision.

Gary Lewis and the Playboys’ “This Diamond Ring” was certified Gold.

Clambake post-production

Rumors of Elvis’ imminent marriage appeared in the press just as members of the wedding party began to assemble in Palm Springs.

April 28, 1968

Richard Harris sang “Didn’t We” on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show. Ella Fitzgerald, the Doodletown Pipers, George Carlin, Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara, and Milt Kamen also performed.

The Broadway musical ‘Hair’ opened at the Biltmore Theatre in New York City. The show featured the songs ‘Aquarius / Let the Sunshine In’, ‘Good Morning Starshine’ and the title song. The production ran for 1,729 performances, finally closing on July 1st, 1972.

Live a Little, Love a Little 

April 28, 1969

Change of Habit production

April 28, 1970

April 28, 1971

April 28, 1972

April 28, 1973

Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of The Moon went to No.1 in the US. The album went on to enjoy a record-breaking 741 discontinuous weeks on the Billboard chart, and has now sold over 45 million copies world-wide. After moving to the Billboard Top Pop Catalog Chart, the album notched up a further 759 weeks there, and had reached a total of over 1,500 weeks on the combined charts by May 2006.

Elvis Presley : April 28, 1973 : (3.00 pm). Spokane, WA.

Elvis performed at the Coliseum, Spokane, Washington at 3.00 and 8.00 p.m.

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Date: 28 Apr 1973
Time: 3pm
Venue: Spokane, WA.
Coliseum
Tickets: 6,500
Costume: Flowers (brown) suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me Tender
You Gave Me A Mountain
Steamroller Blues
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
Hound Dog
Fever
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Spokane Magnatism

CONCERT DATE: April 28, 1973. Spokane, WA.

Elvis Show Incredible
by Wayne Carlson
April 30, 1973
Spokane Daily Chronicle

An incredible carnival called the Elvis Presley show was staged twice in the Coliseum Saturday, and Spokane has apparently survived the sights and sounds onslaught.

Seeing was almost believing for 12,900 persons – predominantly female, late 20s and early 30s crowds – who viewed two shows.

The carnival had it all: The Gypsy king, the hawker and the fool.

The hawker, slicked-down and mustachioed, acted as emcee. He also sold “Elvis super souvenirs” before the show, during intermission and after the show.

He peddled autographed pictures of the gypsy (Bob Dylan’s name for Elvis) for $2, posters for $1 and medium sized and giant “flashbacks” ($3 and $5) in Shimmering, Silent Silver and Glimmering Gentle Green.

The fool was up next. A comic forgettable but for his red suit and bad taste, Jackie what’s-his-name talked of homosexuality, heterosexuality and hairdressers.

Another warm-up act followed, this time by the talented Sweet Inspirations, who offered a medley of Aretha Franklin’s hits.

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And then the magic began: the lights dimmed, the band struck up the theme song from “2001: A Space Odyssey” and out strutted the undisputed king of rock and roll.

Dressed in a bell-bottomed white outfit, studded with sequins, white boots, three diamond rings on one hand and two on the other, Elvis walked to one side of the stage and then to the other. He picked up his prop guitar and, left leg a-twitchin’, belted out “C.C. Rider.”

Bedlam followed: Following the opening number, Presley paused to talk. “Well…”

Up in the balcony came to screams. Elvis smiled: “Maybe ah’ll just stand here all night” But he didn’t

He mugged, he gyrated, he posed, he strutted, he directed the band with lavish gestures. And he sung.

Elvis’ powerful voice, with the assistance of his own super sound system, triumphed even over what are laughingly called the acoustics of the Coliseum.

Presley raced through 24 songs in an hour. He possess not only one of the strongest voices ever heard in the Coliseum but has become a consummate performer. On Saturday, he obviously took great delight in his flamboyant, outrageous posing for the flashbulbpopping, binocular-armed throng. He danced and directed the band with gestures, arm jerks and karate chops.

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He quite clearly does not take himself too seriously and winds up a parody of himself.

But, who cares? The audience loved it all.

At one point, he took a drink of (presumably) water, mopped his perspiring face with a towel, looked mischievously out at the audience, then hurled the dripping cloth into the seats.

He smiled as he prepared to execute one of his antics, knowing the response it would evoke, the laughed along with the stage troupe and the rest of the audience when the reaction came.

He changed lyrics (“Heartbreak Hotel” became “Weird-Named Hotel”) His left leg moved violently during “Fever” and he pounded it with his fist, as if to say, “Stay put…”

Best-received numbers were “American Trilogy” (“Dixie,” “All My Trials” and “Battle Hymn of the Republic”), “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” “Suspicious Minds,” “What Now My Love?,” “You Gave Me A Mountain” and “Love Me Tender”

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But Elvis could have sung a medley of Guy Lombardo’s greatest flops and had the audience in his bejeweled hands.

For the crowd was there to see a living legend in the flesh and Elvis didn’t disappoint.

For 10 bucks a head, the price was small. Indeed.

Date: 28 Apr 1973
Time: 8pm
Venue: Spokane, WA.
Coliseum
Tickets: 6,500
Costume: White Aloha Eagle
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me Tender
You Gave A Mountain
Steamroller Blues
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
I’m Leavin’
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
Fever
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 9 – April 22nd – April 30th 1973
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info April 28 1973 Coliseum Spokane WA (3:00 pm) 6500 Fire Original belt Yes
Info April 28 1973 Coliseum Spokane WA (8:00 pm) 6400 1973 American Eagle Second belt Yellow Suit Yes Yes Yes

April 28, 1974

April 28, 1975

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Tom Donahue, inventor of “free form,””deep cuts” and “classic rock” radio, died following a heart attack at age 46 — Influential radio disc jockey/programmer/manager (KSAN-San Fracisco, KMET-Los Angeles, KPPC-Los Angeles, KMPX-San Francisco, KYA-San Francisco, WIBG-Philadelphia)/record label owner (Autumn)/concert promoter (Beatles at Candlestick Park)

Ringo Starr sang his latest hit, “No No Song,” on NBC-TV’s “Smothers Brothers Show.” Later that night, John Lennon was a guest on NBC’s “Tomorrow” show hosted by Tom Snyder.

Elvis performed at the Civic Center Arena, Lakeland, Florida.

Date: 28 Apr 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Lakeland, FL.
Lakeland Civic Center
Tickets: 8,200
Costume: White 2-piece suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Dont Have To Say You Love Me
Big Boss Man
Its Midnight
Fairytale
When It’s My Time [JD Sumner & The Stamps]
Burning Love
[band introductions]
My Boy
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Let Me Be There
An American Trilogy
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: We’ll Make You Happy CD1 (from When It’s My Time to end)

 

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“Hefty And Hot, Elvis Still Carries Weight with Fans” by Victor Livingston
St. Petersburg Times (April 28, 1975) (Concert Review) (off site)

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 15 – April 24th – May 7th 1975
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info April 28 1975 Lakeland Civic Center Lakeland FL (8:30 pm) 8200 Navy Blue Two-Piece with Blue Armadillo None Red Suit Yes Yes Yes

April 28, 1976

April 28, 1977

Elvis performed at the Brown County Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Date: 28 Apr1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Green Bay, WI.
Brown County Veterans.
Tickets: 6,532
Costume: Mexican Sundial Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel

My Way
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
Delta Lady
Hail Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll
Hawaiian Wedding Song

Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: I Did It My Way

 

CONCERT DATE: April 28 1977 (8:30 pm). Green Bay WI.

And How Was Elvis? “Fantastic”
by Warren Gerds
Green Bay Press-Gazette
April 29, 1977

It was as if the President were visiting – only worse. Tight security. Secrecy about arrival time. Rumours. $100 tickets. Crowd control. No interviews. No tape recorders. No motion picture cameras. All this for Elvis Presley. He was accorded admiration suitable to his nickname – The King.

Hundreds awaited the arrival of his jet Thursday evening at Austin Straubel Field. Thousands more – 6532 ticketholders – cheered him at Brown County Veteran’s Memorial Arena. On the bottom line, Elvis Presley is merely an entertainer. But he has built up an mystique around himself – partly due to his inaccesibility. That mystique generates itself into adventure and excitement for his followers.

His 70-minute performance was not remarkable in itself. But the whole atmosphere was. Earlier in the day, John Dederich, arena manager said laughingly of the impending show: “If it does anything, it’ll show that the middle age is just as foolish as the kids when it comes to their own thing.” Said one man enjoying a fling like the kids do at rock concerts: “This is the first time 40 doesn’t seem so old.” But the crowd was not entirely middle age. There were little kids and gray hairs. The average was probably early 30s.

Among the audience was a man who has to be among the ultimate Elvis fans. He’s Donald Richard of Montreal. Richard and five of his buddies from Quebec have been following Presley’s 12-show tour by car. And they’ve seen every show. Up to now that’s been Detroit, Toledo, Ann Arbor, Saginaw, Kalamazoo, Milwaukee and Green Bay. Coming up: Duluth (where Presley flew right after the show), St.Paul, Chicago (twice) and Saginaw again. This is the fourth year Richard has been using his vacation time to do this. He’s seen 75 Presley shows.

How did this interest develop? Richard responded simply in his French-Canadian accent: “We like the show, and we like his style.” Richard said Presley changes songs in his show from city to city. Presley has used 28 on this tour. Presley has been “fantastic” on this tour, Richard said. And the crows reaction is the same in every city – crazy, wild.

How do Richard and his pals manage to get tickets? “From scalpers at the door.” And they don’t get nailed for high prices. “The most we pay is $20,” Richard said. About 15 scalpers were selling tickets outside the arena Thursday. One ticket went for $70, while 20 feet away a youngster was selling at $30.

One high school student started asking $75. At 7PM, he turned down a $35 offer. He sold it at 8.30, show time, for $20. Perhaps it was to the patient Mr. Richard or one of his friends.

Meanwhile inside, sitting in a front row seat she paid “around $100 for, Judy Cebert of Green Bay was eagerly awaiting the arrival of The King – her “first teen-age love.” The price of the seat was worth it, she said. “When you wait for 20 years and think he won’t come here again, I think it is.”

Sitting behind her was he husband, Craig. He said: “The only reason I’m here is to make sure she won’t get killed.” Judy said, “He has visions of me climbing on the stage.” A few people tried that, but Presley’s security men pushed them back. The total security force was 21 off-duty, plainclothes county policemen and 10 deputies (same as for the recent Kiss rock concert), plus Presley’s four-man guard.

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Further back in the crowd, Karin Craft of Green Bay was sitting on the edge of her seat with a rose in her hand. “I’m going to ask him for a scarf and a kiss”, she said. She figured her chances for that were “about 100 to 1”. Plenty of people – about 30 – got scarves, worn for seconds by Presley. One girl got a kiss – but she was Presley’s 20-year old girlfriend, singing with the backup group. Karin is a devoted follower of Elvis. “I’ve got all of his records”, she said. That includes 52 albums. What’s the attraction? “I don’t know, I just love him.”

Mary Keyser of Green Bay had the prime seat of the night. Front row, right smack dab under Presley’s microphone. Things is, she didn’t know she had such a good set beforehand. “We (she and her husband) knew we were in a good section, but we didn’t know we were in the first row.” The Keysers paid the regular $15 for the ticket, no $100 scalper rate. She said, “I like him a lot, but I wouldn’t pay a whole lot of money for it. I can’t afford it.”

And then there was Judy Shoen of Green Bay. Judy, Judy, Judy – turned on Judy. She waited for 23 hours outside the arena March 19 and was in the group that got the first tickets – front row, of course. Thursday, she was adither with delight. “Fantastic! This is it! He is the ultimate!” she cried before the show. “I would have given my eye teeth to get in the arena, let alone the first row! Can you believe this? I just can’t stop shaking.” What was she nervous about? “Oh my God! Do you realize who’ll be standing there?”

After the show, Judy’s head was still spinning. “Fantastic!” was her word for the night. Did she get a scarf? Yep, she produced it from inside her brassiere. She got the second one. Lucky Judy. What was she going to do with the scarf? “Sleep with it tonight, tomorrow and the next night.” What of Elvis? “He looked a little old, but he looked great to me,” she said. “I couldn’t find a flaw in his body.”

Presley’s show grossed nearly $100000 – easily a one-event arena record. Arena manager Dederich said the whole aura of Presley’s visit was “definitely, definitely fun.” Many would agree with him. Dederich added, “I think it’s a feather in Green Bay’s hat if it wants something big.”

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 30 – April 21st – May 3rd 1977
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info April 28 1977 Brown County Veterans Green Bay WI (8:30 pm) 6532 Mexican Sundial Original belt Red Suit Yes Yes Yes

 

1978

Dolly Parton’s “Here You Come Again” album was certified Platinum.

1982

The California State Assembly consumer protection committee heard testimony from so-called experts who complained about playing the Led Zeppelin recording of “Stairway To Heaven” backwards. The “Back Masking” rock n roll scare was back on and video games replaced Comic Books.

1986

For the first time, a compact disc of an album was released before its vinyl version: “The Art of Excellence” by Tony Bennett. It was his first album upon re-signing with Columbia Records.

1987

Ray Charles addressed members of the U.S. Congress, urging increased funding for hearing research, saying “My eyes are my handicap, but my ears are my opportunity.”

1990

MC Hammer (Stanley Burrell) charted with the dance-rap classic “U Can’t Touch This,” reaching #1 R&B (#8 pop). In its first week on the charts it reached #28, the highest position a rap song had achieved up to that time.

1992

April 28, 1992…The U.S. Agriculture Department unveiled a pyramid-shaped chart showing the elements and proportions of a recommended diet.

1994

Lisa Marie Presley announced her separation from first husband Danny Keough after 5½ years of marriage and two children. The divorce became final eight days later. Lisa Marie would soon be married to Michael Jackson.

1996

In Memphis, Tennessee Governor Don Sundquist proclaimed it Jerry Lee Lewis Day.

1998

The Reader’s Digest compilation 1983 seven album set “Elvis! His Greatest Hits” was certified platinum by the RIAA.

1999

Marilyn Manson walked off stage during a concert in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, when he realized that someone had put a large yellow “smiley face” on a stage prop. 23 arrests were made in the aftermath.

2004

The iTunes Music Store marked its first anniversary with over 70 million songs sold

2013

Emeli Sande set a new record for the most consecutive weeks on the UK’s Official Album Chart top 10 of any debut album. ‘Our Version Of Events’ was released in February 2012 and went on to become the biggest selling album that year. The album hadn’t dropped out of the top 10 since its release and had been in the UK’s Official Album Chart for 63 weeks. The 26-year-old singer had overtaken The Beatles who previously held the record.

2017

Tupelo Elvis Festival news coverage

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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

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

www.elvishistoryblog.com/

Daily Elvis: April 27

Give us this day, April 27, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

1938

Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra recorded “I Hadn’t Anyone ’til You” with Jack Leonard as vocalist.

1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

 

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Elvis was an usher at Loew’s State Theatre

 

April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954

Elvis worked at Crown Electric for $1.00 an hour. He delivered supplies to the job sites.

April 27, 1955

Elvis performed at the American Legion Hall, Hobbs, New Mexico.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info April 27 1955 American Legion Hall Hobbs NM (8:00 PM) TNT Records Tour Yes

April 27, 1956

Sheeky Greene and the Freddie Martin Orchestra and Elvis and The Blue Moon Boys play to an adult audience in Vegas.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info April 27 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (8:00 PM) The Atomic Powered Singer
Info April 27 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (12:00 AM) The Atomic Powered Singer

 

April 27, 1957

Elvis went on a train to Los Angeles.

April 27, 1958

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas. 

April 27, 1959
Military Service in Germany

April 27, 1960

The Biggest Show of Stars 1960 made a performance stop at the Lauderdale County Coliseum in Florence, AL, with performers including Little Anthony & the Imperials, Llyod Price, Clyde McPhatter, Bo Diddley, Jimmy Reed, and the Coasters, among others.

G.I. Blues Pre-Production

Soundtrack recording for G.I. Blues was moved to the RCA studio at 6363 Sunset Boulevard because of a new agreement between RCA and the musicians union. Elvis arrived at the studio at 9.00 a.m. wearing his full dress uniform from the film and worked until 8.00 p.m.

RCA Studio’s – Hollywood, California
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WPA5 2542-11
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Didja’ Ever L2PB 3686-02
Didja’ Ever L2PB 3686-SP
Doin’ The Best I Can L2PB 3688-13
G.I. Blues ////////-07
G.I. Blues (Pickup) ////////-10
G.I. Blues (Composite) L2PB 3682-SP
Tonight Is So Right For Love ////////-07
What’s She Really Like ////////-05
Frankfort Special (Fast Tempo) WPA5 2543-13
Tonight Is So Right For Love (Continued) L2PB 3678-11

April 27, 1961

Blue Hawaii Production

April 27,1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! Production return to LA

April 27, 1963

The Crystals soared onto the pop hit list with “Da Doo Ron Ron,” an eventual #3 classic. Half of TV’s Hardy Boys and teen idol Shaun Cassidy would take the song back on the charts in the 1970s.

At 15 years, 1 month and 13 days old, Little Peggy March became the youngest female singer to have a #1 record in the US when “I Will Follow Him” reached the top of the Billboard chart. Her producers stuck the “Little” to her stage name despite her strenuous objections.

April 27, 1964

April 27, 1965

Harum Scarum Post Production

April 27, 1966

 

April 27, 1967

Clambake completes principle photography

April 27, 1968

Live a Little, Love a Little 

April 27, 1969

Change of Habit

April 27, 1970

April 27, 1971

April 27, 1972

April 27, 1973

Elvis performed at the Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon.

Date: 27 Apr 1973
Time: 8pm
Venue: Portland, OR.
Coliseum
Tickets: 13,000
Costume: White Studded Nail Circle suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me Tender
You Gave A Mountain
Steamroller Blues
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Little Sister/Get Back
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On Goin On
I’m Leaving
Hound Dog
Fever
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Back In Portland

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 9 – April 22nd – April 30th 1973
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info April 27 1973 Coliseum Portland OR (8:00 pm) 13000 Nail Studded Original belt Yes Yes

April 27, 1974

April 27, 1975

Elvis performed at the Civic Center Arena, Lakeland, Florida at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.

Date: 27 Apr 1975
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Lakeland, FL.
Lakeland Civic Center
Tickets: 8,200
Costume: Blue 2-piece suit
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

Date: 27 Apr 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Lakeland, FL.
Lakeland Civic Center
Tickets: 8,200
Costume: Blue 2-piece suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
Love Me Tender
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Burning Love
My Boy
T-R-O-U-B-L-E
I’ll Remember You
Let Me Be There
American Trilogy
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0
Photos:
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 15 – April 24th – May 7th 1975
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info April 27 1975 Lakeland Civic Center Lakeland FL (2:30 pm) 8200 Navy Blue Two-Piece with Snake Design None White Suit Yes
Info April 27 1975 Lakeland Civic Center Lakeland FL (8:30 pm) 8200 Navy Blue Two-Piece with Red Armadillo None Red Suit Yes Yes

April 27, 1976

Elvis performed at the Coliseum, Spokane, Washington and after this evening show Elvis flew to Lake Tahoe.

Date: 27 Apr 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Spokane, WA.
Coliseum
Tickets: 7,500
Costume: Aztec (dark blue) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
ee See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Hound Dog
It’s Now Or Never
You Gave Me A Mountain
I’m Leavin’
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Polk Salad Annie
Hurt
America
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 20 – April 21st – April 27th 1976
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info April 27 1976 Coliseum Spokane WA (8:30 pm) 7500 Chicken Bone Original belt Blue Suit Yes

April 27, 1977

Elvis performed at the Auditorium Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and again Felton Jarvis recorded some songs.

 

Date: 27 Apr1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Milwaukee, WI.
Milwaukee Arena.
Tickets: 11,854
Costume: Mexican Sundial Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So

My Way
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Hail Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll
Hurt
Hound Dog

Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 30 – April 21st – May 3rd 1977
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info April 27 1977 Milwaukee Arena Milwaukee WI (8:30 pm) 11854 Mexican Sundial Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes

 

1993

Aretha Franklin’s first TV special was taped at New York’s Nederlander Theater  and featured duets with Bonnie Raitt on “Since You’ve Been Gone,” and “Natural Woman” with Raitt and Gloria Estefan. Also performing were Smokey Robinson (singing a duet with Aretha on “Just to See Her”) and Elton John.

 

2002

The Recording Industry Association of America filed 477 more lawsuits against accused file sharers. Sixty-nine of the accused had allegedly been using university networks to distribute music through peer-to-peer services.

2005

U.S. President George Bush signed a law that allowed for up to three years in prison for anyone that pirated music or films on the Internet.

Elvis The Concert

2009

The RIAA agreed to accept $7,000 to settle a piracy lawsuit it brought against a suburban New York family. The settlement ended a four-year battle between record companies and a 46 year old mother of five, who was accused of illegally downloading and distributing music.

2017

“Miss Elvis Presley” the most obscure and rarest Books – set of 21.

“Miss Elvis Presley” – the world’s rarest Elvis book was (and still is) unique and controversial: The Elvis book world features several thousand titles. As to the rarest Elvis books published, normally titles such as Elvis Presley Ein Lebensbild (A Life Story) by Peter DeVeechi, The Name Code: The God of Elvis (Christopher Byrnes Matthews), Elvis Presley Dead or Alive? (Will Jima), Elvis The T.V. Years (I.R. Bailye) and Elvis UFO Connection (Richard Daniel) are usually mentioned.

However, there is one title that few fans will have ever heard of, a one of a kind publication which lays claim to being the rarest Elvis book of all and was released as part of a set of 21 hand illustrated 1950s vernacular gay chap books!! It is: Miss Elvis Presley.

Due to its (especially in the 1950s) scandalous subject matter the 21 book set received very little, if any, media coverage and more likely was only known about in underground gay circles.

The little known set of 21 books was listed on ebay last year with an asking price of US$45,000.! Not surprisingly it did not sell. The set is still available to buy directly from: Between the Covers Rare Books, Inc ABAA

This is the text accompanying the set’s sales listing:

1958. Softcover. Oblong 24mos. Measuring 5″ x 8″. Illustrated throughout with original ink and watercolor drawings. Each 8pp. Stiff paper wrappers with index cards used for pages and bound with staples or brads. Overall near fine with some wear at the corners and light reading creases to the front wrap along the spine. An elaborate and vibrant collection of 21 gay cartoon books that appear to have been illustrated by one person. Each features very graphic and explicit tales of boy meets boy – and sometimes another boy (and in a few cases a werewolf, or Elvis Presley, or Dick Tracy and well, you get the idea). Each is lovingly composed of seven or eight index cards that have been illustrated on the unlined side and bound into hand decorated stiff wraps, some with applied elements. Though undated, the fashions, furniture, and cultural references suggest the late 1950s with titles such as *Miss Elvis Presley*, *I Was a Teen-Age Werewolf*, and *Space Girl* starring Flash Gordon. A unique collection of handcrafted drawings revealing the unvarnished exploits (or at least the fantasies) of a sexually active gay man of the 1950s with more than a dose of figurative and literal tongue-in-cheek humor and pun filled titles, such as *Ima Hoor Presents: Lover, a Sexascope Production*. The optimistic portrayal of certain physical attributes of the characters certainly parallel or reflect the similarly endowed characters of Tom of Finland, or might possibly even predate them slightly. Due to the singular and clandestine nature of the books, this collection would be almost impossible to recreate today. Originally held for many years by an art dealer who never encountered anything like it, the collection has been in the possession of only one other private owner since. Housed in a specially made slipcase.

The obscure release was consistent with an undercurrent in the Elvis story that he was gay or bi-sexual. Stories about his wearing of mascara and friendship Hollywood with known gay actor, Nick Adams, appeared in several 1950s magazines. (Book News, Source: EIN)

 

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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

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

www.elvishistoryblog.com/

Daily Elvis: April 26

Give us this day, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Elvis was an usher at Loew’s State Theatre

April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954

Elvis worked at Crown Electric for $1.00 an hour, delivered supplies to the job sites.

April 26, 1954

Elvis performed at the City Auditorium Big Spring, Texas  along with Dub Dickerson, Gene Kay, Chuck Lee and Walking-A-Ranch Hands
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Joyce Railsback, a fan who had been keeping a diary about all their broadcasts on the Hayride, finally got see them in person here and wrote that Elvis wore pink pants and a pink shirt with black trim. After the show she got to meet him and have a Hayride program autographed
Stanley Oberst wrote that having arrived in Big Spring earlier in the day, Elvis met and ate with Oscar Glickman, the owner and operator of The Record Shop at 211 S Main St., not far from the auditorium. Promoting his Sun recordings, Elvis attempted to sell Glickman copies from the trunk of his car, a practice of self promotion not uncommon for many artists in those days. Though reluctant and with little faith in the boy’s future as a performer, he was won over by Elvis’ charm.  He bought a box of 78s and reputedly put one record on the shelf and the rest in the basement.7
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info April 26 1955 City Auditorium Big Spring TX (8:00 PM) TNT Records Tour Yes

April 26, 1956

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DJ Fontana, Scotty Moore, Bill Black with Elvis poolside in Vegas


Relaxing by the pool between shows April 26, 1956
Photo © courtesy EPE, Inc.

The Band with the Boy Singer – promotional pictures repeated printed in teenaged magazines.

Elvis surrounded by girls girls girls and being the most photogenic and photographed

Another painful set of shows for an Adult Vegas Audience for Elvis and The Blue Moon Boys at  New Frontier Hotel Vegas.

 Bill Willard, a reviewer for the Las Vegas Sun Link newspaper, panned the performance writing, ‘For the teen-agers, the long, tall Memphis lad is a whiz; for the average Vegas spender or showgoer, a bore. His musical sound with a combo of three is uncouth, matching to a great extent the lyric content of his nonsensical songs’. 

Willard may have captured the dismay that older Vegas audiences had with the young upstart, but Las Vegas resident Ed Jameson caught a vision of the future Elvis Link would have in Vegas. Penning a rebuttal to Willard’s review, Jameson wrote, ‘He is not a Rock ‘n’ Roller nor is he a cowboy singer. He is something new coming over the horizon all by himself and he deserves his ever-growing audience. Nobody should miss him.

Parents would do well to take their children to hear him. 

It would be a good way to get to know and understand your own kids’.

Reviews : Elvis Presley at The New Frontier Hotel April 1956

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info April 26 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (8:00 PM) The Atomic Powered Singer
Info April 26 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (12:00 AM) The Atomic Powered Singer

 

Harry Belafonte signed for the then-unheard-of sum of $1 million with RCA Records. Known as the King of Calypso, Belafonte was actually from the Bronx.

April 26, 1958

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

April 26, 1959
Military Service

Elvis had music rehearsals for G.I. Blues Production
Joan Blackman and Elvis finishing Location filming in Hawaii for Blue Hawaii production –
Elvis and Joan Blackman "Blue Hawaii" - On April 26, 1962 location filming in Hawaii was completed.

April 26, 1962

Jerry Lee Lewis‘ arrives in London to begin a tour of England. It has been four years since Lewis fled the UK because of the disclosure that he was married to his then thirteen year old cousin, Myra Gale Brown – their young son had drowned in the family pool days earlier. Lewis would perform thirty-two times and gross nearly $50,000.

 On location shooting for the Elvis Presley film “Girls! Girls! Girls!” finished.

April 26, 1963

Frankie Avalon inks a deal to appear in the Hollywood movie, Beach Party, where he and Annette Funicello would sing, battle a motorcycle gang led by Eric Von Zipper and dance to Dick Dale And The Del Tones.

UK’s Musical Express features an Elvis cover and colour poster.

April 26, 1964

April 26, 1965

 

April 26, 1966

 

April 26, 1967

Clambake 

April 26, 1968

Live a Little, Love a Little 

April 26, 1969

Dorothy Morrison & the Edwin Hawkins Singers hit the pop charts with the pure gospel song “Oh Happy Day,” which broke all barriers on its way to #4 pop and million-seling status.

Canada’s Guess Who  latest single “These Eyes” entered the Billboard Top 40. It would climb to #6 and was followed by twelve more hits over the next five years. Lead singer Burton Cummings would later recall; “We fought RCA tooth and nail not to release that as a single because we wanted to be a Rock band.”

 

Change of Habit 

April 26, 1970

April 26, 1971

John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison officially end their plans to appeal Paul McCartney’s efforts to legally dissolve The Beatles.

Elvis flew to Memphis. He would be at the movies most nights and the theater would be closed to all but the inner circle.

April 26, 1973

In Howard Hughes’ airplane, Elvis arrives as the Fresno Air Terminal, fans mob the airports and tv news and press media do full coverage.

His stage and personal wear blur, the Cisco Kid Vest:

We can see here Elvis in april 26 1973 in Fresno using as personal wardrobe his 1971 sleeveless Cisco kid jacket .  It was the last time that he wear it.

In the White Snowflake Jumpsuit, Elvis performed at the International Sports Arena, San Diego. California.

Elvis Still Rock Royalty
by Carol Olten The San Diego Union

A tribute, if you will, to Elvis Presley

“Elvis in Person” last night at the Sports Arena, the everliving epitome of rock ‘n’ roll. A hunk-a hunk-a burnin’ love. Surly. Pouting. Dreamy. Romantic. “Hip-swivelling. Pelvis-grinding. Husky. Smouldering. Like the ideal male in a Steve Roper comic, still ready to make those ’56 Chevies peel, those front porches shake. Elvis, at 38, still much deserving of a tittle a small potatoes singer gave him when he was a lad just out of Tupelo, Miss. – Mr Gypsy Rose Lee.

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14,435 ATTEND

Elvis performed before a capacity house of 14,535 persons here in the Arena, a heroic pop idol it would seem to everyone present, dressed in a white suit studded with silver jewels.

He offered his screaming fans gospel, romantic ballads and, best of all, vintage rock thunder that only Elvis seems capable of. The selections were prime cuts – “Johnny B. Goode,” “Hound Dog” “Blue Suede Shoes” – you don’t get much truer vintage than that.

Also on the bill were tepid versions of “Steamroller Blues” and “Fever,” plus a generous supply of ballads such as “Love Me Tender” and “Heartbreak Hotel.”

In true southerly fashion Elvis pulled out a stirring gospel song “How Great Thou Art,” and the inevitable “Dixie,” his voice soaring as if he had seen a vision of Tara in “Gone With The Wind” and the orchestra backing him as though it were playing the score.

Other Elvis tunes packed in to the evening included “C. C. Rider,” “I Got A Woman,” “Suspicious Minds” and “I Can’t Stop Loving You” the last of which Elvis sung as a departing lullaby.

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HAS DRAWBACKS

The show, itself, was very similar to the one Elvis brought here a couple of years ago after coming out of a nine year hibernation with his first live performance in Las Vegas. The Vegas format remains a definitive pattern with an introductory comic, large orchestra and a fill-in spot taken by the Sweet Inspirations, a black, female vocal trio which used to back Aretha Franklin.

It has its kinks, this format, especially in the token comic, Jackie Cochran, whose material seems a combination of all the dumb jokes ever told on a nightclub stage.

The continuing reminders before the show and during intermission of “last” chances to buy Elvis’ “giant posters, photo albums, satellite pictures from the recent “Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii” television special and autographed cards, likewise, detract from the show.

But a tribute to Elvis, please, nonetheless. Kings can always be forgiven for these small faults.

Date: 26 Apr 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: San Diego, CA.
Selland Arena
Tickets: 15,000
Costume: White Snowflike suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me Tender
You Gave A Mountain
Steamroller Blues
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
How Great Thou Art
Johnny B. Goode
I’m Leaving
Hound Dog
Fever
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 9 – April 22nd – April 30th 1973
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Info April 26 1973 Sports Arena San Diego CA (8:30 pm) 15000 1973 Snowflake Original belt White Suit Yes

April 26, 1974

Gladys Knight & the Pips’ “The Way We Were” charted, becoming their thirty-third of forty-two Top 100 singles. The same day, the quintessential disco hit “The Hustle,” by the late great Van McCoy, entered the hit list, rising to #1 pop and R&B.
B.J. Thomas not only reached the top spot on both the Cash Box Best Sellers list and the Billboard Hot 100, he also set a record for the number one song with the longest title with “Hey Won’t You Play Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song”. The tune was not a hit in the UK.
Elvis performed at the Curtis-Hixon Auditorium, Tampa, Florida at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m;the afternoon show was recorded on Soundboard
Date: 26 Apr 1975
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Tampa, FL.
Curtis Hixson Hall
Tickets: 7,500
Costume: Grey 2-piece suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Love Me Tender
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
It’s Midnight
Burning Love
[band introductions]
What’d I Say
School Days
My Boy
T-R-O-U-B-L-E
I’ll Remember You
Let Me Be There
American Trilogy
Funny How Time Slips Away
That’s All Right
Heartbreak Hotel
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: The King Rocks On Tampa
 April 26 1975. Tampa FL.

Hefty And Hot, Elvis Still Carries Weight with Fans
by Victor Livingston, St. Petersburg Times

The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll has grown puffy-faced, pale and paunchy in this, his 40th year. He holds his pelvic gyrations and karate-chop contortions in check, as if under doctor’s orders. His legs twitch perceptively to the pounding rhythm in protest against the singer’s newly required restraint. He reaches over the edge of the stage to kiss a front-row female and apologizes “That’s as far as I can bend, honey.” And most telling, his conservatively cut blue suit studded with red sequins remains securely buttoned throughout the full, hot hour on stage, not quite hiding that much gossiped-about girth.

But the energy that a younger, slimmer Elvis Presley would have out into his on-stage gymnastics is not lost; instead, that force manifests itself in the man’s music, and in his inexhaustible personal magnetism. The Elvis Presley that brought down the house Saturday at Tampa’s Curtis Hixon hall retains that famous smile, charm and that voice – what a voice! It was as if Elvis knows he had to compensate for his physical lackings by putting his all into his sound. And that he did.

The 8000 mostly white, middle-aged fans didn’t mind a bit that their idol just stood there clutching the microphone and crooning most of the time, or that his belly bulged out at times making him look something like a chubby penguin. They too have grown older, and they understand. The raw physical power and electricity of the vintage Elvis is a thing of Elvis’ past – and theirs – and both accept that fact of life. Where once Elvis’ fans felt pure awe in his presence, now there is empathy, and it actually enhances his appeal.

As Elvis belts out C.C. Rider and I Got a Woman, two early rock ‘n’ roll classics, he executes a slow bump and grind, joking, “Let’ see if it all works,” then stops, clutching his leg in mock pain. He smiles, and the communication with the audience is total. Without spelling it out, Elvis is saying “Look, I’m not everything I used to be, but I still have a lot to give.” The audience acknowledges each slight body movement with the expected screams and tumultuous applause.

He still sings his early classics like Love Me Tender, Teddy Bear and Don’t Be Cruel but he does so in self-parody, laughing at his own legend by altering the lyric and the tempo. He still works up a sweat and hands out perspiration-stained scarves to adoring stage-side fans, and provokes jealous screams by planting kisses on their cheeks. The animal Elvis has mellowed with age, but that beast in him remains.

The most impressive thing about this rotund Elvis is his musicianship, no longer eclipsed by his choreography. When he slides into his recent ballad My Boy you know it comes from deep down. His voice is full, robust and resounding, in perfect pitch. And so it is with the other ballads on the program I Remember You, It’s Midnight and the stirring American Trilogy. For middle-of-the-roaders, Elvis turns in respectable but unimpressive pop versions of Funny How Time Slips Away, If You Love Me Let Me Know and Let Me Be There, the latter two tunes recent Olivia Newton-John hits.

But Elvis’ forte is still the rockin’ stuff, and he shows he hasn’t lost what it takes. His Burning Love puts shame even to his own record version. When he launches into a slow, torchy Heartbreak Hotel, the inflections are vintage 1956. Somehow it’s not the same without those pelvic thrusts and deep knee-bends, but the audience forgives. Once or twice Elvis tentatively executes a half-split, as if testing his bloated body. But mostly he just clutches the microphone and wails in the best way he knows how. He wears his famous guitar for his first rocking numbers, then discards it. He never actually plays it.

The high point of the performance comes when Elvis goes back to his roots and announces “I’d like to do the first record I ever recorded.” He launches into a feverish That’s All Right Mama, bopping and slurring the lyric in classic rockabilly fashion, far better than the original on record. He lead guitar man reinforces the sound with lead licks from another early Elvis opus My Baby Left Me and fills in the bridge with the same That’s All Right lead first laid down in 1955 by Elvis’ original guitarist, Scotty Moore.

At the last moment Elvis lapses into mediocrity with a syrupy, schmaltzy and too-fast version of Can’t Help Falling in Love with You as his final number. One last time he bends over to kiss some cheeks and shake some hands. He smiles and strides off the stage in triumph, a lackluster finish notwithstanding. There is no encore. But the applause thundered on. And this crowd of loyal fans was not just applauding the legend, or the vestigial traces of a one-time teenage idol. Even without the gyrations, contortions and Mr. America build, this hefty but hot Elvis Presley truly earned it.

Elvis fans had to wait a full hour before their man came on stage. The audience endured a schlocky Las Vegas comic who yukked about getting seven days out of a 5-day deodorant pad. Two warm-up acts, Voice and the Sweet Inspirations, both of them Elvis back-up groups, tried their best to entertain a crowd who wanted only Elvis. And then, of all things, an intermission, during which a thoroughly obnoxious master of ceremonies hawked Elvis souvenirs from the stage. Some concertgoers complained that they had paid $10 for mail-order tickets, but had been given $5.50 or $7.50 seats – with no adjustment. Some fans took their case up with Curtis Hixon management, who denied responsibility and refused to make any refunds.

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Date: 26 Apr 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Tampa, FL.
Curtis Hixson Hall
Tickets: 7,500
Costume: White 2-piece suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Love Me Tender
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Help Me
Burning Love
[band introductions]
What’d I Say
School Days
My Boy
T-R-O-U-B-L-E
Alfie (1 line)
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Let Me Be There
American Trilogy
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 15 – April 24th – May 7th 1975
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Info April 26 1975 Curtis Hixon Hall Tampa FL (2:30 pm) 7500 Navy Blue Two-Piece with Red Armadillo None White Suit Yes Yes Yes
Info April 26 1975 Curtis Hixon Hall Tampa FL (8:30 pm) 7500 Navy Blue Two-Piece with Multi Colored Arrows None Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes
Elvis performed at the Coliseum, Seattle, Washington.

The Elvis Presley Army – 14,687 Strong
Seattle Post-Intelligencer April 27, 1976

It was a happy, busy scene at Seattle Center last night as an army of Elvis Presley fans – 14,687 strong – advanced on the Coliseum

From all corners of the Center they streamed, fresh-faced teenagers and more than a generous sprinking of the Geritol set, all with anticipatory smiles.

Salesmen were hawking pregrams at $3 a throw, and women were buying pins bearing a color picture of elvis for a dollar.

Scalpers were doing a brisk, if furtive trade in tickets, with some tickets going for $45. “I was willing to pay 50,” one satisdfied customer said.

Before 7 pm. the faithful were lined up on a level above the entrance they thought Elvis would use, all armed with cameras. One of them was May Humphries who had come from Boise to see him, after missing him twice in Las Vegas “I made teddy bears,” she said “I was hoping to bring him one but I was afraid I couldn’t get close enough to give it to him”

Irene Cure, standing next to her, had come up from Albany, Ore. forthe occasion.

They’re here becuase they want to see The King volunteered Gary Pederson standing next to them.

A jolly group of women, from Tacoma said they had waited in line five hours for tickets, “I guess you’re surprised to see so many gray hairs here” one of the group said “I wouldn’t let my kids watch him becuase of wiggles and here we are.

Rose Nollette from Vancouver, BC who wore an Elvis pin with the legend “Elvis Spirit of 76” flew down with her friend Penny Cake bread and addmitted that she had been a member of Elvis’ fan club for a long time but had never seen him.

Mr. and Mrs. John Bosko of Mercer Island were waiting for friends outside the Coliseum. Mrs. Bosko said her husband got their tickets and came home saying “Here I am almost 56 and I never thought they day would come when I would stand in line three hours to see some guy play a guitar” Mr. Bosko added: “He seems to appeal to the younger generation too. I think that what attracts people is that you can actually understand what he is singing.”

Elvis did have his detractors, however. There was the young man who wandered around telling everyone. “I think Elvis is some sort of screwball”.

Standing patiently with a sign: “wanted two tickets” was Gerry Kingen, Seattle restaurateur.

Perhaps one of the nicest sights at the center was a man who sold two tickets for exactly what he paid for them $7.50 each. He was Suresh Malhotra an economist who said: “I’m sorry I don’t want more for them” He had bought them for a girl who was coming here from India but didn’t make it in time.

As for economist Malhotra “I’m too old for this sort of thing” he said.

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April 26, 1976 (8:30 pm) Seattle, WA.
Date: 26 Apr 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Seattle, WA.
Coliseum
Tickets: 14,687
Costume: Aztec (Dark Blue) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Tryin’ To Get To You
My Way
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
What’d I Say
America
And I Love You So
Hound Dog
Hurt
Help Me
How Great Thou Art
Blue Suede Shoes
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Live In Seattle
 

Boarding the Lisa Marie in Long Beach, CA on April 26, 1976 heading for Seattle, WA

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 20 – April 21st – April 27th 1976
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Info April 26 1976 Coliseum Seattle WA (8:30 pm) 14687 White Egyptian Bird Original belt White Suit Yes Yes Yes
Elvis performed at the Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Photo by Bob Heis
Date: 26 Apr1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Kalamazoo, MI.
Wings Stadium.
Tickets: 7,500
Costume: Mexican Sundial Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So

My Way
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Hail Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll
Hurt
Hound Dog

Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Memories From Kalamazoo
 
Bob Heis Photo:
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 30 – April 21st – May 3rd 1977
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Info April 26 1977 Wings Stadium Kalamazoo MI (8:30 pm) 7500 Mexican Sundial Original belt Red Suit Yes Yes Yes

 

1978

Ringo Starr’s TV special, Ringo, a musical version of The Prince and the Pauper airs on American television. Ringo played both characters and George Harrison provided the narration, but the effort still finishes 53rd out of 65 shows.

1997

ABC’s telecast of U2: A Year in POP becomes the lowest-rated prime-time program in the history of major network television.

 

2011

Dionne Warwick and the surviving members of The Shirelles launched a lawsuit against the producers of a new Broadway musical called Baby It’s You, accusing them of cashing in on the plaintiffs’ stories and successes while using plaintiffs’ names, likenesses and biographical information without their consent.

2016

In the first week after the death of Pop star Prince, fans bought 654,000 copies of his albums and downloaded 2.82 million of his songs. “The Very Best of Prince”, “Purple Rain” and “The Hits / The B-Sides” re-entered the Billboard 200 albums chart at 1, 2 and 6, respectively.

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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

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

www.elvishistoryblog.com/

Daily Elvis April 25

Give us this day, April 25, our daily Elvis

April 25, 1912

Gladys Love Smith was born in Pontotoc County, Mississippi,

Relatives: Gladys Love Smith

Relatives: The Smith Grandparents

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

1949

An article by Deac Aylesworth in Look Magazine predicted that radio was doomed and that within three years, TV would overshadow radio completely.

1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952 –

Elvis was an usher at Loew’s State Theatre

1953

Fats Domino had his seventh Top 10 R&B single in a row with “Going to the River” (#2). Of his first thirty chart 45s, an amazing twenty-eight would make the Top 10.

April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954

Elvis began working at Crown Electric for $1.00 an hour. He delivered supplies to the job sites and hoped to train to be an electrician.

April 25, 1955

Elvis began a 5 day tour with artists from TNT Records at M-B Corral Club, Wichita Falls, Texas.
Elvis left for Seymour, an hour away, for a second performance but didn’t arrive before midnight because he ran out of gas and money.
The hardcore Elvis fans were still waiting for him when he finally got on stage at the High School, Seymour, Texas. For a long moment Elvis just stood there with his eyes closed, not saying a word and Scotty stepped up behind Elvis, pretending to wind him up. With that, Elvis grabbed his guitar and the show was on.

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info April 25 1955 M-B Corral Wichita Falls TX TNT Records Tour Yes
Info April 25 1955 High School Auditorium Seymour TX TNT Records Tour

April 25, 1956

“Heartbreak Hotel” was the #1 song.

Sheeky Greene and Freddy Martin & His Orchestra played for the Vegas Crowd, while Elvis and The Blue Moon Boys struggled on stage for night number three of a planned 14 night run.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info April 25 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (8:00 PM) The Atomic Powered Singer
Info April 25 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (12:00 AM) The Atomic Powered Singer

 

April 25, 1957

April 25, 1958

Alan Freed’s “Big Beat Show” concert tour played the Municipal Theatre in Minneapolis, with performances by Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Danny & the Juniors, Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers, the Diamonds, Billy & Lillie, the Chantels, Dicky Doo and the Don’ts, Jo Ann Campbell, Larry Williams, Ed Townsend, the Pastels, and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

April 25, 1959

From his last pre-army recording session, Elvis Presley’s double A-side single “I Need Your Love Tonight/”A Fool Such as I” reached number four on the Billboard pop singles chart,

“I Need Your Love Tonight” would reach No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart in May 1959 for five weeks

A Fool Such as I, initially released as B-side to “I Need Your Love Tonight“, was an even bigger hit, reaching number one in the UK and number two in the United States (1959). It became a platinum record. The Elvis Presley version went to number sixteen on the R&B charts and featured backing vocals by The Jordanaires.

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Military Service in Germany

Knocking Percy Faith’s “Theme from A Summer Place” from the top spot, ending its nine-week run at number one on the chart: Elvis Presley‘s first release since leaving the US Army, “Stuck On You/Fame and Fortune”, tops the Billboard chart becoming his first number-one single of the 1960s and thirteenth to date. It reached #3 in the UK.
The record had been so highly anticipated, it sold over one million copies before it was even recorded.
Elvis’ Sinatra TV show performance has yet to be aired on television.
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Elvis had music rehearsals in the morning which were followed by wardrobe tests in the afternoon for G.I. Blues Production

April 25, 1961

Research engineer/inventor Robert Noyce was granted a patent for an integrated circuit, or microchip. Noyce, nicknamed the “Mayor of Silicon Valley,” co-founded the Intel Corporation in 1968.

Blue Hawaii 

April 25, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! 

April 25, 1963

April 25, 1964

The Beatles had 14 singles on the American chart.

April 25, 1965

More than 16,000 fans saw the Rolling Stones perform at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto.

Harum Scarum 

April 25, 1966

Double Trouble 

April 25, 1967

RCA released a Double Trouble Soundtrack single: Long Legged Girl (With The Short Dress On) */That’s Someone You Never Forget   backed with  “That’s Someone You Never Forget” (from the 1962 album Pot Luck) as the B-side. (US) RCA 47-9115 spent 6 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 63 on the week ending June 10

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Clambake 

April 25, 1968

The Beatles refuse to perform for the Queen of England at a British Olympic Appeal Fund show. Ringo Starr would later explain, “Our decision would be the same no matter what the cause. We don’t do benefits.”

A survey by the Confederation of British Industry showed that listening on the job to Radio 1, the major Pop and Rock station of the BBC, made workers less productive.

Live a Little, Love a Little 

April 25, 1969

Change of Habit 

April 25, 1970

The Jackson Five achieve their second straight US #1 single with “ABC”. It was also a Top Ten hit in the UK, topping out at #8.

In an unlikely combination, Wilson Pickett charted with the bubblegum-pop hit-makers the Archies’ 1969 smash “Sugar Sugar.” Pickett’s version reached #4 R&B and a surprising #25 pop.

After playing a concert in Raleigh, North Carolina, where men in the crowd taunted the interracial band Pacific Gas and Electric, the group is shot at as their van leaves the club. Four bullets hit the vehicle but no one is hurt.

April 25, 1971

April 25, 1972

Elvis on Tour 

Chuck Berry, Bruce Springsteen, and Jerry Lee Lewis played at the Cole Field House in Maryland, with Berry backed by Springsteen’s band.
Elvis performed at the Selland Arena, Fresno, California at 4.30 in the “Lucky” Jumpsuit and Blue Rain Suit at 8.30 p.m.
Date: 25 Apr 1973
Time: 4.30pm
Venue: Fresno, CA.
Selland Arena
Tickets: 7,500
Costume: Lightblue Swirls suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me Tender
You Gave A Mountain
Steamroller Blues
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
How Great Thou Art
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
Fever
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0
Date: 25 Apr 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Fresno, CA.
Selland Arena
Tickets: 7,500
Costume: Lightblue Swirls suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me Tender
You Gave A Mountain
Steamroller Blues
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
How Great Thou Art
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
Fever
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 9 – April 22nd – April 30th 1973
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info April 25 1973 Selland Arena Fresno CA (4:00 pm) 7500 Lucky Original belt
Info April 25 1973 Selland Arena Fresno CA (8:30 pm) 7500 Blue Rain Original belt Yes

April 25, 1974

April 25, 1975

Elvis performed at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, Florida.

Date: 25 Apr 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Jacksonville, FL.
Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Tickets: 10,532
Costume: White 2-piece suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Big Boss Man
It’s Midnight
Burning Love
[band introductions]
What’d I Say
School Days
My Boy
T-R-O-U-B-L-E
I’ll Remember You
Let Me Be There
American Trilogy
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: A Damn Fine Show
 
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 15 – April 24th – May 7th 1975
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info April 25 1975 Veterans Memorial Coliseum Jacksonville FL (8:30 pm) 10532 White Two-piece suit with blue shoulder ornaments None Dark Blue Suit Yes Yes
Elvis performed at the Arena, Long Beach, California at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m. The afternoon show track ‘My Woman, My Wife’ written by Marty Robbins was never released, though it was officially recorded by RCA.
Date: 24 Apr 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: San Diego, CA.
San Diego Sports
Tickets: 17,500
Costume: Bicentennial (blue) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
What’d I Say
America
And I Love You So
Hound Dog
Hurt
How Great Thou Art
My Woman, My Life
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
Date: 25 Apr 1976
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Long Beach , CA.
Long Beach Arena
Tickets: 14,000
Costume: Bicentennial (blue) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Tryin’ To Get To You
America
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Hurt
And I Love You So
Burning Love
How Great Thou Art
Hound Dog
Funny How Time Slips Away
It’s Now Or Never
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Live In Long Beach
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 20 – April 21st – April 27th 1976
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info April 25 1976 Long Beach Arena Long Beach CA (2:30 pm) 14000 White Egyptian Bird Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes
Info April 25 1976 Long Beach Arena Long Beach CA (8:30 pm) 14000 Blue Egyptian Bird Original belt Black Suit Yes Yes Yes
The musical variety special “Paul Anka – Music My Way,” featuring performances by guests Natalie Cole and Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band aired on ABC-TV.
Elvis Presley makes what will be the last recordings of his life at a concert at the Saginaw, Michigan Civic Center. Three songs from the show will appear in heavily overdubbed mixes on the posthumously released Presley album, “Moody Blue”.
Date: 25 Apr1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Saginaw, MI.
Saginaw Center
Tickets: 7,197
Costume: King Of Spades (white) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Heartbreak Hotel
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So

[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Hail Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll
Hurt
Hound Dog
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Little Darlin’

Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Greetings From Saginaw
 

Elvis Heats Up Saginaw Crowd

By Anthony A. Rocha And Janet I. Martineau
The Saginaw News : April 27, 1977

Falling scarves, embattled police, screaming women, popping flash bulbs and a sneering singer an Elvis Presley concert make. And such was the case Monday night at Wendler Arena as the legendary ‘King’ paid his first of two visits to Saginaw. An Elvis concert makes for an interesting time of people watching – not only watching this pulsating superstar sing and work his magic but watching the legions of fans carry on. It appears they’d kill just to snatch one of the sweaty scarves he flings at them like golden coins.

Elvis, despite being in his 40s and carrying extra pounds, still turns ’em on. He still has that animal magic, that power that with a single swivel or smirk or glare can elicit screams of ‘Oh Elllllllll-vis. We love you!’

He looks tired and a bit the worse for wear. He doesn’t girate nearly as much as he used to. His singing time amounts to less than an hour of the 2 1/2 hour concert.

But despite that, he sings as well as ever. His sense of humor sparkles. In fact, he seemed in rare form Monday – he didn’t forget any words to any songs as he has in the past, he didn’t get as winded as he did at the Pontiac concert in 1976, and he seemed to be having as good a time as his fans.

One gets the impression he views this as a big put-on, surveying his adoring fans like a conquering hero.

Among the songs he tossed out were ‘C. C. Rider’, ‘I Got A Woman’, ‘Amen’, ‘Treat Me Like A Fool’, ‘This Time’, ‘Jsilhouse Rock’, ‘It’s Now Or Never’, ‘Heartbreak Hotel’, ‘Little Sister’, ‘Teddy Bear’, ‘What’d I Say’, ‘Hound Dog’, ‘Hawaiian Wedding Song’, and his new ‘Hurt’. He also did a very effective, and highly appreciated, ‘My Way’.

He mumbled to his band and back-up singers, teased with the audience by saying ‘What did you say, honey? to women who shouted endearments and once said ‘Is that me?’ when surprised by a low note he hit.

When he wiped his furrowed brow with one of the colorful scarves and then threw it into the crowd, he smirked at the commotion it caused. When a fan on top of someone’s shoulders threw him a bunch of flowers he bantered with her a bit, gave the flowers back at her request and kissed her. The arena went mad.

Police on duty, trying to keep fans from rushing the stage, fought a never ending battle, but for the most part seemed to keep a sense of humor about all the hoopia.

When one girl pleaded with a female officer to try to grab a scarf for her, the officer retorted, ‘And get killed? No way!!! Toward the end, as the frenzy reached its peak, the battle was a losing one.

Presley does everything he can to continue his mystique. There are the slow built-up entrance and quick exit, the white outfits bedecked with glitter, the fingers full of sparkling rings. He still enters to the tune of Strauss’ ‘Also Sprach Zarathustra’ (best known as the theme song from the movie ‘2001. A Space Odyssey’) which is geared to point excitement. And there still is the constant hawking of ‘super Elvis momentoes, a reminder of your night with Elvis.’ For prices ranging from $2 to $5 you can get big color posters of a younger Elvis, belt buckles and big buttons, pennants and necklaces. Business was booming.

The only thing he didn’t do in Saginaw which he usually does elsewhere was rip his pants. (Which brings us to other stories people have written about how terribly fat Elvis has become. OK, he’s not the hulking mass many writers would have us believe he is). Fans of Presley are loyal, dedicated and devoted to a point or near-reverence for the semi-deity of popular music. Form matters more than substance and content to them.

‘I have always liked him since he first started singing’, said a bank clerk who admitted to being in her mid-40s, ‘My mother, who is 69, is here and she’s just tickled. My brother thinks he is the best singer ever. My 36-year-old married daughter is really crazy about him. and my youngest son and his girlfriend are sitting there really enjoying him. Such remarks typified the mood of the audience.

‘I like him better now than when he was younger’, said Mrs. Delphine Isquierdo, 2204 Phelon. ‘I came here with my youngest girl, who is a student at Central Michigan University, who sent in for the tickets then dragged us along.’ Did the front row seats go to special people?’

‘As soon as we heard about the Presley concert I went right to the post office, got a money order and mailed it out’, said Mrs. Bonnie Blower, 1605 N. Carolina. She said she nearly fainted when she got the tickets back for front-row seats. ‘I mean they were center section and I Could hardly believe it.’

Mrs. James Campau of 1563 Treanor said not even her recent operation could keep her away. ‘Just to be there in the front section and see him was worth it all. Said Mrs. Sharon Hanson, 31 and a Social Services supervisor, ‘it’s his voice, I like his voice. He’s such a good singer. One 50ish man, asked on the side if it was his wife who dragged him here, nodded and said, ‘Yes. But you know, he is pretty good, even yet.’

Entertaining before the show was a Gospel group with a bass who vibrated the rafters with his slow notes (and later heckled Elvis with those low notes); a trio of black soul singers and comedian Jackie Culhane who complained, ‘Elvis was met by Mayor Tortora, I was met by sister Ardeth’.

Elvis Presley: Ann Arbor Michigon: April 25, 1977

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 30 – April 21st – May 3rd 1977
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info April 25 1977 Saginaw Center Saginaw MI (8:30 pm) 7197 1974 Arabian Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes

1978

Queen‘s single “We Are the Champions” was certified Platinum after reaching number two on the UK Singles Chart and number four on the Billboard Hot 100.

Gordon Lightfoot’s album “Endless Wire” was certified Gold.

1981

Paul McCartney, who is reluctant to tour because of death threats he was receiving in the wake of John Lennon’s murder, decides to disband Wings.

2015

Eagles’ drummer Don Henley lashed out on his Facebook page against fans using cell phones to capture images and video at the band’s concerts. “The madness, the rudeness, the thoughtlessness must stop. Constantly looking at the world through a viewfinder is not seeing. Listening to live music while recording on a smartphone is not hearing. Experiencing life second-hand is not living. Be here now.” At Eagles’ shows on their most recent tour, ushers were instructed to reprimand those who ignored the ban and remove repeat offenders.

2017

Estelle Brown Birthday on Tour in Europe: Currently touring as part of our ‘An Evening with Elvis’ Friends and Original Musicians’ show

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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

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

www.elvishistoryblog.com/

Elvis’ Middle Class Home: 1034 Audubon Drive

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In 1956, Elvis Presley, 21 bought a home for his parents and himself at

1034 Audubon Drive, Memphis, TN

Elvis shows off his 2 seater German car, which he used to haul on later tours so he could drive around.

Barbara Hearn and Elvis danced while photographer

Alfred Wertheimer

took photos for RCA and he knew – something a little bit more.

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Romances: Barbara Hearn

Elvis enjoyed the back yard and had the pool installed – and a brick chest high fence.

He had twin beds in his room, which had pink wall paper and his own phone.

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It had a recreational room and two cars in the garage and a motorcycle besides.

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Elvis’ swimming pool – a boy down the street used to come over and he grew up to found the company Federal Express.

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In 1957, he moved to Graceland and for his entire career, he paid the full amount of taxes.

America built it’s highway system and expanded education.

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in 2006, The Mike Curb Institute for Music at Rhodes College occupied the structure.

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Elvis Presley’s Audubon Drive House Sold for $905,100

Elvis’ First Home Sold on eBay for $905K | Fox News

Buyers All Shook Up Over Elvis’s First Home – Washington Post

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they removed the pool

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It seems fitting in 2017, with the end of the Middle Class in the western world, that this house has been damaged by fire.

the house changed colour, but the “P” on the awnings was still there.

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Fire at 1034 Audubon Drive: ‘extensive’ damage

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