Daily Elvis: February 25

Give us this day, February 25, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi



306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.

, 1938

Vernon Presley awaiting prison  ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)


Vernon Presley  in prison ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)

Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.



August 8, 1945 to July 18, 1946
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

Commerce Street, a rental

510 1/2 Maple Street, South Tupelo -the Presleys lived with Glady’s cousin Frank Richards and his wife, Leona.


Mulbery Alley


Memphis, Tennessee


Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

Sept 2o 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)


“Your Show of Shows,” a live, 90-minute weekly comedy/variety series starring Sid Caesar with Imogene Coca, began its 4-year, 4½-month run on NBC-TV. The show’s writers included Mel Brooks, Woody Allen and Neil Simon.


The first musical choreography score was copyrighted. It was Cole Porter’s “Kiss Me Kate”.

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

February 25, 1954

Elvis worked at Precision Tool company, operating a drill press for $1.55 a hour from September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954

The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented end of 1954 to mid-1955

Elvis, Scotty and Bill drove to Cleveland with Bob Neal to play their first date outside the South. They made stops at various radio stations along the way, in hopes of getting subsequent airplay.

scotty moore site:

February 25 

Texarkana AR Municipal Auditorium  (rumored but highly unlikely)

The Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

‘I Forgot To Remember To Forget’ went to No.1 on the Billboard Country & Western chart, Elvis’ first national single to chart.

The song reached the Billboard national country music chart #1 position on February 25, 1956 on the Billboard C&W Best Sellers in Stores chart, and remained there at #1 for 2 weeks, and spent 5 weeks at #1 on the Billboard C&W Most Played in Juke Boxes chart. The record reached #4 on the Billboard Most Played by Jockeys chart.[6][7][8][9] It was the first recording to make Elvis Presley a national known country music star.[10][11] The song remained on the country charts for 39 weeks.[12]

The flip side of this release, “Mystery Train“, peaked at the #11 position on the national Billboard Country Chart.

Mystery Train” is a song written and recorded by American blues musician Junior Parker in 1953, also on the Sun label.

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Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport. Elvis sang for the first time on the Hayride Heartbreak Hotel. According to Scotty, the audience exploded like never before.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info February 25 1956 Municipal Auditorium Shreveport LA (8:00 PM) Louisiana Hayride

The Presleys lived at  at  1414 Getwell Street  until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive  March 1957

Buddy Holly recorded a new version of ‘That’ll Be The Day’, at Norman Petty Recording Studio in Clovis, New Mexico. The title being taken from a phrase used by John Wayne in the film ‘The Searchers.’
Louis Armstrong was quoted in the Memphis Press-Scimitar: ” I’m definitely gonna do a record with him. You’d be surprised what we could do together. You ask me if I think he’s good. How many Cadillacs was it he bought? That boy’s no fool.”
It was announced that Elvis would receive $250,000 and 50% of the net profits for his third movie for MGM – Jailhouse Rock.

Loving You  Production

The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive until March 1957, moving into Graceland

February 25, 1958

At Bell Sound Studios in New York City, Paul Anka recorded “It’s Time To Cry.” Released as a single, it became the fifth of Anka’s eleven Top 10 hits.

King Creole

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

February 25, 1959

Military Service in Germany

Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

February 25, 1960

Military Service in Germany

Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

 In Memphis, TN, Elvis Presley made his first concert appearance since 1958. During the show he was presented with a plaque by RCA to mark record sales of 75 million worldwide.
Elvis Presley, Tennessee Governor Buford Ellington, Dee Stanley [presley] and Vernon Presley : February 25, 1961 : Luncheon.
Elvis Presley, Tennessee Governor Buford Ellington, Dee Stanley [presley] and Vernon Presley : Luncheon.
RCA presented Elvis with a diamond watch, and a plaque, marking his achievement of selling over 75 million records.

Tennessee Governor Buford Ellington and Memphis mayor Henry Loeb both declared this day “Elvis Presley Day”. At a special luncheon at the Hotel Claridge, Elvis was presented by RCA with a diamond watch, and a plaque, marking his achievement of selling over 75 million records.

At the 1:45 pm press conference, Sam Phillips asks why Sun Records gets so little recognition for Elvis' success, reminding everyone that 'RCA wouldn't have him if it wasn't for Phillips.

At the 1:45 pm press conference, Sam Phillips asks why Sun Records gets so little recognition for Elvis’ success, reminding everyone that ‘RCA wouldn’t have him if it wasn’t for Phillips.

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Then, the Memphis Charity Show at Ellis Auditorium Memphis at 3.00
Comedian George Jessel hit the stage in an exaggerated salaam to the King of rock and roll, introduced Elvis in the evening as “one of the greatest singer-actors of this century.”

Comedian George Jessel hit the stage in an exaggerated salaam to the King of rock and roll.

Other Acts were Frank Trent, Ashtons & Shirley, Floyd Cramer, Nip Nelson, Boots Randolph, Dave Gardner

Heartbreak Hotel
All Shook Up
A Fool Such As I
I Got A Woman
Love Me
Such A Night
Reconsider Baby
I Need You Love Tonight
Thats All Right
Doin The Best I Can
Dont Be Cruel
One Night
Are You Lonesome Tonight ?
Its Now Or Never

Elvis Presley In Concert : The 3pm Afternoon, Matinee Show

Same opening acts, the evening set list:

Heartbreak Hotel
All Shook Up
A Fool Such As I
I Got A Woman
Love Me
Such A Night
Reconsider Baby
I Need You Love Tonight
Don’t Be Cruel
One Night
Are You Lonesome Tonight ?
Its Now Or Never
Swing Down Sweet Chariot
Hound Dog

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After the evening show Elvis hold a party at Graceland.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1961
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info February 25 1961 Ellis Auditorium Memphis TN (3:00 PM) 3888
Info February 25 1961 Ellis Auditorium Memphis TN (8:30 PM) 6540

For Elvis CD Collectors • February 1961 Charity Shows -> Mysterious!

Elvis Presley | February 25, 1961 | Elvis Presley Day Proclaimed

February 25, 1962

February 25, 1963

Fun in Acapulco

February 25, 1964

The Beatles finished recording their next single ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’, at Abbey Road studios, London, (they had first recorded the song on 29 January 1964 at Path Marconi Studios in Paris). They also recorded the B-side, ‘You Can’t Do That’ and another new song ‘I Should Have Known Better’.


Elvis signing autographs for fans in Nashville on February 25-26, 1965 while he was in town for the recording session for Harum Scarum

Elvis had a soundtrack recording session in Nashville from 10.15 p.m. to 3.30 a.m. for Harum Scarum.


February 25, 1966

Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots Are Made For Walkin'” single was certified Gold.


Elvis Presley’s “Indescribably Blue” hit #33 in the U.S.
Elvis flew back from Nashville to Memphis n the early evening. He had the plane circle over his ranch before landing.
Elvis flew to Los Angeles to his new home at 1174 Hillcrest Drive. This smaller, 4 bedroom house offered Elvis, Priscilla and Lisa Marie more privacy than before. Only Charlie Hodge, Patsy and Gee Gee Gambill were living there too.
February 25, 1969
At EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London, the Beatles began recording the George Harrison composition, “Something.” Overdubs followed on April 16 and May 2 before the track was completed on August 15. Originally conceived as an eight-minute song that included an extended coda with John Lennon on piano and a small counter-melody section in the middle, both of those elements of the recording were cut from the final version.
Elvis Presley released the single “Memories,” a Mac Davis song that had its debut three months earlier during Elvis’ “comeback” special on NBC-TV. On December 1, 1970 the single was re-released as part of RCA Victor’s Gold Standard Series (together with 9 other Presley’s singles) Nancy Sinatra recorded a cover version in 1969, for her album Nancy on Reprise Records.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

Elvis and The Memphis Mafia and Vernon Presley flew to Houston for Elvis’ engagement at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in Kirk Kerkorian’s private jet.
Though the Colonel had tried to force the guys to travel on their own, they all went along with Elvis except for the wives this time. Elvis held a brief press conference at the airport before checking into the Astroworld Hotel for his first performance outside Las Vegas since 1961.

Elvis was asked why he was performing in Houston, to which he replied ‘I sort of started out in Texas in and around Houston’ and that he had played nearly everywhere in the area. Elvis also said ‘I’ve wanted to get back into live appearances to get the inspiration of live audiences, but I’ll tell you, that Dome has me scared’.

Elvis said he still plans on making more movies ‘But a little better than the ones before’. He went on to say ‘I can’t watch my movies on television because I’m too critical. I think King Creole was the best of my movies’.

February 25, 1971

Elvis Presley with Dottie West : Landmark Hotel

Elvis Presley with Dottie West : Landmark Hotel : February 25, 1971.

Elvis Presley | Landmark Hotel | February 25, 1971 – Elvis Presley Music

February 25, 1972

Led Zeppelin appeared in front of over 25,000 fans at the Western Springs Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand, the group’s first ever gig in New Zealand, (and the largest crowd ever to attend a concert on the island). A special train was chartered from Wellington to bring fans to the concert. News reviews the next day reported the band could be heard over five miles from the Stadium.

As the debut single by his new band Wings, Paul McCartney released “Give Ireland Back to the Irish” in the UK. Its airplay was restricted since it was banned by the BBC, Radio Luxembourg and the Independent Television Authority, however the record reached #1 on the singles charts in the Republic of Ireland and Spain, and despite the air-play ban still reached #16 in the UK. It peaked at #21 in the U.S.

February 25, 1973

February 25, 1974

February 25, 1975

February 25, 1976

February 25, 1977

The Wake and Aftermath


Winners at this year’s Grammy Awards included Bob Seger who won Best Rock performance for ‘Against The Wind’, Pat Benatar won Best female performance for ‘Crimes Of Passion’ and Christopher Cross won Best new artist and Best song for ‘Sailing.’

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


Playwright Tennessee Williams died of an accidental choking, but the police report suggested his use of drugs and alcohol contributed to the death. Williams was 71. (The Glass Menagerie, The Rose Tattoo, The Night of the Iguana, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Streetcar Named Desire)

All Shook Up: Elvis, Bo, and the White Negro in Tennessee Williams


Tenneesee Williams and his Mother meet Elvis on the set of GI Blues, with Hal Wallis and Tom Parker.

Encounters with Tennessee Williams – Harvard Gazette

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


‘Jump’, by Van Halen started a five-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart, (a No.7 hit in the UK). Singer David Lee Roth wrote the lyrics after seeing a television news report about a man who was threatening to commit suicide by jumping off a high building. Roth thought that one of the onlookers of such a scene would probably shout “go ahead and jump”.


Frank Sinatra guest-starred on an episode of “Magnum, P.I.” on CBS-TV, giving the show its highest ratings ever.


Simple Minds were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Belfast Child.’ At 6 minutes 39 seconds it became the second-longest running No.1 after The Beatles‘Hey Jude.’


At a private party for 1,200 select guests on the closing night of the Frank Sinatra Desert Classic golf tournament, Frank Sinatrasang in front of a live audience for the last time. His closing song was “The Best is Yet to Come,” which are also the words imprinted on his tombstone. He died on May 14, 1998.

Madonna started a seven week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Take A Bow’, the track which was co-written with Babyface became a No.16 hit in the UK.


Lifetime Achievement Grammy awards to Bo Diddley and Roy Orbison

At Radio City Music Hall, Bob Dylan was handed three Grammys, including one for Best Album for ‘Time Out Of Mind’.


Prince filed a copyright and trademark infringement lawsuit against nine Web sites, with allegations that included selling bootlegged recordings and offering unauthorized song downloads.


“Britney Spears CD Bubble Gum”, was announced and released in March of 2000.

The five original Spice Girls were facing a bill of up to £1 million ($1.7 million) after losing a legal battle against the sponsors of their 1988 world tour. The Aprilia Scoter Company had claimed the girls knew of Geri’s impending departure.

2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


The Rolling Stones topped a US Rich List of music’s biggest money makers. The list was based on earnings during 2003 when the band played their ‘Forty Licks’ tour, which made them $212 million, (£124.7m) in ticket, CD, DVD and merchandise sales. The three million fans who went to the shows spent an average of $11 (£6.47) each on merchandise. Bruce Springsteen was listed in second place and The Eagles in third.


George Michael was found slumped over in a car in Hyde Park, London. A concerned person spotted the singer and called police who after being checked by paramedics was arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs and then released on bail. Michael made a public statement about the incident and said “I was in possession of class C drugs which is an offense and I have no complaints about the police who were professional throughout.” He also said that the event was “my own stupid fault, as usual.”


President Obama honoured Stevie Wonder his musical hero, with America’s highest award for pop music, the Library of Congress’ Gershwin prize at a ceremony at the White House. The president said the Motown legend had been the soundtrack to his youth and he doubted that his wife would have married him if he hadn’t been a fan. Wonder’s song ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’ had been the theme song during Obama’s presidential campaign.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Apple announced that it had surpassed 10 billion song downloads from the iTunes Store. The 10 billionth song was “Guess Things Happen That Way” by Johnny Cash.


On what would have been George Harrison’s 72nd birthday, a new tree was planted in his memory in Griffith Park Los Angeles to replace one that was earlier killed by a beetle infestation. This new yew tree had been chosen to replace the original, as it was far less susceptible to insects.


Elvis Presley’s daughter claims she has just $14000 left from father’s …

US$107000 Omega watch gifted Elvis Presley for ‘record-sales … South China Morning Post

World champion Elvis Presley tribute artist set to perform

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Reference Sites:






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Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company



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