Daily Elvis: February 27

Give us this day, February 27, 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)

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era


February 27, 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

February 27, 1955

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

February 27, 1956

Little Richard released the single “Long Tall Sally” b/w “Slippin’ and Slidin.'”

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

The shooting for Loving You moved to the Jessup Ranch, north of Hollywood.
The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive until March 1957, moving into Graceland

February 27, 1958

A news paper clipping from Jet magazine, showing Sammy Davis Jr in full swing imitating Elvis, and what’s more, the clipping tells us that Elvis was sitting in the front row, roaring with laughter.

Sammy Davis Jr. imitating Elvis on stage performing Hound Dog, February 27, 1958.

King Creole 

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

February 27, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

February 27, 1960

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

February 27, 1961

Aretha Franklin made her pop chart debut with “Won’t Be Long” on Columbia Records. It reached #76 and became the first of seventy-four hits for the “Queen of Soul” over the next thirty-three years.

Five months after topping the US charts with “The Twist”, Chubby Checker does it again with “Pony Time”. The song reached #27 in the UK.

At RCA Studio B in Nashville, Roy Orbison recorded “Running Scared” and “Love Hurts.”

February 27, 1962

“Good Luck Charm/Anything that’s part of you” released. The platter was Elvis’s 22nd regular single release for RCA Victor. All of the previous 21, starting with Heartbreak Hotel in 1956, had placed in the top 5 on Billboard’s Top/Hot 100 chart, and 12 of them had reached #1. Good Luck Charm reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list in the week ending April 21, 1962, and held for 2 weeks, April 21, 1962, displacing Elvis’s future leading lady Shelley Fabares and her recording of Johnny Angel. In the UK, number #1 the week ending 24 May 1962 and remained for 5 weeks.

The flip side, “Anything that’s part of you” – one of Elvis’ under-rated achey gems – managed #31 on Billboard Top 100, #51 on Cash Box Top 100 and #6 on Billboard Easy Listening Chart

The single would be reissued  as Gold Standard Series, 447-0636, November 1962

Elvis Presley’s 1962 Pivotal Single Release of Good Luck Charm

An answer song, entitled “Don’t Want to Be Another Good Luck Charm”, was recorded by Jo (of the duo Judy & Jo). It was released by Capitol Records as catalog number CP-1468 (single).

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Elvis had 2 dental crowns applied at a cost of $170; and he also overdubbed vocals in Spanish for the song Guadalajara at Radio Recorders for Fun in Acapulco.

Radio Recorders Studio B – Hollywood, California
Guadalajara (Vocal Overdub) PPA3 4433-SP

February 27, 1964

For the first time ever, all ten spots on the UK Top Ten were UK acts, led by 21-year-old Cilla Black’s version of “Anyone Who Had A Heart”.

At EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London, the Beatles recorded two John Lennon compositions, “If I Fell” and “Tell Me Why.”

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Elvis Presley greets Clara Ward in Las Vegas – Jet Magazine, February 27, 1964


February 27, 1965

February 27, 1966

On CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Petula Clark, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, Nancy Sinatra and Richard Pryor


February 27, 1967

How Great Thou Art  is Elvis’ twenty-eighth studio album

It peaked at No. 18 on the Top Pop Albums chart.[6] It was certified Gold on February 16, 1968, Platinum and 2x Platinum on March 27, 1992 and 3x Platinum on October 13, 2010 by the RIAA.[7] The title song won the 1967 Grammy Award for Best Sacred Performance.[6]


Elvis Presley & How Great Thou Art | RCA Studio B

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Dr. Nick becomes Elvis’ primary doctor.

February 27, 1968

Singer (Why Do Fools Fall In Love?) Frankie Lymon, lead vocalist of Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers, died of a drug overdose at the age of 25.

February 27, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

Jefferson Airplane was fined $1,000 for using profanity during a concert in Oklahoma City.
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Elvis Presley began three days of performances at the Astrodome in Houston, TX. More than 200,000 people saw the shows. Elvis’ first 1970s concerts outside of Vegas – back to his 1954 and 1955 touring base: Texas.

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Interview with Elvis Presley : The Feb 1970 Houston Astrodome Press

Elvis held a noon press conference at the Astroworld Hotel and talked about his musical roots, the current music scene and how his Sun records sounded “funny” to him now.
Elvis made a dramatic entrance in an open jeep, but he was discouraged both during and after the first show because of the poor acoustics and what he judged to be an indifferent response from a less than capacity crowd. a sparsely attended afternoon show, then an evening performance that broke all attendance records for the venue.
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The Houston Astrodome was chosen by Colonel Parker to be the first venue for Elvis to perform outside Las Vegas. This was done for several reasons, but, ‘The Dome’ was an enormous hall, built in 1965 – the least of its functions being for concerts. The rodeo show at ‘The Dome’ always attracted thousands of people no matter what.

Date: 27 Feb 1970
Time: 2.00pm
Venue: Houston, TX.
Houston Astrodome
Tickets: 16,708
Costume: White sleek Suit
Track list: All Shook Up
I Got A Woman
Blue Suede Shoes
Don’t Cry Daddy
Heartbreak Hotel
Hound Dog
Love Me Tender
One Night
Release Me
Walk A Mile In My Shoes
In The Ghetto
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Suspicious Minds
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Love Me Tender [instrumental]
Recordings: Astrodome #1

 ” I guess I just can’t bring it in like I used to”, he said between shows.
Col Parker had worried and booked Elvis into a crowded venue.
Elvis Presley : Houston Astrodome : February 27, 1970.
But then his spirits were lifted at the evening show by the great response from a crowd of 36,299 and according to the Los Angeles Times his performance was “masterful”.


Date: 27 Feb 1970
Time: 7.45pm
Venue: Houston, TX.
Houston Astrodome
Tickets: 36,299
Costume: Thin Green Leaf suit
Track list: All Shook Up
I Got A Woman
Blue Suede Shoes
Don’t Cry Daddy
Heartbreak Hotel
Hound Dog
Love Me Tender
Kentucky Rain
Release Me
Walk A Mile In My Shoes
In The Ghetto
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Suspicious Minds
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Love Me Tender [instrumental]
Recordings: Astrodome #4

Image result for Elvis Presley sweet inspirationsElvis Presley : Houston Astrodome : February 27, 1970, Evening Show.

Houston Astrodome was also the first venue to perform outside Las Vegas for ‘The Sweet Inspirations’. Myrna Smith – The first time we were set to appear with Elvis outside of Vegas, we were exited. It was in Houston. The people were exceptionally nice to us. Later I found out the promoters had sent word that they were thrilled Elvis was coming, but NOT to bring ‘those black girls’ with him. Elvis had laid down the law that if we didn’t come, HE wasn’t coming either.

So when we did the show, I wondered why everybody was so nice to us. None of the guys told us ’cause they didn’t want to hurt our feelings. I found out years later that Elvis had stood up for us.

The Venue’s owner didn’t want The Sweets and Elvis threatened to cancel. In the end, the venue owner’s daughter chauffeured the Sweet Inspirations into the stadium.

Pirate Cove: Astrodome Elvis

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 1 – February 27th – March 1st 1970
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info February 27 1970 Houston Astrodome Houston TX (2:00 pm) 16708 White Cossack Top White Macrame belt Black Suit Yes Yes
Info February 27 1970 Houston Astrodome Houston TX (7:45 pm) 36299 Thin Green Leaf Green Macrame belt Yes Yes

Elvis Presley | Houston Astrodome | February 27, 1970

Elvis Presley | Houston Astrodome | February 27 / 28, 1970

Interview with Elvis Presley : The Feb 1970 Houston Astrodome Press

February 27, 1971

Elvis Presley’s album “Elvis Country (I’m 10,000 Years Old) hit #12 in the U.S.

February 27, 1972

February 27, 1973

Three hundred members of the American Indian Movement, including local and traditional Native Americans, began a 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee, South Dakota, site of the massacre of Sioux men, women and children in 1890, and  reclaimed it in the name of the Lakota Nation. On May 8, 1973, after four people had been killed and 15 others wounded, the Siege at Wounded Knee came to an end with government law enforcement agencies making nearly 1200 arrests.

February 27, 1974

February 27, 1975

February 27, 1976

February 27, 1977

Keith Richards is arrested in Toronto, ON Canada after police raid his hotel room and seize 22 grams of heroin, 5 grams of cocaine and narcotics paraphernalia. His bail was set at $25,000.

The Wake and Aftermath

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


George Michael reaches number one in the US for the second time in his solo career with “Father Figure”. He would go on to have a total of six after scoring three chart toppers with Andrew Ridgeley in Wham!


Milli Vanilli’s Rob Pilatus shared his perspective on life with Time magazine. In the interview he said, “Musically, we’re more talented than any Bob Dylan or Paul McCartney. Mick Jagger can’t produce a sound. I’m the new Elvis.”

Milli Vanilli would soon be exposed as lip syncing, returning awards and refunds for purchases.

In Florida, Janet Jackson gave a preview of her Rhythm Nation World Tour at the Pensacola Civic Center. The concert, with proceeds to benefit the local homeless, was announced just one day in advance, and all 7,600 of the $10 tickets sold in less than an hour. The Rhythm Nation World Tour, with an attendance of more than two million people, remains the most successful debut tour by any recording artist.


After fourteen weeks at #1, Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” became the longest-running chart topper, eclipsing Boyz II Men’s 1992 smash, “End of the Road.” Additionally, the 4 million selling single was #1 in more than a dozen countries. It became the second-largest-selling single in U.S. history, behind only “We Are The World” by USA for Africa.


Céline Dion made British music chart history by becoming the first artist in more than 30 years to have both the number one album and number one single for five straight weeks.


ABC began airing the two-part TV-movie, “The Beach Boys: An American Family,” starring Kevin Dunn, Jessica Shannon, Frederick Weller, Alley Mills, Nick Stabile, and Emmanuelle Vaugier.

2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Michael Jackson, wearing a ski mask as a disguise, was spotted in a Snowmass, Colorado Walmart. After refusing to remove the mask for store employees, Jackson left the building but was stopped by police. Jackson complied with a request to remove the mask and officials said there were no further problems.


In London, U2 played a four-song set on the rooftop of the BBC building, and introduced two new songs, “Get On Your Boots” and “Magnificent.”

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


The Sex Pistols signed a record deal with Universal that would lead the way to releasing an expanded and repackaged edition of the band’s “Never Mind The Bollocks” and “Here’s The Sex Pistols”, later in the year. 

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Sex Pistols’ MasterCard Credit Card


Gary Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was sentenced by a British judge to 16 years in prison for attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one of having sex with a girl under 13. Glitter reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1972 with “Rock And Roll Part 2”.


Elton John gave a free, surprise concert outside of the old Tower Records building in Los Angeles. John performed an hour-long set of his hits to thank the city of West Hollywood for its support of his AIDS Foundation and his Academy Awards Viewing Party.



Elvis Presley Is Running For Congress In Arkansas

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Reference Sites:






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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company



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