Daily Elvis: February 28

Give us this day, February 28, 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



Frank Sinatra recorded “Some Enchanted Evening” and “Bali Ha’i,” from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “South Pacific,” which opened on Broadway 38 days later. The songs were released in the spring as the A- and B-sides of a single with both sides charting, peaking at #6 and #18, respectively.

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 28, 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 28, 1955

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Back in Memphis, a driver ran into Elvis in his Eldorado convertible in a downtown parking garage.
The Presleys lived at  at  1414 Getwell Street  until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive  March 1957

February 28, 1957

Samuel Cardinal Stritch, Roman Catholic archbishop of Chicago, publicly condemned rock ’n’ roll. “Some new manners of dancing and a throwback to tribalism in recreation cannot be tolerated for Catholic youths,” he declared. “When our schools and centers stoop to such things as ‘rock and roll’ tribal rhythms, they are failing seriously in their duty. God grant that this word will have the effect of banning such things in Catholic recreation.” While not mentioned, there was an upcoming Elvis Presley concert on March 28.

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

Loving You  

February 28, 1958

King Creole 

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

February 28, 1959

Cash Box magazine began using a red “bullet” on its record charts to indicate strongest upward movement each week.

While Elvis did Military Service; King Creole was in theatres:

Benton Harbor News Palladium, February 28, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

February 28, 1960

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

February 28, 1961

February 28, 1962

February 28, 1963

Fun in Acapulco

February 28, 1964


February 28, 1965

February 28, 1966

The original Cavern Club in Liverpool, England, the home of many of the Beatles’ early performances, closes its doors for the final time because of mounting debt. Police were called when over a 100 fans barricaded themselves inside the club to protest.


Due to the telephone the day before from Dr. Nichopoulos, the Colonel was furious the he had been unable even to get Elvis on the phone. He issued a warning to Marty Lacker, whose job it was to keep lines of communication open. “We have spent hundreds of dollars in at least 3 weeks on telephone calls and have accrued practically no information whatsoever and this must stop”, he wrote, adding that things may soon “come to a head, where we will have some proper assignment, whether it be you or someone else where we have a definite immediate contact at all times.”
On leave from a Georgia Army post, Head Teenager Frankie Lymon, 25, died in his grandmother’s NYC Harlem apartment of a drug overdose – a recording session scheduled at Roulette Records the next day.
Priscilla arrived in California with Lisa Marie and Joanie Esposito and her 2 daughters.
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U.S. Male / Stay Away, a Single by Elvis Presley. Released
February 28, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

After the family of the late Ferdinand von Zeppelin threatens a lawsuit, Led Zeppelin performs in Copenhagen, Denmark as The Nobs.
Bridge Over Troubled Water” becomes Simon And Garfunkel‘s third US number one hit. The song would go on to win five awards at the 13th Annual Grammy Awards in 1971, including Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year.
Elvis Presley’s album “Portrait in Music” hit #36 in the U.K.

Elvis Presley : Houston Astrodome : February 28, 1970 : Afternoon Show.

Before his matinee and evening shows at the Astrodome on February 28, 1970

Backstage after one of his shows at the Houston Astrodome on February 28, 1970

Elvis performed at the Annual Texas Livestock Show, Houston, Astrodome, at 2.00 and 7.45 p.m.

Houston Astrodome : February 28, 1970

Date: 28 Feb 1970
Time: 2.00pm
Venue: Houston, TX.
Houston Astrodome
Tickets: 37,733
Costume: Blue Indian Leather suit
Track list: All Shook Up
I Got A Woman
Long Tall Sally
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 #3
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The evening crowd of 43,614 was a record for indoor rodeo performances in any area.
Elvis Presley : Houston Astrodome : February 28, 1970 : Evening Show.https://i1.wp.com/www.elvisconcerts.com/pictures/s70022812.jpg
Date: 28 Feb 1970
Time: 7.45pm
Venue: Houston, TX.
Houston Astrodome
Tickets: 43,614
Costume: White Pearl 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]
Priscilla flew in to attend the nest day’s show as rumors appeared in the Houston papers about a possible breakup of her marriage.
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 1 – February 27th – March 1st 1970
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February 28, 1971

February 28, 1972

February 28, 1973

Elvis Presley always sent Ann-Margret flowers when she had show openings. The press reports that Ann-Margaret’ ticket sales put her in the Barbra Streisand/Elvis Presley balcony overflow bracket.

February 28, 1973 – Ann-Margret’s act opens to record crowds

RCA buys rights to Presley’s entire back catalogue of more than 1,000 recordings were purchased by RCA for just $5.4 million. That money, inadequate as it was, had to be split equally between Presley and Parker.

Elvis’ “half” went into Priscilla’s second divorce claim, without which, Elvis would not have needed to do this sale.

In 2011, EPE would sue RCA in Germany under copyright law for USA RCA’s 1973 undervaluing the catalog.

Just before leaving to go out on tour, Elvis saw a Dr. Kantor in Beverly Hills, about throat problems.
 February 28, 1975
Bobby “Blue” Bland and B.B. King’s album, Together for the First Time—Live, was certified gold today by the RIAA. It was the forst joint album for the artists, whose friendship went back to 1949 when Bland worked for King as a valet.
February 28, 1976
Paul Simon’s “Still Crazy After All These Years” in named Best Pop Vocal Performance and Album Of The Year at the 18th annual Grammy Awards. In his acceptance speech, Simon tells the audience “I’d like to thank Stevie Wonder for not releasing an album this year.”
Muddy Waters won the Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording award at the eighteenth annual Grammys. It was his third win in that category in five years.
The theme from the ABC-TV program S.W.A.T. became the first television theme song to top the Billboard Hot 100. Before that, the theme from the original Hawaii 5-0 had made it to number 4.
February 28, 1977
 In an accident reminiscent of a despicable attack on Nat King Cole decades earlier, Ray Charles was assaulted onstage at a concert for disadvantaged youth by a lunatic who charged the stage carrying a rope and trying to strangle the  blind vocalist.

The Wake and Aftermath

Country music star Eddie Rabbitt crossed over to the Pop chart to score a US number one hit with “I Love a Rainy Night”. It made #53 in the UK. He had earlier written the Elvis Presley smash “Kentucky Rain” before having a number five hit with “Drivin’ My Life Away”. Although it sounds like he made up a stage name, his real name is Edward Thomas Rabbitt.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


U2 released their third studio album War. Produced by Steve Lillywhite, the album has come to be regarded as U2’s first overtly political album, in part because of songs like ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’ and ‘New Year’s Day.’ War became the band’s first No.1 album in the UK (knocking Michael Jackson’s Thriller from the top of the charts). The boy on the cover of the album is Peter Rowen (the brother of Bono’s friend, Guggi from The Virgin Prunes).

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

John Denver hosts the Grammy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. 
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Michael Jackson won a record eight awards at the twenty-sixth annual Grammy celebration, including Producer of the Year (Non-Classical), shared with Qincy Jones; Record of the Year; Album of the Year; Best Rock Vocal Performance Male for “Beat It”‘; Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male for Thriller; Best New Song for “Bille Jean”; Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male; and Best Recording for Children for E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.
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George Michael announced that Wham! would officially split during the summer.
Stevie Wonder was honored at the thirty-eighth annual Grammy Awards with a Lifetime Achievement Award. He also won Best R&B Song and Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male trophies for “For Your Love.”
Alanis Morissette who won album of the year for Jagged Little Pill, best female rock vocal & best song for ‘You Oughta Know’, Nirvana’s ‘Unplugged won best alternative album and Coolio best rap performance with ‘Gangsta’s Paradise.’
The album Blues Brothers 2000, from the film of the same name, reached #12 pop. An all-star performance by the so-called Louisana gator Boys (actually B.B. King, Bo Diddley, Lou Rawls, Clarence Clemons, Eric Clapton, Grover Washington, Billy preston, and others) was a feature of the less-than-successful follow-up to the classic film, The Blues Brothers.

2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Elvis Presley was inducted into the Bay Area Blues Society’s West Coast Blues Hall of Fame.

For the first time in nine years, a Lennon / McCartney song charted on the Billboard Hot 100. “Across the Universe” was first issued for a charity album for the World Wildlife Fund, but after a group of artists performed the song live at the Grammy Awards to raise funds for Tsunami Aid, the song quickly rose to number 22.
Elvis Inspirational, BMG’s 2006 compilation, is part of a set of six theme-based compilations that also includes Elvis Rock, Elvis Country, Elvis Movies, Elvis Live and Elvis R&B
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The Doors were honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Guitarist Robby Krieger and keyboardist Ray Manzarek were on hand, along with Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman, who signed the band and worked closely with them in the studio. Drummer John Densmore did not attend the event.
Neil Young made a surprise appearance at the closing of the Vancouver Olympic Games where he sang “Long May You Run” as the Olympic flame was extinguished. kd lang sang Leonard Cohen’s Helpless as the showstopper. 

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough



The Voice’ blind auditions: Teenage singer Jaclyn Lovey defies …

Tuesday night on NBC, 16-year-old Jaclyn Lovey sang Elvis Presley‘s “Can’t Help Falling in Love” during the blind auditions of “The Voice” Season 14. The Placerville, California native who’s inspired by classic musicians may have seemed too young for a Presley cover, but she knocked it out of the park


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