Daily Elvis: March 2

Give us this day, March 2, our daily Elvis

March 2, 1807

An act to “prohibit the importation of slaves into any port or place within the jurisdiction of the United States… from any foreign kingdom, place, or country” was passed by the U.S. Congress.

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


March 2, 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

At Universal Recording Studio in Chicago, Bo Diddley recorded the songs “Bo Diddley” and “I’m A Man” at his first recording session.
Elvis performed twice this day; first at the  U.S Armory  Newport, Arkansas, at 8.00 p.m.along with Betty Amos
Elvis, Scotty and Bill then played the  Porky’s rooftop club, Porky’s Rooftop Club, Newport, Arkansas, at 10.00 p.m.
These and all of Elvis’ other performances during the month were booked by Bob Neal, who continued to push the Colonel for another Hank Snow tour.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info March 2 1955 US Armory Newport AR (8:00 PM) Yes
Info March 2 1955 Porky’s Rooftop Newport AR (10:00 PM)

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis Presley set a record when he had ten songs in the Top 100 at the same time.
Elvis was stopped for speeding on Riverside Drive in Memphis.
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Later between 5.00 and 6.00 p.m. he signed autographs at the Bob Neal Record Shop.

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

March 2, 1957

“Blue Monday” by Fats Domino reigned on the R&B chart for an eighth week.

The Del-Vikings saw their biggest hit, “Come Go With Me”, enter the Billboard Top 40 where it would peak at #4, selling over a million copies in the process. Dion would cover the song in 1963, but could do no better than #48. The Beach Boys also tried their luck with the tune and reached #18 in 1982.

Elvis Presley’s “Too Much” hit #2 in the U.S.

Loving You  

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

March 2, 1958

King Creole 

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

March 2, 1959

“Stagger Lee” continued to hold on to #1 on the R&B chart for a fourth week for Lloyd Price.

At Rex Productions in Hollywood, Sam Cooke recorded “(What A) Wonderful World,” a song co-written by Cooke, Lou Adler and Herb Alpert.

Military Service in Germany

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

Elvis Presley's grandmother Minnie Mae Presley being led to her car by the singer's 16-yr-old girlfriend Priscilla Beaulieu in front of his house as she prepares to see him off on plane for his return to the US.
Elvis Presley’s grandmother Minnie Mae Presley being led to her car by the singer’s 16-yr-old girlfriend Priscilla Beaulieu in front of his house as she prepares to see him off on plane for his return to the US.

Elvis Presley last photos before leaving his 'home' in Germany: March 1, 1960

Elvis Presley last photos before leaving his ‘home’ in Germany: March 2, 1960

Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu during their final moments in Germany: March 2, 1960

Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu during their final moments in Germany: March 2, 1960.

Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu during their final moments


Romances: Priscilla

Priscilla was held back by military policemen at the Rhine-Main air base as she tried to gave Elvis one last farewell. Her picture was taken as “The Girl He Left Behind”.

Sixteen-year-old Priscilla Beaulieu waves … – Elvis Presley Photos

 March 2, 1960 | Boarding pass issued to Elvis by …

 After completing his national service and flying back to America, Elvis Presley stepped on British soil – Scotland – for the first and only time in his life when the plane carrying him stopped for refuelling at Prestwick Airport, Scotland.

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

March 2, 1961

The Everly Brothers had the new #1 song in the U.K. with “Walk Right Back”, a song written by Sonny Curtis of the Crickets.

March 2, 1962

The 4 Seasons became the first group to have three consecutive #1 singles (Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like A Man) on the Billboard Hot 100, a feat eclipsed the following year when the Supremes began a string of five chart-toppers in a row.
At San Francisco’s Cow Palace, Chubby Checker hosted a “Limbo Party” with Marvin Gaye, the 4 Seasons, the Crystals, Lou Christie, Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass, Paul & Paula, and Dick and Dee Dee.
Fun in Acapulco
March 2, 1963: While Elvis finished filming "Fun In Acapulco" Priscilla arrived in Los Angeles with her father, Captain Paul Beaulieu. He must meet Elvis and see the conditions for Priscilla living in Memphis with Vernon and Dee and finish the school year in Immaculate Conception High School. " Photo taken during this time in Los Angeles.
Priscilla arrived in Los Angeles with her father, Captain Paul Beaulieu, to meet with Elvis and to conclude arrangements permitting Priscilla to live in Memphis with Vernon and Dee and complete her senior year at Immaculate Conception High School. Elvis assured Priscilla’s father that his parents would take good care of her and that she would get a good education at the Catholic parochial school.
The Beatles began filming what would become their first feature film ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ at Marylebone train station in London.
“Twist and Shout” by the Beatles was released in the U.S.
Elvis began recording sessions for Roustabout at Radio Recorders. He completed 4 songs and worked from 1.00 to 11.35 p.m.
Radio Recorders Studio B – Hollywood, California
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Poison Ivy League RPA3 5272-07
Hard Knocks (Record Version) RPA3 5267-11
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It’s A Wonderful World RPA3 5268-13


March 2, 1965

At Columbia Recording Studio in Nashville, Marty Robbins recorded six songs, including “Ribbon Of Darkness,” a composition by then-unknown songwriter Gordon Lightfoot.
March 2, 1966
Press called Elvis the New Garbo

The Pittsburgh Press from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on March 2, 1966 …

March 2, 1967
Engelbert Humperdinck was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Release Me.’ The singers first of two number 1’s, the song spent six weeks at the top of the chart and a record fifty six weeks on the chart.
Ninth annual Grammy Awards:
  • Frank Sinatra wins Record of the Year for “Strangers in the Night” and Album Of The Year for “Sinatra, a Man and His Music”.
  • Song of the Year goes to John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s “Michelle”
  • The New Vaudeville Band wins Best Contemporary Rock and Roll Recording for “Winchester Cathedral”.
  • Ray Charles won the Best R&B Solo Vocal Performance, Male or Female of 1966 at the ninth annual Grammy Awards for “Crying Time.”
March 2, 1968
March 2, 1969
11th Grammy Awards, Glen Campbell is presented with Album Of The Year honors for “By The Time I Get To Phoenix” and Simon and Garfunkel‘s “Mrs. Robinson” is named Record Of The Year. Jose Feliciano is dubbed Best New Artist and the Bobby Russell composition “Little Green Apples” is given the nod as Song Of The Year. Mason Williams won Best Instrumental Performance for “Classical Gas” and Judy Collins takes home a statue for Best Folk Performance for “Both Sides Now”.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

Elvis returned to Los Angeles.
Elvis Presley : Leaving The Houston Astrodome : March 2, 1970
Elvis Presley : Leaving The Houston Astrodome : March 2, 1970.
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Elvis left Las Vegas and flew to Los Angeles.
March 2, 1972
March 2, 1973
sixteenth annual Grammy Awards:
  • The Temptations won best Performance for “Masterpiece.”
  • Gladys Knight & the Pips won Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Group for “Neither One Of Us” and Best R&B Vocal Performance for “Midnight Train To Georgia”
Elvis performed at the Mabee Special Events Center, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma at 1.30 p.m.
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Date: 02 Mar 1974
Time: 1.30pm
Venue: Tulsa, OK.
Oral Roberts University
Tickets: 11,575
Costume: Sunlight suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Tryin’ To Get To You
Sweet Caroline
Love Me Tender
You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me, Lord
My Baby Left Me
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]

I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 11 – March 1st – March 20th 1974
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info March 2 1974 Oral Roberts University Tulsa OK (1:30 pm) 11575 White Conquistador Original belt White Suit Yes Yes
March 2, 1975
March 2, 1976
March 2, 1977
“The Barry Manilow Special,” with special guest Penny Marshall, aired on ABC-TV.

The Wake and Aftermath


Charlie Chaplin’s coffin was stolen from a Swiss cemetery, two months after his remains were laid to rest. The casket and body were found 11 weeks later and reburied in a theft-proof grave under six feet of concrete. Two men were convicted of stealing the remains and trying to extort £400,000 from the Chaplin family. Sir Charles’ 51-year-old widow, Lady Oona Chaplin, refused to pay the ransom saying, “Charlie would have thought it ridiculous.”


At Karl Marx Auditorium in Havana, Cuba, the three-day Havana Jam began, featuring Billy Joel, Stephen Stills, Kris Kristofferson, Rita Coolidge, and Weather Report, the first American pop artists to appear in Cuba in more than 20 years.


Diana Ross’ third TV special, “Diana,” on CBS had Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, and actor Larry Hagman as guests

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

Sony, Philips and Polygram introduce a revolutionary new digital audio system called a Compact Disc, that contains up to 1 hour of uninterrupted music – designed to hold a full symphony.
CD releases however, continue for decades as 30 minute Albums, few artists took advantage of the multi-media capacity of the format.

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

thirtieth annual Grammy Awards ceremony.
  • Elvis Presley’s song “Hound Dog” was inducted into the NARAS Hall of Fame at the 30th annual Grammy Awards.
  • Ray Charles was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award, accolades referred to Charles as the “father of soul, whose unique and effervescent singing and piano playing have personified the true essence of soul music in all his recorded and personal performances of basic bules, pop ballads, jazz tunes, and even country music.”
  • Fats Domino was also given a Lifetime Achievement Award along with being praised as “one of the most important links between rhythm and blues and rock ‘n’ roll, a most influential performer whose style of piano playing and “down home” singing have led the way for generations of other performers.”
  • Paul Simon’s “Graceland” is named Record Of The Year
  • “Bring On The Night” by Sting is awarded Best Pop Vocal Performance
  • George Michael and Aretha Franklin win Best R&B Performance for “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)”.


Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” premiered worldwide in a Pepsi commercial.


Madonna’s ‘Rescue Me’, entered the US hot 100 at No.15, making her the highest- debuting female artist in rock history. The record had been held by Joy Llayne whose 1957 single ‘Your Wild Heart’, entered the chart at No. 30.

Honored with Pioneer Awards at the Rhythm & Blues Foundation’s fitfh annual awards at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City: Otis Blackwell, Clarence Carter, Don Covay, Bill Doggett, Ben E. King, Johnny Otis, Little Richard, the Coasters, the Shirelles’ Mabel John, Earl Palmer, Irma Thomas, and Jerry Butler
the Rhythm & Blues Foundation in Los Angeles at their sixth annual Pioneer Awards presentation, Fats Domino received the Ray Charles Lifetime Achievement Award. Also receiving awards were Lloyd Price and Cissy Houston, whose daughter, Whitney, made the presentation.
Smokey Joe’s Cafe,” featuring the music of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, opened at New York’s Virginia Theatre for 2,036 performances.
Dusty Springfield died after a long battle against cancer, aged 59. The British singer had her first UK hit single in 1963 with ‘I Only Want To Be With You’, which reached No.4, the 1966 UK No.1 & US No.4 single with ‘You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me’ plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles.
R&B singer/songwriter Hank Ballard died of throat cancer at 75.(Let’s Go Let’s Go Let’s Go, The Twist, Finger Poppin’ Time, Work With Me Annie, The Switch-A-Roo, The Hoochi Coochi Coo)/Rock and Roll Hall of Famer

2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

Liverpool University launched a Masters degree on The Beatles, popular music and society. Liverpool Hope University claimed the course which looked at the studio sound and compositions of The Beatles was the first of its kind in the UK and “probably the world”.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, announced that in 2014 the organization gained a 6% increase in revenue to just over $1 billion, up from the $944.4 million it collected in 2013.
Sun Records episode 2 “Outta the Groove” airs on CMT.
2 Outta the Groove Sam records B.B. King, but his new label struggles. Elvis is inspired by African-American music, but is chastised by his family and girlfriend for crossing racial lines. We meet cousins Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart. 2 March, 2017

Mar 02, 2017 – Mar 05, 2017 – Elvis Presley’s Memphis Grand Opening …

Elvis Presley’s Graceland announced the official opening date for its new, $45 million,

'Elvis Presley's Memphis' Opens March 2017 With Grand Opening Celebration Events

Tennessee Authorities Conclude Investigation of Lisa Marie Presley’s Estranged Husband Without Charges
Tennessee Authorities Conclude Investigation of Lisa Marie Presley’s Estranged Husband Without Charges

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