Daily Elvis: March 3

Give us this day, March 3, our daily Elvis


The “Star Spangled Banner” was adopted as the American national anthem. The song was originally known as “Defense of Fort McHenry.”


Tupelo, Mississippi



Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

March 3, 1954


March 3, 1955

This is the mostly likely date for the TV Pilot that was filmed, in color, for the Louisiana Hayride.

The show was broadcast on KWKH-TV from Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Louisiana Hayride (TV Movie 1955) – IMDb

Elvis performed in Texarkana, AR at the Arkansas Municipal Auditorium

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info March 3 1955 Arkansas Municipal Auditorium Texarkana AR
Singer/actress Gale Storm’s cover of  “Why Do Fools Fall In Love?,” reaching the Top 10 (#9).  It was the first time that the original black artist’s version charted higher than the white cover artist on the pop charts – The Original  reached #6 for Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers’.
The Platters enjoyed a 10th week at #1 on the R&B chart with “The Great Pretender”
“Heartbreak Hotel” made the national charts #68. It moved up the chart quickly, and by the end of the month it was inside the top 10 at #9 and on its way to #1.
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Elvis wrote a check for $500 toward the purchase of a house for himself and his parents at 1034 Audubon Drive, a well-to-do neighborhood east of downtown Memphis.
Later he flew to Shreveport with his cousin Gene Smith, where he performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport – and performed: Baby Lets Play House, Heartbreak Hotel, and Tutti Frutti
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info March 3 1956 Municipal Auditorium Shreveport LA (8:00 PM) Louisiana Hayride

March 3, 1957

Loving You  

Dee Iewin & the Pastels charted with their classic ballad, Been So Long” (#24 pop, #4 R&B). The group formed at an Air Force base in Narsarssuak, Greenland. Irwin went on to have the hit “Swingin’ On A Star” (#38 pop) in 1963, with uncredited Little Eva.
King Creole filming in New Orleans’ French Quarter. The film company stayed in New Orleans until March 11.

Accompanied by friends Red West and Lamar Fike; Elvis used a three-day pass to visit Munich and call unannounced on Vera Tschechowa, an 18-year-old actress whom he’d met a few months earlier. Together, they visited the Moulin Rouge nightclub.

Elvis and Vera Tschechowa at the Eve Bar in Munich (March 1959).

These are pictures Elvis Presley fans world-wide would give their eye teeth for photos of The King in Britain. They record the only time the rock legend met and mingled with fans on British soil.

The date was March 3rd, 1960. The place was Prestwick Airport in Scotland.

Elvis Presley In ScotlandMeeting fans in the N.C.O.'s mess

Elvis telephones Priscilla in Frankfurt, Germany

Romances: Priscilla


Elvis meets the local press at a low-key press conference

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Elvis arrived in New Jersey at 7.42 a.m. in the middle of a snow storm.
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The army held another big press conference with a welcoming party that included the Colonel, Nancy Sinatra and lots of RCA representatives.
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Elvis spent the next 2 days at Fort Dix going through the routine discharge procedure.
 to the girl he left at Home: the last Gladys approved girlfriend

Romance: Anita Wood

March 3, 1961
Chubby Checker squeezed still more mileage out of the “Twist’ craze when he charted with “Slow Twistin’,” an eventual #3 hit pop and R&B. The duet vocalist on the record was Dee Dee Sharp.
Elvis bought some clothes at Lansky’s.
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March 3, 1963

The Beatles finished a tour at the Gaumont Cinema in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England.  They had begun opening for Helen Shapiro, but ended the tour as the headline act.

Fun in Acapulco

This was the second day of recording at Radio Recorders for Roustabout and he worked from 12.30 p.m. till midnight, recording 7 more songs.

March 3, 1965

March 3, 1966


There were some complaints about Elvis’ continuing delays and Elvis was informed that he was expected without fail at United Artists on Monday, March 6.
Meanwhile at the Circle G, Elvis kept on spending money, buying a Ford pickup, A Ranger and 11 Rancheros as well as another mobile home.
March 3, 1968
March 3, 1969
Elvis and Priscilla flew to Palm Springs to stay for 2 weeks at their rented Camino del Norte home, while looking for a house to buy.
Accompanied by the Carpenters as well as Ricky Stanley and Charlie Hodge, Elvis flew home to Memphis.
March 3, 1972
March 3, 1973
15th Grammy Awards:
  • Roberta Flack dominated, winning Song of the Year and record of the Year for “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” as well as best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo for “Where Is The Love?” with Donny Hathaway
Elvis performed at the Astrodome, Houston, Texas at 2.00 and 7.00 p.m; setting an another attendance record for a “one day appearance” of 88,000 (estimated).
Date: 03 Mar 1974
Time: 2.00pm
Venue: Houston, TX.
Tickets: 43,974
Costume: White Studden Nail Circle suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Tryin’ To Get To You
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me Lord
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
How Great Thou Art
Let Me Be There
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Livestock Live

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Elvis Presley : Houston Astrodome : March 3, 1974
Date: 03 Mar 1974
Time: 8.00pm
Venue: Houston, TX.
Tickets: 44,175
Costume: Sunlight suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me Tender
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On/
Mama Don’t Dance/
Shake Rattle & Roll
Jailhouse Rock/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
I’m Leaving
Bridge Over Troubled Water
What Now My Love
Hound Dog
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
All Shook Up
Don’t Be Cruel
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love

Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0
Towards the end of Elvis’ performance of “Fever”, the Colonel appeared on stage, riding a small donkey led by Vernon Presley. As Elvis went into “Let Me Be There”, Vernon mounted the donkey and the Colonel slapped it and led it off stage.
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 3 1974 Houston Astrodome Houston TX (2:00 pm) 43974 Nail Mirrored Original belt White Suit Yes Yes Yes
Info March 3 1974 Houston Astrodome Houston TX (8:00 pm) 44175 Gold Vine Original belt Yellow Suit Yes
Elvis flew to California for the recording session which was originally planned for the fall and in preparation for his Vegas opening.
March 3, 1976
After his February ’77 tour Elvis returned to Memphis.
Elvis had planned a vacation in Hawaii in order to show the islands to Ginger Alden.
Before leaving, he takes care of several business matters, including a loan to Dr. Nick for an additional $55.000 at 7 percent interest with a repayment schedule of twenty-five years.
Also, at his father’s urging, in the early hours of the morning of March 3, Elvis finally signed his will, which designates Vernon as executor and trustee, entrusting to him total responsibility for the ‘health education, comfortable maintenance and welfare’ of himself, Grandma, and Lisa Marie, the sole heir. Ginger Alden is witness to the will.
The documentary movie “This is Elvis” premiered in Memphis, TN.


Michael Jackson’s single “Thriller” reached #4 pop and was the final of seven singles from the unprecedented best-selling album of the same name.

Nena started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ’99 Red Balloons.’ Originally sung in German, ’99 Luftballons’ was re-recorded in English as ’99 Red Balloons’. The song was a No.2 hit in the US and the only UK hit for Nena making her a One Hit Wonder.


New York’s Madison Square Garden: The Four Tops performed with Jay & the Americans, Sha Na Na, and Tommy James & the Shondells performed the twenty-fourth annual Rock & Roll Revival Spectacular


During a world tour Paul McCartney played the first of 6 sold-out nights at the Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan. The final night was broadcast live to venues in 10 other Japanese cities; Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Kumamoto, Matsuyama, Nagoya, Niigata, Osaka, Sapporp, Sendai and Takamatsu.


Elton John announced he was planning to marry his long-term partner David Furnish if new UK laws allowed it. A Civil Partnership bill was being passed through Parliament which would give gay couple’s greater rights.


Beatles engineer Norman Smith died at the age of 85. Smith who worked on every studio recording the band made between 1962 and 1965 was nicknamed “Normal Norman” by John Lennon. As a producer in 1966, he signed Pink Floyd and produced their early albums including Saucerful of Secrets and as Hurricane Smith had the 1971 UK No.2 hit ‘Don’t Let It Die’.


To celebrate the release of U2’s twelfth studio album and their appearance every night for a week on The Late Show with David Letterman, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg temporarily renamed part of 53rd street in Midtown Manhattan U2 Way.


reference sites:





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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database






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