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March 5, 1624
In the American colony of Virginia, legislation was passed exempting the upper class from whipping.
March 5, 1750
In New York City, the play “King Richard III” was performed at the Theatre on Nassau Street, a two-story structure that held about 280 people. It was the first Shakespearean play to be
306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.
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.
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)
Ike Turner And His Kings of Rhythm record “Rocket 88” with producer Sam Phillips at his Memphis Recording Service. When the up-tempo combination of Swing and Jazz is released, it is credited to Jackie Brenston And His Delta Cats and is considered by music historians to be the first true Rock ‘n’ Roll record. But rock n roll was strings and a beat, not horns.
January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street
The Sun Records Rockabilly Era
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
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The Presleys lived at 1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
March 5, 1957
The cross-country concert tour “Biggest Show of Stars for ’57” made a stop at Memorial Auditorium in Portland, Oregon for a show featuring Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Bill Doggett, Clyde McPhatter, the Five Keys, Ann Cole, the Moonglows, the Five Satins, and Charlie Brown.
Disc jockey Alan Freed tried to fool the panel on the CBS-TV game show “To Tell The Truth.”
on TV, Sgt Bilko satirizes Elvis Presley (Elvis Pelvin)
March 5, 1958
Andy Williams sang “Are You Sincere?” on ABC-TV’s “American Bandstand.”
The Presleys lived at Graceland
The Military Service Disruption
Military Service in GermanyFeb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
Sergeant Elvis Presley was officially discharged from active duty in the U.S. Army at Fort Dix, New Jersey and received his final paycheck of $109.54.
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
March 5, 1961
March 5, 1962
The Twist was still the world’s biggest dance craze, and the Marvelettes made their contribution by singing “Twistin’ Postman” on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand.
March 5, 1963
The Beatles recorded what would be their third single ‘From Me to You’ just five days after John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote the song. Originally planned as the B-side of the record, it was switched to the A-side during the recording session, with ‘Thank You Girl’ demoted to the B-side.
Country singers Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins were killed in a plane crash near Camden, Tennessee. They were travelling to Nashville after appearing at a benefit concert for the widow of Kansas City disc jockey ‘Cactus’ Jack Call, who had died in a car crash. Cline was 30, Copas was 49, and Hawkins was 41.
Patsy Cline is most often remembered for her hits, “Crazy”, “Walkin’ After Midnight”, “I Fall To Pieces” and “She’s Got You”, Cline’s Greatest Hits L.P. has sold over eight million copies, making it the largest selling female Country album of all time, until Canada’s Shania Twain came along and then Taylor Swift.
On 7 March, country singer Jack Anglin was killed in a car crash on his way to Cline’s funeral. Cline was the first country singer to cross over as a pop artist.
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March 5, 1966
One Hit Wonder Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler’s “The Ballad of the Green Berets” topped the Hot 100, selling more than two million copies in the first two weeks after its release. It made #24 in the UK. His follow up single, “The A-Team”, would peak at #28 the following May.
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
images (c) George Hill
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The Wake and Aftermath
1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
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2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
A commemorative plaque for the The Jimi Hendrix Experience was unveiled in Loisin-sous-Lens. Hendrix had appeared at The Twenty Club when it opened in 1967. It was his first European tour where he was totally unknown. Club owner Rikki Stein stated: “The place was packed and at the end of ’Wild Thing’, his first number, there was total silence. The entire audience just stood there, open-mouthed. They’d never seen or heard anything like it in their life.”
Corinne Bailey Rae went to No.1 on the UK album chart with her debut album ‘Corinne Bailey Rae.’ Rae became only the fourth female British act in history to have her first album debut at No.1 on the UK chart.
2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
Britain’s Serious Organized Crime Agency arrested two men and charged them with hacking into Sony Music’s computers and stealing Michael Jackson’s back catalogue. The pair of men in their mid-20s were said to have illegally downloaded more than 50,000 digital files.
Sony admitted that a number of Michael Jackson tracks had been stolen after its website was hacked. The singer, who died in June 2009 at the age of 50, had recorded unreleased duets with artists ranging from the late Freddie Mercury and Black Eyed Peas singer will.i.am.
72-year-old Soul legend Aretha Franklin appeared on US TV’s American Idol and told the group of 16 finalists that they should “Keep physically fit… and stay away from the wrong kind of people… anything that would be career ending.” She went on to say “Meet the challenge and kick butt!”
Elvis jumpsuits: The King’s tailor :Deutsche Welle
She added, jokingly, “And I want to be the sole surviving Elvis leading lady — there are about 18 of them left who I have to kill off! But seriously, I’ll be 78 this year, I’ve had a good life, and have nothing to cry about.”
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