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March 5, 1624
In the American colony of Virginia, legislation was passed exempting the upper class from whipping.
Handel’s Organ Concerto in B flat major, Op 4 No 2 was performed for the first time.
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 and Dixie attended the annual Minstrel Show at Humes.
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
Johnny Ace had the top R&B song for the fourth week with “Pledging My Love”.
Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport.
The recently recovered recording of an Elvis cover song that he never did in the studio: The Clover’s Little Mama
|Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
||March 5 1955
The Presleys lived at 1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
In response to an appeal by the University of North Carolina, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld its (Brown vs. Board of Education) May 1954 ban on racial segregation in America’s state schools, colleges and universities.
released his tenth studio album Songs for Swingin’ Lovers! (the first album ever to top the UK Albums Chart). Sinatra aficionados often rank it his best album and many music critics consider it one of the greatest albums of its era. The original cover had Sinatra facing away from the young couple, but in 1957 Capitol altered the cover with a new image of Sinatra facing the couple.
Elvis and Gene Smith flew to Nashville and returned the same evening to Memphis. This was most likely to reaffirm the new exclusive contract with the Colonel. Bob Neal and Hank Snow were now officially out of the picture.
The Presleys lived at at 1414 Getwell Street until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive March 1957
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)
The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive until March 1957, moving into Graceland
March 5, 1958
Andy Williams sang “Are You Sincere?” on ABC-TV’s “American Bandstand.”
The Presleys lived at Graceland
The Military Service Disruption
Bobby Darin recorded “Dream Lover”, which would reach #2 in the US the following summer.
Elvis and Vera – with Red West and Lamar File – went for a boat ride at Lakes Starnberg and once again Elvis returned to the Moulin Rouge that evening, to wind up his 3 day leave.
Military Service in GermanyFeb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
Elvis was release form the army at 9.15 a.m. He received his mustering out check of $109.54 and was honorable discharged. By limousine, he and the Colonel traveled to New Jersey, where they were joined by Lamar and Rex Mansfield. In the evening they all went to Washington, D.C.
Elvis Presley (left), being discharged from the Army with Rex Mansfield (foreground, right), in 1960.
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, singing “Twistin’ Postman”, the Marvelettes became the first Motown act 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.
Frankie Avalon was a guest on The Jack Benny Program on CBS-TV.
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.
Fun in Acapulco Production
Elvis reported to the Paramount makeup department for a haircut by the studio barber; followed by a 1.00 p.m. music meeting for Roustabout
Neil Sedaka was the celebrity guest on the CBS-TV game show “I’ve Got A Secret.” His secret was that he had been invited to perform at a 1966 music competition in Russia as a classical pianist. The invitation was later withdrawn when sponsors of the competition discovered that Sedaka was primarily a rock ‘n’ roll singer, a type of music forbidden in Russia at the time.
The Manish Boys, featuring a young David Bowie, released their first single “I Pity The Fool”.
Elvis was on his way to Los Angeles when he confided to Larry Geller his disappointment that after all of his study and meditation he had had no “experience of God”. Shortly after this conversation Elvis stopped the motor home in the middle of the desert as he saw a cloud formation that resembled the face of Joseph Stalin, turning into the face of Jesus.
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 Rolling Stones were anxious to get to the top as “19th Nervous Breakdown” moved from #46 to #12.
“The Ballad of the Green Berets” was the new #1 song, sending Nancy Sinatra backwards with “These Boots Are Made for Walkin'”. Lou Christie’s former #1 “Lightnin’ Strikes” was third with Herman’s Hermits jumping from 13 to 4 with “Listen People”. The rest of the Top 10: The Mamas and the Papas with their classic “California Dreamin'”, Bob Lind’s “Elusive Butterfly”, Petula Clark was at #7 with “My Love”, Stevie Wonder was down with “Uptight (Everything’s Alright)”, the 4 Seasons edged up with “Working My Way Back to You” and the Supremes’ former #1–“My World Is Empty Without You” was #10.
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass that they owned the top two albums, and very few in the Rock Era have ever done that. Going Places took over at #1 from Whipped Cream & Other Delights, which was in its 43rd week. Both were ahead of Rubber Soul by the Beatles. The durable Soundtrack for “The Sound of Music” was #4 after 51 weeks while September of My Years from Frank Sinatra remained fifth.
Elvis went to California by plane with Charlie Hodge, Ray Sitton, Marty Lacker, Red West, Billy Smith, Larry Geller, as well as a new member of the group, Gee Gee Gambill, who was married to Elvis’ cousin Patsy.
At the Ahmanson Theater in Hollywood, Jerry Lee Lewis opened in “Catch My Soul,” a rock musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Othello.
Sales of “Simon Says” by The 1910 Fruitgum Company
reached the one million mark as the song topped out at #4 on the Billboard Pop chart. The New Jersey ensemble would go on to enjoy four more US Top 40 hits this year, including “1-2-3 Red Light” (#5) and “Indian Giver” (#5)”
Elvis began with script readings and rehearsals for his new film. Live A Little, Love A Little.
The first issue of the rock magazine Creem was published. “America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine” ceased operations in 1989.
Elvis was back in Los Angeles and began with his last feature film Change Of Habit. On this and the following night Elvis recorded the movie soundtrack at the Decca Universal Studio, working each evening from 7.00 p.m. to 2.00 a.m.
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
March 5, 1970
Following ratification by 43 nations, a nuclear non-proliferation treaty went into effect.
March 5, 1971
started a 12-date ‘Thank You’ tour for British fans, appearing at the clubs from their early days and charging the same admission prices as in 1968. The first show was at The Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland where they played songs from their upcoming fourth album, including the first public performances of ‘Black Dog’, ‘Stairway To Heaven’,
‘Going To California’ and ‘Rock And Roll’.
In Toledo, Ohio, Badfinger began their first tour as headliners.
March 5, 1972
Elvis bought $2,600 worth of jewelry in Vegas.
March 5, 1974
Smokey Robinson was a guest star on Police Story on NBC-TV.
Elvis performed at the Memorial Coliseum, Auburn University, Monroe, Alabama.
|Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 11 – March 1st – March 20th 1974
||March 5 1974
||University Memorial Coliseum
||Light Blue Suit
March 5, 1975
Olivia Newton-John’s single “Have You Never Been Mellow” was certified Gold.
March 5, 1976
march 5, 1977
The Supremes “Let Yourself Go” became their last of forty-three R&B chart singles (#83).
“The Love Theme from A Star Is Born”, from the film starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson, was the top tune in the US. It reached number 3 in the UK. Elvis turned down the movie.
Barbra Streisand started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Love Theme From A Star Is Born’, her second US No.1. It made No.3 in the UK – the movie and soundtrack Elvis could have done, but turned down. . The Eagles
were at No.2 with ‘New Kid In Town’ and The Steve Miller Band was at No.3 with ‘Fly Like An Eagle’.
Glen Campbell enjoyed a fourth week at #1 on the Adult chart with “Southern Nights”.
Barbra Streisand registered her third career #1 with “Evergreen” as the Eagles surrendered with “New Kid In Town”. Steve Miller was up to #3 with “Fly Like An Eagle”, Kenny Nolan’s “I Like Dreamin'” was next and Manfred Mann’s Earth Band was down to #5 with their former #1. The rest of the Top 10: “Night Moves” from Bob Seger, ABBA had their second Top 10 with “Dancing Queen”, Al Stewart jumped into the Top 10 with “Year Of The Cat”, newcomer Mary MacGregor fell with “Torn Between Two Lovers” and Barry Manilow remained at #10 with “Weekend In New England”.
Elvis Presley’s single “Moody Blue” hit #31 in the U.S.
On his last vacation, Elvis plays football
The rock ‘n’ roll film American Hot Wax debuted in theaters nationwide. Included in the film based on famous deejay Alan Freed was Chuck Berry playing himself, the ultimate parody.
The NASA space probe Voyager 1 flew past Jupiter and sent back photographs of the planet and its moons.
MCA Records dissolved its recent acquisition, ABC Records.
John Belushi died of a drug overdose at the age of 33. He and Dan Aykroyd had a hit record as The Blues Brothers in 1978 with a remake of the Sam And Dave
classic, “Soul Man”, while their album “Briefcase Full of Blues” reached #1 on the Billboard 200, going double Platinum.
1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
Michael Jackson started a seven week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Billie Jean’, his fourth solo US No.1, also No.1 in the UK. And on this day Jacksons album Thriller
went to No.1 for the first time on the UK album chart, it went on to become the biggest selling album of all time with sales over 65 million.
Michael Jackson moved to #1 with “Billie Jean”, just ahead of the great song “Shame On The Moon” by Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band. The Stray Cats held steady with “Stray Cat Strut”. The only new Top 10 was the Pretenders song “Back On The Chain Gang”.
March 5, 1996
Elvis 56 released
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George Michael once again had the #1 song with “Father Figure”. Rick Astley was up to #2 with “Never Gonna’ Give You Up”. Patrick Swayze and Wendy Fraser were motionless with “She’s Like The Wind” with former Go-Go Belinda Carlisle moving from 8 to 4 with “I Get Weak”. The rest of the Top 10: The Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield with “What Have I Done to Deserve This?”, Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine were up to #6 in their 16th week with “Can’t Stay Away From You”, David Lee Roth had a solo hit with “Just Like Paradise”, Richard Marx had his third consecutive Top 10 to begin his career with “Endless Summer Nights”, Michael Jackson shot up from 17 to 9 with his 27th career solo hit, and his 13th in the last four years (“Man In The Mirror”) and Cher moved to #10 with “I Found Someone”.
Faith by George Michael remained as the album to beat for the sixth week. The Soundtrack to “Dirty Dancing” was next with Kick from INXS third.
Celine Dion remained at #1 for the fourth week with “The Power Of Love”. Ace of Base was patiently waiting with “The Sign” while Salt ‘N’ Pepa and En Vogue combined for #3–“Whatta’ Man”.
Music Box by Mariah Carey returned to #1 on the Album chart for the third time and a seventh total week at #1. That meant a short stay for Toni Braxton’s self-titled debut. Other albums of note: The Counting Crows were at #7 with August and Everything After, Celine Dion was up to #8 with The Colour of My Love, Ace of Base cracked the Top 10 with The Sign and Greatest Hits from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers was #10.
went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with her version of the Don McLean 1972 hit ‘American Pie’. It was her 50th UK hit and the singers ninth UK No.1 and taken from the soundtrack to the 2000 film The Next Best Thing.
Hammer (the album Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em) locked himself in a makeshift jail in San Jose, California to protest Proposition 21, California’s “Juvenile Crime Initiative”, that would give police the power to define groups of four or more people as a “gang”.
Brandy released the album Full Moon.
The first episode of Osbourne’s TV Show
was aired on MTV
in the US. Focusing on the madman and his family (his wife Sharon, and two of their three children). Oblivious to the camera, they bicker, squabble, curse and hang out backstage at Ozzy shows.
2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
Paul McCartney’s wealth was estimated at $1.3 billion, more than Elton John, Mick Jagger and Madonna combined.
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.”
Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys was arrested in Huntington Beach, California for driving under the influence.
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.
Records by the Rolling Stones and Paul Simon were chosen for preservation by the US Library of Congress. The Stones ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’
and Paul Simon’s Graceland
album entered the National Recordings Registry, which preserves historic works for future generations. Other recordings chosen this year included Carl Perkins’ ‘Blue Suede Shoes’, ‘Be My Baby’ by The Ronettes, ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’ by Sam Cooke
and the eponymous album The Velvet Underground and Nico.
March 5, 2009
Singer Taylor Swift made her television acting debut as she guest-starred in an episode of CBS-TV’s “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.”
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.
Movie director Richard Lester, who directed The Beatles’ film Help!, announced that he was putting the piano John Lennon and Paul McCartney played while filming the movie was going up for auction. The instrument was expected to sell for 50,000 Pounds (over US $83,600).
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!”
Rihanna and Drake jumped to #1 with “Work”, the first Dance song to hit #1 since Sean Paul’s “Temperature” in 2006. “Love Yourself” by Justin Bieber was second, followed by “Stressed Out” by Twentyone Pilots and “Sorry” by Bieber.
March 5, 2017
The Commercial Appeal: Graceland officials Thursday formally opened a new entertainment complex dedicated to the King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley.
The Gibson guitar company laid off about fifteen employees from it’s Custom Shop as it continued to battle bankruptcy. Founded by Orville Gibson in 1902 as The Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Company, the firm reportedly had an outstanding debt of $519 million as of December 31, 2017.
Thousands ‘all shook up’ at Auckland’s Elvis in the Gardens
Elvis Presley’s Memphis Turns One
Marlyn Mason is more than an ‘Elvis Girl’
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.”
Blasting News United States–13 hours ago
Elvis Presley’s ex, Priscilla Presley has been a busy woman over the past several months. Priscilla has been working every angle and idea …
Express.co.uk–19 hours ago
ELVIS PRESLEY has been kept alive by his musical legacy – but did he have children to help with this? By Jenny Desborough. 08:57, Thu, Mar …
Blasting News United States–Mar. 3, 2020
Elvis Presley had a number of cosmetic surgeries to correct his imperfections from facelifts to a nose job. by A.King (article) and Lawrence …
SNJTODAY–Mar. 4, 2020
Featuring hits by Elvis Presley, “All Shook Up” is a jukebox musical with a story written by Joe DiPietro. It follows the intertwining romances …
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