Give us this day, March 6, our daily Elvis
March 6, 1836
The thirteen-day siege of the Alamo by Santa Anna and his army ended with the Mexican army of three thousand men defeating the 189 Texas volunteers. Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, William Travis and James Bonham were among the Americans killed.
March 6, 1857
The Dred Scott decision by the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that people of African descent brought into the United States and held as slaves (or their descendants, regardless of whether or not they were slaves) were not protected by the Constitution and could never be U.S. citizens. Although the decision has never explicitly been overruled, the Court has stated that at least one part of it was eliminated by the Fourteenth Amendment in 1868, which created citizenship at the national rather than the state level.
March 6, 1921
“The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse,” starring Rudolph Valentino, Alice Terry, Alan Hale, and Pomeroy Cannon, opened in U.S. movie theaters.
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.
Frank Sinatra and the Ken Lane Singers recorded Johnny Mercer’s composition, “Dream.”
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)
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
march 6, 1955
Elvis performed at Arkansas Municipal Auditorium, Texarkana, AR.
Bobby Jean Frost, Elvis Presley, and Dora Lou Pate backstage at Arkansas Municipal Auditorium – Mar. 6, 1955**
Photo courtesy Texarkana Gazette
The Presleys lived at 1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
March 6, 1956
The Presleys lived at at 1414 Getwell Street until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive March 1957
The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive until March 1957, moving into Graceland
March 6, 1958
At RCA Studio B in Nashville, the Everly Brothers recorded “All I Have To Do Is Dream” and “Claudette.”
The Presleys lived at Graceland
The Military Service Disruption
The newly reconstituted Drifters (the Five Crowns had replaced the original group in 1958), featuring lead singer Ben E. King, recorded “There Goes My Baby” at the Atlantic studios in New York.
Military Service in Germany
Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
Elvis at Roanoke Station 1960 – En route to Memphis (March 6 or 7?)
When Memphis reporters joined the party in Grand Junction at 6:15 A.M. and then at Buntyn Station a little more than an hour later, Elvis was still wearing a (non-issue) dress blue Army uniform he’d had made in Germany (The tailor mistakenly gave him the stripes of a staff sergeant, rather than sergeant which was the rank at which he was discharged) with Good Conduct ribbon and Expert’s medal for marksmanship prominently displayed.
‘If I act nervous, it’s because I am’, he told Press-Scimitar reporter Bill Burk.
‘I’ve been gone a long time, a long time’, he muttered almost to himself, as the train pulled in to the station. What had he missed most about Memphis? he was asked ‘Everything. I mean that—everything’.
George Formby died aged 57. The British singing comedian and ukulele player made over 20 films, and his best known song is ‘Leaning On A Lamp Post.’ Formby who was made an OBE in 1946 was a major influence on George Harrison.
At the Capitol Tower studios in Hollywood, Frank Sinatra recorded his final sides for Capitol Records. His last song at the session was “I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues.”
Marking the beginning of the end of Elvis’ movie aspirations, his movies from now on would be done with TV actors more than other movie actors and in half the shooting schedule.
The Temptations went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the Smokey Robinson penned song ‘My Girl’, making the group the first male act to have a No.1 for Motown, The single only reached No.43 in the UK but made No.2 when re-issued in 1992.
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The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
Elvis performed at the Garrett Coliseum, Montgomery, Alabama.
The performance had been a sell-out from the day word leaked out that Presley was going to be in town. There were 16,400 seats and the receipts ran around $104,000 for the local show alone and the Auburn crowd was about the same. When the perspiring Presley concluded his show, he was rushed out of the building through a heavily-guarded back door to keep the enthusiastic fans from mobbing him.
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March 6, 1975
March 6, 1976
The album “Elvis – A Legendary Performer, Vol. 2” hit #46 in the U.S.
march 6, 1977
Shirley Diew, Joe Espositos girlfriend with Elvis, Hawaii 1977
Elvis Presley and Ginger Alden – Hawaii, March 1977 – With Ginger doing her best ‘look at me I’m with Elvis’ look.
Elvis Presley’s last vacation, Lanikai Beach, Hawaii, March He is pictured with Terry and Ginger Alden.
The Wake and Aftermath
Billboard magazine revealed that Dick Clark had donated the podium he stood behind on the original “American Bandstand” to the national museum at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC.
1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
The Country Music Television (CMT) network debuted on U.S. cable TV.
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
Country music singer/songwriter George Jones was severely injured after he ran his sport utility vehicle into a bridge just outside of Nashville. He was released from the hospital 13 days later.
Eric Clapton became the first person inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times: as a member of the Yardbirds, as a member of Cream, and as a solo artist.
Led Zeppelin was named “the most bootlegged band” when 422 illegal albums were counted. The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and the Beatles were next with more than 350 unauthorized titles available.
(Blog note: there are more than 350 Elvis unauthorized titles, LP and CD era)
2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
According to Dr. Bill Bass, a forensic anthropologist hiredby the son of J.P. Richardson who performed as the “Big Bopper,” the elder Richardson suffered massive fractures and likely died immediately in the 1959 plane crash that also killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and their pilot. Jay Richardson had his father’s body exhumed and hired Dr. Bass of the University of Tennessee to look into rumors that a gun may have been fired on the plane and the Big Bopper might have survived the crash and died while trying to get help. Bass’ report said the rumors were groundless. “There was no indication of foul play. He died immediately.”
A UK charity warned that nine out of ten young people had experienced the first signs of hearing damage after listening to loud music. The RNID said more should wear ear plugs to protect their hearing, without spoiling their appreciation of music. Experts said prolonged exposure to noise over 85 decibels would harm hearing over time. Music played in concerts, bars and clubs was often above this level.
Michael Jackson was mobbed by screaming fans as he took his two youngest children to see Oliver! at Drury Lane. The youngest two of Jackson’s three children – seven-year-old Prince Michael II (known as Blanket) and 11-year-old Paris, hid their faces as they were escorted through the crowd. Jackson was in London, England to announce his series of summer concerts at the O2. Jackson died three weeks before the shows were to start.
2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
Ed Sheeran’s new album ÷ (Divide) became one of the fastest-selling releases ever in the UK, shifting 432,000 copies in just three days. The all-time list for first-week sales has Adele’s 25 and Oasis’s Be Here Now at the top with 800,000 each. ÷ smashed the Spotify record for the most-streamed album in a single day – notching up 56.7 million streams on its day of release.
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