Daily Elvis: March 6

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.

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.

, 1938

Vernon Presley awaiting prison  ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)

,1939

Vernon Presley  in prison ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

1943

1944

August 8, 1945 to July 18, 1946
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1945

Frank Sinatra and the Ken Lane Singers recorded Johnny Mercer’s composition, “Dream.”

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

510 1/2 Maple Street, South Tupelo -the Presleys lived with Glady’s cousin Frank Richards and his wife, Leona.

1947

Mulbery Alley

 

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953

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 filed his first federal income tax return. His job classification was checked off as “semi-skilled” and his return showed income of $129.74 from M. B. Parker and $786.59 from Precision Tool, with no deductions or exemptions.

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

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:

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

March 6,1957

Loving You   

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.”

King Creole 

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

1959

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 and his party traveled from Washington to Memphis by train. Throughout the trip Elvis appeared in dress uniform on the observation platform at every station and waved to the crowd.
Elvis at Roanoke Station 1960 - En route to Memphis
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.

Elvis Presley aboard the train that brought him home to Memphis early Monday March 7, 1960.

‘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’.

Sergeant Elvis Presley Back in the USA | March 3, 5, 6 and 7, 1960

1961

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.

1962

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.”

1963

Fun in Acapulco

Elvis 14th movie, Kissin’ Cousins’ opened nationwide on Friday March 6, 1964.

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.

Principal photography for Roustabout began at the Hidden Valley Ranch north of Los Angeles.

1965

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.

1966

Spinout 

Elvis reported to United Artists to meet with the producers and director of Clambake. In the evening Elvis recorded vocal overdubs at the Annex Studios.
March 6, 1968
March 6, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

March 6, 1970
Charles Manson released an album called ‘Lie’ to help raise money for his defence in the Tate-LeBianca murder trial. The album jacket was made to look like a cover of Life magazine with the letter f removed from the word Life. In the mid sixties, Manson had been a wanna-be musician who befriended The Beach Boysdrummer Dennis Wilson, eventually talking the group into recording one of his songs, ‘Cease To Exist’. The title was changed to ‘Never Learn Not To Love’ and was released as the B side of the single ‘Bluebirds Over The Mountain’, which eventually climbed to number 61 in the US in early 1969.
David Bowie released the single ‘The Prettiest Star’ in the UK as a follow-up single to ‘Space Oddity’. The track featured Marc Bolan on guitar, with whom Bowie would spend the next few years as a rival for the crown of the king of glam rock. Despite receiving good reviews, the single reportedly sold fewer than 800 copies, a major disappointment on the back of the success of ‘Space Oddity’.
March 6, 1971
March 6, 1972
March 6, 1973
An attempt to bring Elvis Presley to the UK for shows at London’s Earl’s Court failed. Promoters had hoped that Elvis would be available during the summer but were told that Elvis now had US tour and filming commitments.

Elvis performed at the Garrett Coliseum, Montgomery, Alabama.

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This show was attended by Governor George Wallace – who was pretty much the opposite of Elvis.
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Elvis Presley : March 6, 1974 : Montgomery, Alabama, 8:pm

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.

Elvis Presley : March 6, 1974 : Montgomery, Alabama, 8:pm

Elvis Presley | March 6, 1974 | Montgomery, Alabama, 8|pm

Elvis Presley : March 6, 1974 : Montgomery, Alabama | Elvis Photos

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 6 1974 Garrett Coliseum Montgomery AL (8:30 pm) 11328 1973 American Eagle Second belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes

 

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
Shirley Diew, Joe Espositos girlfriend with Elvis, Hawaii 1977

Elvis Presley and Ginger Alden - Hawaii, March 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.

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The Wake and Aftermath

1982

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

1983

The Country Music Television (CMT) network debuted on U.S. cable TV.

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1999

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.

2000

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.

2001

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

2007

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.”

2008

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.

2009

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

2017

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.

Elvis Presley’s Graceland opens a new $45 million complex
Northeast Mississippi Daily JournalMar 5, 2017
Tom Jones denies dating Elvis Presley’s former wife
Daily News & Analysis9 hours ago
2018

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Reference Sites:

March 6 – Today in Elvis Presley History – Elvis Presley

http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

Elvis History Blog

 

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