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March 7, 1927
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a Texas law banning negroes from voting was unconstitutional.
March 7, 1939
Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians recorded “Auld Lang Syne.” Although it became the band’s signature tune and playing it at Midnight was a tradition for decades on their annual New Year’s Eve radio (and later, television) broadcasts, the band’s recording of it never charted.
306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.
March 7,, 1938
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)
January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street
The Sun Records Rockabilly Era
March 7, 1954
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
Elvis performed at the City Auditorium, Paris, Tennessee. Elvis, Scotty and Bill were now the headliners on a show made up for the most past of lesser-known artists, like Betty Amos, Onie Wheeler, and Jimmy Work.
William Morris agent Harry Kalcheim telegrams Colonel Parker to inquire if Elvis can audition for Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts, the same show that Bill Randle has recommended so enthusiastically just a short time before. Parker replies blusteringly that he is willing to pay for the trip to New York only if Neal and Elvis agree to give the Colonel the right to represent Elvis on ‘any bookings that may arise [from] the appearance’.
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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 7, 1956
Carl Perkins’ “Blue Suede Shoes” became the first recording to cross over from the country music hit parade to the R&B chart.
William Morris agent Harry Kalcheim forwarded the script of The Rainmaker, for Elvis’ screen test.
The Presleys lived at at 1414 Getwell Street until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive March 1957
The live cross-country concert tour “Biggest Show of Stars for ’57” made a stop at the Orpheum in Seattle for a show featuring Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Bill Doggett, Clyde McPhatter, theFive Keys, Ann Cole, the Moonglows, the Five Satins, and Charlie Brown.
At Ace Recording Studios in Boston, the Tune Weavers, featuring lead vocalist Margo Sylvia, recorded “Happy, Happy Birthday Baby.”
The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive until March 1957, moving into Graceland
The Presleys lived at Graceland
The Military Service Disruption
Military Service in Germany
Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
March 7, 1961
March 7, 1962
The Beatles appeared on the BBC radio show “Teenager’s Turn – Here We Go.” Recorded at the Playhouse Theatre in Manchester, it was their first time on the BBC, their first full live performance caught on tape, and first appearance in what became their trademark Beno Dorn-designed collarless suits. They performed three cover versions: “Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream),” “Memphis” and “Please Mister Postman.”
Clyde McPhatter was the guest performer on ABC-TV’s “American Bandstand.”
March 7, 1963
Country singer Jack Anglin was killed in a car crash on his way to Patsy Cline’s funeral. Cline was the first country singer to cross over as a pop artist.
Fun in Acapulco Production.
New York Times review of Kid Galahad published.
By BOSLEY CROWTHER Special to The New York Times. Published: March 7, 1963. The last thing you might think Elvis Presley is qualified to do is act a …
March 7, 1964
Capitol Records was swamped with requests for heavyweight boxing champion Cassius Clay’s album “I Am the Greatest“ after Clay defeated Sonny Liston on February 25th.
March 7, 1965
In Selma, Alabama, about 600 non-violent civil rights marchers were brutally attacked by state and local police using billy clubs, cattle prods and tear gas. The day came to be known as “Bloody Sunday.”
The Commercial-Appeal Mid-South Magazine published an Elvis Presley feature.
Elvis Presley fiddles with an electric bass inside Graceland in this photograph from the first issue of Mid-South, the now-defunct Sunday magazine of The Commercial Appeal. Elvis had misgivings about allowing pictures to be made inside his home.
“It’s not that I don’t want pictures,” he said. ‘You know what I mean. Some people might think I am looking for publicity or trying to exploit my home. I certainly don’t want anyone to think that’. (All photos by Charles Nicholas /The Commercial Appeal)
“When I complete a movie or a record session, I head for Graceland as fast as I can. I withdraw not from my fans, but from myself. After work, I just give out. I like to come back here to think and relax. I guess in that respect I have withdrawn, but here it’s quiet and I can reevaluate myself and see where I’m going.”
March 7, 1966
With Phil Spector as producer, Tina Turner recorded the vocal track for Ike & Tina Turner’s “River Deep-Mountain High.” Spector had drawn up an unusual contract for the Turners because of Ike’s control issues (and Spector’s): the “River Deep-Mountain High” album and single were credited to “Ike & Tina Turner,” but Ike was paid $20,000 to stay away from the studio, and only Tina Turner’s vocals were used.
Brian Wilson released his first solo single, “Caroline, No,” from the “Pet Sounds” sessions. The track was later released as part of the Beach Boys album, “Pet Sounds.”
March 7, 1967
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
March 7, 1970
March 7, 1971
Country music singer Mickey Gilley opened Gilley’s, his Pasadena, Texas nightclub. It was the central location in the 1980 movie “Urban Cowboy.” Gilley is a cousin of Jerry Lee Lewis and had a hit after Urban Cowboy with “You Don’t Know Me” a cover of an Elvis Clambake soundtrack song.
March 7, 1972
March 7, 1973
Mac Davis’ “Baby, Don’t Get Hooked on Me” album was certified Gold.
|Info||March 7 1974||Monroe Civic Center||Monroe LA||(8:30 pm)||8177||Orange Sunburst||Original belt||Light Blue Suit|
March 7, 1975
March 7, 1976
In London, Elton John became the first rock star since the Beatles to be immortalized with a lookalike figure at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum.
March 7, 1977
Elvis rented a Beach House in Kailua, Hawaii on the other side of the island of Oahu.
Elvis lived in the house with his girl friend & cousin Billy Smith, his personal security guard; Dick Grob, and four others.
The remaining group travelled daily the route from the hotel, across the mountains through Pali Pass, to the Beach House.
The Wake and Aftermath
1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
The Nashville Network (TNN) made its debut in 7 million U.S. cable TV households with the first installment of “Nashville Now,” a nightly program hosted by Ralph Emery. In 2000, after an attempt to attract younger viewers failed, TNN’s country music format was changed and the network was renamed The National Network. In 2003, it became Spike.
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
Rolling Stone magazine readers voted George Michael best male singer and sexiest male artist.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that parodies poking fun at an original work can be considered “fair use” and do not require permission from the copyright holder. 2 Live Crew’s “Pretty Woman,” a parody of Roy Orbison’s 1964 hit, was the example brought before the Court for its decision.
Darlene Love, one of two lead singers on records credited to the Crystals, was awarded $250,000 in back royalties for the group’s 1960s hit recordings. The award followed four years of litigation against record producer Phil Spector.
Songwriter /fiddler/accordionist/Country Music Hall of Famer Pee Wee King died after a heart attack at age 85. (Slow Poke, The Tennessee Waltz, You Belong To Me) He was the first to introduce drums, horns, the accordion, and electric instruments, including the pedal steel guitar, to country music.
The Recording Industry of America and the National Endowment for the Arts announced that Judy Garland’s “Over The Rainbow” had been selected as their “song of the century.” Rounding out their Top Ten were (#2) “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby, followed by “This Land Is Your Land” by Woody Guthrie, “Respect” by Aretha Franklin, “American Pie” by Don McLean, “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” by the Andrews Sisters, “West Side Story” (album) by the original cast, “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” by Billy Murray, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” by The Righteous Brothers, and (#10) “The Entertainer” by Scott Joplin.
Broadway musicians went on strike during a contract dispute, closing all but one musical, “Cabaret.” Four days later, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg facilitated a settlement.
2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
In Seattle, Bob Dylan and Merle Haggard began their 39-show joint tour with a concert at the Paramount Theatre.
2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
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