Daily Elvis: March 7

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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.

Tupelo, Mississippi



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)

March 7,,1939

Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians recorded “Auld Lang Syne.”

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.


Mulbery Alley

Memphis, Tennessee


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

Carl Perkins becomes the first Country artist to have a hit on the Billboard R&B chart when his “Blue Suede Shoes” makes the list.

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’.


Engagement – Tour Ref: 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 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.

Kay Starr (“Rock And Roll Waltz”) suffered a serious car accident after running a stop sign in Corona, California.  She was hospitalized with neck, arm and leg injuries.

William Morris agent Harry Kalcheim forwarded the script of The Rainmaker, for Elvis’ screen test.

Presley Pictures: What if he’d been in The Rainmaker?

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.”

Loving You  

The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive until March 1957, moving into Graceland


King Creole 

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

Percy Faith remained perched at the top for a third week with the great instrumental “Theme From ‘A Summer Place'”.
Elvis stayed up all night on the way home to Memphis; this internationally published image allowed Col Tom Parker’s family in Holland to recognize him- his status as an illegal immigrant was never known to Elvis and was not known until the 1980s, when the Elvis Presley estate sued Parker and he tried to use that status as being not subject to American law. He lost, and his wrong beliefs about law cost Elvis a world touring career.
The train arrived in Memphis at 7.45 a.m. in the middle of another snow storm.
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Elvis, unknown photographer, Memphis Police Captain Fred Woodward (See also: Daily Elvis: November 1)
After greeting fans, lead by Tankers fan club president Gary Pepper,  Elvis rides out to Graceland, in his friend Police Captain Fred Woodward’s squad car.
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In the afternoon there was a press conference in Vernon’s office in a small building just behind Graceland.

Elvis Presley at Graceland : March 7, 1960.

Elvis told everybody how glad he was to be home again and Anita Wood joined him later in the evening.
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Romance: Anita Wood

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.

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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.

The Beatles, who had launched their American careers on The Ed Sullivan Show just weeks before, now had the #1 song in the land for the sixth straight week with “I Want To Hold Your Hand”.  And that was how it all began.  Reinforcements came in the form of “She Loves You” at #2 and “Please Please Me” at #4

Meet the Beatles, the second U.S. album from the group, was #1 for a fourth week with their first one, Introducing…the Beatles, in the #2 position.  Here was what the Rock Era sounded like prior to the Beatles:  Al Hirt with Honey in the Horn at #3, Peter, Paul & Mary with In the WindThe Singing Nun with her self-titled debut, Nancy Wilson with Yesterday’s Love Songs/Today’s Blues moving from 13-6, the Soundtrack to “Charade” from Henry Mancini & His Orchestra, the Soundtrack to “Hello, Dolly!” moving from 25-8, The Wonderful World of Andy Williams and There!  I’ve Said It Again from Bobby Vinton.


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.

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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.

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“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)

Elvis Presley Graceland - March 1965

“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.”

Elvis Presley Graceland | March 7, 1965 – Elvis Presley Music

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 Beatles recorded overdubs for “Lovely Rita” including harmony vocals and effects.

Sandra Dee received a divorce from Bobby Darin.

March 07, 1968

Live a Little, Love a Little Pre-production: In the morning the script rehearsals continued.
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Later Elvis went to Western Recorders, at 6000 Sun set Boulevard, where Billy Strange, is firmly in charge. Elvis worked on the soundtrack, from 7.00 p.m. to 3.00 a.m. with songwriter Mac Davis, in attendance for Elvis’ rendition of his “A Little Less Conversation”.
March 7, 1969
Tommy’s Roe‘s single, “Dizzy” earns a Gold record for sales of over one million.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

March 7, 1970

Actor Lee Marvin, whose vocal skills were questionable at best, topped the UK singles chart with a song called “Wand’rin’ Star”, which was featured in the film Paint Your Wagon.

Sly & the Family Stone spent a fifth week atop the R&B chart with “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin).

Simon & Garfunkel’s new single “Bridge Over Troubled Water” had been out for five weeks and two of those were at 1.  The world’s favorite #2 band–CCR was in their familiar position with their double-sided “Travelin’ Band”/”Who’ll Stop The Rain”, Sly & the Family Stone’s former #1 “Thank You” was now third but Brook Benton headed up strong (9-4) with “Rainy Night In Georgia”.  The rest of the Top 10:  “Hey There Lonely Girl” from Eddie Holman, the Tee Set’s one and only hit–“Ma Belle Amie”, the Jaggerz headed into the Top 10 with “The Rapper” (the good kind–long before a group of misfits ruined the word…), Chairmen of the Board moved from 16 to 8 with “Give Me Just A Little More Time”, B.J. Thomas was still in the Top 10 after 19 weeks with his #1 classic “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” and the Hollies were making their own story as “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” jumped from 17 to 10.

Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel moved to #1 after just four weeks, toppling Led Zeppelin II.  Former #1 Abbey Road by the Beatles was still a strong third after 21 weeks.  Willy and the Poorboys, the great new one from Creedence Clearwater Revival was fourth with Chicago II edging up to #5.  The rest of the Top 10:  The debut from the Jackson 5 (Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5), Hello, I’m Johnny Cash, which moved from 13-7, Was Captured Live at the Forum by Three Dog Night, the self-titled Engelbert Humperdinck and Santana at #10 with their self-titled release.

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.

A song from the movie Deliverance called “Dueling Banjos” by Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandel becomes one of the few 1970s instrumentals to be awarded a Gold record. The record had topped the Cash Box Magazine Best Sellers list and reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

While new signee Bruce Springsteen was giving a performance to celebrate his contract with Columbia Records, A&R man John Hammond suffered a heart attack.

Ramada Hotel : Monroe Louisiana
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Elvis performed at the Civic Center, Monroe, Louisiana.
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 11 – March 1st – March 20th 1974
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Info March 7 1974 Monroe Civic Center Monroe LA (8:30 pm) 8177 Orange Sunburst Original belt Light Blue Suit

March 7, 1975

David Bowie’s ninth studio album,Young Americans, saw it’s UK release. The album featured the hit song “Fame,” that would become Bowie’s first number one single in America.

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.

Super pop star Elton John (right) with his wax portrait in Madame Tussaud’s studio. The figure joined a new version of Heroes – a space where figures appear out of the dark in a sequence of light, sound and projection.

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 last vacation of Elvis Presley March 1977 | ELVIS EXPERT

The Wake and Aftermath


REO Speedwagon was #1 on the Album chart with Hi Infidelity for the third straight week.  Double Fantasy remained second from the late John Lennon, “The Jazz Singer” Soundtrack by Neil Diamond came in third, just ahead of Styx with Paradise Theater.  The rest of the Top 10: Zenyatta Mondatta from the Polica, Crimes of Passion from Pat Benatar, Blondie’s AutoamericanKenny Rogers’ Greatest Hits at #8, AC/DC was still in the Top 10 after 29 weeks with Back In Black and Kool and the Gang entered the list with Celebrate!

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


Stevie Wonder and Neil Sedaka are inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame during a ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York.

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


Following the UK Band Aid project, the U.S.A. for Africa released the charity single “We Are The World”.


Bon Jovi controlled the chart for a fourth week with “Livin’ On A Prayer”.  Huey Lewis & the News had a solid #2 with “Jacob’s Ladder” while the Jets were up to 3 with “You Got It All”.  Bruce Hornsby & the Range moved from 12-9 with “Mandolin Rain” and Janet Jackson had her fifth career Top 10 with “Let’s Wait Awhile”.

Now that Beatles’ albums are finally not too good to be released on CD, the Fab Four returned to the UK charts with “A Hard Day’s Night” at #30, “Please Please Me” is #32, “With The Beatles” sits at #40 and “Beatles For Sale” is #45.

The Beastie Boys became the first rap act to have a number one album when their debut effort, Licensed to Ill, topped the charts.


Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine released the single “Anything For You”.

Gordon Huntley, pedal steel guitarist who was a member of Matthews Southern Comfort and also played for Elton John, Rod Stewart, Cliff Richard and others, died of cancer.


Rolling Stone magazine readers voted George Michael best male singer and sexiest male artist.


Michael Jackson moved to #1 on the R&B chart with “Remember The Time”.  

“Missing You Now” by Michael Bolton and Kenny G. moved to #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

Three new songs moved into the Top 10 –“Save The Best For Last” from Vanessa Williams at #5, Eric Clapton’s “Tears In Heaven” at #6 and Amy Grant edged in at #10 with “Good For Me”.


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.


Madonna had her eighth #1 song in the U.K. with “Frozen”.


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


Britney Spears rose to #1 in the U.K. with “Toxic”.


In Seattle, Bob Dylan and Merle Haggard began their 39-show joint tour with a concert at the Paramount Theatre.


A US federal judge ordered Rod Stewart to pay Harrah’s casino in Las Vegas more than $3 million for a canceled show in December 2000.


Jimmy Boyd, the child vocalist best known for singing the 1952, Christmas novelty hit “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”, died at age 70.


Bret Michaels found himself explaining his new song, “Nothin’ to Lose,” which featured a then 17-year-old Miley Cyrus singing about slowly getting undressed. He said that the lyric is not a reference to her and that the song isn’t even a duet.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

Sales of albums by The Monkees soared following the death of singer Davy Jones. “Best Of The Monkees” re-entered the Billboard album chart at #20 with sales of over 17,000 units, followed by “Flashback With the Monkees”, coming in at #125, selling over 5,000 copies.
Funeral services were held for Davy Jones at Holy Cross Catholic parish in Indiantown, Florida. The three surviving Monkees, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz, did not attend so as not to draw more attention to the grieving family. Instead, they attended memorial services in New York City as well as organising their own private memorial in Los Angeles along with Jones’s family and close friends.
AC/DC announced they would be rescheduling the last 10 shows of their U.S. “Rock or Bust” tour. Doctors had advised Brian Johnson to stop touring immediately to avoid the risk of total hearing loss. It was announced on April 16 that Axl Rose would be the band’s vocalist for the remainder of the 2016 tour dates.

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