Daily Elvis: March 8

Give us this day, March 8, our daily Elvis

March 8, 1907

A women’s suffrage bill was rejected by the British House of Commons.

March 8, 1910

The King of Spain gave authorization for women to attend universities.

march 8, 1917

Rioting and strikes during International Women’s Day protests in St. Petersburg signaled the beginning of Russia’s “February Revolution,” so named because of Russia’s use of the Julian calendar.

Tupelo, Mississippi



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

, 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.


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 8, 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 Catholic Club, Helena, Arkansas.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info March 8 1955 Catholic Club Helena AR (8:00 PM)

The Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis received another speeding ticket in Memphis.

The Presleys lived at  at  1414 Getwell Street  until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive  March 1957


Loving You  completes filming. 

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


King Creole 

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption


The Marx Brothers – Groucho, Chico and Harpo – made their final TV appearance together in “The Incredible Jewel Robbery” on CBS-TV’s “General Electric Theater.” It also marked the first appearance of all three brothers together in the same scene since “A Night in Casablanca” in 1946, although they had appeared in individual scenes in “The Story of Mankind” in 1957, and in pairs in “Love Happy” in 1949.

Military Service in Germany

Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

Elvis went to Forrest Hill Cemetery to see for the first time the marker and stone angels that had been placed at his mother’s grave. From the time of her burial until her body was moved to Graceland after Elvis’ death, there was a standing order at Burke’s Florist to deliver fresh flowers once a week to her grave.
Elvis drove his Rolls to Nashville to be honored by the Tennessee legislature with ‘Honorary Colonel.’
Governor Buford Ellington addressing the Tennessee State Legislature with Elvis Presley
Governor Buford Ellington addressing the Tennessee State Legislature with Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley addressing the Tennessee State Legislature
Elvis Presley addressing the Tennessee State Legislature.
Elvis and Ann Ellington (Buford's daughter)
Elvis and Ann Ellington (Buford’s daughter) who gave Elvis a private tour of the mansion.
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On his way back to Memphis Elvis stopped at the Tennessee State Prison to visit Johnny Bragg, lead singer for the Prisonaires.

march 8, 1962

The Beatles made their radio debut on the BBC’s ‘Teenagers Turn’, (Here We Go), singing Roy Orbison’s ‘Dream Baby’. It was reportedly the first time The Beatles wore suits onstage.


Fun in Acapulco


On CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show”: The Dave Clark Five performed “Glad All Over” on the first of 18 appearances (actually 13 live appearances and five videotape repeats), also on the program: Florence Henderson, Steve Lawrence,Phil Silvers, Jerry Vale, Juliette Prowse, and Blossom Seeley.


march 8, 1965

David Bowie made his TV debut with The Manish Boys on a UK program called ‘Gadzooks! It’s All Happening’ when they performed their current single ‘I Pity The Fool.’

Bob Dylan’s single Subterranean Homesick Blues was released in the US. The lead track from his Bringing It All Back Home album, gave Dylan his first top 40 hit. Subterranean Homesick Blues is also noted for its innovative film clip, in what became one of the first ‘modern’ promotional film clips. The clip was shot in an alley behind the Savoy Hotel in London, the cue cards which Dylan holds were written by Donovan, Allen Ginsberg, and Dylan himself.


Lulu became the first British female singer to appear behind the Iron Curtain when she began a concert tour of Poland with the Hollies.


Elvis Presley‘s 26th feature film, “Stay Away, Joe,” co-starring Burgess Meredith, Joan Blondell and Katy Jurado, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theatres. Elvis Presley‘s 26th feature film, “Stay Away, Joe,” co-starring Burgess Meredith, Joan Blondell and Katy Jurado, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters. Once again critics hate it.  (Blogger Nina notes: for reasons)
Script rehearsals continued at MGM for Live a Little, Love A Little
Stay Away, Joe was Elvis’ worst movie.
Elvis relaxed in Palm Springs.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

March 8, 1970

Silent movie comic actor Harold Lloyd died of prostate cancer at the age of 77.   (Safety Last!, The Freshman, The Sin of Harold Diddlebock, Speedy, Welcome Danger, The Kid Brother, Girl Shy, Dr. Jack, Grandma’s Boy, A Sailor-Made Man, Why Worry?, Hot Water, For Heaven’s Sake, Professor Beware, The Milky Way)
Charley Pride’s single “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'” was certified Gold.
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Elvis and Priscilla attended the broadcast of the first Ali-Frazier fight at Ellis Auditorium. Elvis wore his gold “championship” belt from the International, joined by a large group of guys and former sheriff Bill Morris. Later in the evening Elvis went to the Memphian for the first time since his return home and would attend the movies for the next 4 nights.
American singer and musician Ron McKernan died aged 27 from liver failure brought on by alcohol poisoning. He was a founding member and keyboard player with the Grateful Dead and played in the group from 1965 to 1972. Unlike the other members of the Grateful Dead, McKernan avoided psychedelic drugs, preferring to drink alcohol (namely whiskey and flavored fortified wine). By 1971, his health had been affected by alcoholism and liver damage and doctors advised him to stop touring.
Paul McCartney was fined £100 ($170) for growing cannabis at his farm in Campbeltown, Scotland. McCartney claimed some fans gave the seeds to him and that he didn’t know what they would grow.
Elvis left Las Vegas and flew to Los Angeles where, except for occasional weekends in Palm Springs, he remained until the beginning of his April tour.
Elvis is wearing the Ram’s Head necklace that he received at the end of his Jan/Feb 1973 Las Vegas engagement and the photo was taken by a TATLER Magazine photographer at the Las vegas Airport – Elvis flew from Las Vegas to Los Angeles on March 8, 1973
Elvis performed at the Civic Center, Monroe, Louisiana.
Elvis Presley : Ramada Hotel : Monroe Louisiana : March 8, 1974

Elvis Presley : Ramada Hotel : Monroe Louisiana : March 8, 1974

Date: 08 Mar 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Monroe, LA.
Monroe Civic Center
Tickets: 8,177
Costume: Brown Flowers suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Tryin’ To Get To You
All Shook Up
Steamroller Blues
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me Lord
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
Suspicious Minds
An American Trilogy
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On/
Mama Don’t Dancece/Flip, Flop And Fly/
Jailhouse Rock/Hound Dog
Let Me Be There
Can’t Help Falling In Love

March 8, 1974. (8:30 pm) Monroe, AL. – Elvis Presley In Concert

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 8 1974 Monroe Civic Center Monroe LA (8:30 pm) 8177 Blue Starburst Original belt White Suit Yes


March 8, 1975

Elvis Presley’s “My Boy” hit #20 in the U.S.

March 8, 1976

March 8, 1977

Elvis’s Hawaii vacation with Ginger Alden, her family and his troops continued.

The Wake and Aftermath


Rolling Stone magazine reported that inflation had dramatically increased the cost of making and promoting a major label album to a new total somewhere between $350,000 and $500,000.


The Oak Ridge Boys’ single “Elvira” was certified Platinum.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


Diana Ross was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the ‘Chain Reaction.’ Written and produced by The Bee Gees (who also provided the backing vocals for the single). The single became her first No.1 single in the UK since ‘I’m Still Waiting’ in 1971.


Cher won the worst dressed female, and worst video for ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’, in The Rolling Stone Magazine’s awards, Donny Osmond won the most unwelcome comeback award.


Annette Funicello revealed that she had multiple sclerosis. She died of the disease in 2013.

2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


China was set to impose stricter rules on foreign pop stars after Bjork caused controversy by shouting “Tibet, Tibet” at a Shanghai concert after a powerful performance of her song Declare Independence. Talk of Tibetan independence was considered taboo in China, which had ruled the territory since 1951. A spokesperson from the culture ministry said Bjork would be banned from performing in China if there was a repeat performance.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough



English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer and musician, Sir George Martin died aged 90. He worked as EMI records in-house record producer and became known as the so-called fifth Beatle. Martin produced all but one of The Beatles albums giving him 30 No.1 hit singles in the UK and 23 No.1 hits in the US. He also produced many other acts including: Matt Monro, Cilla Black, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas, The Fourmost, Jeff Beck, Ultravox, Kenny Rogers, UFO, Cheap Trick, Elton John and Celine Dion. Martin received a Knighthood in 1996.

Elvis Presley in the House Chamber March 8, 1961.


Elvis Presley’s revolver reels in $175K at auction (VIDEO)

A .357 Magnum purchased by Elvis Presley in 1970 from a sporting goods store in Beverly Hills recently sold at an auction for $175,000.


Ed Asner Performing in Woodstock on March 8  to perform his acclaimed one-man show, “A Man and His Prostate,” at Woodstock Town Hall Theatre on Thursday, March 8, … He first worked with Mary Tyler Moore in 1969 in one of two Elvis Presley films in which he had roles.

Warren Civic Music presents “One Night in Memphis,” a tribute to Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash,  Diversions from March 8, 2018

“BLUE SUEDE SHOES”: Four talented singers and musicians look back at the roots of rock ‘n’ roll in this lively, driving revue that features songs from Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Ray Charles and more.

Now Playing: Arts listings for the week of March 8-14

47 years ago, Elvis told security to let her through

HBO Documentary Elvis Presley: The Searcher Debuts at SXSW

Elvis Presley’s RIAA Certified Album Awards More Than 146.5 Units

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