Daily Elvis: March 9

Give us this day, March 9, our daily Elvis

March 9, 1839

The Daguerreotype photo process was announced by the French Academy of Science.

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 9, 1954

On CBS-TV’s “See It Now,” Edward R. Murrow presented his critical report on controversial U.S. Senator Joseph R. McCarthy of Wisconsin, one of the major causes of the public backlash against McCarthy and the decline of his popularity. In December of that year, the Senate voted to censure McCarthy. He died of acute hepatitis in May 1957 at age 48.

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 Armory, Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

Elvis, Bob Neal, Jimmy Work and Onie Wheeler – Photo: Charlie Terrell and Lee Cotten’s “Did Elvis Sing in Your Hometown”
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info March 9 1955 Armory Poplar Bluff MO (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 spent $103 at Lansky Brothers Clothing Store.

Commercial Appeal advertisement – Mar. 8, 1956

He performed at the  Chicasaw Ballroom – Hotel Chisca, Memphis.

Elvis at the Chickasaw Ballroom in the Hotel Chisca – Mar. 9, 1956

Dewey Phillips, Scotty, Elvis and Bill onstage at the Chickasaw Ballroom – Mar. 9, 1956
Photo by Patsy Presley © Mike Pfister
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info March 9 1956 Chickasaw Ballroom Memphis TN (9:00 PM) Red Hot & Blue Dance Session

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


Elvis Presley’s “Mystery Train” hit #25 and “Rip It Up” hit #27 in the U.K.

Loving You   Post Production

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


On CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Jo Stafford, Lonnie Satin & Barbara McNair, Cyril Ritchard, and Dick Shawn performed and The Everly Brothers sang “Wake Up Little Susie” and “Be Bop A Lula”

King Creole 

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption


In New York City, the Barbie doll made its debut at the American International Toy Fair. American businesswoman Ruth Handler is credited with the creation of the doll using a German doll called Bild Lilli as her inspiration.

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

The movie “Jailhouse Rock” was re-released in honor of Elvis Presley’s return from service in the U.S. Army.
Sarasota Herald Tribune - Thursday, March 9 1961 elvis presley
Elvis took Elizabeth Stefaniak on a motorcycle ride to show her Memphis.

 Romances: Elizabeth Stefaniak

She had been Elvis’ secretary in Germany and was now in a relationship with Rex Mansfield, an army buddy who was offered a Memphis Mafia place and chose Elizabeth instead of Elvis.

Bromance: Rex Mansfield

March 9, 1961

Tamla Records, a subsidiary of Motown Records, released the first Supremes single, a doo-wop ballad called “I Want A Guy,” produced and co-written by Motown label founder Berry Gordy, Jr. The group was a quartet at that point: Diane (real name) Ross, Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard and Barbara Martin.

March 9, 1962

Elvis Presley : Backstage at The Ellis Auditorium : Holiday on Ice

Elvis Presley : Backstage at The Ellis Auditorium : Holiday on Ice : March 9, 1962
Elvis Presley went backstage at The Ellis Auditorium in Memphis on the night of March 9, 1962 to say hello to some of his friends in the Holiday on Ice cast, and skating star Dorothy Goos promptly put him to work holding yarn. Elvis had visited Holiday on Ice people here during their last three annual visits.

Elvis Presley Backstage at The Auditorium - Holiday on Ice - March 9, 1962

Elvis Presley | Backstage at The Auditorium | Holiday on Ice


At the Granada East Ham Theatre in London, the Beatles began their first British tour, performing in support of American headliners Tommy Roe and Chris Montez.

Elvis Presley’s ballad “They Remind Me Too Much Of You” hit #53 in the U.S.

Fun in Acapulco


The Beatles filmed the last day of train scenes for the movie A Hard Day’s Night. During their six days of filming aboard a moving train, The Beatles travelled a total of 2,500 miles on the rails.

Capitol Records released a song called ‘Letter To The Beatles’ by The Four Preps. The lyrics describe a boy lamenting the fact that he’s lost his girlfriend to The Fab Four. On its first day, the record shot to No.85 on the charts and it looked like The Preps were going to have another hit on their hands. Unfortunately they had included a few bars from ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ without permission and Capitol was forced to withdraw the single to avoid a lawsuit.



Elvis reported to MGM for preproduction on Harum Scarum. After wardrobe tests Elvis recorded vocal tracks for the instrumental backups that were made in Nashville.



In the middle of the night Elvis fell in the Bathroom at Rocca Place. The Colonel arrived and a doctor was called, whom came back the other day with a portable X-ray machine.
Elvis had no fractures, but the event did cause another delay in the start of production for Clambake. The whole thing provided the Colonel with a reason to reprimand the entire group and Larry Geller most of all. Parker forced Elvis to burn his various religious books and was certainly part of the shift of Elvis Presley’s image from a wild playboy to a married man.



Bob Dylan started a ten week run at No.1 on the UK chart with John Wesley Harding. The album marked Dylan’s return to acoustic music after three albums of electric rock music and was exceptionally well received by critics, also reaching No.2 on the US charts. The commercial performance was considered remarkable, considering that Dylan had made Columbia Records release the album without much publicity.

Live a Little, Love a Little Pre-production


On CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show,” Creedence Clearwater Revival performed “Proud Mary” and “Good Golly Miss Molly,” Jeannie C. Riley sang “Harper Valley P.T.A,” and the Association sang “Goodbye Columbus.” Carol Lawrence, Norm Crosby, and Will Jordanalso performed on the program.

The Smothers Brothers’ television show was cancelled by CBS following a controversy over remarks made by Joan Baez. The brothers had refused to censor comments about her husband, who was going to jail for objecting to the draft.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decad

March 9, 1970

March 9, 1971

March 9, 1972

At Madison Square Garden in New York City, a benefit concert for U.S. presidential candidate George McGovern featured performances by Carole King, Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, Carly Simon, Barbra Streisand, Quincy Jones, “Mama” Cass Elliot, and appearances by actorsBurt Lancaster, Jon Voight, Britt Ekland and Jack Nicholson.

March 9, 1973

The last Japanese soldier, a guerrilla operating in the Philippines, surrendered – 29 years after World War II ended.
Alvin Stardust was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Jealous Mind’. Know as Shane Fenton in the 1960s, it was the singer’s only UK chart topper.
In Nashville, the last Saturday night performance of the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium took place prior to the show’s move to Opryland, a theme park on the outskirts of the city.
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Elvis performed at the Coliseum, Charlotte, North Carolina, at 2.30 and 11.00 p.m.
Date: 09 Mar 1974
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Charlotte, NC.
Charlotte Coliseum
Tickets: 11,960
Costume: Sunlight suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’
Jailhouse Rock
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
I’m Leavin’
How Great Thou Art
Hound Dog
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0
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Elvis heading back to his hotel after his Charlotte concert in march 9 1974.
Billy Stanely in the car with Joe Esposito the dark blue shirt in front of Elvis.

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Date: 09 Mar 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Charlotte, NC.
Charlotte Coliseum
Tickets: 11,960
Costume: Memphis 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
Suspicious Minds
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

March 9 1974 – Elvis Presley In Concert

Newspaper Articles > 1974 > March 9 1974. Charlotte NC.

Lot Detail – Elvis Presley Issued Comp Ticket to March 9, 1974

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 9 1974 Charlotte Coliseum Charlotte NC (2:30 pm) 11960 Orange Sunburst Original belt White Suit Yes
Info March 9 1974 Charlotte Coliseum Charlotte NC (8:30 pm) 11960 1973 American Eagle Second belt Yellow Suit Yes

March 9, 1975

Actor Telly Savalas was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of the David Gates (from Bread) song ‘If’. Savalas was currently high in the TV ratings playing the policeman Kojak.

March 9, 1976
Queen’s “A Night At The Opera” album was certified Gold.

March 9, 1977

Elvis and Ginger Alden in Hawaii with the Memphis Mafia

The Wake and Aftermath


ABC-TV aired the Jeff Bridges-narrated documentary, “The Heroes of Rock and Roll,” which featured Fats Domino and film clips of Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Mick Jagger.

Heroes of Rock and Roll (TV Movie 1979) – IMDb

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


Dead Or Alive were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘You Spin Me Round (Like A Record). It was the first No.1 for the production team of Stock, Aitken and Waterman who went on to produce over 100 UK Top 40 hits.

Mick Jagger released his solo single ‘Just Another Night’ a No. 12 hit in the US and No. 32 on the UK charts.

Under the group name Northern Lights, Canadian recording artists including Gordon Lightfoot, Anne Murray, Burton Cummings, Joni Mitchell, Bryan Adams, and Neil Young, released the charity single “Tears Are Not Enough,” to aid Ethiopian famine relief.


U2 released their fifth studio album The Joshua Tree which features the singles ‘Where The Streets Have No Name’, and ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’. The album became the fastest selling in UK history and the first album to sell over a million CDs, spending a total of 201 weeks on the UK chart. It topped the charts in over 20 countries and became U2’s first US No.1 album.


‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’ gave The Clash their only UK No.1 single after the track was used for a Levi’s TV advertisement. The track was first released in 1982 from their album Combat Rock. The Spanish backing vocals were sung by Joe Strummer and Joe Ely.


Comedian/actor George Burns died at the age of 100. (The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, The George Burns Show, Wendy and Me, Oh God!, The Sunshine Boys, Radioland Murders, 18 Again!, Goin’ in Style, Oh God! You Devil, Just You and Me Kid, Love in Bloom, International House, College Swing)

Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin and George Burns : July 26 … – Elvis Australia

Letter to Colonel Parker from actor George Burns – Elvis Presley Music


Notorious BIG was gunned down and killed as he left a party at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Born Christopher Wallace the rapper was pronounced dead on arrival at Cedars Sinai Hospital. He was 24 years old.


The LeAnn Rimes single “How Do I Live” was certified Triple-Platinum.

march 9, 2000

2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Lil Wayne was sentenced to a year in prison at New York City’s Rikers Island jail complex after pleading guilty to gun possession. The charges were linked to his arrest in 2007 when a gun was found on his tour bus.

On the singer/songwriter’s 77th birthday, Lloyd Price Day was declared in New Orleans and the state of Louisiana.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


76-year-old Jerry Lee Lewis married for the seventh time when he wed his caregiver Judith Brown. Lewis split from his sixth wife, Kerrie McCarver, in 2004 after twenty years of marriage. Brown was once married to Lewis’ cousin Rusty, whose older sister, Myra Gale Brown, married Lewis in 1957 when she was 13.


A study by The Journal of Advanced Nursing reported that pop records set a bad example by portraying ageing and old people in a negative light, focusing on dying and physical decline. Researchers trawled the musical archives from the 1930s to the present day for any tracks mentioning old age. The majority, 55 out of 76 songs, focused on “bad” aspects of ageing. The Beatles and Elton John featured on the “negative list”, along with Pulp and The Who.


Sun Records episode 3 “Record Man Blues” airs on CMT.

3 Record Man Blues Sam can’t find the follow-up hit to Ike Turner’s “Rocket 88.” Colonel Tom Parker’s conniving ways are exposed. Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart have their eye on the same girl.
9 Mar. 2017

TV Show: Sun Records


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

The Future Perfect takes up residence in Elvis Presley’s former home

It’s Now or Never – A Tribute to Elvis Presley – Esplanade

The latest Starring Elvis Presley Podcast is all about Elvis’ 27th film, the musical comedy “Speedway,” also starring Nancy Sinatra and Bill Bixby. Elvis Presley Enterprises’ Savannah Faircloth and Sheena Barnett discuss movie trivia and share reactions from Elvis fans on this episode. Stay tuned until the end of the episode to hear a special interview with Elvis’ “Speedway” co-star Victoria Paige Meyerink.


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