Daily Elvis: March 10

Give us this day, March 10, our daily Elvis


Tupelo, Mississippi



Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

March 10, 1954


Elvis performed at the City Auditorium, Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Gene Smith, Betty Amos, Helen (Neal) Hobgood, Scotty, Charles Neal, Elvis and Bob Neal with Jimmy Work and Bill Black standing in a cafe in Clarksdale, MS – Mar. 10, 1955
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info March 10 1955 City Auditorium Clarksdale MS (8:00 PM)
The Clovers and former Drifters lead Clyde McPhatter both re-signed with Atlantic Records.
RCA Records placed a half page advert in Billboard Magazine claiming that Elvis Presley was ‘the new singing rage.’
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With Heartbreak Hotel racing up the charts, the flip side,  “I Was the One” became Elvis’s second chart song when it entered the Top 100 at #84 – by the end of the month, it would be #25.
Elvis Presley : The Lousinana Hayride : March 10, 1956
Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport.

Joan Putnam, Lois Ann Harrington, Elvis, Carol Mangham and Martha Ann Yearwood at
the Auditorium

Carol ManghamGolemon and Elvis backstage at the Municipal Auditorium – Mar. 10, 1956

I ’bout died when he put his arm around me (14 years old). He’d just come off stage…pink and black shirt..had just removed his jacket…still sweaty, Carol said.

Photo © Carol Golemon courtesy John Golemon

Elvis with fans outside the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium – Mar. 10, 1956

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info March 10 1956 Municipal Auditorium Shreveport LA (8:00 PM) Louisiana Hayride
Elvis was pushed by RCA to record some songs.
The Colonel held on to his belief: ” Overexposure is like a sunburn. It can hurt.”

Loving You   Post Production

March 10, 1958

Big Records released ‘Our Song’ by a teenage duo from Queens, New York, Tom and Jerry. The duo will become famous in the ’60s under their real names, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.

King Creole Principle Photography completed


RCA Records releases Elvis Presley’s single “I Need Your Love Tonight”/”A Fool Such as I,” 1 million copies are pressed and sent out to stores. A gold record is sent to Presley, who is stationed in Germany.
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I Need Your Love Tonight“reached number four on the Billboard pop singles chart in 1959. Released as a double A-side with “A Fool Such as I“, that song reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart and #2 in the USA pop and sixteen on the R&B charts

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UK trade paper Record Retailer published the UK’s first ever EP (extended player) chart and LP chart. No. 1 EP was ‘Expresso Bongo’ by Cliff Richard & The Shadows and No.1 LP ‘The Explosive Freddy Cannon.’
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Elvis went to the Holiday on Ice show at Ellis Auditorium and visited backstage some members he had met in Germany. There were four different Holiday companies around the world, but five members of the troupe now in Memphis were in the company Elvis saw in Germany.
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At the Howard Theater in Washington, DC, East Coast “Chitlin Circuit” Sam Cooke headlined with opening act Rochelle & the Candles.  Not only was Rochelle not a girl, he (Rochelle Henderson) wasn’t even the lead singer. That privilege went to Johnny Wyatt, who sang the song in falsetto, fooling everyone from disc jockeys to swooning teen boys until the Los Angeles group came on stage their current hit, “Once Upon A Time.”
Back in Memphis Elvis went for a ride in a Piper Comanche airplane, circling over Graceland and even briefly took over the controls.
March 10, 1962

March 10, 1963

Fun in Acapulco  Production

March 10, 1963 – ‘I Was Mistaken About Elvis’ | Chicago Tribune Archive

by Hedda Hopper There may be another Elvis Presley, which is more than all right with the parents … murmur a silent apology to Elvis Presley.

March 10, 1964

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel recorded ‘The Sounds Of Silence’ as an acoustic duo. It wasn’t until record company producers added electric guitar, bass and drums, without the knowledge of Paul and Art, that the song would become a hit in late 1965.


March 10, 1965

Harum Scarum Pre-Production

March 10, 1966


March 10, 1967

Clambake Pre-production

March 10, 1968

Live a Little, Love a Little 

Elvis reported to Universal for preproduction on Change Of Habit.
March 10, 1970
March 10, 1971
March 10, 1972
March 10, 1973
 Pink Floyd released their eighth studio album The Dark Side of The Moon in the US. It remained in the US charts for 741 discontinuous weeks from 1973 to 1988, longer than any other album in history. After moving to the Billboard Top Pop Catalog Chart, the album notched up a further 759 weeks, and had reached a total of over 1,500 weeks on the combined charts by May 2006. With an estimated 45 million copies sold, it is Pink Floyd’s most commercially successful album and one of the best-selling albums worldwide.
Elvis performed at the Civic Center, Roanoke, Virginia.
Elvis introduces Kathy Westmoreland, the Girl who does our high voice singing

10000 Fans Pack Center to See Elvis
by Margie Fisher & Pat Matheny
Roanoke World-News : March 1974

Funny, how time slips away. For 10640 fans who had waited two and half hours to see him live – and many who had waited 14 years – 55 minutes of Elvis was not nearly enough. A silver-haired man, who had carried four sets of binoculars into the Roanoke Civic Center for the women folk he had escorted, turned to them and asked with long-suffering patience, ‘Was it worth it?’ after Elvis abruptly departed the stage and his announcer appeared to advise: ‘Elvis has left the building. He has left the building. He’s done split’.

The women folk with the silver-haired man just sat there with happy smiles on their faces. They stared at where their idol had been, belting out the oldies but goodies, frequently playing to the edge of the stage to touch fingertips with the upreached female hands, to do the scarf trick that has become a major part of the superstar’s act. The five females, including one little girl who got one of the blue or white scarves, obviously felt they’d gotten their money’s worth.

Another woman who made a nimble lunge and got up on the stage far enough to nearly touch his toes before she was pulled off by police no doubt felt she’d gotten hers. And one woman on the front row could go home and boast to her friends that she had given Elvis a lei. Elvis reached down and took the red lei, the type that’s given out to customers at a local Polynesian restaurant, and put it on and wore it through a couple of numbers after asking, ‘Does it go with the outfit?’

The scarves, sans sweat from the superstar’s brow, were being hawked before, after and during the show’s intermission as ‘super souvenirs’ for $7.50 a piece along with $1, $2 or $3 buttons, photo albums and poster-size pictures of Elvis with ‘Picasso-like splendor’. One woman, considering the scarves on the souvenir tables in the lobby at intermission time said, ‘I want one all right, but I want one from around his neck’. After intermission Elvis was introduced merely as ‘the second part’ of the show and as he came on he was greeted with the explosion of hundreds of flash cameras and the squeals and applause of the record-attendance audience in the civic center. Commented one woman: ‘I’ll just die if I have to go to the restroom. I paid $12.50 to see him once – then had to go in the middle of it’.

He plunged right into C.C. Rider, went through a half a dozen old favorites like Blue Suede Shoes and some new numbers like Help Me before closing with Can’t Help Falling in Love with You and whisking away with the throbbing coliseum still begging for more.

The soprano chorus that squealed throughout the Elvis performance was clearly predominant with yesterday’s teen-agers. They were the girls who’d fallen in love with Elvis on the movie screen in the 1950s and on the smaller screen of the Ed Sullivan show. There were far more pantsuits and lacquered hairdos than blue jeans and gypsy cuts; among the men in the audience there were more bald heads and gray heads than ones with long hair.

If was definitely a middle-age, middle-class crowd in business suits and ties and an occasional mink coat pulled out of the closet in honor of what clearly was an ‘occasion’. Thought Elvis has picked up a following of all ages, what he apparently has not picked up since the 50s is the kind of ‘soul’ that draws black fans. The only black faces visible with binoculars from the top of the coliseum were the ones he brought with him, the Sweet Inspirations, songstresses who killed time for the audience before the intermission and then warbled back-up for the star.

Possibly the highlight for many of the show was Elvis’ low key Dixie which glided into a resounding, stylistic Battle Hymn of the Republic with the spot light picking up the American flag at the top of the coliseum above the stage. For others, the best part was the old Elvis the Pelvis gyrations, bumps and grinds to his sizzling Fever and Suspicious Minds with red lighting playing off his white suit, glittering with gold.

I Can’t Stop Loving You prompted a number of middle-aged matrons along with the gals in their 20s to make a try for the stage. A nervous platoon of 16 policemen, 24 security guards and 40 civic center staff members stood at the ready and no doubt, what with the enthusiasm of the women, went home last night hoping their next assignment might be a nice, quiet riot.

Elvis Presley : Roanoke Civic Center, Roanoke, Va : March 10, 1974
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 11 – March 1st – March 20th 1974
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Info March 10 1974 Roanoke Civic Center Roanoke VA (8:30 pm) 10640 1973 Arabian Original belt Dark Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes
Accompanied by Sheila Ryan and Lisa Marie, Elvis arrived at RCA’s Sunset Boulevard studios at 9.00 p.m.
RCA was anxious to get enough product from this session. Elvis, only working with his own vocal group, Voice, managed to put down 4 masters by 7.00 a.m. including “Fairy Tale” and “And I Love You So”, which he sung to Sheila in the studio.
March 10, 1976
March 10, 1977
Elvis with Ginger Alden and his troop on Vacation in Hawaii.
James Brown performed at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry.
Gloria Gaynor started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I Will Survive’, also a No.1 in the UK. The song was originally released as the B-side to a song first recorded by The Righteous Brothers called ‘Substitute.’
Younger brother of The Bee Gees, Andy Gibb died in hospital. His death from myocarditis (inflammation of the heart) followed a long battle with cocaine addiction, which had weakened his heart.
Al Green appeared at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on the venue’s inaugural night.
Alanis Morissette won Best Album for Jagged Little Pill, Best Female singer, Best Rock Album, Best songwriter and best single at the 25th Juno Awards held in Hamilton, Canada.
American rhythm and blues singer Lavern Baker died from coronary complications aged 57. Had the 1958 US No.6 single ‘I Cried A Tear.’
During a concert in London, England, Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines said that the band was “ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas” (referring to Maines’ hometown of Lubbock and President Bush hailing from the same state). This was during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, the comment sparked intense controversy and outrage among Americans, including a large share of country music fans.
Michael Jackson arrived in a Santa Barbara court an hour late dressed in his pyjamas after being treated for a back injury. Jackson was attending the Santa Moria court for his child abuse trial.
Tickets for a one-off gig by Sir Paul McCartney in Las Vegas sold out seven seconds after going on sale. The former Beatle was booked to perform at the opening of the New Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on 19 April 2009 in-front of 4,000 fans. Tickets cost $750 each.
Pink Floyd won a court battle with EMI that prevented the record company from selling single downloads and ringtones on the Internet from the group’s albums. Pink Floyd’s back catalogue was second only in sales to The Beatles.
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reference sites:





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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database






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