Give us this day, March 10, our daily Elvis
Variety magazine greeted readers with the front-page headline that read, “Radio Sweeping Country – 1,000,000 Sets in Use.”
306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.
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 10, 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
, 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
||March 10 1955
The Presleys lived at 1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
Two years before his first hit record, singer Bobby Darin made his first television appearance, singing “Rock Island Line” on “Stage Show,” the CBS variety series hosted by big band legends Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey.
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
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
The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive until March 1957, moving into Graceland
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
The Presleys lived at Graceland
The Military Service Disruption
The Tennessee Williams play, “Sweet Bird of Youth,” starring Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Sidney Blackmer, Bruce Dern, Diana Hyland, Ron Harper, Madeleine Sherwood, and Rip Torn, opened at New York’s Martin Beck Theatre for 375 performances.
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.
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
Military Service in Germany
Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
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.
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
Two days after an emotional public prayer service in Nashville attended by about 25,000 people, Patsy Cline was buried quietly at Shenandoah Memorial Park in her hometown of Winchester, Virginia.
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
March 10, 1968
Live a Little, Love a Little
In Memphis, James Earl Ray entered a guilty plea at his trial for the murder of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ray later recanted his confession and maintained his innocence until his death in 1998.
Elvis reported to Universal for preproduction on Change Of Habit.
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
March 10, 1970
March 10, 1971
Allan Klein, selected by John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr to manage the Beatles’ business affairs following the death of Brian Epstein, was prevented from carrying out his new duties when Paul McCartney sued for dissolution of the group.
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.
The Elvis Presley album “Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite” hit #11 in the U.K.
Elvis performed at the Civic Center, Roanoke, Virginia.
Elvis introduces Kathy Westmoreland, the Girl who does our high voice singing
|Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 11 – March 1st – March 20th 1974
||March 10 1974
||Roanoke Civic Center
||Dark Blue Suit
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
At 7 am in the morning on a trestle table set up out-side Buckingham Palace, London, the Sex Pistols
signed to A&M Records, (the real signing had taken place the day before). An after party was held at the offices of A&M records following the signing where the group set about reeking unforeseen havoc on the posh building, with Sid Vicious smashing a toilet and cutting his foot, trailing blood everywhere he went, while Rotten cursed and threatened every upscale executive in sight and guitarist Steve Jones getting it on with an unnamed fan in the restrooms. The contract lasted for six days.
Elvis with Ginger Alden and his troop on Vacation in Hawaii.
At the invitation of his friend Porter Wagoner, R&B legend James Brown appeared at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium performing traditional renditions of “Tennessee Waltz” and “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” as well as his hit “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag.” Reaction among Opry members was split. Some, like Jean Shepard, disapproved of Brown’s set, while Barbra Mandrell applauded the appearance.
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.’
Eddie Rabbitt’s single “I Love A Rainy Night” was certified Gold.
1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
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.
Willie Nelson’s album “Willie Nelson Sings Kristofferson” was certified Platinum and his “Greatest Hits & Some That Will Be” album was certified 3x Platinum.
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.’
The television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, began its seven-season run on the WB Network. It switched to UPN in 2001.
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.
2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
The Vermont Teddy Bear Company announced it would be releasing a limited edition Elvis Bear 2. The bears were to be offered (March 29-April 24, 2004) at more than 750 Kroger stores free of charge with a minimum purchase.
An hour late and still in his pajamas, Michael Jackson showed up for his child molestation trial in Los Angeles and was threatened with jail time for making the court wait. Jackson heard testimony from a teenage Neverland Ranch visitor who testified that the singer tried to get him drunk using soda cans filled with red wine, which Jackson allegedly called “Jesus’ Blood,” and white wine that he called “Jesus Juice.”
A survey carried out by Music Choice concluded that ‘Angels’ by Robbie Williams was the song Britons would most like played at their funeral. Frank Sinatra’s
‘My Way’ was second and Monty Python’s ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life’ was voted into third place.
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.
An anti-abortion activist was arrested after allegedly making threats on Elton John’s life. The man was upset because the singer had suggested that Jesus Christ was gay in a Parade magazine interview.
2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough