Give us this day, March 12, our daily Elvis
March 12, 1894
After eight years of being available only at soda fountains, Coca-Cola was sold in bottles for the first time.
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 12, 1953
Memphis disc jockey Rufus Thomas signed with Sun Records to release a song called “Bear Cat,” an answer to Big Mama Thornton’s “Hound Dog.”
March 12, 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
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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 12, 1957
Buddy Holly And The Crickets record “Maybe Baby”, which would be released the following year and climb to #17 in the US and #4 in the UK.
The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive until March 1957, moving into Graceland
The Presleys lived at Graceland
The Military Service Disruption
March 12, 1959
An American Bandstand viewer’s pole lists 15 year old Fabian Forte as the Most Promising New Talent. The young man is currently enjoying success with “Turn Me Loose”, which will crack the US Top 10 in April.
Johnny Cash recorded “Five Feet High And Rising” and “I Got Stripes” at Owen Bradley’s Quonset Hut studio in Nashville.
Military Service in Germany
Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
Memphis Press Scimitar. March 14, 1960
Elvis Presley is playing host to the Holiday on Ice company today at his home. Buses were to leave the Hotel Claridge at 2:30, carrying the entire company to Graceland to spend the afternoon.
The singer visited the show again last night at Ellis Auditorium and spent most of the time backstage. He climbed up to the elevated bandstand where Conductor Ben Stabler let him wield his lighted baton for a moment over the 17-piece band. Later he hugged the matronly wardrobe women and told them they had all don ‘a great job’. Elvis was kept busy signing autographs and posing for pictures for members of the company.
He wore a white open-neck shirt and dark suit.
At the performance for negroes last night, which drew a capacity house, St. Jude Hospital received a check for $500 thru the Zeta Phi Beta sorority, a negro organization.
Sarah Lewis, top student at LeMoyne College and ‘Holiday Princess of the Ice for 1960’ accepted the check from Mrs. Maggie Jordan, sponsor of the sorority campus chapter, who turned it over to Fred Gattas, representing the hospital. Remaining performances of the ice show will be tonight and tomorrow at 8:30.
Deaf Children Meet Elvis
Elvis Presley fans know no boundaries – recognize no handicaps. Saturday night Elvis made the world of four youngsters a brighter place when he left a houseful of guests to come and greet four youngsters, who are students at the Arkansas School for the Deaf.
Flecher Davis, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. John K. Davis of West Memphis; Shirley Varner, 13, foster daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Lopez of Memphis; Philis Roberson, 15, of Stuttgart, Ark., and Betty Penington, also 15, of Benton, Ark., drove out to Graceland to have a look at the home of Elvis.
‘The children had no idea of seeing Elvis’, said Mrs. Davis’, in fact, we warned them that they couldn’t. We drove the children out about 9 p.m.. And then we saw one of Elvis’ cousins, Wayne Presley, whom we met in West Memphis last summer. He recognized us and said he would go inside and explain the situation to Elvis’.
‘When Elvis’ uncle, Travis Smith, called us out of a line of some 30 cars and motioned us inside the gate you could have heard our children squealing and the other disappointed fans moaning a mile away.
‘Elvis is a warm hearted and thoughtful young man. He came bounding out of the front door of his home looking handsome in a dark suit and a white shirt. He kissed the girls on the cheeks and they stood like rag dolls vowing to never wash their faces again. He shook hands and thanked us for bringing the children to see him’.
Mrs. Davis says the children are deaf but not mute, and that some even have partial hearing. Contrary to popular notion, deaf children love music. They feel the vibrations and even dance in their stocking feet to feel the vibration of the music more keenly. Last year the Davis family donated a juke box and several albums.
March 12, 1963
The Beatles played at the Granada Cinema in Bedford. Also on the bill, Chris Montez and Tommy Roe.
March 12, 1964
March 12, 1965
The Beatles completed filming of their second movie, “Help!”
March 12, 1966
The Drifters’ “Memories Are Made Of This” was released. The Dean Martin oldie reached #48 as their next-to-last of thirty-six Top 100 singles.
Elvis Presley’s “Blue River” hit #22 in the U.K.
March 12, 1968
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
By Linda Cooley – The Times Herald March 12, 1974
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The Wake and Aftermath
1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
U2 scored their first UK No.1 album with ‘War’, which went on to spend a total of 147 weeks on the chart. The album featured the singles ‘New Years Day’ and ‘Two Hearts Beat As One’.
Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler had her only UK No.1 single with a song written by Meat Loaf’s producer, Jim Steinman, ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’. Also No.1 in the US, (the only Welsh artist to score a US No.1), Canada and Australia, the single sold over 5 million copies.
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
Country star Taylor Swift beat Adele and Lady Gaga to be named the highest-earning pop artist of 2011. The 22-year-old earned $35,719,902 (£22.7m) in 2011 from a combination of music sales, royalties and touring. U2 took second place with $32m (£20m) thanks to their 360 tour, seen by more than seven million people while Adele came 10th.
Bob Dylan was voted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, marking the first time a rock musician had been chosen for the elite honor society. Officials in the Academy – which recognises music, literature and visual art – were unable to decide if Dylan belonged for his words or his music and instead inducted him as an honorary member like previous honorees Meryl Streep, Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese.
Iron Maiden’s personal Boeing 747 was badly damaged after colliding with a tow truck while grounded at Santiago, Chile. The band’s crew and their twenty tons of equipment were not onboard at the time of the crash, but two ground crew workers were injured.
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