Daily Elvis: March 14

Give us this day, March 14, our daily Elvis

March 14, 1794

Eli Whitney received a patent for his cotton gin, a mechanical device that removes the seeds from cotton and one of the key inventions of the Industrial Revolution. The word gin is short for engine.

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.

March 14, 1943

Ernest Tubb debuted on the Grand Ole Opry.


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 14, 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

March 14, 1955

The Colonel agrees to pay for the trip to the Arthur Godfrey show after securing Neal’s promise to protect the Colonel’s interest in any bookings that may arise from the tryout.

CBS talent scout Arthur Godfrey turned down the chance to sign ELVIS PRESLEY, instead signing singer PAT BOONE at the same audition.

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

The movie “Rock Around the Clock,” starring Bill Haley and His Comets, Alan Freed, the Platters, and Freddie Bell, had its world premiere in Washington, DC.
Elvis performed at the Fox Theater, Atlanta, Georgia, at 4.30, 7.18 and 10.06 p.m.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution advertisement – March 14, 1956
Peter Guralnick and Ernst Jorgensen in Elvis Day by Day wrote, “Elvis arrives at the theater for an 11:30 a.m. dress rehearsal for shows that alternate with scheduled screenings of The Square Jungle, with Tony Curtis.  He is paid $1831.54, representing 50 percent of the net proceeds for the two-day engagement.

A blurb in the March 15th edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution read:
Teen-Agers Agog At Presley Show
– Teen-aged Atlantans turned out en masse to applaud Elvis Presley, semihillbilly singing sensation, who appeared on stage at the Fox Theater during matinee and evening shows Wednesday.  Turnaway throngs, predominantly “rock and roll” fans, are expected again Thursday, the final day here for the RCA-Victor recording artist.”

Elvis advertised on the Fox’s marquee – Mar. 1956
Photo from Robert Gordon’s “The King on the Road” courtesy FECC/ThePurpleGang

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info March 14 1956 Fox Theater Atlanta GA (7:18 PM) Yes
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The Presleys lived at  at  1414 Getwell Street  until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive  March 1957

March 14, 1957

The live cross-country concert tour “Biggest Show of Stars for ’57” made a stop at the Municipal Auditorium in Long Beach, California for a show featuring Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Bill Doggett, Clyde McPhatter, the Five Keys, Ann Cole, the Moonglows, the Five Satins, and Charlie Brown.

Loving You  

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

Mick Jagger was in the audience to see Buddy Holly and the Crickets perform at the Granada Theatre in Woolwich, England.
On this day in 1958, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified the first gold record. It was Perry Como’s Catch a Falling Star on RCA Victor Records. The tune became the first to win million-seller certification, though other songs dating as far back as the 1920s may have sold a million records or more. Due to lack of a certification organization like the RIAA, they weren’t awarded the golden platter.  It was really Elvis’ back to back million sellers and chart toppers that created the RIAA. One of the next three gold records that were certified after Perry Como’s million seller was “Hard Headed Woman” by Elvis Presley.
Elvis and his entourage got off the train in Dallas and rented Cadillacs for the drive to Memphis. Back at Graceland a reporter asked Elvis how his parents felt about his going into the army. Elvis admitted that his mother was very upset about that, like all mothers. On the question of whether his popularity would fade during his absence Elvis responded: ” That’s the sixty-four-dollar question. I wish I knew.”

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

March 14, 1959

Elvis Presley led the Billboard Hot 200 chart with his 7th Album  “For LP Fans Only”. It was the first album ever issued without the artist’s name to be found anywhere on the cover – front or back.

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

In London, Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent began headlining a week of shows, with Billy Fury, Georgie Fame and Tony Sheridan as their opening acts, at the Empire Theatre in Leicester Square.
For the sixth week, Dinah Washington & Brook Benton had the top R&B song with “Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)”.
“The Theme From ‘A Summer Place'” by Percy Faith was on the way to becoming one of The Top 500 Songs of the Rock Era*, posting its fourth straight week at #1.
The Platters’ album Encore of Golden Hits charted, reaching #6 on the  Top 100 and spending 174 weeks on the pop list. The album was later certified gold in an era when gold meant one million copies sold as opposed to today where it only represents 500,000 copies.
Sam Cooke performed in Montego Bay, Jamaica, to a sell-out audience that included two future stars, Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff.
The cast of Holiday on Ice visited Graceland during the day.
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In the evening, the Memphian was rented to screen some movies.
March 14, 1961
Elvis and assorted friends, assistants, and bodyguards flew to Los Angeles so he could begin production on his next film, Blue Hawaii.
Elvis bought some jewelry from Harry Levitch, including a handmade fourteen-karat yellow gold diamond tie tack.
The Beatles performed at the Gaumont Cinema in Wolverton, West Midlands, England.
Gerry Marsden of Gerry And The Pacemakers is fined 60 pounds for trying to evade British customs with a German-bought guitar.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows were at the top of the UK singles chart with “Summer Holiday”, their seventh UK #1 record.
Fun in Acapulco Publicity stills were taken in the morning.
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Hal Wallis approved a request from Elvis to keep 2 of the black silk shirts and the flamenco outfit that he wore in the movie.

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March 14, 1964

For the first time in British recording history, all Top Ten UK singles were by British acts: “Anyone Who Had A Heart” by Cilla Black, followed by “Bits and Pieces,” Dave Clark Five; “Little Children,” Billy J Kramer; “Diane,” Bachelors; “Not Fade Away,” Rolling Stones; “Just One Look,” Hollies; “Needles and Pins,” Searchers; “I Think Of You,” Merseybeats; “Boys Cry,” Eden Kane; and “Let Me Go Lover” Kathy Kirby.

The Searchers had one of the hottest songs as “Needles And Pins” moved from 75 to 46.

The Beatles made history by being the first act in the Rock Era to own the top three songs for a week–they were on top for the seventh straight week with “I Want To Hold Your Hand”, remained second with “She Loves You” and “Please Please Me” moved to #3.

Billboard magazine reports that Beatle records have claimed 60-percent of the US singles market and that the album “Meet the Beatles” had reached a record 3.5 million copies sold.

Meet the Beatles! was the #1 album for the fifth consecutive week.


March 14, 1965

Petula Clark made her American television debut on CBS’s “The Ed Sullivan Show,” singing “Downtown” and “I Know A Place.” Jimmy Roselli and the comedy team of Marty Allen & Steve Rossi also performed on the program.

Harum Scarum 

March 14, 1966


March 14, 1967

March 14, 1968

The promotional film for ‘Lady Madonna’ was broadcast in black and white on Top Of The Pops on UK television. The video portion of the film clip was shot while The Beatles were performing the song ‘Hey Bulldog’, but the ‘Lady Madonna’ audio track was paired with the video for the promo release.

Live a Little Love a Little 

March 14, 1969

Stevie Wonder released the single “My Cherie Amour”.

Change of Habit 

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

March 14, 1970

Brook Benton reached #1 on the R&B chart with “Rainy Night In Georgia”.

“Bridge Over Troubled Water” from Simon & Garfunkel was the #1 song on the Adult chart for a third week.

The Supremes, with Jean Terrell singing lead vocals, enjoy their first hit without Diana Ross, when “Up the Ladder to the Roof” enters the Hot 100, where it will peak at number 10.

Simon & Garfunkel remained at #1 for the third week with “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. CCR’s double-sided “Travlin’ Band”/”Who’ll Stop The Rain” was the closest challenger with the Jaggerz moving from 7 to 3 with “The Rapper”.   Brook Benton held steady with “Rainy Night In Georgia”.  The rest of the Top 10: the Tee Set and “Ma Belle Amie”, Chairmen of the Board were at 6 with “Give Me Just A Little More Time”, “Thank You” from Sly & the Family Stone, Eddie Holman dropped with “Hey There Lonely Girl”, the Hollies edged up with “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” and Santana vaulted up with “Evil Ways”.

March 14, 1971

Barbra Streisand appeared on “The Burt Bacharach Special” on CBS-TV.

March 14, 1972

Grammy Awards fourteenth annual event, Aretha Franklin received the best R&B Vocal Performance, Female trophy, Muddy Waters won the Best Ethnic or Traditional recording Award and Isaac Hayes came away a winner for Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture when his “Theme from Shaft won. Elvis Presley received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 14th annual Grammy Awards.

Carole King‘s “Tapestry” LP is named Album Of The Year at the 14th Grammy Awards. The disc had been 1971’s best selling record.

March 14, 1973

Elvis performed at the Middle Tennessee State University Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Date: 14 Mar 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Murfreeboro, TN.
Middle Tennessee State University
Tickets: 12,200
Costume: Aloha Eagle
Track list: 2001 Theme
C C Rider
I Got A Woman
Tryin To Get To You
All Shook Up
Steamroller Blues
Teddy Bear
– segued medley with –
Dont Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Johnny B Goode
Hound Dog
Polk Salad Annie
Suspicious Minds
Why Me Lord ?
Band Introductions
I Cant Stop Loving You
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
( followed by a reprise of above song )
Funny How Time Slips Away
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
** Tracklist Is Incomplete
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 11 – March 1st – March 20th 1974
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Info March 14 1974 Middle Tennessee State U. Murfreesboro TN (8:30 pm) 12200 Aqua Blue Vine Original belt White Suit Yes Yes
March 14, 1975

Actress (I Want to Live!, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, I’ll Cry Tomorrow, With a Song in My Heart, Valley of the Dolls, Where Love Has Gone, David and Bathsheba, Jack London, Beau Geste, Soldier of Fortune, Reap the Wild Wind, Demetrius and the Gladiators) Susan Hayward died of brain cancer at 57. Her cancer allegedly was the result of being exposed to dangerous radioactive toxins on location in Utah while making “The Conqueror” in 1956. The lead actors in the film – Hayward, John Wayne, Agnes Moorehead, John Hoyt, Pedro Armendáriz – and the director Dick Powell, all died of cancer. Many of the Cowboy Movies were filmed near Nevada test sites, so cast and crew.

From June 28, 1957 – Elvis attend a celeb gala and met Susan Hayward, Jane Russel and Bud Abbot without Costello.

March 14, 1976
March 14, 1977
The Heart album “Little Queen” was released. It contained the song “Barracuda.”

The Wake and Aftermath


Quincy Jones received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame


Yarbrough & People reigned for the third week on the R&B chart with “Don’t Stop The Music”.

Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb rose to #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with their duet–“What Kind Of Fool”.

Dolly Parton topped the chart with “9 To 5”, heading off REO Speedwagon’s bid with “Keep On Loving You”.  John Lennon remained third with “Woman” while Styx was up with “The Best Of Times”.  The rest of the Top 10:  Eddie Rabbitt’s former #1 “I Love A Rainy Night”, Don McLean had another hit with “Crying”, Blondie responded with a 12 to 7 move for “Rapture”, ABBA and “The Winner Takes It All”, Neil Diamond had hit #47 with “Hello Again” and Kool and the Gang’s former #1 “Celebration” was 10th.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


Janet Jackson moved to #1 on the R&B chart with “Let’s Wait Awhile”.

Huey Lewis And The News scored their third number one record in the US with a Bruce Hornsby composition, “Jacob’s Ladder”, one of six singles released from the album “Fore”.


Heart released the single “All I Wanna’ Do Is Make Love To You”.

Michael Jackson received the Artist of the Decade honor at the Soul Train Awards.

American songwriter Doc Pomus died. With Mort Shuman he wrote many of Elvis’ soundtrack songs, and many early 60’s hits including, ‘A Teenager in Love’, ‘Save The Last Dance For Me’, ‘Sweets For My Sweet’, ‘Can’t Get Used to Losing You’, ‘Little Sister’, ‘Suspicion’, ‘Surrender’ and ‘Viva Las Vegas’. and “This Magic Moment” for the Drifters,
 List of songs written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman – Wikipedia1992

R. Kelly first appeared on the chart with his first single “She’s Got That Vibe”.

Forty-thousand people attended Farm Aid in Irving, Texas.  It was the fifth annual event and featured Paul Simon, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Willie Nelson.

Garth Brooks once again ruled the Album chart for a 16th week with Ropin’ the Wind.


Prince released the single “Purple Medley.”

Celine Dion returned to #1 in the U.K. with “My Heart Will Go On”.
Will Smith had the #1 song in the United States of America with “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It”.
The Soundtrack to “Titanic” was #1 on the Album chart for the eighth week.
 Ray Charles made his first solo performance in 53 years on the television shopping network QVC.
Frank Sinatra passed away in Los Angeles. He was 82.

2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


In Las Vegas, NV, the Elvis-A-Rama museum was burglarized. In less than five minutes thieves were able to steal $325,000 worth of Elvis Presley’s jewelry and kitsch.

Elvis-A-Rama Museum – Wikipedia

Elvis Impersonator Helps Recover Items – Washington Post

Reno Gazette-Journal from Reno, Nevada on December 10, 2005 …

Elvis-A-Rama museum closed – Las Vegas Forum – TripAdvisor

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame celebrated its twentieth anniversary with a ceremony at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel that saw Bruce Springsteen ushering in U2 and Rod Stewart inducting Soul singer Percy Sledge. Neil Young welcomed The Pretenders into the Hall, while Justin Timberlake introduced The O’Jays.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

While reminiscing about his experiences of going to a record store and buying vinyl discs, singer Jon Bon Jovi criticized the co-founder of Apple for introducing iTunes, saying “Steve Jobs is personally responsible for killing the music business.”

Elvis Presley’s 1974 Memphis Concert Remembered With 2 CD Set …

Sony ATV Music Publishing announced that it would buy out Michael Jackson’s share of a joint music publishing venture for $750m. The purchase gives Sony the rights to about three million songs, including works by The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Taylor Swift, but did not include Jackson’s master recordings.


Bon Jovi’s album “This House Is Not for Sale” suffered the humiliation of setting a new record for the biggest one week drop in the six decade history of the Billboard 200 chart. After returning to the top spot following a ticket sales promotion, the album fell to #169, the biggest drop since “Science Fiction” by Brand New went down 96 spots in September, 2017.

The Number Ones: Elvis Presley’s “Are You Lonesome Tonight?”


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Elvis Presley’s wife Priscilla revealed he would dress her in …

Express.co.uk5 hours ago
ELVIS PRESLEY’S wife Priscilla Presley revealed how and why he would dress her up in “mature” and sexualised outfits when she was a …

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