Daily Elvis: March 14

Give us this day, March 14, our daily Elvis


Tupelo, Mississippi



Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

March 14, 1954


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.

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
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info March 14 1956 Fox Theater Atlanta GA (4:30 PM) Yes
Info March 14 1956 Fox Theater Atlanta GA (7:18 PM) Yes
Info March 14 1956 Fox Theater Atlanta GA (10:06 PM) Yes


March 14, 1957

Loving You  

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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.”


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.

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Military Service in Germany

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.
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


Beatles singles I Want to Hold Your Hand, She Loves You, and Please, Please Me hold the top three spots on the Hot 100, something Elvis had never accomplished.

March 14, 1965

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

Change of Habit 


March 14, 1970

March 14, 1971

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.

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
CONCERT DATE: March 14 1974 (8:30 pm). Murfreesboro TN.Elvis Performs; Crowd Pleased”
by Mike West Murfreesboro Daily News March 1974

He is “the King.” No one who witnessed Elvis Presley’s performance last night at MTSU’s Murphy Center will disagree – unless they just like to argue. To begin with, the concert had no major flaws. Most similar performances have something drastically wrong with them. An amplifier might blow, the performer might be tired or the sound system might be out of balance. At any rate, something always goes out of “kilter”. But not last night.

The only flaw was the warm-up comedian’s jokes which were stale, to say the least. Who cares about jokes anyway? Elvis’ warm-up group, “The Sweet Inspirations” were great – but not as great as the “Big E.” The audience, the largest in Murphy Center’s brief history, was tense but not vocal. After all, Elvis fans are a different breed from any other set of fans. They’re “rabidly” loyal, but they’re also hard to please, but: When you get down to it, Elvis did more than please them.

He opened with a rock-a-billy number See See Rider and closed with his classic Can’t Help Falling in Love. Everything in between was fantastic. Personally, the high point was a moving, well orchestrated version of Kris Kristofferson’s Why Me Lord which featured the super bass of J.D. Sumner. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet served in a backup role, along with the Sweet Inspirations and Kathy Westmoreland. However, it was Sumner who almost stole the show. His gravely bass voice can hit rock bottom – and then some.

Another “high point” was Suspicious Minds. The amount of musical drive achieved during this number was incredible. Increasing the effect was the power of the musical arrangements, handled very capably by Elvis’ backup band. American Trilogy – a Mickey Newbury concoction – was also enough to make one feel patriotic which is amazing when you consider the nation’s current disenchantment. Perhaps this feeling points to the reason for Elvis’ success. He offers his fans a musical world that’s quite an improvement over their daily, often disenchanting grind.

Elvis can sing with “hurt.” But he also sings with hope – the hope that life is a little better than it seems. His music serves very efficiently as an escape vehicle. Hope plus escape from the day-in-day-out drag. What more can an entertainer offer his fans? Would you believe professionalism? The ticket takers almost messed things up by inefficient ticket taking methods, etc. but the professionalism of the Elvis road show pulled them through. The show was ready to begin at 8.30 PM but all of the crowd hadn’t arrived yet. So the show “waited.” This has got to be the most amazing fact about the entire concert. I want to see Elvis again.

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 14 1974 Middle Tennessee State U. Murfreesboro TN (8:30 pm) 12200 Aqua Blue Vine Original belt White Suit Yes Yes
March 14, 1975
March 14, 1976
March 14, 1977
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’.
Frank Sinatra passed away in Los Angeles. He was 82.
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.

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.

reference sites:





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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database






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