Give us this day, March 14, our daily Elvis
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.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution advertisement – March 14, 1956
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
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March 14, 1957
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.
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
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
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.
March 14, 1969
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
|Date:||14 Mar 1974|
Middle Tennessee State University
|Track list:||2001 Theme
C C Rider
I Got A Woman
Tryin To Get To You
All Shook Up
– segued medley with –
Dont Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Johnny B Goode
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me Lord ?
I Cant Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
( followed by a reprise of above song )
Funny How Time Slips Away
Cant Help Falling In Love
** Tracklist Is Incomplete
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.
|Info||March 14 1974||Middle Tennessee State U.||Murfreesboro TN||(8:30 pm)||12200||Aqua Blue Vine||Original belt||White Suit||Yes||Yes|
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