Daily Elvis: March 15

Give us this day, March 15, our daily Elvis

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.



August 8, 1945 to July 18, 1946
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.


Billboard” magazine began listing a top albums chart. The first #1 was “The Nat King Cole Trio.

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 15, 1954

The Chords recorded their doo-wop composition “Sh-Boom,” covered later that year by the Crew-Cuts.

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

At Cosimo Studios in New Orleans, Fats Domino recorded his composition “Ain’t It A Shame,” covered later that year by Pat Boone as “Ain’t That A Shame”
Elvis signed an amended one-year agreement with Bob Neal from which Neal would receive a 15 percent management fee.

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis renegotiates his contract with Colonel Tom Parker. From this point on, Parker will receive one-quarter of all Elvis’ earnings.
Image result for Elvis Presley march 15, 1957

Elvis Presley rests backstage after a May 15, 1956, performance in Memphis. Photo courtesy RCA/Legacy/Barney Sellers/Commercial Appeal.

Elvis performed at the Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia at.4.30, 7,18 and 10.06 p.m. for the second day. He was paid $1,831.54, what was 50% of the net proceeds, for the 2-day engagement.

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

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 Presley | Ellis Auditorium Memphis, TN. | May 15 1956

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info March 15 1956 Fox Theater Atlanta GA (4:30 PM) Yes
Info March 15 1956 Fox Theater Atlanta GA (7:18 PM) Yes
Info March 15 1956 Fox Theater Atlanta GA (10:06 PM) Yes

The Presleys lived at  at  1414 Getwell Street  until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive  March 1957

March 15, 1957

Loving You  

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

March 15, 1958

King Creole 

March 15, 1958 – HILLBILLY CHIVALRY | Chicago Tribune Archive

If he is fearful that they can be manipulated thru hillbilly music and Elvis Presley, he should confine his judgment to the bobby soxers, for reasonably sane …

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

 March 15, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

Bravo Magazine Elvis image
Elisabeth Stefaniak left, presumably to visit her parents, but in fact met Rex Mansfield and the 2 of them decided to marry secretly, sending Elvis an invitation to their wedding on June 4. Neither one of them ever saw Elvis again.

March 15, 1960

March 15, 1961

March 15, 1962

Bobby Darin released the album “Bobby Darin Sings Ray Charles.”

Looking at Hollywood | Chicago Tribune Archive

by Hedda Hopper … Elvis Presley’s custom-built Cadillac is being equipped with a gold and pearl transistor Hi-Fi set lit already has its own …

March 15, 1963

Fun in Acapulco

March 15, 1964


In Los Angeles, Elvis Presley began filming his 19th movie, “Harum Scarum,” co-starring Mary Ann Mobley, Fran Jeffries, Michael Ansara, and Jay Novello.
Joe Esposito, whom was fired by Elvis on the ride home to Memphis in August 1964 returned to the group to become “co-foreman” with Marty Lacker.


March 15, 1966


At EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London, George Harrison began recording his composition “Within You Without You,” at this point called “Untitled,” for the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album. Harrison was the only member of the Beatles who played on the track, which was completed with overdubs on March 22 and April 3.
Elvis was still in Palm Springs, recuperating from his fall, so wasn’t able to attend the wedding between Jerry Schilling and Sandy Kawelo.
Joan Crawford’s letter to Elvis:

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The Beatles released the single “Lady Madonna” in North America.
Elvis filmed scenes for Live a Little Love a Little at Marineland.
The Presley’s hired Bernard and Rene Sinclair as butler and cook for their new Hillcrest home.


March 15, 1969

Change of Habit 

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

March 15, 1970

At RCA Studio B in Nashville, Elvis Presley recorded four songs, including two Gordon Lightfoot compositions,
 Everybody hoped for the same success of the previous year, but there were problems from the start. Finally Elvis called the session off, at 1.30 a.m. because of discomfort in his eye.
Priscilla flew to California to supervise the redecorating of the new house.
Elvis arrived in Nashville for a session at RCA’s Studio B.
March 15, 1971
CBS-TV announced its intention to cancel “The Ed Sullivan Show” after 23 years. At the time, it was American television’s longest-running series.
March 15, 1972
Disc jockey Robert W. Morgan of Los Angeles radio station KHJ played Donny Osmond’s “Puppy Love” for 90 minutes straight. Police eventually raided the station fearing foul play, but discovered a publicity stunt instead.
March 15, 1973
Elvis performed at the Stokely Athletic Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.
Date: 15 Mar 1974
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Knoxville, TN.
University Of Tennessee
Tickets: 13,305
Costume: White Studded Nail suit
Track list: 2001 Theme
CC RiderI go a woman/AmenLove MeTrying to Get to YouAll Shook UpSteamroller blues

Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel

Love Me Tender

Johnny B Goode

Hound Dog


Polk Salad Annie

Why Me Lord

Suspicious Minds

Band Intros

I Can’t Stop Loving You

Help Me

American Trilogy

Let Me Be There

Funny How Time Slips away

I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You

Closing Vampe

Date: 15 Mar 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Knoxville, TN.
University Of Tennessee
Tickets: 13,305
Costume: Sunlight suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Tryin’ To Get To You
All Shook Up
Steamroller Blues
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
Heartbreak Hotel
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me Lord
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0
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 15 1974 University Of Tennessee Knoxville TN (8:30 pm) 13305 Orange Sunburst Original belt White Suit Yes Yes
Elvis Presley’s album “Promised Land” hit it’s top position of #47 on the Billboard Top 200 , reached 1 in Billboard’s Top Country LPs chart and #1 in the Country Cashbox albums chart. In the UK the album reached #21.
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Elvis traveled to Las Vegas by plane, while his belongings were delivered to the Las Vegas Hilton.
March 15, 1976
March 15, 1977

The Wake and Aftermath


In Columbus, Ohio, Elvis Costello got into an argument with singers Stephen Stills and Bonnie Bramlett at a Stills concert afterparty. Allegedly attempting to get Bramlett so disgusted she’d stop arguing, a drunk Costello referred to James Brown as a “jive-ass n*****” and Ray Charles as a “blind, ignorant n******.” Bramlett responded by punching Costello in the face. At a press conference the following day, Costello explained, “It became necessary for me to outrage these people with about the most obnoxious and offensive remarks that I could muster.” Later he personally apologized to Brown and Charles and did some work with the Rock Against Racism project.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

Relatives of Buddy Holly filed a suit against MCA Records for allegedly hoarding royalty payments, forging contracts and illegally producing albums without the consent of the family.
A rare autographed copy of the Beatles album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” sold at auction for £34,000, approximately $59,000 (US).

2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

In Australia, an interview with Lisa Marie Presley was broadcast in which she said that she had seen things she “couldn’t do anything about” during her marriage to Michael Jackson. She clarified her remarks two days later and included that she had never seen Jackson engage in inappropriate behavior with kids.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, parts of Fats Domino’s three pianos were discovered and saved by the Louisiana State Museum after attempting to salvage his Ninth Ward home in New Orleans.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

March 15, 2013…The Beach Boys, the Beatles, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Nat “King” Cole, Perry Como, Bobby Darin, Neil Diamond, Brenda Lee, Johnny Mathis, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Vinton and Stevie Wonder were elected to be the first class of inductees into America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame.
Only because 1956 through 1958 are no longer counted in order to benefit current artists:


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Reference Sites:






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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company



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