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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
At CBS 30th Street Studio in New York City, Tony Bennett recorded “Rags To Riches.”
The Sun Records Rockabilly Era
March 17, 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
Scotty, Elvis and Bill at Dessau Hall – Mar. 17, 1955
Elvis at Dessau Hall – Mar. 17, 1955
|Info||March 17 1955||Dessau Hall||Austin TX||Yes|
The Presleys lived at 1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
Between the afternoon rehearsal and the evening performance of ‘Stage Show’, hosted by Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Elvis returns to the Warwick Hotel to rest and freshen up. (New York City, March, 17, 1956)
(Photo © Alfred Wertheimer. All rights reserved.)
March 17, 1956, inside his suite at the Warwick Hotel in New York City, Elvis Presley finds an envelope containing dozens of fan letters that were sent to him which he proceeded to read.
Elvis on the Dorsey Bros. Stage Show – March 17, 1956; Photo© Alfred Wertheimer
Elvis, Scotty, Bill and DJ – March 17, 1956
Photo © Al Wertheimer courtesy Ger Rijff
Elvis, Scotty, Bill and DJ – March 17, 1956 Photo © Al Wertheimer
Elvis along with his parents, Vernon and Gladys had lived in a well-appointed house at 1034 Audubon Drive, in Memphis, TN, since March 20, 1956. They would have been comfortable there had their son not become the biggest show business sensation in the western world. It soon became apparent that 1034 Audubon Drive failed to provide privacy from an increasing army of fans who even started camping on the home’s front lawn
Memphis real estate agent Virginia Grant accepted a $1,000 deposit check from Vernon and Gladys Presley and drew up a provisional sales contract detailing the terms for their purchase of the Graceland mansion from Mrs. Ruth Brown-Moore. The building, named after the builder’s daughter, Grace Toof, had at one time been used by the Graceland Christian Church. Elvis Presley would first see the property on March 19, after which he, his mother and father signed the purchase agreement for $102,500, outbidding the YMCA’s offer of $35,000, and set March 26 as the closing date. Vernon and Gladys moved into Graceland on the 26th while Elvis was on tour. The 23-room, 10,000 square foot home, sitting on 13.8 acres of land, was expanded to 17,552 square feet of living space before Elvis moved in a few weeks later.
The Presleys lived at Graceland
The Military Service Disruption
Military Service in Germany
Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
March 17, 1960
2 Sisters who are Elvis fans go missing, and even Elvis became involved in the media story – until the girls were found dead.
March 17, 1963
March 17, 1964
March 17, 1965
March 17, 1966
March 17, 1967
Working at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles finished the recording of ‘She’s Leaving Home’ after adding backing vocals to the track. Harpist Sheila Bromberg who was part of the string section on the track became the first woman to play on a Beatles recording.
Jimi Hendrix released the single “Purple Haze.”
March 17, 1968
The Bee Gees sang “Words” during their U.S. TV debut on CBS’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Fran Jeffries, Tony Sandler & Ralph Young, and Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara also performed on the program.
March 17, 1969
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
March 17, 1970
|Date:||19 Mar 1974|
Middle Tennessee State University
By Jim Willis Memphis Press-Scimitar
|Date:||19 Mar 1974|
Middle Tennessee State University
|Info||March 17 1974||Midsouth Coliseum||Memphis TN||(2:30 pm)||12300||Fire||Original belt||Light Blue Suit||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Info||March 17 1974||Midsouth Coliseum||Memphis TN||(8:30 pm)||12300||Blue Starburst||Original belt||Yes||Yes||Yes|
The first tour of this year started with some confusion; Glen Hardin resigned and Burton and Tutt indicated that they would leave as well. At the last minute Burton returned, the others were replaced.
|Date:||19 Mar 1976|
|Venue:||Johnson City, TN
|Costume:||V-Neck, puff sleeves suit|
|Track list:||Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
You Gave A Mountain
Let Me Be There
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Polk Salad Annie
And I Love You So
Until It’s Time For You To Go
That’s All Right
Funny How Times Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Backstage with a state trooper in Johnson City, TN on March 17 or 18, 1976
|Info||March 17 1976||Freedom Hall||Johnson City TN||(8:30 pm)||7000||Silver Phoenix||Second belt||White Suit||Yes||Yes|
The Wake and Aftermath
The fictionalized account of the early days of disc jockey Alan Freed, “American Hot Wax,” widely considered to be one of the best rock ‘n’ roll movies of all time, opened in North American theaters, featuring appearances and performances by Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, andScreamin’ Jay Hawkins. Tim McIntire played Freed. Fran Drescher, Jay Leno, Laraine Newman, and Jeff Altman were also in the cast.
The Bee Gees went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their fifteenth studio album release ‘Spirits Having Flown.’ the group’s first album after their collaboration on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. The album’s first three tracks were released as singles and all reached No.1 in the US, giving the Bee Gees an unbroken run of six US chart-toppers and tying a record set by The Beatles.
1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
Anne Murray’s “Country” album was certified Gold.
Daryl Hall & John Oates, Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick and Barry Manilow took part in Arista Records’ 15th anniversary concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, where they raised more than $2 million for various AIDS organizations.
American singer and songwriter Terry Stafford died of liver failure, at the age of 54. He is best known for his 1964 US Top 10 hit, ‘Suspicion’, (recorded first by Elvis Presley and heard by Stafford and rush recorded and released) ‘Suspicion’ had the distinction of being sixth on the Billboard Hot 100 on April 4, 1964, when the Beatles held down the top five spots – taking away more than a mere hit single from Elvis – and the 1973 country music hit, ‘Amarillo by Morning’. – later covered by George Strait on Strait’s 1982 album Strait from the Heart. The song was named No.12 country song of all-time by Country Music Television.
It was announced that the Eagles’ “Greatest Hits” album had tied Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” as the all-time best-selling album in the U.S.
Elvis Presley Enterprises of Memphis, Tennessee, lost its Court of Appeal battle to stop London trader Sid Shaw using the name of ‘The King’ on his souvenirs. The legal tussle with Mr Shaw, who ran a memorabilia shop called ‘Elvisly Yours’, had been going on for over 17 years. Speaking after the ruling, Mr Shaw said: “I’m delighted. I’ve proved that Elvis belongs to all of us – Elvis is part of our history, part of our culture.
2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
Singer (Gone, Wings Of A Dove)/movie actor (The Las Vegas Hillbillys, Country Music Holiday, Hillbillys in a Haunted House)/Country Music Hall of Famer Ferlin Husky, who also performed as his comedic alter ego Simon Crum (Country Music Is Here To Stay), died of heart failure at the age of 85.
Ferlin Husky, Elvis, Farron Young and Hawkshaw Hawkins
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