Daily Elvis: March 17

Give us this day, March 17, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

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Elvis performed at the Dessau Hall, Austin, Texas.

Scotty, Elvis and Bill at Dessau Hall – Mar. 17, 1955

Elvis at Dessau Hall – Mar. 17, 1955
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info March 17 1955 Dessau Hall Austin TX Yes
RCA hired photographer Alfred Wertheimer to do some pictures and they only paid him for black and white – colour was more expensive then and RCA wasn’t sure Elvis would last.
On day one, Wethereimer shot 20 rolls of film and his collection of images became iconic and released over various books, calendars and photo exhibitions.
Elvis Presley sitting alone at a piano singing and playing gospel music - March 17, 1956
Elvis Presley sitting alone at a piano singing and playing gospel music – March 17, 1956

Between the afternoon rehearsal and the evening performance of “Stage Show,” hosted by Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Elvis returns to his hotel to rest and freshen up. (New York City, March, 17, 1956) .

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.)

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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.

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.

March 17, 1956. Backstage at the Dorsey Brothers 'Stage Show' rehearsal.
Elvis went to the Nola Studio at 12.30 p.m. for a rehearsal. At 4.00 p.m. he went for the CBS Studios.

Elvis on the Dorsey Bros. Stage Show – March 17, 1956
Photo© courtesy Alfred Wertheimer

Elvis performed at the Stage Show, CBS Studio, at 8.00 p.m.


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 courtesy Ger Rijff

With Heartbreak Hotel storming up the national charts, Elvis was allowed to make his own song selection and included both the new single and Blue Suede Shoes.
Elvis left Los Angeles by train for Memphis.

Elvis buys Graceland Information. Elvis along with his parents, Vernon and Gladys had lived in a well-appointed house at 1034 Audubon DriveArticles about Elvis Presley, 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

Elvis Presley’s Graceland : 3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard
Elvis Presley's Graceland : 3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard
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Elvis went shopping at Pop Tunes and got a haircut at Jim’s Barber Shop downtown.
March 17 1958 Elvis got a haircut at Jim's Barber Shop downtown Memphis.

 

1959
Military Service

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, 1960 – Triple Murder Joins Others in Grisly Chain | Chicago …

archives.chicagotribune.com/1960/03/17/…/triple-murder-joins-others-in-grisly-chain

Part 1 Mar 17, 1960. Triple Murder Joins … 28, 1956, headed for a theater about three miles away where an Elvis Presley movie was being shown.

 

1963

Fun in Acapulco

1964

Roustabout 

1965

Harum Scarum 

1966

Spinout 

1967

Clambake 

1968

Live a Little Love a Little 

1969

Change of Habit 

Elvis had to remain in the hospital and the remainder of the paid-up studio time was given over to James Burton, who used the session band to record a solo album for A & M Records.
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The collection album “Separate Ways” hit #46 in the U.S – 2 covers and it came with a postcard
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Elvis flew to Las Vegas for several days.
Elvis performed at the Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.
CONCERT DATE: March 17, 1974 (8.30 pm) Memphis, TN.Hucksters, 49,200 Elvisites Whoop It Up
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Memphis Press-Scimitar
March 18, 1974

“Support your local king” the souvenir hawker yelled as thousands waited in line for the doors to open at the Mid-South Coliseum, “Hometown boy makes good. Picture programs right here $1.”

The doors finally opened and the last few thousand of 49,200 fans filed to their seats last night to see their rock ‘n’ roll king perform.

Last night’s concert was the fourth sell-out audience to see Elvis during the weekend and another 12,300 have tickets for his final Memphis show at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“Elvis wants to see everybody wearing a souvenir button,” another overzealous salesman yelled “He doesn’t eve want to go on stage unless everybody has a button. You can’t buy them inside, $1”

Dozens of ticketless fans stationed themselves at each entrance to the Coliseum, eagerly inquiring about extra tickets.

Mrs. Barbara Abrego of 7468 Germantown Square and her two sons, Jimmy, 10, and Michael, 8, took turns holding up a sign declaring the need for three tickets.

“We were out here before the 2:30 concert and couldn’t get any tickets so we came back to try for the 8:30 performance,” Mrs. Abrego said “We just decided at the last minute to try and get in.”

Coliseum officials with bullhorns announced outside that tape recorders and movie cameras would not be allowed inside.

A mobile refreshment stand was set up on the parking lot and booths with signs proclaiming “Elvis Information” were swamped by the curious.

“I just got to Memphis from Illinois,” one woman lamented. “Isn’t there some way I can get in to seethe show?”

Inside the booth a Coliseum box office employe, John Murley, told the woman all tickets had been sold. He explained to others he only had information about showtimes and ticket locations.

“One lady asked me for directions to Elvis’ house an another had an old picture of Elvis and his mother she wanted to pass along to him as a memento,” Murley said.

Earlier in the week another woman had brought a Bible to the Coliseum ticket office demanding it be passed along to the singer, he said.

As the audience patiently awaited the appearance of their king, the show’s master of ceremonies took advantage of the opportunity to sell a few more souvenirs.

He pointed out tables in the corridors and in front of the stage selling binoculars at $2, Elvis posters at $2, large Presley photo books for $3, smaller ones for $1, Elvis buttons at $1 and scarves with Elvis’ autograph embroidered on them for $7.50.

“These treasures from Elvis are all new this tour,” he said from the stage. “All items are in limited supply so don’t be disappointed by waiting until later”.

At last Presley took the stage, setting off the explosion of ten thousands or more tiny flash bulbs as screams echoed across the Coliseum.

Most of the audience was satisfied to remain in their seats and enjoy the show. The few who tried to come down in front for a closer view of their idol were quickly halted by the 60 feet law enforcement officers on duty.

E.E. (Bubba) Bland, Coliseum manager, said that despite the massive crowds flocking to the Presley concerts “this is the smoothest operation we’ve ever had.”

The absence of problems, he said, was due in part to the large security force, but he also credited the audiences.

“Many of them are older people and most of the children are accompanied by their parents,” he said. “They all came with one thing in mind – to see Elvis – and they know they can’t do that if they’re running up and down in the aisles.”

Bland said having four sellout crowds in two days was somewhat trying for the Coliseum staff.

“We really don’t have time to do much cleaning up after the matinee concerts, but we do the best we can,” he said. “I’d like to take a month off after we finish up on the Wednesday concert, but it will be March 27 before any of us have a day off”

The audience was given a special opportunity at intermission to purchase a “limited” number of Elvis key chains for $2 each, the concert ended and traffic stacked up at all exits, salesmen went from car to car peddling Elvis pennants and autographed pictures.

What’s the big attraction? Well Elvis IS the king, but there must be more.

Perhaps Billy Pegram, who ordered $60 worth of tickets and brought his family up from Tunica County, Miss, hit on the answer.

“This is one of the few things today that you can bring your family to and know you’ll enjoy the whole show,” he said.

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 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
March 17, 1975
Stage rehearsal at the Hilton Las Vegas showroom.

The first tour of this year started with some confusions.

Glen Hardin resigned and Burton and Tutt indicated that they would leave as well. At the last minute Burton returned, the others were replaced.

Elvis performed at the Freedom Hall Civic Center, Johnson City, Tennessee.
Elvis leaves the building with Linda Thompson – Sonny and Red West in front
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 19 – March 17th – March 22nd 1976
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info March 17 1976 Freedom Hall Johnson City TN (8:30 pm) 7000 Silver Phoenix Second belt White Suit Yes Yes
march 17, 1977
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Welcome to my World released by RCA. Welcome to My World was certified gold on September 30, 1977 and platinum on January 14, 1983 by the RIAA
It was a compilation of tracks, Your Cheating Heart being 19 years old at the time of release, the balance of the tracks already released, except for 1 song from the Madison Square Garden concert 5 years previously.
2004
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reference sites:
http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

www.elvishistoryblog.com/

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