Daily Elvis: March 17

Give us this day, March 17, 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.

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


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

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

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Singer Carl Perkins made his first TV appearance, performing on ABC’s “Ozark Jubilee.”
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.)


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© Alfred Wertheimer
Elvis performed at the Stage Show, CBS Studio, at 8.00 p.m. 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, Scotty, Bill and DJ – March 17, 1956
Photo © Al Wertheimer courtesy Ger Rijff

Elvis, Scotty, Bill and DJ – March 17, 1956 
Photo © Al Wertheimer 

The Presleys lived at  at  1414 Getwell Street  until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive  March 1957
Elvis left Los Angeles by train for Memphis.

 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.

Elvis Presley’s Graceland : 3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard
Elvis Presley's Graceland : 3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard
The Coasters recorded “Yakety Yak.” Its saxophone solo by King Curtis inspired the 1963 Boots Randolph recording “Yakety Sax,” later used as the theme music for TV’s “The Benny Hill Show.”
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.

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

March 17,1959

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

March 17, 1961
Chubby Checker headlined a concert at the Regal Theater in Chicago, with supporting acts the Drifters, Joe Jones, Chuck Jackson, Maxine Brown, Jimmy Charles, and the Bluenotes.
March 17, 1962
Billboard magazine reported that Ray Charles had started Tangerine Records, his own label.

March 17, 1963

Fun in Acapulco

March 17, 1964


March 17, 1965

Harum Scarum 

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.

Live a Little Love a Little 

March 17, 1969

Change of Habit 

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

March 17, 1970

The collection album “Separate Ways” hit #46 in the U.S – 2 covers and it came with a postcard
 Image result for elvis presley separate ways lp
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.
At the Columbia Recording Studio in Nashville, Tanya Tucker recorded what became her debut single, “Delta Dawn.”
In the UK, Ringo Starr released the single “Back Off, Boogaloo,” a George Harrison production of a song written by Starr and based on an expression used by Ringo’s friend Marc Bolan of T. Rex.
Elvis flew to Las Vegas for 5 days.
march 17, 1973
Elvis performed at the Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.
Date: 19 Mar 1974
Venue: Murfreeboro, TN.
Middle Tennessee State University
Tickets: 12,200
Costume: White jumpsuit
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
CONCERT DATE: March 17, 1974 (8.30 pm) Memphis, TN. Hucksters, 49,200 Elvisites Whoop It Up
By Jim Willis  Memphis Press-Scimitar

Date: 19 Mar 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Murfreeboro, TN.
Middle Tennessee State University
Tickets: 12,200
Costume: White jumpsuit
Track list: Unknown
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 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
Cher was pictured on the cover of TIME magazine.
Elvis had a stage rehearsal at the Hilton Las Vegas showroom.

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.

Elvis performed at the Freedom Hall Civic Center, Johnson City, Tennessee. 8:30 p.m. The crowd was 7000 and Elvis wore the silver phoenix suit with the second belt.
Elvis performed at the Freedom Hall Civic Center, Johnson City, Tennessee.
Date: 19 Mar 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Johnson City, TN
Freedom Hall
Tickets: 7,000
Costume: V-Neck, puff sleeves suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
You Gave A Mountain
Let Me Be There
Steamroller Blues
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel
Love Me Tender
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
And I Love You So
Until It’s Time For You To Go
That’s All Right
Funny How Times Slips Away
Burning Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Johnson City
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
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.

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.

The Beatles Blow Back: Bee Gees

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.

Elvis Presley – Suspicion: The Acetate

Elvis Fandemonium vs BeatleMania


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

Lisa Marie Presley clarified remarks she had made in an Australian TV interview. She said that she had never seen her ex-husband, Michael Jackson, engage in inappropriate behavior with kids.
 The Smiths turned down a $5m (£2.8m) offer to reform for a music festival. The band who split acrimoniously in 1987, rejected the bid to get back together for this year’s Coachella US festival.
Michael Jackson closed the house on his Neverland Ranch in California and laid off a handful of employees, although some workers remained to maintain the rest of the property.

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 and Elvis | ElvisBlog

Ferlin Husky, Elvis, Farron Young and Hawkshaw Hawkins


John Lennon and George Harrison were honored with a blue plaque at the site of the former Apple Boutique in a ceremony in London held at at 94 Baker Street. The new plaque reads “John Lennon, M.B.E., 1940-1980, and George Harrison, M.B.E., 1943-2001, worked here.”

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Elton John remembers ‘sad’ meeting with Elvis

New York Post: But when Elton John finally got his chance to meet Elvis Presley, he found the … John (who grew up as a gawky English kid, miming to Presley …

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