Daily Elvis: March 18

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The man who would become the world’s first recording star, 29-year-old opera singer Enrico Caruso, was paid $50 each to record 10 songs on wax for the Gramophone and Typewriter Company in Italy. Two years later, he began recording in America for the Victor Talking Machine Company (later RCA Victor). Over a 16-year span, he earned millions of dollars in royalties from the retail sales of his 260 recordings.

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)

March 18, 1939

Frank Sinatra made his first recording, a demo of the song “Our Love.”

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

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era


March 18, 1954

RKO Pictures was purchased by Howard Hughes for $23.4 million, and thereby became the first motion picture studio to be owned by an individual.

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

March 18, 1955

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis and the band flew from New York City to Charleston, South Carolina, arriving at 11.03 a.m.

He performed at the County Hall, Charleston, South Carolina at 3.30 and 8.15 p.m.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info March 18 1956 County Hall Charleston SC (3:30 PM) The Elvis Presley Show Yes
Info March 18 1956 County Hall Charleston SC (8:15 PM) The Elvis Presley Show Yes
 The Presleys lived at  at  1414 Getwell Street  until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive  March 1957
Elvis sent a telegram to June Juanico to meet his train during a brief layover in New Orleans. He wanted to tell her about Graceland and she told him that she was engaged to be married.

Romance: June Juanico

Elvis arrived at Central Station in Memphis at 11:35 p.m. on March 18, the end of a two-day train trip that had started in Hollywood Saturday night. He looked a little weary. When Elvis arrived at his home he climbed the fence, which the Presley family always kept locked at night, and was off to greet his mother and father, then a good night’s sleep

March 18, 1958

Jerry Lee Lewis was involved in a couple of firsts for ABC-TV’s “American Bandstand.” He was the first to actually sing rather than lip-sync on the show, and the first to perform three songs on one episode, namely “Great Balls Of Fire,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On,” and “Breathless.”

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

Military Service: Elvis was thrown from a jeep rounding a corner and hurt his knee. He was ordered to rest for 3 days and requested that there would not be an announcement to the press.
Meanwhile, in The UK:
T U C S O N D A I L Y C I T I Z E N WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 18, 1959 Elvis Go Home, Say Seagulls LONDON–(tfi–Elvis Presley te the new secret weapon in the long battle against seagulls at London-Airport Flocks of the birds warm up in aircraft jet streams during cold weather — which makes them a menace on the airstrip. Officials experimenting with ways to drive the birds off tried a tape recording of the gulls’ panic signals. They fled, then came right back. But the tape recorder had been left running. And the gull cries shared the tape with a recording of a teen-agers’ party. Out came the voice of Elvis, rocking ‘n’ rolling ‘n’ strum- icing his-guitar. Off went the birds, and they didn’t come back for 24 hours. “It must be Presley’s incessant beat that sends ’em,” said an aviation official

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

March 18, 1960
“Rio Bravo,” starring John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson, and Walter Brennan, had its world premiere. The movie opened in theaters throughout the U.S. and Canada on April 4.
At RCA Studio B in Nashville, the Everly Brothers recorded four songs, including “Cathy’s Clown,” their first single for Warner Bros. after spending three years on Archie Bleyer’s Cadence label.
Elvis Presley’s single “Surrender” was the No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit.

Elvis was on his way to Los Angeles, but stayed the night in Chicago at the O’Hara Inn near the airport.

March 18 1961 , Elvis was on his way to Los Angeles, but stayed the night in Chicago at the O'Hara Inn near the airport.
 on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Rowan & Martin, Bob Lewis, and Rickey Layne and Velvel also performed; the musical guests: Robert Goulet, Dick Haymes and Fran Jeffries
Elvis went to RCA Studio B in Nashville to record 7 sides from 7.30 p.m. to 6.30 a.m. for the album Pot Luck. He also recorded “You’ll Be Gone”, which he had co-written with Red West.
March 18, 1962 Elvis was at RCA Studio B in Nashville from 7:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. to record for the album 'Pot Luck'. https://plus.google.com/109186664837938739405
Elvis completed dubbing on Fun In Acapulco.
March 18, 1964


March 18, 1965

The Rolling Stones were each fined £5 ($8.50) for urinating in a public place, following an incident that had taken place at a petrol station after a gig at the ABC Theatre in Romford, Essex, England. This was after the last show on their fifth UK package tour with The Hollies, The Konrads, all girl-group Goldie and the Gingerbreads and Dave Berry and the Cruisers.

Harum Scarum 

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee (Overdub Session)
Tomorrow Night (Overdub) SPA4 2331
Wild In The Country (Overdub) (?) SPA4 5389 (?)

March 18, 1966


March 18, 1967

The Beatles scored their 13th US No.1 single with ‘Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever’. The song’s title is derived from the name of a street near Lennon’s house, in Liverpool. McCartney and Lennon would meet at Penny Lane junction in the Mossley Hill area to catch a bus into the centre of the city.

March 18, 1968

Live a Little, Love a Little 

March 18, 1969

Elvis at American Sound

American Sound – Memphis, Tennessee (Overdub Session)
In The Ghetto (Overdub) XPA5 1154-NA
Any Day Now (Overdub) XPA5 1274-NA
Long Black Limousine (Overdub) XPA5 1142-NA
Kentucky Rain (Overdub) XPA5 1271-NA
Elvis Presley was in the hospital  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.
march 18, 1972
Neil Young started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Heart Of Gold’. Released from the 1972 album Harvest, it is so far Young’s only US No. 1 single. The song features backup vocals by James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt.
Paul Simon scored his first solo No.1 album when his self-titled debut went to the top on the UK charts. Featuring the singles ‘Mother And Child Reunion’ and ‘Me And Julio Down By The School Yard.’
T Rex played the first of two sold out nights at Wembley’s Empire Pool; Ringo Starr filmed the shows for the ‘Born To Boogie’ Apple documentary.
Elvis Now is #43 on the USA Charts
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Elvis flew to Las Vegas for a five day vacation, (day 2 of 5)
March 18, 1973
In Dallas, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played the first of eight shows over four nights at a club called Gertie’s.
Elvis Presley : Live on stage at the Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia
Elvis performed at the Coliseum ,Richmond, Virginia.
Date: 18 Mar 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Richmond, VA.
Richmond Coliseum
Tickets: 11,791
Costume: Memphis 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
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On/
Mama Don’t Dancece/Flip, Flop And Fly/
Jailhouse Rock/Hound Dog
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
Elvis Presley Freedom Hall Johnson City, Tn March 18, 1976
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 18 1974 Richmond Coliseum Richmond VA (8:30 pm) 11791 Aqua Blue Vine Original belt Black suit Yes Yes Yes
Elvis Presley began a 29-show series at the Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas.
Elvis performed at the Showroom, Las Vegas, Hilton, Las Vegas. The “invitation only show” was postponed until the final night.

Elvis Opening Night 1975 CD : EP : Elvis Presley. : ‘For Elvis Fans …

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Apr 19, 2015 – It includes an audience recording of the complete performance from March 18, 1975 – well known as the ‘Opening Night’ for Elvis‘ March/April …

Date: 18 Mar 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: White & Black two piece fringe suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
And I Love You So
Let Me Be There
It’s Midnight
Big Boss Man
Green Green Grass Of Hom
Burning Love
Love Me
My Boy
I’ll Remember You
Promised Land
Until It’s Time For You To Go
If You Love Me
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Top Acts Vol. 5
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 12 – Las Vegas March 18th – April 1st 1975
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info March 18 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Opening 2200 White Leather Two-Piece Yes Yes
Elvis performed at the Freedom Hall Civic Center, Johnson City, Tennessee.
Dick Grob, Joe Esposito, Elvis and Red West
Date: 18 Mar 1976
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Johnson City, TN
Freedom Hall
Tickets: 7,000
Costume: Phoenix (silver) suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
You Gave A Mountain
Tryin’ To Get To You
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Until It’s Time For You To Go
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
What’d I Say
And I Love You So
H ow Great Thou Art
Love Me Tender
Let Me Be There
Hearbreak Hotel
Hound Dog
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Date: 18 Mar 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Johnson City, TN
Freedom Hall
Tickets: 7,000
Costume: Aztec (dark blue) suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Let Me Be There
And I Love You So
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Tryin’ To Get To You
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Hound Dog
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
It’s Now Or Never
Burning Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Spreading The Wings In Johnson City

Elvis Presley | Freedom Hall Johnson City, Tn | March 18, 1976

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 18 1976 Freedom Hall Johnson City TN (8:30 pm) 7000 Silver Phoenix Second belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes
 March 18,  1977

The Wake and Aftermath


The Bee Gees had the Top 3 on the US singles charts, ‘Night Fever’ at No.1, ‘(Love is) Thicker Than Water’, by brother Andy at No.2, co-written by Barry Gibb and ‘Emotion’ by Samantha Song written and produced by The Bee Gees at No.3.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


The sixth Episode “Roots” has Elvis playing Tupelo and a fictionalized show veers into fiction.

The series ran from February 6, 1990 – May 19, 1990

TV Series: Good Rocking Tonight


White South Africans in a national referendum voted overwhelmingly in favor of ending the country’s racist Apartheid policy.

Canada’s most shameful secret


The city of Kenner, Louisiana named a street after native son singer/songwriter Lloyd Price.


Elton John told a British TV interviewer that tributes to Princess Diana, killed in a car crash the previous August, should stop. He said it was “time to give it a rest.” John’s recording of “Candle in the Wind ’97,” which he performed at the princess’s funeral, became the best-selling single in history and raised millions for the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fund.


Tragedy struck at an in-store appearance by British boy band A1 in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta after a stampede amongst the fans. Four girls were killed and two others were seriously injured.

2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Organisers of an attempt to reunite 19 people who watched The Beatles play in a town hall in 1963 had claims from 24 people who said they were there. Billy Shanks was helping to lead the search for the audience members of the gig in Dingwall, Ross-shire, Scotland in 1963. He said some who turned up thought the music was rubbish and left to join an audience of 1,200 watching a local band in nearby Strathpeffer.
 David Bowie’s first album in a decade become the fastest-selling of the year, hitting the No.1 spot in the UK in its first week of release. The Next Day was the 66-year-old’s first No.1 since 1993’s ‘Black Tie White Noise’ and sold 94,000 copies in the first week.
Barry Gibb sold the site of the former home of Johnny and June Carter Cash in Hendersonville, Tennessee for $2 million. The Bee Gees singer purchased the property in 2005. Two years later, an accidental fire started by renovators destroyed most of the house.
“Elvis Presley The Album Collection released
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Mar 18, 2016 – Mar 20, 2016 – Elvis Presley Continentals Charity …

The 37th annual Elvis Presley Continentals Charity Festival is hosting its first preliminary round of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. The winner, runner-up …

Story image for Elvis presley from PR Newswire (press release)

Elvis Presley’s Revolvers Up For Auction

PR Newswire (press release)– Two of Elvis Presley’s lavish revolvers will be available in a May firearms auction hosted …
Chuck Berry died aged 90. The American guitarist, singer and songwriter was one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as ‘Maybellene’ (1955), ‘Roll Over Beethoven’ (1956), ‘Rock and Roll Music’ (1957) and ‘Johnny B. Goode’ (1958), Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive.

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