Daily Elvis: March 19

Give us this day, March 19, our daily Elvis


The opera Faust by Charles Gounod premiered in Paris.

In St. Petersburg, Russia, Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker Suite” was first performed. This performance was a selection of eight numbers from the “Nutcracker” ballet.


Tupelo, Mississippi



Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

Elvis left Precision Tool, where he was not happy with either the work or the razzing he was forced to put up with because of the length of his hair.


Elvis performed on KPRC-TV and then at the Grand Prize Jamboree, Eagles Hall, Houston, Texas; along with Hoot Gibson, Sonny Burns, The Brown Brothers, Tommy Sands, James O Gwynne, Cote Wilcox, The Dixie Drifters, Ernie Hunter, Herb Remington and Tommy Collins
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info March 19 1955 KPRC-TV Jamboree Houston TX (1:30 PM)
Info March 19 1955 Eagles Hall Houston TX (10:45 PM) Grand Prize Jamboree
Elvis performed at the Township Auditorium, Columbia, South Carolina; along with Rod Brasfield, Mother Maybelle
The Carter Sisters, June Carter, Hal & Ginger
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info March 19 1956 Township Auditorium Columbia SC (8:00 PM) Yes
Elvis went to see the home his parents found earlier that week. As soon as he had seen Graceland he made a $1,000 deposit toward its purchase for himself and his parents.

March 19, 1957 - Elvis went to see the home his parents found earlier ...

March 19, 1958
During his only UK tour, Buddy Holly played two shows at the Regal Cinema in Hull, Yorkshire. Also on the bill, Gary Miller, The Tanner Sisters, Des O’Connor, The Montanas, Ronnie Keene & His Orchestra.
Elvis and Anita Wood shop for cars.
Anita Wood and Elvis Presley March 19, 1958
Two days later Elvis presented Anita with a Ford as a going-away present
Anita Wood and Elvis Presley March 19, 1958

March 19, 1959
Military Service in Germany

Elvis rented the Rainbow Rollerdrome for a roller-skating war with the guys.
Elvis Presley - Rainbow Rollerdrome - March 19, 1960

March 19, 1961

Elvis did a telephone interview with Hawaii Music Promoter Tom Moffat in advance of the Bloch Arena benefit concert for the Pearl Harbour Memorial.


Bob Dylan’s debut album Bob Dylan was released in the Untied States. Initially poor sales led the record to be known around Columbia Records as ‘Hammond’s Folly’ (John Hammond was producer of Dylan’s early recordings and the man responsible for signing Dylan). The album was praised by the New York City weekly newspaper Village Voice as an ‘explosive country blues debut’, but featured only two Dylan original compositions, Talkin’ New York and Song To Woody, the rest being old folk standards.
Elvis stayed the night at the Anchor Hotel in Nashville and went into the studio again from 7.30 p.m. to 2.00 a.m. and recorded 4 songs, including: “She’s Not You”.


March 19, 1963

Fun in Acapulco

Image result for Elvis Presley March 19, 1963

March 19, 1964


The Beatles tape a television appearance for the most famous of UK pop programs, “Top of the Pops.” (This exciting new musical series premiered on January 1, 1964). The Beatles lip-sync to Can’t Buy Me Love and You Can’t Do That (the songs on their latest single). Recorded at London’s Television Theatre.

UK Prime Minister Harold Wilson presented The Beatles with their awards for show business personalities of the year for 1963 at London’s Dorchester Hotel.

March 19, 1965

The Tailor And Cutter Magazine ran an article asking The Rolling Stones to start wearing ties. The current fashion did not include wearing ties with shirts and many tie-makers were facing financial disaster. Mick Jagger said of the appeal, “The trouble with a tie is that it could dangle in the soup. It is also something extra to which a fan can hang when you are trying to get in and out of a theatre.”

Harum Scarum 

Elvis flew to Las Vegas for the weekend

Spinout Production

March 19, 1967

Elvis Presley Easter Greetings Postcard

There was an Easter Radio Broadcast of selections from from Elvis’ “How Great Thou Art” album.

Elvis Presley Easter Greetings Postcard


March 19, 1968

Live a Little, Love a Little 

March 19, 1969

Change of Habit 

March 19, 1970

Elvis was discharged from the hospital and Barbara Leigh flew back to California, while Joyce Bova arrived from Washington to accompany Elvis to Memphis.
March 19, 1972
Jessie D.  Presley, Elvis’ grandfather, died of a heart attack in Louisville. Elvis did not attend the funeral.
Elvis performed at the Middle Tennessee State University Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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
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Info March 19 1974 Middle Tennessee State U. Murfreesboro TN (8:30 pm) 12200 Blue Starburst Original belt Light blue suit with metal rings Yes
March 19, 1975
Led Zeppelin played the first of two sold-out nights at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, Canada. Tickets cost $7.50. The set list included: ‘Rock And Roll’, ‘Stairway To Heaven’, ‘Whole Lotta Love’, ‘Black Dog’ and ‘Heartbreaker’.
The movie version of “Tommy” opened in New York City. The movie was based on the rock opera by The Who – and included Ann-Margaret
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows
Date: 19 Mar 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
And I Love You So
Let Me Be There
Love Me
Big Boss Man
It’s Midnight / Burning Love
Green Green Grass Of Home
My Boy
I’ll Remember You
Promised Land
Until It’s Time For You To Go
If You Love Me
Don’t Be Cruel
The Wonder Of You
That’s All Right
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Date: 19 Mar 1975
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Let Me Be There
And I Love You So
Big Boss Man
It’s Midnight
Burning Love
Green Green Grass Of Home
My Boy
I’ll Remember You
Hound Dog
It’s Now Or Never
If You Love Me
Don’t Be Cruel
An American Trilogy
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 12 – Las Vegas March 18th – April 1st 1975
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Info March 19 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info March 19 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
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

Fans ‘All Shook Up’ No doubt about it: Elvis is still King

By Cliff Radel : The Cincinnati Enquirer : Concert Date : March 21, 1976 (2:30pm)

Only Elvis Presley could elicit screams just by singing ‘America, the Beautiful’. As he sang about ‘amber waves of grain’, at his Sunday afternoon Riverfront Coliseum, a chorus of girlish screams shot up from the sold-out audience of 17,540. The crowd’s reaction to the next line was wilder. ‘For purple mountains’ majesty above the fruited plains’, Presley sang. Upon reaching ‘fruited’ he momentarily let his gaze drop to the women seated in the first row. He quickly flashed them the patented Elvis sneer. The women jumped out of their seats. Shrieking, they reached out with one hand toward the stage and with the other hit their heads in ecstasy. No performer, 20 years after attaining stardom, receives the response Presley does. If audience adulation was the determining factor, his title to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll would be unquestioned.

The years have not been kind to Elvis. His eyes are puffy. His ample cheeks and fleshy neck overemphasize his surly lips. If he gains any more weight, they may be squeezed from his face.

Presley’s girth is regal in the manner of Henry VIII. The man’s legendary hip gyrations are there in spirit, but not in action. The enormous six inch wide belt which before Presley split a rear seam in his powder-blue pants was a matching blue number encircled with the Presidential Seal – and the equally enormous paunch drastically restrict his movements. The hips that once could never be shown on television are now only a memory.

The Singer takes these signs of being mortal in stride. Only a true king would be able to laugh at his physical flaws. After his third song, ‘Amen’, featuring the contrabass vocal glisses of J.D. Sumner, he held up a copy of Jerry Dowling’s caricature which appeared in Sunday Enquirer ‘This picture of me appeared in this morning’s paper’, Presley drawled. ‘They captured me just perfect’ he added, running his finger across his image’s distended stomach. ‘All I want to say is whoever drew this’, the King paused and then said laughingly, ‘I hate the (expletive deleted)’, And then he broke into ‘Love Me’ with the opening line, ‘Treat me like a fool…’ ‘Love Me’ also ushered in another Presley tradition, the awarding of scarves to the outstretched hands of his loyal followers. In all he gave out 38 scarves throughout the afternoon.

What Presley gave the audience musically was mostly memories. He did ‘Hound Dog’ and ‘Heartbreak Hotel’, ‘Love Me Tender’, ‘Burning Love’, ‘All Shook Up’, and ‘Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear.’ In all he appeared disinterested and on ‘Burning Love’ he forgot the lyrics. He seemed to delight in garnering screams with the slightest lift of an eyebrow. He only played acoustic guitar in the concerts first three songs. The King did not even touch the instrument, the electric guitar, with which he started a revolution. Despite the jokes about his weight and ambivalent delivery, Presley is still capable of putting across a song. His renditions of ‘This Time You Gave Me a Mountain’ and his new single ‘Hurt’ revealed a powerful voice and wide range all too often tragically obscured by the kind of events that occurred at the concert’s conclusion.

As Elvis sang his traditional closer, ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’, from his 1961 movie ‘Blue Hawaii’, hordes of women rushed down the aisles. Yellow-jacketed Coliseum ushers were sent sprawling.

Elvis Presley : March 21, 1976 (8:30 pm) : Cincinnati, OH.
Private policemen tried in vain to stop the onslaught. With the crowd rushing the stage and reaching for those scarves, Presley cautioned them to ‘take it easy and don’t get hurt’.

Outside the Coliseum after Presley’s 65-minute show the crowd, clutching Elvis scarves, posters, buttons, and Souvenir folios, poured onto Cincinnati’s streets. Lashed to the building’s side was an immense banner proclaiming the ‘Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus – Alone in it’s gratness’. To 17,500 people the circus they had just witnessed was for them the greatest show on earth.

March 19, 1976 - Elvis exiting from the stage - Johnson City, Tennessee
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 19 – March 17th – March 22nd 1976
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Info March 19 1976 Freedom Hall Johnson City TN (8:30 pm) 7000 V-Neck Original belt Black Suit Yes Yes Yes


March 19, 1977

march 19, 1980

Elvis Presley’s autopsy report is a part of the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners’ case against Dr. George Nichopoulos. Presley’s former personal physician is accused of overprescribing drugs to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Jerry Lee Lewis and more patients from Memphis’ business community – Elvis was not the only death.

Dr Nick later has his medical license revoked.


Guitarist Randy Rhoads died at the age of 25 in a bus/plane crash. The plane was buzzing Ozzy Osbourne‘s tour bus when it crashed. The pilot and another female passenger were also killed.


“Spin Magazine” began publishing.


The second part of the Beatles “Anthology” was released. The album featured ‘Real Love’, a track the remaining members of the Beatles recorded using an old demo track of John Lennon’s The song was first recorded by Lennon in 1977 with a handheld tape recorder on his piano at home, it originated as part of an unfinished stage play that Lennon was working on at the time entitled “The Ballad of John and Yoko.”



16th annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame award ceremonies at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, inducted Johnnie Johnson and James Burton (Guitarist for Elvis and Ricky Nelson)


Ozzy Osbourne and his family did an interview with CNN’s Andersen Cooper. The topic was the MTV reality show “The Osbournes.”


50 Cent became the first solo artist to have three singles in the US Top 5. ‘Candy Shop’ was at No.1 with ‘How We Do’ by The Game, (a member of his G-Unit group) at No.4 and ‘Disco Inferno’ at No.5.


Ed Sheeran sold the two millionth copy of his second album, X, (pronounced multiply), in the UK, nine months after it was released. He became only the fifth artist to achieve the feat this decade, following in the footsteps of Adele, Emeli Sande, Take That and Michael Buble.

reference sites:





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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database






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