Daily Elvis: March 20

Give us this day, March 20, our daily Elvis

1852

Harriet Beecher Stowe’s book “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” subtitled “Life Among the Lowly,” was first published.

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

1948

Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra are featured in the first televised symphonic concert.

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

March 20, 1954

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March 20, 1955

Elvis at Magnolia Gardens – 1955

Elvis did two shows, in the afternoon at Houston, TX Magnolia Gardens and in the evening at Houston, TX Cook’s Hoedown club.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
March 20 1955 Magnolia Gardens Houston, TX Afternoon Yes
March 20 1955 Cook’s Hoedown club
Houston, TX Evening
Elvis’ parents Vernon and Gladys moved into the house on Audubon Drive, their first home not rented.
The American Dream accomplished.
Elvis performed at the Bell Municipal Auditorium, Augusta, Georgia along with Rod Brasfield, Mother Maybelle, The Carter Sisters, June Carter, and Hal & Ginge
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info March 20 1956 Bell Municipal Auditorium Augusta GA (8:00 PM) Yes

 

March 20, 1957

March 20, 1958

March 20, 1959
Military Service

Elvis Presley starts his first recordings since being discharged from the US Army. A 12 hour session in a Nashville recording studio produces his next #1 single, “Stuck On You.” Scotty Moore and DJ Fontana, who had quit Presley’s touring band in 1957, are in the studio with him for the last time.

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At Graceland before leaving for Nashville.

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Elvis and his entourage, Scotty and DJ left for Nashville for a recording sessions. They were joined by all musician from the June 1958 session – but not Bill Black who never plays with Elvis again.
Bill Black formed his own combo and opened for The Beatles on their 1964 North American tour.
They worked from 8.00 p.m. to 7.00 a.m. Elvis completed 6 sides for an urgently needed new single, which was pressed and shipped within 2 days, and toward his upcoming album “Elvis is Back”
In the next two days, Elvis records six songs (In true stereo for the first time) including ‘Stuck On You‘ and ‘Fame And Fortune‘ which will be pressed and shipped within two days as an urgently need new single.
Elvis Presley started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Surrender’, based on the 1911 Italian song, ‘Return To Sorrento.’ as his fifth No.1 of the 60’s in both the UK and USA, #2 in Italy and Norway, #6 in Germany # 8 on the EuroChart, #20 in the Netherlands and #25 in Ireland, selling over 5 million copies, eventually became one of the best selling singles of all time.
Dropped from the movie “Wild in the Country” the now studio song “Lonely Man” peaked at number 32 on the Billboard Hot 100,
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Elvis arrived at the Paramount studio to begin his work on Blue Hawaii. After pre-production meetings, Elvis went to Radio Recorders to rehearse with the band.
Elvis left for Los Angeles in his new Dodge motor home.

March 20, 1963

Fun in Acapulco

March 20, 1964

The Beatles appeared live on the UK television program Ready Steady Go!, miming to ‘It Won’t Be Long’, ‘You Can’t Do That’, and ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’. They were also presented with a special award from US magazine Billboard, in recognition of The Beatles having the top three singles on the chart simultaneously.

The Temptations release their debut album Meet the Temptations on the Gordy (Motown) label.

When Elvis Presley, who rides a motorcycle in current film, ‘Roustabout’, learned co-star Barbara Stanwyck could ride a motorcycle, Elvis promptly hoisted the four-time Academy Award nominee aboard a motorcycle built for two and they were off in a cloud of dust to the amazement of everybody in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Elvis and Miss Stanwyck are shown in a cow pasture where the film company was on location. (UPI)

Roustabout 

Elvis and Barbara Stanwyck in Thousand Oaks, California,

Elvis and Barbara Stanwyck in Thousand Oaks, California, March 20, 1964

Principal photography for ‘Roustabout’ started on March 20, 1964. On that day an article appeared in a Las Vegas newspaper that would hurt and haunt Elvis for the rest of his life.

‘Would you believe that Richard Burton and Peter O’Toole owe part of their current success to Elvis Presley?’ was the title of the piece that went on to say, ‘These two brilliant Shakespearean-trained actors, winning worldwide acclaim for their performances in ‘Becket’ might not have had the opportunity to star in the picture, were it not for Sir Swivel Hips’.

Quoting producer Hal Wallis, the article indicated that it was the profits from the commercially successful, light-hearted Elvis movies that made it possible for Wallis to fund the production of more ‘artistic pictures’. The article was picked up by the news services and printed throughout the country. For Elvis it confirmed his fears that he was never going to be taken seriously as an actor.

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March 20, 1965

The first of a twice-nightly UK package tour kicked of at London’s Finsbury Park Astoria featuring Stevie Wonder, The Miracles, Martha and the Vandellas, The Supremes and The Temptations.

Harum Scarum 

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Elvis Presley’s single “Do The Clam” hit #19 in the U.K.

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March 20, 1966

Spinout 

After 11 days off, Elvis finally returned to the studio to begin rehearsals for Clambake.

March 20, 1968

Live a Little, Love a Little 

March 20, 1969

John Lennon and Yoko Ono marry in Gibraltar. They spend their honeymoon in Amsterdam campaigning for an international “Bed-In” for peace. The couple then goes to Montreal and records “Give Peace a Chance” during a “Bed-in” at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel. They planned another “Bed-in” in the United States, but were denied entry.

Change of Habit Production

1174 Hillcrest Road, Beverly Hills, CA – Thursday, March 20

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’68 Comeback Special” Foreign Distribution Contract Signed by Elvis …

American Sound – Memphis, Tennessee (Overdub Session)
Gentle On My Mind (Overdub) XPA5 1155-NA
March 20, 1970
March 20, 1971
Janis Joplin started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with her version of the Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster song “Me And Bobby McGee.” Joplin, who was a lover and a friend of Kristofferson’s from the beginning of her career to her death, changed the sex and a few of the lyrics in her cover. Kristofferson states he did not write this song for her, but the song is associated with her – especially, he has said, in the line “Somewhere near Salinas, Lord, I let her slip away.” Joplin died of a drug overdose the year before on 4th October aged 27.
At their own expense The Rolling Stones placed full page advertisements in all the UK’s music papers disclaiming any connection with the release of the Decca album ‘Stone Age’ saying ‘in our opinion the content is below the standard we try to keep.’
March 20, 1972
March 20, 1973
RCA released Elvis Good Times: The album released two singles, both hits: “I’ve Got a Thing About You Baby” rose to #4 on the Country charts, #39 pop; “My Boy” hit #1 on the Adult Contemporary charts, as well as #14 Country and #20 Pop.
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Elvis performed at the Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee. Without preparations RCA had its mobile recording truck on hand to record this final show of the tour – and Elvis Recorded Live On Stage in Memphis was recorded.
He earned his third Grammy Award for this album’s performance of “How Great Thou Art“. The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on July 15, 1999.
On March 17, 2014, close to the 40th anniversary of the concert, Sony/RCA Legacy re-released the album as a two-CD set.
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​​​​one of the few concerts that ended with “Elvis has left for Graceland”

Date: 20 Mar 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Memphis, TN.
Midsouth Coliseum
Tickets: 12,300
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
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me Lord
How Great Thou Art
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
Blueberry Hill
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
My Baby Left Me
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
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Memphis Concert Photo by Sean Shaver
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 20 1974 Midsouth Coliseum Memphis TN (8:30 pm) 12300 1973 Arabian Original belt White Suit Yes Yes Yes
March 20, 1975
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.
Date: 20 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
Love Me
If You Love Me
And I Love You So
Big Boss Man
It’s Midnight
Promised Land
Fairytale
My Boy
I’ll Remember You
Let Me Be There
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Loving You
Love Me Tender
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
Date: 20 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
If You Love Me
And I Love You So
Big Boss Man
It’s Midnight
Promised Land
Fairytale
My Boy
I’ll Remember You
Let Me Be There
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
An American Trilogy
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0
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 20 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Yes
Info March 20 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
Elvis performed at the Coliseum, Charlotte, North Carolina at 2.30 in the Silver Phoenix Jumpsuit:
Date: 20 Mar 1976
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Charlotte, N.C.
Charlotte Coliseum
Tickets: 12,000
Costume: Bicentennial (Blue) suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Let Me Be There
You Gave Me A Mountain
Steamroller Blues
Until It’s Time For You To Go
All Shook Up
Polk Salad Annie
[band introduction]
What’d I Say
School Days
And I Love You So
Hurt
Burning Love
America
Funny How Time Slips Away
How Great Thou Art
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:


 Elvis performed the evening show in the White Egyptian Bird Suit.

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Date: 20 Mar 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Charlotte, N.C.
Charlotte Coliseum
Tickets: 12,000
Costume: Bicentennial (blue) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Let Me Be There
You Gave A Mountain
Steamroller Blues
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Hound Dog
Heartbreak Hotel
Polk Salad Annie
[band introduction]
What’d I Say
[band introduction]
And I Love You So
Hurt
Burning Love
America
Funny How Time Slips Away
Fairytale
How Great Thou Art
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
Elvis seemed confused to both fans and reporters.
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 20 1976 Charlotte Coliseum Charlotte NC (2:30 pm) 12000 Silver Phoenix Original belt Red Suit Yes Yes
Info March 20 1976 Charlotte Coliseum Charlotte NC (8:30 pm) 12000 White Egyptian Bird Original belt White Suit Yes Yes

March 20, 1977

Lou Reed was banned from appearing The London Palladium in England because of his punk image.

T Rex played their final ever gig when they appeared at The Locarno in Portsmouth, England.

March 20, 1982
Joan Jett And The Blackhearts started a seven week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll’, a No.4 hit in the UK. The song had been a B-side from 60’s bands The Arrows.

 

1989

After 37 years on the air, Dick Clark announces he will discontinue hosting his creation, ABC-TV’s highly influential American Bandstand.

1990

Gloria Estefan and her band are injured in a bus accident near Scranton, PA.

1991

It is announced that Michael Jackson and Sony had signed a contract that gave him an $18 million advance for the forthcoming album Dangerous. The contract also made Jackson the CEO of the newly formed Nation Records (which changed its name to MJJ). The deal was reported to be worth $1 billion, the largest in history.

 

2002

The Daily Mail newspaper reported that Robbie Williams had become a priest. He was ordained via the Internet by the non-denominational Universal Ministries and officiated the wedding of Billy Morrison from rock band The Cult and Jennifer Holliday.

2017

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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.elvisrecordings.com/  Master and Sessions

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

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

www.elvishistoryblog.com/

 

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