Daily Elvis: March 22

Give us this day, March 22, our daily Elvis


Tupelo, Mississippi



Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee


Ray Charles’s “Kiss-a Me Baby” hit the R&B charts, rising to #8 for his third Top 10 hit in a row.

March 22, 1954



March 22, 1955

23 year old Johnny Cash lays down his first tracks at Sam Phillips’ Memphis Recording Studio. With Luther Perkins on guitar and Marshall Grant on bass, Johnny sang five Country / Gospel numbers, of which “Mr. Porter” was the only useable cut. Phillips tells Johnny to come back when he’s written a hit.

Carl Perkins was seriously injured when their driver fell asleep at the wheel on Route 13 between Dover and Woodside, Delaware. , causing the car to hit the back of a truck before plunging into water. The truck driver was killed, and Carl was seriously injured, although back on the road in about a month. His brother Jay Perkins suffered a fractured neck; never fully recovered and was later diagnosed with a brain tumor, from which he died in 1958.
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Elvis performed at the Mosque Theater, Richmond, Virginia, at 7.00 and 9.00 p.m.
Also on the bill: Rod Brasfield, Mother Maybelle, The Carter Sisters, June Carter, Hal & Ginger

The band performed at the Mosque again,  this time the ad mistakenly referred to Scotty, Bill and DJ as the “The Blue Mooners” instead of  “The Blue Moon Boys” as did the write-up in February.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info March 22 1956 Mosque Theater Richmond VA (7:00 PM) Yes
Info March 22 1956 Mosque Theater Richmond VA (9:00 PM) Yes
Downtown Memphis Elvis was accused of pulling a gun on Private Hershel Nixon, a 19 year old Marine, who claimed that Elvis had insulted his wife. Elvis had a movie prop gun and the news cycle would continue for three more days.
RCA releases, or lets escape as Elvis joked about his records, All Shook Up
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Hank Williams Jr. made his stage debut in Swainsboro, GA, at the age of eight.
Each night for the past week, Elvis had rented out the Rainbow Rollerdrome after its regular hours. It was on one of these nights that he met Sonny West, Red’s cousin.

March 22, 1959
Military Service in Germany

Elvis checked into the penthouse of Miami’s Fontainebleau Hotel with Joe, Lamar, Gene and Cliff. The rest of the week he rehearsed for the Frank Sinatra show.
Elvis Presley : Miami : Hotelroom : March 22, 1960


March 22, 1962

Barbra Streisand opened in the Broadway show “I Can Get it For You Wholesale.”

Elvis was released from duties after Hal Wallis had seen and approved Fun in Acapulco. Elvis left for Memphis right away, because Priscilla was there waiting for him.

The Beatles‘ first album, “Please Please Me”, is released in England. The LP would reach the top spot in the UK and has never gone out of production in over fifty years. The collection, minus “Please Please Me” and “Ask Me Why”, would be issued by Vee-Jay Records in North America on January 10th, 1964 as “Introducing… The Beatles”.

March 22, 1964


March 22, 1965

Bob Dylan‘s 5th LP released was his first electric album “Bring it All Back Home”. The album was the first of Dylan’s LPs to break into the US top 10, and it also topped the UK charts later that Spring.

The Temptations released their second studio album Sing Smokey. As its name implies, it is composed entirely of songs written and produced by Smokey Robinson, and several other members of the Miracles as well. More importantly, it featured one of the well known Motown releases in its history ‘My Girl’.

Harum Scarum 

March 22, 1966


Principal photography for Clambake began. Elvis was restored both to health and to his old Hollywood state of mind.

Easy Come, Easy Go opens nationally and doesn’t do well.

March 22, 1968

Live a Little, Love a Little 

March 22, 1969

Elvis with gate fans at 1174 Hillcrest Drive Beverly Hills

Elvis Presley : March 22, 1969 : 1174 Hillcrest Drive Beverly Hills.

March 22, 1970

Back in Memphis Elvis had an appointment at Memphis Eye and Ear Hospital.
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RCA released: You’ll Never Walk Alone Again – a collection of random gospel songs spanning Elvis’ career to date.
The album reached number 69 on the Billboard 200 chart. You’ll Never Walk Alone was later re-released in 2006 as part of a reissue series of Elvis’ budget albums. However, at the time this album was a big seller in the United Kingdom and reached a high position. It was certified Gold on March 27, 1992, Platinum on July 15, 1999, and 3x Platinum on January 6, 2004 by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Elvis returned to Los Angeles for a recording session at RCA’s Hollywood studio.
March 22, 1973
March 22, 1974
March 22, 1975
The tartan teen sensations Bay City Rollers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Bye Bye Baby’, the group’s first of two UK No.1’s.
Led Zeppelin started a six-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with Physical Graffiti the group’s fourth US No.1 album. On its first day of release in the US, the album shipped a million copies – no other album in the history of Atlantic records had generated so many sales. Physical Graffiti has now been certified 16 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 16 million copies.
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows
Date: 22 Mar 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Indian Feather suit
Track list: Opening acts:

Joe Guercio’s Orchestra Opening / Voice Introduction – Going Back To Memphis Tomorrow / Into The Father’s House – Closing / Philadelphia Freedom / Introduction of the Sweet Inspirations – Stevie Is A Wonder – For Once In My Life – You Got It Bad Girl – Superstition – You Are The Sunshine Of My Life – Livin’ For The City – All In Love Is Fair – Higher Ground – Closing / Jackie Kahane Comedy Act

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
Burning Love

Band Introductions / What’d I Say ( featuring James Burton ) / Drums Solo ( featuring Ronnie Tutt ) / Bass Solo ( featuring Duke Bardwell ) / Piano Solo ( featuring Glen Hardin ) / Electric Piano Solo (featuring David Briggs ) / Orchestra Solo ( featuring Joe Guercio Orchestra
My Boy
I’ll Remember You
Let Me Be There
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Hound Dog
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Can’t Help Falling In Love


Date: 22 Mar 1975
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Indian Feather suit
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
Green Green Grass Of Home
Band Introductions / What’d I Say / Drum solo (by Ronnie Tutt / Bass solo (by Duke Bardwell) / Piano solo (Glen D. Hardin) / Keyboard solo (by David Briggs) / Orchestra Solo
My Boy
I’ll Remember You
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Hound Dog
You’re The Reason I’m Living
Can’t Help Falling In Love

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 22 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Yes
Info March 22 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Navy Blue Two-Piece with Red Armadillo None White Suit Yes Yes
RCA released “Elvis The Sun Sessions” in North America which reached #76 on the pop and #2 on the country charts. In 2003, the album was ranked #11 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
The Sun Sessions was the North American cover to the previous year’s UK release: The Sun Collection
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Elvis performed on Tour at the Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri.
Date: 22 Mar 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: St Louis, MO.
Kiel Auditorium
Tickets: 10,500
Costume: Aztec (Blue) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
You Gave A Mountain
Steamroller Blues
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel
Love Me Tender
Polk Salad Annie
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love

During “You gave me a Mountain” a blonde-haired woman ran up on stage and tackled Elvis in an affectionate bearhug making him miss a verse of lyrics and security pulled her off him. Rumor had it the next day that Elvis vowed he would never play St. Louis again…and he didn’t.

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Elvis leaves the building with Linda Thompson – Sonny West in front. then, Elvis leaves the city

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Linda Thompson, Elvis and Joe Esposito  Leaving Cincinnati, OH after two shows there on March 21, 1976 and arriving in St Louis on March 22, 1976

Romances: Linda Thompson

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 22 1976 Kiel Auditorium St Louis MO (8:30 pm) 10500 Chicken Bone Original belt White Suit Yes Yes Yes
The John Denver TV special “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” was aired on ABC.
Late in the evening Billy Smith was barely able to rouse Elvis and got him on the plane to depart for his second tour of the year. Dr. Nick was forced to put Elvis on an IV.
Pink Floyd’s ‘Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)’ started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart. The track, which was the group’s only US chart topper, was also a No.1 in the UK, Germany, Australia, Italy and in many other countries around the world.
Queen filmed the video for ‘I Want To Break Free’ at Limehouse Studio in London, England. Directed by David Mallet, it was a parody of the northern British soap opera Coronation Street with the band members dressed in drag. Guitarist Brian May later said the video ruined the band in America, and was initially banned by MTV in the US.
Sade performed at New York’s Paramount Theater – she did the whole show bare foot and her stage gimmick was standing still while singing.
Britney Spears‘ album “…Baby One More Time” was certified triple platinum by the RIAA.
Earl Beal, co-founder and baritone of the Silhouettes, died today. He and lead singer Billy Horton formed the Philadelphia group in a pool hall in 1955. Beal suggested naming the group after the Rays’ hit. They had only one chart record but it was a classic, “Get A Job,” which went to #1 R&B and pop. Beal was deventy-six.
“The Presley Prophecy” claimed that Elvis Presley’s ancestors came from a small village called Lonmay in the North East of Scotland. Author Allan Morrison said he’d found evidence that Elvis’s great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather was married in the village 300 years ago.
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reference sites:





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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database






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