Daily Elvis: March 23

Give us this day, March 23, 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

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era


March 23, 1954

The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented end of 1954 to mid-1955

At the Capitol Recording Studio in Hollywood, Frank Sinatra recorded “Learnin’ The Blues.”
Elvis, Scotty, Bill and Bob Neal flew to New York City for The Arthur Godfrey audition at 2.30 p.m. on the 14th floor at 501 Madison Avenue.  Elvis plays “Good Rockin’ Tonight” but the performance was deemed weak and the show’s producers turned him down. Elvis’ physical appearance was likely also a factor.

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

In Hartford, Connecticut, 11 members of the audience at a concert featuring Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers were arrested for allegedly trying to incite a riot.
Carl Perkins and his band had been in a career ending car crash; Perkins was in his mid 20s and married. Blue Suede Shoes, his biggest song.

Telegram to Carl Perkins – Mar. 23, 1956
Photo courtesy eBay and Elvis Information Network
 RCA ships “Elvis Presley,” the first album in Elvis’ discography. This album full of SUN and RCA Elvis songs soon goes to #1 on Billboard’s pop album chart for 10 weeks. It is the first Elvis album to reach over $1 million in sales at under $4 per LP, thus earning Elvis his first gold album award – and is the First Rock n Roll LP.
 The iconic cover photograph was taken at the Fort Homer Hesterly Armory in Tampa, Florida, on July 31, 1955.
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On the day of the show Elvis made a brief appearance at the WMAL-TV studio to promote the show that night on “Town & Country Time.” Dean later wrote in his autobiography:

Elvis was the featured entertainer on the boat that night and was booked on our show to promote the cruise, apparently because it wasn’t quite full. I had the excruciating task of conducting the interview with Elvis, possibly the worst I’ve ever done. 

Jimmy Dean and Elvis on WMAL-TV’s Town & Country Time set – Mar 23, 1956
Photo courtesy ElvisMatters – Peter Verbruggen

Me: So, you’re gonna be on the S.S. Mt. Vernon tonight, are you, Elvis?
Elvis: Yep.
Me: Have you ever worked on a boat before?
Elvis: Nope.
Me: I imagine you’re looking forward to this, aren’t you?
Elvis: Yep.

And that was it. “Yep, nope . . . ” and that’s all he would say. But I’m sure it didn’t matter; all it would take would be for the gals who tuned in to that TV show to get a good look at him and he wouldn’t have any trouble selling more tickets. Years later, when we were both playing in Las Vegas, Elvis would apologize profusely for leaving me hanging on that interview, He told me, “You know, Jimmy, I was so sorry about that but I was scared to death.”

excerpt from Thirty Years of Sausage, Fifty Years of Ham by Jimmy Dean and Donna Meade Dean

Jimmy Dean and Elvis Presley on the Jimmy Dean WMAL-TV Show

Elvis performed on the S.S. Mount Vernon Steamship, Washington, D.C. where he was the featured attraction on the Country Music Cruise promoted by well-known country DJ and promoter Connie B. Gay on a bill with Rod Brasfield, Mother Maybelle, The Carter Sisters, June Carter, and Hal & Ginger
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
The Presleys lived at  at  1414 Getwell Street  until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive  until March 1957
“Lucille” by little Richard charted, reaching #21 pop and #1 R&B. Out of Richard’s first six singles, five had both sides chart, including the flip of “Lucille,” “Send Me Some Lovin’ ” (#3 R&B, #54 pop).
The Platters charted with “I’m Sorry,” reaching #11 pop and #15 R&B. Its B-side, “He’s Mine,” soared to #5 R&B and #23 pop, making that Platters single the sixth 45 in a row to have both sides chart on the pop Top 10.
Elvis attended an all-night gospel singing at Ellis Auditorium – Elvis and The Blackwood Brothers, featuring JD Sumner.
The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive, Graceland purchased on March 19.
On CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” The RaysRoberta Peters, and Bert Lahr also performed while The Four Preps sang “26 Miles”
This was Elvis’ last night before his inductions. Elvis, Anita Wood and some friends went to a drive-in and afterwards everyone went roller-skating. Elvis didn’t go to bed all night.

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

March 23, 1959

Ray Peterson recorded the original version of “The Wonder Of You”, which will climb to #25 on the Billboard chart. Elvis Presley would take the same song to #9 in 1970.

Elvis Presley released the single “Stuck On You” b/w “Fame And Fortune.” RCA Victor decided to release all of its singles, starting with Presley’s “Stuck On You,” in both mono and stereo versions.

and went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in late-April 1960, becoming his first number-one single of the 1960s and thirteenth overall. “Stuck on You” peaked at number six on the R&B chart.[1] The song knocked Percy Faith’s “Theme from A Summer Place” from the top spot, ending its nine-week run at number one on the chart. The record reached number three in the UK. “Fame and Fortune” peaked at number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the week of May 5, 1960. while “Stuck on You” spend several weeks at number 1


Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

March 23, 1960

Elvis was in Miami for the Frank Sinatra Welcome Elvis tv show, shown at his hotel room

Elvis at his Miami hotel in march 23 1960

Frank and Elvis rehearsing at the Fontainebleau.

Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley Rehearsals for 'The Frank Sinatra Timex Special' - March 1960
Elvis, Col Parker and Nancy Sinatra

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Elvis Presley had his seventh UK No.1 single with ‘Wooden Heart.’ No. 1 for six weeks in March and April 1961. The song was based on a German folk song and was featured in Presley’s film GI Blues.
In the USA, Wooden Heart was released as the B side to “Blue Christmas in 1964.

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Marlene Dietrich recorded a version of the song sometime before 1958, pre-dating Presley, in the original German language, which appears as a B-side on a 1959 version of her single “Lili Marlene“,

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Dudley Brooks and Elvis: Blue Hawaii soundtrack recording at Radio Recorders ran from 1.00 to 5.22 p.m.


March 23, 1962

The Regal Theater in Chicago presented a dynamite lineup of Llyod Price, Eddie Holland, the Crystals, Gene Chandler, Jimmy McCracklin, Solomon Burke, and Aretha Franklin.

March 23, 1963

March 23, 1964

John Lennon’s  first book, “In His Own Write,” featuring short stories, poems and line drawings, was published simultaneously in New York and London. Some of the content was first published in Lennon’s ‘Beachcomber’ column in Mersey Beat.  It was the first solo Beatle project in any form. Lennon’s second book, “A Spaniard in the Works,” followed in 1965.


March 23, 1965

Harum Scarum 

March 23, 1966


March 23, 1967

At a ceremony held at the Playhouse Theatre in London, The Beatles were awarded three Ivor Novello awards for 1966: Best-selling British single ‘Yellow Submarine’, most-performed song ‘Michelle’, and next-most-performed song ‘Yesterday’. None of the Beatles attended and the winning songs were played by Joe Loss and his Orchestra. The lead vocal for ‘Michelle’ was sung by Ross MacManus, whose son would go on to become the professional musician Elvis Costello.


March 23, 1968

Live a Little, Love a Little

March 23, 1969

In response to Jim Morrison’s alleged exposure incident 3 weeks earlier: Entertainers Jackie Gleason, Kate Smith, The Lettermen and Anita Bryant appear in Miami, Florida at what is billed as the Rally for Decency. Posters for the event warn that “longhairs and weird dressers” won’t be allowed inside. Four days later, President Richard Nixon sends a letter of appreciation to the organizers of the rally.

Change of Habit 

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

hil Spector took the tapes for the aborted Beatles “Get Back” project to EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London to begin reshaping them into the “Let It Be” album. At the same time in the next studio, Paul McCartney was working on his first solo album.
Elvis returned to Los Angeles and the next evening he flew on to Memphis.
Elvis bought 25 watches at $75 each from Memphis jeweler Harry Levitch.
Frank Sinatra announced he’s retiring.
March 23, 1972
The film of The Concert For Bangladesh featuring George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton premiered in New York. The event was the first benefit concert of this magnitude in history. The concert raised almost $250,000 (£166,667) for Bangladesh relief, which was administered by UNICEF. Sales of the album and DVD continue to benefit the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF. By 1985, through revenue raised from the Concert for Bangladesh live album and film, an estimated $12 million had been sent to Bangladesh in relief. It would be the inspiration for LiveAid and future relief based mega-events.
March 23, 1973
March 23, 1974
March 23, 1975
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows
Date: 23 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
I Can Help (excerpt)
Love Me
If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
And I Love You So
Big Boss Man
It’s Midnight
Promised Land
[band introductions]
What’d I Say
School Days
My Boy
I’ll Remember You
Let Me Be There
Heartbreak Hotel
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love


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Date: 23 Mar 1975
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
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 23 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info March 23 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 White Two-piece suit with blue shoulder ornaments None
 March 23, 1976
Elvis Presley began his final tour at the Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. The 49 date jaunt would conclude with his last ever concert at the Indianapolis Indiana Market Square Arena on June 26th, 1977.
Just before stepping out on stage Elvis whispered to his cousin: “You didn’t think I’d make it, did you?” and Billy recalled that Elvis put on “a hell of a show”.
Date: 23 Mar 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Tempe. AZ. Arizona State Univ.
Tickets: 14,047
Costume: Mexican Sundial Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
My Way
Jailhouse Rock
You Gave Me A Mountain
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
How Great Thou Art
Band Introductions /Early Morning Rain( featuring John Wilkinson )/Whatd I Say ( featuring James Burton )
Johnny B Goode( featuring James Burton ) Drum Solo ( featuring Ronnie Tutt ) Bass Solo( featuring Jerry Scheff )
Piano Solo( featuring Tony Brown ) Electric Piano Solo ( featuring Bobby Ogdin ) School Day

Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 29 – March 23rd – April 3rd 1977
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info March 23 1977 Arizona State University Tempe AZ (8:30 pm) 14047 Mexican Sundial Original belt White Suit Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

March 23, 1985
John Lennon’s son Julian gave his first concert in San Antonio, Texas. Over the next two years he would place four songs on the Hot 100, including “Valotte” (#9) and “Too Late For Goodbyes” (#5).
Bill Kenny, legendary singer of the pioneering Ink Spots, died.
The initial Soul Train Music Awards in Hollywood, CA  were co-hosted by Luther Vandross and Dionne Warwick. It was the first televised awards ceremony to pay exclusive homage to black producers, songwriters and recording artists in the music industry.
Elton John joined George Michael on stage at London’s Wembley Arena for a duet on the 1974 hit “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”. The ‘live’ version will be released as a single and would top the charts on both sides of the Atlantic next December. Michael will donate $500,000 from the royalties to various charities.
The Staples Singers and Patti LaBelle performed at a joint benefit for the Rhythm & Blues Foundation and the Country Music Foundation at the Universal Amphitheater.
Celine Dion went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Because You Loved Me’, her second US No.1, a No.5 hit in UK. The Diane Warren song was taken from the film ‘Up Close And Personal’ starring Robert Redford and Michelle Pfeiffer. And on the same day her album ‘Falling Into You’ went to No.1 on the UK album chart.
Lauryn Hill began the first of three sold-out concerts at the Madison Square Garden. The highlight was a duet with Mary J. Blige on “I Used to Love Him.” She later donated $50,000 to a refugee fund-raising project.

2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


The Elvis Presley compilation album “Elvis Ultimate Gospel” was released by BMG.


Neil Aspinall, who ran the Apple Corps music empire for the Beatles from 1970 – 2007 died at a hospital in New York from cancer aged 66. A school friend of Sir Paul McCartney and George Harrison, he was regarded by some of the band as the “fifth Beatle” becoming The Beatles road manager in 1961 before becoming their personal assistant. He led the legal battle with Apple computers over the use of the Apple name and a royalties dispute between the Beatles and record label EMI. Aspinall had also played background instruments on Beatles tracks including ‘Magical Mystery Tour’, ‘Within You Without You’ and ‘Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite.’


Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida,” an album of songs for the Broadway production of “Aida” was released. Performers contributing tracks to the album included Sting, LeAnn Rimes, the Spice Girls, Tina Turner, Janet Jackson, Boyz II Men, Shania Twain, Lenny Kravitz, James Taylor, and Lulu.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

March 23, 2010
Legacy Edition of On Stage released-  features the entirety of Elvis in Person at the International Hotel on its second disc.
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March 23, 2012
Viral Video
Gloria Gaynor’s hit ‘I Will Survive’ was selected to enter the US National Recording Registry. It joined Metallica’s Master of Puppets and Mahler’s Symphony No 9 on the list of culturally significant recordings.
Sun Records episode 5 “Rising Sun” airs on CMT
5 Rising Sun Sam finds another hit with Johnny Bragg and The Prisonaires. Becky makes a surprising announcement. Elvis enlists Sam to help him record a song for his mother. Johnny takes his relationship with Vivian to the next phase. 23 Mar. 2017

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Reference Sites:

March 23 Events– Today in Elvis Presley History – Elvis Presley






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Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company



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