Daily Elvis: March 24

Give us this day, March 24, our daily Elvis

March 24, 1837

In Québec City, Lower Canada gave African Canadian men the right to vote.

March 24, 1896

In St. Petersburg, Russia, physicist Alexander Popov, revered in his homeland and in much of Eastern Europe as the inventor of radio,demonstrated the use of radio waves and wireless communication by receiving a Morse code message from a building 250 meters away.

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)

march 24, 1941

Glenn Miller began work on “Sun Valley Serenade,” his first movie, co-starring Sonja Henie, John Payne, Milton Berle, Lynn Bari, Joan Davis, Dorothy Dandridge, and the Nicholas Brothers.


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.



Billboard magazine published their first album chart with Nat King Cole’s “A Collection of Favorites” named as #1.

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

1948-1953 – Humes High School

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



Elvis Presley’s first driver’s licence

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

March 24, 1954

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

March 24, 1955

Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” starring Barbara Bel Geddes, Burl Ives, Mildred Dunnock, and Ben Gazzara, opened at New York’s Morosco Theatre for 694 performances.

Elvis with Scotty and Bill played a High School show with Bud Dickerman and Onie Wheeler on the playbill. Elvis sang “I got a woman”

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info March 24 1955 High School Auditorium Marianna AR (8:00 PM)

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

The El Capris’ (“Simmy, Shimmy) Ko Ko-Wop” was released. Four years later it became a hit for Little Anthony & the Imperials as “Skimmy, Shimmy, Ko Ko-Bop.”
The Platters charted with “(You’ve Got) the Magic Touch, reaching #4 pop and R&B. It would become their second million-seller of only three releases.
“Later Alligator,” by Bobby Charles, hit the R&B hit list going on to #14. The song was recorded by Charles in 1955, and with a name variation Bill Haley & the Comets had the pop hit as “See You Later Alligator” in 1956.
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Due to a snowstorm Elvis and the band arrived too late in New York, where they stayed at the Warwick Hotel.
The $185 EP initial ring which Elvis had bought the week before was delivered to him by jeweler Benny Kaplan.
Elvis at his final appearence at the Dorsey show in march 24 1956.Elvis at his final appearence at the Dorsey show in march 24 1956.
At 8.00 p.m. Elvis performed for the last time at the Stage Show, CBS Studio. Elvis performed Money Honey and his big hit Heartbreak Hotel. Because of Carl Perkins’ accident and missing his own tv show appearance, Elvis chose not to perform Blue Suede Shoes.
Elvis at his final appearence at the Dorsey show in march 24 1956.

Ratings from the Neilson Corp. gave ‘Stage Show’ 20.9% of the national audience, compared to Perry Como’s 31.8%. Over the past eight weeks, the ratings for ‘Stage Show’ had not been significantly improved by Elvis’ half-dozen appearances. Following the show, Scotty, Bill. D.J. and Red West, who had accompanied the group for the past few weeks, loaded the instruments into two cars and set off for Memphis. Elvis remained in New York for an extra day or two to do a few interviews and talk business with RCA Victor and the William Morris Agency.

For these appearances the band rented instruments in New York while Elvis associates Red West and Gene Smith transported the band’s own instruments to the next concert appearance using a pink trailer that Elvis’ father Vernon had built for this purpose. After the fourth ‘Stage Show’ the rented standup bass that Bill Black had enthusiastically played had to be repaired. Bill had broken the neck, sound post and the back of the instrument. The repairs cost $32.96.

Elvis Presley : The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show : March 24, 1956

Television and Elvis Presley

The Presleys lived at  at  1414 Getwell Street  until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive  March 1957

March 24, 1957

The live cross-country concert tour “Biggest Show of Stars for ’57” made a stop at the mUnicipal Auditorium in San Antonio for a show featuring Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Bill Doggett, Clyde McPhatter, the Five Keys, Ann Cole, the Moonglows, the Five Satins, and Charlie Brown.

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive, Graceland purchased on March 19.

The Military Service Disruption

Mahalia Jackson’s version of “He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands” was released.
Elvis, kisses his mother goodbye before reporting to the Memphis Draft Board, where he and twelve other recruits are inducted into the US Army.
Accompanied by Anita Wood, Judy Spreckles and assorted pals; With his parents Elvis reported to the draft board at 6.35 a.m. Elvis was assigned serial number 53 310 761 and starting pay was $78 a month.

Elvis Presley on the day of his induction into the army March 24, 1958. ‘There’s not much difference between this and making a movie’, he said. ‘In Hollywood, you have to get up at 5 a.m. and be on the set at 6. The only different thing here is that you don’t have a limousine’.

Elvis Presley on the day of his induction into the army March 24, 1958. 'There's not much difference between this and making a movie', he said.

After reporting for duty about 6:30 a.m. at the Draft Board office in the M&M Building, 198 South Main, he and other inductees would spend much of the day at Kennedy Veterans Hospital for processing and physicals before boarding a bus for Fort Chaffee,  During this bus trip Elvis would meet Rex Mansfield, who would become one of his closest army friends.

Elvis Presley is sworn in on the day of his induction into the army March 24, 1958. Maj. Elbert P. Turner adminstered the oath.

March 24, 1959

Halfway through his military service, suspicions that Elvis’s star had faded reached their height.

Dealer orders for his latest stateside RCA Victor release of “A Fool Such As I” coupled with “I Need Your Love Tonight” had just gone over 1,000,000. It was Presley’s 20th consecutive gold record.

“(Now and Then There’s) A Fool Such as I” recorded by Hank Snow for whom it peaked at number four on the country charts  early in 1953. Elvis’ version reached number one in the UK and number two Pop and #16 R&B in the United States (1959). It became a platinum record.

I Need Your Love Tonight reached number four on the Billboard Pop Charts, while No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart for five weeks

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In a Billboard article by Hazel Guild filed on this day in Germany for the next day’s edition:

“Meanwhile, Presley is just one of the boys at Ray Kasern,” Guild explained of Elvis’s current army profile. “Under orders from the Pentagon, he’s being given no special treatment and no special publicity during his tour of duty overseas. Both Stars and Stripes and AFN, military-controlled newspaper and radio station for servicemen overseas, have been told [to put] no special emphasis on Presley being here.”

“I have no way of telling if my fame is fading,” Elvis admitted in March 1959. “I stay homesick all the time. I’d give my neck to be back. You just don’t know. I hope the folks back home haven’t forgotten me.”

Elvis in Germany … When the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll Was Out of Sight

The international chart for “A fool such as I” in it’s original 1959 and 2005 re-release before European public domain laws.

Chart (1959) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100 2
US Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles 16
US Cashbox Hot Singles 2
US Cashbox Hot Country Singles 6
UK Singles Chart 1
Canadian Singles Chart 1
Australian Kent Singles Chart 1
Belgian Singles Chart 13
Dutch Singles Chart 15
Norway VG-lista Singles Chart 5
South African Singles Chart 1
Swedish Singles Chart 17
Chart (2005) Peak
UK Singles Chart 2
European Singles Chart 6


Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

March 24, 1960

An appeals court in the U.S. ruled the novel “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” by D.H. Lawrence was not obscene and therefore could be sent through the mail.

At RCA Studio B in Nashville, the Everly Brothers recorded “So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad).”

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Elvis Presley and Sheila Riddell :  Fontainebleau Hotel. 

Elvis Presley and Sheila Riddell | March 24, 1960 Fontainebleau Hotel

Elvis was in Miami for the Timex Presents Frank Sinatra – Welcome Home Elvis Episode.

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Frank Sinatra rehersals

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March 24, 1961

March 24, 1962

Sam Cooke’s “Twistin’ The Night Away” wrestled the #1 spot on the R&B chart away from Gene Chandler’s “Duke Of Earl”.

Connie Francis reached #1 on the Easy Listening chart with “Don’t Break The Heart That Loves You”.

March 24, 1963

The Beatles, on tour with Chris Montez and Tommy Roe, perform in their hometown of Liverpool, at the Empire Theatre. This is The Beatles’ first appearance in Liverpool in more than a month. The group’s loyal Cavern fans saw their worst fears being realized: that The Beatles’ rocketing popularity would take them away from Liverpool.


March 24, 1964

The Beatles go on display as wax figures in Madame Tussaud’s Waxwork Museum in London.

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Radio Recorders Studio B – Hollywood, California
It’s Carnival Time (Vocal Overdub – Movie Version) ////////-12

March 24, 1965

The Beatles continued filming ‘Help!’ at Twickenham Studios, England. They shot the interior temple scenes, including the one where they “dive through a hollow sacrificial altar and into water”. That scene was then cut to the swimming pool scene filmed in the Bahamas on February 23.

The Temptations released ‘Its Growing’, the follow-up to ‘My Girl’. The track was the first to feature David Ruffin as the Temptations new lead singer. Interestingly both ‘My Girl’ and ‘Its Growing’ were the only Motown tunes ever covered by Otis Redding.

“Shindig!” on ABC-TV featured Jackie Wilson, Bobby Goldsboro, Shirley Ellis, Dick and Dee Dee, and the Standells.

Harum Scarum 

March 24, 1966

In New York State, the first major U.S. bootleg law was passed, a bill that made the processing of unlicensed recordings a misdemeanor. In 1978 on this day, England granted its record companies the right to seize bootleg recordings.

Simon and Garfunkel made their UK singles chart debut with ‘Homeward Bound,’ was also a No.5 hit in the US.

Roy Orbison’s album “Roy Orbison’s Greatest Hits” was certified Gold.


The New York State Assembly passes a bill making it a misdemeanor to sell unauthorized copies of records or tapes; such records are commonly known as bootlegs.

March 24, 1967


March 24, 1968

on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show:” Diana Ross and the Supremes, Spanky and Our Gang,Nancy Sinatra, Lee Hazelwood, Jimmy Deanand George Carlin

Live a Little Love a Little 

March 24, 1969

Change of Habit 

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

March 24, 1970

March 24, 1971

March 24, 1972

March 24, 1973

The O’Jays topped the pop and R&B charts with the message song, “Love Train,” which also reached #9 in England.

During a Lou Reed show in Buffalo, New York, a fan jumped on stage and bit Lou on the bottom. The man was thrown out of the theatre and Reed completed the show.

March 24, 1974

March 24, 1975

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas shows.

Date: 24 Mar 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0


Date: 24 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 24 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info March 24 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200

March 24, 1976

March 24, 1977

Elvis performed on tour in Amarillo Texas.

Amarillo ’77 – FTD CD. EIN in-depth review – Elvis Information Network


Date: 24 Mar 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Amarillo, TX. Civic Center.
Tickets: 7,389
Costume: White King of Spaces Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Little Sister
You Gave Me A Mountain
Blue Suede Shoes
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
My Way
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Blueberry Hill
Love Letters
School Days
Hound Dog
Danny Boy
Walk With Me [S. Nielsen]
Jailhouse Rock
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

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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 24 1977 Civic Center Amarillo TX (8:30 pm) 7389 1974 Arabian Original belt Black suit Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath


The British courts grant British record companies the rights to seize bootleg and pirate recordings.

Paul McCartney’s band Wings released the single “With a Little Luck.”

Tom Jones does a tv tribute to Elvis


The Bee Gees started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Tragedy’, the group’s eighth US No.1. and also No.1 in the UK.

1970s Country Down Under Olivia Newton-John, post movie Grease, releases her first rock album “Totally Hot” and the single is #10 with “A Little More Love”.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


Thriller had already broken the Rock Era record set by Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, and this week Michael Jackson added to his total with a 34th week at #1 on the Album chart.  

March 24, 1990

Sinead O’Connor went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got’, featuring the single ‘Nothing Compares To You. Also No.1 in 13 other countries and six weeks at No.1 in the US.
“Black Velvet,” Alannah Myles‘ tribute the King, Elvis Presley, who spurred a “new religion that’ll bring you to your knees,” began a two-week reign on the Billboard Hot 100.

Christopher Ward was reportedly inspired to write the song (with David Tyson) after riding on a bus full of Presley fans on their way to Memphis for the icon’s 10th-anniversary vigil at Graceland.



A Chicago judge ruled in the Milli-Vanilli class-action suit that $3.00 cash rebates would be given to anyone that could prove that they bought the group’s music before November 27, 1990 (the date the lip synching scandal broke). Milli Vanilli won the 1989 best new artist Grammy after hits like ‘Blame it on the Rain’ and ‘Girl, You Know It’s True,’ selling 30 million singles and 14 million albums. But in late 1990, the performers were stripped of the award after it was revealed that neither actually sang on the Milli Vanilli album.


Harold Melvin of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (“If You Don’t Know Me By Now” and “The Love I Lost”) died at age 57 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, reportedly from a second stroke.


World Wide Video paid $1,079,500 for more than nine hours of film taken in February 1970 by Yoko Ono’s ex-husband, Anthony Cox. The film contains shots of John Lennon smoking hash, blow drying Yoko’s hair, composing “Mind Games,” and talking about his political beliefs. The company edited the film into a two-hour documentary called “3 Days in the Life.” Yoko Ono, claiming ownership of the film’s copyright, sued World Wide Video in 2008 to stop distribution of the documentary. In Boston on June 30, 2009, a federal judge ruled in favor of Yoko Ono, that she is the rightful copyright holder of this rare, intimate footage of John Lennon. Ono says she intends to keep the material private.

Al Grey, the heavy-swinging trombonist from the Count Basie Big Band, died at seventy-four. Grey was one of the innovators of the “growl” style of playing that traced its roots to the Duke Ellington “jungle” sound of the ’20s. He influenced rockers like Jimi Hendrix and played with legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Ella Fitzgerald, and Frank Sinatra. He appeared on almost 100 albums, including thirty of his own.

Anthony Jackson, choreographer for Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation Tour, became the first Black choreographer to ever use that expertise for a country act for the Mother Daughter The Judds’ Country Act.

2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


In Fort Knox, Kentucky, the Patton Museum of Calvary and Armor opened a new exhibit that focused on the years Elvis spent in the U.S. Army. The exhibit was planned to stay at the museum until March of 2005.



The Broadway musical “All Shook Up” opened.

All Shook Up (musical) – Wikipedia

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The “Hannah Montana” television series, starring Miley Cyrus, debuted on the Disney Channel.
Johnny Maestro died of cancer at the age of 70. He was the lead singer for The Crests on their seven US Top 40 records, including the 1959, #2 hit “Sixteen Candles”. He also led The Brooklyn Bridge to #3 with “The Worst That Could Happen” in 1969.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough



Pictures of The Beatles’ 1965 Shea Stadium concert, taken by an amateur photographer who bluffed his way backstage, sold for £30,000 at auction. Marc Weinstein used a fake press pass to get next to the stage for the historic New York show. His 61 black and white images with copyright fetched £30,680, the successful bidder was a South American gentleman currently living in Washington who is a huge collector of Beatles memorabilia.


Elvis Joins the Army: March 24, 1958 | Fishwrap


In Liverpool, the childhood home of Ringo Starr sold at auction for nearly $100,000 (US) to a Beatles fan who already owns properties that belonged to or were connected to George Harrison and John Lennon. Under terms of the purchase agreement, the new owner may not turn the house into a tourist attraction.


Sony Music have re-released Platinum: A Life In Music.

Elvis : Platinum : A Life In Music : Elvis Presley 4 CD Set.

9 Facts on Elvis Presley’s Graceland

Elvis Presley Birthplace to show lake upgrades

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

One-time Elvis home torn down, relocation planned

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal – No mere fan, Shutts has built a career on musical memorabilia. He’s bought and sold cars, jet skis and jewelry that belonged to Presley, even a television set once


Gibson, guitar maker for Elvis and BB King, hit by $700m debt blues

Elvis in the Army: Sixty Years After ‘Black Monday,’ Presley’s Friends …

Elvis Presley’s Service Obligation – Today’s Document

Today In History, March 24: Elvis Presley | News | omaha.com

HISTORY, March 24: Elvis Presley inducted into Army

Elvis Presley is inducted into the U.S. Army – Mar 24, 1958 – HISTORY

HISTORY, March 24: Elvis Presley inducted into Army

Mar 24, 2018 – Graceland Commemorates Elvis’ Army Anniversary

Graceland Commemorates 60th Anniversary of Elvis’ Military Service 

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