Daily Elvis: March 25

Give us this day, March 25, our daily Elvis


Tupelo, Mississippi



Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

March 25, 1954


The movie Blackboard Jungle, which introduced us to the song “Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley & the Comets, opened in theaters
Elvis performed at the High School Auditorium, Dermott, Arkansas.
One former student recalled, Elvis came to Dermott AR, when I was in the eighth grade. It cost an unbelievable .50 to see him, usual price was a quarter. One performance Friday afternoon and one Friday night. Monday when everyone came back to school, they got their money back because the superintendent had talked with the SSA and told them that wasn’t the kind of entertainment his students were supposed to see.2
Thought to be one of the earliest tickets with Elvis

Scotty, Elvis, deejay Doug Ward, Bill and Trooper Kenneth McKee – 1955
Photo courtesy Lonnie Strange
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info March 25 1955 High School Auditorium Dermott AR (7:30 PM)


Alan Freed’s three-day Rock ‘n’ Roll Show in Hartford, Connecticut ended badly, as police arrested 11 teenagers and closed the theater.
Elvis flew from New York to Los Angeles for his Hollywood screen test and was picked up by the Colonel, Tom Diskin and Leonard Hirshan, who recalled Elvis getting out off the plane with a camera around his neck like any other tourist.
Elvis’ band drove back to Memphis stopping to visit Carl Perkins in the Hospital in Dover, Delaware, with a get-well message from Elvis.
Elvis sent a telegram of explanation and apology to Private Nixon, with whom there was an incident 3 days before. Then there was a meeting between Elvis and Judge Boushe in chambers and the incident was settled without legal action.
Pfc. Hershel Nixon (left) and Elvis Presley shake hands to show that all is well after the incident.
Pfc. Hershel Nixon (left) and Elvis Presley shake hands to show that all is well after the incident.
Together with his parents, Elvis finalized their purchase of Graceland for $102,500 and within a few days Elvis hired a local interior decorator, George Golden.
Having been sworn in as Private 53310761 the previous day Elvis Presley received the regulation short back and sides haircut from army barber James Peterson. Presley would earn $78 per month as an army private.

Colonel parker and Elvis Presley : Fort Chaffee : March 25, 1958.

At Fort Chaffee, Colonel Parker and Elvis having an army breakfast.

Elvis getting the traditional GI haircut before a crowd of reporters and photographers – .

Elvis’ dangerous sideburns removed, and his long wild hair trimmed and tamed.

Image result for elvis presley army haircut

Buddy Holly appeared at The Gaumont Theatre in London, the final date on his only UK tour. Also on the bill was Gary Miller, The Tanner Sisters, Des O’Connor, The Montanas, Ronnie Keene & His Orchestra.

March 25, 1959
Military Service

March 25, 1960

At the Opera House in Chicago, Jazzman Horace Silver and Art Blakely performed along with Ray Charles and Dinah Washington.

Down the road, the Spaniels, Harvey (of the Moonglows), Etta James, Jerry Butler, Big Maybelle, and Wade Lemons were bringing down the house at the Regal Theater.

Elvis was in Miami Florida doing Frank Sinatra Show Rehearsals

Elvis Presley - 'The Frank Sinatra Timex Special' - March 1960

Frank Sinatra was not a fan of rock n roll, but he and Elvis became pals.

Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley Rehearsals for 'The Frank Sinatra Timex Special' - March 1960

Elvis Presley performed his last live show for the next eight years in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The show raised $62,000 for the U.S.S. Arizona memorial fund.

Elvis and fans at LA airport prior to departing for Honolulu
Elvis flew to Honolulu, where he arrived at 12.15 p.m. with country comedian Minnie Pearl. After watching the way which Elvis was mobbed, she told him: “those women could kill you”, but Elvis assured her: ” they’re not going to hurt me”.

Elvis arrives in Honolulu to headline a show with Phil Ingall Orchestra
Sterling Mossman, Floyd Crammer, Boots Randolph, The Jordanaires and
Minnie Pearl.

Al Dvorin, the Colonel and Elvis at the press conference
Later at 3.30 there was a press conference in the Carousel Room at the Hawaiian Village Hotel.
Ticket prices for Elvis’ performance ranged from $3 to $10 a seat, with 100 ringside seats reserved for people who donated $100. Elvis and Colonel Parker bought 50 of these special seats and donated them to patients from Tripler Hospital in Hawaii. Elvis’ benefit raised more than $52,000 for the memorial fund.

Minnie Pearl performs on stage at Bloch Arena

Elvis onstage at Bloch Arena
Elvis performed at the Bloch Arena, Honolulu, and the show raised over $62,000 toward a memorial building for the USS Arizona sailors.

Boots Randolph and Elvis at Bloch Arena

Elvis and the Jordanaires onstage at Bloch Arena performing
Heartbreak Hotel
All Shook Up
A Fool Such As I
I Got A Woman
Love Me
Band Introductions
Such A Night
Reconsider Baby
I Need You Love Tonight
Thats All Right
Dont Be Cruel
One Night
Are You Lonesome Tonight ?
Its Now Or Never
Swing Down Sweet Chariot

Roch Around the Bloch – FTD/Sony Release

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Such a Night by Memphis Recording Service

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Elvis Presley appears in concert at a benefit for the U.S.S. Arizona memorial in Hawaii. Following his 17 song set, the King would not play another live date for the next eight years.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1961
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Info March 25 1961 Bloch Arena Honolulu HI 5000 Pearl Harbor Memorial Charity Show Yes

March 25, 1962

March 25, 1963

Johnny Cash records one of his biggest Pop hits, “Ring Of Fire”, which will climb to #17 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the Billboard Country Chart.

March 25, 1964

Frankie Avalon starred in the movie Muscle Beach Party, which opened in theaters.


March 25, 1965

Harum Scarum 

March 25, 1966


March 25, 1967

The Monkees were in the midst of one of the most phenomenal Album chart achievements–their second album, More of the Monkees was #1 for the seventh week, on the heels of a 13-week run at #1 for their self-titled debut.


The Doors debut album, featuring “Light My Fire”, enters the Billboard Hot 200. The LP had been released during the first week of January and would end up leading the chart for three weeks and topping the Cashbox Best Sellers for a week.

March 25, 1968

Live a Little Love a Little 

The Monkees 58th and final TV episode was broadcast, ending a two year run. The Fabricated Four would soon start to dissolve as Peter Tork left the group later that year, leaving just Mike Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones on the cover of the group’s next album, “Instant Replay”.

March 25, 1969

John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin their seven day “bed-in” to promote world peace at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam.

Elvis in RCA Studio A in Nashville

RCA Studio A – Nashville, Tennessee (Overdub Session)
Do You Know Who I Am? (Overdub) XPA5 1270-NA
True Love Travels On A Gravel Road (Overdub) XPA5 1265-NA
The Fair’s Moving On (Overdub) XPA5 1276-NA
Who Am I? (Overdub) XPA5 1278-NA
If I’m A Fool (For Loving You) (Overdub) XPA5 1275-NA
It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin’ (Overdub) XPA5 1273-NA


RCA Studio A – Nashville, Tennessee (Overdub Session)
My Little Friend (Overdub) XPA5 1153-NA
Gentle On My Mind (Overdub) XPA5 1155-NA
Power Of My Love (Overdub) XPA5 1268-NA
Kentucky Rain (Overdub) XPA5 1271-NA
Any Day Now (Overdub) XPA5 1274-NA
Only The Strong Survive (Overdub) XPA5 1272-NA
Elvis arrived home in Memphis for a couple of days.
New York radio station WNBC banned the song “One Toke Over the Line” by Brewer and Shipley because of its alleged drug references. Other stations around the country follow suit, but the record still makes it to Billboard’s #10.
March 25, 1971
March 25, 1972
March 25, 1973
March 25, 1974
March 25, 1975
Linda Ronstadt released her remake of the Everly Brothers hit “When Will I Be Loved”.
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.
Date: 25 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 Let Me Know
And I Love You So
Big Boss Man
It’s Midnight / Promised Land
Band : What’d I Say – School Days – Drum solo – Bass solo – Piano solo – Keyboard solo – School Days
My Boy
I’ll Remember You
Let Me Be There
Heartbreak Hotel
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Date: 25 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
I Can Help
Love Me
If You Love Me
And I Love You So
Big Boss Man
It’s Midnight
Promised Land
[band introductions]
School Days
My Boy
I’ll Remember You
Let Me Be There
Why Me Lord
My Heavenly Father [K. Westmoreland]
Hound Dog
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 25 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Yes Yes
Info March 25 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes
March 25, 1976
Elvis performed at the University of Oklahoma Lloyd Noble Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Date: 25 Mar 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Norman, OK.
Univ. Of Oklahoma.
Tickets: 11,415
Costume: White King of Spaces Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Funny How Time Slips Away
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Love Me
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
My Way
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
School Days
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love

CONCERT DATE: March 25 1977 (8:30 pm). Norman OK.

Elvis “The King” Presley Delights Audience in Lloyd Noble Arena
by Pat Upton
The Daily Oklahoman
March 26, 1977

“The King” Elvis Presley opened, as might be expected, to a sold-out house of nearly 13000 at Norman’s Lloyd Noble Arena Friday. The show was the first of a rare two-performance date by Presley in the arena. He appears again at 8.30PM Saturday and tickets are still available.

Lines stretched outside the front of the arena one and a half hours before the concert started. Scalpers sold $15 seats for $40. But the arena erupted in one consolidated primal scream when Presley swaggered onto the stage at 10 PM after three warm-up acts.

He stands and leers often at his screaming fans. He moves slower now. Gone are the provocative gyrations which were scandalous in years past. He gives out lots of scarves and kisses. He also wiles away minutes characteristically mumbling. He kids excessively. But he still drives the crowd wild.

Presley’s repertoire has ample progressive country and pop songs such as Ain’t It Funny How Time Slips Away and Tell Me If You Love Me. His block-busting staples remain with Jailhouse Rock, It’s Now Or Never and Don’t Be Cruel.

The Elvis magic was everpresent wide though his voice range isn’t as wide as before. But he’s forever in the minds of his devoted following. And that’s just as it should be with the living legend.


Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 29 – March 23rd – April 3rd 1977
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Info March 25 1977 University Of Oklahoma Norman OK (8:30 pm) 11415 Mexican Sundial Original belt White Suit Yes Yes


During a wave of nostalgia and oldies revival, Buddy Holly And The Crickets topped the UK album chart with “20 Golden Greats”.


Motown Records celebrates its 25 anniversary with a concert in Pasadena, featuring The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Jr. Walker, The Commodores, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and The Jackson 5. The Jackson 5 reunited, including Jermaine and Michael, for the anniversary show 25 Years of Motown at Los Angeles’s Civic Center.


At the 57th annual Academy Awards, Prince wins the Best Original Song Score Oscar for “Purple Rain” and Stevie Wonder is awarded Best Original Song for “I Just Called To Say I Love You”.


Roy Orbison landed one last #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “You Got It”.


Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee is arrested for allegedly exposing his buttocks during a concert in Augusta, Georgia.


“An Afternoon in the Garden” is released, the afternoon recording from his June 10, 1972 concert.

This release reached #85 on the USA charts. it achieved Gold status.



2003 – Lisa Marie Presley’s single “Lights Out / Savior” was released. It was from the album “To Whom It May Concern.


Ringo Starr told Rolling Stone magazine that The Beatles would have gotten back together at some point if John Lennon and George Harrison had lived. “We still had the songs and we still could play. We could have put it together… Of course, it’s ended now. John and George are gone.”

Boy George was the guest judge on TV’s American Idol where he joined the remaining eleven contestants in singing his 1983, #1 hit, “Karma Chameleon”.


The Rolling Stones made a historic appearance in Havana, Cuba in front of an estimated crowd of 450,000 people. Rock ‘n’ Roll music was outlawed in Cuba shortly after Fidel Castro rose to power in 1959 and was reinstated in 2000.


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