Daily Elvis: March 25

Give us this day, March 25, our daily Elvis

March 25, 1918

Composer  Claude Debussy died of rectal cancer at age 55. (Clair de Lune, La Mer, Iberia, Jeux, Childrens Corner Suite)

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

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

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era


March 25, 1954

RCA began manufacturing the first color television sets, with 12-inch screens and a retail price of $1,000.

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

“Blackboard Jungle,” starring Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern, Richard Kiley, Margaret Hayes, Sidney Portier, and Vic Morrow, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters. While it is a solid drama, the movie is mostly remembered for prominently featuring Bill Haley and His Comets’ recording of “Rock Around The Clock.” With its new soundtrack exposure, the single, which had been released a full year earlier to little fanfare, rocketed back onto the charts and straight to #1, kicking off the rock ‘n’ roll era in earnest.
Thought to be one of the earliest tickets with Elvis’ name
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

Scotty, Elvis, deejay Doug Ward, Bill and Trooper Kenneth McKee – 1955
Photo Lonnie Strange
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info March 25 1955 High School Auditorium Dermott AR (7:30 PM)

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

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.
The Presleys lived at  at  1414 Getwell Street  until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive  March 1957
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.
The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive, Graceland purchased on March 19.

The Military Service Disruption

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.

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

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.

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

Elvis getting the traditional GI haircut by Army barber James Peterson before a crowd of reporters and photographers – .

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

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March 25, 1959

At Bell Sound Studio in New York City, Lloyd Price, backed by the Ray Charles Singers, recorded “Personality.”

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

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

Elvis was in Miami Florida doing Frank Sinatra Show Rehearsals

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

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

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 would make movies for the next eight years, with his next live performance on July 31, 1969.

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
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
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.

The Beach Boys released their second album, “Surfin’ U.S.A.”

March 25, 1964

The Beatles made their debut on UK TV show Top Of The Pops singing ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ and ‘You Can’t Do That.’ The show had been recorded on March 19th.

In Chicago, Chuck Berry recorded his composition “No Particular Place To Go,” which used the same melody as his 1957 hit “School Day. ”

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


March 25, 1965

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. arrived with 25,000 marchers at the Alabama capitol in Montgomery, after completing a four-day, 50-mile march from Selma.

Harum Scarum 

March 25, 1966

At a photo session at Bob Whitaker’s studio in London, The Beatles posed in white coats using sides of meat with mutilated and butchered dolls for the cover of their next American album, ‘Yesterday and Today’. After advance copies were sent to disc jockeys and record reviewers, negative reaction to the cover photo was so strong Capitol recalled 750,000 copies from distributors to replace the cover. The total cost to Capitol to replace the cover and promotional materials was $250,000, wiping out their initial profit.

In New York City, Buck Owens and the Buckaroos played a sold-out show at Carnegie Hall.


March 25, 1967

The Rolling Stones kicked off a three-week European tour in Orebro, Sweden. Arriving in Copenhagen for the tour the group were delayed after customs officers search all their luggage for drugs.

The Turtles started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Happy Together’. The song was written by Garry Bonner and Alan Gordon, former members of a band known as The Magicians. The song had been rejected a dozen times before it was offered to the Turtles, and the demo acetate was worn out.

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

The Monkees 58th and final TV episode (directed by group member Micky Dolenz) 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”.

Live a Little Love a Little 

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

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade


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.
Jackie DeShannon, Waylon Jennings and Michael Parkswere the guest performers on Johnny Cash’s ABC-TV show.
Elvis arrived home in Memphis for a couple of days.
March 25, 1971
Tom Jones’ single “She’s A Lady” was certified Gold.
March 25, 1972
America started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with their debut hit ‘Horse With No Name’, it made No.3 in the UK. The group scored eight other US top 40 hits during the 70’s.
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
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
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
The first single by Elvis Costello, “Less Than Zero,” was released.
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

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


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 25 1977 University Of Oklahoma Norman OK (8:30 pm) 11415 Mexican Sundial Original belt White Suit Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath


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

Bill Kenny, lead singer of The Ink Spots died. Had the UK No.10 single ‘Melody Of Love.’ ‘The Gypsy’ was their biggest chart success, staying at the No.1 position on the US chart for 13 weeks.


Eddie Rabbitt’s single “Drivin’ My Life Away” was certified Gold.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


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. A brief Supremes reunion and a Jackson 5 performance seemed to top off the night, but when the show was broadcast on May 16, 1983, Michael Jackson’s solo performance of his new single “Billie Jean” and his “moonwalk” stole the show.

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


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”.


Madonna was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Like A Prayer’, the singers sixth UK No.1, also No.1 in the US. The song was accompanied by a highly controversial music video, which in 2005 was voted the “Most Groundbreaking Music Video of All Time” by viewers of MTV.

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

In Wentzville, Missouri, Chuck Berry’s recording studio was destroyed by a fire, taking with it 13 of his unreleased songs.


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.



73-year-old Country music singer Ray Price was arrested in his Texas home for possession of marijuana. He was fined $200 after pleading no contest to the charges. According to Price in a 2008 interview, old friend Willie Nelson – no stranger to marijuana arrests – phoned and told him he’d just earned $5 million in free publicity with the drug bust.


*NSYNC set a new world record after selling a million tickets in one day for the group’s forthcoming tour, netting them over £25 million ($42.5 million).

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003 –

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


Country music singer/songwriter (I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail, Under Your Spell Again, Act Naturally, Together Again, Crying Time, Loves Gonna Live Here, Waitin’ In Your Welfare Line)/TV co-host (Hee Haw)/radio station owner (KNIX AM & FM-Phoenix, KUZZ-FM-Bakersfield, California)/Country Music Hall of Famer Buck Owens died following a heart attack at 76.


The manager of pop star Justin Bieber was arrested after police claimed he failed to warn fans on Twitter about overcrowding at a shopping centre event. Police said they asked Scott Braun to tell fans through Twitter that Bieber would not be appearing because of fears over safety after hundreds turned up – resulting in five people being taken to hospital with minor injuries. Police said Mr Braun refused to send the message until 90 minutes later. He pleaded not guilty to charges including reckless endangerment related to November’s event in Roosevelt Field Mall in a New York suburb.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Elvis Presley’s 1961 benefit concert remembered


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 history with a free two-hour concert in Cuba, becoming the first international rock band to play in that country. Rock music had been banned on state-run radio and TV ever since the Cuban Revolution in the late 1950s. Several hundred thousand people filled the decrepit Ciudad Deportiva sports complex located on the way to the Havana airport to hear the band play their biggest songs.


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Reference Sites:

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