Daily Elvis March 27

Give us this day, March 27, our daily Elvis

March 27, 1866

U.S. President Andrew Johnson vetoed a civil rights bill that later became the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.

March 27, 1899

The Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi achieved the first international radio transmission (between England and France).

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.

March 27, 1947

At Radio Recorders in Hollywood, Tex Williams & His Western Caravan recorded “Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette),” which became Capitol Records’ first million-seller.

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)


At the Columbia Studios in New York, Frank Sinatra, backed by the Ray Charles Singers and featuring trumpeter Chris Griffin, recorded “I’m A Fool To Want You,” a song Sinatra co-wrote with Jack Wolf and Joel Herron.

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era



Sun Records of Memphis, Tennessee began releasing records.

March 27, 1954

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

March 27, 1955

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

March 27, 1956

Hollywood screen test of a scene from The Rainmaker – there are only stills that are known to exist.

Screenwriter Allen Wiess, who wrote 6 Presley Pictures described his acting as High School.

Hal Wallis agreed and decided to build the movies around Elvis.

Katherine Hepburn, star of The Rainmaker, could hardly have a younger brother with a different regional accent.

Elvis worked with veteran actor Frank Faylen in the first test scene and with twenty-one-year-old actress Cynthia Baxter (later Cynthia O’Neal) in the second scene.
In May, Elvis told Will Jones of the Minneapolis Tribune that he favored the second of the two scenes. “I took this screen test where I came in and was real happy and jolly and I didn’t like it. I did this other one where I was mad at this girl, and I liked that better—it was me.”
Image result for elvis and Cynthia Baxter

screenwriter Allan Weis came to the following conclusion:

“In viewing the test, one thing was clear. It would be a mistake to try to force this strong personality into a preconceived role. His parts must be tailored for him, designed to exploit the thing he did best—sing.”

Hal Wallis agreed, and between 1957-1967, he produced nine Presley musicals – Weis writing 6 of them
The Presleys lived at  at  1414 Getwell Street  until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive  March 1957
Elvis left for Chicago with Gene Smith and Arthur Hooton.

March 27, 1957 - Elvis With Mrs. Herbert 'Margaret' Judd Anterton at the train station in Memphis. - Elvis is on his way to Chicago for the opening show of his first tour of 1957....The menu Elvis is signing for Margret Anterton must be for Anterton's, a Memphis seafood restaurant on 151 Madison Avenue that her husband, Herbert owns. - Ironically, Elvis was never a big fan of things like oysters. ( I know he didn't like the smell of fish cooking either.)

  Elvis With Mrs. Herbert ‘Margaret’ Judd Anterton at the train station in Memphis. – Elvis is on his way to Chicago for the opening show of his first tour of 1957….The menu Elvis is signing for Margret Anterton must be for Anterton’s, a Memphis seafood restaurant on 151 Madison Avenue that her husband, Herbert owns. – Ironically, Elvis was never a big fan of seafood. (he didn’t like the smell of fish cooking either.)
 “A Professional 8″x10″ Glossy Photograph of Elvis Presley and another fame seeking person who is pinning something to Elvis’ lapel.” Photo by Les Cooper (Commercial Photographer in Memphis) On this day Elvis way on his way to Chicago, IL for the opening show of his first tour of 1957.
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The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive, Graceland purchased on March 19.

The Military Service Disruption

March 27, 1958

CBS Laboratories announces the invention of stereophonic records. Although the new format would be playable on ordinary phonographs, when used on the proper equipment, a new rich and fuller sound would be heard.

Elvis attended a goodbye party for Sargent Ira Jones.

Elvis celebrated the halfway mark of his army stint with an “Over the Hump” party.
Elvis celebrates the halfway mark of his army stint with an Over the Hump Party - March 27, 1959Elvis and his father Vernon in march 27 1959 in Germany. Elvis celebrated the halfway mark of his army stint with an "Over the Hump" party.

Military Service in Germany

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

March 27, 1959 – Elvis Presley Music

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

March 27, 1960
Two anti-payola bills are introduced in US Congress by 71-year-old Representative Emanuel Celler of New York. He blames payola for “the cacophonous music called Rock and Roll,” and says that style of music would never have gained popularity, “especially among teenagers,” if not for the result of payola.
At Owen Bradley’s Quonset Hut studio in Nashville, Brenda Lee recorded “I Want To Be Wanted” and “That’s All You Gotta Do.”
 Del Shannon ‘s “Runaway” enters the Billboard chart on its way to becoming a million selling, number one hit. In 2004, Rolling Stone rated the song as #466 on their 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
 Filming began on the Elvis Presley movie “Blue Hawaii.” Location shooting finished on April 17th. The filming was totally finished on May 23rd


Elvis was examined by the studio doctor in the morning for cast insurance. Afterwards Elvis worked on the Girls! Girls! Girls!  soundtrack at Radio Recorders from 1.00 p.m. to 12.30 a.m.

March 27, 1963

March 27, 1964


March 27, 1965

British rocker P.J. Proby, who was accused of splitting his skin-tight trousers during performances on several occasions, was ordered off the stage at a municipal ballroom in Hereford, England. Proby would later claim that that real reason he was fired was to make room for Tom Jones.

The Supremes scored their fourth US No.1 single with ‘Stop! In The Name Of Love.’ The song was included on the Supremes’ sixth album, More Hits by The Supremes, The song was also honored by inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s permanent collection of the 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

Harum Scarum 

March 27, 1966

During an UK tour, Roy Orbison fell off a motorbike while scrambling at Hawkstone Park, Birmingham fracturing his foot. He played the remaining dates sat on a stool and walking on crutches.


March 27, 1967

At a ceremony held at the Playhouse Theatre in London, The Beatles were awarded three Ivor Novello awards: best-selling British single of 1966 – “Yellow Submarine”, most-performed song of 1966 – “Michelle” and next-most-performed song – “Yesterday”.

Fats Domino performed on his first British tour at London’s Saville Theater with the Bee Gees and Gerry & the Pacemakers.


March 27, 1968

Live a Little, Love a Little 

In preparation for his upcoming Las Vegas engagement Elvis began to think about material. Because of the absence of Red West, Elvis started to work with Charlie Hodge on plans for the show. Today Joe Esposito purchased a new tape recorder, speakers and other audio equipment, as well as a drum set for ongoing musical experimentation.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

Ringo Starr released “Sentimental Journey,” his first solo album.

Elvis flew back to Los Angeles and spent the next weeks traveling back and forth between there, Palm Springs and Las Vegas, never spending more than a few days in any location.

March 27, 1971
Ike & Tina Turner’s raucous remake of Credence Clearwater Revival’s “Proud Mary” reached #4 pop and #5 R&B, giving the tempestuous duo their first Top 5 hit.
 Three Dog Night‘s version of Hoyt Axton’s “Joy To The World” enters the Billboard Hot 100 on its way to becoming the biggest selling single of the year. Unlike most Three Dog Night songs recorded at that point, instead of having just the three main vocalists singing harmony, the song was recorded with all seven members of the band singing.
Although Elvis had been rehearsing for his Vegas opening at RCA studio since 1969, he had not recorded there since April 1960. This would also be the first time that Elvis worked with J.D. Sumner and the Stamps and with his live band. All were there except for Jerry Scheff, who was replaced by Emory Gordy.
The sessions began at 7.00 p.m. and ended in the early morning hours. Elvis focused on bittersweet songs of loss and like  “Separate Ways”, which was written for and about him by Red West.
March 27, 1973
Kenny Rogers and the First Edition’s “Greatest Hits” album was certified Gold.
March 27, 1974
March 27, 1975
Elvis doing the Dinner and Midnight Concert routine.
Date: 27 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
And I Love You So
Big Boss Man
It’s Midnight
Promised Land
Band Introductions / What’d I Say (by James Burton) / Drum Solo (by Ronnie Tutt) / Bass Solo (by Duke Bardwell) / Piano Solo (by Glen D. Hardin) / Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (by David Briggs) / School Day
Elvis Talks – Introduction of Lee Majors
My Boy
I’ll Remember You
Help Me
Let Me Be There
An American Trilogy
Can’t Help Falling In Love


Date: 27 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
Love Me
If You Love Me
And I Love You So
Big Boss Man
It’s Midnight
Burning Love
[band introductions]
My Boy
Help Me
Let Me Be There
Until It’s Time For You To Go
Heartbreak Hotel
Hound Dog
Bridge Over Troubled Water
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 27 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Yes Yes
Info March 27 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes
Elvis took his 3-wheeled Supercycle for a spin on the Graceland grounds with Linda Thomspon.
Elvis performed on tour at the Taylor County Coliseum, Abilene, Texas, and some songs were recorded by Felton Jarvis.
Date: 27 Mar 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Abilene, TX.
Taylor County Coliseum.
Tickets: 7,500
Costume: Mexican Sundial Suit
Set List Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Trying To Get To You
That’s All Right
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
My Way
How Great Thou Art – intro :
Band Introductions Early Morning Rain / What’d I Say / Johnny B. Goode – Ronnie Tutt drum solo – Jerry Scheff bass solo- Tony Brown piano solo – Bobby Ogdin electric piano solo / Hail Hail Rock And Roll /
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Hound Dog
Danny Boy/Walk With Me [S. Nielsen]
Blue Suede Shoes
Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: King Time In Abilene

Elvis To Return Here For March 27 Concert  by Robert Williams The Abilene Reporter News

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 27 1977 Taylor County Coliseum Abilene TX (8:30 pm) 7500 Mexican Sundial Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath


In Nashville, Kenny Rogers, with Lionel Richie as producer, recorded “Through The Years.”

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


Bryan Adams went into Little Mountain Sound, Vancouver, Canada to record ‘Run To You’ for his fourth studio album, Reckless. It was the first single released from the album and gave Adam’s his first UK hit peaking at No.11. The music video shot in London and Los Angeles was nominated for the 1985 MTV Video Music Awards in five different categories.

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


U2 performed from the roof of a store in downtown LA to make the video for ‘Where The Streets Have No Name’, attracting thousands of spectators and bringing traffic to a standstill. The police eventually stop the shoot.

March 27, 1990

k.d. lang’s “Absolute Torch And Twang” album was certified Gold.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


The Rolling Stones postponed their planned Hong Kong concert series after a SARS outbreak in the city. They later did a benefit show in Hong Kong to demonstrate that it was once again a safe place to visit.

March 27, 2006

Graceland declared a National Historic Site


2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


David Bowie’s landmark album Ziggy Stardust was celebrated with a blue plaque in central London. Former Spandau Ballet star Gary Kemp, unveiled a plaque at the spot where the cover of the 1972 release was shot. The location in Heddon Street, just off Regent Street, is now a pedestrianised area brimming with bars and restaurants.

march 27, 2013

Gordon Stoker, the tenor voice of The Jordanaires who backed Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Jim Reeves and many more, passed away at the age of 88. Estimated sales of records that the vocal group sang on total more than eight billion copies.


Willie Nelson announced that he and his family were hard at work on a new brand of marijuana called Willie’s Reserve. Stores of that same name were being planned and were to include his signature brand and other strains that are grown to meet quality standards.



City calls EPE settlement offer ‘negotiation tactic;’ Weinshanker says response is ‘inaccurate’


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