Daily Elvis March 27

Give us this day, March 27, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

1952

Sun Records of Memphis, Tennessee began releasing records.

March 27, 1954

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March 27, 1955

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.

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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.”
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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
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 things like oysters. (he didn’t like the smell of fish cooking either.)
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 “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.

March 27, 1958

Military service

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.
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.
 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.
Principal photography for Blue Hawaii began on location in Hawaii and continued for 3 weeks.

 

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

Roustabout 

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

Spinout 

March 27, 1967

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

Clambake 

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.
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.
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 regret like “Where Do I Go From Here”, “For The Good Times” and “Separate Ways”, which was written for and about him.
 March 27, 1973
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
Fairytale
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
Recordings:

 

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
Fairytale
[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
Recordings:  
 
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.

CONCERT DATE: March 27 1977 (8:30 pm). Abilene TX.

Elvis To Return Here For March 27 Concert
by Robert Williams
The Abilene Reporter News
March 1, 1977

Elvis Presley is coming back to Taylor County Coliseum March 27. coliseum manager Dennis Templeton announced this morning. “Due to the appreciation of The Abilene audience on his first visit to the Big Country,” Templeton said, “Elvis has agreed to a return engagement.” The concert will begin at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 27.

Tickets for the concert go on sale at 9 a.m. Wednesday, “and will be sold until all are gone,” Templeton said. Prices are $10. $12.50 and $15. There will be a 25-cent handling charge on each ticket sold to pay the box office staff.

“The tickets will be sold on a first come, first serve basis,” Templeton said, and no phone reservations or mail orders will be accepted. Although Presley performed for a sell-out crowd of 8,600 people on his last appearance in Abilene Oct. 9, 1974, only about 8,200 seats are available for this performance under direction of The Abilene Fire Department.

“Ever since I’ve been here, all I’ve heard is, “When are you going to get Elvis back?” Templeton said. “So now he’s back.” Expecting a large crowd at the opening of ticket sales, Templeton has moved two West Texas Fair ticket booths lo the front of the coliseum so eight ticket windows may be operated at once.

The tickets will he evenly divided between the eight windows, Templeton said, and all will have front-row tickets. “So it doesn’t matter what line you get in,” Templeton said. “If you don’t get a front-row seat, it’s because someone beat you to it.”

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
Fever
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
Hurt
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

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

 

March 27, 2006

Graceland declared a National Historic Site

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.

2015

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.

2017

reference sites:
http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

http://www.elvisrecordings.com/  Master and Sessions

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

www.elvishistoryblog.com/

 

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