Daily Elvis: March 28

Give us this day, March 28, our daily Elvis


Tupelo, Mississippi



Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee


Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton charted with “Hound Dog,” – a song about a cheating lover, reaching #1 for seven weeks on the R&B hit parade.

March 28, 1954


Elvis performed at the Big Creek High School Gym, Big Creek, Mississippi.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info March 28 1955 High School Gym Big Creek MS (8:00 PM) Yes
Elvis flew from Los Angeles to Dallas to Memphis.
There was a press conference at the Saddle and Sirloin Club at the Stockyards Inn in Chicago.

Gene Smith and Elvis meet the press in the Saddle and Sirloin Club – Mar. 28, 1957
Photo courtesy David English

Elvis debuts his Gold shoes in the Saddle and Sirloin Club – Mar. 28, 1957
Photo courtesy David English
Elvis performed at the International Amphitheatre, Chicago. Elvis wore the $2,500 gold-leaf suit, that the Colonel had had made up by Nudie Cohen. The 12,000 crowd had to sit through Rex Marlowe, Patti Kelly, Jimmy James, Frank Connors, Frankie Trent, The Jordanaires, June Day before Elvis
Scotty, Elvis and DJ onstage at the International Amphitheatre – Mar. 28, 1957
Photo courtesy FECC/denon3910

Scotty, Elvis, DJ and Bill onstage at the International Amphitheatre – Mar. 28, 1957
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Engagement – Tour Ref: 1957
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info March 28 1957 International Amphitheater Chicago IL (8:00 PM) 13373 Midwest Tour Yes
Eddie Cochran recorded “Summertime Blues.”
Brooklyn Paramount Theatre in Brooklyn, New York: The Alan Freed’s Big Beat Show starring Buddy Holly also featured Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Frankie Lymon, The Diamonds, Billy Ford, Danny & The Juniors, The Chantels, Larry Williams, Screaming Jay Hawkins, The Pastels, Jo-Ann Campbell and Ed Townsend.

Elvis Presley arrived at Fort Hood, TX, for basic training as part of the Second Armored Division. Elvis was declared off-limits to the press from the next day on. He was stationed there for six months.


March 28, 1959
Military Service in Germany

March 28, 1961

Paramount Scoring Stage – Hollywood, California

Moonlight Swim M2PB 2990 for Blue Hawaii 


Girls! Girls! Girls! production: Elvis continued recording from 1.00 p.m. to 1.40 p.m.
Radio Recorders Studio B – Hollywood, California
Mama WPA1 8121-10
Earth Boy (Record Version) N2PB 3278-09
Earth Boy (Movie Version) ////////-SP
Earth Boy (Movie Version – Backup Vocal Overdub) ////////-01
Dainty Little Moonbeams (End Title – Part 1) WPA5 2505-06
Girls! Girls! Girls! (End Title – Part 2) WPA5 2506-15
Girls! Girls! Girls! (End Title – Composite) ////////-SP
I Don’t Want to Be Tied (Record Version) N2PB 3273-08
I Don’t Want to Be Tied (Movie Version) ////////-SP
Plantation Rock NPA5 5824-SP
Mama (Instrumental) ////////-03


March 28, 1963

March 28, 1964


Non-Movie B side “It Hurts Me” hit #29 in the U.S, while “Kissing Cousins” the A-side would reached number 12 in the U.S. singles charts. Elvis re-recorded the song for his 1968 TV special.

It hurts me elvis 45 RCA sleeve.jpg

March 28, 1965

Harum Scarum 

March 28, 1966


Country singer, Kitty Wells, Elvis Presley, John Wright (Kitty's husband), and their son.
Country singer, Kitty Wells, Elvis Presley, John Wright (Kitty’s husband), and their son.

March 28, 1967


March 28, 1968

Live a Little, Love a Little

March 28, 1969

Change of Habit 

RCA/Camden releases Elvis Sings Flaming Star

March 28, 1970

Simon and Garfunkel were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, the duo’s only UK No.1. Only Art Garfunkel sang on the track at Paul Simon’s insistence and eventual regret.

March 28, 1971

CBC cancelled The Ed Sullivan Show.

Still in the RCA studio Elvis was persuaded to try a rock-song like “Burning Love” – his last great rock n roll single, blocked by Chuck Berry’s my ding-ling for #1.
Originally recorded by country soul artist Arthur Alexander, who included it on his 1972 self-titled album, Elvis’ Burning Love  rose to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, being kept from #1 by Chuck Berry‘s novelty song “My Ding-a-Ling.” However, it reached #1 on Cashbox’s Top 40 Charts for the week of November 11, which gave him 20 US #1 hits.
Chart (1972) Peak
Canada 2
Ireland 6
United Kingdom 7
Belgium 17
Netherlands 17
Italy 28
Germany 31
Australia 37

Switzerland 72
The flip side (“It’s a Matter of Time”) charted in the Top 40 on both on the Billboard Easy Listening and Hot Country Singles charts.”
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March 28, 1973
March 28, 1974
 Bluesman Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup died today after a massive heart attack.  Crudup had six chart hits in the ’40s and performed with the likes of Sonny Boy Williamson, Elmore James, and Lightnin’ Hopkins. He was so discontented and broke from his music-business experiences that he quit in the ’50s to farm sweet potatoes in Mississippi. He was sixty-eight. He wrote ‘That’s All Right (Mama)’ and ‘My Baby Left Me’ that Elvis recorded at SUN.
Barbra Streisand attended the midnight show and met backstage with Elvis afterward. She offered him the costarring role in her upcoming remake of “A Star Is Born”. It is unclear whether Col Parker quashed it, or Elvis did owing to the second billing or the character suicide.
Date: 28 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
Help Me
I’m Leavin’
Band Introductions / What’d I Say (by James Burton) / Drum Solo (by Ronnie Tutt) / Bass Solo (Duke Bardwell) / Piano Solo (Glen Hardin) / Electric Piano and Clavinet Solo (by David Briggs) / School Day ( by Joe Guercio Orchestra) /
Introduction of Tanya Tucker
My Boy
I’ll Remember You
Let Me Be There
Heartbreak Hotel
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Date: 28 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
Promised Land
[band introductions]
My Boy
I’ll Remember You
Heartbreak Hotel
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love
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‘See See Rider’ and a short ‘I Got A Woman/Amen’ warms up the crowd. You can tell this is going to be a good show with Elvis joking to the audience, “You’re going nuts and you’re just cracked up out there. Is something showing that shouldn’t be? !”

Elvis introduces himself as, “Good evening ladies and gentlemen, I’m Ann-Margret” before an astoundingly funny conversation with a member of the audience including the comments:

Female fan, “Don’t keep me waiting I love you, I love you.”
Elvis, “Honey there’s 2 thousand people listening to you, you know that don’t you?”
F.F, “I don’t care”
Elvis, “Ok! I’ve got a fever blister you know, so if you catch it … Don’t say I didn’t warn you”
F.F, “You can have anything I’ve got, so I will take anything that you’ve got!”
Elvis sounding a little flustered, “Whooo! Can you kill those lights for a minute?”.

It is a classic Elvis concert moment.!

‘Big Boss Man’ CD review – the Elvis Information Network

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 28 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Yes Yes
Info March 28 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes Yes
March 28, 1976
Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium, Austin, Texas.
Date: 28 Mar 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Austin, TX.
Municipal Auditorium.
Tickets: 6,000
Costume: King Of Spades (white) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
That’s All Right
Steamroller Blues
Help Me
Band Introductions / Early Morning Rain ( featuring John Wilkinson ) / Whatd I Say ( featuring James Burton ) / Johnny B Goode ( featuring James Burton ) / Bass Solo ( featuring Jerry Scheff ) / Piano Solo ( featuring Tony Brown ) / Electric Piano Solo ( featuring Bobby Ogdin ) / School Day
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
School Days
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love

CONCERT DATE: March 28 1977 (8:30 pm). Austin TX. The King Still Reigns
by Paul Beutel, Austin American-Statesman – March 29, 1977

At 42, Elvis Presley may be perched precariously on the top of the rock-and-roll hill, but Monday night at Municipal Auditorium, he proved he’s not over it yet. Six thousand fans – mostly female – paid up to $15 to watch The King swivel and sing for one hour. And several got more than that. During one part of the concert, Elvis tossed a series of scarves and towels into the audience as hordes of souvenir-crazy women, many well into middle-age, charged toward the stage.

The evening began in true Las Vegas fashion with an assortment of bried sets: The Hot Hilton Horns, Elvis’ back-up band; J.D.Sumner & The Stamps Quartet, a who-cares gospel group; Jack Kahane, a ho-hum comedian who lectured against pre-martial sex and the evils of marijuana (“The only soft drug is suppository.”); and The Sweet Inspirations, a dynamite black female trio, who actually provided some of the evening’s flashiest and most musically exciting entertainment. Too bad they only sang three songs. Elvis finally hit the stage at 10.25PM, 25 minutes later than scheduled. The audience had been fed a line about “sending out for a missing amplifier part” during the delay, but Elvis later confessed that his car had been blocked in the parking lot.

From the moment he arrived on stage amidst orchestral strains of the theme from “2001”, Elvis could do no wrong. He launched into C.C.Rider and was greeted by shrieks of orgiastic glee. During the second verse, the hips began to undulate and the head began to shake, although not as much as they did 20 years ago. “It’s been a long time, hasn’t it?”, Elvis questioned, with reference to his Austin appearance. SCREAM! came the reply. “But we’re going to make up for it tonight!” SCREAM!! SCREAM!! Following that remark, what else could he do but belt forth with I Gotta Woman?

No doubt about it. The world’s most publicized pelvis may have slowed down a bit, but the voice and the style are still there, as distinctive as ever. Unfortunately, the legendary rotten acoustics of the Municipal Echo Chamber did not help Elvis’ fondness for slurring his words. Still, it was Elvis – in person – running though an abbreviated bag of old hits and new. So what if he has to dye his hair and fight the battle of the middle-age bulge? For many of the eternally young-at-heart in Monday night’s mob, time had lost al meaning as they were again boppin’ to the Jailhouse Rock. Long live The King.

On stage in Austin in march 28 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 28 1977 Municipal Auditorium Austin TX (8:30 pm) 6000 1974 Arabian Original belt Red Suit Yes Yes Yes


Blondie started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Rapture’, the group’s fourth US No.1 and the first No. 1 song in the US to feature rap and its lyrics, notable for name-checking hip-hop pioneers Fab Five Freddy and Grandmaster Flash.


In Los Angeles, David Crosby was arrested for possession of Quaaludes and drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of cocaine and carrying a concealed .45-caliber pistol.


Tina Turner’s Break Every Rule tour ended today in Osaka, Japan, after she performed 230 dates in twenty-five countries, playing to more than 3 million people.


Singer Jimmy McShane died of Aids. He had the 1985 UK No.3 single and European hit ‘Tarzan Boy with Italian dance outfit Baltimora.


The artist formerly known as both Puffy and Puff Daddy said in an interview on MTV he now wanted to be known as P. Diddy. In August 2005, he changed his stage name to simply “Diddy.”


The National Museum of American History put a cornet that had belonged to Louis Armstrong on display.


After playing a warm-up date the night before at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, U2 kicked off their Vertigo tour at the iPay One Center in San Diego, California. The 131 date world tour would see the band playing in North America, Europe, South America and Japan. By the time it finished, the Vertigo Tour had sold 4,619,021 tickets, grossing $389 million; the second-highest figure ever for a world tour.

Lisa Marie Presley appeared on television’s “Oprah.


Tina Brown the sister-in-law of Whitney Houston sold pictures taken in her bathroom to the National Enquirer claiming Whitney Houston had been taking crack cocaine. The pictures showed drug paraphernalia including a crack-smoking pipe, rolling papers, cocaine-caked spoons and cigarette ends strewn across the surface tops of the bathroom.


Justin Bieber ran into some trouble at Munich airport when customs officials detained and quarantined his monkey. Bieber had recently been given the capuchin monkey as a pet by record producer Mally Mall. Bieber apparently brought the monkey along to join him on the Austrian and German leg of his European tour, but he didn’t have the documentation required to bring his new friend into Germany. Bieber went on to perform in Munich while the monkey was kept in the custody of authorities.

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Tickets for Kate Bush first live shows in 35 years sold out in less than 15 minutes. The Before the Dawn concerts, which were booked to take place this August and September, marked the singer’s first return to the stage since The Tour Of Life in 1979. Demand was so high that the singer’s own website, as well as some ticket-selling sites, crashed as people tried to log on.


Story image for elvis presley from Hollywood Reporter

reference sites:





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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database






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