Daily Elvis: March 29

Give us this day, March 29,  our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

March 29, 1954

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Elvis performed at the High School, Tocopola, Mississippi.
March 29, 1955 Toccopola, Mississippi.
The Colonel voices his concern to Bob Neal once again about Sun Records. It is very difficult, he says, to interest promoters outside of the small range of Sun’s distribution in the young singer. He asks Neal to find out from Sam Phillips where the records are selling so that he can seek out promoters in those areas.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info March 29 1955 Toccopola High School Toccopola MS (8:00 PM)
March 29, 1956
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Elvis Presley headlined with Rex Marlowe, Patti Kelly, Jimmy James, Frank Connors,
Frankie Trent, The Jordanaires and Benny Rader on the bill.

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Elvis performed at the Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri.

Elvis with fans in St. Louis – March 29, 1957
Once again Elvis wore the gold suit, Elvis considered the suit clownish. The Colonel had asked Elvis not to drop on his knees anymore because the gold was flaking off. So most of the rest of the tour Elvis wore black pants – the Toronto, ON Canada show would be the last in the full Gold Suit.

Elvis onstage at Kiel Auditorium – Mar. 29, 1957
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1957
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Info March 29 1957 Kiel Auditorium St Louis MO (8:00 PM) 10819 Midwest Tour Yes

 

March 29, 1958

Connie Francis enjoys her first chart success as “Who’s Sorry Now?” reached Billboard’s #4 spot. Over the next ten years she will place 55 more songs on the Billboard hit parade.

Military service – Fort Hood Training

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March 29, 1959
Military Service in Germany

Leaving Miami Florida behind by bus, Elvis and the group went back to Memphis.

March 29, 1961

Blue Hawaii 

March 29, 1962

Gene Chandler received a gold record for “Duke of Earl.”

Girls! Girls! Girls! 

March 29, 1963

March 29, 1964

Roustabout 

March 29, 1965

Harum Scarum 

March 29, 1966

The Rolling Stones played a concert at L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix, Paris, France. About 85 people were arrested for rioting after the show.

Spinout 

March 29, 1967

Clambake 

March 29, 1968

Live a Little, Love a Little 

March 29, 1969

Change of Habit 

March 29. 1970

Elvis spent Easter time traveling back and forth between Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Las Vegas, never staying at each location more than a couple of days. Elvis and Priscilla bought a house at 845 Chino Canyon in Palm Springs just a few days later.

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Easter at Graceland – Elvis hides eggs for Lisa Marie then wins the egg contest by finding his in the fridge.

Elvis Presley at Easter : March 29, 1970

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March 29, 1970

Elvis contacted the karate instructor Kang Rhee, whom Ed Parker had recommended. Elvis visited Master Rhee’s studio and the 2 of them immediately hit it off and Elvis received his fourth-degree black belt on this date.
1971 Elvis Presley Signed Martial Arts Card with Fingerprints
The last night of recording began with yet another melancholy declaration “Always On My Mind”. The session was concluded at 1.00 a.m. with a total of 7 masters achieved over the 3 nights.
March 29, 1973
Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show got their picture on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine after their hit, “The Cover of Rolling Stone” reached number 6 on the US singles chart. According to members of the group, they really did buy five copies for their mothers, just like the song said.
March 29, 1974
March 29, 1975
Led Zeppelin had all of their six albums in the Top 100 of Billboard’s album chart.
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Shows
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
Fairytale
Band Introductions / What’d I Say (James Burton) / Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) / Bass Solo (Duke Bardwell) / Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) / Electric Piano and Clavinet solo (David Briggs) / School Day (Orchestra)
My Boy
I’ll Remember You
Heartbreak Hotel
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

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Date: 29 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 / What’d I Say (James Burton) / Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) / Bass Solo (Duke Bardwell) / Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) / Electric Piano and Clavinet solo (David Briggs) / School Day (Orchestra) / Introduction of Billy Swan – I Can Help (one-liner)
My Boy
My Heavenly Father [K. Westmoreland]
I’ll Remember You
Let Me Be There
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Tiger Man
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 29 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Navy Blue Two-Piece with Red Armadillo None Yes Yes
Info March 29 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 White Two-piece suit with blue shoulder ornaments None White Suit Yes Yes
March 29, 1976
Elvis performed at the Rapides Parish Coliseum, Alexandria, Louisiana.
Date: 29 Mar 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Alexandria, LA.
Rapidas Parish Coliseum.
Tickets: 15,000
Costume: Mexican Sundial 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 Solo Mio (sung by Sherrill Nielsen) It’s Now Or Never by Elvis
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Blue Suede Shoes
Fever
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 – School Days /
Why Me Lord?
Bosom of Abraham/You Better Run

How Great Thou Art
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:


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.

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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.

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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?

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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 all meaning as they were again boppin’ to the Jailhouse Rock. Long live The King.

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 29 – March 23rd – April 3rd 1977
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Info March 29 1977 Rapidas Parish Coliseum Alexandria LA (8:30 pm) 15000 Mexican Sundial Original belt Blue Suit Yes Yes

1978

After fourteen years of marriage, Tina Turner‘s divorce from her husband Ike became final.

1980

The Spinners reached #2 pop and #6 R&B with the medley “Working My Way Back to You/Forgive Me Girl,” the first time a medley of a hit and an original song had reached the Top 5. “Working” was originally a hit for the Four Seasons in 1966.

Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of The Moon album spent its 303rd week on the US album chart, beating the record set by Carole King’s 1971 No.1 album Tapestry. The album remained in the US Billboard charts for 741 discontinuous weeks from 1973 to 1988, longer than any other album in chart history. After moving to the Billboard Top Pop Catalog Chart, the album notched up a further 759 weeks, and had reached a total of over 1,500 weeks on the combined charts by May 2006.

1981

Shakin’ Stevens was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of the Rosemary Clooney hit ‘This Ole House’, the Welsh singers first of four UK No.1’s.

1986

Beatles records officially went on sale in Russia. Before that, only tapes were available on the black market, but most Soviet music lovers could not afford them. There was little information about The Beatles in the USSR and official Soviet publications about the band were mainly critical and condemnatory.

1988

Madonna debuted on Broadway in “Speed The Plow.”

 

1998

Shania Twain began her first headlining tour in her Canadian homeland in Sudbury, Ontario.

2001

Brian Wilson was honored in a three hour tribute at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. Guest performances included Billy Joel singing “Don’t Worry Baby”, while Paul Simon sang an acoustic version of “Surfer Girl”. Wilson – Phillips made a rare appearance, as did The Go-Gos and the trio of Carly Simon, David Crosby and Jimmy Webb. Also singing Beach Boy songs were Ann and Nancy Wilson, Elton John and Aimee Mann. Brian Wilson himself joined the fun when he took the stage for the final three songs, “Barbara Ann”, “Surfin’ U.S.A.” and “Fun, Fun, Fun”.

2004

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The Vermont Teddy Bear Company released a limited edition Elvis Bear 2. The bears were to be offered from March 29-April 24, 2004, at more than 750 Kroger stores free of charge with a minimum purchase.

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2006

Tom Jones was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace for his services to music.

2007

U2 singer Bono accepted an honorary knighthood at a ceremony in Dublin. Fellow band members The Edge and Adam Clayton joined the frontman’s wife and four children at the British ambassador David Reddaway’s official residence. The rock star and campaigner, 46, was not entitled to be called “Sir” because he is not a British citizen. The U2 singer’s new title is Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE).

2009

Guitar Hero: Metallica” was released.

2017

After a three month delay, George Michael of Wham! was finally laid to rest in a small, private ceremony, attended only by friends and family. Michael died of natural causes at his home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, on Christmas Day, 2016.

Elvis in Austin: The King Still Reigns, March 29, 1977 – – Long Center

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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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