Daily Elvis March 30

Give us this day, March 30, our daily Elvis


Tupelo, Mississippi



Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee


The Crows monumental hit, “Gee,” was recorded at New York’s Beltone Studios. American R & B group, The Crows  achieved commercial success in the 1950s. The group’s first single and only major hit, Gee, released in June 1953, has been credited as a contender for being the first Rock n’ Roll hit by a rock and roll group. It peaked at position #14 pop and #2 rhythm-and-blues charts on the Billboard magazine 1954.

March 30, 1954


In New York, Marilyn Monroe rode an elephant at the Ringling Brothers Circus as a charity stunt
Elvis performed at the El Dorado High School Auditorium, El Dorado, Arkansas.

Elvis with his first Cadillac, a 1954, in the Spring of 1955
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info March 30 1955 High School Auditorium El Dorado AR (8:00 PM) Yes
 March 30, 1956
Buddy Knox became the first artist in the Rock ‘n’ Roll era to write his own number one hit when “Party Doll” topped the Billboard chart. Buddy would go on to place four more songs in the Top 40 between 1957 and 1961.
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Elvis performed at the Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

RCA Victor Ad in Fort Wayne News Sentinel – Mar. 29, 1957

Bob Chase interviews Elvis for WOWO Radio at Memorial Coliseum – Mar. 30, 1957
Elvis fans had to sit through: Rex Marlowe, June Day, Jimmy James, Frank Connors, Frankie Trent, The Jordanaires

Fans wait for Elvis’ show to start at Fort Wayne’s Memorial Coliseum – May 30, 1957

George E. Sokolsky

Elvis Fans Speak Up

Since I got off my punditic horse to discuss the affairs of the young, they have been going for me good and proper, telling me of my ignorance of things important and how a square can not be expected to understand anything. I am, however, pleased to know that so many of these teeners read the newspapers because after all, they will some day grow up and get married and even become old. And their kids will regard them as either squares or morons, depending upon what happens to them during the interval.
One young lady of 17 does not think I’m old yet, that is, if I am not over 50. This girl must have gone to a progressive school because she writes:
“. . .The schools nowadays teach the children to express themselves. And they sure do. They tell their parents what to do and sometimes where to go. And to be truthful about it the teachers don’t know much more about teaching school than their pupils.”
Another young lady of 14 writes that she considers herself fairly intelligent. But she has this to say about her favorite, Elvis:
“I am not trying to prove that Elvis is the greatest thing the world has ever known but I am saying that he is by far one of the greatest entertainment personalities ever and the greatest inspiration young people have had to follow in a long while. What I am saying is that when the history of our century is written there should be a nice fat chapter or two devoted to the great Mr. Elvis Presley.”
It is too bad that the President of the United States is not the source of such devotion and admiration amounting almost to adoration. Of a child of 14, one expects a romantic view of life, a glorification of an heroic personality. But not this child. She is practical. She says:

Elvis onstage at Memorial Coliseum – Mar. 30, 1957

Photo lead courtesy Jove Pascual

How Elvis Inspires Her

“I will tell you-Elvis is an inspiration to strive for a high goal. He shows America’s youth that nothing is impossible. What could seem more impossible than a poor Tennessee truck driver becoming a millionaire within one year? These teenagers who love Elvis feel that whatever trade they plan to enter they can reach the top of the heap. Therefore they do not strive to be just a minimum salaried employee, they strive to be a highly paid employer.”
There is a materialistic interpretation of human development. Way back in the days when Elbert Hubbard was writing his “Little Journeys,” George Westinghouse, J.P. Morgan and other rough and ready souls were extolled for their ability to earn money by concentration on invention and organization. Horatio Alger wrote his guide-books to success, the easiest road to it being to marry the boss’s daughter.
However, it is something new in the story of a man’s progress that a yodeler becomes an inspiration because he, having been a truck driver, became a millionaire in one year. I believe that even Al Capone did not do it so quickly.

Mozart Is ‘Total Loss’

This young lady listened to Tchaikovsky and Mozart but felt “absolutely nothing.” Of course, Mozart had a rather tough time especially. There were no recordings in those days and teenagers were seen and not heard.
I saw a letter to the editor about all this, in which the writer believes that one of the world’s greatest anthropologists, Margaret Mead, and I are naive – “amazingly – naive” because we do not yet know “that teen-agers conform not to their parents’ morals, but to the morals of their own generation.” This is something that needs to be learned by the elders who do not understand why the world seems to be going backwards. For if civilization has any meaning at all, it must be that morality-the revealed law of God to man-is eternal, universal and changeless. I do not know the age of this writer from Oradell, New Jersey, but I wonder if it ever occurred to her that such a codification of morality as the “Ten Commandments,” is the symbol on man’s progress up from the tom tom.
Forsooth, these children do fight for what they believe. But we oldsters need not retreat and leave the world to darkness and to noise. Civilization always wins after a struggle.

Ft. Wayne News-Sentinel March 28, 1957 courtesy Allen County Public Library

THE HERO – The adolation shown Elvis Presley by the 10,003 fans gathered in the Memorial Coliseum Saturday night beat anything in Fort Wayne Theater history.

Photo courtesy News-Sentinel.com


Before Elvis performed: Heartbreak Hotel, I Was The One, Don’t Be Cruel, All Shook Up, I Got A Woman, When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again, One Night, Hound Dog.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1957
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info March 30 1957 Memorial Coliseum Fort Wayne IN (8:30 PM) 10003 Midwest Tour

March 30, 1958

Little Richard had his final US Top 10 hit with a song he had recorded in October, 1956, “Good Golly Miss Molly”. The previous Autumn he had given up Rock ‘n’ Roll and had enrolled at Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama, to study theology.

Elvis in military service doing Texas Training

March 30, 1959
Military Service in Germany

March 30, 1960

March 30, 1961

Blue Hawaii 

The Hawaii House of Representatives passed Special Resolution 105 thanking Elvis and the Colonel for the Pearl Harbor Concert.

March 30, 1962

The Russian newspaper Pravda warns communist youths about the dangers of dancing the Twist.

Girls! Girls! Girls! 

March 30, 1963

The Chiffons reached #1 pop and R&B with “He’s So Fine.” The single spent four weeks in the top spot on both charts, becoming a million seller.

16 year old Lesley Gore records her breakthrough hit, “It’s My Party”. Producer Quincy Jones hurried Gore into the studio when he found out that Phil Spector was going to cut the song with The Crystals. The single would reach #1 in the US and #9 in the UK.


In the UK press, Presley plunges, but in America, he continues to shock n awe

Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on March 30, 1963 · Page 34

Presley Piques Pakistani Parents By LEMMY PINNA KARACHI W h e n 700 Pakistani youths recently organized an “Elvis Presley Club,” there was a seismic shock throughout this Moslem country’s society.  One weekly newspaper deplored any publicity on formation of such a club, saying it would encourage the youths of Pakistan to “wholesale western waywardness.” Another editorialized: “To set up this hip- swinging matinee idol as a hero shows up our own failure in capturing the imagination of our youths.”

The club, however, operates on a comparatively low-voltage level. According to its president, J9-year-old Zafar Qureishi, it is part of the Elvis Presley Fan Club girding the globe. Equipped with an inner cabinet that is busily working up a constitution, the club is run on a nonprofit basis. “Our admission fee is 5 rupees ($1), with a monthly subscription of 1 rupee (20 cents),” the president said.

“With the funds we will hold regular Elvis Presley movies, concerts and dances.” In one such sponsored screening of Presley’s “Love Me Tender,” the club raised 250 rupees ($50) which it donated to rehabilitation of the victims of the recent Garibabad fire when 1,000 persons were left homeless. “As you can see,” said the active organizer, “our club is aimed at making teen-agers happy, contented, and well adjusted members of society.”

Pakistani parents view the organization with trepidation. Some claimed the Elvis Presley club here to be a hangout for “teddy boys”, youngsters sporting drain- piper trousers and frowned upon for loitering on street corners. Presley club members quickly deny this. “We don’t take hoodlums and bad eggs,” one said. “In fact, a!l applicants are screened and the club is not open to all.”

According to the mother of a girl who now proudly owns a membership card embossed with the photograph of Elvis Presley, the stigma lies not so much in the club itself as on such western influenced items as rock n’ roll, the twist and drain-pipe trousers. These western-type influences have been militantly curbed, albeit unsuccessfully, within this country. Teddy boys have been hounded off Karachi’s sunbaked pavements by the police; movies on “the twist” have been banned b y Pakistan’s C e n s o r Board.

Karachi’s Presley fans, however, shrug away all such adult repressions by saying this is the “first organized a n d healthy” club open to youths of decent families. “And we mean to keep it that way,” a crew-cut boy draped in tight trousers drawled. “We will sponsor another Elvis Presley film soon,” he added. All members will see ‘Kid Galahad’ for free, and what we collect from outsiders will be donated to a charitable organization.” But the tremor that really shook the staid Moslem society here was caused by such club-sponsored terpsichorean feats as an all- night rock n’ roll contest. For some adults who felt at a “loss-for-words” to describe this new western infiltration on the Moslem society, a new word was recently coined: ‘Presleytiz- ing.”

March 30, 1964

Former Beatles drummer Pete Best appears on US TV’s I’ve Got A Secret. It only took a handful of questions before the panel guessed his former occupation and when host Gary Moore asked him why he left the group, he said “I thought I’d like to start of group of my own and I thought at that time they weren’t going to go as big as they are now.”


March 30, 1965

Harum Scarum 

March 30, 1966

Spinout Production

Frankie and Johnny — released by United Artists

March 30, 1967

On British TV’s Top of the Pops, the engineer accidentally ran the backing track for an Alan Price record, “Simon Smith and His Amazing Dancing Bear” instead of “Purple Haze.” Jimi Hendrix, without missing a beat, nonchalantly stated, “I don’t know the words to that one, man.”

Elvis Presley’s “Guitar Man” hit #19 in the U.K.

In the US, the 1967 single spent one week at number one on the country chart, peaking at U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #38 and Cashbox’s Cash Box Top 100 at #42

Elvis was in Clambake Production

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Jerry Reed, who took his version of “Guitar Man” to number 53 on the country music charts in 1967.

Jerry Reed and The Importance of Elvis Presleys Guitar Man Sessions

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In  1981 Felton Jarvis/Joan Deary RCA era release of an LP and single with a  “Guitar Man” that was re-recorded in a new electric arrangement, with Presley’s original vocal left intact, and it was the last of his eleven number one country hits. The record also peaked at number twenty-eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and was his last top-40 pop hit in the U.S.

Chart (1981) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 28
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks 16
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Dutch Top 40 39
Australian Kent Music Report 73


March 30, 1968

Live a Little, Love a Little 

March 30, 1969

Change of Habit 


March 30, 1970

Elvis bought a Colt Python from a gun shop in Mississippi.
Berry Gordy Jr. founder of Motown Records, patented the name the Jackson 5, which would eventually force the group to change their names to the Jacksons when they signed with Epic Records in 1976.
Filming of the MGM documentary “Standing Room Only” – later to be renamed “Elvis On Tour” began with a simulated recording session of the just-completed songs.
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March 30, 1971
March 30, 1972
March 30, 1973
March 30, 1974
Nine weeks after entering the Hot 100, John Denver‘s “Sunshine On My Shoulders” goes to #1.
March 30, 1975
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows
Dinner Show
Date: 30 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
Love Me Tender
Burning Love
[band introductions]
What’d I Say
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
School Days
How Great Thou Art
Hound Dog
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Elvis Las Vegas

 Elvis Presley : Las Vegas : March 30, 1975
Midnight Show


Date: 30 Mar 1975
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Darkblue two piece suit
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
I’ll Remember You
Let Me Be There
For The Good Times
Funny How Time Slips Away
Hound Dog
Sweet Caroline
Softly, As I Leave You
Little Darling
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 30 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Navy Blue Two-Piece with Blue Armadillo None Yes Yes
Info March 30 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Navy Blue Two-Piece with Red Armadillo None Black Suit Yes Yes Yes
Elvis performed on tour at the Rapides Parish Coliseum, Alexandria, Louisiana, and Felton Jarvis continued with recording songs, hoping for full versions that would be releasable or new songs that Elvis hadn’t done in studios.
Date: 30 Mar 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Alexandria, LA.
Rapides Parish Coliseum.
Tickets: 15,000
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
And I Love You So
Love Me Tender

[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
School Days
Hound Dog
Danny Boy/Walk With Me [S.Nielsen]

Blue Suede Shoes
Can’t Help Falling In Love

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 30 1977 Rapidas Parish Coliseum Alexandria LA (8:30 pm) 15000 1974 Arabian Original belt Black Suit Yes Yes Yes


The soundtrack to Wayne’s World was the number 1 album in the US. It featured the return to the charts of Queen‘s, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, actually making the song a bigger hit the second time around. Tracks by Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Alice Cooper, as well as a new version of “Dream Weaver” from Gary Wright, were also included on the LP.


The Beatles had the #1 album on the UK chart with “Anthology 2”. It had similar success in America where it topped the Billboard Hot 200 and sold over 1.7 million copies.

Two of the Isley Brothers, Ron and Ernie, along with R. Kelly, peaked at #4 pop with “Down Low (Nobody Has to Know).” The Isleys were an early influence on Kelly’s career.


Maximum Elvis released:

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It contained the songs “The King Of Western Bop”, “A White Man Who Could Sing The Blues”, “Let’s Get Real, Real Gone For A Change”, “The Snowman”, “This Unspeakably Untallnted, Vulgar Young Entertainer”, “At The Movies”, “A Nice Lad When You Get To Know Him”, “The Hippie Element”, “Death” and “Resurrection?”.



RCA releases I Believe: The Gospel Masters

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Review : I Believe – The Gospel Masters 4 CD Set

The Australian band Men at Work lost a Federal Court appeal of a ruling which found their 1983 hit single “Down Under” was partly copied from a Folk song called “Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree”. The decision cleared the way for copyright owners Larrikin Music to claim millions of dollars in unpaid royalties from “Down Under” writers Colin Hay and Ron Strykert.
“Weird Al” Yankovic launched a $5 million lawsuit against Sony Music Entertainment for underpayment of royalties. The case would be settled in December, 2013 in Yankovic’s favor for undisclosed terms.


Sun Records episode 6: “Who they Were Meant to Be” airs

6 Who They Were Meant to Be Sam and Marion take Elvis on the road to promote “Blue Moon,”. Colonel Tom Parker pays a heavy price for his gambling, while Jerry Lee tries to stay on the straight and narrow in his new married life. 30 Mar. 2017

TV Show: Sun Records

Mar 30, 2017 – Apr 02, 2017 – Nashville Elvis Festival – Events

reference sites:





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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database






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