Daily Elvis: April 1

Give us this day, April 1, our daily Elvis


Thomas Edison devises a telephone design that becomes the basis for his later claim to the invention of the microphone.


Tupelo, Mississippi



Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

April 1, 1954


Elvis performed at the Ector County Auditorium, Odessa, Texas.
April 1, 1955 Elvis performed at the Ector County Auditorium, Odessa TX. 4-1-55
Sun Records released “Baby, Let’s Play House.” The b-side was “I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone.”
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info April 1 1955 Ector County Auditorium Odessa TX (8:15 PM) Yes
Elvis, Gene Smith and the band flew from Shreveport to San Diego, where Elvis would appear on the Milton Berle’s television show.

Elvis performed at the Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York.

Elvis backstage in Buffalo, NY Apr. 1, 1957
Photo © Ken Butts, courtesy Christopher David Giles
He appeared in his gold jacket, black pants and “gold slippers with rhinestones on the tassels”. Elvis headlined with Rex Marlowe, June Day, Jimmy James, Frank Connors, Frankie Trent, and The Jordanaires for opening acts.

DJ, Elvis and Bill at Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY Apr. 1, 1957
Photo © Robert L. Smith courtesy Sheila Roth

Elvis and Bill at Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY Apr. 1, 1957
Photo © courtesy Robert L. Smith

Elvis and Hoyt Hawkins at Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY Apr. 1, 1957
Photo © courtesy Robert L. Smith
Elvis Presley Live at Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY April 1, 1957 (18)
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1957
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info April 1 1957 Memorial Coliseum Buffalo NY (8:30 PM) 10375 Midwest Tour Yes

April 1, 1958


In Germany, Elvis had rented a piano and spent a great deal of time singing and playing.

April 1, 1960

Military Service in Germany

April 1, 1961

The Beatles began a three-month residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, playing 92 straight nights. The group played for seven hours a night on weekdays and eight hours at weekends with a fifteen-minute break every hour. It was during this visit that Astrid Kirchherr cut Stuart Sutcliffe’s hair into the style destined to become known as the “Beatle haircut” which The Beatles later adopted themselves.

Blue Hawaii 

RCA released “Elvis by Request” The Flaming Star EP

Elvis By Request – Flaming Star

April 1, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! 

Elvis returned to Memphis and bought Priscilla a red Corvair, so that she could drive herself to school every day.

April 1, 1963 Elvis bought this red corvair for Priscilla.

April 1, 1964


April 1, 1965

The Who recorded an appearance for Top Of The Pops at the Manchester television studio. The band then played a gig supporting Donovan at The Town Hall, Wembley, with Rod Stewart & the Soul Agents appearing at the bottom of the bill.

Harum Scarum 

April 1, 1966

Pye Records released David Bowie’s first solo single, ‘Do Anything You Say’. Despite featuring Bowie’s backing band at the time, The Buzz, the single was to be the first simply credited to David Bowie, (which failed to chart). Bowie had previously recorded as David Jones and The Lower Third.

The Troggs use 45 minutes of spare studio time to record “Wild Thing” at Regent Sound Studio in London. The raw, simple little tune would climb to #2 in the UK and #1 in the US, selling over a million copies by the following June


April 1, 1967


April 1, 1968

Live a Little, Love a Little 

April 1, 1969

The Beach Boys announced they were suing their record label Capitol for $2m in unpaid royalties.

Change of Habit production; 

Elvis Presley : April 1, 1969 : 1174 Hillcrest Drive Beverly Hills.

With  fans at 174 Hillcrest Drive Beverly Hills:

Image result for elvis presley april 1, 1968Image result for elvis presley april 1, 1968

April 1, 1970

Woodstock, the documentary on the Woodstock Festival that took place in August 1969 at Bethel in New York, premieres in Hollywood. It would go on to win the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Earls Court in London received over one million postal ticket applications for The Rolling Stones forthcoming six concerts as part of the group’s European tour.

As an April Fool’s joke, John Lennon and Yoko Ono issued a statement to the press that they were having dual sex change operations. Only Ringo Starr is present at the final Beatles recording session.


RCA Studio A – Nashville, Tennessee (Overdub Session)
Runaway (Overdub)
XPA5 2315-NA
See See Rider (Overdub)
ZPA5 1290-NA
Walk A Mile In My Shoes (Overdub)
ZPA5 1297-NA
Polk Salad Annie (Overdub)
ZPA5 1298-NA

April 1, 1971

April 1, 1972

B.B. King performed at the Mar Y Sol Festival in Puerto Rico with Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and the Allman Brothers.

April 1, 1973

April 1, 1974

The Bay City Rollers TV series Shang-A- Lang premiered on ITV in the UK. It featured the band in comedy sketches and performing their songs to a live studio audience made up of their teenage fans. This resulted in chaotic scenes at times as some members of the audience attempted to run onto the studio floor to meet their heroes. It ran for one 20-week series in 75.

This was Elvis’ final night in Las Vegas which began with the postponed “invitation only” dinner show. The midnight show broke out in a wild water fight among singers and musicians.

Elvis’ Chow Getlow gets introduced to the audience.
The climax of the show were the Colonel and Lamar Fike who appeared on stage dressed as Santa Clauses.
Date: 01 Apr 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
The Wonder Of You
Burning Love
[band introductions]

Elvis introduces Roy Clark and Conrad Hilton
The Great Pretender (  just an excerpt )

My Boy
I’ll Remember You
Let Me Be There
How Great Thou Art
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Official release of the Dinner show Concert: Follow that Dream/Sony
Date: 01 Apr 1975
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: White two piece suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
And I Love You So
Big Boss Man
It’s Midnight
Burning Love
[band introductions]
What’d I Say
You Do Something To Me
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
The Wonder Of You
Let Me Be There
American Trilogy
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Jingle Bells
Mickey Mouse Mar
Little Darlin’
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Steamroller Blues
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 April 1 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Yes
Info April 1 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Closing (12.00am) 2200 White Two-piece suit with blue shoulder ornaments None White Suit Yes Yes
April 1, 1976
Making their live debut in the UK, AC/DC played at The Red Cow in Hammersmith, London.
Elvis returned to Memphis in the early morning hours. He checked into the Memphis Baptist Hospital at 6.45 a.m for day 1 of a 6 day stay.
Date: 01 Apr 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Mobile, AL
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 April 1 1977 Municipal Auditorium Mobile AL CANCELLED


The album “The Million Dollar Quartet” was released for the first time on Sun in the U.K.

Daily Elvis: December 4 1956


Marvin Gaye was shot to death by his ranting reverend father, Marvin Gaye, Sr., in their Los Angeles home. Marvin Jr. would have been forty-five the next day. The argument started after his parents squabbled over misplaced business documents, Gaye attempted to intervene, and was killed by his father using a gun he had given him four months before. Marvin Sr. was sentenced to six years of probation after pleading guilty to manslaughter. Charges of first-degree murder were dropped after doctors discovered Marvin Sr. had a brain tumour.


David Lee Roth quit Van Halen shortly after releasing his version of The Beach Boys ‘California Girls’, (which featured Carl Wilson on background vocals). He was replaced by Sammy Hagar later in the year.


B.B. King with U2 charted pop with “When Love Comes To Town,” reaching #68 and becoming his last of thirty-six pop Top 100 entry.

Madonna scored her third UK No.1 album with ‘Like A Prayer.’ Also a US No.1 the album spent 70 weeks on the UK chart.

The Bangles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Eternal Flame’, also a No.1 in the UK and the biggest selling single of 1989 in Australia.


Isaac Hayes—-recording artist, musician, writer, producer, and actor—-put on another hat when he became the new WRKS-FM disc jockey in their 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. slot.



During the first leg of their Vertigo World tour, U2 appeared at the Arrowhead Sports Arena in Anaheim, Southern California, with Kings Of Leon as the opening act. By the end of the 131 date tour, 4,619,021 tickets had been sold with a total gross of $389 million.



Following in the footsteps of Celine Dion, Cher, Elton John and Bette Midler, Carlos Santana announced that he has been booked to perform about 36 concerts per year at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The show was to be called The Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits.



Madonna achieved her 12th UK #1 album with “MDNA” to overtake Elvis Presley as the solo artist with the most chart-topping albums in Great Britain – until the Wonder of You Elvis release. 



Story image for elvis presley from Buffalo News

The 9:01: ‘Sun Records’ recap – Elvis Presley’s origin

The Commercial Appeal – ‎Mar 31, 2017‎
On July 5, 1954, after having been partnered with guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, a 19-year-old Elvis Presley was working through earnest ballads in Sam Phillips’ studio and not really getting anywhere. Then he started fooling around on

reference sites:





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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database






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