Daily Elvis: April 2

Give us this day, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

Elvis returned to Humes for another talent show, accompanied by Dixie.

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Elvis performed at  the City Auditorium, Houston, Texas, which was remotely broadcast by the Louisiana Hayride.
Elvis on stage in Houston ( Texas ) in april 2, 1955
The show included  Slim Whitman, Hoot and Curley, Johnny Horton, Tibby Edwards and Floyd Cramer. Elvis “Little Mama”, “That’s All Right”, “You’re A Heartbreaker” and “Shake, Rattle And Roll”. Over 2,000 people were turned away for this performance and Elvis and Slim Whitman both tore the house down.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info April 2 1955 City Auditorium Houston TX (8:00 PM) Louisiana Hayride Remote Broadcast

1956

 

Elvis Presley performed for the 1st of three cities in Canada, his only non-American concerts.

The front page of the Toronto Daily Star – April 2, 1957
Photo courtesy Shirley (Harris) Deasley
Elvis plays with a flat deck trolley backstage

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The Press Conference – Elvis is flanked by cousin Gene Smith and pal George Klein


Gene Smith, Elvis and George Klein backstage at Maple Leaf Gardens – Apr. 2, 1957
Photo courtesy Sheila Roth


Elvis and CHUM DJ Josh King backstage at Maple Leaf Gardens  – Apr. 2, 1957
Photo courtesy Sheila Roth

 

Elvis poses with Miss Toronto Judy Welch.
Elvis poses with Miss Toronto Judy Welch.

Elvis performed at the Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada at 6.00 and 8.00 p.m.

CHUM DJ Josh King introducing Elvis at Maple Leaf Gardens  – Apr. 2, 1957
Photo courtesy Brian Petersen
This was the last concerts Elvis wore the full gold suit and he performed Heartbreak Hotel
Long Tall Sally
Dont Be Cruel
Love Me
Thats When Your Heartaches Begin
Blueberry Hill – Elvis played piano
Too Much
Butterfly
One Night

Jordanaires and Elvis at Maple Leaf Gardens (1st show) – Apr 2, 1957
Photo courtesy FECC

famed ballerina Mia Slavenska and Elvis backstage – Apr. 2, 1957
Photo courtesy Jim Curtin’s “Candids of the King”
Evening show

closeup of Elvis at Maple Leaf Gardens (Eve) – Apr. 2, 1957
Photo courtesy Brian Petersen
For the second show, Elvis performed
Heartbreak Hotel
Long Tall Sally
Dont Be Cruel
Love Me
Thats When Your Heartaches Begin
Blueberry Hill
Too Much
Butterfly
Hound Dog

AT TORONTO
Shouts and Screams Drown Out Presley
Toronto, April 3 – (BUP)
Elvis Presley came to town last night and 30,000 teenager swooned, shouted and screamed.
Although Presley sang with accompanying wiggles for two performances at Maple Leaf Gardens, his voice was hardly heard. Instead, there was a steady din of screams and enthusiastic groans from his audience which drowned out the bespangled performers favorite renditions: Hound Dog, Don’t Be cruel and Heartbreak Hotel.
The 22-year-old former truck driver was rated real cool on the platform which was ringed by 40 police and Gardens attendants to thwart a possible rush at the end of his program.
He sat cross-legged on a table for a news conference and admitted he suffers from stage fright before every performance until he starts his first song.
The six-foot-two Presley said that although he regretted never doing better at school than leaning “nuff to write mah own name”, he enjoyed his present life.
His appearance her for two nightly shows resulted in one of the largest police escorts provided in Toronto for a visitor.
Ninety-five policemen were detailed off to the Gardens to protect the singer and throw out anybody who got out of his seat and started to wander.
Although leading hotels were plagued all day by questioners as to Presley’s whereabouts, he remained in hiding until his appearance at the Gardens for his interview with reporters, half an hour before his first show.
Two women fans were ejected late in the second performance when they tried to break through policemen and attendants to reach the sideburned rock ‘n’ roll singer on the stage.
When each 45 minute performance was over, fans left quietly.

Ottawa Journal article added July 26, 2009, courtesy Ottawa Public Librar


Elvis at Maple Leaf Gardens (Eve) – Apr. 2, 1957
Photo courtesy Sheila Roth

Historicist: Elvis in Toronto, 1957 – Torontoist

torontoist.com/2013/04/historicist-elvis-in-toronto-1957/
2017: a book about this day:
Elvis In Person, One Night in Toronto.

Elvis In Person, One Night in Toronto April 2 … – ElvisPresley.News

http://www.elvispresley.news › Articles › Interviews › Reviews › Elvis Photos › Sitemap

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1957
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info April 2 1957 Maple Leaf Gardens Toronto CAN (6:00 PM) over 8.000 Midwest Tour Yes
Info April 2 1957 Maple Leaf Gardens Toronto CAN (9:00 PM) 1500 Midwest Tour Yes

1958

Military service

1959
Military Service

1960

Elvis Presley was named the Best-Selling Male Artist at the first annual National Association of Recording Merchandisers Awards in Las Vegas.

 

1961

Blue Hawaii 

1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! 

Elvis and Priscilla were spotted in the Chenault’s parking lot by a reporter.
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Chenault’s parking spot in Memphis, down at 1400 Bellevue (which is now EP Blvd) TN. Elvis was talking to a reporter after he got back (the day before) from the West Coast where he just had finished up filming “Fun In Acapulco”.
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1964

Roustabout 

RCA released the Kissin Cousins soundtrack.

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1965

Harum Scarum 

1966

Spinout 

1967

Clambake 

1968

Live a Little, Love a Little 

1969

Change of Habit 

Elvis and Priscilla made a down payment of $13,000 on a house at 845 Chino Canyon in Palm Springs and signed for a mortgage for $85,000.

1971

1972

Elvis on Tour –

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Elvis was promoted by Ed Parker to the 6th degree black belt in his International Kenpo Karate Association.
Have you ever wondered what Elvis' phone number was? How about how much his phone bill cost? That would be over $800 today!
Have you ever wondered what Elvis’ phone number was? How about how much his phone bill cost? That would be over $800 today!
Elvis’s mobile phone:
Elvis Presley's Mobile Phone.

1974

1975

1976

1977

Elvis was in day 2 of a six day hospital stay in Memphis, the concert cancelled.

Elvis Presley’s single “Moody Blue” hit #6 in the U.K.

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 2 1977 Macon Coliseum Macon GA CANCELLED

 

1996

A revival of the 1970’s musical “Elvis” opened in London. Timothy Whitnall played the 1960’s Elvis and P.J. Proby played Elvis in the later years.

 

 

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

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

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

www.elvishistoryblog.com/

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