Daily Elvis: April 3

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Tupelo, Mississippi



306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.

, 1938

Vernon Presley awaiting prison  ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)


Vernon Presley  in prison ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)

Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.



August 8, 1945 to July 18, 1946
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

Commerce Street, a rental

510 1/2 Maple Street, South Tupelo -the Presleys lived with Glady’s cousin Frank Richards and his wife, Leona.


Mulbery Alley

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953 – Humes High School


April 3, 1948

U.S. President Harry Truman signed legislation authorizing the European Recovery Program to revive war-torn Europe. More commonly known as the Marshall Plan, named after Secretary of State George Marshall, it amounted to $13 billion in aid over four years for 16 countries. This was in addition to $13 billion in American aid already given to Europe between the end of the war and the start of the Plan.

“The Louisiana Hayride” premiered on KWKH Radio in Shreveport, with the Bailes Brothers, Johnny and Jack, the Four Deacons, Tennessee Mountain Boys featuring Kitty Wells, Mercy Brothers, Curley Kinsey and the Tennessee Ridge Runners, Harmie Smith, the Ozark Mountaineers, and Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys performing on the first show, broadcast live from Shreveport’s Municipal Auditorium. The admission price was 60 cents for adults, 30 cents for children, and remained so for the next 11 years.

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis began a three-year run with “The Martin and Lewis Show” on NBC Radio.

572 Poplar Avenue

Sept 2o 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street


At Manhattan Center in New York City, Harry Belafonte recorded his first songs for RCA Victor, “A-Roving” and “Chimney Smoke.” Three weeks later he recorded what became his breakthrough RCA single, “Matilda.” Belafonte had made his recording debut three years earlier as a pop singer on the Roost label.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era


The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented til the end of 1954 to mid-1955

Fred Astaire appeared on television for the first time on CBS-TV’s “Toast of the Town,” hosted by Ed Sullivan. Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Julius LaRosa also performed on the program.
Elvis was stopped for speeding outside of Shreveport in his Cadillac. He posted $25 and was notified to appear for arraignment on Tuesday, April 5.

The Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis Presley appeared on ABC-TV’s ‘The Milton Berle Show’ live and in color from the flight deck of the USS Hancock in San Diego, California. He performed ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ ‘Shake Rattle And Roll’ and ‘Blue Suede Shoes.’ It was estimated that one out of every four Americans saw the show.
Elvis with fans at San Diego : April. 3, 1956.
 Elvis was paid $3,000 for his appearance on the show. Later in the program, Elvis performed “Blue Suede Shoes” again, this time with Berle joining in as “Elvis’ brother Melvin.”
Elvis Presley : The Milton Berle Show Rehearsals : April 3, 1956.

Gladys and Vernon Presley, and  Minnie Mae were home at 1414 Getwell Street watching Elvis Presley and Milton Berle  perform.

Elvis took the 8.00 a.m. train to Ottawa, Canada, where he performed at the Ottawa Auditorium, at 4.40 and 8.00 p.m.
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Elvis’ full day in Ottawa on April 3, 1957 from his arrival in town until the end of his two shows that day and everything in between – 51 photos in all

Elvis had also been scheduled to perform in Montreal, but the shows there were cancelled because they felt Elvis was too “controversial.”

After the show Elvis talked to some reporters: “It’s a very uncertain business. The end may come in a lot less time than a few years”.

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“Well there are people that like you. There are people that don’t like you regardless of what field you’re in. And regardless of what you do, there’re gonna be people that don’t like you. I mean, even if you’re perfect—I mean, I’m not saying, you know, that I’m perfect, because no man is perfect. But there was only one perfect man and that was Jesus Christ … and people didn’t like him. You know they killed him. And he couldn’t understand why. I mean, if everybody liked the same thing, we’d all be drivin’ the same car and married to the same woman and it wouldn’t work out.” — interview with DJ Mac Lipson, Toronto, Canada, April 3, 1957

Ask Girls Stay Away From Elvis
Students of Notre Dame Convent have been asked to promise they will take no part in either the reception for Elvis Presley today or his show at the Auditorium tonight.
The request, circulated throughout high school classes at the Convent, followed a speech over the public address system at another Ottawa school yesterday.
But, while the other simply warned students not to misbehave at the rock ’n` roll rally and to do nothing to bring dishonor on their school’s name, the Notre Dame circular requested students not to attend.
It was written on blackboards at the convent during routine class hours, students said, and they were asked to copy it, then sign it at the bottom.
It read:

I promise that I shall not take part in the reception accorded Elvis Presley and I shall not be present at the program presented by him at the Auditorium on Wednesday, April 3, 1957. Signed ….

The Ottawa Journal, April 3, 1957 courtesy Ger Rijff’s “Long Lonely Highway”

Elvis Presley Ottawa Canada : April 3, 1957

Opening Acts

Rex Marlowe
June Day
Jimmy James
Frank Connors
Frankie Trent
The Jordanaires

evening show:

Heartbreak Hotel
Long Tall Sally
Dont Be Cruel
Love Me
Thats When Your Heartaches Begin
Blueberry Hill
Too Much
Hound Dog

Elvis and the Jordanaires onstage at the Auditorium in Ottawa – Apr. 3, 1957

Watch footage of Elvis Presley’s 1957 concert in Ottawa | CBC News

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Engagement – Tour Ref: 1957
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info April 3 1957 Memorial Auditorium Ottawa CAN (4:30 PM) 3500 Midwest Tour Yes
Info April 3 1957 Memorial Auditorium Ottawa CAN (8:00 PM) 8500 Midwest Tour Yes

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive, Graceland purchased on March 19.

The Military Service Disruption


Alan Freed’s “Big Beat Show” concert tour played two shows at the Coliseum in Baltimore, with performances by Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Danny & the Juniors, Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers, the Diamonds, Billy & Lillie, the Chantels, Dicky Doo and the Don’ts, Jo Ann Campbell, Larry Williams, Ed Townsend, the Pastels, and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.

Military service at Fort Hood, TX, for basic training as part of the Second Armored Division

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The BBC bans The Coasters‘ song “Charlie Brown” because of the word “spitball.” Two weeks later they would change their decision and start to play the single, which rose to #6 on the UK chart.

Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

The Everly Brothers made their British concert debut at the New Victoria Theatre in London, with the remaining Crickets as their backup group.
Elvis went to Nashville for a recording session. The group of musicians were joined by saxophonist Boots Randolph. The plan was to record 10 songs over the next few nights, but Elvis recorded 12 songs in one marathon session from 7.30 p.m. to 7.30 a.m.


The Everley Brothers, later named by The Beatles and Rolling Stone Keith Richards as prime influences, make their British concert debut, kicking off their first UK tour. Opening for them are “The Crickets” minus Buddy Holly.


Blue Hawaii 

Elvis didn’t want to go to Hawaii by plane, so the start of Girls! Girls! Girls! production was delayed. But at the last minute he was forced to fly because of a strike. He used the intervening time to drive to Las Vegas, where he stayed at the Sahara Hotel.



The Beatles, at the Playhouse Theatre in London, record another radio appearance, this time for the BBC show “Easy Beat,” their first appearance on this program. They record three songs, Please Please Me, Misery, and From Me to You. In addition to performing those three songs, John Lennon and Paul McCartney take part in a program segment called “Going Up?” reviewing new record releases along with two other panel members; they review new singles by Bert Weedon, Cleo Laine, The Vernons Girls, and Tommy Roe. John and Paul are each paid one guinea for their participation.

The Elvis Presley film “It Happened at the World’s Fair,” co-starring Joan O’Brien, Gary Lockwood, Yvonne Craig, Vicky Tiu, and H.M. Wynant, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.




The Beatles film an appearance on Tyne Tees Television, answering questions sent in by their fans. The stiff question-and-answer format is not entirely satisfying. Broadcast on April 9.

Bob Dylan made his first entry on the UK charts with “The Times They Are A-Changin'”, which would reach #9.


Elvis Presley’s “Do the Clam” hit #21 on the pop chart.

Harum Scarum 



Elvis Presley’s “Do the Clam” hit #21 on the pop chart.


Working on The Beatles Sgt. Pepper album at Abbey Road studios in London, George Harrison recorded his lead vocal on his song ‘Within You Without You’. as well as a sitar part, and some acoustic guitar parts.



At Mason Temple in Memphis, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I’ve been to the mountaintop” speech, less than 24 hours before his assassination.

Live a Little, Love a Little 


The Doors’ Jim Morrison turned himself in to the FBI in Los Angeles. He was charged on six charges of lewd behavior and public exposure at a concert in Miami on March 2nd, 1969. He was later released on $2000 bail.

Change of Habit 

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade




Elvis on Tour 


Capitol Records issued two Beatles’ greatest hits packages – “The Beatles: 1962-1966” and “The Beatles: 1967-1970”. Fans call them “the red album” and “the blue album”.



Candid of Elvis riding one of his motorbikes in Memphis.
Elvis Presley : Out For A Bike Ride : April 3, 1976.
Elvis flew out of Memphis, most likely for a brief visit to Las Vegas or Palm Springs.


Elvis learned that Red West and cousin Sonny West along with Dave Hebler signed a book deal for “Elvis What Happened” Elvis is admitted to a Memphis hospital for a six day stay (April 1-6), suffering from fatigue and intestinal flu.

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 3 1977 Veterans Memorial Coliseum Jacksonville FL CANCELLED

The Wake and Aftermath


Cher television special, with guests Dolly Parton, Rod Stewart, and the Tubes, aired on ABC.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


After completing a 29-date UK tour, U2 appeared on BBC TV Top Of The Pops performing their latest single ‘Two Hearts Beat As One’.

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


Liverpool’s first statue of The Beatles is unveiled above the doorway of The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street. The creator of the statue is David Hughes, a student of the Liverpool College of Art, the same art school that John Lennon attended.


In Malibu, California, the Traveling Wilburys – George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan – recorded “Handle With Care.” Their name was derived from something Harrison and Petty told each other whenever their was a technical mistake in a recording: “WE’LL BURY it in the mix.” At first they were going to be the Trembling Wilburys but Dylan thought Traveling sounded better.


American jazz singer Sarah Vaughan died of lung cancer. She had the 1954 US No.6 single ‘Make Yourself Comfortable’ and released over 50 albums. March 27, is “Sarah Lois Vaughan Day” in both San Francisco and Berkeley, California in honour of the singer.


US telecast of Paul McCartney’s “Unplugged” appearance on MTV.


Ringo Starr appears as guest presenter at the annual Grammy Awards show in the US.


Ray Charles became the first performer to have hits on Billboard‘s charts in six different decades when his version of Leon Russell’s “A Song For You” entered the R&B singles chart. His first appearance on the R&B chart was in 1949 with the Maxin Trio’s “Confession Blues.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


With her 18th chart-topping hit, “Touch My Body”, 38 year old Mariah Carey passed Elvis Presley for the most number one songs on the Billboard singles chart, placing her second only to The Beatles. But only because Elvis’ 1956 & 1957 are not counted anymore in order to favour current artists.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Adele broke the record for the longest time at No.1 in the UK album chart by a female solo artist after her second album, 21 spent 10 consecutive weeks at the top of the chart. The previous record was held by Madonna with her first greatest hits record, The Immaculate Collection, in 1990.


April 3,1956 Elvis Presley appeared on ‘The Milton Berle Show

April 3, 2016

Guess Who lead singer Burton Cummings inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the 45th edition of the Juno Awards. Calgary, Alberta



April 28, 2017 Senators to share piece of history with Elvis

Ottawa Can’t Help Falling In Love, declares April 3 Elvis Presley day

‘The Wonder Of You’ still in the UK charts: After nearly six months in the UK album charts, the Elvis & RPO album ‘The Wonder Of You’ is still hanging on.

‘The Wonder Of You’ rises from 93 to 65 on the UK Album Chart for 31st March, 2017.

Other Elvis Entries on the UK Charts – 31st March, 2017
– ‘The Wonder Of You’ rises from 54 to 48 on the Physical Album Chart and rises from 69 to 53 on the Album Sales Chart
– ‘The Platinum Collection’ rises from 87 to 85 on the Physical Album Chart and drops from 16 to 21 on the Indie Albums Chart
– ‘The Wonder Of You’ rises from 75 to 56 on the Scottish Album Chart
– ‘The Platinum Collection’ is a re-entry at 87 on the Scottish Album Chart

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Watch footage of Elvis Presley’s 1957 concert in Ottawa – CBC

 To mark what would have been Elvis Presley’s 80th birthday, CBC Ottawa … Presley visited Ottawa and performed a concert on April 3, 1957.

Elvis Ottawa fans

Fans scream as Elvis Presley performs at the Ottawa Auditorium on April 3, 1957. (City of Ottawa Archives)

Woman recalls ‘heartbreak hotel’ missing Elvis show in Ottawa
Woman recalls 'heartbreak hotel' missing Elvis show in Ottawa
That’s the Elvis Jailhouse rock costume
Big Little Lies’ Music Supervisor on the Finale’s Songs
Watch Simone Biles Hilariously Channel Elvis Presley in Dancing with the Stars Rehearsal
Watch Simone Biles Hilariously Channel Elvis Presley in Dancing with the Stars Rehearsal
Mariah Carey pays tribute to George Michael with heartbreaking performance in Dubai
Mariah Carey pays tribute to George Michael with heartbreaking performance in Dubai

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