Daily Elvis: April 4

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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)

April 4,1939

Glenn Miller & His Orchestra recorded their theme song, “Moonlight Serenade.”

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

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

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 CBS 30th Street Studio in New York City, Tony Bennett recorded “Because Of You.”


The Stargazers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Broken Wings.’ The first record by any British group to reach No.1. Stargazers’ member Fred Dachtler is the father of Clark Datchler of 80’s group Johnny Hates Jazz.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era



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


Elvis performed at the Nettleron A, High School

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info April 4 1955 High School Nettleron AR

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

 Elvis Presley played the first of two nights in San Diego Arena in San Diego, California. The local Police chief issued a statement saying if Elvis ever returned to the city and performed like he did, he would be arrested for disorderly conduct.

Elvis backstage at the San Diego Arena – Apr. 4, 1956
Photo courtesy Glen Glenn and ETMM/TrevorCajiao
Elvis performed at the San Diego, CA Arena California.

– Elvis Presley autographs the arm of Barbara Shepherd, 12, 2335 Seabreeze Dr. last night at the Arena as another admirer, Kathy Rawlings, 13, 5530 Bolivar St., watches.

(cropped) Evening Tribune Staff Photo courtesy Cristi Dragomir

Raquel Welch, though not born in San Diego, had attended Bay Park Elementary School and graduated high school in La Jolla in 1957. At age 14 she got tickets to the first show and sat eagerly waiting among thousands of screaming teenage girls when Elvis hit that stage. Her movie debut would be in Roustabout – the girl in the shower Elvis steals a towel from. 
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info April 4 1956 San Diego Arena San Diego CA (8:15 PM) 5000 Yes

The Presleys lived at  at  1414 Getwell Street  until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive  March 1957


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

The Military Service Disruption


The Platters released the single “Twilight Time.”

Military service at Fort Hood, TX, for basic training as part of the Second Armored Division. He was stationed there for six months.


The Elvis Presley compilation album “For LP Fans Only” hit #19 in the U.S.

Elvis and Vera Tschechowa in Munich ( Germany ) in april 4 1959.Image result for elvis april 4, 1959

Military Service – Elvis on a publicity date with Vera Tschechowa

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Elvis arm wrestles Irene Mann, German Film Director

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment


The Everly Brothers released their first Warner Bros. single, “Cathy’s Clown.”

RCA Victor Records announces that it will release all Pop singles in mono and stereo simultaneously, the first record company to do so. Elvis Presley’s single, “Stuck on You” is RCA’s first mono / stereo release.

Elvis is Back recording session: At RCA Studio B in Nashville, Elvis Presley recorded nine songs, including “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” and “Such A Night,” which were later released as singles.

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee
I Gotta Know L2WB 0104-02
Such A Night L2WB 0105-05
Are You Lonesome Tonight? L2WB 0106-05
Are You Lonesome Tonight? (work part) ////////-02
Are You Lonesome Tonight? (composite) L2WB 0106-SP
Girl Next Door Went A’ Walking L2WB 0107-04
I Will Be Home Again L2WB 0108-04
Reconsider Baby L2WB 0109-02



Blue Hawaii 


Girls! Girls! Girls! 

Elvis bought women’s clothing for more than $1,300 at Laclede’s on Union Avenue.
Bye Bye Birdie opens in theatres, Ann-Margaret plays The Fan Who Kisses the Elvis Character. her next movie would be Viva Las Vegas with Elvis.


The Beatles make music history with the top 5 songs on Billboard Hot 100, and another nine singles on the chart, bringing their total to fourteen singles on the USA Hot 100:

No. 1, “Can’t Buy Me Love”
No. 2, “Twist and Shout”
No. 3, “She Loves You”
No. 4, “I Want to Hold Your Hand”
No. 5, “Please Please Me”

In Canada, they had nine of the Top 10 singles, while the Australian charts saw them occupying the first six places.


April 4, 1965: Elvis and his entourage at his home in Bel Air, California on Perugia Way.
Elvis bought a fleet of motorcycles, one for each of the guys.

Harum Scarum 





From the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Apollo 6 began a 10-hour flight, the final unmanned test of the Saturn V launch vehicle that gave the agency enough confidence to use it for manned launches.
At 6:01 p.m., local time, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.was shot on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. After emergency chest surgery, King was pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s Hospital at 7:05 p.m. He was 39 years old.
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Live a Little, Love a Little 


Change of Habit 

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade


Crosby Stills Nash & Young went to No.1 on the US album chart with Deja Vu. The first album which saw Neil Young joining Crosby, Stills and Nash featured three US Top 40 singles: ‘Teach Your Children’, ‘Our House’ and ‘Woodstock’.



Elvis Presley released the single “An American Trilogy,” recorded during one of his concerts at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas in February 1972. Despite the advertisement, the Elvis Standing Room Only LP was not released.


Elvis on Tour – April 

NBC aired the Elvis Presley tv special “Aloha From Hawaii.” It was the first American airing of the performance.  Overnight Nielsen ratings indicated that 33.8 percent of all American televisions were tuned to Elvis’s concert – the rest watched Super Bowl VII, or not at all.
Elvis was at home in Los Angeles where he saw the Aloha From Hawaii broadcast on NBC at 8,30 p.m  broadcast in the USA/Canada.
Elvis left Las Vegas and flew to Los Angeles.
A formal offer is made to Elvis about “Star Is Born.” and the Colonel responds with a counter offer for Elvis’ services on the 14, which was subsequently rejected.


The Sex Pistols played the first night of a residency at the El Paradiso club in Soho, London, England.


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.

The Wake and Aftermath


The documentary film “This is Elvis” premiered at the USA Film Festival in Dallas, TX. The film was premiered for the press the previous day.


This is Elvis,” based on the life of Elvis Presley, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters. It combined archival footage with reenactments, and narration by Elvis soundalike, singer Ral Donner.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


Danny Rapp of Danny And The Juniors, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His band achieved two classic 1950’s hits, “At the Hop” (#1) and “Rock and Roll is Here to Stay” (#19). He was 41 years old.

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


U2 entered the US album chart at No.7 with The Joshua Tree making it the highest chart new entry in America for seven years.


Pepsi-Cola announces that it will no longer run the commercial that features Madonna’s “Like A Prayer” after religious groups in the US protest. They would continue to broadcast the ad in Canada.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


50 Cent became the best selling artist in the US so far this year when his latest album ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’ sold more than four million copies in two months.

Performing at Bangalore Palace in the middle of a monsoon, the Rolling Stones made their concert debut in India.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


The surviving members of The Jacksons, Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon and Tito, announced that they were reforming for the first time since 1984. A six week series of concert dates during June and July, called The Unity Tour, would see them perform their classic hits once again.


Rita Moreno: I only dated Elvis Presley to make Marlon Brando jealous 

It was reported that David Bowie had dominated the UK album charts for the first quarter of 2016. Bowie had the most entries to the chart with six albums in the top 40, after fans sought out his music in the wake of his death in January with his final album Blackstar becoming the second best selling album of the year so far, (behind Adele’s 25).

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Reference Sites:






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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company



Elvis History Blog



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