Daily Elvis: April 4

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– Daniel Emmett introduced “I Wish I was in Dixie’s Land.” About two years later the song became the Civil War song of the Confederacy.

Tupelo, Mississippi



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

, 1938

After seven years of singing on the radio, Kate Smith began a new noontime talk show.

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


Maestro Arturo Toscanini conducted his last concert with the NBC Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in New York City ending a 17-year association with the orchestra.

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
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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
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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
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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.


Buddy Holly’s song “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore” hit #13.  It was the first posthumous release from Holly after his tragic plane crash.

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

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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


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.

Percy Faith’s “The Theme From ‘A Summer Place'” was #1 for the seventh week in a row, and it wasn’t close to done.

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
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Such A Night L2WB 0105-05
Are You Lonesome Tonight? L2WB 0106-05
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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.


“People”…by Barbra Streisand debuted.

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”

The Beatles also had nine other singles on the USA Hot 100 for a total of 14 at the same time. still a record.

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

Meet the Beatles!  was the #1 album for the eighth consecutive week.


John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote “Help!”, the title song for the Beatles’ second movie.
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 


Percy Sledge released the single “When A Man Loves a Woman”.



Jimi Hendrix appeared on the first edition of the U.K. BBC-TV show Dee Time along with Kiki Dee and Cat Stevens.

Paul McCartney told Monterey Pop Festival organizer (and Beatles publicist) Derek Taylor that the Festival should invite a guitarist named Jimi Hendrix.


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.
James Brown made a national television appeal for calm following the assassination of Martin Luther King.
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 Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Al Kooper and Ted Nugent jammed at an all-night blues, folk and rock session at the New Generation Club in New York after hearing news of Martin Luther King’s assassination.
April 4
Bobby Goldsboro received a Gold record for the single, “Honey”, which had spent 13 weeks on the Billboard chart, including five weeks at number one. It remains heavily played on the radio to this day and has been covered many times, although Todd Leopold of CNN named it the “Worst Song of All Time” in April 2006. Blogger Nina says Sandy Posey’s I was Born a woman is worse, Honey is in the top 10 of icky songs best forgotten.

Live a Little, Love a Little 


Change of Habit 

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade


The Jackson 5 reached #1 on the R&B chart with “ABC”.

Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” logged a sixth week at #1 on the Adult chart.

The classic song “Bridge Over Troubled Water” stood tall at #1 for a sixth week for Simon & Garfunkel.  The Beatles patiently waited with “Let It Be” while a solo hit from John Lennon–“Instant Karma” was third.

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’.

The superb album Bridge Over Troubled Water, one of The Top 20 Albums of the Rock Era* on Inside the Rock Era, was #1 on the Album chart for a sixth week.  Deja Vu, the first album to feature Neil Young with the trio of Crosby, Stills & Nash, debuted at #9.

Janis Joplin reunited with Big Brother & the Holding Company at a concert in San Francisco, California.



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 

The Supremes appeared at the Granada Cinema in Tooting, England, the last date on a 20-day U.K. tour.
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.


ABBA received a Gold record for the album Arrival.

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


Smokey Robinson was the #1 R&B song with his solo hit “Being With You”.

Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb remained on top of the Adult Contemporary chart for the fourth week with “What Kind Of Fool”.

Blondie held on to #1 with “Rapture”, while “Woman” by the late John Lennon was second.  Styx’s “The Best Of Times” peaked at 3 while Hall & Oates made a bid for another #1 with “Kiss On My List”.  Don McLean’s remake of the Roy Orbison song “Crying” remained fifth.  The rest of the Top 10:  “Hello Again” from Neil Diamond, Grover Washington, Jr. & Bill Withers edged up with “Just The Two Of Us”, REO Speedwagon’s former #1 “Keep On Loving You”, Steve Winwood scored his first solo Top 10 with “While You See a Chance” and “What Kind Of Fool” represented the 44th career hit for Barbra Streisand and the 38th for Barry Gibb.

Paradise Theater became Styx’s first #1 album.  The Chicago group broke a record with four consecutive albums to go triple platinum (3 million sales).

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


The Eurythmics released the single “Would I Lie To You”.


Jody Watley controlled the R&B chart for a third week with “Looking For A New Love”.

“Mandolin Rain” by Bruce Hornsby was #1 on the AC chart for the third straight week.

Starship officially had their second #1 song of their career with “Nothing’s Gonna’ Stop Us Now”,

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.


“Save The Best For Last” by Vanessa Williams was #1 for a third week.  Mariah Carey scored her seventh straight Top 10 to open her career as “Make It Happen” moved in.

Bruce Springsteen hit #1 in the U.K. with his album Human Touch.


The ashes of Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead were scattered in the Ganges River in India.


Madonna’s “Frozen” peaked at #2, tying her with Elvis Presley and Creedence Clearwater Revival for the most #2 hits in the Rock Era. Blogger Nina Notes. 1956 and 1957 were no longer counted in this decade to favour current artists.


Pink released her first album Can’t Take Me Home.

Diana Ross announced that she would reunite with the Supremes. The two members of the Supremes at the time had joined after Ross had left the trio.

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.

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers premiered “Black Leather Woman” on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.

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


Nickelback won Best Group at the Canadian Juno Awards.


Rolling Stones‘ guitarist Keith Richards issued a statement that said he was joking when he told NME magazine that the strangest thing he ever snorted was his father’s ashes. “It was an off-the-cuff remark, a joke and it is not true. File under April Fools’ joke”.


The Rolling Stones documentary Shine a Light opened in theaters.

Procol Harum’s Gary Brooker won back his full royalty rights to “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” at the Court of Appeals in London.  The decision overturned a 2006 ruling that organist Matthew Fisher was entitled to a 40% portion of the royalties for the 1967 hit after Fisher argued that he had written the organ melody for the song.  The Appeals Court ruled that there had been an “excessive delay” in the claim (40 years after the song came out).


Laughter in the Rain, a musical based on the life of Neil Sedaka, premiered at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley, England.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr reached out to cancer survivor Alexx Kipp through the Make-A-Wish Foundation by meeting him at the Hard Rock Cafe in Los Angeles, where they chatted and played drums together. Ringo later surprised Kipp by giving him his drum set.


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.


Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman turned himself in to British police after reports emerged suggesting he began a sexual relationship with his second wife, Mandy Smith, when she was 14 years old. After a brief meeting, the authorities decided not to pursue charges.

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


Legendary blues guitarist B.B. King was heckled by audience members during a concert in St. Louis, Missouri for giving what they later called a weak performance. After paying up to $150 to see the 88-year-old King, several people walked out.

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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