Daily Elvis: April 7

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April 7, 1891

Businessman/showman/author/publisher Phineas Taylor “P.T.” Barnum, co-founder of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, died after a stroke at 80.

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

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)


In Shreveport, Slim Whitman made his “Louisiana Hayride” debut.

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era


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

April 07, 1955

Elvis performed at the Alcorn County Courthouse , Corinth, Mississippi at 2.30 and 8.00 p.m.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info April 7 1955 Court House Corinth MS (3:30 PM)
Info April 7 1955 Court House Corinth MS (8:00 PM)

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

The Platters made their TV debut on the Dorsey Brothers’ “Stage Show,” on CBS.
The CBS Radio Network debuted the first regularly scheduled, nationally broadcast rock ‘n’ roll show, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party,” with Alan Freed as host.
Elvis flew to Denver to began a new tour booked by A.V. Bamford


Buddy Knox, Ferlin Husky, Jimmy Bowen, Fred Astaire, and Abbe Lane with the Xavier Cugat Orchestra performed on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

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

The Military Service Disruption


At the Capitol Tower Recording Studio in Hollywood, Wanda Jackson recorded “Let’s Have A Party.”

The Platters released the single “Twilight Time.”

The Capitol label officially stopped releasing 78 rpm records.


RCA released “Wear my ring around your neck/Doncha Think It’s Time”

It was particularly notable for breaking a string of ten consecutive number 1 hits for Presley achieved in just two years. It was Presley’s 6th number-one hit in the American R&B Charts, and peaked at number 2 on the American Pop Charts.

American country music singer Ricky Van Shelton covered the song for the soundtrack of the 1992 movie Honeymoon in Vegas.

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

The Presleys lived at  Graceland


At Owen Bradley’s Quonset Hut studio in Nashville, Marty Robbins (and the Glaser Brothers)  recorded “El Paso,” “Big Iron,” and ten more songs for his “Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs” album.

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment



Blue Hawaii 

The Beatles played at the Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool without George Harrison who was ill. This was the group’s last performance before leaving for their third extended engagement in Hamburg, West Germany.
Singer Bobby Rydell was cast in the role of Hugo Peabody for the film version of the Broadway musical “Bye Bye Birdie.”
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Girls! Girls! Girls! production move to Hawaii: Elvis flew to Hawaii at 9.00 a.m. accompanied by his entourage.
The Colonel, who was already in Honolulu, had arranged a helicopter for Elvis to bring him from the airport to the hotel.
On his walk from the helicopter to the door of the Hawaiian Village Hotel, Elvis lost his yachting cap, his diamond ring and his jeweled tie, due to 8,000 screaming fans.
Arriving at Honolulu Airport for location filming in Hawaii for Paramount’s Girls! Girls! Girls!
KPOI-AM DJ Tom Moffatt and Elvis presley : Saturday, April 7, 1962. Arriving at Honolulu Airport for location filming in Hawaii for Paramount's Girls! Girls! Girls!

KPOI-AM DJ Tom Moffatt and Elvis presley : Saturday, April 7, 1962.

Elvis Presley | April 7, 1962




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Elvis Presley fell on the set of his carnival movie, “Roustabout,” and had to have nine stitches in his right eye. He took one day off. I asked producer Hal Wailis how-come? and got a sensible answer: “We wrote a new sequence into the script, showing Elvis having an accident by crashing his motorbike through a picket fence. Yes, you’ll see him with a black eye in the picture. No, we haven’t shot that sequence yet we’ll shoot it after his eye gets better


“Shindig!” on ABC-TV featured Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye, Glen Campbell, the Righteous Brothers, and Lesley Gore.

MGM released Elvis’s 17th movie, Girl Happy, nationwide. “Girl Happy” opens and is the 25th top-grossing film of the year. The soundtrack hits #8, while the non-movie single “Crying in the Chapel” hits #3


Harum Scarum 


Working at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles recorded overdubs on the new John Lennon song ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ and the new Paul McCartney song ‘Got to Get You Into My Life’ for the forthcoming Revolver album.



Tom Donahue at San Francisco’s KMPX-FM became the first disc jockey to play “deep cuts” from albums rather than singles, a “free-form” style that eventually transformed rock radio.



Live a Little, Love a Little

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Las Vegas,NV. April 7, 1968. Elvis met French Music-Hall artist Line Renaud for the first time while in Paris. He met her backstage at the Casino de Paris in 1960 and they promised themselves to meet again. Elvis kept his promise and attended her first Las Vegas show. The actor Edward G. Robinson was also present for the the Renaud opening


Change of Habit 

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade


On this week’s US Top 5 singles chart; No.5, ‘Bridge Over Trouble Water’ by Simon and Garfunkel, No.4, ‘Spirit In The Sky’, Norman Greenbaum’, No.3, ‘Instant Karma!’ by John Lennon, No.2, ‘ABC’ The Jackson Five and at No.1, ‘Let It Be’, The Beatles.

Colonel Parker concluded a deal with MGM.



Elvis on Tour Documentary: Elvis performed at the University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio.

Elvis Presley : Dayton, Ohio: April 7, 1972
Elvis Presley : Dayton, Ohio: April 7, 1972. From the book, Elvis On Tour by JAT Publications.

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The King and the Gem City — Elvis in Dayton | Dayton Daily News ..

Date: 07 Apr 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Dayton, OH.
Univ. Of Dayton Arena
Tickets: 13,788
Costume: White Fireworks suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
Proud Mary
Never Been To Spain
You Gave Me A Mountain
Until It’s Time For You To Go
Polk Salad Annie
Love Me
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel
Hound Dog
How Great Thou Art
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Love Me Tender
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
For The Good Times
An An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Elvis has left the building  for the Airport – flanked by Joe Esposito, probably Red West – Dr Nick on the stairs.

Wearing his fringe jacket on two occasions on tour on April 7 & 9, 1972

Elvis Presley | Dayton, Ohio| April 7, 1972

 On Tour 72 #4 – www.elvisandhismusic.com

April 7, 1972 (8:30 pm). Dayton, OH. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 5 – April 5th – April 19th 1972
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info April 7 1972 University of Dayton Dayton OH (8:30 pm) 13788 White Fireworks Original belt Black Suit Yes Yes




Elvis returned to Memphis for 2 weeks, until the start of the next tour.


The Wake and Aftermath


Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band kicked off their first full-scale tour in Hamburg, Germany. This was Springsteen’s first tour outside North America, which would take in 10 countries.

Screenwriter/director Norman Taurog died at age 82. (The Wizard of Oz, Boys Town, Blue Hawaii, G.I. Blues, The Caddy, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, It Happened at the World’s Fair, Visit to a Small Planet, Palm Springs Weekend, Pardners, Girls! Girls! Girls!, Onionhead, Spinout, The Stooge, Double Trouble, That Midnight Kiss, Tickle Me, Speedway, Live A Little Love a Little, Sergeant Dead Head)

Norman Taurog – IMDb

Norman Taurog – Wikipedia

Elvis’ Favorite Director: Norman Taurog – EIN Book Review

‘The Elusive Norman Taurog’ – An EIN Spotlight – Elvis Information …

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


Wham! became the first western pop group to perform live in China, when they played at the workers gymnasium in Beijing.


During a European tour, Alice Cooper accidentally hung himself in a rehearsal when a safety rope snapped; he dangled for several seconds before a roadie saved him.


George Michael was arrested at The Will Rogers Memorial Park for committing a sex act in a public toilet. He was arrested by undercover Beverly Hills police officer Marcelo Rodriguez. Michael later said; “I was followed into the restroom and this cop – well, I didn’t know he was a cop at the time obviously started playing this game. I think it’s called – I’ll show you mine, you show me yours, and then when you show me yours, I’m gonna nick you!” The singer was later fined $810 (£500) after being convicted of a “lewd act.”


At the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis, Farm Aid IV performers included Garth Brooks, Bill Monroe, Carl Perkins, Alan Jackson, Bonnie Raitt, Asleep at the Wheel, Arlo Guthrie, John Hiatt, and John Denver. Elton John sang “Candle in the Wind” for Ryan White, a boy with AIDS who died a day later.


“Captain EO,” a 3-D, 70mm, sci-fi fantasy, musical movie attraction starring Michael Jackson, closed after 10½ years at Disneyland.


UK Pop Idol runner-up Gareth Gates was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of ‘Unchained Melody.’ Making Gates the seventh act to have a Top 40 hit with the song. Jennifer Lopez was at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Ain’t It Funny.’ And Celine Dion had the UK & US No.1 album ‘A New Day Has Come.’

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


A High Court judge ruled that a trademark battle between Apple Computer Inc. and Apple Corps Ltd. should be heard in London. The suit was filed by the Beatles’ owned company and claimed that Apple Computer had violated a 1991 agreement concerning the exlcusive “field of use” of the Apple mark.


Olivia Newton-John began a 21-day, 141-mile walk along the entire length of the Great Wall of China to raise funds for breast cancer research.


Singer Whitney Houston was released from a Paris hospital after suffering a respiratory infection. She called media reports that she was using drugs again “ridiculous.”

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


“Seven percent of Americans believe that Elvis Presley is still alive, even though the singer died in 1977.


Bruce Springsteen cancelled a concert in North Carolina, joining business groups in condemning a state law that rolled back protection for gay and transgender people. In a statement Springsteen said, “Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry which is happening as I write is one of them.”


At the SaveMart Center in Fresno, California, Neil Diamond began the 39-concert North American leg of his 50-Year Anniversary World Tour.

The 11th Annual Branson Elvis Festival will be held at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater on April 7-9, 2017

Elvis music publisher put up for sale

Financial Times10 hours ago
The publisher controls the copyrights to a vast array of vintage songs ranging from “What A Wonderful World” to Elvis Presley’s “That’s Alright …
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Elvis Presley tribute tonight, Saturday

After nearly six months in the UK album charts, the Elvis & RPO album ‘The Wonder Of You’ is back climbing up the UK charts.

‘The Wonder Of You’ rises from 65 up to 58 on the UK Album Chart for 7th April 2017.

Other Elvis Entries on the UK Charts – 7th April, 2017
‘The Wonder Of You’ rises from 48 to 40 on the Physical Album Chart and rises from 53 to 42 on the Album Sales Chart
‘The Platinum Collection’ drops from 85 to 99 on the Physical Album Chart and rises from 21 to 19 on the Indie Albums Chart
‘The Wonder Of You’ rises from 56 to 40 on the Scottish Album Chart
‘The Platinum Collection’ drops from 87 to 95 on the Scottish Album Chart

(Chart Source;ElvisInfoNet)


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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



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