Daily Elvis: April 9

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April 9, 1682

Robert de La Salle claimed the Mississippi River basin, and all lands that touch it, for France.

April 9, 1914

“The World, The Flesh & the Devil,” the first full-color film, was shown in London.

April 9, 1932

Carl Perkins is born.

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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

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 the annual Minstrel Show at L.C. Humes High School in Memphis, and billed 16th on the 22-act program, Elvis Presley sang “Keep Them Cold Icy Fingers Off Of Me.” After receiving the greatest amount of applause, he was invited to perform an encore and sang Teresa Brewer’s “Till I Waltz Again With You.”
The Humes High School band presented its annual Minstrel Show at 8.00 p.m. in the auditorium, with Elvis the 16th listed act on the bill, as “Guitarist…..Elvis Prestly”. Both Elvis and his class mates dated this as the beginning of his rise of fame.
According to Elvis: “I wasn’t popular in school. I wasn’t dating anybody. And then they entered me in this talent show, and I came out and did my “Till I Waltz Again With You” by Teresa brewer. It was amazing how popular I became after that”.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era


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

Elvis performed Thats All Right, I Got A Woman and Blue Moon Of Kentucky on the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info April 9 1955 Municipal Auditorium Shreveport LA (8:00 PM) Louisiana Hayride

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis and the band flew to Memorial Auditorium Wichita Falls, Texas where he performed at the Municipal Auditorium at 7.00 and 9.00 p.m.
Also on this tour: Hank Locklin, Charlene Arthur and Bill Mack
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info April 9 1956 Municipal Auditorium Wichita Falls TX (7:00 PM) Yes
Info April 9 1956 Municipal Auditorium Wichita Falls TX (9:00 PM) Yes
 The Presleys lived at  at  1414 Getwell Street  until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive  March 1957
Elvis and Dewey Philips dropped by Sam Philips’ house late in the evening. They played some pool.
Elvis Presley Knox Phillips and Elvis, Memphis, TN - Tuesday April 9, 1957
Elvis Presley Knox Phillips (Sam Phillips son) and Elvis, Memphis, TN 
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 The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive, Graceland purchased on March 19.

The Military Service Disruption


In Windsor, Ontario, Alan Freed’s “Big Beat Show” concert tour played two shows at the Arena, 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.

At Sun Studio in Memphis, Johnny Cash recorded “Guess Things Happen That Way” and “Come In Stranger.”


Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas

Director Says Elvis Presley Will Get Respect He Wants

By HASMSL k. tinned Press Staff Corfespondent HOLLWYOOD (Up) — Director Mike Curtiz admits that he let out a loud hoot of laughter the first lime he was asked to direct Elvis Presley in a motion picture; ‘He needs someone who can really discover him,” Curtis was told by producer Hai Wallis who was then in the initial phase of planning Presley’s final pre-Army movie, “King Creole.” Elvis needs to be discovered as much as. Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield ‘do,” Curtiz said in an attempt to end the  conversation. Bui he finally did agree to see the sideburns king’s dramatic test. “After the first few lines Elvis spoke,” Curtiz said, “1 began to sit up and take notice.” “Instead of a gyrating rock-and- roller, I was watching a natural, un-actory actor, underplaying his role because he knew none of the tricks of the trade.”

Discovered Many Stars Curtiz, credited with the ‘discovery’ of such persons as Doris Day, Errol Flynn, John Garfteld, was convinced. And that was the beginning of what Curtis said was an attempt to 1 give Elvis what he most wants —respect. ‘Elvis knows the trend of his own publicity,” Wallis told Curtis, ‘and he’s painfully aware of the fact that not everyone is in his corner. He realizes that he is 1 ridiculed, made the butt of jokes and that the older movie goers run in the other direction when they see his name on a theater marquee.”

Curtis said Presley was the first one on the set at 6:30 the morning, his lines learned, and he always stayed within earshot of the camera so he would not have to be called twice. ‘When I told him that he would sing three ballads without one single movement, 1 didn’t get the answer you’d expect. “instead, he merely nodded and said simply, ‘You’re the boss, Mr. Curtiz. ” the director described Presley the actor as an “amazingly rest.”

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


Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

Back home in Memphis Elvis went on a shopping spree. Later in the evening he went with his entourage to the Rollerdrome and the Memphian.



Blue Hawaii 

Principal photography for Girls! Girls! Girls!  began. Each morning from now on Elvis’ wardrobe was brought to the hotel before he was driven to the set for makeup.


The Beatles appeared live on the ITV show Tuesday Rendezvous, miming ‘From Me to You’ and ‘Please Please Me’ (during the closing credits). In the evening The Beatles played live at the Gaumont State Cinema, Kilburn, London.


Capitol Records reached an out-of-court settlement with Vee-Jay Records over Beatles records it claimed the latter did not have the right to release. Vee Jay was forced to stop selling “From Me To You,” “Please Please Me,” “Love Me Do,” and other early releases, including “Twist and Shout” on its Tollie subsidiary.




Harum Scarum 




The Doors and The Jefferson Airplane appeared at Cheetah, Santa Monica Pier, Venice, California. This was the largest show The Doors had played to date with a crowd of over 3,000



In Atlanta, following private and public funerals, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was buried in South View Cemetery. His remains were exhumed in 1977 and reburied at the plaza between the King Center and Ebenezer Baptist Church. His widow Coretta was buried next to him in 2006.

The 1957 soundtrack “Loving You” was certified Gold on April 9, 1968 by the Recording Industry Association of America.


Live a Little, Love a Little  Production

 Bob Dylan released his ninth studio album Nashville Skyline, which embraced country music. With liner notes by Johnny Cash, (who also appeared on the record), at the time of release it was dismissed by some critics as lightweight, but included ‘Lay, Lady, Lay’, a major hit single for Dylan. The album also gave Dylan his fourth UK No.1 album.
on CBS-TV’s “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour.” Ray Charles and Lynn Kellogg guested
 Elvis’ 1960 LP “His Hand in Mine” is certified as Gold.
During Change of Habit  filming: Elvis was given the rest of the week off by a studio doctor because of a sore throat. He would spend the week in Palm Springs.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade


Paul McCartney announced the official split the Beatles.


Elvis on Tour : Elvis performed at the Coliseum, Hampton Roads, Virginia at 2.30 and 8.00 p.m. This show was filmed by Abel and Adidge’ film crew, while RCA recorded this evening show.
Elvis on stage in Hampton road in april 9 1972. That was the tour when the movie Elvis on tour was filmed.
Date: 09 Apr 1972
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Hampton, VA.
Hampton Roads Coliseum
Tickets: 11,000
Costume: Burning Love 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
Are you Lonesome Tonight?
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Hound Dog
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
For The Good Times
[band introductions]
An An American Trilogy
Love Me Tender
A Big Hunk O’ Love
How Great Thou Art
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Can’t Help Falling In Love
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This show was filmed by MGM for the movie ‘On Tour’.
Date: 09 Apr 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Hampton, VA.
Hampton Roads Coliseum
Tickets: 10,650
Costume: Blue Nail Studded suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
Until It’s Time For You To Go
Polk Salad Annie
Love Me
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Hound Dog
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
For The Good Times
[band introductions]
An An American Trilogy
Love Me Tender
A Big Hunk O’ Love
How Great Thou Art
Sweet Sweet Spirit [JD Summer & The Stamps]
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Live In Virginia
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 5 – April 5th – April 19th 1972
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Info April 9 1972 Hampton Roads Coliseum Hampton Roads VA (2:30 pm) 11000 Red Pinwheel Gold Attendance belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes
Info April 9 1972 Hampton Roads Coliseum Hampton Roads VA (8:30 pm) 10650 Blue Nail White Fireworks suit belt Dark Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes
Queen played a showcase concert for their new record label EMI at the Marquee Club in London.
Paul McCartney & Wings released the single “My Love” in North America.
Because of Elvis’ disappointment in Ed Parker, Kang Rhee awarded Elvis with a 7th degree black belt in his Pasaryu school of karate.


Terry Jacks was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Seasons In The Sun.’ Jacks became the first Canadian to score a No.1 since Paul Anka in 1957. The song (written in French by Belgian, Jacques Brel), had English lyrics by poet Rod McKuen.

Bruce Springsteen met rock critic Jon Landau, who later managed the singer and successfully promoted him as “rock ‘n’ roll’s future.”

In Las Vegas, the Jackson 5 played the first of 15 shows at the MGM Grand Hotel.


Priscilla did a magazine photo shoot in Beverly Hills.

Priscilla Beaulieu Presley, Beverly Hills, April 9, 1975..

Exclusive Photo Shoot of Priscilla Presley at her Beverly Hills Home


American folk singer songwriter Phil Ochs, hung himself at his sister’s home in Queens, New York. Wrote ‘There But A Fortune’, a hit for Joan Baez. Phil Ochs commits suicide: Phil Ochs – Wikipedia

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ABBA went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Dancing Queen’, the group’s 7th US Top 40 hit and first No.1. The song was also a No.1 in the UK in 1976 and 12 other countries.

Shaun Cassidy performed “Da Doo Ron Ron” on “American Bandstand.”

When 70s Girls Sang the 50s Boy Songs

The Wake and Aftermath


In Jackson, Tennessee, and on the singer’s 59th birthday, the Carl Perkins Museum opened in his restored childhood home.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the title track from his latest album ‘Let’s Dance’, his fourth UK No.1 and featuring blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. The song introduced Bowie to a new, younger audience oblivious to his former career in the 1970s and was a US No.1 hit, Bowie’s first single to reach number one on both sides of the Atlantic.

This is Elvis the TV broadcast version

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1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


Dave Prater of soul duo Sam & Dave was killed when his car left the road and hit a tree in Syracuse, Georgia, on his way to his mother’s house in Ocilla. He was 50. Recorded for Stax Records from 1965 – 1968, hits included ‘Soul Man’ and ‘Hold On, I’m Coming.’

Sam and Dave | Memphis Music Hall of Fame

Today in Music History: Remembering Dave Prater | The Current

American singer and songwriter Brook Benton died aged 56. He scored over 20 US top 40 singles, in the late 1950s and early 1960s, he scored hits such as ‘It’s Just A Matter Of Time’ and ‘Endlessly’, and made a comeback in 1974 when he had the No.4 hit ‘Rainy Night In Georgia.’

For Elvis CD Collectors • Elvis & Brook Benton

Elvis Presley and Brook Benton – Elvis Presley Photos

Elvis was NOT a racist: The definitive article by Elvis Information Network


Singer Wayne Newton, at age 52, married his second wife, 30-year-old attorney Kathleen McCrone. They have a daughter, born in 2002.


Songwriter Mae Boren Axton died aged 82 after drowning in her bath at her home in Hendersonville, Tennessee after an apparent heart attack. Known as the ‘Queen Mother of Nashville’ she wrote over 200 songs including a co-writing credit on the Elvis Presley hit ‘Heartbreak Hotel’. She was the mother of country singer, songwriter Hoyt Axton.

Mae Boren Axton Interviews Elvis Presley : 1955 | Elvis Interviews

Mae Axton, 82, Co-Writer of an Elvis Hit – The New York Times

The Story Behind Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel”


A Los Angeles Superior Court jury awarded Michael Jackson$2.7 million in damages in a defamation-of-character suit against Victor Gutierrez of the syndicated television show “Hard Copy.”

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Bay City Rollers manager Tam Paton died in the bath at his Edinburgh home of a suspected heart attack. The 70-year-old, who had suffered two previous heart attacks and a stroke in recent years, was found dead in his luxury mansion. Paton had made millions through the success of the band in the 1970s, but was a far more controversial figure in recent years. He was convicted of sex offences against two boys aged 16 and 17 in 1982, and was convicted of drug dealing in 2004 after £26,000 worth of cannabis was found at his home, but was cleared on appeal.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


According to the Official Charts Company one billion songs had now been downloaded in the UK. Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’ was the most downloaded single of all time in the UK, followed by tracks by Maroon 5 and Gotye. The Official Charts Company said on average more than three million tracks were now sold every week.


Fans Say Goodbye to Chuck Berry at His Funeral’s Public Viewing
Neil Diamond continued the North American leg of his 50-Year Anniversary World Tour with a concert at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City.

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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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