Daily Elvis: April 10

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1916 – Vernon Elvis Presley was born  to Jessie D. McClowell Presley and Minnie Mae Hood


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Relatives: The Presley Grandparents

April 10, 1931

Poet/writer (The Prophet) Kahlil Gibran died of cirrhosis of the liver and tuberculosis at the age of 48.

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


Singer Eddie Fisher was discharged from the U.S. Army and arrived home to a check of $330,000 – record royalties for the seven million of his records that were sold while he was on active duty in the Service.

“House of Wax,” the first color feature film in 3-D, starring Vincent Price, Frank Lovejoy, Phyllis Kirk, Carolyn Jones, and Charles Bronson (billed as Charles Buchinsky), premiered at New York’s Paramount Theatre.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era


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

April 10, 1955

Dr. Jonas Salk successfully tested his polio vaccine.

“Baby Let’s Play House” is a song written by Arthur Gunter and recorded by him in 1954 on the Excello Records label, and covered by Elvis Presley the following year on Sun Records.

Elvis’ 4th Sun Records single on 45 and 78: Sun 217: Baby Let’s Play House/I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone released. The A Side was Elvis’ first national chart at #5 on the Billboard Country singles in July 1955.

John Lennon used the line, “I’d rather see you dead, little girl, than to be with another man,” from this song for the opening line of The Beatles song “Run for Your Life” from their 1965 album Rubber Soul.

In 2008, a Spankox remix of it made #84 in the UK.

At Sun, Elvis tried two versions of “I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone”. The slow version would be released on the Elvis A Golden Celebration box set in 1986.


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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Nat King Cole is attacked by a group of five racial segregationists while singing onstage at the Municipal Hall in Birmingham, Alabama. The attackers were quickly arrested by police and Cole would return later that night for a second show.

Buddy, Jerry, Sonny and Elvis at the Coliseum – April 10, 1956
Photo courtesy Steve Bonner
Elvis performed at the Fair Park Coliseum, Lubbock, Texas at 8.00 and 9.45 p.m.
Elvis’ Cadillac had been driven to Lubbock for use on the tour.
Elvis headlined with Faron Young, Wanda Jackson, Jimmy & Johnny, The Country Deputies, and Buddy Holly & The Two Tunes.
 Faron Young and Elvis entertain fans backstage while Jane Giles, Elsie Medlin, Bob Montgomery and Valerie Harms look on

Faron Young and Elvis entertain fans backstage while Jane Giles, Elsie Medlin, Bob Montgomery and Valerie Harms look on

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info April 10 1956 Fair Park Coliseum Lubbock TX (8:00 PM) 5000 Yes
Info April 10 1956 Fair Park Coliseum Lubbock TX (9:45 PM) 5000 Yes

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


In Hollywood, Pat Boone recorded “Love Letters In The Sand” at the Annex, and “Bernardine” at Radio Recorders.


16 year old Ricky Nelson sings his first record, a cover version of Fats Domino‘s “I’m Walking”, on his parents’ TV show, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet on ABC. Both versions reached #4 on the Billboard chart

TV actor Ricky Nelson was on a date some time before, and Elvis Presley came on the radio; making his date swoon.

Ricky decided to make his own record and he had a Family TV sitcom.


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

The Military Service Disruption


R&B singer/songwriter  Chuck Willis died of peritonitis during surgery at the age of 30. (C.C. Rider, What Am I Living For)

Dick Clark devoted an hour of his American Bandstand TV show to the memory of Chuck Willis, who had died earlier in the day from peritonitis. Willis recorded hits that included: “C.C. Rider” (#12), “What Am I Living For” (#9) and “Hang Up My Rock and Roll Shoes” (#24).

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


Bobby Darin records “Splish Splash“.

Elvis Presley in the Army - April 10, 1959 Germany - Armed Forces Day
Military Service on Armed Forces Day.

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment




Blue Hawaii 


The Beatles‘ original bass player, 22 year old Stuart Sutcliffe, died of a brain hemorrhage. Sutcliffe was included in the band because he had the equipment and place to rehearse, although he couldn’t play very well. His girlfriend, Astrid Kirchherr, created The Beatle haircut for Stu, and John and Paul followed soon after. Sutcliffe can be heard on very early Beatle tracks included on “Anthology 1”. He left the band in 1961 to resume painting because his headaches were getting too severe to play.

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Film director  Michael Curtiz died of cancer at 75. (Casablanca, The Adventures of Robin Hood, White Christmas, Mildred Pierce, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Captain Blood, The Sea Wolf, The Sea Hawk, Angels with Dirty Faces, Life with Father, Young Man with a Horn, Passage to Marseille, King Creole, The Comancheros, I’ll See You in My Dreams, The Charge of the Light Brigade, The Jazz Singer, Mission to Moscow)

Girls! Girls! Girls! 


Elvis Presley’s movie “It Happened at the World’s Fair” opened in the U.S. The movie had premiered in Los Angeles on April 3.

The also released soundtrack album, released in Mono and Stereo, reached  #4.

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British acts started a run of seven weeks at the top of the US charts when Freddie and the Dreamers went to No.1 with ‘I’m Telling You Now’, followed by Wayne Fontana’s ‘Game Of Love’, Herman’s Hermits ‘Mr’s Brown’ and The Beatles‘Ticket To Ride.’

A British school in Wrexham, North Wales, asked parents to please keep children in school uniform and not to send them to school in ‘corduroy trousers’, like the ones worn by The Rolling Stones.

Harum Scarum 




Paul McCartney attended a Beach Boys recording session in Hollywood.

The song “Somethin’ Stupid” by Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra became the first father-daughter recording to hit #1 on theBillboard pop chart.

In Studio A at Hitsville U.S.A. in Detroit, Marvin Gaye recorded “I Heard It Through The Grapevine.” Two months later in the same studio, Gladys Knight & the Pips recorded a more uptempo version of the song that was released in September 1967. The Gaye version was not released as a single until October 1968.



Live a Little, Love a Little 


Change of Habit 

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade


In Boston, at one of the band’s last concerts, the Doors’ Jim Morrison asked the audience if they’d like to see something of his “that rhymes with ‘sock,'” and then, more bluntly, screamed “Would you like to see my genitals?” The electricity in the stadium was switched off, and keyboardist Ray Manzarek pulled Morrison, who was already facing lewd conduct charges after a Miami concert, off the stage.

27 year-old Paul McCartney issued a press statement, announcing that The Beatles had split, (one week before the release of his solo album). McCartney said, “I have no future plans to record or appear with The Beatles again, or to write any music with John”. John Lennon, who had kept his much-earlier decision to leave The Beatles quiet for the sake of the others, was furious. When a reporter called Lennon to comment upon McCartney’s resignation, Lennon said, “Paul hasn’t left. I sacked him.”

In Los Angeles, the Presleys and the family of Memphis “Mafiosi” Joe Esposito organize an Easter Egg Hunt for their children.

Elvis performed at the Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia and this show was filmed and recorded for Elvis on Tour 

Date: 10 Apr 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Richmond, VA.
Richmond Coliseum
Tickets: 11,500
Costume: Red 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
Heartbreak Hotel
Hound Dog
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Love Me Tender
It’s Over / Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
For The Good Times
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Funny How Time Slips Away Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love


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 10 1972 Richmond Coliseum Richmond VA (8:30 pm) 11500 Red Pinwheel Gold Attendance belt Black Suit Yes Yes





Peter Frampton went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Frampton Comes Alive’, one of the biggest selling ‘live’ albums in rock history. It was the best-selling album of 1976, selling over 6 million copies in the US. Frampton Comes Alive! was voted “Album of the year” in the 1976 Rolling Stone readers poll. It stayed on the chart for 97 weeks.


The Wake and Aftermath


“Ebony and Ivory”, a duet by Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney, debuts on the US charts at #29. It will eventually reach number one in both the US and UK, becoming Wonder’s first British chart topper. The song listed at #59 on Billboard’s Greatest Songs of all time, but in October 2007 it was named “the worst duet in history” by BBC 6 Music listeners and these days gets little airplay on either side of the Atlantic.

The Laughing Version of “Are You Lonesome Tonight” hit #25 in the U.K. The song was recorded on July 31st, 1969.

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1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


Madonna kicked off her very first North American tour by playing the first of three nights at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, Washington. The Beastie Boys opened for Madonna on this 40-date Virgin Tour.


Peter Noone (Hermin’s hermits) guest-starred as a rock star on an episode of NBC-TV’s “Quantum Leap.”


Over 5,000 fans attended a US public memorial service for Kurt Cobain at Seattle Flag Pavilion.


A charity tribute concert for the late Linda McCartney was held at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Among the performers were Paul McCartney, Chrissie Hynde, George Michael, Elvis Costello and Sinead O’Connor.


Bruce Springsteen won a court battle to keep the rights to his early songs. Ronald Winter of Masquerade Music had released the album ‘Before The Fame’ was found to be in breach of copyright. Springsteen was awarded more than £2m damages.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Little Eva (Boyd), whose version of “The Loco-Motion” went all the way to #1 in the US in 1962, passed away at the age of 57 after a long illness.


Johnny Cash’s last residence, a 14,000-square-foot house in Hendersonville, Tennessee, was destroyed by a construction fire. Home to Johnny and June Carter Cash for 35 years, it had been purchased after Cash’s death by Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees and was undergoing renovation


“Hannah Montana: The Movie,” starring Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment and Billy Ray Cyrus, opened in U.S. and Canadian theaters.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Major record labels including Warner Music, Universal Music, Sony Music and Capitol Records filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the file sharing site Megaupload, asking for $13 million in damages.

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The estate of Elvis Presley filed a lawsuit against Fabbrica d’Armi Pietro Beretta S.p.A., the Italian company that manufactures Beretta guns, for using Presley’s image in an advertising campaign.





Unsuspicious Minds

Slate Magazine– Elvis Presley is likely the single most complicated figure in all of American popular culture.

SOFA Entertainment Announce High Definition DVD Releases For …

SOFA Entertainment/UMe Announce New And Digitally Upgraded …

On May 25, SOFA Entertainment/UMe will release three DVD collections honoring Elvis Presley’s legacy on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and beyond its stage: The 3 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring Elvis Presley (2DVD), which includes all three entire episodes featuring Elvis; JUST ELVIS: All His Ed Sullivan Show Performances (1DVD), featuring just his iconic performances, including his infamous 1957 performance filmed from the waist up; and Elvis: The Great Performances (2DVD), which collects three previously released documentaries featuring appearances on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and dozens of other great Elvis TV and film performances into one DVD collection: Center StageThe Man And The Music, and From The Waist Up.

TV This Week: ‘Howards End’; ‘Killing Eve’; ‘Deadliest Catch’; ‘Elvis …


Do clues shown in Elvis Presley: The Searcher prove the King’s ‘accidental’ death was really suicide?

‘NO TRUTH’: Elvis Presley’s ex-fiancee blasts Priscilla over suicide …


 Thom Zimny Reminds Us of Elvis, The Man Behind the …

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