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


Tupelo, Mississippi



Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee



April 10, 1955

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.


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



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.

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.



Military service

Military Service on Armed Forces Day.

Elvis Presley in the Army - April 10, 1959 Germany - Armed Forces Day

Bobby Darin records “Splish Splash“.




Blue Hawaii 


Girls! Girls! Girls! 

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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.


“It Happened at the World’s Fair” opened in the U.S.

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

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Harum Scarum 






Live a Little, Love a Little 


Change of Habit 


Doors singer Jim Morrison is dragged off stage by keyboardist Ray Manzarek during a concert in Boston, when Morrison screams to the audience, ‘Would you like to see my (genitals)?’. Theater management quickly switched off the power. Morrison had been arrested in Miami a year earlier for “lewd and lascivious behavior” during a performance.

In Los Angeles, the Presleys and the family of Memphis “Mafiosi” Jo 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 

April 10, 1972 Richmond, VA.2001 Theme / C.C. 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 / Herartbreak 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 / American Trilogy / Lawdy Miss Clawdy (incomplete) / Funny How Time Slips Away / Can’t Help Falling In Love – Closing Vamp

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







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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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.





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




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