Daily Elvis: April 11

Give us this day, April 11, our daily Elvis

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

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era


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


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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

James Brown has his first chart entry when “Please, Please, Please” debuts on the Billboard R&B chart. Rising slowly at first, the record would climb to #6 by the Summer and sell over a million copies. In 2004, it was ranked number 142 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Elvis Presley’s single “Heartbreak Hotel” hit #1. It was his first #1 single.
Colonel’s Parker first newspaper ad for Elvis’s appearance in the Gulf Coast town appeared in the Corpus Christi Caller on April 11. It announced Elvis’s evening show five days later in the city’s Memorial Coliseum. “The star of stars in the show of shows!” the ad proclaimed. Listed as supporting acts were Wanda Jackson, Hank Locklin, The Farmer Boys, and the Rudy Grayzell Band. Advance tickets ran $1.50. There was no implied danger in the paper’s pre-show announcements.
For Tom Davis, city building manager,  it was a call to action. Before Elvis Presley even stepped on the stage in Corpus Christi, Davis had a plan in the works to distance the city and its cherished Memorial Coliseum from rock ’n’ roll and its leading practitioner.
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Elvis performed at the Coliseum, El Paso, Texas along with Faron Young, Jimmy & Johnny, Gordon Terry and Wanda Jackson

Elvis Presley’s Show in Denver in 1956 – Elvis History Blog

The very first sizable group of letters-to-the-editor about Elvis began to appear in the Rocky Mountain News on April 11, 1956,
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info April 11 1956 Coliseum El Paso TX (8:00 PM) Yes

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer


Peace in the Valley Extend Play single is released;  reaching number three on the short-lived Billboard EP chart, and number three on the album chart, and with 10 weeks on the charts, peaked at number 39 on the singles chart

Peace in the Valley

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

The Military Service Disruption


In Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Alan Freed’s “Big Beat Show” concert tour played the Aud, 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.

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


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The album “Elvis,” a 14-track expansion of the compilation album “For LP Fans Only” was released in the U.K.

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Elvis Presley – Ray Barracks Friedberg – Elvis with son of Sargent Ira Jones – April 11, 1959


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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment


Elvis at Graceland – greeting fans

Elvis with fans at Graceland in april 11 1960.

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Bob Dylan made his New York City debut at Gerdes’ Folk City in Greenwich Village, opening for John Lee Hooker. Dylan sang “Blowin’ In The Wind.”

Blue Hawaii 


The Elvis Presley movie “Follow That Dream” co-starring Arthur O’Connell, Anne Helm and Joanna Moore opened in Oscala, FL.


“Follow that Dream” opened in Oscala, FL. Celebrating that the movie was partly filmed there was was Patriot Presley and a movie feature about a State Highway. Libertarian Hijinks about crossing state and municipal lines and as many Hillbilly Gags as could be squeezed in. Elvis manages to do his best Jimmy Stewart in the court house scene.

Girls! Girls! Girls! 


In Los Angeles, Nat “King” Cole recorded “Those Lazy-Hazy- Crazy Days Of Summer.”


The Beatles set another music industry record when they had 14 songs on the Billboard Hot 100. The songs ranged from “Can’t Buy Me Love” at #1 to “Love Me Do” at #81.

Elvis Presley’s single “Viva Las Vegas” hit #17 in the U.K.



Performing at the New Musical Express poll winners concert, at London’s Wembley Empire Pool, England, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Tom Jones, Freddie and the Dreamers, The Animals, The Kinks, Herman’s Hermits, Moody Blues, Them, Cilla Black, The Seekers and Donovan.

Gerry and the Pacemakers performed “Ferry Cross The Mersey” on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Maurice Chevalier, Felicia Sanders, Soupy Sales and London Lee also appeared on the program.

Harum Scarum 



In Hollywood, Frank Sinatra recorded “Strangers In The Night.”

Spinout – Post Production



While flying back to London from California after attending the Beach Boys’ aborted “Smile” recording sessions, Paul McCartney wrote the song “Magical Mystery Tour” and laid out some ideas for the film of the same name.


U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1968 Civil Rights Act, prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of housing.

Live a Little, Love a Little 


Change of Habit 

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade


The Beatles started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Let It Be’. It became the group’s 19th US No.1 in 6 years. The track was a No.2 hit in the UK.

Paul McCartney’s first solo album “McCartney” was released.


Watching Lisa Marie hunt for easter eggs on April 11, 1971

NASA launches Apollo 16.
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Roanoke Mayor Roy Webber greeting Elvis on his arrival on April 11, 1972
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Elvis performed at the Civic Center, Roanoke, Virginia. Elvis on Tour
Date: 11 Apr 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Roanoke, VA.
Civic Center Coliseum
Tickets: 10,436
Costume: White ‘Red Lionhead’ 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?
A Big Hunk O’Love
Hound Dog
Heartbreak Hotel
Love Me Tender
How Great Thou Art
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
For The Good Times
An American Trilogy
Funny How Times Slip Away
Release Me
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 11 1972 Civic Center Coliseum Roanoke VA (8:30 pm) 10436 White Pinwheel Lion Head belt Yes Yes


The Beach Boys appeared at the Omni Coliseum in Atlanta, Georgia. The Beach Boys were at a very low ebb in popularity in America and this show proved a financial disaster for the promoter, with less than 3,000 tickets sold for the 16,000 capacity venue. Opening act was Mothers Finest and middle of the bill was Bruce Springsteen who played a 60-minute set. Elvis Presley performed twice in the Omni and a plaque was placed on an interior wall to that effect after his death.





Alice Cooper played to an audience of 40,000 in Sydney, Australia, the largest crowd to attend a rock concert in the country’s history. After the show Cooper was placed under house arrest at his hotel until he posted a bond for $59,632. That amount was the sum that a promoter claimed to have paid Cooper for a 1975 Australia tour he never made. The two settled when it was found that the promoter did not fulfill his part of the agreement either.

The Wake and Aftermath


Paul McCartney released the single “Coming Up” b/w “Coming Up (Live at Glasgow)” and “Lunchbox/Odd Sox.” In North America, radio stations eschewed the solo studio-recorded A-side and played the concert version of “Coming Up” that McCartney and Wings had performed in Scotland five months earlier.

April 11, 1983

Actress  Delores del Rio died of liver failure at age 77. credits include: Flying Down to Rio, Doña Perfecta, The Abandoned, Maria Candelaria, Flaming Star, Cheyenne Autumn, The Love Nest, Madame Du Barry, The Story of a Bad Woman, The Man from Dakota, I Live for Love, Wonder Bar, Bird of Paradise, The Devil’s Playground.

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1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

April 11, 1988

In London, “Time,” a stage musical produced by Dave Clark and starring Cliff Richard, Dionne Warwick, Freddie Mercury, and Leo Sayer, opened at the Dominion Theatre.

April 11, 1990

Elton John performed at the Indianapolis funeral of Ryan White, the hemophiliac 18-year-old who had contracted AIDS through a blood transfusion and had been ostracized because of it.


Ringo Starr was a guest on Fox TV’s “The Simpsons.”

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April 11, 1992

America’s first commercially-licensed radio station, 50,000-watt KDKA-AM in Pittsburgh, replaced its 72-year-old music format with news, talk and information.


Oasis released their first single ‘Supersonic’ which peaked at No.31 on the UK charts. However, over time it has amassed sales of over 215,000, making it their 13th biggest selling single ever in the UK. ‘Supersonic’ was also the band’s first single to chart in the United States, where it peaked at No. 11 on the US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.

April 11, 1997

Paul McCartney gave a twenty-minute concert from the roof of a building he owns in London.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Paul Anka guest-starred as himself on an episode of “Gilmore Girls” on WB-TV.


Elvis Presley New Photos Found – Elvis Australia

Madison Square Garden Photos of Elvis released for the first time.

Elvis Presley rocking Madison Square Garden

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Nirvana were enlisted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, alongside the likes of KISS and Beatles manager Brian Epstein. REM’s Michael Stipe inducted the group, saying: “Nirvana tapped into a voice that was yearning to be heard. Nirvana were kicking against the mainstream. They spoke truth and a lot of people listened.”



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