Daily Elvis: April 12

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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

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era


Atlantic Records releases Shake, Rattle and Roll by Big Joe Turner.

Meanwhile at Decca Records: Bill Haley and His Comets recorded “(We’re Gonna) Rock Around the Clock” at the Pythian Temple, “a big, barn-like building with great echo,” in New York City. Most music historians agree that the song, featured in the 1955 film “Blackboard Jungle,” ushered in the rock ‘n’ roll era. It hit #1 on June 29, 1955, stayed there for eight weeks, remained on the charts for a total of 24 weeks, and has sold more than 25 million copies. Written by Max C. Freedman and James E. Myers, ‘Rock Around The Clock’ was first recorded by Italian-American band Sonny Dae and His Knights.

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

Elvis performed at the National Guard Armory , Albuquerque, New Mexico, at 7.00 and 9.00 p.m. where he was greeted with a scream from the audience that almost split the roof. Opening acts: Faron Young, Jimmy & Johnny, Gordon Terry, Wanda Jackson, The Country Deputies.

Scotty, Elvis, DJ and Bill onstage (Albuquerque, April 12, 1956 ?*)
Afterwards, in the dressing room, Elvis declared: “It Makes me want to cry. How does all this happen to me?” He then showed off his horseshoe diamond ring  and boasted that he owned 40 suits and 27 pair of shoes.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info April 12 1956 Armory Albuquerque NM (7:00 PM) Yes
Info April 12 1956 Armory Albuquerque NM (9:00 PM) Yes

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


“Alan Freed’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Easter Jubilee” opened for a ten-day run at the Brooklyn Paramount Theater. Performers included Bo Diddley, Buddy Knox, LaVern Baker, Charlie Gracie, Jimmy Bowen, the Three Chuckles, Cleftones, Del Vikings, Harptones, Penguins, Bobby Marchan, and the Rhythm Jesters.

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

The Military Service Disruption


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

 on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Johnnie Ray, Teresa Brewer, and comedians Shelly Berman, Smith & Dale and Phil Foster performed and Brook Benton sang “It’s Just A Matter Of Time”
April 12, 1959, Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Germany Open House at Ray Barracks. Elvis' job was to drive visitors around in a jeep. One of the visitors that day was Vernon Presley.
There was an open house at Elvis’ barracks, and it was Elvis’ job to drive visitors around the camp in a truck.
This photo was taken on April 12, 1959, during an open house on the Army base. Elvis, in addition to the assignment of driving VIPs around, including his father, shows them a day in the life of a soldier. In this photo, Elvis poses in an Army helicopter.

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment






Girls! Girls! Girls!


Bob Dylan performed his first major solo concert at the Town Hall in New York City. Dylan played a 24 song set including ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’, ‘A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall’, ‘Highway 51’ and ‘Last Thoughts On Woody Guthrie’..




Harum Scarum 


In a real-life recreation of Jan & Dean’s 1964 single, Jan Berry of the singing duo crashed his Corvette into a parked truck near a stretch of road in Los Angeles known as “Dead Man’s Curve.” The accident left Berry paralyzed and brain-damaged. It took four years of rehabilitation for him to learn to talk again, and a decade before he could return to performing on stage. Berry died in 2004 after suffering a seizure. He was 62.

Spinout post-production





Live a Little, Love a Little 


The 5th Dimension started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In’, a No.11 hit in the UK.

Simon & Garfunkel released the single “The Boxer.”  One of the duo’s most highly produced tracks, the song took more than 100 hours to record at multiple locations, including Nashville, St. Paul’s Chapel in New York City, and the Columbia studios.

Elvis Presley’s single “Memories” hit #35 in the U.S Released in the United States in 1969 as a B-side to “Charro!“, the title song from the movie Charro!, “Memories” reached number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of April 12, 1969.

Change of Habit 


The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade



Monday, April 12, 1971: Elvis with Priscilla in the passenger seat and Charlie Hodge in the back seat of a car meeting fans outside his home at 1174 Hillcrest Road in Beverly Hills, California

Elvis with Priscilla in the passenger seat and Charlie Hodge in the back seat of a car meeting fans outside his home at 1174 Hillcrest Road in Beverly Hills, California

Elvis stopping at the gates of Graceland to sign autographs. Priscilla can be seen in passenger seat and Charlie Hodge in back.

Elvis performed at the Fair Grounds Coliseum, Indianapolis, Indiana:
Elvis Presley : Indianapolis, IN. : April 12, 1972
Date: 14 Apr 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Greensboro, NC.
Greensboro Coliseum
Tickets: 16,300
Costume: Blue Owl 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
Hound Dog
Heartbreak Hotel
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
Love Me Tender
[band introductions]
For The Good Times
An American Trilogy
Burning Love
Release Me
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Elvis on Tour  This show was filmed by MGM for the movie ‘On Tour’.
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 12 1972 Fair Grounds Col Indianapolis IN (8:30 pm) 11000 Blue Nail White Fireworks suit belt Light Blue Suit Yes


The film “That’ll Be the Day,” starring David Essex, Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, Billy Fury, and Dave Edmunds, had its premiere in London.

Stevie Wonder became one of the first contemporary music stars to appear on PBS-TV’s “Sesame Street.”

Elvis returned to Memphis, where he would remain until the start of his May tour. He attended the movies almost every night and played racquetball with Dr. Nick a lot.


During an interview with Playboy Magazine David Bowie announced his second career retirement, saying, “I’ve rocked my roll. It’s a boring dead end, there will be no more rock ‘n’ roll records from me. The last thing I want to be is some useless f—ing rock singer.”

Singer/dancer/actress (Moulin Rouge, Zouzou)/civil rights activist Josephine Baker died of a cerebral hemmorrhage at 68.



The Wake and Aftermath

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


David Cassidy’s career started a comeback after two disc jockeys at Los Angeles radio station KLOS, to which he was listening, mentioned that it was his 39th birthday and wondered aloud what had happened to the former Partridge Family singer. A short time later, Cassidy was in the radio studio performing three songs, which landed him a new recording contract.

Garth Brooks released his self-titled debut album which was both a critical and chart success, peaking at No.13 on the Billboard 200 and No.2 on the Top Country Albums. This album contains Brooks earliest hits, including his first ever single, ‘Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)’, and his first No.1, ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’ and the Academy of Country Music’s 1990 Song of the Year and Video of the Year, ‘The Dance’.


April 12, 1990

James Brown was released from a South Carolina jail on work furlough after serving 15 months of a six-year sentence for aggravated assault.

In Flagstaff, Arizona, the Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center at the Lowell Observatory announced that four recently discovered asteroids would be named Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, and Starr after the four members of the Beatles.


Eddie Fadal, Texas DJ and Superfan, of Elvis Presley, died. He had opened an Elvis museum in Waco, TX.

Fadal’s home movies and audio recordings eventually were released to Elvis fans.

Eddie Fadal’s Elvis Presley Museum

Elvis’ Little Friend – Eddie Fadal’s Elvis Presley Museum

For Elvis CD Collectors • Eddie Fadal –> A Friend In Need Is A 

April 12, 1999

Shania Twain became the only female artist in music history to sell at least 10 million units with back to back releases.

April 12, 2000

Bo Diddley filed suit against Nike for using his name and image without permission. Nike was accused of continuing to use his image after a contract expired in 1991.


Elvis Presley Enterprises sent out letters to several fan clubs demanding the stop of sale of any form of video regarding the New Gladiator project.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

April 12, 2005

Mariah Carey released the CD “The Emancipation of Mimi.” It entered the U.S. album chart at #1, went six times platinum in less than a year, and became the most successful album of 2005.


The Beatles company, Apple Corps, settled a £30 million ($59.2 million) royalties dispute with the band’s label, EMI. The suit alleged unpaid royalties on Beatles albums based on an audit of sales between 1994 and 1999, a period which included the release of three Anthology compilations. Details of the settlement were not disclosed.

April 12, 2008

With her latest single “4 Minutes,” Madonna surpassed Elvis Presley as the artist with the most all-time Top Ten Hits on the Billboard pop chart .

April 12, 2010

The Vatican’s official newspaper L’Osservatore Ramano published a story praising The Beatles and saying that it forgave John Lennon for his 1966 comment that the group was “bigger than Jesus.” Lennon told a British newspaper in 1966 – at the height of Beatlemania – that he did not know which would die out first, Christianity or rock and roll.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


A report showed that British artists including Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and Adele had helped the music industry return to meaningful growth for the first time in almost 20 years. British artists accounted for five of the top 10 selling albums during 2015, as the global music industry generated $15bn (£10.5bn).


HBO film finds what Elvis sought his whole life

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Reference Sites:






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The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

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