Daily Elvis: April 12

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Tupelo, Mississippi



Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee



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.


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 ?*)
Photo © EPE Inc.
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




Military service

There was an open house at Elvis’ barracks, and it was Elvis’ job to drive visitors around the camp in a truck.
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.
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.






Girls! Girls! Girls!





Harum Scarum 


Spinout post-production

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.




Live a Little, Love a Little 


Change of Habit 

Released in the United States in 1969 as a B-side to “Charro!“, the title song from the movie Charro!,[6] “Memories” reached number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of April 12, 1969.[2][7]



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
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.

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.





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

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.

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.

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.

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 (37).

April 12, 2010

In its official newspaper, the Vatican praised the Beatles and said it had forgiven John Lennon’s 1966 comment that the group was “bigger than Jesus.”

reference sites:





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





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