Daily Elvis: April 16

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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.

April 16, 1943

Chemist Albert Hoffman in Basel, Switzerland, accidentally discovered the hallucinogenic effects of LSD-25. He had been researching the medicinal value of lysergic acid.


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

Elvis performed at the The Big D Jamboree (8:00pm)  with Sonny James, Hank Locklin, Charlene Arthur, The Belew Twins, Jimmy Collie, Doug Bragg, Lafawn Paul, Orville Crouch, Riley Crabtree and Joe Bill – a live radio show on KRLD in Dallas, Texas. Audience members paid 60 cents apiece for admission. Kids got in for half price. (In 2018 dollars, $5.59 at an inflation rate of 831.2%)

Scotty, MC Johnny Hicks, Elvis (with Sonny James’ D-28) and Bill – Apr. 16, 1955
Afterwards, Elvis and the Blue Moon Boys played the Round up Club (10:30 pm), Dallas, TX
Roy Orbison attended an Elvis Presley show in Dallas, TX.
Scotty Moore’s
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info April 16 1955 Sportatorium Dallas TX (8:00 PM) The Big D Jamboree Yes
Info April 16 1955 Round Up Club Dallas TX (10:30 PM)

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

At the Chess Recording Studio in Chicago, Chuck Berry recorded his compositions “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Brown Eyed Handsome Man,” and “Too Much Monkey Business.”
Buddy Holly released his first Decca single, “Blue Days, Black Nights” b/w “Love Me.” It was unsuccessful.
Elvis performed at the Corpus Christi, TX Memorial Auditorium. with opening acts: Hank Locklin, Wanda Jackson, Leon Payne, The Texas Cool Cats and The Farmer Boys

Elvis had not yet adopted the tactic of bolting from the stage and leaving the building following his final number. Instead, he ended his first show with a corny joke. “It’s been a wonderful show folks,” Porterfield heard him say. “Just remember this. Don’t go milkin’ the cow on a rainy day. If there’s lightning, you may be left holding the bag.”

Greensmith noted as follows how easy it was for Elvis at that time to interact with his young fans:

“When the concert was over, Elvis came to the front of the stage and sat down at the edge to sign autographs on glossy black and white portraits of himself that were held up to him by probably about 100 admiring young women. No one tried to tear off a piece of his clothing or plant a kiss on him. It was all very civilized. But this was early 1956 and Elvis had not hit the peak of his fame that was to follow.”

Elvis Presley in Houston in 1956 – Elvis History Blog

April 16 

Corpus Christi, TX Memorial Auditorium
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info April 16 1956 Memorial Coliseum Corpus Christi TX (8:00 PM) 6000 Texas Tour Yes

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


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

The Military Service Disruption


Elvis spoke with the Colonel on the phone.

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


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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment




Blue Hawaii 


Girls! Girls! Girls! 


At the Columbia 30th Street Recording Studio in New York City, the New Christy Minstrels recorded “Green Green.”


The Rolling Stones‘ self-titled, debut album was released in Great Britain. It sold over 200,000 copies, hitting number one two weeks later and was the first non-Beatles album to reach the top in over a year. Six weeks later it would be issued in America where it would reach #11.

In the Notting Hill Gate area of London, the Beatles filmed chase scenes for “A Hard Days Night” with actors dressed as policemen. In the evening they recorded the title song for the film at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios, completing it in nine takes.

At United Recording Studios in Hollywood, Dean Martin recorded “Everybody Loves Somebody,” a song co-written in 1947 by his pianist/accompanist Ken Lane. Martin’s recording went to #1 on the BillboardHot 100, sold more than a million copies, and became the theme song of his NBC-TV variety series (1965-1974). The words “Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime” are inscribed on Dean Martin’s grave marker.


Harum Scarum 

Elvis and his group left Los Angeles. Elvis drove the Greyhound bus himself most of the time, listening to tapes with potential material for his upcoming recording session.


Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood sang “Summer Wine” on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Tony Bennett, the Count Basie Orchestra, Los Indios Tabajaras, and Totie Fields also performed.



Live a Little, Love a Little 


Glen Campbell’s “Galveston” album was certified Gold.

“The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour” on CBS-TV featured performances by guests Nancy Sinatra, Al Martino, and Tim Conway.

Change of Habit 

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade



Ringo Starr released the George Harrison-produced single “It Don’t Come Easy” in the U.S.

The Rolling Stones released the single “Brown Sugar” in the UK, the first issue on their own Rolling Stones Records label.

NASA’s Apollo 16 manned mission to the Moon, with Commander John Young, Lunar Module pilot Charles Duke and Command Module pilot Ken Mattingly, was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Pink Floyd played the Township Auditorium in Columbia, South Carolina.
Elvis Presley : Jacksonville, Florida: April 16, 1972
Elvis performed a the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, Florida at 2.30 and 8,30 p.m.  Elvis on Tour Documentary crew. 
Date: 16 Apr 1972
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Jacksonville, FL.
Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum
Tickets: 9,258
Costume: White Pyramid 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
How Great Thou Art
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
For The Good Times
An American Trilogy
Funny How Time Slips Away Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Date: 16 Apr 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Jacksonville, FL.
Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum
Tickets: 9,500
Costume: White Fireworks 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
How Great Thou Art
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
For The Good Times
An American Trilogy
Funny How Times Slip Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0
Elvis Shakes ‘Em Up Here Just Like Way Back When By JoAnna Moore The Florida Times

CONCERT DATE: April 16 1972. Jacksonville FL.

Elvis Presley | Jacksonville, Florida| April 16, 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 16 1972 Veterans Memorial Coliseum Jacksonville FL (2:30 pm) 9258 White Pyramid Gold Attendance belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes
Info April 16 1972 Veterans Memorial Coliseum Jacksonville FL (8:30 pm) 9500 Blue Nail Original belt Black Suit Yes


Paul McCartney’s first television special, James Paul McCartney, airs in America on the ABC network. The show, which includes Wings and Beatles songs with the closing number, “Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance,” originally written for the model Twiggy, would be broadcast in the UK on May 10th.


At Regis College in Denver, Queen gave their first U.S. concert.




The Wake and Aftermath

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


U2 played the first of three nights at the Centrum in Worcester, Massachusetts.


More than 72,000 people gathered at London’s Wembley Stadium for an anti-apartheid concert. Neil Young, Natalie Cole, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, Tracy Chapman, Simple Minds, and others took part in “Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa,” an “international reception” for the civil-rights leader, who had just been released from a 27-year prison sentence.

After serving 16 months of his sentence for drug possession, resisting arrest, and other charges, singer James Brown was put on a work-release program at South Carolina’s Lower Savannah Work Center, where he provided counseling for drug addicts.


Paul McCartney headlined an Earth Day concert featuring Ringo Starr, Steve Miller and Don Henley at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. McCartney had last performed there in 1965 with the Beatles.


Elton John was awarded an honorary membership to Britain’s Royal Academy of Music.


Shania Twain became the first woman to be named as songwriter/artist of the year by the Nashville Songwriters Association International.


Sony Music Entertainment filed a complaint against the Dixie Chicks for breach of contract.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Jerry Lee Lewis filed for divorce from Kerrie McCarver, his sixth wife and the former president of his fan club. Their divorce became final in June 2005. They have two children.


Barbra Streisand donated $5 million for the establishment of a women’s heart education and research program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Nielsen SoundScan released figures that showed vinyl album sales were up 53% during the first three months of the year, compared to last year. The top selling album during that period was The Beatles’ “Abby Road”, which sold 172,000 copies. Vinyl unit sales rose to 9.2 million in 2014, up from 6.1 million in 2013.




Neil Diamond continued the North American leg of his 50-Year Anniversary World Tour with a concert at the Chesapeake Energy Center in Oklahoma City.


Two-part HBO doc Elvis Presley: The Searcher at its best when …

The 9:01: HBO’s Elvis doc debuts, Penny Hardaway makes money …

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Reference Sites:






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