Daily Elvis April 19

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April 19, 1764

England’s Parliament banned the American colonies from printing their own paper money.

April 19, 1824

Poet George Gordon Byron, known as Lord Byron, died of fever at 36.


A year before the “Grand Ole Opry” hit the airwaves from WSM Radio in Nashville, “The Chicago Barn Dance” debuted on WLS Radio in Chicago. The country music show was later renamed “National Barn Dance” and continued on the air – on WLS, simulcast on the ABC Radio Network, simulcast on the NBC Radio Network, back to WLS only, then Chicago’s WGN Radio – until 1968.

April 19, 1927

In New York City, actress Mae West was sentenced to 10 days in jail (a workhouse on Roosevelt Island) for obscenity, as a result of “Sex,” a play she wrote and starred in at Daly’s 63rd Street Theatre. More than 325,000 people, including police officers and their wives, judges, and members of the district attorney’s staff, saw the play during its 375 performances before the police raided the theater and arrested West.

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

April 17, to late May 1952

Elvis Presley was hired by the Lowe’s State Theater; he would work there for 5 weeks until getting into a fight with another usher over a girl working the candy stand.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era


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


Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info April 19 1955 VFW Club Hernando MS

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

R&B singer Clyde McPhatter, a member of the Drifters prior to being drafted into the U.S. Army, completed a two-year tour of duty and upon discharge immediately launched his solo career.
Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium , Oklahoma City at 7.30 and 9.30 p.m.

Scotty, D.J. Bill and Elvis onstage at the Municipal Auditorium – Apr. 19, 1956
City Times photo courtesy NewsOK

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The “King of Rock & Roll” was 21 when he performed in Tulsa for the first time in 1956. His hip-shaking moves drove female fans to hysteria and one fainted before the show began.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info April 19 1956 Municipal Auditorium Oklahoma City OK (7:30 PM) 6500 Texas Tour Yes
Info April 19 1956 Municipal Auditorium Oklahoma City OK (9:30 PM) 6500 Texas Tour Yes

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

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With Gladys Presley in the car, Yvonne Lime, a Hollywood starlette, arrived in Memphis for a visit and Elvis took her out to see Graceland. more pictures: April 19, 1957 : Elvis & Yvonne Lime
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The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive, Graceland purchased on March 19.

The Military Service Disruption


A 13 year old British teen named Laurie London had the best selling song in the US with an up-tempo version of the Gospel song “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands”. Although the record was a hit on both sides of the Atlantic, none of London’s follow-up releases cracked the US Top 100, nor made much of a splash in the UK. By 1966, he would leave the music business to run a hotel called The Angel, in Petworth, West Sussex.

In Kansas City, Alan Freed’s “Big Beat Show” concert tour played the Auditorium, 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

Harry Belafonte appeared in the first of two benefit concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
April 19, 1959 Elvis hosted 4 German teenagers at his home for tea, who had won this visit as part of a newspaper contest.
With Elvis in the army, and he and Colonel Parker were miles apart, the Colonel came up with another ‘promotional idea’. In cooperation with a German magazine, he gave four girls to win ‘an afternoon with Elvis’, and boy – they had the time of their life on April 19th 1959.
 In april 19 1959 at his rented home in Germany , Elvis hosted 4 German teenagers for tea, who had won this visit as part of a newspaper contest
APRIL 19, 1959  Presley Here’s a firsthand report on US 53310761 (that’s the Army’s “name” for Elvis) By ALAN LEVY Courier-Journal Staff Writer PFC. ELVIS PRESLEY is confined to his quarters in Bad Nauheim, Germany. He is under virtual house arrest. This alarming situation has nothing to do with the fine military record that the drafted rock-‘n’-roll star has amassed in slightly more than a year of wearing Army greens. It is the price of fame. It is the only drawback to the Army’s ultra-fair policy of treating US 53310761 “just like anyone else.” US 53310761 cannot leave his three-story home here at night because h is Elvis Presley and Elvis Presley would get mobbed, even on the streets of the dignified German spa of Bad Nauheim. “I stay at home with my dad and my grandma” the Army granted Elvis’ father and maternal grandmother permission to accompany him to Germany “and my buddies,” Presley told me as he lounged in the living room of his unpretentious rented home on Goethestrasse. “Only time I leave, just about, is to go to work.” By “work,” Elvis meant his duty-hour assignment as a jeep driver at the nearby Friedberg Army Base. To be on hand at 7 a.m., Elvis must leave home about half hour earlier than any other soldier traveling the same distance. He gets home that much later. This allows time for autograph signing and occasional roadblocks thrown up by German school children, many of whom know Elvis’ route as thoroughly as they know their lessons. On this particular night, Elvis had been welcomed home by 20 persons mostly female who had waited as long as five hours to see their idol coast home in an expensive sports car, a German-made BMW 507, a demonstrator which would have cost $7,500 new but was sold to Elvis for $3,750. “He is like Valentino,” shouted an elderly lady admirer. “He has a talent. Somebody tell him that, tell him in English that all he needs is a good producer.” “He’s a bloody fool,” shouted a young man in the British-accented English that is spoken here. “Maybe we kill him.” This drew groans and passionate offers of defense from three young girls who had journeyed Courier-Journal reporter Alan Levy, traveling in Germany, got up early to make this photo of Pfc. Elvis Presley as he prepared to get into his sport car at 6 a.m. to leave home for Friedberg Army Base. from Sweden to Bad Nauheim to see their Elvis. After 30 minutes of coping with his admirers, Pfc. Presley retreated to his reddish-brown-and-white house, where he changed from Army fatigues to a typical, shiny-black Elvis costume. He admitted that the daily demonstrations of his international popularity have not quashed his doubts about re-entering the fierce arena of show business in 1960 after a two-year absence. “I think lot about it, but I can’t get to really worrying,” said the 24-year-old GI. “I have no control over it whatsoever. I hope it’ll be all right.” Elvis toyed with the steel leg of a music stand as he talked. Around him were piles of rock-‘n’-roll records (not by Elvis Presley), some fan magazines, and amplifying equipment for a new guitar his father had bought him. With the fatigue cap removed, it was apparent that his shock of brown hair was thicker if not longer than Army regulations prescribe. A “gig” (demerit) from his company commander was imminent, but Elvis has been modeling for publicity photos to be used when he returns to civilian life. There were no signs, however, of the famous sideburns.
The Courier-Journal from Louisville, Kentucky on April 19, 1959 · Page 119

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

April 19, 1960

The train in which Elvis was traveling to California was mobbed by fans in El Paso, Texas.
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Elvis Presley (age 25) greets fan Mrs. Carrie Tywater (age 69) in a layover at the Texas & Pacific Railway station
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Elvis Presley shakes hands of fans from the doorway of the Texas Eagle Train at the Texas & Pacific Railway station. He is enroute to Hollywood to make the movie “GI Blues,” 04/19/1960

Blue Hawaii 


Girls! Girls! Girls! 




The Beatles single ‘Ticket to Ride’ was released on Capitol records in the US. The single’s label stated that the song was from the upcoming movie ‘Eight Arms to Hold You’ (the original name for the movie ‘Help!’).
The film T.A.M.I. (Teen-Age Music International) Show featuring The Rolling Stones, The Supremes, The Four Tops, James Brown, The Beach Boys and Smokey Robinson And The Miracles opened in London under the title Teenage Command Performance.
Elvis completed his work on Harum Scarum 






John Lennon, George Harrison and their wives left the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram in Rishikesh, India two weeks before their study was complete. Ringo and Paul had already left. Band associate Alex Mardas became convinced that the Maharishi was only interested in the Beatles’ money and, although he claimed to be celibate, the Maharishi had been making sexual advances towards the group’s traveling companion, actress Mia Farrow. When the guru asked why they were leaving, John replied, “You’re the cosmic one, you should know.” Back in London, Lennon wrote a song about the incident, entitled “Maharishi” but later changed the title to “Sexy Sadie.” All four Beatles later renounced their association with the Maharishi.

Live a Little, Love a Little 



Smile (later to be known as Queen ) appeared at the Revolution Club in London, England.

The Beach Boys‘ cover of The Ronettes‘ 1966 hit, “I Can Hear Music” peaks at #24 on the Hot 100. The Ronettes’ version stalled at #100.

Change of Habit 

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade


On a film segment, Paul McCartney sang “Maybe I’m Amazed” on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

Charles Manson was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 1969 Tate-Labianca murders. This made him eligible to apply for parole after seven years of incarceration. He was denied parole for the 12thtime in April 2012. It was determined that Manson would not be reconsidered for parole for another 15 years, at which time he would be 92 years old. Manson died in 2017.
Elvis was in Los Angeles for most of the month. Elvis and Priscilla flew to Mount Holly, New Jersey, to visit for 2 days with Priscilla’s brother, who was on leave from Vietnam.
Elvis performed at the Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, New Mexico and following on this show Elvis flew home to Memphis.  Elvis on Tour
Date: 17 Apr 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Little Rock, AR.
T.H. Barton Coliseum
Tickets: 10,000
Costume: Red Burning Love 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
Love Me Tender
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
For The Good Times
An American Trilogy
Funny How Times Slip Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: He Broke My Guitar
Photos: 0
Date: 19 Apr 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Alburquerque, TX.
Tingley Coliseum
Tickets: 11,847
Costume: White Fireworks suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
Proud Mary
Never Been To Spain
Love Me Tender
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
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Funny How Time Slips Away Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recorded live at Tingley Coliseum
April 19, 1972 Evening Show. Albuquerque, NM.
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 5 – April 5th – April 19th 1972
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Info April 19 1972 Tingley Coliseum Albuquerque NM (8:30 pm) 11847 White Fireworks Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes


Capitol Records released the Beatles’ greatest hits compilation albums “The Beatles 1962-1966,” known as the “Red Album,” and “The Beatles 1967-1970,” known as the “Blue Album.”


Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band appeared at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The gig was unadvertised by its promoter, who gambled that word-of-mouth would be enough to fill the 550-seat venue, only 250 people attended. Tickets cost $4.50 and $5.50 in advance.




Gordon Lightfoot’s album “Gord’s Gold” was certified Gold.

The Wake and Aftermath


For the first time ever the Top five artists on the US country chart were all female, Crystal Gayle who was at No.1, with Dottie West, Debbie Boone, Emmylou Harris and Tammy Wynette making up the rest of the Top 5.


Paul Simon And Art Garfunkel reunite for a European tour after the success of their New York Central Park concert the year before. Tensions between the pair cause them to split again before they can tour the US and by the time the album they were working on came out 18 months later, all traces of Garfunkel’s contributions had been electronically removed.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


Bryan Adams was on the UK album chart with Reckelss. His fourth studio album was the first Canadian album to sell more than one million units within Canada. Six singles were released from the album: ‘Run to You,’ ‘Somebody,’ ‘Heaven,’ ‘Summer of ’69,’ ‘One Night Love Affair,’ and ‘It’s Only Love.’ All six singles made the top 15 on the US Billboard Hot 100, a feat that at the time had been accomplished previously only by Michael Jackson’s Thriller.


George Michael was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘A Different Corner’, the singers second solo No.1. Michael became the first solo act in the history of the UK chart to reach No.1 with his first two releases. The song was also credited with being the second No.1 (after ‘I Just Called To Say I Love You’ by Stevie Wonder), which was written, sung, played, arranged and produced by the same person.

Prince started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Kiss.’ Prince also had the No.2 song ‘Manic Monday’, by The Bangles, which he wrote under the pseudonym ‘Christopher.’


“The Simpsons” premiered on television as a cartoon segment on “The Tracey Ullman Show.”


Ronnie Milsap’s “Lost in the Fifties” album was certified Gold.


American saxophonist and flautist Steve Douglas died aged 54. He recorded with Duane Eddy, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley Willy DeVille, Bob Dylan Ramones and others.


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The video “Elvis – The Lost Performances” was certified by the RIAA at 100,000 copies sold.


Michael Jackson attended an unveiling of a wax statue of himself at the Grevin Museum of Wax in Paris, France. Jackson provided one of his own outfits to dress the figure.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


The oldest working musician in Britain, George Conrad Leonard, died at the age of 104. During his career he had worked with Fred Astaire, Cole Porter, Petula Clark and the BBC. At the age of 99 he was still performing 75 times a year. Until the age of 103, he played the piano every Thursday at lunchtime in the Plantation Cafe at Squire’s Garden Centre in Twickenham.

London Elvis Musical Jailhouse Rock Opens on April 19 | Playbill


Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. announced that two 30-second TV commercials designed to attract vacationing families to Graceland to experience the “real” Elvis Presley would air nationally in the US starting in April 2006. It was the first time that the company has used television advertising to promote Graceland tourism.


A week after Catholic Church officials published an article in the Vatican’s L’Osservatore Romano newspaper that said they forgive John Lennon’s remarks about The Beatles being “bigger than Jesus”, Ringo Starr rejected their forgiveness. The newspaper’s editors had written, “The Beatles said they were bigger than Jesus and put out mysterious messages, that were possibly even Satanic… (but) what would Pop music be like without the Beatles?” Ringo was unimpressed and replied “Didn’t the Vatican say we were Satanic or possibly Satanic? And they’ve still forgiven us? I think the Vatican, they’ve got more to talk about than the Beatles.”

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


After 18 months of legal wrangling, Michael Jackson’s estate settled its dispute with the Heal the World Foundation. The deal came just as a trial was set to begin to decide ownership of lucrative trademarks.


Industry sales figures revealed that this year’s Record Store Day saw a surge in vinyl sales, with an increase of 133% over the previous week.

The White House refused to comment on a campaign to deport Justin Bieber from the US. Around 275,000 people had signed a petition on its website calling for the Canadian singer to be removed from the country. The campaign had been set up in January of this year when the 20-year-old was arrested on suspicion of drink and drug-driving and illegal drag racing.


Neil Diamond continued the North American leg of his 50-Year Anniversary World Tour with a concert at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

Casino still holding Elvis Presley items sought by estate
Las Vegas casino holding Elvis Presley items subject to lawsuit

Stories of Rock: Wednesday April 19 | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame


 Elvis Presley: The Searcher’ Uncovers the King’s Early Days

Drake has tied Elvis Presley’s number of top-10 singles — here’s …

Business InsiderDrake has tied Elvis Presley’s number of top-10 singles — here’s where he ranks all time. John Lynch. 13h. 23,642. facebook linkedin twitter email … The rapper has now earned 25 top-10 singles on Billboard’s chart, matching the mark Presley set with 1972’s “Burning Love.” Billboard notes that Drake has also added to his …

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